Anyone hoping that Taylor Swift's "Reputation" will be a cold blade of revenge will be surprised by the gooey romance of her new single, "Gorgeous."
Released Thursday night, the song is a hard turn from the angry, slightly unhinged electro-rock of her recent singles. Instead, it's a maudlin pop ballad about, yep, falling hard for a super-hot dude despite some minor reservations.
It's built with modern sub-bass and synth pings (albeit with some silly flourishes like sampled baby talk and hokey chimes). But the drippy, devotional lyrics and Swift's delivery are weirdly indebted to the kind of teen pop heard on mid-2000s TV shows such as "The Hills."
Disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein is facing potential expulsion from the Television Academy in the wake of the growing sexual harassment and assault allegations levied against him.
Per the academy's bylaws, the producer, whose Weinstein Co. is behind Emmy-winning series such as "Project Runway" and Netflix dud "Marco Polo," will be subjected to a vote in November when the academy's board of governors will decide whether to maintain his membership.
The outcome doesn't seem promising for Weinstein, who has been accused of harassing dozens of women over the past three decades and is currently under investigation by police departments in Los Angeles, New York and London.
With stories about women allegedly harassed by Harvey Weinstein surfacing all around her, Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o decided she couldn't keep her own story squashed down any longer.
She thought the things that had happened were unique to her, not a larger pattern of what she on Thursday called "sinister behavior." She blamed herself for much of it.
"I had shelved my experience with Harvey far in the recesses of my mind, joining in the conspiracy of silence that has allowed this predator to prowl for so many years," Nyong'o wrote in an op-ed for the New York Times.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus' battle with breast cancer is getting ferocious as the 56-year-old actress took to Instagram Thursday with a fierce and funny selfie.
"Chemo #2 finito. We are NOT [messing] around here," Louis-Dreyfus wrote in a caption accompanying a photo of herself wearing a black hoodie, aviator sunglasses and a drawn-on mustache.
Louis-Dreyfus went on to quote some particularly apt Katy Perry lyrics that seem to be serving as inspiration for the actress, thanks in no small part to an amazing video made by "Veep" costars Timothy Simons and Tony Hale.
A lot of people want to get into acting because they want to be famous. I don't think much of that, but that's my perspective. It doesn't mean you'll be a bad actor if you're a shallow person — in fact, maybe it helps.
In an interview with the New York Times published Thursday, director Quentin Tarantino admitted that he has known some details of Harvey Weinstein's alleged misconduct toward women for decades.
“I knew enough to do more than I did,” he said. “There was more to it than just the normal rumors, the normal gossip. It wasn’t secondhand. I knew he did a couple of these things.”
In the article, Tarantino, who has seen every one of his films since "Pulp Fiction" released by Miramax or the Weinstein Co. and is perhaps the Hollywood director most closely tied to the fallen producer, admitted to being told by his former girlfriend Mira Sorvino about Weinstein's unsavory actions. He also revealed that he knew actress Rose McGowan, who says she was raped by Weinstein, had reached a settlement with the producer.
Howard Stern's own wife doesn't see him nude unless they're about to get busy in bed. So why, he wonders, do certain men think women are going to be turned on by their similarly imperfect naked male bodies?
"All these guys who do sexual harassment, they're freaks," Stern said Wednesday on "Jimmy Kimmel Live."
"This big fat guy, what does he think? He says to a woman —here's his standard move, according to all these women who've accused him. He goes, 'Listen, I'm gonna get in the shower. I want you to watch me nude,' " the radio host said.
As the fallout from Harvey Weinstein's sexual abuse scandal continues, 217 women -- and gender-nonconforming people -- in the animation industry have come forward with an open letter to more than a dozen studios demanding an end to sexism and sexual harassment in their field.
"In the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal, many of the women who work in animation have begun discussing more openly issues that we have dealt with quietly throughout our careers," the letter begins.
"As we came together to share our stories of sexism, sexual harassment and, in some cases, sexual assault, we were struck by the pervasiveness of the problem.
The AFI Fest will close with the world premiere of "All the Money in the World” on Nov. 16, along with a tribute to the film’s director, Ridley Scott.
Starring Mark Wahlberg, Michelle Williams and Kevin Spacey, the film tells the story of the kidnapping of teenage John Paul Getty III in 1973 in Italy. Williams plays the young Getty’s mother, Gail Harris; Spacey portrays his grandfather, oil tycoon John Paul Getty; and Wahlberg plays a family advisor.
The cast also includes Charlie Plummer, Romain Duris, Timothy Hutton and Andrew Buchan, and the film’s screenplay is by David Scarpa based on the book by John Pearson.
On Thursday, the Directors Guild of America released a statement that it “will be addressing the very serious issue of sexual harassment in the industry” in its upcoming quarterly board meeting.
This makes the DGA the last of the major guilds to tackle the issue in the ongoing fallout from revelations of decades of sexual harassment and assault by disgraced producer and former studio head Harvey Weinstein.
The Producers Guild of America board of directors voted unanimously earlier this week to terminate Weinstein’s membership. The Writers Guild of America, East released a statement condemning Weinstein’s “deplorable misconduct.”