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John Lasseter, Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Chief Creative Officer, Accused of Misconduct

John Lasseter, Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Chief Creative Officer, Accused of Misconduct
John Lasseter has been accused of misconduct by insiders at Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios. In an article published by The Hollywood Reporter, insiders say Lasseter has been known to make unwanted advances on female employees. Rashida Jones, who co-wrote “Toy Story 4,” reportedly left the project early after Lasseter made an unwanted advance.

Read More:Melissa Gilbert Says Oliver Stone Made Her Audition for ‘The Doors’ With ‘Humiliating’ Sex Scene

One longtime Pixar employee told THR that Lasseter has been known for “grabbing, kissing, [and] making comments about physical attributes” to female employees. Another insider says women working at Pixar “knew to turn their heads quickly when encountering him to avoid his kisses.” One woman shared a story that took place 15 years ago in which Lasseter made an inappropriate physical advance on another employee.

“She was bent over and [had her arm] across her thigh,” he says. “The best I can describe
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Box Office: ‘Coco’ Battling ‘Justice League’ for Top Thanksgiving Spot

Box Office: ‘Coco’ Battling ‘Justice League’ for Top Thanksgiving Spot
Justice League” will have serious company at the Thanksgiving holiday box office as Disney-Pixar launches “Coco” on Wednesday.

Estimates show the costly “Justice League” — which debuted with a decidedly disappointing $93.8 million opening weekend — pulling in around $60 million to $65 million at 4,051 locations for the five days while “Coco” is likely to finish in the $55 million to $60 million range at 3,948 venues.

Justice League” took in $7.5 million on Monday to lift its four-day total to $101 million. It has a respectable B+ CinemaScore and is the fifth installment of its DC Extended Universe, aimed at duplicating the success of Disney-Marvel’s interconnected franchises. Gal Gadot stars as Wonder Woman along with Ben Affleck as Batman, Henry Cavill as Superman, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Ezra Miller as the Flash, and Ray Fisher as Cyborg. Warner Bros. has not disclosed the production cost, which is believed to be as much as $300 million.

The opening weekend for “Justice League” was only the 55th highest
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Mel Gibson Is ‘Glad’ Women Are Speaking Out Against ‘Painful’ Abuse and Sexual Harassment

Mel Gibson Is ‘Glad’ Women Are Speaking Out Against ‘Painful’ Abuse and Sexual Harassment
At long last, Mel Gibson has weighed in on the abuse and sexual harassment scandals plaguing Hollywood. When asked about the the accusations against Harvey Weinstien, Kevin Spacey, and more, Gibson made his thoughts clear during a “Daddy’s Home 2” red carpet appearance.

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“Things got shaken up a little bit and there is a lot of light being thrown into places where there were shadows and that is kind of healthy,” Gibson told the Guardian. “It’s painful, but I think pain is a precursor to change.”

As Vulture reported, Gibson previously spoke about Hollywood’s sexual harassment problem earlier in the week in an interview with Irish television network Rte. “Your heart goes out to the victims, of course,” he said. “And I’m glad that they spoke up. And
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Bob Weinstein Paid Secret Settlement for Harvey Weinstein to Hide Sexual Assault and Harassment Claims — Report

Bob Weinstein Paid Secret Settlement for Harvey Weinstein to Hide Sexual Assault and Harassment Claims — Report
In early October, less than a week after a bombshell New York Times report exposed decades of alleged sexual assault and harassment from then-The Weinstein Company head Harvey Weinstein, his brother and business partner Bob Weinstein hit back with some strong words. “My brother Harvey is obviously a very sick man,” Bob Weinstein told TMZ at the time. “I’ve urged him to seek immediate professional help because he is in dire need of it. His remorse and apologies to the victims of his abuse are hollow. He said he would go away for help and has yet to do so.”

Bob Weinstein also responded to a rumor that perhaps he was the one who leaked portions of the story, all the better to oust his brother from TWC. “He has proven himself to be a world class liar and now rather than seeking help he is looking to blame others,
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‘Saturday Night Live’ Female Staffers Release Letter of Support for Al Franken: ‘We Feel Compelled to Stand Up’

‘Saturday Night Live’ Female Staffers Release Letter of Support for Al Franken: ‘We Feel Compelled to Stand Up’
Updated: In a newly-released letter, a variety of past and present female staffers of “Saturday Night Live” have offered their solidarity for former cast member and current U.S. senator Al Franken, recently accused of groping two women, once in 2010 and once in 2006. The letter is titled “SNL Women Offer Solidarity in Support of Al Franken” and, per the Boston Globe, offers a full list of signees, which include writers, performers, and producers, amongst others associated with the NBC sketch comedy series. Of those listed, only three are current crew members.

Read More:Senator Al Franken Accused of Groping News Anchor Leeann Tweeden in Her Sleep

The letter makes notes of just one allegation against Franken, and reads in part, “What Al did was stupid and foolish, and we think it was appropriate for him to apologize to Ms Tweeden, and to the public,” before adding, “We know Al as
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‘Saturday Night Live’ Female Staffers Release Letter of Support for Al Franken: ‘We Feel Compelled to Stand Up’

‘Saturday Night Live’ Female Staffers Release Letter of Support for Al Franken: ‘We Feel Compelled to Stand Up’
Updated: In a newly-released letter, a variety of past and present female staffers of “Saturday Night Live” have offered their solidarity for former cast member and current U.S. senator Al Franken, recently accused of groping two women, once in 2010 and once in 2006. The letter is titled “SNL Women Offer Solidarity in Support of Al Franken” and, per the Boston Globe, offers a full list of signees, which include writers, performers, and producers, amongst others associated with the NBC sketch comedy series. Of those listed, only three are current crew members.

Read More:Senator Al Franken Accused of Groping News Anchor Leeann Tweeden in Her Sleep

The letter makes notes of just one allegation against Franken, and reads in part, “What Al did was stupid and foolish, and we think it was appropriate for him to apologize to Ms Tweeden, and to the public,” before adding, “We know Al as
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Melissa Gilbert Says Oliver Stone Made Her Audition for ‘The Doors’ With ‘Humiliating’ Sex Scene

Melissa Gilbert Says Oliver Stone Made Her Audition for ‘The Doors’ With ‘Humiliating’ Sex Scene
Update (November 21): Oliver Stone has made an official statement to Deadline regarding Gilbert’s harassment accusation: “We auditioned dozens of actors for roles in ‘The Doors’ and it was made clear from the outset that our film was going to be a raunchy, no-holds-barred rock ‘n’ roll movie. Anyone auditioning was told the scenes would be rehearsed and performed from a script, with my casting director, Risa Bramon Garcia, present throughout the process to ensure a safe environment for all actors who auditioned.”

Earlier: Melissa Gilbert, the actress best known for starring in the television series “Little House on the Prairie,” recently appeared on Andy Cohen’s radio show “Radio Andy” and shared an Oliver Stone audition story she calls “humiliating and horrid.” The audition was to play Jim Morrison’s girlfriend Pamela Courson in “The Doors.” According to Gilbert, Stone made her audition a “special scene” that was a “really dirty,
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Charlie Rose Accused of Sexual Harassment By Eight Women, Apologizes for Acting ‘Insensitively’

Charlie Rose Accused of Sexual Harassment By Eight Women, Apologizes for Acting ‘Insensitively’
Update (November 20): CBS and PBS have suspended Charlie Rose following the multiple sexual harassment allegations. Rose hosts “Charlie Rose” on PBS and is a co-anchor on “CBS This Morning” and a contributing correspondent for CBS’ “60 Minutes.”

Earlier: Eight women have accused talk show host and journalist Charlie Rose of sexual harassment in a new report from The Washington Post. The accusations say Rose made unwanted sexual advances toward all eight women, which includes walking around naked in their presence, having lewd phone calls with them in which he shares sexual fantasies, and groping their breasts, buttocks or genital areas.

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According to The Post, the women ranged in age from 21 to 37 at the times of the alleged encounters. They were all employees or aspired to work on “Charlie Rose” from the late 1990s to 2011. Three
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Senator Al Franken Accused of Groping a Woman While in Office

Senator Al Franken Accused of Groping a Woman While in Office
A second woman has accused Senator Al Franken of groping, CNN has reported. According to Lindsay Menz, the unwanted touching occurred while the two were posing for a photo at the Minnesota State Fair in 2010. The former comedian was elected to the Senate in 2008, making this the first accusation of inappropriate touching while he was in office. Last week, news anchor Leann Tweeden said that Franken forcibly kissed and groped her during a 2006 Uso tour. Franken issued an apology in response.

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According to CNN, Menz met the Senator at a booth at the State Fair when her husband snapped a photo of them. She said Franken “pulled me in really close, like awkward close, and as my husband took the picture, he put his hand full-fledged on my rear. It was wrapped tightly around my butt cheek.
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‘American Vandal’ Creators Tease Season 2 Details and Share Their Favorite Fan Theories

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‘American Vandal’ Creators Tease Season 2 Details and Share Their Favorite Fan Theories
After “Who drew the dicks?” became one of the most intriguing TV mysteries of the fall, “American Vandal” is ready to ask a totally different question in Season 2.

Speaking at the Vulture Festival in Hollywood on Sunday night, series co-creators Tony Yacenda and Dan Perrault and showrunner Dan Lagana reflected on the success of the show’s first season and dropped some hints about Season 2.

In true mystery series fashion, they didn’t reveal too much of what’s to come in the show’s second season, but they did confirm some extra details related to the most recent teaser.
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The Reality of a Reflection: An Exploration of Jean-Luc Godard's Filmography

  • MUBI
Mubi's retrospective For Ever Godard is showing from November 12, 2017 - January 16, 2018 in the United States.Jean-Luc Godard is a difficult filmmaker to pin down because while his thematic concerns as an artist have remained more or less consistent over the last seven decades, his form is ever-shifting. His filmography is impossible to view in a vacuum, as his work strives to reflect on the constantly evolving cinema culture that surrounds it: Godard always works with the newest filmmaking technologies available, and his films have become increasingly abstracted and opaque as the wider culture of moving images has become increasingly fragmented. Rather than working to maintain an illusion of diegetic truth, Godard’s work as always foreground its status as a manufactured product—of technology, of an industry, of on-set conditions and of an individual’s imagination. Mubi’S Godard retrospective exemplifies the depth and range of Godard’s career as
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‘Stranger Things’ Season 3: ‘Chances Are High’ Kali Will Be Back

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‘Stranger Things’ Season 3: ‘Chances Are High’ Kali Will Be Back
[Editor’s Note: The following contains spoilers from “Stranger Things” Season 2.]

Eleven’s sister may make Season 3 of “Stranger Things” a sibling affair. At the “Stranger Things: Inside the Upside Down” panel at Vulture Festival in Los Angeles on Saturday, the cast and crew of the Netflix series were on hand to reveal behind-the-scenes info from Season 2 and tease what might lie ahead.

In particular, brothers Matt and Ross Duffer revealed that Kali (Linnea Berthelsen) will most likely return for Season 3. “It would feel weird that we would’n’t resolve that storyline,” said Matt Duffer. “Chances are high that she comes back.”

Ross Duffer added, “We’re in very early days of Season 3… That’s not an official announcement.”

In the second season, “Chapter 7: The Lost Sister” was one of the most divisive episodes among fans and critics alike because it was a standalone adventure that took place outside of the action of Hawkins, Indiana. Even IndieWire’s
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Morrissey Defends Kevin Spacey, Calls the Accusations Against Him ‘Ridiculous’

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Morrissey Defends Kevin Spacey, Calls the Accusations Against Him ‘Ridiculous’
Kevin Spacey is all but done for after being accused of sexual harassment and worse by several men in recent weeks, having been fired from “House of Cards” and removed entirely from “All the Money in the World.” Few have come to the Oscar-winning actor’s defense, but he now has one notable ally in Morrissey. Speaking to Spiegel Online (and translated on Morrissey Solo), the singer calls the allegations against Spacey “ridiculous.”

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“As far as I know, he was in a bedroom with a 14-year-old,” Morrissey added. “Kevin Spacey was 26, boy 14. One wonders where the boy’s parents were. One wonders if the boy did not know what would happen.” Given Morrissey’s penchant for controversial remarks over the years, is it really so strange that he would go to bat for Spacey?
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‘The Incredibles 2’ Trailer: Baby Jack-Jack Has Powers of His Own in the Long-Awaited Sequel — Watch

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‘The Incredibles 2’ Trailer: Baby Jack-Jack Has Powers of His Own in the Long-Awaited Sequel — Watch
13 years later, “The Incredibles” are back. Well, almost — Pixar has released the sequel-come-lately’s teaser trailer, which introduces a superheroic baby to the mix and provides a brief glimpse of his powers (fire, lightning, and lasers are all involved). Watch below.

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Here’s the synopsis: “Everyone’s favorite family of superheroes is back in ‘Incredibles 2’ — but this time Helen (voice of Holly Hunter) is in the spotlight, leaving Bob (voice of Craig T. Nelson) at home with Violet (voice of Sarah Vowell) and Dash (voice of Huck Milner) to navigate the day-to-day heroics of ‘normal’ life. It’s a tough transition for everyone, made tougher by the fact that the family is still unaware of baby Jack-Jack’s emerging superpowers. When a new villain hatches a brilliant and dangerous plot, the family and Frozone
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‘Coco’: Why Pixar’s Unifying Día de los Muertos Drama Is Animation Oscar Frontrunner

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‘Coco’: Why Pixar’s Unifying Día de los Muertos Drama Is Animation Oscar Frontrunner
At a time when we need bridges instead of walls, Pixar’s “Coco” offers the best possible unification for our country, with its beautiful, musical, and heartfelt ode to Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), and will be hard to beat for the Oscar.

But above and beyond its authentic cultural trappings and fresh twist on a “Back to the Future”-like buddy comedy, “Coco” is a wondrous celebration of family and remembrance, featuring an all-Latino cast that includes “Mozart in the Jungle’s” Gael Garcia Bernal, Benjamin Bratt, Renée Victor, and newcomer Anthony Gonzalez.

Continuing a recent Pixar trend devoted to mid-life crisis stories, “Coco” concerns 12-year-old Miguel (Gonzalez), an aspiring guitarist from a rural Mexican town, whose family of shoemakers has banned music. After borrowing the skeleton guitar of his great-great grandfather and musical icon, Ernesto de la Cruz (Bratt), Miguel gets transported to the Land of the Dead
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‘There’s…Johnny!’ Review: Hulu’s Carson-Era ‘Tonight Show’ Dramedy Is a Sweet ’70s Fairy Tale

‘There’s…Johnny!’ Review: Hulu’s Carson-Era ‘Tonight Show’ Dramedy Is a Sweet ’70s Fairy Tale
As far as audience surrogates go, you can’t get any better or time-tested than a wide-eyed optimist thrust into the middle of a culture shock. “There’s…Johnny!” protagonist Andy Klavin (Ian Nelson) ticks all those boxes, becoming a gateway to the backstage world at the Johnny Carson-hosted “Tonight Show” in Hulu’s new seven-part comedy series. But there’s a distinct style and approach to the show around Andy that elevates this from a comedy curiosity or a wistful passion project to something worth immersing in.

Rather than re-creating faint replications of antics from the time when Carson ruled late night, “There’s…Johnny!” (originally produced for Seeso, before that comedy service shut down) uses actual archival footage from the show, even incorporating memorable moments as significant plot points for the characters just off-camera. Johnny, Ed McMahon, and even a few notable guest stars pop up on
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‘There’s…Johnny!’ Review: Hulu’s Carson-Era ‘Tonight Show’ Dramedy Is a Sweet ’70s Fairy Tale

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‘There’s…Johnny!’ Review: Hulu’s Carson-Era ‘Tonight Show’ Dramedy Is a Sweet ’70s Fairy Tale
As far as audience surrogates go, you can’t get any better or time-tested than a wide-eyed optimist thrust into the middle of a culture shock. “There’s…Johnny!” protagonist Andy Klavin (Ian Nelson) ticks all those boxes, becoming a gateway to the backstage world at the Johnny Carson-hosted “Tonight Show” in Hulu’s new seven-part comedy series. But there’s a distinct style and approach to the show around Andy that elevates this from a comedy curiosity or a wistful passion project to something worth immersing in.

Rather than re-creating faint replications of antics from the time when Carson ruled late night, “There’s…Johnny!” (originally produced for Seeso, before that comedy service shut down) uses actual archival footage from the show, even incorporating memorable moments as significant plot points for the characters just off-camera. Johnny, Ed McMahon, and even a few notable guest stars pop up on
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Budd Friedman Traces Standup Roots in New Book

Budd Friedman Traces Standup Roots in New Book
Ponder the last half-century of American comedy without talents like Richard Pryor, Lily Tomlin, Rodney Dangerfield, Andy Kaufman, Richard Lewis, George Carlin, Jay Leno, Joan Rivers, Bill Maher, Bill Hicks, Steve Martin, Jerry Seinfeld, Eddie Murphy and countless others, and it’s not a lot of laughs. Most of the aforementioned funny folks may have endured and thrived without Budd Friedman’s Improv Clubs in New York and Los Angeles, but those stand-up stages were so essential to the launching and developing of so many careers it’s impossible to overestimate their impact on our culture. Friedman’s New York roots led him to open his first Improv Club in mid-town Manhattan in the early 1960s. In his recently published tome “The Improv: An Oral History of the Comedy Club That Revolutionized Stand-Up” (BenBella Books, $18.87), co-written with Tripp Whetsell, Friedman and associates reminisce about Friedman’s impact and The Improv’s role in “inventing” American stand-up
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Tom Sizemore Dropped From New Film After Being Accused of Groping 11-Year-Old Actress

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Tom Sizemore Dropped From New Film After Being Accused of Groping 11-Year-Old Actress
Production company Global Genesis Group has announced it is removing actor Tom Sizemore from its upcoming horror-thriller “The Door” following an allegation against the actor that claims he groped an 11-year-old actress in 2003. Sizemore was cast in the 1950s-set film in August in the role of Scott, one half of a married couple who discovers his house may be haunted. The screenplay was written by Charles Morris and Harel Goldstein.

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Sizemore has been accused of groping an 11-year-old actress during the making of “Born Killers.” According to the police report, Sizemore allegedly placed his hand underneath the actress while they were taking cast photos so that she would sit on it. When she nudged away from him, Sizemore allegedly followed her with his hand and touched her genitals.

Earlier in the day, the actor
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‘Trust’ Trailer: Danny Boyle’s ‘All the Money in the World’ Rival Stars Donald Sutherland in Kevin Spacey’s Former Role

If Christopher Plummer need any tips on playing John Paul Getty after replacing Kevin Spacey on “All the Money in the World,” perhaps he should call up Donald Sutherland. Sutherland will play the oil tycoon on Danny Boyle’s new series for FX, “Trust,” which released a promising first teaser trailer today. With Ridley Scott’s take on the same event suddenly mired in controversy, it will be fascinating to see how Boyle’s measures up. (And perhaps another reason why Scott is so determined to finish his film quickly).

Trust” maps the Getty family legacy, beginning with the 1973 kidnapping of John Paul Getty III. If ordered for more seasons, the series would explore other chapters in the oil family’s history.

Read More:Danny Boyle’s ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ Team Bringing Bizarre John Paul Getty Kidnapping to FX in 2018

In addition to Sutherland as Getty, “Trust” stars Hilary Swank as Gail Getty,
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