GOODING DUE IN COURT TO FACE NEW SEX MISCONDUCT ALLEGATIONS
NEW YORK (AP) – Cuba Gooding Jr. faces new charges in his sexual misconduct case.
The actor’s lawyer says he’s due in a New York City court on Thursday for arraignment on an updated misdemeanor indictment.
Lawyer Mark Heller says the charges involve a new accuser. An indictment unsealed this month already charges Gooding in two alleged events.
Gooding pleaded not guilty Oct. 15 to charges alleging he pinched a woman’s buttocks in October 2018 and squeezed a woman’s breast in June at Manhattan bars.
Prosecutors have said they intend to have up to a dozen other women not associated with the criminal charges testify that Gooding behaved similarly with them over the years.
The 51-year-old “Jerry Maguire” star has denied all allegations of wrongdoing. Heller says the case is a symptom of the (hash)MeToo movement run amok.
CELEBRITIES RECALL FAVORITE COSTUMES
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Emma Stone’s favorite Halloween costume as a kid was Morticia Addams from “The Addams Family.”
Stone says it was because she got to wear makeup, a wig and really long fingernails.
Rosario Dawson says she still has the little genie outfit that was made out of vintage materials because her great-grandmother worked for the Ladies International Garment Workers Union.
Dawson also recalls being sewn into a cat outfit her mom made, and she could not go to the bathroom when she got to school.
Zoey Deutch (DOYCH) says two years ago, her costume was “slutty lamp.” She says she chose it because it was the least sexy object she could think of.
LINDA HAMILTON MAKES RETURN COUNT IN NEW ‘TERMINATOR’ FILM
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Linda Hamilton says she was initially “terrified” to reprise her role as Sarah Connor in the new “Terminator” film until James Cameron’s emails helped put her at ease.
Hamilton says it took her six weeks to decide to return to the role she originated 35 years ago.
Her hesitation stemmed from her fear that rejoining the “Terminator” franchise might not live up to the hype of the original films.
“Terminator: Dark Fate,” which opens in theaters Friday, ignores the franchise’s previous movies including 2015’s poorly-received “Terminator: Genisys,” and picks up after the events of 1991’s “Terminator 2: Judgment Day,” which was directed by Cameron.
“Dark Fate” reunites Hamilton, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Cameron on a project for the first time in nearly 30 years.
BARRY FRANK, SPORTS TV, MARKETING PIONEER, DIES AT 87
Barry Frank, the pioneer sports programmer who negotiated Olympic TV deals and represented broadcasting stars John Madden, Bob Costas and Jim Nantz, has died. He was 87.
Endeavor, the parent company of the International Management Group, confirmed Wednesday that Frank died Tuesday.
Frank created many made-for-television shows, including “The Superstars,” “The Skins Game,” “The Battle of the Network Stars,” “World’s Strongest Man,” “Survival of the Fittest” and “American Gladiator.”
His list of clients included Mike Tirico, Deion Sanders, Kirk Herbstreit, Todd Blackledge, Lesley Visser, Chris Evert, Robin Roberts, Peggy Fleming, Cris Collinsworth, Bill Walton and Greg Gumbel.
From Dayton, Ohio, Frank graduated from Carnegie Mellon and Harvard Business School. He spent time at CBS, the J. Walter Thompson marketing company and ABC Sports, then joined International Management Group in 1970, He became president of CBS Sports in 1976 and returned to IMG in 1978. At IMG, he represented the International Olympic Committee in rights deals for seven Olympics.