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Posted Tuesday 6/12/18 at 1:37PM EDT
Rose McGowan indicted on felony count of cocaine possession
The E! Citizen Rose star was indicted by a grand jury on Monday for possession of a controlled substance in Virginia stemming from her arrest last November, and faces up to 10 years in prison. Her attorney said of the indictment: "Rose steadfastly maintains her innocence. These charges would have never been brought if it weren’t for her activism as a voice for women everywhere.”
Posted Thursday 5/17/18 at 10:42PM EDT
How Rose McGowan's Citizen Rose ended up on E!
Critics made note of Rose's #MeToo docuseries being on a cable network that celebrates vapid celebrity culture. Yet McGowan sought to be on E! because she wanted to "reach the masses," and E! broadcasts in 160 countries, according to executive producer Andrea Metz. Metz added that McGowan felt distributors of high-end docuseries HBO and Netflix felt "not egalitarian." McGowan also trusted Bunim-Murray, which had adeptly handled AIDS activist Pedro Zamora's AIDS story on MTV's Real World in 1994. And Bunim-Murray already had a relationship with E! through its work on shows like Keeping Up with the Kardashians and Total Divas.
Posted Monday 4/23/18 at 1:18PM EDT
Rose McGowan's Citizen Rose returns May 17 with its final three installments
The limited docuseries aired its first three episodes in January.
Posted Thursday 2/08/18 at 6:30PM EST
Jill Messick, Rose McGowan’s ex-manager, dies of suicide after becoming embroiled in the Harvey Weinstein sexual misconduct scandal
Messick, a 50-year-old veteran studio executive and producer, was McGowan’s manager in January 1997 when the actress alleged that Weinstein raped her. Messick’s family has released a statement blasting Weinstein and McGowan in particular, saying Messick "became collateral damage in an already horrific story.” McGowan had accused her manager of not sticking up for her after she revealed the alleged rape. Messick’s family contends, however, that McGowan never said she was raped. In November 1997, Weinstein hired Messick as a Miramax executive. Last week, Messick made headlines when Weinstein’s attorney released, without her authorization, comments attributed to her in Weinstein's defense. “Seeing her name in headlines again and again, as part of one person’s attempt to gain more attention for her personal cause, along with Harvey’s desperate attempt to vindicate himself, was devastating for her,” Messick’s family said in the statement. “It broke Jill, who was just starting to get her life back on track. What makes Rose’s inaccurate accusations and insinuations against Jill ironic was that she was the first person who stood up on Rose’s behalf, and alerted her bosses to the horrific experience which Rose suffered.”
Posted Thursday 2/01/18 at 6:10PM EST
Rose McGowan walks back saying Charmed co-star Alyssa Milano is “a lie”
McGowan accused Milano on last night's Nightline of having an ulterior motive with her involvement in the #MeToo movement. “I don’t like her,” McGowan told Nightline. “’Cause I think she’s a lie.” When Nightline tweeted her quote, McGowan responded: “Yeah, I knew this would be the pull quote, but the lie is a system, not an individual.” Meanwhile, Milano issued a statement in support of McGowan. “I am and always have been completely supportive of Rose and admire her bravery and speaking out about her experiences,” she said.
Posted Wednesday 1/31/18 at 11:59PM EST
Will Rose McGowan’s Citizen Rose lead to more #MeToo-inspired programming?
Some television executives at the RealScreen Summit this week expressed skepticism that viewers will want to watch shows grappling with the effects of sexual misconduct. The problem, as former E! executive Jenny Daly put it, is that the #MeToo movement has largely focused on the media and entertainment industry — it’s not an “equal opportunity movement.” “I know when I’ve brought up other programming like that to speak to networks, (the reaction) has been ‘It won’t appeal to our middle America audience,'” says Daly. ALSO: Citizen Rose premieres to a disappointing 188,000 viewers vs. the State of the Union.
Posted Tuesday 1/30/18 at 8:39PM EST
E!’s Citizen Rose is a testament to Rose McGowan in all her gnarly singularity
Premiering Tuesday Night, “Citizen Rose has been drafted to do the kind of emotional work that an E! reality series is rarely asked, and may not be entirely equipped, to do,” says Willa Paskin. “McGowan wants to share the whole messy, contradictory, gutting, empowering, devastating business of being an artist and a woman trying to recover—mentally, professionally, and holistically—from sexual assault, while also repackaging herself to the public. The show is a meant as inspiration, as corrective, as empowerment, as a cri de coeur, as proof of struggle, as proof of survival, as validation, and as a PR strategy, and it is pretty successful at all of those things at once. “
- Its “rough and indie” look feels like a relief for a cable network devoted to hollow celebrity culture
- Exposing Hollywood’s hypocrisy, Citizen Rose is the most important program E! has ever aired
- It’s a flawed portrait because McGowan is finally allowing herself to have flaws
- Citizen Rose won't show Harvey Weinstein's name or face
Posted Wednesday 1/10/18 at 2:41AM EST
Rose McGowan calls the all-black Golden Globes protest a “Band-Aid to make yourself feel better”
“People see on the outside, they see the red carpet,” McGowan said at the TV press tour, while promoting her E! docuseries Citizen Rose. “I see behind the scenes. So I know a lot of things. I think the system is massively broken. That’s a Band-Aid to make yourself feel better about what you’ve all known about, and been silent witnesses to and/or participants in that silence — and no, I do not forgive.” ALSO : McGowan says she had to sell her house to cover her Harvey Weinstein-related legal bills.
Posted Monday 1/08/18 at 7:47AM EST
E! unveils the first trailer for Rose McGowan’s Citizen Rose
The limited series, premiering Jan. 30, will look at McGowan’s role in the #MeToo movement.
Posted Tuesday 1/02/18 at 2:46PM EST
Rose McGowan lands a Citizen Rose docuseries on E!
After making headlines for speaking out against Harvey Weinstein and sexual misconduct in Hollywood, the former Charmed star’s activism will be documented in Citizen Rose. Premiering Jan. 30 with a two-hour launch, the five-part docuseries will follow McGowan as she prepares to release her Brave memoir/manifesto while also focusing on her “special punk brand of activism.” “You are formally invited into my mind and world,” McGowan said in a statement. “I am thrilled to partner with E! to amplify my message of bravery, art, joy and survival…. I want to have a conversation with everyone, and most especially, you about looking at things differently and seeing beauty everywhere.