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Michelle Yeoh: Weinstein a ‘bully,’ ‘not always honorable’

HONG KONG (AP) -- Actress Michelle Yeoh says she was aware of Harvey Weinstein's reputation and would have unleashed "years of martial arts training" on the fallen Hollywood mogul had ever tried to sexually harass her. The Malaysian film star commented Tuesday in a statement to The Associated Press on the sexual harassment scandal surrounding Weinstein. Weinstein produced last year's "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny," a sequel in which Yeoh reprised her role from Read more [...]

Me Too: Alyssa Milano elevates Harvey Weinstein conversation

NEW YORK (AP) -- Alyssa Milano was in bed with her two young children when a friend of a friend on Facebook suggested something that struck her as a great way to elevate the Harvey Weinstein conversation. She took the idea to Twitter, posting: "If you've been sexually harassed or assaulted write 'me too' as a reply to this tweet." That was Sunday night. By Monday night, more than 53,000 people had left comments and thousands of women had declared "Me Too," sharing their stories of Read more [...]

Carlson says nation shifting on harassment issue

NEW YORK (AP) -- Between the continued fallout from the Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment case and the mushrooming "me too" social media campaign, Gretchen Carlson's book on fighting back against abusive behavior couldn't be timed any better. Out Tuesday, the one-time Fox News Channel personality's book "Be Fierce" compiles many harassment stories she's collected since her lawsuit last year that led to the ouster of former Fox News CEO Roger Ailes. Now the Weinstein story has struck Read more [...]

‘Happy Death Day’ scares off ‘Blade Runner’ at box office

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The box office might be struggling this year, but the horror genre is alive and well. This weekend the "Groundhog Day"-like horror pic "Happy Death Day" scored a first-place finish, surpassing expectations and blowing the much costlier and star-driven "Blade Runner 2049" out of the water. Studio estimates Sunday show "Happy Death Day" took in $26.5 million from 3,149 North American theaters. With a $5 million production price tag, "Happy Death Day" is already a Read more [...]

James Corden catches flak for joking about Harvey Weinstein

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Television talk show host James Corden is facing a backlash over jokes he made about Harvey Weinstein. Corden made a string of quips about Weinstein and the sexual misconduct allegations against him during a Hollywood charity event Friday. Corden joked about Weinstein in a bathtub and said "he'll settle for whatever potted plant is closest." Italian actress Asia Argento, one of his Weinstein's accusers, chided Corden on Sunday on Twitter, saying "shame on this Read more [...]

The Latest: Actress asks if others have been harassed

LONDON (AP) -- The Latest on sexual assault and harassment allegations against movie producer Harvey Weinstein (all times local): 2:30 a.m. Actress Alyssa Milano is getting thousands of responses on Twitter to her request that people reply to her on the social network with "me too" if they have been sexually harassed or assaulted. Milano, 44, received "me, too" responses from "Will and Grace" star Debra Messing and Anna Paquin, the Oscar-winning actress from New Zealand. Milano says Read more [...]

Report: Harvey Weinstein’s brother in a ‘waking nightmare’

NEW YORK (AP) -- The brother of disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein and co-founder of the company that now finds itself in crisis says he's in "a waking nightmare" and had no idea "the type of predator" his brother is accused of being. "I want him to get the justice he deserves," Bob Weinstein said. Bob, 62, operated in the shadow of his much more public and flamboyant older brother for more than 30 years as they partnered in Miramax and, more recently, The Weinstein Co. But In Read more [...]

‘SNL’ gave passing notice to fallen mogul Harvey Weinstein

NEW YORK (AP) -- NBC's "Saturday Night Live" gave Harvey Weinstein a pass last week. The disgraced movie mogul wasn't quite so lucky this week. "Weekend Update" tossed off a few barbs targeting Weinstein and his fall amid numerous accusations of sexual assault. Colin Jost proposed that rather than the rehab Weinstein has pledged to undergo, jail would be more fitting. Michael Che suggested that Weinstein's face resembles "chewed bubblegum rolled in cat hair." Earlier, a sketch depicted Read more [...]

Motion Picture Academy expels movie mogul Harvey Weinstein

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- In a move virtually unprecedented, disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein's membership in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences was revoked Saturday by its board. The decision was reached in an emergency session by the academy, the world's top movie organization and home to the Oscars. The expulsion was effective immediately. It comes after recent reports by The New York Times and The New Yorker about sexual harassment and rape allegations against Weinstein Read more [...]

Weinstein top of mind at industry event with Paltrow, Apatow

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) -- The Variety Power of Women event celebrates the philanthropic efforts of those in the entertainment industry, with causes ranging from the education of at-risk youth to humanitarian assistance for children in developing countries. But with the Harvey Weinstein scandal still fresh and ongoing, there was a more charged atmosphere Friday at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel than that of a normal industry Hollywood luncheon. The urgency was palpable as Gwyneth Paltrow, Read more [...]
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