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Amber Tamblyn to Lena Dunham: Stop Making Excuses for ‘Girls’ Writer Accused of Rape

Amber Tamblyn to Lena Dunham: Stop Making Excuses for ‘Girls’ Writer Accused of Rape
Updated (November 18): Lena Dunham released a new statement on Twitter saying she and Jenni Konner regret the timing of their prior statement “with every fiber of our being,” adding, “every woman who comes forward deserves to be heard, fully and completely, and our relationship to the accused should not be part of the calculation anyone makes when examining her case.”

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Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) November 19, 2017

Without naming “Girls” creator Lena Dunham and showrunner Jenni Konner, Amber Tamblyn criticized them for siding with series writer Murray Miller, who this week was accused of raping actress Aurora Perrineau. At The Hollywood Roosevelt on November 18, the “Paint It Black” writer-director closed out the Vulture Festival edition of “Feminist Af,” the reading series she co-founded with author Roxane Gay, by encouraging women to be “allies to one another” without exception.

“‘Wait a minute, this was my friend; wait a minute,
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Amber Tamblyn to Lena Dunham: Stop Making Excuses for ‘Girls’ Writer Accused of Rape

Amber Tamblyn to Lena Dunham: Stop Making Excuses for ‘Girls’ Writer Accused of Rape
Updated (November 18): Lena Dunham released a new statement on Twitter saying she and Jenni Konner regret the timing of their prior statement “with every fiber of our being,” adding, “every woman who comes forward deserves to be heard, fully and completely, and our relationship to the accused should not be part of the calculation anyone makes when examining her case.”

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Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) November 19, 2017

Without naming “Girls” creator Lena Dunham and showrunner Jenni Konner, Amber Tamblyn criticized them for siding with series writer Murray Miller, who this week was accused of raping actress Aurora Perrineau. At The Hollywood Roosevelt on November 18, the “Paint It Black” writer-director closed out the Vulture Festival edition of “Feminist Af,” the reading series she co-founded with author Roxane Gay, by encouraging women to be “allies to one another” without exception.

“‘Wait a minute, this was my friend; wait a minute,
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‘Call Me by Your Name’: Timothée Chalamet is Learning How to Be a Man, Onscreen and Off

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‘Call Me by Your Name’: Timothée Chalamet is Learning How to Be a Man, Onscreen and Off
When “Call Me by Your Name” screened at the New York Film Festival last month, several threads from Timothée Chalamet’s 21-year-old life wove together. Above the sold-out, 1,100-seat audience at Alice Tully Hall, he watched the second half from the balcony, seated next to the actor who plays his lover, Armie Hammer, and their director, Luca Guadagnino. Onscreen, Chalamet’s character was 17, the same age he was when Guadagnino met him. At that time, Chalamet was a student at Fiorello H. Laguardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts — the Upper West Side inspiration for “Fame” — across the street.

Read More: ‘Call Me By Your Name’ Review: Luca Guadagnino Delivers A Queer Masterpiece — Sundance 2017

In kindergarten, Chalamet was a lukewarm commercial actor. His “first moment of passion” for the craft came at age 12, seeing Heath Ledger’s Joker in “The Dark Knight.” “I just had no clue what
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James Woods Calls Out ‘Cowardly Piece of S—‘ Who Compared Him to Roy Moore

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James Woods Calls Out ‘Cowardly Piece of S—‘ Who Compared Him to Roy Moore
James Woods found himself in a Twitter tussle Tuesday night, after Canadian poker pro Daniel Negreanu compared the “Once Upon a Time in America” actor to scandal-clouded Senate candidate Roy Moore. Woods didn’t mince words, calling out Negreanu as a “cowardly piece of s—.” The actor lashed out at Negreanu after he tweeted a link to an article about “Weeds” actress Elizabeth Perkins touting a sign reading “James Woods #MeToo” at a march to support victims of sexual assault and harassment over the weekend. Also Read: James Woods Defends Dolly Parton Over Anti-Trump Emmys Joke “Add James Woods to the list of men.
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Elizabeth Perkins Holds Up ‘James Woods’ Sign At #MeToo March In Los Angeles

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Elizabeth Perkins took part in the Take Back The Workplace March and the #MeToo Survivors March in Los Angeles over the weekend where she held up a sign with actor James Woods’ name on it. Related: James Woods Denies Retirement News: ‘My Career Is Not Going To End In A Real Estate Announcement’ Woods, 70, has […]
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Elizabeth Perkins Calls Out James Woods While Advocating for Harassment Victims

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Elizabeth Perkins Calls Out James Woods While Advocating for Harassment Victims
While participating in the Take Back the Workplace March in Los Angeles on November 12, actress Elizabeth Perkins implied that she has been mistreated by fellow actor James Woods. Perkins was photographed toting a white, handwritten sign that read, “James Woods #MeToo.” Representatives for Perkins and Woods have not yet responded to requests for comment.

USA Today reported that a few hundred protestors — a confluence of the Take Back the Workplace March and the #MeToo Survivors March — banded together at the intersection of Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenues, outside the Dolby Theatre, where The Academy’s Governors Awards took place Saturday evening (Perkins, 56, wore a red t-shirt supporting the former, which was organized by The Feminist Majority Foundation, Civican, and We For She).

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Elizabeth Perkins (@Elizbethperkins) November 12, 2017

According to the Take Back the Workplace March’s website, the purpose
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Alicia Vikander Joins Nearly 600 Swedish Actresses for Open Letter Against Sex Abuse in Sweden

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Alicia Vikander Joins Nearly 600 Swedish Actresses for Open Letter Against Sex Abuse in Sweden
Alicia Vikander is one of nearly 600 Swedish actresses who have signed an open letter calling out Sweden’s film and theater industries for failing to protect women against sexual predators. The letter was published in the Swedish daily newspaper along with anonymous first person accounts detailing acts of sexual harassment and assault made by directors, producers, and more.

Read More:Christopher Plummer on Replacing Kevin Spacey After Sexual Assault Allegations: ‘It’s A Shame’

“Directors, you have failed. Producers, you have failed. Production companies, you have failed. Theatre managers, you have failed. Politicians, you have failed,” the letter states. “It is your responsibility to ensure that nobody is sexually abused at the workplace.” The signees, which include Vikander and popular Swedish stars like Marie Goranzon (“I Am Curious, Yellow”) and Sofia Helin (“The Bridge”), demand film companies, TV networks, and more ” stop protecting, hiring and making money on perpetrators.”

“We will no longer be silent,
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Elizabeth Perkins Holds #MeToo Sign Naming James Woods at L.A. March

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Elizabeth Perkins Holds #MeToo Sign Naming James Woods at L.A. March
Elizabeth Perkins called out James Woods when she joined hundreds of people at the march to protest sexual harassment and assault in Hollywood by holding a sign that bore his name.

The 56-year-old actress, known for her performances in Weeds and Big, took part in the Take Back The Workplace and #MeToo Survivors rally on Sunday alongside Harvey Weinstein accuser Lauren Sivan of Fox 11 News.

Perkins held a sign that read “James Woods #MeToo.” She also posted several photos and videos from the march on Twitter.

Representatives for Perkins and Woods have not responded to People’s request for comment.
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Marc Maron Says He Confronted Louis C.K. About Sexual Misconduct Rumors and Was Lied To About Them

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Marc Maron Says He Confronted Louis C.K. About Sexual Misconduct Rumors and Was Lied To About Them
During the latest episode of his “Wtf” podcast, published November 13, Marc Maron takes some time to address Louis C.K.’s sexual misconduct. The New York Times published a report on November 9 in which five women accused C.K. of asking to masturbate in front of them. Two of the women say C.K. actually went through with the act when they were in his hotel room in Aspen, Colorado. C.K. admitted the allegations were true in a statement made November 10, but Maron reveals C.K. once lied to him when confronted about the claims.

Read More:Louis C.K. Accused of Sexual Misconduct by Five Women, Reportedly Asked to Masturbate in Front of Them

“Sadly, I knew what most people knew: There was a story out there, I guess going back several years, there were unnamed people in the story, it took place in a hotel room in Aspen. It was always out there,
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Amber Tamblyn Says Women Are Not Accountable for Their Partners After Husband David Cross Is Accused of Racism

Amber Tamblyn Says Women Are Not Accountable for Their Partners After Husband David Cross Is Accused of Racism
Amber Tamblyn is clarifying her defense of her husband, David Cross.

After drawing fire on Twitter for responding to comedian Charlyne Yi's claims that Cross made racist remarks to her when she was just starting out in comedy, Tamblyn returned to social media to say she had spoken to Yi and believed what she said.

"I spoke to @charlyne_yi and her feelings/safety are all that matter to me. We’re good. I owe you nothing, Twitter. You’re lucky to have me," the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants star tweeted. "I’ll say it again. I spoke to Charlyne. I believe her. I’m about Her feelings/emotional health right now, not Twitter’s. That okay with you?"

More: Amber Tamblyn Pens 'Nyt' Op-Ed: ‘I’m Done With Not Being Believed’

"I will say this for the last time. Do not hold women accountable for the actions, decisions or words of
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Did James Woods Just Call Democratic Congresswoman ‘Clown Dressed as Saloon Hooker’?

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Did James Woods Just Call Democratic Congresswoman ‘Clown Dressed as Saloon Hooker’?
James Woods took to Twitter on Friday and took what looked like a clear shot at Florida Congresswoman Frederica Wislon. “When #Democrats start wheeling out clowns dressed as saloon hookers, they are trying desperately to swerve away from the news. #UraniumOne,” he Tweeted Friday morning. Also Read: James Woods Says Reports of His Retirement Are 'Greatly Exaggerated' When #Democrats start wheeling out clowns dressed as saloon hookers, they are trying desperately to swerve away from the news. #UraniumOne – James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) October 20, 2017 While, Woods didn’t mention Wilson by name, the comments from his fans, leave little doubt about his target.
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David Cross’ Wife Amber Tamblyn Defends Him Amid Racism Accusation: ‘He Said He Was Sorry’

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David Cross’ Wife Amber Tamblyn Defends Him Amid Racism Accusation: ‘He Said He Was Sorry’
Don’t worry, David Cross; your wife has your back. Actor/comedian Cross, who has been under fire this week due to an accusation of racism leveled at him by actress Charlyne Yi, received a bit of support from his wife, actress Amber Tamblyn, on Thursday. Tamblyn weighed in on the topic after being dragged into the conversation with an at-tag from another Twitter user who took issue with Cross’ explanation of the incident. Also Read: Amber Tamblyn Tells James Woods: 'I'm Done With Not Being Believed' About Sexual Harassment “Gross! Own it and say you are sorry! What is so hard about that?
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‘Get Out’ is a Serious Oscar Contender, and These 5 Scenes Prove It

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‘Get Out’ is a Serious Oscar Contender, and These 5 Scenes Prove It
Warning: This story contains spoilers for the movie “Get Out.”

When “Get Out” premiered in a secret midnight slot at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, nobody could have predicted it would become a cultural phenomenon. The $4.5 million Blumhouse production was billed as a satiric horror movie about race, directed by former “Key & Peele” sketch comedian Jordan Peele in his feature-length debut, and a cursory reading of those details suggested a wacky spoof of the “Scary Movie” variety.

Instead, Peele had made a genre-defying look at race relations in America, merging the interracial dynamics of “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?” with an outrageous B-movie premise worthy of George Romero. That premise — which finds wealthy white liberals using hypnosis and brain surgery to turn black people into their slaves — skewered the notion of a post-racial America from multiple directions at once, setting aside more obvious targets to unearth some of the worst
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‘Call Me By Your Name’ Director Luca Guadagnino Says Shooting on Digital is ‘Laziness’ and ‘Ridiculous’

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‘Call Me By Your Name’ Director Luca Guadagnino Says Shooting on Digital is ‘Laziness’ and ‘Ridiculous’
No need to ask Italian director Luca Guadagnino where he stands on the seemingly ever-raging film versus digital debate again, as the “Call Me By Your Name” helmer has made himself quite clear in a new interview with Screen Daily. Guadagnino, it seems, is an avowed celluloid man, and he’s not too pleased with fellow filmmakers buy into the “ideology of digital” at the expense of their craft.

Even with a relatively slim budget of $3.5 million, the filmmaker still shot his lauded new romance entirely on 35mm celluloid film, and he doesn’t see why other filmmakers wouldn’t opt for the same route. “I think it’s laziness,” he said of shooting on digital. “It’s an ideological lie of the industry to say ‘don’t shoot on film because it’s less expensive to shoot on digital.'”

Read More:Armie Hammer on Getting Naked in ‘Call Me By Your Name,
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Luca Guadagnino Planning ‘Call Me By Your Name’ Sequel For 2020

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Luca Guadagnino Planning ‘Call Me By Your Name’ Sequel For 2020
Richard Linklater’s “Before” trilogy is famous for checking in on the relationship between Jesse and Celine (Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy) every 9 years, and Elio and Oliver from “Call Me By Your Name” will operate similarly on the big screen if Luca Guadagnino has his way. ScreenDaily reports that the Italian filmmaker is planning a sequel to his Sundance darling in which the movie will pick up with the characters three years later. Similar to the “Before” trilogy, actors Timothée Chalamet and Armie Hammer will match the ages of their characters.

“I want to do a sequel because Timothée Chalamet, Armie Hammer, Michael Stuhlbarg, Amira Casar, Esther Garrel – they are all gems,” Guadagnino said during the BFI London Film Festival. “The texture we built together is very consistent. We created a place in which you believe in the world before them. They are young but they are growing up.
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Armie Hammer Will Dance to Any Song in the ‘Call Me By Your Name’ Meme of Our Dreams — Watch

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Armie Hammer Will Dance to Any Song in the ‘Call Me By Your Name’ Meme of Our Dreams — Watch
It was only a matter of time. Sony Pictures Classics celebrated National Coming Out Day by releasing a new clip from Luca Guadagnino’s “Call Me By Your Name” that may or may not be your favorite 43 seconds at the movies this year. The scene, titled Dance Party, finds Armie Hammer’s character letting lose on the dance floor of an Italian outdoor club. Calling Hammer’s dance moves lovably goofy would be an understatement.

Read More:Armie Hammer on Getting Naked in ‘Call Me By Your Name,’ Playing Hunks, and His James Woods Feud

Naturally Twitter has already turned the scene into a viral meme, taking out the Psychedelic Furs track “Love My Way” that accompanies the scene and replacing it with a variety of different music, from Rihanna to Lorde, Journey, Daddy Yankee, and more. Even the “Game of Thrones” theme song is used. Armie Hammer being Armie Hammer,
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‘The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)’: Dustin Hoffman’s Bad Dad Anchors Sprawling Family Saga

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‘The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)’: Dustin Hoffman’s Bad Dad Anchors Sprawling Family Saga
Noah Baumbach might as well have named his latest feature “The (Harold) Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected, But Also Mostly About Harold),” because no matter how many stories unspool in the filmmaker’s latest tale of familial disaffection (and, occasionally, actual affection), each one spins firmly around Dustin Hoffman’s surly patriarch.

While Baumbach’s “The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)” is cleverly divided up into a series of chapters, mostly following the middle-aged mishegoss of Harold’s sons Danny (Adam Sandler) and Matthew (Ben Stiller), it is Harold who looms largest.

The Gruff Patriarch

That he’s basically a bastard — or, to put it more kindly, definitely not a great dad — would be an easy out in any other film, a way to explain why the Meyerowitz kids are so screwy and sad. But Hoffman brings life and levity to Harold that pushes his performance into potential awards territory.
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James Woods Says Reports of His Retirement Are ‘Greatly Exaggerated’

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James Woods Says Reports of His Retirement Are ‘Greatly Exaggerated’
Chalk this up to a bit of fake news from the real-estate sector. “Once Upon a Time in America” actor and noted conservative James Woods took to Twitter on Sunday to shoot down reports that he was retiring from acting, reports that originated with Woods’ real-estate agent. Woods also has some bad news for his fans: He also has no intention of running for political office in California, no matter how much they might want him to. Also Read: Did James Woods Announce Retirement From Acting... Through His Real Estate Agent? Taking a page from Mark Twain, Woods told his Twitter followers on.
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James Woods Says Retirement Reports Are 'Greatly Exaggerated' After Amber Tamblyn Tweets About 'Dethroning'

James Woods Says Retirement Reports Are 'Greatly Exaggerated' After Amber Tamblyn Tweets About 'Dethroning'
James Woods isn't going anywhere.

On Sunday, the 70-year-old actor responded to reports of his retirement on Twitter, suggesting he may still have plans in Hollywood.

"The reports of my retirement are greatly exaggerated..." he wrote in a tweet, along with a nod to Mark Twain, who originated the phrase.

The response comes after news on Friday that the actor would be retiring from the entertainment industry.

In a press release from Woods' real estate agent, Allen Gammons Jr., obtained by Et, Gammons Jr. shared that Woods is trying to "simplify his life," adding that his retirement from showbiz will allow him "more time to travel and enjoy his many passions which include photography, antiquing, golfing, and Texas Hold-em poker."

When the news broke, Amber Tamblyn, who recently claimed that Woods hit on her when she was 16 years old, tweeted her reaction, writing, "The dethroning continues."
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James Woods Denies Retirement News: ‘My Career Is Not Going To End In A Real Estate Announcement’

  • ET Canada
Reports of James Woods’ retirement from show business are apparently premature, with the 70-year-old actor refuting earlier news that he was planning to pack it in. The announcement of Woods’ retirement was widely reported, after it was found buried in a press release about the sale of his Rhode Island lake house, which is being […]
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