That 70s Show star Danny Masterson is hitting back hard against a lawsuit filed by four of his sexual assault accusers. According to court docs obtained by E!, the women are suing Masterson, the Church of Scientology and its head, David Miscavige for conspiring to cover up his attacks.
Two of the women are identified as Jane Does and two are identified. They all claim the defendants "systemically stalked, harassed, invaded their and their family's privacy, and intentionally caused them emotional distress to silence and intimidate them."
The 43-year-old actor issued a statement via his attorney: "This is beyond ridiculous. I'm not going to fight my ex-girlfriend in the media like she's been baiting me to do for more than two years. I will beat her in court—and look forward to it because the public will finally be able learn the truth and see how I've been railroaded by this woman."
He continued: "And once her lawsuit is thrown out, I intend to sue her and the others who jumped on the bandwagon for the damage they caused me and my family."
Masterson has denied the allegations since they surfaced in 2017. He was subsequently fired from his role on Netflix's The Ranch.
So, the 90210 reboot. As it turns out, the crew is not be raking in as much as one might expect. Per The Hollywood Reporter, Gabrielle Carteris, Shannen Doherty, Jason Priestley, Brian Austin Green and Ian Ziering's contracts pay them $70,000 per episode for the reboot.
That means they'll pull in around $420,000 for the first season.
Tori Spelling and Jennie Garth earn an extra $15,000 per episode; they are credited as co-creators. Priestley also earned an extra $46,000 for directing an episode.
The relatively low salaries are especially notable considering 90210 has been the summer's highest-rated series debut. Their salaries also pale in comparison to those of the four stars of Will & Grace, who snagged $250,000 per episode, and the $1.25 million an episode Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon are earning for the forthcoming The Morning Show on Apple.
Spelling for one, could use the cash. She and her husband Dean McDermott owe $219,000 to City National Bank stemming from a lawsuit judgment, and she was recently forced to fork over her contracts in the battle.
TODD CHRISLEY CLAIMS DAUGHTER LINDSIE HAD AFFAIRS WITH BACHELOR STARS: Lindsie Chrisley and her legal team are responding to her father Todd's claims that she slept with Bachelor stars. "Lindsie would like nothing more than to be left alone and go about her own business. Unfortunately, certain members of her family will not let her live in peace. We are flabbergasted at the audacity of Todd and Chase Chrisley, who are more focused on attacking my client rather than defending themselves against the allegations of criminal conduct," her attorney Musa Ghanayem said in a statement to E! News. "While is it not necessary to detail their repugnant actions, it is important to note that the allegations are of serious crimes against Lindsie. Lindsie had made a complaint of their acts to law enforcement and she will provide them whatever they need in the course of their investigation into her family's actions. Lindsie prays for a just outcome so that she can go forward with her life safe from those who are looking to do her harm." This latest kerfluffle happened after Todd and his wife Julie were indicted for tax evasion and other financial crimes.
LEONARDO DICAPRIO'S GIRLFRIEND CAMILA MORRONE IS NOW A DESIGNER: Leonardo DiCaprio's girlfriend Camila Morrone has launched a line of sweaters in collab with Naked Cashmere. The capsule collection drops September 5thand ranges in price from $85 to $595.
DOVE CAMERON CLAPS BACK: Disney star Dove Cameron isn't here for the haters. She captioned a braless selfie, seemingly anticipating a reaction: "Women HAVE a history that has been systematically suppressed. Our collective spirituality has largely been tainted to fit the needs of men and those in power. This has a profound effect on the self-esteem of girls and the women they become. This influence can be seen in their life choices, partners and financial security for the rest of their lives. It also has an effect on the way their future partners will view them—and ultimately treat them. Our girls deserve better. The time to introduce feminism and woman-centered spirituality to ALL children is now."
BRODY JENNER AND JOSIE CANSECO ROMANCE HEATS UP: Brody Jenner is rebounding with model Josie Canseco after his split from wife Kaitlynn Carter, and his estranged wife's public make-out sessions with Miley Cyrus. TMZ reports that the new pair were spotted making out at nightclubs and house parties. Meanwhile, Miley and Kaitlynn were spotted earlier Wednesday driving together after returning to L.A. via private jet.
DAPHNE OZ WELCOMES FOURTH CHILD: The MasterChef Junior judge Daphne Oz and her husband John Jovanovic welcomed their fourth child together, a girl named Giovanna Ines Jovanovi. She joins 5-year-old Philomena, 3-year-old Jovan and 1-year-old Domenica.
HALLE BERRY TOASTS 53: Halle Berry celebrated her 53rd birthday in NSFW style. She shared a shot on Instagram of herself in a wet, white tank top that reads, "No Bra Club."
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry jetted down to Ibiza to celebrate her 38th birthday in royal style with their son Archie. However, the news has not been greeted with glee on social media as many call out the pair's "hypocrisy" for flying via private jet while simultaneously urging the "plebes" to be eco-conscious.
Noted Meghan foe Piers Morgan also took to Twitter to vent his displeasure, writing: "Saving the planet, one private jet at a time."
Several followers agreed. One wrote: "You're absolutely correct, virtue signalling and full hypocrisy!!"
Another agreed adding: "Utterly ludicrous! If you're going to take private jets, fine but then don't preach about climate change. Hopeless!"
Still, others defended the Sussexes. One wrote: "Jesus...again with this. Can't you get a new hobby?"
Another added: "Oh Piers, pick on someone else for a change."
The family returned to the U.K. on August 12th, but the scandal followed them.
Michelle Williams tells Vulture that she felt trapped after the mega-success of Dawson's Creek.
The 38-year-old explained: "When I got out of television, it felt like a stain on you. It was hard work to erase it and to ask to be looked at in a different new way."
So returning to the small screen took some doing. Williams explains: "I was afraid of putting myself in a position where I was going to commit to something and then eventually be asked to do something that I didn't want to do."
But the role of Gwen Vernon was too juicy to resist. She says: "'Vernon's nature is so opposite of mine. And I'm going to have to expand myself as a human being in order to play her.'"
She had no clue, she said, that a scene as Verdon in FX's Fosse/Verdon (she wipes a tear from her cheek by wiping her left, then her right cheek, then circling her head to wipe her left cheek again) became a viral sensation.
She says: "I don't know if I've ever been a meme before."
And after the equal pay scandal in which it was revealed that she was paid pocket change for reshoots of All the Money in the World, while costar Mark Walhberg pocketed $1.5 million for the same amount of work (which he later donated to Time's Up), FX promised her and costar Sam Rockwell equal pay.
Williams says: "They gave me the support I needed, and for them that took the form of putting their money where their mouth is. People were treating me like I had value, and so then I felt valued, and I displayed my value."
Is the key to happiness in Hollywood separate addresses? Like Gwyneth Paltrow and Brad Fulchuk, contented newlyweds Kaley Cuoco and Karl Cook tied the knot about a year ago, but have yet to move in together.
"We have a very unconventional marriage," she told E!. "We have different locations that we're at a lot."
She adds that they are building their "dream house" right now, and like Paltrow and Falchuk, plan to "be under the same roof" together soon.
She added that when they do live together, she may have to add some items to his—and her—wardrobe.
"My husband does not have a style," she told E!. "He owns like literally three pieces of clothing and that is it, and I don't understand it. Like, his whole side of the closet is all my clothes, because he has nothing to fill it."
Sometimes, it leads to a fashion crisis. "We were going to yoga together, the other day, and he comes downstairs, and he's wearing shorts. I'm like, 'Are those my shorts?'" she recalled. Once her husband confirmed, she was quick to lay down the law, telling him: "We're not sharing clothes."
AFTER WE COLLIDED ROUNDS OUT CAST: After's sequel After We Collided has firmed up its cast. Charlie Weber, Louise Lombard, Candice King, Karimah Westbrook and Rob Estesjoining are joining the party, which is based on Anna Todd's bestselling book series. After recently snagged Best Choice Drama, Choice Drama Movie Actor and Choice Drama Movie Actress at the 2019 Teen Choice Awards. Josephine Langford and Hero Fiennes Tiffin are returning as leads.
DAVE CHAPPELLE'S STICKS & STONES TO BOW THIS MONTH: Netflix has announced that Dave Chappelle: Sticks & Stones, a new Netflix stand-up special, will bow globally on Monday Aug. 26. This is his fifth special for the mega-streamer.
SHARK TANK'S DAYMOND JOHN WON'T HOST EVENT AT STRIP CLUB AFTER ALL: Shark Tank star Daymond John will not be hosting a weekend event at a Florida strip club after an outcry. John's rep tells Deadline that he has no idea he was booked at a strip club. "Daymond works with a booking company that books him for nightclub appearances every now and then," the spokesperson said. "He was unaware of the type of venue this appearance was scheduled for, and once he was made aware, he immediately decided to not participate in the appearance and informed both the booking company and the venue that he will not be attending and does not want to be tied to this event. All advertising relating to the event is in the process of being removed."
RON HOWARD AND BRIAN GRAZER TO KEYNOTE TORONTO FILM FEST: The 2019 Toronto Film Festival has unveiled its keynote conversation with Imagine Entertainment's Ron Howard and Brian Grazer, plus plans for panels on gender equality and sustainable film and TV sets. The conference takes place Sept. 6-10th and kicks off with a Moguls conversation with Grazer and Howard, who are executive producing TIFF's opening night film, Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and the Band.