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IATSE And Teamsters Condemn Sexual Harassment In The Industry

The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees has issued a statement on sexual harassment in the entertainment industry, commending "the many who have courageously shared their stories of sexual abuse and harassment." The statement doesn't mention disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein or any of the others who have recently been outed as sexual abusers, but says that "we absolutely support" the right of their accusers to speak out, adding: "As a labor union, we… Read

TV

Bill O’Reilly Spokesman Says NY Times “Maliciously Smeared” Ex-Fox News Host

Bill O’Reilly spokesman Mark Fabiani says The New York Times “has maliciously smeared” the ex-Fox News host and that the Times failed to print a “sworn affidavit” from O’Reilly’s accuser “repudiating all allegations against” the host. “In it’s latest diatribe against Bill O’Reilly, the Times printed leaked information provided by anonymous sources that is out of context, false, defamatory, and obviously designed to embarrass Bill O’Reilly and to keep him from competing in… Read

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Donald Trump Tells Maria Bartiromo: “I Was So Nice” During Condolence Call

In an interview with Fox Business Network’s Maria Bartiromo set to air tomorrow and Monday, President Donald Trump disputes claims that he was insensitive during the now-infamous condolence call to Sgt. La David Johnson’s widow Myeshia Johnson. “I was so nice,” Trump says. Describing John Kelly’s reaction to Congresswoman Frederica Wilson telling reporters that Trump said La David Johnson “knew what he signed up for”, Trump says to Bartiromo that the Chief of Staff… Read

Business

Directors Guild Begins Process Of Kicking Out Harvey Weinstein

Harvey Weinstein

The Directors Guild has begun the process of kicking Harvey Weinstein out of the guild. Following today's meeting of its national board of directors, the DGA president Thomas Schlamme said that the guild filed disciplinary charges against him on October 13. "The DGA has a long-standing practice of not commenting on internal union matters, but has decided to make an exception in this case to acknowledge the filing of charges," Schlamme said in a statement. "However… Read

Film

Josh Brolin Opens Up About Death Of ‘Deadpool 2’ Stuntwoman Joi “SJ” Harris

Only the Brave star Josh Brolin recently addressed the tragic death of stuntwoman Joi “SJ” Harris on the set of the upcoming Deadpool 2Harris died in an accident in August. During an interview with the Associated Press for Only the Brave, Brolin addressed Harris’ death saying: “We had somebody pass away on Deadpool 2 and it was an absolute freak accident.” He adds that Harris was “wonderful woman” and reiterates that it “wasn’t even a stunt” and that it was a freak… Read

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Sex Abuse Silence Is Over, But Even The Academy Is Entitled To A Defense

Almost nothing is quite as simple as it looks. Certainly not sexual harassment and accusations thereof—as insiders at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences are well aware, notwithstanding last Saturday's summary expulsion of Harvey Weinstein following dozens of claims that he had sexually abused actresses and others over the years. After banishing Weinstein at an emergency session, the Academy's board of governors boldly declared an end to Hollywood's silence… Read

Business

‘Straight Outta Compton’ Director Received Multiple Threats From Suge Knight, Court Records Claim

Transcripts just released from a grand jury hearing earlier this year indicate rap mogul Marion “Suge” Knight allegedly gave multiple menacing warnings to Straight Outta Compton director F. Gary Gray during filming of his Academy Award-nominated film. Specific details from the February hearing on the threats were made public for the first time on Friday and reported by the Los Angeles Times. The alleged threats evidently worked, as Gray later claimed numerous times during… Read

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Sophia Bush Explains ‘Chicago P.D.’ Exit: “Left Because I Wanted To”

Sophia Bush has broken her silence on the reason for departing Chicago P.D. after four seasons. Responding to an Instagram comment, she claimed, “I left because I wanted to. End of story.” Bush, the former female lead on the series, dismissed various theories on her exit. “Took me a long time and a lot of hard work to get out of that show,” she wrote. “Please don’t demean my capabilities by degrading my position. I left because I wanted to. End of… Read

TV

‘Once Upon a Time’ & ‘Marvel’s Inhumans’ Slip To Demo Ratings Lows

CBS’ testosterone-heavy drama lineup held up surprisingly well against the Yankees-Astros baseball game. It was actually ABC’s female-friendly Once Upon a Time (0.5 adults 18-49 rating, 2.52 million total viewers) that tied for the biggest demo drop (-0.2) on Friday to hit a new L+SD series low in 18-49. The decline carried over to lead-out Marvel's Inhumans (0.4, 2 million), which also was down -0.2 to a series low in the demo. As we noted, CBS’ dramas were all steady… Read

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President Trump Continues Feud With Congresswoman Hours Before Sgt. La David Johnson Funeral

President Donald Trump took time out from his morning – on the day of the funeral of slain Sgt. La David Johnson – to continue his feuds with the media and Johnson’s congresswoman and friend, Rep. Frederica Wilson. Not letting go of his latest little nickname for a foe, the president called the congresswoman “Wacky” and suggested that he hopes the “Fake News Media” keeps talking about her because she “is killing the Democrat Party!” I hope the Fake News Media keeps… Read

Box Office

‘Boo 2! A Madea Halloween’ Reaps $21M+ During October Dumping Ground At The B.O.

Tyler Perry's Boo 2! A Madea Halloween

Writethru 8:16AM after Saturday 12:03AM post: What’s up with late October at the box office? If the first weekend of May is known as the official launch of summer and guarantees a $100M-plus opening title, then the third and even fourth weekend of October can officially be known as a dumping ground for mediocre, broken movies. No disrespect to Lionsgate’s Boo 2! A Madea Halloween. That film is absolutely working, stoking its audience and winning the weekend off a… Read