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‘House Of Cards’ Production “Not Impacted” Amid Active Shooter Situation A Mile Away – Update

UPDATED, 10:33 AM: Conflicting reports are emerging after a mass shooting near a House of Cards set outside Baltimore. Media Rights Capital and Netflix now say that production on their show was “not impacted” by the shooting that left three people dead and two wounded in a nearby business park. “We have been in touch with local authorities and are aware of a shooting situation that happened about a mile away from the House of Cards set,” they said in a statement… Read

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Actor’s Key Co-Founders Plead No Contest to Charging Actors for Auditions

Katherine Shaw and Kristen Caldwell, co-owners of The Actor's Key, have pleaded no contest to charges brought by the City Attorney that they charged actors for auditions in violation of the state's Talent Scam Prevention Act. All charges were dropped, however, against Jessica Gardner, who was their office manager. All three vehemently deny that they did anything illegal. The Actor's Key, which filed for bankruptcy and went out of business in February, also pleaded no… Read

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Los Angeles City Attorney “Will Prosecute” Harvey Weinstein If Victims Come Forward

Harvey Weinstein LA City Attorney

On a day that saw Harvey Weinstein resign from the board of directors at The Weinstein Company amid an ever-growing sexual harassment scandal, the Los Angeles City Attorney is asking victims to contact his office with their stories. “Please come forward so your cases — and justice — can be pursued,” said Mike Feuer on Tuesday as the LAPD requested victims of the Oscar-winning producer to go public. “We take allegations like these very seriously, and where the facts… Read

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Las Vegas Shooting: Sheriff “Offended” By Reports Of Incompetence Over Changing Timeline

The death toll in the October 1 Las Vegas shooting stands at 58 but 45 people remain hospitalized and some are in critical condition, says Las Vegas Police Sheriff Joseph Lombardo. An emotional and defensive Lombardo told reporters in the room he was "offended" by those who have called his department's investigation incompetent, and he blasted conspiracy theories that authorities are withholding information. "There is so no conspiracy…Nobody is attempting to hide… Read

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NYPD, London Police Review Complaints Against Harvey Weinstein

Harvey Weinstein

Update with London info The New York Police Department is looking into possible complaints against Harvey Weinstein, and according to a UK press report London police are “assessing” an allegation against the producer. A police statement to media outlets reads: “Based on information referenced in published news reports the NYPD is conducting a review to determine if there are any additional complaints relating to the Harvey Weinstein matter. No filed complaints have been… Read

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Harvey Weinstein: Rose McGowan Takes Ben Affleck To Task & More Reactions

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UPDATED with more comments, refresh for latest: Rose McGowan called out Ben Affleck for his response about the behavior of Miramax and The Weinstein Co. mogul Harvey Weinstein and called TWC ‘dirty.’ She also asked for men who knew to speak up and be heard. McGowan’s book Brave, which is already up for pre-order on Amazon, has a street date of Feb. 28th from Harper Collins and is likely to become an instant bestseller as we’ve heard she (characteristically) pulls no… Read

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Harvey Weinstein: Floodgates Open As Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie Say They Were Similarly Harassed

The floodgates have opened as some of Hollywood’s most well-known actresses — Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie — have just told their story to The New York Times in a second wave of reporting that outlines the sexual predatory behavior of former Miramax and TWC head Harvey Weinstein. Secrets long kept hidden because of fear. Paltrow recounts incidents that happened when she was only 22 years old, at a time when she and Brad Pitt were dating, when the then powerful mogul… Read

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Harvey Weinstein NYPD Sting Audiotape: Mogul Aggressive As Model Says ‘No’ 10 Times

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In 2015, the NYPD mounted a sting operation against TWC head Harvey Weinstein, using a wired-up Filipina-Italian model named Ambra Battilana Gutierrez after she filed a complaint with the department that she had been groped by the executive. An article written for The New Yorker by Ronan Farrow – himself a vocal activist against sexual predatory behavior whose voice was first raised against “father” Woody Allen — includes an audiotape of Weinstein trying to lure the model… Read

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Las Vegas Shooting: Gunman Shot Mandalay Bay Hotel Security Guard Before Firing Into Concert Crowd

The gunman behind the largest mass shooting in modern U.S. history shot Mandalay Bay Hotel security guard Jesus Campos before opening fire on 22,000 concertgoers across the Strip, police said Monday afternoon. They still have no motive in the shooting that left 58 dead and nearly 500 wounded. The encounter with Campos on the hotel’s 32nd floor happened at 9:59 PM local time, six minutes before a gunman began firing into the crowd, Sheriff Joseph Lombardo revealed at a… Read

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‘American Horror Story: Cult’: “Substantial Cuts” To Next Episode After Las Vegas Tragedy

FX said today that the producers of American Horror Story: Cult made “substantial edits” to the episode that airs Tuesday because the opening scene depicts “an occurrence of gun violence that has sadly become all too common in our country.” The move comes a week after 58 people were killed and nearly 500 wounded in a rifle attack on an outdoor concert in Las Vegas. The unedited version will available on VOD platforms. “In light of the tragedy last week in Las Vegas, Ryan M… Read

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Las Vegas Shooting: Still No Motive Known; No ISIS Connection, Police Say

Route 91 Harvest Festival Shooting

Las Vegas police say they still do not have a clear motive as they investigate the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history. At a Friday afternoon briefing, Undersheriff Kevin McMahill said they also are not clear what the gunman planned for the explosives found in his car. They are aware ISIS is claiming the 64-year-old shooter who gunned down 58 people attending a country music festival and injured nearly 500 but see absolutely nothing that supports that claim… Read

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CNN To Air Commercial-Free Special Tribute To Victims Of Las Vegas Shooting On Friday

CNN's Anderson Cooper will host a special highlighting the lives of 58 victims, killed while attending a country music festival in Las Vegas last Sunday. Las Vegas Lost: Remembering the Victims will air tomorrow night, Friday, Oct. 6 at 9 PM ET. Another 489 were injured in the incident, in which a gunman fired down on the crowd from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel across the Strip from the open-air venue. That number was smaller than a previous earlier… Read