‘The Dirt’ Review: Netflix’s Mötley Crüe Memoir Pic Flaccid & Bleached Clean

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SPOILER ALERT: This review contains details of the movie version of The Dirt
Having taken decades to make it to the screen, you kind of knew any adaptation of Mötley Crüe’s 2001 memoir The Dirt was going to be problematic, to put it politely.
Inf…

Chantal Cousineau Hasn’t Worked Since Leading #Me Too Charge Against James Toback

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Chantal Cousineau, one of the leaders of the #Me Too Movement, says she hasn’t had a single day of work as an actress since she became the first of hundreds of women to accuse director James Toback of sexual harassment and assault back in October 2017,…

Eliza Dushku On ‘Mapplethorpe’ Movie, Year Of Reckoning, Spielberg, & Healing

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“The year has been in some ways just extraordinary in a beautiful way and it’s been in some ways extraordinary in a really challenging way,” proclaims Mapplethorpe producer Eliza Dushku.
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Gayle King Explains #MeToo To R. Kelly During Interview About His Many Accusers

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“The explosive interview I had with him is part of larger conversation America is right in the middle of,” Gayle King said at the top of Friday night’s The Gayle King Interview with R. Kelly.
The one hour special, King told viewers, “has to do with vio…

Kevin Tsujihara Apologizes To Warner Bros Staff For “Mistakes”; Will “Cooperate” With Impropriety Probe

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Two days after WarnerMedia started an investigation into claims of improper behavior by Kevin Tsujihara, the Warner Bros Entertainment chair just now addressed the matter himself in a letter to studio staff.
“I deeply regret that I have made mist…

Alyssa Milano: This Women’s History Month, Let’s Celebrate the Women Making History Today

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March is Women’s History Month, a time to celebrate the rich legacy of women whose courageous efforts for equality secured the many gains that we take for granted today. It is a time to remember just how hard-fought those battles were, and just h…

Roseanne Barr Mocks Louis CK Accusers, Says Kamala Harris ‘Slept Her Way to the Bottom’ (Video)

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In a new interview, Roseanne Barr accused Louis C.K.’s accusers of wanting to trade sexual favors for money, and said Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris “slept her way to the bottom.”

The comedian sat down with conservative commentator Candace Owens in an interview that posted on YouTube Sunday to talk politics, Hollywood, race, religion and the #MeToo movement, taking specific aim at the women who accused Louis C.K. of sexual misconduct in his hotel room.

“If you don’t run out the room, and go, ‘Excuse me, you don’t talk to me that way, you don’t do that to me, excuse me,’ and leave, but you stayed around because you’re like” — she feigned tears — “‘I thought maybe he was gonna give me a writing job,’ well you ain’t nothing but a ho.”

She added, “They’re pretending that they didn’t go to trade sexual favors for money.”

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Barr called the California Democratic senator “Kama Sutra Harris.” Referring to the presidential contender’s romantic relationship with ex-San Francis Mayor Willie Brown more than 20 years ago, Owen said that Harris “slept her way to the top.”

Barr interjected, “She slept her way to the bottom.”

Barr said her insight into women is different than most because she has two sons — 23 and 40 — and five grandsons. “I know a ho when I see one,” she told Owens. “I’m telling ya, they come for my boys ’cause my boys, you know, I’m their mom and they’re, you know, we have a little bit money. So I got an eagle eye for this thing.”

You can watch and listen to Barr’s complete interview below.

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Ian McKellen Blames Kevin Spacey and Bryan Singer’s Abuse Accusations on Them Being ‘in the Closet’

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When asked about the state of the #MeToo movement, Ian McKellen said he thought the sexual misconduct that Kevin Spacey and Bryan Singer are accused of stemmed from them being “in the closet.”

“Most of them were in the closet. Hence, all their problems as people and their relationship with other people,” the British actor, who publicly came out in 1988, said on the QueerAF podcast. “If they had been able to be open about themselves and their desires, they wouldn’t have started abusing people in the way they’ve been accused.”

McKellen also wondered if any misconduct accusations might one day surface about him.

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“Well frankly, I’m waiting for someone to accuse me of something, and me wondering whether they’re not telling the truth and me having forgotten,” he said.

The “X-Men” actor went on to say that whether Spacey or Singer should work again is “debatable.”

“I think that’s rather up to the public,” he said. “Do you want to see someone who’s been accused of something that you don’t approve of? Do you ever want to see them again? If the answer is no, you won’t buy a ticket, you won’t turn on the television. But there may be others for whom that’s not a consideration.”

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McKellen worked with Singer on the “X-Men” films and with Spacey when the former “House of Cards” star was the artistic director of the Old Vic Theater in London.

Spacey is accused of groping and purchasing alcohol an 18-year-old boy at a bar in Nantucket in 2016, and he also faces other investigations into accusations of sexual misconduct in both Los Angeles and London. When accusations about Spacey first surfaced, he responded by coming out as gay, a move that was met with swift backlash.

Singer was accused in an expose in The Atlantic in January by four young men beginning in 2014. Singer has denied all wrong-doing and called the article a “homophobic smear piece.”

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‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ Takes on #MeToo With Empathy — And Actual Jokes (Column)

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It was only a matter of time before the #MeToo movement emerged from behind the scenes to our screens. In fact, so many in and out of Hollywood are grappling with a seismic cultural shift surrounding sexual violence  — or, at the very least, a ne…

CBS Search For Permanent Les Moonves Successor Is Likely To Wrap By April

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Nearly six months after Les Moonves was ousted from CBS after numerous sexual assault and misconduct allegations, the search for his permanent successor is proceeding apace.
Most insiders expect a new CEO to be in place by April, we hear.
Right now, th…

R. Kelly Indicted On 10 Felony Counts Of Aggravated Sexual Abuse With Minors

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UPDATED with details from news conference, 1: 33 PM: Rumors about R. Kelly and underage girls have swirled since the 1990s, and today the singer is facing a 10-count grand jury indictment of aggravated criminal sexual assault involving minors in Illino…

Harvey Weinstein’s New Defense Team Wants Rape Trial Delayed

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EXCLUSIVE: The newly minted defense team for Harvey Weinstein are poised to ask for a postponement of the looming rape trial that could see the disgraced producer behind bars for the rest of his life.
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How Amazon’s ‘The Boys’ Will Handle The Bawdy In The Current #MeToo Era – TCA

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In Garth Ennis’ comic book series The Boys, there’s some really risque events involving women that goes down, scenes in this #MeToo era which would be hard to argue as apropos.
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VH1 Trailblazer Honors To Fete ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ Author Margaret Atwood & #MeToo Founder Tarana Burke

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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.
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Starz Female Stars And Producers On Nightmare Incidents & Whether Life On Set Is Getting Better – TCA

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A Starz TCA panel comprised of the network’s leading actresses and series creators tackled the question whether life on set is getting better post #MeToo. And while many acknowledge that indeed it is, “It’s the tiny moments” per…

Aziz Ansari Addresses Sexual Misconduct Accusations During NYC Set, Says He Felt ‘Humiliated’ and ‘Embarrassed’ (Report)

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During a “pop-up show” in New York on Monday, Aziz Ansari addressed the sexual misconduct accusations that were made against him in 2017.

“It’s a terrifying thing to talk about,” Ansari said, according to recap of the set from Vulture. “There were times I felt really upset and humiliated and embarrassed, and ultimately I just felt terrible this person felt this way.”

Monday night was the first time Ansari has publicly addressed the incident, beyond his initial statement a year ago after the story first came out. In 2017, a Brooklyn-based photographer told Babe.net she “felt violated” after a date with Ansari, describing a night in which she said he repeatedly pressured her for oral sex and intercourse, and at several points ignored her “clear non-verbal cues.” Ansari said that he believed everything that happened between him and the woman was consensual.

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“After a year, how I feel about it is, I hope it was a step forward,” Ansari continued in his set. “It made me think about a lot, and I hope I’ve become a better person.”

He added that the experience will hopefully make other men re-think how they approach intimacy with their partners. “If that has made not just me, but other guys, think about this, and just be more thoughtful and aware and willing to go that extra mile, and make sure someone else is comfortable in that moment, that’s a good thing.”

According to Vulture, Ansari’s set was in front of roughly 200 people at the Village Underground, the Comedy Cellar’s second venue.

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CBS Shareholders Update Lawsuit To Flag $200M In Stock Sales In Allegedly “Fraudulent Scheme” By Management

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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…

Fox Sports West’s Corey Maggette Skips Clippers Broadcast After Report Links Him To Virginia Fairfax Accuser, 1999 Duke Rape

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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….