“You can do it! You’re a brilliant, billionaire mastermind. You are better and smarter than these clowns who have wasted their entire careers conducting criminal investigations,” Colbert said. “Your lawyers just don’t get that. So you go out there and testify. You do you!”
Jennifer Lawrence on Thursday morning joined Meryl Streep in vocally denouncing Harvey Weinstein. Both women were quoted in the disgraced executive’s move to have the sexual misconduct class action lawsuit dismissed.
“Harvey Weinstein and his company are continuing to do what they have always done which is to take things out of context and use them for their own benefit,” Lawrence said in a statement given to The Times on Thursday morning. “This is what predators do, and it must stop.”
“For the record, while I was not victimized personally by Harvey Weinstein, I stand behind the women who have survived his terrible abuse and I applaud them in using all means necessary to bring him to justice whether through criminal or civil actions,” Lawrence continued. “Time’s up.”
Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o is teaming up with “The Daily Show” host Trevor Noah to bring his memoir, “Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood,” to the big screen.
“When I read @TrevorNoah's ‘Born A Crime,’ I could not put the book down,” the Kenyan actress shared on Instagram Thursday. “Excited to announce that I will be starring in and producing its feature film adaptation! #BornACrime”
Sparkly figure skating commentators Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir, and their reserved and understated broadcast partner Terry Gannon, will host NBC’s primetime coverage of the 2018 Winter Olympics closing ceremony on Sunday — billed as “the after-party at the Olympics.”
The trio will be on site in PyeongChang, South Korea, “to call the pageantry and spectacle” of the ceremony, which will featuring the Parade of Nations, interviews, profiles and musical performances, NBC said in a statement.
Lipinski and Weir broke the news Wednesday night after teasing to it all day on social media. Lipinski said Gannon had already added a jewel to his microphone to keep up with his flashy partners.
“Thank you for giving our team of filmmakers the greatest gift: The opportunity to share this film, that we poured our hearts and souls into, with you,” he wrote in a letter shared by Marvel on Tuesday evening.
Galvanized by Ashley Judd, Rose McGowan and others in the #MeToo movement, women seized the narrative in Hollywood in 2017. But on screen, it was a different picture.
Women claimed just 24% of leading roles, or protagonists, in the top 100 films last year, down from 29% in 2016, according to a new report from San Diego State's Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film.