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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 Monday 6/11/18 at 2:37PM EDT
Rose McGowan: Anthony Bourdain sought help before his suicide
Source: Us Weekly
“I know before Anthony died he reached out for help, and yet he did not take the doctor’s advice. And that has led us here, to this tragedy, to this loss, to this world of hurt,” McGowan wrote in a letter urging people not to blame Bourdain's girlfriend Asia Argento for his death. “Do NOT do the sexist thing and burn a woman on the pyre of misplaced blame,” she added. “Anthony’s internal war was his war, but now (Argento has) been left on the battlefield to take the bullets. It is in no way fair or acceptable to blame her or anyone else, not even Anthony. We are asking you to be better, to look deeper, to read and learn about mental illness, suicide and depression before you make it worse for survivors by judging that which we do not understand, that which can never fully be understood.” ALSO: Bourdain's mother recalls last speaking to him on Mother's Day.
Posted Friday 6/08/18 at 8:49AM EDT
Anthony Bourdain dies at 61
CNN announced the death of its Parts Unknown host, saying he was found unresponsive in his hotel room in Strasbourg, France, where he was working on an upcoming episode. "CNN confirmed Bourdain's death on Friday and said the cause of death was suicide," according to a CNN report. CNN also released an official statement, saying: "It is with extraordinary sadness we can confirm the death of our friend and colleague, Anthony Bourdain. His love of great adventure, new friends, fine food and drink and the remarkable stories of the world made him a unique storyteller. His talents never ceased to amaze us and we will miss him very much. Our thoughts and prayers are with his daughter and family at this incredibly difficult time." CNN is in the midst of airing the 11th season of Parts Unknown, with three episodes remaining.
- Gordon Ramsay pays tribute: "Stunned and saddened by the loss of Anthony Bourdain. He brought the world into our homes and inspired so many people to explore cultures and cities through their food."
- "One of my idols," tweeted Chrissy Teigen. "Unapologetic, passionate and one of the best storytellers on the planet. Thank you for making food so exciting. And always standing up for everything right. Horrible. Why why why. Be at peace now :("
- Rose McGowan: "Anthony I am so mad at you. You were so loved, the world is not better without you"
- President Trump called Bourdain's death "very sad," adding that he enjoyed his show and that he was "quite a character"
- "A piece of my heart is truly broken this morning," tweeted Anthony Zimmern. "And the irony, the sad cruel irony is that the last year he’d never been happier. The rest of my heart aches for the 3 amazing women he left behind."
- Christiane Amanpour: "He was a friend, a collaborator, and family. A huge personality, a giant talent, a unique voice, and deeply, deeply human"
- "This is who Anthony was," tweeted Jake Tapper. "Asked to donate something for an auction for @HomesForOurTrps, he handed over his beloved — and pricey — watch. He’d give you the shirt off his back."
- More stars pay tribute: "Thank you for opening our eyes to parts of the world both cherished and unknown," tweeted Mandy Moore
- Bourdain was one of the leading male voices in the #MeToo movement: "Bourdain was one of the men out there doing work of reexamination & personal reflection & of truly listening to women, perhaps spurred by, but not limited to, Asia Argento," says Rebecca Traister.
- On Sunday, Bourdain tweeted a joyous video from the Hong Kong filming of Parts Unknown
- "Bourdain projected a sense of invincibility," says Kyle Koster. "There seemed no challenge too steep, no situation too uncomfortable, or location too remote for him to tackle with gusto. He seemed at ease with chaos, infinitely malleable, and, most importantly, willing to listen. And learn."
- "Viewers felt a connection to him because he spoke in such a frank, original way," says Hal Boedeker, adding that "the shock of his death will recede, and people will remember his invigorating lust for life. The life matters more than the death. He left such a rich, varied record of enjoying life."
- Anthony Bourdain was American cool: "I say this as somebody who hates the word 'cool' and all the contrived nonsense that it stirs up, but the man really was," says William O'Connor. "He could hold court with gourmand French chefs in one episode, and then gut and cook a chicken on the Congo River in the next. I was proud to have my country associated with him—he was in that brash yet debonair American mold that foreigners eat up."
- Bourdain was a great writer, and his fans are sharing their favorite passages on social media
- In February, Bourdain joked to People magazine: “I’m going to pretty much die in the saddle"
- Bourdain's death prompts celebrities to share their own experiences battling depression
- Six days ago: The Hollywood Reporter published Bourdain's essay on his "cinematic dream" filming in Hong Kong with girlfriend Asia Argento
- Bourdain told The New Yorker last year: "I have the best job in the world. If I’m unhappy, it’s a failure of imagination"
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 Thursday 5/17/18 at 10:42PM EDT
How Rose McGowan's Citizen Rose ended up on E!
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
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 Thursday 4/26/18 at 5:09PM EDT
Larry Wilmore on the Bill Cosby verdict: "I still haven't forgotten about you motherf*cker!"
Wilmore has had a special distaste for the iconic comedian, who was convicted of sexual assault today, making a point to devote the entire second episode of The Nightly Show on Comedy Central to his sexual misconduct allegations. "I still haven't forgotten about you motherf*cker!" Wilmore tweeted upon hearing the news. "More importantly, I haven't forgotten about the many women you assaulted and silenced with your power. Good riddance!!!" Wilmore's canceled show devoted a lot of time to Cosby, including an "I Haven't Forgotten About You, Motherf**ker Update." Wilmore explained his dislike of Cosby in The Hollywood Reporter in 2015: "He was never a hero of mine," he said. "I liked Cosby, but I have a different relationship with him than a lot of people because I didn't grow up on The Cosby Show." Also, Wilmore says, Cosby was an "a**hole" to him and his mom when they asked for his autograph when he was a kid.
- Twitter cheers Hannibal Buress, who made Cosby's sexual assault allegations go viral in 2014
- Buress has yet to tweet reaction to the verdict
- Rose McGowan and other #MeToo movement leaders react to the verdict
- Cosby called the district attorney an "a**hole" after the verdict
- Watch crowd chant "Rapist!" as Cosby leaves the courtroom
- Bounce TV drops The Cosby Show reruns following the verdict
Posted Monday 4/23/18 at 1:18PM EDT
Rose McGowan's Citizen Rose returns May 17 with its final three installments
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
The limited docuseries aired its first three episodes in January.
Posted Monday 2/12/18 at 6:58AM EST
Rose McGowan offers her condolences to the family of her former manager Jill Messick
Source: New York Daily News
"For Jill: May your family find some measure of solace during this pain," McGowan wrote on Instagram after Messick's family blasted her after she became embroiled in the actress' feud with Harvey Weinstein. "That one man could cause so much damage is astounding, but tragically true. The bad man did this to us both," she wrote on Instagram."
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
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
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 Friday 2/02/18 at 1:33PM EST
Rose McGowan wore her infamous sheer 1998 MTV VMAs dress to protest Harvey Weinstein
"That was my first public appearance after being sexually assaulted. I was like, 'Is this what you want?'" McGowan told Dr. Oz. "I've never worn something like that before or since. That was a political statement. Of course, there was no Twitter at the time or Instagram, no way to speak for yourself."
Posted Thursday 2/01/18 at 6:10PM EST
Rose McGowan walks back saying Charmed co-star Alyssa Milano is “a lie”
Source: ET Canada
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 Thursday 2/01/18 at 2:23PM EST
Rose McGowan's “uncomfortable” interview with Stephen Colbert deconstructed celebrity in real time
McGowan’s Late Show appearance last night was interesting because it was so uncomfortable to watch, says Constance Grady. “Colbert gamely played along with McGowan, but his in-studio audience seemed bewildered: People couldn’t figure out when to laugh or cheer," says Grady. "They mostly stayed quiet, but every so often, when McGowan said something particularly emphatic, there would be a burst of laughter from one person, or a scatter of fragmented applause that would quickly subside into startled silence. It’s all uncomfortable to watch in a way that celebrity interviews, with their easy banter and weaponized charm, usually are not. Which is part of the point.” ALSO: McGowan defends her interview: “I am bored of formats and questions. I am done with traditional structure.”
Posted Wednesday 1/31/18 at 11:59PM EST
Will Rose McGowan’s Citizen Rose lead to more #MeToo-inspired programming?
Source: The Washington Post
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