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  • Controversial sculpture rejected by Louvre museum

    Posted 2017-10-18 21:09:13 by: George Alston

    Paris' Centre Pompidou has put a 12-metre, sexually explicit sculpture from Dutch artist Joep van Lieshout on display after it was deemed too racy for the ...

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  • Billy Joel expecting third child

    Posted 2017-10-18 18:49:50 by: George Alston

    Billy Joel is going to be a dad for the third ...

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  • Trump's tweets lead to bad news coverage, study shows

    Posted 2017-10-18 18:17:45 by: George Alston

    A study released on Wednesday by Pew Research Center found that most stories that included one of Trump's tweets "were more likely than others to have an overall negative assessment of him or his administration." Fifty-four percent of stories containing a Trump tweet carried a negative assessment from the journalist who wrote the story. Only 7% had a positive assessment, while 39% had neither. At first blush, those numbers might appear to give credence to Trump and his supporters, who believe that much of the news media has been unfair and hostile to his administration. On the other hand, Trump's Twitter feed is a repository for invective and outright falsehoods. His tweets about MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski's appearance . In August, Trump responded to a terror attack in Barcelona by Less than a month later, Trump that the United States is "the highest taxed nation in the world." Pew's study noted that "stories with at least one of the president's tweets were more likely to include a direct refutation by the reporter of something the president or a member of his administration said - whether it was a refutation of the tweet itself, a statement related to the issue referenced in the tweet or another statement altogether in the story." "Overall, one-in-ten stories included a direct refutation," the study said. "This jumps to about one-in-five stories with a Trump tweet (21%), more than double the share that did not contain one (8%)." Pew said that it analyzed more than 3,000 news stories from 24 different outlets over Trump's first 100 days in office. Trump's use of Twitter has become a defining element of his presidency. Whether he's picking fights or reacting to something he just saw on television, Trump's tweets have driven one news cycle after another. A separate Pew study released earlier this month showed that about one-in-six news stories about Trump or his administration during his first 100 days in office included one of his ...

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  • Blac Chyna sues the Kardashian family

    Posted 2017-10-18 18:16:55 by: George Alston

    Reality star claims assault and that Kardashians want to destroy ...

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  • More than 40 women have accused Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment or assault

    Posted 2017-10-18 18:01:40 by: George Alston

    The that unearthed the first of what would become more than 40 accusations of sexual harassment, and in some cases assault, against movie titan Harvey Weinstein started with an account from Judd. The actress told the story of an encounter that happened more than two decades ago, when she was in the midst of filming 1997's "Kiss the Girls." Judd claimed to the Times that she went to the Peninsula Beverly Hills hotel for a business breakfast meeting with Weinstein but once there, a bathrobe-clad Weinstein asked if he could give her a massage or she could watch him shower. Her account to the Times was confirmed to CNN by her publicist. Judd went on say: "Women have been talking about Harvey amongst ourselves for a long time, and it's simply beyond time to have the conversation publicly." The Times' initial piece said a total of eight women made claims of sexual harassment in interviews. They wouldn't be the last. After Judd became the first actor to go public with an accusation against Weinstein, she was joined by a chorus of others who believed a dialogue about the alleged harassment they faced by Weinstein was well overdue. The next wave The on Weinstein came just days later and the accusations were even more damning. Weinstein was accused of rape by multiple women. One of the accusers, actress Asia Argento, confirmed her account to CNN. "This is our truth," she said. A spokeswoman for Weinstein denied the rape allegations in a statement provided to CNN. "Any allegations of non-consensual sex are unequivocally denied by Mr. Weinstein," the statement read. "Mr. Weinstein has further confirmed that there were never any acts of retaliation against any women for refusing his advances." Italian model Ambra Battilana Gutierrez, actress Mira Sorvino, actress and producer Jessica Barth, French actress Emma de Caunes, and former aspiring actress Lucia Evans also gave their accounts in the New Yorker piece. Gutierrez can be heard in that ...

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  • 'Project Runway's' Mychael Knight dies at 39

    Posted 2017-10-18 17:48:47 by: George Alston

    Fashion designer and popular "Project Runway" contestant Mychael Knight has died, family spokesman Jerris Madison told CNN on ...

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  • Gord Downie of Tragically Hip dies at 53

    Posted 2017-10-18 17:13:47 by: George Alston

    Gord Downie, frontman of the Canadian rock band Tragically Hip, has died, his family said in a statement ...

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  • McKayla Maroney alleges USA Gymnastics doctor abused her at 13

    Posted 2017-10-18 17:10:12 by: George Alston

    Former Olympic gymnast McKayla Maroney alleged Wednesday that former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar repeatedly molested her, starting when she was 13 years ...

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  • Oprah rules out running for president

    Posted 2017-10-18 16:53:14 by: George Alston

    Media mogul Oprah Winfrey squashed any speculation of a potential 2020 presidential bid in a Wednesday interview on "CBS This ...

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  • YouTuber Casey Neistat attacks site's leaders

    Posted 2017-10-18 16:47:16 by: George Alston

    Award-winning vlogger Casey Neistat claims video creators could leave the service en ...

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  • Emma Stone, Julianne Moore call on Americans to 'reject the NRA's dangerous agenda'

    Posted 2017-10-18 16:25:50 by: George Alston

    Hollywood is asking for America's help on gun ...

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  • Kevin Smith to donate Weinstein project residuals to women's nonprofit

    Posted 2017-10-18 15:46:18 by: George Alston

    Kevin Smith got his big break courtesy of Harvey Weinstein and the famous filmmaker is no longer happy about ...

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  • Boy Better Know star charged with 29 counts of rape

    Posted 2017-10-18 14:48:54 by: George Alston

    The 31-year-old artist had already been charged with rape, ABH and false ...

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  • Dragons' Den-backed fake tan misled customers

    Posted 2017-10-18 14:43:18 by: George Alston

    Skinny Tan broke advertising rules over claims it tones cellulite, the ASA ...

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  • Gretchen Carlson speaks: 'The floodgates have opened'

    Posted 2017-10-18 14:14:57 by: George Alston

    Now, as claims of sexual assault and harassment , the former news anchor thinks we're in a historic moment. "The floodgates have opened," Carlson told CNN's Poppy Harlow in a new . "Everyone is talking about this now. And more and more women every day are saying, 'Oh, my gosh. If they did it, I can do it, too.'" "If I had anything to do with that, I am immensely proud," she added. Carlson, who in a settlement deal and an unusual public apology from 21st Century Fox, never expected to become the face of sexual harassment. But when she took legal action against Ailes, she began speaking for the countless women who have experienced harassment or assault. Ailes, who died in May 2017, left Fox () made her allegations. Carlson said she started hearing from women across the country who wanted to share their story. So many women reached out that Carlson said there were stacks of letters "that were starting to become higher than the chair I was sitting on." "The two prevailing things that these women said to me, besides their stories of shame and pain, were 'Thank you for being our voice because nobody ever heard us,'" she said. "They felt a sense of victory through my story being so public." Carlson says there's a big reason most sexual harassment cases are never brought to light: Forced arbitration clauses that prevent employees from taking disputes or grievances to a court of law. Instead the employee must submit them to a private arbitration forum where they will be heard and an outcome decided. By signing the clause, the employee also waives the right to sue the company or participate in a class action. "Hypothetically, if a woman's being sexually harassed and she has an arbitration clause in her contract, she's given up her Seventh Amendment right to sue in an open court," Carlson said. "So nobody ever knows about her story, ever." Carlson now wants Congress to make forced arbitration clauses illegal. She has teamed up with several ...

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  • Facebook orders U.S. remake of cult teen hit 'Skam'

    Posted 2017-10-18 14:08:26 by: George Alston

    Facebook announced today it will stream an English-language adaptation of the Norwegian teen hit "Skam" on its fledgling original content video service, called Watch. "Skam," which translates to "shame" in English, debuted in 2015 on Norwegian broadcaster NRK to big ratings. Each week, the show is first distributed online at various times in bursts lasting from 15 minutes to as long as an hour. It's then repackaged to air on TV. Skam's gripping narratives revolving around rowdy teens in Norway helped it attract. Simon Fuller's XIX Entertainment is producing the remake. "Skam's" original creator Julie Andem will also serve as the showrunner. Facebook has been on a roll lately, bolstering its Watch library of unscripted shows from high-profile producers including National Geographic, Time Inc., and HGTV-owner Scripps Networks, among several others. It also inked a deal with the NFL to show game highlights on the social media network. It aired a Major League Baseball game a week this past season, too. But, as evidenced with "Skam," Facebook is further shifting into Netflix, Amazon and Hulu's territory of streaming scripted shows. Facebook said yesterday that it has and is reviving MTV comedy "Loosely Exactly Nicole." Facebook is reportedly on original content in 2018. That pales in comparison to and that the companies plan to spend next year. CNNMoney (New ...

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  • Gucci Mane and Keyshia Ka'oir tie the (diamond-studded) knot

    Posted 2017-10-18 13:32:34 by: George Alston

    Just like his proposal, naturally Gucci Mane's wedding was so ...

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  • Jennifer Lawrence: Producers placed me in 'nude line-up'

    Posted 2017-10-18 11:12:51 by: George Alston

    The Oscar-winning actress also said she was told to lose weight at Elle's Women in Hollywood ...

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  • Amazon Studios head Roy Price resigns amid abuse claims

    Posted 2017-10-18 10:33:05 by: George Alston

    Roy Price steps down due to allegations of sexual harassment amid fallout from ...

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  • Clueless about classical music? Then help is at hand

    Posted 2017-10-18 10:31:47 by: George Alston

    Clueless about classical music? Then help is at ...

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  • Mark Kermode: Was Blade Runner 2049 really a flop?

    Posted 2017-10-18 08:16:46 by: George Alston

    A raft of stories have suggested that Blade Runner 2049 failed at the box office. What's going ...

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  • Ed Sheeran cancels Asia tour dates after cycling accident

    Posted 2017-10-18 07:20:56 by: George Alston

    The star calls off seven dates in Asia after suffering multiple fractures in a bicycle ...

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  • Ed Sheeran cancels shows after breaking his arm

    Posted 2017-10-18 07:20:56 by: George Alston

    The star calls off seven dates in Asia after suffering multiple fractures in a bicycle ...

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  • Ivanka Trump reveals 'punk phase' when she liked Nirvana

    Posted 2017-10-18 06:48:59 by: George Alston

    The revelations appear in her mother's book Raising Trump, where she said she also dyed her hair ...

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  • Meet JAE5, the producer behind J Hus' Common Sense album

    Posted 2017-10-18 04:38:09 by: George Alston

    As J Hus is nominated for four Mobo awards, Newsbeat sits down with JAE5 the producer behind his debut ...

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  • Demi Lovato says she still has an eating disorder in new doc

    Posted 2017-10-18 00:53:09 by: George Alston

    Demi Lovato is opening up like never ...

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  • Booker winner was 20 years in the making

    Posted 2017-10-18 00:38:24 by: George Alston

    The US author is awarded the £50,000 prize for his first full-length novel, Lincoln in the ...

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  • Photo of butchered rhino wins Wildlife Photographer prize

    Posted 2017-10-18 00:14:57 by: George Alston

    A shocking image of a dehorned black rhino makes Brent Stirton Wildlife Photographer of the ...

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  • The artist making 'new' Andy Warhol paintings

    Posted 2017-10-17 23:47:24 by: George Alston

    Paul Stephenson has used exactly the same methods and materials - so can they be called ...

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  • The artist making 'new' Warhol paintings, 30 years after his death

    Posted 2017-10-17 23:47:24 by: George Alston

    Paul Stephenson has used exactly the same methods and materials - so can they be called ...

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  • Daniel Antopolsky: The missing man of country

    Posted 2017-10-17 23:44:59 by: George Alston

    Daniel Antopolsky fled the country scene in the 1970s - but now he's been found on a French ...

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  • Miramax insider: 'Everybody' knew about Weinstein's behavior

    Posted 2017-10-17 23:33:34 by: George Alston

    "Let's be perfectly clear about one thing: Everybody-fucking-knew," Rosenberg wrote in a Facebook post on Sunday evening, which has now been made private but was verified by CNN. "We knew about the man's hunger; his fervor; his appetite. There was nothing secret about this voracious rapacity; like a gluttonous ogre out of the Brothers Grimm. All couched in vague promises of potential movie roles." An investigation by The New York Times earlier this month detailed a decades-long pattern of alleged harassment by Weinstein, with more accusations having emerged since the story's publication. Weinstein acknowledged in a statement after the first set of allegations that he had behaved inappropriately in the past and apologized, vowing to seek treatment. A piece by the New Yorker later included three allegations of rape. Weinstein's representative said in a statement: "Any allegations of non-consensual sex are unequivocally denied by Mr. Weinstein." Rosenberg, who worked closely with the Miramax studio and brothers Bob and Harvey Weinstein, claims rape was never part of the rumored behavior to which he or others were privy, but said in his post: "we were aware of a certain pattern of overly-aggressive behavior that was rather dreadful." He also called out those who were also around at the time, which he estimated to be from 1994 to the early 2000s. He claims several big-name producers, directors, agents, financiers, rival studio chiefs, actors, journalists, screenwriters and politicians were all aware of Weinstein's "odious" behavior. "Again, maybe we didn't know the degree. The magnitude of the awfulness....but we knew something," he wrote. Then barely 30, Rosenberg's first two films, "Beautiful Girls" and "Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead," were produced by Miramax, which was co-founded by Bob and Harvey Weinstein. They also signed Rosenberg to an overall deal at the time, he wrote. "They anointed me. Made it so other studios thought I ...

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  • French magazine accused of glorifying rock-star murderer

    Posted 2017-10-17 22:56:54 by: George Alston

    Les Inrockuptibles defends making Bertrand Cantat - who killed his girlfriend - its cover ...

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  • Game of Thrones star accuses Harvey Weinstein

    Posted 2017-10-17 22:22:44 by: George Alston

    Weinstein was "holding tightly to the back of my arm" after she rebuffed him, Lena Headey ...

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  • Man Booker Prize: George Saunders wins for Lincoln in the Bardo

    Posted 2017-10-17 22:12:46 by: George Alston

    The US author is awarded the £50,000 prize for his first full-length novel, Lincoln in the ...

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  • Booker Prize winner: 'We live in a strange time'

    Posted 2017-10-17 21:15:48 by: George Alston

    US author George Saunders' acceptance speech is a message about love and "eliminating ...

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  • Harvey Weinstein resigns from Weinstein Company board

    Posted 2017-10-17 20:54:10 by: George Alston

    The departure foreshadows further changes at the crippled movie and TV studio, including a possible sale. His resignation came during a Tuesday morning board of directors meeting. For many years Weinstein was synonymous with the company, which he co-founded with his brother Bob Weinstein. But all that changed after an detailed a decades-long pattern of alleged harassment by Weinstein. On October 8, Bob and the rest of the board members fired him. That meant Weinstein lost his co-chair job running part of the studio on a daily basis. He remained on the board - but not for long. A spokesman for the company confirmed his resignation on Tuesday afternoon: "The board today ratified its decision to terminate Harvey Weinstein's employment with The Weinstein Company. Harvey Weinstein resigned from the Board." No further information could immediately be gleaned about the meeting. TMZ had reported earlier in the day that Weinstein was "about to be fired from the board of directors." Whether the disgraced movie mogul was pushed or whether he jumped, his departure from the board is another step toward a possible sale of the company. The board is in talks to sell the beleaguered company to Tom Barrack's private equity firm Colony Capital. Much is unknown about the privately-held company's inner dealings. But Barrack's proposals were expected to be on the agenda at the board meeting, which was conducted by telephone. Weinstein and his attorney Patty Glaser called into the meeting. Weinstein has at least two criminal defense attorneys as well. They are bracing for the possibility of criminal charges in connection to rape allegations that recently came to light. The sexual assault and harassment scandal has profoundly damaged the Weinstein Co. and caused embarrassment throughout Hollywood. Recent news reports described Weinstein's apparent desire to fight back against the board's decision. He has repeatedly said he hopes to receive a "second ...

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  • Amazon Studios head Roy Price resigns amid harassment allegations, company says

    Posted 2017-10-17 20:45:34 by: George Alston

    Price was suspended following The Hollywood Reporter's detailing harassment allegations against him, made by Isa Hackett, a producer of the Amazon series "The Man in the High Castle." Albert Cheng, who took charge last week when Price was placed on a leave of absence, will continue as the interim head of the studio, the spokesperson said. Price did not immediately respond to a request for comment from CNN. Last week Hackett claimed Price, who holds an exceedingly powerful position as the executive in charge of Amazon's well-funded TV efforts, repeatedly made lewd comments to her despite her rebuffs. Hackett told that the incident occurred in 2015, and that she reported it to Amazon at the time. Masters previously wrote about the alleged harassment for another outlet, , over the summer. At the time, Amazon said it took the allegation seriously, but did not announce anything like a leave of absence. The difference last week was that Hackett gave Masters an on-the-record interview with details about the incident. Hackett said she was inspired to speak publicly now because so many women had shared their stories about Harvey Weinstein, the disgraced film executive who is the subject of numerous sexual harassment and rape claims that have surfaced recently. "I hope we all continue to inspire each other and ultimately create change," Hackett said. Amazon and The Weinstein Co. - the high-profile studio Weinstein founded with his brother, Bob - were partners on two forthcoming streaming TV series. Last week Amazon said it would not go forward with Weinstein Co. on the projects. In another development on Tuesday, Harvey Weinstein resigned from the board of the Weinstein Co., CNNMoney (New ...

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  • Mary J Blige: US still 'separated' on race

    Posted 2017-10-17 20:17:55 by: George Alston

    The singer says Obama's inauguration revealed the extent of racial divisions in her ...

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  • Mary J. Blige: US still 'separated' on race

    Posted 2017-10-17 20:17:55 by: George Alston

    Vocalist Mary J. Blige says Obama's election highlighted rather than healed divisions in her ...

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  • Kevin James explains TV wife's onscreen death

    Posted 2017-10-17 18:21:04 by: George Alston

    We now know why the character of Donna Gable was killed off of the CBS comedy "Kevin Can ...

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  • Han Solo 'Star Wars' film gets a title

    Posted 2017-10-17 18:13:50 by: George Alston

    The Han Solo "Star Wars" prequel film finally has a name, and the title is a little on the ...

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  • Chip and Joanna Gaines want you to know they're good

    Posted 2017-10-17 18:05:41 by: George Alston

    You can stop worrying about whether Chip and Joanna Gaines are splitting ...

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  • Reese Witherspoon opens up about sexual assault

    Posted 2017-10-17 17:47:29 by: George Alston

    Allegations of sexual misconduct against Harvey Weinstein have opened the tap in Hollywood for women to come forward and share their ...

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  • FCC chair says it can't revoke TV licenses, despite Trump threat

    Posted 2017-10-17 17:26:41 by: George Alston

    Ajit Pai, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission that handles licensing, says he doesn't have the authority to do that. On Tuesday Pai made his first public remarks about Trump's threatening tweets. "I believe in the First Amendment. The FCC under my leadership will stand for the First Amendment," Pai said in an appearance at George Mason University. Pai just stated the obvious - but it was newsworthy because he hadn't said anything for nearly a week. "Under the law, the FCC does not have the authority to revoke a license of a broadcast station based on the content of a particular newscast," he said. That's true. When a license comes up for renewal, which happens every eight years, the FCC evaluates whether the station has complied with its rules, but doesn't evaluate content. (Trump's tweets implied that entire networks are licensed, but in fact licenses are issued to individual stations.) Trump's tweets implied that he wants a change. Last Wednesday he tweeted: "With all of the Fake News coming out of NBC and the Networks, at what point is it appropriate to challenge their License? Bad for country!" Later in the day he went further by saying licenses "must be challenged and, if appropriate, revoked." Trump's comments horrified many First Amendment advocates and former FCC commissioners. But Pai, a Republican who was appointed chairman by Trump earlier this year, did not respond to requests for comment in the days that followed. One of the five current commissioners, Democrat Jessica Rosenworcel, said her colleagues "I do think that history won't be kind to silence," "I think it's important for all the commissioners to make clear that they support the First Amendment, and that the agency will not revoke a broadcast license simply because the president is dissatisfied with the licensee's coverage." On the program, Pai's immediate predecessor, the Obama-era FCC chairman Tom Wheeler, called Pai's silence ...

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  • Solo: A Star Wars Story revealed as Han Solo movie title

    Posted 2017-10-17 16:55:32 by: George Alston

    The Star Wars spin off-film about the young Han Solo will be released in May ...

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  • Singer Selena Quintanilla honored with Google Doodle

    Posted 2017-10-17 16:45:37 by: George Alston

    That was the date in 1989 when her first studio album "Selena" debuted. Four more albums would come later, including the posthumous "Dreaming of You" which was released after the singer was shot and killed at age 23 by her former employee Yolanda Saldívar on March 31, 1995. Google's latest Doodle pays tribute to Quintanilla, who was professionally known as "Selena." The Google Doodle's animated video tells her story, from childhood to stardom, and features Selena singing her hit single "Bidi Bidi Bom Bom." Google often alters the logo on its homepage to celebrate holidays, people, events and achievements. Recent Google Doodles have include tributes to visual artist Oskar Fischinger, African American singer Josephine Baker and the Rubik's Cube. Perla Campos, Global Marketing Lead for Google Doodles and project manager for the Selena Google Doodle,she idolized the Mexican-American singer growing up. "I grew up as the daughter of a Mexican immigrant single mom living in a small (primarily white) town outside of Fort Worth, Texas," Campos said. "There were always two women who taught me I could do anything and be anything I set my mind to: my mom and Selena. Selena has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember." Campos said she and her team worked with the late singer's family for two years to ensure that the Doodle told the story accurately. "The little details I gave...that Selena had red nail polish on instead of bright pink," her sister, Suzette Quintanilla, told Billboard. "That she had hoop earrings. They even put red on the microphone the way she used to have it." The family also helped create a special as part of Google's Online Arts & Culture Exhibit. The collection includes art work, fashion and some of the late singer's favorite items. Known as the "Queen of Tejano," Quintanilla has become even more famous in death. Fans frequently flock to her grave site in Corpus Christ, Texas. Her life and subsequent ...

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  • Man Booker Prize: Winner of £50,000 award to be announced

    Posted 2017-10-17 16:28:13 by: George Alston

    The winner of the prestigious fiction prize is to be revealed at a ceremony in London ...

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  • Bjork elaborates on sexual assault claim

    Posted 2017-10-17 16:26:37 by: George Alston

    The star provides a detailed account of the harassment she says she experienced on a film ...

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  • 'Don't have nightmares': Crimewatch through the years

    Posted 2017-10-17 16:01:36 by: George Alston

    Looking back at Crimewatch as the BBC show is axed after 33 ...

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  • Reese Witherspoon says she was assaulted at 16

    Posted 2017-10-17 15:53:46 by: George Alston

    The Hollywood star says the incident was at the hands of an unnamed ...

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  • Cher reuniting with Meryl Streep for 'Mama Mia' sequel

    Posted 2017-10-17 15:46:14 by: George Alston

    The queen of reinvention is making her return to the silver ...

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  • 'A stunning result:' Investigative reporting led drug czar nominee to withdraw

    Posted 2017-10-17 15:45:39 by: George Alston

    "It's a stunning result," Jeff Leen, the Post's editor in charge of investigations, told CNN Tuesday morning. "We put the facts out there and we let other people take care of the results." The Post's story - titled "" - came out Sunday morning. The two-part "60 Minutes" segment aired Sunday night. Trump was questioned about it on Monday afternoon. And Trump announced Marino's withdrawal on Tuesday morning. Fellow journalists cheered for the Post and "60" on Tuesday morning - for showcasing the power of journalism at a time when the president frequently derides the profession. Trump said in a Q&A with reporters on Monday that he "did see the report" on "60 Minutes" about Marino. "We're going to look into the report and we're going to take it very seriously," he said, while simultaneously praising Marino as a "great guy." The newspaper and the CBS newsmagazine documented how Marino helped drug distributors pass an industry-friendly law that hobbled the Drug Enforcement Agency's efforts to halt the spread of the opioid crisis. Marino took nearly $100,000 from the pharmaceutical lobby while advocating for the law, they reported. The investigation marked the first time in nearly a decade that the Post and "60 Minutes" have teamed up. It actually stemmed from a Post report in October 2016 that didn't get the attention Leen hoped it would. Post reporter Lenny Bernstein was assigned to write about the opioid crisis in the spring of 2016. He started cold-calling sources, and hit on Joe Rannazzisi, a former DEA official who was pushed out his job and became a whistleblower. (On Sunday, CBS called him "one of the most important whistleblowers ever interviewed by '60 Minutes.'") The resulting investigation by Bernstein and Scott Higham was titled "." Leen said the story was "completely overshadowed by the election." And the reporting team didn't feel like it was finished yet. "We felt like we had not yet answered the question of exactly ...

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  • Harvey Weinstein scandal: More Hollywood figures speak out

    Posted 2017-10-17 15:41:30 by: George Alston

    Jeffrey Katzenberg, Scott Rosenberg and Lauren Holly all share stories about the disgraced ...

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  • Stormzy and J Hus lead the Mobo Awards nominations

    Posted 2017-10-17 15:16:52 by: George Alston

    Jorja Smith, Stefflon Don and Mercury Prize winner Sampha are also up for ...

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  • Royal baby: Duchess of Cambridge's due date announced

    Posted 2017-10-17 14:41:52 by: George Alston

    Britain's Prince William and his wife Catherine have revealed that their third child is due in April next ...

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  • Reese Witherspoon, America Ferrera open up about sexual assault

    Posted 2017-10-17 14:29:42 by: George Alston

    Allegations of sexual misconduct against Harvey Weinstein have opened the tap in Hollywood for women to come forward and share their ...

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  • Malcolm-Jamal Warner wants to be bad

    Posted 2017-10-17 13:49:49 by: George Alston

    Malcolm-Jamal Warner is well aware that when some fans look at him - despite his many years in the business - they still see the son of a lawyer and a doctor who craved an original Gordon Gartrell ...

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  • What did people make of the Liar finale?

    Posted 2017-10-17 13:24:44 by: George Alston

    Viewers divided over ending of ITV series. Was the punishment fitting for the ...

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  • Ed Sheeran's Shape of You was written in 90 minutes

    Posted 2017-10-17 11:32:35 by: George Alston

    Songwriter Steve Mac says working with Ed Sheeran on Shape of You was ...

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  • What Sean Hughes wanted to happen after his death

    Posted 2017-10-17 11:19:35 by: George Alston

    The comic, who died on Monday, wrote a poignant poem about his own death back in the ...

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  • The big cases Crimewatch helped solve

    Posted 2017-10-17 11:11:31 by: George Alston

    After 33 years on our screens, the BBC programme helped solve numerous police ...

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  • Google removes cupcake calorie counter from Maps

    Posted 2017-10-17 11:08:47 by: George Alston

    Feature showed users how many calories they would burn if they walked to ...

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  • Calls to cancel Katie Hopkins' appearance at Lewes Speakers Festival

    Posted 2017-10-17 10:23:45 by: George Alston

    Attempts are being made to get the controversial columnist withdrawn from Lewes Speakers ...

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  • Carrie Fisher sent a cow's tongue to a preying producer

    Posted 2017-10-17 10:17:17 by: George Alston

    The Star Wars actress gave a cow tongue in a Tiffany box to teach the Hollywood producer a ...

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  • Carrie Fisher gave a cow tongue to predatory producer

    Posted 2017-10-17 10:17:17 by: George Alston

    The Star Wars actress gave a cow tongue in a Tiffany box to teach the Hollywood producer a ...

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  • Crimewatch is axed by the BBC after 33 years

    Posted 2017-10-17 06:43:04 by: George Alston

    But daytime sister programme Crimewatch Roadshow will continue, the corporation ...

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  • Female friends for Thomas the Tank Engine

    Posted 2017-10-17 05:52:01 by: George Alston

    The 70-year-old children's franchise has been revamped for the latest TV ...

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  • Tracey Emin helps Grenfell art auction raise £1.9m

    Posted 2017-10-17 00:41:09 by: George Alston

    Artists including Antony Gormley and Tracey Emin donated works for surviving ...

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  • Grenfell art auction raises £1.9m

    Posted 2017-10-17 00:41:09 by: George Alston

    Artists including Antony Gormley and Tracey Emin donated works for surviving ...

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  • Stars speak out on ending sexual assault in Hollywood

    Posted 2017-10-16 23:18:11 by: George Alston

    CNN talks to Kelly Clarkson, Octavia Spencer, Betsy Brandt, Judd Apatow, and Arianna Huffington at the Variety Power of Women event about the necessary changes to end sexual assault in ...

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  • John Oliver calls out the Academy

    Posted 2017-10-16 22:23:36 by: George Alston

    The host of "Last Week Tonight" criticized the Academy for only stripping Harvey Weinstein of his membership and ignoring its other controversial ...

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  • President Trump's mysterious absence from conservative talk radio

    Posted 2017-10-16 22:15:31 by: George Alston

    If there were ever a medium built for Trump - besides Twitter - talk radio would be it. But in his first eight months as president, Trump did not do a single interview on talk radio. Most of talk radio's high-profile stars - Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham - are strongly supportive of the president's agenda and unlikely to be combative or hostile in an interview. They reach large audiences (Limbaugh reaches approximately 14 million people each week, ), allowing Trump to use the medium to sell policy to the American people. Above all, the listeners are some of Trump's strongest supporters, the very people the president enjoys speaking to when he holds rallies around the country. "Radio is the most efficient way to reach the base," Charlie Sykes, a former conservative talk radio host, told CNN. "He could sit down and in two hours do eight interviews in major conservative talk radio markets without having to leave his bedroom. It's so easy to do." Yet, since being inaugurated as president, Trump has shied away from appearing on radio programs. After this week, he will have made two forays onto talk radio - and both of them came almost immediately after CNN contacted the White House to ask why he hadn't been speaking on the platform. Trump's first and only appearance on talk radio as president thus far came in late September - days after CNN repeatedly asked the White House for comment on why the president was ignoring the medium - when he called into the Alabama radio show "Rick & Bubba" to offer support for the candidate he had backed in the U.S. Senate race there. Last week, as this story was being prepared for publication, CNN asked the White House if the president planned on appearing on talk radio. On Monday, a White House official told CNN the president has carved time out of his schedule to participate in a talk radio event at the White House on Tuesday. Trump will participate in at least half-a-dozen interviews with regional ...

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  • Ex-Emmerdale star reveals 42nd Street wardrobe secrets

    Posted 2017-10-16 20:54:47 by: George Alston

    Backstage with the stars of 42nd ...

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  • Marc Almond 'sorry' for gig outburst

    Posted 2017-10-16 18:51:19 by: George Alston

    A man and woman in the front row were apparently singled out by the ...

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  • Andrew Lloyd Webber to retire from House of Lords

    Posted 2017-10-16 18:32:09 by: George Alston

    The composer will be stepping down at midnight after 20 years as a Conservative ...

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  • Andrew Lloyd Webber to retire from the Lords

    Posted 2017-10-16 18:32:09 by: George Alston

    The composer will be stepping down at midnight after 20 years as a Conservative ...

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  • 'I dread it': Jimmy Kimmel opens up about those emotional monologues

    Posted 2017-10-16 18:04:58 by: George Alston

    A lot has happened since Jimmy Kimmel was last in Brooklyn, New York. Donald Trump was elected president, late night TV has become a regular forum for politics as well as comedy, and Kimmel has evolved from comedic host to the conscience of ...

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  • Everyone is happy for Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner

    Posted 2017-10-16 17:52:11 by: George Alston

    If you haven't wished Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner congratulations on their engagement, you may be the only ...

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  • Woody Allen clarifies 'sad' comment on Weinstein scandal

    Posted 2017-10-16 17:37:06 by: George Alston

    "When I said I felt sad for Harvey Weinstein I thought it was clear the meaning was because he is a sad, sick man," Allen said in a statement obtained by CNN on Monday. "I was surprised it was treated differently. Lest there be any ambiguity, this statement clarifies my intention and feelings." Weinstein is facing dozens of allegations that include sexual assault and rape. Allen called the situation "tragic for the poor women that were involved, sad for Harvey that [his] life is so messed up" in an interview with . He told the outlet that he'd heard rumors about misconduct by Weinstein, which have swirled around the industry for decades, but he was not aware of the more serious accusations. Weinstein, through a spokesperson, has "unequivocally" denied "any allegations of non-consensual sex." Allen, who has faced his own separate sexual assault allegation from his adopted daughter, also said he hopes that women speaking up will lead to "some amelioration." But he added that he doesn't want it to lead to a "witch hunt atmosphere ... where every guy in an office who winks at a woman is suddenly having to call a lawyer to defend himself." "You do hear a million fanciful rumours all the time. And some turn out to be true and some - many - are just stories about this actress, or that actor," Allen said. Allen's son, Ronan Farrow, played a major role in breaking the news about Weinstein's alleged behavior. In a bombshell published in the New Yorker on October 10, Farrow documented three rape allegations against Weinstein, along with several other accusations of assault and harassment. Weinstein has since been ousted from his company and been ejected from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and BAFTA, the British version of the Academy. He faces legal probes from authorities in London and New York. Farrow was outspoken in the wake of the assault allegations against his father. He publicly supported his sister, Allen's adopted ...

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  • Courtney Love warned women about Harvey Weinstein

    Posted 2017-10-16 17:28:06 by: George Alston

    A video of Courtney Love warning young actresses about Harvey Weinstein has been burning up the ...

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  • Ed Sheeran hurt himself cycling

    Posted 2017-10-16 16:05:44 by: George Alston

    Heads up Ed Sheeran fans, he needs your healing ...

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  • 'Tis the season to be... Sia!

    Posted 2017-10-16 16:04:01 by: George Alston

    Australian singer-songwriter Sia announces she's releasing a Christmas ...

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  • Roger Moore stage opened at Pinewood Studios

    Posted 2017-10-16 14:53:37 by: George Alston

    Dame Joan Collins, Sir Michael Caine and Barbara Broccoli are among the ...

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  • Amadeus actor Roy Dotrice dies aged 94

    Posted 2017-10-16 14:39:37 by: George Alston

    The Guernsey-born actor famous for his role in the Oscar-winning film Amadeus, dies aged ...

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  • Weinstein Co. says it is in sale talks

    Posted 2017-10-16 14:35:57 by: George Alston

    The flailing Weinstein Co. may have a ...

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  • Mamma Mia 2: Cher returns to cinema with role in musical

    Posted 2017-10-16 13:42:12 by: George Alston

    The singer will return to the screen in the sequel to the Abba movie ...

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  • Mayim Bialik responds to 'victim blaming' backlash

    Posted 2017-10-16 13:21:37 by: George Alston

    Mayim Bialik believes her words about the Harvey Weinstein scandal have been taken out of ...

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  • Al Michaels apologizes for Harvey Weinstein joke during 'Sunday Night Football'

    Posted 2017-10-16 12:48:45 by: George Alston

    NBC sportscaster Al Michaels apologized for making a joke about Harvey Weinstein during "Sunday Night ...

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  • Are US, UK and Russian politics similar?

    Posted 2017-10-16 12:02:19 by: George Alston

    Armando Iannucci has written satires about all three, so what does he ...

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  • Joe Jonas engaged to 'Game of Thrones' star

    Posted 2017-10-16 12:01:33 by: George Alston

    Singer Joe Jonas and "Game of Thrones" star Sophie Turner announce their engagement on ...

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  • Sean Hughes: Comedian, actor and writer dies aged 51

    Posted 2017-10-16 11:52:39 by: George Alston

    Tributes have been paid to the former Never Mind The Buzzcocks ...

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  • Ed Sheeran breaks arm in cycling accident

    Posted 2017-10-16 11:25:29 by: George Alston

    The pop star's tour dates could be in jeopardy after he has "a bit of a bicycle ...

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  • Sex exploitation 'as bad in music industry as in Hollywood'

    Posted 2017-10-16 10:24:37 by: George Alston

    Music manager Sarah Bowden said she had once been sacked after refusing to sleep with a ...

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  • James Corden apologises for Weinstein jokes at charity event

    Posted 2017-10-16 08:58:52 by: George Alston

    The Late Late Show host says sorry after facing a backlash for a series of gags about the Hollywood ...

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  • UK police investigate new Harvey Weinstein claims

    Posted 2017-10-16 08:30:36 by: George Alston

    Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein is accused of a number of sexual assaults in London, the BBC ...

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  • Marilyn Manson recalls 'excruciating pain' of accident

    Posted 2017-10-16 08:15:49 by: George Alston

    The star speaks for the first time about the stage accident that left him with several broken ...

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  • Sheridan Smith talks about her 'out of control' anxiety

    Posted 2017-10-16 06:04:25 by: George Alston

    The actor's been opening up about her breakdown last year and the reasons behind ...

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  • Paolo Nutini scholarship announced by university

    Posted 2017-10-15 23:27:53 by: George Alston

    The University of the West of Scotland plans a songwriting scholarship backed by the Paisley ...

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  • Michael Jackson's choreographer Kenny Ortega introduces the next Zac Efron

    Posted 2017-10-15 23:15:01 by: George Alston

    High School Musical choreographer Kenny Ortega introduces the next Zac ...

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  • #MeToo: Twitter flooded with personal stories of assault

    Posted 2017-10-15 22:54:30 by: George Alston

    Two simple words became a rallying cry on Twitter to stand against sexual harassment and ...

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  • James Corden apologizes for Harvey Weinstein jokes

    Posted 2017-10-15 22:14:11 by: George Alston

    Late-night host James Corden apologized for jokes he made about Harvey Weinstein, the disgraced producer who is the target of a growing number of sexual harassment and abuse ...

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  • Woody Allen says he's sad for everyone in Weinstein scandal

    Posted 2017-10-15 21:29:10 by: George Alston

    In an interview with , Allen called the situation "tragic for the poor women that were involved, sad for Harvey that [his] life is so messed up." He told the outlet that he'd heard rumors about misconduct by Weinstein, which have swirled around the industry for decades, but he was not aware of the more serious accusations. Weinstein, through a spokesperson, has "unequivocally" denied "any allegations of non-consensual sex." Allen, who has faced his own separate sexual assault allegation from his adopted daughter, also said he hopes that women speaking up will lead to "some amelioration." But he added that he doesn't want it to lead to a "witch hunt atmosphere ... where every guy in an office who winks at a woman is suddenly having to call a lawyer to defend himself." "You do hear a million fanciful rumours all the time. And some turn out to be true and some - many - are just stories about this actress, or that actor," Allen said. Allen's son, Ronan Farrow, played a major role in breaking the news about Weinstein's alleged behavior. In a bombshell published in the New Yorker on October 10, Farrow documented three rape allegations against Weinstein, along with several other accusations of assault and harassment. Weinstein has since been ousted from his company and been ejected from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and BAFTA, the British version of the Academy. He faces legal probes from authorities in London and New York. Farrow was outspoken in the wake of the assault allegations against his father. He publicly supported his sister, Allen's adopted daughter Dylan Farrow, when she wrote an alleging sexual abuse by Allen. At the time, Allen, through a spokesperson, called the letter "untrue and disgraceful." The statement also said that , in the early '90s as Allen was splitting up with actress Mia Farrow, "a thorough investigation was conducted by court appointed independent experts. The experts concluded there was no ...

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  • Harvey Weinstein scandal: Another legal team shakeup, more fallout ahead

    Posted 2017-10-15 21:18:18 by: George Alston

    Hollywood is saying good riddance to Harvey Weinstein. So now ...

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  • Game of Thrones actress Sophie Turner to marry Joe Jonas

    Posted 2017-10-15 20:16:40 by: George Alston

    Sophie Turner, who plays Sansa Stark, and US singer Joe Jonas are ...

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  • FCC commissioner on Trump's media threats: 'History won't be kind to silence'

    Posted 2017-10-15 17:58:33 by: George Alston

    A top Federal Communications Commission official is putting pressure on her colleagues to end their silence amid President Trump's threats against TV networks that are critical of his ...

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  • Harvey Weinstein: Met police investigate new sex assault claims

    Posted 2017-10-15 15:49:58 by: George Alston

    Hollywood film producer Harvey Weinstein is accused of three more sexual assaults in London, the BBC ...

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  • Everybody's Talking About Jamie scoops UK Theatre Awards

    Posted 2017-10-15 15:07:48 by: George Alston

    Everybody's Talking About Jamie is about a teenage boy who wants to be a drag ...

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  • Harvey Weinstein: 'He came for me and shook me' - Jason Solomons

    Posted 2017-10-15 10:54:59 by: George Alston

    Film Critic Jason Solomons recalls an encounter with Harvey Weinstein in Venice after a bad ...

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  • 'SNL' takes on Harvey Weinstein

    Posted 2017-10-15 05:08:48 by: George Alston

    "SNL" put on an actress round table on sexual harassment in Hollywood sketch that included Leslie Jones' Viola Davis, Cecily Strong's Marion Cotillard and Kate McKinnon playing an old Hollywood starlet named Debette Goldry. "I did have one meeting with Harvey," McKinnon's Goldry said. "I was invited to his hotel room and when I arrived he was naked, hanging upside down from a monkey bar. He tried to trick me into thinking his genitals were actually his face. It almost worked. The resemblance is uncanny." The leader of the round table, which was played by Aidy Bryant, asked the group, where we can go from here. "Violence against women, it doesn't just happen to famous actresses, it's everywhere, damn it! It's time we take it seriously," said McKinnon's Goldry. "Pandora's box is open now, and Pandora's pissed." Weinstein has seen a of sexual harassment and assault allegations over the last nine days. Since the New York Times first reported the accusations against Weinstein, dozens of women have come forward. The New Yorker published its own account, which included charges of rape by three women. On Saturday, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences board "SNL," and others in late night, received criticism last week for However, on Saturday, the series took on the subject in both the actress round table sketch and in "Weekend Update" with hosts Colin Jost and Michael Che tackling the scandal. "Apple has announced that it will add hundreds of new emojis to its iOS system including a person at a spa, a vomiting face, and shushing finger," Jost said. "Finally giving emoji fans the ability to describe what it was like to work for Harvey Weinstein." Che added that making jokes about this story was difficult. "This is a tough spot for a comedian because it's so hard to make jokes about sexual assault, but it's so easy to make jokes about a guy that looks like this," Che said pointing to a picture of Weinstein. "He looks like ...

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  • In interviews, remaining Weinstein Co. execs deny they knew

    Posted 2017-10-15 00:19:27 by: George Alston

    Harvey's brother Bob that "the members of the board, including myself, did not know the extent of my brother's actions." Bob Weinstein said he knew Harvey cheated on his wife, but "no F-in way was I aware that that was the type of predator that he was." Bob's contempt for Harvey came through loud and clear throughout the interview. He called his brother "sick and depraved" and said Harvey should pay for his misdeeds. "And I am sick for the victims. And I feel for them. I feel for them," Bob said. David Glasser, the company's chief operating officer, had similar things to say in an interview with another Hollywood news site, . "We always thought and heard he was unfaithful, but we always thought those relationships were consensual and never heard otherwise," Glasser said. He put it this way: "I would never, ever, allow any employee to walk into the doors of this company, or a piece of talent to work with us, if I knew my boss was sexually assaulting women. That is unacceptable, in every way. I hate what he did and it makes me sick to my stomach." Glasser acknowledged that he knew about a few specific incidents, like a temporary employee who alleged in 2014 that Weinstein invited her to a hotel and implied that he'd boost her career if she slept with him. This account was described in last week's New York Times investigation. "I only wish I knew these singular events were part of a much bigger pattern, so we could have done more to stop this," Glasser told Deadline. Glasser and Bob Weinstein's comments are notable because many onlookers have asserted that senior management at Weinstein Co. must have turned a blind eye to Weinstein's conduct with women. As Jodi Kantor, one of the Times reporters, asked in an interview with CNN: "How could woman after woman tell the same story for 30 years and basically nothing happened and nothing changed?" Recent stories from The Times and The New Yorker forced the issue out into the open. Harvey ...

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  • Riverdale: Everything you need to know about Netflix's hit drama

    Posted 2017-10-15 00:04:38 by: George Alston

    As the second series starts this week, here's what you should know about Netflix's hit dark ...

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  • Mick Fleetwood on the early days of Fleetwood Mac and why he's a terrible drummer

    Posted 2017-10-15 00:02:55 by: George Alston

    The Fleetwood Mac star on the band's early days, and why he can't play the same rhythm ...

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  • Banging the drum for women

    Posted 2017-10-14 23:13:23 by: George Alston

    Parv Kaur has created a niche for herself in the male-dominated field of Bhangra dhol ...

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  • Harvey Weinstein: Oscars board expels producer over sexual assault allegations

    Posted 2017-10-14 21:54:44 by: George Alston

    The film awards organiser says it wants to send a message that an "era of wilful ignorance" is ...

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  • Eight days of accusations and collateral damage

    Posted 2017-10-14 21:03:24 by: George Alston

    Even before the first hit, there were reports that Weinstein, the high-profile producer and executive, had put together a legal and publicity team to battle coming stories about him in the Times and the New Yorker. The explosive start The Times piece detailed allegations of sexual harassment and unwanted physical contact with women going back decades, and at least eight separate settlements. The roster of on-the-record quotes included actress Ashley Judd and Mark Gill, an executive who had formerly run Weinstein's Miramax Films. Weinstein responded with a strategically confusing statement that expressed contrition, while he simultaneously criticized the paper and threatened legal action. A spokeswoman for Weinstein told CNN this week that "any allegations of non-consensual sex are unequivocally denied." In his original statement, Weinstein apologized for "the way I've behaved with colleagues in the past," and stated that he needs to "conquer my demons." Bloom, best known for representing women in similar matters, also came under fire for participating in Weinstein's defense, She subsequently resigned shortly after the story broke. Criticism began almost immediately, mostly from conservative media voices, about - who accepted money from Weinstein, a major donor - not distancing themselves or criticizing him. Related charges were leveled at late-night comics who had lampooned famous conservative figures accused of harassment, including Roger Ailes and Bill O'Reilly. After being noticeably quiet to start, late-night comics seemed to rally. There was a flurry of coverage and new accusers and virtually all the late-night hosts began to tell Weinstein jokes. And politicians, including Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, have since condemned the alleged behavior. The New Yorker delivers a second blow The New Yorker published on Oct. 10, with even more explosive accusations, with three women accusing Weinstein of raping them. Moreover, the piece ...

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  • Harvey Weinstein expelled from the Movie Academy

    Posted 2017-10-14 20:58:35 by: George Alston

    In the latest and perhaps most symbolic blow to the Hollywood mogul since a host of sexual harassment and assault allegations went public nine days ago, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences board voted on Saturday to strip Weinstein's membership. In a statement, the academy said the action, which is effective immediately, was intended "not simply to separate ourselves from someone who does not merit the respect of his colleagues but also to send a message that the era of willful ignorance and shameful complicity in sexually predatory behavior and workplace harassment in our industry is over." Weinstein has already had his membership suspended in BAFTA, the British version of the Oscars, and faces separate action from the Producers Guild of America. That vote has until Monday, according to Variety. The academy's decision - voted on by its 54 board members in a special meeting - continues what amounts to an industry-wide attempt to purge Weinstein from the place he has occupied in the film business. Given the outsized role Weinstein has played in the Oscars for decades, being censured by an organization he so assiduously courted comes as a particularly sharp rebuke. Although academy members have been disciplined for violating its rules, there is virtually no precedent for ousting someone in the face of a scandal. As reports have noted, director Roman Polanski - who in 1978 to avoid the legal consequences of a rape involving a 13-year-old girl - and Mel Gibson, who temporarily became an industry pariah after making anti-Semitic remarks, remained members. Under the academy's bylaws, two thirds of the board had to agree to take such an action. Some of the higher-profile members include Whoopi Goldberg, Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks. Since the New York Times first reported on sexual-harassment accusations against Weinstein last Thursday, dozens of women have come forward recounting their own experiences. The New Yorker published ...

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  • Hillary Clinton on losing to Trump

    Posted 2017-10-14 12:24:47 by: George Alston

    Hillary Clinton talks to The One Show's Alex Jones and Amol Rajan about losing to Donald ...

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  • Harvey Weinstein allegations: Exploring Hollywood's casting couch culture

    Posted 2017-10-14 05:20:26 by: George Alston

    Harvey Weinstein is not a welcome subject for questions on some red carpets, the BBC ...

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  • Missed this week's entertainment news?

    Posted 2017-10-14 00:03:44 by: George Alston

    Take a look at some of the week's biggest stories in the world of arts and ...

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  • NBC's Megyn Kelly problem

    Posted 2017-10-13 23:49:14 by: George Alston

    NBC has invested millions of dollars in Megyn Kelly, but is it paying off? Tom Kludt examines Megyn Kelly's meteoric rise and what it means for her transition into morning talk show ...

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  • Jameela Jamil: How The Good Place star got so lucky

    Posted 2017-10-13 23:45:58 by: George Alston

    The former T4 presenter on how she "blagged" a Hollywood role in sitcom The Good ...

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  • Harvey Weinstein: Eight days of accusations and collateral damage

    Posted 2017-10-13 22:57:37 by: George Alston

    Even before the first hit, there were reports that Weinstein, the high-profile producer and executive, had put together a legal and publicity team to battle coming stories about him in the Times and the New Yorker. The explosive start The Times piece detailed allegations of sexual harassment and unwanted physical contact with women going back decades, and at least eight separate settlements. The roster of on-the-record quotes included actress Ashley Judd and Mark Gill, an executive who had formerly run Weinstein's Miramax Films. Weinstein responded with a strategically confusing statement that expressed contrition, while he simultaneously criticized the paper and threatened legal action. A spokeswoman for Weinstein told CNN this week that "any allegations of non-consensual sex are unequivocally denied." In his original statement, Weinstein apologized for "the way I've behaved with colleagues in the past," and stated that he needs to "conquer my demons." Bloom, best known for representing women in similar matters, also came under fire for participating in Weinstein's defense, She subsequently resigned shortly after the story broke. Criticism began almost immediately, mostly from conservative media voices, about - who accepted money from Weinstein, a major donor - not distancing themselves or criticizing him. Related charges were leveled at late-night comics who had lampooned famous conservative figures accused of harassment, including Roger Ailes and Bill O'Reilly. After being noticeably quiet to start, late-night comics seemed to rally. There was a flurry of coverage and new accusers and virtually all the late-night hosts began to tell Weinstein jokes. And politicians, including Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, have since condemned the alleged behavior. The New Yorker delivers a second blow The New Yorker published on Oct. 10, with even more explosive accusations, with three women accusing Weinstein of raping them. Moreover, the piece ...

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  • What to expect this weekend from networks and the NFL's national anthem

    Posted 2017-10-13 22:31:06 by: George Alston

    Fox said the network won't be showing the anthem live, but that the cameras "are always rolling so if something happens, we will be sure to cover it." ESPN also said it would not air the anthem live Monday night. CBS declined to comment and NBC did not respond. The anthem is not usually aired live apart from major events, but networks broadcast them last month after President Trump publicly fumed about NFL players who took a knee during the "Star Spangled Banner" to protest treatment of black Americans, particularly by police. The networks moved off the anthem broadcasts last weekend, but Vice President Pence walked out of an Indianapolis Colts game on Sunday when some members of the San Francisco 49ers took a knee, and brought the debate back into the spotlight. "I left today's Colts game because @POTUS and I will not dignify any event that disrespects our soldiers, our Flag, or our National Anthem," Pence tweeted on Sunday. Pence added that while everyone is entitled to their own opinions, "I don't think it's too much to ask NFL players to respect the Flag and our National Anthem." Also on Sunday, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones told reporters that any player who "disrespects the flag" will not play. Jones' comments prompted ESPN's Jemele Hill to speak out. "Jerry Jones also has created a problem for his players, specifically the black ones. If they don't kneel, some will see them as sellouts," Hill tweeted on Sunday. She later tweeted, "If you strongly reject what Jerry Jones said, the key is his advertisers. Don't place the burden squarely on the players." Hill was suspended for two weeks for violating ESPN's social media guidelines and President Trump used the Twitter flap to attack her and the network. The suspension exposed ESPN to new criticism and sparked debate about how journalists and commentators should conduct themselves on social media. The protests started in 2016 with San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, ...

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  • Chaos inside scandal-wracked Weinstein Co.

    Posted 2017-10-13 18:17:22 by: George Alston

    The movie and TV studio is paralyzed, with employees talking about resigning and comparing it to the Titanic. One week after sexual misconduct allegations first emerged against co-founder Harvey Weinstein, there is open talk in Hollywood about a "fire sale" of the company. Some filmmakers who are working on projects for Weinstein Co. are trying to take their movies elsewhere. And some networks with TV show deals are looking to back out. Deadline, a news site that's a must-read in the entertainment business, described the company as "," with financiers and agents looking for "outs." The site quoted a high-level media executive likening it to "a run on the bank." "As woes escalate for Harvey Weinstein's former company, potential buyers begin to circle," the Los Angeles Times . There's a sense in media circles that lawsuits and lingering questions about complicity are going to haunt the company for years. "This is only going to get worse," a studio chief told CNN Thursday. According to multiple sources, the two men now running the firm, Weinstein's brother Bob and the company's president David Glasser, could be the next out the door. Despite the stain on the company's reputation and the board's potential legal exposure, the company has valuable assets, including shows like "Project Runway" and forthcoming movies like "The Current War," which is set to come out this fall. Several other movies are also in post-production. The company's next big production was supposed to be "In The Heights," an adaptation of the hit Broadway show that Lin-Manuel Miranda wrote and starred in before "Hamilton." But on Thursday Quiara Hudes, who wrote the book for the play, said she wants out: "I hope Weinstein Company has enough grace, in the wake of these allegations, to respect my stand as a woman, and to allow us to extricate In The Heights from them." Hudes said in a statement that the play "deserves a fresh start in a studio where I'll feel safe (as ...

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  • Rose McGowan's long history of speaking out

    Posted 2017-10-13 17:22:20 by: George Alston

    No one in Hollywood should have been surprised when Rose McGowan appeared to publicly name Harvey Weinstein as her alleged rapist in a tweet on ...

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  • Rose McGowan's powerful voice

    Posted 2017-10-13 17:22:20 by: George Alston

    No one in Hollywood should have been surprised when Rose McGowan appeared to publicly name Harvey Weinstein as her alleged rapist in a tweet on ...

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  • Liam Gallagher hits number one (on his own)

    Posted 2017-10-13 17:05:58 by: George Alston

    The Oasis singer's debut solo album sells 103,000 copies in a single ...

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  • Ed Sheeran's Shape of You goes five times platinum

    Posted 2017-10-13 16:59:35 by: George Alston

    The single is now up there with Candle in the Wind '97 and Do They Know It's ...

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  • Tracey Emin brings 'My Bed' to the Turner Contemporary

    Posted 2017-10-13 16:37:39 by: George Alston

    Artist Tracey Emin's "My Bed" was shortlisted for the Turner Prize in ...

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  • 'Great News' proved great at predicting the news

    Posted 2017-10-13 16:30:52 by: George Alston

    Thursday's episode of NBC's "Great News" hit on a subject that has re-emerged as a top-of-mind issue in Hollywood and elsewhere after allegations of sexual harassment against movie mogul Harvey Weinstein first came to light one week ...

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  • Afternoon Live with Simon McCoy: Highlights from first week on air

    Posted 2017-10-13 16:18:01 by: George Alston

    An arty weatherman, a dancing tennis star and a few bloopers too - the first week of the BBC News programme, Afternoon Live, with Simon ...

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  • Heidi Klum praises 'brave women' who spoke out about Weinstein

    Posted 2017-10-13 15:58:17 by: George Alston

    The "Project Runway" host released a statement to People this week about the scandal that has besieged Weinstein, whose former company co-produced her ...

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  • Heidi Klum praises 'brave women' who spoke out

    Posted 2017-10-13 15:58:17 by: George Alston

    The "Project Runway" host released a statement to People this week about the scandal that has besieged Weinstein, whose former company co-produced her ...

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  • Roger Goodell's wife used fake Twitter account to defend her husband

    Posted 2017-10-13 14:48:44 by: George Alston

    NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's wife used an anonymous Twitter account to defend her often embattled husband from critics in the ...

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  • 'White Famous' recycles Hollywood cliches

    Posted 2017-10-13 13:44:24 by: George Alston

    "White Famous" is most notable for its title, which represents the career goal outlined for a rising African-American comedian by his agent. After that, this breezy Showtime comedy basically just feels like the latest variation on "Entourage," with producer Jamie Foxx lending some sizzle by appearing as an "I'm a big star"-crazy version of ...

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  • Jackie Chan can't beat life into 'The Foreigner'

    Posted 2017-10-13 13:43:09 by: George Alston

    "The Foreigner" is as generic and disposable as its title, hobbling Jackie Chan's inherent likability by turning him into a grief-stricken revenge machine. Those hoping for a sleek action vehicle on the order of "Taken" will likely wind up feeling taken for a ...

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  • Harvey Weinstein under investigation

    Posted 2017-10-13 13:12:00 by: George Alston

    Police on both sides of the Atlantic are investigating Harvey Weinstein over allegations of sexual assault as the scandal surrounding the disgraced Hollywood movie mogul ...

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  • Theatre cancels opera over portrayal of Asian characters

    Posted 2017-10-13 12:34:28 by: George Alston

    A London venue pulls the plug on a Welsh opera after non-Asian singers are cast as Chinese ...

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  • Jason Aldean resumes tour after Las Vegas tragedy

    Posted 2017-10-13 12:02:14 by: George Alston

    Thursday night Jason Aldean got to finish what he started in Las ...

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  • Game of Thrones actor Jason Momoa apologises for rape joke

    Posted 2017-10-13 10:26:47 by: George Alston

    The actor apologises for saying he loved sci-fi roles because you could "rape beautiful ...

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  • Rose McGowan accuses Harvey Weinstein of rape

    Posted 2017-10-13 08:35:05 by: George Alston

    An Amazon Studio executive is put on leave of absence after being accused of ignoring her ...

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  • Harvey Weinstein: Film industry 'should be ashamed' says top producer

    Posted 2017-10-13 08:29:49 by: George Alston

    Film producer Stephen Woolley says rumours about Weinstein's behaviour were made into ...

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  • Chester Bennington's 'Carpool Karaoke' airs

    Posted 2017-10-13 07:19:46 by: George Alston

    With the blessing of his family and bandmates, Apple Music has released the episode of "Carpool Karaoke" they filmed with Linkin Park six days before lead singer Chester Bennington took his own ...

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  • Will fashion brand Marchesa be tainted by Weinstein scandal?

    Posted 2017-10-13 06:46:37 by: George Alston

    The label run by Harvey Weinstein's wife is under pressure after sexual assault allegations against the Hollywood ...

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  • Samantha Bee to 'creeps': We're coming for you

    Posted 2017-10-13 04:58:30 by: George Alston

    Samantha Bee kicked off "Full Frontal" with a takedown of Harvey Weinstein, who is accused of rape and sexual ...

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  • US and UK police investigate Harvey Weinstein

    Posted 2017-10-13 03:23:15 by: George Alston

    Forces in New York and London look into allegations against movie mogul Harvey ...

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  • Review: Bruce Springsteen's 'exuberant and intimate' Broadway debut

    Posted 2017-10-13 00:31:18 by: George Alston

    We review the star's 'exuberant and intimate' show, as he starts a 16-week engagement in New ...

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  • Review: Bruce Springsteen's 'intimate and personal' Broadway debut

    Posted 2017-10-13 00:31:18 by: George Alston

    The singer starts a 16-week engagement in New York with a 'intimate and personal' ...

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  • Can the Weinstein Co. survive his scandal?

    Posted 2017-10-12 22:17:13 by: George Alston

    The two men now running the firm, Weinstein's brother Bob and the company's president David Glasser, could be the next out the door, a company official and two Hollywood executives told CNN. The two Weinstein Co. executives are coming under severe scrutiny because some of the allegations of misconduct by Harvey Weinstein date back decades, which raises the question: Why didn't people in a position to know do more? Bob Weinstein is the company's co-founder and Glasser is the chief operations officer. Other Weinstein Co. executives and people close to the company are deeply concerned about the likelihood of lawsuits against the company. "This is only going to get worse," a studio chief told CNN. The studio chiefs and executives who spoke for this story are in regular contact with Weinstein Co. about film and television projects. Some of the company's partners, like Amazon, are rethinking their deals for future shows and films. The company is "under siege," a senior staffer said. On Thursday, a Weinstein-branded book imprint at Hachette was disbanded, effecting about ten books a year. The books will still be published by Hachette without the Weinstein name. Late Thursday, there was a fresh sign of the creative community withdrawing from Weinstein Co. Quiara Hudes, the playwright who is adapting "In The Heights" as a movie, expressed regret that the project is set up at Weinstein. She said in a statement, "I hope Weinstein Company has enough grace, in the wake of these allegations, to respect my stand as a woman, and to allow us to extricate In The Heights from them." Hudes said the play "deserves a fresh start in a studio where I'll feel safe (as will my actors and collaborators)." As for TV shows and movies, an executive at a network said their company is "still deciding" how it will handle ongoing projects with Weinstein Co. "There is no studio without Harvey," the executive said. "The creative vision is gone." But the company already ...

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  • Linkin Park singer in posthumous Carpool Karaoke show

    Posted 2017-10-12 21:14:26 by: George Alston

    Chester Bennington filmed the Carpool Karaoke episode six days before his death in ...

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  • Harvey Weinstein under investigation by London and New York police

    Posted 2017-10-12 19:51:50 by: George Alston

    Police on both sides of the Atlantic are investigating Harvey Weinstein over allegations of sexual assault as the scandal surrounding the disgraced Hollywood movie mogul ...

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  • Harvey Weinstein: Jane Fonda on sexual assault allegations

    Posted 2017-10-12 19:37:55 by: George Alston

    Jane Fonda tells BBC HARDTalk she regrets not talking sooner about allegations against Harvey ...

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  • Why Rose McGowan was blocked on Twitter

    Posted 2017-10-12 19:36:27 by: George Alston

    Rose McGowan's Twitter account was temporarily blocked for violating some of the social network's ...

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  • Pitbull sees Trump's 'true colors' on Puerto Rico relief

    Posted 2017-10-12 19:23:29 by: George Alston

    The rapper's criticism comes just before President Trump warned Puerto Rico that federal aid won't last ...

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  • Wonder Woman, Winnie the Pooh creators fodder for brilliant biopics

    Posted 2017-10-12 18:28:20 by: George Alston

    In the what-are-the-odds department, two movies open this week about creators of beloved 20th-century characters, Wonder Woman and Winnie the Pooh, and both are extremely good. Forced into a choice, give the little bear and "Goodbye Christopher Robin" the edge over "Professor Marston & the Wonder ...

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  • Emin's 'unmade bed' on display in hometown of Margate

    Posted 2017-10-12 17:27:02 by: George Alston

    My Bed depicts Tracey Emin's life in 1998 following the breakdown of a ...

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  • Explosive Weinstein stories expose mogul's power over media

    Posted 2017-10-12 16:31:38 by: George Alston

    Explosive stories published in the last week reveal the extent to which Weinstein reportedly intimidated his victims into silence, and used his clout to keep negative stories out of the headlines. Ronan Farrow, the author of a on Tuesday that included rape allegations against Weinstein, said that he was threatened personally with a lawsuit during the course of his reporting. The New York Times was hit with its own legal threat from Weinstein's attorney last week after the . Weinstein was fired by the board of his company days after the story was published. The New Yorker declined to comment on whether it also faced the threat of a lawsuit. But whether there were lawsuit threats or not, both stories were published days after one another, bringing an end to the power that Weinstein wields over the media. "I will say that over many years, many news organizations have circled this story and faced a great deal of pressure in doing so," on Tuesday night. Farrow wrote in his piece that Weinstein and his legal team "have threatened to sue multiple media outlets." A representative for Weinstein did not respond to a request for comment. While Weinstein succeeded for years in keeping many allegations from being reported, one of the women who did speak up found herself dragged in the press. After Ambra Battilana Gutierrez filed a sexual assault complaint against Weinstein in 2015, the young model's past was soon the subject of unflattering stories in the New York Post's Page Six, according to the New Yorker. A day after she filed the complaint, Gutierrez got Weinstein to admit to groping her on tape as part of a sting operation orchestrated by the New York Police Department, but no charges were brought. with Weinstein was published in Farrow's story on Tuesday. NBC News, where Farrow serves as a contributor, has come under scrutiny over its decision to not run the piece that was ultimately published by the New Yorker. The network has ...

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  • Glamour magazine's Jo Elvin leaves after 17 years

    Posted 2017-10-12 16:02:33 by: George Alston

    The magazine is going digital first and will be published twice a year instead of every ...

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  • Louis Walsh to make stage debut in Nativity! The Musical

    Posted 2017-10-12 16:02:25 by: George Alston

    The X Factor judge is taking on the role of the Hollywood Producer in a production of Nativity! The ...

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  • Kate Beckinsale joins Weinstein accusers

    Posted 2017-10-12 15:44:45 by: George Alston

    A string of actresses have claimed he harassed or assaulted them in hotel rooms and ...

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  • James Van Der Beek reveals he was groped by 'powerful men'

    Posted 2017-10-12 15:36:32 by: George Alston

    The Dawson's Creek star talks of inappropriate encounters with "older, powerful ...

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  • James Van Der Beek says male executive groped him

    Posted 2017-10-12 14:54:06 by: George Alston

    Women aren't the only ones compelled to share their stories in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein ...

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  • Cara Delevingne joins Weinstein accusers

    Posted 2017-10-12 14:27:43 by: George Alston

    A string of actresses have claimed he harassed or assaulted them in hotel rooms and ...

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  • Rose McGowan blocked on Twitter

    Posted 2017-10-12 14:20:06 by: George Alston

    Rose McGowan's Twitter account was temporarily blocked for violating some of the social network's ...

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  • Harvey Weinstein timeline: How the scandal unfolded

    Posted 2017-10-12 13:58:44 by: George Alston

    Key developments in the saga surrounding the film ...

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  • Dawn French at 60: What I've learned

    Posted 2017-10-12 13:52:25 by: George Alston

    The comedian shares some of the biggest life lessons she's learned along the ...

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  • 'Marshall' highlights Thurgood Marshall's early career

    Posted 2017-10-12 13:37:59 by: George Alston

    "Marshall" uses a single case to shed light on civil-rights titan Thurgood Marshall, yielding an enlightening if somewhat arbitrary snapshot of the Supreme Court Justice during his crusading days working for the NAACP. Anchored by topnotch performances by Chadwick Boseman in the title role and Josh Gad, it's a 75-year-old story imbued with modern-day ...

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  • Harvey Weinstein: Did everyone really know?

    Posted 2017-10-12 13:16:34 by: George Alston

    Lots of people have said the producer's alleged harassment and abuse was "an open secret". How ...

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  • 'Lost masterpieces' found at Carmarthenshire County Museum

    Posted 2017-10-12 12:36:20 by: George Alston

    Two portraits are found to have been painted by 17th Century artists Sir Peter Lely and Mary ...

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  • Rose McGowan, one of Harvey Weinstein's accusers, has account limited by Twitter

    Posted 2017-10-12 11:56:57 by: George Alston

    Rose McGowan has been vocal online about being sexually assaulted by Harvey Weinstein, now Twitter has temporarily limited her ...

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  • Harvey Weinstein accuser's Twitter account limited

    Posted 2017-10-12 11:56:57 by: George Alston

    Rose McGowan has been vocal online about being sexually assaulted by Harvey Weinstein, now Twitter has temporarily limited her ...

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  • Cara Delevingne joins Harvey Weinstein accusers

    Posted 2017-10-12 11:43:35 by: George Alston

    A string of actresses have claimed he harassed or assaulted them in hotel rooms and ...

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  • Cara Delevingne adds her voice to allegations

    Posted 2017-10-12 11:38:09 by: George Alston

    Actress and model Cara Delevingne is the latest woman to accuse Harvey Weinstein of inappropriate ...

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  • Facebook bans rapper Lil B for 'hate speech' posts

    Posted 2017-10-12 11:29:47 by: George Alston

    Lil B is banned from Facebook for 30 days for several posts about white people and gun ...

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  • Daniel Howell posts YouTube vlog revealing struggles with depression

    Posted 2017-10-12 11:03:27 by: George Alston

    The YouTuber and former Radio 1 presenter Daniel Howell said: "It's a huge part of my life and I just think it's weird for me to not talk about ...

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  • Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy returns to Radio 4

    Posted 2017-10-12 10:59:45 by: George Alston

    A six-episode series will be broadcast on BBC Radio 4 next ...

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  • Line-up unveiled for BBC's new pop show

    Posted 2017-10-12 10:38:59 by: George Alston

    Liam Payne, Liam Gallagher and Foo Fighters will all appear on Sounds Like Friday ...

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  • Oscars academy to hold talks on Harvey Weinstein

    Posted 2017-10-12 06:22:04 by: George Alston

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences says sexual assault allegations are ...

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  • Beck: My last album won Kanye over

    Posted 2017-10-12 00:57:27 by: George Alston

    Colors singer bears no Grammy grudges with rapper ahead of new album ...

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  • Trans Angolan popstar Titica shakes her way to success

    Posted 2017-10-11 23:54:46 by: George Alston

    Titica has become a big star among young Angolans and an icon for anti-LGBT ...

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  • CW's 'Dynasty' is about more than catfights

    Posted 2017-10-11 22:18:43 by: George Alston

    The first episode for the CW's reimagining of "Dynasty" has a lot of the ingredients that made the original series a hit - family drama, lavish displays of wealth and even a fight between two women to capture the spirit of the so-called catfight legacy left behind by the show on which its ...

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  • Scandal grows as more women come forward

    Posted 2017-10-11 22:03:03 by: George Alston

    Harvey Weinstein is heading to rehab. His wife of 10 years, Georgina Chapman, is heading to divorce court. And his former company is heading into an uncertain ...

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  • The Academy to decide Weinstein's fate

    Posted 2017-10-11 21:26:23 by: George Alston

    After a series of bombshell sexual assault allegations against the Hollywood producer, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said its board of governors will hold an emergency meeting on Saturday to "discuss the allegations against Weinstein and any actions warranted by the Academy." "The Academy finds the conduct described in the allegations against Harvey Weinstein to be repugnant, abhorrent, and antithetical to the high standards of the Academy and the creative community it represents," the organization said in a statement. It was not immediately clear what punitive measures The Academy could take. The organization did not respond to multiple requests for additional information. The announcement follows a move by The British Academy of Film and Television Arts on Wednesday to . Weinstein became the subject of public outrage after over the past few days that detailed decades worth of alleged sexual harassment and rape. A spokesperson for Weinstein said this week that "any allegations of non-consensual sex are unequivocally denied." Weinstein also apologized for "the way I've behaved with colleagues in the past." The controversy has triggered a business disaster for Weinstein, an industry giant. The Weinstein Company's board - which includes Harvey's brother, Robert - said Sunday that Harvey Weinstein had been "." The Weinstein Company is behind a number of Oscar-winning hits, including "Silver Linings Playbook," "The King's Speech," and "Django Unchained." Weinstein also personally won an Oscar in 1999 for the film "Shakespeare in Love," which received the Best Picture award. Weinstein was a producer for the project. A representative for Weinstein told CNN on Tuesday that the disgraced mogul is heading to rehab. CNNMoney (New ...

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  • Is Harvey Weinstein and women a laughing matter?

    Posted 2017-10-11 21:10:43 by: George Alston

    With a few celebrities noting that they had heard rumors about Harvey Weinstein over the years, it begs the question whether his alleged sexual misconduct was an open secret in ...

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