The #MeToo campaign on social media, which Alyssa Milano initiated on Sunday, is seeing stars including Evan Rachel Wood, Sophia Bush, Rosario Dawson, Lady Gaga and more speaking up as survivors of sexual violence, along with plenty of people who aren't famous.
"If you’ve been sexually harassed or assaulted write 'me too' as a reply to this tweet," Milano tweeted, saying the hashtag idea was "suggested by a friend" who noted that perhaps getting multiple voices to chime in with that status "might give people a sense of the magnitude of the problem."
The AFI Fest continued the programming roll-out for their upcoming 2017 edition on Monday with the announcement of their New Auteurs and American Independents sections. This year’s festival runs Nov. 9-16 with screenings at multiple venues in Hollywood.
This year both sections will feature 11 films. The American Independents section brings highlights from other festivals to Los Angeles for the first time, including Joseph Kahn’s Toronto International Film Festival premiere “Bodied" and Aaron Katz’s SXSW Film Festival entry “Gemini.”
The Producers Guild of America's board of directors has voted unanimously to terminate Harvey Weinstein's membership, the organization announced Monday.
The decision was reached during an emergency meeting held today by the PGA's National Board of Directors and Officers in the wake of a rapidly escalating controversy that has seen dozens of women, including high-profile actresses Rose McGowan, Asia Argento, Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie, accuse the former mogul of abuse and harassment.
In addition to voting to expel Weinstein from the group, PGA leaders announced the creation of an anti-sexual harassment task force to research and address sexual harassment within the entertainment industry.
The Weinstein Co., beset by sexual harassment and assault allegations against ousted co-founder Harvey Weinstein, announced Monday that it is in negotiations to sell part or all of itself to Colony Capital.
The company — known for producing films such as “Silver Linings Playbook,” “Django Unchained” and “The Iron Lady,” as well as the reality television series “Project Runway” — also said it has a preliminary agreement for Colony Capital to give it an immediate cash infusion.
“We believe that Colony's investment and sponsorship will help stabilize the company's current operations, as well as provide comfort to our critical distribution, production and talent partners around the world,” Weinstein Co. board member Tarak Ben Ammar said Monday in a statement. “Colony's successful experience and track record in media and entertainment will be invaluable to the company.”
Kicking off awards season, the African American Film Critics Assn. proclaimed 2017 the "Year of the Woman in Cinema," in a statement Monday announcing the honorees for its ninth annual awards ceremony.
“There is no argument that women have made a bold step forward this year in Hollywood,” said Gil Robertson, the AAFCA's president. “The evidence demonstrated during the past year speaks for itself both in terms of box office and critical recognition by women and we predict that there will be continued momentum going forward.
"We are also pleased that African American women are a part of this progress and are taking advantage of increased opportunities to make their cinematic imprint.”
Chadwick Boseman stars in the latest trailer for Marvel's "Black Panther."
Welcome once again to Wakanda, where the "third-world country, textiles, shepherds, cool outfits" thing is all a front, and the revolution will be live.
The first full-length trailer for "Black Panther" dropped Monday, bringing with it a more intense look at Chadwick Boseman, a.k.a. Prince T'Challa, a.k.a. the sexy, serious, bodysuit-clad lead character in director Ryan Coogler's first Marvel Studios release.
"My son, it is your time," says T'Challa's queen mother, Ramonda, played by Angela Bassett.
On the one hand, I love the success [of 'Murder, She Wrote'] and am enjoying that tremendously. On the other, I resist this takeover that it represents of my life. You're caught in a trap -- that's what I'm not sure about. It's awfully hard to walk away from success, isn't it?
Kehinde Wiley, known for his vibrant, large-scale paintings of African American subjects, has been commissioned to paint the official presidential portrait of President Obama for the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery at Obama's request, the museum revealed Friday.
Wiley, a Los Angeles native, is world-renowned for his portraits of young black men adorned in the latest in hip-hop street style. The artist has painted portraits of influential hip-hop figures such as the Notorious B.I.G., LL Cool J, Big Daddy Kane, Ice T, Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, and Michael Jackson, among others.
At the end of each presidency, the National Portrait Gallery partners with the White House to commission one official portrait each of the president and the first lady. The two sets of official portraits (one for the White House and one for the National Portrait Gallery) are financed through private funds and have been a tradition beginning with former President George H.W. Bush.
Nick Jonas also shared the photo, congratulating his brother and "sister in law to be" on their engagement. He also commented "YES!!!" under Joe's engagement photo on Instagram while their brother Kevin chimed in similarly with "Yeah!!!!!!!"