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    Harvey Weinstein Resigns From The Weinstein Co. Board

    Disgraced mogul Harvey Weinstein has resigned from the board of The Weinstein Co.

    On Tuesday, the remaining members of the TWC board — including co-chairman Bob Weinstein — voted to ratify Harvey’s Oct. 8 termination as co-chairman, and to consider an immediate capital infusion from Tom Barrack’s Colony Capital that opens the door for Colony to buy the film and television production venture, or a significant portion of its assets.

    Harvey — who owns 23 percent of TWC — called into the board session, according to

    insiders. Powerhouse litigator Patricia Glaser is representing him in regards to his termination and his stake in the company.

    Harvey was fired following an exposé in The New York Times that detailed numerous allegations of sexual harassment on the part of the mogul.

    His brother Bob and COO David Glasser believed the company could weather the scandal, but more serious allegations of sexual misconduct, including rape, were raised in subsequent stories in The New Yorker and the Times, throwing TWC into a state of chaos.

    “The Weinstein Co. is probably not saleable to a public media company at the moment and PR would be unbearable,” says Ben Weiss, chief investment officer at 8th & Jackson Capital Management.

    “Colony could acquire the intellectual property, including the development pipeline, programing slate and library rights, at a discount to market prices because of the turmoil. Colony can rebrand it, appropriately capitalize in more IP, and then sell it to a strategic buyer down the road, possibly in a tax-efficient equity swap, for a large premium.”

    Some, though, don’t see TWC ever returning to its glory days as a producer of high-profile, Oscar-winning films that return significant profits.

    “I can’t imagine go-forward projects will last, and we have already seen cancellations,” says Steven Birenberg of Northlake Capital Management. “I’d imagine they got good terms and see value against those terms. The library must have value.”


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    The Cast of ‘Trailer Park Boys’ Mourns the Late John Dunsworth

    Trailer Park Boys star John Dunsworth has passed away at the age of 71.

    Dunsworth’s death was announced by his daughter and co-star, Sarah Dunsworth, via Twitter on Monday, Oct. 16:

    “With heavy and broken hearts the family of John F. Dunsworth would like to let people know that our amazing husband, father and grandfather John Dunsworth has passed away,” Sarah wrote.

    “John left this world peacefully after a short and unexpected illness.”

    Dunsworth played Jim Lahey on the Showcase comedy, which has run from 2001 to present.

    The show had a seven-year hiatus from 2007 to 2014, when Netflix picked it up for its eighth season.

    He is also known for Syfy series Haven, Artiflix TV movie Sleep Murder, and Blessings.

    After news of his passing, the official TPB Twitter account issued a statement

    Cast members like Lucy Decoutere, Mike Smith, Cory Bowles, and Jonathan Torrens also spoke out on the loss.

    Trailer Park Boys has enjoyed a cult following since it premiered on Showcase in the early ’00s.

    The low-budget Canadian mockumentary focuses on three men, Ricky, Julian, and Bubbles, as they go about their lives in a remote Nova Scotia trailer park.

    Mr. Lahey, a former sheriff, served as the co-owner and security of the trailer park.

    He was best known for his dedicated alcoholism, bizarre relationship with eternally shirtless employee Randy, and a passion for catching Ricky up to no good.

    RIP John Dunsworth

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    Jennifer Lawrence Had to Do a ‘Naked Line-Up’ and Was Told to Lose 15 Pounds for a Role

    “After that degrading and humiliating line-up, the female producer told me I should use the naked photos of myself as inspiration for my diet.”

    It’s no secret that Jennifer Lawrence is an outspoken starlet who has gone through the gauntlet on-screen, but nothing compares to what she experienced in reality.

    During Elle’s Women in Hollywood event, Lawrence spoke about how she was sexually harassed early on in her career.

    As one of the eight honorees at the event, Lawrence recounted the abhorrent nude line-up she was forced to participate in.

    “When I was much younger and starting out, I was told by producers of a film to lose 15 pounds in two weeks,” Lawrence said.

    Another actress who was offered the role before Lawrence had already been fired for not losing the weight fast enough.

    “During this time a female producer had me do a nude line-up with about five women who were much, much, thinner than me.

    We are stood side-by-side with only tape on covering our privates,” added Lawrence. “After that degrading and humiliating line-up, the female producer told me I should use the naked photos of myself as inspiration for my diet.”

    Lawrence spoke out about what had happened to her by relaying the encounter to another producer.

    She explained to him that the weight loss demands were inappropriate.

    “He said he didn’t know why everyone thought I was so fat, he thought I was ‘perfectly f***able,’” recalled Lawrence.


    The mother! Star also explained that she felt “trapped” by this horrifying experience and didn’t know what to do.

    “I let myself be treated a certain way because I felt I had to for my career,” she shared.

    “I’m still learning that I don’t have to smile when a man makes me uncomfortable,” she added.

    “Every human being should have the power to be treated with respect because they’re human.”

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    ‘The Voice’: Season 13’s Battle Round Begins

    The Battle Round began on The Voice tonight, with coaches Blake Shelton, Adam Levine, Miley Cyrus and Jennifer Hudson all bringing in one of their pals from the music industry to serve as mentors.

    Joe Jonas helped out Team Adam, the Rascal Flatts helped out Team Blake, Cyrus’ father Billy Ray Cyrus joined Team Miley, and Team Jennifer was joined by former Destiny’s Child member Kelly Rowland.

    First up were Lucas Holliday and Meagan McNeal from Team Jennifer.

    Hudson gave them “My Prerogative” by Bobby Brown, which she called an “unexpected song.”

    Both artists had issues blending their voices and were over-singing, and Rowland warned them against climaxing too soon.

    Heading into the Battle, Holliday seemed more prepared.

    But in their final performance, both sounded strong and worked the stage well.

    It was an exciting start to the night, and Levine called them both infectious.

    Hudson chose Holliday, and McNeal went home.

    Team Miley—the first all-women team in The Voice history—was up next.

    Cyrus paired Moriah Formica and Shilo Gold, giving them “American Woman” by Lenny Kravitz and explaining that she wants to give her team songs that celebrate women.

    Formica and Gold needed a lot of work in rehearsal, but they came to life in their final performance, both bringing confidence and strong vocals to the Battle.

    They blended well, but Formica stood out. Cyrus chose her, and Gold left the competition.

    Next up were Keisha Renee and Noah Mac of Team Blake.

    Shelton had them sing “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry” by Hank Williams, which suited both artists, showcasing their ranges and style.

    The Rascal Flatts worked with Renee and Mac on their phrasing.

    Renee sounded stronger in rehearsal, but both artists pulled through in the final performance.

    Renee just came off as the more seasoned singer.

    Shelton picked her as the winner, but Hudson swooped in to steal Mac, keeping him in the competition.

    Team Jennifer was back up with Chris Weaver and Kathrina Feigh singing “Dangerous Woman” by Ariana Grande.

    Rowland and Hudson pushed both strong singers to add more drama to their performing.

    Both have to dial back their vocals a bit in the final rehearsal so that they’re not overpowering one another.

    A successful Battle is all about walking the difficult line of blending well with your partner but still standing out.

    Weaver and Feigh both gave brilliant performances in the end, and Hudson was left with a very difficult decision.

    She chose Weaver as the winner, but Shelton stole Feigh.

    Cyrus paired Brooke Simpson and Sophia Bollman for the next Battle, having them sing “You’re A Big Girl Now” by Bob Dylan.

    It was an odd song choice, but she came up with an interesting arrangement that highlighted their strengths.

    Simpson and Bollman blended very well together, and they delivered strong vocals as well as confident stage presence.

    Cyrus picked Simpson, who did seem to bring something a little extra special to the Battle, and Bollman was eliminated.

    Team Adam was finally up for the last Battle of the night.

    Adam Pearce and Whitney Fenimore sang “Top Draggin’ My Heart Around” by Tom Petty and Stevie Nicks.

    Pearce, who secured a spot on season 13 after failing to turn any chairs during season 12, put a lot of power behind his vocal.

    Both artists had trouble connecting with one another while singing and playing guitar, but Levine and Jonas both worked with them to get better.

    Their final performance was a strong close to the evening, and both artists showed significant improvement as a result of good coaching.

    Levine struggled with his decision but ultimately chose Pearce.

    Shelton and Cyrus both tried to steal Fenimore, and Cyrus emerged victorious, adding another female powerhouse to Team Miley.

    The artists who won their Battles tonight will advance to the Knockout Round in a few weeks.

    What was your favorite performance of the night? Hit the comments below!


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    Inside Oprah Winfrey’s Lavish Book Launch at Her Montecito Estate

    “Everybody talks about staying woke. This is how you get woke.”

    Do not expect to see Oprah Winfrey sitting down for a Barnes & Noble book signing at your local strip mall.

    The cable CEO, media empress and spiritual liaison to millions says that she has no interest in attempting anything so tedious to promote the release of her latest self-help tome, The Wisdom of Sundays: Life-Changing Insights from Super Soul Conversations.

    True to reputation, Winfrey plotted something much bigger.

    So she opened the gates of her 42-acre Montecito, California, estate to some 300 of the biggest names in entertainment and business on the eve of the book’s Tuesday release — telling her guests to go forth and hashtag.

    “Book stores are over, in terms of standing and signing all day long,” said Winfrey, sitting with a small handful of reporters at the top of the unseasonably warm Sunday morning.

    “You don’t meet masses of people. And when I believe that something is going to be impactful, I try to put everything I have into making that possible. Inviting people to my home is one way of doing that.”

    Her meeting with journalists was just one piece of a packed Sunday, an afternoon that culminated with a gospel performance at her personal amphitheater and a stately brunch in one of the several lush clearings on her meticulously kept grounds.

    Those who made the 92-mile trek up the coast from Los Angeles, or elsewhere, included actresses Kerry Washington, Julia Roberts, Reese Witherspoon and Angela Bassett, frequent Winfrey collaborator Ava DuVernay, longtime friend Gayle King and partner Stedman Graham.

    Disney CEO Bob Iger and wife Willow Bay enjoyed the performance not far from Netflix’s Ted Sarandos and wife and political activist Nicole Avant.

    And, in one of the more eclectic rows you’d be likely to find at any concert, Diane Sawyer, Barry Diller, Diane von Furstenberg, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Shonda Rhimes and Arianna Huffington all cozied into the mossy stone seating of the outdoor venue.

    Also in that gaggle was Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, possibly the only person in the world with more power to sell books than Ms. Winfrey.

    That was the essence of her gathering: Extol the themes of her SuperSoul TV franchise, her conversations with spiritual, business and academic leaders recently parlayed into a popular podcast, with a written collection of some of the bigger interviews she’s done since launching her cable network in 2011.

    But, 30 years after the launch of her now-retired Oprah Winfrey Show, she recognizes that those elements of her brand — spirituality and self-betterment — have always been a tougher sell.


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    Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander Have Officially Tied the Knot!

    It’s all on the low-low for this beautiful duo.

    Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander made things official and tied the knot over the weekend in Ibiza, Spain.

    The celebrated actors exchanged their vows at the swanky La Granja farmstead resort while being surrounded by their closest family and friends.

    The couple got married on Saturday, although details about their wedding are scarce. In photos obtained by the Daily Mail on Sunday, both Fassbender and Vikander were seen sporting bands on their ring fingers.

    Over the summer, rumors about their quiet engagement made the rounds, but neither star confirmed the happy news.

    The tight-lipped duo fell in love while filming their movie The Light Between Oceansback in 2014.

    While shooting the movie, Fassbender and Vikander were forced to live together for a month in the middle of nowhere.

    While Vikander was ready to dive into the character and give it her all, Fassbender was much more reluctant at first.

    “She doesn’t take anything for granted,” explained Fassbender. “With a lot of these actresses coming out, there’s this bravery that you don’t see so much in male actors…She doesn’t mind taking a character she’s playing to an ugly place.

    Her level of commitment made me focus and make sure I was as committed.”

    Without revealing too much, Vikander did explain how their real-life chemistry spilled onto the screen. “These things of course sort of spill through to what you’re doing,” she said.

    Congrats to the happy couple!

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    John Oliver Criticizes Academy for Keeping Bill Cosby, Roman Polanski After Expelling Harvey Weinstein

    John Oliver says it’s not enough for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to expel Harvey Weinstein from its ranks.

    The Academy’s 54-member board of governors — which includes such Hollywood luminaries as Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks, Whoopi Goldberg and Kathleen Kennedy — held an emergency meeting Saturday at the organization’s Beverly Hills headquarters and voted to strip away Weinstein’s lifetime membership.

    Following the meeting, the Academy issued a statement saying the board had voted “to immediately expel him from the Academy. We do so not simply to separate ourselves from someone who does not merit the respect of his colleagues but also to send a message that the era of willful ignorance and shameful complicity in sexually predatory behavior and workplace harassment in our industry is over.”

    But Oliver says the Academy hasn’t gone far enough to clean house.

    “Yes, finally, the group that counts among its current members Roman Polanski, Bill Cosby and Mel Gibson has found the one guy who treated women badly and kicked him out,” the Last Week Tonight host said on Sunday night’s show. “So congratulations, Hollywood. See you at the next Oscars where — and this is true — Casey Affleck will be presenting best actress.”

    Oliver started out the show by saying that, with Weinstein, “It’s not just his behavior that was troubling; it’s the way that people around him excused it.”

    Oliver then brought up model-actress Angie Everhart‘s allegation that Weinstein broke into her room while she was attending the Cannes Film Festival and masturbated in front of her.

    Everhart said that when she told others, “Everybody was like, ‘Oh, that’s just Harvey.'”

    Replied Oliver: “What the fuck? So everyone knew, and they just went with it? ‘Oh, yeah, Harvey’s going to burst into your room and masturbate.

    That’s just Harvey. He’s like a sex-criminal version of the Kool-Aid Man.'”

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    Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner Are White Walkin’ Down the Aisle!

    Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas are engaged!

    The Game of Thrones actress and DNCE vocalist announced the good news on Sunday, Oct. 15 via Instagram, sharing a snapshot of the stunning ring.

    “I said yes,” Turner wrote, while Jonas posted the same pic to his account with the caption “She said yes.”

    I said yes.

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    The two have kept their relationship under wraps since they began dating in November of 2016, Turner only confirming the relationship two months later by sharing a pic of the singer to Instagram.

    Miami Daze

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    Turner, 21, and Jonas, 28, have already enjoyed the support of his brothers and former bandmates, Nick and Kevin.

    “Ahh! Congratulations to my brother… and sister in law to be on your engagement. I love you both so much,” Nick wrote on Twitter following the announcement.

    Congrats to all!

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    Jason Momoa Apologizes for ‘Distasteful’ Rape Joke Following Video Backlash

    “It is unacceptable and I sincerely apologize with a heavy heart for the words I said. All apologies, Jason.”

    Jason Momoa issued a public apology on Friday after a video resurfaced of the actor saying he got to “rape beautiful women” on Game of Thrones.

    While some fans assert his comments were taken out of context, others claim the discussion was a clear example of rape culture.

    “I awoke in Australia to the justified reactions by many people to a distasteful joke I made years go in Hall H for which I am sorry,” Momoa wrote, recalling his 2011 Comic-Con appearance.

    “I am still severely disappointed in myself at the insensitivity of my remarks that day,” theJustice League star went on. “I know my sincerest apology now won’t take away those hurtful words. Rape and sexual harassment can reach anyone and I have seen first hand its painful torment among members of my own family and friends.”

    “I made a truly tasteless comment,” he reiterated. “It is unacceptable and I sincerely apologize with a heavy heart for the words I said. All apologies, Jason.”

    I APOLOGISE Aloha j

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    As previously reported, a video of Momoa discussing his role as Khal Drogo resurfaced on Twitter on Thursday, drawing renewed attention to what some consider disturbing language:

    “…as far as sci-fi and fantasy, I love that there’s so many things you can do,” Momoa said at the time, “like rip someone’s tongue out of their throat and get away with it and rape beautiful women.”

    It’s up to interpretation as to whether Momoa meant to praise these freedoms or not.

    Do you think Momoa was out of line? Are you pleased with his apology? Share your thoughts below!

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    Oliver Stone Accused of Groping TV Actress in Early 1990s

    “When I heard about Harvey, I recalled Oliver walking past me & grabbing my boob as he walked out the front door of a party. Two of a kind!”

    In the wake of a slew of accusations of sexual harassment and assault against Harvey Weinstein over decades, more women are coming forward with stories of sexual misconduct by high-profile Hollywood men.

    On Thursday, model and actress Carrie Stevens (Days of Our LivesBeverly Hills, 90210), responding to a Hollywood Reporter story about Oliver Stone‘s brief expression of sympathy for Weinstein, tweeted: “When I heard about Harvey, I recalled Oliver walking past me & grabbing my boob as he walked out the front door of a party. Two of a kind!”

    During a press conference Friday at the Busan International Film Festival in South Korea, where he is serving on the festival’s competition jury, Stone declined to condemn Weinstein, saying that he thought “a man shouldn’t be condemned by a vigilante system.”

    Stone added: “It’s not easy what [Harvey Weinstein] is going through, either.”

    Stone later walked back the comments, posting a message on Facebook, saying that he had been unaware of the extent of the allegations against Weinstein because of his recent travel schedule.

    “After looking at what has been reported in many publications over the last couple of days, I’m appalled and commend the courage of the women who’ve stepped forward to report sexual abuse or rape,” Stone wrote.

    The multiple Oscar winner also said he would be abandoning a planned Weinstein Co.-produced TV series — Guantanamo, which was set to be his television drama debut — until TWC is no longer involved.

    When reaching out to Stevens to ask if she could confirm the allegation of her tweet and would share more of her story. Stevens’ reply, in full, is below.

    “It was at Ted Field’s home years ago, around the time Oliver did JFK. The party was in his honor. Oliver was on his way out; Ted was seeing him to the door. Oliver spied me standing nearby and just reached out and instead of doing what a normal person does and shaking my hand, he just groped my boob and honked it like a horn and grinned and kept walking.

    I was humiliated but didn’t want to complain. I didn’t want Ted to think I was ungrateful for the invitation, and I was new on the scene and just navigating my way around Hollywood. I came from the rock ‘n’ roll scene. Eric Carr from Kiss was my boyfriend and he had just passed away. I met Ted because he produced Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure. Kiss did the soundtrack, so I met him at the premiere. Ted is a nice guy and he knew I was having a hard time over Eric’s passing so he invited me to his party — last thing I wanted to do was be a trouble maker.

    There are a million reasons girls don’t speak up. Thank God I was never alone with [Oliver Stone]. If he’s grab[bing] me like that in front of people, imagine what he would do in private, given the chance.

    I am lucky I never met Harvey. Unfortunately, I have met many of their kind in this business and it took its toll. Unfortunately, I came to believe my body parts were the only thing I had going for me — and so I did Playboy. But I’ll tell you what: I always felt protected and respected by Hef and Playboy Enterprises. I do know Oliver hung out at some parties at the Mansion. Thankfully, I never saw him there. But I can tell you if he ever tried to grab anyone’s boob there, Hef would have had security show him the door.”

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    Bob Weinstein Denies Weinstein Co. Is For Sale or Will Be Shut Down

    Weinstein Co. CEO Bob Weinstein is denying that his company is being put up for sale or being shut down amidst the wave of sexual assault claims made against ousted co-chairman Harvey Weinstein.

    “Our banks, partners and shareholders are fully supportive of our company and it is untrue that the company or board is exploring a sale or shutdown of the company,” Bob Weinstein said in a statement.

    Weinstein touts TWC’s upcoming releases, saying the company still plans to release PolaroidPaddington 2 and the Robert De Niro comedy War with Grandpa on their previously announced dates.

    A movie that is not mentioned in Weinstein’s statement is The Current War, the upcoming Thomas Edison-George Westinghouse period drama that stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Michael Shannon.

    On Tuesday, after The New Yorker published its report that detailed three rape allegations against the movie mogul, Cumberbatch released a statement that said: “I am utterly disgusted by the continuing revelations of Harvey Weinstein’s horrifying and unforgivable actions.”

    The Alfonso Gomez-Rejon-directed feature is set for release Nov. 24 and was believed to be one of TWC’s possible awards contenders, along with Taylor Sheridan’s Wind River.

    There have been reports that TWC could delay release of the movie, pushing it to 2018 and out of awards contention.

    Rather, Weinstein’s statement cites the upcoming films Polaroid, a horror film to be released by TWC’s Dimension label, which he oversees; the family film Paddington 2, which has been slated as a TWC release; and the comedy The War with Grandpa, which is also to be released under the Dimension banner.

    Bob Weinstein’s full statement is below:

    Our banks, partners and shareholders are fully supportive of our company and it is untrue that the company or board is exploring a sale or shutdown of the company. Polaroid is moving forward as planned with a release date of November 22 followed by Paddington 2 on January 12. The first Paddington grossed over $75 million and we expect even greater success for Paddington 2. Test screening scores are through the roof. War with Grandpa starring Robert De Niro is scheduled for February 23, 2018. Business is continuing as usual as the company moves ahead.

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    Hollywood Sex Abuse Film ‘An Open Secret’ Released Online

    An Open Secret, a documentary about the sexual abuse of teenage boys at the hands of Hollywood big-wigs, generated plenty of publicity a few years ago, but no suitable offers for digital distribution.

    Now, with new sexual allegations against Harvey Weinstein and others in the movie and TV industry coming practically daily, the producer of An Open Secret has posted his film online for the first time, free for the next nine days.

    “It’s so funny to keep seeing headlines about how Harvey’s abuse was ‘an open secret’ in Hollywood, and that’s the name of our film,” said producer Gabe Hoffman.

    He says he has put An Open Secret on Vimeo for free viewing “to commemorate serial predator Harvey Weinstein finally being exposed.”

    The movie got a limited theatrical release a few years ago, and Hoffman is still seeking more distribution.

    He knows there’s a market for the film because pirates keep throwing the movie online illegally.

    On one occasion, by the time he was able to have the movie removed from a pirated site it had been viewed 900,000 times.

    Much of the movie focuses on the now-defunct Digital Entertainment Network, which sprung up around the turn of the century when Hollywood was still trying to figure out the internet.

    The company, known as DEN, generated lots of buzz and attracted some high-profile investors, including congressman-turned movie producer Michael Huffington; film and music mogul David Geffen; and Bryan Singer, the director of two X-Men movies.

    DEN was a producer of five-minute videos for web consumption, but it’s best remembered today for hosting wild parties with drugs, alcohol and underage boys at the former residence of founder, Marc Collins-Rector, now a registered sex offender.

    Singer, who was alleged to be at some of the parties, was sued — along with former Disney executive David Neuman, TV executive Garth Ancier and producer Gary Goddard — by Michael Egan III, who alleged they abused him.

    Egan, a frequent attendee at the DEN parties, later dropped the lawsuit against the four Hollywood men and was admonished by a judge for lying in court. Egan’s attorneys later wrote apology letters to Neuman and Ancier acknowledging the allegations against them were false and paid them a settlement of at least $1 million.

    Some in Hollywood used the episode to tarnish the validity of An Open Secret, but Hoffman said that everything Egan says in the movie, directed by Amy Berg and recut before put on Vimeo, is also said by others.

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    Coldplay Rocker Chris Martin Debuts Original Song About Julia Roberts’ Famous Smile

    Mona Lisa, who?

    Coldplay rocker Chris Martin made an unannounced appearance on Friday night at the amfAR Gala Los Angeles — where friend Julia Roberts was being feted with the Award of Courage — to perform a set of songs that included a rendition of the Roy Orbison classic “Oh, Pretty Woman.”

    If that weren’t enough to captivate the crowd of A-listers that included Sean Penn, Kate Hudson, Goldie Hawn, Jeffrey Katzenberg and Ryan Murphy, Martin followed it up by asking host James Corden to join him on stage for a duet on “Nothing Compares 2 U.”

    (The event, held at Ron Burkle’s Green Acres Estate in Beverly Hills and sponsored by Harry Winston, MAC Viva Glam and AMTD Group with Moet Hennessy, Cadillac and PatBO, raised $2 million for amfAR.)

    He explained why they picked that Sinead O’Connor classic.

    “We’re singing this to Julia basically because we grew up fancying her and this is kinda the only song that says it, right?” Martin said, to which the multi-talented Corden answered, “Yes, certainly the notion of the chorus is how everybody feels.”

    Speaking of feels, there are few who don’t adore Roberts’ mega-watt smile.

    So somebody should bestow some sort of honor on Martin who then closed out his set with an original song he wrote that was completely devoted to her killer grin, a track that proved he knows her filmography well with mentions of everything from Mystic Pizza to Erin Brockovich.

    Curiously absent: Mona Lisa Smile.

    Check out the video below as well as the lyrics.

    Chris Martin’s “Julia Roberts’ Smile”

    When there are things in the world that get me so down

    The weight of that violence that cracks the ground

    I can’t walk the sewers no more, I’m scared of that clown

    I ask all the mystics as they sat still

    How do we survive in a world of ill

    They said you watch ‘Mystic Pizza’ on ‘Notting Hill’

    Because in those movies you get to see

    A beautiful piece of god’s dentistry 

    When you see that how hopeless can you be

    When you watch ‘Pretty Woman,’ ‘Erin Brockovich’

    Those miraculous molars of faith’s light switch

    it’s the smile that lifts you when life’s a bitch

    It’s the smile that lights up the whole darn earth

    Even when she plays a spider or when she plays a smurf

    That Julia Roberts smile, it stretches for half a mile

    It never goes out of style

    It just shines like a great big star

    Watching ‘My Best Friend’s Wedding’ and looking at that beautiful grin

    On top of that lucky chin

    Whoa, now look at just how happy we are

    Take it now …

    When things in the world are beyond belief

    Just give me that set of big pearly teeth

    And give me that smile that shines so bright

    And I’ll know everything’s gonna be alright. Alright, alright, alright, alright, alright 

    Where’s that Julia Roberts smile

    It stretches for half a mile

    It’s wider than the River Nile

    It’s a great constellation of light

    Oh watching my best friend’s wedding, and looking at that beautiful grin

    I’ll never think of giving in because I know everything will be alright

    La-la-la-lo-lo-lo …

    When my head starts to spin, I just stand and look at that beautiful grin

    I never think of giving in, I know that everything will be alright

    Take it fellas …

    Thanks a lot everybody we’re done

    Thanks a lot everybody we’re done …


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    Academy Expels Harvey Weinstein

    “What’s at issue here is a deeply troubling problem that has no place in our society.”

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has expelled disgraced mogul Harvey Weinstein from its ranks.

    The Academy’s 54-member board of governors — which includes such Hollywood luminaries as Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks, Whoopi Goldberg and Kathleen Kennedy — held an emergency meeting at the organization’s Beverly Hills headquarters today and voted to strip away Weinstein’s lifetime membership.

    Following the meeting, the Academy issued a statement saying the board had voted “to immediately expel him from the Academy. We do so not simply to separate ourselves from someone who does not merit the respect of his colleagues but also to send a message that the era of willful ignorance and shameful complicity in sexually predatory behavior and workplace harassment in our industry is over.”

    The Academy went on to say, “What’s at issue here is a deeply troubling problem that has no place in our society. The board continues to work to establish ethical standards of conduct that all Academy member will be expected to exemplify.”

    The Academy’s action, which comes in response to the dozens of allegations that have now surfaced accusing Weinstein of an ongoing pattern of predatory behavior in which he sexually harassed, assaulted and even raped women, is virtually unprecedented.

    The Academy’s bylaws state that, with a two-thirds vote, the board of governors can eject a member “for cause.” In this case, the Academy said “well in excess of the two-thirds majority” voted to expel Weinstein.

    Only one other member has ever been expelled in the 90-year history of the Academy: Carmine Caridi, an actor who was found to have violated the Academy’s policy against loaning awards season screeners when films he had been sent turned up online.

    In Weinstein’s case, the decision was all the more dramatic given how assiduously he had courted the Academy’s approval over the years.

    A past master of awards season campaigning, he saw the two companies he ran during the course of his career, Miramax and The Weinstein Company, collect more than 300 Oscar nominations and score five best picture wins.

    Weinstein himself was personally called up to the stage in 1999 as a producer of Shakespeare in Love when it was named best picture.

    Ahead of the meeting, some Academy members did express concerns that such an action would establish a precedent that would require the organization, which also includes such controversial figures as Bill Cosby and Roman Polanski, to begin policing the behavior of its members.

    But amid the near universal condemnation of Weinstein, the board moved ahead to reject him.

    Now, a Hollywood pariah, Weinstein is also facing expulsion from the Producers Guild of America, whose own board is meeting Monday to vote on Weinstein’s status in that organization.

    And earlier this week, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts suspended Weinstein from its ranks.

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    London Film Festival: Andrey Zvyagintsev’s ‘Loveless’ Wins Top Prize

    Loveless, Russian director Andrey Zvyagintsev‘s poetry tragedy that first bowed in Cannes, has won the best film award in the BFI London Film Festival’s official competition.

    The announcement was made on Saturday night at a special ceremony at the U.K.’s capital Banqueting House, three years after Zvyagintsev’s previous film, the Golden Globe-winning and Oscar-nominated Leviathan, won the same award in 2014.

    Loveless, Russia’s submission for the foreign-language film Academy Award will be distributed in the U.S. by Sony Pictures Classics in early 2018.

    The event – hosted by James Nesbitt and with guests including Andrea Arnold, Hayley Atwell, Eric Bana, Jason Isaacs, Anya Taylor Joy and Lily Cole – also saw Palestinian film Wajib from Annemarie Jacir commended by the main jury, headed by Arnold.

    Elsewhere, John Trengove’s South African LGBT coming-of-age story The Wound won the Sutherland Award for first feature, with a special mention given to Carla Simon’s dreamlike Spanish drama Summer 1993.

    Kingdom of Us, from Brit director Lucy Cohen, took home the documentary competition award, commendations also going to Makala and Before Summer Ends.

    In the short film competition, the best film award went to Patrick Bresnan’s The Rabbit Hunt. 

    The awards ceremony, which came on the penultimate day of the London Film Festival, also saw Paul Greengrass receive the British Film Institute’s highest honor, the BFI Fellowship, presented to him by frequent collaborator and Working Title co-chairman Tim Bevan.

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    Sarah Polley Calls Weinstein “One Festering Pustule in a Diseased Industry”

    “What have we been willing to accept, out of fear, helplessness, a sense that things can’t be changed? What else are we turning a blind eye to, in all aspects of our lives? What else have we accepted that, somewhere within us, we know is deeply unacceptable? And what, now, will we do about it?”

    Sarah Polley — known for directing such films Away From Her and Take This Waltz  — has added her name to the growing list of women who’ve accused Harvey Weinstein of predatory behavior.

    In an op-ed posted via The New York Times, Polley details an encounter she says she had with the mogul during a meeting.

    After a photo shoot, Polley, who has also appeared in films such as Dawn of the Dead and Splice, explained she was pulled out of a photo shoot abruptly.

    “The publicist said that we needed to be in Harvey Weinstein’s office in 20 minutes,” she wrote.

    She added that in the taxi, the publicist said, “I’m going in with you. And I’m not leaving your side.”

    Polley says she knew everything she needed to know in that moment and was grateful.

    Polley described the encounter she then had with Weinstein.

    “When I got there, Mr. Weinstein wasted no time.

    He told me, in front of the publicist and a co-worker beside him, that a famous star, a few years my senior, had once sat across from him in the chair I was in now. Because of his ‘very close relationship’ with this actress, she had gone on to play leading roles and win awards,” she recalled.

    “If he and I had that kind of ‘close relationship,’ I could have a similar career. ‘That’s how it works,’ I remember him telling me.”

    At that point, Polley says she made it clear that “[Weinstein] was wasting his time.”

    On Tuesday, The New Yorker published an extensive report detailing rape allegations against the mogul by three women.

    That story comes after last Thursday’s New York Times exposé that outlined decades of sexual harassment claims leveled against Weinstein.

    The mogul has since been fired from The Weinstein Co. and expelled from the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences.

    In her op-ed, Polley also admonishes the industry in general, and says Weinstein is “one festering pustule in a diseased industry.”

    She concludes with call for introspection in Hollywood. “I hope that the ways in which women are degraded, both obvious and subtle, begin to seem like a thing of the past,” Polley said.

    “For that to happen, I think we need to look at what scares us the most. We need to look at ourselves. What have we been willing to accept, out of fear, helplessness, a sense that things can’t be changed? What else are we turning a blind eye to, in all aspects of our lives? What else have we accepted that, somewhere within us, we know is deeply unacceptable? And what, now, will we do about it?”

    What are your thoughts about this? Hit the comments below!

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    Helen Mirren to Receive Film Society of Lincoln Center’s Chaplin Award

    Helen Mirren has been named the recipient of the 45th annual Chaplin Award, The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced Saturday.

    The Film Society will honor the Oscar-winning actress, seen next in The Leisure Seeker, at a gala on April 30.

    The evening will celebrate her multifaceted career in cinema which spans more than 50 years.

    “It is an honor and a pleasure for us to present Helen Mirren with our 45th Chaplin Award,” said Ann Tenenbaum, the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s Board Chairman.

    “From housemaid to Queen and everything in between, Ms. Mirren has delivered masterful performances of complex characters, upending stereotype after stereotype along the way.”

    “Ever since her debut in Michael Powell’s Age of Consent in 1969, Helen Mirren has been lighting up screens with one finely crafted performance after another,” said Lesli Klainberg, the Executive Director of the Film Society of Lincoln Center.

    “From her Oscar-winning role in The Queen to her brilliant work in The Long Good FridayThe CookThe Thief, His Wife & Her LoverThe Madness of King GeorgeGosford ParkThe TempestThe Last StationRedHitchcockWoman in Gold, and Eye in the Sky, she has shown her exquisite range and proven her commitment to excellence and the art of cinema. The Film Society is honored to present the 45th Chaplin Gala Award to Helen Mirren.”

    Past recipients of the Film Society’s annual honor include Alfred Hitchcock, Billy Wilder, Laurence Olivier, Federico Fellini, Elizabeth Taylor, Bette Davis, James Stewart, Robert Altman, Martin Scorsese, Diane Keaton, Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Sidney Poitier, Barbra Streisand, Robert Redford and, last year, Robert De Niro.

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    British Actress Lysette Anthony Accuses Harvey Weinstein of Rape

    British actress Lysette Anthony says she’s told police that Harvey Weinstein raped her in the 1980s.

    Anthony, who currently appears in the British soap opera Hollyoaks, tells the Sunday Timesnewspaper that Weinstein attacked her after showing up at her London home.

    She says she was left feeling “disgusted and embarrassed.”

    It was reported this week that London police were investigating a rape allegation against the producer relating to an incident in the ’80s.

    The city’s Metropolitan Police confirmed their investigation without identifying Weinstein by name.

    Anthony is the latest of dozens of women, including actresses Angelina Jolie and Gwyneth Paltrow, who’ve gone public with accusations against Harvey following recent reports by The New York Times and The New Yorker detailing misconduct claims by others.

    He has denied any nonconsensual sexual conduct with any women.

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    OJ Simpson Spotted Since Prison Release

    It is OJ Simpon‘s first time walking out the doors of Lovelock Correctional Center just after midnight on Sunday, with the paroled felon stopping off at a Nevada gas station five hours away from the prison.

    He sat in the backseat of a white SUV (His ride of choice, apparently) alongside the five boxes of personal belongings he took from his nine years behind bars as he and good friend Tom Scotto made their way to Las Vegas, where Simpson will be forced to live until a parole officer approves any planned move outside the state.

    The disgraced football star, 70, was outfitted in same jean hat, jean shirt, jeans and white sneakers he had on when he left Lovelock earlier in the day as he was asked what it felt like to finally be a free man.

    ‘I been in a car for the last five hours, so how do I know how it feels to be out?’ scoffed Simpson. 


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    Megyn Kelly Asks ‘Will & Grace’ Superfan if He Became Gay Because of the Show: WATCH

    Megyn Kelly welcomed the cast of Will & Grace to her new NBC morning show, along with the show’s creators Max Mutchnick and David Kohan, but it is Kelly’s interaction with superfan Russell Turner at the end of the segment which is getting attention.

    After welcoming Turner up to the set, she asked him, “Is it true that you became a lawyer — and you became gay! — because of Will?”

    Replied Turner: “I look at Will Truman, I’m like, ‘He has it made’: lawyer, best apartment in New York City, and gay? Come on, trifecta.”

    After telling Turner that he was winning two free tickets to a taping in L.A., she assured him, “I don’t know about the lawyer thing, but I think the Will & Grace thing and the gay thing is gonna work out great.”

    Watch below:

    Meanwhile, on twitter:

    What do you guys think?

    Comment below!

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    Jason Momoa Has Come Under Fire for Saying He Got to ‘Rape Beautiful Women’ on ‘Game of Thrones’

    There’s trouble in Westeros. Jason Momoa has found himself in hot water for inappropriate comments he made during a 2011 Comic-Con panel. The former Game of Thrones actor, who played Khal Drogo until 2012, is seen discussing his role in the controversial video below.

    “…as far as sci-fi and fantasy, I love that there’s so many things you can do,” Momoa said at the time, “like rip someone’s tongue out of their throat and get away with it and rape beautiful women.”

    The comment elicited incredulous laughs from the crowd while some of Momoa’s co-stars, like Kit Harington, covered their faces with their hands.

    Momoa’s statement was incredibly poorly worded, but it’s notable he was discussing fantasy at the time — the crazy culture Khal Drogo exists in and the demented actions that are somehow acceptable in a fantasy world.

    Still, many fans are disturbed and disappointed.

    Momoa has yet to issue a statement on the backlash.

    Do you think he was out of line? Share your thoughts below.

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    Twitter Issues Statement After Temporarily Blocking Rose McGowan in Midst of Weinstein Scandal

    Twitter issued a statement on Thursday morning explaining why it temporarily blocked Rose McGowan from the platform.

    McGowan has used Twitter to speak out since producer Harvey Weinstein was decried for sexual misconduct last week.

    “We have been in touch with Ms. McGowan’s team. We want to explain that her account was temporarily locked because one of her Tweets included a private phone number, which violates our Terms of Service,” the statement read.

    “The Tweet was removed and her account has been unlocked. We will be clearer about these policies and decisions in the future.”

    Twitter went on to pledge its support for women like McGowan:

    “Twitter is proud to empower and support the voices on our platform, especially those that speak truth to power.

    We stand with the brave women and men who use Twitter to share their stories, and will work hard every day to improve our processes to protect those voices.”

    On Thursday, Oct. 5, The New York Times published an expose entitled “Harvey Weinstein Paid Off Sexual Harassment Accusers for Decades,” shedding light on Weinstein’s abusive behaviors throughout the years.

    One victim in particular was McGowan.

    In 1997, Mr. Weinstein reached a previously undisclosed settlement with Rose McGowan, then a 23-year-old-actress, after an episode in a hotel room during the Sundance Film Festival.

    The $100,000 settlement was “not to be construed as an admission” by Mr. Weinstein, but intended to “avoid litigation and buy peace,” according to the legal document, which was reviewed by The Times.

    Ms. McGowan had just appeared in the slasher film “Scream” and would later star in the television show “Charmed.”

    She declined to comment.

    McGowan responded by taking to social media and spearheading the hashtag “#whywomendontreport.”

    Before Twitter issued its statement, the former Charmed actress posted a screenshot of her Twitter block alert to Instagram, asking fans to “be her voice.”



    A post shared by Rose McGowan (@rosemcgowan) on

    Harvey Weinstein has been removed from The Weinstein Company, and on Tuesday, his wife Georgina Chapman released a statement that she was leaving him.

    TMZ now reports the 65-year-old is at a rehab facility in Arizona.

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    The First Photo From the ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Sequel Will Leave You With So Many Questions

    The sequel to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is still a year away, but we’re already being gifted the tiniest of details to keep us satisfied. On Thursday, the Fantastic Beasts movie account tweeted the first official photo from the upcoming film. 

    The picture is a travel application of magizoologist Newt Scamander, which has been denied by the Ministry of Magic. Why? “Subject uncooperative and evasive on reasons for last trip.” If you’ve seen the events in the last film, this makes plenty of sense. Can you say, magical creatures running amok all over New York City? 

    Wait, that’s it? We need more. MORE! 

    We’re not sure how this image connects to the sequel, but we’re guessing all will make sense in time. Plus, we don’t even know the title of the second film in the five-part series, so this image could mean anything. However, we now know that Newt was born on February 24, 1897 which makes him a Pisces in addition to a Hufflepuff. 

    The Fantastic Beasts sequel will star Eddie Redmayne as the charismatic wizard, plus Catherine Waterston, Zoe Kravitz, and Ezra Miller. Jude Law is all set to join the cast as young Dumbledoore, which is pretty cool… we think

    The sequel to Fantastic Beasts is set for November 16, 2018. Get excited. 

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    Liam Hemsworth and Miley Cyrus Cuddle Up at the ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Premiere

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    Miley Cyrus & Liam Hemsworth

    Well, she no longer comes in like a wrecking ball which really isn’t a bad thing after all.

    On Tuesday night, Liam Hemsworth and Miley Cyrus stole the red carpet when they made a rare public appearance together at the premiere of Thor: Ragnarok. The beautiful pair showed up to support Liam’s older brother and the most rugged Marvel superhero, Chris Hemsworth.

    The last red carpet appearance Liam and Miley made was in August 2013 for Liam’s film Paranoia. The event was a mere six days before the couple ended their engagement. Clearly, things are back on track again! Liam and Miley reconciled in 2016 and have been inseparable since. (Thank the heavens!)

    When Chris was asked what it felt like to have Liam and Miley show their support for his film, the Marvel star was super thrilled. “It’s nice to have them together. They are busy, and any time they can get together is nice,” Chris stated.

    In a recent interview with Howard Stern, Miley opened up about the reason behind her breakup with Liam. “I had to. I don’t like when relationships are two halves trying to make a whole,” The Voice judge dished to Stern. “So, I don’t think that I have that co-dependency. I think people that break up and get back together, that’s awesome.”

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    “You get time to be yourself,” Miley added in the same interview with Stern. “You get time to grow up. I think if you’re growing up attached to another person, you never really get solid as your own being.”

    What do you think about Liam and Miley’s rare red carpet appearance? Do you think they’re cuter than unicorns? Hit the comments to dish and discuss all your unfiltered feelings.

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    MTV’s Freaky Food Truck is coming to Sydney!

    In honour of the season premiere and inspired by the show, the FEAR FACTOR freaky food truck will really challenge your gag reflex with food items on offer that are just as Ludacris as the show’s new host.

    From tails to testicles prepare to test your taste buds like never before.

    The FEAR FACTOR Food truck will be parked in Circular Quay East giving away complimentary food. If you’re lucky enough to get your hands on a free feed, you could also grab a pic with MTV VJ Sam Taunton who will be surprising some freaked out fans.


    What: MTV Australia’s Fear Factor Freaky Food Truck

    Where: Circular Quay East (near Ferry terminal 2)

    WhenFriday October 13, Midday – 2pm (or until run out!)


    • Crocodile Tail Skewers
    • Sheep Testicles
    • Possum Skewers
    • Spiced Chicken Hearts

    Do you have the sheep’s balls to go through with it? Snap and share a photo of you eating one of Fear Factor dishes served fresh from the truck along with the hashtag #FearFactorAU for a chance to win a $500 Gift Card.

    FEAR FACTOR airs Thursday 19 October at 9.30PM om MTV only on FOXTEL AND FETCH.

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    Rome Film Fest Announces Hollywood-Heavy Lineup

    The Rome line-up, announced Tuesday, includes a slew of awards-season titles from the U.S., including Kathryn Bigelow’s Detroit, Craig Gillespie’s I, Tonya, Richard Linklater’s Last Flag Flying, Steven Soderbergh’s Logan Lucky, Dee Rees’ Mudbound, Marc Webb’s The Only Living Boy in New York, David Gordon Green’s Stronger, and Matthew Newton’s Who We Are Now.

    As previously announced, Scott Cooper’s Western genre film Hostiles will open the fest. The film is already picking up Oscar buzz for star Christian Bale.

    Other highlights in Rome this year include Eugene Jarecki’s Promised Land, Sally Potter’s The Party, Janus Metz’ Borg vs. McEnroe, Julia Solomonoff’s Nobody’s Watching, and Tom Volf’s documentary Maria by Callas, In Her Own Words.

    The first two episodes of the highly-anticipated TV series Babylon Berlin by Tom Tykwer, Henk Handloegten and Achim von Borries will have their Italian premiere at the festvial. The big-budget crime show set in 1920s Germany has already been snatched up by Netflix for the U.S.

    David Lynch will receive the Rome lifetime achievement award 40 years after the release of his first feature film, Eraserhead. Lynch will speak with festival director Antonio Monda in the festival’s “Close Encounters” series about the three films that have influenced him the most, including Federico Fellini’s 8 ½.

    Other guests for the “Close Encounters” series include Xavier Dolan, Jake Gyllenhaal, Phil Jackson, Ian McKellen, Nanni Moretti, Michael Nyman, Chuck Palahniuk, Vanessa Redgrave and Christoph Waltz.

    Redgrave will also present her directorial debut, a documentary about child refugees, Sea Sorrow, which premiered in Cannes. McKellen will present a new documentary on his life, directed by Joe Stephenson, McKellen: Playing the Part.

    In total, some 39 films and documentaries will screen in the official selection at Rome, which also features several audience-friendly events including an interactive cinema exhibition at Fendi’s Palazzo della Civilta Italiana headquarters and a screening series inside Rome’s Rebibbia Prison. There is no official competition in Rome, although the audience will vote for a people’s choice award.

    “The Rome Film Fest is now an event to place your bets on: a showcase in demand, at which the best films to come out of the last decade or so have been and continue to be seen,” said festival director Monda, who has just been confirmed for three more years at Rome’s helm after helping to increase ticket sales 18 percent last year.

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    Donald Trump Wants To Increase Taxes On The NFL

    Donald Trump looks appalled by this Jemele Hill situation.

    From the very beginning, ESPN has bungled this, Jemele Hill was suspended yesterday for merely tweeting over the weekend about certain NFL owners saying that they will suspend or fire players for kneeling or protesting during the National Anthem.

    This is the political circus Donald Trump wants – he doesn’t want to talk about Puerto Rico or FEMA or taxes or healthcare or even North Korea.

    He is simple-minded and he is only able to grasp simple, pop-culture-y controversies.

    After Jemele Hill simply made factual statements about Trump’s white supremacy, the White House’s OFFICIAL position was that a private citizen should be fired from her job for tweeting facts.

    And now Jemele Hill has been suspended for merely discussing a boycott of the NFL, which… again, is something that Donald Trump himself has brought up in tweets.

    So, here are Trump’s tweets today:


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    Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Sports

     Last week the nominees for the first ever Australia and New Zealand Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports Awards were announced, Unleashing the ultimate, kid-powered celebration of sports, stars and slime.

    Kids’ Choice Sports is an epic one-hour TV special that gives kids the power to decide the biggest sports stars from eleven uniquely unconventional categories.

    THIS WILL NOT BE A TRADITIONAL AWARDS SHOW! There will be no black tie event, red carpet or boring speeches. Instead, the nominees will be celebrated and winners revealed in the exclusive, pre-taped programme airing on Monday, 20 November.

    Nickelodeon Australia and New Zealand today announces the superstar nominees in the first ever locally produced Kids’ Choice Sports Awards 2017, where Aussie and Kiwi kids have the power to vote for their sporting heroes.

    Kids’ Choice Sports Awards is a six-week slime filled celebration of sports, stars, and more, premiering on Nickelodeon and the Nick Play app on Monday, 20th November at 5.30pm.

    Kids can cast their votes now for all eleven nominated categories at nick.com.au/kcs.

    The nominees feature Aussie and Kiwi sporting favourites including: Daniel Ricciardo, Sam Kerr, Tim Cahill, Steph Gilmore, Matthew Dellavedova, Mick Fanning, Ellyse Perry, Dylan Alcott, The Barrett Brothers, Charlotte Caslick and more.

    From today, kids will be able to cast their unlimited votes in a six-week period across eleven uniquely unconventional categories including #Hero, Hands of Gold, Sickest Moves and Clutch Player, among others.

    Full Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Sports Awards 2017 list below!

    Sibling Superstars
    These powerhouse pairs totally scored in the DNA-game. They’re not just rad, they’re related. On field, they’reprodigies, off-field, they’re family!

    Burgess Brothers – Sam, George, Tom & Luke (NRL)
    Barrett Brothers – Beauden, Scott & Jordie (Rugby Union)
    Cate & Bronte Campbell (Swimming)
    Kurt & Gretel Tippett (AFL and Netball)

    These certified superheroes of sport possess powers beyond ordinary humans, inspiring superfans of all ages with their hardcore heroics.

    Lydia Ko (Golf)
    Tim Cahill (Football)
    Cameron Smith (NRL)
    Mick Fanning (Surfing)

    Sickest Moves
    These legends do stuff that isn’t humanly possible. In their sporting field, they’ve not only got the sickest skills,they’ve got the sickest moves!

    Caroline Buchanan (BMX)
    Jack Wilson (Australian Ninja Warrior)
    Stephanie Gilmore (Surfing)
    Isaac Heeney (AFL)

    Clutch Player
    When it comes to the crunch, these players never crumble. They’re the match winners, the unstoppables. When the game is on the line, they can be counted on to snatch victory every time.

    Johnathan Thurston (NRL)
    Buddy Franklin (AFL)
    Gabi Simpson (Netball)
    Sam Kerr (Football)

    Commentary Boss
    Trapped in a tiny glass box, these maestros of the microphone weave words like wizards. They know everyplay and every player, delivering whatever it takes in just one take, every time!

    Anthony Hudson (AFL)Andrew Voss (Fox League)

    Andrew Voss (Fox League)
    Mel Jones (Big Bash League)
    Kelli Underwood (Fox Sports)

    Next Big Thing
    These superstars of the future are on the rise; this award could be all it takes to rocket them from the field into folklore.

    Nathan Cleary (NRL)
    Jack Silvagni (AFL)
    Jamie-Lee Price (Netball)
    Destanee Aiva (Tennis)

    Hands of Gold
    These palm-ministers were born with fingers of fury. They drop nothing, they stop everything – their limbs are legendary!

    Israel Folau (Rugby)
    Matt Dellavedova (Basketball)
    Laura Langman (Netball)
    Charlotte Caslick (Rugby Sevens)

    Hardest Hitter
    No ball is safe from destruction when these powerhouse players are in their element. Their physical prowessdefies the laws of physics. They don’t just hit it out of the park, they hit it off the planet.

    Alyssa Healy (Cricket)
    Meg Lanning (Cricket)
    Nick Kyrgios (Tennis)

    Need for Speed
    Time has no power over these powerhouse speedsters. Blink and you’ll miss them, they’re aces of pace!

    Daniel Ricciardo (Formula 1)
    Kyle Chalmers (Swimming)
    Ellia Green (Rugby Sevens)
    Britt Cox (Moguls Skiing)

    Ground Breakers
    These legendary players have excelled at not just one, but TWO sporting codes. They’ve broken ground onmultiple sporting grounds!

    Ellyse Perry (Cricket and Soccer)
    Ashleigh Barty (Tennis and Cricket)
    Erin Phillips (AFL and Basketball)
    Dylan Alcott (Basketball and Tennis)

    All-Star Benchwarmer
    These legends love sport to the max. If they weren’t already fully famous in their own field, they could have been all-star MVPs on the field.

    Ryan ‘Fitzy’ Fitzgerald
    Peter Helliar

    Mel McLaughlin
    Grant Denyer

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    Tiffany Trump, Blind-sided By Her Siblings In Their Dad’s Will

    When we last checked in with Tiffany “Not Daddy’s Precious & Most Favorite Daughter” Trump, she was in the midst of a fashion week controversy that seemed very on-brand for her.

    If Ivanka is the baby-whispering plastic face of complicity for the Trump family, Tiffany is the Calamity Jane of the Trumps.

    She’s the Rob Kardashian Jr.

    During New York Fashion Week, Tiffany’s publicist emailed Harper’s Magazine – not Harper’s Bazaar – about getting an invite to the Bazaar Icons event. Classic Tiffany.

    This new/old story is Classic Tiff too, yet another episode of That’s So Tiff!

    Sources say that Jared and Ivanka tried to keep Ivanka from bumping off Tiffany but nothing could be done. This really was another episode of That’s So Tiff!

    And I do think that out of all the kids, Tiffany is probably getting the least amount of money in the will.

    That being said, I hope we all live long enough to see the Trumps financially destitute and imprisoned, so 20% of nothing is still nothing.

    Even though I think Tiffany has some complicity somewhere, I don’t need her to go to jail. She and Barron Trump can live their lives out in the world.

    The rest of them can rot though.

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    ‘Lots Of Squats’, The Secret To Kit Harrington’s Glorious Butt

    “If you’re getting your bum out in front of 60 million people, you do your homework.”

    Perfectly proportionate, pleasantly plump, fab and flawless things are hard to find… unless you’re watching Game of Thrones, in which case Jon Snow’s (Kit Harrington) butt checks all the boxes.

    The Season 7 finale showcased Jon’s bum during Jon and Daenerys’ sex scene, now known as the “epic boat sex” scene.

    As Jon maneuvered himself, his behind was on full display, surprising fans in the best of ways.

    After all, Jon is a gruff soldier with a thick beard and little time for personal grooming.

    Kit Harington, however, clearly has plenty of time for squats.



    Harington, who recently became engaged to former on-screen love Rose Leslie, addressed his most talked-about body part during a recent appearance on The Jonathan Ross Show.

    “If you’re getting your bum out in front of 60 million people, you do your homework,” Harington shared, adding that he did “lots of squats” in preparation for the soul-bearing scene, and indeed it showed.

    Harington also said he has “a naturally hairless bum,” which was quite evident at the time.

    Good for you, Kit. You are an inspiration to us all.

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