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More allegations of harassment against director

LOS ANGELES -- Filmmaker James Toback has long had a bad reputation with women.

Stories about the writer-director often referred to him as a womanizer, but what that actually meant did not become clear until the Los Angeles Times published an investigation Sunday in which 38 women accused the writer-director of sexual harassment.

Within two ...Read more

Why Halloween TV is the best TV

The best holiday TV is Halloween TV.

You might assume the best holiday TV is Christmas TV -- you've been told this for years. But you've been told wrong. Christmas TV is frightening. Christmas TV is about dead parents and fiancees and Christmas in Santa Monica. There are dead parents and fiancees in Halloween TV, but they tend to be more lively...Read more

List of DVD release dates for Oct. 24 and beyond

Following is a partial schedule of coming movies on DVD. Release dates are subject to change:

OCTOBER

24: War for the Planet of the Apes

24: Annabelle: Creation

24: The Emoji Movie

24: An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power

24: Personal Shopper

24: Bushwick

24: Planetarium

24: Saving Hope -- Season 5

24: Teen Wolf, Season 6, Part 2

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Sam Smith doesn't bother with a gender title: 'I feel just as much woman as I am man'

Sam Smith seems to regret a couple of things in his life. But neither of them has to do with his sexuality. Or his singing.

It's the tattoos. The ones on his biceps that say "Alone" and "Honesty."

"They're dramatic -- I don't know why I got them," the 25-year-old singer said in a new interview with London's Sunday Times, reportedly rolling his...Read more

Ewan McGregor seen smooching costar Mary Elizabeth Winstead after quiet split from his wife

Ewan McGregor and his wife of 22 years have quietly called it quits, and now he looks to have something romantic going now with "Fargo" costar Mary Elizabeth Winstead.

The "Moulin Rouge" actor was photographed "snogging" Winstead in a busy London cafe, the Sun reported Sunday. After an hour in "deep conversation," they zipped away on his ...Read more

Scott Putesky, Marilyn Manson co-founder, dies at 49

Scott Mitchell Putesky, known as Daisy Berkowitz as a founding member of the South Florida goth-rock band Marilyn Manson and the Spooky Kids, died Sunday after a long battle with colon cancer.

The former Fort Lauderdale resident who, to the end, faced his illness with grace, humor and a generosity of spirit that defined his life beyond the ...Read more

Weinstein scandal puts nondisclosure agreements in the spotlight

Harvey Weinstein. Bill O'Reilly. Roger Ailes. Bill Cosby. The Catholic church.

All were able to skirt years and sometimes decades of allegations of sexual harassment or assault through the use of settlements or contracts that included nondisclosure agreements: legal provisions that swear employees or alleged victims to secrecy.

Those cases -- ...Read more

Documentary about Harvey Weinstein and Hollywood sexual assault is in the works

Documentary filmmakers Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering -- the duo behind the Oscar-nominated "The Invisible War," about rape in the U.S. military, and "The Hunting Ground," a look at sex abuse on college campuses -- say they have wanted for years to make a film about sexual assault in Hollywood but couldn't get cooperation from the entertainment ...Read more

Katy Perry crashes a Missouri wedding and dances with the bride

No bride wants a wedding crasher. But when it's Katy Perry? You just yell and go along for the sweet ride.

Perry, in St. Louis over the weekend with her "Witness" tour, crashed a wedding at the Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis where she was staying.

It had been a beautiful, elegant affair for Hayley Rosenblum, Blonie Dudney and their 300 or so ...Read more

New York attorney general launches investigation of Weinstein Co.

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has launched a civil rights investigation into Weinstein Co. following dozens of sexual harassment allegations against the studio's co-founder, Harvey Weinstein.

The state's top prosecutor issued a subpoena Monday as part of an investigation into whether officials at the New York-based film and ...Read more

Justin Timberlake to headline Super Bowl halftime show, 14 years after Janet Jackson's so-called 'wardrobe malfunction'

Justin Timberlake will return to the Super Bowl halftime show next year, the NFL announced Sunday night, 14 years after one of the pop star's most notorious live performances on that same stage. Blame it on that "wardrobe malfunction."

Timberlake and his performance partner, Janet Jackson shocked -- shocked! -- an estimated 140 million people ...Read more

Loretta Lynn, recovering from a stroke, surprises crowd at the Country Music Hall of Fame induction ceremony

Looking frail but still speaking with characteristic wit and charisma, the iconic singer Loretta Lynn surprised an excited crowd on Sunday night in Nashville when she appeared at the Country Music Hall of Fame induction ceremony.

The singer, who suffered a stroke in May, presented at the behest of superstar Alan Jackson, who was inducted. By ...Read more

Musician Jill Scott recalls 'nasty' incident with Harvey Weinstein

Neo-soul hitmaker Jill Scott has stepped forward with her own story about Harvey Weinstein, claiming that the embattled Hollywood producer once mocked her over her pregnancy.

"When I met Harvey Weinstein, he was rude," Scott, 45, wrote on Twitter last week of the alleged encounter. "In the nastiest tone he said 'Who told you to get pregnant?!' ...Read more

Trump's promise on tax cuts: 'NO change to your 401(k)'

President Donald Trump pledged Monday morning via Twitter that there would be no changes to 401(k) retirement savings plans as Republicans in Congress pursue an overhaul of the tax code.

Actual text of a tax overhaul bill hasn't been written, much less become public. Members of Congress haven't reached consensus on what cuts to make or where to...Read more

Album reviews: Destroyer, Jessie Ware and Margo Price

Margo Price

"All American Made"

(Third Man 1/2)

Country singer Margo Price paid her dues for the better part of a decade in Nashville before breaking through with last year's soul-searching "Midwest Farmer's Daughter," recorded at Sun Studios in Memphis for Jack White's Third Man label. "All American Made" builds on and broadens out from that...Read more

How 'mean' mentor led actor Denis O'Hare to his career

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – Our best laid plans often go awry. And for actor Denis O'Hare it was a good thing. The man who has played everything from a presiding judge to a vampire will be shining his light on one of our darkest heroes when he stars as Edgar Allen Poe on PBS' "American Masters" next Monday.

In "Edgar Allen Poe: Buried Alive" O'...Read more

'Boo 2! A Madea Halloween' leads a lackluster box office

LOS ANGELES -- Newcomers dominated the box office over the weekend, with Lionsgate's comedy "Tyler Perry's Boo 2! A Madea Halloween" and Warner Bros.' sci-fi spectacle "Geostorm" claiming the top two spots.

Perry's sequel debuted in first place, raking in an estimated $21.6 million in the U.S. and Canada, according to figures from measurement ...Read more

38 women have come forward to accuse director James Toback of sexual harassment

He prowled the streets of Manhattan looking for attractive young women, usually in their early 20s, sometimes college students, on occasion a high schooler. He approached them in Central Park, standing in line at a bank or drug store or at a copy center while they worked on their resumes.

His opening line had a few variations. One went: "My ...Read more

Weinstein built access to models, some say

LOS ANGELES -- It was the kind of evening Zoe Brock was accustomed to, an intimate dinner party at an Art Deco hotel on a waterfront avenue in Cannes. The Australian model was ushered to an empty seat at a long table on a lush patio overlooking a swimming pool.

She didn't recognize the man seated next to her, but would quickly find out he was ...Read more

Directors Guild announces it has filed disciplinary charges against Harvey Weinstein

LOS ANGELES--The Directors Guild of America has filed disciplinary charges against member Harvey Weinstein, the organization announced Saturday

DGA President Thomas Schlamme said that the guild made the charges over a week ago, on Oct. 13. Typically, the DGA does not make public remarks about "internal union matters, but has decided to make an ...Read more

 

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