Ashley Judd will be feted by the Women's Media Center, receiving the Speaking Truth to Power honor at the Women's Media Awards in New York on Oct. 26.
Judd was a critical and high-profile source in the New York Times' recent bombshell story about Harvey Weinstein's decades of alleged sexual harassment and assault.
“It's crucial to call out those like Harvey Weinstein who misuse big power, and also to reward those who risk what small power they have by telling the truth,“ Gloria Steinem, co-founder of the Women’s Media Center, said in a statement Friday.
Jason Momoa, the "Game of Thrones" actor who plays Aquaman in Warner Bros.' upcoming movie "Justice League," has apologized for a "truly tasteless" joke he made six years ago about being able, as a fantasy character, to rape beautiful women and then have them fall in love with you.
"I awoke in Australia to the justified reactions by many people to a distasteful joke in Hall H for which I am sorry," the 38-year-old said in an Instagram post that went up late Thursday, U.S. time. "I am still severely disappointed in myself at the insensitivity of my remarks that day."
Momoa has been Down Under working on the standalone "Aquaman" movie, due out next year. On "Thrones," his character, Dothraki chieftain Khal Drogo, was part of a fictional culture that prides itself on raping an enemy's women after triumphing in battle. Drogo also raped his wife, Emilia Clarke's Daenerys Targaryen, shortly after she was handed over to him by her brother.
In Tulsa, Okla., the "Burnin' It Down" singer launched into a five-minute speech about the tragedy and cursed the shooter, who killed 58 people and injured more than 500 others before dying. Aldean was onstage at the Route 91 Harvest music festival when gunman Stephen Paddock opened fire on concertgoers on Oct. 1. (Police are still investigating a motive in the tragedy.)
The Georgia native addressed the mass shooting three songs into his set, the Associated Press reported, and honored the victims by telling attendees to resist living in fear and live in unity instead.
“Weird Al” Yankovic is ditching his usual costume changes, video screens, elaborate stage production and, for the most part, the hits that have dominated his concert performances in recent years. Instead, he’ll embark on a high- (or is it low?) concept outing next year called the Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour.
He’ll be bringing the show — featuring himself and three band members — to smaller spaces, in stark contrast to the Mandatory World Tour, which incorporated elaborate set pieces, costumes and light-show effects for virtually every number.
“The light show has gotten a lot bigger and better over the years,” he told The Times earlier this year. “This last tour was our biggest and, I think, our best. We played venues we never dreamed we’d be playing: We sold out Radio City Music Hall in New York; we did two nights at the Hollywood Bowl. This is all crazy.
Steven Seagal is the latest Hollywood player to get caught in the crossfire of the Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment scandal. Actress and "Inside Edition" correspondent Lisa Guerrero recently told Newsweek about an uncomfortable audition she had with the actor-producer in the 1990s.
She alleged that in 1996, when she was 31, Guerrero was asked to audition at Seagal's home for a role in the film "Fire Down Below."
Hesitant to go alone, Guerrero said that her casting agency sent someone to accompany her, and when she and her female companion arrived at Seagal's home, he greeted them wearing only a silk robe.
An episode of “Carpool Karaoke” featuring Linkin Park and frontman Chester Bennington taped just a week before Bennington’s death in July is now showing, with his family’s blessing, on Apple Music’s series.
Bennington and bandmates Mike Shinoda and Joe Hahn join the segment’s host, former “Dr. Ken” star Ken Jeong. With Bennington behind the wheel, the collective offers up OutKast’s “Hey Ya,” the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ “Under the Bridge” and Linkin Park’s own 2003 hit “Numb” while cruising through the streets.
The clip is preceded by a note that advises viewers, “With the blessing of Chester’s family and his bandmates, we share this episode, and dedicate it to the memory of Chester.” It also shows a photo of Bennington with the words “In memory of Chester Bennington, March 20, 1976-July 20, 2017.”
It's been a week — a long, long week — since the New York Times revealed decades of sexual harassment claims against Harvey Weinstein.
On Thursday night's episode of "Late Night," Seth Meyers broke down the systemic misogyny that infects not just Hollywood and Washington, D.C., but the country at large.
"Of course, we have a president who built his political career almost entirely on bullying," Meyers began, focusing his "A Closer Look" segment on both Donald Trump and Weinstein. "His campaign and now his presidency have been, in many ways, a performance of dominance — a performance that has, in many cases, been explicitly misogynist."
Quentin Tarantino needs a minute — actually, a few more days — to process his reaction to the Harvey Weinstein sexual-harassment mess.
"For the last week I've been stunned and heartbroken about the revelations that have come to light about my friend for 25 years Harvey Weinstein," Tarantino said Thursday night in a statement tweeted by Amber Tamblyn.
Either through Miramax or Weinstein Co., the embattled industry executive has produced all of Tarantino's films since 1994's "Pulp Fiction."
People perceive Marie Osmond as naive, a goody-goody. They have the teeth jokes. That's all fine, but if they believe I'm naive, they are very naive. You cannot grow up in this business and see the things I have seen. I have seen everything.