There is nothing funny about allegations of sexual misconduct. That might leave some late-night TV hosts in a bind, but Seth Meyers found a way to toe the fine line between scathing social commentary and comic entertainment Thursday night.
To highlight this pervasiveness, Meyers debuted a commercial for a (fictional) new drug that promises to calm any man losing sleep over fears that “his past episodes of sexual assault and/or harassment will come to light.”
A woman who previously accused actor Danny Masterson of rape — an allegation he has denied — has gone on the record to criticize Netflix for continuing with his show "The Ranch" even as it has severed ties with Kevin Spacey and Louis C.K. after allegations of sexual misconduct.
“For me, what Netflix has done feels like a continuation of how the Church of Scientology made me feel when I reported my rape to them, as well as how Danny Masterson made me feel when I would beg him for an apology, an explanation, anything,” Chrissie Carnell Bixler told the Daily Beast. “I was made to feel unimportant. I was made to feel like I didn’t matter.”
Sarah Silverman broke her silence on the actions of longtime friend Louis C.K. on Thursday, in a moving monologue before the latest episode of her Hulu talk show, "I Love You, America."
"This recent calling out of sexual assault has been a long time coming. It’s good. It’s like cutting out tumors — it’s messy and it’s complicated and it is going to hurt, but it’s necessary and we’ll all be healthier for it," Silverman said of the recent spate of women coming forward to share their stories.
"And it sucks and some of our heroes will be taken down, and we will discover bad things about people we like, or in some cases, people we love," Silverman continued.
Samantha Bee had a few things to say to both Alabama and the entertainment industry Wednesday night.
Bee opened "Full Frontal" with an extended examination of recent accusations levied against Alabama "senatorial candidate and sophomore enthusiast" Roy Moore.
The host primarily focused on the reaction to the allegations, particularly in Moore's home state of Alabama, quoting a recent survey in which nearly 40% of Alabama Christians said that the accusations only make them more likely to vote for Moore.
I am not very trusting of directors. I go in with my fists up -- or at least my cards really close to my chest, because I have been burned before. I find that directors have a hard time believing that a young actress is going to have an artistic opinion that is worth something.
Production on the seventh and final season of HBO's "Veep" has been postponed while its star, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, undergoes treatment for breast cancer.
"We're obviously postponing production of the show. We were supposed to have started now, while she's in treatment," journalist Frank Rich, who is an executive producer on the Emmy-winning HBO series, said on SiriusXM's "Press Pool"on Wednesday. "But the expectation is that we will shoot again. We have one more season we're doing, which we're incredibly excited about."
In September, the iconic "Seinfeld" alum found out she had breast cancer the day after winning her sixth consecutive Emmy Award for playing career politician Selina Meyer. She went public with her diagnosis days later. HBO, which had already announced plans to end the series in 2018, said Louis-Dreyfus' diagnosis had no bearing on the decision. The premium cable network also said that it would adjust production as needed.
Simone Garcia Johnson, daughter of Dwayne Johnson and Dany Garcia, has been selected as Golden Globe Ambassador as the awards ceremony heads into its 75th year.
Much like her father used to be called the Rock, Garcia Johnson's new gig used to be called Miss Golden Globe — or, occasionally, Mr. Golden Globe. This year the title changed, along with the job description.
Historically, the Hollywood scion awarded the gig has helped get the trophies onstage and the winners off it when each speech is done. For the 2017 ceremony, it took all three of Sylvester Stallone's daughters to pull it off.
"Back in February 2016, I was assaulted by Adam Venit, who is head of the Motion Picture Department at William Morris Endeavor, one of the biggest agencies in the world, period," the 49-year-old former NFL star told Michael Strahan.