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Charlie Rose Sued by 3 CBS Staffers for Sexual Harassment

5/4/2018 9:47 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Charlie Rose just got hit with a sexual harassment lawsuit from 3 women he worked with at CBS, including his personal assistant.

The women include a broadcast associate, a news associate and Rose's executive assistant. In the suit, 2 of the women -- Katherine Brooks Harris and Sydney McNeal, his assistant -- say Rose told them they were hired specifically because he likes tall women. 

They claim he also boasted about his sexual conquests and encouraged them to share their sexual experiences. Harris and McNeal say Rose would tell the women they should become lovers ... with each other, not him.

Harris says she once wore a mini-skirt with roses on it, and the ex-"CBS This Morning" anchor said they were HIS roses. All of the women say he would repeatedly caress and touch their bodies, including their arms, shoulders, waists and backs. They allege Rose pulled them close to his body and kissed them on the cheek.

According to the suit, Rose would berate and intimidate them. Harris says he once told her, "I didn't know that I hired a f**king kindergartner."

One of the women, Yuqing "Chelsea" Wei, was the news associate ... and in the suit she says Rose referred to her as "China Doll." She also claims he called her a "f**king idiot" when she booked him on a flight that didn't have lay-flat seating.

Harris and McNeal say Rose fired them after the November article in the Washington Post where 8 women accused him of groping and exposing himself. Shortly thereafter, Rose himself was suspended and then fired.

The lawsuit comes on the heels of 27 new women coming forward with allegations against their former co-worker.

The women are suing Rose and CBS for discrimination, retaliation and sexual harassment.

Judge Judy Why Question If I'm Worth $47 Mil? Ya Wouldn't Do it to a Guy

4/10/2018 12:40 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Judge Judy is celebrating another judge's ruling that she absolutely deserves every penny of her $47 million salary, and says it's a victory for all women's salaries ... even if ya don't make 8-figures.

We got Judy Monday afternoon in Bev Hills, and congratulated her on the legal victory over a talent agent who claimed the enormous salary CBS pays her, screws him out of profits. A judge shot that down, saying she's worth the dough.

As usual, Judy cut through all the legalese and summed up the case as a lesson for society: Don't question a woman's paycheck, unless you're gonna scrutinize a man's too!

It's way cooler when she says it.

Judge Judy Another Judge Rules ... She's Worth $47 Mil

4/5/2018 4:17 PM PDT

Judge Judy and CBS just won an enormous victory against an L.A. talent agency that sued the network claiming it conspired with the TV jurist to screw the agency out of profits.

An L.A. County Superior Court judge just ruled CBS' decision to pay Judy $47 mil a year was legit -- what she was worth.

Rebel Entertainment had a deal to get 5% of the profits from the show, but since 2010, CBS said the show was actually running in the red because it had to pay Judy an enormous salary. Rebel claimed it was a conspiracy between CBS and Judy to prevent the agency from getting any cut of profits. Rebel seemed to be saying Judy wasn't worth $47 mil.

The judge begged to differ, and it seems Judge Judy's deposition was a big factor. When Judy re-negotiated her deal, CBS tried to counter her demand but she made it clear there would be no real negotiation -- it was a take-it-or-leave-it offer, and CBS capitulated. The judge said Judy was worth it.

The judge noted Judy's show was a "resounding success" ... fact is, without her there would be no show.

Case closed.

Greek Freak on '60 Minutes' I Hustled Hard as a Small Child ... to Help Feed My Family

3/26/2018 6:17 AM PDT
Breaking News

Long before he was a $100-million NBA star, Giannis Antetokounmpo says he was just another kid peddling goods on the streets of Athens to help put food on the table.

The Greek Freak spoke candidly about his childhood in poverty Sunday on "60 Minutes" ...  describing his daily grind before he found basketball.

"We used to sell glasses, watches, ... CDs, DVDs. I was the best (salesman)," Giannis said. "I didn't give up ... and I was cute, too. I was young."

Giannis' parents left Nigeria for a better life before he was born ... but he says life was tough for them growing up -- all living in the same room and often going hungry.

But Giannis says their struggle could never break his spirit -- and credits that mentality with becoming one of the top ballers in the NBA.

"You know, it was tough. We didn't have a lot of money. But we had a lot of happiness."

Stormy Daniels on '60 Minutes' Me & My Daughter Were Threatened Over Trump Affair Story

3/25/2018 4:34 PM PDT
Breaking News

Stormy Daniels says she and her then-infant daughter were threatened by a strange man who told her to shut her mouth over the story of her alleged affair with Donald Trump.

Daniels sat down with Anderson Cooper on "60 Minutes" and chronicled what she says was a sexual encounter with Trump in 2006 that ultimately resulted in threats and hush money.

Stormy says that after she sat down and dished about Trump with In Touch magazine in 2011, she was approached by a man in a Las Vegas parking lot, whom she says told her to "Leave Trump alone. Forget the story." She also claims he then looked at her daughter and said ... "That's a beautiful little girl. It'd be a shame if something happened to her mom."

She goes on to claim the guy ghosted after that, and she never saw him again. Anderson asks if Stormy took that as a threat, and she says ... "Absolutely." Stormy says she was "rattled" by the alleged encounter, adding that she never went to police over it out of fear.

Stormy also claims she never got paid for her In Touch interview, saying the magazine buried it after Trump's personal attorney, Michael Cohen, threatened to sue over its publication.

Florida 'Hot Cop' Tapped for 'Survivor' Not the Anti-Semitic One

3/23/2018 12:50 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

One of the Florida "hot cops" who went viral last year is getting another 15 minutes of fame courtesy of CBS' reality TV -- and we know what you're thinking ... it ain't THAT "hot cop."

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ that Officer Daniel Rengering of Gainesville, FL has taken a leave of absence to appear on the next season of "Survivor," which is about to start production. We're told his patrol job will be there for him if and when he returns. 

In case you're unfamiliar ... Rengering and 2 of his cop buddies set the Internet ablaze during Hurricane Irma back in September, basically just for being "hot" and on the ground helping folks. Turns out, the guy in the middle -- Michael Hamill -- resigned after his anti-Semitic Facebook posts were uncovered. Rengering had nothing to do with that, though. 

As for this latest shot at Hollywood ... sources tell us Rengering was approached by "Survivor" producers about 6 months ago, and that he agreed to be a contestant. He's getting paid for the TV gig ... no less than $10k ... and possibly up to $1M if he wins.

We're told he's flying out to Fiji to start filming season 37 by the end of this week. His last day at the Gainesville Police Department was last week. Good luck, bub.

Omarosa 'Big Brother' Hospital Scare Was a Dizzy Doozy

2/11/2018 5:54 PM PST

Omarosa went to the hospital last week after a dizzying bowling competition on "Celebrity Big Brother" ... and the game seemed pretty intense on TV.

The former White House staffer was among the first guests to partake in the game -- aptly called Bowlerina -- in which players have to spin around to lower a gate guarding some pins ... and then try bowling them over from afar. 

Omarosa went up against Marissa Jaret Winokur, and kinda got her ass handed to her in the process. More importantly, though, she had to spin around twice to lower her gate ... and appeared to suffer an asthma attack as a result. 

As we reported ... Omarosa was sent to the hospital after the game, which left some house guests speculating she faked the attack to get some rest outside the house.

O was out of the house for nearly 19 hours ... we'll let you be the judge as to the seriousness of her attack.

'Celebrity Big Brother' Lots of Alcohol = Scandalous Secrets ... You Listening, Trump?

2/9/2018 12:50 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

"Celebrity Big Brother" is out to spill secrets this season, because producers are plying the contestants with truth serum in the form of booze.

Production sources tell TMZ ... the bigwigs have changed the policy of limiting alcohol consumption ... the spigot is wide open and the cast is taking full advantage. Omarosa, James Maslow, Brandi Glanville, Ross Mathews and the other houseguests have partaken every night since January 31 when they entered the house.

The buzz we're hearing ... producers want Omarosa to spill the beans on her tenure in the White House. She's already started, turning on Trump ... saying everyone should be worried about the Prez, saying things in the W.H. are "so bad."

The show used to be stingy in the alcohol department ... it was typical contestants would share 2 bottles of wine and a few 6-packs each night, but producers are worried celebrities play things closer to the vest than the average Joe, so a little alcohol -- or a lot -- always does the trick. 

The show has even created a meetin' place for booze-fueled convos -- a new bar. 

Omarosa, have another?

Chuck Norris Sues CBS & Sony for $30 Million 'Walker' Is Making Cash I'm Not Getting!!!

2/1/2018 7:21 PM PST

Chuck Norris fact: he was the star of "Walker, Texas Ranger," and now he claims he's getting screwed out of some serious profits from the shows video-on-demand money.

Chuck's company, Top Kick Productions, is going after CBS and Sony Pictures for allegedly cheating him out of his share of the streaming VOD revenue ... according to new legal docs. The issue revolves around an alleged 23 percent cut of profits CBS agreed to give Chuck in 1993, which he claims he hasn't received from the on-demand revenue.

According to the suit ... CBS and Sony have conspired to promote 'Walker' more through on-demand services and less on TV and DVD to avoid paying him his share, and he hasn't seen a dime of his profits from S-VOD since 2004.

Chuck's company is suing for breach of contract and shady dealing ... and wants at least $30 mil to make it right.

Julie Chen No Doghouse for Hubby Les Moonves After He Demanded I Take Pay Cut!!!

1/30/2018 6:49 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Julie Chen is the perfect employee AND the perfect wife ... nobody knows this better than Les Moonves

We got Julie leaving 'The Late Show' Monday in NYC and asked her about her CBS top dog hubby demanding she take a pay cut for the upcoming "Celebrity Big Brother" season. Les reportedly told Julie the salary trim wasn't up for negotiation ... since the upcoming season is significantly shorter than the usual 90-day plus of "Big Brother."

Check it out ... Julie wasn't fazed by the demand. BTW, she seems excited about Omarosa joining the cast.

Kendrick Lamar Kicks Off 2018 Grammys By 'Shooting' His Dancers

1/28/2018 5:20 PM PST

Kendrick Lamar started the 2018 Grammys with some violent imagery that included him fake shooting his dancers onstage.

K.Dot kicked off the award show Sunday night with a politically-charged performance -- during which he "shot" down his many dancers one by one ... sound effects and all. 

It was a little shocking to say the least, and presenter Dave Chappelle expressed as much by asking ... "Is this on cable? On CBS?" He added ... "This brother's taking enormous chances."

Looks like we're in for quite a show.

Omarosa Back to Reality (TV) ... Stars in 'Celebrity Big Brother'

1/28/2018 5:01 PM PST

Omarosa's got herself a new gig even before her speaking gig starts -- and it's back on reality TV ... as in "Celebrity Big Brother" on CBS.

Omarosa was announced as one of many stars that'll be in the 'Big Brother' house next week in a quick promo that played right before the 2018 Grammy Awards began Sunday.

She'll be in there with the likes of Shannon Elizabeth, Brandi GlanvilleKeshia Knight Pulliam, Chuck Liddell, Metta World Peace, and lots more. The first episode's set to air next Wednesday ... so we'll find out who else is there soon enough.

As we reported ... Omarosa recently signed on as a speaker with the American Program Bureau after leaving her job at the White House. She'll be asking for up to $50k for gig, depending on the venue.

Looks like she's getting her feet wet first, though, with some familiar territory in front of the cameras.

Dylan Farrow Describes Alleged Molestation ... Cries at Woody Allen's Denial

1/18/2018 6:34 AM PST

Dylan Farrow broke down in tears as, for the first time on camera, she described Woody Allen's alleged molestation of her when she was 7.

Dylan sat down with CBS's Gayle King and claimed her adoptive father, Allen, took her to the attic of their home in 1992 and "touched my private parts." She says that's how she described it as a child, but today, as a 32-year-old woman, she says "he touched my labia and my vulva."

Dylan started crying when Gayle played a clip of Allen on "60 Minutes" denying the molestation.

For the record, Allen was investigated twice, criminally, but never charged.

Allen told CBS ... investigators found it likely Dylan had been coached by Mia to tell the story of the alleged molestation.

He added, "Even though the Farrow family is cynically using the opportunity afforded by the Time's Up movement to repeat this discredited allegation, that doesn't make it any more true today than it was in the past. I never molested my daughter – as all investigations concluded a quarter of a century ago."

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