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Eliza Dushku & Husband Peter Palandjian Welcome First Child!

Eliza Dushku is a mom!

The 38-year-old Bring It On actress announced on Instagram on Thursday (August 1) that she and husband Peter Palandjian welcomed son Philip Bourne.

“Our BABY = #Bourne ✨ Can you feel the love, Philip ‘Bourne’!? 🦁🥰😝 So 🙏 for all this love ♥️” Eliza captioned the below photo of Peter holding up their son, in The Lion King-style.

Philip is the first child Eliza. Peter has four kids from a previous marriage.

Eliza announced that she was expecting back in February at the premiere of her movie Mapplethorpe. Eliza and Peter tied the knot last September in Boston.

Congrats to the happy couple!

CBS Defends Keeping Michael Weatherly's 'Bull' on Air Despite Eliza Dushku's Allegations

Michael Weatherly faced an accusation of sexual harassment from Bull co-star Eliza Dushku last year and now CBS is defending their decision to continue airing the series.

Dushku was paid $9.5 million in a settlement with the network when she was written off the show after filing the sexual harassment claim.

Michael Steven Spielberg‘s production company Amblin Entertainment pulled out as producers after the allegations went public.

“I can’t speak for Amblin, but to us, it’s a show that does very well,” CBS network head Kelly Kahl said at the TCA Summer Press Tour (via Variety). “It’s a very popular show. More than 10 million people watch every week. Michael is loved by our audience, and even after these allegations came out, people continued to watch. It’s a popular show we want to keep on our air, and it’s a very good show as well.”

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Eliza Dushku Opens Up About Future of Her Acting Career

Eliza Dushku may be keeping busy with a baby on the way and studying in school, but she hasn’t quit Hollywood!

The 38-year-old actress recently opened up about her life in Boston with new husband Peter Palandjian and working on her degree at Lesley University, where she is studying holistic psychology.

“We’ve been involved with supporting different programs in Boston related to addiction and the opioid crisis. My focus right now is geared towards some of the things I wasn’t really able to focus on when I was full time on a TV show in LA,” Eliza told People.

She added, “I haven’t quit acting. I haven’t quit Hollywood, but this is just another aspect of my life that is really, really important and exciting to me.”

Matt Smith Steps Out for Screening of 'Mapplethorpe' in NYC

Matt Smith flashes a smirk as he arrives at the screening of Mapplethorpe on Thursday night (February 14) at the Cinepolis Chelsea in New York City.

The 36-year-old actor looked handsome in an black suit over a black T-shirt as he promoted his new movie.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Matt Smith

Matt was also joined at the screening by his co-stars Eliza Dushku and Marianne Rendon.

Also during the premiere, Eliza revealed that she is pregnant with her first child!

An after-party was held at The Fleur Room, the 35th floor of the new Moxy Chelsea.

Mapplethorpe hits theaters on March 1 – watch the trailer here!

10+ pictures inside of Matt Smith at the screening…More Here! »

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Eliza Dushku is Pregnant, Expecting First Child with Husband Peter Palandjian!

Eliza Dushku is going to be a mom!

The 38-year-old actress revealed the exciting news as she and husband Peter Palandjian attended the screening of her new movie Mapplethorpe on Thursday night (February 14) at the Cinepolis Chelsea in New York City.

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“We’re just very excited,” Eliza told Us Weekly while showing off her bump in a form-fitting black outfit at the screening. “We just got married in August. It’s a special year for us.”

Eliza and Peter tied the knot last summer in their hometown of Boston while exchanging vows during an intimate ceremony in a courtyard outside the Boston Public Library.

This will be the first child for the couple.

Congrats to the happy couple!

10+ pictures inside of the couple at the screening…More Here! »

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Eliza Dushku Breaks Silence on Michael Weatherly Harassment Settlement

Eliza Dushku is speaking out after it was revealed that she was paid $9.5 million in a settlement with CBS after making a harassment claim against Bull co-star Michael Weatherly.

In an essay for the Boston Globe, the 37-year-old actress fought back against Michael‘s “deceptive” narrative about the situation and how she was treated for “simply asking to do my job without relentless sexual harassment.”

Eliza says that Michael made inappropriate commentary including an “offer to take me to his ‘rape van,’” requests for a threesome and to spank her.

“This is not a ‘he-said/she-said’ case. Weatherly’s behavior was captured on CBS’s own videotape recordings,” Eliza explained.

She added, “After weeks of enduring Weatherly’s harassment, I resolved to deal with it directly…Framing my request as a plea for ‘help’ in setting a different tone on the set, I asked him to ‘be my ally’ and to ‘help ease the sexualized set comments.’ Weatherly responded with, ‘Eliza, no one respects women more than I do,’ citing his many sisters and his professed history of being ‘too respectful of women.’”

Moments after the conversation, Michael asked to have Eliza exit the show and she was written off within 48 hours.

Eliza explained, “Weatherly texted CBS Television President David Stapf about 40 minutes after our conversation and asked for what amounted to my being written off the show. Specifically, Weatherly complained that I had a ‘humor deficit.’”

Since the settlement, CBS has hired a sexual harassment compliance to monitor the show, but Eliza would still like to meet with director Steven Spielberg, whose Amblin Television produces Bull.

Read Eliza‘s entire essay on BostonGlobe.com.

Eliza Dushku Paid $9.5 Million by CBS Over Sexual Harassment Claim Against Michael Weatherly

Eliza Dushku was paid $9.5 million by CBS in a secret settlement after she reportedly made a sexual harassment claim against her co-star Michael Weatherly.

The 37-year-old actress appeared on three episodes of the CBS series Bull earlier this year and was expected to have a larger role on the series, but she was written off the show.

The $9.5 million settlement that Eliza received represents the amount of money she would have made if she remained on the show for the duration of her contract.

“The allegations in Ms. Dushku’s claims are an example that, while we remain committed to a culture defined by a safe, inclusive and respectful workplace, our work is far from done,” CBS said in a statement to The New York Times. “The settlement of these claims reflects the projected amount that Ms. Dushku would have received for the balance of her contract as a series regular, and was determined in a mutually agreed upon mediation process at the time.”

The settlement was discovered during an investigation into the allegations against former CBS president Les Moonves.

Michael responded to the allegations with an apology. He said, “During the course of taping our show, I made some jokes mocking some lines in the script. When Eliza told me that she wasn’t comfortable with my language and attempt at humor, I was mortified to have offended her and immediately apologized. After reflecting on this further, I better understand that what I said was both not funny and not appropriate and I am sorry and regret the pain this caused Eliza.”

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