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Getty Images for Muhammad Ali Center/Duane Prokop(NEW YORK) -- Ashley Judd is continuing to speak out about the alleged misconduct of movie executive Harvey Weinstein, and you can hear what she has to say on Thursday, as she gives her first interview on the subject to ABC’s Diane Sawyer.

The actress and activist grew up in the shadow of country legends The Judds, with sister Wynonnaand mother Naomi rising to superstardom during her formative years. Later, she launched her own equally successful career in Hollywood, starring in movies like Kiss the Girls, the Divergent films, andWhere the Heart Is.

The younger Judd is just one of several big-name actresses to accuse Weinstein of sexual misconduct, among them Angelina Jolie, Mira Sorvino, Gwyneth Paltrow and Rose McGowan.  He has denied all accusations of non-consensual sex.

You can watch Ashley’s interview with Diane starting Thursday morning at 7 a.m. on ABC’s Good Morning America, and then later in the day on both World News Tonight with David Muir and Nightline.  

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ABC Image Group(LOS ANGELES) -- Taraji P. Henson is showing what happens to a woman scorned in the upcoming Tyler Perry thriller, Acrimony.

In the first trailer for the film, Henson is seen speaking to a therapist about her husband, whom she believes is cheating on her.

"Don't tell me I don't have the right to be angry," she tells the therapist. "You don't know what he's done to me."

In the film, Henson plays Melinda, a faithful wife who's fed up with her devious husband Robert, played by She's Gotta Have It actor Lyriq Bent, when she realizes he's betrayed her. The film also stars Aijona Alexus, Antonio Madison, Danielle Nicolet, Jazmyn Simon, Jason Vail, and Jay Hunter.

This is the latest project for Henson, who will also headline the upcoming action film Proud Mary in January.

Acrimony hits theaters March 30.

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Getty Images/Mike Coppola(LOS ANGELES) -- Man of Steel and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice director Zack Snyder attended the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention's Out of the Darkness Greater Los Angeles Walk - Santa Monica in California on Sunday, to honor the memory of his 20-year-old daughter Autumn, who took her life last March.

"Out of the Darkness Walk Santa Monica to benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention was a big success yesterday," Snyder tweeted, along with a picture from the walk. There's also a link to a donation page set up in Autumn's name.

Snyder's 22-year-old daughter Willow, who was adopted from China along with Autumn, took part in the event and shared a touching story about her sister on her donation page, writing in part, "There are not enough words in the English language to properly express the pain of losing a sister."

Snyder announced in May that he was stepping down as director of the upcoming Justice League movie in the wake of his daughter's suicide.

"In my mind, I thought it was a cathartic thing to go back to work, to just bury myself and see if that was the way through it,” Snyder said at the time. "And in the last two months, I’ve come to the realization...I’ve decided to take a step back from the movie to be with my family, be with my kids, who really need me. They are all having a hard time. I’m having a hard time.”

Avengers writer/director Joss Whedon stepped in to finish the film.

Justice League -- starring Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa and Ezra Miller -- opens nationwide November 17.

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ABC/Paula Lobo(NEW YORK) -- From J. Peterman on Seinfeld to one of the original contestants on Dancing with the Stars, John O’Hurley has been a likable presence on our TV screens for years. Now, he’s playing the antagonist in the new film Swing Away.

O’Hurley plays Glenn Henderson, a ruthless land developer and golf course owner. He says he based the character partly on -- of all people -- Donald Trump, in his pre-White House days.

“As I was going back through my catalog of A-type personalities who go to other cultures and develop golf courses, the one that stands out is Donald Trump,” he tells ABC Radio. “And that was back when he was Donald Trump the businessman, not Donald Trump as our president.”

So does he think Trump will be tweeting about the portrayal?

“I’m kinda hoping he has more important things to do than be shadowing me and how I’ve paralleled his life in this movie,” he laughs.

He adds, “But it’s a lot of fun and it has that wonderful strong dominant male personality to it, in contrast to what is a beautiful family film.”

Swing Away, also starring Shannon Elizabeth, is available on OnDemand and VOD platforms now.

Meanwhile, O’Hurley is ready to make a trip back to Dancing with the Stars. He explains why he makes it a point to go back each season.

“I auction off the two seats that are next to me [for charity],” he says. “To date I have raised probably close to half a million dollars just by bringing two people to the show.”

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WireImage/Michael Kovac(NEW YORK) -- Matt Damon and George Clooney are speaking out about the Harvey Weinstein scandal, saying they had no idea of the alleged misconduct of the man who helped launch both of their careers.

"When people say like, 'Everybody knew,' Like, yeah," Damon told ABC News' Michael Strahan. "I knew he was an a****** ... I knew he was ... a womanizer. I wouldn't want to be married to the guy. But ... the criminal sexual predation...Absolutely not."

Clooney told ABC News that in the past, Weinstein had told him he'd affairs with "some actresses who were friends of mine," adding, "I didn't really think that they were going have affairs with Harvey, quite honestly. And clearly they didn't. But the idea that this predator, this assaulter ... was out there ... it's beyond infuriating."

Damon said he first worked with Weinstein for the film Good Will Hunting, in the late 1990s, a period when he said Weinstein was at, "the height of his power."

"We shot it 20 years ago this year..." Damon said. "I didn't work with him again after that," adding of the producer, "You had to spend about five minutes with him to know that he was a bully. That was his legend. That was his whole kind of M.O. Like you, "Could you survive a meeting with Harvey? Could you ...stand up for yourself with Harvey?"

"I knew the story about Gwyneth from Ben," Damon added, referring to actress Gwyneth Paltrow, who recently claimed she was forced to rebuff unwanted advances from Weinstein. "...I knew that ... they had come to whatever...agreement or understanding that they had come to, she had handled it," Damon said. "She was, you know, the 'first lady of Miramax.' And he treated her incredibly respectfully, always."

Weinstein has acknowledged inappropriate behavior, but his spokesman has said, "Any allegations of non-consensual sex are unequivocally denied by Mr. Weinstein," adding, "there were never any acts of retaliation against any women for refusing his advances."



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ABC/Randy Holmes(LONDON) -- Ewan McGregor and his wife reportedly have called it quits after 22 years of marriage.

A source tells People magazine that the 46-year-old Star Wars actor and his wife, 51-year-old production designer Eve Mavrakis, have been separated since May.

On Sunday, Britain's The Sun published photos of McGregor kissing his Fargo costar, 32-year-old Mary Elizabeth Winstead at a West London cafe. Afterwards, the two reportedly were seen leaving together on his motorbike.

Winstead shared a photo with McGregor on her Instagram page captioned, “Pretty lovely Canadian Sunday. Good night!”

McGregor and Mavrakis, who met on the set of the British TV crime series Kavanagh QC, were married in 1995.

The couple has four daughters together: Clara, 21; Jamyan, 16; Esther, 15; and Anouk, 6.

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WireImage/Elisabetta A. Villa(LOS ANGELES) -- Director James Toback is the latest Hollywood figure to be accused of years of sexual harassment.

On Sunday the Los Angeles Times published a story in which 38 women alleged harassment by the 72-year-old director, who was nominated for an Oscar for writing the Warren Beatty movie Bugsy.

ABC News reached out to a rep for Toback, but didn't immediately hear back.

Toback denied the allegations to the Times saying either that he had never met the accusers or that if he had it had been for "five minutes" and that he had "no recollection” of the alleged encounters.

The Times story detailed similar encounters -- women saying they were randomly approached by Toback and offered an opportunity to be made a star, or women working with Toback being asked to take part in sexual encounters.

“The way he presented it, it was like, ‘This is how things are done,’” actress Adrienne LaValley told the Times, speaking of a 2008 encounter in which she claimed Toback trying to rub crotch against her leg. “I felt like a prostitute, an utter disappointment to myself, my parents, my friends. And I deserved not to tell anyone,” she said.

Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn took to Facebook to address the allegations alleging that Toback, "has done this to three girls I’ve dated, two of my very best friends, and a family member... twice. Yes, he came up to her twice with the same stupid line, not realizing she was the same person." 

Gunn claimed, "for over twenty years now, I’ve been bringing up James Toback every chance I could in groups of people. I couldn’t stop him, but I could warn people about him."

Toback's credits include The Pick Up Artist, starring Robert Downey Jr. and Molly Ringwald, along with Two Girls and a Guy, also starring Downey.

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Kevin Mazur/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- It's official: As rumored, Justin Timberlake will be the halftime performer at Super Bowl 52 February 4 in Minnesota.

The NFL tweeted the announcement Sunday night.  And Justin himself took to Twitter postingd a video of himself with Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon doing a routine where they turn the phrase "Do you have time?" to "you do halftime."

Justin's appearance comes 13 years after his notorious performance with Janet Jackson, which gave us the terms "nipplegate" and "wardrobe malfunction."

He also appeared during the 2001 halftime show as a member of N'Sync as part of an all-star collaboration that included Britney Spears, Aerosmith, Nelly and Mary J. Blige.

I DO have the time. Half the time...#PepsiHalftime #SBLII @Pepsi @NFL @JimmyFallon @FallonTonight pic.twitter.com/4Z4Dz29l3X

— Justin Timberlake (@jtimberlake) October 23, 2017

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Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic/Axelle(LOS ANGELES) -- Lost Boys star Corey Feldman was arrested for possession of marijuana after his RV was pulled over for speeding in Mangham, Louisiana on Saturday, according to KNOE-TV.

Police initially arrested Feldman for driving with a suspended license, but after arriving at the Mangham Police department, an officer smelled what appeared to be marijuana, according to Chief Perry Fleming.

The 46-year-old actor and musician, who was traveling with his band, was charged with speeding, driving with a suspended license and possession of marijuana. He reportedly paid a fine and was released.

Five other members of Feldman's group were arrested on other drug charges, and released after posting bail.

In a series of tweets, Corey suggested the timing of the arrests seemed ironic.

"NOBODY SPENT THE NIGHT IN JAIL. HOWEVER WE WERE PROMISED THAT THESE CHARGES COULD ALL B DROPPED WITH PROOF OF PROPER SCRIPTS!," Feldman wrote on Sunday.

"IT WAS A BIT OF A GOOD OL SHAKEDOWN!" he continued. "AFTER WE PAID THEM IN CASH, THEY ASKED 4 PICS & AUTOGRAPHS, & THEN CALLED THE LOCAL PAPER 2 DO INTERVIEWS!"

"I DO FIND THE TIMING OF ALL THIS IRONIC!" he added, seemingly alluding to his comments about sexual abuse of minors in Hollywood, which he recently reiterated in the wake of the Weinstein sex abuse scandal.

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AMC/Gene Page(NEW YORK) -- The season eight premiere -- and 100th episode -- of The Walking Dead begins with Rick Grimes apparently daydreaming in the heat. He pictures flowers in a peaceful room. In reality, he's at Hilltop, staring at a grave while preparations are being made to harden vehicles.

At Negan's Sanctuary, Dwight is sitting on his own when a crossbow bolt pierces a motorcycle tire. He plucks it, and there's a note attached: "Tomorrow," it reads.

On an overpass, Tara and Carol make note of the time and wait. Something big is coming. 

Rick addresses his united group of Alexandrians, Hilltop residents and Kingdom subjects, riling them up about their right to take back what's theirs.  He vows that whoever tries to stop him will meet their end, though there's only one person who has to die: Negan.

At the Sanctuary, Dwight writes a note, attaches it to an arrow and fires it back. We see Daryl fetch it and read the very old-school instant message.

Tara and Carol, meanwhile, watch the walker horde shuffle below them.

Rick, his eyes lined with red, again pictures that flower-filled room...and himself in a bed, his face overgrown with a long grey beard.

After the opening credits, we see Carl driving before stopping to try to scavenge some gas. He hears a noise and draws on a series of voices to find one guy talking to himself. A gunshot rings out, and the man scrambles.

Cut to a checklist, and somebody literally crossing off sentries from a kill list as each is dispatched. It's Daryl, taking no prisoners. Neither is normally Zenned-out Morgan. He runs a guard through the back with his staff.

Back at home, Rick looks nervous. He gives little Judith a kiss on the head, kisses Michonne, and hugs Carl.  Leaving them behind, he and the others drive off in vehicles with metal plates welded to one side.

Elsewhere, Rick personally knifes one of the outer lookouts, leaving him barely alive just long enough for him to threaten Rick, then get eaten alive by a tied-up walker Rick looses on him. 

Rick gives the all-clear and the convoy advances.

Rick's gang assembles, with their retrofitted cars, in an empty field. He talks to Maggie, who thanks him for his leadership. He notes, "After this, I'll be following you."

On the overpass, Morgan, Carol, Tara and Daryl split up, and their first trap kicks off: an SUV explodes.

At the Sanctuary, residents they hear the explosion and scramble their security forces.

Dwight takes a smoke break just as another guard falls, and Rick's gang assembles behind their maze of fortified cars, penetrating the undefended Sanctuary.  His men fire in the air, hoping to draw out Negan's men. They wait, until Negan himself comes out, smiling as always, surrounded by his lieutenants.  

"I'm sorry," Negan says, "I was in a meeting." He tells Rick he knows he's currently outmatched, and he won't sacrifice his own people.

Rick offers for Negan and his leadership to surrender, and only he'd pay the price.

"You think you have the numbers for this fight?" Negan asks. "You don't."

He then reveals that Gregory, the head of Hilltop, declares his allegiance to Negan, and demands any Hilltop people surrender and return to their homes. 

None break rank, to Gregory's surprise.

Angry at all he "invested" in Gregory, Simon casts the coward down a flight of stairs.

Elsewhere, Negan's patrol hits booby traps, their cars exploding.

Rick again tells Negan's people to surrender. He counts down, before opening fire at "seven."

Rick's gang wastes a tremendous amount of ammo firing at windows before moving their fortified cars to better positions, while Daryl's gang breaks up into groups, with him hopping on a bike to lead the horde towards the Sanctuary.

At Sanctuary, Rick uses the RV as a car bomb, blowing through Sanctuary's outer defenses.

An injured Negan hobbles out from the main building and behind cover. Rick fires in vain; although he's pinned down, Fr. Gabriel urges him to flee. Rick snaps a Poloroid of the pinned-down Negan and leaves.

Fr. Gabriel spots Gregory the coward, and stops his truck to help him. For his efforts, Gregory steals his truck and leaves the priest to die.

Rick regroups with Daryl and tells him he had to let Negan go. 

Elsewhere, Carol and a contingent of Kingdom subjects strike Negan's satellite outpost -- as the horde descends on Negan's Sanctuary.

Scrambling, Fr. Gabriel looks for somewhere to hide, and ends up in the same trailer as Negan himself. "I hope you got your "s******* pants on," he tells him. "Because you are about to s*** your pants."

The camera pans up to show the entire horde descending on the trailer.

The episode ends where it began, with Old Rick dreaming of a life beyond this: Judith as a little girl, and peace at Alexandria and presumably elsewhere.

The episode also includes a coda memorializing John Bernecker, the stuntman who was killed filming this season of the show, as well as the late director George Romero, whose Night of the Living Dead spawned the zombie genre.

The Walking Dead returns Sunday, October 29 at 9 p.m. on AMC.

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ABC/Randy Holmes(LOS ANGELES) -- Jimmy Kimmel is celebrating his son's six-month birthday, a milestone after the baby boy underwent open-heart surgery for a birth defect.

The host of ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live! shared in an emotional monologue in May that his son Billy had surgery three days after his birth.

Kimmel took to Instagram Saturday to give an update on his baby boy with wife Molly McNearney.

"Young Billy is six months old today. He is healthy and happy and we are all very grateful for your prayers, good wishes, thoughts and support of @ChildrensLA and children's hospitals in your area," he wrote, referencing the hospital where his son was recovering.

During his monologue earlier this year, Kimmel shared what's next for his son in his health journey.

Billy, who was born April 21, will "have to have another open-heart surgery in three to six months to close those holes, but they want to wait until he's bigger,” he said then.

"And then he'll have a third -- hopefully non-invasive procedure -- sometime maybe in his early teens to replace the valve he has now.”

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Lionsgate/Chip Bergmann(LOS ANGELES) -- Boo 2! A Madea Halloween topped the weekend box office, easily crushing this weekend's other big releases, Geostorm and The Snowman, with an estimated $21.65 million haul. It becomes the eighth film in Tyler Perry's Madea series to top the $20 million mark in its debut. 

Geostorm -- starring Gerard Butler, Andy Garcia and Ed Harris -- settled for second place, earning an estimated $13.3 million, followed by Happy Death Day taking third place, with an estimated $9.37 million.

Bowing in fourth place was Blade Runner 2049, hauling in an estimated $7.15 million.

The second of the weekend's new releases, Only the Brave -- starring Josh Brolin and Miles Teller -- rounded out the top five with an estimated $6 million take.

The Snowman -- starring Michael Fassbender, J.K. Simmons, John Voight and Val Kilmer -- posted a disappointing eighth place finish, earning an estimated $3.4 million.

Another debut, the Greg Kinnear and Renée Zellweger-led Same Kind of Different as Me, failed to crack the top 10, earning an estimated $2.56 million.

Here are the top 10 movies from Friday through Sunday, with estimated weekend gross ticket sales:

1. Boo 2! A Madea Halloween, $21.65 million
2. Geostorm, $13.3 million
3. Happy Death Day, $9.37 million
4. Blade Runner 2049, $7.15 million
5. Only the Brave, $6 million
6. The Foreigner, $5.45 million
7. It, $3.5 million
8. The Snowman, $3.4 million
9. American Made, $3.16 million
10. Kingsman: The Golden Circle, $3 million



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© 2017 CTMG, Inc. All Rights Reserved/Richard Foreman(NEW YORK) -- Josh Brolin stars in the new movie Only the Brave, 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.

Brolin, who plays Hotshots leader Eric Marsh, who died in the fire, spent part of his early 20s as a volunteer firefighter in Arizona.

"I’ve been involved in the firefighting community for 30 years. So I’ve known these people for a long time. But getting personally to know this group’s families has been…very humbling for me," Brolin told ABC Radio at the movie's premiere this week.  "You build this sensitivity, that you wouldn’t normally have. I thought I was a sensitive person but I think I’m more sensitive now."

Miles Teller plays Brendan McDonough, the only Hotshot to survive the Yarnell Hill Fire. He says he hopes the movie will be a positive experience for the families of the fallen.

"When you watch this film, it’s a lot of smiles and laughs because you can see just how much these guys enjoyed doing what they do for a living and…it also immortalizes them, you know?"  he said. "Not every movie you make has that kind of impact, but this is absolutely one of them."

Although most of the Hotshots lost their lives in the fire, Only the Brave director Joseph Kosinski says there's more to the movie than tragedy.

He told ABC Radio the stories of Marsh and McDonough "represent the very best of what we are capable of. It’s a very inspiring story to me, it’s not a sad story. I think people will walk away with even more respect for fire fighters and all first responders." 

Only the Brave opens today.

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ABC/Lorenzo Bevilaqua(GEORGIA) -- ABC Radio has learned that Scarlett Johansson will assemble her Avengers teammates Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, and Mark Ruffalo to help save Puerto Rico, in the wake of Hurricane Maria.

The actors, along with some of Scarlett's other famous friends, will reportedly take part in a staged reading of Thornton Wilder's Our Town at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia to raise money for hurricane relief.

The actress noted in a statement, "The struggle faced by Puerto Rican residents since their island was ravaged by Hurricane Maria is terribly heartbreaking and has left many feeling hopeless and helpless. It is a great privilege to be able to participate in whatever way I can, to provide some relief to those that are struggling to access even the most basic of human needs in the aftermath of this disastrous event."

The show will be directed by Tony winner Kenny Leon, who is one of the most respected directors on Broadway.

Ticket for what she's calling, "an extraordinary, one-time-only evening" go on sale Monday, October 23 at 10:00AM ET and can be purchased in person at the Fox Theatre Box Office, online at FoxTheatre.org, or by phone at (855) 285-8499. 

Tickets start at $89, though a number of VIP packages, which include premium seats, meet-and-greets, a signed poster, and the like will be available starting at $1,000. All proceeds will benefit the Hurricane Maria Community Relief & Recovery Fund.

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Getty Images for NYFW: The Shows/Nicholas Hunt(LOS ANGELES) -- The Los Angeles Police Department’s Robbery Homicide Division has interviewed a potential victim of a sexual assault involving Harvey Weinstein, which allegedly occurred in 2013, ABC News has confirmed.

The case is under investigation.

Earlier Thursday, New York Police Department Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce said that New York City police have referred allegations against the disgraced film mogul to other police departments, though it was not clear if the LAPD investigation pertained to one of those cases. The referrals were made to jurisdictions in the United States and overseas based on calls to a police hotline about Weinstein, Boyce added.

Police declined to discuss specifics.

“Several calls have been received on our CrimeStoppers Hotline regarding Mr. Weinstein,” Boyce said. “None of those calls have alleged any criminal conduct within the New York City area.”

Complaints about Weinstein cannot be pursued locally if they involve events that occurred outside New York City.

More than three dozen women have accused Weinstein of sexual misconduct, including harassment and assault, but he has not been charged with a crime.

The movie producer has acknowledged inappropriate behavior, but has "unequivocally denied" any allegations of non-consensual sex, his spokesman said.

Weinstein, 68, was terminated by The Weinstein Company in the wake of the allegations, though he later offered his resignation. ABC News confirmed that he is also pursuing a claim that he was wrongfully fired.

In addition, he was expelled from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and the Producers Guild of America has voted to begin termination proceedings against him. A final determination will be reached next month. On Thursday the board of British Film Institute voted to strip Weinstein of its prestigious BFI Fellowship honor, which he was awarded in 2002.

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