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Rita Moreno Joins Long List of Actresses Sharing Stories of Sexual Harassment in Hollywood

Rita Moreno faced sexual harassment as an ingenue at 20th Century Fox studio in the 1950s, the legendary actress told the crowd Thursday night at the Paley Center for Media’s gala celebrating the achievements of women in television. Moreno veered from her prepared remarks at the event, held at the Beverly Wilshire hotel, to add […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyOct 13th, 2017

Rita Ora Goes Full On "70s-Inspired for "Your Song" NYC Promo!

Rita Ora is having a 70′s-inspired moment – Can you dig it? While out and about promoting her brand new single “Your Song” in New York City on Monday (July 17), the 26-year-old entertainer was spotted leaving her hotel wearing not one, not two, but three different ’70s-inspired looks. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics [...] Rita Ora is having a 70′s-inspired moment – Can you dig it? While out and about promoting her brand new single “Your Song” in New York City on Monday (July 17), the 26-year-old entertainer was spotted leaving her hotel wearing not one, not two, but three different ’70s-inspired looks. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Rita Ora Rita also stopped by Z100’s Elvis Duran and The Morning Show to chat about collaborating with Ed Sheeran, and the process of writing her new album. “My inspiration behind this and the narrative is really based off the past three years of just everything that I’ve done and not being able to put out stuff and then having the freedom to make tunes.” Rita told Elvis. For her last appearance, Rita slipped into a Chanel dress to visit the Billboard offices. Rita Ora – “Slide” Calvin Harris Acoustic Cover | Elvis Duran Live FYI: Rita is wearing Jennifer Fisher jewelry, Salvatore Ferragamo shoes and Tom Ford sunglasses. Rita is wearing an Emilio Pucci jumpsuit and Pierre Hardy shoes at the SiriusXM Studios. Click inside to watch the rest of Rita Ora’s appearance on the Elvis Duran Live… Rita Ora – “Your Song” Acoustic | Elvis Duran Live Rita Ora Dishes on Writing “Your Song” with Ed Sheeran & Her Crush on Prince Harry.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredJul 18th, 2017

Jamie Lee Curtis SLAMS Donna Karan & "Brutish Thug" Harvey Weinstein While Talking About Being Sexually Harassed At Work

Hollywood is speaking up amid Harvey Weinstein's sexual harassment and assault scandal! With more and more celebs sharing their own horrifying experiences with the controversial producer, it's opening up a very overdue discussion in the industry. And Jamie Lee Curtis is doing so by slamming the argument that women are "asking for it," one Donna Karan recently [...] Hollywood is speaking up amid Harvey Weinstein's sexual harassment and assault scandal! With more and more celebs sharing their own horrifying experiences with the controversial producer, it's opening up a very overdue discussion in the industry. And Jamie Lee Curtis is doing so by slamming the argument that women are "asking for it," one Donna Karan recently given voice once again in defense of the movie mogul. Related: Kate Beckinsale Accuses Harvey Of Hitting On Her When She Was 17 The designer has since apologized, but the actress isn't here for it! In an op-ed piece published on Huffington Post, the star explained her disappointment with Donna -- all without naming her name: "I awoke to a statement, from an unlikely voice, that the women in question were perhaps 'asking for it.' Really? Is this how we have evolved? Is this what the women's movement, feminism and, more recently, the women's march has yielded? A fellow woman, one who makes her living dressing famous women in tight, sexy dresses and one who built her empire to do her good works all over the world, would throw these brave women under the bus in a weird, mean girl version of slut shaming?" Jamie continued, revealing she has been victim to sexual harassment at work: "I, too, have been subjected to my own private, personal versions of sexual harassment on the job. Did I ask for it? No. What I simply asked for was a job, and what came with it was sexual harassment." Furthering her point, she added: "What I believe we are all asking for in these instances, is a chance to show our talent, our humanity, a chance to express ourselves and our art and perhaps, be a part of a film that can truly create change." Using Prince's drug overdose as an example, the Scream Queens actress wondered if a "very famous person" had to die to affect change, like it did with opioid laws. When it comes to Harvey and sexual harassment though, she mused if there would be an end: "Perhaps this grotesque power play to 'get some' by this brutish thug of a man and the attempts by him, his lawyer, his board and famous friends to, once again, keep it under wraps and blame the victim will fail. Perhaps the truth will out other sexual harassment, be it from a governor or a president or a presidential candidate or studio head or movie star or executive or anyone else complicit in this billionaire boys club bullshit that will come to an inglorious end. To quote the great Helen Reddy, 'I am woman hear me roar, in numbers too big to ignore.'" Preach! Let's hope more and more stars continue to speak out! [Image via FayesVision/Patricia Schlein/Ivan Nikolov/WENN.].....»»

Category: feudsSource: tmzOct 12th, 2017

Gretchen Carlson Made It A Point To Share Donald Trump"s Access Hollywood Tape With Her Kids!

Gretchen Carlson is on a mission to raise awareness about sexual harassment in the workplace — whether it's through her book or at home talking with her kids. As part of the press tour for BE FIERCE: Stop Harassment and Take Your Power Back, the former Fox News host sat down with Nancy Armstrong to discuss [...] Gretchen Carlson is on a mission to raise awareness about sexual harassment in the workplace -- whether it's through her book or at home talking with her kids. As part of the press tour for BE FIERCE: Stop Harassment and Take Your Power Back, the former Fox News host sat down with Nancy Armstrong to discuss her experiences with sexual misconduct and even revealed how she informed her children about Donald Trump's pussy grabbing scandal. Related: All 45 Women Who Have Accused Harvey Weinstein So Far In fact, Carlson openly admitted that she showed her 12 and 14 year old the Trumpster's infamous Access Hollywood tape. She explained: "When the Access Hollywood tape came out with now-President Trump, I played it for my children... I wanted them to see how not to treat human beings. I wanted then to know that human decency, in my mind, supersedes any political policy." As it should!! In case you forgot, in footage from an Access Hollywood taping in 2005, the President is heard bragging about how felt entitled to "grab" women "by the pussy." We aren't shocked that Gretchen made a point to show the tape to her kids as she became the face of the anti-sexual harassment movement following her 2016 lawsuit against Fox News chief Roger Ailes. The suit resulted in Ailes' ousting from the conservative network. In regards to her own experiences with sexual harassment, Gretchen had a few choice words for Human Resources departments everywhere: "I actually believe reporting sexual harassment should go to a different part of the company. If the harasser is a boss then just forget it. You, as the employee, have no chance." Fair point. The 51-year-old went on to reference two additional instances of sexual assault, both experienced while she was serving as Miss America in 1989. On why she declined to name the individuals involved, the author noted: "It doesn't really matter... Maybe at some point I'll decide to make them [public]. It's actually a legal issue about why I wouldn't and I've had my fair share of lawyer advice over the last 15 months. So it's not because I'm not speaking up about it, it's more of a concern from a legal point of view." That all makes sense! Be sure to snag a copy of BE FIERCE: Stop Harassment and Take Your Power Back as it is in stores now! [Image via WENN/YouTube.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonOct 18th, 2017

Watch This Uma Thurman Clip And You"ll Understand How Seriously Women In Hollywood Are Taking All These Sexual Assault Scandals

As we continue to report the onslaught of sexual assault and sexual harassment news every single day, and you continue to read the dozens — now hundreds — of stories that keep popping up (Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, James Toback, Steven Seagal, and on, and on, and on), it's easy to get numb to it. All [...] As we continue to report the onslaught of sexual assault and sexual harassment news every single day, and you continue to read the dozens -- now hundreds -- of stories that keep popping up (Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, James Toback, Steven Seagal, and on, and on, and on), it's easy to get numb to it. All the accusations, and all the horrible behavior when told in such tightly packed days one after the next almost lessens the seriousness of it all in a way, as if you can package it all up in one little corner of the world and tell yourself, "there are some shitty men in Hollywood." And while that's true, and there are some profoundly shitty men in Hollywood, that is far from reaching the true magnitude of these stories as they continue to come out. Related: More Awful Kevin Spacey News Continues To Come Out So maybe this will help. At an event for her new work The Parisian Woman this weekend, Uma Thurman was asked by reporters about her take on all the sexual harassment and sexual assault scandals that have popped up the last few weeks. And what she gives, instead of a sound bite, is a quick look into just how profoundly angry women in this industry are about the shameful and shitty ways they've been treated for decades now. Watch this, please (below): Uma Thurman's response when asked about the flood of sexual misconduct allegations....wow. pic.twitter.com/Sw5Br1GwFg — Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) November 4, 2017 Wow. Seriously powerful. And hopefully a good reminder to us all: even as these allegations and stories may come out by the handful, or dozen, it's critical we don't get numb to each individual one in search of the bigger picture. Related: Kevin Spacey Accused Of Flashing & Paying Off Teen Barkeep Women (and men!) are the real-life victims here, and that should make us all as angry as Uma Thurman in that video. Food for thought. [Image via Twitter.].....»»

Category: topSource: tmzNov 4th, 2017

Rita Ora Was Turned Away from Gordon Ramsay"s Restaurant Because of Her Outfit

Rita Ora steps out for a night on the town for her sister Elena‘s 29th birthday on Monday (October 23) in London, England. The 26-year-old singer and Fifty Shades actress appeared on The Jonathan Ross Show last week alongside celeb chef Gordon Ramsay and told him about the time she was turned away from one [...] Rita Ora steps out for a night on the town for her sister Elena‘s 29th birthday on Monday (October 23) in London, England. The 26-year-old singer and Fifty Shades actress appeared on The Jonathan Ross Show last week alongside celeb chef Gordon Ramsay and told him about the time she was turned away from one of his restaurants. “Well, actually, funny little story. I mean, I was wanting to, I mean like everybody else that wants to go eat in a Ramsay restaurant and then, I just didn’t get in,” Rita said. “I went in. I obviously — I wasn’t dressed the part. I walked in and was like ‘Ooh I’d love a little, like, meal, you know?’ and they were just like, ‘No, this isn’t happening for you.’” Gordon tried to get Rita to tell him which restaurant it was, but she didn’t say as she didn’t want to get the staff in trouble! Rita recently collaborated with The Open Mic Project and Absolut, to provide a platform for amplifying and uniting the voices of people across the nation to talk about acceptance, something needed more than ever in today’s world. Rita is asking fans to submit their real stories of acceptance– housed within a community of inclusivity via TheOpenMicProject.com from now until December 1. She will then use The Open Mic Project acceptance stories to inspire a new song, which will be released before the 2018 Grammy Awards. Rita Ora Couldn’t Get Into Gordon Ramsay’s Restaurant.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredOct 24th, 2017

Rebel Wilson Says a "Male Star" Asked Her to Perform Sexual Act While His Friends Film

Rebel Wilson is speaking out with her own experience of sexual harassment in Hollywood. The 37-year-old Pitch Perfect actress says that a “male star” once asked her to perform a sexual act on him while his friends filmed and she also had a hotel room encounter with a “top director.” “I feel lucky that I [...] Rebel Wilson is speaking out with her own experience of sexual harassment in Hollywood. The 37-year-old Pitch Perfect actress says that a “male star” once asked her to perform a sexual act on him while his friends filmed and she also had a hotel room encounter with a “top director.” “I feel lucky that I grew up in a pro-female environment, going to an all-girls high school, and that I have such a strong sense of self and have taken self-defense classes. I had the ability to escape both incidents. I realize not everyone is as lucky,” Rebel said in her series of tweets on Saturday (November 11). You can read everything she tweeted below. I've been away in a 'bubble' of sorts creating new comedy overseas but it's so hard to hear all these stories relating to sexual harassment and assault in Hollywood. As you guys know, I'm a pretty strong and confident person but even I have a story to tell. — Rebel Wilson (@RebelWilson) November 11, 2017 A male star, in a position of power asked me to go into a room with him and then asked me repeatedly to stick my finger up his ass. All whilst his male 'friends' tried to film the incident on their iPhones and laughed. I repeatedly said no and eventually got out of the room. — Rebel Wilson (@RebelWilson) November 11, 2017 Click inside to read the rest of Rebel Wilson’s tweets… I called my agent immediately and my lawyer made a complaint with the studio – basically to protect myself that in the event something similar ever occurred I'd be able to walk out of the job and not obliged to return. — Rebel Wilson (@RebelWilson) November 11, 2017 Later I was threatened by one of the star's representatives to be nice and support the male star. I refused. The whole thing was disgusting.I've told hundreds of people in the industry the story in more graphic detail basically to warn them off this individual. — Rebel Wilson (@RebelWilson) November 11, 2017 Earlier in my career, I also had a 'hotel room' encounter with a top director. I thought we were there to talk comedy. Nothing physical happened because the guy's wife called and started abusing him over the phone for sleeping with actresses and luckily she was yelling so loud… — Rebel Wilson (@RebelWilson) November 11, 2017 that I could hear her and I bolted out of there immediately. I was so naive the thought of anything happening apart from 'work talk' didn't even cross my mind. — Rebel Wilson (@RebelWilson) November 11, 2017 I feel lucky that I grew up in a pro-female environment, going to an all-girls high school, and that I have such a strong sense of self and have taken self-defense classes. I had the ability to escape both incidents. I realize not everyone is as lucky. — Rebel Wilson (@RebelWilson) November 11, 2017 To hear how prevalent sexual harassment and assault is, is just so saddening. I know my stories aren't as horrific as other women and men have described – but if you've ever experienced anything like this I feel for you and can relate on some level. — Rebel Wilson (@RebelWilson) November 11, 2017 I know, moving forward, that if I witness this behavior, whether it happens to me or someone I know, I will no longer be POLITE. Interpret that as you will. — Rebel Wilson (@RebelWilson) November 11, 2017.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredNov 11th, 2017

Elizabeth Banks Honors Laverne Cox at Outfest Awards

Laverne Cox poses for a photo with Elizabeth Banks at the 2017 Outfest Legacy Awards on Sunday night (October 22) at Vibiana in Los Angeles. The 45-year-old Orange Is the New Black actress was honored at the event and Elizabeth was there to present the award. Legendary actress Rita Moreno was also honored and she [...] Laverne Cox poses for a photo with Elizabeth Banks at the 2017 Outfest Legacy Awards on Sunday night (October 22) at Vibiana in Los Angeles. The 45-year-old Orange Is the New Black actress was honored at the event and Elizabeth was there to present the award. Legendary actress Rita Moreno was also honored and she was joined by her One Day at a Time co-star Justina Machado. “Wow last night was incredible. Thank you @outfest and #outfestlegacyawards for the honor and for the incredible work you do,” Laverne wrote on Instagram. “So when a living legend #RitaMoreno needs a resting place you oblige. What an incredible woman. I love you Ms. Moreno. Thank you @zackarydrucker and @elizabethbanks for your amazing words. And thank you @jazzmunnichcala for gracing us with you presence last minute and for joining me onstage to share the trailblazer honor because you truly are a trailblazer. Thank you to my entire team as well. I love you all.” FYI: Laverne is wearing a Victoria Hayes dress, Ruthie Davis shoes, a Devi Kroell clutch, H Stern earrings, a Dionea Orcini bracelet, a Monica Vinader necklace, and rings by W. Britt and John Hardy......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredOct 23rd, 2017

Rita Ora Rocks a Colorful Plaid Outfit in New York City!

Rita Ora is looking especially vibrant! The 27-year-old “Anywhere” pop superstar was spotted stepping out on Wednesday (December 6) in New York City. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Rita Ora Rita wore a colorful plaid ensemble with her sunglasses on, as a wall of cameramen took photos behind her while she stepped out [...] Rita Ora is looking especially vibrant! The 27-year-old “Anywhere” pop superstar was spotted stepping out on Wednesday (December 6) in New York City. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Rita Ora Rita wore a colorful plaid ensemble with her sunglasses on, as a wall of cameramen took photos behind her while she stepped out into the city. During the day, Rita also stopped by the studio. Rita‘s latest single, “Anywhere,” has soared to No. 2 on the UK Singles chart, and has also gone Top 10 in several countries......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredDec 6th, 2017

Rita Ora Debuts Joyous ‘Anywhere’ Music Video – Watch Here!

Rita Ora is all smiles as she is greeted by a flock of fans making her way into the BBC Radio 1 studios on Friday morning (October 20) in London, England. The 26-year-old entertainer promoted her brand new single “Anywhere,” which is the second official single to be released off of Rita‘s upcoming second studio [...] Rita Ora is all smiles as she is greeted by a flock of fans making her way into the BBC Radio 1 studios on Friday morning (October 20) in London, England. The 26-year-old entertainer promoted her brand new single “Anywhere,” which is the second official single to be released off of Rita‘s upcoming second studio album – her first that will be released in the U.S. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Rita Ora Rita has also just premiered the official music video for the joyous dance song – Watch it below! Rita will perform “Anywhere” at the 2017 MTV European Music Awards, which she is also set to host, live in London on November 12th. Rita Ora – Anywhere (Official Video).....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredOct 20th, 2017

Rita Ora Debuts Joyous "Anywhere" Music Video - Watch Here!

Rita Ora is all smiles as she is greeted by a flock of fans making her way into the BBC Radio 1 studios on Friday morning (October 20) in London, England. The 26-year-old entertainer promoted her brand new single “Anywhere,” which is the second official single to be released off of Rita‘s upcoming second studio [...] Rita Ora is all smiles as she is greeted by a flock of fans making her way into the BBC Radio 1 studios on Friday morning (October 20) in London, England. The 26-year-old entertainer promoted her brand new single “Anywhere,” which is the second official single to be released off of Rita‘s upcoming second studio album – her first that will be released in the U.S. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Rita Ora Rita has also just premiered the official music video for the joyous dance song – Watch it below! Rita will perform “Anywhere” at the 2017 MTV European Music Awards, which she is also set to host, live in London on November 12th. Rita Ora – Anywhere (Official Video).....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredOct 20th, 2017

Rita Ora Announces Her Second Album Will Be Delayed Again

Rita Ora has revealed that the release date of her sophomore album will once again be delayed. The 26-year-old “Your Song” singer rocked a metallic pink blouse while stopping by the Facebook Live offices for a Q&A session on Monday (August 7) in New York City. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Rita Ora [...] Rita Ora has revealed that the release date of her sophomore album will once again be delayed. The 26-year-old “Your Song” singer rocked a metallic pink blouse while stopping by the Facebook Live offices for a Q&A session on Monday (August 7) in New York City. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Rita Ora “My album will be dropping very soon,” Rita said in response to a fan’s question. “I do want to say the beginning of next year but, hey, surprises do come, don’t they?” That’s right, we can now expect Rita‘s second album to drop in early 2018. Her previous studio album was released in 2012. Her second was supposed to be released by the end of 2016, which she then pushed into early 2017, late 2017, and now early 2018. During the Q&A, Rita also revealed some of the artists who have worked with her in the recording studio for her upcoming album, including Chris Martin, Julia Michaels, Justin Tranter, and more. She also opened up about world tour news, her inspirations, and an unfortunate run-in she had with a sea urchin! Watch below. Don’t miss Rita as she opens the 2017 Teen Choice Awards with “Your Song” this Sunday......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredAug 8th, 2017

Rita Ora Shows Off Her Hot Bikini Bod on Vacation!

Rita Ora leaves the Matsuhisa restaurant after an early dinner on Thursday (July 27) in Beverly Hills, Calif. The 26-year-old actress and singer comfy and chic in a wrap blouse and jeans as she enjoyed a night out. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Rita Ora Rita recently jetted off to Jamaica for some [...] Rita Ora leaves the Matsuhisa restaurant after an early dinner on Thursday (July 27) in Beverly Hills, Calif. The 26-year-old actress and singer comfy and chic in a wrap blouse and jeans as she enjoyed a night out. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Rita Ora Rita recently jetted off to Jamaica for some R&R in the sun. While she’s been away, Rita‘s been taking to Instagram to share some super hot pics of herself show off her hot, bikini body. See the hot pic below! Can't really swim 🇯🇲 A post shared by Rita Ora (@ritaora) on Jul 29, 2017 at 1:00pm PDT.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredJul 30th, 2017

Rita Ora is Retro Chic While Landing in London for Rehearsals

Rita Ora continued her retro style streak while touching down in London! The 26-year-old “Your Song” crooner was spotted landing at Heathrow Airport on Friday (July 21) in England. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Rita Ora She was flying in from New York City, where she has been busy promoting her new track. [...] Rita Ora continued her retro style streak while touching down in London! The 26-year-old “Your Song” crooner was spotted landing at Heathrow Airport on Friday (July 21) in England. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Rita Ora She was flying in from New York City, where she has been busy promoting her new track. Rita rocked a pink button-down blouse, vintage The Who t-shirt, track pants, and black sneakers, completing her look with a Chanel purse. She wore her hair curled and pulled back into a low bun. “Reunited with bae in rehearsals today 🇬🇧shot by the beautiful @iamkaj thank you for this 😊,” Rita captioned an adorable Instagram photo of herself sharing a kiss with her dog Cher after arriving at the studios. Check it out here! 10+ pictures inside of Rita Ora at the airport….....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredJul 22nd, 2017

Natalie Portman on Hollywood's Sexual-Harassment Problem: 'I Have 100 Stories' - Vulture

VultureNatalie Portman on Hollywood's Sexual-Harassment Problem: 'I Have 100 Stories'VultureLike many actresses, Natalie Portman is still unpacking decades of work tainted by sexism and sexual harassment amid the deluge of allegations emerging from Hollywood. “When I heard everything coming out, I was like, wow, I'm so lucky that I haven't ...Natalie Portman Shares Her Own Experiences With Harassment and Sexism: 'I Have 100 Stories'IndieWireNatalie Portman: Meeting Husband Benjamin Millepied on 'Black Swan' Set 'Really Incredible'Us WeeklyNatalie Portman Says Male-Dominated Industries Contribute To Sexual HarassmentRefinery29Bustle -TheWrap -PerezHilton.com -Forwardall 21 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsNov 21st, 2017

Nickelodeon Fires 'Loud House' Creator After Sexual Harassment Allegations - Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood ReporterNickelodeon Fires 'Loud House' Creator After Sexual Harassment AllegationsHollywood ReporterThe Viacom-owned cable network has fired Savino days after multiple women came forward with sexual harassment allegations against the animator. Up to a dozen women have accused Savino, 46, of sexual harassment, unwanted advances and ...Loud House creator Chris Savino 'no longer working with Nickelodeon' following sexual harassment allegationsEW.com (blog)'Loud House' showrunner Chris Savino fired by Nickelodeon after sexual harassment allegationsLos Angeles TimesNickelodeon fires 'Loud House' creator over sexual harassment allegationsCNNMoneyAtlanta Journal Constitution -New York Daily News -Animation Magazine -BuzzFeed Newsall 31 news articles ».....»»

Category: feudsSource: tmzOct 20th, 2017

Laura Dern Just Realized She Was Sexually Assaulted At 14 After Previously Justifying It

Sexual harassment has become such a pervasive part of our society that some may not even realize they're victims of misconduct. Laura Dern had this very revelation following Elle's Women in Hollywood event on Monday. The Emmy winner discussed the event — where Reese Witherspoon revealed she was assaulted by a director at 16 — with [...] Sexual harassment has become such a pervasive part of our society that some may not even realize they're victims of misconduct. Laura Dern had this very revelation following Elle's Women in Hollywood event on Monday. The Emmy winner discussed the event -- where Reese Witherspoon revealed she was assaulted by a director at 16 -- with Ellen DeGeneres for Wednesday's episode of the chat show. Related: Courtney Love Warned Women About Harvey YEARS Ago While at the event Laura touted that she was "one of the lucky ones" as she dodged experiences with sexual misconduct thanks to the guidance of her industry vet parents, Bruce Dern and Diane Ladd. However, hours before appearing on Ellen's talk show, the 50-year-old realized that she was sexually assaulted as a teen. The Jurassic Park alum explained: "It was an extraordinary experience, perhaps more than ever, to have this shared space and a tribe of women and artists talking about this industry, and ultimately therefore talking about sexual harassment in the workplace. And a very interesting thing happened this morning. I woke up and I realized that in that space I talked about how I was one of the lucky ones because I was raised by actors who told me their stories and told me what to look out for, and I realized that I was I still justifying behavior. And it was my mom who said, 'No, no, no, Laura—that was sexual assault. That was harassment. That was assault. You were 14 then.'" How awful. Apparently, prior to her mother bringing up the experience, Laura hadn't classified it as sexual assault or harassment. She continued: "You realize how in our culture we have justified, and therefore even condoned behavior, as though it's the norm." It's sad, but very true. Nonetheless, Dern was "very moved" by the brave stories she heard at the Elle event. In case you didn't know, Laura and Reese are close friends and recently costarred in Big Little Lies together. Thankfully, it seems the powerful ladies in Hollywood are determined to build a "commission" so that victims can report abuse. The A-lister concluded: "The most exciting part is in moving forward, we talked about the forming of a commission, which Kathy Kennedy presented...So to have a place, even anonymously, to reach out and say, 'There is an abuse of power here and something is not OK.'" We're SO on board with this idea!! Bravo. [Image via EllenTube.].....»»

Category: break-upsSource: tmzOct 18th, 2017

Stars Share Their Most Sexist Audition Stories!

Sexism is still alive and kicking in Hollywood. It seems every week we're hearing examples of ageism, pay inequality, and even harassment. And that's from established stars! What happens to aspiring young actresses is even worse, as many celebs have recounted in their tales about career beginnings. See some of the worst we've heard (below)! CLICK HERE to view [...] Sexism is still alive and kicking in Hollywood. It seems every week we're hearing examples of ageism, pay inequality, and even harassment. And that's from established stars! What happens to aspiring young actresses is even worse, as many celebs have recounted in their tales about career beginnings. See some of the worst we've heard (below)! CLICK HERE to view "Stars Share Their Most Sexist Audition Stories!" CLICK HERE to view "Stars Share Their Most Sexist Audition Stories!" CLICK HERE to view "Stars Share Their Most Sexist Audition Stories!" CLICK HERE to view "Stars Share Their Most Sexist Audition Stories!" CLICK HERE to view "Stars Share Their Most Sexist Audition Stories!".....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonAug 1st, 2017

Film Director James Toback Accused Of Sexual Harassment By More Than 30 Women

And another one comes out. So sickening. The Los Angeles Times published a bombshell report on Sunday morning that film director James Toback has allegedly been preying on young actresses for years — and more than 30 women have come forward in the story accusing the Oscar-nominated writer/director of sexual harassment. Related: Harvey Weinstein's Rehab Didn't Go So [...] And another one comes out. So sickening. The Los Angeles Times published a bombshell report on Sunday morning that film director James Toback has allegedly been preying on young actresses for years -- and more than 30 women have come forward in the story accusing the Oscar-nominated writer/director of sexual harassment. Related: Harvey Weinstein's Rehab Didn't Go So Well Toback, who has directed films like Black and White, and Two Girls and a Guy while also being nominated for writing Warren Beatty's film Bugsy, is now facing mounting accusations of sexual harassment, and the details are sickening. According to the more than three-dozen women who have already come forward, Toback would use his status as a director to lure young women into audition rooms where interviews would quickly turn sexual. To that end, Toback would use extremely graphic sexual language "under the guise of describing a role or film," after which he would allegedly engage in masturbation in front of the women. WTF?! Related: All 45+ Women Who Have Accused Harvey Weinstein So Far Actress Adrienne LaValley recounted her story about Toback on the record to the Times, where she said he tried to rub his crotch against her leg and later stood up and ejaculated in his pants in front of her (below): "The way he presented it, it was like, ‘This is how things are done.' I felt like a prostitute, an utter disappointment to myself, my parents, my friends. And I deserved not to tell anyone." Awful. Just awful. Toback, for what it's worth, has denied the allegations of all 38 women (31 of which were wiling to speak on the record in that Times story). The director, who is now 72 years old, claimed it has long been "biologically impossible" for him to do some of the acts described because he's been on medication for diabetes and a heart condition. He also said that he never met any of the women, of if he had, "it was for five minutes." Related: Jill Scott Reveals The Rude AF Thing Harvey Told Her And yet somehow, more than three dozen women have now come forward, all with remarkably similar allegations around Toback from different times and places. So scary for women in Hollywood to deal with shit like this -- let's just hope all the creeps keep being outed a la Harvey Weinstein, and one day, eventually, the film industry may become a far healthier space for women to work. [Image via IPA/WENN.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonOct 22nd, 2017

17 Hollywood Bigwigs Accused Of Sexual Misconduct — All Over The Past Month!

Ugh, this is so pervasive! As more and more powerful men in show business are being confronted with allegations of sexual harassment, abuse, and assault, it seems nowhere in Hollywood was safe. From Harvey Weinstein to Louis C.K. to people heading up some of your favorite CW shows, see the latest list of bigwigs accused of the [...] Ugh, this is so pervasive! As more and more powerful men in show business are being confronted with allegations of sexual harassment, abuse, and assault, it seems nowhere in Hollywood was safe. From Harvey Weinstein to Louis C.K. to people heading up some of your favorite CW shows, see the latest list of bigwigs accused of the worst behavior... CLICK HERE to view "Hollywood Bigwigs Accused Of Sexual Misconduct!" CLICK HERE to view "Hollywood Bigwigs Accused Of Sexual Misconduct!" CLICK HERE to view "Hollywood Bigwigs Accused Of Sexual Misconduct!" CLICK HERE to view "Hollywood Bigwigs Accused Of Sexual Misconduct!" CLICK HERE to view "Hollywood Bigwigs Accused Of Sexual Misconduct!" [Image via FayesVision/Future Image/Dennis Van Tine/Future Image/Lexi Jones/WENN.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonNov 15th, 2017

Law & Order: SVU Will Tackle The Harvey Weinstein Sexual Harassment Scandal — Get The Details

Watch out Harvey Weinstein, Olivia Benson is coming for you! Law & Order: SVU will take on Hollywood's sexual harassment scandal in an episode slated to air in 2018. Well, kind of. Although the Mariska Hargitay-led crime drama will explore rape culture in the workplace, the upcoming hour won't be set in Hollywood. Instead, it will take [...] Watch out Harvey Weinstein, Olivia Benson is coming for you! Law & Order: SVU will take on Hollywood's sexual harassment scandal in an episode slated to air in 2018. Well, kind of. Although the Mariska Hargitay-led crime drama will explore rape culture in the workplace, the upcoming hour won't be set in Hollywood. Instead, it will take place in an industry riddled in just as much controversy this year -- the airline industry. Video: Mel Gibson (Of All People) Speaks Out Against Sexual Harassment Why take to the skies instead of the stars? Because writers on the Dick Wolf procedural were already working on the episode before the Weinstein scandal broke and opened a dialogue on sexual harassment in the workplace. Exec producer Michael Chernuchin explained to EW: "We were actually working on a story about airline pilots and what a boys club that is. We were beating the story out and said, ‘Wow, this is exactly what the actresses go through in Hollywood. It's the same environment.' So we got all of our Harvey stuff out with airline pilots." Sounds like we're in for a bumpy flight when the episode airs next year. [Image via NBC/WENN.].....»»

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