Morgan Freeman’s attorney is demanding CNN retract its story accusing the actor of sexual harassment, calling it the fruit of a “year-long witch hunt” against the 80-year-old that has caused damage to his reputation and career.
According to a letter sent Tuesday, reporter Chloe Melas misinterpreted a remark that was not intended for her — a misinterpretation that Warner Bros.’ human relations department, which reviewed tape of the interview and chose not to investigate further, found without merit — and used her own experience as the premise for the rest of her reporting with co-author An Phung.
Freeman’s team demanded Tuesday that CNN, at the very least, “issue a retraction and apologize to Mr. Freeman through the same channels, and with the same level of attention, that it used to unjustly attack him on May 24.”
Despite debuting in first place at the box office, Disney's "Solo: A Star Wars Story" is coming in well under expectations with just $83.3 million through Sunday, a disappointing haul for the usually sure-footed blockbuster franchise.
The second "Star Wars" movie to hit theaters in six months — the shortest window ever between two films in the long-running intergalactic saga — "Solo" was originally expected to gross between $140 million and $150 million over the four-day Memorial Day weekend, according to analysts. Now, the film is expected to gross $101 million through Monday, according to figures from measurement firm ComScore.
Compared with opening weekends from last year, "Solo" has a lower three day gross than "Justice League" (a major disappointment despite grossing $93.8 million), and the R-rated X-Men entry "Logan," which grossed $88.4 million.
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Harvey Weinstein might well have extra time for some light summer reading in the coming months. And if his appearance Friday morning was any indication, he's already lining up some books.
The disgraced mogul toted three tomes with him, perhaps carefully selected for the optics they would convey, during his perp walk Friday as he surrendered at New York police headquarters.
One was leather-bound and might have been a journal, Time reported; the others were “Something Wonderful: Rodgers and Hammerstein's Broadway Revolution” by Todd S. Purdum — perhaps he’s pondering a Broadway comeback? — and 2005’s “Elia Kazan: A Biography” by Richard Schickel.