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David Letterman returns to late night, sets Jimmy Kimmel straight on Conan O'Brien's crazy horse story

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By Stephen Iervolino

ABC/Randy Holmes(NEW YORK) — David Letterman returned to late night TV for the first time since retiring in 2015, appearing on Tuesday’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! taping in Jimmy’s hometown, Brooklyn, New York, and caught Jimmy and his viewers up on how he’s been spending his retirement. One story involved a horse he sent, shortly after his retirement, to fellow late night host Conan O’Brien as a joke that went awry.

The plan, according to Letterman, was that O’Brien would bring the horse on stage during his show, where it would relieve itself, after which Conan would return it.

“Days later, I realized something had gone terribly wrong,” the 70-year-old former Late Show host continued. “I got this lovely letter from him saying his wife has decided to keep it because she’s an equestrian.”

That wasn’t the response Letterman was hoping for, he said, explaining, “I was counting on him returning the horse and I get my money back.”

That’s not the end of the story, as Conan during an appearance on Friday’s Late Show, told current host Stephen Colbert that the horse had “gone crazy.”

“So, now he’s complaining,” said Letterman. “There may be litigation, and maybe I’ll get a call from PETA.”

“So, if you run into Conan,” Letterman pleaded to Kimmel, “Just say it was supposed to be a joke.”

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"The Voice" recap: The battle rounds continue with Adam Levine stealing an artist from Blake Shelton

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By Stephen Iervolino

NBC/Trae Patton(LOS ANGELES) — The battle rounds continued Tuesday night on The Voice, as teammates went head-to-head for the right to advance to the next stage in the competition, a night that also saw Adam Levine steal an artist from Blake Shelton.

Each coach enlisted the help of a guest adviser during rehearsals: DNCE’s Joe Jonas for Team Adam, Rascal Flatts for Team Blake, ex-Destiny’s Child member Kelly Rowland for Team Jennifer Hudson and Billy Ray Cyrus for Team Miley Cyrus.

Here are the highlights of Tuesday night’s show:

Davon Fleming and Maharasyi, representing Team Jennifer led off the show. The two artists, who Hudson described as “soulful, R&B singers” faced off against each other on Whitney Houston’s “I’m Your Baby Tonight.” Miley, who loved the entertainment aspect of the performance, called the battle a tie. Adam leaned towards Davon. Blake agreed, but also gave props to Maharasyi for holding her own against a more seasoned singer. JHud awarded the victory to Davon, who advances to the next round. Maharasyi was sent home.

Team Adam’s Brandon Showell battled Hannah Mrozak on “Cold Water” by Major Lazer featuring Justin Bieber and MØ. Adam, addressing the camera prior to the performance, said the winner would be the artist who he “was unable to look away from.” Afterwards, the other coaches were mixed, with Blake giving the round to Hannah and Jennifer giving Brandon the edge. Adam declared the match dead even, but went with Hannah, who moves on to the knockout rounds. Brandon’s time on The Voice came to an end.

Blake then paired Dennis Drummond and Mitchell Lee for the next battle, noting each of them were “more rock than country.” They covered Counting Crows’ “Mr. Jones.” Miley liked Drummond’s “cool vibe,” but believed Mitchell had the strongest voice. Adam thought Mitchell was more in Blake’s wheelhouse, but called Dennis a “wild card.” In what Shelton declared his closest battle this season, he chose Mitchell, who moves on to the next round.

The competition wasn’t over for Drummond, however, as Adam, who fought hard for the artist, but lost out to Blake in the blind auditions, ultimately got his man, stealing him from Shelton.

Also on Tuesday: Team Adam’s Dylan Gerard and Team Miley’s Esera Tualo advanced to the knockout rounds. Dave Crosby and Rebecca Brunner — from Blake and Adam’s teams, respectively — were sent packing.

The Voice returns with more battles Monday night at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.

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Has Margot Robbie been secretly married for three years?

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By Stephen Iervolino

Getty Images for TIME/Kevin Mazur(NEW YORK) — Margot Robbie reportedly has been telling a little white lie these past 12 months.

A source tells the New York Post that the Suicide Squad actress and her husband, British film director Tom Ackerley, have secretly been married a lot longer.

Robbie allegedly spilled the beans at the Hamptons International Film Festival, where the insider claims a guest congratulated her on her first-year wedding anniversary, and she replied, “It’s been three years.”

The couple had been reported to have wed in a secret ceremony on the Gold Coast of her native Australia last year.

Margot and Tom, both 27, met in 2013 on the set of the World War II drama Suite Française in France.

Robbie can currently be seen in theatres in the drama Goodbye Christopher Robin.

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Harvey Weinstein resigns from the board of the Weinstein Company

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lberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — Harvey Weinstein resigned from the board of the Weinstein Company during a conference call with the remaining board members, ABC News has confirmed.

He’s still pursuing a claim he was wrongfully fired from the company.

In a statement, the Weinstein Company board of directors said, “The board today ratified its decision to terminate Harvey Weinstein’s employment with the Weinstein Co. Harvey Weinstein resigned from the board.”

The company has been under pressure since sexual assault and harassment allegations against Weinstein were first reported by The New York Times and The New Yorker nearly two weeks ago.

The disgraced movie mogul has been accused of sexual misconduct by numerous women, including actresses Ashley Judd, Rose McGowan, Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie. In response to the allegations, a spokesperson for the movie executive said “Any allegations of nonconsensual sex are unequivocally denied by Mr. Weinstein.”

Weinstein is also said to be receiving counseling “and is pursuing a better path,” the statement says.

Weinstein was fired from the Weinstein Company, the production company he co-founded with his brother, Bob, days after the initial report surfaced. He’s also been expelled from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and the Producers Guild has begun the process of terminating his membership.

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'Game of Thrones' star Lena Headey accuses Harvey Weinstein of inappropriate behavior

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Gregg DeGuire/WireImage(NEW YORK) — Game of Thrones star Lena Heady’s the latest actress accusing film producer Harvey Weinstein of inappropriate sexual behavior.

“The first time I met Harvey Weinstein was at the Venice Film Festival,” the actress writes on her Twitter, noting that the 2005 film The Brothers Grimm was showing there, in which she starred with Matt Damon and Heath Ledger.

“At one point Harvey asked me to take a walk down to the water,” Heady continues. “I walked down with him and he stopped and made some suggestive comment, a gesture.”

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Headey goes on: “I just laughed it off, I was genuinely shocked, I remember thinking, it’s got to be a joke, I said something like.. oh come on mate?? It’d be like kissing my dad!! Let’s go get a drink, get back to the others.”

Headey concludes, “I was never in any other Miramax film.”

Miramax was the production company Harvey and brother Bob Weinstein founded in 1979, before leaving in 2005 to form The Weinstein Company.

Headey, who plays the ruthless Queen Cersei Lannister on Game of Thrones, also notes parenthetically that she was “subjected to endless bullying” by The Brothers Grimm director Terry Gilliam while shooting that film.

Weinstein’s been accused of sexual harassment, sexual assault and rape by numerous actresses over the past week. His rep has denied Weinstein had any sexual contact that wasn’t consensual.

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