Updated Feb 19, 2013 - 8:18 am
DISH: Senator urges Hollywood Executives to blacklist Alec Baldwin.
A reporter and photographer have filed a harassment claim against the 30 Rock star, accusing Baldwin of hurling a racial slur at them during an altercation outside his home in the Big Apple on Sunday.
And state Senator Malcolm Smith insists the actor's latest run-in with the media is further proof he needs help.
A statement from Smith reads:
"If these allegations are true, then no television network or film studio should hire the veteran actor until he seeks help. In today's modern age it's a disgrace that people still use remarks that provide hatred to others based on race or origin."
Sunday's altercation came after a New York Post reporter approached Baldwin and asked him for a comment on an injury lawsuit filed against his yoga teacher wife, Hilaria.
The reporter told police the actor grabbed her by the arm and told her, "I want you to choke to death" before allegedly using a racial slur in a verbal attack on her photographer sidekick.
A spokesman for Baldwin, who also filed a harassment claim against the reporter, has called the accusations "completely false".
Harry Styles breaks silence on split from Taylor Swift!
Sounds like Harry Styles won't be penning any songs about his ex-girlfriend Taylor Swift anytime soon.
The One Direction singer has finally broken his silence about his split from the country superstar, saying that he's doing "OK" since the couple called it quits in early January.
But was the 19-year-old British sensation also feeling "OK" about Swift's possible diss towards him during her performance at the Grammys, during which she adopted a British accent?
Styles said, "She's a great performer. She always performs great and she's always good on the stage. She's done it for a long time. She knows what she's doing on stage. It was just another good Taylor Swift performance. It was good."
Khloe Kardashian x'd as X-Factor co-host.
The X Factor won't be keeping up with Khloe Kardashian anymore.
The towering reality star has not been asked to return as co-host of the high-profile Fox singing competition.
The New York Post reports producers are asking Mario Lopez to come back, but not Khloe.
Kardashian came to the show with no television hosting experience and often appeared nervous and unprepared on camera.
Ethan Zohn and Jenna Morasca break up after 10 years.
Longtime couple Ethan Zohn and Jenna Morasca are ending their relationship.
Morasca and Zohn have gone through an emotional journey over the years since meeting as winners of Survivor.
She won Survivor: Amazon while he won Survivor: Africa.
They also competed together on The Amazing Race, and starred on their own show, Everyday Health.
Most memorably, Zohn chronicled his very moving battle with Hodgkins lymphoma from diagnosis to remission to its return in 2011.
He underwent a stem-cell transplant in February 2012, and through it all, Morasca was by his side as both were outspoken supporters of cancer survival and detection.
Zohn even ran the New York City marathon in 2011 in support of a cure.
Zohn was there to attend Morasca's May 2012 graduation from Columbia University, where she earned a master's degree in counseling and clinical psychology.
Spider-Man stuntman sues over injuries.
The tangled legal web over the troubled stage production "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" continues to spin and expand.
Richard Kobak, a former stuntman on the production, is suing Live Nation Worldwide and other companies for a total of $6 million, claiming that they provided the play with equipment, safety devices and other devices that were improperly maintained and eventually led to his injury.
Fergie and Josh Duhamel expecting first child!
Pop star Fergie and her actor husband Josh Duhamel are set to become first-time parents.
The Black Eyed Peas singer announced her pregnancy on Twitter on Monday She simply tweeted:
The expectant mom then gave fans a glimpse at what their child might look like by sharing photos of herself and her husband as kids.
Let the Led Zeppelin reunion rumors begin.
Robert Plant has offered Led Zeppelin fans renewed hope for a reunion by revealing he has "nothing to do in 2014".
The rocker and his former bandmates Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones have been trying to play down talk of another get together ever since they regrouped for a one-time gig in 2007, which was released on DVD in 2012, and now Plant has hinted that he's open to a Led Zeppelin reunion next year.
Plant says he's not the reason for the band's lack of activity. "[Page and Jones] are Capricorns. They don't say a word. They're quite contained in their own worlds and they leave it to me. I'm not the bad guy ... You need to see the Capricorns."
CBS dismisses The Job.
CBS has pinkslipped The Job, pulling the reality series from its Friday schedule after a second weak ratings performance.
The Job gave groups of contestants a chance at landing a dream job at their dream company.
Trainer for Flipper, Lassie, dies.
Pat Derby, a former Hollywood trainer for Flipper, Lassie and other performing animals who later devoted her life to protecting them after seeing widespread abuse, died Friday of throat cancer at her home in the biggest of the animal sanctuaries run by her organization, the Performing Animal Welfare Society, or PAWS, in San Andreas, California.
She was 69.
During the 1960s and 1970s, Derby worked on television shows including Flipper, Daktari, Gunsmoke and Lassie.
Derby said that she developed her own training methods based on love and trust but was stunned by the abuse and neglect she saw among other animal trainers in the entertainment industry.
She often served as the public face and voice for performing animals, in recent years fighting primarily to get elephants out of circuses and zoos and into sanctuaries.