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Willie Nelson sets Hurricane Harvey benefit concert

One day after Hollywood banded together for hurricane relief, Willie Nelson has announced his own gathering of famous faces and voices to help Texas recover from Hurricane Harvey......»»

Category: topSource: cnnSep 13th, 2017

Willie Nelson Taken to Hospital After Cutting Salt Lake City Show Short: 'The Altitude Got to Me' - PEOPLE.com

PEOPLE.comWillie Nelson Taken to Hospital After Cutting Salt Lake City Show Short: 'The Altitude Got to Me'PEOPLE.comWillie Nelson was forced to cut short a concert in Salt Lake City after suffering respiratory issues on Sunday. The 84-year-old country legend was performing at the USANA Amphitheatre when he began to experience breathing problems and was taken to a ...Willie Nelson Cuts Salt Lake City Concert Short After Respiratory IssuesRollingStone.comWillie Nelson Cuts Set Short Due to Breathing Problems, 'Feeling Better Now'The Boot (blog)Willie Nelson Stops Concert Due to Breathing ProblemsTaste of CountryNBCNews.com -ABC News -SPIN -UPI.comall 33 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsAug 14th, 2017

The Sopranos" Annabella Sciorra Says Harvey Weinstein Invaded Her Apartment And Raped Her

In case you missed it, Ronan Farrow released a followup to his Harvey Weinstein expose on Friday. In this new New Yorker piece, two actresses who had previously remained silent finally came out with their own harrowing stories. First was Annabella Sciorra, the star of early '90s hits Jungle Fever and The Hand That Rocks The Cradle [...] In case you missed it, Ronan Farrow released a followup to his Harvey Weinstein expose on Friday. In this new New Yorker piece, two actresses who had previously remained silent finally came out with their own harrowing stories. First was Annabella Sciorra, the star of early '90s hits Jungle Fever and The Hand That Rocks The Cradle who is probably best known for her Emmy-nominated recurring role as Gloria Trillo on The Sopranos. Related: Kevin Spacey Accused Of Assaulting News Anchor's Loved One Farrow says he approached Sciorra for the first article based on what some sources had told him, but she denied anything had happened. Even twenty-five years later she was still terrified of what he would do. But after the article came out and all the subsequent allegations, she knew she had to come forward with the truth -- Harvey had raped her. After starring in The Night We Never Met for Miramax, Sciorra says she was always at events and screenings for the studio. Then one dinner changed everything: "Harvey was there, and I got up to leave. And Harvey said, 'Oh, I'll drop you off.' Harvey had dropped me off before, so I didn't really expect anything out of the ordinary—I expected just to be dropped off." But after she went up to her apartment and got ready for bed, she heard a knock on the door. "It wasn't that late. Like, it wasn't the middle of the night, so I opened the door a crack to see who it was. And he pushed the door open. [Harvey] walked in like it was his apartment, like he owned the place, and started unbuttoning his shirt. So it was very clear where he thought this was going to go. And I was in a nightgown. I didn't have much on." She says he looked around to double check no one else was there as he got undressed and then cornered her, saying: "'Come here, come on, cut it out, what are you doing, come here.'" She told him: "'This is not happening. You've got to go. You have to leave. Get out of my apartment.'" But he didn't leave. "He shoved me onto the bed, and he got on top of me. I kicked and I yelled." Sciorra says he held her arms above her head with one hand and forcibly had sexual intercourse with her. "When he was done, he ejaculated on my leg, and on my nightgown." She remembered the nightgown specifically as it was a family heirloom from Italy. "He said, ‘I have impeccable timing,' and then he said, ‘This is for you.' And then he attempted to perform oral sex on me. And I struggled, but I had very little strength left in me." She says her body just began to shake violently: "I think, in a way, that's what made him leave, because it looked like I was having a seizure or something." Sciorra says she didn't tell anyone because she was so ashamed. But Harvey retaliated against her anyway: "From 1992, I didn't work again until 1995. I just kept getting this pushback of ‘We heard you were difficult; we heard this or that.' I think that that was the Harvey machine." Then when she did start working again, Harvey found her immediately. Related: Corey Feldman Tells Megyn Kelly That One Of His Abusers Now Works With The LA Dodgers! While she was filming The Innocent Sleep in London, Harvey called and sent cars to pick her up -- once even showing up himself and pounding on her door. "For nights after, I couldn't sleep. I piled furniture in front of the door, like in the movies." She says she got young producer Matthew Vaughn to secretly move her to another hotel. Vaughn (who went on to direct the Kingsman films) confirmed as much. In 1997, Sciorra starred in Copland, which Miramax produced. She went with the film to Cannes, where she was told her room was next door to Harvey's. Early one morning, there was a knock, and in her sleepy state she thought she must have missed an appointment and opened the door: "There's Harvey in his underwear, holding a bottle of baby oil in one hand and a tape, a movie, in the other. And it was horrific, because I'd been there before." She retreated into the room and thought fast: "He was closing in really quickly, and I pressed all the call buttons for valet service and room service. I kept pressing all of them until someone showed up." Thankfully staff showed up, causing Harvey to run back to his room. Related: All 50+ Women Who Have Accused Harvey Weinstein So Far Daryl Hannah also revealed her story, and sadly not for the first time. She met Harvey in the early 2000s at Cannes, where he told her he was a big fan and asked for her room number so he could call her for a meeting. That night he came knocking, then "pounding" on her door. She slipped out her balcony door -- she was on the first floor -- and spent the night in her makeup artist's room. The next night, her makeup artist stayed with her, and Harvey returned: "We actually pushed a dresser in front of the door and just kind of huddled in the room." Years later, while at the Rome premiere of Kill Bill, Vol. 2, Hannah experienced another sequel -- only this time both she and Harvey came prepared. Rather than knocking, the studio exec just barged right into her room: "He had a key. He came through the living room and into the bedroom. He just burst in like a raging bull. And I know with every fibre of my being that if my male makeup artist was not in that room, things would not have gone well. It was scary." Thankfully Hannah had prudently asked makeup artist Steeve Daviault to stay with her and watch movies all night just in case. Daviault confirmed the story to Farrow also. Hannah says she asked Harvey what he was doing, and he told her there was a party downstairs she was supposed to be at. She was wary but didn't want to be unprofessional. She got dressed and went downstairs only to find the dining room "completely empty." When she tried to return to her room, Harvey was blocking the elevator. He said to her: "Are your tits real?" Then he asked if he could feel them. "I said, ‘No, you can't!' And then he said, ‘At least flash me, then.' And I said, ‘Fuck off, Harvey.'" She says she got away but experienced "instant repercussions" -- her flight to Cannes and her hotel room were canceled, as were those of her makeup artist. Hannah says she told "all the powers that be" what had happened, including her manager, a producer, and, yes, Quentin Tarantino. Related: Quentin KNEW Harvey Weinstein 'Did A Couple Of These Things' Unfortunately, no one did anything: "And it didn't matter. I think that it doesn't matter if you're a well-known actress, it doesn't matter if you're twenty or if you're forty, it doesn't matter if you report or if you don't, because we are not believed. We are more than not believed—we are berated and criticized and blamed." Sciorra agrees. She told Farrow this victim blaming was the final straw in coming forward. After she saw how Asia Argento was being treated in the Italian press, she was incensed -- especially when commentators were asking if Asia's experience even "qualified" as rape. She says she thought to herself: "O.K., you want rape? Here's fucking rape." Sciorra has a message for those who think she or other actresses would make something like this up for publicity: "Now when I go to a restaurant or to an event, people are going to know that this happened to me. They're gonna look at me and they're gonna know. I'm an intensely private person, and this is the most unprivate thing you can do." When we see her, we're going to think about her courage. [Image via Joseph Marzullo/FayesVision.WENN.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonOct 30th, 2017

Lupita Nyong"o Reveals Her Own Harvey Weinstein Massage Incident — That Happened With His Kids Nearby!

We knew the Harvey Weinstein stories weren't over. Sadly, now we're hearing one from Lupita Nyong'o. Related: All 45+ Women Who Have Accused Harvey Weinstein So Far The Black Panther actress opened up in a lengthy New York Times op-ed on Thursday, in which she says she felt "a flare of rage" in learning how many women had [...] We knew the Harvey Weinstein stories weren't over. Sadly, now we're hearing one from Lupita Nyong'o. Related: All 45+ Women Who Have Accused Harvey Weinstein So Far The Black Panther actress opened up in a lengthy New York Times op-ed on Thursday, in which she says she felt "a flare of rage" in learning how many women had been through what she had: "I had shelved my experience with Harvey far in the recesses of my mind, joining in the conspiracy of silence that has allowed this predator to prowl for so many years. I had felt very much alone when these things happened, and I had blamed myself for a lot of it, quite like many of the other women who have shared their stories. But now that this is being discussed openly, I have not been able to avoid the memories resurfacing. I have felt sick in the pit of my stomach." Here is her story: "I met Harvey Weinstein in 2011 at an awards ceremony in Berlin, while I was still a student at the Yale School of Drama. An intermediary introduced him to me as "the most powerful producer in Hollywood." As an aspiring actress, I was of course eager to meet people in the industry but cautious about strangers, and the intentions of men in general." She asked her dinner companions about Harvey and was given the typical response that he could be "a bully" -- which meant it was better to have him in her corner than against her. Ultimately she says he was somewhat "charming" despite his directness, and that "he didn't alarm" her at first. So when he invited her to watch a screening of a film with his family at his home in Connecticut -- near where she was living in New Haven -- she accepted. Related: Channing Tatum Cuts All Ties With The Weinstein Company His family was actually there, at least. But when they all gathered to watch the film, that's when Harvey pounced: "I settled in for the film, but about 15 minutes in, Harvey came for me, saying he wanted to show me something. I protested that I wanted to finish the film first, but he insisted I go with him, laying down the law as though I too was one of his children." In his home with his children there. Ick. "Harvey led me into a bedroom — his bedroom — and announced that he wanted to give me a massage. I thought he was joking at first. He was not. For the first time since I met him, I felt unsafe. I panicked a little and thought quickly to offer to give him one instead: It would allow me to be in control physically, to know exactly where his hands were at all times... He agreed to this and lay on the bed. I began to massage his back to buy myself time to figure out how to extricate myself from this undesirable situation. Before long he said he wanted to take off his pants. I told him not to do that and informed him that it would make me extremely uncomfortable. He got up anyway to do so and I headed for the door, saying that I was not at all comfortable with that. 'If we're not going to watch the film, I really should head back to school,' I said. I opened the door and stood by the frame. He put his shirt on and again mentioned how stubborn I was. I agreed with an easy laugh, trying to get myself out of the situation safely. I was after all on his premises, and the members of his household, the potential witnesses, were all (strategically, it seems to me now) in a soundproof room." That time, Lupita was able to leave somewhat easily enough. She says she even justified the massage request to herself, though it helped that Harvey had enticed her with the possibility of a job (on an HBO show she later found out was already off the air). But she was still uneasy with Harvey, so when he invited her to a reading of the play version of Finding Neverland, she politely refused -- until he told her she could bring anyone she wanted. She attended with two male friends. Related: Quentin Tarantino Knew Harvey 'Did A Couple Of These Things'! Nothing untoward happened the entire evening, including when a large group went out for dinner and drinks. So the next time he invited her to a screening -- this time of Madonna's film W.E. -- she accepted. "Feeling more confident about the new sense of boundaries that we had established in our last meeting, I attended the screening on my own this time. Afterward, as planned, his male assistant arranged for me to get to the Tribeca Grill, where Harvey would be joining us. I met a female assistant when I arrived there. I was expecting that it would be a group of us, as it had been for the reading, but she informed me it would just be Mr. Weinstein. She would sit with me until he arrived. She seemed on edge, but I could only imagine how stressful it was to work for a man who had so much going on." As with other stories we've heard, the assistant "immediately disappeared" after Harvey arrived. And this time he was direct: "Before the starters arrived, he announced: 'Let's cut to the chase. I have a private room upstairs where we can have the rest of our meal.' I was stunned. I told him I preferred to eat in the restaurant. He told me not to be so naïve. If I wanted to be an actress, then I had to be willing to do this sort of thing. He said he had dated Famous Actress X and Y and look where that had gotten them. I was silent for a while before I mustered up the courage to politely decline his offer. 'You have no idea what you are passing up,' he said. 'With all due respect, I would not be able to sleep at night if I did what you are asking, so I must pass,' I replied." That's when Lupita knew Harvey was through with her; she asked him if they were good and recalls his chilling response: "'I don't know about your career, but you'll be fine,' he said. It felt like both a threat and a reassurance at the same time; of what, I couldn't be sure." Lupita made a vow to herself never to work with Weinstein, a vow she kept when he tried to entice her following her Oscar win for 12 Years A Slave. Related: LAPD Opens Harvey Weinstein Rape Investigation She explains why she's telling her story now -- for all the women who are like she was: "I share all of this now because I know now what I did not know then. I was part of a growing community of women who were secretly dealing with harassment by Harvey Weinstein. But I also did not know that there was a world in which anybody would care about my experience with him. You see, I was entering into a community that Harvey Weinstein had been in, and even shaped, long before I got there. He was one of the first people I met in the industry, and he told me, "This is the way it is." And wherever I looked, everyone seemed to be bracing themselves and dealing with him, unchallenged. I did not know that things could change. I did not know that anybody wanted things to change. So my survival plan was to avoid Harvey and men like him at all costs, and I did not know that I had allies in this." She concludes: "Now that we are speaking, let us never shut up about this kind of thing. I speak up to make certain that this is not the kind of misconduct that deserves a second chance. I speak up to contribute to the end of the conspiracy of silence. Amen, sister. You can read her full op-ed HERE. [Image via Apega/Michael Wright/WENN.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonOct 19th, 2017

Willie Nelson sets Hurricane Harvey benefit concert

One day after Hollywood banded together for hurricane relief, Willie Nelson has announced his own gathering of famous faces and voices to help Texas recover from Hurricane Harvey......»»

Category: topSource: cnnSep 13th, 2017

Hurricane Harvey Benefit Adds Beyonce, George Clooney & More

So many celebrities were just added to the lineup of Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Harvey Relief, a one-hour telethon set to air next week. Beyonce, George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Barbra Streisand, Reese Witherspoon, and Oprah Winfrey are a few of the names released for the telethon that is being planned for September [...] So many celebrities were just added to the lineup of Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Harvey Relief, a one-hour telethon set to air next week. Beyonce, George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Barbra Streisand, Reese Witherspoon, and Oprah Winfrey are a few of the names released for the telethon that is being planned for September 12. The event will air from 8-9pm ET on ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, and CMT. Proceeds from the event will benefit United Way of Greater Houston, Habitat for Humanity, Save the Children, Feeding Texas and the Mayor’s Fund for Hurricane Harvey Relief, Variety reports. Hurricane Harvey devastated the Houston, Texas area last month, and the death toll has reached 63......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredSep 5th, 2017

Fall Out Boy Will Donate All Proceeds from Houston Concert to Hurricane Harvey Relief

Fall Out Boy announces that they are doing their part in helping those effected by Hurricane Harvey. The guys – including Pete Wentz, Patrick Stump, Andy Hurley, and Joe Trohman – announced that they will be donating all proceeds from the upcoming Houston, Texas Mania Tour stop to the Hurricane Harvey relief fund, Variety reports. [...] Fall Out Boy announces that they are doing their part in helping those effected by Hurricane Harvey. The guys – including Pete Wentz, Patrick Stump, Andy Hurley, and Joe Trohman – announced that they will be donating all proceeds from the upcoming Houston, Texas Mania Tour stop to the Hurricane Harvey relief fund, Variety reports. The rock band will be performing in Houston on November 7 and will be donating the proceeds from the concert to local organizations aiding those in need. Some of the other celebs who have joined forces to help in the Hurricane Harvey relief include the Sandra Bullock, who donated $1 million, Kardashian-Jenner family, who donated a collective $500,000, as well as Kevin Hart who started the Hurricane Harvey Relief Challenge......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredAug 30th, 2017

Robert Rodriguez Says He Cast Rose McGowan In Grindhouse To SPITE Harvey Weinstein — And The Movie Got "Buried" Because Of Her!

We've heard lots of stories over the past couple weeks from women Harvey Weinstein scared into silence. But what would have happened if they fought back? Video: Rose McGowan's Powerful Speech At The Detroit Women's Convention According to Robert Rodriguez, he did try to help Rose McGowan beat Harvey's "blacklisting" of her — by casting her in his [...] We've heard lots of stories over the past couple weeks from women Harvey Weinstein scared into silence. But what would have happened if they fought back? Video: Rose McGowan's Powerful Speech At The Detroit Women's Convention According to Robert Rodriguez, he did try to help Rose McGowan beat Harvey's "blacklisting" of her -- by casting her in his Weinstein Company-funded film Grindhouse. In fact, in an official essay for Variety, he reveals the plot of his half of the throwback double feature with Quentin Tarantino was inspired by her story, something he could never talk about before: "I have not previously discussed what I knew about the 1997 incident that Rose suffered in a hotel room during the Sundance Film Festival. I never wanted to do anything that jeopardized a legal settlement she entered into with Harvey Weinstein. Now that she's able to tell her story, I want to provide an account of what I knew, when I knew it, and what I did about it." Rodriguez says he first learned of her "blacklisting" at Cannes in 2005, when she explained to him why she hadn't auditioned for Sin City. She told him the whole story of the assault -- and the subsequent legal action: "Rose told me that all she could do at the time was to get Harvey Weinstein to donate money to an abused women's shelter and in return she had to sign a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) that forbade her from talking about the horrific violation without being sued, and that she shouldn't even be telling me. To add insult to injury, she told me that she was blacklisted from even auditioning for any Weinstein movies." That's when the director got PISSED -- and decided to go renegade: "I then revealed to Rose right then and there that I was about to start writing a movie with Quentin Tarantino, a double feature throwback to 70's exploitation movies, and that if she was interested, I would write her a BAD ASS character and make her one of the leads. I wanted her to have a starring role in a big movie to take her OFF the blacklist, and the best part is that we would have Harvey's new Weinstein Company pay for the whole damn thing." But they got to throw it in Harvey's face sooner than they were expecting: "Just as I finished telling Rose this, I saw Harvey walking around the party! I called Harvey over to our table, and as soon as he got close enough to see that I was sitting with Rose, his face dropped and went ghostly white. I said, "Hey Harvey, this is Rose McGowan. I think she's amazing and really talented and I'm going to cast her in my next movie." Harvey then dribbled all over himself in the most over the top performance I'd ever seen as he gushed, "Oh she's wonderful, oh she's amazing, oh she's fantastic, oh she's so talented… You two should definitely work together." And then he skittered off. I knew right then that every word Rose told me was true, you could see it all over his face." They made the film, a star-studded, strangely meta movie that played like two '70s B movies, complete with fake trailers for other movies made by friends like Eli Roth and Edgar Wright. It was crazy and long and ahead of its time -- and Rose is spectacular in it. Unfortunately it completely tanked at the box office. Rodriguez still believes Harvey's vendetta against Rose is what kept the movie from even being given a fighting chance with a proper ad campaign, etc. He explains: "But because of the NDA Rose told me she had signed, at Rose's request I had to keep it quiet from everyone until now as to why we were even making that film together, especially Harvey. We knew that strategically we couldn't rub it in his face why we were REALLY doing this movie, because then he'd just bury the movie, not sell it well, and everyone would lose. To our horror, Harvey buried our movie anyway, and because we did not want to risk getting sued, we never spoke publicly about the matter... I am still haunted and disillusioned that after all the good intentions, immense pain and struggle Rose and I and so many talented people went through to make the film, that Harvey Weinstein won in the end by burying the movie just because Rose was the lead actress." Robert wishes they could have spoken about the inspiration of the film, the fight behind the scenes before now. And he hopes this new conversation will change things in Hollywood and other businesses: "It's been really difficult to admit and come to terms that the NDA handcuffs forced us to needlessly jump through hoops that today would have been unnecessary because of Rose's fearlessness to speak out, despite the consequences. I hope that new legislation will result in NDAs to be legally null and void in situations where rape and assault have been committed and where power is so unequally distributed." Hear, hear! "Looking back over the years, I have wondered if I would have made the same choices, knowing the bleak outcome. We all suffered greatly on the film, and the journey ended up costing us all more than we ever bargained for. For me personally, it cost me my marriage of 16 years, my family, a large dose of sanity, and for years I have grappled with the sobering idea that maybe I made a grave error in standing up at all, when no one was even asking me to." OK, we have to stop right there -- was it really the movie failing at the box office that cost you your marriage, Robert? Or did dating your star do it? In case you didn't know, Robert and Rose went public with their relationship when the movie came out -- immediately after news of his split with his wife, Elizabeth Avellan, hit. Photos: 10 Movies That Ruined Celebrity Relationships Not the point, we know, but gotta be honest here. Anyway, go on: "I know that's not the message I'd ever want to send out, but it's been hard to justify something that now is clear was a lose/lose situation from the get-go, and that in the end failed and simply caused more damage. The reason I'm saying this is because it's very clear to me now that when someone does what Harvey Weinstein did, the devastation goes far beyond predator and victim. These past few weeks have given me new clarity and hope by seeing the tide finally turn, seeing Harvey finally on the run, and seeing all the brave women who have come forth with their own shocking and distressing stories of abuse. Since I've seen a distinct lack of stories coming from men who may have tried to do the right thing, I wanted to come forth to say that no matter the consequences, no matter how far you have to stick your neck out, no matter what you have to lose, that we must fight the good fight. Everyone has to make a stand and take action." Damn right they do! Because two against the world isn't enough. This fight needs to be ALL of us against them. [Image via Z. Tomaszewski/Joseph Marzullo/WENN.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonOct 27th, 2017

Leonardo DiCaprio Donates $1 Million to Hurricane Harvey Relief

Leonardo DiCaprio just made a major donation to the Hurricane Harvey relief. The 42-year-old Oscar-winning actor and his Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation donated $1 million to the newly established United Way Harvey Recovery Fund for those effected by the hurricane in Houston, Texas. The United Way – the largest privately funded non-profit – announced on Wednesday [...] Leonardo DiCaprio just made a major donation to the Hurricane Harvey relief. The 42-year-old Oscar-winning actor and his Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation donated $1 million to the newly established United Way Harvey Recovery Fund for those effected by the hurricane in Houston, Texas. The United Way – the largest privately funded non-profit – announced on Wednesday (August 30) that all proceeds of the Harvey Recovery Fund would go directly to the recovery efforts. “We hope others will step up and support the United Way and other organizations,” said Terry Tamminen, CEO of the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation said via Variety. Leo joins other celebs who have joined forces to help in the Hurricane Harvey relief includeing the Sandra Bullock, who donated $1 million, Kardashian-Jenner family, who donated a collective $500,000, as well as Kevin Hart who started the Hurricane Harvey Relief Challenge......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredAug 30th, 2017

Hand in Hand Hurricane Harvey Telethon: as it happened - CBS News

CBS NewsHand in Hand Hurricane Harvey Telethon: as it happenedCBS NewsLast Updated Sep 13, 2017 11:50 AM EDT. CBS joined several other networks for a telethon fundraiser to benefit victims of Hurricane Harvey in a one-hour special, called "Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Harvey Relief." ...'Hand in Hand' Hurricane-Relief Telethon Raises Over $44 MillionVariety'Hand in Hand' telethon raises more than $44 million for hurricane survivorsABC News'Hand In Hand' Hurricane Relief Telethon Logs 16 Million Viewers On Broadcast NetworksDeadlineEW.com (blog) -Los Angeles Times -Billboard -Hollywood Reporterall 284 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsSep 13th, 2017

Model Zoe Brock Details Being "Harveyed" By Harvey Weinstein — Read Her Upsetting Account HERE

Harvey Weinstein's list of victims only seems to be growing. Following the explosive New York Times exposé which detailed the indie movie mogul's decades of sexual harassment, several women have come forward to discuss their unsavory experiences with Weinstein. One of the latest people to speak out is model Zoe Brock. Related: Nelly Responds To Sexual Assault [...] Harvey Weinstein's list of victims only seems to be growing. Following the explosive New York Times exposé which detailed the indie movie mogul's decades of sexual harassment, several women have come forward to discuss their unsavory experiences with Weinstein. One of the latest people to speak out is model Zoe Brock. Related: Nelly Responds To Sexual Assault Arrest It's been 20 years since Miz Brock's encounter with Harvey, but she clearly remembers how he allegedly lured her back to his hotel room and begged for a massage. Now, if you read the Times coverage, you know that was Weinstein's total M.O. Per Zoe's Medium post, she was only 23 years old when she was "Harveyed." Apparently, the New Zealand-born beauty met Weinstein in 1997 while they were both at the Cannes Film Festival. She revealed: "I met Harvey Weinstein in Cannes at the Film Festival. We were seated next to each other at a fancy dinner. I didn't catch his name and assumed I was talking to another hungry producer trying to sell a little movie to the big wigs. Feeling sorry for him, I went out of my way to be entertaining and nice. It wasn't until later in the meal that I asked the name of his production company." After learning that they had a mutual friend in common, the two industry professionals spent some time together at the film festival. Zoe continued: "With a dear mutual friend in common I felt safe with Harvey. The night was young and so was I. After dinner our large group, which included my Italian modeling agent, a few rich douchebags, some decorative models, and Harvey's entourage, rolled out into the Cannes night. Black town cars and gleaming limos took us to various parties where we glittered and shone like everyone else. Harvey and his assistant, Ben Silverman, never left my side." While the conversation between Zoe and Harvey could've been misconstrued as flirtatious, Brock insists that she only felt "platonic energy" for him. Which makes it so much more troubling that Weinstein and his assistant seemingly manipulated it so that she was separated from her friends: "My group was ushered into one car and I was somehow separated from them and told to get into another car with Harvey and his two friends. Stupidly, I obliged. I was told we were all going to the same place. To this day I do not know if my Italian agent was in on the ruse. My instincts tell me he was." How awful. Things only got worse for Zoe as she relayed: "The energy shifted and I became very uncomfortable... And suddenly I was alone in a remote hotel suite with Harvey fucking Weinstein. My body went into high alert. I was drunk, young, miles from home, without cash to get a cab, and no cell phone... It was time to sober up, and fast." To make matters worse, Harvey moved quickly to proposition Zoe as he was naked and asking for massage almost as soon as they were alone. The model added: "Harvey left the room, but not for long. He re-emerged naked a couple of minutes later and asked if I would give him a massage. Panicking, in shock, I remember weighing up the options and wondering how much I needed to placate him to keep myself safe. He asked if I would like a massage instead, and for a second I thought this might be a way to give him an inch without him taking a mile. I told him I was uncomfortable and that I was angry that I had been tricked into this position. He pleaded with me to let him massage me and I let him put his hands on my shoulders while my mind raced." In an attempt to escape the filmmaker, Zoe locked herself in the bathroom as Harvey pleaded with her to come out. After reprimanding Harvey through a locked door, Brock eventually emerged and found Weinstein whimpering on the bed: "Harvey, contrite, promised to cover himself and leave me alone. I came out of the bathroom and found him sitting on his bed, wearing a bathrobe, crying. 'You don't like me because I'm fat.' He whimpered." Tsk, tsk. Supposedly, the assistant tried to apologize as Zoe has claimed he told her: "'I'm so sorry,' he said. 'I want you to know that of all the girls he does this to you are the one I really felt bad about. You deserve better.'" Ben Silverman, if you're reading this, SHAME ON YOU. Smh. According to Zoe, Weinstein let her stay at his suite at the Majestic Hotel. However, after a friend warned her that Harvey would be back in the morning, the brunette fled the hotel room at 6 a.m. In an attempt to downplay the scandalous nature of their encounter, Harvey sent Zoe red roses and booked a private movie screening for her at the festival. Both presents were unwanted. Be sure to read Zoe's full account for yourself HERE. [Image via Facebook/WENN.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonOct 9th, 2017

Jessica Simpson Wears a Beard for Her Willie Nelson Costume!

Jessica Simpson and her husband Eric Johnson got dressed up as some legendary music artists for Halloween this year! The 37-year-old singer and fashion designer glued a beard to her face for her Willie Nelson costume while Eric, 38, went as the late singer Waylon Jennings. Jessica also shared a photo of her full family [...] Jessica Simpson and her husband Eric Johnson got dressed up as some legendary music artists for Halloween this year! The 37-year-old singer and fashion designer glued a beard to her face for her Willie Nelson costume while Eric, 38, went as the late singer Waylon Jennings. Jessica also shared a photo of her full family with her daughter Maxwell in a Belle dress and her son Ace in a cowboy costume. “Willie, Waylon, Belle and Cowboy Ace #Halloween2017,” Jessica captioned the photo on Instagram. Check them out in the gallery!.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredOct 31st, 2017

Hand in Hand Hurricane Harvey Benefit - Celebrity Lineup Revealed

The full list of celebrities participating in tonight’s Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Harvey Relief has been revealed. The benefit is a one hour special which was co-organized by Scooter Braun and Houston based rapped Bun B. Celebrities will make appearances, send messages of support, and give performances. “Whether they lost people or [...] The full list of celebrities participating in tonight’s Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Harvey Relief has been revealed. The benefit is a one hour special which was co-organized by Scooter Braun and Houston based rapped Bun B. Celebrities will make appearances, send messages of support, and give performances. “Whether they lost people or they lost homes, or whatever it may be, if you can do something, you should,” Scooter said in a statement. “My hope is that, with this, we inspire people in our industry and in other industries to do something also. During this time, when there’s so much division, we need to fight back with action and unity. … This is bigger than Texas, this is bigger than Florida. We want to come together as a nation and believe in that idea that we all signed up for, that when things get tough, we stick together.” The telecast will begin at 8pm ET, and will air across multiple stations including ABC, BET, Bravo, CBS, CMT, E!, Fox, HBO, iHeartMedia, MTV, NBC, Oxygen, SiriusXM, Univision and Westwood One. The following charities will receive support from the money raised: Rebuild Texas Fund, ASPCA, Best Friends, Direct Relief, Feeding Florida, Feeding Texas, Habitat for Humanity, Save the Children and United Way. Click inside to see who is participating in the event… Celebrity Volunteers Malin Ackerman Trace Adkins Jason Alexander Lily Aldridge Anthony Anderson Beyoncé Black Eyed Peas J Balvin Justin Bieber Dierks Bentley Bobby Bones Julie Bowen Wayne Brady Connie Britton Sterling K. Brown Luke Bryan Steve Buscemi George Clooney Andy Cohen Stephen Colbert Sean “Diddy” Combs David Copperfield Chace Crawford Terry Crews Billy Crystal Ellen DeGeneres Robert De Niro Leonardo DiCpario Old Dominion Drake Hilary Duff Jourdan Dunn Brett Eldridge Charles Esten Jimmy Fallon Rascal Flatts Luis Fonsi Jamie Foxx Richard Gere Josh Gad Eddie George Selena Gomez Amy Grant Pastor John Gray Josh Groban Savannah Guthrie Tom Hanks Marcia Gay Harden Angie Harmon Taraji P. Henson Faith Hill Kate Hudson Dwayne Johnson Joe Jonas Catherine Zeta-Jones Tori Kelly DJ Khaled Nicole Kidman Gayle King Karlie Kloss Karolina Kurkova Matt Lauer Jay Leno Zion & Lennox Kings of Leon Jared Leto Eva Longoria Matthew McConaughey Eric McCormack Tim McGraw Nicki Minaj Kim Moore Tracy Morgan Lupita Nyong’o Norah O’Donnell Gerardo Ortiz Brothers Osborne Brad Paisley Chris Paul Jon Pardi Tyler Perry Dennis Quaid Questlove Jeremy Renner Julia Roberts Robin Roberts Ray Romano Kelly Rowland Adam Sandler Ryan Seacrest Dan + Shay Blake Shelton Maria Shriver Michael W. Smith Will Smith David Spade Gwen Stefani Michael Strahan George Strait Barbra Streisand PK Subban Cole Swindell Wanda Sykes Miles Teller T.I. Timbaland Chris Tomlin Sofia Vergara Kerry Washington Marlon Wayans Bruce Willis Chandra Wilson Charlie Wilson Oprah Winfrey Cece Winans Rita Wilson Reese Witherspoon Chris Young.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredSep 12th, 2017

More than $44M raised in Hurricane Harvey telethon - CBS News

CBS NewsMore than $44M raised in Hurricane Harvey telethonCBS NewsLast Updated Sep 13, 2017 1:37 PM EDT. CBS joined several other networks for a telethon fundraiser to benefit victims of Hurricane Harvey in a one-hour special, called "Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Harvey Relief." ...'Hand In Hand' Hurricane Relief Telethon Logs 16 Million Viewers On Broadcast NetworksDeadline'Hand in Hand' Hurricane-Relief Telethon Raises Over $44 MillionVarietyBeyoncé speaks out about climate change: 'Natural disasters don't discriminate'EW.com (blog)Los Angeles Times -Billboard -Vanity Fair -Hollywood Reporterall 304 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsSep 13th, 2017

Beyonce, George Clooney Among Stars Set for Multi-Network Hurricane Harvey Relief Telethon - Variety

VarietyBeyonce, George Clooney Among Stars Set for Multi-Network Hurricane Harvey Relief TelethonVarietyBeyonce, George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Barbra Streisand, Reese Witherspoon, and Oprah Winfrey are among the stars lined up to appear in a one-hour telethon set for Sept. 12 that will raise money for Hurricane Harvey relief. “Hand in Hand: A Benefit ...George Clooney, Beyoncé, and more to participate in Hurricane Harvey telethonEW.comHarvey Hand In Hand Telethon: 5 Things To Know About TV Event To Help Hurricane ReliefHollywood LifeABC part of multi-network telethon 'Hand in Hand' to benefit those affected by Hurricane HarveyABC NewsRollingStone.com -Bustle -HuffPost -TIMEall 32 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsSep 5th, 2017

Hurricane Harvey Telethon Hand in Hand Taps Beyoncé, Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon and More to Help Raise ... - E! Online

E! OnlineHurricane Harvey Telethon Hand in Hand Taps Beyoncé, Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon and More to Help Raise ...E! OnlineThe biggest names in Hollywood are coming together for a good cause. Beyoncé, George Clooney, Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Blake Shelton, Jamie Foxx and more famous faces will participate in Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Harvey Relief, ...Beyonce, George Clooney Among Stars Set for Multi-Network Hurricane Harvey Relief TelethonVarietyBeyonce, George Clooney, Oprah Will Aid Hurricane Harvey Relief TelethonRollingStone.comABC part of multi-network telethon 'Hand in Hand' to benefit those affected by Hurricane HarveyABC NewsEW.com -Vanity Fair -Jezebel -Deadlineall 73 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsSep 5th, 2017

Beyoncé & JAY-Z To Headline Hurricane Relief Concert!

Beyoncé is returning to the stage for a good cause! The momma-of-three and her husband JAY-Z are set to headline a benefit concert for those affected by Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma. Related: Beyoncé Laces Up Her Curves For A Night Out To See Aladdin! Us Weekly confirms the star-studded show will go down at Barclays Center in [...] Beyoncé is returning to the stage for a good cause! The momma-of-three and her husband JAY-Z are set to headline a benefit concert for those affected by Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma. Related: Beyoncé Laces Up Her Curves For A Night Out To See Aladdin! Us Weekly confirms the star-studded show will go down at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, on October 17 -- and will feature several other Roc Nation artists! We love seeing so many celebs using their platforms to help the many millions of people in need after these devastating natural disasters. Stay tuned!.....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonSep 21st, 2017

Hurricane Harvey Victims Being Told To File Their Insurance Claims BEFORE Friday — Here"s What You Need To Know!

Hurricane Harvey victims have a tough road ahead of them. And it won't get much easier, even with insurance. Apparently many lawyers are urging victims to file their homeowners' insurance claims before Friday, September 1, when a controversial new law goes into effect. Related: How Celebs Are Helping With Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts House Bill 1774 is meant to [...] Hurricane Harvey victims have a tough road ahead of them. And it won't get much easier, even with insurance. Apparently many lawyers are urging victims to file their homeowners' insurance claims before Friday, September 1, when a controversial new law goes into effect. Related: How Celebs Are Helping With Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts House Bill 1774 is meant to reduce the number of lawsuits against insurance companies who don't pay off claims for weather-related lawsuits, including damage or loss of property due to "forces of nature" (hurricanes, wind, hail, snow or rainstorms). So what's the issue? If you do have to sue your insurance company and win, the penalty interest rate the insurance company will owe you drops from 18% to 10%. Additionally, lawyers must give insurance companies a heads up about future lawsuits, giving them more time to mount a defense. It does require insurance companies pay for the plaintiff's legal fees as long, but only if the homeowner has 80% accuracy in depicting the damage done to their home -- something that may be tough to prove. Basically the law is making it easier for insurance companies to flake on their payouts to policy holders. One lawyer from the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Craig Eiland, says if homeowners file before Friday, they will not be subject to the new law, even if their lawsuit comes later. Related: Twitter Reacts To Shocking Charlie Hebdo Cover Portraying Harvey Victims As Nazis Important note: flood insurance claims won't be covered by this new law. According to an Insurance Information Institute survey, just about 15% of homes in Harris County, Texas even have flood insurance. And if you did purchase flood insurance, most likely through the National Flood Insurance Program, it will be exempt from state laws. The Texas Trial Lawyers Association also confirmed the new law won't affect much in terms of flooding, though if you have other damage, it wouldn't hurt to file before Friday. Loretta Worters, an exec with the Insurance Information Institute, recommends at least reaching out to your insurance agent to let them know of storm damage to your home, vehicle, etc. Also, be sure to beware of spam insurance calls! Stay safe out there! We will continue to keep the victims of Hurricane Harvey in our thoughts during this difficult time......»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonAug 31st, 2017

Willie Nelson, Bonnie Raitt lead Harvey benefit concert

Willie Nelson, Paul Simon, James Taylor and Bonnie Raitt are the latest celebrities to step up for the victims of Hurricane Harvey.....»»

Category: topSource: cbsnewsSep 13th, 2017

EXCLUSIVE: Inside Beyonce and Blue Ivy's Visit to Houston Church to Support Hurricane Harvey Victims - Entertainment Tonight

Entertainment TonightEXCLUSIVE: Inside Beyonce and Blue Ivy's Visit to Houston Church to Support Hurricane Harvey VictimsEntertainment TonightThe 36-year-old singer arrived at St. Johns Church in Houston, Texas, on Friday, with her daughter, Blue Ivy, to aid those affected by Hurricane Harvey. The pair are seen entering the venue around the 5-minute mark in the video below. RELATED ...Beyonce Travels to Houston to Support Hurricane Harvey VictimsBillboardBeyonce's message to Hurricane Harvey victims: 'Today is a celebration of survival'ABC NewsBeyoncé Meets With Hurricane Harvey Victims in Houston: All the Details on Her Charitable TripE! OnlineHollywood Life -PerezHilton.com -Bustle -TMZ.comall 41 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsSep 9th, 2017

Jimmy Fallon’s ‘Tonight Show’ Donates $1 Million for Hurricane Harvey Relief

Jimmy Fallon joins a growing roster of celebrities who are donating money to provide relief to those affected by Hurricane Harvey. During The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday evening (September 5), the 42-year-old late night TV host announced a $1 million donation to J.J. Watt‘s Hurricane Harvey relief fund. “Last week we saw [...] Jimmy Fallon joins a growing roster of celebrities who are donating money to provide relief to those affected by Hurricane Harvey. During The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday evening (September 5), the 42-year-old late night TV host announced a $1 million donation to J.J. Watt‘s Hurricane Harvey relief fund. “Last week we saw the devastating effects of Hurricane Harvey on the state of Texas. But in the face of this tragedy, we saw good. We saw communities banding together. Neighbors helping neighbors. Strangers helping strangers. So many heroes – people like Mattress Mack, who opened up his stores and showrooms for those who needed shelter. A group of people who formed a human chain to save a man from a flooded SUV. And J.J. Watt from the Houston Texans, who has raised over $18 million dollars to provide food, water, and supplies to the victims. And I’m proud to say that our show, The Tonight Show, is donating $1 million dollars to JJ’s fund. Thank you, JJ,” Jimmy said. In addition to the donation, Jimmy also invited Victoria White and Marquist Taylor, two singers who visited a storm shelter and formed a spontaneous gospel choir, to sing on the show. Watch a clip of Jimmy‘s speech, as well as the Houston gospel choir’s performance, below......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredSep 6th, 2017