Minka Kelly is among the many young actresses claiming she was inappropriately propositioned by disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein.
She's also among those who have declined his alleged advances, Kelly said in an Instagram post she shared Friday.
However, the actress, who appeared in the Weinstein Co.-distributed Lee Daniels film "The Butler" in 2013, felt the need to apologize for "obliging his orders to be complicit in protecting his behavior," making him "feel OK about the gross things he was saying" and not insisting that her reps "never allow anyone to take a meeting in a hotel room" with him or anyone else.
What better day than Friday the 13th for Netflix to release the final trailer for Season 2 of "Stranger Things," which finds the gang still facing the monster in all its Upside Down glory.
"It's not like it was before," says police Chief Jim Hopper, played by David Harbour. "It's grown."
Hmm. It was pretty big last season, so this doesn't bode well. Fortunately, a few new characters have joined the core group as the story picks up in 1984, a year after the first season's events. And Steve Harrington (Joe Keery) still has that spiked baseball bat in his trunk.
Late-night comedy welcomed a new face to its lineup Thursday night, and with her debut episode of "The Rundown," Robin Thede is already off to a promising start.
Thede already knows the landscape as a former contributor to Larry Wilmore's canceled "The Nightly Show" on Comedy Central, where she also became late-night's first black female head writer. In her new show for BET produced by Chris Rock, Thede took aim at some familiar targets but with a fresh perspective.
After a short opening skit involving Thede acting out a sort of outreach for a Donald Trump supporter, the show began with the segment that gives the show its name. Thede stood before a chart listing her night's topics, which included Eminem's freestyle rap that took aim at Trump at BET's Hip-Hop Awards early this week.
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.”