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Rosanna Arquette at a Manhattan courthouse (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Harvey Weinstein charged for sexually assaulting two women during 2013 Oscars week

Los Angeles prosecutors charged Harvey Weinstein on Monday with sexually assaulting two women on successive nights during Oscars week in 2013.

Published on 7th January 2020
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Power speeches abound as Variety's Women's luncheon honours Jennifer Aniston and Mariah Carey    

The 11th annual Variety Power of Women luncheon honoring Aniston, Awkwafina, Chaka Khan, Mariah Carey, Brie Larson and Disney Television Studios chairman Dana Walden boasted a roster of A-list guests.

Published on 12th October 2019
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Even as it hits the US, Bong Joon Ho's Parasite is already a major winner and box office smash

Even as it's just hitting US theatres, Bong Joon Ho's Parasite is already a major award-winner and a box-office smash.

Published on 11th October 2019
Jesse Eisenberg in The Art of Self-Defense (Bleecker Street via AP)

Art of Self-Defense starring Jesse Eisenberg examines and satirises toxic masculinity

Director Riley Stearns says he didn't realise he was making a perfect movie for 2019 when he started writing The Art of Self-Defense four years ago.

Published on 24th July 2019
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Farhan Akhtar, Zhou Xiaoxuan and others say Asian entertainment is grappling with #MeToo issues

Asia is having its own #MeToo moment, with its homegrown entertainment industries grappling with many of the issues that have upended entertainment careers in the United States and elsewhere.

Published on 17th July 2019
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The madness ends: MAD magazine to leave newsstands after 67-year run (Really!)

MAD, the long-running satirical magazine that influenced everyone from "Weird Al" Yankovic to the writers of The Simpsons, will be leaving newsstands after its August issue. Really.

Published on 5th July 2019
Michael Jackson scandals: Even after a wave of negative publicity, King of Pop's popularity endures

Michael Jackson scandals: Even after a wave of negative publicity, King of Pop's popularity endures

The initial wave of negative publicity hasn't greatly diminished the King of Pop's image or the enduring popularity of his music.

Published on 24th June 2019
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Cannes to present Palme d'Or, with history on the line

If French director Celine Sciamma's period love story Portrait of a Lady on Fire won, it would be the first time a female filmmaker has won the Palme d'Or outright.

Published on 25th May 2019
Once Upon a Time In Hollywood: Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio, Quentin Tarantino debuts gentler fairy

Once Upon a Time In Hollywood: Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio, Quentin Tarantino debuts gentler fairy tale at Cannes

Twenty-five years after premiering Pulp Fiction in Cannes, Quentin Tarantino returned to the French film festival with neither great vengeance nor furious anger but a gentler fairy tale.

Published on 22nd May 2019
File photo: Director Roman Polanski (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

Academy stands by decision to expel Polanski; fugitive director appeals to court

Roman Polanski asked a judge Friday to restore his membership in the organisation that bestows the Academy Awards nearly a year after he was expelled from it for sexual misconduct.

Published on 20th April 2019
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Amazon says Woody Allen's #MeToo comments wrecked his four-movie deal

Woody Allen breached his four-movie deal with the online giant by making statements about the #MeToo movement that damaged prospects for promoting his films, an Amazon lawyer said Friday.

Published on 13th April 2019
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Mexican rock star Armando Vega Gil kills himself over #MeToo allegation, says ‘death is not confession of guilt’ in suicide note

At the end of the note, Vega Gil said nobody should be blamed for his death because his suicide was a ‘conscious, voluntary, free and personal decision’.

Published on 2nd April 2019
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Dia Mirza on #MeToo: I have been accused of being asexual and unattractive

Actors Dia Mirza and Swara Bhaskar share their work experiences and thoughts on the #MeToo movement

Published on 4th February 2019
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Your sense of sanctity does not lie in your body, do not subscribe to society’s idea of shame: Swara Bhaskar 

Swara said a lot of people have this deep notion of shame which makes them fail to recognise the wrong in society, and call out and speak about the issue.

Published on 23rd January 2019
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Priyanka Chopra gets slammed for wearing dress made by Harvey Weinstein’s ex-wife; responds with support for designer

Priyanka Chopra said the designer was her friend and the case with Harvey is not her fault.

Published on 2nd November 2018

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