Harvey Weinstein and his bathrobe are back in L.A. for the Academy Awards, in the form of street artist Plastic Jesus’ annual Oscars-adjacent gold statue commenting on a social issue of the day.
The installation, which went up Thursday morning on Hollywood Boulevard, is titled “Casting Couch” and features the disgraced executive sitting on a chaise longue in pajama pants and a bathrobe, clutching a tiny, perhaps strategically placed Oscar statuette.
It’s the second high-profile street art installation timed to Sunday’s Academy Awards, following conservative artist Sabo’s “Three Billboards”-style commentary on alleged pedophilia and child sex abuse in Hollywood.
Looks like the film academy believes in second chances — even for Bonnie and Clyde.
Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty will reportedly have their shot at Oscars redemption on Sunday after infamously flubbing the best picture winner at last year’s ceremony because of an envelope mix-up. The “Bonnie and Clyde” stars will return to the stage to present the same prize again, according to TMZ.
Representatives for ABC deferred questions about the show to the Academy for Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which did not immediately respond to The Times’ requests for confirmation.
Fox is planning to air a special featuring what is being described as a “lost interview” with O.J. Simpson in which he gives his thoughts on what happened on the night of the murder of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman.
The two-hour “O.J. Simpson: The Lost Confession?” which will air March 11, will include the “lost” 2006 interview with Simpson conducted by famed book publisher Judith Regan. Simpson during the discussion gives what the network describes as a “hypothetical account” and “disturbing” details about the night of the slayings.
Soledad O’Brien will host the special, which will also include input by a panel of analysts. Public service announcements about domestic violence awareness will run throughout the special.
“Everything they make tells a story,” Kristen Stewart said of Chanel as she arrived at a private party in West Hollywood celebrating the Chanel Beauty House, the brand’s interactive beauty pop-up. “The team at Chanel that puts the makeup together, they sit and theorize and think of the stories that they want to tell through makeup.”
Before stepping foot inside the temporary space, Stewart, who has a long-standing relationship with the French fashion house, sang the praises of Chanel’s global creative makeup and color designer.
“Lucia Pica is the most talented person I’ve ever met,” she said. “She designs most of the makeup at Chanel. She’s this intrinsic, natural artist. She’s truly instinctive in the way that she approaches things.”
The women in “9 to 5” may have had the first high-profile #MeToo moment when they banded together against their boorish boss back in the day — so it only makes sense that a reboot of the 1980 movie would be especially timely right about now.
For fans of the original, having the old cast eager to jump back on board makes it even better.
An overhauled version of the comedy, adapted for modern female audiences, is in the works at 20th Century Fox, Deadline reported Wednesday.
Street artist Sabo has again popped up in Hollywood ahead of an awards ceremony, this time preceding the Academy Awards with a riff on “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” in protest of child abuse in the entertainment industry.
Now he is looking for tickets to the Oscars, which he said he would attend with a particularly provocative guest: Milo Yiannopoulos , the conservative commentator and hell-raiser.
“MILO SAID HE'D GO WITH ME TO THE OSCARS IF I GOT THE TICKETS. CAN ANYONE SET THIS UP FOR US. WE'D BE THE BELLS OF THE BALL,” Sabo tweeted Thursday.
I'm not fearful of death, I'm really not. I'm just frustrated by the nagging demands of so much to do and so little time. When I was 40 looking at 60, it looked a thousand years away. Now 80 looks like a week away. I'm not going out with a whimper.