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Following scandal and investigation, Cinefamily to shut down permanently - Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesFollowing scandal and investigation, Cinefamily to shut down permanentlyLos Angeles TimesThis year should have been a celebratory one for the Cinefamily, marking the 10th anniversary of an organization founded in 2007 that had grown to become one of the best known spaces for repertory and independent film exhibition in the city. Instead ...Cinefamily to Permanently Shut Down Following Sexual Harassment ScandalVarietyCinefamily Shuts Down Following Sexual Harassment ScandalHollywood ReporterCinefamily Permanently Shuts Down After Sexual Harassment AllegationsDeadlineTIME -IndieWire -KABC-TV -Columbia Missourianall 11 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsNov 14th, 2017

Cinefamily to Permanently Shut Down Following Sexual Harassment Scandal

Los Angeles independent film venue Cinefamily will permanently shut down and dissolve the board following allegations of sexual misconduct made against some of Cinefamily’s executives in August that led to two resignations from the company. Silent Movie Theater, Cinefamily’s longtime home, will be closed and renovated by the landlord, while the board will establish a transition team […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyNov 14th, 2017

Brie Larson Speaks Out on ‘Upsetting’ Cinefamily Sexual Harassment Allegations

After two top employees of Los Angeles independent film venue the Cinefamily resigned on Tuesday, actress Brie Larson posted a response to allegations of sexual harassment that led to their departure. Larson co-founded the Women of Cinefamily support group with Tina Poppy and Alia Penner. Poppy previously left the organization, and both Larson and Penner... Read more ».....»»

Category: topSource: varietyAug 24th, 2017

Paul Manafort & All The Witches Caught In The "Witch Hunt" Trump Investigation So Far…

Donald Trump keeps calling Robert Mueller's investigation a "WITCH HUNT" in all caps. But for a witch hunt, the investigation into Russian interference in our elections and Team Trump's obstruction of that investigation sure has turned up a lot of witches! There have been 20 indictments so far and 5 guilty pleas! And things aren't looking good [...] Donald Trump keeps calling Robert Mueller's investigation a "WITCH HUNT" in all caps. But for a witch hunt, the investigation into Russian interference in our elections and Team Trump's obstruction of that investigation sure has turned up a lot of witches! There have been 20 indictments so far and 5 guilty pleas! And things aren't looking good for Paul Manafort, who is going straight to jail after tampering with witnesses in his trial... And yet Trump supporters still say nothing has been found?? Look again (below)! CLICK HERE to view "All The Witches Caught In The 'WITCH HUNT' Trump Investigation So Far..." CLICK HERE to view "All The Witches Caught In The 'WITCH HUNT' Trump Investigation So Far..." CLICK HERE to view "All The Witches Caught In The 'WITCH HUNT' Trump Investigation So Far..." CLICK HERE to view "All The Witches Caught In The 'WITCH HUNT' Trump Investigation So Far..." CLICK HERE to view "All The Witches Caught In The 'WITCH HUNT' Trump Investigation So Far..." [Image via Johnny Louis/WENN.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonJun 15th, 2018

Cinefamily Suspends All Activities Following Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Los Angeles independent film venue Cinefamily will “temporarily suspend” all activities, following allegations of sexual harassment that led to two high profile exits from the organization. The suspension is intended to “allow for the investigation and necessary restructure of management and the board,” according to an announcement, which was written in a letter and posted... Read more ».....»»

Category: topSource: varietyAug 27th, 2017

"He Has Done This To Himself": Jeffrey Tambor Accuser Comes Forward With New Statement Defending Amazon"s Investigation

After accusations of sexual harassment by his assistant and a guest star, Jeffrey Tambor was the subject of an internal investigation by Amazon — and eventually fired from Transparent. The Emmy-winning actor did not react well to the news, calling the investigation "deeply flawed and biased toward the toxic politicized atmosphere that afflicted our set." He has [...] After accusations of sexual harassment by his assistant and a guest star, Jeffrey Tambor was the subject of an internal investigation by Amazon -- and eventually fired from Transparent. The Emmy-winning actor did not react well to the news, calling the investigation "deeply flawed and biased toward the toxic politicized atmosphere that afflicted our set." He has even found some backup in colleagues like Arrested Development costar David Cross, who said he finds Amazon's investigatory methods "curious" and less than, well, transparent. Related: Ryan Seacrest's Former Stylist Breaks Silence About Alleged Sexual Misconduct Now one of the women accusing Tambor is calling B.S. on his response. Van Barnes, whom reality TV fans might recognize from her appearances on I Am Cait, released a lengthy statement to The Hollywood Reporter, calling her former boss's claims he knew nothing about this "completely ludicrous." See the entire statement to get her side of the investigation (below): "For two years I worked as Mr. Tambor's personal assistant during the filming of the Amazon show Transparent, as well as assisting him on other projects and in his private life. During this time, I experienced an extremely volatile work environment, which included frequent and persistent sexual harassment, physical harassment, verbal abuse and abuse of power by Mr. Tambor. During this time, I made several attempts to address Mr. Tambor's inappropriate behavior with both executives of the show as well as with Mr. Tambor's personal management team at The Burstein Co., all to no avail. Mr. Tambor's assertion that these accusations were never revealed or discussed with him are completely ludicrous. In January 2017, when it was clear to me that things would not change with Mr. Tambor, I quit working as his assistant. In November 2017, Jill Solloway's company, Topple Productions, took steps to investigate Mr. Tambor's behavior on the set of Transparent in light of the accusations by not only me, but my fellow castmate, Trace Lysette, as well. An outside legal investigative firm specializing in employment-related harassment was hired, and they conducted a thorough, three-month-long investigation. The investigation was extremely professional, exhaustingly thorough and all-encompassing. For Mr. Tambor to now characterize this investigation as "biased" and "politicized" is an insult to the numerous people he has worked with through the years who were forced to participate in an investigation created by his own actions. Mr. Tambor's lengthy abuse and harassment of me continues to haunt me and is a clear indication of how we got to this point. I take no celebration in the firing of Mr. Tambor from Transparent, because this man's actions have jeopardized many people's jobs, especially many transgender people struggling to find work in Hollywood. I do however believe it is just. He has done this to himself. I have stood behind my #metoo post, because as it took shape I realized that I had an opportunity to protect the next victim and to challenge my employer to take an important position for transgender employment protection. All of these events are completely unfortunate, and I am forever changed by this. This has and continues to be a long road toward recovery and forward movement. It is highly unfortunate that Mr. Tambor has chosen to lash out at myself, Jill Soloway, and others, rather than accept accountability for his actions. I stand by my truths." What do YOU think about this new statement?? [Image via Instagram/FayeSadou/Media Punch.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonFeb 27th, 2018

Rudy Giuliani Joins Donald Trump"s Legal Team To "Negotiate An End" To The Russia Investigation!

In case you were worried Donald Trump's legal team wasn't desperate enough, the president has somehow convinced Rudy Giuliani to hop aboard and try to save him from Robert Mueller's investigation! The former New York mayor told The Washington Post on Thursday that he hopes to "negotiate an end" to the investigation into Russian interference in [...] In case you were worried Donald Trump's legal team wasn't desperate enough, the president has somehow convinced Rudy Giuliani to hop aboard and try to save him from Robert Mueller's investigation! The former New York mayor told The Washington Post on Thursday that he hopes to "negotiate an end" to the investigation into Russian interference in the election "for the good of the country." Giuliani added he's been speaking with PEETUS for weeks about joining the group of legal advisers, which has been struggling to recruit new members following the raid of Michael Cohen's records and all that Stormy Daniels drama. Related: Trump Compares Immigrants To "Breeding" Rodents! The former presidential candidate told CNN his role will be "limited," adding that his focus will be on giving the Russia collusion probe the "little push" it needs to come to a conclusion. He will work alongside Trump's current attorneys, Jay Sekulow and Ty Cobb, whom he had nothing but praise for. Giuliani also spoke highly of Mueller, noting that they worked together in the Justice Department as well as when Mueller was FBI director and Giuliani was NY's mayor. The 73-year-old said he's going to get a list from Mueller of what is needed to "comply" with the rest of the investigation as soon as he can -- which, depending on what is asked for, can take as quickly as "a couple of weeks." As for why Giuliani took on this role, sources close to the president told the New York Times that Trump might be replacing attorney general Jeff Sessions with Giuliani in the coming months. Video: Stephen Colbert Grills Comey About "The Pee Pee Tape" Or maybe he just really fits the bill of a crooked Trump lawyer? Certified tea spiller James Comey told Rachel Maddow on Thursday night that he launched an investigation into possible leaks from the FBI to Giuliani's office after the former mayor appeared to predict Hillary Clinton's email investigation re-launching in October 2016. Comey doesn't know the result of the Giuliani investigation, he added, because he was fired before it was finished. We may not know what exactly inspired Giuliani to hop aboard Trump's sinking legal ship, but we're sure it wasn't just the honor of serving the president. [Image via Johnny Louis/JLN Photography/WENN.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonApr 20th, 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

Kathy Griffin Is No Longer Under Federal Investigation After Controversial Photo Shoot

Kathy Griffin just announced that she is longer under federal investigation following her controversial Donald Trump photo shoot. The 56-year-old comedian took to her Twitter to share the news that the investigation has been concluded. “TODAY. The @AP has to clarify. I am no longer under federal investigation. The case is closed, I have been [...] Kathy Griffin just announced that she is longer under federal investigation following her controversial Donald Trump photo shoot. The 56-year-old comedian took to her Twitter to share the news that the investigation has been concluded. “TODAY. The @AP has to clarify. I am no longer under federal investigation. The case is closed, I have been completely exonerated. Finally,” Kathy wrote. She also included an AP article that debunked a rumor that Kathy was headed to jail following the incident. Kathy previously apologized for sharing the controversial and bloody photos of Donald. TODAY. The @AP has to clarify. I am no longer under federal investigation. The case is closed, I have been completely exonerated. Finally. pic.twitter.com/1AGZ0dCMDN — Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) July 28, 2017.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredJul 28th, 2017

Lindsay Lohan Is An International Stool Pigeon

Any story involving Lindsay Lohan always feels like fake news but somehow turns out to be real news once the smoke clears. But most importantly, in the end, fraudulent or authentic, who really cares? It’s Lindsay and she’s as loopy as loopy gets. She’s playing a solo game of Where in the World is Carmen […] The post Lindsay Lohan Is An International Stool Pigeon appeared first on WWTDD - What Would Tyler Durden Do?. Any story involving Lindsay Lohan always feels like fake news but somehow turns out to be real news once the smoke clears. But most importantly, in the end, fraudulent or authentic, who really cares? It’s Lindsay and she’s as loopy as loopy gets. She’s playing a solo game of Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego, except no one in the world is looking  for Carmen, Waldo, or Lindsay anymore. She could fall off the edge of this very flat Earth and I doubt any soul would lose sleep over it. So Lohan bragging about becoming a snitch in order to shut down a rival night club in Greece is a very “mehh” moment for me. It just shows me that Lohan learned absolutely nothing from her Mean Girls movie and she’s committed to taking the cunt detour route when it comes to every crossroad in life. Allegedly the “Mean Girls” star — who has just opened Lohan Beach House on the trendy Greek island — was heard boasting that she’d tipped off the Greek tax authorities about rival club Nammos, and that Nammos had been shut down for a month. Indeed, Nammos was briefly shut down by the Greek version of the IRS on Friday, but it’s not clear whether Lohan dropped a dime or if she was just claiming credit. A rep for Lohan denies that she either had Nammos closed down or boasted that she was behind the bust. “She told everyone on the island that she called the Greek IRS to shut [Nammos] down and got them shut down for 30 days,” said an insider. They added, “So people would come to her [club instead]! So f - - ked up!” Stars including Kate Moss, Gigi Hadid and Emily Ratajkowski were on Mykonos for the launch of Nammos’ new upscale mall, Nammos Village. But the Greek Reporter website said Saturday that the party was halted after “Greek tax authorities ordered the world-famous beach bar restaurant of Nammos in Mykonos to shut down for 48 hours on Friday due to tax evasion.” Maybe you should call it quits if resorting to become a rat is the only way anyone important will patronize your business. Night clubs were made to get your Sodom and Gomorrah on. What unfaithful celebrity husband will feel safe taking his starlet on the side to a place where the management can’t be trusted to keep a secret. It looks like Lohan comes out as the loser of another situation once again. [Lindsay Lohan’s Birthday Gallery] Photo Credit: Instagram / Backgrid USA / Splash News  The post Lindsay Lohan Is An International Stool Pigeon appeared first on WWTDD - What Would Tyler Durden Do?......»»

Category: topSource: wwtddJul 10th, 2018

Jeffrey Donovan, Emmanuelle Chriqui & KaDee Strickland Celebrate "Shut Eye" Season 2 - Watch Trailer!

Jeffrey Donovan is dapper in a suit while hitting the carpet at the season two premiere of his series Shut Eye held at The Magic Castle on Tuesday (November 28) in Los Angeles. The 49-year-old actor was joined at the event by his co-stars Emmanuelle Chriqui and KaDee Strickland, as well as producer Mark Johnson, [...] Jeffrey Donovan is dapper in a suit while hitting the carpet at the season two premiere of his series Shut Eye held at The Magic Castle on Tuesday (November 28) in Los Angeles. The 49-year-old actor was joined at the event by his co-stars Emmanuelle Chriqui and KaDee Strickland, as well as producer Mark Johnson, writer John Shiban and executive producer Melissa Bernstein. Shut Eye takes a darkly comedic look at the world of Los Angeles storefront psychics and the organized crime syndicate that runs them. Former magician Charlie Haverford (Jeffrey) oversees a number of fortune telling parlors on behalf of his violent and domineering Romani kingpin boss, until a blow to the head jars him into a new mindset, making him question everything he has ever believed. Season two of Shut Eye debuts only on Hulu on December 6 – Watch trailer below! ‘Shut Eye’ Season 2 Official Trailer.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredNov 29th, 2017

Blind Item: Movie Actress Did Coke And Now Permanently Messed Up

Jennifer Lawrence stars in Red Sparrow, which is coming out at the beginning of March. So… Amy Schumer provided Jennifer Lawrence with cocaine at her wedding? I thought coke was an appetite suppressant. Check out this week’s blind item below and give us your best guess in the comments.   “This A+ list mostly movie […] The post Blind Item: Movie Actress Did Coke And Now Permanently Messed Up appeared first on WWTDD - What Would Tyler Durden Do?. Jennifer Lawrence stars in Red Sparrow, which is coming out at the beginning of March. So… Amy Schumer provided Jennifer Lawrence with cocaine at her wedding? I thought coke was an appetite suppressant. Check out this week’s blind item below and give us your best guess in the comments.   “This A+ list mostly movie actress with a new movie coming out says she has not been feeling right since a coke binge a few days ago. She says she feels permanently hot now and numb and that her heart is beating differently.” H/T: crazydaysandnights Photo Credit: Mr. Skin The post Blind Item: Movie Actress Did Coke And Now Permanently Messed Up appeared first on WWTDD - What Would Tyler Durden Do?......»»

Category: topSource: wwtddFeb 16th, 2018

SZA Says Her Vocal Chords Are "Permanently Injured" In Troubling Tweets

This sounds serious! After taking a few nights off from performing to recover from swollen vocal chords, SZA's return to the TDE Championship Tour wasn't so triumphant — as she later claimed her voice was "permanently injured." Related: Willie Nelson Bails On Show Due To "Stomach Bug" In a series of troubling tweets, the All The Stars singer [...] This sounds serious! After taking a few nights off from performing to recover from swollen vocal chords, SZA's return to the TDE Championship Tour wasn't so triumphant -- as she later claimed her voice was "permanently injured." Related: Willie Nelson Bails On Show Due To "Stomach Bug" In a series of troubling tweets, the All The Stars singer revealed that her Tuesday night performance at New York's Madison Square Garden only made her vocal condition worse, writing: "Tonight was the test. That settles that... I jus wanna be left alone my priorities are fucked up. They been fucked up. I need space goodbye." Wow. She must be devastated! The 27-year-old was forced to go on vocal rest last week, which saw her sidelined for a few dates on the tour headlined by Kendrick Lamar. SZA shared the update with her fans, confessing that her voice "just won't fucking work" after non-stop touring for the past 11 months. She shared on Instagram: For anyone who hasn’t seen this . I’ve been touring for 11 months. This didn’t happen overnight . Ive been troubleshooting for a while now and Usually steroids and pushing through help. They don’t this time . I’m not sick my voice just won’t fucking work😔 🤷🏾‍♀️. If I don’t pause now I’ll be forced to pause permanently . I’m genuinely sorry for every face,voice ,and energy field I won’t be touching ! I’m literally taking as many steroids as I can to speed this up!! Its a waiting game and super weird to be blamed for stuff outta my control but I get it ! again .. I’m sorry..I’ll be right back . Pray for me or don’t . Preciate u either way ❤️-SA post shared by SZA (@sza) on May 23, 2018 at 8:40pm PDT Her recent tweets, however, were much bleaker. She wrote on Tuesday: So sad -- right when her career is taking off, too! We're sending positive vibes to the singer in hopes she makes a full recovery. [Image via Ivan Nikolov/WENN & Twitter.].....»»

Category: feudsSource: tmzMay 30th, 2018

Guess Kate Upton Won’t Cooperate With Investigation

This February Kate Upton came forward with sexual assault allegations against Guess co-founder Paul Marciano – claiming that since their very first lingerie photoshoot together in 2010 Marciano has assaulted her and acted inappropriately towards her. To be quite frank if I knew I was going to be spending a day with a writhing barely-clothed Kate Upton […] The post Guess Kate Upton Won’t Cooperate With Investigation appeared first on WWTDD - What Would Tyler Durden Do?. This February Kate Upton came forward with sexual assault allegations against Guess co-founder Paul Marciano – claiming that since their very first lingerie photoshoot together in 2010 Marciano has assaulted her and acted inappropriately towards her. To be quite frank if I knew I was going to be spending a day with a writhing barely-clothed Kate Upton I’d probably rub one out on the car ride over so as to be my utmost gentlemanly self during the shoot. Ben Stiller in There’s Something About Mary-style. But Marciano didn’t get this memo, and Upton didn’t get the memo that every model ever is sexually molested, so here we are. Sort of a miscommunication situation. Guess has placed Marciano on temporary leave, and is conducting an internal investigation into Upton’s claims. A gropy middle-aged exec molested a young model. How will they ever crack this code. Once Upton discovered the Guess would be using Marciano’s personal lawyer for the investigation she flipped her Insta shit, and declared that she would in no way cooperate with Guess due to the solidarity they’re showing with Marciano: Hearing how this ‘investigation’ is being conducted, and also knowing a strong fear of retaliation still exists within Guess’ corporate offices, is extremely disappointing and upsetting. The #MeToo movement is not one of smoke and mirrors, or for corporate office PR stunts to impress shareholders — it’s a call to action for TRUE change. To conduct an investigation like this seems like a stunt, and is a clear indication to me that Guess is not taking these claims seriously, nor are they committed to making changes at the highest levels. Until Guess makes a commitment to conduct an unbiased investigation, I have declined to participate. I look forward to participating if and when Guess retains a truly independent firm to run the entire investigation. You can read her full Instagram post below, but basically Upton is secretly thanking the #MeToo Gods that she’s uncovered another layer of adversity. The real solution to this whole thing would be to employ more ugly models that no one would want to molest. Thoughts, Gigi and Bella Hadid?   Let’s make true change happen! #metoo #TRUEchange A post shared by Kate Upton (@kateupton) on Feb 28, 2018 at 1:39pm PST Photo Credit: Sports Illustrated / Pacific Coast News The post Guess Kate Upton Won’t Cooperate With Investigation appeared first on WWTDD - What Would Tyler Durden Do?......»»

Category: topSource: wwtddMar 1st, 2018

Rowan Blanchard & Brie Larson Support Women of Cinefamily

Rowan Blanchard and Kiernan Shipka catch up while attending the Women of Cinefamily weekend closing party at The Standard Hollywood on Sunday (August 21) in West Hollywood, Calif. Also in attendance at the event was Oscar winner Brie Larson. “Thank .....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredAug 23rd, 2016

Hoda Kotb Tapped As Matt Lauer"s Permanent Replacement On Today!

We are HERE for this decision. On Tuesday, it was revealed that Hoda Kotb has been tapped to permanently fill the spot left vacant by Matt Lauer's scandalous ousting. As you surely know, the newsman was fired from NBC News after it was revealed that he demonstrated "inappropriate sexual behavior" in the workplace. Related: Matt Lauer's Wife [...] We are HERE for this decision. On Tuesday, it was revealed that Hoda Kotb has been tapped to permanently fill the spot left vacant by Matt Lauer's scandalous ousting. As you surely know, the newsman was fired from NBC News after it was revealed that he demonstrated "inappropriate sexual behavior" in the workplace. Related: Matt Lauer's Wife Has Lawyered Up Amid Divorce Rumors Following Lauer's shocking scandal and subsequent firing, NBC placed the seasoned Today vet on camera next to co-anchor with Savannah Guthrie as a temporary fix. Well, it seems the on screen chemistry between Guthrie and Kotb tested well, because Hoda is now Savannah's co-anchor FULL TIME. On her deep bond with Savannah, the 53-year-old told People: "When you click with someone, man, woman, it doesn't matter. If it works, it works. We're sort of like sisters, and everybody wants a sister." Awwwwww. Understandably, as the two TV personalities were close friends with Matt, the Today ladies have been leaning on each other during this hard time. In regards to how they handle Lauer's controversy, Guthrie noted: "That morning was so hard, but Hoda and I were in it together. We are family, and families do go through hard times, and when that happens in good families, you just get closer." Well said. It also helps that Hoda is such a delight to be around, as Savannah added: "It was such a shock to wake up one day and not have Matt, but it was the most natural and comforting thing in the world to have Hoda right there. No one wanted that to stop." Hear! Hear! Ironically, while covering for Lauer, Hoda never thought about permanently taking the spot as she simply wanted to make sure the show went on. The single mom relayed: "We were just trying to make it through those days together. Sometimes when you go through something with someone, you see something special. I think that's what happened. I didn't think about whether it would be me." AH-Mazing. And NBC seems pretty jazzed about their decision, as NBC News Group chairman Andy Lack shared: "We're very fortunate to have someone like Hoda who brings immense talent and tremendous positive energy, and then on top of that happens to have wonderful chemistry with Savannah. It makes this a decision that everyone can embrace and feel terrific about." Apparently, the executives at the network offered Hoda the job JUST before the holidays -- talk about a Christmas bonus, right?? However, for the time being, Kotb will continue hosting the show's 10 a.m. hour alongside Kathie Lee Gifford. Oh, and if you are wondering what Matt's up to these days, Savannah concluded: "We know he's working on his family, we know that for sure. Of course our hearts go out to the brave women who have told their stories. What we are experiencing and processing now is how to honor and remain a true friend to someone even in spite of learning things that are deeply disturbing. And we are trying to navigate that path with integrity." We guess you gotta do what you gotta do. Congrats, Hoda!! You SO deserve this!! [Image via WENN.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonJan 2nd, 2018

Here"s Everything We Know So Far About Matt Lauer"s Sexual Misconduct Scandal!

Safe to say Matt Lauer is NOT enjoying the holidays! As we reported, on Wednesday, it was announced that the morning host was fired from NBC News after a colleague filed a detailed complaint on Monday about an alleged incident that happened at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Additionally, per a report from Variety, the [...] Safe to say Matt Lauer is NOT enjoying the holidays! As we reported, on Wednesday, it was announced that the morning host was fired from NBC News after a colleague filed a detailed complaint on Monday about an alleged incident that happened at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Additionally, per a report from Variety, the journalist allegedly gave a sex toy to a coworker, and flashed his penis to another. Needless to say, the scandal has absolutely rattled both the public and the news world. Here is what we know so far: NBC Will NOT Be Sending Off Matt Lauer With A $30M Payout, Despite What His Lawyers Are Saying! [CLICK HERE] Conan O'Brien Actually Had A Segment Called 'Creepy Matt Lauer' During The Sochi Olympics — Watch! [CLICK HERE] NBC News Boss Promises Matt Lauer Investigation Will Reveal Everything, 'No Matter How Painful' [CLICK HERE] Sandra Bullock Was NOT Having Matt Lauer's Creepiness In This 2009 Today Interview! [CLICK HERE] Matt Lauer Is 'Shocked,' 'Dumbfounded,' & 'Totally Devastated' Over These Sexual Harassment Allegations [CLICK HERE] Matt Lauer's Ex-Wife Comes To The Newsman's Defense Amid His Sexual Misconduct Scandal [CLICK HERE] Meredith Vieira's Husband & Matt Lauer's Former Boss Weigh In On The Journalist's Sexual Misconduct Allegations [CLICK HERE] WTF? Female Today Staffers Not Interested In Flirting With Matt Lauer Reportedly Weren't Considered 'Good Colleagues' [CLICK HERE] Padma Lakshmi Says It 'Felt Like Someone Had Died' At TodayFollowing Matt Lauer's Firing [CLICK HERE] Meredith Vieira Once Called Out Matt Lauer For Having A 'Huge Bag Of Sex Toys' In His Office — WATCH [CLICK HERE] Today Staffers Shade The FUCK Out Of 'Terrible' Megyn Kelly For Making Matt Lauer's Firing 'All About Her' — Get The Scoop! [CLICK HERE] Matt Lauer & Today Reportedly Ignored NBC Execs & ‘Did What They Wanted To Do' [CLICK HERE] Matt Who? Al Roker Shares A Sweet Selfie With His 'Pals' & NBC Cohosts From The Rockefeller Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony! [CLICK HERE] Former NBC Staffer Claims Matt Lauer Summoned Her To His Office, Bent Her Over A Chair For Sex, Left Her Unconscious & In Need Of Medical Attention [CLICK HERE] Matt Lauer Addresses His NBC News Termination With A Somber Statement: 'I Am Truly Sorry' [CLICK HERE] Ann Curry 'Isn't Relishing' In Matt Lauer's Sexual Misconduct Scandal [CLICK HERE] Today Staffers Reportedly Knew Matt Lauer 'Regularly Cheated' On Wife But Are Shocked About Sexual Misconduct Allegations [CLICK HERE] Geraldo Rivera Defends Matt Lauer — But Bette Midler Says Geraldo Is A Groper Too!!! [CLICK HERE] GROSS! Matt Lauer Once Told Meredith Vieira To 'Keep Bending Over' On Camera — Watch The Creepiness [CLICK HERE] Natalie Morales Says She's 'Just In Shock' Over Former Today Cohost Matt Lauer's Firing — Watch! [CLICK HERE] More Female NBC Employees Come Forward With Stories Of Matt Lauer's Sexual Misconduct — From Exposing Himself To Gifting Sex Toys With Explicit Notes! [CLICK HERE] Ann Curry Speaks! Says She's 'Still Really Processing' Matt Lauer's Firing Over Sexual Misconduct Scandal! [CLICK HERE] VOTE: Who Should Replace Matt Lauer On The Today Show?? [CLICK HERE] Remember That Creepy Matt Lauer Interview With Anne Hathaway From 2012? [CLICK HERE] The View Panel Is NOT Surprised By Matt Lauer's Firing & Sexual Misconduct Scandal: 'Karma's A Bitch!' [CLICK HERE] Matt Lauer's Sexual Misconduct Scandal Has Ann Curry Trending On Twitter — See The Best Reactions! [CLICK HERE] Matt Lauer Reportedly Takes Off From His New York City Home Amid Sexual Misconduct Scandal! [CLICK HERE] Katie Couric Admitted Matt Lauer Pinched Her 'On The Ass A Lot' — BACK IN 2012! WATCH! [CLICK HERE] Megyn Kelly, Kathie Lee Gifford, & Al Roker Speak Out As Details Emerge That Matt Lauer Allegedly Sexually Assaulted NBC Staffer During Sochi Winter Olympics [CLICK HERE] Today Show Team Shocked By Matt Lauer's Firing — 'It's Like A Death In The Family' [CLICK HERE] Donald Trump Can't Hide His Glee Following Matt Lauer's Firing & Sexual Misconduct Scandal [CLICK HERE] Matt Lauer FIRED From NBC News Following A 'Detailed Complaint' About Alleged 'Inappropriate Sexual Behavior' [CLICK HERE] [Image via Patricia Schlein/WENN.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonDec 1st, 2017

Officials Drop Child Abuse Investigation Into Tyrese Gibson — But His Court Battle Is Far From Over

Tyrese Gibson is off the hook. The Los Angeles Department of Children and Family Services has closed its investigation into the claims that the Fast & Furious star had beaten his 10-year-old daughter Shayla. Sources close to the actor told The Blast that the department will not be seeking any criminal charges against Tyrese, who has been [...] Tyrese Gibson is off the hook. The Los Angeles Department of Children and Family Services has closed its investigation into the claims that the Fast & Furious star had beaten his 10-year-old daughter Shayla. Sources close to the actor told The Blast that the department will not be seeking any criminal charges against Tyrese, who has been entangled in a contentious legal battle with his ex-wife Norma Gibson. Related: Tyrese Blasts The Rock For Interfering In His Child's 'Survival'! Over the past few weeks, the actor shared the struggles of not being able to see his daughter amid the months-long investigation, even breaking down in tears when discussing the drama to his social media following. The investigation was launched after Norma claimed in court docs that Tyrese had struck their daughter so hard she was unable to sit. She also claimed the Transformers actor punched her in the stomach when she was pregnant with Shayla. While the child abuse investigation comes to a close, the battle is far from over -- the exes will continue to fight over their custody agreement and Norma's permanent restraining order against Tyrese. We'll keep you posted as the two continue to hash things out in court. [Image via WENN.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonNov 3rd, 2017

One Of Danny Masterson"s Rape Accusers Calls Out Netflix For Renewing The Ranch — "Our Pain Means Nothing"

Apparently, allegations of assaults are not being treated equally. While Netflix has cut ties with the likes of Kevin Spacey and Louis C.K., one of Danny Masterson's accusers is wondering why nothing has been done to address The Ranch actor. As we reported, there is an ongoing investigation into four sexual assaults including rape stemming from incidents [...] Apparently, allegations of assaults are not being treated equally. While Netflix has cut ties with the likes of Kevin Spacey and Louis C.K., one of Danny Masterson's accusers is wondering why nothing has been done to address The Ranch actor. As we reported, there is an ongoing investigation into four sexual assaults including rape stemming from incidents that happened in the early '00s. Even after Masterson was exposed, Netflix renewed the show starring Ashton Kutcher for a fourth season. As the streaming company remains silent, alleged victim Chrissie Carnell Bixler told The Daily Beast that she "can no longer be silent." Related: Daniel Franzese Accuses Bijou Phillips Of Mocking His Sexuality She said in a statement: "I was sick when I read Netflix's statement on continuing with The Ranch and continuing their working relationship with a man who has violently raped and abused so many women. Four months after the story broke, and the LAPD confirmed a criminal investigation, Netflix ordered another season of The Ranch. After the HuffPost piece, and the journalist reaching out 15 times to get a statement from Netflix, [they] ultimately said they will continue to work with Masterson until something develops. (Not the actual quote obviously.)" Bixler went on: "For me, what Netflix has done, feels like a continuation of how the Church of Scientology made me feel when I reported my rape to them, as well as how Danny Masterson made me feel when I would beg him for an apology, an explanation, anything. I was made to feel unimportant. I was made to feel like I didn't matter. Like what Danny Masterson did to me didn't matter. My body doesn't matter, because it doesn't belong to me. The trauma and emotional pain doesn't matter, because I just don't matter. ‘Danny Masterson is a celebrity. He flourishes and prospers in life. You protect that and reward that.' -direct quote from the Church of Scientology. I don't matter. The other women don't matter. Our pain means nothing, and we should be good little girls and shut our mouths. No! I'm going to be an amazing woman who will NOT shut my mouth when I find out my rapist raped countless other women. I will NOT shut my mouth when Netflix tries to make us feel like we don't matter. We DO matter. We ARE important. We will see justice for what was done to us, and is continuing to be done to us...and for all those who knew/know and are either actively helping this serial rapist or are choosing to stay silent...YOU don't matter. Victims are taking back the power that was stolen from us, and things are going to change. Netflix should write that down." So far, no word from Masterson -- but he was spotted out to dinner in Los Angeles last night with an unidentified woman. Why do U think Netflix seems to be dragging its feet?? SOUND OFF in the comments (below)! [Image via FayesVision/WENN.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonNov 16th, 2017

LAPD To Collect DNA Of Producer David Guillod In Connection With Jessica Barth"s Rape Claims

The LAPD is re-opening the investigation into Hollywood mogul David Guillod. According to TMZ, a warrant has been issued to collect the DNA of the Atomic Blonde producer in connection to claims made by actress Jessica Barth that he drugged and raped her in 2012. As we reported, the Ted star claimed she went to dinner with [...] The LAPD is re-opening the investigation into Hollywood mogul David Guillod. According to TMZ, a warrant has been issued to collect the DNA of the Atomic Blonde producer in connection to claims made by actress Jessica Barth that he drugged and raped her in 2012. As we reported, the Ted star claimed she went to dinner with Guillod -- who has since been accused of sexual assault by three other women -- and a friend, drank a lot of wine, and woke up at her home with "six hickeys" on her neck. Related: Nelly Under Criminal Investigation For Alleged Sexual Assault In the investigation docs, officials add that Barth went to the hospital for a rape kit and the exam revealed bruises on her thigh and forehead, along with potential saliva on her breast and neck. Barth said she asked Guillod if they had sex and he said no, but admitted they did have a makeout session. The initial allegations were investigated and the case was closed in 2014 -- but after "new allegations" surfaced, the LAPD decided to re-open the investigation. Related: Reese Witherspoon Says Women Were Swapping #MeToo Stories For DECADES After Barth's accusations went public in November, Guillod stepped down as co-CEO of Primary Wave Entertainment. Shortly following his resignation, three more women came forward with similar allegations of being drugged and raped. A big misfire in the original investigation, officials noted, was that they never collected a DNA sample from Guillod, so they are looking to do that now. Time certainly seems to be up for Guillod, who is also reportedly under investigation by the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office for allegedly raping a former employee in 2014. [Image via Eugene Powers/PNP/WENN.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonFeb 13th, 2018

Bachelor in Paradise"s DeMario Jackson Wears "Show the Tape" Shirt

Bachelor in Paradise‘s DeMario Jackson wears a “Show the Tape!!!” t-shirt while out at the Doheny Room on Friday (August 11) in West Hollywood, Calif. The shirt is a reference to his sexual encounter with Bachelor in Paradise contestant Corinne Olympios. The encounter caused a shut-down in production and lead to a sexual assault investigation. [...] Bachelor in Paradise‘s DeMario Jackson wears a “Show the Tape!!!” t-shirt while out at the Doheny Room on Friday (August 11) in West Hollywood, Calif. The shirt is a reference to his sexual encounter with Bachelor in Paradise contestant Corinne Olympios. The encounter caused a shut-down in production and lead to a sexual assault investigation. Ultimately, no wrong-doing was found in the investigation and production resumed. One can assume from DeMario‘s t-shirt that he wants to full tape of the encounter shown. The shut down will be addressed on tomorrow’s season premiere. If you missed it, check out the full cast list for this season’s Bachelor in Paradise......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredAug 13th, 2017