Here are our pop culture picks for July 12-18, including the best deals we could find for each.
Journalist Ronan Farrow appeared on "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert" on Tuesday, where he discussed a U.S. Capitol rioter who he interviewed.
Mia Farrow is making rare comments about her three deceased children prompted by "vicious rumors."
Allen and his wife Soon-Yi Previn, also an adoptive daughter of Mia, slammed the docuseries in a statement to "The Hollywood Reporter," saying filmmakers Amy Ziering and Kirby Dick "had no interest in the truth…"
Lauer denies rape claim again and slams Farrow's reporting, writing, "There are two sides to all stories."
Woody Allen's memoir, dropped by its original publisher after widespread criticism, has found a new home, The Associated Press has learned. The 400-page book, still called “Apropos of Nothing,” was released Monday by Arcade Publishing. "The book is a candid and comprehensive personal account by Woody Allen of his life," Arcade announced, “ranging from his childhood in Brooklyn through his acclaimed career in film, theater, television, print and standup comedy, as well as exploring his relationships with family and friends.”
Weinstein was sentenced to 23 years in prison — and there has been no shortage of reactions to the news.
Stephen King is under fire for tweeting that he feels “very uneasy” about Hachette Book Group’s decision to drop Woody Allen’s memoir
Woody Allen’s controversial memoir has been canceled by the publisher following criticism from his estranged children, Dylan and Ronan Farrow, and an employee walkout.
Employees of the publishing company behind director Woody Allen's upcoming book walked out of their offices in protest Thursday.
Allen's daughter, Dylan Farrow, who has long-maintained that she was molested by him as a child (while Allen has long denied it), was among those to criticize the publisher for the book release.
HBO announced Wednesday that the first project in its multi-film deal with Ronan Farrow is a documentary on threats, intimidation and violence against journalists.Farrow will work with Academy Award-nominated directors Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady of Loki Films on the project, which will use domestic and international examples to focus on journalists working to expose corruption and abuse by governments, corporations and other powerful interests.“Around the world, journalists are under fire. They’re being spied on using new surveillance technology, imprisoned, even murdered. And we’re seeing evolving tactics deployed against reporters in the United States, too, against the backdrop of a new era of misinformation campaigns and rhetoric that seeks to undermine the very idea of objective reporting. I’m so grateful to have the opportunity to work with Rachel, Heidi, and HBO to tell these stories,” Farrow said.Also Read: Ronan Farrow Praises Fox News' Handling of Sexual Misconduct Accusations: 'Great Job' (Video)Farrow has experience being targeted himself.“Harvey Weinstein hired former Mossad agents with a firm called Black Cube who in turn hired contractors who surveilled me, tracked me, built dossiers on both me and survivors of alleged assault by Harvey Weinstein to try to squash this story,” Farrow said on “Good Morning America” last October, reiterating details from his best-seller, “Catch & Kill.”Farrow said that he’d been advised by sources to buy a gun and had been forced to move out of his home, then added, “Around the world, the stakes are even higher: journalists get killed for reporting stories. It’s gotta stop and we have to protect this precious institution.”“Now more than ever, as evidenced by Ronan’s recent reporting, unbiased investigative journalism is both essential and under siege,” said president of HBO programming Casey Bloys Wednesday. “We’re excited to provide a platform for Ronan, Heidi and Rachel to shed light on the harrowing circumstances thrust upon journalists in their tireless pursuit of the truth.”Read original story Ronan Farrow and HBO Team up on Documentary About Journalist Intimidation At TheWrap
“I think I never had a positive father figure around enough to feel on a conscious level a sense of loss there,” the "Catch & Kill" writer told Dax Shepard.
From Jeffrey Epstein and Apple sweatshops to James Corden, Judi Dench and Jellicle Cats, Gervais rips industry's self-important image.
This Monday, jury selection will begin in the criminal trial of Harvey Weinstein. Throughout his career, Weinstein abused, manipulated, bullied and sexually assaulted hundreds of women. I am one of the many that he has harmed. His criminal acts reflect an industry that condones toxic and dangerous work environments for females who are expected to keep quiet on the set. But the film industry is not singular in its abusive ways toward women.In this MeToo era, it is still the norm for women not to be believed. As we watch the Weinstein trial in real time — and his lawyers collect hefty sums to dismiss the truth and discredit the brave survivors who will take the witness stand — now, more than ever, we must support these women to see that justice is served. Make no mistake that this landmark case will affect the number of assaults and rapes that are reported and prosecuted. If we see that money and power can buy a get out of jail card, it sends a strong message to women that their truth will be always be challenged.The same is true for the life force responsible for the water we drink and the air we breathe, Mother Nature. Like the countless survivors who are subjected to scrutiny and blame for crimes that take place inside their bodies, our earth is being violently assaulted. Her roots have been torn out of the soil; her sorrow is flooding our land. We see her anger burn like wildfire. We feel her trauma in the sinking earth and we do nothing to help her.Also Read: Harvey Weinstein's Criminal Trial Starts Monday - Here's What to ExpectThe parallels between the climate change crisis and rape are as clear as a blue sky. As a longtime activist for both issues, my hope is that the only time we are looking backward is to learn from our mistakes. When we say times up, we are pointedly speaking to both the abusers and the proactive climate-change denial by the Trump administration. Both are national emergencies that are largely ignored by our representatives.It took a choir of women’s voices, centuries of abuse and bloodshed for the pendulum to swing in the other direction on abusive behavior against women. When women in film like me and many others — the silence breakers — banded together in solidarity against the gross misuse of power in our industry, the time was finally “right” for people to wake up and take notice. We, along with male allies like Ronan Farrow, were able to amplify Tarana Burke’s MeToo battle cry into a movement and demand that predators be held accountable for their actions.The silence breakers who exposed themselves in going public with their experiences were not only hoping to create change for women in Hollywood but in our culture at large. While film is a visual medium, a character is only as good as his or her voice. It is dialogue that tells the story.Also Read: LA District Attorney Is Reviewing 8 Accusations of Sexual Misconduct Against Harvey WeinsteinMother Earth needs our help too. Every human life is dependent on protecting our planet. We breathe her air, drink her water and bask in her sunlight. Yet, we have violated and abused her. We have ignored her cries for help.Women are innately connected to the earth’s ability to grow and give life. Mother Earth is MeToo. We have shared trauma that needs nurturing and healing. It is our responsibility to help her by adopting natural climate solutions and a planetary health diet, leave fossil fuels in the ground and restrict emissions.These two movements are intrinsically intertwined. They both require us, as a society, to find common ground, to respect one another and the earth we dwell upon. To look at what we can do right now to support both causes. To create and speak a language that we all can acknowledge and understand, one of hope, peace and change.As we begin not only a new year but a new decade, women are reclaiming their freedoms by seeking a better, safer and kinder world to live in. I want more for myself, for other women, for my daughter. We deserve to walk this earth without trepidation of being verbally, physically or sexually attacked on a daily basis.Also Read: Melania Trump Downplays Husband's Greta Thunberg Diss: Barron 'Is Not an Activist Who Travels the Globe'If you don’t know where to begin, look no further than the many fearless heroines leading the charge. If 16-year-old Greta Thunberg can see the error of our ways and dedicate her young life to raising awareness and demanding transparency and change, we can too. If Jane Fonda can band together environmentalists and supporters to protest with her FireDrillFridays, we can too. If the simple but profound phrase MeToo answered the cries of millions of people who had been sexually assaulted, we can muster the same kind of advocacy to combat climate change.There will always be people who seek to destroy rather than protect our earth and the people who inhabit it. With all change, there are growing pains but as a collective community, we rise above the discomfort and discrimination with steadfast determination and heart. We dig our heels into the soil to preserve and nurture it and the women who have been harmed. We will be louder and stronger than animosity and ignorance and step into our organic roles as organic warriors, the way Mother Nature intended us to.Read original story Rosanna Arquette: How the MeToo and Climate Change Movements Are ‘Intertwined’ (Guest Blog) At TheWrap
The journalist says Mira Sorvino had "stress dreams" working on the Weinstein story with him over her Woody Allen connection.
Tina Tchen, said NBC's new NDA policy isn't enough and is calling for the network to do an independent investigation of company culture.
Rose McGowan and Megyn Kelly shared a photo together Friday and social media is buzzing over what it means.
The journalist shares how Weinstein and AMI laid "siege" and reportedly threatened NBC over Lauer.
In her first televised interview since leaving NBC, Megyn Kelly weighed in on how NBC should move forward amid allegations of a sexual misconduct cover-up.
Ronan Farrow responded to Matt Lauer's letter in defense of rape accusations, for the first time, on Tuesday night at the very first stop for his "Catch and Kill" book tour. "I think the most compelling response is Brooke Nevils' and her own letter that she published afterwords," Farrow said, when asked to comment on Lauer's […]
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Ronan Farrow's book Catch and Kill, published on Tuesday, features another claim of sexual misconduct against Matt Lauer - one that he is also denying. The woman, Melissa Lonner, was a producer for the Today show in 2010, when, she claims according to Farrow's book, Lauer invited her to his office in 30 Rock following […]