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Posted Friday 8/03/18 at 8:12PM EDT
Showtime scraps its Guantanamo drama series
The pay cable network originally picked up The Weinstein Company project for 10 episodes one year ago, with Oliver Stone directing the two-hour opening episode. But the Guantanamo Bay detention camp series became embroiled in the Harvey Weinstein sexual misconduct scandal last fall, with Showtime saying it wouldn't proceed with the Weinsteins' involvement. "I hear the TWC’s participation in Guantanamo has not been settled yet but Showtime has made a decision not to move forward with the series," reports Deadline's Nellie Andreeva. "It is unclear whether it will be shopped elsewhere. I hear Showtime’s decision was made before TWC’s sale to Lantern, which recently closed."
Posted Wednesday 8/01/18 at 12:04AM EDT
Demi Moore told an awful Harvey Weinstein joke at The Comedy Central Roast of Bruce Willis
Moore joked that her ex-husband performed sexual favors on Weinstein to land his Pulp Fiction role, which was especially appalling considering one of the scenes in the film. "To joke about his now-infamous 'casting couch' is not just disparaging to Weinstein's victims, but to every women who used every ounce of courage to come forward about her own experience thereafter," says Jenny Hollander. "So, no, a joke about Willis performing sexually for Weinstein to get a part isn't funny."
Posted Monday 7/16/18 at 3:05PM EDT
Anthony Bourdain imagines Harvey Weinstein's death in an interview conducted four months before his death
Bourdain gave a just-released lenghty interview to Popula's Maria Bustillos in a New York City Irish pub in February. In it, Bourdain had some tough words from Barack Obama and Bill Clinton. But he saved his harshest words for Weinstein. “As much as I’d like to see him, you know, beaten to death in his cell,” Bourdain says, he imagines Weinstein dying of a "massive f*cking stroke" in his bathroom with nobody to help him.
Posted Tuesday 5/29/18 at 12:43PM EDT
Paz de la Huerta "couldn't stop crying" after Harvey Weinstein's arrest
Source: Vanity Fair
The former Boardwalk Empire star is still working to add her voice to the prosecution against Weinstein, saying "I feel my case is being overlooked and not taken as seriously, and that upsets me.” She said Friday of seeing Weinstein in handcuffs: “I just felt extremely emotional today. I couldn’t stop crying. I don’t know why. It should be a day of celebration, but I feel melancholic about it all.” ALSO: Annabella Sciorra says Weinstein's arrest wasn't justice.
Posted Friday 5/25/18 at 10:33AM EDT
Rose McGowan says it's a "very good feeling" seeing Harvey Weinstein in handcuffs
The disgraced mogul was smiling in handcuffs this morning as the NYPD perp walked him out of the police precinct after he turned himself in to face felony sex crime charges, including suspicion of rape, a criminal sex act, sexual abuse and sexual misconduct. The charges stem from accusations from former actress Lucia Evans and another yet-to-be-identified victim. Weinstein's bail was set at $1 million cash or $10 million bond. McGowan, one of Weinstein's most prominent accusers, appeared on Megyn Kelly Today soon after Weinstein's arrest to describe her reaction to seeing Weinstein in handcuffs. “It’s surreal. It’s… real. It’s both,” she said. “It’s a very good feeling… I actually didn’t believe this day would come… This is a big strike into the heart of abuse of power, and it shows people worldwide — which is what I was hoping [for] the whole time — that this will not stand.” ALSO: Ronan Farrow warns on GMA: "It’s unclear whether, Weinstein, even if found guilty, will spend any time behind bars"
Posted Thursday 5/24/18 at 7:14PM EDT
Rose McGowan reacts to news of Harvey Weinstein's impending arrest: "Today we are one step closer to justice"
"I, and so many of Harvey Weinstein’s survivors, had given up hope that our rapist would be held accountable by law," McGowan wrote on Instagram in reaction to news that Weinstein will turn himself in to police on Friday. "Twenty years ago, I swore that I would right this wrong. Today we are one step closer to justice. We were young women who were assaulted by Weinstein and later terrorized by his vast network of complicity. I stand with my fellow survivors. May his arrest give hope to all victims and survivors everywhere that are telling their truths."
Posted Monday 5/14/18 at 12:29PM EDT
Project Runway returning to Bravo
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
The fashion design competition realty show aired its first five seasons on Bravo before moving to Lifetime for Seasons 6 through 16. "We are beyond excited to reboot Project Runway at the network where it all began," says NBC Universal's Frances Berwick. "Leaning into the creative process in an entertaining way has always been part of Bravo's DNA, and Project Runway perfectly captures that." A&E Networks, which owns Lifetime, canceled its agreement to air Project Runway in January following the Harvey Weinstein scandal. Weinstein was removed as executive producer last October.
Posted Saturday 5/12/18 at 7:13PM EDT
Ronan Farrow is coming out with a new book that may reveal why NBC News didn't run his Harvey Weinstein story
NBC News rejected Farrow's work that ended up winning him a Pulitzer Prize for The New Yorker. According to CNN, Farrow signed a book deal on Friday to write Catch and Kill, a book about his reporting on Weinstein, which should delve into why NBC News didn't want his story.
Posted Monday 5/07/18 at 12:30PM EDT
Family Guy puts famous sexual abusers in one room, including Matt Lauer, Bill Cosby, and Kevin Spacey
Source: ET Canada
Last night's episode featured a "Sexual Abuser Meeting."
Posted Wednesday 5/02/18 at 10:57PM EDT
Ronan Farrow alludes to NBC News rejection of his Harvey Weinstein story: "There will be more to say"
Source: The Cut
“The question of the complicity of the media and the role the media played in keeping this quiet for as long as it was quiet, are important ones," Farrow, who took his Pulitzer Prize-wining NBC News Weinstein investigation to The New Yorker, told the Recode Decode podcast. "I think there will be more to say about that as time goes on and various investigations into this unfold.”
Posted Wednesday 5/02/18 at 10:57PM EDT
Marco Polo producer's rape allegation against Harvey Weinstein might open the door to criminal charges
Source: The New York Times
Alexandra Canosa made headlines last December when she filed a $10 million lawsuit against Weinstein for alleged sexual assault. But on Tuesday she filed an amended sexual harassment lawsuit alleging that Weinstein repeatedly sexually assaulted and raped her between 2010 and 2014. According to The New York Times, "some of the complaints against Mr. Weinstein reported to New York authorities happened too long ago to be prosecuted, law enforcement officials have said, but the incidents mentioned in Ms. Canosa’s lawsuit might qualify as more serious sex crimes that have no statutes of limitation, because she contends he physically forced her to comply with his demands."
Posted Tuesday 4/24/18 at 10:40PM EDT
Family Guy boasts in Emmy mailer: "We predicted Kevin Spacey and Harvey Weinstein..."
"Open DVD to see who’s next,” states the mailer, which comes with a mirror.
Posted Monday 4/16/18 at 5:49PM EDT
New York Times and New Yorker win a Pulitzer for their reporting that kicked off the #MeToo movement
Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey of The Times are sharing Pulitzer Prize for public service with Ronan Farrow of The New Yorker for exposing Harvey Weinstein's sexual misconduct scandal. The Pulitzer board stated its award is "for explosive, impactful journalism that exposed powerful and wealthy sexual predators, including allegations against one of Hollywood’s most influential producers, bringing them to account for long-suppressed allegations of coercion, brutality and victim silencing, thus spurring a worldwide reckoning about sexual abuse of women." ALSO: Fox News boasts: "NBC humiliated when Ronan Farrow wins Pulitzer for Weinstein expose after Peacock passed."
Posted Friday 4/06/18 at 2:28PM EDT
Jimmy Kimmel slams Sean Hannity for trivializing Harvey Weinstein as the Fox News host keeps bringing up his Man Show past
Hannity continued calling Kimmel "Harvey Weinstein junior" over his Man Show past on Friday, specifically referring to a comedy bit in which women were asked to "Guess What's in My Pants?" When Hannity made it part of "Today's poll," Kimmel responded: "I vote for whichever one best helps you trivialize the horrors of Harvey Weinstein by comparing them to televised comedy bits in which every woman was a willing participant who gladly signed a release." As one of Hannity's commenters pointed out, Kimmel's Man Show co-host Adam Carolla has been a guest on Hannity's radio show.
Posted Thursday 4/05/18 at 1:50PM EDT
Harvey Weinstein sexual misconduct scandal dropped six months ago today
Read a timeline of how The New York Times' Oct. 5, 2017 bombshell story rocked Hollywood.