Michael Jordan donates $2M for hurricane relief in NC | WLOS

Michael Jordan grew up playing high school basketball in Wilmington, North Carolina. So when the former NBA star watched the destruction caused by Hurricane Florence to his hometown and surrounding area, he acted quickly to help. The six-time NBA champion and Charlotte Hornets owner donated $2 million on Tuesday to assist residents of the Carolinas — $1 million each to the American Red Cross and the Foundation For The Carolinas’ Hurricane Florence Response Fund.

Source: Michael Jordan donates $2M for hurricane relief in NC | WLOS

Tom Arnold says Mark Burnett choked him at Emmy party | Page Six

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Tom Arnold, who is working on a show about his search for the Donald Trump tapes from his time on “The Apprentice,” had a confrontation with producer Mark Burnett on Sunday night, according to social media posts.

Arnold took to Twitter to accuse the former “Apprentice” producer of “choking him at this huge Emmy party.” Burnett’s wife, Roma Downey, later posted a picture that she said showed a bruise on her left hand from the confrontation.

Source: Tom Arnold says Mark Burnett choked him at Emmy party | Page Six

Fans removed from Dua Lipa concert in China – BBC News

Some people suggest people were picked out and removed for dancing and holding pro-gay rights flags.

Videos posted on social media show security workers pulling people out of their seats.

Heavy-handed crowd control isn’t that unusual in China and many are saying people were ejected for standing up for or waving pro-gay rights flags.

Visibly upset, Dua told the crowd: “I want to create a really safe environment for us all to have fun.”

Source: Fans removed from Dua Lipa concert in China – BBC News

Emmy preview: ‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘This is Us’ carry the banner for popular TV – CNN

Emmy preview: ‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘This is Us’ carry the banner for popular TV, as the awards gap between the popular and cool kids – in movies and TV – remains an issue

The Emmys do boast a few popular hits among this year’s lineup of nominees, including HBO’s sweeping fantasy “Thrones” — back in the running after a year off — and “This is Us,” the emotional NBC drama.

Source: Emmy preview: ‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘This is Us’ carry the banner for popular TV – CNN

Related: Emmy nominations 2018: Did your favorite show make the cut?

‘Gilligan’s Island’ star Dawn Wells seeking $180K from fans for financial debt: report | Fox News

Gilligan’s Island star Dawn Wells, who was known for her iconic role as Mary Ann Summers on the popular series, is reportedly seeking financial help from her fans.

TMZ reported the former “Gilligan’s” star is seeking almost $200,000 from fans through a GoFundMe page created by a close friend. The actress is allegedly “desperate” for the funds following an “unexpected accident that required hospitalization for two months,” according to the GoFundMe page biography.

My dearest friend and YOUR favorite castaway, Dawn Wells  ( Mary Ann from ‘Gillian’s Island’ )
needs YOU ! 

 After 2008, like many of us, Dawn suffered through the banking crash and lost everything including her life savings in addition, to a life -threatening surgery which came close to killing her.
  Dawn was a victim of an unexpected accident that required hospitalization for two months and a  very long time to rest and heal
   Dawn needs $194,000 to alleviate penalties by the IRS( which are compounded daily) and to pay her hospital costs
   Dawn is living one of the greatest fears we Americans have, an uncertain future. Should any of you out there wish to contribute a small some to  help a  woman who gave so many people Joy over the years, it would be so appreciated. God Bless

Source: ‘Gilligan’s Island’ star Dawn Wells seeking $180K from fans for financial debt: report | Fox News

Folks Are Angry Over Fox News Job-Shaming Ex-‘Cosby’ Actor For ‘Bagging Groceries’ | HuffPost

Before “The Cosby Show” ended in 1992, actor Geoffrey Owens played the character Elvin Tibideaux on NBC’s hit comedy series for five seasons. He’s continued working through the years as an actor but, as is the case in most creative industries, actors often do many other jobs to make ends meet. This is not news.

Owens was seen a few days ago working in a Clifton, New Jersey, Trader Joe’s by a shopper who recognized the actor, then was compelled to take a photo of him. The customer, Karma Lawrence, told the Daily Mail it made her feel bad that after all those years on “The Cosby Show,” Owens “ended up as a cashier.”

Source: Folks Are Angry Over Fox News Job-Shaming Ex-‘Cosby’ Actor For ‘Bagging Groceries’ | HuffPost

 

‘ER’ actress Vanessa Marquez fatally shot and killed by police during wellness check at home | Entertainment | stltoday.com

The officers retrieved a weapon after the shooting and determined it was a BB gun that resembled a pistol.

She grabbed headlines last year when she accused her “ER” co-star George Clooney of helping to blacklist her from the series. In her Twitter account, which has since been deactivated, Marquez called out Clooney for condemning Harvey Weinstein and the many sexual allegations against the filmmaker, E! News reported in October. Marquez claimed Clooney had derailed her career when she spoke out about such harassment on the set of “ER.”

Source: ‘ER’ actress Vanessa Marquez fatally shot and killed by police during wellness check at home | Entertainment | stltoday.com