Emma Thompson, Harvey Weinstein, sex ,addict

Emma Thompson: ‘Harvey Weinstein’s no sex addict. He is a predator’

Oscar-winning actor Emma Thompson has branded Harvey Weinstein a bully and a predator and said the scandal now engulfing the Hollywood mogul had echoes of Jimmy Savile. In a frank interview on BBC2’s Newsnight, the star of Nanny McPhee and Love Actually said the casting couch culture exposed in the past week was endemic and part of a systemic “public health” gender crisis ...

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Rose McGowan, Twitter, Ben Affleck, tweets

Rose McGowan suspended from Twitter after Ben Affleck tweets

Actor Rose McGowan, one of the accusers of disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein, has had her Twitter activity suspended. McGowan had earlier tweeted “fuck off” to actor Ben Affleck and accused him of lying about his knowledge of Weinstein’s history of sexual misconduct. She announced the 12-hour suspension in an Instagram post. During this period she is not able to send tweets ...

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Game of Thrones, Jason Momoa, raping, 'beautiful women', show

Game of Thrones’ star Jason Momoa joked about raping ‘beautiful women’ on show

Game of Thrones star Jason Momoa made a joke about raping “beautiful women” in recently unearthed footage from 2011. The actor, who played Khal Drogo on the hit HBO show, was making a comment about the extreme acts he’s allowed to get away with during a Comic-Con panel. “But as far as sci-fi and fantasy, I love that genre because there ...

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Democrats, Twitter, 'frankly inadequate', Russian, meddling

Democrats rebuke Twitter for ‘frankly inadequate’ response to Russian meddling

Twitter has suspended 201 accounts tied to Russian-linked sources that posted political ads on Facebook during the 2016 presidential election, officials from the social media giant told congressional investigators on Thursday. Top Democrats, however, said they were disappointed by Twitter’s briefing to congressional investigators and questioned the company’s commitment to investigating Russian use of its platform to influence the US vote. Senator Mark ...

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Lynda Carter, attacks, 'thuggish', James Cameron, Wonder Woman, jibes

Lynda Carter attacks ‘thuggish’ James Cameron over Wonder Woman jibes

Lynda Carter, who portrayed Wonder Woman in the 70s TV series, has condemned James Cameron as “thuggish” for his continued criticism of Patty Jenkins’ big-screen adaptation of the comic-book character. Cameron first took aim at the film in an interview, last month, describing it as a “step backwards” for portrayals of strong female characters. The Avatar director’s comments elicited a strongly worded rebuttal from ...

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Late-night hosts on Trump’s tax plan: ‘How can I make rich people richer?’

Late-night comics took turns to lambast Donald Trump’s tax reform plans and his lethargic response to the humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico. “Folks have you ever woken up and said to yourself first thing in the morning ‘what can I do, even in my own small way, to make rich people richer?’” asked Stephen Colbert at the start of his monologue on Trump and ...

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Daniel Dae Kim, Ed Skrein, 'whitewashed', Hellboy role

Daniel Dae Kim applauds Ed Skrein for quitting ‘whitewashed’ Hellboy role

Actor Daniel Dae Kim has thanked Ed Skrein for “championing the notion that Asian characters should be played by Asian or Asian American actors” by dropping out of a role in the new Hellboy film. Skrein quit the reboot of the comic-book adaptation earlier this month after his casting as Major Ben Daimio, a character who was drawn as Japanese American in ...

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Selena Gomez, kidney, transplant, TV actor, Francia Raisa

Selena Gomez received kidney transplant from TV actor Francia Raisa

Selena Gomez recently received a kidney transplant from television actor Francia Raisa due to her struggle with lupus, the actor and singer revealed on Thursday. Gomez disclosed in an Instagram post confirmed by her publicist that she has been out of the spotlight this summer because she was recovering from the procedure. The 25-year-old calls the transplant “what I needed to ...

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Frank Vincent, Sopranos actor and Scorsese veteran, dies at age 78

Frank Vincent, Sopranos actor and Scorsese veteran, dies at age 78

Frank Vincent, who played the mob boss Phil Leotardo on The Sopranos and appeared in several Martin Scorsese films, has died at the age of 78. TMZ reported that Vincent had a heart attack last week and died Wednesday during open-heart surgery at a hospital in New Jersey. Vincent was known not just for his role on The Sopranos, where through seven seasons his ...

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Don Williams, country music, 'Gentle Giant', dies at 78

Don Williams, country music’s ‘Gentle Giant’, dies at 78

Don Williams, the country singer and Nashville songwriter best known for his 1981 hit ballad I Believe in You, has died at home in Alabama aged 78. On Friday his publicist confirmed Williams, who was known as “the Gentle Giant” because of his easygoing temperament, died after a short illness. Williams had 17 number ones in the US and was ...

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