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George Clooney developing 'Watergate' series for Netflix
George Clooney is developing an eight-part limited series for Netflix based around the Watergate scandal which rocked the White House in the 1970s.

Clooney is partnering with Bride of Spies writer Matt Charman on the project who is also writing the script, The Hollywood Reporter noted.

Clooney's Smokehouse Pictures label is producing through Sonar Entertainment which has a first-look deal with Smokehouse. The actor and his partner Grant Heslov are serving as executive producers.

The series titled Watergate, will focus on an individual involved in the scandal each episode including former Attorney General John Mitchell and Richard Nixon counsel John Ehrlichman, Deadline reported.

Clooney recently signed on to star in a direct a TV miniseries based on Joseph Heller's novel Catch-22.


Chandler Riggs cuts mullet after 'Walking Dead' shocker
Chandler Riggs parted ways with his signature mullet after last week's shocking episode of The Walking Dead.

The 18-year-old actor, who plays Carl Grimes on the AMC series, debuted a new haircut Saturday following the show's Season 8 midseason finale.

Riggs shared a photo of his new look on Twitter after visiting Salon Gloss and Spa in Woodstock, Ga. He later joked about feeling like "a naked mole rat" without his hair.

"new hair who dis," the star captioned the picture. "i feel so exposed like a naked mole rat or something."

Riggs' haircut followed Carl's confirmation in the Season 8 mid-season finale that he had been bitten by a walker a few episodes prior. The actor confirmed in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter that his character will die.

"Yes, Carl is going to die," he said. "There's no way he can get back from that. His story is definitely coming to an end."

"Leaving Walking Dead wasn't my decision," the star added. "It was all story-related. It made sense story-wise for it to happen for Rick [portrayed by Andrew Lincoln] and Michonne [played by Danai Gurira] and all the other characters."

Riggs will last appear as Carl in the Season 8 midseason premiere, which airs Feb. 25.


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Which former presidential candidate was 'honored' by Pete Davidson's new tattoo?


Tavis Smiley slams sexual harassment allegations: 'I've never groped'
Tavis Smiley fired back at the sexual misconduct allegations that suspended his PBS show Monday while appearing on Good Morning America.

Smiley's self-titled program which has appeared on PBS since 2004, was suspended recently after the broadcast company used an outside law firm to investigate allegations that were levied against the television host.

"This investigation included interviews with witnesses as well as with Mr. Smiley. The inquiry uncovered multiple, credible allegations of conduct that is inconsistent with the values and standards of PBS, and the totality of this information led to today's decision," PBS vice president for corporate communications Jennifer R. Byrne previously said in a statement.

"I've never groped, I've never coerced," Smiley said on the morning talk show. "I celebrate and applaud these women who had the courage to come out," he continued and said in today's climate, "people end up being guilty simply by accusations."

Smiley said on Good Morning America that he had relationships with women while working on his show, but can prove that those relationships were consensual.

"I certainly understand people can have a viewpoint any consensual relationship in the workplace is wrong ... but there are also other points of view on this," he said. "While we don't encourage [them] ...we don't forbid them."

Smiley also denied that he created a hostile work environment and said he wasn't sure if he would return to PBS. "PBS made a huge mistake here. They need to fix it. They need to correct it," he said. "I'm going to do anything to protect my reputation."


Keely Smith, jazz singer dead at 89
Jazz singer Keely Smith, known for hits "That Old Black Magic" and "I've Got You Under My Skin," had died at the age of 89.

Smith died Saturday in Palm Spring, Calif. She had been suffering from heart failure, her publicist Bon Merlis said to Variety.

Smith rose to fame alongside her first husband Louis Prima, with the pair running a successful Las Vegas lounge act throughout the 1950s. They released hit albums The Wildest and The Wildest Show at Tahoe.

The duo's song "That Old Black Magic," won an inaugural Grammy in 1959. Smith performed the song with Kid Rock at the 2008 Grammys.

Smith's solo career began in 1957 with I Wish You Love which sold over a million copies. Smith filed for divorce from Prima in 1961.

Other solo albums included Swingin' Pretty, The Intimate Keely Smith which was re-released in 2016 and Keely Sings Sinatra which was nominated for a Grammy in 2001.

Smith appeared in films such as Hey Boy! Hey Girl!, Senior Prom and Thunder Road.

She is survived by her children, Toni Prima and Luanne Prima.


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Which former presidential candidate was 'honored' by Pete Davidson's new tattoo?

Saturday Night Live cast member Pete Davidson is showing off his new leg tattoo of 2016 Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

"Wanted to get @hillaryclinton a Christmas gift so I got a tattoo of my hero. Thanks for being such a badass and one of the strongest people in the universe," the comedian captioned an Instagram image of the tattoo, which shows Clinton smiling, and dressed in a jacket and pearls.

Clinton has appeared on SNL in the past and is frequently portrayed on the show by Davidson's co-star Kate McKinnon.

The former first lady and Secretary of State responded to Davidson's body art in the comments section of his post.

"Thanks," she wrote. "This makes it significantly less awkward that I've had a Pete Davidson tattoo for years. But seriously, I'm honored. Merry Christmas, my friend."