Jill Messick, a veteran film producer, studio executive, and onetime manager of Rose McGowan, died by suicide Wednesday in Los Angeles. She was 50. Messick’s family confirmed the news to the Hollywood Reporter, and said she had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and battled depression for years.
In a lengthy statement to THR, Messick’s family also said she became “collateral damage” in Hollywood’s current reckoning with sexual abuse.
Messick was McGowan’s manager in January 1997, when the actress alleges she was raped by Harvey Weinstein, the disgraced mogul who has been accused of sexual misconduct by dozens of women. (Weinstein has denied all allegations of non-consensual sex.) Last month Weinstein’s attorney, Ben Brafman, quoted old emailsattributed to Messick and Ben Affleck in order to defend his client.
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A story about Justin Bieber being “worried” about Selena Gomez’s health is fake news. Of course he wants her to be well. But Gossip Cop can confirm this is a made-up story that was shamefully designed to exploit the singer-actress’ recent time in treatment.
On Thursday, it was revealed Gomez received treatment for depression and anxiety at a facility in New York City. She has since returned to Los Angeles and reunited with Bieber. As Gossip Cop previously reported, they went to church together on Wednesday, and she also attended his hockey game that same day. Notably, before that outing, HollywoodLife spread misinformation about Bieber and Gomez supposedly being “headed for a split.”
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Mark Salling, the former Glee star who last month pleaded guilty to child pornography charges, was found dead today in Los Angeles, a law enforcement official has confirmed to Deadline. The actor was 35.
The source said the death is being investigating by authorities as a possible suicide, and the coroner’s office is waiting to inform his next of kin and family members. His body was found near his home in Sunland, in northern Los Angeles.
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Rescue workers in southern California are searching for survivors after mudslides and flooding in which at least 13 people have died.
More than 30 miles (48km) of the main coastal road have been closed and police said the scene “looked like a World War One battlefield”.
A group of 300 people are reportedly trapped in Romero Canyon neighbourhood east of Santa Barbara, with rescue efforts due to resume at daybreak.
The death toll is expected to rise.
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Self-exiled filmmaker Roman Polanski will not be hauled back into U.S. court over a 1975 case in which a then-10-year-old accused him of sexual assault, a law enforcement source tells Deadline.
The Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office opted not to bring charges because the statute of limitations has expired.
The accuser had claimed that Polanski sexually assaulted her during a photo shoot on an L.A. beach.
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It’s a Kardashian Kristmas! As the most wonderful time of the year nears, the Kardashian clan is preparing to release their latest holiday card. The famous family is known for their glitzy end-of-the year cards, and they have taken to social media during the past few days to tease the latest installment.
Fans have speculated whether Kylie enner and Khloé Kardashian, who are both pregnant, will confirm their happy news via the family’s annual card. Although the Revenge Body host, 33, has been spotted out and about flaunting her baby bump throughout New York and Los Angeles, Jenner, 20, has kept a low profile. Will the sisters finally address their babies-to-be?
Scroll down to see the pics the Kardashians have released so far from this year’s card and keep checking back as more snapshots are shared!
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A series of wildfires have broken out in Los Angeles and Ventura counties, and continue to rage as of late in the day on Wednesday.
The three largest blazes — the Thomas Fire, the Creek Fire, and the Rye Fire — are burning around Ventura, Sylmar, and Santa Clarita, with no signs of stopping. The fires have already destroyed hundreds of homes, and prompted the evacuation of 200,000 people across region.
Because the flames have been fed by strong, dry Santa Ana winds of up to 80 mph, authorities have not been able to contain the fires.
Continue reading Horrifying video of the raging wildfires in Southern California show how rapidly destruction has spread