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Ken Baker’s Publisher Suspends Promotion of New Book Amid Sexual Misconduct Probe (Exclusive)

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Crown Publishing has suspended all promotion of Ken Baker’s new book, “The Ken Commandments: My Search for God in Hollywood,” following accusations of sexual misconduct by the former E! News correspondent. “We will not be doing any book promotion until the inquiry into the allegations have been concluded,” a representative of Convergent Books, a Christian book imprint at Penguin Random House, told TheWrap. E! News and Baker decided to part ways last week, a decision they said was unrelated to a recent investigation into whether Baker sexually harassed two women at the network. Also Read: Ken Baker and E!
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Ken Baker and E! News Part Ways, Say It’s Unrelated to Harassment Investigation (Exclusive)

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E! News and its correspondent Ken Baker have decided to part ways, a decision they said was unrelated to a recent investigation into whether Baker sexually harassed two women at the network. Baker left E!’s airwaves last month after TheWrap reported that the two women had accused him of sexual misconduct. A third woman later said he had touched her inappropriately when they worked together at his previous job at Us Weekly. Baker joined E! News in 2008. “The investigation into the recent allegations relating to Ken Baker is still ongoing,” an E! spokesperson said in a statement to TheWrap on.
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Third Accuser: Ken Baker Groped Me After Playboy Party, E-Mailed ‘Borrowing Viagra From Hef’

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Ken Baker, the subject of a sexual harassment investigation at E! News, now has a new accuser: A woman said he touched her inappropriately and groped her after a 2006 party at the Playboy Mansion. The woman, who started as an intern at Us Weekly in 2003 and was later a freelance reporter for the magazine, shared an email with TheWrap in which Baker invited her to the Dec. 2, 2006 Playboy party: “I’m telling my friends your ‘covering’ the party… lol… should be fun. Borrowing viagra from Hef.” (See image.) Baker responded in a statement to TheWrap: “Harassment allegations are...
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E! News’ Ken Baker Accused of Sexual Harassment, From an Unwanted Kiss to a Sex-Toy Text (Photo)

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E! News’ Ken Baker Accused of Sexual Harassment, From an Unwanted Kiss to a Sex-Toy Text (Photo)
Since the Harvey Weinstein scandal broke, E! News correspondent Ken Baker has appeared on the air expressing disgust at the shamed mogul’s behavior. But two women who have worked with Baker told TheWrap he has his own history of sexual harassment. One former E! News employee said that in 2012, he called her into his dimly lit office and, after a few minutes, invited her to sit on his lap. Another woman, a former E! News intern, said he kissed her without her consent in 2011, propositioned her for sex repeatedly over several years, and, in 2015, texted her that...
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Novel ‘How I Got Skinny…’ by E! News’ Ken Baker Gets Film Adaptation, Finds Director (Exclusive)

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Novel ‘How I Got Skinny…’ by E! News’ Ken Baker Gets Film Adaptation, Finds Director (Exclusive)
Actor/director Stefanie Black has signed on to direct the film adaptation of E! News correspondent Ken Baker’s novel, “How I Got Skinny, Famous and Fell Madly in Love,” TheWrap has learned. Black is set to co-adapt the story for the screen along with Baker. The award-winning novel follows plus-size teen Emery Jackson, who is convinced to star in a reality show featuring her effort to lose 50 pounds in 50 days. “Growing up a young woman struggling with body image, there weren’t characters on TV or in films that I could identify with,” Black said in a statement to TheWrap.
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Teen Mom's Jenelle Evans and Fiancé David Eason Reveal Their Honest Thoughts on Having More Kids

Teen Mom's Jenelle Evans and Fiancé David Eason Reveal Their Honest Thoughts on Having More Kids
Jenelle Evans is happy to say she has a full house. As the Teen Mom 2 star continues living a sober life with fiancé David Eason by her side, some fans may be wondering if she wants to expand her family even more. But during an exclusive sit-down interview with E! News' Ken Baker, the MTV star admitted that she's not focused on getting pregnant again. "I think we're good," she shared with us. "We have a lot of kids together." David added, "We already have so many kids and it's really time-consuming, it's hectic. We don't get that much time for just ourselves." In addition to the one child they share together, Jenelle has two...
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Jenelle Evans Recalls Almost Overdosing on Heroin: I Was Running Away From My Problems

Jenelle Evans Recalls Almost Overdosing on Heroin: I Was Running Away From My Problems
Jenelle Evans is lucky to be alive.  The Teen Mom 2 star spoke candidly about her personal demons during an exclusive, sit-down interview with E! News' Ken Baker. Evans addressed her chaotic relationship with her estranged mother, Barbara Evans, and reflected on the period of her life when she was addicted to heroin. "I think my low point was with my drug issue and the whole heroin thing," the mom of three recalled. "I almost overdosed and died. I was trying to run away from my problems." Evans' sobriety issues were well documented on the MTV reality series, and she suddenly lost custody of her eldest son Jace Evans and spiraled further out of control. It wasn't until...
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Jenelle Evans Thinks Her Relationship With Her Mom Is "Lost": Why They Can't Reconcile

Jenelle Evans Thinks Her Relationship With Her Mom Is
According to Jenelle Evans, her and her mother's future doesn't look very bright.  During an exclusive sit-down with the Teen Mom 2 star, E!'s Ken Baker asked the famous mom of three where she stands with her own mother, Barbara Evans. As fans of the MTV franchise know, the two have had a tumultuous relationship that has played out on camera over the years. In 2010, Barbara gained custody of her daughter's firstborn, Jace, and it wasn't until this May that Jenelle had a formal visitation schedule set for her 7-year-old son.  While Jenelle has gained more access to her son, their custody battle still fuels resentment between the two women.  "We are in the...
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Dr. Drew Pinsky Analyzes Hollywood's Hottest On-Again and Off-Again Couples

Can these on-again, off-again celeb couples make it last? Dr. Drew Pinksy lets us know what he thinks! The television personality met up with E! News' Ken Baker earlier today in Los Angeles and gave our host his prognosis on the fate of Hollywood's most hot-and-cold relationships. Dr. Drew took a break from his Kabc Am Los Angeles show, Dr. Drew Midday Live with Mike Catherwood, to dish out his expert analysis on the longevity of Prince William and Kate Middleton's royal marriage, Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth's elongated engagement and Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck's nontraditional split. "I had a really good feeling about Prince...
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Kanye West Cancels Remaining Saint Pablo Tour Dates

Kanye West Cancels Remaining Saint Pablo Tour Dates
Kanye West abruptly canceled his world tour Monday. "The remaining dates on the Saint Pablo Tour have been cancelled," a rep for West told E! News in a statement. "Tickets will be fully refunded at point of purchase." The Grammy-winning rapper canceled Sunday's show at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif., without explanation. He was scheduled to perform at the Save Mart Center in Fresno, Calif., Tuesday, with more concerts planned in Atlanta, Boston, Brooklyn, Dallas, Denver, Philadelphia and other cities through Dec. 31. When E! News' Ken Baker spoke to West backstage after one of his gigs in August, the rapper revealed he had hoped to "take the concert experience to another level." To do...
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Kris Jenner on Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna's Relationship: They're in a Better Place, but You Never Know With Those Two

Kris Jenner on Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna's Relationship: They're in a Better Place, but You Never Know With Those Two
The world can't get enough of Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna. The buzzed-about couple, who are currently expecting their first child together, recently gave fans a glimpse into their everyday life during the premiere of their new E! show Rob & Chyna, and their relationship is quite the roller coaster. So during Live from E! today, our very own Ken Baker decided to give matriarch Kris Jenner a call to hear her thoughts on the show and see how Rob and Blac are doing these days. "It's wild. it's been very exciting to see Rob on this journey. It really has," she says. "You know, he was in a place where he wasn't feeling good about himself, and he didn't really wanna get out and...
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Kanye West Reveals How North and Saint West Changed His Perspective on Performing

Kanye West Reveals How North and Saint West Changed His Perspective on Performing
Becoming a father has reshaped Kanye West's life in more ways than one.  Speaking exclusively to E! News' Ken Baker after the opening night of his 39-date Saint Pablo tour, the "Ultralight Beam" rapper was quick to point out the impact 3-year-old North and 8-month-old Saint West have had on his professional endeavors.  "Everything that I do now is to [make things], I don't want to say better because who's to say if it's better, but fresher or doper. Make a cooler world for my kids and everybody's kids' sake," Kim Kardashian's leading man explains. Not only to his children, West feels he has a responsibility to bring the messages behind...
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Kanye West Opens Up About His Saint Pablo Tour and How He's Taking the "Concert Experience to Another Level"

Kanye West Opens Up About His Saint Pablo Tour and How He's Taking the
Kanye West is officially on the road. Yeezy kicked off his 39-date Saint Pablo Tour in Indiana Thursday, where he debuted an entirely new set design that involved floating above the crowd. E! News caught up with Kanye after the show, and the "Famous" rapper exclusively dished all about the audience-centered style of his concert. But his tour setup, in which Kanye stands on a small platform and rise above everyone instead of performing on a static stage, didn't just happen over night—it took about 10 years start to finish, according to Kanye, but less time to see it to fruition. "At least eight months of planning for this," he told E! News' Ken Baker. "Traveling around the world...
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American Ninja Warrior Season 7 Comes to a Shocking End...and We Spoke With the Winner!

American Ninja Warrior Season 7 Comes to a Shocking End...and We Spoke With the Winner!
American Ninja Warrior has finally found its ultimate warrior.  Pro rock climber Isaac Caldiero was able to best the Area 51 and Psycho Chain obstacles in order to take home the big win on Monday night in the NBC hit's season seven finale, making him the first athlete to ever to win the grand prize. Seriously! E! News caught up with Isaac after his groundbreaking win in Las Vegas, where he admitted he's "still in awe" over the $1 million dollar prize. "I mean it's amazing to think about, like I've never made or lived off more than $10,000 a year," Isaac told Ken Baker of his serious pay-bump. "So to all of a sudden...like I can't even imagine what...
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"The Late Bloomer" Gets Two Simmons

J.K. Simmons, Johnny Simmons (no relation), Brittany Snow and Jane Lynch are set to star in Kevin Pollak's comedy "The Late Bloomer" for Eclectic Pictures and Ineffable Pictures. Filming has begun in Los Angeles ahead of a shift to Bulgaria.

Based on Ken Baker's 2001 memoir "Man Made," the story follows the E! news correspondent's experience of going through puberty for the first time at age thirty after having a pituitary tumor removed.

The benign tumor rested against his pituitary gland and delayed his puberty and normal development. Though the tumor's removal restored him to hormonally normal masculinity, it resulted in him having to experience all the effects of puberty over an extremely condensed three-week period.

Johnny Simmons portrays the lead who works as a sex therapist in an office headed by Lynch's character. Snow portrays the girl next door, while J.K. Simmons and Bello play his suffocating parents.
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Holly Madison Responds to Kendra Wilkinson-Baskett, Explains How She'll Tell Daughter About Her Playboy Past—Watch Now!

Holly Madison Responds to Kendra Wilkinson-Baskett, Explains How She'll Tell Daughter About Her Playboy Past—Watch Now!
Holly Madison has been facing some major criticism concerning her candid tell-all Down the Rabbit Hole from some very specific people. Both ex-boyfriend Hugh Hefner and Kendra Wilkinson-Baskett have spoken out against Madison's claims in the book, and now Holly is facing that backlash head on. In an exclusive interview with E! News' Ken Baker, the blond beauty first addressed Kendra's comments, which state Madison is doing all of this for revenge. "Everything she says backs up what I say about her in my book, so, keep talkin'," she tells us. "I don't know what she has against me, I think she's just still very much a part of the Playboy fold and she didn't experience...
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Kit Harington Didn't Even Tell Bff Zach Braff About the Game of Thrones Finale

Kit Harington Didn't Even Tell Bff Zach Braff About the Game of Thrones Finale
Zach Braff's new best friend, Kit Harington, kept his mouth shut about a big Game of Thrones twist. You know what we're talking about it. Braff, who went to meet up with his pal Ed Sheeran and ended up hanging with the singer and the Game of Thrones star. "I cornered him at the bar," Braff told E! News' Ken Baker at E3 where he was promoting Destiny. "And we talked for a long time about all my questions. He didn't even tell me! He was a very, very good soldier for HBO. This was like a week before some...major things happened." The "major things" that happened? Well, you probably already know if you clicked to read this story. But If Not, Spoilers. Seriously, guys....
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Pregnant Kim Kardashian Shares How She Told Kanye West About Baby No. 2—Plus, What Does North West Think?

Pregnant Kim Kardashian Shares How She Told Kanye West About Baby No. 2—Plus, What Does North West Think?
Kim Kardashian's pregnancy style is off to a good start. The pregnant E! star made her red carpet debut tonight at the 2015 Cfda Fashion Awards since announcing her pregnancy in a custom Proenza Schouler confection, and while chatting with E! News, Kim opened by apologizing for having to dance around the truth in recent interviews. "Ken Baker is going to kill me," she joked. "I've done so many interviews and lied to him every time!" (It's Ok, Kim, we forgive you.) She continued to explain, "It's been a tough journey to get here. I thought I wouldn't be able to tell so soon, but we found out very early on." So how did she tell hubby Kanye West the happy...
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The Bachelorette's Britt and Kaitlyn Dish on the Premiere's Stripper and Chris Soules' DWTS Run!

Make sure to have some singles on you tonight. Why? Because The Bachelorette has a stripper in the season premiere! Season 11 of the ABC reality hit kicks off tonight with Kaitlyn Bristowe and Britt Nilsson as the two Bachelorettes, a first for the franchise, and it sounds like their season may have the craziest group of guys ever, including a stripper, who showed off his skills after exiting the limo. Hey, that's one way to make a first impression! "He stripped, it was, like, a step up from a hug!" Britt told E! News' Ken Baker. "He took it to the next level. He definitely did a little dancing around!" And while they didn't have any money to give the contestant, who was...
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Total Divas Star Eva Marie's Famous Red Hair Was Supposed to Be Platinum Blond?!

Total Divas Star Eva Marie's Famous Red Hair Was Supposed to Be Platinum Blond?!
#AllBlondEverything? Total Divas star Eva Marie is known for her fire red locks, but fans may be surprised to hear that the WWE had different plans for the pro wrestler when they signed her on. The E! star chatted with E! News' Ken Baker about the upcoming season (which airs July 7) as well as her signature look, and that's when Eva Marie revealed that the original plan was to make her go platinum blond. "In season one, you kinda see my whole transformation. When I signed with WWE, they said, 'Hey, can you dye your hair because you look way too familiar to the Bella Twins?' You know we're both Mexican-Italian, dark features, so we couldn't have that going on, right," she...
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