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Wendy Williams Is Taking A Break From Her Show After Being Diagnosed With Graves' Disease

Williams said she knew she had thyroid issues, but did not know she was struggling with hyperthyroidism, or overproduction of thyroid hormones, from Graves’ disease. Instead, she thought she was going through a mix of menopause and stress from helping her son apply for college.

An excess of those hormones can cause a wide range of health issues, depending on the person, including heart tremors, anxiety, and shakiness, according to the Mayo Clinic. Some people can experience inflammation and twitching of the muscles around their eyes, which Williams acknowledged viewers had noticed earlier.

“You caught it before I did,” she said.

Jeffrey Tambor Is Not Returning To “Transparent” After Sexual Harassment Allegations, Amazon Says

Actor Jeffrey Tambor will not be returning to the show Transparent after Amazon Studios said Thursday that it had completed an internal investigation into sexual harassment allegations.

The news comes several months after Tambor put out a statement saying he would leave the show after costar Trace Lysette and former assistant Van Barnes accused him of sexual harassment.

“I have great respect and admiration for Van Barnes and Trace Lysette, whose courage in speaking out about their experience on Transparent is an example of the leadership this moment in our culture requires,” the show’s executive producer, Jill Soloway, said in a statement to BuzzFeed News. “We are grateful to the many trans people who have supported our vision for Transparent since its inception and remain heartbroken about the pain and mistrust their experience has generated in our community. We are taking definitive action to ensure our workplace respects the safety and dignity of every individual, and are taking steps to heal as a family.”

For his role as Maura Pfefferman, the trans matriarch of the Pfefferman family, Tambor won two Emmys for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series. There has previously been controversy over the fact that Tambor was a cis straight actor playing a trans person, and this was heightened when Lysette and Barnes shared their accusations, as they are both transgender.

Amazon also announced that it is still moving forward with Season 5 of Transparent.

BuzzFeed News reached out to a representative for Tambor and Lysette for comment.

People Are Mourning The Death Of “House Of Cards” And “The Wire” Actor Reg E. Cathey

The cause of death was not immediately known, and a representative for the actor did not return a request for comment Friday evening.

Born in Alabama, Cathey attended the University of Michigan and the Yale School of Drama before working in theater. In addition to his work on The Wire and House of Cards, he also had guest roles on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Grimm, and Outcast.

The Spice Girls Are Reportedly Reuniting Because It's What Fans Really, Really Want

“The Time’s Up and #MeToo movements have shone a light on how powerful we can be when we work together to bring about change,” she told the Mirror. “That is incredibly inspiring. My career has always focused on empowering and celebrating women, so the momentum that these movements brought only makes me even more determined and passionate in my beliefs.”

The last time she performed with the iconic ’90s group was for the closing ceremony of the 2012 Olympics.

Quentin Tarantino Said Roman Polanski's 13-Year-Old Victim “Wanted To Have It”

Polanski remains a fugitive after fleeing the US in 1977 before his sentencing in Los Angeles for unlawful sex with Samantha Geimer when she was 13.

Geimer told a grand jury that Polanski had given her Champagne and a quaalude, a powerful sedative, before raping her.

Polanski was indicted on charges of rape, sodomy, committing a lewd and lascivious act upon a child under 14, and giving drugs to a minor. But Geimer’s family asked prosecutors to spare their daughter the trauma of testifying at what would surely be an intensely watched trial, so they offered Polanski a deal and he pleaded guilty to a far lesser charge of unlawful intercourse. However, he fled to Poland before formal sentencing and has avoided extradition attempts ever since.

Tarantino told Stern on his program that, despite the grand jury transcripts, what happened wasn’t rape.

“He didn’t rape a 13-year-old. It was statutory rape…he had sex with a minor. That’s not rape,” Tarantino said. “To me, when you use the word rape, you’re talking about violent, throwing them down — it’s like one of the most violent crimes in the world. You can’t throw the word rape around. It’s like throwing the word ‘racist’ around. It doesn’t apply to everything people use it for.”

Actor Robert Wagner Has Been Named As A “Person Of Interest” In Natalie Wood's Death

Actor Robert Wagner has been named a “person of interest” by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department in the case of the 1981 death of his wife, actor Natalie Wood.

Wood, star of West Side Story and Rebel Without a Cause, was found dead in the water during a yachting weekend near Catalina Island with her husband, Wagner, friend and fellow actor Christopher Walken, and Captain Dennis Davern. The incident quickly became one of Hollywood’s biggest mysteries.

Wood’s death was originally ruled an accident, but after the case was reopened in 2011, the coroner changed her cause of death to “drowning and other undetermined factors.”

As part of a preview for CBS News’ 48 Hours special airing Saturday, Lt. John Corina, who is investigating the case, said for the first time that Wagner was a person of interest.

“As we’ve investigated the case over the last six years, I think he’s more of a person of interest now,” Corina said. “I mean, we know now that he was the last person to be with Natalie before she disappeared.”

While Corina said that Wagner has still not been classified as a suspect, he did say the 87-year-old actor has not been consistent with his story of what happened that night.

“I haven’t seen him tell the details that match all the other witnesses in this case,” Corina said. “I think he’s constantly changed his story a little bit. And his version of events just don’t add up.”

Additionally, two new witnesses from a neighboring boat have come forward to investigators to say they saw Wagner argue with Wood the night before she died, pinning Wagner as likely the last person to see her before she drowned.

Investigators also told CBS that Wood’s autopsy indicated there were fresh bruises on her body.

“She looked like a victim of an assault,” said Detective Ralph Hernandez.

“I think it’s suspicious enough to make us think that something happened,” Corina said.

A representative for Wagner told BuzzFeed News he had no comment.

The DJ Who Groped Taylor Swift Has Landed A New Job

Six months after a jury found he had groped Taylor Swift’s butt at a 2013 Denver meet and greet, radio DJ David Mueller has landed a new job at a Mississippi station, where the CEO is having to defend the decision to hire him.

Mueller sued Swift in 2015 for $3 million alleging defamation after he was fired when Swift claimed, “He grabbed my bare ass.” Swift countersued for $1, and won a civil trial by jury in August after giving a frank, damning testimony against Mueller. Swift asked for only $1 in damages in what her attorney said was a symbolic gesture to show other women “you can always say no.”

But Larry Fuss, the CEO of Delta Radio in Mississippi, has given Mueller a new job hosting a radio show as “Stonewall Jackson” on the morning show Jackson and Jonbob on KIX-92.7.

The decision has prompted an outcry from Swift’s fans.

In an interview with New York Daily News, Fuss said he met with the DJ face to face to hear his side of the story before hiring him.

Fuss said he thought the controversy over Mueller had blown over by now, but also admitted “maybe a tiny bit” that the hiring was a publicity stunt.

As for the backlash Delta Radio is now facing, Fuss said commenters on the station’s Facebook page “need to get a life.”

“None of it is radio people, none of it is local people in Mississippi. It’s all originating from some Taylor Swift fan group somewhere. They’re telling people to go to this station’s webpage and post negative comments,” Fuss said. “It’s just people who don’t have a clue, or don’t really have any knowledge of the facts.”

Fuss said station staff has mostly been fine with the hiring of Mueller after meeting the DJ, and the station has taken to deleting any negative comments on his Facebook page.

Representatives for Swift did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Nicole Eggert Details Her Abuse Allegations Against Scott Baio, Her Former “Charles In Charge” Costar

Actor Nicole Eggert said Tuesday she is considering filing a police report against her former Charles In Charge costar, Scott Baio, alleging he sexually abused her when she was a teenager working on the show in the 1980s. Baio has vehemently denied her claims.

On Tuesday’s episode of Megyn Kelly Today, Eggert, 46, said she was 14 when Baio, then in his mid 20s, sexually violated her.

“I was still 14, before my 15th birthday. We were at his house in his car in his garage, and he reached over and he penetrated me with his finger,” she said.

Eggert said Baio took advantage of her youth and his senior position on the show.

“I had never experienced anything like that before either, so he was playing on not only my emotions but my hormones and all of those things,” she said. “And the issue with him is that he was our boss. And, you know — also he was telling me, you know, ‘You can’t tell anybody, this is illegal, I’ll go to jail. The show will be over. Everybody will be sued,’ you know? ‘You’ll be out of a job.’ You know, ‘You’ll ruin everybody’s life.’

“It’s scary. It’s intimidating, especially when you’re that young,” she said.

Eggert alleged that the abuse would be a weekly occurrence, but Baio would regularly grope her or try to steal kisses on set while she was a teen.

They did not have intercourse until Eggert was 17, and as Eggert describes it, Baio initiated it. “I was a willing participant to an extent. There was a lot of manipulation that went into it. It wasn’t a hold me down rape me kind of situation. No, not at all. But I was 17.”

After Eggert tweeted about her former costar on Saturday, Baio vehemently denied any abuse had occurred.

He called her claims “untrue” and “100%” lies.

Baio pointed to a 2013 interview Eggert with the gossip website the Dirty in which she said she initiated sexual relations with Baio when she was 17. (The legal age of consent is 18 in California; Baio’s representatives have said she was 18 when this intercourse occurred because she said it happened after the show had finished filming).

But the man who interviewed Eggert for the Dirty, Nik Richie, said in a post Monday that she was “distraught” and an “emotional wreck” after their interview.

“She told me it was much worse than she described on air,” Richie wrote. “She said, ‘He molested me as a child and I didn’t know any better.’ I can vividly remember that statement. It’s not one you would forget.”

Megyn Kelly acknowledged to viewers that she was talking to Eggert after the Dr. Oz Show chose not to air a segment they had filmed with her due to her past conflicting statements.

Kelly also showed that former Charles In Charge actors Alexander Polinsky and Andy Carl both said Eggert had told them about the abuse.

Eggert claimed Baio manipulated her into believing “this person loves me and I trust this person.”

She said she was only coming forward now because she was previously concerned with “protecting the show and protecting that whole legacy that nothing happened there.”

Baio told Kelly he denies all Eggert’s claims and invited Eggert and Polinsky to file a police report if they felt she was abused. Eggert indicated to Kelly that she very well might.