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Harvey Weinstein’s implosion has been cathartic for Lauren Sivan, one of the dozens of women who have come forward in recent days alleging that the once-celebrated mogul was a serial sexual harasser and abuser. It’s a moment of justice and public condemnation that seemed all but impossible to imagine mere weeks ago when Weinstein enjoyed a position as one of the most powerful figures in media, a skilled operator whose connections stretched from Capitol Hill to Wall Street and whose sense of entitlement knew no bounds.
“You reap what you sow,” says Sivan. “I know that he believed for years that he was untouchable, and a lot of people helped him be untouchable.”
Weinstein’s precipitous fall has been stunning, if not a long time coming. He’s been fired from his own company, ostracized by his longtime friends and collaborators in the entertainment industry, transformed from power player to butt of late-night talk-show jokes, ditched »
- Brent Lang and Elizabeth Wagmeister
The Producers Guild of America has voted to expel Harvey Weinstein in the wake of the continuing allegations of sexual harassment abuse and assault, which has seen women at all levels of the industry share their stories, including actresses such as Ashley Judd, Eva Green, Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie, Mira Sorvino and Rosanna Arquette.
Continue reading Producers Guild Of America Votes To Oust Harvey Weinstein at The Playlist. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Colony Capital will give the Weinstein Company an emergency infusion of cash as the indie studio tries to weather a sexual harassment and abuse scandal surrounding its co-founder Harvey Weinstein. In addition, the company said it has negotiating with Colony Capital to sell all or a significant portion of its assets. There were no details about the size of the investment.
It’s unclear if all of the members of the company’s leadership endorse such a deal. So far they are sending mixed signals. On Friday, Bob Weinstein, the company’s co-founder and the brother of Harvey Weinstein, issued a press release denying that the Weinstein Company was for sale. The release announcing the potential sale to Colony includes a statement from board member Tarak Ben Ammar, but nothing from Bob Weinstein or the company’s Chief Operating Officer David Glasser.
“On behalf of the board, we are pleased to announce this agreement and potential strategic »
- Brent Lang
Woody Allen has clarified his stance on the Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment scandal after the famed moviemaker received backlash for his wording. The 81-year-old director has worked with Weinstein on multiple films, including 1995’s “Mighty Aphrodite”. Last week, Mira Sorvino — who won a Best Supporting Actress for her role in the movie — accused Weinstein […] »
- Brent Furdyk
When Winslet took home the Academy Award for Best Actress in 2009, for her performance in The Reader, she did not mention Weinstein, whose company financed and distributed the drama.
Speaking with the Los Angeles Times, Winslet said the omission was "absolutely deliberate."
"I remember being told, 'Make sure you thank Harvey if you win.' And I remember turning around and saying, 'No I won't. No I won't,'" she recalled. "And it was nothing to do with not being grateful. If people aren't well-behaved, why would I thank him?"
When the sexual assault and harassment scandal surrounding the powerful producer broke two weeks ago, Winslet was one of the first celebrities to condemn his alleged actions in a statement to Variety, praising the dozens »
In an interview with the Sunday Times published on Sunday, Anthony alleges that the movie mogul attacked her in her home in London in the 1980s, saying that she reported the rape allegations to police last week.
The 54-year-old actress -- who currently stars as Marnie Nightingale on the British soap opera Hollyoaks -- described the alleged attack as "pathetic and revolting" and said she spent years trying to forget it.
Anthony said she first met Weinstein in 1982 while starring in the sci-fi fantasy Krull. The two became friends, and one night she came to a house he rented in London. Anthony claimed, "The next thing I knew he was half undressed and he grabbed me."
"It was the last thing I expected and I fled. I blamed it on myself because I was tired, a bit drunk »
Review by Jake Billingsley
Momentum Pictures will release 6 Below: Miracle On The Mountain in select theaters and On Demand and Digital HD on October 13th.
6 Below: Miracle on the Mountain is about as predictable as its title. Director Scott Waugh (Need for Speed, Act of Valor) takes us into the world of Eric LeMarque (Josh Hartnett), a former pro hockey star that lost his way. While we gauge our eyes upon the true events that shape LeMarque’s story, we inherit the central focus of his drug problem. We learn that all he has is his addiction, which comes with flashbacks that are almost just as bad; the one positive thing he has is his snowboard. Although, all three of these things eventually bring Eric to a peak of deeper isolation. He gets stranded in the Sierra Nevada mountains; what a shocker right? Eric’s mom Susan, played by Mira Sorvino, »
- Movie Geeks
The 81-year-old director has worked with Weinstein on multiple films, including 1995's Mighty Aphrodite. Last week, Mira Sorvino -- who won a Best Supporting Actress for her role in the movie -- accused Weinstein of sexually harassing her and trying to pressure her into a physical relationship with him while they worked together on the critically acclaimed film.
"No one ever came to me or told me horror stories with any real seriousness," Allen told the BBC in an interview published on Sunday. "And they wouldn't, because you are not interested in it. You are interested in making your movie. But you do hear a million fanciful rumors all the time. And some turn out to be true and some -- many -- are just stories about this actress, or that actor."
Allen said he feels "sad" for both Weinstein's accusers, as well as Weinstein »
“Tragic for the poor women that were involved, sad for Harvey that life is so messed up,” Allen, 81, told the BBC in an interview published on Sunday. “There’s no winners in that, it’s just very, very sad and tragic for these poor women that had to go through that.”
Allen — who worked with Weinstein on a number of films throughout his career, including the Oscar-winning 1995 film Mighty Aphrodite — went on to say that although he heard some “rumors,” he »
- Maria Pasquini
Saturday Night Live took on the Harvey Weinstein scandal over the weekend with some seriously biting commentary that addressed the allegations against the producer, and the culture of sexism and sexual harassment that permeates Hollywood.
Colin Jost and Michael Che opened this week's "Weekend Update" by breaking down some of the excuses Weinstein presented for his alleged actions, and his reported intent to seek treatment for sex addiction.
"Somehow, I don't think that's going to help anybody," Jost said. "He doesn't need sex rehab, he needs a specialized facility where there are no women, no contact with the outside world, metal bars, and it's a prison."
Che went on to explain why the scandal was a difficult subject to tackle for Saturday Night Live and comics in general.
"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 »
Vampire Diaries actress Alice Evans penned an emotional essay on Saturday in which she opened up about about rejecting disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein’s sexual advances and pondered the professional consequences that had on both her career and the career of her actor husband Ioan Gruffudd.
In the piece written for The Telegraph, Evans, 46, said her encounter with Weinstein happened at the 2002 Cannes Film Festival where he approached her with a drink and complimented a recent audition Gruffudd had done for one of his projects.
Though Evans had heard rumors about Weinstein’s alleged bad behavior, she was concerned »
- Dave Quinn
Over a decade before some of Hollywood’s biggest stars came out to accuse disgraced Hollywood film producer Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment, The People vs. Larry Flint star Courtney Love warned up-and-coming actress of his bad behavior.
In an interview from the red carpet of the Comedy’s Central’s 2005 roast of Pamela Anderson, Love was asked by comedian Natasha Leggero what advice she has for young women trying to make it in Hollywood.
“Ummm… I’ll get libeled if I say it,” Love, 53, says at first in video of the chat unearthed by TMZ.
She then stops hesitating. »
- Dave Quinn
In an interview with BuzzFeed News published on Saturday, the famed attorney said it was “a colossal mistake” to work with the movie mogul.
“I can see that my just being associated with this was a mistake,” Bloom, 56, said. “All I can say is, from my perspective, I thought, ‘Here is my chance to get to the root of the problem from the inside. I am usually on the outside throwing stones. Here is my chance to be in the inside and to get a guy »
- Maria Pasquini
In a statement issued to Variety, the 37-year-old Penny Dreadful star claimed she had to push Weinstein off of her after he made sexual advances during a business meeting in Paris.
The claim comes a day after Green’s mother, French actress Marlene Jobert, first revealed that her daughter was also “sexually harassed” by the movie mogul for two years during 2010-11.
“My daughter Eva was the victim of this horrible man,” the 76-year old star told Europe 1 radio, »
- Dave Quinn
“In light of the Harvey Weinstein allegations, I feel the need to share a story of my own personal experience where a man in a position of power over me, used that said power to try and take advantage of me,” the 21-year-old actress began her Tumblr post.
Reinhart went on to detail her alleged encounter of sexual harassment from an older co-worker on a project.
Reinhart admitted she had a crush on the person at the time, but he allegedly tried to force himself on her during a date.
“I had to stop him and say 'no, I don’t want that,' and 'I can’t do that.,'" she wrote. "I »
On Friday, Green’s mother, French actress Marlene Jobert, told Europe 1 radio that her daughter was also “sexually harassed” by the movie mogul for two years.
“My daughter Eva was the victim of this horrible man …” the 76-year old star said, adding she was speaking on her daughter’s behalf.
“At the time, I was truly horrified, so scandalized that I wanted to do something but my daughter said ‘Absolutely Not! You do not know the evil he is capable of.’ “
While her daughter »
- Peter Mikelbank
Gwyneth Paltrow gave a heartfelt message of thanks to a star-studded room at Variety’s Power of Women L.A. Luncheon on Friday. It marked her first major appearance since accusing powerhouse Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment.
The actress, 45, took the stage at the intimate event (sponsored by Audi), where Michelle Pfeiffer, Kelly Clarkson, Octavia Spencer, Priyanka Chopra and Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins were all honored.
“It’s really wonderful to be in a room with so many women who are making a difference and supporting the causes that mean the most to them,” Paltrow said before introducing Pfeiffer. »
- Dave Quinn
Call it “The Revenant Lite,” and you won’t be far off the mark. “6 Below: Miracle on the Mountain,” another fact-based tale of resilience and endurance in the frozen wilderness, has Josh Hartnett cast as Eric LeMarque, a former pro hockey player who picks the worst possible time to go snowboarding in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, and winds up wandering the unforgiving landscape for eight days while facing frostbite, hypothermia, starvation, dehydration and close encounters with big bad wolves. Unfortunately, director Scott Waugh (“Act of Valor”) and screenwriter Madison Turner somehow manage to make this struggle to survive seem only slightly more exciting than being stuck in rush-hour traffic.
The real-life Eric LeMarque wrote (with Davin Seay) an inspirational account of his misadventure, “Crystal Clear,” in which he credits God for giving him the strength to endure his lengthy exposure to harsh elements — and to more or less simultaneously overcome a crystal meth addiction. In adapting »
- Joe Leydon
Sitting down with CNNMoney's Christiane Amanpour on Thursday, the Grace and Frankie star said she's "glad" the sexual harassment accusations are coming out and she's "so proud of those fellow actors that are speaking up."
"I know that it’s taken a long time. It’s a very, very, very, hard thing to do. You don’t get anything out of it as the person who has been victimized. But it’s important that it come out," Fonda said.
Weinstein has been accused of sexual misconduct and sexual assault by dozens of women who have come forth over the last week, with allegations stretching back over three decades.
However, the 79-year-old actress »
Blake Lively is opening up about her own experiences with sexual harassment after several female celebrities such as Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie came forward following allegations of sexual misconduct against Harvey Weinstein.
Lively, 30, revealed her “terrifying” experience with sexual harassment allegedly at the hands of a makeup artist.
“He was saying things inappropriately, insisting on putting my lipstick on with his finger,” she told the Los Angeles Times on Thursday.
“I was sleeping one night on location and I woke up and he was filming me,” she continued, “I was clothed, but it was a very voyeuristic, terrifying thing to do. »
- Alexia Fernandez
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