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100 Days That Changed Hollywood: The Writers Strike, 10 Years Later

A decade after scribes walked out over digital pay, The Hollywood Reporter gathers key players to reflect on the tension and "traitors," strategies and solidarity, picket-line romances and the ultimate deal that still impacts how the town runs today.read more.....»»

Category: tvSource: hollywoodreporterMay 17th, 2018

Busy Philipps Slams Variety for Lack of Female TV Writers at Upcoming Panel

Busy Philipps is speaking out to slam Variety for organizing a panel of TV writers, which only will feature one woman. The upcoming “A Night in the Writers’ Room” event will feature six drama writers and six comedy writers. The only female writer is Mom‘s Gemma Baker in the comedy hour. Busy tweeted a ton [...] Busy Philipps is speaking out to slam Variety for organizing a panel of TV writers, which only will feature one woman. The upcoming “A Night in the Writers’ Room” event will feature six drama writers and six comedy writers. The only female writer is Mom‘s Gemma Baker in the comedy hour. Busy tweeted a ton of suggestions of female writers and showrunners who would be able to add great insight to the panel. “Hey @Variety! Here are some ideas for you!” she wrote before listing off a bunch of names. “I used something called GOOGLE @Variety. IT WAS SO EASY! Turns out there are A BUNCH OF WOMEN RUNNING FANTASTIC TV SHOWS! So maybe next time you want to have a convo with showrunners, the odds shouldn’t be 11:1?Representation matters.Even at dumb industry events. ESPECIALLY THERE.” Hey @Variety! Here are some ideas for you! *Jenni Konner&Lena Dunham*Melissa Rosenberg* *Tina Fey*Marti Noxon&Sarah Gertude Shapiro*Liz Flahive&Carly Mensch*Nahnatchka Khan*Maurissa Tancharoen*Jessica Queller*Shonda Rhimes*Jenji Kohan*Rachel Bloom&Aliene Brosh McKenna pic.twitter.com/CbzL9Fppom — Busy Philipps (@BusyPhilipps) June 5, 2018 MORE IDEAS OF FEMALE TV SHOWRUNNERS @Variety THIS TOOK ME THREE MINUTES: *Jill Soloway*Ava DuVernay*Lisa Joy*Courtney Kemp*Jennie Snyder Urman*I.Marlene King*Erica Messer*Ilene Chaiken*Issa Rae*Sarah Treem*Frankie Shaw — Busy Philipps (@BusyPhilipps) June 5, 2018 I used something called GOOGLE @Variety. IT WAS SO EASY!Turns out there are A BUNCH OF WOMEN RUNNING FANTASTIC TV SHOWS! So maybe next time you want to have a convo with showrunners, the odds shouldn't be 11:1?Representation matters.Even at dumb industry events. ESPECIALLY THERE. — Busy Philipps (@BusyPhilipps) June 5, 2018.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredJun 5th, 2018

"Timeless" Writers Reveal Details for Two-Part Finale

The popular NBC series Timeless will be wrapped up in a two-part series finale and the writers of the show just revealed some new details to fans. The two-hour finale will air in December and production will begin in October. The first hour will be written by Lauren Greer and the second hour will be [...] The popular NBC series Timeless will be wrapped up in a two-part series finale and the writers of the show just revealed some new details to fans. The two-hour finale will air in December and production will begin in October. The first hour will be written by Lauren Greer and the second hour will be written by Arika Lisanne Mittman. Both parts will be directed by John Showalter, who has directed four previous installments. “We can’t wait to take all you #ClockBlockers on this incredible journey. We’re getting to make these two hours because of you. Thanks!” the writers said. .@NBC and @SPTV have approved stories for 2 Hour Event @NBCTimeless finale to air in December. — Timeless Writers (@TheTimelessRoom) August 23, 2018 Click inside to read the rest of the tweets… 1st hour to be written by @LaurenGreer1419 (Co-writer "The Day Reagan Was Shot"), 2nd hour to be written by @arikalisanne (writer "Stranded", "The Red Scare", co-writer "The War To End All Wars" and ""The Day Reagan Was Shot.") — Timeless Writers (@TheTimelessRoom) August 23, 2018 Both hours will be directed by John Showalter (director "The Capture of Benedict Arnold", "The Murder of Jesse James", "Hollywoodland" and "The General"). Shooting will begin in October. — Timeless Writers (@TheTimelessRoom) August 23, 2018 We can't wait to take all you #ClockBlockers on this incredible journey. We're getting to make these two hours because of you. Thanks! — Timeless Writers (@TheTimelessRoom) August 23, 2018.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredAug 23rd, 2018

‘Fantasy Strike’ Takes 2D Brawler Action To The Nintendo Switch

Now in Steam Early Access, the visually arresting 2D brawler Fantasy Strike will be released this summer (exact date tbd). This debut will coincide with its debut on the PlayStation 4 console and PC. "Fantasy Strike is the perfect fighting game for Switch," said David Sirlin, lead designer of the title. "The Switch is a take-anywhere [...] Now in Steam Early Access, the visually arresting 2D brawler Fantasy Strike will be released this summer (exact date tbd). This debut will coincide with its debut on the PlayStation 4 console and PC. “Fantasy Strike is the perfect fighting game for Switch,” said David Sirlin, lead designer of the title. “The Switch is a take-anywhere console, so fighting games would be great on it if not for how notoriously difficult they are to control Usually, playing a fighting game on a JoyCon would be tough, but Fantasy Strike is designed specifically for that. Detach the JoyCons, give one to a friend, and you can play a deep, strategic fighting game anywhere.” During the latest patch, professional voice acting and facial animation for all 10 characters, along with a new Team Battle mode, have been added. Sirlin Games has also combined its own network tech with GGPO networking to give players a more seamless gaming experience. We’ll be reviewing the game in the coming months (possibly on the PlayStation 4) so stay tuned for our coverage! Find Us On Facebook: Hollywood Outbreak Follow Us On Twitter: @Hollyoutbreak Posted by: Greg Srisavasdi.....»»

Category: topSource: hollywoodoutbreakMar 21st, 2018

The 12 Days Of Perezmas Are Almost Here! Relive Last Year"s Festivities!

It's almost the most wonderful time of year — PEREZMAS!! Every December, we celebrate 12 days full of glorious pop culture gems from the year (or in this year's case, gems and coals). It's a remembrance of all the delicious morsels of juicy content you all consumed in 365 days! Exciting, right??? So before we dive into this [...] It's almost the most wonderful time of year -- PEREZMAS!! Every December, we celebrate 12 days full of glorious pop culture gems from the year (or in this year's case, gems and coals). It's a remembrance of all the delicious morsels of juicy content you all consumed in 365 days! Exciting, right??? So before we dive into this year's list starting TOMORROW, let's recap 2016's festive fare for old times' sake... 12 Days Of Perezmas: 12 Traumatizing Breakups! [CLICK HERE] 12 Days Of Perezmas: 11 Elevating Obama Family Moments! [CLICK HERE] 12 Days Of Perezmas: 10 Terrifically Cryptic Posts From Khloé Kardashian [CLICK HERE] 12 Days Of Perezmas: 9 Times Our Faith In Humanity Was Restored! [CLICK HERE] 12 Days Of Perezmas: 8 Awful Things Celebs Said On Social Media! [CLICK HERE] 12 Days Of Perezmas: 7 Delicious Diss Tracks! [CLICK HERE] 12 Days Of Perezmas: 6 Sexy Music Videos! [CLICK HERE] 12 Days Of Perezmas: 5 Krazy Kardashian Feuds! [CLICK HERE] 12 Days Of Perezmas: 4 Teen Mom Tantrums [CLICK HERE] 12 Days Of Perezmas: 3 Explosive Scandals [CLICK HERE] 12 Days Of Perezmas: 2 Tide-Turning Political Figures!! [CLICK HERE] 12 Days Of Perezmas: 1 Big Orlando Bloom Penis!!! [CLICK HERE] [Image via Twitter.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonDec 13th, 2017

WGA West President David Goodman: ‘We Will Need Another Strike Threat’

Hollywood writers will need to issue an official strike threat in 2020 to get a decent contract, according to the incoming president of the Writers Guild of America West. David A. Goodman, who will become the new WGA West president on Sept. 18, has told members in recent days that getting a strike authorization is... Read more ».....»»

Category: topSource: varietySep 4th, 2017

"Saturday Night Live" Names Two New Co-Head Writers!

Saturday Night Live has two new co-head writers! The sketch show announced on Tuesday (December 12) that Weekend Update duo Michael Che and Colin Jost will be co-head writers for the long-running NBC comedy show, according to The Hollywood Reporter. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Michael Che Michael and Colin will join current [...] Saturday Night Live has two new co-head writers! The sketch show announced on Tuesday (December 12) that Weekend Update duo Michael Che and Colin Jost will be co-head writers for the long-running NBC comedy show, according to The Hollywood Reporter. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Michael Che Michael and Colin will join current head writers Kent Sublette and Bryan Tucker. Sudi Green and Fran Gillespie have been named writing supervisors. Michael and Colin started on Weekend Update in 2014. Colin started as a SNL writer in 2005, while Michael was on The Daily Show before joining SNL in 2013......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredDec 12th, 2017

Johnny Depp, Joe Perry & Tommy Henriksen Jam Out at Lucky Strike Hollywood!

Johnny Depp, Joe Perry and Tommy Henriksen got their jam session on together! The three stars were spotted playing music together as part of Lucky Strike Live – Hollywood’s Soundcheck Live on Wednesday (January 31) in Hollywood, Calif. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Johnny Depp Together, the three – who play together in [...] Johnny Depp, Joe Perry and Tommy Henriksen got their jam session on together! The three stars were spotted playing music together as part of Lucky Strike Live – Hollywood’s Soundcheck Live on Wednesday (January 31) in Hollywood, Calif. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Johnny Depp Together, the three – who play together in a group by the name of the Hollywood Vampires, arrived at the session around 10:45 PM and prepared for their set in the Lucky Strike Live green room alongside other musicians scheduled to play. After playing, Johnny, Joe and Tommy got to know the house band on stage and spent some time talking to fans and taking pictures. Check out pictures from the event inside!.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredFeb 6th, 2018

Ryan McCartan Releases First Single From Debut Solo EP "Changed My Mind" - Listen Now! (Premiere)

Ryan McCartan is releasing his debut solo project, and you can hear the first track, “Changed My Mind,” right here! The 24-year-old actor and singer released the song on Thursday (March 29) ahead of his debut solo EP. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Ryan McCartan “‘Changed My Mind’ is the premiere single off [...] Ryan McCartan is releasing his debut solo project, and you can hear the first track, “Changed My Mind,” right here! The 24-year-old actor and singer released the song on Thursday (March 29) ahead of his debut solo EP. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Ryan McCartan “‘Changed My Mind’ is the premiere single off my debut solo EP The Opposite. This is a massive passion project of mine, as every song was written, performed, produced, recorded and engineered all by me in my home studio,” Ryan tells Just Jared. “‘Changed My Mind’ is one of five songs on the EP, which takes listeners through my convoluted and tumultuous grieving process following a horrific break up. Each song represents one of the five stages of grief, and ‘Changed My Mind’ is the final stage of acceptance. I feel blessed every day to be able to create and share my art with the world. I’ve never been happier in my entire life!” Listen to “Changed My Mind” below!.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredMar 29th, 2018

This Is Us Predicted The Kardashian-Jenner Baby Boom — & People Are LIVING For It!

Did the writers for This Is Us know something we didn't?? Fans of the NBC drama had quite the chuckle during Tuesday's premiere as Justin Hartley's character (Kevin) made a joke about how the Kardashians are like "Gremlins." How topical! Related: Kylie & Travis Have NO PLANS For A Shotgun Wedding Specifically, in regards to Kim Kardashian West's [...] Did the writers for This Is Us know something we didn't?? Fans of the NBC drama had quite the chuckle during Tuesday's premiere as Justin Hartley's character (Kevin) made a joke about how the Kardashians are like "Gremlins." How topical! Related: Kylie & Travis Have NO PLANS For A Shotgun Wedding Specifically, in regards to Kim Kardashian West's family, Hartley's character quipped: "They're like Gremlins. I promise by next week there will be a bazillion more of them." The throwaway line was so perfectly timed with the news that both Kylie Jenner and Khloé Kardashian are expecting that many viewers joked that the writers predicted the future. Now, this scene was filmed over the summer, so this is merely a coincidence. Nonetheless, as Kylie, Khloé, and potentially Kim (via surrogate) are having babies in 2018, one could assume that the This Is Us production hired a clairvoyant for the writers' room. HA! Be sure to ch-ch-check out the best reactions to the timely KarJenner quip (below). That time #thisisus predicted the future #Kardashians #gremlins pic.twitter.com/KZt0Bvele6 — Bernie (@bern1down) September 27, 2017 "The Kardashians are like gremlins. By next week there'll be a bazillion more of them." Damn. How'd they know? #ThisIsUs — Serene (@serenitysay) September 27, 2017 #ThisIsUs just predicted the future. — kendra. (@oh_hey_kendra) September 27, 2017 That #gremlins crack tho😂 Are the writers that intuitive or just psychic? W/ all this recent #Kardashian baby news,I think maybe #ThisIsUs — Katie (@SealsNcupcakes) September 27, 2017 This Is Us made a joke about kardashians multiplying like gremlins. Maybe they'll make a joke about Trump being impeached next week? — Danielle (@Danielleranaee) September 27, 2017 Please tell me #ThisisUs didn't add the gremlin-Kardashian line in post and that the writers are actually fortune tellers. — Rachel (@Rachelhatch_) September 27, 2017 "they're like gremlins, next week there'll be a bazillion of them" holy shit #ThisIsUs just made the most prescient kardashian joke ever — Julie Kosin (@juliekosin) September 27, 2017 "The Kardashians are like gremlins. By next week there'll be a gazillion more of them." You got that right!😂😂🤣🤣#ThisIsUs — 💍👰🏼🇯🇲 (@SoInsecure2017) September 27, 2017 "The Kardashians are like gremlins. By next week there will be a gazillion more of them" - #thisisus . Well two more are pregnant lol pic.twitter.com/jIb3mpWUv0 — Monica (@Styleclectic) September 27, 2017 Kevin bringing up the kardashians multiplying like gremlins on #ThisIsUs pic.twitter.com/63qrFGMbE1 — KT Mastbrook (@KtCheetahPants) September 27, 2017 HIGHlarious!! Whoever wrote that joke should be pretty proud right about now!.....»»

Category: break-upsSource: tmzSep 27th, 2017

Mariah Carey"s "All I Want For Christmas Is You" Might Finally Hit Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100!

Is this finally the year Mariah Carey‘s “All I Want For Christmas Is You” gets justice on the Billboard Hot 100? The 1994 holiday classic just leaped from No. 21 to No. 11 on the Billboard Hot 100, matching its all-time high. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Mariah Carey Shockingly, the omnipresent Christmas [...] Is this finally the year Mariah Carey‘s “All I Want For Christmas Is You” gets justice on the Billboard Hot 100? The 1994 holiday classic just leaped from No. 21 to No. 11 on the Billboard Hot 100, matching its all-time high. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Mariah Carey Shockingly, the omnipresent Christmas classic has never actually gone Top 10: when it was released in 1994, it was not a commercially-available single, and therefore ineligible to chart on the Hot 100, according to Billboard. In recent years, the song’s climbed up the Hot 100 just outside of the Top 10. “All I Want For Christmas Is You” is now at its No. 11 Hot 100 high, just like the 2015-2016 holiday season. Will Mariah hit the Top 10 this year? She’s got two more weekly Hot 100s left to accomplish the feat!.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredDec 15th, 2017

Junot Diaz Withdraws From Writers Festival After Claims of Sexual Mis… - Vanity Fair

Vanity FairJunot Diaz Withdraws From Writers Festival After Claims of Sexual Mis…Vanity FairAuthor Junot Diaz has withdrawn from the last few days of the Sydney Writers' Festival following multiple sexual harassment claims leveled against him by female writers on Twitter. During a Q&A at the festival on Friday, Zinzi Clemmons, author of the ...Author Junot Díaz withdraws from writers' festival amid sexual misconduct allegationsUSA TODAYAuthor Junot Diaz withdraws from festival amid allegationsWashington PostThe Reckoning: What Junot Díaz Teaches Us About Internalized MisogynyThe RootDaily Beast -The Daily Pennsylvanian -Truthdig -WABC-TVall 76 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsMay 5th, 2018

‘Culture Changed’ After Miley’s 2013 VMA Performance, Says Miley

Of all the cultural shifts to happen over the thousands of years that humans have been on this Earth, nothing has been more substantial than a stoner Disney alum dry humping a middle-aged man's crotch during an awards show. And this goes far beyond just music milestones. Rosetta Stone? Canceled. In the new issue of Wonderland, Miley Cyrus is brazen enough to beat the dead horse that is her 2013 MTV Music Video Award performance yet again, and this time around declares that "culture changed" forever after the show. The post ‘Culture Changed’ After Miley’s 2013 VMA Performance, Says Miley appeared first on WWTDD - What Would Tyler Durden Do?. Of all the cultural shifts to happen over the thousands of years that humans have been on this Earth, nothing has been more substantial than a stoner Disney alum dry humping a middle-aged man’s cock during an awards show. And this goes far beyond just music milestones. Rosetta Stone? Go fuck yourself in the ass. In the new issue of Wonderland, Miley Cyrus is brazen enough to beat the dead horse that is her 2013 MTV Music Video Award performance yet again, and this time around declares that “culture changed” forever after the show. Robin Thicke’s marriage certainly fell apart. Viewers felt a little less clean over the next couple of days. Papa Billy Ray Cyrus definitely exploded all over himself while watching her performance. But culture? Talk to Janet Jackson’s nipple:  Not only was culture changed, but my life and career were changed forever…It inspired me to use my platform for something much bigger. If the world is going to focus on me and what I am doing, then what I am doing should be impactful and it should be great. It encouraged me to be more involved, which then led me to start my own organization, which is the Happy Hippie Foundation. It’s dedicated to fighting injustice for vulnerable populations. “Injustice for vulnerable populations.” Sounds like she’s very involved with her charity. It helps people who need to be helped duh. Cyrus also talks about how she’s such a good actress that she can’t act, because her submersion into her roles for movies such as Hannah Montana: The Movie, LOL, So Undercover, and The Last Song interferes with her life: My attention span doesn’t love the idea of focusing and being on one project for so many months, especially being a character and not getting to be myself for that amount of time. I get really deep into the characters I play, just like I do with music. So then in becomes hard for me to relate — even to my family and friends — I’m so deep into that character. So for right now, I am so content with where I am, being someone else doesn’t sound that fun to me. Cyrus is someone who can actually sing and write music, and it’s just a shame that she’s apparently surrounded by people who refuse to let her touch down with reality every once in a while. Here she is changing culture forever yet again with a four dollar photo shoot.   Photo Credit: Wonderland Magazine / Backgrid USA / Splash News  The post ‘Culture Changed’ After Miley’s 2013 VMA Performance, Says Miley appeared first on WWTDD - What Would Tyler Durden Do?......»»

Category: topSource: wwtddMar 1st, 2018

100 Days That Changed Hollywood: The Writers Strike, 10 Years Later

A decade after scribes walked out over digital pay, The Hollywood Reporter gathers key players to reflect on the tension and "traitors," strategies and solidarity, picket-line romances and the ultimate deal that still impacts how the town runs today.read more.....»»

Category: tvSource: hollywoodreporterMay 17th, 2018

Moses Farrow Shares HIS Side Of Woody Allen Accusation, Claims Mother Mia Farrow Was The Real Child Abuser — And Dylan Responds!

Wow. This is quite a different story. Woody Allen doesn't have many defenders these days, but one voice speaking out may carry a lot of weight — someone who was there the day of the crime for which he's accused. Moses Farrow, son of Woody and Mia Farrow, has only briefly spoken out about this in the [...] Wow. This is quite a different story. Woody Allen doesn't have many defenders these days, but one voice speaking out may carry a lot of weight -- someone who was there the day of the crime for which he's accused. Moses Farrow, son of Woody and Mia Farrow, has only briefly spoken out about this in the past, but now he's written his own account online, one he says he hopes will dispel the "inaccurate and misleading attacks" on his father. Photos: Stars Who Have Spoken Out Against — Or Defended — Working With Woody Allen! He writes: "I was present for everything that transpired in our house before, during, and after the alleged event. Now that the public hysteria of earlier this year has died down a little and I have some hope that the truth can get a fair hearing, I want to share my story." Moses, who was 14 at the time, says Mia had warned him and his two younger siblings, Dylan and Satchel (whom you know these days as Ronan Farrow), not to let Woody out of their sight during that afternoon visit: "She was understandably furious: seven months earlier she had learned that he was in an intimate relationship with my 21-year-old sister Soon-Yi, after discovering Polaroids of her in Woody's apartment. For months now, she had been drilling it into our heads like a mantra: Woody was "evil," "a monster," "the devil," and Soon-Yi was "dead to us." This was the constant refrain, whether or not Woody was around. (So often did she repeat it that Satchel would announce to one of our nannies, "My sister is fucking my father." He had just turned four.) My mother was our only source of information about Woody – and she was extremely convincing." Moses says Mia actually said Woody was an "excellent father" until she found out about Soon-Yi, at which point "everything changed." But he claims it was actually Mia's suggestion that Woody get to know her adult adopted daughter (not his relation in any legal or blood way, clarifies Moses) that brought them together: "Woody and Soon-Yi rarely even spoke during her childhood. It was my mother who first suggested, when Soon-Yi was 20, that Woody reach out and spend time with her. He agreed and started taking her to Knicks games. That's how their romance started. Yes, it was unorthodox, uncomfortable, disruptive to our family and it hurt my mother terribly. But the relationship itself was not nearly as devastating to our family as my mother's insistence on making this betrayal the center of all our lives from then on." But Moses goes on to claim there were issues before that relationship began. He points not to Woody but to Mia as the alleged source of abuse! Related: Javier Bardem Was 'Very Shocked By This Sudden Treatment' Of Woody Allen In a brief history of the dysfunction in his family, he expounds: "There were numerous alcohol-fueled arguments between her parents, and Mia told me that she was the victim of attempted molestation within her own family. Her brother, my uncle John, who visited us many times when we were young, is currently in prison on a conviction of multiple child molestation charges. (My mother has never publicly commented on this or expressed concern about his victims.) My uncle Patrick and his family would often come by, but those visits could end abruptly as Mia and Patrick would often wind up arguing. Patrick would commit suicide in 2009." He also touches on Mia's unspoken earlier years: "My mother, of course, had her own darkness. She married 50-year-old Frank Sinatra when she was only 21. After they divorced, she moved in to live with her close friend Dory Previn and her husband André. When my mother became pregnant by André, the Previns' marriage broke up, leading to Dory's institutionalization. It was never spoken of in our home, of course, and not even known to me until a few years ago. But, as I look at it – as a licensed therapist as well as an eyewitness – it's easy to see the seeds of dysfunction that would flourish within our own home." All that serves as background to set up Moses' accusations of straight up child abuse against Mia! He writes: "I'm sure my mother had good intentions in adopting children with disabilities from the direst of circumstances, but the reality inside our walls was very different. It pains me to recall instances in which I witnessed siblings, some blind or physically disabled, dragged down a flight of stairs to be thrown into a bedroom or a closet, then having the door locked from the outside. She even shut my brother Thaddeus, paraplegic from polio, in an outdoor shed overnight as punishment for a minor transgression." He says he wasn't spared either: "Once, when I was given a new pair of jeans, I thought they would look cool if I cut off a couple of the belt loops. When Mia saw what I had done, she spanked me repeatedly and had me remove all my clothing, saying, "You're not deserving of any clothes" and making me stand naked in the corner of her room, in front of my older siblings who had just returned from dinner with their father André." Moses says Soon-Yi got it most often: "When Soon-Yi was young, Mia once threw a large porcelain centerpiece at her head. Luckily it missed, but the shattered pieces hit her legs. Years later, Mia beat her with a telephone receiver." Moses' most shocking accusation comes next -- that Mia was the cause of his sister's Tam's suicide: "Most media sources claim my sister Tam died of "heart failure" at the age of 21. In fact, Tam struggled with depression for much of her life, a situation exacerbated by my mother refusing to get her help, insisting that Tam was just "moody." One afternoon in 2000, after one final fight with Mia, which ended with my mother leaving the house, Tam committed suicide by overdosing on pills. My mother would tell others that the drug overdose was accidental, saying that Tam, who was blind, didn't know which pills she was taking. But Tam had both an ironclad memory and sense of spatial recognition. And, of course, blindness didn't impair her ability to count." He says his brother Thaddeus witnessed the fight firsthand and told him about it -- before he also committed suicide two years ago. This is all horrifying behavior if true. Related: Woman Claims R. Kelly Sexually Assaulted Her & Gave Her Herpes In New Lawsuit But the abuse Moses says he went through leads directly to his version of the accusations against Woody: "Fighting back was not a viable option. One summer day, Mia accused me of leaving the curtains closed in the TV room. They had been drawn the day before when Dylan and Satchel were watching a movie. She insisted that I had closed them and left them that way. Her friend Casey had come over to visit and while they were in the kitchen, my mother insisted I had shut the curtains. At that point, I couldn't take it anymore and I lost it, yelling, "You're lying!" She shot me a look and took me into the bathroom next to the TV room. She hit me uncontrollably all over my body. She slapped me, pushed me backwards and hit me on my chest, shouting, "How dare you say I'm a liar in front of my friend. You're the pathological liar." I was defeated, deflated, beaten and beaten down. Mia had stripped me of my voice and my sense of self. It was clear that if I stepped even slightly outside her carefully crafted reality, she would not tolerate it. It was an upbringing that made me, paradoxically, both fiercely loyal and obedient to her, as well as deeply afraid." Moses goes on to give his account of the afternoon -- and claims what Dylan now says couldn't possibly have happened: "As the "man of the house" that day, I had promised to keep an eye out for any trouble, and I was doing just that. I remember where Woody sat in the TV room, and I can picture where Dylan and Satchel were. Not that everybody stayed glued to the same spot, but I deliberately made sure to note everyone's coming and going. I do remember that Woody would leave the room on occasion, but never with Dylan. He would wander into another room to make a phone call, read the paper, use the bathroom, or step outside to get some air and walk around the large pond on the property. Along with five kids, there were three adults in the house, all of whom had been told for months what a monster Woody was. None of us would have allowed Dylan to step away with Woody, even if he tried. Casey's nanny, Alison, would later claim that she walked into the TV room and saw Woody kneeling on the floor with his head in Dylan's lap on the couch. Really? With all of us in there? And if she had witnessed that, why wouldn't she have said something immediately to our nanny Kristi? (I also remember some discussion of this act perhaps taking place on the staircase that led to Mia's room. Again, this would have been in full view of anyone who entered the living room, assuming Woody managed to walk off with Dylan in the first place.) The narrative had to be changed since the only place for anyone to commit an act of depravity in private would have been in a small crawl space off my mother's upstairs bedroom. By default, the attic became the scene of the alleged assault. In her widely-circulated 2014 open letter in The New York Times, the adult Dylan suddenly seemed to remember every moment of the alleged assault, writing, "He told me to lay on my stomach and play with my brother's electric train set. Then he sexually assaulted me. He talked to me while he did it, whispering that I was a good girl, that this was our secret, promising that we'd go to Paris and I'd be a star in his movies. I remember staring at that toy train, focusing on it as it traveled in its circle around the attic. To this day, I find it difficult to look at toy trains." It's a precise and compelling narrative, but there's a major problem: there was no electric train set in that attic. There was, in fact, no way for kids to play up there, even if we had wanted to. It was an unfinished crawl space, under a steeply-angled gabled roof, with exposed nails and floorboards, billows of fiberglass insulation, filled with mousetraps and droppings and stinking of mothballs, and crammed with trunks full of hand-me-down clothes and my mother's old wardrobes. The idea that the space could possibly have accommodated a functioning electric train set, circling around the attic, is ridiculous. One of my brothers did have an elaborate model train set, but it was set up in the boys' room, a converted garage on the first floor. (Maybe that was the train set my sister thinks she remembers?) Now, whenever I hear Dylan making a public statement about what allegedly happened to her that day when she was barely seven, I can only think of that imaginary train set, which she never brought up during the original investigation or custody hearing. Did somebody suggest to the adult Dylan that such a specific detail would make her story more credible? Or does she really believe she remembers this train "circling around the attic" the same way she says she remembers Woody's whispered promises of trips to Paris and movie stardom (kind of odd enticements to offer a 7-year-old, rather than a new toy or a doll)? And all this apparently took place while those of us who promised to have our eyes trained on Woody were downstairs, seemingly oblivious to what was happening right above our heads? Eventually, my mother returned with Casey and her newest adoptees, Tam and baby Isaiah. There were no complaints by the nannies, and nothing odd about Dylan's behavior. In fact, Woody and Mia went out to dinner that night. After dinner, they returned to Frog Hollow and Woody stayed over in a downstairs bedroom – with, apparently, no abnormal behavior by Dylan, and no negative reports from any of the grown-ups." Moses' own theory based on what he witnessed is that Mia coached young Dylan until she didn't know what was true anymore -- a truly disturbing claim. He also responds to the public perception that Woody has "gotten a pass" all these years, pointing out there was indeed a lengthy investigation -- one which cleared his father and fit his memory of his mother: "At the time, of course, I knew nothing about the six-month criminal investigation conducted by the Child Sexual Abuse Clinic of the Yale/New Haven Hospital, ordered by the Connecticut state police. But since this allegation was renewed a few years ago, I've seen the results of that investigation. It specifically concluded that "Dylan was not abused by Mr. Allen," that her statements had a "rehearsed quality" and that they were "likely coached or influenced by her mother." Those conclusions perfectly match my own childhood experience: coaching, influencing, and rehearsing are three words that sum up exactly how my mother tried to raise us. I know that Dylan has recently referred to this brainwashing theory as "spin" by our father – but it was nothing of the sort. It was not only the conclusion reached by a state-ordered investigation, it was the reality of life in our household." You can read Moses' full account HERE. People reached out to Dylan for her response to her brother's side. In a statement, she calls it "an attempt to deflect from a credible allegation made by an adult woman, by trying to impugn my mother who has only ever been supportive of me and my siblings." She says: "It's easily disproven, contradicts years of his own statements, is beyond hurtful to me personally, and is part of a larger effort to discredit and distract from my assault," she continued. "My brother is a troubled person. I'm so sorry he's doing this." Is Moses at all credible here? His story is so different from Dylan's! Could Mia Farrow really be guilty of abuse?? Let us know what you think in the comments (below)! [Image via Dennis Van Tine/Future Image/Ivan Nikolov/WENN.].....»»

Category: break-upsSource: tmzMay 23rd, 2018

SAG-AFTRA Calls a Strike Against Ad Agency Bartle Bogle Hegarty

SAG-AFTRA has called a strike against advertising agency Bartle Bogle Hegarty after the union’s national board unanimously voted to issue a strike authorization. The union instructed its 160,000 members Thursday to not accept any work for BBH, which has been signed to SAG-AFTRA’s commercials contracts since 1999. The strike came two weeks after BBH publicly […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietySep 20th, 2018

Nick Jonas Helps "Strike Out Slavery" at Press Conference Ahead of Concert

Nick Jonas is doing his part to help put an end to human trafficking. The 25-year-old Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle actor – who recently got engaged – stepped out for the Strike Out Slavery Press Conference held at Angel Stadium on Thursday (August 9) in Anaheim, Calif. He wore a bold blue jacket, a [...] Nick Jonas is doing his part to help put an end to human trafficking. The 25-year-old Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle actor – who recently got engaged – stepped out for the Strike Out Slavery Press Conference held at Angel Stadium on Thursday (August 9) in Anaheim, Calif. He wore a bold blue jacket, a black baseball cap, and a gold and black watch as he addressed the crowd. According to the organization’s website, fans can “join Strike Out Slavery to learn more about modern slavery and find out how you can join other baseball fans in helping victims of injustice break free of oppression and exploitation.” Nick is returning for a second year to perform at an exclusive post-game concert on September 15 to raise awareness for the cause, according to his Instagram Stories. 15+ pictures inside of Nick Jonas at the press conference….....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredAug 9th, 2018

Rihanna & Boyfriend Hassan Jameel Went Bowling at Lucky Strike Boston for Halloween 2017 - See Her Signed Bowling Pin!

Rihanna and Hassan Jameel hit the bowling lanes for Halloween! The 29-year-old pop icon and her 29-year-old billionaire Saudi prince boyfriend made their way to Lucky Strike Boston on Tuesday night (October 31) to celebrate Halloween along with friends in Boston, Massachusetts. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Rihanna Rihanna bowled while dressed as [...] Rihanna and Hassan Jameel hit the bowling lanes for Halloween! The 29-year-old pop icon and her 29-year-old billionaire Saudi prince boyfriend made their way to Lucky Strike Boston on Tuesday night (October 31) to celebrate Halloween along with friends in Boston, Massachusetts. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Rihanna Rihanna bowled while dressed as Star Wars villain Kylo Ren, and was joined by two friends in costumes. They bowled together on four lanes for over an hour – and Rihanna scored several strikes! The group also enjoyed a feast of appetizer samplers including buffalo wings, mozzarella sticks and coconut shrimp, along with a Lucky Strike pepperoni pizza with basil and onions. Before she left, Rihanna even signed one of the bowling lane’s pins! Check it out below......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredNov 1st, 2017

Randy Quaid Reveals He Was Raped At 5 Years Old & Calls Out Hollywood Predators In Twitter Confession

As more actors come forward with stories of abuse in the entertainment industry, others are revealing past traumas from before their days in Hollywood ever began. For Randy Quaid, that trauma was getting raped by his 14-year-old neighbor when he was just 5 years old. The Independence Day actor took to Twitter to recount the harrowing story [...] As more actors come forward with stories of abuse in the entertainment industry, others are revealing past traumas from before their days in Hollywood ever began. For Randy Quaid, that trauma was getting raped by his 14-year-old neighbor when he was just 5 years old. The Independence Day actor took to Twitter to recount the harrowing story in which his neighbor Rodney threatened to "bust me over the head" with a glass bottle of rubbing alcohol if he didn't submit. After tweeting a detailed account of the 1956 incident, Quaid admitted the trauma from the alleged rape most likely played a role in his decision to become an actor. Related: Brett Ratner Sues Rape Accuser For Defamation And while he grew up believing the incident hadn't affected him, the recent admissions of victims in the industry made Quaid realize his repressed feelings do "not go unnoticed by vicious Hollywood predators." Admitting he is still taken advantage of by "these monsters" to this day, Quaid accused Hollywood producers Bruce Berman and Robert Boyette of "stealing" his home and destroying his career with "false arrests." The 67-year-old also blasted the "corrupt" Santa Barbara judicial system for being "at the mercy of organized criminals." Interestingly enough, this rant comes days after Corey Feldman revealed he had previously told Santa Barbara police the names of his Hollywood abusers. A mere coincidence, or are these stars trying to point to a source of smoke? With all the fake news these days, it's hard to tell -- but Quaid made it clear it was time to "drain the Hollywood swamp and get rid of these creeps" once and for all. Read the actor's full Twitter admission (below) and share your thoughts in the comments. When I was 5 years old I was brutally raped by my next door neighbor, Rodney Lombardi(y?). He was 14. Both of Rodney’s parents had jobs.... — Randy Quaid (@RandyRRQuaid) November 2, 2017 so we would spend the afternoon hours together watching tv or playing croquet out in his front yard. One summer day in 1956 I went over..... — Randy Quaid (@RandyRRQuaid) November 2, 2017 to Rodney’s house to see if he wanted to play croquet. He said we could if I would go into the bathroom. I remember thinking this was an.... — Randy Quaid (@RandyRRQuaid) November 2, 2017 odd request, but I complied. He followed me into the bathroom and shut the door behind us. He told me to pull down my pants and..... — Randy Quaid (@RandyRRQuaid) November 2, 2017 underwear. Even at five years old I knew something wasn’t right what he was asking and I told him I wanted to leave. He said I could....... — Randy Quaid (@RandyRRQuaid) November 2, 2017 after I pulled down my pants and underwear. The look in his eyes frightened me. He had suddenly transformed from being my friend into...... — Randy Quaid (@RandyRRQuaid) November 2, 2017 this hideous monster I didn’t recognize. I started to cry, begging him to let me go. He reached in the medicine cabinet and pulled out a... — Randy Quaid (@RandyRRQuaid) November 2, 2017 bottle of rubbing alcohol (they were made of glass in those days), and held it like a weapon above his head in a threatening gesture....... — Randy Quaid (@RandyRRQuaid) November 2, 2017 He said he was going to bust me over the head with it if I didn’t pull down my pants. Sobbing,, and scared to death that he was about to... — Randy Quaid (@RandyRRQuaid) November 2, 2017 make good on his threat, I undid my pants and pulled them down, underwear too. He move closer, brandishing the bottle. He told me to....... — Randy Quaid (@RandyRRQuaid) November 2, 2017 turn around and bend over the toilet seat. Reluctantly, I complied, unsure what to expect. All of a sudden I felt something hard........... — Randy Quaid (@RandyRRQuaid) November 2, 2017 and very painful going into my anus; whatever it was remained inside me for what seemed like a very long time - a sharp, burning,.......... — Randy Quaid (@RandyRRQuaid) November 2, 2017 stinging pain jabbing inside of me over and over. I wanted so badly for it to stop, for him to stop hurting me. My crying turned to........ — Randy Quaid (@RandyRRQuaid) November 2, 2017 screams, screams for help to the neighbor who lived in the house just outside the bathroom window. I screamed for my mother although I..... — Randy Quaid (@RandyRRQuaid) November 2, 2017 knew she couldn’t hear me from our place. I thought I was dying. Then, suddenly, it was over. I got up, quickly pulling up my pants,........ — Randy Quaid (@RandyRRQuaid) November 2, 2017 sobbing uncontrollably. He was quiet, his eyes averted. I flung open the door and ran out of his house, yelling as loud as I could,......... — Randy Quaid (@RandyRRQuaid) November 2, 2017 making a beeline for my mother who was now coming off our front porch. I don’t remember exactly what I said to her, something like,........ — Randy Quaid (@RandyRRQuaid) November 2, 2017 "Rodney stuck his wee wee in my hiney". A policeman lived across the street and my mother hurried with me to his house. The cop went to... — Randy Quaid (@RandyRRQuaid) November 2, 2017 Rodney’s and sat with him in the living room until his parents came home. The trauma from the experience probably had something to do..... — Randy Quaid (@RandyRRQuaid) November 2, 2017 with me becoming an actor. Immersing myself in a character is a means of channeling the rage, removing me from myself essentially,.......... — Randy Quaid (@RandyRRQuaid) November 2, 2017 allowing me to utilize the emotional baggage that’s piled up inside through the years. Many actors have experienced severe emotional....... — Randy Quaid (@RandyRRQuaid) November 2, 2017 trauma in their lives to one degree or another. For us, acting is more than just a career, it’s a way of coping, a welcomed survival....... — Randy Quaid (@RandyRRQuaid) November 2, 2017 mechanism. I don’t speak much about what happened that day so long ago. I grew up believing the incident hadn’t affected me,............ — Randy Quaid (@RandyRRQuaid) November 2, 2017 but I realize as I grow older that it did debilitate me in ways not so evident as to make me fully aware of the consequences of the rape.... — Randy Quaid (@RandyRRQuaid) November 2, 2017 on a very deep, personal level. I supressed my feelings and as a result I became very shy, placing too much trust in people undeserving.... — Randy Quaid (@RandyRRQuaid) November 2, 2017 of my trust, my instincts for self-preservation blunted; I was left feeling vulnerable, and the vulnerability in turn manifests itself..... — Randy Quaid (@RandyRRQuaid) November 2, 2017 in personality and behavior, which does not go unnoticed by vicious Hollywood predators where I continue to be taken advantage of by....... — Randy Quaid (@RandyRRQuaid) November 2, 2017 these monsters. My home has been stolen by a studio executive, Bruce Berman, which is a violation almost as personal as rape;.............. — Randy Quaid (@RandyRRQuaid) November 2, 2017 my wife and I have received death threats as a result of Berman’s attempt to cover up his crime. I know I have a solid career, a string.... — Randy Quaid (@RandyRRQuaid) November 2, 2017 of respected performances that they can never steal from me, but they have tried to steal everything else................................. — Randy Quaid (@RandyRRQuaid) November 2, 2017 My career was practically destroyed by the false accusations of another producer, Robert Boyette. False arrests followed. A corrupt........ — Randy Quaid (@RandyRRQuaid) November 2, 2017 Santa Barbara judicial system, currently at the mercy of organized criminals pulling the strings on a puppet district attorney office,..... — Randy Quaid (@RandyRRQuaid) November 2, 2017 and using TMZ to smear me publicly has practically ruined my life with fake news, bullying and extortion tactics.......................... — Randy Quaid (@RandyRRQuaid) November 2, 2017 With all the other victims of abuse coming forward now is a good time to tell this story and join others dealing with their own, similar.... — Randy Quaid (@RandyRRQuaid) November 2, 2017 With all the other victims of abuse coming forward now is a good time to tell this story and join others dealing with their own, similar.... — Randy Quaid (@RandyRRQuaid) November 2, 2017 Hollywood encounters that must to be addressed and the perpetrators exposed for their evil smarminess. Time to drain the Hollywood swamp... — Randy Quaid (@RandyRRQuaid) November 2, 2017 and get rid of these creeps. — Randy Quaid (@RandyRRQuaid) November 2, 2017 [Image via Twitter.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonNov 2nd, 2017

Pharrell Williams Creates a Song He Won’t Release For 100 Years!

Pharrell Williams just recorded a new song – but the public won’t hear it for 100 years! The 44-year-old entertainer teamed up with LOUIS XIII cognac to create “100 Years” – The Song We’ll Only Hear If We Care – and store the recording in an underground vault until 2117. Pharrell‘s song is said to [...] Pharrell Williams just recorded a new song – but the public won’t hear it for 100 years! The 44-year-old entertainer teamed up with LOUIS XIII cognac to create “100 Years” – The Song We’ll Only Hear If We Care – and store the recording in an underground vault until 2117. Pharrell‘s song is said to be a “creative expression of the delicate relationship between nature and time, and the effect humans have on their environment” and will only be released if we have taken care of our planet in the future. The song was recorded onto a record made of clay and stored in a safe that is only destructible when submerged in water. If sea levels continue to rise due to climate change, the song will be lost forever. Prior to safely burying the song, 100 select people had the chance to listen to the song at an exclusive event in Shanghai, China on Monday (November 13) hosted by Global Executive Director of Louis XIII Ludovic du Plessis. Check out photos from the recording process and the ceremony below….....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredNov 15th, 2017

Pharrell Williams Creates a Song He Won"t Release For 100 Years!

Pharrell Williams just recorded a new song – but the public won’t hear it for 100 years! The 44-year-old entertainer teamed up with LOUIS XIII to create “100 Years” – The Song We’ll Only Hear If We Care – and store the recording in underground vault until 2117. Pharrell‘s song is said to be a [...] Pharrell Williams just recorded a new song – but the public won’t hear it for 100 years! The 44-year-old entertainer teamed up with LOUIS XIII to create “100 Years” – The Song We’ll Only Hear If We Care – and store the recording in underground vault until 2117. Pharrell‘s song is said to be a “creative expression of the delicate relationship between nature and time, and the effect humans have on their environment” and will only be released if we have taken care of our planet in the future. Prior to safely burying the song, 100 select people had the chance to listen to the song. Check out photos from the recording process and the ceremony below….....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredNov 15th, 2017