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Dessert hummus spreads win ‘Shark Tank’ investment

By TOI staff A US company that offers sweet hummus spreads enjoyed a successful stint on ABC’s “Shark Tank” this week, with Jewish billionaire Mark Cuban agreeing to invest $600,000 in the venture. “Shark Tank” sees entrepeneurs pitch their business schemes to a panel of investors, who must choose whether to invest in the projects, […]

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Director James Toback Accused Of Sexual Harassment

Thirty-eight women have come forward to accuse director James Toback of sexual harassment, in the wake of similar accusations against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein. According to Los Angeles Times, the women claimed they had negative encounters with the 72-year-old Bugsy writer, with a number of them speaking on the record over the allegations. The women […]

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O’Reilly reportedly paid $32 million harassment settlement before signing new Fox contract

Fired Fox News anchor Bill O’Reilly paid $32 million to settle a sexual harassment claim just before he signed his last contract with Fox News. A report in the New York Times published Saturday said O’Reilly made the payment to Lis Wiehl, a longtime contributor to his program, who alleged that O’Reilly forced her into […]

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Mayim Bialik apologizes for Harvey Weinstien op-ed

Mayim Bialik apologized on Wednesday for an op-ed she wrote responding to the recent Harvey Weinstein sexual molestation scandal, after critics claimed the actress had blamed women for men”s abusive behavior after she wrote that her modest dress helped her avoid sexual harassment. The actress, best known for her role on the TV series The […]

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In Memory of Monte Hall, z”l

By Stanley Tiger SAN DIEGO–It has been said that success comes to those who can blow their own horn while blowing other people’s minds. In that regard, Monty Hall was a contrarian. For the former-host and co-originator of Let’s Make a Deal, who passed away on September 30, ostentation was clearly, not his thing. I […]

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Brat Pack darling reveals she was sexually assaulted by a director at 14

2016 American Ballet Theatre Spring Gala Molly Ringwald, an ’80s teen idol, opened up about being sexually assaulted by a director in Hollywood in a new op-ed published in The New Yorker. In a piece entitled “All the Other Harvey Weinsteins,” the “16 Candles” star described her own experience with sexual assault in Hollywood in […]

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Explore a theatrical path less trodden

By Eric George Tauber SAN DIEGO — Theatre lovers in San Diego know how fortunate we are to live here in such a rich and varied cultural landscape. So much more than a Navy town on the border, San Diego County is home to ten equity theatre companies, an opera with its own orchestra, three […]

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Catch ‘Some where in the Middle’ before it closes

By Cynthia Citron NORTH HOLLYWOOD—The play Somewhere in the Middle is about three generations of a family living together somewhere in the Midwest.  For once, they are not a dysfunctional family, a subject that many playwrights these days tend to focus on.  This family is  an affectionate, intelligent, funny, and reasonably harmonious company. The older […]

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Cry Hallelujah at ‘Smoke on the Mountain’

We are all junebugs in this life, hitting screen doors and drowning in the refreshments. By Eric George Tauber SAN DIEGO — Follow a lonely country road –past a pickle factory- and you’ll come to Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church. Brian Mackey, as the Bible toting Rev. Mervin Oglethorpe, greets us with welcoming smiles and warm handshakes. […]

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Woody Allen ‘sad’ for Weinstein over abuse allegations

Woody Allen feels “sad” for Harvey Weinstein over abuse allegations against the disgraced movie mogul, telling the BBC on Sunday the situation was “tragic” for the women involved. “The whole Harvey Weinstein thing is very sad for everybody involved,” he said of the scandal which has shaken Hollywood in recent days. Scores of women have […]

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Big Bang Theory’s Mayim Bialik Pens Misguided Essay

Big Bang Theory actress Mayim Bialik published an Op-Ed in The New York Times on Friday in response to the news of producer Harvey Weinstein’s uncovered history of alleged sexual assault and harassment. Her essay, titled “Being a Feminist in Harvey Weinstein’s World”, has been lambasted by critics on the internet, many of whom believe […]

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Harvey Weinstein kicked out of motion picture academy

LOS ANGELES — Harvey Weinstein — a once-dominant force in the Academy Awards who rewrote the rules of Oscar campaigning — was expelled from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Saturday in response to mounting allegations of sexual harassment and assault against him. The film academy’s 54-member board of governors, which includes such […]

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Hot Property: A new host for Johnny Carson’s ex-home?

LOS ANGELES — Fashion tycoon and film producer Sidney Kimmel and his wife, Caroline, have listed the former Johnny Carson estate in Malibu for sale at $81.5 million. The longtime “Tonight Show” host, who died in 2005 at 79, bought the Point Dume estate in 1984 for about $9.5 million, the Los Angeles Times previously […]

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‘Peanuts’ creator Charles Schulz’s widow flees Calif. wildfire, home destroyed

SANTA ROSA, Calif. — The widow of the late Charles Schulz, creator of the iconic “Peanuts” comic strip, escaped the fire racing through Santa Rosa this week, but the hillside home the couple shared since the mid-1970s was destroyed, according to family members. Jean Schulz fled her home at about 2 a.m. Monday and is […]

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