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Quentin Tarantino Apologizes to Roman Polanski Rape Victim

Quentin Tarantino Apologizes to Roman Polanski Rape Victim
Quentin Tarantino has apologized to Samantha Geimer after suggesting that she wanted to have sex with Roman Polanski when she was 13.

In a resurfaced 2003 interview with Howard Stern, Tarantino said Geimer “wanted to have it and dated the guy.” He also called Geimer a “party girl” and said that sex with a minor doesn’t rise to the level of rape.

Facing an online backlash, Tarantino has changed his position and called his remarks “cavalier.”

“Fifteen years later, I realize how wrong I was,” Tarantino said. “Ms. Geimer Was raped by Roman Polanski.”

In an interview with the Daily News, Geimer said, “I’m not upset, but I would probably feel better if he realizes now that he was wrong, after 15 years, after hearing the facts. Nobody has to be pissed off on my behalf. I’m okay.”

Polanski was arrested in 1977 for five offenses following the alleged assault, including rape by use of drugs, perversion, sodomy
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Quentin Tarantino Apologizes to Roman Polanski Victim Samantha Geimer For Howard Stern Comments [Exclusive]

Quentin Tarantino Apologizes to Roman Polanski Victim Samantha Geimer For Howard Stern Comments [Exclusive]
Writer-director Quentin Tarantino has lived something of a charmed life. He’s a master auteur who, ever since Miramax Films picked up 1992’s “Reservoir Dogs,” was backed, supported, and nourished by one powerful patron: Harvey Weinstein. In some ways, Tarantino made movies in a bubble.

As Weinstein fell, Tarantino entered the real world in more ways than one. After asking for time to process, Tarantino had to acknowledge that when he dated then-girlfriend Mira Sorvino, she told him she had been assaulted by Weinstein. And so he did, in the New York Times last October, effectively distancing himself from his long-time mentor.

Now, Tarantino is forced to face his own behavior — not only with his muse Uma Thurman on the set of “Kill Bill,” but also on the promotional circuit for that film in 2003, when he insisted on telling Howard Stern that Roman Polanski rape victim was a “party girl.
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Quentin Tarantino Apologizes to Roman Polanski Victim Samantha Geimer For Howard Stern Comments [Exclusive]

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Quentin Tarantino Apologizes to Roman Polanski Victim Samantha Geimer For Howard Stern Comments [Exclusive]
Writer-director Quentin Tarantino has lived something of a charmed life. He’s a master auteur who, ever since Miramax Films picked up 1992’s “Reservoir Dogs,” was backed, supported, and nourished by one powerful patron: Harvey Weinstein. In some ways, Tarantino made movies in a bubble.

As Weinstein fell, Tarantino entered the real world in more ways than one. After asking for time to process, Tarantino had to acknowledge that when he dated then-girlfriend Mira Sorvino, she told him she had been assaulted by Weinstein. And so he did, in the New York Times last October, effectively distancing himself from his long-time mentor.

Now, Tarantino is forced to face his own behavior — not only with his muse Uma Thurman on the set of “Kill Bill,” but also on the promotional circuit for that film in 2003, when he insisted on telling Howard Stern that Roman Polanski rape victim was a “party girl.
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Mira Sorvino, Val Kilmer Join Action Crime Drama 'Riptide'

Mira Sorvino, Val Kilmer Join Action Crime Drama 'Riptide'
Mira Sorvino and Val Kilmer are set to star in Riptide, the crime drama from writer-director Shaun Hart and La Independent Film and Entertainment.

The ensemble cast includes The Shield star Michael Chiklis, Clifton Collins, Jr. and Henry Thomas. The pic follows two sons of a biker drug trafficker who hold opposing views of their father’s lifestyle.

When the father’s operation is raided by the Atf, the youngest son looks to keep the business alive while the older son understands the threat that the surrounding competition and the cartel possess, all of whom look to prey on their instability and...
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Mira Sorvino, Val Kilmer To Star In The Indie Film ‘Riptide’

Mira Sorvino, Val Kilmer To Star In The Indie Film ‘Riptide’
Oscar winner Mira Sorvino, Val Kilmer, Michael Chiklis (The Shield), and Clifton Collins Jr (Star Trek) have signed on to topline the indie film Riptide, from producer Sam Khoze and La Independent Film and Entertainment. Shaun Hart wrote and is directing the pic, which will begin filming this summer. It follows two sons of a biker drug trafficker who hold opposing views of their father's lifestyle. When the father's operation is raided by the Atf, the youngest looks to…
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Old Audio of Tarantino Defending Polanski with 13-Year-Old Girl Resurfaces

Old Audio of Tarantino Defending Polanski with 13-Year-Old Girl Resurfaces
Old audio of Quentin Tarantino defending director Roman Polanski, who was convicted of statutory rape of a 13-year-old girl in 1977 has resurfaced. The audio is from an interview the Kill Bill director did with Howard Stern shortly after Polanski was honored by the Academy Awards for his work on The Pianist. Tarantino supported the Academy's decision, which Stern question him about, considering Polanski's checkered past with sexual misconduct. Here was Tarantino's initial response.

"He didn't rape a 13-year-old. It was statutory rape...he had sex with a minor. That's not rape. To me, when you use the word rape, you're talking about violent, throwing them down, it's like one of the most violent crimes in the world. You can't throw the word rape around. It's like throwing the word 'racist' around. It doesn't apply to everything people use it for."

Roman Polanski was convicted and, instead of facing sentencing, he fled the country.
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Quentin Tarantino Clarifies Role in Uma Thurman's 'Kill Bill' Car Crash

Quentin Tarantino Clarifies Role in Uma Thurman's 'Kill Bill' Car Crash
Quentin Tarantino opened up about his role in Uma Thurman's car crash on the set of Kill Bill in a wide-ranging new interview where the director also discussed the actress' sexual misconduct allegations against Harvey Weinstein, the aftermath of the crash and other accusations of cruelty against Tarantino that surfaced in Thurman's recent New York Times article.

In that article, Thurman revealed that she suffered severe injuries after she was pressured into driving a stunt car she didn't feel comfortable operating. Making matters worse, the studio, fearing a lawsuit,
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Who’s your favorite Best Supporting Actress Oscar winner of 1990s: Whoopi Goldberg, Angelina Jolie, Judi Dench … ? [Poll]

Who’s your favorite Best Supporting Actress Oscar winner of 1990s: Whoopi Goldberg, Angelina Jolie, Judi Dench … ? [Poll]
The Oscar for Best Supporting Actress went to a wide swath of talented actresses in the 1990s, including Whoopi Goldberg, Marisa Tomei, Anna Paquin, Judi Dench and Angelina Jolie. A surprising amount of comedic performances won this category in the ’90s, especially for an academy that typically prefers drama. Which Best Supporting Actress winner is your favorite?

Check back on all the former champs and be sure to vote in our poll below. (See 2018 Oscar predictions for Best Supporting Actress.)

Whoopi Goldberg, “Ghost” (1990) — Whoopi Goldberg became the second black actress to win an Oscar thanks to her scene-stealing role as scheming psychic Oda Mae Brown in “Ghost.” She was previously nominated in Best Actress for “The Color Purple” (1985). Goldberg is one of only 12 individuals to have won the Egot, a.k.a. the Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony.

SEEWho’s your favorite Best Actor Oscar winner of the 1990s: Anthony Hopkins,
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Bethenny Frankel Talks Sexual Misconduct in Hollywood and How She 'Navigated the Climate'

Bethenny Frankel Talks Sexual Misconduct in Hollywood and How She 'Navigated the Climate'
Before she found fame on The Real Housewives of New York City, Bethenny Frankel spent years in Hollywood interacting with folks like Harvey Weinstein, Jeremy Piven, and Brett Ratner — the latter who she met when she was just 16.

However, while many women have come out accusing the aforementioned men and other of sexual misconduct, Frankel says she luckily was able to avoid being the victim of sexual misconduct in Hollywood.

“I’ve been in the entertainment industry in many different ways, from being hostess at a Hollywood restaurant to being at production companies, and I have always navigated the temperature and the climate,
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Hayley Atwell Vows to Never Work with Woody Allen Again, Calls His Direction ‘Bizarre’

Hayley Atwell Vows to Never Work with Woody Allen Again, Calls His Direction ‘Bizarre’
Another one of Woody Allen‘s former stars has vowed to never again work with the director.

Haley Atwell — who starred opposite Colin Farrell and Ewan McGregor in Allen’s 2007 drama Cassandra’s Dream — broke her silence about working with the Oscar winning filmmaker, telling The Guardian her first movie with him would also be her last.

Allen, 82, has come under criticism recently as the Time’s Up movement has gained momentum. He has been repeatedly accused in the past of child molestation by his daughter Dylan Farrow. The allegation, which he denies, first surfaced in 1992 when Dylan was 7 during
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Woody Allen Reportedly Having Trouble Casting His Next Film

Woody Allen Reportedly Having Trouble Casting His Next Film
You can set your watch to Woody Allen‘s schedule, with the filmmaker working steadily and without interruption for decades, releasing at least one movie per year. Even when the original sexual assault allegations were made against him by Mia Farrow in the early 1990s, the director still managed to keep his working routine going. However, the #MeToo and #TimesUp movement could unhinge Allen’s prolific process.

It was recently reported that the rollout of Allen’s next picture, “A Rainy Day In New York,” might be uncertain as cast members of the film such as Rebecca Hall, and Timothée Chalamet distance themselves from the director, while his previous collaborators such as David Krumholtz, Mira Sorvino, Rachel Brosnahan, and Colin Firth have also stated their regret about having chosen to work with him.
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Oscars 2018: Here are all 156 living actresses and actors who could join a 90th anniversary family album on March 4

Oscars 2018: Here are all 156 living actresses and actors who could join a 90th anniversary family album on March 4
In recent days we have reminded you of the two Oscars family album events that happened in 1998 for the 70th anniversary and 2003 for the 75th ceremony. Click on each of those to watch the highly entertaining assemblies of many living actors and actresses from acting categories.

And now, the 90th anniversary show is already being prepared by producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd to air Sunday, March 4, on ABC with returning host Jimmy Kimmel. Would that duo want to take on the challenge of assembling such an all-star gathering on the Dolby Theatre stage in Hollywood? Would they be able to convince 90 of the 156 living actresses and actors who won in competitive categories (or received honorary trophies for acting) to join together for a lengthy 15-minute segment?

See Oscar Best Picture Gallery: History of Every Academy Award-Winning Movie

Full lists are below of the people who would be contacted about attending.
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Justin Timberlake Criticized Again by Dylan Farrow for Failing to Denounce Woody Allen

Justin Timberlake Criticized Again by Dylan Farrow for Failing to Denounce Woody Allen
Justin Timberlake will wrap up winter by releasing an album and returning to the Super Bowl Halftime Show stage, but Dylan Farrow’s not going to let him forget that he began the season by starring in a film by her alleged abuser, Woody Allen.

The 2017 Best Original Song Oscar nominee (“Can’t Stop the Feeling”) posted a lighthearted tweet January 23 asking for the meaning of the idiom “have your cake and eat it too.” An hour later, Farrow — the adoptive daughter of Allen’s ex-partner, Mia Farrow — responded with one concrete example: that it seems hypocritical for him to promote the Time’s Up legal defense fund while also showing deference to his “Wonder Wheel” director. At the Golden Globes this month, Timberlake wore a Time’s Up pin.

The saying means, for example, you can’t support #Timesup and praise sexual predators at the same time. You can
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Nicole Kidman’s Speech and a Big ‘Three Billboards’ Win Cap a #MeToo and Time’s Up Dominated SAG Awards

Nicole Kidman’s Speech and a Big ‘Three Billboards’ Win Cap a #MeToo and Time’s Up Dominated SAG Awards
At tonight’s Screen Actors Guild Awards, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” was the most-nominated film of the evening and the most winning, locking up Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture as well one for Frances McDormand and one for supporting actor Sam Rockwell. Only Woody Harrelson — the film’s fourth nomination, and Rockwell’s competitor, was shut out.

Read More:2018 SAG Awards Winners: ‘Three Billboards,’ ‘Veep,’ and More — Full List

Gary Oldman won best actor for “Darkest Hour,” as did supporting actress Allison Janney (“I, Tonya”). All are Oscar favorites for nominations announced Tuesday.

In its 24th year, the SAG Awards had a host for the first time, Kristen Bell; she was followed by an all-female presenter line-up. The #MeToo and Time’s Up crusades were clearly on the organizers’ mind, just one day after another set of women’s marches. SAG-AFTRA president Gabrielle Carteris
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How often do the four SAG champs go on to win Oscars?

How often do the four SAG champs go on to win Oscars?
With their wins at Sunday’s Screen Actors Guild Awards, Gary Oldman (“Darkest Hour”), Frances McDormand (“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”), Sam Rockwell (“Three Billboards”) and Allison Janney (“I, Tonya”) continue their march toward becoming the first foursome to sweep the Golden Globe, Critics’ Choice, SAG, BAFTA and Oscar. Their SAG victories are the most important ones of the three groups so far, as the SAGs have a fantastic correlation with the Oscars; SAG has only missed five times in Best Actor, six times in Best Actress, nine times in Best Supporting Actor and seven times in Best Supporting Actress. But despite so much overlap between the individual races, SAG does not go 4-for-4 with Oscar in one season as often as you might think.

Over its 23-year history, SAG has only had a direct match in all four Oscar acting races six times, most recently three years ago. SAG typically goes 3-for-4 with Oscar,
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Rosanna Arquette Overcome with Emotion as She Thanks Other Women and Men in #MeToo Movement

Rosanna Arquette Overcome with Emotion as She Thanks Other Women and Men in #MeToo Movement
Rosanna Arquette had a powerful moment on stage at the 2018 Screen Actor’s Guild Awards.

The actress, 58, appeared on stage to present the award for supporting actress in a limited television series when her fellow presenter Marisa Tomei thanked her for being a silence breaker in the #MeToo movement.

Arquette took the opportunity to shine a light on the other women and men who have broken their silence on sexual harassment in Hollywood, leading to other movements like Time’s Up.

“We are honored to be part of this supportive creative community and we are inspired that so many powerful
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Performer of the Week: Sonequa Martin-Green

Performer of the Week: Sonequa Martin-Green
The Performer | Sonequa Martin-Green

The Show | Star Trek: Discovery

The Episode | “The Wolf Inside” (Jan. 14, 2018)

The Performance | Discovery‘s Michael Burnham is a full-blooded human, but she was raised by Vulcans, so we rarely get to see her true feelings come to the surface. This week, though, she was put through the emotional wringer with a barrage of jaw-dropping twists, giving Martin-Green an opportunity to deliver her finest performance of the season.

She put on a convincingly tough front at first, with Burnham trapped in a mirror universe where she’s forced to pose as an evil starship captain who rules with an iron fist.
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What Was Star Trek: Discovery's Best 'Mirror' Image? Do Arrow Noobs Have a Point? Fake Flash Power? And More Qs

What Was Star Trek: Discovery's Best 'Mirror' Image? Do Arrow Noobs Have a Point? Fake Flash Power? And More Qs
We’ve got questions, and you’ve (maybe) got answers! With another week of TV gone by, we’re lobbing queries left and right about shows including Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Hawaii Five-0, Arrow and The Good Place!

1 | Why did Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.‘s Faulnak say that his brother had tainted “the Kasius family name?” Is Kasius’ last name also Kasius?? Because that’d be a bit silly, in the vein of General Hospital’s Jasper “Jax” Jacks.

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2 | Considering that Hawaii Five-0‘s Danny barely
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Oscars flashback: Iraq invasion in 2003 almost cancelled 75th anniversary Oscars family album reunion of 59 acting winners [Watch]

The 75th anniversary ceremony for the Academy Awards almost didn’t happen as scheduled. When America led an invasion of Iraq that weekend, broadcast network ABC pleaded with producer Gil Cates and Academy president Frank Piersen to move the event back a week. The duo claimed it would be too expensive to make the switch and that the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood would be unavailable.

On March 23, 2003, the ceremony went live on ABC as scheduled, hosted by comedian, actor, and writer Steve Martin, with the Best Picture proclaimed to be “Chicago.” However, several presenters such as Cate Blanchett, Jim Carrey, and Will Smith cancelled their appearances. That day’s events also caused several past winners to bail out on appearing in the Oscars family album slated for late in the show. Similar to a segment five years early for the 70th anniversary show (read more on the link above), the
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Colin Firth says he won’t work with Woody Allen again

Colin Firth says he won’t work with Woody Allen again
Actor starred in Allen’s Magic In The Moonlight in 2014.

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Colin Firth

Colin Firth said he won’t appear in any more Woody Allen films, telling The Guardian in a statement: “I wouldn’t work with him again.”

Firth, who starred in Allen’s Magic In The Moonlight in 2014, is the latest actor to turn their back on the controversial 82-year-old filmmaker.

Allen’s adoptive daughter Dylan Farrow accused him of molesting her in an attic when she was seven years-old in a TV interview with CBS yesterday (January 18), prompting the director to deny the claims.

Allen was never charged in relation to the alleged incident and issued a statement denying the allegations.

He said: “The Farrow family is cynically using the opportunity afforded by the Time’s Up movement to repeat this discredited allegation, that doesn’t make it any more true today than it was in the past. I never molested
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