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Kevin Smith Is Donating Weinstein Movie Residuals to Women's Charity

Kevin Smith Is Donating Weinstein Movie Residuals to Women's Charity
As more and more women keep coming forward with their stories of sexual harassment and sexual assault at the hands of Harvey Weinstein, many of the male filmmakers and actors he's worked with over the past few decades have spoken against his actions, including Ben Affleck, Matt Damon and even a brief statement from Quentin Tarantino last week. Today we have word that another filmmaker, Kevin Smith, whose career was launched with Clerks, distributed by Harvey Weinstein's Miramax, is taking it to another level. The filmmaker announced on his Hollywood Babble-On podcast that he will be donating all of the residuals from the movies he made with Harvey Weinstein to a women's charity.

After the original sexual harassment allegations surfaced earlier this month, Kevin Smith released a brief statement on Twitter, stating that Harvey Weinstein financed the first 14 years of his career, and that he "feels ashamed" that "others
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Weinstein Company Considers Name Change Following Sex Scandal

Weinstein Company Considers Name Change Following Sex Scandal
Just one day after embattled executive Harvey Weinstein was essentially fired from The Weinstein Company, which he helped create with his brother Bob Weinstein, the company's board is seeking to distance themselves from him even further. A new report reveals the company's board of directors is considering a change of the company name, with the studio bringing on two different advertising agencies to develop a new "brand identity." This report also reveals that, as part of the fallout from numerous sexual harassment charges, Harvey Weinstein's name is being removed from all of the upcoming film and TV projects he was involved with before his firing.

This report also reveals that, on early Sunday morning, after worrying that he might be given the axe by the company's board of directors, Harvey Weinstein reportedly sent out numerous emails to, "several powerful Hollywood associates," asking them to plead to his company's board
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Judge Grants Sheryl Crow 3-Year Restraining Order

Los Angeles, California (X17online) - A judge granted Sheryl Crow a three-year restraining order against a man who threatened to shoot her, along with film executive Harvey Weinstein. Superior Court Judge James Hahn ordered 45-year-old Philip Gordon Sparks to stay 300 yards away from Crow and Weinstein and make no attempt to contact them. During the hour-long hearing, Sparks accused the pair of stealing $7.5 million from him, videotaping and following him without permission and leaving him homeless. Forensic psychiatrist Dr. David Glaser, who recently interviewed Sparks, called him "imminently dangerous" and said his psychosis is directed intently at Crow. Crow obtained a temporary restraining order against the 45-year-old in July after her legal team reviewed a series of Sparks’ online posts directed at her. Neither Crow nor Weinstein were present at the hearing.
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"Piranha 3-D" Release Date Pushed Back For Months

The bloodthirsty creatures of "Pirahna 3-D" won't be taking a bite out of moviegoers for months. The Weinstein Co. announced that they would be pushing back the new thriller for months.

Originally slated to release on April 16th, "Pirahna 3-D" now has a new release date of August 27th. It was slated to open opposite the superhero comedy "Kick-Ass," but the Weinstein Co. thought the two films may have served similar demographics. On its new date, it's currently now up against the urban comedy "The Lottery Ticket" and "Resident Evil: Afterlife."

The Weinstein Co. recently pushed back its sequel to the animated hit "Hoodwinked," "Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil," slated to hit theaters this weekend. It now has no official release date. Along with a few other releases in limbo, last year it pushed back another 3-D film, "Escape from Planet Earth," to at least 2011.

According to the La Times,
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Piranha Feels Bite of Release Reshuffling

We predicted via our Twitter account yesterday that we'd be surprised if Alex Aja's Piranha 3D made its April 16 release date. You see, The Weinstein Company has fallen on hard times. Nine is a financial disaster, despite its Golden Globe nominations. And their 2009 genre box office was gloomy. The company has announced Piranha 3D has been pushed out of April into an August 27 slot. David Glaser, a senior Weinstein Co. executive, tells the L.A. Times that the decision was not motivated by finances. August has been a hit or miss month for TWC, many of their Dimension horror releases have come out in late-summer. Halloween II bowed around that time... but tanked. Looks like we'll have to wait a bit longer to see the furious fish! For more on the film, visit (or...
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Looks like Piranha 3D Isn't Biting Anyone For Awhile.

One of the most highly anticipated horror movies of the year is Piranha 3D. Ok, I'm kidding. I actually don't think anyone cares that they made another movie about killer fish. Apparently the Weinsteins care, because they've moved the film from its slated April date to August, to get out of the way of "Kick-Ass".The La Times has more: In what is becoming a recurring theme for Weinstein Co., the production company said it was delaying yet another movie premiere. This time it's "Piranha 3-D," which is moving from April 16 to sometime in August at the earliest, the company said today. Weinstein Co. said it was relocating "Piranha 3-D," one of its more highly anticipated releases, to get out of the way of Lionsgate's movie "Kick-Ass," which also opens that weekend and may appeal to the same young demographics. David Glaser, a senior Weinstein Co. executive, said there were
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Weinsteins Push Piranha 3D Back At Least Four Months

Just one day after being treated to some truly splatterific photos from Piranha 3D, fans looking forward to the remake got the rug pulled out from under them as The Weinstein Co. announced it's moving the film's release date from April 16 to sometime in August ... at the earliest.

The sad news came from the La Times, but you can't really fault the Weinsteins for relocating "Piranha 3-D," one of its more highly anticipated releases, to get out of the way of Lionsgate's movie "Kick-Ass," which also opens that weekend and may appeal to the same young demographics.

Despite TWC's recent box office disappointments, David Glaser, a senior Weinstein Co. executive, said there were no financial motivations behind the decision to move "Piranha 3-D."

Thanks to Joey M. for the heads-up.

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Update: 'Piranha 3D' Backstrokes to Delayed Release Date - No 3D?

Something smells like dead fish! It appears the Weinstein's company's financial woes may have finally started to effect the production and release schedules of some of their films due out this year. Tonight, the company announced that Alex Aja's Piranha 3D has been pushed out of its April 16th release date into an undetermined August time slot...

David Glaser, a senior Weinstein Co. executive, tells the L.A. Times that the decision was not motivated by finances. Although that is the general consensus in the industry.

August has been a hit or miss month for the Weinstein brothers, many of their Dimension horror releases have come out in late-summer. Rob Zombie's Halloween 2 along with Michael Myers stalking his way in Haddonfield came out last year yet hit rock bottom at the box office.

Stay tuned for other news and updates as we get them.

Update: 1/15/2010 According to inside sources
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