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UTA CEO Jeremy Zimmer’s Internal Memo: ‘Harvey Earned His Demise’ (EXCLUSIVE)

UTA CEO Jeremy Zimmer sent a strongly worded memo late Wednesday to the agency’s nearly 1,000 staffers denouncing Harvey Weinstein’s alleged sexual harassment and assault of of women and encouraging employees to come forward if they ever feel “uncomfortable, threatened or exposed” by sexual predators. “We’ve all read the news. As a father, a husband, […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyOct 12th, 2017

UTA CEO Jeremy Zimmer’s Internal Memo: ‘Harvey Earned His Demise’ (EXCLUSIVE)

UTA CEO Jeremy Zimmer sent a strongly worded memo late Wednesday to the agency’s nearly 1,000 staffers denouncing Harvey Weinstein’s alleged sexual harassment and assault of of women and encouraging employees to come forward if they ever feel “uncomfortable, threatened or exposed” by sexual predators. “We’ve all read the news. As a father, a husband, […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyOct 12th, 2017

UTA CEO Jeremy Zimmer: ‘Harvey Earned His Demise’ (EXCLUSIVE)

UTA CEO Jeremy Zimmer sent a strongly worded memo late Wednesday to the agency’s nearly 1,000 staffers denouncing Harvey Weinstein’s alleged sexual harassment and assault of of women and encouraging employees to come forward if they ever feel “uncomfortable, threatened or exposed” by sexual predators. “We’ve all read the news. As a father, a husband, […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyOct 12th, 2017

Steve Harvey talks about that scathing staff memo: 'I can't write ... I should never write' - Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesSteve Harvey talks about that scathing staff memo: 'I can't write ... I should never write'Los Angeles TimesSteve Harvey appeared at the Television Critics Assn. summer press tour on Thursday to hype his new syndicated daytime show, "Steve." But he wasted little time in addressing the blunt staff memo that surfaced this year in which he told his employees ...Steve Harvey Thought His Memo To Staff Was “Cute” Until It Became Headline On CNN – TCADeadlineSteve Harvey Defends Staff Memo Scandal While Promoting New Daytime Show: 'I'm Not a Mean-Spirited Guy'VarietySteve Harvey Said His Leaked Staff Memo Was 'Cute' and 'Not a Big Deal' to HimVulturePage Six -Fox News -Hollywood Reporter -Broadcasting & Cableall 15 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsAug 4th, 2017

The Sopranos" Annabella Sciorra Says Harvey Weinstein Invaded Her Apartment And Raped Her

In case you missed it, Ronan Farrow released a followup to his Harvey Weinstein expose on Friday. In this new New Yorker piece, two actresses who had previously remained silent finally came out with their own harrowing stories. First was Annabella Sciorra, the star of early '90s hits Jungle Fever and The Hand That Rocks The Cradle [...] In case you missed it, Ronan Farrow released a followup to his Harvey Weinstein expose on Friday. In this new New Yorker piece, two actresses who had previously remained silent finally came out with their own harrowing stories. First was Annabella Sciorra, the star of early '90s hits Jungle Fever and The Hand That Rocks The Cradle who is probably best known for her Emmy-nominated recurring role as Gloria Trillo on The Sopranos. Related: Kevin Spacey Accused Of Assaulting News Anchor's Loved One Farrow says he approached Sciorra for the first article based on what some sources had told him, but she denied anything had happened. Even twenty-five years later she was still terrified of what he would do. But after the article came out and all the subsequent allegations, she knew she had to come forward with the truth -- Harvey had raped her. After starring in The Night We Never Met for Miramax, Sciorra says she was always at events and screenings for the studio. Then one dinner changed everything: "Harvey was there, and I got up to leave. And Harvey said, 'Oh, I'll drop you off.' Harvey had dropped me off before, so I didn't really expect anything out of the ordinary—I expected just to be dropped off." But after she went up to her apartment and got ready for bed, she heard a knock on the door. "It wasn't that late. Like, it wasn't the middle of the night, so I opened the door a crack to see who it was. And he pushed the door open. [Harvey] walked in like it was his apartment, like he owned the place, and started unbuttoning his shirt. So it was very clear where he thought this was going to go. And I was in a nightgown. I didn't have much on." She says he looked around to double check no one else was there as he got undressed and then cornered her, saying: "'Come here, come on, cut it out, what are you doing, come here.'" She told him: "'This is not happening. You've got to go. You have to leave. Get out of my apartment.'" But he didn't leave. "He shoved me onto the bed, and he got on top of me. I kicked and I yelled." Sciorra says he held her arms above her head with one hand and forcibly had sexual intercourse with her. "When he was done, he ejaculated on my leg, and on my nightgown." She remembered the nightgown specifically as it was a family heirloom from Italy. "He said, ‘I have impeccable timing,' and then he said, ‘This is for you.' And then he attempted to perform oral sex on me. And I struggled, but I had very little strength left in me." She says her body just began to shake violently: "I think, in a way, that's what made him leave, because it looked like I was having a seizure or something." Sciorra says she didn't tell anyone because she was so ashamed. But Harvey retaliated against her anyway: "From 1992, I didn't work again until 1995. I just kept getting this pushback of ‘We heard you were difficult; we heard this or that.' I think that that was the Harvey machine." Then when she did start working again, Harvey found her immediately. Related: Corey Feldman Tells Megyn Kelly That One Of His Abusers Now Works With The LA Dodgers! While she was filming The Innocent Sleep in London, Harvey called and sent cars to pick her up -- once even showing up himself and pounding on her door. "For nights after, I couldn't sleep. I piled furniture in front of the door, like in the movies." She says she got young producer Matthew Vaughn to secretly move her to another hotel. Vaughn (who went on to direct the Kingsman films) confirmed as much. In 1997, Sciorra starred in Copland, which Miramax produced. She went with the film to Cannes, where she was told her room was next door to Harvey's. Early one morning, there was a knock, and in her sleepy state she thought she must have missed an appointment and opened the door: "There's Harvey in his underwear, holding a bottle of baby oil in one hand and a tape, a movie, in the other. And it was horrific, because I'd been there before." She retreated into the room and thought fast: "He was closing in really quickly, and I pressed all the call buttons for valet service and room service. I kept pressing all of them until someone showed up." Thankfully staff showed up, causing Harvey to run back to his room. Related: All 50+ Women Who Have Accused Harvey Weinstein So Far Daryl Hannah also revealed her story, and sadly not for the first time. She met Harvey in the early 2000s at Cannes, where he told her he was a big fan and asked for her room number so he could call her for a meeting. That night he came knocking, then "pounding" on her door. She slipped out her balcony door -- she was on the first floor -- and spent the night in her makeup artist's room. The next night, her makeup artist stayed with her, and Harvey returned: "We actually pushed a dresser in front of the door and just kind of huddled in the room." Years later, while at the Rome premiere of Kill Bill, Vol. 2, Hannah experienced another sequel -- only this time both she and Harvey came prepared. Rather than knocking, the studio exec just barged right into her room: "He had a key. He came through the living room and into the bedroom. He just burst in like a raging bull. And I know with every fibre of my being that if my male makeup artist was not in that room, things would not have gone well. It was scary." Thankfully Hannah had prudently asked makeup artist Steeve Daviault to stay with her and watch movies all night just in case. Daviault confirmed the story to Farrow also. Hannah says she asked Harvey what he was doing, and he told her there was a party downstairs she was supposed to be at. She was wary but didn't want to be unprofessional. She got dressed and went downstairs only to find the dining room "completely empty." When she tried to return to her room, Harvey was blocking the elevator. He said to her: "Are your tits real?" Then he asked if he could feel them. "I said, ‘No, you can't!' And then he said, ‘At least flash me, then.' And I said, ‘Fuck off, Harvey.'" She says she got away but experienced "instant repercussions" -- her flight to Cannes and her hotel room were canceled, as were those of her makeup artist. Hannah says she told "all the powers that be" what had happened, including her manager, a producer, and, yes, Quentin Tarantino. Related: Quentin KNEW Harvey Weinstein 'Did A Couple Of These Things' Unfortunately, no one did anything: "And it didn't matter. I think that it doesn't matter if you're a well-known actress, it doesn't matter if you're twenty or if you're forty, it doesn't matter if you report or if you don't, because we are not believed. We are more than not believed—we are berated and criticized and blamed." Sciorra agrees. She told Farrow this victim blaming was the final straw in coming forward. After she saw how Asia Argento was being treated in the Italian press, she was incensed -- especially when commentators were asking if Asia's experience even "qualified" as rape. She says she thought to herself: "O.K., you want rape? Here's fucking rape." Sciorra has a message for those who think she or other actresses would make something like this up for publicity: "Now when I go to a restaurant or to an event, people are going to know that this happened to me. They're gonna look at me and they're gonna know. I'm an intensely private person, and this is the most unprivate thing you can do." When we see her, we're going to think about her courage. [Image via Joseph Marzullo/FayesVision.WENN.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonOct 30th, 2017

Lupita Nyong"o Reveals Her Own Harvey Weinstein Massage Incident — That Happened With His Kids Nearby!

We knew the Harvey Weinstein stories weren't over. Sadly, now we're hearing one from Lupita Nyong'o. Related: All 45+ Women Who Have Accused Harvey Weinstein So Far The Black Panther actress opened up in a lengthy New York Times op-ed on Thursday, in which she says she felt "a flare of rage" in learning how many women had [...] We knew the Harvey Weinstein stories weren't over. Sadly, now we're hearing one from Lupita Nyong'o. Related: All 45+ Women Who Have Accused Harvey Weinstein So Far The Black Panther actress opened up in a lengthy New York Times op-ed on Thursday, in which she says she felt "a flare of rage" in learning how many women had been through what she had: "I had shelved my experience with Harvey far in the recesses of my mind, joining in the conspiracy of silence that has allowed this predator to prowl for so many years. I had felt very much alone when these things happened, and I had blamed myself for a lot of it, quite like many of the other women who have shared their stories. But now that this is being discussed openly, I have not been able to avoid the memories resurfacing. I have felt sick in the pit of my stomach." Here is her story: "I met Harvey Weinstein in 2011 at an awards ceremony in Berlin, while I was still a student at the Yale School of Drama. An intermediary introduced him to me as "the most powerful producer in Hollywood." As an aspiring actress, I was of course eager to meet people in the industry but cautious about strangers, and the intentions of men in general." She asked her dinner companions about Harvey and was given the typical response that he could be "a bully" -- which meant it was better to have him in her corner than against her. Ultimately she says he was somewhat "charming" despite his directness, and that "he didn't alarm" her at first. So when he invited her to watch a screening of a film with his family at his home in Connecticut -- near where she was living in New Haven -- she accepted. Related: Channing Tatum Cuts All Ties With The Weinstein Company His family was actually there, at least. But when they all gathered to watch the film, that's when Harvey pounced: "I settled in for the film, but about 15 minutes in, Harvey came for me, saying he wanted to show me something. I protested that I wanted to finish the film first, but he insisted I go with him, laying down the law as though I too was one of his children." In his home with his children there. Ick. "Harvey led me into a bedroom — his bedroom — and announced that he wanted to give me a massage. I thought he was joking at first. He was not. For the first time since I met him, I felt unsafe. I panicked a little and thought quickly to offer to give him one instead: It would allow me to be in control physically, to know exactly where his hands were at all times... He agreed to this and lay on the bed. I began to massage his back to buy myself time to figure out how to extricate myself from this undesirable situation. Before long he said he wanted to take off his pants. I told him not to do that and informed him that it would make me extremely uncomfortable. He got up anyway to do so and I headed for the door, saying that I was not at all comfortable with that. 'If we're not going to watch the film, I really should head back to school,' I said. I opened the door and stood by the frame. He put his shirt on and again mentioned how stubborn I was. I agreed with an easy laugh, trying to get myself out of the situation safely. I was after all on his premises, and the members of his household, the potential witnesses, were all (strategically, it seems to me now) in a soundproof room." That time, Lupita was able to leave somewhat easily enough. She says she even justified the massage request to herself, though it helped that Harvey had enticed her with the possibility of a job (on an HBO show she later found out was already off the air). But she was still uneasy with Harvey, so when he invited her to a reading of the play version of Finding Neverland, she politely refused -- until he told her she could bring anyone she wanted. She attended with two male friends. Related: Quentin Tarantino Knew Harvey 'Did A Couple Of These Things'! Nothing untoward happened the entire evening, including when a large group went out for dinner and drinks. So the next time he invited her to a screening -- this time of Madonna's film W.E. -- she accepted. "Feeling more confident about the new sense of boundaries that we had established in our last meeting, I attended the screening on my own this time. Afterward, as planned, his male assistant arranged for me to get to the Tribeca Grill, where Harvey would be joining us. I met a female assistant when I arrived there. I was expecting that it would be a group of us, as it had been for the reading, but she informed me it would just be Mr. Weinstein. She would sit with me until he arrived. She seemed on edge, but I could only imagine how stressful it was to work for a man who had so much going on." As with other stories we've heard, the assistant "immediately disappeared" after Harvey arrived. And this time he was direct: "Before the starters arrived, he announced: 'Let's cut to the chase. I have a private room upstairs where we can have the rest of our meal.' I was stunned. I told him I preferred to eat in the restaurant. He told me not to be so naïve. If I wanted to be an actress, then I had to be willing to do this sort of thing. He said he had dated Famous Actress X and Y and look where that had gotten them. I was silent for a while before I mustered up the courage to politely decline his offer. 'You have no idea what you are passing up,' he said. 'With all due respect, I would not be able to sleep at night if I did what you are asking, so I must pass,' I replied." That's when Lupita knew Harvey was through with her; she asked him if they were good and recalls his chilling response: "'I don't know about your career, but you'll be fine,' he said. It felt like both a threat and a reassurance at the same time; of what, I couldn't be sure." Lupita made a vow to herself never to work with Weinstein, a vow she kept when he tried to entice her following her Oscar win for 12 Years A Slave. Related: LAPD Opens Harvey Weinstein Rape Investigation She explains why she's telling her story now -- for all the women who are like she was: "I share all of this now because I know now what I did not know then. I was part of a growing community of women who were secretly dealing with harassment by Harvey Weinstein. But I also did not know that there was a world in which anybody would care about my experience with him. You see, I was entering into a community that Harvey Weinstein had been in, and even shaped, long before I got there. He was one of the first people I met in the industry, and he told me, "This is the way it is." And wherever I looked, everyone seemed to be bracing themselves and dealing with him, unchallenged. I did not know that things could change. I did not know that anybody wanted things to change. So my survival plan was to avoid Harvey and men like him at all costs, and I did not know that I had allies in this." She concludes: "Now that we are speaking, let us never shut up about this kind of thing. I speak up to make certain that this is not the kind of misconduct that deserves a second chance. I speak up to contribute to the end of the conspiracy of silence. Amen, sister. You can read her full op-ed HERE. [Image via Apega/Michael Wright/WENN.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonOct 19th, 2017

Steve Harvey Thought His Controversial Staff Memo Was "Cute" — Until It Made Headlines!

Steve Harvey thought his controversial memo to staffers was "cute." As we previously reported, the funny man made headlines back in May after a former employee released a note from the 60-year-old where he pretty much requested that the staff leave him the fuck alone. Specifically, Steve asked his employees to "not come to [his dressing [...] Steve Harvey thought his controversial memo to staffers was "cute." As we previously reported, the funny man made headlines back in May after a former employee released a note from the 60-year-old where he pretty much requested that the staff leave him the fuck alone. Specifically, Steve asked his employees to "not come to [his dressing room unless invited" and banned them from approaching him "while [he's] in the makeup chair." Related: Steve Won't Apologize For Making Flint Water Crisis Jokes Apparently, the staff member who leaked the document was frustrated because they weren't offered a job on Harvey's new Los Angeles based talk show, Steve. While promoting his new show on Thursday, the industry vet attempted to downplay the controversy by poking fun at the memo. During a chat with reporters, the Family Feud host quipped: "I learned two things from that email…I can't write and I should never write. It was something I wrote a year ago and someone didn't get a job coming to LA and they got pissed." LOLz. On the media frenzy which surrounded the document, the A-lister noted: "I was OK until I saw it on CNN and that's when I know I was in a lot of trouble. The email was out there and it wasn't a big deal to me at all…I'm not a mean-spirited guy — I'm a very congenial guy to people who know me." We're guessing those people don't bother him while he's in the makeup chair. Just sayin'... Nonetheless, Steve clearly doesn't think the harsh memo was a big deal as he joked: "I thought it was cute. You all didn't." Fair point. As for his fresh start with Steve, the comedian is excited to bring "late-night" humor "to daytime." On what he hopes to achieve on his new chat show, Harvey explained: "The big difference here and the reason for moving to L.A. is I wanted to bring late night TV to daytime. I think that's what's missing after doing daytime for five years. Takeaway is not what daytime TV needs anymore. People just need to laugh in the middle of the day, and I've kind of been restricted from that over the past five years…that's the big difference in the show." Sounds good to us. Although, we wonder if Steve will be sending another round of memos to his new team in El Lay??? [Image via Adriana M. Barraza/WENN.].....»»

Category: topSource: tmzAug 4th, 2017

Bob & Harvey Weinstein Are Expected To Get Into An EXPLOSIVE Fight At Upcoming Board Of Directors Meeting

The Weinstein family feud is only going to get worse. As you surely know, Harvey Weinstein has been ousted from The Weinstein Company following his sexual misconduct scandal. Not to mention, according to reports, the disgraced Hollywood heavyweight blames his brother and (now former) business partner, Bob Weinstein for allegedly leaking internal documents detailing decades of [...] The Weinstein family feud is only going to get worse. As you surely know, Harvey Weinstein has been ousted from The Weinstein Company following his sexual misconduct scandal. Not to mention, according to reports, the disgraced Hollywood heavyweight blames his brother and (now former) business partner, Bob Weinstein for allegedly leaking internal documents detailing decades of sexual harassment allegations to the New York Times. Related: Emma Thompson Slams "Predator" Weinstein While Bob hasn't confirmed this gossip, the 62-year-old has publicly denounced his brother and made it perfectly clear that he in no way condones his flesh-and-blood's behavior. Thus, a showdown is expected when the two brothers both tune in for TWC's Board of Directors meeting. Per TMZ, the Board of Directors has a meeting scheduled for Tuesday where they plan to discuss Harvey's firing. Reportedly, the scandalized industry titan will be present at the meeting via a speakerphone. In case you forgot, Harvey is currently in an Arizona based rehab facility where he is seeking treatment for sex addiction. The movie mogul's lawyer, Patty Glaser, will be in the room at the time of the meeting. It's said Glaser plans to address several points which prove that Harvey's firing violated his contract. Supposedly, TWC never gave Harvey a clear cut reason as to why he was being let go. Right, because it's ~such~ a mystery. *Eye roll* What's even crazier is that the attorney plans to argue that the elder Weinstein did nothing to violate his contract. As you may've heard, a provision was added to Harvey's contract back in 2015 which covers claims such as sexual harassment. The only requirement? Harvey was required to reimburse the company for any settlement and/or legal fees. Oh, and he'd have to pay a fine too. Related: Why Kate Winslet Refused To Thank Harvey In Oscar Speech! Since there were no claims brought against Harvey following the contract negotiation, his employment document should protect him. TWC isn't buying this defense as their code of conduct is what allowed them to let Harvey go. This contract dispute is likely to wind both Weinsteins up. It's believed that Bob, who is said to naturally be hot tempered, is livid about the drama and is expected to go off during the conference call. To make matters worse, if the company is unwilling to go through mediation and arbitration, Glaser will file a lawsuit on Harvey's behalf. An insider told the webloid: "There is so much crap that will be unearthed in a lawsuit, the company just can't survive it." Dramaaaaaa. Be sure to ch-ch-check back for any updates on this Cain-and-Abel-esque beef! [Image via Media Punch.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonOct 16th, 2017

Steve Harvey Defends Staff Memo Scandal While Promoting New Daytime Show: 'I'm Not a Mean-Spirited Guy' - Variety

VarietySteve Harvey Defends Staff Memo Scandal While Promoting New Daytime Show: 'I'm Not a Mean-Spirited Guy'VarietyThe staff memo in question — in which he wrote, “Do not come to my dressing room unless invited….Do not approach me while I'm in the makeup chair unless I ask to speak with you directly” — was leaked by a staff member from Harvey's Chicago-based ...Steve Harvey Thought His Memo To Staff Was “Cute” Until It Became Headline On CNN – TCADeadlineSteve Harvey Said His Leaked Staff Memo Was 'Cute' and 'Not a Big Deal' to HimVultureHow does Jack die? Answer coming in 'This Is Us' season 2Washington PostFox News -Just Jared -TheWrapall 16 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsAug 4th, 2017

Robert Rodriguez Says He Cast Rose McGowan In Grindhouse To SPITE Harvey Weinstein — And The Movie Got "Buried" Because Of Her!

We've heard lots of stories over the past couple weeks from women Harvey Weinstein scared into silence. But what would have happened if they fought back? Video: Rose McGowan's Powerful Speech At The Detroit Women's Convention According to Robert Rodriguez, he did try to help Rose McGowan beat Harvey's "blacklisting" of her — by casting her in his [...] We've heard lots of stories over the past couple weeks from women Harvey Weinstein scared into silence. But what would have happened if they fought back? Video: Rose McGowan's Powerful Speech At The Detroit Women's Convention According to Robert Rodriguez, he did try to help Rose McGowan beat Harvey's "blacklisting" of her -- by casting her in his Weinstein Company-funded film Grindhouse. In fact, in an official essay for Variety, he reveals the plot of his half of the throwback double feature with Quentin Tarantino was inspired by her story, something he could never talk about before: "I have not previously discussed what I knew about the 1997 incident that Rose suffered in a hotel room during the Sundance Film Festival. I never wanted to do anything that jeopardized a legal settlement she entered into with Harvey Weinstein. Now that she's able to tell her story, I want to provide an account of what I knew, when I knew it, and what I did about it." Rodriguez says he first learned of her "blacklisting" at Cannes in 2005, when she explained to him why she hadn't auditioned for Sin City. She told him the whole story of the assault -- and the subsequent legal action: "Rose told me that all she could do at the time was to get Harvey Weinstein to donate money to an abused women's shelter and in return she had to sign a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) that forbade her from talking about the horrific violation without being sued, and that she shouldn't even be telling me. To add insult to injury, she told me that she was blacklisted from even auditioning for any Weinstein movies." That's when the director got PISSED -- and decided to go renegade: "I then revealed to Rose right then and there that I was about to start writing a movie with Quentin Tarantino, a double feature throwback to 70's exploitation movies, and that if she was interested, I would write her a BAD ASS character and make her one of the leads. I wanted her to have a starring role in a big movie to take her OFF the blacklist, and the best part is that we would have Harvey's new Weinstein Company pay for the whole damn thing." But they got to throw it in Harvey's face sooner than they were expecting: "Just as I finished telling Rose this, I saw Harvey walking around the party! I called Harvey over to our table, and as soon as he got close enough to see that I was sitting with Rose, his face dropped and went ghostly white. I said, "Hey Harvey, this is Rose McGowan. I think she's amazing and really talented and I'm going to cast her in my next movie." Harvey then dribbled all over himself in the most over the top performance I'd ever seen as he gushed, "Oh she's wonderful, oh she's amazing, oh she's fantastic, oh she's so talented… You two should definitely work together." And then he skittered off. I knew right then that every word Rose told me was true, you could see it all over his face." They made the film, a star-studded, strangely meta movie that played like two '70s B movies, complete with fake trailers for other movies made by friends like Eli Roth and Edgar Wright. It was crazy and long and ahead of its time -- and Rose is spectacular in it. Unfortunately it completely tanked at the box office. Rodriguez still believes Harvey's vendetta against Rose is what kept the movie from even being given a fighting chance with a proper ad campaign, etc. He explains: "But because of the NDA Rose told me she had signed, at Rose's request I had to keep it quiet from everyone until now as to why we were even making that film together, especially Harvey. We knew that strategically we couldn't rub it in his face why we were REALLY doing this movie, because then he'd just bury the movie, not sell it well, and everyone would lose. To our horror, Harvey buried our movie anyway, and because we did not want to risk getting sued, we never spoke publicly about the matter... I am still haunted and disillusioned that after all the good intentions, immense pain and struggle Rose and I and so many talented people went through to make the film, that Harvey Weinstein won in the end by burying the movie just because Rose was the lead actress." Robert wishes they could have spoken about the inspiration of the film, the fight behind the scenes before now. And he hopes this new conversation will change things in Hollywood and other businesses: "It's been really difficult to admit and come to terms that the NDA handcuffs forced us to needlessly jump through hoops that today would have been unnecessary because of Rose's fearlessness to speak out, despite the consequences. I hope that new legislation will result in NDAs to be legally null and void in situations where rape and assault have been committed and where power is so unequally distributed." Hear, hear! "Looking back over the years, I have wondered if I would have made the same choices, knowing the bleak outcome. We all suffered greatly on the film, and the journey ended up costing us all more than we ever bargained for. For me personally, it cost me my marriage of 16 years, my family, a large dose of sanity, and for years I have grappled with the sobering idea that maybe I made a grave error in standing up at all, when no one was even asking me to." OK, we have to stop right there -- was it really the movie failing at the box office that cost you your marriage, Robert? Or did dating your star do it? In case you didn't know, Robert and Rose went public with their relationship when the movie came out -- immediately after news of his split with his wife, Elizabeth Avellan, hit. Photos: 10 Movies That Ruined Celebrity Relationships Not the point, we know, but gotta be honest here. Anyway, go on: "I know that's not the message I'd ever want to send out, but it's been hard to justify something that now is clear was a lose/lose situation from the get-go, and that in the end failed and simply caused more damage. The reason I'm saying this is because it's very clear to me now that when someone does what Harvey Weinstein did, the devastation goes far beyond predator and victim. These past few weeks have given me new clarity and hope by seeing the tide finally turn, seeing Harvey finally on the run, and seeing all the brave women who have come forth with their own shocking and distressing stories of abuse. Since I've seen a distinct lack of stories coming from men who may have tried to do the right thing, I wanted to come forth to say that no matter the consequences, no matter how far you have to stick your neck out, no matter what you have to lose, that we must fight the good fight. Everyone has to make a stand and take action." Damn right they do! Because two against the world isn't enough. This fight needs to be ALL of us against them. [Image via Z. Tomaszewski/Joseph Marzullo/WENN.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonOct 27th, 2017

Jeremy Renner Plays Blow Your Mind with Jimmy Fallon on "Tonight Show" - Watch Now!

Jeremy Renner gets his mind blown while playing a hilarious game on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday evening (August 1) in New York City. The 46-year-old Avengers star and host Jimmy had to say true or false when presented some random oddball facts. The first one presented to Jeremy was, “The inventor [...] Jeremy Renner gets his mind blown while playing a hilarious game on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday evening (August 1) in New York City. The 46-year-old Avengers star and host Jimmy had to say true or false when presented some random oddball facts. The first one presented to Jeremy was, “The inventor of Frisbee had his body turned into Frisbee after he died.” PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Jeremy Renner Jeremy answered false, but the statement was true and he had a whole bunch of lettuce blasted at his face. Watch the video below for the whole segment! The following day (August 2), Jeremy joined his co-star Elizabeth Olsen at their BUILD series panel for their latest film Wind River held at the Build Studio. Blow Your Mind with Jeremy Renner Click inside to watch the rest of Jeremy Renner’s appearance on The Tonight Show… Jeremy Renner Chucked Doughnuts at Ed Helms After Breaking Both Arms.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredAug 2nd, 2017

Model Zoe Brock Details Being "Harveyed" By Harvey Weinstein — Read Her Upsetting Account HERE

Harvey Weinstein's list of victims only seems to be growing. Following the explosive New York Times exposé which detailed the indie movie mogul's decades of sexual harassment, several women have come forward to discuss their unsavory experiences with Weinstein. One of the latest people to speak out is model Zoe Brock. Related: Nelly Responds To Sexual Assault [...] Harvey Weinstein's list of victims only seems to be growing. Following the explosive New York Times exposé which detailed the indie movie mogul's decades of sexual harassment, several women have come forward to discuss their unsavory experiences with Weinstein. One of the latest people to speak out is model Zoe Brock. Related: Nelly Responds To Sexual Assault Arrest It's been 20 years since Miz Brock's encounter with Harvey, but she clearly remembers how he allegedly lured her back to his hotel room and begged for a massage. Now, if you read the Times coverage, you know that was Weinstein's total M.O. Per Zoe's Medium post, she was only 23 years old when she was "Harveyed." Apparently, the New Zealand-born beauty met Weinstein in 1997 while they were both at the Cannes Film Festival. She revealed: "I met Harvey Weinstein in Cannes at the Film Festival. We were seated next to each other at a fancy dinner. I didn't catch his name and assumed I was talking to another hungry producer trying to sell a little movie to the big wigs. Feeling sorry for him, I went out of my way to be entertaining and nice. It wasn't until later in the meal that I asked the name of his production company." After learning that they had a mutual friend in common, the two industry professionals spent some time together at the film festival. Zoe continued: "With a dear mutual friend in common I felt safe with Harvey. The night was young and so was I. After dinner our large group, which included my Italian modeling agent, a few rich douchebags, some decorative models, and Harvey's entourage, rolled out into the Cannes night. Black town cars and gleaming limos took us to various parties where we glittered and shone like everyone else. Harvey and his assistant, Ben Silverman, never left my side." While the conversation between Zoe and Harvey could've been misconstrued as flirtatious, Brock insists that she only felt "platonic energy" for him. Which makes it so much more troubling that Weinstein and his assistant seemingly manipulated it so that she was separated from her friends: "My group was ushered into one car and I was somehow separated from them and told to get into another car with Harvey and his two friends. Stupidly, I obliged. I was told we were all going to the same place. To this day I do not know if my Italian agent was in on the ruse. My instincts tell me he was." How awful. Things only got worse for Zoe as she relayed: "The energy shifted and I became very uncomfortable... And suddenly I was alone in a remote hotel suite with Harvey fucking Weinstein. My body went into high alert. I was drunk, young, miles from home, without cash to get a cab, and no cell phone... It was time to sober up, and fast." To make matters worse, Harvey moved quickly to proposition Zoe as he was naked and asking for massage almost as soon as they were alone. The model added: "Harvey left the room, but not for long. He re-emerged naked a couple of minutes later and asked if I would give him a massage. Panicking, in shock, I remember weighing up the options and wondering how much I needed to placate him to keep myself safe. He asked if I would like a massage instead, and for a second I thought this might be a way to give him an inch without him taking a mile. I told him I was uncomfortable and that I was angry that I had been tricked into this position. He pleaded with me to let him massage me and I let him put his hands on my shoulders while my mind raced." In an attempt to escape the filmmaker, Zoe locked herself in the bathroom as Harvey pleaded with her to come out. After reprimanding Harvey through a locked door, Brock eventually emerged and found Weinstein whimpering on the bed: "Harvey, contrite, promised to cover himself and leave me alone. I came out of the bathroom and found him sitting on his bed, wearing a bathrobe, crying. 'You don't like me because I'm fat.' He whimpered." Tsk, tsk. Supposedly, the assistant tried to apologize as Zoe has claimed he told her: "'I'm so sorry,' he said. 'I want you to know that of all the girls he does this to you are the one I really felt bad about. You deserve better.'" Ben Silverman, if you're reading this, SHAME ON YOU. Smh. According to Zoe, Weinstein let her stay at his suite at the Majestic Hotel. However, after a friend warned her that Harvey would be back in the morning, the brunette fled the hotel room at 6 a.m. In an attempt to downplay the scandalous nature of their encounter, Harvey sent Zoe red roses and booked a private movie screening for her at the festival. Both presents were unwanted. Be sure to read Zoe's full account for yourself HERE. [Image via Facebook/WENN.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonOct 9th, 2017

More Than A Dozen Women Come Forward With Sexual Assault Allegations Against Porn Veteran Ron Jeremy — "He Doesn"t Hear No"

Ron Jeremy is the latest celebrity to be called out for alleged sexual assault. In a new Rolling Stone report, more than a dozen women came forward with accusations of impropriety spanning over 30 years. Related: Al Franken Accuser Leeann Tweeden Doesn't Want The Senator To Step Down Actress Jennifer Steele claimed the 64-year-old raped her twice, once [...] Ron Jeremy is the latest celebrity to be called out for alleged sexual assault. In a new Rolling Stone report, more than a dozen women came forward with accusations of impropriety spanning over 30 years. Related: Al Franken Accuser Leeann Tweeden Doesn't Want The Senator To Step Down Actress Jennifer Steele claimed the 64-year-old raped her twice, once at a photo shoot and another time at his apartment, in December of 1997. She told the mag of him allegedly cornering her in a bathroom: "He was like, 'I need to look at your ass so I can get hard for the photo shoot.' Then it turned into him basically sticking it in without me knowing it was happening. I said flat-out no. It stopped, but it didn't stop soon enough after I said no ... During the whole photo shoot I was thinking, 'Was I just raped? What the fuck just happened?' [But] by the time the shoot was done, I had it in my head that I had somehow exaggerated it and it was an honest mistake ... He just kinda keeps going and pretends like you didn't say anything." When asked why she didn't report the crime, Steele replied: "I was pretty promiscuous. I was a stripper. I couldn't prove it." Adding: "He hides behind other women's scarlet letters, is what he does. [He] know[s] if someone's a porn star and they say they've been raped, people aren't gonna take it seriously." Another adult performer, Kendra Sunderland, said Jeremy sucked her breasts without permission at a Dallas expo in 2015: "People expect this from him. If I went and got mad on Twitter, people would say, 'That's Ron.' But if I said a fan did it, they'd say 'That's not OK, that's crossing a line.'" As you can probably imagine, it's very difficult for sex workers to come forward with their stories considering the stigma and gray areas that are involved when it comes to being in the adult entertainment industry. Not to mention, sex workers who come forward are "likely to be blamed or disbelieved by law enforcement." With that said, Rolling Stone spoke with several people in the industry who said Jeremy's behavior is not standard. Popular performer Julia Ann said: "I think Ron is an anomaly, and you'd be hard-pressed to say there's any other person who's been able to publicly sexually harass or assault people and get away with it. It's one thing for someone to do it in their hotel room or their condo or their office or their car, but he can do it in the middle of a convention ... When there are dollar signs involved, the lines [of consent] actually get drawn much more distinctly." In 2003, Jeremy was investigated for criminal sexual conduct after a fan alleged he held her down and raped her in his Michigan hotel room. Charges were not pressed. Also in 2003, performer Ginger Lynn said Jeremy raped her while they were on location shooting a film in 1983. In 2007, another fan told police the porn star reached inside her bra, pulled out her breast, and signed it without her permission at an expo in Miami. Jeremy told TMZ at the time: "I probably signed about 150 boobs that weekend, all of which I sign 'RJ' with a heart.'" There are just a handful of the many explosive accusations against Ron for years of abuse. Related: Sylvester Stallone Allegations Bring Half-Sister's Rape Claims Back Into The Spotlight In a statement to the magazine in response to the many allegations, Jeremy said in full: "Let me first say, that I'm fully in support of the women and men who have been coming forward about being sexually assaulted. These real predators need to be taken down. My reputation is currently being smeared by these old allegations that have already been investigated and dismissed. However, I understand how social change works, and if my reputation has to get a bit tarnished along the way for the better treatment of women, and men, so be it. I will be there to support all people, men and women, that have bravely come forward to attack this systemic problem. As for the allegations against me, these allegations have been online and in print for quite sometime. This is not new or breaking news. I'm shocked you guys are picking this up after it's been reported on over and over by other publications and has been proven over and over to be false. I have never and would never rape anyone. All serious allegations have been investigated by police and dismissed by judges, as have most of the accusations of "Groping". I have never been charged nor spent one day in court for any of this. And these are old allegations. Check, Anything about me appearing in court or in jail, is public record. I was only arrested 20 years ago when I was fighting for Freedom Of Speech with Hal Freeman. The police who looked into the groping charges have always said that they watch the video from the event or whatever and that I did nothing wrong or illegal. They then ask if I want to press charges against The people making false accusations. I never have. As for the charges of Groping, I say yes, I AM A GROPER. And by groper, I mean I get paid to show up to these shows, events, and photo shoots and touch the people and they touch me. I'm not the young stud I was, but I still draw a crowd. And we are talking about things that are within reason, in front of police officer's and security that are always there as well as the tons of cameras And the general public. But seriously, if you were going to be around Ron Jeremy, wouldn't you assume that I'd be a little bit touchy Feely? Yes. This is what I do for a living. I am not Kevin Spacey, Louis CK, Weinstein, or Cosby. For over 40 years fans and fellow performers pay money and wait in long lines to meet me. They want autographs, pictures, to flirt with me, physically grab me in different areas (usually my clothed penis), they ask me to touch them and many ask to have me sign their boobs. When I take photos with fans and other performers at these conventions, signings or events, I do sometimes kiss people on the lips or the cheek, sign boobs or whatever they want. There is "put on" flirting and touching for the photos. This is exactly what people pay me for at conventions. The female performers flirt and touch too. It's what we do. If you watch these videos that Ginger Banks put out of me "groping," you see that everyone in the videos is laughing and "groping" too. That I'm not running up to them, they come to me. If anyone was ever made to feel uncomfortable by ANY of our interactions, I'm deeply sorry. That was never my intention and it breaks my heart in half. I hope that everyone reading this keeps in mind that I do tons of these conventions and adult signings. I take pictures with about 500,000 people each all over the world and have every year, for 40 years. These touching complaints are the exact same thing everyone else stood in line for. They couldn't be happier. I have never raped anyone. If anyone continues those claims, that is defamation. I will sue them in court. I'm not saying that I never met these people or interacted with them. I don't remember most of them, how could I? I may have seen hundreds people on those days. A girl said that I took her into a back room at a convention? Now this I remember. No one pushed anyone anywhere, she and a girl friend of hers asked if they could come in to the back tent with me. "Back room" was actually a small tent where the performers went to relax and eat crafty. There were seven other people in the small tent including security guard. And we took some sexy photos with each other as people looked on or looked at their phones. If I did anything wrong, that security guard who works for the convention, would have taken me down and called the police. And someone claimed that in hedonism in Jamaica, which is a nudist swingers resort, I tried to massage their leg years ago? Why is this even in an article? I am very happy that the scum bags of the earth are being taken down. They deserve it. But these allegations are pure lies or buyers remorse. In 40 years, I've never been punched by a boyfriend or anyone ever. I have been heartbroken over these allegations. Not because it affects me or my business, I can take that, but because they are lies and there are actual women and men out there Who have been victims of serious sexual assault, and so on, that are trying to get their voices heard. Again, It does bother me that there might be women out there that had some buyers remorse after our interactions. But I did nothing wrong or out of the ordinary for these conventions or events. These events are supposed to be a fun time. That video that Ginger Banks made looks like a pro Ron Jeremy video if you turn off the sound. Everyone in the videos is having fun with me. This really is a non-story. However I'm glad I had a chance to speak my side." Thoughts??? SOUND OFF in the comments (below)! [Image via WENN.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonNov 17th, 2017

Netflix PR Chief Fired Over Repeated Use Of N-Word In Business Meetings, Claims He Was Canned "All On A Couple Words"

Not a great look for Netflix here, but shout-out to their CEO Reed Hastings for very quickly getting rid of top communications executive Jonathan Friedland after allegations and stories first surfaced! In "a lengthy internal memo" sent to Netflix employees on Friday afternoon, Hastings explained in detail the reasoning behind letting Friedland go, citing multiple uses [...] Not a great look for Netflix here, but shout-out to their CEO Reed Hastings for very quickly getting rid of top communications executive Jonathan Friedland after allegations and stories first surfaced! In "a lengthy internal memo" sent to Netflix employees on Friday afternoon, Hastings explained in detail the reasoning behind letting Friedland go, citing multiple uses of the n-word with "unacceptably low racial awareness and sensitivity." And Friedland doesn't appear to believe he did much wrong. Related: Sarah Huckabee Sanders Booted Out Of Restaurant We'll get to Friedland's reaction in a minute, but first, the memo from Hastings to the company about the overall incidents (below): "All: I've made a decision to let go of Jonathan Friedland. Jonathan contributed greatly in many areas, but his descriptive use of the N-word on at least two occasions at work showed unacceptably low racial awareness and sensitivity, and is not in line with our values as a company. The first incident was several months ago in a PR meeting about sensitive words. Several people afterwards told him how inappropriate and hurtful his use of the N-word was, and Jonathan apologised to those that had been in the meeting. We hoped this was an awful anomaly never to be repeated. Three months later he spoke to a meeting of our Black Employees @ Netflix group and did not bring it up, which was understood by many in the meeting to mean he didn't care and didn't accept accountability for his words. The second incident, which I only heard about this week, was a few days after the first incident; this time Jonathan said the N-word again to two of our Black employees in HR who were trying to help him deal with the original offense. The second incident confirmed a deep lack of understanding, and convinced me to let Jonathan go now. As I reflect on this, at this first incident, I should have done more to use it as a learning moment for everyone at Netflix about how painful and ugly that word is, and that it should not be used. I realize that my privilege has made me intellectualize or otherwise minimize race issues like this. I need to set a better example by learning and listening more so I can be the leader we need. Depending on where you live or grew up in the world, understanding and sensitivities around the history and use of the N-word can vary. Debate on the use of the word is active around the world (example) as the use of it in popular media like music and film have created some confusion as to whether or not there is ever a time when the use of the N-word is acceptable. For non-Black people, the word should not be spoken as there is almost no context in which it is appropriate or constructive (even when singing a song or reading a script). There is not a way to neutralize the emotion and history behind the word in any context. The use of the phrase "N-word" was created as a euphemism, and the norm, with the intention of providing an acceptable replacement and moving people away from using the specific word. When a person violates this norm, it creates resentment, intense frustration, and great offense for many. Our show Dear White People covers some of this ground. Going forward, we are going to find ways to educate and help our employees broadly understand the many difficult ways that race, nationality, gender identity and privilege play out in society and our organization. We seek to be great at inclusion, across many dimensions, and these incidents show we are uneven at best. We have already started to engage outside experts to help us learn faster. Jonathan has been a great contributor and he built a diverse global team creating awareness for Netflix, strengthening our reputation around the world, and helping make us into the successful company we are today. Many of us have worked closely with Jonathan for a long time, and have mixed emotions. Unfortunately, his lack of judgment in this area was too big for him to remain. We care deeply about our employees feeling safe and supported at Netflix. Much of this information will be in the press shortly. But any detail not in the press is confidential to employees. -Reed" Wow. Related: Trump Admin Files Motion To Keep Children Detained LONGER! Friedland himself released his own statement about the firing, too, tweeting (below): I’m leaving Netflix after seven years. Leaders have to be beyond reproach in the example we set and unfortunately I fell short of that standard when I was insensitive in speaking to my team about words that offend in comedy. — jonathan friedland (@jsf33) June 22, 2018 I feel awful about the distress this lapse caused to people at a company I love and where I want everyone to feel included and appreciated. I feel honored to have built a brilliant and diverse global team and to have been part of our collective adventure. — jonathan friedland (@jsf33) June 22, 2018 Uh-huh... And then -- interestingly -- he followed up those tweets with one more tweet which was VERY quickly deleted (below), but not before we were able to grab a screenshot: Uhhh... excuse us, Jonathan Friedland?! Is that all that was?? Or was it maybe something slightly more important and you should, ya know, actually take some responsibility for yourself and understand the magnitude of what you did -- multiple times -- to be directly responsible for your own firing. Thanks! [Image via Netflix.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonJun 23rd, 2018

David Zedeck Joins UTA As Global Head of Music

Veteran agent David Zedeck has joined United Talent Agency as Global Head of UTA Music, Partner and Special Advisor to the Board of Directors. Zedeck starts on July 31 and will be based in the agency’s Los Angeles headquarters. He will oversee the company’s worldwide music business, reporting to UTA CEO Jeremy Zimmer. “We are... Read more ».....»»

Category: topSource: varietyJul 20th, 2017

Jeremy Piven Faces Claims from Three More Women, Denies Them All

Jeremy Piven has been accused of sexual misconduct by three more women and the actor has responded to the claims by saying they are all false. One of the accusers says she was a background actor on a film with Jeremy in 1985 and that he pinned her down on a couch in a trailer [...] Jeremy Piven has been accused of sexual misconduct by three more women and the actor has responded to the claims by saying they are all false. One of the accusers says she was a background actor on a film with Jeremy in 1985 and that he pinned her down on a couch in a trailer on set. Another accuser says she was a background extra on Jeremy‘s sitcom Ellen back in 1996 and that she felt threatened by him when he exposed himself to her at his home following a romantic encounter. The third woman says Jeremy forced himself on her and pushed her against a wall in a Montreal hotel room in 1994. The three women spoke to BuzzFeed, who Jeremy gave a comment to, denying all the claims. Click inside to read Jeremy Piven’s statement about the latest claims… “These allegations, which in one case goes back more than 30 years and the two others more than 20 years ago, are false,” he said. “As evidenced by the lie detector test I took and passed, I have never forced myself on anyone, nor have I ever exposed myself or restrained anyone against their will. To the contrary, if any woman ever said no, I stopped.” Jeremy was recently spotted relaxing on the beach in Hawaii over the holidays......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredJan 27th, 2018

The Vanderpump Rules Gang Is Left Divided After Ariana Madix"s Brother Is Accused Of Being "Predatory"! Recap HERE!

It's the Witches of WeHo vs. #TeamMadix! Ariana Madix, once again, found herself at odds with Vanderpump Rules costars Stassi Schroeder, Kristen Doute, and Kate Maloney during Monday night's showing of the Bravo hit. So what caused the latest beef?? Related: Lala SLAMS Jennifer Lawrence For Calling Her The C-Word! Well, Miz Madix became LIVID when it was [...] It's the Witches of WeHo vs. #TeamMadix! Ariana Madix, once again, found herself at odds with Vanderpump Rules costars Stassi Schroeder, Kristen Doute, and Kate Maloney during Monday night's showing of the Bravo hit. So what caused the latest beef?? Related: Lala SLAMS Jennifer Lawrence For Calling Her The C-Word! Well, Miz Madix became LIVID when it was revealed that the ladies had unfavorable things to say about the SUR bartender's brother, Jeremy Madix. Eek!! Get all the dramz from the episode (below)... Specifically, while discussing new pal Billie Lee's upcoming date with Mr. Madix, Schroeder and Doute expressed some concern. Per the longtime bestiez, Jeremy has a bit of a reputation for being inappropriate with their friends. Not only did Kristen advise Billie to meet with Jeremy in a "public place," but Stassi warned that Ariana's brother was "creepy." Schroeder didn't hold back with her criticism, as she went on to accuse Jeremy of not leaving her alone at Tom Schwartz and Katie's wedding. Per Stassi, the situation "just gave [her] a sick feeling in [her] stomach." Understandably concerned by the news she received, Billie took this gossip to her other gal pals, Scheana Marie and Lala Kent. After a pep talk from the other two women, who were totally down for the match, Billie went on her date with Jeremy -- which went off without a hitch! Madix even sweetly encouraged Billie on their date, as he said the transgender hostess was someone who should be "acknowledged as a woman and everyone else can fuck off." Related: Scheana Knows She Looks 'Really Stupid'! Sadly, despite the successful outing, the drama raged on as Ariana caught wind of the shit talking. During a dinner with all of the ladies, the gossip about Jeremy was brought up. Katie attempted to defend Stassi and Kristen, by revealing that multiple women confided in her about Jeremy's allegedly "predatory" advances. She added: "I had numerous girlfriends at my wedding saying he was creepy … he was predatory at my wedding." Katie went on to say that she was only being "an advocate" for the women who were not present to speak for themselves. Ariana took this statement as Katie's way of saying she wasn't "an advocate" for women, and stormed off. Later on in the episode, Ariana's boyfriend Tom Sandoval showed up at the Schwartzs' apartment to confront the women about the shade. When the ladies refused to apologize for their anti-Jeremy stance, he tried explaining that Ariana's brother "has had to deal with a lot of things." As Tom continued to be a Jeremy apologist, Stassi declared that she was "so sick of, like, protecting men." This declaration resulted in a verbally aggressive threat from Sandoval: "It's not true so you better fucking watch yourself." In a confessional, Ariana defended Jeremy by claiming he was "a victim in this." While we clearly only know what Bravo wants us to know, we have a feeling there's a lot more to this situation. Be sure to catch more Vanderpump Rules drama when it airs on Bravo on Mondays at 9 p.m. ET. [Image via Bravo.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonMar 13th, 2018

UTA Hires Shanique Bonelli-Moore as Director of Corporate Communications

UTA has appointed Shanique Bonelli-Moore as director of corporate communications. Bonelli-Moore, whose primary focus will be on internal communications programs, brings extensive experience in strategic communications, employee engagement, and diversity and inclusion efforts across multiple industries. She joins UTA after serving as head of internal communications at BuzzFeed. Based in Los Angeles, Bonelli-Moore will report […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyMay 1st, 2018

Tyler Perry, Jeremy Zimmer, Tim Armstrong Talk #MeToo, Diversity, and Success at Milken Conference

Tyler Perry surprised the audience at the Milken Institute Global Conference on Monday with a candid thought about one of his signature characters, the cantankerous Madea. Perry spoke alongside UTA chief Jeremy Zimmer and Oath CEO Tim Armstrong on a panel focused on what it takes to build a successful business and healthy company culture. Perry […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyApr 30th, 2018

Constance Zimmer Thinks "Bachelor in Paradise" Stole A Crappy Scene from "UnREAL"

Constance Zimmer made an appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Thursday (February 22) and revealed she watched a real reality TV show push out one of the exact same scenes for her hit Lifetime series UnREAL. “Sometimes what you’ve seen on our show the next night you will see on an actual [...] Constance Zimmer made an appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Thursday (February 22) and revealed she watched a real reality TV show push out one of the exact same scenes for her hit Lifetime series UnREAL. “Sometimes what you’ve seen on our show the next night you will see on an actual reality show. There’s been a couple of times,” the 47-year-old actress revealed. “The one time I got weirdly excited about it was when we made a contestant sh-t herself on television and she was wearing a white dress.” “Our show airs on Monday nights and then on Tuesday night there was another reality show called Bachelor in Paradise where the guy who I think was called the ‘bad guy’ pooped his pants,” Constance said. “He pooped his pants on television.” Constance was referring to Bachelor in Paradise‘s bad Chad Johnson – Watch the interview below! A Reality Show ‘Stole’ A Crappy Scene From Constance Zimmer’s ‘UnREAL’.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredFeb 23rd, 2018

Harvey Weinstein Gives First Interview Since Times Exposé: "They Told Me Lies"

The man behind the controversy speaks. As we reported, on Thursday, The New York Times published a shocking report accusing Harvey Weinstein of "decades of sexual harassment," which has led him to reaching "at least eight settlements with women." Although the movie producer released a statement to the newspaper saying he is "remorseful about the people I [...] The man behind the controversy speaks. As we reported, on Thursday, The New York Times published a shocking report accusing Harvey Weinstein of "decades of sexual harassment," which has led him to reaching "at least eight settlements with women." Although the movie producer released a statement to the newspaper saying he is "remorseful about the people I hurt and I plan to do right by all of them," his lawyer Charles Harder announced plans for a lawsuit against the Times for publishing "a story that is saturated with false and defamatory statements." Related: These Celebs Have Been Accused Of Sexual Misconduct! So why is The Weinstein Company co-founder apologizing for his bad behavior, yet suing the newspaper for calling him out on it? On the same day, Harvey gave an interview to Page Six where he tries clarify the confusion. He said: "What I am saying is that I bear responsibility for my actions, but the reason I am suing is because of the Times' inability to be honest with me, and their reckless reporting. They told me lies. They made assumptions... The Times had a deal with us that they would tell us about the people they had on the record in the story, so we could respond appropriately, but they didn't live up to the bargain... The Times editors were so fearful they were going to be scooped by New York Magazine and they would lose the story, that they went ahead and posted the story filled with reckless reporting, and without checking all they had with me and my team." In fact, he believes the publication is out to make him look bad. "They never wrote about the documentary I did with JAY-Z about Rikers Island, they never write that I raised $50 million for amfAR, nor my work with Robin Hood – instead they focus on trying to bring me down. This is a vendetta, and the next time I see Dean Baquet [the executive editor of the Times] it will be across a courtroom." Weinstein believes the chunk of their story is predicated on a 2014 memo written by employee and sexual harassment accuser Lauren O'Connor. "The Times used that entire memo as the basis of their story, but in reality it was withdrawn two days after it was written, O'Connor withdrew her complaint, and withdrew her claims made in the memo. The document doesn't stand up." As for Ashley Judd, who went on record accusing him of an inappropriate interaction at the Peninsula Beverly Hills: "They spent six months researching this article then they gave us just 24 hours to answer it. They did tell us that Ashley Judd was on record, but we thought it would be along the lines of what she told Variety." In 2015, the actress told Variety she was sexually harassed by an anonymous movie executive. Harvey continues: "But she changed her story when giving it to the Times. I know Ashley Judd is going through a tough time right now, I read her book [her memoir All That Is Bitter and Sweet], in which she talks about being the victim of sexual abuse and depression as a child. Her life story was brutal, and I have to respect her. In a year from now I am going to reach out to her... I never laid a glove on her." In regards to his alleged eight case settlements: "No company ever talks about settlements, and neither does the recipient, so I don't know how the Times came to this conclusion, but it is pure conjecture, the reporters have made assumptions." However, the studio executive sees the error of his ways, and knows he has "to work on my temper." "I have got to change, I've got to grow, I've got to deal with my personality, I've got to work on my temper, I have got to dig deep. I know a lot of people would like me to go into a facility, and I may well just do that – I will go anywhere I can learn more about myself. I want to be able to look at the people I have hurt and say, 'I am sorry, I have changed and I've progressed.' I am terribly embarrassed for my company, my staff and the only person who could fix this is me. I am going to fix myself, I am going to fix how I deal with women and how I deal with my temper and power."' Despite the drama, wife Georgina Chapman is standing by her man. "She stands 100 percent behind me. Georgina and I have talked about this at length. We went out with Lisa Bloom last night when we knew the article was coming out. Georgina will be with Lisa and others kicking my ass to be a better human being and to apologize to people for my bad behavior, to say I'm sorry, and to absolutely mean it." On the flip side, the New York Times refuses to back down to Harvey's legal threats and is "confident in the accuracy" of its reporting. A spokesperson said: "Mr. Weinstein was aware and able to respond to specific allegations in our story before publication. In fact, we published his response in full." What do U think? [Image via WENN.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonOct 5th, 2017