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CBS Paid $9.5M Sex Harassment Settlement to Eliza Dushku

Actress reported harassing comments from 'Bull' star Michael Weatherly

(Newser) - An investigation into sexual misconduct allegations against Leslie Moonves, as well as "cultural issues at all levels of CBS," revealed that the company paid $9.5 million to actress Eliza Dushku to settle harassment claims on the set of Bull. The Buffy the Vampire Slayer alum, 37, had... More »

Weinstein Sends Email to Close Friends, and It Gets Leaked

He complains of the last year as 'my worst nightmare'

(Newser) - "I've had one hell of a year," might be the understatement of the year coming from Harvey Weinstein. A Monday email from Weinstein's personal email account, in which he criticizes police investigators while describing "the worst nightmare of my life," has leaked to media... More »

One Actress Shows Up in 2 of AFI's Best Movies of 2018

Emily Blunt was in 'Mary Poppins,' 'A Quiet Place'

(Newser) - Thinking of wrapping up 2018 with a good book , or perhaps by taking in a movie? The American Film Institute has you covered on the latter with its list of 10 of the most "culturally and artistically significant" films of the year. Actress Emily Blunt shows up in two... More »

Looking for Holiday Gifts? These Oscars Are Up for Grabs

Statuettes for 'Mutiny on the Bounty,' 'Gentleman's Agreement' up for sale in rare auction

(Newser) - Two Academy Awards for best picture are going up for sale in a rare auction of Oscars. Auction house Profiles in History announced Monday that an Oscar awarded to Mutiny on the Bounty in 1936 and another given to Gentleman's Agreement in 1948 will go up for auction in... More »

'My Name Is Inigo Montoya': Legendary Screenwriter Dies

2-time Oscar winner William Goldman was 87

(Newser) - A "true legend" in filmmaking has died at 87. William Goldman, who won screenwriting Oscars for All The President's Men and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, died Thursday night at his Manhattan home due to complications from colon cancer and pneumonia, per the Washington Post . Referring to... More »

How TV Streaming Has Hurt the Middle Class

Seems Netflix doesn't pay most creatives very much

(Newser) - Think the streaming wars are a boon for Hollywood types? Creatively, maybe so—but it turns out the current system leaves many working writers and actors struggling in ever-pricier Los Angeles, Fast Company reports. With shorter seasons, lower pay, and no residuals, many mid-level creatives with Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, and... More »

Julia Roberts, Done at 51? 'I Think That's Made Up'

The veteran actor talks ageism and gender parity

(Newser) - Julia Roberts just turned 51, and for her it's the biggest shrug—why would anyone care? "I think that’s made up, that at a certain age, the bell is going to ring and you are done," she says, per ABC News . "I don’t think... More »

5 Film Directors Who 'Definitely Crossed the Line'

Listverse: They apparently got a little too ambitious on set while creating their art

(Newser) - There's immersing yourself in your art, and then there's drowning yourself and the others who work for you. Listverse takes a look at famous movie directors who maybe got a little overzealous during film production, alleged to have caused emotional and physical damage and, in one case, deaths.... More »

Nicole Kidman Recalls a Benefit of Marriage to Tom Cruise

It offered her 'protection' from sexual harassment

(Newser) - Since their split in 2001, Nicole Kidman has remained relatively mum about what happened to break up her marriage to Tom Cruise. Now, the Washington Post notes, she's spilling on at least "one aspect of their relationship that she hasn't discussed before." That revelation comes via... More »

Battered Book Will Help You Pray Like Marilyn Monroe

Actress' Jewish prayer book may fetch up to $8K at auction

(Newser) - A Jewish prayer book that once belonged to Marilyn Monroe will hit the auction block in New York next month, where it's expected to fetch up to $8,000. The book has notes believed to be written by the actress around the time she converted to Judaism in 1956,... More »

Terry Crews Gets 'Accountability' From Alleged Assaulter

Actor posts apology from agent Adam Venit after announcement of Venit stepping down from WME

(Newser) - Terry Crews long ago got his apology from the Hollywood agent he says groped him at a 2016 party. Now he's sharing Adam Venit's atonement letter, which Crews says he received in March, with the world. On Twitter Friday, Crews posted the full letter , in which Venit notes... More »

Controversial Oscar Change Walked Back After Outcry

Crowd-pleasing films won't be getting their own 'popular' category—at least not yet

(Newser) - And the winner is … not the new Oscars category. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced a slew of changes last month to its annual awards show, among them a new "outstanding achievement in popular film" category meant to reward films perhaps not critically acclaimed but... More »

'Serial Rapist' Written on Cosby's Walk of Fame Star

It's not the first time the star has been defaced

(Newser) - Bill Cosby's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame was found vandalized early Tuesday, the words "serial rapist" written on it with black marker. Los Angeles police are investigating, reports the Los Angeles Times , which has a picture of the defaced star. Cosby, 81, received the star in... More »

Emma Thompson: Dieting 'Screwed Up' My Body

The British actress reveals her dieting woes to the 'Guardian'

(Newser) - Emma Thompson is no stranger to punchy interviews. The 59-year-old British actress—who recently joked with Yahoo Movies UK about Hollywood needing to "exhume" male actors to play opposite her—has opened up about her terrible dieting experience. "Dieting screwed up my metabolism, and it messed with my... More »

Among Hollywood's Leading Ladies, ScarJo's Pay Trumps All

'Avengers' star brought in $40.5M last year before taxes

(Newser) - Emma Stone ruled the roost last year , but this time around she's lost the No. 1 spot on the highest-paid actress list to the Black Widow. That would be Scarlett Johansson, whose annual paycheck is leaps and bounds ahead of the runner-up by more than $12 million, per Forbes ... More »

Kathleen Turner Doesn't Pull Punches in Interview

She slams Hollywood sexism, mocks 'gross' Trump handshake

(Newser) - Kathleen Turner is making waves with a wide-ranging interview in Vulture , where she discusses subjects including acting, Hollywood sexism, the co-star she once slapped—and President Trump's "gross" handshake. Turner, who found fame with '80s hits like Body Heat and Romancing the Stone, has focused on stage... More »

Unanimous Vote on Trump's Hollywood Star: It Must Go

But West Hollywood City Council resolution is nonbinding, and past stances suggest it will stay

(Newser) - It's unanimous, at least in the West Hollywood City Council: The group voted Monday night to get rid of President Trump's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, reports the Wrap . The resolution urges the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and the City of Los Angeles to remove the... More »

See Ya, Sundance: Redford Calls It Quits as an Actor

'Old Man & The Gun,' out later this year, will be his last movie

(Newser) - Robert Redford has one last film to push as an actor. The 81-year-old tells Entertainment Weekly that The Old Man & The Gun, out in September, will be his last with an acting role. Two years ago, Redford predicted that would be the case, and now that shooting has wrapped... More »

Jaw-Dropping Expose to Get the Affleck-Damon Treatment

Ben Affleck will direct, Matt Damon will star in movie about McDonald's Monopoly scam

(Newser) - Jeff Maysh's deep dive in the Daily Beast about McDonald's rigged Monopoly prize contest is what everyone's been buzzing about the past few days—and which Fox now hopes will translate to Hollywood gold. Deadline reports the film studio nabbed the rights to Maysh's story over... More »

Trump's Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame Is Now Rubble

It was basically destroyed, again, by a guy with a pickax

(Newser) - Vandalism has once again hit President Trump's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. This time, a man who had a pickax hidden in a guitar case almost completely destroyed the star, reducing it to mostly rubble, NBC Los Angeles reports. The suspect left the pickax at the star... More »

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