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
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
"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
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
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
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
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
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
Fired Fox News anchor Bill O'Reilly paid $32 million to settle a sexual harassment claim just before he signed his last contract with Fox News.
A report in the New York Times published Saturday said O'Reilly made the payment to Lis Wiehl, a longtime contributor to his program, who alleged that O'Reilly forced her into a nonconsensual sexual ...Read more
F. Gary Gray was standing on a South L.A. street, shooting a scene for the N.W.A biopic "Straight Outta Compton," when the director received a phone call from one of the men depicted in the movie.
Marion "Suge" Knight was on the other end of the line, and he was angry, according to testimony by detectives this year. Knight, the Compton-born ...Read more
Last year, Amazon Studios chief Roy Price decided to cancel "Good Girls Revolt" barely a month after its debut. Set in 1969, the partially fact-based drama followed a group of women journalists fighting for equal opportunity and fending off inappropriate bosses in the workplace; one of the real-life figures it portrayed was Eleanor Holmes Norton...Read more
This fall's Northern California wildfires have claimed 42 lives so far. While it's craven to think about the devastation and loss in relation to a commercial movie opening Friday, "Only the Brave" has a lot riding on audience appetite for a fact-based wildfire saga at this particular moment.
Valiantly, the movie wards off its own cliches long ...Read more
CHICAGO -- "The thrill is gone?" read the headline on a Tribune story about playoff tickets at Wrigley Field going for "under face value."
True. Thanks to the Chicago Cubs' poor performance in the first part of the National League Championship Series -- plus the proximity to last year's historic triumph -- you could indeed buy tickets to this ...Read more
Disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein is facing potential expulsion from the Television Academy in the wake of the growing sexual harassment and assault allegations levied against him.
Per the academy's bylaws, the producer, whose Weinstein Co. is behind Emmy-winning series such as "Project Runway" and Netflix dud "Marco Polo," will be subjected ...Read more
With stories about women allegedly harassed by Harvey Weinstein surfacing all around her, Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o decided she couldn't keep her own story squashed down any longer.
She thought the things that had happened were unique to her, not a larger pattern of what she on Thursday called "sinister behavior." She blamed herself for much ...Read more
Anyone hoping that Taylor Swift's "Reputation" will be a cold blade of revenge will be surprised by the gooey romance of her new single, "Gorgeous."
Released Thursday night, the song is a hard turn from the angry, slightly unhinged electro-rock of her recent singles. Instead, it's a maudlin pop ballad about, yep, falling hard for a super-hot ...Read more
CHICAGO -- Chicago's new Apple store is thrillingly transparent, elegantly understated and a boon to the city's riverfront.
With its huge sheets of laminated glass and an ultra-thin roof of lightweight carbon fiber the store, opening Friday, is simultaneously present and absent, there and not there. From North Michigan Avenue, you look through ...Read more
Touring Australia with Bob Dylan. Sharing a stage with the late Levon Helm during one of his legendary Midnight Ramble sessions. More than a handful of late-night TV appearances. Guitarist and Chicago native Rob Bochnik's resume lists these high points and more, thanks to a fateful invitation almost 15 years ago to join Academy Award-winner Glen...Read more
Brace yourselves: The frontman for a long-standing punk band is about to say something kind about Chicago police officers. Franke Nardiello, also known as Groovie Mann of the industrial-turned-'90s-pop band My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult, spent some of his teens at Dugan's Bistro, the gay River North dance club famous for a drag queen called ...Read more
Until a few years ago, John McCauley was the sort of musician people worried about. The Deer Tick singer had long subsisted on a frightening diet of drugs, alcohol and raucous, volatile live performances that bordered on the scary and insane.
"I get nervous just replaying scenarios in my head of stuff I did when I was younger," McCauley says ...Read more
- 38 women have come forward to accuse director James Toback of sexual harassment
- 'Boo 2! A Madea Halloween' leads a lackluster box office
- Directors Guild announces it has filed disciplinary charges against Harvey Weinstein
- Lupita Nyong'o relates her story of inappropriate Harvey Weinstein encounters
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