Gord Downie opened up about his terminal brain cancer for the first time, saying he’s “resigned” to his fate. In an interview with the CBC last night, Downie was honest about his prognosis and how he feels, and about his upcoming Secret Path project and his desire to start a dialogue about indigenous issues in Canada.
Chris Rock is about to rock your Netflix. The streaming service says the comedian is filming two stand-up specials after an eight-year absence. The first show will tape in 2017, following a new world tour. Rock says he can’t wait to get back on stage. And we can’t wait to see him!
Donald Trump is issuing a blanket denial of sexual assault allegations against him. The G-O-P presidential candidate says the stories that he groped or kissed women without their consent are “pure fiction.” He calls those making the claims “horrible, horrible liars” and says that it’s Hillary Clinton’s campaign that is behind the parade of women who have come forward, including those who spoke to The New York Times and the Palm Beach Post. In another case, a People magazine reporter offered a first-person account that accuses Trump of attacking her while she was in Florida to interview him and his wife, who was pregnant at the time. There is actually a story now that he plans on accusing a Mexican billionaire of working with Hillary Clinton to discredit him with the accusations.
Billy Bush is lawyering up. He has hired an attorney who is defending the former “Access Hollywood” host in his part of a lewd exchange with Donald Trump in 2005. The attorney, Marshall Grossman, says that if Bush had stood up to Trump when he said what he did about forcing himself on women, Bush would have been fired. Bush is currently employed by N-B-C’s “Today” show, which has suspended him indefinitely for his role in the Trump conversation. And there’s talk that the network is leaning toward firing him.
Opening at the movies today: The Accountant starring Ben Affleck as a math savant/super hero type, and Kevin Hart in What Now? Stand up meets movie because there are co-stars Halle Barry, Ed Helms and Don Cheadle