As allegations against disgraced Hollywood executive Harvey Weinstein pile up, more and more celebrities are coming forward to either confirm or deny their own preexisting knowledge about the situation.
On Wednesday, Seth MacFarlane explained the origins of a 2013 joke he made at Harvey Weinstein's expense during the announcement of Academy Award nominations.
MacFarlane cracked his joke immediately after he listed the nominees for supporting actress. "Congratulations," he said. "You five ladies no longer have to pretend to be attracted to Harvey Weinstein," which got a considerable response from the room.
A bevy of pop music stars, actors and other entertainers will pitch in for a disaster-relief concert telethon on Saturday that will be shown over an unprecedented simulcast by NBC and the two largest Spanish-language television networks, Telemundo and Univision.
“One Voice: Somos Live!" will be hosted by Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony and Alex Rodriguez, and will feature live performances from stages in Los Angeles and Miami by Anthony, Lopez, Stevie Wonder, Mary J. Blige, Daddy Yankee, Gwen Stefani, Maroon 5, Coldplay’s Chris Martin, Ricky Martin, Demi Lovato, DJ Khaled, Camila, Prince Royce, Alejandro Sanz and others.
Among other celebrities who will make appearances during the event are Christina Aguilera, the Chainsmokers, Selena Gomez, Ryan Seacrest, Debra Messing, Tyler Perry, Jada Pinkett Smith, Ciara, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Seth Green, Heidi Klum and Nas.
After Kathy Griffin was unceremoniously booted from the gig, Anderson Cooper's New Year's Eve companion will be his longtime pal, Andy Cohen, CNN announced Wednesday.
The CNN anchor will be joined by Bravo's "Watch What Happens Live" host for this year's installment of the cable network's "New Year’s Eve Live With Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen."
Cohen replaces Griffin, who was terminated from the program in May after participating in a bloody photo shoot in which she held a fake severed head in the likeness of President Trump. She apologized, but the damage was done.
After four seasons, "Being Mary Jane" will end its run on BET in 2018.
The drama, which stars Gabrielle Union as a broadcast journalist navigating a hectic work and personal life, launched as a movie-length pilot in 2014. The finale will also be a two-hour TV film.
"Being Mary Jane has been a landmark series not only for BET, but for African American women around the world who saw themselves in Mary Jane, her family, friends and coworkers," Connie Orlando, BET Networks executive vice president and head of programming, said in a statement. "From the captivating storytelling, to the richly complex characters, to the powerful issues tackled on the series, we remain immensely proud. "We look forward to closing out Mary Jane’s journey with a series finale that is sure to blow fans away!”
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."