NORM MACDONALD DEFENDS LOUIS C.K., CHRIS HARDWICK, ROSEANNE BARR: In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Norm Macdonald weighs in on several divisive issues in comedy, and comes out swinging for accused sexual assaulters Louis C.K. and Chris Hardwick, and the disgraced Roseanne Barr. “She was just so broken and crying constantly,” Macdonald said of Barr. “There are very few people that have gone through what they have, losing everything in a day. Of course, people will go, ‘What about the victims?’ But you know what? The victims didn’t have to go through that. When asked about #MeToo, he said of Hardwick: “It used to be, ‘One hundred women can’t be lying.’ And then it became, ‘One woman can’t lie.’ And that became, ‘I believe all women.’ And then you’re like, ‘What?’ Like, that Chris Hardwick guy I really thought got the blunt end of the stick there.” Norm Macdonald Has a Show debuts on Netflix on September 14. He is set to interview Jane Fonda, Judge Judy Sheindlin, Macdonald's former SNL boss Lorne Michaels, among others.
CAMILLE COSBY BLASTS JUDGE ON BILL COSBY CASE: Bill Cosby’s wife Camille wants the judge who oversaw his retrial and conviction on sexual assault charges to step aside ahead of sentencing later this month. Cosby’s legal team filed a motion requesting that Montgomery County Judge Steven O’Neill recuse himself, a request O’Neill previously denied. The 81-year-old is scheduled for sentencing on September 24th.
COLIN FERRELL DEFENDS USE OF N-WORD: Colin Farrell is defending the use of the N-word in his upcoming heist thriller Windows co-starring Robert Duvall. “It’s the weakness sometimes of what people who claim to be strong, perceive as weakness, is where the seeds of change lives,” Farrell said. “The majority of, if not all the wrongdoings, in the world take place in silent conversations. … So this is a conversation that been going on between him and his father.” Director Steve McQueen also weighed in: “We’re no fools. We have to project reality onscreen, because that’s what art is about, and we have to transform it and reveal it.” Windows drops November 16th.
HALLE BERRY DIRECTING AND STARRING IN BRUISED: Halle Berry is making her directorial debut in MMA dram Bruised. She will also star as Jackie “Justice,” a disgraced MMA fighter with personal demons to battle as well as a professional reputation to recapture.
HEIDI KLUM ADMITS SHE GHOSTED DRAKE: Heidi Klum ignored Drake when he asked her out, after admitting she was crushing on him on a previous The Ellen DeGeneres Show appearance. “Sorry, Drake. You snooze, you lose. You know what I mean? He was basically like a week too late,” the 45-year-old said during another Ellen appearance on Tuesday. “Someone who I know knows him, and I guess he asked to have my number, and then he texted me. And I was like, oh my gosh, this is so weird. But then I never texted him back because I found the love of my life.”
DISNEY STAR ‘EMBARRASSED’ AFTER GUN ARREST: Disney star David Henrie was arrested for carrying a loaded gun at LAX Monday. “I take responsibility for the situation at LAX today,” he wrote in an Instagram post Monday evening. “I unintentionally brought my legally owned gun which is registered in my name to the airport. I am sorry for any trouble it caused, but I am appreciative of TSA’s efforts in implementing the safety laws that are in place to protect our beautiful country.” Henrie starred in The Wizards of Waverly Place from 2007 to 2012. He was released on $10,000 bail and is due in court October 1st. Meanwhile, fellow Wizards alum Daniel Samonas was busted for DUI at Burning Man, TMZ reports.
BRISTOL PALIN SHARES INSIGHT INTO HER DIVORCE: Bristol Palin says she is getting real about her life with now-ex Dakota Meyer on Teen Mom OG. “If my life resonates with someone else, then I think God gave me a platform to do that,” Sarah Palin’s 27-year-old daughter spills in a new trailer for the MTV hit. “My husband, Dakota, has been struggling with PTSD and it’s been hard on our marriage,” she admits. “We don’t know how to co-exist together. I don’t want to raise my kids to think this is what a marriage looks like, you know.” The pair split in February after a year-and-a-half of marriage.