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© 2017 CTMG, Inc. All Rights Reserved/Richard Foreman(LOS ANGELES) -- Opening in wide release on Friday:

* Only the Brave -- Josh Brolin stars in the real-life story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, a group of wildfire fighters in Arizona, 19 of whom died fighting a blaze in Prescott, Arizona in 2013. Miles Teller and Brendan McDonough co-star. Rated PG-13. (TRAILER CONTAINS MILD PROFANITY)

* Geostorm -- A network of weather satellites designed to protect the Earth suddenly starts attacking it, touching off a race against the clock to uncover the real threat before a worldwide geostorm wipes out everything and everyone. Gerard Butler, Andy Garcia and Ed Harris star. Rated PG-13.

* Same Kind of Different as Me -- Greg Kinnear stars as an international art dealer forced to befriend a dangerous homeless man -- played by Djimon Hounsou -- in order to save his struggling marriage to a woman -- portrayed by Renée Zellweger -- whose dreams will lead them all on a wild journey. Rated PG-13.

* The Snowman -- Michael Fassbender plays Detective Harry Hole, who investigates the death of a young woman, leading to a cat and mouse game with a sociopath known as "The Snowman Killer," to end his murderous spree. J.K. Simmons, John Voight and Val Kilmer also star. Rated R.

* Tyler Perry's Boo 2! A Madea Halloween -- Perry is back in drag as the tough, elderly woman, who ventures  to a haunted campground with her family who end up running for their lives when monsters, goblins and the boogeyman appear. Rated PG-13. (TRAILER CONTAINS MILD PROFANITY)

Opening in limited release on Friday:

* Wonderstruck -- The story of a Midwestern boy is told simultaneously with a tale about a girl in New York from fifty years earlier in this drama starring Julianne Moore and Michelle Williams. Rated PG.






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ABC/Randy Holmes(LOS ANGELES) -- In an op-ed in The New York Times, Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o recounts multiple instances in which she claims she was inappropriately propositioned by disgraced movie producer Harvey Weinstein.

She claims that Weinstein invited her to his home in Westport, Connecticut for a screening while she was a student at the Yale School of Drama.  Fifteen minutes into the screening, Nyong'o alleges, Weinstein insisted that she accompany him to his bedroom where he wanted to massage her.

"I panicked a little and thought quickly to offer to give him one instead: It would allow me to be in control physically, to know exactly where his hands were at all times," Nyong'o writes. "Before long he said he wanted to take off his pants. I told him not to do that and informed him that it would make me extremely uncomfortable. He got up anyway to do so and I headed for the door, saying that I was not at all comfortable with that."

Months later, the actress claims, she was invited to a private dinner with Weinstein.  "Before the starters arrived, he announced: 'Let’s cut to the chase. I have a private room upstairs where we can have the rest of our meal,'” she claims Weinstein said. "I told him I preferred to eat in the restaurant. He told me not to be so naïve. If I wanted to be an actress, then I had to be willing to do this sort of thing. He said he had dated Famous Actress X and Y and look where that had gotten them."

Nyong'o says after she declined Weinstein told her, “You have no idea what you are passing up.”

"Now that we are speaking, let us never shut up about this kind of thing," she concludes.

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OWN - 2016(LOS ANGELES) --With every interview, Oprah Winfrey strives to produce one reaction: “I’ve never thought of it that way.” In her new book, The Wisdom of Sundays: Life-changing Insights from Super Soul Conversations, Winfrey shares selections from those conversations that have inspired her the most, in hopes of encouraging others to think differently and live a fuller life.

“My intention with the book is to offer on every page an opportunity to find a way to be closer to yourself, closer to the heart that you believe, closer to the name you refer to God as being, closer to bigger, closer to a better life," Winfrey told ABC News.

Winfrey also opened up about her own experiences with sexual harassment, in light of the allegations against Harvey Weinstein by dozens of women, including Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow and Mira Sorvino.

“I hid a lot of things ... just like all the women who are speaking up now," she recalled. "I was constantly sexually harassed but I knew to speak up in that moment, I would have never worked...another day in television, I knew that. "

Despite what she was going through, she said she told herself “trouble don’t last always,” "I won't be here forever" and “I’m going to work my way through it.”

"Now nobody has to do that," says Oprah. She points out that the Weinstein revelations are just the most recent in a series of incidents that have brought the problem of sexual harassment to the forefront.

"It was first [Roger] Ailes, then Bill O’Reilly then everything that happened there and that sort of opened it up, it cracked and now what has happened with Harvey Weinstein has really been a watershed moment," she said, adding, "I think this is a big momentous, powerful time for women.”

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Wireimage/J. Merritt(GEORGIA) -- Shia LaBeouf pleaded out in a Savannah courtroom Thursday, copping to a misdemeanor charge of obstruction following a highly publicized arrest in July. 

According to ABC affiliate WSB-TV, LaBeouf was sentenced to anger management counseling and probation as punishment for the arrest, the foul-mouthed video of which swiftly went viral. 

The 31-year-old former Transformers actor was also ordered to pay more than $2,600 in fines, undergo rehab, and perform 100 hours of community service. 

The actor was arrested on July 8, after reportedly getting belligerent with bystanders who refused him a cigarette. He then fled from a cop before being cuffed, and going on a race-baiting tirade, in which he cursed repeatedly at Savannah cops. 

He later apologized, blaming the "new low" on his addiction to alcohol.

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Netflix/Nicole Rivelli(NEW YORK) -- Marvel's The Punisher, the latest comics-based series to hit Netflix, will officially bow on the streaming service on November 17. 

All previous peeks of the show, which stars Jon Bernthal as solider-turned-vigilante superhero Frank Castle, had references to a debut date blacked out. 

The announcement of the premiere date was further delayed when the show's panel at New York City's recent Comic Con was cancelled out of sensitivity to the Las Vegas shooting massacre. 

Along with the premiere date, Netflix gave fans a final trailer today.

As with previous trailers, the new one is again set to Metallica's haunting "One," but this one shows more of Castle's Special Forces career, before his former comrades-in-arms turn on him and murder his family as part of a drug-trafficking plot.

The vigilante character with the skull icon on his chest first appeared on the pages of The Amazing Spider-Man in 1974, but the fan favorite soon spawned his own books. 

Bernthal debuted his bruising portrayal of Castle in Season 2 of Daredevil on Netflix.

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ABC/Lou Rocco(NEW YORK) -- The first teaser has been released for I, Tonya, Margot Robbie's darkly comic turn as real-life disgraced Olympic figure skater Tonya Harding.

Harding was implicated in a plot -- executed by her ex-husband and bodyguard -- to break the kneecap of her rival Nancy Kerrigan, weeks before they took the ice at the 1994 Olympic Games. 

The snippet begins with Robbie as Harding in a garish purple skating outfit, taking a final drag on a cigarette, before crushing out her smoke with her skate and heading to the ice. 

"America," the Aussie says, hiding her accent with Harding's Oregon twang. "They want someone to love. They want someone to hate. And the haters always say, 'Tonya, tell the truth!' There's no such thing as 'truth.' I mean, it's bulls***!'"

Harding and Kerrigan both eventually competed in the Games. Kerrigan took the silver while Harding placed eighth, tearfully blaming an untied shoelace for her poor showing. That incident was later spoofed on Seinfeld.

Harding was never convicted for the attack, but pleaded guilty to hindering prosecution in the case. She was fined and banned from professional skating for life.

This past spring, Kerrigan competed on Dancing with the Stars. She maintains Harding never apologized for the incident.

I, Tonya has just nabbed Robbie a Best Actress nomination at November's Gotham Awards. The movie, which also stars Emmy winner Alison Janney, and Sebastian Stan from the Captain America movies, opens in limited release December 8.

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(NEW YORK) -- Lee Daniels is thankful to have two primetime shows on television, but the Empire and Star creator says he's seriously itching to get back to directing.

"I miss being behind the camera as a filmmaker because you know right now as a creator it's really more administrative," Daniels tells ABC Radio. "You start with something and you sprinkle your fairy dust on it and you manage it. You're watching the baby walk and go to school and go to college. You're not really creating anything new."

For Daniels, who started his creative career by directing actors in the back of a church theater, directing is still his first love and something he'd like to get back to -- both on the big screen and on Broadway.

"I'm a director -- you know by nature. And I come from theater so what I miss is theater," Daniels explains. "I really miss that. So I'm coming back to that. And that's my intent, to come back to theater."

While Daniels future intentions are clear, the now successful television producer recalls that his emergence into television wasn't something he specifically planned.

"I did it by accident. This television thing was a fluke," Daniels says. "They weren't buying black television and so I wanted it on my bucket list as an artist. You know when I did Empire -- just check it off the list as something to do."

Daniels continues: "I had no idea that pilot was going to get picked up -- or that it was going to go for thirteen episodes. Let alone like four years. It was like, "What? What?!"

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Getty Images/David Livingston(NEW YORK) -- On Thursday, actress Alyssa Milano said the chorus of millions of women who have come forward with their allegations of sexual abuse and harassment using the "#metoo" hashtag won't be silenced anytime soon.

"We are going to be vocal until this stops," Milano, 44, said in an exclusive interview on Good Morning America. "Not one more. It stops here."

The "me too" movement was started in 2007 by activist Tarana Burke to aid sexual assault survivors in underprivileged communities. But Milano, a mother of two, was one of the first to share the call for women to use the "#metoo" hashtag this week.  She wrote on Twitter, "If you’ve been sexually harassed or assaulted, write ‘me too’ as a reply to this tweet."

As of Thursday morning, there have been 1.4 million and counting tweets that include the hashtag, along with more than 13 million posts, comments and reactions on Facebook, from celebrities to everyday people.

Milano called herself a "vessel" for the millions of women and men who are now publicly acknowledging they have faced sexual abuse or harassment. She said it is her mission to make sure the movement becomes more than just a hashtag. 

"This is your movement, women," Milano said. "This is your time, and if I can be the vessel and hold the bullhorn for you guys to shout as loud as humanly possible, then I’m honored to do so."

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ABC/Randy Holmes(NEW YORK) -- Channing Tatum will no longer develop his current project — or any others — with The Weinstein Company, he announced Wednesday.

The producer and Kingsman 2 actor, along with his producing partner Reid Carolin had been developing a film adaptation of the book Forgive Me Leonard Peacock -- which, incidentally, deals with the theme of sexual abuse -- with the now-embattled studio.

In the wake of the Weinstein sex scandal that has shaken Hollywood, the pair say all that has changed.

"The brave women who had the courage to stand up and speak their truth about Harvey Weinstein are true heroes to us. They are lifting the heavy bricks to build the equitable world we all deserve to live in," the two said in a joint statement. "While we will no longer develop it or anything else that is property of TWC, we are reminded of its powerful message of healing in the wake of tragedy. This is a giant opportunity for real positive change that we proudly commit ourselves to. The truth is out — let’s finish what our incredible colleagues started and eliminate abuse from our creative culture once and for all."

Last week, Lin-Manuel Miranda and playwright Quiara Alegria Hudes tweeted that they wanted the Weinstein Co. to surrender the rights to their musical In the Heights in light of the allegations made against Weinstein. In addition, Amazon has abandoned plans to develop a series involving David O. Russell, Julianne Moore and Robert De Niro in conjunction with the studio.

Over the past two weeks, Weinstein has been accused by numerous women of sexual misconduct, including harassment and abuse. Though he apologized immediately for his inappropriate behavior, he "unequivocally denied" any allegations of non-consensual sex in a statement provided to The New Yorker magazine by his spokeswoman.

Still, Weinstein was terminated by the board of his  studio, only later to resign. He is still pursuing a claim that he was wrongfully fired, ABC News confirmed Tuesday.

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Freeform/James White(NEW YORK) -- Sasha Pieterse may have been booted from Dancing with the Stars this week, but she won’t be off our TV screens for long.

The actress is set to reprise her role as Alison DiLaurentis in the Pretty Little Liars spinoff The Perfectionists. The series, which will air on Freeform, begins shooting early next year.

Pieterse describes the show as more of a mash-up than a spinoff, designed to keep the PLL legacy going in a new way.

“The Perfectionists is a completely separate book series that [PLL author] Sara Shepard wrote and [PLL creator] I. Marlene [King] wanted to merge the worlds and make sure that the PLL family stays alive,” she tells ABC Radio.

Pieterse stars in the show along with fellow PLL alum Janel Parrish, who plays Mona Vanderwaal.

“The story line is, I can't really give it away, but basically Alison winds up in this, different place and a lot of mysterious things happen,” she says. “And maybe she's there on purpose, maybe she's not.”

In case you’re wondering where that leaves Alison’s relationship with Emily -- the PLL series ended with the couple, nicknamed Emison, raising twins together -- Sasha tells fans not to fear.

“I wanna just convey to the fans that Emison is alive and well, so we don't have to worry about that,” she says.

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FOX/Chuck Hodes(NEW YORK) -- This week's episode of Empire, titled "Bleeding War," begins with a flashback to Cookie during her time in jail, watching Lucious on an episode of BET's 106th and Park. We soon find out that Cookie is telling Lucious, in the present day, about what life was like for her behind bars, especially when it came to fighting to survive. Here's some more highlights from the episode: 

- Another flashback from Cookie shows Lucious bringing Jamal to visit her in jail on his birthday and abandoning them both. Lucious remembers this event and vows to be a better man, several moments before Claudia appears. 

- Lucious makes a grand entrance at Empire. Cookie reminds Jamal and Andre to keep Lucious' amnesia a secret. In the studio, it's decided that all of Empire's top artists will compete against one another during a "20-for-20" competition for the "alpha" spot. Lucious is shocked at Cookie's ruthlessness when it comes to choosing the best Empire artist for the task.

- Andre lashes out at Anika in an attempt to protect Lucious, who can't remember Anika and what he's done to her in the past. He's also upset because today is the day his wife, Rhonda, died. 

- Jamal, who originally didn't want to participate in the "20-for-20" competition, debuts his new song, "Love Is a Drug," with Warren as a duet. 

- Hakeem and Anika throw Bella a "Prince and Princess" birthday party. At the celebration, Hakeem and Jamal perform Prince's "Let's Go Crazy." 

- Angelo Dubois arrives at Bella's party and Anika announces that he will act as her attorney, as she is suing for sole custody of Bella.

- Lucious and Claudia take a trip to Philadelphia, where Claudia proposes an unknown, different path that Lucious can take to turn his life around.

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Netflix/Greg Gayne(LOS ANGELES) -- Chelsea, comedian Chelsea Handler's talk show, which has struggled on Netflix, won't be back for a third season.

In a lengthy Twitter post, Handler insisted she's walking away from the program so that she can focus on activism against President Trump.

"Like so many across the country, the past presidential election and the countless events that have unfolded since have galvanized me. From the national level down to the grassroots, it’s clear our decisions at the ballot box next year will mark a defining moment for our nation. For these reasons, I’ve decided not to return for another season of Chelsea, and instead devote as much time as I can to becoming a more knowledgeable and engaged citizen and to focus on projects that have significance to me," she wrote.

Among the projects Handler mentions are a documentary with Netflix, "where I’ll engage with people I don’t talk with enough – people of different ethnicities, religions and political philosophies.”

New episodes of Chelsea will continue to stream through the end of the year.

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Getty Images for IMDb.com/Bryan Bedder(LOS ANGELES) -- Kevin Smith, the director of indie hits Clerks and Chasing Amy, has vowed to donate all his future residuals from his Harvey Weinstein-produced films to the nonprofit organization Women in Film.

"My entire career is tied up with the man," Smith said in an expletive-filled emotional episode of his podcast Hollywood Babble-On. "It's been a weird f****** week. I just wanted to make some f****** movies, that's it. That's why I came, that's why I made Clerks. And no f****** movie is worth all this. Like, my entire career, f*** it, take it. It's wrapped up in something really f****** horrible."

When an audience member suggested that it wasn't his fault, Smith said, "I'm not looking for sympathy. I know it's not my fault, but I didn't f****** help. Because I sat out there talking about this man like he was a hero, like he was my friend, like he was my father and s*** like that, and he changed my f******* life. And I showed other people, like, ‘You can dream, and you can make stuff, and this man will put it out.' I was singing praises of somebody that I didn't f****** know."

Miramax, which Weinstein left to form the Weinstein Company with his brother, Bob Weinstein, produced many of Smith's films, including Clerks, Clerks II, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back and Jersey Girl.

Smith said even if the Weinstein Company falls apart, he will donate $2,000 per month to Women in Film for the rest of his life.

"That feels like a start," he said.

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NETFLIX(LOS ANGELES) -- Netflix has released a behind-the-scenes featurette about Bright, the genre-bending cop drama starring Will Smith and Joel Edgerton

David Ayer, who directed End of Watch and wrote Training Day, calls the shots on the movie, which is basically End of Watch if it was written by J.R.R. Tolkien. 

The movie has Smith playing an LAPD cop in a present in which fairies, orcs, and other mythological creatures are real. Edgerton plays Officer Jakoby, the first-ever orc on the police force.

Smith's jaded Officer Ward and his unlikely partner have to trust each other with their lives -- especially when a case has them stumble upon a "massively powerful artifact" -- a real-life magic wand. "It's sort of like a nuclear weapon," Smith says.

Just like its storybook counterpart, the wand grants any wish -- so a group of corrupt cops plots to steal it, trying to get Ward to go along with the murder of his partner in order to do so.

Instead, Ward and Jakoby bail with the wand, setting off a chase for the item that could literally change the world. 

"It's wildly unique," Smith enthuses of the project, which hits Netflix on December 22.

 

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ABC/Ben Mark Holzberg(HOLLYWOOD) --The plot lines on ABC's Designated Survivor this season have focused on real issues, like the controversy over Confederate statues, or the rising cost of prescription drugs.  Tonight's episode is no different: a Mexican citizen is shot during a border dispute and President Kirkman and his staff must try to resolve the situation.

"It's basically the talk about immigration reform. Problems with the border arise at the same time," says Adan Canto, the actor who plays National Security Advisor Aaron Shore on the drama.

"It's kind of a parallel of what's happening right now, and I find that it's a great opportunity to start a conversation about this," adds Canto, who is Mexican.  "There's just so much more to understand about it."

Canto says the Designated Survivor cast enjoys how roles let them imagine how real-life crises might be solved.

"I have to remember that I'm not a politician and all I do is research what I get in my script...which I find awesome," he tells ABC Radio. "It's just so great that I can learn about these things, and not just that, but pretend to be fixing these problems in a way that I wish my government would."

However, appearing on a show set in the White House does have its drawbacks, as Canto found out when he and the show visited the real 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. last season.

"When I got there, we stepped in the Oval Office and the whole experience was ruined for me," he laughs. "For me, it was like being back on set because these guys [on the crew] built...almost an exact replica."

"So I didn't feel that awe," he adds. "I was like, 'Oh. Cool. Yeah.' [It] just felt like another day at work!"  

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