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.”
It's been a week — a long, long week — since the New York Times revealed decades of sexual harassment claims against Harvey Weinstein.
On Thursday night's episode of "Late Night," Seth Meyers broke down the systemic misogyny that infects not just Hollywood and Washington, D.C., but the country at large.
"Of course, we have a president who built his political career almost entirely on bullying," Meyers began, focusing his "A Closer Look" segment on both Donald Trump and Weinstein. "His campaign and now his presidency have been, in many ways, a performance of dominance — a performance that has, in many cases, been explicitly misogynist."
Quentin Tarantino needs a minute — actually, a few more days — to process his reaction to the Harvey Weinstein sexual-harassment mess.
"For the last week I've been stunned and heartbroken about the revelations that have come to light about my friend for 25 years Harvey Weinstein," Tarantino said Thursday night in a statement tweeted by Amber Tamblyn.
Either through Miramax or Weinstein Co., the embattled industry executive has produced all of Tarantino's films since 1994's "Pulp Fiction."
People perceive Marie Osmond as naive, a goody-goody. They have the teeth jokes. That's all fine, but if they believe I'm naive, they are very naive. You cannot grow up in this business and see the things I have seen. I have seen everything.
Hollywood legend Jane Fonda has revealed that she became privy to Harvey Weinstein's reputed behavior about a year ago when actress Rosanna Arquette told her of an encounter she had with the former Weinstein Co. co-chairman.
Fonda, speaking to CNN's Christiane Amanpour on Thursday, said that she was "proud it's coming out and that fellow actors are speaking up" but that she was "ashamed" she didn't say anything about the disgraced movie producer right then.
"I was not that bold," the two-time Oscar winner said, declining to share details of Arquette's encounter. "I guess it hadn't happened to me, and so I didn't feel that it was my place."
After being temporarily suspended on Wednesday, actress Rose McGowan returned to Twitter with a vengeance Thursday afternoon, calling out Amazon founder and Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos.
Kicking off her series of tweets, McGowan said that she had "told the head of [Bezos'] studio that HW raped me," using initials to suggest that she was speaking about Harvey Weinstein.
This is the first time McGowan has been so direct about what happened between her and the Miramax producer in 1997 after an incident at the Sundance Film Festival resulted in Weinstein paying the then-23-year-old actress $100,000.
Hachette Book Group terminated its Weinstein Books imprint on Thursday, it said via an internal email obtained by BuzzFeed Books and Publishers Lunch. Hachette is the latest entity to distance itself from Harvey Weinstein after a flood of allegations of sexual harassment and assault. The Weinstein Co. dismissed Weinstein on Sunday.
Investigations published this week by the New York Times and the New Yorker detail Weinstein’s alleged misconduct over decades.
Weinstein Books was launched as Miramax Books in 2001 and published titles bypublic figures such as Rudy Giuliani and Madeleine Albright. Its partnership with Perseus Books, part of Hachette Book Group, began in 2009.
In a first of its kind move, the Casting Society of America announced Thursday an international casting call for transgender actors. To take place Oct. 22, the initiative aims to provide greater talent to ensure more inclusive films and television.
"The reasoning a non diverse 'star' gets to play a diverse role is because there weren't enough talented, diverse options is an industry myth," said Russell Boast, the society's vice president, in a statement. "We're going to do something about that."
The open call is part of the CSA’s inclusion commitment within the entertainment industry "to challenge unconscious bias, empower casting directors to lead the inclusion conversation, and discover, educate, and promote the next generation of extraordinary talent within a wide range of diverse communities," a statement said.