Last year’s Makers conference fell on the heels of the history-making women’s marches around the country. And now this year’s edition will build on the momentum stoked by the #TimesUp and #MeToo movements.
The three-day event, employing the hashtag #RaiseYourVoice, will be held Feb. 5-7 at Hollywood’s Neuehouse with the intent to “make shock waves, unleash a collective power and lift each other up to fight for causes that matter.”
“We are amidst a seismic change in the women’s movement, and MAKERS is proud to be leading the conversation towards real change,” Dyllan McGee, founder and executive producer of Makers, said in a statement Wednesday.
The Screen Actors Guild Awards announced a new round of female presenters for Sunday’s ceremony.
Showing its support for women and the Time’s Up movement, the guild has tapped Rosanna Arquette, SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris, Mandy Moore, Olivia Munn, Niecy Nash, Gina Rodriguez, Maya Rudolph and Marisa Tomei to present the awards, executive producer Kathy Connell said Wednesday.
Those women will join presenters Halle Berry, Dakota Fanning, Lupita Nyong'o, Emma Stone and Kelly Marie Tran, who were announced last week.
Dylan Farrow took her allegations against Woody Allen to morning television on Wednesday, speaking out against her adoptive father in an interview on “CBS This Morning.”
“Why shouldn’t I want to bring him down?” Farrow told “This Morning’s” Gayle King. “Why shouldn’t I be angry? Why shouldn’t I be hurt? Why shouldn’t I feel some sort of outrage that after all these years being ignored and disbelieved and tossed aside?”
Farrow has long claimed that Allen molested her when she was 7, accusations that have been sidelined over the years while the revered filmmaker’s work proliferated.
In the countdown to the 60th Grammy Awards, producers on Wednesday rolled out a few more heavy hitters to add to its performance roster. Scheduled to take the stage at Madison Square Garden in New York later this month will be Compton rapper Kendrick Lamar, British R&B crooner Sam Smith and Irish rock gods U2.
The acts will join already announced artists including Cardi B, Childish Gambino, Luis Fonsi, Kesha, Little Big Town, Pink and SZA at the ceremony.
Also unveiled on Wednesday is a collaborative performance by pop star Miley Cyrus and superstar piano-rocker Elton John. The two will team to play an unnamed classic by John and his longtime writing partner, Bernie Taupin. A few days later, John and Taupin will receive the Recording Academy President’s Merit Award during a tribute concert.
Actress and Time’s Up advocate Michelle Williams is reportedly engaged to financier Andrew Youmans.
That’s according to a Wednesday report from Us Weekly citing multiple inside sources. Williams’ rep would not comment on the report, declining to confirm or deny the engagement when reached by The Times on Wednesday.
The “All the Money in the World” star sparked engagement rumors on the Golden Globes red carpet earlier this month, where she sported a heart-shaped diamond ring on that finger. Williams — accompanied by #MeToo movement founder Tarana Burke — reportedly brushed off requests about the ring, simply calling the bauble “beautiful jewelry.”
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Model and Twitter hero Chrissy Teigen is protesting a non-disclosure agreement that could penalize U.S. gymnast McKayla Maroney for speaking out against Dr. Larry Nassar, the former USA Gymnastics team physician who Maroney claimed sexually abused her.
Teigen, an outspoken social media personality and wife of musician John Legend, offered to pay the potential $100,000 fine the two-time Olympic medalist could face for breaking the NDA she reached in her settlement with the organization.
“The entire principle of this should be fought - an NDA to stay quiet about this serial monster with over 140 accusers, but I would be absolutely honored to pay this fine for you, McKayla,” Teigen tweeted on Tuesday, sharing a headline about the potential fine.