Here’s a crux of top entertainment and celebrity stories from August 1 in one shot.
BRAD GARRETT CALLS OUT ON MISTREATMENT BY ELLEN
America stand-up comedian Brad Garrett said mistreatment on ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ is ‘common knowledge.’ In his tweet on July 31, the actor said, ‘Know more than one who were treated horribly by her.’
A week ago current and former employees have accused the show of having a ‘toxic’ work environment. Furthermore, the employees have blamed senior managers of racism and intimidation.
Following which, the talk show’s host has issued a lengthy letter, apologizing the staff for workplace harassment. At the same time, ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ is undergoing internal investigation by owner WarnerMedia.
BRYAN CALLEN ACCUSED OF RAPE
According to a LA Times report, four women have accused ‘The Goldbergs’ actor Bryan Callen of sexual assault and misconduct. However, the actor has taken to his Twitter account to deny the said allegations.
The actor said, “Let me be very clear: I have never raped, forced myself upon any woman nor offered to trade stage time for sex. EVER.”
“The horrific and false allegations originated in today’s LA TIMES will be addressed in detail in a special Saturday night edition of my podcast TFATK tomorrow,” the actor continued.
US PROMPTS TIKTOK BAN
US President Donald Trump said he will be banning the Chinese-owned app TikTok as soon as Saturday. Meanwhile, the video app has been a source of national security and censorship concerns.
However, there are reports that software giant Microsoft is in talks to buy the app, amid the ban.