As stories of sexual abuse and harassment ramped up online, prompted by Alyssa Milano's #MeToo campaign, actress America Ferrera's revelation was particularly heartbreaking.
The first time a man sexually assaulted her, she alleges, she was only 9 years old.
The Emmy-winning "Ugly Betty" alum, 33, shared her story on social media Monday, just as several high-profile stars including Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Lawrence and singer Björk publicly recounted their own in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal.
Björk, who on Sunday said she had been sexually harassed by a Danish film director years ago, went into more detail Tuesday about what allegedly happened.
Calling it "extremely difficult" to go public on the topic and expecting immediate ridicule "from offenders," the singer wrote on Facebook that she could "fully sympathise with everyone who hesitates, even for years. but i feel it is the right time especially now when it could make a change."
Once again, Björk didn't name the director involved, but coverage of her on-set relationship with "Dancer in the Dark," director Lars von Trier verifies that she is referring to him. That the two didn't get along has been public for years.
Not even death can stop Carrie Fisher from having the perfect response to the wave of sexual assault allegations coming to light within Hollywood.
Screenwriter Heather Robinson – who also goes by Heather Ross – called in to a Tucson radio show Monday to share her own experience with a lecherous unnamed studio executive, only to reveal she had a secret ally looking out for her.
Robinson told "The Morning Mix with Greg Curtis and Mrs. Grant" on 94.9 MIXfm that she moved to California in 2000 and met with an Oscar-winning producer who proceeded to sexually assault her while the two were on their way to lunch.
Screenwriter Scott Rosenberg went on the record about Harvey Weinstein's "reprehensible" open secret, pulling back the curtain on the disgraced producer's reputed behavior and why the industry overlooked it.
The writer, who worked on "Con Air" and "High Fidelity," worked closely with brothers Harvey and Bob Weinstein from the mid-'90s to the early 2000s — an era that included several of the producers' beloved and award-winning films at their previous studio, Miramax.
It was also an era in which many of the former studio mogul's accusers allege that he sexually harassed or assaulted them. Harvey Weinstein has since been fired from the Weinstein Co., ejected from the Motion Picture Academy and is under scrutiny at the Producers Guild and by several police departments in the wake of the bombshell allegations, several of which he denied.
Morrissey always pines for the devotion of others, and in the new video for "Spent the Day in bed," he finally has someone doting on him full time.
The singer's new video finds UK soccer star Joey Barton carting him around in a wheelchair to a semi-abandoned social club, where Moz performs the organ-driven new single and the cabaret artist David Hoyle twirls behind veils onstage.
The song is the latest sneak peek at Morrissey's new album, "Low in High School," which is set for release on Nov. 17. He'll likely preview the album when he headlines the Hollywood Bowl on Nov. 10-11, with Billy Idol opening.
Trevor Noah kicked off “The Daily Show’s” weeklong Chicago residency on Monday by challenging the city’s various nicknames.
After an opening bit that paid homage to “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” Ben Stein cameo and all, Noah made his case that the city’s nicknames are inappropriate.
“I just have to acknowledge that the Windy City is less of a nickname and more of a fact,” said Noah. He insisted that “nicknames are supposed to be edgy, supposed to give you something different," but the Windy City fails on both accounts.
Jennifer Lawrence, who famously called the hacking of stolen nude pictures of herself a sex crime, said Monday that producers on one of her first films told her she had to lose 15 pounds in two weeks for a role and made her take her clothes off to get psyched to do it.
Oh, yeah, they had also fired the actress who had the role before her, she said, because that woman wasn't thin enough. No pressure.
"A female producer had me do a nude lineup with about five women who were much, much, thinner than me," the "Hunger Games" actress said Monday at Elle's 24th Women in Hollywood Celebration in Los Angeles, via People. "We are stood side-by-side with only tape on covering our privates."
Selena, the iconic Tejano singer who died in 1995, was celebrated Tuesday with a Google Doodle that commemorates the day EMI Latin released her eponymous album in 1989.
The video cartoon on Google's search bar is set to the singer's cumbia hit "Bidi Bidi Bom Bom," as a young Selena (born Selena Quintanilla) and her family are seen throughout her career — from playing at quinceañeras and parties to headlining tours across the country.
The artwork was two years in the making and included Selena's family as collaborators, Google said. The Doodle is featured in 14 different countries, including the U.S. and Mexico.
"This has been a really hard week for women in Hollywood, for women all over the world, for men in a lot of situations and a lot of industries that are forced to remember and relive a lot of ugly truths," Witherspoon said during her introduction for "Big Little Lies" co-star Laura Dern.