A former “Charles in Charge” actor says Scott Baio assaulted and “mentally tortured” him during their time together on the show in the 1980s. Alexander Polinsky made the allegations Wednesday in Los Angeles during a news conference. Polinsky says Baio exposed himself, talked about gay sex acts with the young actor and once threw a hot cup of tea in his face. Another former “Charles in Charge” co-star, Nicole Eggert, came forward last month with claims that Baio sexually assaulted her when she was a minor while they worked together on the hit show. Baio called those allegations false, saying he and Eggert were involved in a consensual relationship when she was of legal age. Brian Glicklich, Baio’s spokespman, said the new claims would be addressed at a news conference.
When Netflix released a teaser trailer over Super Bowl weekend that just featured a bunch of tambourines being played, no one was really sure what it was all about — but it seems we now have an answer. Chris Rock‘s first Netflix stand-up special is making it’s debut on Valentine’s Day. The special is called Tamborine, and the comedian posted the same video that debuted over a week ago, but this time with his name and the title of the special appearing at the end along with the release date. It’s been 10 years since Rock debuted a new stand-up special, his last one being Kill the Messsenger from HBO in 2008. Tamborine was filmed at New York’s Brooklyn Academy of Music, directed by fellow stand-up comedian Bo Burnham. It’s the first of two new specials that Chris Rock will be doing for the streaming service. Rock will also be starring in the new Netflix comedy The Week Of with Adam Sandler this spring.
Model Danielle Herrington has become the third black woman to grace the cover of the coveted 2018 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue. In a video released by the magazine, former SI swimsuit cover model Tyra Banks was the one to break the news to Herrington. Herrington made her debut in the magazine in 2017. SI Swimsuit editor MJ Day said in a statement, “Last year, Danielle was a rookie, and yet already an exemplary model. She’s an extra hard worker and a natural brand ambassador. She owned every single second of her shoot.” Day added. “Last year she showed up never expecting to be there; this year she showed up completely claiming her place and status as a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model.” Aside from Herrington and Banks, Beyoncé nabbed the SI Swimsuit cover in 2007. The issue is on sale now.
Following months of trouble between former “Sex and the City” co-stars Kim Cattrall and Sarah Jessica Parker, Cattrall let everyone know this weekend that Parker was definitely “not her friend.” After Cattrall announced Feb. 4 that her brother Christopher Cattrall was found dead in Canada, Parker seemed to reach out with a compassionate note on Cattrall’s Instagram post, writing: “Dearest Kim, my love and condolences to you and yours and Godspeed to your beloved brother. Xx.” Cattrall, 61, shot back on Saturday, telling Parker via another Instagram post that she was never her friend. She also called Parker, 52, a hypocrite and accused her of exploiting her family’s tragedy to boost her “nice girl persona.” A certain degree of tension between Cattrall and Parker has long been known, though Parker would often tell the media how much she “adored” Cattrall.
Comedian Amy Schumer has a new boyfriend: celebrated chef Chris Fischer, whose Martha’s Vineyard restaurant is a favorite of former President Obama and his family. Schumer and Fischer made their relationship Instagram official on Sunday, when Schumer shared a black-and-white photo of the couple at Ellen DeGeneres’ 60th birthday party. “Happy Birthday @theellenshow thank you for having us,” she captioned the post. Schumer and Fischer were rumored to be dating as far back as early November 2017 when they were spotted together in New York City. However Schumer’s reps refused to comment on the relationship at the time. Fischer was raised in New England and runs the restaurant at the Beach Plum Inn, which is rumored to be the Obamas’ favorite spot on the island.