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Explosive New Book Reveals Anthony Bourdain's Final Texts

Unauthorized biography reveals intimate details of his final days

(Newser) - Simon & Schuster is calling Down and Out in Paradise: The Life of Anthony Bourdain the first unauthorized biography of the chef, author, and travel documentarian who committed suicide in 2018. But many members of Bourdain's inner circle aren't happy about journalist Charles Leerhsen's book, set to...

Bourdain, in Love, 'Was Not in His Right Mind'
Bourdain, in Love, 'Was
Not in His Right Mind'

Bourdain, in Love, 'Was Not in His Right Mind'

Family and friends recount the life of late celebrity chef

(Newser) - "I often blame my gallbladder as the sort of beginning of the end of Tony's life, weirdly." So says director Mike Steed in an excerpt from Bourdain: The Definitive Oral Biography at Vanity Fair . Steed is joking, though not entirely, in regard to his late friend Anthony...

What Critics Are Saying About New Bourdain Documentary
New Bourdain
Film Shows
'the Empath and
the Narcissist'

New Bourdain Film Shows 'the Empath and the Narcissist'

'Haunting,' 'brilliant,' and 'troubling' are just some of the descriptors for Morgan Neville's documentary

(Newser) - It's been just over three years since celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain died by suicide at the age of 61, and a new documentary by filmmaker Morgan Neville hopes to shed some light not only on Bourdain's life, but also on the aftermath of his death. Roadrunner: A Film ...

After Long Denial, Rain Dove Fesses Up on Argento Texts

LGBTQ activist makes confessional video, admits to selling texts for $10K to TMZ

(Newser) - Rain Dove has long denied being the one who leaked the text messages in which Asia Argento appears to admit to having had sex in 2013, when she was 37, with a then-17-year-old Jimmy Bennett. Now, Dove has put out a confessional video titled "Exposing Myself: Sharing Lies &...

Rose McGowan to Asia Argento: Sorry for My 'Serious' Mistake

Argento has (kind of) accepted McGowan's apology over text messages

(Newser) - Ever since Asia Argento found herself in hot water , she and fellow #MeToo activist Rose McGowan have been embroiled in a bitter back-and-forth. Now, per the Guardian , McGowan is apologizing to Argento, noting that an Aug. 27 statement she put out had a quite "serious" error. "I said...

Argento Warns Rose McGowan: Retract Now or I'm Suing

She's not happy about McGowan's statement on her alleged relationship with then-17-year-old

(Newser) - Things are getting even more heated between Asia Argento and Rose McGowan, once thick as thieves amid the #MeToo movement: Argento has now demanded McGowan retract the statement she made Aug. 27 regarding sexual assault allegations against Argento. "Dear @RoseMcGowan. It is with genuine regret that I am giving...

Asia Argento: Let's Talk About 'Phase 2' of #MeToo

Actress's lawyer says it was Jimmy Bennett who sexually assaulted his client, not other way around

(Newser) - Asia Argento has already strongly denied the story of Jimmy Bennett, the man who says she sexually abused him when he was a teen—and now she says Bennett was the abuser, not the victim. Mark Jay Heller, the #MeToo advocate's lawyer, tells TMZ it was Bennett who sexually...

CNN Yanks Argento Episodes of Anthony Bourdain Show

Network says it's 'in light of recent news reports'

(Newser) - CNN has removed episodes of Anthony Bourdain's Parts Unknown involving Asia Argento, the girlfriend the late chef met on the show. The network says the episodes—two filmed in her native Italy, which she appeared in, and one from Hong Kong, which she directed—were pulled from the CNN...

Rain Dove: Here's Why I Reported Asia Argento's Texts

Model who is dating Rose McGowan speaks out, denies leaking texts to TMZ

(Newser) - Rain Dove, the model dating Rose McGowan whose texts with Asia Argento about Jimmy Bennett got leaked to TMZ , confirms what McGowan said earlier this week: Dove reported the text messages to law enforcement after Argento allegedly admitted in them that she had sex with a then-17-year-old Bennett when she...

Rose McGowan: I Know How Asia Argento Texts Leaked

She says the person she is dating gave authorities evidence that wound up on TMZ

(Newser) - Rose McGowan has released a statement on the allegations against Asia Argento that claims the person McGowan herself is dating is the one who handed over the implicating text messages that wound up on TMZ . Per Variety , McGowan says the model she's dating, Rain Dove, learned from Argento that...

Asia Argento Axed From Show in Wake of Accusations

X Factor Italy has fired the actress in the midst of her sexual assault allegation scandal

(Newser) - Asia Argento, once one of the most outspoken voices in the #MeToo movement against sexual assault in Hollywood and beyond, has lost a job amid allegations she had sex with a 17-year-old actor. Per the Hollywood Reporter , the actress has been nixed from the judges' panel on X Factor Italy...

Asia Argento: My Accuser Is Lying, Bourdain Was Involved

Actress says boyfriend, the late Anthony Bourdain, helped pay off Jimmy Bennett

(Newser) - Actress Asia Argento has responded to the bombshell allegation that she herself has sexually abused someone with a forceful denial—and she also brings her former boyfriend, the late Anthony Bourdain, into the picture. In a statement to journalist Yashar Ali, Argento begins with the denial: “I strongly deny...

Now LA Cops Are Investigating Asia Argento

Police want to talk to Jimmy Bennett after he said he had sex with the Italian actress when he was 17

(Newser) - Authorities said Monday they're now looking into sexual assault allegations against Italian actress Asia Argento—one of the most prominent activists of the #MeToo movement. Los Angeles County Sheriff's Capt. Darren Harris said investigators want to talk to Jimmy Bennett or his representatives about the alleged incident at...

Asia Argento Paid $380K to Settle With Accuser of Her Own

Jimmy Bennett played her son in 2004's ' The Heart is Deceitful Above All Things'

(Newser) - One of Harvey Weinstein's most prominent accusers settled a sexual assault claim from her own accuser last year, according to legal documents. Months after she came forward with her allegations against Weinstein last year, Asia Argento paid $380,000 to Jimmy Bennett, who played her son in the 2004...

Rose McGowan: Stop Blaming Bourdain's Girlfriend

Actress writes letter calling for open conversation about depression

(Newser) - In the wake of Anthony Bourdain's suicide, Rose McGowan is asking people not to place blame—on Bourdain himself or on his girlfriend, actress Asia Argento . "Anthony’s internal war was his war, but now she’s been left on the battlefield to take the bullets," McGowan...

These Are the Books Weinstein Was Carrying When Arrested

One is a biography of director Elia Kazan, who was scorned by Hollywood in his day

(Newser) - As Harvey Weinstein did his perp walk into the NYPD's 1st Precinct Friday to be booked on rape and sexual abuse charges, he was spotted carrying three books—and Time has the details. One was Something Wonderful: Rodgers and Hammerstein's Broadway Revolution. A second was a 2006 biography...

Weinstein Accuser: I Wasn't Asked About Time's Up

Asia Argento says she wasn't invited to the Golden Globes, either

(Newser) - The women were some of the first to speak up about Harvey Weinstein—and now they're speaking up to say they were excluded from the Golden Globes. "I can only speak for myself but not only I wasn’t invited to the #GoldenGlobes: nobody asked my opinion about...

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....

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