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Morgan Freeman Accused of Sexual Harassment by 8 Women

Morgan Freeman Accused of Sexual Harassment by 8 Women
80-year old Shawshank Redemption star Morgan Freeman has been accused of sexual harassment by eight different women with an additional eight people either corroborating the stories or talking about other incidences of inappropriate behavior by the actor that occurred with other women over the years. Freeman is accused of inappropriately touching women and making lewd comments in many incidents over the last 10 years. Women talk about not attending premieres and changing how they dressed if they were going to be around the 80-year old actor, who started the Revelations production company to give black men and women more choices for TV and movie roles, leading to strong female leads in Along Came a Spider and the CBS show Madam Secretary.

CNN started an investigation into Morgan Freeman after one of their reporters, Chloe Melas, was 6 months pregnant while interviewing the actor in 2012 at a press junket. She says he kept
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Morgan Freeman Apologizes Amid Sexual Harassment Accusations

Morgan Freeman Apologizes Amid Sexual Harassment Accusations
Morgan Freeman has issued an apology for making women feel “uneasy,” following a CNN report in which eight women alleged that he sexually harassed them or made inappropriate remarks.

“Anyone who knows me or has worked with me knows I am not someone who would intentionally offend or knowingly make anyone feel uneasy,” Freeman said in a statement obtained by Variety. “I apologize to anyone who felt uncomfortable or disrespected — that was never my intent.”

CNN reported that two women alleged Freeman, 80, touched them inappropriately. One of them, a production assistant, said the actor repeatedly tried to lift her skirt.

In total, 16 people spoke to CNN about Freeman. Eight claimed to be the subjects of either sexual harassment or inappropriate behavior, and eight said they witnessed Freeman’s alleged misconduct. The months-long investigation was sparked by comments made by Freeman to one of the CNN journalists who co-wrote the report over a year ago.
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Eight Women Accuse Morgan Freeman of Sexual Misconduct

Eight Women Accuse Morgan Freeman of Sexual Misconduct
Eight women have accused Morgan Freeman of sexual harassment, describing a pattern of inappropriate comments and unwanted touching in a new report by CNN. One of the article's co-writers, Chloe Melas, accused the Oscar winner of making lecherous comments to her on camera during an interview in front of his costars. Several men and women corroborated the pattern of allegations to the news network.

A production assistant who was in her 20s in 2015 recalled several months on the set of Going in Style where Freeman, now 80, allegedly subjected her to unwelcome remarks and touching.
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Morgan Freeman Accused of Sexual Harassment by Multiple Women

Morgan Freeman Accused of Sexual Harassment by Multiple Women
Eight women have accused Morgan Freeman of harassment and inappropriate behavior, according to a report by CNN.

In total, 16 people spoke to CNN about Freeman, eight who claim to be victims of either sexual harassment or inappropriate behavior, and eight who said they witnessed Freeman’s alleged misconduct.

A young production assistant who worked on “Going in Style” — the 2017 comedy starring Freeman, Michael Caine, and Alan Arkin — alleges Freeman subjected her to unwanted touching. She also claims that Freeman would comment on her figure and clothing on a regular basis, and that he would rest his hand on her lower back or rub her lower back. In one instance, she said Freeman “kept trying to lift up my skirt and asking if I was wearing underwear.” At one point, she recalled, “Alan made a comment telling him to stop. Morgan got freaked out and didn’t know what to say.
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Morgan Freeman Accused of Sexual Harassment by Multiple Women

Morgan Freeman Accused of Sexual Harassment by Multiple Women
Eight women have accused Morgan Freeman of harassment and inappropriate behavior, according to a report by CNN.

In total, 16 people spoke to CNN about Freeman, eight who claim to be victims of either sexual harassment or inappropriate behavior, and eight who said they witnessed Freeman’s alleged misconduct.

A young production assistant who worked on “Going in Style” — the 2017 comedy starring Freeman, Michael Caine, and Alan Arkin — alleges Freeman subjected her to unwanted touching. She also claims that Freeman would comment on her figure and clothing on a regular basis, and that he would rest his hand on her lower
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Why Freddy Got Fingered Isn't the Bomb Everyone Remembers

Why Freddy Got Fingered Isn't the Bomb Everyone Remembers
At the height of his fame, Tom Green was allowed to make his first standalone movie as a leading man. But by all accounts, 2001's Freddy Got Fingered was a substantial bomb, and decimated his future in film. Case in point, he hasn't been in one for a long while. But as Tom Green sees it, the movie didn't bomb. In fact, according to him, it was a financial success and could have done a lot better in theaters had it not be rated R. He has his own theory on why the numbers weren't bigger. He places the blame on Crocodile Dundee.

People probably haven't been thinking much about Freddy Got Fingered. It enjoys its own limited cult cache, and it made the news in early 2016, when a man was arrested for not returning his VHS rental of the asinine comedy after 14 years. But the movie has pretty much
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Bill Clinton and James Patterson’s ‘The President Is Missing’ To Be Developed As Showtime TV Series

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Bill Clinton and James Patterson’s ‘The President Is Missing’ To Be Developed As Showtime TV Series
Showtime has won the latest hotly contentious presidential race. The pay cable network just landed the rights to adapt “The President is Missing,” the upcoming novel from President Bill Clinton and superstar author James Patterson, into a TV series.

The book, set to be published next June, tells the story of what happens when a sitting U.S. president suddenly disappears. Clinton, who’s long been a fan of Patterson and political thrillers, brought his insider knowledge of what it’s like to hold the most powerful office in the land.

“I’m really enjoying writing this book and working with Jim, and I can’t wait to see Showtime bring the characters to life,” Clinton said in a statement.

Read More:Jim Carrey To Play Tormented Children’s TV Star In New Showtime Comedy From Michel Gondry

Landing “The President is Missing” is a win for Showtime, as insiders
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Morgan Freeman To Be Honored With 2017 SAG Life Achievement Award

Morgan Freeman – Academy Award winning actor, producer, voice actor and activist – has been named the 54th recipient of SAG-aftra's highest tribute: the SAG Life Achievement Award for career achievement and humanitarian accomplishment.

Freeman will be presented the performers union’s top accolade at the 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards,which will be simulcast live on TNT and TBS on Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018 at 8 p.m. (Et), 7 p.m. (Ct), 6 p.m. (Mt) and 5 p.m. (Pt). Given annually to an actor who fosters the “finest ideals of the acting profession,” the SAG Life Achievement Award will join Freeman’s exceptional catalog of preeminent industry and public honors, which includes a Screen Actors Guild Award, an Academy Award, HFPA’s Cecil B. DeMille Award, an AFI Lifetime Achievement Award, seven Image Awards, a Silver Berlin Bear, several Obies, a Kennedy Center Honor, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
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Morgan Freeman to Receive SAG Life Achievement Award

Morgan Freeman to Receive SAG Life Achievement Award
Morgan Freeman has been named the 54th recipient of the SAG Life Achievement award for career achievement and humanitarian accomplishment.

Freeman will be presented the accolade at the 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on Jan. 21 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. The award is given annually to an actor who fosters the “finest ideals of the acting profession.”

Freeman has won a Screen Actors Guild Award, an Academy Award, HFPA’s Cecil B. DeMille Award, an AFI Lifetime Achievement Award, seven Image Awards, a Silver Berlin Bear and a Kennedy Center Honor. SAG-aftra made the announcement Tuesday.

“I am thrilled to announce Morgan Freeman as this year’s recipient of the SAG Life Achievement Award,” said SAG-aftra President Gabrielle Carteris. “Some actors spend their entire careers waiting for the perfect role. Morgan showed us that true perfection is what a performer brings to the part. He is innovative, fearless
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American Gods Recap: Meet Media — Plus: Orlando Jones Breaks Down His Stirring, 'Beautifully Put' Entrance

American Gods Recap: Meet Media — Plus: Orlando Jones Breaks Down His Stirring, 'Beautifully Put' Entrance
Need to catch up? Check out the previous American Gods recap here.

Along came a spider… and immediately set a new bar for divine social commentary.

This week’s American Gods featured the introduction of Orlando Jones’ Mr. Nancy — aka Anansi, the spider figure from African folk tales — who showed up after he was summoned by slaves headed for the colonies in the 1627- “Coming to America” vignette that opened the episode.

RelatedWho Is American Gods‘ Technical Boy? Bruce Langley on His Digital Alter Ego

As TVLine previewed earlier this week, Jones gave an impressive monologue as the natty Mr.
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Infected spider bites torment Callie on Alone as contestant taps out

Spoilers: Recap of Alone Season 3 Episode 6: Along Came a Spider This week’s Alone features an arachnid emergency — as it’s not wild boars or pumas but spiders that have one contestant totally bugged out. Patagonia is still no joke as Episode 306 begins with Day 45, as seven people remain on the History show. At the end of this episode, only six continue. Herbalist and renaissance bush woman Callie is up at bat first, as we see the Washington native cooking up “sock soup” — literally boiling her wool socks on the fire. “It might not be delicious chocolate cake,...read more
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Anton Yelchin's Parents to File Wrongful Death Suit Against Chrysler

Anton Yelchin's Parents to File Wrongful Death Suit Against Chrysler
The parents of Star Trek actor Anton Yelchin will file a wrongful death suit against Fiat Chrysler, Variety reports. 

Yelchin, who played Chekov in the rebooted Star Trek series, died June 19th when his Jeep Grand Cherokee rolled backwards down his driveway and pinned him against a brick pillar. He was 27.

Yelchin's 2015 Jeep was under recall after Fiat Chrysler and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration received numerous complaints about the gear shifter, specifically "rollaway" crashes caused when the driver thought the vehicle was in park but was actually in neutral.
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Rip Anton Yelchin

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It’s with the heaviest of hearts that I have to report that Anton Yelchin has passed way at the age of twenty seven. A young actor of incredible talent who got better each time he appeared on screen, he was pronounced dead earlier today after a freak car accident found him pinned to a security gate outside his home. After getting his break on ER in 2000, Yeltchin rose to prominence with roles in Hearts in Atlantis and Along Came a Spider before getting his big break playing Zack Mazursky in 2006’s Alpha Dog. This lead to him taking the lead role in the criminally underrated Charlie Bartlett, which saw him go toe to toe with a Robert Downey Jr. at the start of his comeback, which itself lead to Yelchin breaking into the mainstream with 2009, bringing his charisma and charm to the roles of Chekov in Jj Abrams’s
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Anton Yelchin killed in car accident by Jennie Kermode - 2016-06-19 20:31:13

Anton Yelchin as Chekov

Anton Yelchin, the bright young actor best known for his appearances as Pavel Chekov in the recent Star Trek films, was killed today after being hi by his own car n a freak accident. He was just 27 years old.

Yelchin was found by friends at his home in San Fernando Valley after they grew concerned when he failed to show up to meet them as planned. They found him pinned between a mailbox on his security gate and his car, which appeared to have rolled into him down a steep driveway. He was already dead. The police have said that they do not suspect foul play.

Yelchin had been acting since childhood, when he had a role in ER and made a notable appearance alongside Morgan Freeman in Along Came A Spider. He played the young Kyle Reese in Terminator: Salvation, snagged the lead in the 2011 remake.
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Anton Yelchin, 'Star Trek' Actor, Dead at 27

Anton Yelchin, 'Star Trek' Actor, Dead at 27
Update: The 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee actor Anton Yelchin was driving at the time of his fatal accident was under recall, The Associated Press reports.  The SUV's gear shifters reportedly confused drivers and caused vehicles to roll unexpectedly. 

On Monday, Jeep auto-maker Fiat Chrysler said in a statement that the company is investigating and that it's premature to speculate on the crash cause. The 2015 Grand Cherokees were included in Fiat Chrysler's global recall of 1.1 million vehicles announced in April. A Los Angeles coroner's official has stated that Yelchin's death has been ruled an accident.
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R.I.P. Anton Yelchin, Dead At 27

Charismatic young and still on the rise actor Anton Yelchin has died at the age of 27.

TMZ reports that the actor was killed early Sunday morning after getting pinned by his car. His publicist Jennifer Allen has confirmed he was killed in a "fatal traffic collision" according to the Associated Press.

The actor is best known for his role as Chekov in the new "Star Trek" films since 2009, but had built up a career in such films as "Terminator Salvation," "The Smurfs," "Only Lovers Left Alive," "Green Room," "Odd Thomas," "Like Crazy," "Charlie Bartlett," "Fierce People," "Alpha Dog," "Hearts in Atlantis ," "Along Came A Spider," and the "Fright Night" remake.

Yelchin, an only child, was born in Russia and the son of professional figure skaters who moved the family to the United States when Yelchin was a baby. Yelchin's family requests privacy at this time.
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Every Movie and TV Show Expiring From Netflix in the Month of April

Time to get your Netflix on, before it's too late. While there are a ton of exciting new titles hitting the streaming service in April, there are also a handful that are leaving for good. 2 Fast 2 Furious, Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle, Rock Star, and Nine to Five are among the month's casualties. Been waiting to binge on M*A*S*H? There's no time like the present! (Seriously though, it's leaving.) Take a look below; you've been warned. Expiring April 1 101 Dalmatians 2 Fast 2 Furious Along Came a Spider Along Came Polly Amistad Bad Johnson Bandslam Barefoot Contessa: Back to Basics Collection: Collection 1 Berkeley in the Sixties The Butcher's Wife Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle Chuck's Eat the Street Collection: Collection 1 Craigslist Joe Dear Genevieve Collection: Collection 1 Eureka: Season 4.0 Flashdance Hook Hotel Rwanda House of Wax I'll Be Home for Christmas The Inexplicable Universe with Neil deGrasse Tyson Léon: The Professional M
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What's Leaving Netflix: April 2016

April is last call for some great movies on Netflix streaming, including "Flashdance," '"Leon: The Professional," and "Let The Right One In."

Also going bye-bye: several classic Frank Sinatra films including "Anchors Aweigh" (1945), "High Society" (1956), "On The Town" (1949), "Pal Joey" (1957) and "Some Came Running" (1958).

Here's a complete list of the movies and TV shows leaving Netflix in April:

Leaving April 1, 2016

"101 Dalmatians" (1996)

"2 Fast 2 Furious" (2003)

"Along Came a Spider" (2001)

"Along Came Polly" (2004)

"Amistad" (1997)

"Bad Johnson" (2014)

"Bandslam" (2009)

"Barefoot Contessa: Back to Basics Collection: Collection 1

"Berkeley in The Sixties" (1990)

"The Butcher's Wife" (1991)

"Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle" (2003)

"Chuck's Eat The Street Collection: Collection 1

"Craigslist Joe" (2012)

"Dear Genevieve Collection: Collection 1

"Eureka": Season 4.0

"Flashdance" (1983)

"Hook" (1991)

"Hotel Rwanda" (2004)

"House of Wax" (2005)

"I'll Be Home for Christmas" (1989)

"The Inexplicable Universe with Neil deGrasse Tyson" (2013)

"Leon: The Professional" (1994)

"M*A*S*H": Season 11

"Nanny McPhee" (2005)

"The Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear" (1991)

"Nine to Five
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PGA Awards: Where Does the Role of the Producer Stand?

When asked to define the role of the producer, Gary Lucchesi employs a short but effective metaphor: “I always think of the parable of the Good Shepherd,” says the Lakeshore Entertainment prez and co-president of the Producers Guild of America. “He knows his sheep, and his sheep know him.”

That certainly speaks to the core of the position, as established by decades of film and television production: the producer is the individual who, as fellow PGA president Lori McCreary notes, “(provides) the path for the production to ensure a certain standard is held — (they) make sure everything’s working creatively and logistically, and the (creative) team is working well.”

But the host of changes wrought upon the entertainment industry in the past decade may have altered the perception of the producer’s role. And with the 27th annual PGA Awards taking place Jan. 23 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza, the
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Crowdfunding Lee Tamahori 's "The Patriarch"

New Zealanders have a chance to invest in Lee Tamahori's second New Zealand film. The last 5% of the funding for "The Patriarch" ($500,000) is being sought via the country's first equity crowdfunding platform, Snowball Effect, and investors will be rewarded with a stake in the film's profits.

Producer Robin Scholes, who has produced New Zealand feature films like "Once Were Warriors", “Rain" and most recently “ Mr. Pip", says, “This is a great opportunity for film lovers and genuine investors alike to play a vital part in getting an exceptional film made, while also having the ability to gain a return for investment through this new form of crowd funding.”

Lee Tamahori's first film, "Once Were Warriors", was a huge cultural, critical and financial success. It returned more than $6.5 million to its kiwi investors and catapulted the director into an international film career. Tamahori went on to make huge Hollywood films like James Bond's "Die Another Day", "Along Came a Spider" starring Morgan Freeman and "The Edge" starring Antony Hopkins.

Twenty years after the release of "Once Were Warriors", Lee Tamahori wants to come back to New Zealand and make another film with the same team, including producer Robin Scholes and actor Temuera Morrison.

Shaun Edlin, head of Snowball Effect’s company pipeline, says “We are really excited that Robin and the team behind 'The Patriarch' want to offer this film investment opportunity to New Zealanders through Snowball Effect. It’s our chance to show the world how innovative equity crowdfunding can be. If Kiwis get behind this offer, it will demonstrate that equity crowdfunding can be utilized to fund commercially viable creative projects and one-off events”.

"The Patriarch" is based on Witi Ihimaera's novel, Bulibasha. It is a classic story of the struggle of family dynamics and the conflict of generations for a rural East Coast Maori family in 1950s New Zealand. Ihimaera has said that this is Tamahori's " return home" film based on one of his best-loved novels Bulibasha. Witi says, “Lee's talent as a film maker combined with John Collee's strong script, will deliver a film with universal appeal."

For Tamahori the story is a return to the sights and scenes of his childhood. He says he has a personal empathy and understanding of the era, the place and the people at the heart of Ihimaera's story. “I badly want to put this environment and its characters on the big screen. They deserve no less."

“I haven't seen a script with this much power, a story so strong since 'Once Were Warriors',” says Temuera Morrison. “Our best stories and our best work comes from our own earth and our own country and we have a story to do this with The Patriarch.”

Producer Robin Scholes explains, “The people who put money forward for this final $500,000 will be part of an elite tier of investors. They will be first priority to recoup their capital along with a 20% premium from net income. Other rewards for investors include being named in the film credits, invitations to the set during filming and invitations to the film's premier.

The goal is to raise $500,000 by beginning of October so that Tamahori can return to New Zealand to begin work on "The Patriarch" in December.

“It's time for him to come home, make one of our real stories and work with some real actors as well – enough of those Hollywood ones!” says Morrison.

Snowball Effect made headlines in August by launching the first ever equity crowdfunding offer in New Zealand, where Renaissance Brewing's $700,000 funding target was fully subscribed in less than 2 weeks from 287 investors.

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