According to new reports a woman who worked as Ryan Seacrest’s wardrobe stylist at E! News threatened to go to the media with sexual allegations made against him, occurring between 2007 and 2010, unless Seacrest paid her $15 million. An attorney for the woman contacted Seacrest’s attorney and demanded $15 million, but when Seacrest’s attorney refused to pay up the woman’s attorney said they would settle for a 7-figure settlement. In a statement, Seacrest, co-host for “Live with Kelly and Ryan” and the longtime host for “American Idol,” adamantly denied the allegations.
Taylor Swift’s Reputation has become the biggest-selling album of the year in the US in a single week, with 1.23m sales. That total comfortably beats the 931,000 copies sold by Ed Sheeran in early March. Swift has kept all but four songs from Reputation off streaming services such as Spotify and Apple Music, meaning that fans need to pay to download the album or buy it on CD if they want to hear it.
Harrison Ford came to the real-life rescue of a woman who was involved in a car accident north of Los Angeles. Santa Paula police said that the actor and a friend were in the area when a car rolled off a highway in the small town Sunday around noon. Ford and the friend came to the driver’s aid and acted as good Samaritans. He says Ford and other people on scene were able to help the woman out of the car. The woman suffered minor injuries.
Della Reese, the singer and actor best known for her role as Tess on the television show Touched By An Angel, has died. She was 86 year old. Reese segued from pop and jazz singing stardom in the 1950s and ’60s to a long career as a popular TV actress. Reese is survived by her husband, Franklin Lett, a film producer and concert promoter.
Jeffrey Tambor, who played trans woman Maura Pfefferman on Amazon’s celebrated Jill Soloway show Transparent, announced Sunday that he would not be returning for the next season. Tambor has been accused of sexual harassment by his former assistant Van Barnes and actress and series regular Trace Lysette; both are transgender women. The actor has denied the allegations, but the show’s writers were reportedly already trying to find a way to write his character out of the show.