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WHAT?? Wonder Years Star Claims Classic Sitcom Was Canceled Over A Sexual Harassment Lawsuit!

The #MeToo movement may be new, but sexual harassment most certainly is not.

And it can happen on even the most wholesome of productions.

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Alley Mills, who played matriarch Norma Arnold on classic sitcom The Wonder Years, revealed to Yahoo the real reason the show was canceled, something she’s had to keep quiet about for years:

“When we shot the series finale… nobody knew whether or not ‘The Wonder Years’ was going to be renewed. And that’s because of a completely ridiculous sexual harassment suit that was going on against Fred Savage — who is, like, the least offensive, most wonderful, sweet human being that ever walked the face of the Earth.”

Um, what?? Lil Fred Savage??

As far as the cancelation, who can say for certain — but the sexual harassment suit was real!

It was even written about in a Los Angeles Times article in 1993, long before the Internet could spread it like wildfire.

According to that quiet little write-up, 31-year-old costume designer Monique Long sued producers who she says ignored her complaints that Savage (who was only 16 at the time) and his TV brother Jason Hervey (then 20) were harassing her.

Long claimed Savage “constantly held her hand, asked her to have an affair and made sexual remarks” towards her and that both young men made “sexual and lewd” comments to various women on the crew.

Her suit alleged she was fired as a result of speaking out about the harassment.

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Mills says she was so sure it was untrue she wanted to tell people about it — but she was ordered not to by the studio:

“We had a gag order on us, and I wanted to scream on television, ‘This is ridiculous!'”

She compares it to the current movement — but thinks it should serve as a warning marker:

“It’s a little bit like what’s happening now — some innocent people can get caught up in this stuff; it’s very tricky. It was so not true. It was my dresser, and I don’t care if she’s listening — I probably shouldn’t be telling this, but I don’t care because it was so long ago and it’s gotta be over now.”

See her whole statement on the matter (below):

Wow.

We wonder how Fred Savage, now 41 and married with three children, will react to his TV mom bringing this back into the light.

[Image via Warner Bros./Nicky Nelson/WENN.]

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Chris Hemsworth Admits Wonder Woman Would Kick Thor’s Ass — But Gal Gadot Wants To Prove It!

Don’t think you can flatter your way out of a fight with Gal Gadot!

On Friday, Katie Couric shared a video of the Wonder Woman star challenging Thor‘s Chris Hemsworth to answer which of their superhero alter egos would win in a battle.

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In the clip, the Israeli actress said:

“Now they asked me who would win, Wonder Woman or Thor? And I think it’s Wonder Woman. Don’t you, Chris?”

Well, the Aussie actor didn’t put up much of a fight in his response on Saturday, admitting the Amazonian princess would totally destroy the Norse god.

He tweeted back:

Huh… that was easy.

Wanting a bit more of a challenge — and perhaps the honor of participating in a superhero actor twitter spar typically reserved for the boys of Marvel and DC Comics — Gal made it clear she was up to actually find out who would win in a tussle.

She wrote back:

Damn! She’s ready to throw down!

We eagerly await Hemsworth’s response.

[Image via Disney/Marvel/Warner Bros..]

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Wonder Woman: Misogynist ROASTED by Austin Mayor Steve Adler!

Have you seen Wonder Woman yet?

I have. It was great. A friend cried during it. The audience applauded at the end.

But the film’s release hasn’t been a stranger to controversy. One particularly hateful response to a women-only screening got an epic smack-down by none other than the mayor of Austin, Texas.

Yeah, usually mayors don’t get a lot of attention for talking about superhero movies, and Mayor Steve Adler isn’t really an exception.

He’s talking about sexism and human dignity.

The controversy wasn’t so much about Wonder Woman itself, but about one theater’s decision to host a women-only screening, and one of the men who absolutely flipped out about it.

In case it actually needs to be stated, like, men-only screenings of films aren’t uncommon. Also plenty of bars still have “Ladies Night” and that sort of thing. 

It’s a little weird, sure, though we can totally understand why some women would want to see the film in the absence of guys like whatever piece of work wrote this horrifying email to Austin’s mayor.

“The notion of a woman hero is a fine example of women’s eagerness to accept the appearance of achievement without actual achievement.

“Women learn from an early age to value make-up, that it’s OK to pretend that you are greater than you actually are,” he writes, only after hoping for Austin’s defamation and accusing the theater of “sexism.”

All superheroes are pretend, not just the lady ones. The makeup comment is so weird that we don’t even know how to respond except to say that clearly this guy doesn’t ever do anything to improve his appearance.

“Women pretend they do not know that only men serve in combat because they are content to have an easier ride. Women gladly accept gold medals at the Olympics for coming in 10th and competing only against the second class of athletes,” he says as if he isn’t the wrongest person to ever live.

“Name something invented by a woman! Achievements by the second rate gender pale in comparison to virtually everything great in human history was accomplished by men, not women,” he continued, just keeping on digging that hole.

The short version of all of this is that a man who despises women claims that he doesn’t.

He then signs his name, Richard A. Ameduri, because that’s totally a letter where you’d want to include your name.

Steve Adler’s letter in response is all kinds of savage.

“I am writing to alert you that your email account has been hacked by an unfortunate and unusually hostile individual,” he begins.

“Please remedy your account’s security right away, lest this person’s uninformed and sexist rantings give you a bad name. After all, we men have to look out for each other!”

That’s tongue-in-cheek and beautiful, right?

Then he dives in and just begins solidly refuting the vile man’s sexist claims.

“Can you imagine if someone thought that you didn’t know women could serve in our combat units now without exclusion?” he asked. You can feel the sarcasm emanating in waves from the screen.

Remember that claim that women never invented anything? Adler sure did.

“What if someone thought you didn’t know that women invented medical syringes, life rafts, fire escapes, central and solar heating, a war-time communications system for radio-controlling torpedoes that laid the technological foundations for everything from Wi-Fi to GPS, and beer?”

A nicely succinct list.

Which of course could have been longer.

He also took the time to remind the whiner that a private business can hold whatever screenings they like.

“And I hesitate to imagine,” he adds. “How embarrassed you’d be if someone thought you were upset that a private business was realizing a business opportunity by reserving one screening this weekend for women to see a superhero movie.”

Savage.

We love seeing intelligent politicians go off on people who deserve it.

And speaking of things getting what they deserve, Wonder Woman is already a hit at the box office after only Thursday night’s early previews.

We can’t wait to see what kind of numbers she rakes in by the end of the weekend.

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Gal Gadot Is Serving Major Glamour for the ‘Wonder Woman’ Press Tour

The press tour for the upcoming blockbuster Wonder Woman, out June 2, is off to a whirlwind start. While promoting the superhero flick Gal Gadot has been serving leading-lady glamour left and right. Check out the glamazon’s best looks here. We at Stylish guarantee you’ll get your daily dose of refined chic!

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First Twitter Reactions To Wonder Woman Are GREAT — And Relieved!

There are people who don’t think a female superhero film can succeed. Female directors are consistently overlooked for big Hollywood action films. The DCEU has suffered in the review department lately, and could really use a win.

It’s unfair for so much burden to be placed on one movie’s shoulders, but if anyone is strong enough to bear the burden, it’s Wonder Woman.

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The embargo for social media reactions was lifted on Thursday night, so critics who got to see early press screenings could finally give us their first impressions.

And so far, so good! Especially for stars Gal Gadot and Chris Pine!

See the (understandably) relieved reactions (below)!

It wasn’t 100% positive, but even those with complaints had some very nice things to say:

Are YOU going to see Wonder Woman on June 2??

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