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Photographers Bruce Weber, left, and Mario Testino.
Photographers Bruce Weber, left, and Mario Testino. (Matt Sayles, Michael Sohn / Associated Press)

In a sweeping new sexual misconduct investigation, the New York Times reported Saturday that several male models have accused famed photographers Bruce Weber and Mario Testino of unwanted advances and coercion.

Fifteen current and former models told the Times that Weber's demands often occurred during photo shoots and other private sessions. Thirteen assistants and models accused Testino, the Times reported.

"I remember him putting his fingers in my mouth, and him grabbing my privates," model Robyn Sinclair said of Weber in the article. "We never had sex or anything, but a lot of things happened. A lot of touching. A lot of molestation."

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Aziz Ansari arrives at the 75th Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills on Jan. 7.
Aziz Ansari arrives at the 75th Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills on Jan. 7. (Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

Comedian Aziz Ansari has responded to allegations of sexual misconduct by a woman he dated last year.

Ansari said in a statement Sunday that he apologized last year when she told him about her discomfort during a sexual encounter in his apartment he said he believed to be consensual.

The woman, identified as a 23-year-old photographer in an interview with Babe.net, says she was furious when she saw Ansari was wearing a "Time's Up" pin while accepting a Golden Globe on Jan. 7.

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We should be looked at as representing nothing but ourselves and our own vision. Unfortunately, when you're black, your film represents more than your individual vision. If a David Lynch picture bombs, it isn't the death of white films. It's not that way for us.

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A first look image from Season 2 of "The Handmaid's Tale," which moves beyond the story told in the Margaret Atwood novel.
A first look image from Season 2 of "The Handmaid's Tale," which moves beyond the story told in the Margaret Atwood novel. (Hulu)

Blessed be a premiere date for “The Handmaid’s Tale.”

Hulu announced Sunday that Season 2 of its acclaimed drama will premiere April 25 with two new episodes. And it’s moderation from there, with Hulu sticking with its weekly release strategy and rolling out subsequent episodes every Wednesday.

The first season of the drama, an adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s 1985 novel, ended with Offred (Elisabeth Moss) pregnant and being whisked away in a van — her future uncertain. In turn, a central theme of the 13-episode second season, which moves past its source material, will be motherhood, with Offred determined to shield her future child from the horrors of Gilead. 

Actor George Clooney on the set of "ER" in 1996. The long-running NBC series is now available to stream on Hulu.
Actor George Clooney on the set of "ER" in 1996. The long-running NBC series is now available to stream on Hulu. (Kirk McCoy)

There’s a whole lotta George Clooney coming to Hulu with the actor making his return to TV in a new limited series for the streaming service and his last TV go-round, “ER,” joining the streaming ranks.

Hulu has officially confirmed a full series order for a TV adaptation of Joseph Heller’s 1961 satirical antiwar novel “Catch-22,” starring Clooney as Col. Cathcart.

The series marks Clooney’s first TV series regular role since he departed NBC’s medical drama, “ER,” nearly two decades ago.

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I'm in the business of trying to achieve something wonderful, and so you use all of your wit and courage and mind and try to make it special. I mean, that's what art is — that's what people come to movies or the theater for, to see something special.

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Michelle Williams, left, and Mark Wahlberg in "All The Money in the World."
Michelle Williams, left, and Mark Wahlberg in "All The Money in the World." (Fabio Lovino / Sony-TriStar Pictures)

In the wake of a controversy sparked by reports that Mark Wahlberg earned roughly $1.5 million for reshoots on the set of "All the Money in the World" while costar Michelle Williams was paid only a fraction of that amount, Wahlberg and the agency that represents him, William Morris Endeavor, announced Saturday that they would be donating $2 million to Time's Up, a legal defense fund set up to combat inequality and harassment in Hollywood.

"Over the last few days, my reshoot fee for All the Money in the World has become an important topic of conversation," Wahlberg said in a statement obtained by the Los Angeles Times. "I 100 percent support the fight for fair pay and I'm donating the $1.5 million to the Time's Up Legal Defense Fund in Michelle Williams' name."

WME, which also represents Williams, announced that it would be donating $500,000 to Time's Up.

James Cameron
James Cameron (Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times)

Hours after actress Eliza Dushku came forward in a Facebook post alleging she was sexually assaulted by a stunt coordinator on the 1994 James Cameron film “True Lies,” the prolific director praised her bravery.

Cameron attended the Television Critics Assn. winter press tour in Pasadena on Saturday to discuss his installment of the recurring “AMC Visionaries” series. But the conversation took a more serious turn when he was asked about Dushku’s Facebook post published early Saturday morning that detailed alleged misconduct by the film’s stunt coordinator, Joel Kramer, when she was 12.  Kramer denied the allegations in a statement to Deadline.

“I haven’t given a lot of thought to this specific situation,” Cameron, who wrote and directed the 1994 film, told reporters. “I just heard about it. But I mean, obviously, Eliza is very brave for speaking up, and I think all the women are that are speaking out and calling for a reckoning now.”

Had I known about it, there would have been no mercy.

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(Gary Friedman / Los Angeles Times)

Show business, especially television, is really about luck a lot of the time. To be on a show like 'Seinfeld' in one lifetime is very lucky. To have more than that? A lot of times it's not possible and it's OK. It's not a curse.

Anyone wondering if the black-dress blackout of Sunday night’s Golden Globes was going to continue through the entire awards season only had four nights to ponder the possibility. That’s because the stars descending on Santa Monica’s Barker Hangar on Thursday seemed to put the issue to rest, some hitting the arrivals blue (yes, blue) carpet in white and off-white dresses, others in pale shades of pink or purple and some enthusiastically embracing bright, bold colors. Best supporting actress winner Allison Janney was in a blue Michael Cinco number, and Nicole Kidman wore a fuchsia frock from Valentino, to name just two.