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  • Woody Allen's Secret Teen Lover Speaks: Sex, Power and a Conflicted Muse Who Inspired 'Manhattan'

    12/17/2018 6:54:28 PM PST · by simpson96 · 27 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 12/17/2018 | Gary Baum
    In 1976, 16-year-old model Babi Christina Engelhardt embarked on a hidden eight-year affair with the 41–year-old filmmaker that mirrors one of his most famous movies. Now, amid the #MeToo reckoning and Allen’s personal scandals, she looks back with mixed emotions on their relationship and its unequal dynamic. Sixteen, emerald-eyed, blond, an aspiring model with a confident streak and a painful past: Babi Christina Engelhardt had just caught Woody Allen's gaze at legendary New York City power restaurant Elaine's. It was October 1976, and when Engelhardt returned from the ladies' room, she dropped a note on his table with her phone...
  • Deranged media gets Trump advisor Stephen Miller’s 3rd grade teacher to badmouth him (And Rabbi)

    10/12/2018 3:36:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | October 11, 2018 | William A. Jacobson
    So many lines have been crossed by Democrats and their supportive media, IÂ’m not sure there are any lines left. Stephen Miller, advisor to Trump, is hated by Democrats and other leftists because of his role helping elect Trump and MillerÂ’s strong positions on immigration. MillerÂ’s condo building has been the subject of protests. The New York Times investigated MillerÂ’s high school and college years: Mr. MillerÂ’s journey to this point, outlined over dozens of interviews with friends, classmates and current and former colleagues, is a triumph of unbending convictions and at least occasional contrivance. It is a story of...
  • Henry Cavill is OUT for good as Superman after 'refusing a cameo appearance in Warner Bros [tr]

    09/12/2018 11:42:14 AM PDT · by C19fan · 64 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 12, 2018 | Joanna Crawley
    He's been in the blue suit for five years. But Henry Cavill is reportedly hanging up his Superman cape as scheduling conflicts lead Warner Bros to rule out any future appearances for the actor as the DC Extended Universe superhero. The Hollywood Reporter write that Henry, who has played Superman in three films, can't commit to a planned cameo in Shazam! and the studio is now also reportedly putting a stop to any future appearances in the franchise.
  • Stormy Daniels’ lawyer mingles with influential NY media

    04/14/2018 5:20:50 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 25 replies
    pagesix ^ | April 13, 2018 | Oli Coleman, Ian Mohr and Emily Smith
    <p>In a room filled with the biggest names in New York media — from Megyn Kelly, Savannah Guthrie and Gayle King to Lester Holt and Don Lemon — the man everyone wanted to hear from was Stormy Daniels’ lawyer.</p> <p>At the Hollywood Reporter’s annual “35 Most Powerful People in New York Media” event at the Pool, the unlikely man of the hour was Michael Avenatti, who has barely been off-air since he started representing the porn star in inimitable style.</p>
  • Dustin Hoffman Accused of Exposing Himself to a Minor, Assaulting Two Women

    12/14/2017 6:16:09 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 67 replies
    Variety ^ | December 14, 2017 | By Daniel Holloway
    Cori Thomas was in high school when she says Dustin Hoffman exposed himself to her in a hotel room. Melissa Kester was a recent college graduate when Hoffman allegedly sexually assaulted her while recording audio for the film “Ishtar.” A third woman, who asked to remain anonymous, said that Hoffman assaulted her in the back of a station wagon and manipulated her into a subsequent sexual encounter that left her traumatized. Speaking to Variety, the women described predatory incidents involving Hoffman that fit into a pattern of alleged behavior that has emerged in the wake of previous sexual-misconduct claims against...
  • New Dustin Hoffman Accuser Claims Harassment and Physical Violation on Broadway

    12/08/2017 6:21:51 PM PST · by dynachrome · 51 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 12-8-17 | Kathryn Rossetter
    One night in Chicago, I felt his hand up under my slip on the inside of my thighs. I was completely surprised and tried to bat him away while watching the stage for my cues. After the show he was busy with the producer and director so I had no access to him to address it. It then happened almost every show. Six to eight shows a week. I couldn’t speak to him in the moment because I was on a live mic. He kept it up and got more and more aggressive. One night he actually started to stick...
  • (Anna Graham Hunter): Dustin Hoffman Sexually Harassed Me When I Was 17 (Guest Column)

    11/01/2017 8:04:17 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 81 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | November 1, 2017 | Anna Graham Hunter
    The author, who slapped away the star's butt grabs and laughed off his vulgar language on the set of 1985 TV film 'Death of a Salesman,' still feels conflicted: "I loved the attention. Until I didn't." This is a story I've told so often I'm sometimes surprised when someone I know hasn't heard it. It begins, "Dustin Hoffman sexually harassed me when I was 17." Then I give the details: When I was a senior in high school in New York City, interning as a production assistant on the set of the Death of a Salesman TV film, he asked...
  • Will a Judge's Ruling Against CNN Make It Easier to Sue the Media?

    02/16/2017 9:18:17 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 9 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 2/16/2017 | Eriq Gardner
    A defamation suit is allowed to survive in a defeat not only for the cable news network, but also for the MPAA. Donald Trump probably doesn't know about it, but the guy who once said he wanted to open up libel laws will probably be quite pleased by a new ruling from a Georgia federal judge. In fact, the stakes in this case are so high we wouldn't be surprised if it eventually lands before the U.S. Supreme Court and potentially makes it easier to sue entertainment and media outlets. There's a reason why the Motion Picture Association of America...
  • Disney CEO Bob Iger Defends ABC News Over Accusations of Liberal Bias

    03/03/2016 11:53:44 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 19 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 3-3-2016 | Paul Bond
    "I assure you, if we felt George was not presenting it fairly or were bias, he would not be on our air," Iger said of George Stephanopoulos. "It's something we take very, very seriously, and we monitor closely." Walt Disney CEO Bob Iger defended ABC News and one of its anchors, former Democratic party advisor George Stephanopoulos, against charges of liberal bias when pressed to do so Thursday by a shareholder who works for a conservative advocacy group. "Are we perfect? No. But I believe the overall presentation of ABC News, the reputation of ABC News, is one that we are...
  • 'Basic Instinct' Director Paul Verhoeven: Jesus Was Son of Mary, Rapist

    04/23/2008 8:48:15 AM PDT · by stockpirate · 104 replies · 179+ views
    Fox News website ^ | 4/23/08 | Paul Verhoeven
    <p>In his upcoming biography of Jesus, "Basic Instinct" director Paul Verhoeven will say that Jesus was probably the son of Mary and a Roman soldier who raped her during the Jewish uprising in Galilee, according to the Hollywood Reporter.</p> <p>Verhoeven also claims that Christ was not betrayed by Judas Iscariot.</p>
  • Oscar Voter: Diversity Push Is Ageist and 'Insulting to Black People'

    01/25/2016 12:16:54 PM PST · by OddLane · 7 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | Milton Justice
    Having won an Oscar, I'm safe. Otherwise, I suppose I would have had to get my agent at CAA to write a letter assuring the Academy that even though I haven't produced a film in the past 10 years, there are three scripts on his desk he has not yet been able to set up, thus indicating activity in the past 10 years. That is, unless you can count the short film I directed, which made it into several festivals, or the web series I directed, which was nominated for a Producers Guild Award. Or do the 15 years I've...
  • 'SNL': Tina Fey Returns to Mock Sarah Palin for Donald Trump Endorsement

    01/24/2016 9:41:51 AM PST · by EveningStar · 109 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | January 23, 2016 | Ryan Parker
    Tina Fey gave her fans what they were hoping for all week. Fey returned to Saturday Night Live to once again play former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin on the heels of the political commentator's endorsement of Donald Trump. Fey appeared as Palin in the cold open alongside the GOP presidential candidate, played by fellow SNL veteran Darrell Hammond.
  • Michael Moore Slams Obama: History Will Only Remember You Were a Black President

    09/09/2014 7:59:05 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 60 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | September 9, 2014 | THR Staff
    Michael Moore sees President Obama's legacy as set. The progressive documentary filmmaker couldn't help but express his disappointment with the legislative accomplishments of the politician. "When the history is written of this era, this is how you'll be remembered: He was the first black president," Moore said during a discussion at The Hollywood Reporter's video lounge at the Toronto Film Festival.
  • Harvey Weinstein at UCLA: Hillary Clinton Benghazi Flap 'Complete Bull---'

    03/09/2014 5:26:05 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 6 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 3/8/2014 | Pamela McClintock
    <p>Harvey Weinstein revealed on Saturday that he wasn't sure how he felt about Barack and Michelle Obama when Hillary Clinton -- a longtime friend -- was defeated by Obama in the Democratic primary.</p> <p>"I strongly support Hillary. When she lost, Michelle invited me back in ... but I thought I was going to sit that one out," Weinstein said during his keynote speech at the 38th annual UCLA Entertainment Symposium, hosted by the UCLA School of Law.</p>
  • Critics Ballistic Over Christian Film's Oscar Nod

    01/19/2014 9:13:05 PM PST · by unlearner · 26 replies
    WND ^ | 1/19/2014 | Drew Zahn
    Like David versus Goliath, an upstart Christian film has shocked the world by winning an unlikely victory in the form of an Academy Award nomination. Only this time, the crowds aren't cheering for David. Instead, mainstream-media Oscar watchers across the nation have blasted the Academy for choosing the hymn-like testament to God’s presence over hits by pop artists like Jay-Z and Taylor Swift. "I can’t figure any of this s— out," an unnamed competitor told the Hollywood Reporter, or THR, after learning his or her song was beaten out by "Alone Yet Not Alone," the title song from the faith-themed...
  • Katie Couric's Talk Show Teetering on the Verge of Cancellation

    10/09/2013 8:03:49 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 50 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 10/9/2013 | Alex Ben Block
    Soft ratings, a huge budget and "disdain" for her female audience — Q Scores report only 10 percent of women view Couric favorably — have the host's Disney/ABC talk show in jeopardy as a renewal decision nears. One of the TV's priciest daytime experiments soon could be coming to an end. Stations throughout the U.S. are contracted to carry Katie Couric's syndicated talk show through summer 2014, but the decision on whether Katie will score a third season likely will be made this month -- and renewal seems a long shot. In fall 2012, Disney/ABC TV rolled out the red...
  • Ed Asner Explains Hollywood Silence on Obama, Syria: They 'Don't Want to Feel Anti-Black'

    09/06/2013 9:27:43 PM PDT · by oxcart · 65 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 09/06/2013 | Paul Bond
    In 2003, ahead of a U.S. attack on Iraq, a robust anti-war movement in Hollywood included [2] a TV commercial starring Martin Sheen and Sean Penn visiting Baghdad. There were online petitions signed by Ed Asner; letters to President George W. Bush pleading for peace were signed by Matt Damon, Tim Robbins, Barbra Streisand and Alec Baldwin; former M*A*S*H star Mike Farrell fronted multiple press conferences where celebrities denounced war. In interviews, Janeane Garofalo stopped identifying herself as an actor -- she preferred to be called a member of the U.S. anti-war movement. The good news for President Barack Obama...
  • OOPS: MATT DAMON'S 'ELYSIUM' ATTACKS EVERYTHING MATT DAMON STANDS FOR

    08/03/2013 9:05:47 AM PDT · by rhema · 72 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/1/13 | John Nolte
    The Hollywood Reporter's Todd McCarthy shouldn't be surprised that director Neil Blokamp's "latest politically tinged sci-fi feature" falls apart during the third act. So did Blokamp's first politically tinged sci-fi feature, the overrated but promising "District 9." According to McCarthy's astute review, though, "Elysium" goes a step further into the arena of wild left-wing, Hollywood hypocrisy. Here is how McCarthy describes the world and plot of what is likely another box-office bomb from star Matt Damon: Blomkamp sets the dystopian juices flowing with images of future sprawling slums and urban ruin that one might initially take to be Mexico City...
  • Rush Limbaugh Left Off '35 Most Powerful People in Media' List

    04/10/2013 3:00:36 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 41 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | April 10, 2013 | Noel Sheppard |
    Rush Limbaugh is the most listened to talk radio host in America. Yet for at least the second year in a row, he's been left off the Hollywood Reporter's "35 Most Powerful People in Media" list. Those that made the list include MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski, Rachel Maddow, and Joe Scarborough. Are these three folks really more powerful than Limbaugh? Apparently so are Stephen Colbert, Anderson Cooper, Bob Costas, Katie Couric, Jimmy Fallon, Piers Morgan, Kelly Ripa, Howard Stern, Michael Strahan, Jon Stewart, Wendy Williams, and Anna Wintour.
  • FIRST BOX OFFICE: Anti-Obama Movie #1

    08/24/2012 4:09:21 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 14 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 8/24/2012 | NIKKI FINKE
    FRIDAY 2 PM: The anti-Obama movie 2016 Obama’s America went into wider release around America today and is opening right now in first place at the domestic box office. That’s quite a feat since the Rocky Mountain Pictures political documentary is still playing in only 1,090 North American theaters – or about 1/3 as many theaters as big-budget actioner The Expendables 2 (3,355 theaters). But these political documentaries like faith-based films are frontloaded. The Stallone picture from Millenium/Lionsgate is still expected to end the weekend #1 and should top the box office tonight. And, based on matinee trends, 2016 Obama’s...