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  • Dozens Of Hollywood Actors Pledge To Battle Georgia Filming If “Heartbeat Bill” Passes

    03/28/2019 12:26:45 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 59 replies
    With “Hollywood” the industry so often stretching well beyond “Hollywood” the town – especially given that stretching increasingly reaches Georgia – about 50 actors including Amy Schumer, Amber Tamblyn, Alec Baldwin, Don Cheadle, Rosie O’Donnell, Patton Oswalt, Sarah Silverman, Essence Atkins, Uzo Aduba, Gabrielle Union, Christina Applegate, Ben Stiller, Sean Penn, David Cross, Mia Farrow, Colin Hanks and Bradley Whitford has signed a letter written by Alyssa Milano in opposition of the state’s so-called “heartbeat” anti-abortion bill The letter was sent Thursday morning to Georgia House Speaker David Ralston and Georgia governor Brian Kemp, but has been circulating on social...
  • Alyssa Milano tells Hollywood to leave Georgia after ‘heartbeat’ abortion bill passed the Senate

    03/24/2019 10:33:40 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 25 replies
    Atlanta Urinal and Constipation ^ | 3/22/19 | Rodney Ho
    Actress Alyssa Milano is going after Georgia again on Twitter, this time over the “heartbeat” abortion bill passed by the Georgia state Senate Friday afternoon. “There are over 20 productions shooting in GA” she wrote late Friday, “& the state just voted to strip women of their bodily autonomy. Hollywood! We should stop feeding GA economy.” Milano ( “Charmed,” “Project Runway All Stars”) stars in Netflix’s dark pageant comedy “Insatiable,” which debuted last year. Season two is currently in production and she was on set Friday in Atlanta. She plays Coralee Huggens-Armstrong,the wife of lead Bob Armstrong, played by Dallas Roberts. She is under contract and her...
  • 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...
  • Roman Polanski's 'J'Accuse' Is Filmmaker's First in the Post-#MeToo Era

    09/30/2018 5:35:54 PM PDT · by Lockbox · 26 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 9/28/2018 | Scott Roxborough
    The Polish filmmaker, still a fugitive due to a statutory rape case, will direct Oscar-winner Jean Dujardin in the film based on the Dreyfus Affair. Roman Polanski, who has spent four decades as the accused, will explore one of the most famous miscarriages of justice in his new film, J'Accuse. French producers Legende Films confirmed that Polanski, who fled the U.S. after admitting to the statutory rape of a 13-year-old girl in 1977, will begin shooting on the film in Paris later this year.2018 by Scott Roxborough
  • Film Academy Expels Bill Cosby and Roman Polanski From Membership

    05/04/2018 12:15:42 PM PDT · by Maceman · 18 replies
    Variety ^ | May 3, 2018 | Kristopher Tapley and Gene Maddaus
    The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has voted to expel actor Bill Cosby and director Roman Polanski from its membership ranks. The decision to remove Cosby and Polanski from the membership was made Tuesday, May 1 at a scheduled board meeting. The move comes a week after Cosby was convicted of three counts of aggravated indecent assault brought against him by Andrea Constand. Cosby has been accused of sexual assault by as many as 60 women, a few of which testified at the emotional hearing. Polanski has been on the lam for 40...
  • Roman Polanski threatens lawsuit against motion picture academy over expulsion

    05/09/2018 7:12:52 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 21 replies
    LA Times ^ | May 8, 2018 | Josh Rottenberg
    Just days after the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voted to expel Roman Polanski from its ranks, the director's attorney sent a letter to the organization Tuesday morning, arguing the move was unlawful and threatening to take legal action if Polanski is not granted a hearing. In his letter, a copy of which was obtained by The Times, Polanski's attorney, Harland Braun, said the academy had failed to follow both its own rules and California law in denying the Oscar-winning director a chance to present his own case. "We are not here contesting the merits of the expulsion...
  • A SON SPEAKS OUT By Moses Farrow

    07/16/2018 2:02:24 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 28 replies
    http://mosesfarrow.blogspot.com ^ | May 23, 2018 | Moses Farrow
    I’m a very private person and not at all interested in public attention. But, given the incredibly inaccurate and misleading attacks on my father, Woody Allen, I feel that I can no longer stay silent as he continues to be condemned for a crime he did not commit. I was present for everything that transpired in our house before, during, and after the alleged event. Now that the public hysteria of earlier this year has died down a little and I have some hope that the truth can get a fair hearing, I want to share my story.
  • ‘Your Prayers Don’t Work’; Hollywood Uses Shooting to Push Gun Control

    05/19/2018 8:56:00 AM PDT · by rktman · 54 replies
    newsbusteres.org ^ | 5/18/2018 | Corinne Weaver
    Sympathy and charity are the natural reactions to a tragedy. Using the deaths of innocent people as an immediate platform for political gain is inhuman. So, naturally, that’s the route Hollywood elitists chose to take just hours after the school shooting in Santa Fe that left 10 dead and several injured. Actors and actresses attacked everything they could get their hands on with blind, misdirected rage and virtuous grandstanding. It was like a wake of ghoulish vultures, screeching “YOUR PRAYERS DON’T WORK.” As politicians and others offered their thoughts and prayers to the victims and their families, eager entertainers pounced...
  • Samantha Geimer tells her side of story in Roman Polanski case

    09/17/2013 8:29:21 AM PDT · by Borges · 21 replies
    L.A. Times ^ | 9/17/2013 | Rebecca Keegan
    In 2009, Samantha Geimer was watching the daytime talk show "The View" from her then-home in Hawaii when the panel took up the topic of her encounter at age 13 with director Roman Polanski. Polanski had just been arrested in Switzerland, more than three decades after the day in 1977 that changed both their lives. "It wasn't rape-rape," co-host Whoopi Goldberg said, setting off a firestorm of criticism. In fact, it was "rape-rape" by nearly any definition except the charge to which Polanski pleaded guilty (unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor) — the underage Geimer was drugged and verbally resistant,...
  • Roman Polanski is denied latest bid to resolve 40-year-old statutory rape case

    04/03/2017 4:20:44 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 37 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | April 3, 2017 | David Ng
    A Los Angeles County judge has denied the latest effort by filmmaker Roman Polanski to resolve his 40-year-old statutory rape case. In a written decision handed down Monday, L.A. County Superior Court Judge Scott Gordon echoed rulings by previous judges in the case, saying that Polanski’s “motions and corresponding requests are denied.” But the judge has agreed to a hearing later this month to consider a controversial piece of testimony that the filmmaker is seeking to unseal. In recent court filings and at a court hearing in March, Polanski asked to be sentenced in absentia, arguing that he has already...
  • Fourth Woman Accuses Roman Polanski Of Rape

    10/03/2017 8:02:18 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/03/2017 | John Sexton
    German actress Renate Langer is now 61-years-old but she claims Roman Polanski raped her twice in 1972 when she was a 15-year-old student. Langer made a formal complaint with Swiss police last month. From the NY Times: By her account, she was introduced to Mr. Polanski after she began working for a modeling agency in Munich in high school and said she had traveled to visit him in Gstaad, with the permission of her parents, because he had indicated an interest in casting her in a movie.Mr. Polanski, she said, raped her in a bedroom of his home, and...
  • Third Woman Accuses Roman Polanski of Sex Attack

    08/15/2017 10:59:20 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    BBC ^ | 8/16
    Another woman has come forward to say she was sexually molested in the 1970s by the film director Roman Polanski. The woman, named only as Robin, told a news conference that the alleged attack happened in 1973 when she was 16. She is the third woman to accuse Polanski of child abuse. He fled the US in 1978 after admitting statutory rape of a 13 year old.
  • Roman Polanski To Collect Festival Honor In Zurich

    09/16/2011 11:52:46 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 10 replies
    BBCNews ^ | September 16, 2011
    Roman Polanski To Collect Festival Honor In Zurich Director Roman Polanski is to collect a career honour at the Zurich Film Festival, two years after his arrest in the city on child sex charges. Organisers say the 78-year-old will attend the gala to receive his award which he was set to pick up in 2009. Swiss police arrested Polanski on his arrival in the country over his 1977 US conviction for having sex with a 13-year-old girl. He was held for 10 months before Swiss courts decided not to extradite him. The tribute ceremony to present Polanski with his lifetime...
  • LAPD Probe Claim Roman Polanski Molested Girl in 1975

    12/12/2017 4:06:18 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 12, 2017
    Los Angeles detectives said Tuesday they are investigating a woman’s claim that Oscar-winning director Roman Polanski molested her in 1975, when she was 10 years old. But the allegations are so old that criminal charges couldn’t be brought, even if proven. Although the statute of limitations has long expired, law enforcement officials may be able to use any evidence they collect to help prosecute other cases. Authorities are now probing the case because Los Angeles detectives “will always take a report from any victim and then determine if the case is within the statute of limitations,” police spokesman Josh Rubenstein...
  • Why Do We Boycott 'Ender's Game' But Give Roman Polanski An Oscar?

    08/03/2013 12:43:41 PM PDT · by Ripliancum · 76 replies
    policy mic ^ | 7/1/2013 | Angie Hartley
    Orson Scott Card, whose science-fiction book Ender's Game is being released as a film, is a conservative Mormon with a long history of attacking gay people and their rights. He's also one of the most respected sci-fi writers of all time. This has really got sci-fi fans and gay rights activists in a moral dilemma as the momentum for the film builds up to its November 1 release. Orson Scott Card has gone far beyond opposing gay marriage. In 1990, he wrote in Mormon publication Sunstone Magazine, “Laws against homosexual behavior should remain on the books, not to be indiscriminately...
  • Walt Disney, Unlike Actress Emma Thompson, Didn’t Support a Child Rapist

    01/10/2014 8:41:28 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 01/10/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson in Saving Mr. Banks If you were browsing news sites yesterday, you may have come across Meryl Streep’s rant about what a racist Nazi anti-semite that Walt Disney was and what an amazing human being Emma Thompson is.It’s easy to take shots at a dead man, but Walt Disney’s character was framed by angry left-wing union members in a town where mildly conservative politics led to cries of “Fascist”.The evidence that Walt Disney ever supported the Third Reich is flimsy and hearsay. There’s far more evidence that his critics supported the USSR.And the evidence for...
  • Alan Dershowitz tries to get noted child rapist, Roman Polanski off the hook in US courts

    12/17/2014 1:24:06 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/17/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    Back around Halloween we once again narrowly missed a chance to drag confessed pedophile and child rapist Roman Polanski back to the United States to face justice for his monstrous crimes when Poland refused to honor our requests. That was undoubtedly a frustrating experience for many observers, but it won’t hold a candle to how most of us will feel if celebrity attorney Alan Dershowitz has his way. He is seeking to throw the case out entirely so that the known sex offender can freely travel back and forth to America. Alan M. Dershowitz, a lawyer whose celebrity clients...
  • Poland fails to arrest Roman Polanski… again

    10/31/2014 5:54:38 PM PDT · by Bettyprob · 9 replies
    HotAir ^ | October 31, 2014 | Jazz Shaw
    Convicted child rapist and pedophile Roman Polanski found himself once again briefly detained by authorities in Poland this week. And yet again, he was released despite requests from the United States to hold him for extradition. But before getting to the details, it’s worth pausing for a moment to note how CNN chose to describe the situation. Famed film director Roman Polanski, wanted in the United States for having sex with a minor in the 1970s, was questioned this week by Polish authorities but allowed to leave after the interview. Yes, I suppose you could choose to say that he...
  • Roman Polanski to attend extradition hearing

    02/24/2015 8:45:59 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 41 replies
    BBC ^ | 17 February 2015 Last updated at 12:03 ET | BBC
    Film director Roman Polanski is to attend an extradition hearing in court after the US lodged a request with Poland to have him brought back. Polish-born Polanski has been wanted by US police since 1977, when he fled the country after being charged with having sex with a 13-year-old girl.
  • Gruelling session for Polanski

    03/05/2015 3:07:18 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 12 replies
    News from Poland ^ | 27th February 2015 | News from Poland
    Wednesday saw Roman Polanski spend nearly nine hours in Krakow District Court giving testimony connected with the latest attempt by US authorities to have him extradited over charges of having unlawful sex with a minor in the 1970s.