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Rape Accusations Against Bikram Choudhury Examined in Dark ESPN ’30 for 30’ Podcast

A year before the #MeToo era rocked Hollywood, ESPN podcast producer Julia Lowrie Henderson was investigating sexual assault and rape accusations that led to the downfall of yoga guru Bikram Choudhury.

Her research took her across America to India and Mexico, and resulted in ESPN’s dark and eye-opening “30 for 30” podcast series chronicling Bikram’s fall from grace.

The multiple accusations against Choudhury date back to 2013, and while they “made a big splash” then, they faded away from the media spotlight, Henderson said. “When #MeToo launched [in October 2017], there was a point when I kept expecting Bikram’s name to be brought back into that conversation and it just didn’t happen, which I found surprising but made it even more exciting that we were doing this series,” she told TheWrap.

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“There does seem
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'Dallas' at 40: How the Primetime Soap Paved the Way for Peak TV

Forty years ago this week, Dallas premiered on CBS – and changed TV history forever. At a time when network television was staid and dull, this Lone Star Peyton Place came on as a totally shameless melodrama full of sex, money, bad blood, family feuds, cowboy hats and shoulder pads – the first, best and most splendidly ridiculous of the prime-time soaps. It spun the saga of the corrupt Ewing family and their Texas oil empire, as they wheeled and dealed through bedrooms and boardrooms, running from 1978 to 1991. And what a cast
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In Praise of Burt Reynolds: The Last Good Ol' Boy Movie Star

In Praise of Burt Reynolds: The Last Good Ol' Boy Movie Star
"When you're famous, everybody wants to screw ya." So sayeth Vic Edwards, the faded screen idol portrayed by Burt Reynolds in Adam Rifkin's The Last Movie Star. This former sex symbol has long since passed the "everybody wants to screw ya" stage, his body forever wracked by too many film stunts and eyebrows perpetually levitated from too many facelifts. He spends much of his time bemoaning the wreckage of his life and career, both of which went off the rails decades ago due to a series of poor decisions.
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The Golden Voyage of Sinbad – 45th Anniversary Q&A with Caroline Munroe, John Walsh and Vanessa Harryhausen

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Author: Euan Franklin

It’s hard to watch a blockbuster without the influence of Ray Harryhausen. In The Golden Voyage of Sinbad alone, you see premonitions of Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, and Pirates of the Caribbean – all inspired by Harryhausen, the only visual effects artist to be considered an auteur.

Actor Caroline Munroe, Sam Clemens (the son of screenwriter Brian Clemens), Harryhausen’s daughter Vanessa, and filmmaker John Walsh attended a 45th anniversary screening of The Golden Voyage of Sinbad at Regent Street Cinema in London. They participated in a Q&A afterwards discussing experiences on-set, details from behind the scenes, and costume malfunctions.

Caroline, you were the only woman in that film. Tell us a little bit about it.

Caroline Munroe: I suppose I was one of the early women on the set. Obviously, we have Kali [a Harryhausen creature] in all her glory. But I felt very looked after,
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Hollywood Flashback: In 1981, Lily Tomlin's 'Shrinking Woman' Almost Disappeared

Hollywood Flashback: In 1981, Lily Tomlin's 'Shrinking Woman' Almost Disappeared
Downsizing. But films as varied as 1966's Fantastic Voyage (the only submarine crew ever to feature Raquel Welch is shrunk and injected into a scientist's bloodstream), 1987's Innerspace (more inner-body miniaturization involving scientists) and 1989's Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (which merited two sequels, a 3D attraction at Disneyland and an ABC TV show) have used extreme diminishment as a plot point. Two classic tiny-human films were related to each other: 1957's...
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Escape Mode Dlc coming to Prison Architect for Xbox One and PS4

It’s time to keep an eye open for Raquel Welch posters appearing on cell walls, that and any floral scented shivs being whittled from prison issue soap during recreation time, for today publishers Double Eleven along with developers Introversion have announced that they are now working on the Escape Mode Dlc for the Xbox One and PS4’s release of Prison Architect.

Following on from the earlier All Day and a Night and Psych Ward expansions, the Escape Mode Dlc will be based on the well-loved PC mode, where players can take on the role of an inmate and attempt to escape the prisons built by themselves and others. The Dlc will expand on those mechanics for the Prison Architect console community, as well as adding new content.

Players can keep up to date with Escape Mode progress by following Double Eleven on Twitter. Those already signed up to
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‘The Shape of Water’ Star Doug Jones: Beneath Foam and Latex, a Best Actor Candidate Shines

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‘The Shape of Water’ Star Doug Jones: Beneath Foam and Latex, a Best Actor Candidate Shines
In his seven weeks of shooting “The Shape of Water,” the film’s male lead, Doug Jones, could not grasp a doorknob, send a text message, breathe through his mouth, or go to the bathroom while in costume. His call time to the Toronto set was a “mercifully short” three hours earlier than co-stars Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, and Octavia Spencer.

Each morning, four people armed with K-y Jelly shoehorned him into a latex, foam, and rubber bodysuit, built from a cast of his six-foot-three, 140-pound frame. Then came webbed-fingered gloves (glued on), following by a neck and fiberglass helmet, which featured built-in buzzing, whirring mechanics to puppeteer his gills off camera. Once dressed, barely able to see or hear, Jones was required at various times to hang from a hip harness, stand on a smoke-bathed teeter-totter to simulate bobbing in water, and employ scuba diving techniques while acting in a flooded,
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Raquel Welch Turns Heads in Curve-Hugging Black Dress -- See Her Sexy Style!

Raquel Welch Turns Heads in Curve-Hugging Black Dress -- See Her Sexy Style!
Raquel Welch can still work a little black dress like no other!

On Wednesday night, the 77-year-old movie icon stepped out in a sexy, low-cut black dress that showed off her enviable curves at the Incredible Women Gala, in association with Estee Lauder and Porter, in Los Angeles, California.

Welch paired her Lbd with statement gold earrings, black pumps and a silver beaded clutch bag.

More: Kris Jenner Flaunts Age-Defying Figure in Sexy Swimsuit

The One Million Years BC star also added some cute cat-eye glasses when she addressed the star-studded audience, which included Charlize Theron, Brie Larson and Kate Bosworth

Photo: Getty Images

Welch is among a slew of actresses that are proving that age is only a number. In May, Jane Fonda, 79, and Lily Tomlin, 78, shared their secrets to looking and feeling youthful. 

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Batman vs Two-Face Could Have Featured Poison Ivy

Mike Cecchini Oct 17, 2017

The Batman vs. Two-Face animated movie nearly invited Poison Ivy to the special guest batvillain party.

Warner Bros. has been fulfilling longtime Batman fan dreams for the last year. After first reuniting Adam West, Burt Ward, and Julie Newmar for Batman: Return Of The Caped Crusaders, they immediately revealed the news that they'd be bringing one of the greatest Batman villains to never appear on the original TV series to the screen, with this year's Batman vs. Two-Face. Not only that, they got the legendary William Shatner to voice the dual role of Harvey Dent and Two-Face.

There are a handful of iconic Batman villains of the era who never joined the ranks of Joker, Riddler, Catwoman, Penguin, or Mr. Freeze on TV. Scarecrow, Two-Face, and Poison Ivy were all around during the era of the Batman TV series, but never made the jump to live action as "special guest batvillains.
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Why James Cameron is completely wrong on Wonder Woman

Ricky Church on why James Cameron is wrong about Wonder Woman

James Cameron has been making a lot of headlines recently, but probably not for the reasons he’d like. He’s currently starting production on Avatar 2 and his ambitious sequels, as well as rebooting Terminator with Tim Miller directing returning stars Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton, but he’s also getting caught up in his criticism of one of the year’s biggest films: Patty JenkinsWonder Woman.

Last month, Cameron stated in an interview that he felt Wonder Woman was “a step backwards” for portrayals of women in film and that Wonder Woman was “an objectified icon”. He went further by likening the differences to his creation, Sarah Connor, and how she was not a beauty icon but someone filled with flaws who he felt the audience could relate to.

Cameron faced a lot of flack for
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Lynda Carter Calls Out James Cameron's Wonder Woman Disses

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Lynda Carter Calls Out James Cameron's Wonder Woman Disses
The original Wonder Woman herself, Lynda Carter, has spoken out against James Cameron's "dissing" of Patty Jenkins' big screen adaptation of Wonder Woman. Lynda Carter played the character in the 1970s-television series and for many, she is still Wonder Woman after all of these years of keeping the character alive while we all waited for DC to finally release a movie. Wonder Woman came out and exceeded everybody's expectations while simultaneously breaking records along the way, but one Hollywood director was not happy about the way the titular character was portrayed on the big screen.

James Cameron spoke out in August about the movie not breaking ground for women in any way shape or form. In addition, he inferred that Wonder Woman should have been more like Sarah Connor in his Terminator 2, saying that Diana Prince should have been flawed and not as pleasing on the eyes as Gal Gadot is.
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James Cameron, a Man, Continues to Tell Women Who Their Role Models Should Be

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Image Source: Getty / Astrid Stawiarz James Cameron is relentless. Not only is he forcing four Avatar sequels upon us (who asked for those?), but the Terminator director is also doubling down on his controversial quotes about Gal Gadot's performance in Wonder Woman. In an interview with The Guardian in August, Cameron criticized "the self-congratulatory back-patting Hollywood's been doing" over the success of the Patty Jenkins-directed blockbuster. "She's an objectified icon, and it's just male Hollywood doing the same old thing!" he fumed about Gadot's appearance as the iconic superhero. "I'm not saying I didn't like the movie but, to me, it's a step backwards. Sarah Connor was not a beauty icon. She was strong, she was troubled, she was a terrible mother, and she earned the respect of the audience through pure grit. And to me, [the benefit of characters like Sarah] is so obvious. I mean, half the audience is female!" His comments
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Lynda Carter Slams James Cameron Over 'Wonder Woman' Comments

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2017-09-29T07:19:44-07:00Lynda Carter Slams James Cameron Over 'Wonder Woman' Comments

The Terminator director James Cameron causes a stir when he made comments, not once, but twice, claiming that his Sarah Connor was a better feminist role model than the Patty Jenkins/Gal Gadot Wonder Woman. Not only did Cameron anger plenty of fans, along with Jenkins herself, he also drew the ire of TV's Wonder Woman, Lynda Carter. Carter took to social media this week to warn Cameron to back off.

Via The Hollywood Reporter.

Wonder Woman herself isn't happy with comments James Cameron has made about the hit movie about the DC superhero.

Lynda Carter, who played the character in the 1970s TV show, shared a post on Facebook Thursday after a The Hollywood Reporter cover story featured Cameron doubling down on a previous critique he made of this summer's Wonder Woman.
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Lynda Carter Fires Back at James Cameron's 'Thuggish' 'Wonder Woman' Criticisms: 'You Poor Soul'

Lynda Carter Fires Back at James Cameron's 'Thuggish' 'Wonder Woman' Criticisms: 'You Poor Soul'
Lynda Carter is weighing in on James Cameron's derisive Wonder Woman remarks, and needless to say, the TV icon isn't having any of it.

Carter -- who famously played the Amazonian warrior princess in the live-action Wonder Woman television series from 1975 to 1979 -- took to Facebook on Thursday to call out the Avatar director for continuing to criticize the recent Wonder Woman film, as well as director Patty Jenkins and star Gal Gadot.

"To James Cameron -Stop dissing Ww: You poor soul," Carter wrote. "Perhaps you do not understand the character. I most certainly do. Like all women--we are more than the sum of our parts."

"Your thuggish jabs at a brilliant director, Patty Jenkins, are ill advised," she continued. "This movie was spot on. Gal Gadot was great. I know, Mr. Cameron--because I have embodied this character for more than 40 years. So--stop It."

To James Cameron -Stop dissing Ww: You poor soul. Perhaps you do
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James Cameron Continues To Bash Wonder Woman

In a turn of events that will likely surprise nobody at all, the popular press has continued to question James Cameron on his response to Wonder Woman, and the director has continued to dismiss the hit film as regressive.

Despite Patty Jenkins answering Cameron’s original comments with her own rebuttal, The Hollywood Reporter has handed the microphone of public discourse back to the Titanic filmmaker, in an interview to promote the fact that he’s now in production on Avatar 2 and 3, while also preparing to shepherd Terminator 6 as screenwriter and producer.

“Yes, I’ll stand by that. I mean, she was Miss Israel, and she was wearing a kind of bustier costume that was very form-fitting. She’s absolutely drop-dead gorgeous. To me, that’s not breaking ground. They had Raquel Welch doing stuff like that in the ’60s. It was all in a context of talking
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Hugh Hefner, Playboy Founder, Dies at 91

Hugh Hefner, Playboy Founder, Dies at 91
Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner died on Wednesday at the Playboy Mansion in the Holmby Hills neighborhood of West Los Angeles. He was 91.

The media mogul’s influence went far beyond publishing — he created the sexual revolution nearly single-handedly (with some help from the advent of the birth control pill and the rise of feminism).

After starting the status quo-shattering Playboy magazine in 1953, Hefner went on to launch TV and film companies, finance documentaries, and preside over the Hollywood social scene from his bubbling Jacuzzi at the mansion, a frequent location for industry events. The mansion, which had became somewhat run-down, was sold in 2016, but the terms of the sale specified that he was allowed to live there until his death.

He is survived by his wife, Crystal, and four grown children: Christie, who served as CEO of Playboy Enterprise for more than 20 years, David, Marston, and Cooper, who currently serves as Chief Creative Officer at the
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Hugh Hefner, Playboy Founder, Dies at 91

Hugh Hefner, Playboy Founder, Dies at 91
Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner died on Wednesday at the Playboy Mansion in the Holmby Hills neighborhood of West Los Angeles. He was 91.

The media mogul’s influence went far beyond publishing — he created the sexual revolution nearly single-handedly (with some help from the advent of the birth control pill and the rise of feminism).

After starting the status quo-shattering Playboy magazine in 1953, Hefner went on to launch TV and film companies, finance documentaries, and preside over the Hollywood social scene from his bubbling Jacuzzi at the mansion, a frequent location for industry events. The mansion, which had became somewhat run-down, was sold in 2016, but the terms of the sale specified that he was allowed to live there until his death.

He is survived by his wife, Crystal, and four grown children: Christie, who served as CEO of Playboy Enterprise for more than 20 years, David, Marston, and Cooper, who currently serves as Chief Creative Officer at the
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James Cameron Stands By Controversial 'Wonder Woman' Remarks, Slams Gal Gadot's 'Form-Fitting' Costume

James Cameron Stands By Controversial 'Wonder Woman' Remarks, Slams Gal Gadot's 'Form-Fitting' Costume
James Cameron has heard the backlash about his disparaging remarks toward Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman, and he thinks you're wrong.

The Avatar director spoke with The Hollywood Reporterin an interview published on Wednesday, where he doubled down on his criticisms of the hit superhero film, and said he'll "stand by" his controversial remarks.

The acclaimed director took a lot of heat last month when he spoke with The Guardian while promoting the remastered re-release of Terminator 2. Cameron said at the time that Wonder Woman had been getting too much credit for being a feminist film.

"She's an objectified icon, and it's just male Hollywood doing the same old thing," the director expressed. "I'm not saying I didn't like the movie but, to me, it's a step backwards."

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The Oscar-winning filmmaker went on to claim that Linda Hamilton's portrayal of Terminator hero Sarah Connor
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