MTV Has decides to resume production on the show “Catfish,” after sexual misconduct allegations against Nev Schulman were found ‘not credible.’
“Although we never received a formal complaint, MTV and Critical Content immediately engaged an independent third party investigator,” said MTV in a statement given to Deadline. “The independent investigator found the allegations made in the YouTube videos to be not credible and without merit.”
The statement continues, “Given the results of the investigation, “Catfish” will resume filming. We take these matters very seriously and are committed to providing a safe working environment.”
Schulman took to social media to thank fans for their support. “Appreciate the support from you and so many others,” he tweeted. “Excited to get back to work!”
Schulman was accused back in May after Ayissha Morgan, who appeared on the show three years ago, posted a video claiming that Schulman harassed her during production. “Catfish” follows Nev and Max as they help fans uncover whether or not the people they’ve been talking to online are real or a Catfish.
The cast of “Roseanne” is moving forward without the star, as the network announced a spin-off of the series will replace it.
Tom Werner has ordered 10-episodes of a spinoff currently titled “The Conners” (working title). The spin-off, will premiere in the fall, and will follow the Conner family and their new struggles following an incident.
Barr will have no involvement on any level with the new series. Barr will retain all rights to her Roseanne Conner character and any future spinoffs beyond “The Conners.”
Original stars John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, Sara Gilbert, Lecy Goranson and Michael Fishman will star in the spinoff.
“We have received a tremendous amount of support from fans of our show, and it’s clear that these characters not only have a place in our hearts, but in the hearts and homes of our audience,” Goodman, Metcalf, Gilbert, Goranson and Fishman said in a joint statement. “We all came back last season because we wanted to tell stories about the challenges facing a working-class family today. We are so happy to have the opportunity to return with the cast and crew to continue to share those stories through love and laughter.”
“Roseanne” was cancelled on May 29 due to Barr’s racist remarks. it was slated to return in the fall for an 11th season with 13 episodes.
A musical based on the life of Michael Jackson is headed to Broadway in 2020.
The currently untitled show will be penned by Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage.
News of the musical was announced by the Michael Jackson Estate and Columbia Live Stage company.
The musical will include several MJ hits. Some of which include “Thriller,” “Beat It” and “Smooth Criminal.”
TONY Award winner Christopher Wheeldon will serve as director and choreographer.
The full details of the show in regards to a timeline have yet to be revealed. No cast news has been revealed to the masses.
Janet Jackson is solid gold for the July/August issue of ESSENCE magazine.
Hot on the heels of her Billboard Music Awards performance, Jackson will be headlining this year’s EssenceFest.
In this issue, the magazine takes a trip down memory lane to discuss Jackson’s successful career.
This issue of ESSENCE hits newsstands tomorrow!
After years of back and forth, Mary J. Blige and Kendu Issacs are officially divorced.
The couple’s divorce was finalized on Wednesday.
Their divorce made headlines due Infidelity accusations and Blige being ordered to pay Issacs $30k per month.
The exact terms of their settlement have not been made public.
Blige, 47, and Issacs split in 2016 after 12 years of marriage.
Nicki Minaj covers the July issue of ELLE magazine.
Nicki remained ghost for several months before returning to the music and social media scene with a vengeance.
The songs “Chun Li” and “Barbie Tingz” continue to climb the charts while fans await a full album from their Barb.
During her sit-down with the magazine Minaj discusses how it feels to be back on top and on her throne.
Cardi B and Offset cover the upcoming July issue of ROLLING STONE magazine.
The pair have been deemed the IT couple of Hip Hop, but many fans are still unsure as to how they started.
In this issue (which hits newsstands July 2) the publication will do a deep dive into the couple’s world and how they preparing for the arrival of their baby girl!