Ava DuVernay Inspires Others To Share Childhood Pictures In Protest Of Family Separation
In an effort to bring attention to the Trump administration’s family separation policy that has been making headlines and causing much debate as of late, filmmaker Ava DuVernay tweeted a photo of herself as a child with commentary on the current events unfolding at the U.S.-Mexico border — and others started to follow her lead.
“I look at myself as a girl and imagine having to travel unsafely in a quest for safety,” the Wrinkle in Time director tweeted. “Be forcibly… Read
Hollywood Slams Corey Lewandowski After He Dismissed Girl With Down Syndrome Separated From Her Mother
Corey Lewandowski is facing the fire and the fury from social media after he mocked a 10-year-girl with down syndrome being separated from her mother at the U.S.-Mexico border during a Fox News panel Tuesday.
While Democratic strategist Zac Petkanas was discussing his views on the family separation policy that has been making headlines as of late, he brought up the aforementioned 10-year-old girl and Lewandowski interrupted with a “womp, womp” to which Petkanas responded… Read
Dems Pounce On Corey Lewandowski Mocking Down Syndrome Child In Fox News Channel Debate On Border Policy
Lewandowski appeared on Fox News Channel tonight to discuss Trump's child-snatching border policy with Democratic strategist Zac Petkanas.
As the latter was talking about a young girl with Down Syndrome who had been separated from her mother by authorities, Lewandowski – who Trump is eyeing to replace John Kelly as White House Chief of Staff say some – could be heard snarking, "whomp, whomp."
“Did you just say ‘womp-womp’ to a 10-year-old girl with Down Syndrome being… Read
WGA East Survey Finds “Significant Barriers” To Reporting Sexual Harassment; Many Cite Inadequate Employer Training
A survey about sexual harassment conducted by the WGA East has found that there are "significant barriers to people reporting when they have experienced sexual harassment," according to Lowell Peterson, the guild's executive director. Among those obstacles to reporting, he wrote in a recent letter the guild's members and council, are "fear of career damage, lack of confidence that the employer would take real action, and fear of the perpetrator."
The survey asked a series… Read
Donald Trump Bullies House GOP, Admits Crying Tots Aren’t Good “Look” At Meeting On Baby-Snatching Border Policy
President Donald Trump stormed Capitol Hill tonight to whip House Republicans into line over his policy of separating families at the southern border, making sure to remind them what happens when you cross him.
"Is Mark Sanford here? I just want to congratulate him on running a great race," Trump snarked, after which he called Sanford, who was in the room, a “nasty guy,” according to multiple press accounts.
Trump famously is credited with costing Sanford his first race… Read
Stephen King & J.J. Abrams’ ‘Castle Rock’ Sets Comic-Con World Premiere + More
EXCLUSIVE: Castle Rock doesn't premiere on Hulu until July 25, but San Diego Comic-Con attendees will get a lot more than a sneak peek at the psychological-horror drama. The entire opening episode of the J.J. Abrams-produced series based on Stephen King's stories will be played for fans at the confab next month, I've learned.
Additionally, the home of The Handmaid's Tale is planning a big Rock presence offscreen at SDCC.
Abrams is working on the next Star Wars movie over… Read
More MoviePass Drama: Stock See-Saws As Parent Company Pitches Ways To Avoid Nasdaq Delisting
The bizarre ride of MoviePass parent Helios and Matheson Analytics continued today after the company issued a preliminary proxy report unveiling proposals to overhaul its financial structure.
With 15 minutes to go in today’s trading session, not long after the filing was posted, company shares abruptly spiked by more than 25% before plummeting back after hours to 30 cents a share, a new 52-week low. Trading volume was twice the normal level.
Shareholders who own stock as… Read
Fox News Defends Laura Ingraham Against David Hogg’s “Agenda-Driven Intimidation” – Update
UPDATED with Fox News statement: Fox News sent out a response to David Hogg’s advertiser boycott campaign against Laura Ingraham’s primetime show over her comments about detention centers at the U.S.-Mexico border.
"Laura Ingraham's very personal, on-the-ground commitment to the plight of impoverished and abandoned children—specifically in Guatemala— speaks for itself,” the company said in a statement. “So too does her strong belief in a commonsense, legal immigration… Read
Donald Trump’s Attacks On Media Taking A Toll On Broadcasters, WGA East Survey Finds
A survey of WGA East members who work at ABC and CBS news operations has found that nearly half of those responding said that President Donald Trump's constant attacks on the media have taken a toll on them. Trump, the most virulently anti-press president in modern American history, has called the "fake news" the "enemy of the American people" and "our country's biggest enemy."
"The current political climate is taking a toll on our broadcast members," WGA East executive… Read
Hollywood Condemns Fox News, Trump’s Zero-Tolerance Policy: Adam Scott, James Gunn, Others Speak Out
Refresh for updates Adam Scott, co-star of the Fox sitcom Ghosted, has added his voice to the growing opposition – both inside and outside the Fox entertainment family – against Fox News and what the actor calls the network’s “support for & blatant lying about state-sponsored child abuse.”
The chorus of critics has been expanding steadily today since director Paul Feig (20th Century Fox’s Spy, The Heat), Family Guy‘s Seth MacFarlane, director Judd Apatow and Modern Family… Read
HBO Brings The Sizzle To Meeting With The New WarnerMedia Boss
Living up to its old swaggering slogan, “It’s not TV, It’s HBO,” the premium cable network drafted some of its biggest stars to welcome the new boss.
Before WarnerMedia CEO John Stankey took the stage for an hour-long town hall meeting in Manhattan, HBO aired a funny video featuring Real Time’s Bill Maher, Veep’s Tony Hale, Game of Thrones’ Emilia Clark and Kit Harington and Curb Your Enthusiasm’s Larry David posing questions of the new boss.
The mood at the town hall was… Read
Dick Delson Dies: Longtime Hollywood Publicist Was 81
Longtime Hollywood publicist Dick Delson died following a lengthy illness Sunday. He was 81. His death at an assisted-car facility in Yarmouth, Maine, was announced by niece Joanna Delson.
A member of the Motion Picture Academy of Arts and Sciences, Delson had more than 50 years of public relations, advertising, promotional and marketing experience. Delson supervised the press activities of hundreds of major motion pictures, independent films, television series and… Read