It may be Halloween, but it was more like Christmas for Stephen Colbert, who could not help but break out into songs about Paul Manafort’s indictment on “The Late Show” Monday night.
“It’s almost Halloween, and this year is going to be super spooky for Donald Trump because special prosecutor and off-duty Lurch Robert Mueller just announced the first indictment in the Russia investigation,” Colbert said at the top of his show.
Mueller, of course, has been investigating possible connections between the Trump campaign and any efforts by Russia to influence the 2016 presidential election. Manafort, who served as Trump’s campaign manager, and his top aide Richard W. Gates III have been accused of 12 counts of fraud, conspiracy and money laundering.
The Producers Guild of America has taken an unprecedented step to solidify its position on disgraced studio mogul Harvey Weinstein, announcing Monday that the organization's board has voted unanimously to ban Weinstein from the guild for life.
“As was recently reported, the Producers Guild’s National Board of Directors voted unanimously to initiate proceedings to terminate the membership of Harvey Weinstein," read a statement from the guild issued Monday. "The PGA Constitution requires that members be given 15 days’ notice before disciplinary action is taken. The Guild has received notice that rather than addressing the Guild’s charges, Mr. Weinstein elected to resign his membership in the Producers Guild."
"In light of Mr. Weinstein’s widely reported behavior — with new reports continuing to surface even now — the Producers Guild’s National Board has voted unanimously to enact a lifetime ban on Mr. Weinstein, permanently barring him from PGA membership," the statement continued. "This unprecedented step is a reflection of the seriousness with which the Guild regards the numerous reports of Mr. Weinstein’s decades of reprehensible conduct."
Lydia Night, the singer for the L.A. rock band the Regrettes, made her first public statement after being attacked onstage during a performance on Sunday, writing that "someone invaded my safe space in an aggressive manner and that is absolutely not okay."
Representatives for the band said that Night does not have plans to file complaints against the festival or its promotion partner, Live Nation. Representatives for the Growlers 6 festival did not return for requests for comment and have not yet made a public statement on the attack.
"We are marching in protest of sexual harassment in the workplace and to send a message to the people who commit it and to those who are complicit by allowing them to do it and covering it up," reads the event's official Facebook page.
Corey Feldman, who last week announced a campaign to fund a movie about alleged pedophiles in Hollywood, had to work to get his message across on the "Today" show Monday morning. Matt Lauer challenged Feldman's claim that he needs $10 million to make that film.
Feldman said there is "a lot of darkness" in Hollywood right now, and it will keep unraveling, the actor and musician told Lauer. What we're seeing now is just the tip of the iceberg, Feldman said, and a feature film is the best way for him to share what he witnessed and experienced as a former child actor.
Also, the subject matter he's dealing with would require him to have a team of lawyers and a security detail to be around him at all times.
Openly gay actor Zachary Quinto spoke out harshly on Monday against Oscar winner Kevin Spacey's apology for an alleged incident with actor Anthony Rapp decades ago.
The "Star Trek: Beyond" and "American Horror Story" star called Spacey's declaration "to live as a gay man," which the "House of Cards" star mentioned in his Sunday apology to Rapp, a "calculated manipulation to deflect attention from the very serious accusation" that Spacey allegedly harassed Rapp when he was 14.
Five women, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told CNN Mark Halperin propositioned them or touched them inappropriately.
NBC News terminated its contract with senior political analyst Mark Halperin following allegations that he sexually harassed a dozen women during his tenure at ABC News.
An NBC News spokesperson confirmed the termination Monday shortly before Eleanor McManus, one of Halperin’s accusers, appeared on the network’s “Megyn Kelly Today.”
Halperin has been off the air since the Wednesday report on CNN that women who worked at ABC News claimed they had been subjected to harassment, inappropriate physical contact or sexual assault by Halperin while he was political director from 1997 to 2007. A second report on Friday had detailed accounts from a total of a dozen women.
Hollywood is not happy with Kevin Spacey's response to "Star Trek: Discovery" actor Anthony Rapp's allegations that the Oscar-winning actor made an unwanted sexual advance on him when Rapp was 14 years old.
"I honestly do not remember the encounter, it would have been over 30 years ago. But if I did behave then as he describes, I owe him the sincerest apology for what would have been deeply inappropriate drunken behavior, and I am sorry for the feelings he describes having carried with him all these years," Spacey said in an official statement Sunday night.
Spacey's statement also confirmed that the notoriously private actor is gay, which did not sit well with celebs and LGBTQ organizations. Many saw that as a craven attempt to shift attention from the issue at hand: the accusations of predatory behavior toward a minor.