Freeman is a legendary actor that had a peak streak of well-celebrated films between 1989 and 2008; “Glory,” “Unforgiven,” “The Shawshank Redemption,” “Seven,” “Million Dollar Baby,” and “The Dark Knight.”Read More
Roseanne Barr’s off-the-rails interview on Candace Owen’s radio show will likely cause a stir. In it she calls the creators of the #MeToo movement “hos” and attacks Sen. Kamala Harris and Christine Blasey Ford.Read More
What happened to Aziz Ansari was unfair. In the midst of the Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey horror stories there was a sort of witch hunt for any man who may have elicited bad behavior towards women in the past. James Franco’s awkward flirting on the set of his movies had the actor shunned, and another unfortunate case was that of Ansari’s.Read More
Here's a refresher course in case you're not entirely familiar with the John Lasseter story.
Last year, THR detailed Pixar‘s Lasseter taking a leave of absence for behavior for which their source qualified as “missteps” but which also left the staff Lasseter was working with feeling “disrespected or uncomfortable.” When more details came to fruition, it turned out that Lasseter was accused of “grabbing, kissing, making comments about physical attributes” towards women, "to the extent that employees created a move known as “the Lasseter” to avoid having him touch their legs." Actress Rashida Jones, a credited writer on the upcoming “Toy Story 4,” left the project due to “creative differences” which also turned out to having to do with Lasseter's aforementioned "missteps." Lasseter eventually stepped down from the company.Read More
What is going on with Judd Apatow these days that he needs to so vehemently declare his support of #MeToo any chance he gets? Don’t mistake me for being anything but supportive of the movement, but Apatow seems to have been injected with some Me-Too steroids, he’s ready to go to war for it any chance he gets. With all the grandstanding that the Writer-Director has done, you start to realize that guys like Apatow, who over-virtue signal, are often hiding something. Hell, the guy even lashed out at poor Diane Keaton a few months back for, shock, supporting Woody Allen’s case against the Farrows. "I see a man who wanted what he wanted and didn’t care that he was having an affair with a 19-year-old when he was 54 who was also his daughter’s sister," tweeted Apatow back in January of 2018.Read More
“True. I was an idiot,” director Peter Farrelly said in a statement. “I did this decades ago and I thought I was being funny and the truth is I’m embarrassed and it makes me cringe now. I’m deeply sorry."
The Cut's Anna Silman, knowing full well that Oscar momentum was now with "Green Book," had posted a hit piece about Farrelly today.Read More
American comedian Louis C.K. performed a controversial stand-up act earlier this year and the internet has not taken well to it after it leaked earlier today. In the stand-up routine, performed in New York, C.K. jokes about the survivors of the 2018 Parkland Shooting, but also individuals who identify as non-binary.Read More
After pulling off a disappearing act for close to two years, Kevin Spacey re-emerged into the spotlight last Thursday. The 59-year-old actor managed to break his silence by releasing a video titled “Let Me Be Frank,” which laid down his defense in the character of Frank Underwood, the U.S. President he played on “House Of Cards.”Read More
Last week Captain Kirk himself, William Shatner, defended the Christmas song 'Baby It's Cold Outside' on Twitter after a radio station in his native Canada took it off the air. The actor tweeted that he enjoyed "the kick of getting somebody upset about something and playing with them verbally."Read More
THR's Gary Baum posted an interview-profile about former Woody Allen girlfriend Christina Engelhardt, but more importantly her eight-year relationship with the director, which inspired him to write "Manhattan." Their affair started in 1976 and ended 8 years later in 1984. It was, by all accounts, a very sexual relationship which happened when she was 17 and he was 41. Eventually, Engelhardt would begin partaking in threesomes with Woody and Mia Farrow in the ’80. Baum writes about the menage-a-trois', “Despite the initial shock of jealousy, Engelhardt says she grew to like Farrow over the course of the ‘handful’ of three-way sex sessions that followed at Allen’s penthouse as they smoked joints and bonded over a shared fondness for animals.”Read More