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Tony Barson/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) -- Marg Helgenberger wants to remind everyone that the season of giving is upon us. As a Stand Up to Cancer ambassador, the  former CSI actress is raising awareness for the organization’s campaign with CVS called The Value of a Dollar.

Over the weekend, CVS shoppers had the opportunity to donate $1, $3 or more to Stand Up to Cancer when they check out at their local pharmacy.

Helgenberger tells ABC Radio she was inspired to get involved after her mother was diagnosed with cancer in the 1980s. Her mother, her sister and many of her friends are now among the survivors.

“Everyone in the world has someone in their family [who's been touched] by some type of cancer,” she says. “So I think that it’s something that everybody would be willing to spend a little money to help be a part of the solution.”

When she’s not working in support of cancer research, you can find Helgenberger on stage, in the Off-Broadway show What We’re Up Against. The timely story is about gender politics in the workplace and Helgenberger says she can relate to the misogyny her character experiences.

“Lots of dismissiveness and mansplaining, my God!” she says of the things she’s experienced on the job. “And just being literally sort of ignored.” 

She recounts a story where her director was only relaying direction to her male co-star. She finally had to remind the director that she was in the scene too.

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Walt Disney Studios(NEW YORK) -- A new trailer for director Ava DVernay's adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s classic 1962 novel, A Wrinkle in Time, debuted during Sunday's American Music Awards.

The film stars Storm Reid as Meg Murry who, along with her brother Charles Wallace and her friend Calvin O'Keefe -- played by Deric McCabe and Levi Miller, respectively -- travel through time and space to find their missing father, portrayed by Chris Pine.

Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Zach Galifianakis and Mindy Kaling round out the cast.

A Wrinkle in Time opens nationwide next March from Disney, parent company of ABC News.

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David McNew/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- A high-level Los Angeles Police Department source told ABC News that the department is currently investigating about 22 alleged sex crimes cases linked to Hollywood and the entertainment industry.

The LAPD has also taken 28 "courtesy reports" of incidents that happened outside of the department's jurisdiction and sent them to the appropriate police departments, the source told ABC News on Saturday night.

ABC News previously reported there are active cases involving disgraced movie producer Harvey Weinstein by both the LAPD and Beverly Hills police.

Sexual misconduct allegations against Weinstein, first detailed in reports by The New York Times and The New Yorker beginning in October, have led to a flurry of other women and men in Hollywood coming forward with similar allegations.

Weinstein has denied all allegations of non-consensual sex. He has checked into rehab for counseling in order to pursue "a better path," his spokesperson said. The movie executive has not been charged with any crime, though both the LAPD and New York Police Department have said they are investigating claims against him.

Other celebrities facing accusations of sexual harassment or misconduct include Kevin Spacey, who is being investigated by London police, and James Toback, who is being investigated by Beverly Hills police.

Spacey was first accused by fellow actor Anthony Rapp, to whom he apologized, but has been quiet since a flood of other allegations has been made. His publicist says he has checked into rehab.

Toback denied the allegations to the Los Angeles Times, saying he had never met the women who have made accusations, or, if he did, it "was for five minutes and have no recollection."

None of the men facing allegations has been charged with any crimes.

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Earle Hyman in 1986; Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage(NEW YORK) -- Actor Earle Hyman, best remember for playing Grandpa Huxtable on The Cosby Show, has died at 91, The New York Times reports.

Hyman played Russell Huxtable, father of Bill Cosby's Dr. Cliff Huxtable, on 40 episodes of the sitcom in the 1980s and early 1990s. Hyman had a long career as an actor performing the works of Shakespeare, Eugene O'Neill, Ibsen and other great playwrights not only in New York and London but also in Norway, Denmark and Sweden. 

Hyman was also one of two actors who voiced the character of Panthro on the 1980s animated series Thundercats, and had a long career as an acting instructor.

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ABC/Eric McCandless(SANTA PAULA, Calif.) -- It was Harrison Ford to the rescue Sunday when a woman lost control of her car on a California highway.

Local authorities say the actor helped first responders assist the driver of the car, which veered off of the eastbound 126 Freeway around noon Sunday and crashed into an embankment.  Ford was reportedly driving either to or from the airport in nearby Santa Paula, about an hour northwest of Los Angeles.  T

he driver was taken to the hospital and treated for what was said to be minor injuries.  

Neither Ford nor his rep had any comment on the actor's involvement.

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Kevin Winter/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Transparent star Jeffrey Tambor isn't saying he's quitting the Amazon show, but in a statement he says it may be impossible for him to continue amid sexual harassment claims.

“Playing Maura Pfefferman on Transparent has been one of the greatest privileges and creative experiences of my life,” Tambor said in a statement obtained by ABC News. “What has become clear over the past weeks, however, is that this is no longer the job I signed up for four years ago. I’ve already made clear my deep regret if any action of mine was ever misinterpreted by anyone as being aggressive, but the idea that I would deliberately harass anyone is simply and utterly untrue. Given the politicized atmosphere that seems to have afflicted our set, I don’t see how I can return to Transparent.”

Two members of the Transparent team -- transgender actress Trace Lysette, who plays yoga instructor Shea on the show, and Van Barnes, a former assistant to Tambor -- have charged that Tambor harassed them during their work on the show.

Nearly two weeks ago, Barnes posted a private Facebook message complaining about harassment by Tambor.  Then last week, Lysette posted a public statement via Twitter accusing Tambor of making "many sexual advances and comments" towards her and writing, "one time it got physical."

A rep for Amazon had no comment Sunday night about Tambor's statement, though at the time of Barnes' initial claim a rep for the company told Deadline that the company was investigation the claim and a rep for the company told The Hollywood Reporter last week, in response to Lysette's statement, that "This information will be added to our ongoing conversation."

Tambor has won two Emmys for his performances on Transparent, a groundbreaking show about a retired college professor who late in life opens up to his family about being transgender.

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Dick Clark Productions(LOS ANGELES) -- Bruno Mars was the big winner at last night's American Music Awards, which aired live from L.A. on ABC. He scored in seven of the eight categories he was nominated in, including Artist of the Year, Favorite Male Artist and Favorite Album for 24K Magic.  Unfortunately, he wasn't on hand to accept his hardware.

"I wish I could be partying with y’all, but I’m a million miles away right now in a f*****' minivan," the singer said in a videotaped acceptance speech for Artist of the Year.  But even though the audience was deprived of one of Bruno's patented show-stopping performances, there were plenty of others to make up for it.

Chief among them was Pink, who sang "Beautiful Trauma" while performing an eye-popping, breath-taking aerial dance routine while literally hanging off the side of the JW Marriott, high above L.A.  As she and her dancers flipped, twirled, and climbed up and across the outside of the building Batman-style, it was hard to believe she was singing live, but we're pretty sure she was.  The video for the song, which stars Channing Tatum, will premiere on Tuesday.

Pink and Kelly Clarkson also helped kicked off the show in grand style.  First, Jamie Foxx made a speech in which he referred to the many tragedies the country has suffered in the past year -- wildfires, hurricanes and hate-fueled violence -- and introduced a group of real-life first responders.

He continued, "As this year comes to a close, we look forward to 2018 with hope. For even as we mourn those who are lost, we know this: Together our strength will pull us through, together we shall overcome the pain, together we can unite as a people and a nation."   Then, Pink and Kelly duetted for the first time ever, singing R.E.M's "Everybody Hurts."

Later, Kelly returned for her own performance, singing her first post-American Idol hit, "Miss Independent," before seguing into her current hit "Love So Soft."

By the way, "Miss Independent" was co-written by Christina Aguilera, who delivered another memorable performance: She paid tribute to the late Whitney Houston's record-breaking soundtrack for The Bodyguard, released 25 years ago this week. 

With her hair slicked back and minimal makeup, Christina sang a medley of "I Will Always Love You," "I Have Nothing," "Run to You" and "I'm Every Woman." At the end, an emotional Christina said, "Thank you Whitney Houston, for being the best inspiration ever!" 

Pink was seen in the audience watching Christina with tears in her eyes. Despite what some were saying on Twitter, the two have long quashed their ancient beef and are now friends, and she was genuinely moved by the performance.

Yet another emotional moment came when Linkin Park won for Favorite Alternative Rock Artist.  The producers evidently weren't aware that the band, who lost their lead singer Chester Bennington to suicide earlier this year, was in the house, but they eventually made their way to the stage.  LP's Mike Shinoda dedicated the win to Chester's "memory," "talent," "sense of humor" and "joy," adding, "Take a moment to appreciate what you've got and make Chester proud."

The show ended with the legendary Diana Ross -- mother of the show's host, Tracee Ellis Ross -- winning the Lifetime Achievement Award and performing a medley of her hits.  Dressed in a fabulous gown, with her hair as big as ever, the 73-year-old icon sang "I'm Coming Out," "Take Me Higher," "Ease on Down the Road," "The Best Years of My Life" and "Ain't No Mountain High Enough."

While singing the latter song, Ross brought some of her grandchildren on stage, and then her entire family joined her.  So did fellow Motown legend Smokey Robinson and 87-year-old Motown founder Berry Gordy, the man who made Ross a star, and fathered her daughter Rhonda.

Two videotaped tributes to Miss Ross were also played: one was from Taylor Swift, who said, "I don't personally know anyone in music who hasn't been inspired by you and influenced by you..you have paved the way for everyone who does what we do now, including me." 

The other was from President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama.  "We still listen to Diana around the house," said Obama. "That's why I gave her the Presidential Medal of Freedom last year. But this is a big deal too!"

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Warner Bros.(NEW YORK) -- Justice League's estimated $96 million haul was enough to top the weekend box office, but fell short of expectations, delivering the lowest opening of any DC Comics film thus far.

There was better news overseas, as the film -- starring Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher and Ezra Miller -- earned an estimated $185.5 million, bring its worldwide total to $281.5 million.

Wonder -- starring Julia Roberts, Jacob Tremblay and Owen Wilson -- finished a strong second, raking in an estimated $27 million. It beat out Thor: Ragnarok, which fell to third place with an estimated $21.7 million. Internationally, Marvel's latest superhero film took in an estimated $24.1 million, bringing its global tally to $738.1. Marvel and ABC are owned by Disney.

Finally, Daddy's Home 2 bowed in fourth place with an estimated $14.8 million haul, and Murder on the Orient Express rounded out the top five, delivering an estimated $13.8 million over the weekend.

Here are the top 10 movies from Friday through Sunday, with estimated weekend gross ticket sales:

1. Justice League, $96 million
2. Wonder, $27.1 million
3. Thor: Ragnarok, $21.7 million
4. Daddy’s Home 2, $14.8 million
5. Murder on the Orient Express, $13.8 million
6. The Star, $10 million
7. A Bad Moms Christmas, $6.89 million
8. Lady Bird, $2.5 million
9. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri, $1.1 million
10. Jigsaw, $1 million

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Bobby Bank/Getty Images(FLORIDA) -- One-time Partridge Family star and 1970s pop idol David Cassidy  is currently hospitalized in Florida in critical condition with organ failure, his rep confirmed to ABC News.

The actor's rep added that Cassidy was in an induced coma but that "he is currently conscious and surrounded by family."

Cassidy, 67, is suffering from kidney and liver failure.

Earlier this year, the actor announced that he planned to retire from touring, and later revealed to People that he's battling dementia.  Cassidy, whose grandfather and mother also were stricken with the memory-loss disease, told the magazine of his diagnosis, "I was in denial, but a part of me always knew this was coming."

Cassidy was one of the biggest pop stars in the world in the 1970s, selling around arenas around the globe, his success driven by his role as singing teen Keith Partridge on the TV series The Partridge Family. He's had a rocky time during the last several years, having been arrested for driving under the influence in 2010, 2013 and 2014, and filing for bankruptcy in 2015. That same year, he was charged in a hit-and-run accident.

Earlier this year, David made news when fan-shot video surfaced of him slurring his words and struggling to remember lyrics during a concert in Agoura Hills, California.

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Bill Murray and Warren Oates in "Stripes"; Columbia Pictures/Getty Images (NEW YORK) --"That's the fact, Jack!"  CBS is developing a comedy based on Bill Murray and Harold Ramis' 1981 hit movie comedy Stripes, according to Deadline.

Ivan Reitman, who directed the original, is reportedly attached to direct and executive produce the series.

Stripes starred Murray and Ramis as two slacker friends who were dissatisfied with their jobs and decided to join the Army, whereupon hilarity ensured. It co-starred John Candy,Sean Young and P.J. Soles, as well as then-largely unknown actors including John Larroquette, Bill Paxton, Judge Reinhold, and Timothy Busfield. 

Coming as it did just a year after the hit box office comedy Caddyshack, which also starred Murray, Stripes cemented his status as a bankable big-screen comedy star.  It grossed more than $85 million. 

No word on when we'll see the series.

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Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures/TM & © DC Comics(NEW YORK) -- Ray Fisher plays Cyborg, the half-man, half-machine superhero in Justice League. Fisher, a newcomer to the DC Comics Universe, says when he landed the coveted role, his hope was to embody his character.

"Once I started testing for the role and found out what it was, that's when I started doing as much research into the character [as possible]," Fisher tells ABC Radio. "And that's when I saw a completely different side of Cyborg. And that's the side that I actually fell in love with, which was a character that was very deep and grounded and had a lot of pathos in respect to his origin and his life circumstances."

Those life circumstances, says Ray, include how he "lost his mother...[and] his body...through no fault of his own."

Ray says to become Cyborg, DC Comics gave him all the tools he needed.

"Once I booked the role they sent me every Cyborg comic that ever existed," Fisher says. "From the 1980s when he was created for the New Teen Titans all the way through The New 52 where Cyborg is introduced as a founding member of the Justice League. So I got a pretty expansive look at who he was. So when it came time to actually portray the character -- you can pick and choose little bits from any version to sort of make it a cohesive whole."

Now, with all those pieces together, Ray says he can focus on what's important.

"What would it be like for an individual to go through this transformation?" Ray asks. "Dealing with that loss and having him being able to recover a piece of himself, a piece of his humanity... is something that as an actor was exciting to play with because it gives you a lot to chew on."

Justice League opens today.


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Santiago Felipe/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) -- Marg Helgenberger wants to remind everyone that the season of giving is upon us. As a Stand Up to Cancer ambassador, the actress is raising awareness for the organization’s campaign with CVS called The Value of a Dollar.

Through this weekend, CVS shoppers have the opportunity to donate $1, $3 or more to Stand Up to Cancer when they check out at their local pharmacy.

Helgenberger tells ABC Radio she was inspired to get involved after her mother was diagnosed with cancer in the 1980s. Her mother, her sister and many of her friends are now among the survivors.

“Everyone in the world has someone in their family [who's been touched] by some type of cancer,” she says. “So I think that it’s something that everybody would be willing to spend a little money to help be a part of the solution.”

When she’s not working in support of cancer research, you can find Helgenberger on stage, in the Off-Broadway show What We’re Up Against. The timely story is about gender politics in the workplace and Helgenberger says she can relate to the misogyny her character experiences.

“Lots of dismissiveness and mansplaining, my God!” she says of the things she’s experienced on the job. “And just being literally sort of ignored.” 

She recounts a story where her director was only relaying direction to her male co-star. She finally had to remind the director that she was in the scene too.

Other on-set memories were more fun, however -- like the time when Taylor Swift -- a self-proclaimed obsessed fan of CSI -- made her acting debut on a 2009 episode of the show. Though Taylor never named one of her cats after Helgenberger's character, the actress says the singer couldn't have been nicer to the cast and crew.

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Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Sylvester Stallone is denying published report that he and a bodyguard were accused of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl in 1986.

A rep for Stallone said in a statement to ABC affiliate KABC, "This is a ridiculous, categorically false story. No one was ever aware of this story until it was published today, including Mr. Stallone. At no time was Mr. Stallone ever contacted by any authorities or anyone else regarding this matter. It never happened."

The story, first published in February 2016 by the Baltimore Post-Examiner website, but picked up Thursday by The Daily Mail, cites a Las Vegas police report that the Mail said was verified by the retired police detective who headed the Vegas police sexual assault unity at the time.

According to the report, which the Mail published a copy of, the 16-year-old was introduced to Stallone by a child actor on the film Stallone was working on at the time, Over the Top.

The report alleges that the teen was given a key to Stallone's room by Stallone's bodyguard and invited up where she and Stallone had sex while the bodyguard remained in the bathroom. Stallone later asked if she'd ever had sex with two men after with the bodyguard came into the room and, the report alleges, the men coerced her to perform oral sex on them. 

Later, the report claims, Stallone threatened to beat the girl if she told anyone.  The report says the teen, who suggested her initial encounter with Stallone, but not the later encounter with Stallone and the bodyguard, was consensual -- the age of consent in Nevada is 16 -- declined to press charges saying, "I'm humiliated and ashamed...."

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Lester Cohen/Netflix(NEW YORK) -- Netflix has officially revealed the date and name of Dave Chappelle's third stand-up comedy special for them, and have used their hit series Stranger Things to help announce the news.

The hilarious teaser shows the actual from Stranger Things in which telepathic character Eleven uses her powers to blast a guard into a wall, knocking him unconscious.  Just after the guard falls, an excited Chappelle moves into the frame in front of Eleven, saying "Do me! Do me next!"

Titled Dave Chappelle: Equanimity, the special follows Dave's previous specials: The Age of Spin: Dave Chappelle Live at the Hollywood Palladium, and Deep in the Heart of Texas: Dave Chappelle Live at Austin City Limits, which debuted earlier this year.

Dave Chappelle: Equanimity Premiere's New Year's Eve -- Sunday, December 31 -- on Netflix.


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Netflix/Jessica Miglio(NEW YORK) -- Marvel's The Punisher is now available for your binging pleasure on Netflix. Based on the fan-favorite comic character of the same name, the series picks up with Special Forces soldier-turned vigilante Frank Castle where we last left him at the end of Daredevil, season two. 

Jon Bernthal's brooding, bruising Castle is now on the run in New York City, trying to live under the radar after slipping custody following his decimation of rival gangs, and the members of a conspiracy that got his family murdered.

Castle soon learns, however, that he hasn't eliminated every loose end in a conspiracy that followed him all the way from his time serving in Afghanistan. Key to unraveling the mystery is Karen Page, the dogged reporter who befriended Castle in the Daredevil series. Deborah Ann Woll [wohl] reprises her role as Page in Punisher.

"Frank needs someone to remind him about the real world," Woll tells ABC Radio, "and Karen needs someone to light a fire under her a**, you know, and I like that they do that for each other."

Woll adds, "I like that Karen can say, 'How far down this road of violence of revenge do you go before you're ripped apart?' and he can look at her and go, 'I'm already ripped apart. And you are, too.'"

Woll says "We had no idea that Karen and Frank would have such a connection after Daredevil, season two. You know, they don't interact at all in the comic books, and that was something really unique to our story ...Jon and I, I think, just really fell in love, and love working together, and I love him and his personality, and his work ethic, and it was just easy to fall into that relationship."

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