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Kevin Smith Donating Residuals from Weinstein-Made Movies to Women in Film

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Kevin Smith's allegiance to Harvey Weinstein dissolved earlier this month amid reports that the now-disgraced movie mogul had sexually assaulted or harassed dozens of women in the industry over the years.

And on October 13th, the filmmaker decided to take action to show his solidarity for those who have suffered abuse  – at the hands of Weinstein or otherwise.

"My entire career is tied up with this man," Smith said during his Hollywood Babble-On podcast. "It's been a weird fucking week. I just wanted to make some fucking movies, that's it. »


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'Only the Brave' Review: Josh Brolin & Co. Bring Heat, Humanity to Firefighter Drama

13 hours ago

If you've been to the movies any time over the last century, you're familiar with men like Eric Marsh. They're hard-ass guys, often stoic but capable of being sensitive and, in rare cases, prone to sentimentality. Their flaws and temper-flares are balanced out by their virtues: staunch professionalism, a salt-of-the-earth nobility, an almost stubborn loyalty to their men. The kind of dudes who treat their enemies – in this case, the massive forest fires that annually scorch acres of Arizona landscape – with something close to respect. ("What are you up to? »


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Las Vegas Shooting Security Guard Recounts Moments Before Attack on 'Ellen'

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Jesus Campos, the Las Vegas security guard who was named a key witness in the deadly October 1st shooting that killed 58 people and injured 546, resurfaced on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Wednesday after he reportedly "disappeared" last week.

Campos canceled several scheduled TV interviews last week and his whereabouts were unclear as of Tuesday, but on Wednesday, the Mandalay Bay security guard recounted the events from his perspective as a guest on DeGeneres' daytime talk show.

According to Campos, he was called up to the 32nd floor of the luxury casino »


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See Andy Samberg, Fred Armisen in Hilarious 'Lady Dynamite' Trailer

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Andy Samberg, Fred Armisen, David Spade, Judd Apatow, "Weird Al" Yankovic, Jenny Slate, Judy Greer and Jason Mantzoukas will guest star in Season Two of comedian Maria Bamford's surreal Netflix comedy, Lady Dynamite, which premieres Friday, November 10th. The Lady Dynamite cast also includes Fred Melamed, Mo Collins, Mary Kay Place and Ed Begley, Jr.

 

In a trailer for the new installments, Saturday Night Live alum Ana Gasteyer – who plays the fictionalized Bamford's hard-nosed agent – hypes the season as "so unbelievably inventive and groundbreaking … that alt-comedy Twitter will choke on its own jizz. »


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See First Trailer for Louis C.K.'s Woody Allen-Esque 'I Love You, Daddy'

16 hours ago

Louis C.K. has unveiled the first trailer for his upcoming comedy-drama I Love You, Daddy, the Louie star's first feature film as director in 16 years.

The film shares more than a few similarities with Woody Allen's Manhattan, from the Big Apple setting to the 35mm black-and-white look to the film's plot, which centers on C.K.'s TV writer navigating his teenaged daughter's (Chloe Grace Moretz) relationship with a much older acclaimed filmmaker (John Malkovich).

"Woody is an ingredient, along with a whole other generation of dudes who used »


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Lena Headey of 'Game of Thrones' Harvey Weinstein Sexual Harassment

17 hours ago

Game of Thrones star Lena Headey added her name to the growing roster of famous actresses coming forward about their alleged encounters with disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein.

In a series of tweets Tuesday, the British actress detailed two instances wherein she says Weinstein sexually harassed her, leading her to ultimately break down in tears while leaving an L.A. hotel.

"The first time I met Harvey Weinstein was at The Venice Film Festival," she began her statement, noting that she was in town to promote The Brothers Grimm, a 2005 fantasy »


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Watch David Letterman Return to Late Night TV on 'Kimmel'

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Two years after retiring from The Late Show, David Letterman returned to late night television Tuesday when he visited Jimmy Kimmel Live. In addition to a 15-minute interview, Letterman also reunited with his former bandleader Paul Shaffer, who's serving the same role this week while Jimmy Kimmel's show films in Brooklyn.

"Paul, you didn't tell me you work here now," Letterman yelled over to Shaffer upon sitting down at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.

Over the course of the interview, Letterman discussed his upcoming Mark Twain Prize for American Humor ceremony, »


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Molly Ringwald: 'I Have Had Plenty Harveys of My Own'

17 October 2017 7:30 PM, PDT

Molly Ringwald opened up about the numerous times she's contended with the pervasive culture of sexual harassment in Hollywood in an essay for The New Yorker titled, "All the Other Harvey Weinsteins." The piece arrives amidst the ongoing Harvey Weinstein scandal and as numerous women begin to detail their own experiences with sexual harassment and assault in the film and television industry.

Ringwald called the Weinstein scandal "a thread that has tangled its way through Hollywood, connecting women, mostly actresses, in a depressingly common way. We all seem to have a Harvey story, »


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Amazon Studios Head Resigns After Sexual Harassment Allegations

17 October 2017 6:30 PM, PDT

Amazon Studios programming chief Roy Price has resigned after a producer, Isa Hackett, accused him of sexual harassment, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Prior to tendering his resignation Tuesday, Price was placed on a leave of absence October 12th.

Price's departure from Amazon Studios comes as Hollywood reckons with the Harvey Weinstein scandal. Amidst Weinstein's downfall, an array of women have begun to detail their own experiences with sexual harassment and assault in the film and television industry.

"I'm pleased Amazon is taking steps to address the issue," said Hackett, »


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Taran Killam Says It Was 'Rough' Having Donald Trump Host 'Saturday Night Live'

17 October 2017 1:55 PM, PDT

Taran Killam's experience working with Donald Trump when the then-presidential candidate hosted Saturday Night Live in November 2015 was "rough," to say the least.

"It was not enjoyable at the time and something that only grows more embarrassing and shameful as time goes on," the former SNL cast member said in a recent interview with NPR. "I don't necessarily put so much weight into [the idea of] Trump hosting SNL helping him to become president, but there's definitely something where it normalizes him and it makes it Ok for him to be part of the conversation. »


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Black Superheroes Matter: Why a 'Black Panther' Movie Is Revolutionary

17 October 2017 11:06 AM, PDT

Standing in the bay of a speeding Wakandan jet, a member of the African nation's special forces unit – the Dora Milaje – advises their king, T'Challa: "Don't freeze." Calmly, the leader replies "I never freeze." He's assured, regal, radiating a near subzero-temperature sense of cool. And then, donning the mask of the legendary superhero known as the Black Panther, he torpedo drops from the sky. A car explodes beneath him. He effortlessly somersaults through the air, lands sideways on a building in a neon-lit metropolis, races along the building's wall and »


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Alyssa Milano Wants Her 'Me Too' Campaign to Elevate Harvey Weinstein Discussion

17 October 2017 10:05 AM, PDT

Alyssa Milano's tweet Sunday night sparked tens of thousands of responses from women around the world and revelations from numerous prominent Hollywood actresses within the first 24 hours, all revolving around two words: "Me too."

"My hope is people will get the idea of the magnitude, of just how many people have been affected by this in the world, in our lifetimes, in this country," Milano told The Associated Press in a phone interview Monday. "The most important thing that it did was to shift the conversation away from the predator and to the victim. »


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Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Lawrence Share Sexual Assault, Harassment Stories

17 October 2017 8:40 AM, PDT

Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Lawrence are adding their voices to the growing list of major Hollywood stars who are coming forward with their stories of sexual harassment and sexual assault within the industry.

On Monday, both Witherspoon and Lawrence got candid about their respective experiences as young acting hopefuls at the Elle Women in Hollywood event, noting that they were encouraged at the time to keep quiet about their encounters.

"When I was much younger and starting out, I was told by the producers of a film to lose 15 pounds in two weeks, »


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Watch Amy Schumer Talk Meeting Comedy Idol Steve Martin on 'Kimmel'

17 October 2017 7:02 AM, PDT

Amy Schumer remembered when she first met Steve Martin on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Monday. Schumer makes her Broadway debut next month in Martin's play Meteor Shower.

"I met him about ten years ago," Schumer recalled. "I was co-hosting this music show on the Fuse network with Mark Hoppus from Blink-182. Steve was on with his bluegrass band the Steep Canyon Rangers." The two comics recorded a promotional bit for the show, and Schumer was so excited to work with Martin that after they finished the segment, she stepped out of the office, »


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

16 October 2017 11:15 AM, PDT

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

16 October 2017 7:44 AM, PDT

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

16 October 2017 6:54 AM, PDT

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

16 October 2017 6:51 AM, PDT

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'

16 October 2017 5:56 AM, PDT

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

15 October 2017 7:00 PM, PDT

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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