Time’s Up organizers are urging New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to uncover why a Manhattan district attorney decided against prosecuting Harvey Weinstein after a weekend report indicated that the D.A.’s office mishandled a 2015 case against the former film mogul.
On Saturday, New York magazine published a story detailing Dist. Atty, Cyrus Vance Jr.’s handling of Ambra Battilana’s sexual-assault case against Weinstein. Disturbed by the report, Time’s Up organizers on Sunday published an open letter on the magazine’s Cut blog calling on Cuomo to launch an internal investigation “to ensure that prosecutorial integrity was maintained and to restore faith in the DA’s office.”
Battilana, an Italian-born model who was 22 at the time, filed a complaint in 2015 accusing Weinstein of touching her breasts during a business meeting in his Tribeca office. The complaint was dismissed the following month.
You have to be a fighter, not necessarily combative, but you can't give up. Maybe the key is not to question too much, to just do what your instincts tell you, because there's some place that's coming from.
With two episodes left to air in its first season, the highly successful "Will & Grace" revival has been renewed for a third.
NBC has announced it has ordered an 18-episode third season for fall 2019. The network will also expand the number of episodes in next fall’s season two from 13 to 18.
"As far as I'm concerned, we can't get enough of 'Will & Grace,'" said NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt in a news release. "I'm overwhelmed by the euphoric response the new show has received from the press and the audience."
I don’t listen to much pop-rap. Most of it doesn’t have enough substance for me. But if too much of it gets in the mainstream and everybody starts rapping, the black roots of rap will be slowly forgotten and rap may turn into just another bland form of music.
Condragulations are in order for RuPaul: The drag superstar received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Friday morning, making history as the first drag performer to receive the honor.
Coinciding with Thursday’s third-season finale of “RuPaul’s Drag Race: All Stars” and next week’s Season 10 premiere of “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” the ceremony brought a new level of fabulous to the streets of Hollywood on an unusually gloomy day.
The red-plaid-clad pop icon was visibly emotional throughout the ceremony dedicating the 2,631st star on the Walk of Fame.
Things are getting more female-friendly around DC Comics these days.
Witness Thursday’s shop talk between Ava DuVernay, the first woman of color to head up a $100 million-plus live-action movie, and groundbreaking “Wonder Woman” director Patty Jenkins, who praised DuVernay’s work on “A Wrinkle in Time.”
DuVernay, you see, is DC and Warner Bros.’ second woman to helm a big-budget superhero movie: She has signed on for “The New Gods,” The Times has confirmed.
Conductor James Levine has filed a $5.8-million breach of contract and defamation lawsuit against New York’s Metropolitan Opera three days after the company fired the conductor in connection with allegations of abuse and sexual misconduct.
In documents filed in New York State Supreme Court on Thursday, the former maestro “clearly and unequivocally denied any wrongdoing in connection with those allegations,” according to the New York Times and Associated Press.
Levine denied ever being engaged in “an abusive sexual relationship” delineated in reports in December, which he called inaccurate and unsubstantiated. He also accused the company and its general manager, Peter Gelb, of exploiting the #MeToo movement while sinking his once-illustrious career.