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Netflix And Telefónica Confirm Their Partnership On Twitter

Netflix and Telefónica announced a global partnership that will bring the Internet video service to Telefonica’s TV and video platforms in Europe and Latin America, confirming speculation about a potential deal. Telefónica Executive Chairman José María Álvarez-Pallete announced the partnership by tweeting a campy video in which he calls CEO Reed Hastings via a 1920s era payphone reminiscent of the Netflix Spanish-language original series, The Cable Girls. Hastings is seen… Read

Rose McGowan Mocks Harvey Weinstein’s “Old Man Perp Walk” Into Court: “We Already Know What He’s Planning”

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Rose McGowan took a victory lap on Megyn Kelly’s hour of Today show, the day Harvey Weinstein turned himself in and was booked on rape charges in Manhattan. After getting a standing ovation from Kelly’s studio crowd, McGowan, who was one of Weinstein’s earliest, best known accusers, described her morning as “surreal” adding, “It's real. It's both. And its kind of like living in a Salvador Dali painting, this whole thing.” “And, to see him do the Bill Cosby old man perp… Read

Tapping Squidward: Broadway’s Gavin Lee Gets To The Heart Of ‘SpongeBob SquarePants’ – Tony Awards Watch

That old Broadway dictum – Never share a stage with fuchsia sea anemones – is blown to smithereens when Gavin Lee taps his way through “I’m Not A Loser,” the gleeful 11 o’clock number of Broadway’s SpongeBob SquarePants musical that all but guaranteed Lee his Tony Award nomination this year for Best Featured Actor in a Musical. An homage to Broadway panache, cartoon anarchy and good old four-legged tap dancing, “I’m Not A Loser” is, night after night, capped by the kind… Read

‘Kim Possible’ Live Action Disney Channel Movie Adds Alyson Hannigan And More

The live action Disney Channel movie version of animated hit Kim Possible has announced some casting additions, led by Alyson Hannigan (How I Met Your Mother, Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and Connie Ray (The Big C). Also joining the cast are Todd Stashwick (12 Monkeys) and Taylor Ortega, who will play fan-favorite villains Drakken and Shego, respectively; Ciara Wilson (OMG!) has been cast as new high school student Athena; and Erika Tham (Make It Pop) will play Kim’s… Read

Harvey Weinstein Arraigned On Felony Sex Crime Charges, Pleads Not Guilty

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UPDATED with comment from Harvey Weinstein’s lawyer and video: Disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein was arraigned today on felony sex crime charges in New York Criminal Court, where the judge set bail at $1 million cash. However, the Oscar winning producer’s lawyer says he plans to appeal to get the case tossed out. Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. said Weinstein has been charged with two counts of rape — one involving force — as well as criminal… Read

Harvey Weinstein Arrest Reactions From Hollywood, Accusers: “What Took You So Long?”

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UPDATED with more reaction: Harvey Weinstein turned himself in today at New York’s Tribeca precinct near the home of his former The Weinstein Company and arrested on multiple sex crimes charges handed down by the Manhattan District Attorney's Office. The news of Weinstein’s surrender, which was tipped Thursday, has been a moment of vindication and catharsis for the #MeToo movement and especially the more than 80 women who have come forward to accuse the Oscar-winning… Read

Harvey Weinstein Officially Arrested, Charged With Rape After Turning Himself In

UPDATED with details of charges: As expected, Harvey Weinstein turned himself in to the New York Police Department at the 1st Precinct in Tribeca this morning to face criminal charges stemming from multiple sexual assault allegations. Facing potentially years behind bars, sources say Weinstein is likely looking at first degree and third degree rape charges and a first degree criminal sexual act charge from the Manhattan District Attorney’s office. Once the most powerful… Read

Special Olympics 50th Anniversary Gets Entertainment Industry Boost

Pharrell Williams, Cindy Crawford, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Stevie Wonder are among the talents that will participate in a year-long celebration of the Special Olympics 50th anniversary. The stars and celebration leaders including Special Olympics' Global Ambassadors' John C. McGinley, Brooklyn Decker, Apollo Anton Ohno, Nancy O'Dell, and Vanessa Williams plan to actively promote the organization’s Inclusion Revolution campaign. The movement  touts the idea that everyone… Read

China Film Bureau Names Wang Xiaohui As New Head Of Department

Wang Xiaohui, an attorney and longtime Communist party bureaucrat, has been named Head of the China Film Bureau. When the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television in March, state media said a proposed new body overseeing radio and TV management would fall directly under the State Council, i.e., more firmly under the thumb of the Communist Party. But a question mark was left over what was to become of film oversight. With Wang’s appointment… Read

New European Privacy Law Set, Flooding Inboxes With Mailing List Updates

Companies that market themselves through email – practically every company in the world, that is – are scrambling to become compliant with a new European law that could cause major legal actions. The General Data Protection Regulation (known by the acronym GDPR) is a new European law that takes effect on Friday, May 25. Consumers have already noticed a flood of updated email requests from companies that have them on their mailing lists, and more such notices are to… Read

Natalie Dormer To Topline & Produce Vivien Leigh Series With FremantleMedia & UK’s Mainstreet Pictures

EXCLUSIVE: It's literally going to be Game of Thrones meets Gone with the Wind, as Natalie Dormer is gearing up to play Vivien Leigh on the small screen. The former Margaery Tyrell will be teaming up with FremantleMedia and UK production company Mainstreet Pictures to develop and produce a series which will focus on the two-time Oscar winner's personal and professional successes and struggles. The American Gods producers will have the international distribution rights to… Read

Angelo Falcón Dies: Journalist, Author And Latino Advocate Was 66

Journalist Angelo Falcón, the National Institute for Latino Policy president and founder and National Hispanic Media Coalition board member, has died.  He was 66. Falcón was a nationally recognized expert on Latino politics and policy issues and the author of the Atlas of Stateside Puerto Ricans.  He was also the editor of the Latino Policy eNewsletter and chair of the Latino Census Network. In addition, he was also the co-editor of Latino Voices: Mexican, Puerto Rican and… Read