R. Kelly Indicted On 10 Felony Counts Of Aggravated Sexual Abuse With Minors
UPDATE, 8:45 PM: R. Kelly has voluntarily surrendered and is confirmed to be in policy custody in Cook County, Ill, according to a police spokesman. A bond hearing will be held on Saturday afternoon.
Kelly faces several counts, all Class 2 felonies in Illinois, and a probational offense that carries a potential sentence of three to seven years.
UPDATED with details from news conference, 1: 33 PM: Rumors about R. Kelly and underage girls have swirled since the 1990s… Read
Harvey Weinstein’s New Defense Team Wants Rape Trial Delayed
EXCLUSIVE: The newly minted defense team for Harvey Weinstein is poised to ask for a postponement of the looming rape trial in New York that could see the disgraced producer behind bars for the rest of his life.
Less than a month into the job, Jose Baez, Ronald Sullivan, Duncan Levin and Pam Mackey are leaning towards asking New York Supreme Court Justice James Burke for more time, I've learned. The blueprint is to either seek the delay just before a previously scheduled… Read
D.L. Hughley Wants Terry Crews As First Guest On TV One Late-Night Show; Blasts Floyd Mayweather – TCA
D.L. Hughley wants Terry Crews to be the first guest on his new late-night show for TV One to talk about his #MeToo experience.
Hughley came to TCA on Wednesday to talk about The D.L. Hughley Show, launching in March.
Asked who he would like to be his first guest, he did not hesitate: “First person I’d like to talk to: Terry Crews.”
Hughley has made headlines for his remarks about Crews’ #MeToo experience. A couple weeks ago, Crews hit back at the comedian during an… Read
VH1 Trailblazer Honors To Fete ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ Author Margaret Atwood & #MeToo Founder Tarana Burke
EXCLUSIVE: VH1 Trailblazers Honors will celebrate two women closely associated with some timely subjects next month: The Handmaid’s Tale author Margaret Atwood and #MeToo founder and activist Tarana Burke.
They will be feted as vanguards along with previously announced honorees House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Oscar-nominated filmmaker Ava DuVernay. The hourlong special will air on VH1 and Logo at 9 p.m. Friday, March 8 — International Women’s Day — to mark the kickoff of… Read
CBS Shareholders Update Lawsuit To Flag $200M In Stock Sales In Allegedly “Fraudulent Scheme” By Management
A shareholder lawsuit filed last summer against CBS and several of its current and former leaders has been amended to charge that $200 million in stock was unloaded by insiders who knew the company would face serious exposure in the second half of 2018.
The share sales were “timed to capitalize on CBS's inflated stock price before defendant [Les] Moonves's misconduct and the pervasive sexual harassment that permeated the company was revealed to the market,” the complaint… Read
Fox Sports West’s Corey Maggette Skips Clippers Broadcast After Report Links Him To Virginia Fairfax Accuser, 1999 Duke Rape
Former basketball star Corey Maggette, who is now an analyst for Fox Sports West, did not appear as scheduled on last night’s LA Clippers telecast after a report linked him to a 1999 rape involving the accuser of Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax.
A lawyer for Fairfax’s accuser, Meredith Watson, issued a statement last week saying that a basketball player had raped her while both were students at Duke. The university said it was opening an investigation into the matter… Read
‘Extra’ Host A.J. Calloway Suspended By Warner Bros. As Sex Misconduct Investigation Expands
A.J. Calloway, the host who has been accused of sexual assault and other misconduct by several women, has been suspended by Warner Bros. pending further investigation of the allegations.
“Upon becoming aware of allegations of sexual misconduct against AJ Calloway, we began an internal review to determine whether there had been any misconduct by Mr. Calloway on Extra and whether any employee of the show had been the victim of any such misconduct,” said a company… Read
Monica Potter Claims Resisting Harvey Weinstein Seduction Barred Her From ‘Cider House Rules’ Role
Actress Monica Potter claims that she lost a chance to appear in the 1999 film The Cider House Rules because she rejected Harvey Weinstein’s advances.
Speaking to her hometown Cleveland television station WKYC on its Let’s Be Clear show, Potter said Weinstein had tried to bed her three times, “twice in New York and once was in London.”
On two occasions, Weinstein made advances while wearing a bathrobe, she claimed. She rejected him physically, she said, taking advantage… Read
‘Lorena’ Reframes The Bobbitt Story In The Era Of #MeToo — Sundance Studio
When Lorena Bobbitt famously cut off her husband's penis in the '90s, much of the resulting news coverage descended into "dick jokes", as Joshua Rofé, director of Amazon's documentary Lorena put it at Deadline's Sundance Studio.
But, inspired by a 2016 newspaper article about how the Bobbitt coverage had been the nation's missed opportunity to discuss domestic violence, Rofé wanted to take a look at the detailed story behind the woman and the incident.
"This story would… Read
Women’s Media Center Says Oscar Noms Again Come Up Short Recognizing Female Talent
Confirming data reported by Deadline last month, a new study from the Women's Media Center has found that 75% of all non-acting Oscar nominations this year went to men.
"The 2019 Oscar nominations were disappointing for women behind the camera," the group wrote in its report (read it here), "with no women nominated in directing, cinematography, editing, original score, and visual effects and only one woman nominated in animated feature film and in each of the two writing… Read
Woody Allen Hits Amazon With $68M Suit Over Killed Film Deal & “Baseless Allegations”
Amidst continuing controversy over alleged sexual misconduct, it turns out Woody Allen isn’t turning the other cheek to the end of his multimillion-dollar and multi-picture deal with Amazon.
The Oscar winner on Thursday hit the studio division of the Jeff Bezos-founded company with a $68 million lawsuit over the cancellation of a four-film agreement and Amazon Studios killing distribution of Allen’s long-completed and shelved movie A Rainy Day in New York.
“In June 2018… Read
Berlin Jury President Juliette Binoche Praises Harvey Weinstein As A Producer; Says, “Let Justice Do What It Needs To”
Oscar winner Juliette Binoche made her first appearance as jury president at the Berlin Film Festival today, fielding questions at a press conference that began with her thoughts on women's representation, segued to politics and Netflix, and then closed on Harvey Weinstein.
Of the latter, Binoche, who worked on Weinstein films Chocolat and The English Patient, said answering a question about the disgraced mogul was "opening a book that has already been opened and… Read