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  1. Country artist Mel Tillis, who traced success to Plant City youth, dead at 85

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    Before Mel Tillis achieved stardom, writing songs recorded by hundreds of Nashville artists and embracing the stutter that became his trademark, he was a young man fresh out of the Air Force struggling to land a spot in a Plant City talent show.

    Mel Tillis performs at the Oklahoma Twister Relief Concert at the Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., in this 2013 photo. Tillis, the longtime country star who wrote hits for Kenny Rogers, Ricky Skaggs and many others, and overcame a stutter to sing on dozens of his own singles, has died. [Photo by Alonzo Adams/Invision/AP, File]
  2. Famed London theater received 20 allegations against Kevin Spacey

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    LONDON — London's Old Vic theater said Thursday it has received 20 allegations of actions that spanned "a range of inappropriate behavior" against Kevin Spacey, its former artistic director.

    Kevin Spacey arrives at the 71st annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York in June. The sexual harassment and assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein that rocked Hollywood and sparked a flurry of allegations in other American industries, as well as the political arena, are reaching far beyond U.S. borders. Emboldened by the women, and men, who have spoken up, the "Weinstein Effect" is rippling across the globe. London was for many years a base for actor Spacey, who served as artistic director of the Old Vic theater from 2004 until 2015. The allegations of sexual harassment that have surfaced in recent weeks, including some during his tenure at the Old Vic, have cast a pall over his tenure. [Evan Agostini | Invision/AP]
  3. People names Blake Shelton its Sexiest Man Alive 2017

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    NEW YORK — People magazine named Blake Shelton its Sexiest Man Alive for 2017 on Tuesday, but it took some convincing by his girlfriend Gwen Stefani to get her guy on board.

  4. Louis C.K. says 'these stories are true' in statement on sex abuse allegations

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    NEW YORK — Comedian Louis C.K. says recent allegations of sexual misconduct are true and is expresses remorse in a statement in which he admitted using his power "irresponsibly."

    Louis C.K. attends the premiere of “The Secret Life of Pets” in New York in 2016. The New York premiere Thursday of Louis C.K.’s controversial new film “I Love You, Daddy” has been cancelled amid swirling controversy over the film and the comedian. [Photo by Charles Sykes | Invision/AP]
  5. Amid ex-anchor's accusation, Christopher Plummer to replace Kevin Spacey in Getty film

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    LOS ANGELES — In a wholly unprecedented move, Kevin Spacey is being cut from Ridley Scott's finished film "All the Money in the World" and replaced by Christopher Plummer just over one month before it's supposed to hit theaters.

    Former Boston television news anchor Heather Unruh wipes tears while speaking Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, in Boston, about the alleged sexual assault of her teenage son by actor Kevin Spacey in the summer of 2016 on Nantucket. [Associated Press]
  6. Gratitude and hammocks: Oprah's out with her favorite things

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    NEW YORK — Oprah Winfrey's back with her longest holiday gift list ever at 102 of her favorite things.

    Oprah Winfrey arrives for the David Foster Foundation 30th Anniversary Miracle Gala and Concert, in Vancouver, British Columbia on Oct. 21, 2017. Winfrey's annual list of her favorite things was released Thursday, Nov. 2, with 102 items for men, women, children and pets. [Darryl Dyck | The Canadian Press via AP]
  7. Dustin Hoffman apologizes after former intern accuses him of sexual harassment

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    Dustin Hoffman was accused of sexual harassment by a former intern who says the actor spewed lewd comments and grabbed her butt on a 1985 movie set - prompting the star to issue an apology.

    Dustin Hoffman is apologizing for alleged sexual harassment of a 17-year-old intern in 1985. Writer Anna Graham Hunter alleges that the 80-year-old actor groped her on the set of TV movie "Death of a Salesman" and "talked about sex to me and in front of me." [AP photo]
  8. Kevin Spacey comes out as gay after accusation of sexual advance on teen actor in 1986

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    Kevin Spacey, a two-time Oscar winner, apologized Sunday night for what he said "would have been deeply inappropriate drunken behavior" after the actor Anthony Rapp accused him of making a sexual advance on him 31 years ago, when Rapp was 14 years old.

    Actor Anthony Rapp, left, said Kevin Spacey befriended him while they both performed on Broadway shows. Rapp was 14 when he attended a party at Spacey's apartment in 1986, he said. At the end of the night, an inebriated Spacey, then 26, picked him up, placed him on his bed, and climbed on top of him, Rapp said. [AP, left; Getty Images, right]
  9. Paul Newman's Rolex - with a telling message from his wife - fetches record $17.8 million

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    Steve McQueen had his motorcycle. James Dean had his red jacket. And Paul Newman had his Rolex.

    Paul Newman admires a medallion worn by his wife, Joanne Woodward, on the set of the motion picture production "A Hall of Mirrors," at Paramount Studios in Hollywood, Calif., in April 1969. [Associated Press]
  10. Corey Feldman, an alleged victim of childhood sexual abuse, says he is ready to come forward — but not quite yet

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    Long before a tidal wave of women came forward with allegations against Harvey Weinstein, Corey Feldman was sounding the alarm about Hollywood sexual abuse. In his 2013 memoir "Coreyography," he detailed …

    Former child star Corey Feldman is trying to raise $10 million to make a film that he promises will out a network of Hollywood pedophiles. Feldman has previously alleged that late actor Corey Haim (left) was raped when he was 11. [Times Files]