Tony Hale Aplogises To Jessica Walter Over Jeffrey Tambor Comments

Tony Hale has reached out to his Arrested Development co-star Jessica Walter to apologize for appearing to minimize verbal harassment accusations she made against Jeffrey Tambor.
In a recent interview with the New York Times, the cast was asked about Jeffrey’s behavior on set in the wake of his departure from another TV show, Transparent, over sexual harassment allegations.
Jessica, who plays his onscreen wife, accused Jeffrey of verbally harassing and berating her, but revealed he had apologized for his bad behavior and then insisted she’d jump at the chance to work with him – because he’s a great actor.
Hale then chimed in on the conversation, explaining, “We’ve all had moments… we’ve worked together 15 years, there has been other points of anger coming out.”
However, the actor has now issued an apology, insisting he didn’t mean to minimize Jessica’s pain.
“I have reached out to Jessica personally to apologize,” he writes on Twitter. “Arrested Development is one of my families. Regardless of my intentions, it is clear that my words, both said and unsaid, served to minimize Jessica’s pain and for that I am extremely sorry.”
Hale is not the only member of the cast to apologize for comments made during the New York Times chat – Jason Bateman also offered up a mea culpa after he claimed Jeffrey’s angry actions were common in the entertainment industry.
“I’m horrified that I wasn’t more aware of how this incident affected her (Walter),” he tweeted. “I was so eager to let Jeffrey know that he was supported in his attempt to learn, grow and apologize that I completely underestimated the feelings of the victim, another person I deeply love – and she was sitting right there!
“I’m incredibly embarrassed and deeply sorry to have done that to Jessica. This is a big learning moment for me. I shouldn’t have tried so hard to mansplain, or fix a fight, or make everything okay…”

Regina King & Don Johnson Lead New The Watchmen Series

Regina King and Don Johnson have signed on to lead Damon Lindelhof’s new The Watchmen series.
A day after Lindelhof opened up about his approach to Alan Moore’s beloved graphic novel series in a letter to fans, he’s completing his cast for the pilot.
Tim Blake Nelson, Louis Gossett, Jr., and Andrew Howard have also landed roles, but their characters are being kept under wraps.
Lindelof has written the screenplay for the pilot, which Nicole Kassell will direct.
In his letter to fans, the screenwriter and producer stated: “Those original 12 issues (of Watchmen) are our Old Testament. When the New Testament came along, it did not erase what came before it. Creation. The Garden of Eden. Abraham and Isaac. The Flood. It all happened. And so it will be with Watchmen.
“The Comedian died. Dan and Laurie fell in love. Ozymandias saved the world and Dr. Manhattan left it just after blowing Rorschach to pieces in the bitter cold of Antarctica. To be clear. Watchmen is canon… We are not making a ‘sequel’ either. This story will be set in the world its creators painstakingly built… But in the tradition of the work that inspired it, this new story must be original… Some of the characters will be unknown. New faces. New masks to cover them.”
Zack Snyder’s 2009 Watchmen movie featured Jeffrey Dean Morgan as The Comedian, Matthew Goode as Ozymandias, Billy Crudup as Dr. Manhattan, and Patrick Wilson and Malin Akerman as Dan Dreiberg (aka Nite Owl) and Laurie Jupiter (aka Silk Spectre II).

Julia Louis-Dreyfus To Be Honored With Top American Comedy Prize

Actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus has been named the recipient of the coveted Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.
The Veep star will be feted at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall in Washington, D.C. on 21 October.
“Merely to join the list of distinguished recipients of this award would be honor enough, but, as a student of both American history and literature, the fact that Mr. Twain himself will be presenting the award to me in person is particularly gratifying,” the actress jokes.
Past recipients of the accolade include Will Ferrell, Carol Burnett, Eddie Murphy, and Bill Murray.
News of the honor comes after a trying year for Louis-Dreyfus, who recently completed chemotherapy following a breast cancer diagnosis in 2017.
The 57 year old is in recovery and she will reportedly begin filming the final season of Veep this summer.
Meanwhile, Julia’s Twain award announcement comes just three weeks after disgraced comedian Boll Cosby was stripped of his following a conviction is his sex assault case.
Last month, Cosby was found guilty of drugging and sexually assaulting Temple University employee Andrea Constand at his home in Pennsylvania in 2004. The 80-year-old faces up to 30 years in prison.

Ray J Is A First-time Father

Singer and reality star Ray J has welcomed his first child.
The One Wish musician and his wife Princess Love shared the news of their daughter’s birth on social media on Tuesday, when the proud father posted a little video documenting the pair’s journey to parenthood.
“ITS TIME (sic)!! @rayjnprincess #GODISAMAZING #BABYGIRL #LOVEWINS,” Brandy’s brother and Kim Kardashian’s ex wrote beside the footage.
The couple, which wed in 2016, has yet to reveal the baby’s name.
Ray J and Princess Love previously announced plans to capture the child’s arrival for a two-hour TV special for American network VH1.

Khloe Kardashian Blasts ‘thirsty’ Photographer

Khloe Kardashian has blasted a Cleveland Cavaliers fan for spending Saturday (19May18) taking her photo instead of watching the game.
The snapper, whose Instagram handle is @m_jizzle_, has since posted the ‘selfie’ shots featuring Khloe cheering on boyfriend Tristan Thompson’s team as they took on the Boston Celtics at home in the NBA play-offs, and the reality star is not happy she was more interesting than the action on the court.
“Corny a**! You went to a play-off game but were on your phone for almost all of the four quarters, thirsty as f**k, trying to get a picture of me…,” she posted online. “Dude… watch the game! We were all talking about how crazy you looked at the game acting like that.”
Khloe is bouncing back into public life after becoming a first-time mom last month. She gave birth to her first child, daughter True, on 12 April.
Thompson’s team won the game on Saturday and picked up another victory on Monday night to level the series 2-2.
Meanwhile, in a new post on her app, Khloe is sharing the struggles she’s having with motherhood, admitting she’s constantly tired but more than happy to break a nap for her baby.
“I think what surprises me most is no matter how tired you are, you find this energy and patience for your child,” the 33-year-old writes. “You know that babies are so helpless and they rely on you for everything. So something just takes over and you find the energy to care for this helpless precious baby.”

Cheyenne Star Clint Walker Dead At 90

TV legend Clint Walker has died, aged 90.
The actor, who starred in hit western series Cheyenne, died suddenly on Monday, surrounded by his family.
Walker made his mark on Hollywood by landing a role in The Ten Commandments, but he’ll be best known as cowboy hero Cheyenne Bodie.
Cheyenne debuted on TV in 1955 and ran for seven seasons.
He also starred in None But the Brave, the only film directed by Frank Sinatra, and war movie classic The Dirty Dozen.
His last credit was 1998’s Small Soldiers, in which he voiced the character Nick Nitro.
His other projects included 1977’s The White Buffalo, Pancho Villa, Yellowstone Kelly, The Great Bank Robbery, and TV series Kodiak.
Walker, born Norman Eugene Walker in Hartford, Illinois, became a Merchant Marine in his teens, briefly worked as an undercover agent for a private detective agency in Long Beach, California, and served as a security officer at the Sands Hotel in Las Vegas before his acting career took off in the mid-1950s.
He cheated death in 1971 when the tip of a ski pole pierced his heart during a vacation in Mammoth, California. He made an amazing recovery and was back at work filming in Spain two months later, according to IMDB.com.

Patrick J. Adams Regrets Sharing Photo Of Airport Bodyshamer

Actor Patrick J. Adams has apologized to fans online after posting an unflattering photo of a woman who called him “chunky” following his appearance at the royal wedding.
Patrick and his wife, actress Troian Bellisario, were among the guests invited to join his former Suits co-star Meghan Markle – now known as Meghan, Duchess of Cambridge – exchange vows with Prince Harry at Windsor Castle, England on Saturday, and they were photographed as they arrived at St. George’s Chapel for the special ceremony.
As they flew out of London the following day they encountered a rude woman who recognized Patrick and Troian from a snap published in a newspaper.
“She reads her paper. See’s picture of me and Troian from wedding (sic),” he captioned a shot of the critic sleeping in a chair next to him.
“‘My God. What a terrible photo of you,’” he continued. “I look over. ‘Really. I kind of like that photo. What do you think is wrong with it?’ She pauses. ‘Well, you’re just so….chunky’.
“She laughs and falls asleep. And …. scene.”
Patrick deleted the picture shortly afterward, but a number of followers had already expressed their disapproval of the post, claiming the actor was guilty of bodyshaming, after taking issue with the woman’s comment about his appearance.
On Monday, the 36-year-old returned to Instagram to take responsibility for his post and say sorry.
Alongside a message reading: “And now for a quick lesson about body shaming, apologizing and media outlets,” he wrote, “Yesterday I posted a photo of a woman who did some casual body shaming of my wife and I in the airport.
“My intention was solely to put a face to the people who think that sort of glancing commentary is necessary, helpful or funny. Some of the comments on the post instead said I was being a bully and should have taken the ‘high road…’”
The remarks made him rethink his actions, and he now regrets the way he handled the situation.
“I thought it over and agreed and took it down, not because I felt the woman was right or fair or undeserving of being called out but because any sense of being a bully or lashing out felt wrong,” Patrick explained. “I’m no bully.
“What that woman said to us was offensive and unnecessary but I should have told her she was rude and out of line and left it at that. I’m sorry I didn’t. I was too shocked and annoyed and Canadian (too nice) – so I avoided the confrontation. Again, I’m sorry.”
Patrick’s apology earned him praise from actress Sophia Bush, who responded, “Well done friend. People forget that you’re human. This is a great teaching moment.”