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Arnold Schwarzenegger admits to “stepping over the line” with women in the past

Men’s Health(LOS ANGELES) — In a cover story for Men’s Health magazine’s 30th anniversary issue, Arnold Schwarzenegger admits “stepping over the line” with women in the past, and says he regrets calling his political opponents “girlie men.”

“Looking back, I stepped over the line several times, and I was the first one to say sorry,” he says. “I feel bad about it, and I apologize.”

In 2003, just before he became governor of California, Schwarzenegger was accused of groping several women in past incidents.

He tells the mag, “When I became governor, I wanted to make sure that no one, including me, ever makes this mistake. That’s why we took sexual harassment courses, to have a clear understanding, from a legal point of view and also from a regular-behavior point of view, of what is accepted and what is not.”

Schwarzenegger also admits that it probably wasn’t the best idea to use the phrase “girlie men” to describe his Democratic opponents while serving as governor, and Democratic politicians in general.

“At the time it felt like the right thing to do,” he says. “It was in my gut. I improvised it. I called them girlie men because they weren’t willing to take risks. They were afraid of everything. Politicians in general want to do little things so there’s no risk involved.”

He continues, “But it was shortsighted. In the long term, it’s better to not say that, because you want to work with them.”

By the way, Schwarzenegger borrowed the phrase “girlie men” from the recurring Saturday Night Live “Hans and Franz” sketch, in which Dana Carvey and Kevin Nealon played Arnold’s Austrian bodybuilder “cousins.”

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Samira Wiley reveals she “cried a lot” after she was accidentally outed by an ‘OITNB’ cast member

Jessica Miglio/Netflix(NEW YORK) — Orange Is the New Black alum Samira Wiley never intended to be an openly gay actress, but she didn’t have a choice after one of her OITNB cast mates accidentally outed her.

Samira, who played Poussey on the Netflix show, admits she wasn’t exactly open about her sexuality when she first got the role.

“First season [of Orange Is the New Black] I wasn’t out at all,” Wiley said on the Nancy podcast.

“Someone from my cast actually, during [an] interview, they were talking about out gay actors in the cast…and they mentioned my name, and I saw it in print, and I cried. I cried a lot,” Wiley, who currently stars in The Handmaid’s Tale, recalled.

She added, “That’s something somebody took from me. You should be able to come out on your own terms, so that was probably a little deeper.”

However, Wiley says her OINTB character helped her come to terms with her sexuality and to become the outspoken advocate we know today.

“I wasn’t out in the beginning, and I think falling in love with Poussey, which is a real thing that happened to me, helped me fall in love with myself, as well,” she said.

Wiley continued, “I think that if I wasn’t portraying these characters, I wonder how my own journey with my own sexual orientation, how I would embrace that, how I would walk the world if I wasn’t able to embrace the characters that I have been.”

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‘Real Housewives of New Jersey’s’ Joe Giudice to be deported to Italy after prison

Paul Zimmerman/Getty Images for Mount Airy Casino Resort(YORK COUNTY, PA) — Joe Giudice, the husband of Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice, has been ordered deported to Italy following his prison sentence for fraud.

Officials with Immigration and Customs Enforcement confirmed to ABC News that a judge ruled on the deportation in immigration court Wednesday morning. Joe has 30 days to appeal the decision.

Giudice is currently serving a 41-month prison sentence at the Allenwood Federal Correctional Institute in Pennsylvania for mail, wire and bankruptcy fraud and is scheduled to be released next year. His wife, Teresa, served just over 11 months in jail for the same crimes and was released in 2015. The couple have four daughters: 17-year-old Gia, 14-year-old Gabriella, 12-year-old Milania and nine-year-old Audriana.

Back in January, Teresa implied she’d move to Italy to be with her husband should he be deported.

“I mean, Italy’s a beautiful place to live,” Giudice said at the RHONJ reunion on Bravo. “I wouldn’t mind, you know, I’m just saying. Listen, whatever God has planned for me, that’s what’s going to happen. I will embrace it the best I can.”

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Charlize Theron, Keira Knightley, Lady Gaga and more cover ‘ELLE’s’ Women in Hollywood issue

Zoey Grossman(LOS ANGELES) — Charlize TheronKeira Knightley and Lady Gaga are among the honorees for this year’s 25th annual ELLE Women in Hollywood event.

They’re each featured on a November cover of ELLE’s Women in Hollywood issue. Other cover stars being honored include Shonda Rhimes, Sarah Paulson, Mia Farrow, Yara Shahidi and the female cast of Black Panther including Angela Bassett, Lupita Nyong’o and Danai Gurira.

In the cover stories, the women speak about everything from fame to box office double standards, to balancing professional and personal life.

ELLE’s Women in Hollywood event will take place on Monday, October 25 in Los Angeles. Hosted by Mindy Kaling, it’ll feature a speech by United States attorney and professor Anita Hill.  Most people remember Hill as the woman who accused then-Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas during his 1991 Senate confirmation hearings of sexually harassing her while he was her supervisor.

The November issue of ELLE hits newsstands October 23.

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‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ star Dave Bautista wants to “sign up” for ‘Suicide Squad’ if James Gunn is doing it

ABC/Randy Holmes(LOS ANGELES) — Guardians of the Galaxy star Dave Bautista wants in on the new Suicide Squad movie if James Gunn is on board.

Sources confirmed to ABC News Tuesday that Gunn — who directed the first two GOTG movies but was let go from the third — is in talks with Warner Bros and DC to write and possibly direct the next Suicide Squad installment. Bautista retweeted a story reporting the news and wrote, “Where do I sign up!”

Bautista, who plays Drax in the Guardians films, has been an outspoken supporter Gunn since Disney fired him from the franchise after old controversial tweets of his surfaced.

“I will have more to say but for right now all I will say is this..@JamesGunn is one of the most loving, caring, good-natured people I have ever met,” Bautista tweeted in July.  “He’s gentle and kind and cares deeply for people and animals. He’s made mistakes. We all have. Im NOT ok with what’s happening to him.”

Bautista later tweeted that he’ll continue with Guardians because he’s “legally obligated” but doing the third installment without James Gunn wasn’t what he signed up for.

Disney is the parent company of Marvel Studios and ABC News.

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American Music Awards: Taylor Swift breaks record for most wins by a female artist, encourages fans to vote

Taylor Swift on the American Music Awards; Getty Images for dcp via ABC/Kevin Mazur/AMA2018(LOS ANGELES) — It was a record-breaking night for Taylor Swift at the American Music Awards.

Not only did the pop superstar open the show with a fiery performance of “I Did Something Bad,” she went on to win four awards, breaking the late Whitney Houston’s record for most career AMA wins by a female artist. Swift took home the trophies for Tour of the Year, Favorite Pop/Rock Album for Reputation, and Artist of the Year, bringing her career total to 23 AMAs.

In addition to breaking a record, Swift continued to break her silence on politics. After getting political in an Instagram post over the weekend, Taylor used her acceptance speech for Artist of the Year to encourage people to vote.

“I just wanted to make a mention at the fact that this award and every single award given out tonight were voted on by the people,” she said, “and you know what else is voted on by the people is the midterm elections on November 6.”

There were only a couple of other political moments during the night — including a passionate call to vote from presenter Billy Eichner, and host Tracee Ellis Ross wearing a t-shirt that said, “I am a voter.”

It was also a night of “firsts” for a handful of artists. Pop star Camila Cabello won her first two AMAs as a solo artist, for Favorite Pop/Rock Song for “Havana” and New Artist of the Year. R&B singer Khalid, rap group Migos and country singer Kane Brown also became first-time AMA winners. The late rapper XXXTentacion won for Favorite Soul/R&B Album and his mother accepted on his behalf.

And as always, the ceremony boasted a slew of stellar musical performances.  Rapper Cardi B, who won for Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist, delivered her first post-baby TV performance with her hit “I Like It” featuring J Balvin and Bad Bunny. The three turned the stage into a colorful fiesta.  Jennifer Lopez debuted a new female empowerment anthem called “Limitless” from her upcoming movie Second Act, showing off her vocal chops and giving her dancing skills a rest; Mariah Carey sang her new song “With You” dressed in a form-fitting pink gown and surrounded by male dancers; and Panic! at the Disco paid tribute to Queen with a rendition of “Bohemian Rhapsody” performed live from Brisbane, Australia.

The show ended with an emotional tribute to Aretha Franklin that brought the house down. The gospel production featured singers Gladys Knight, Ledisi, Mary Mary, Donnie McClurkin and CeCe Winans.

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‘The Voice’ recap: The blind auditions continue with Adam Levine nabbing the biggest artist of the night

NBC/Tyler Golden(LOS ANGELES) — With their teams almost full, Tuesday’s one-hour edition of The Voice saw coaches Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Kelly Clarkson and Jennifer Hudson being especially picky about which artists they chose.

The show ended with Adam beating out Kelly and Jennifer to nab the biggest artist of the night. It was Adam’s second of the night. Blake, Kelly and Jennifer each picked up an artist as well.

Here are the highlights of Tuesday night’s episode:

Caeland Garner is a friend of season 13 finalist Red Marlow, who urged Garner to move to Nashville. Caeland’s cover of the 1970s hit “Dancing in the Moonlight,” by King Harvest, caught the attention of Jennifer and Blake, who turned their chairs. Shelton was “mesmerized” with Garner’s “70s singer/songwriter” sound. Jennifer, clearly the underdog in this battle, argued that it was “About the love of a beautiful instrument” Not surprisingly, Garner picked Blake.

Madison Cain is the daughter of Journey songwriter and keyboard player Jonathan Cain, and caught the music bug when her dad brought her on stage when she was eight-years-old. In spite of Madison’s pedigree, her version of Alanis Morissette‘s “You Oughta Know” failed to get any of the coaches to turn their chairs, all of them agreeing that Madison was a little too “perfect,” and could’ve delivered the song with more reckless abandon.

Lela, a 15-year-old Colombian-American artist from Miami, Florida was raised on artists like Shakira. Her bi-lingual version of Camila Cabello’s “Havana” impressed Kelly and Jennifer, who both felt pop radio needed more artist that sang in both English and Spanish, and promised to further explore that part of her music. In the end, it was JHud with the most convincing argument and got Lela to join her team.

Abby Cates, 17, currently performs at kiddie parties, where she dresses up as popular fairy tale characters. She discovered music during the long recuperation process she endured following a horse riding accident. She only got one coach to turn around with her rendition of Alesia Cara’s “Scars to Your Beautiful,” but it was the one she wanted — Kelly Clarkson, who loved Abby’s tone and range.

Finally, Nigerian-born singer Funsho is a 28-year-old Los Angeles resident who recently quit his government job to pursue music full-time. His take on Bruno Mars’ “Finesse” drew chair turns from Adam, Jennifer and Kelly. The upper register of Funsho’s voice is what sold Adam on the artist, while Kelly was impressed with his ability to take a well-known song and make it his own, and Jennifer noted that while some artists’ voice “get lost” when they sing up-tempo songs, Funsho was “riding every note.” After the coaches were done making their pitches, it was Adam who got his man.

The Voice blind auditions continue Monday at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.

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Report: Ben Affleck and ‘Playboy’ model Shauna Sexton no longer dating

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(LOS ANGELES) — Ben Affleck is no longer dating Playboy model Shauna Sexton, multiple sources are reporting.

“It was casual and not serious,” a source tells Entertainment Tonight. “Ben’s only priority right now is his sobriety and his family.”

Another source tells People, “He enjoyed being with her but is working on himself, and being together with her at this time is not something that works.”

The apparent end of the couple’s brief relationship comes just two days after they spent the weekend in Montana together.

Affleck, 46, and Sexton, 22, were first spotted together on August 16. Less than a week later, on August 22, Affleck checked into rehab for alcohol addiction. Sexton was seen visiting him at the treatment center during his 40-day stay.

Affleck, who finalized his divorce from Jennifer Garner just last week, posted a message on Instagram after completing his treatment.

“Battling any addiction is a lifelong and difficult struggle,” he wrote. “Because of that, one is never really in or out of treatment. It is full-time commitment. I am fighting for myself and my family.”

He shares three children with Garner: Violet, 12, Seraphina, nine, and Samuel, six.

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From Marvel to DC: James Gunn in talks to write and possibly direct next ‘Suicide Squad’ film

Christopher Polk/Getty Images(HOLLYWOOD) — James Gunn is trading one comic book movie franchise for another.

After he was fired from Marvel’s next Guardians of the Galaxy movie, sources confirm the filmmaker is in talks with Warner Bros. and DC to write and possibly direct the next Suicide Squad movie.

Should Gunn come on board, the film will be a completely new take on the franchise, not a sequel to the 2016 original.

In July, Gunn — who directed and wrote the first two Guardians films — was let go from the third Guardians installment after old, offensive tweets of his were unearthed.

Even though the cast of the film, including Chris Pratt and Zoe Saldana, rallied in support of Gunn, and fans started a petition to ask Disney — Marvel and ABC News’ parent company — to reinstate him, Disney’s decision remained final.

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Busy Philipps says James Franco was a “bully,” pushed her to ground on set

Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — Busy Phillips has her new memoir, This Will Only Hurt a Little, out next week and in an excerpt that’s making the rounds online, she calls former co-star James Franco a “bully,” adding that he actually put his hands on her during the filming of a scene years back.

Phillips and Franco starred together in Freaks and Geeks and during one take, the script called for the actress to playfully hit Franco in the chest. She says he did not appreciate the contact while the cameras were rolling.

“He grabbed both my arms and screamed in my face, ‘DON’T EVER TOUCH ME AGAIN!’” she writes in her memoir, which was obtained and verified by GMA. “And he threw me to the ground. Flat on my back. Wind knocked out of me.”

She says Franco apologized to her the next day at the behest of the producers and the director.

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Phillips added context to what she wrote in her book. Like many women in Hollywood culture have also said, Phillips says she always felt like she was forced to play the role of pacifist, no matter who was right or wrong.

“At the time, 19, and with my first professional acting job, I was under the impression that this was just the way things were,” she told THR. “James and I have talked about it over the years. At one point he apologized to me.”

This isn’t the first time Phillips has told this story. It’s worth noting that in a 2016 Watch What Happens Live interview, she told the same story but said the two are friends now and that’s all in the past.

A request for comment from Franco’s rep was not immediately returned to ABC News.

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