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Mira Sorvino to Play the Boss in CBS' Military Drama Pilot The Code

Mira Sorvino to Play the Boss in CBS' Military Drama Pilot The Code
Mira Sorvino is enlisting in The Code: The Oscar-winning actress has signed on to play a lead role in the CBS military/courtroom drama pilot, according to our sister site Deadline.

The Code centers on the Marine Corps’ Judge Advocate Division, where each attorney is trained to be a prosecutor, a defense attorney, an investigator and a Marine. Sorvino will play the division’s commanding officer Eisa Turnbull, who supervises a staff of U.S. Marine attorneys. One of the highest-ranking women in the Marine Corps, Eisa also has two sons who are both serving overseas.

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M*A*S*H Actor and musician David Ogden Stiers dies, aged 75

Tony Sokol Mar 5, 2018

David Ogden Stiers played Major Winchester on M*A*S*H, and made a real contribution to the classical music his character loved.

David Ogden Stiers, best known for playing Major Charles Emerson Winchester III in M*A*S*H and Cogsworth in Disney's Beauty & The Beast, died, according to Variety. The actor’s agent Mitchell Stubbs tweeted that Stiers died after a battle with bladder cancer at his home in Newport, Oregon, on Saturday. He was 75.

Stiers joined the Korean War comedy M*A*S*H in 1977, replacing Larry Linville’s officious Major Frank Burns with aristocratic arrogance and a Harvard accent. Stiers was nominated for two Emmy Awards for outstanding supporting actor in a comedy or variety or music series, in 1981 and 1982, for the role of Major Winchester. He was nominated for a third Emmy for his role as William Milligan Sloane, founder of the U.
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David Ogden Stiers, Major Winchester on ‘Mash,’ Dies at 75

David Ogden Stiers, Major Winchester on ‘Mash,’ Dies at 75
David Ogden Stiers, best known for his role as the arrogant surgeon Major Charles Emerson Winchester III on “Mash,” died Saturday. He was 75.

His agent, Mitchell K. Stubbs, tweeted that he died of bladder cancer at his home in Newport, Ore.

For his work on “Mash,” Stiers was twice Emmy nominated for outstanding supporting actor in a comedy or variety or music series, in 1981 and 1982, and he earned a third Emmy nomination for his performance in NBC miniseries “The First Olympics: Athens 1896” as William Milligan Sloane, the founder of the U.S. Olympic Committee.

The actor, with his educated, resonant
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Whoopi Goldberg (‘Ghost’) doesn’t need a psychic to know she’s top Best Supporting Actress Oscar winner of 1990s [Poll Results]

Whoopi Goldberg (‘Ghost’) doesn’t need a psychic to know she’s top Best Supporting Actress Oscar winner of 1990s [Poll Results]
Whoopi Goldberg, you ain’t in danger, girl, of not being the top Best Supporting Actress winner of the 1990s! Goldberg won Gold Derby’s recent poll asking you to vote for your favorite Best Supporting Actress winner of the ’90s, and her scene-stealing performance as psychic Oda Mae Brown in “Ghost” was your clear choice.

Goldberg won with 27% of the vote, a healthy lead over runner-up Angelina Jolie for “Girl, Interrupted” at 18%. Marisa Tomei (“My Cousin Vinny”) wasn’t too far behind at 15%. From there it was a relatively significant drop-off, with Kim Basinger (“L.A. Confidential”), Anna Paquin (“The Piano”) and Dianne Wiest (“Bullets over Broadway”) each netting 8% of the vote. Judi Dench (“Shakespeare in Love”) was next at 7%, followed closely by Juliette Binoche (“The English Patient”) at 6%. The lowest vote-getters included Mercedes Ruehl (“The Fisher King”) with 2% and Mira Sorvino (“Mighty Aphrodite”) in last at 1%.

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Woody Allen’s Oscar-winning women: how did his direction affect them?

In the wake of ongoing allegations, how do we process Allen’s reputation for writing award worthy roles for women?

Wonder Wheel might well be the last Woody Allen movie to get a major release. Allegations of sexual assault by his daughter, Dylan (which Allen has denied), have dismantled his reputation in some quarters, and many actors – including Greta Gerwig, Ellen Page and Rebecca Hall – have said they will never work with him again. Even actors in Wonder Wheel are expressing regrets.

At odds with this is the inescapable fact that Allen has given women better roles than pretty much any film-maker of the modern era. Allen’s Oscar record speaks for itself: two best actress winners (Diane Keaton in Annie Hall, Cate Blanchett in Blue Jasmine); four best supporting actresses; and six more nominations for women, not to mention mature, female-centred films such as Hannah and Her Sisters and Interiors.
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Who’s your favorite Best Supporting Actress Oscar winner of 1990s: Whoopi Goldberg, Angelina Jolie, Judi Dench … ? [Poll]

Who’s your favorite Best Supporting Actress Oscar winner of 1990s: Whoopi Goldberg, Angelina Jolie, Judi Dench … ? [Poll]
The Oscar for Best Supporting Actress went to a wide swath of talented actresses in the 1990s, including Whoopi Goldberg, Marisa Tomei, Anna Paquin, Judi Dench and Angelina Jolie. A surprising amount of comedic performances won this category in the ’90s, especially for an academy that typically prefers drama. Which Best Supporting Actress winner is your favorite?

Check back on all the former champs and be sure to vote in our poll below. (See 2018 Oscar predictions for Best Supporting Actress.)

Whoopi Goldberg, “Ghost” (1990) — Whoopi Goldberg became the second black actress to win an Oscar thanks to her scene-stealing role as scheming psychic Oda Mae Brown in “Ghost.” She was previously nominated in Best Actress for “The Color Purple” (1985). Goldberg is one of only 12 individuals to have won the Egot, a.k.a. the Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony.

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Justin Timberlake Criticized Again by Dylan Farrow for Failing to Denounce Woody Allen

Justin Timberlake Criticized Again by Dylan Farrow for Failing to Denounce Woody Allen
Justin Timberlake will wrap up winter by releasing an album and returning to the Super Bowl Halftime Show stage, but Dylan Farrow’s not going to let him forget that he began the season by starring in a film by her alleged abuser, Woody Allen.

The 2017 Best Original Song Oscar nominee (“Can’t Stop the Feeling”) posted a lighthearted tweet January 23 asking for the meaning of the idiom “have your cake and eat it too.” An hour later, Farrow — the adoptive daughter of Allen’s ex-partner, Mia Farrow — responded with one concrete example: that it seems hypocritical for him to promote the Time’s Up legal defense fund while also showing deference to his “Wonder Wheel” director. At the Golden Globes this month, Timberlake wore a Time’s Up pin.

The saying means, for example, you can’t support #Timesup and praise sexual predators at the same time. You can
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How often do the four SAG champs go on to win Oscars?

How often do the four SAG champs go on to win Oscars?
With their wins at Sunday’s Screen Actors Guild Awards, Gary Oldman (“Darkest Hour”), Frances McDormand (“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”), Sam Rockwell (“Three Billboards”) and Allison Janney (“I, Tonya”) continue their march toward becoming the first foursome to sweep the Golden Globe, Critics’ Choice, SAG, BAFTA and Oscar. Their SAG victories are the most important ones of the three groups so far, as the SAGs have a fantastic correlation with the Oscars; SAG has only missed five times in Best Actor, six times in Best Actress, nine times in Best Supporting Actor and seven times in Best Supporting Actress. But despite so much overlap between the individual races, SAG does not go 4-for-4 with Oscar in one season as often as you might think.

Over its 23-year history, SAG has only had a direct match in all four Oscar acting races six times, most recently three years ago. SAG typically goes 3-for-4 with Oscar,
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Rebecca Hall Donates Salary From Woody Allen Movie to Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund

Rebecca Hall Donates Salary From Woody Allen Movie to Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund
Actress Rebecca Hall said on Friday that, because of sexual abuse allegations, she regrets working with Woody Allen, and is donating proceeds from her work with the filmmaker to prove it.

Hall, who starred in Allen’s “Vicky Cristina Barcelona” in 2008 and his upcoming “A Rainy Day in New York,” posted a photo of the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund logo to Instagram on Friday. In the caption, wrote that the Harvey Weinstein sexual misconduct scandal made her reevaluate and apologize for her decision to work with Allen, who has been accused of sexually assaulting his adopted daughter Dylan Farrow when she was seven years old.

Hall said that while she remains grateful to Allen for giving her one of her first film roles, rereading Farrow’s account of the alleged assault made her realize that “my actions have made another woman feel silenced and dismissed. That is not something that sits easily with me in the
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Mira Sorvino Talks Sexual Misconduct, Harvey Weinstein: ‘We’re Really Starting To Believe Victims’

Days after Mira Sorvino published an open letter to Dylan Farrow, daughter of Woody Allen, in which she expressed regret for working with the director in his 1995 film, “Mighty Aphrodite”, the Oscar-winning actress sits down with Et Canada’s Matte Babel in Los Angeles, telling him the real fight for justice for victims of sexual
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Mira Sorvino, Allegedly Blacklisted from Hollywood by Weinstein, Is 'Getting Offers' Again

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Mira Sorvino, Allegedly Blacklisted from Hollywood by Weinstein, Is 'Getting Offers' Again
Oscar winner Mira Sorvino says she’s working again in Hollywood after allegedly being blacklisted by Harvey Weinstein, who she claims sexually harassed her more than 20 years ago.

Speaking with reporters at the winter Television Critics Association press tour in Pasadena, California, on Thursday, Sorvino, 50, praised those who have publicly supported her and corroborated her story — including Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson — since coming forward with her allegations against Weinstein last fall.

“It’s very noble of them, and I appreciate that. I have to say, the general atmosphere since those allegations came out, those revelations, there seems
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Mira Sorvino Encourages Time’s Up Activists to Stay Focused on Abuse

Mira Sorvino Encourages Time’s Up Activists to Stay Focused on Abuse
Mira Sorvina spoke about the Time’s Up movement Thursday, warning those involved in to stay focused on harassment and abuse and not be distracted by the issues of “a very general women’s movement” encompassing more issues such as pay equality.

“Our lives have to become more equitable in every way, but I think we still have to stay focused on harassment and abuse issues rather than jettisoning them in favor of a very general women’s movement,” Sorvino said during a panel at the Television Critics Association press tour for her new show, “Condor.” “I think it’s wonderful to work for parity and equal pay, but we cannot leave the voices of all the victims of abuse and harassment behind as we move forward to rise together.”

Sorvino on Wednesday published an open letter to Dylan Farrow, the daughter of filmmaker Woody Allen who has accused her father of sexually molesting her. In the letter
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Mira Sorvino: I am terribly sorry for working with Woody Allen

The Oscar-winning star of Mighty Aphrodite has penned an open letter to Allen’s daughter Dylan Farrow to say she will never work with him again

Mira Sorvino has penned an open letter to Woody Allen’s daughter Dylan Farrow to express regret over starring in his 1995 comedy Mighty Aphrodite.

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Mira Sorvino On Dylan Farrow Open Letter, #MeToo, Post Harvey Weinstein Allegations: “There’s A Lot Of Goodwill Toward Me…I’m Getting Offers” – TCA

Mira Sorvino was present at the winter TCA tour today for Audience Network’s new series Condor and immediately took questions about her open letter to Dylan Farrow on Huffington Post yesterday. The Oscar-winning actress of Woody Allen’s Mighty Aphrodite issues an apology to Farrow and Mia Farrow in which she exclaimed that she wasn’t aware of Woody Allen’s alleged abusive misconduct toward Dylan Farrow. Sorvino told the press that since speaking with Ronan Farrow for his…
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Why Mira Sorvino Is Using Open Letters to Combat Sexual Harassment

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Why Mira Sorvino Is Using Open Letters to Combat Sexual Harassment
Mira Sorvino published an open letter to Dylan Farrow, apologizing for working with her adoptive father, Woody Allen, on the film “Mighty Aphrodite.” And the following day she spoke out on how she chose to speak out — which is very carefully. When asked by a reporter if her letter — published in the Huffington Post on Wednesday — was an indication of how difficult it is to talk about the issue of sexual abuse in public, Sorvino opened up about how she’s gone about opening up and why. “I’ve written several pieces from the begging of the fall till now,” Sorvino said during...
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Mira Sorvino Says She'll Never Work with Woody Allen Again in Open Apology to Dylan Farrow

Mira Sorvino Says She'll Never Work with Woody Allen Again in Open Apology to Dylan Farrow
Mira Sorvino is adding her name to the list of actresses who regret working with director Woody Allen.

The 50-year-old actress — who was one of the first women to accuse disgraced movie producer Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment and who won an Oscar for her role in Allen’s 1995 film Mighty Aphrodite — penned an open letter to Allen’s daughter Dylan Farrow, vowing to never film with the director again.

Dylan has claimed Allen, 82, molested her when she was 7. Allen has long denied the allegations, which first surfaced during his explosive 1992 split from Mia Farrow. Allen was not charged, though
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Mira Sorvino Apologizes to Dylan Farrow for Working With Woody Allen: ‘I Was a Naive Young Actress’

Mira Sorvino Apologizes to Dylan Farrow for Working With Woody Allen: ‘I Was a Naive Young Actress’
Mira Sorvino is the latest actor to come forward expressing regrets over working with Woody Allen. Sorvino won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar in 1995 for her acclaimed turn in Allen’s comedy “Mighty Aphrodite.” The actress expressed her regrets in an emotional open letter written specifically to Dylan Farrow, Allen’s daughter who has alleged for years that the director molested her as a child.

Read More:Paul Sorvino Threatens Harvey Weinstein for Harassing and Blacklisting Daughter Mira: ‘I Will Kill the Motherf*cker’

“I confess that at the time I worked for Woody Allen I was a naive young actress,” Sorvino writes in the letter, published exclusively on The Huffington Post. “I swallowed the media’s portrayal of your abuse allegations against your father as an outgrowth of a twisted custody battle between Mia Farrow and him, and did not look further into the situation, for which I am terribly sorry.
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Mira Sorvino Pens Open Letter to Dylan Farrow, Apologizes for ‘Turning a Blind Eye to Your Story’

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Mira Sorvino Pens Open Letter to Dylan Farrow, Apologizes for ‘Turning a Blind Eye to Your Story’
Mira Sorvino has written a heartfelt, open letter to Woody Allen’s adopted daughter, Dylan Farrow, pledging admiration for her courage and apologizing to “turning a blind eye” when sexual abuse allegations were first made against the “Mighty Aphrodite” director. “I confess that at the time I worked for Woody Allen I was a naive young actress,” Sorvino said in the letter published on the Huffington Post Wednesday night. “I swallowed the media’s portrayal of your abuse allegations against your father as an outgrowth of a twisted custody battle between Mia Farrow and him, and did not look further into the situation, for which...
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Paul Sorvino Threatens Harvey Weinstein for Harassing and Blacklisting Daughter Mira: ‘I Will Kill the Motherf*cker’

Paul Sorvino Threatens Harvey Weinstein for Harassing and Blacklisting Daughter Mira: ‘I Will Kill the Motherf*cker’
Paul Sorvino has a message for Harvey Weinstein: “I will kill you motherfucker.” The “Goodfellas” actor threatened the disgraced former head of The Weinstein Company to TMZ, telling the outlet that he hopes Weinstein goes to jail or worse for his alleged behavior. Over 90 women have come forward to accuse Weinstein of sexual harassment and/or abuse, including Sorvino’s daughter, actress and Oscar winner Mira Sorvino.

Read More:Peter Jackson Reveals Harvey Weinstein Blacklisted Ashley Judd and Mira Sorvino From ‘The Lord of the Rings

“If I meet [Weinstein] on the street — he oughta hope that he goes to jail, because if we come across, I think he’ll be lying on the floor, somehow, magically,” Paul Sorvino said. “He’s going to go to jail. Oh yeah. That son of a bitch. Good for him if he goes, because if not, he has to meet me. And I will kill the motherfucker.
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Paul Sorvino Threatens to Kill Harvey Weinstein Over His Daughter Mira's Allegations

Paul Sorvino Threatens to Kill Harvey Weinstein Over His Daughter Mira's Allegations
Mira Sorvino‘s dad is speaking out harshly against Harvey Weinstein.

Paul Sorvino threatened Weinstein after his daughter accused the former Hollywood mogul of sexual harassment.

“If I meet on the street — he oughta hope that he goes to jail, because if we come across, I think he’ll be lying on the floor, somehow, magically,” Paul Sorvino told TMZ.

He added, “He’s going to go to jail. Oh yeah. That son of a b—-. Good for him if he goes, because if not, he has to meet me. And I will kill the motherf—er. Real simple.
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