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Rashida Jones Left ‘Toy Story 4’ Because Minorities ‘Do Not Have Equal Creative Voice’ at Pixar

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Rashida Jones Left ‘Toy Story 4’ Because Minorities ‘Do Not Have Equal Creative Voice’ at Pixar
Rashida Jones and writing partner Will McCormack are setting the record straight regarding the reason they left screenwriting duties on “Toy Story 4.” In a story published by The Hollywood Reporter on November 21, Pixar’s Chief Creative Officer John Lasseter was accused of misconduct by insiders at the company and Disney. One source told THR that Jones left “Toy Story 4” after Lasseter made an “unwanted advance.”

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

Jones and McCormack have refuted the allegation in a statement made to Entertainment Weekly. The writing duo, whose previous credits include “Celeste and Jesse Forever,” deny unwanted advances were ever made toward Jones, and instead they cite the unequal treatment of minority voices within Pixar as the reason they removed themselves from “Toy Story 4.”

“The breakneck speed at which journalists have been naming the next perpetrator renders some reporting irresponsible,
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Vanity Fair to Name Radhika Jones as New Editor (Report)

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Radhika Jones, editorial director of The New York Times’ books department and former editor of Time Magazine, is expected to be announced as the new editor of Vanity Fair. According to a report from the Times, Vanity Fair’s publisher, Conde Nast, is expected to make the announcement on Monday. Jones will succeed outgoing editor Graydon Carter, who announced in September that he will end his 25-year career at the magazine in December. Also Read: Top DC Comics Editor Accused of Sexual Harassment Jones was reportedly selected by Conde Nast CEO Robert Sauerberg with the help of several top editors at the publisher’s.
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GLAAD Slams Kevin Spacey for Coming Out Amid Sexual Assault Allegations

GLAAD Slams Kevin Spacey for Coming Out Amid Sexual Assault Allegations
GLAAD criticized Kevin Spacey’s decision to come out as a gay man in an apology statement to actor Anthony Rapp, who has accused him of making sexual advances when Rapp was 14.

“Coming-out stories should not be used to deflect from allegations of sexual assault,” said Sarah Kate Ellis, president and CEO of GLAAD. “This is not a coming-out story about Kevin Spacey, but a story of survivorship by Anthony Rapp and all those who bravely speak out against unwanted sexual advances. The media and public should not gloss over that.”

Rapp told Buzzfeed News on Sunday night that in 1986, Spacey picked Rapp up “like a groom picks up the bride over the threshold,” placed him on a bed, and climbed on top of him when Rapp was 14 and Spacey was 26.

“He was trying to seduce me,” Rapp, now 46, recalled. “I don’t know if I would have used that language. But I was aware
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Rashida Jones Talks Harvey Weinstein Allegations: 'It's Great That Women Are Speaking Out' (Exclusive)

Rashida Jones Talks Harvey Weinstein Allegations: 'It's Great That Women Are Speaking Out' (Exclusive)
Rashida Jones is encouraging women to speak out against sexual harassment in the wake of the recent allegations against media mogul Harvey Weinstein.

The actress, who has not worked professionally with the former Weinstein Company executive, spoke with Et's Deidre Behar about the allegations on Saturday at the Los Angeles Dance Project's annual gala.

"I think it's great that women are speaking out," she said. "I just hope that it encourages a culture of continuing to speak out, because I think sometimes these things peak and one person kind of has to be held accountable. But I'm sure there's so many other instances of this in every business, really."

More: Harvey Weinstein Accused of Three Decades of Alleged Sexual Harassment Claims by Ashley Judd and More Women

"And I hope it gives women the backbone that they feel like they need and the support they need to speak out," she continued.

The movie mogul
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Rashida Jones Gets Candid on Harvey Weinstein Allegations: 'It'sGreat That Women Are Speaking Out' (Exclusive)

Rashida Jones Gets Candid on Harvey Weinstein Allegations: 'It'sGreat That Women Are Speaking Out' (Exclusive)
Rashida Jones is encouraging women to speak out against sexual harassment in the wake of the recent allegations against media mogul Harvey Weinstein.

The actress, who has not worked professionally with the former Weinstein Company executive, spoke with Et about the allegations on Saturday at the Los Angeles Dance Project's annual gala.

"I think it's great that women are speaking out," she said. "I just hope that it encourages a culture of continuing to speak out, because I think sometimes these things peak and one person kind of has to be held accountable. But I'm sure there's so many other instances of this in every business, really."

More: Harvey Weinstein Accused of Three Decades of Alleged Sexual Harassment Claims by Ashley Judd and More Women

"And I hope it gives women the backbone that they feel like they need and the support they need to speak out," she continued.

The movie mogul was fired from the independent
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Helen McCrory stars in trailer for Amazon’s Fearless

Amazon has just acquired a new series to its ever growing lineup of original shows. Titled Fearless, the six-episode series stars Helen McCrory and Sir Michael Gambon with all the episodes directed by Pete Travis. The series sees McCrory as a human rights lawyer who uncovers a conspiracy that will affect the nation and herself personally.

Fearless was created by Rebecca Keane and written by Homeland‘s Patrick Harbinson, who will also executive produce. It will be produced by Mammoth Screen for ITV with Weinstein Television. It premiered on ITV in the UK earlier this summer, but will premiere on Amazon Friday, October 27.

“We are excited to add this riveting drama to Prime Video,” said Brad Beale, Vice President, Worldwide TV Content Acquisition. “Patrick Harbinson is brilliant at telling gripping stories, and the compelling performances by the cast will keep viewers at the edge of their seats.”

Also starring in
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Madame Tussauds Accused Of ‘Whitewashing’ Beyoncé Wax Figure

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Madame Tussauds New York was accused online of whitewashing their latest Beyoncé Knowles wax figure shortly after unveiling it on Wednesday. It is not the first time they have been accused of making the “Single Ladies” singer’s pigment lighter than it actually is. Theory: Beyoncé wax figure makers have never seen Beyoncé pic.twitter.com/bZ2PWCUzUs — Michelle Lee (@heymichellelee) […]

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Why Doctor Who needs season arcs

Mark Harrison Jun 5, 2017

Arcing storylines enrich Doctor Who and reward its audience, Mark suggests...

Warning: contains spoilers for Doctor Who series 10.

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Unlikely as it might seem to long-time readers of this site, there might be some people who have only just started watching Doctor Who this year. After a year off air, Steven Moffat's brief going into this year's excellent tenth series seems to have been to give the show a soft reboot, picking up with Peter Capaldi's Doctor some time after the last series and ushering in the arrival of Pearl Mackie's new companion, Bill Potts.

To that end, the series started out with an enjoyable run of standalone episodes, boiling the show down to its essence of a madman in a box taking a young woman on adventures in time and space.
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The Handmaid’s Tale episode 2 review: Birth Day

Louisa Mellor Jun 4, 2017

The Handmaid’s Tale slows down its pace in episode two to give us a long, discomfiting look at motherhood in Gilead…

This review contains spoilers.

See related Broken episode 1 review How Jimmy McGovern's Common challenged injustice Accused: Tracie’s Story review

1.2 Birth Day

It’s common to hear the phrase ‘there are no words’ these days to express extreme disbelief or grief. In the Republic of Gilead, there really are none. Books are restricted only to the ruling elite and pictograms have replaced written language in public. Graphic symbols designate the crimes of the hooded bodies hanging in the streets—a Star of David, a foetus—and the items of food for which paper tokens are exchanged in supermarkets. Literacy is one of several rights the Handmaids are no longer permitted. When you’re a womb on two legs, you don’t need words.
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Fear The Walking Dead season 3 set report

Duncan Bowles May 26, 2017

Den Of Geek went to Mexico to spy on the filming of Fear The Walking Dead season 3 - here's what we saw...

Standing in the middle of a remote Mexican valley in Tijuana, only accessible by an ‘upgraded’ dirt track that threatened to dislodge both the production vans' wheels and maybe a few spines, I suddenly felt utterly vindicated from any time during an interview when I’d asked about location enhancing an actors’ performance. With rolling hills, quite literally as far as the eye could see, it was impossible not to be overwhelmed by the majestic beauty of the dusty, yet strangely fertile landscape, and that was before even setting eyes on the incredible work that production designer Bernardo Trujillo and his crew had integrated into a new setting for Fear The Walking Dead simply called ‘The Ranch’.

See related Accused: Tracie’s Story review
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Geeks Vs Loneliness: face-blindness

Shawm Kreitzman May 26, 2017

A few words about prosopagnosia - better known as face-blindness...

Welcome to Geeks Vs Loneliness, our spot on the site where we chat about things that may be affecting you, or people you know. This week, we're handing over to Shawm Kreitzman, who wants to talk about something we're betting many of you - us included - hadn't heard of before...

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A few years ago, I stumbled across the trailer for Anomalisa on YouTube.

I had never heard of the film, but I watched the trailer with mild interest and thought it looked like a curious (if slightly melancholy) piece of stop-motion animation, nicely executed, but ultimately unremarkable. I let my mouse wander on to something else, and didn’t give it another thought.

Until my girlfriend happened to see it,
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Broken episode 1 review

Louisa Mellor May 30, 2017

Jimmy McGovern’s moving new six-part drama starring Sean Bean and Anna Friel is anchored by excellent performances…

This review contains spoilers.

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As Christina Fitzsimmons (Anna Friel) gets her kids ready for school in episode one of Broken, she talks her son through his maths homework by breaking a complex problem into individual sums. Christina’s whole life is sums - the oppressive mental arithmetic of not-enough. Not enough time (when we meet her she’s forty minutes late for work) and not enough money (she’s borrowed sixty pounds from the till and is sacked as a result).

Halfway through the episode, Christina makes another calculation: if she waits three days to report her mother’s sudden death, she can draw on her pension and feed her family for… what?
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‘Catholic preoccupation with sin is perfect training for a writer’ – Jimmy McGovern

Cracker’s creator opens up about his faith

He is renowned for bleak, bruising and brilliant dramas from Hillsborough and Cracker to The Lakes, Accused and last year’s blistering take on the consequences of the Iraq war, Reg. But Jimmy McGovern says that he might not have become a writer had he not been raised in the Catholic faith with its particular attention to the nature of sin.

“I’m a writer because I was a Catholic and I took the examination of conscience really seriously,” says McGovern, 67, who was brought up in a large working-class family in Liverpool. “That means I came up with five motivations for every possible sin I committed and that’s perfect training for a writer, that ability to think about why someone might act as they do.”

Related: Lack of working class actors is changing what gets made, says Jimmy McGovern

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‘The Night Manager’s Olivia Colman On A Spin-Off And How Tom Hiddleston Is “The Perfect Specimen For Bond” – AwardsLine

If AMC's The Night Manager is the first time you've given your full attention to Olivia Colman, you'll know her as John le Carré's incorruptible–and very pregnant–spy Angela Burr. But at home in the UK, Colman has already attained national treasure status, with three BAFTAs under her belt for Accused, Twenty Twelve and Broadchurch. As a student, Colman started out with the famous Cambridge University Footlights Dramatic Club, before launching into comedy with the…
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Broken: Sean Bean Joins Season One of BBC One Drama

The Lords of Gondor have returned. Sean Bean has been cast as the lead character, Roman Catholic priest Father Michael Kerrigan, in the Broken TV show for BBC One. A Game of Thrones alum, Bean recently starred as Martin Odom on Legends, which was cancelled after two seasons on TNT, in December 2015. He plays John Marlott in ITV's series, The Frankenstein Chronicles, which is set to air on A&E, stateside.A six-episode drama series, Broken (working title) comes from writer Jimmy McGovern, creator of BBC One's Accused TV series, on which Bean guest-starred as Tracie Tremarco. Colin McKeown and Donna Molloy are executive producing for La Productions. Bean is also executive producing, with Ashley Pearce and Noreen Kershaw directing. Lucy Richer is executive producing for the
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Sean Bean ‘Broken’ For BBC One; Sky’s ‘Delicious’ Adds Iain Glen & More – Global Briefs

Sean Bean has been set to lead the cast of Broken, a six-part BBC One drama created by Jimmy McGovern. This marks a reteam for Bean and McGovern after the former starred in McGovern’s series Accused in 2012 and scored a Best Actor BAFTA TV Award nomination. In Broken, Bean will play Father Michael Kerrigan, a Catholic priest presiding over a Northern urban parish. Modern and maverick, yet flawed, Father Michael, like his congretation, struggles to reconcile his beliefs…
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Beyonce Accused of Attacking Police With Super Bowl Halftime Show (Video)

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Beyonce Accused of Attacking Police With Super Bowl Halftime Show (Video)
Apparently Rudy Giuliani wasn’t a big fan of Beyonce’s Super Bowl halftime performance on Sunday. The former mayor of New York City took aim at the singer during Monday’s edition of “Fox & Friends,” accusing her of attacking police with her show, which included dancers dressed in black berets reminiscent of the Black Panther movement. Deeming the performance “outrageous,” Giuliani added,”This is football, it’s not Hollywood, and I thought it was really outrageous that she used it as a platform to attack police officers who are the people who protect her and protect us, and keep us alive.
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Canal Plus Buys Harlan Coben’s Thriller Series ‘The Five’

Canal Plus Buys Harlan Coben’s Thriller Series ‘The Five’
Paris — French pay TV group Canal Plus has acquired “The Five,” the original thriller series created by American bestselling author Harlan Coben.

The 10-part drama was produced by Red Production Company (“Happy Valley”) for Sky1 in the U.K.

Penned by Danny Brocklehurst (“Closing Off,” “Accused”) and shot on location in the U.K., “The Five” is an emotional thriller tuning on a little boy, Jesse, who disappeared after being bullied by his brother Mark (Tom Cullen) and his three friends, Pru (Sarah Solemani), Danny (O-t Fagbenle) and Slade (Lee Ingleby). Twenty years later, Danny – now a detective – learns that Jesse’s DNA has been found at a murder scene. He is alive and out there.

“Having an international best-selling author like Harlan Coben collaborate with Red Production Company on a series is truly a privilege,” says Rodolphe Buet, prexy of international marketing and distribution at Studiocanal. “Harlan has brought
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