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Kate Winslet Refused to Thank Harvey Weinstein at 2009 Oscars: 'That Was Deliberate'

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Kate Winslet made a statement with silence during her acceptance speech at the 2009 Oscars, refusing to thank producer Harvey Weinstein after winning the lead actress Oscar for The Reader.

"That was deliberate. That was absolutely deliberate," Winslet told the Los Angeles Times in an interview Saturday. "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.' And it was nothing to do with not being grateful. If people aren't well-behaved, why would I thank him? »


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'Black Panther' Trailer: Watch Hero Prepare to Battle Ominous Villain

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T'Challa (Chadwick Boseman) prepares to defend his futuristic African homeland, Wakanda, from a formidable outside threat in the eye-popping new Black Panther trailer.

The clip alternates between serene imagery – T'Challa wandering through nature against a backdrop of radiant purple skies – and intense action sequences, including a showdown set on top of cars barreling through city streets.

Like the previous teaser-trailer, the preview showcases a cast filled with new faces (Angela Bassett as T'Challa's proud mother, Ramonda) and familiar characters (Martin Freeman's bureaucrat Everett Ross, who appeared in Captain America: Civil War »


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Watch John Oliver Lambaste Equifax's Cybersecurity Disaster

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John Oliver discussed the Equifax security breach on Sunday's Last Week Tonight, outlining how the credit reporting agency could have prevented the cybersecurity disaster.

In September, Equifax announced that cyber thieves hacked into the company and lifted sensitive information – including names, birth dates, social security numbers, driver's license info and addresses – for roughly 145 million Americans. And as Oliver emphasized to his millennial viewers: it's a huge deal.

"I know there might be some younger people watching this saying, 'Hold on, who cares?' he said. 'We're the first generation »


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'The Walking Dead' Season 8: Everything You Need to Know

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Last October, The Walking Dead's seventh season debuted with one of the most-watched episodes of the entire series. Long-time fans – and even a handful of haters – tuned in to see the resolution to the "Who did Negan bludgeon?" cliffhanger, in one of those rare 21st century TV moments shared by over 15 million people at once.

After the premiere, however, the show's usually noisy buzz quieted down to something like a faint hum – which grew even softer as the winter's batch of episodes gave way to spring's bounty. That's too bad: Yes, »


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John Oliver: Harvey Weinstein Is 'Sex Criminal Version of the Kool-Aid Man'

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John Oliver updated his viewers on the latest in the Harvey Weinstein sexual assault scandal on Last Week Tonight, where the host discussed how Hollywood's blind eye toward the mega-producer's behavior finally ended this week.

In the week since the Weinstein exposés were published in the New York Times and New Yorker, more accounts of the producer's actions have emerged, including one story by model Angie Everhart.

As Everhart told TMZ, she woke up aboard a yacht outside a European film festival to find Weinstein masturbating in front of her. »


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'The Deuce' Recap: The Mob Rules

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Last week, The Deuce staged a war of words that saw its combatants, Candy and Rodney, criss-cross their stretch of 42nd Street. This week's episode ("Why Me?") tries a different but equally effective tactic: From the big-picture meta-plot to the individual storylines, everything seems headed the same way all at once. It's the first installment of David Simon and George Pelecanos's period piece that doesn't feel like bits and pieces stitched together, but a cohesive whole.

You've got to imagine that's how it feels to some of the characters involved, »


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