The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Wednesday that it will hold a meeting Saturday to discuss Harvey Weinstein's membership. The decision comes just days after bombshell reports were published alleging he has sexually assaulted a number of industry actresses.
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts announced Wednesday that Weinstein's membership in the organization had been suspended, effective immediately.
While suspending a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is a highly rare act, it did happen in 2004 when actor Carmine Caridi was booted for sharing film screeners with a pirate who made the pictures available online.
A day after condemning Harvey Weinstein's behavior, Ben Affleck said he was sorry Wednesday for groping actress and producer Hilarie Burton on camera in 2003 when she was a host on MTV’s “Total Request Live.”
“I acted inappropriately toward Ms. Burton and I sincerely apologize,” Affleck tweeted.
In a statement Tuesday, the actor-director said Weinstein's conduct made him “sick,” only to be called out on social media by actress Rose McGowan and others, including one Twitter user who brought up the 2003 incident involving Burton.
I acted inappropriately toward Ms. Burton and I sincerely apologize
The Hollywood Film Awards -- the show that has literally trademarked itself "the official launch of the awards season" -- has announced its first batch of honorees.
Singer turned actress Mary J. Blige, up-and-comer Timothée Chalamet and the cast of the Tonya Harding biopic "I, Tonya" will all receive prizes at the award show, which "Late Late Show" host James Corden will MC for the third year in a row.
The Hollywood Film Awards, which take place at the Beverly Hilton, in the same ballroom as the Golden Globes, will be held on Nov. 5. Not that you'll ever get to see them, unless you're one of the industry elite. After a brief stint on CBS, the award show has yet to find another broadcast partner, so the event will not be televised.
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts announced Wednesday that Harvey Weinstein's membership in the organization has been suspended, effective immediately.
In a statement released on the BAFTA website, the group declared that the extensive sexual harassment allegations levied against Weinstein were beyond the pale and the academy could not stand idly by.
"Whilst BAFTA has previously been a beneficiary of Mr. Weinstein’s support for its charitable work, it considers the reported alleged behavior completely unacceptable and incompatible with BAFTA’s values," the statement said. "This has led to Mr. Weinstein’s suspension, and it will be followed by a formal process as laid out in BAFTA’s constitution."
Lindsay Lohan might be the one person right now who has Harvey Weinstein's back — though she decided rather quickly to take down a couple of short, supportive videos she had posted Tuesday night via Instagram.
So maybe she changed her mind? Nope.
“As someone who has lived their life in the public eye,” Lohan said in a statement Wednesday to DailyMailTV, “I feel that allegations should always be made to the authorities and not played out in the media.”
I realize we can all get stuck in negative thoughts and negativity. I do it myself. But I try to fight against it. It's a struggle, but I'm not an unhappy person! I'm not an extremely dark person. It's important to embrace certain dark things. I guess, dark thoughts? In order to accept them and move on.
As allegations of sexual harassment against embattled film mogul Harvey Weinstein continue to unfold, the USC School of Cinematic Arts said Tuesday that it is rejecting a $5-million pledge Weinstein had made to fund a program for female filmmakers.
Weinstein referenced the pledge last week in a statement to the New York Times in response to the paper's exhaustive story detailing accusations of sexual misconduct against him going back decades. "It will be named after my mom, and I won't disappoint her," he wrote.
In a statement to The Hollywood Reporter, USC said simply, “The USC School of Cinematic Arts will not proceed with Mr. Weinstein’s pledge to fund a $5M endowment for women filmmakers."