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Salma Hayek: Time's Up on Actors' Fat Paychecks

Says Hollywood's leading men can't grab so much of the pie if they're serious about pay equality

(Newser) - Fresh off a silent protest on the Cannes red carpet over the dearth of women-directed films to play the festival, Salma Hayek is beating the drum for pay equality, telling the Guardian that the leading men in Hollywood need to take a pay cut: "Time's up. You had... More »

From Lawrence of Arabia to Fifty Shades, She Was 'Greatest of the Great'

Film editor Anne V. Coates dies at 92

(Newser) - Oscar-winning film editor Anne V. Coates, widely considered one of the greatest in her field, has died at the age of 92. A rep from WME Entertainment says she passed away Tuesday at the Motion Picture and Television Country House and Hospital in Woodland Hills, Calif., per the AP . The... More »

Legendary 'Anti-Authoritarian' Director Is Dead

Czech native Milos Forman made 'Cuckoo's Nest' and more; his parents died in Nazi camps

(Newser) - The Czech-born filmmaker who directed films such as One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and Amadeus—both of which won him Oscars for directing—has died at 86. Milos Forman died in the US after a short illness, reports the Guardian . Forman also earned an Oscar nomination for The ... More »

Woody Allen Gets Another Celeb Defender

And a critic in Judd Apatow

(Newser) - Diane Keaton is the latest celebrity to defend Woody Allen from allegations that he sexually molested his adopted daughter in 1992. Keaton—who won the best actress Oscar for her role alongside Allen in 1977's Annie Hall, which Allen also directed—took to Twitter on Monday to describe Allen... More »

Playwright's Estate: Oscar-Nominated Film Ripped Him Off

Paul Zindel's people say 'The Shape of Water' borrowed from a 1969 play

(Newser) - The Shape of Water has been nominated for 13 Oscars, including best director, best picture, and best screenplay—but the estate of a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright is pushing back on the latter. David Zindel says in an email to the Guardian that the acclaimed movie is "obviously derived" from... More »

James Franco Now Has 5 Accusers

They say he exploited actresses filming nude scenes

(Newser) - James Franco's high from his best actor win at the Golden Globes has likely worn off with the possible Oscar contender now facing a barrage of sexual misconduct claims. In the Los Angeles Times , five women—including two who previously spoke out on Twitter—accuse Franco of inappropriate conduct,... More »

Michael Douglas Attacks 'Proud Feminist' Accuser

He denies masturbating in front of employee in 1980s

(Newser) - This might explain why Catherine Zeta-Jones chose to take her brother to the Golden Globes—where the Time's Up campaign and her father-in-law, Kirk Douglas, were in the spotlight, per Hello! —instead of her husband. In an interview with Deadline , Michael Douglas reveals he's been accused of... More »

Will Oprah, Tom Hanks Run for Office After Meyers' Opener?

Well, he did ask them, in a reverse-psychology kind of way

(Newser) - While Debra Messing and other celebrities brought up gender inequality in Hollywood on the red carpet at the Golden Globes on Sunday, with a particular focus on the pay gap, host Seth Meyers jumped right into the fray on Sunday night—starting with the first line in his opening monologue,... More »

Witherspoon, Other Stars Launch 'Time's Up' Movement

To target sexual misconduct, gender inequality in Hollywood

(Newser) - A new group is spearheading the fight against harassment in Hollywood, and it's got a few names you'll recognize behind it. The AP reports on the Time's Up initiative, launched Monday on behalf of more than 300 film, TV, and theater celebrities in the wake of the... More »

Meryl Streep Responds to Rose McGowan Attack

She says she's sorry McGowan sees her as an adversary

(Newser) - Meryl Streep says she is "truly sorry" that Rose McGowan seems to see her as an "adversary," because they are on the same side against movie industry "bastards" like Harvey Weinstein and other "entitled bosses." In a public statement issued in response to McGowan'... More »

Melissa Gilbert: Oliver Stone Humiliated Me

Says incident happened during audition for 1991's The Doors

(Newser) - A second woman accusing Oliver Stone of sexual harassment has a familiar face. Melissa Gilbert, the former Little House on the Prairie actress who last year dropped a bid for Congress, says Stone humiliated her when she auditioned for the role of Jim Morrison's girlfriend in 1991's The ... More »

Tambor Denies Accusations, Makes Big Announcement

He's not coming back to 'Transparent'

(Newser) - Jeffrey Tambor is continuing to deny accusations of sexual harassment —but he says he won't be back for another season of Transparent. The 73-year-old starred in four seasons of the Amazon web series as a retired professor undergoing gender transition. "Playing Maura Pfefferman on Transparent has been... More »

2nd Woman Accuses Westwick: 'He Ripped My Bathing Suit'

And the latest on other accusations of assault and harassment

(Newser) - The number of women accusing Gossip Girl star Ed Westwick of rape now stands at two. Aurélie Wynn, a former actress who People reports used the name Aurelie Marie Cao, posted her allegations on Facebook Wednesday. "I said no and he pushed me face down and was powerless... More »

Uma Thurman Gives Cryptic Take on Hollywood Harassment

'When I'm ready, I'll say what I have to say'

(Newser) - One actress who has worked under Harvey Weinstein and hadn't revealed her thoughts on the Hollywood sexual misconduct scandal is Uma Thurman, per the Hollywood Reporter . But an Access Hollywood reporter finally asked Thurman , attending a movie premiere this weekend, for her take, and Thurman chose her words carefully.... More »

Corey Feldman Has Begun Naming Names

Ex child star calls out a former actor as one of his molesters

(Newser) - Corey Feldman last week promised to expose pedophilia in Hollywood, and he's just named a man he accuses of being one of his own molesters. Feldman went on the Dr. Oz Show Thursday and called out former actor Jon Grissom, reports E! Online . (The first name is often spelled... More »

2nd Woman Recounts Pickup Line by Hoffman

'Wendy, have you ever been intimate with a man over 40?' she recalls him saying at meeting

(Newser) - The harassment accusations set off by the Harvey Weinstein scandal continue to reverberate in Hollywood and beyond. A rep for one of the big new targets, Kevin Spacey, announced he was seeking "evaluation and treatment," but Spacey's was far from the only name making headlines. Here's... More »

Brett Ratner Sues, Kevin Spacey Gets Help

As more Spacey accusers come forward

(Newser) - Brett Ratner is responding to at least one of his accusers … with a libel lawsuit. In the suit filed Wednesday in Hawaii, the director says an Oct. 20 Facebook post in which a Hawaii woman claimed Ratner raped her is "entirely false, fabricated, and fictional." He says... More »

Column: Dustin Hoffman Groped Me When I Was 17

Former production assistant recounts experience

(Newser) - Anna Graham Hunter was a 17-year-old high school senior in 1985 when she got an internship as a production assistant on the set of the Death of a Salesman TV movie. In a column for the Hollywood Reporter , using her own letters from her five weeks on set as a... More »

Corey Feldman Vows to Expose Hollywood Pedophilia

Former child actor raising money to produce documentary

(Newser) - Corey Feldman has been talking about pedophilia in Hollywood for years , and now he's pledged to make a documentary exposing the problem. In the wake of the sexual assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein, Feldman—who has discussed the sexual abuse he says he and late friend Corey Haim suffered... More »

38 Women Detail Sexual Abuse by Director James Toback

31 were willing to go on the record to talk about the Black and White director filmmaker

(Newser) - The Los Angeles Times is out with a potentially damning story about film director James Toback. The paper spoke with 38 women, 31 on the record, who say the longtime writer/director sexually harassed them on movie sets, during interviews, and even on the street, using his Hollywood credentials as a... More »

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