The New York Timeshas published a lengthy report about actress Uma Thurman, who details several sexual assaults from disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, as well as the unsupportive and physically endangering behavior of Kill Bill director Quentin Tarantino.
In the exposé, Thurman says that she got to know Weinstein and his wife after starring in Tarantino’s 1994 film, Pulp Fiction. “He used to spend hours talking to me about material and complimenting my mind and validating me,” she says. “It possibly made me overlook warning signs. This was my champion.”
Afterwards, she says Weinstein made an unwanted advance in a hotel room during an argument, and later “pushed me down. He tried to shove himself on me. He tried to expose…
HBO announced this afternoon that it has signed a three-year deal with investigative reporter Ronan Farrow. His back-to-back, in-depth reports at The New Yorker were a major part of the Harvey Weinstein unmasking and the subsequent avalanche of sexual abuse revelations in Hollywood. His work built off of an initial bombshell report by The New York Times’ Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, published in early October 2017.
Now, he’ll develop and star in a series of investigative documentaries on HBO and retain his job at The New Yorker. The deal starts later this year, and will also include shorter pieces for HBO’s various platforms.
First of all, Keith Urban seems like a nice guy. I like and respect him insofar as I appreciate that he is making Nicole Kidman much happier than she was when she was married to a Scientologist. He was charming on American Idol, and “Tonight I Wanna Cry” is a beautiful tune that I typically agree with.
Unfortunately, whether or not Keith Urban is a nice guy isn’t really useful information to me, a young woman who has listened to his new song “Female” — a response to the recent flood of sexual assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein — and is now bleeding profusely from the eyes, nose, and ear canals. Keith intends to perform it this weekend at the Country Music Association Awards, and he explained its existence to The Associated…
When filmmaker Robert Rodriguez cast actress Rose McGowan in the B-movie exploitation flick Grindhouse, it was more than finding the right actor for the right role: it was a defiant middle finger to disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein.
In a statement to Variety, Rodriguez explains that he met the actress at the 2005 Cannes Film Festival, where she told him that she had been raped by Weinstein eight years prior. In the aftermath of the assault, the actress found herself blacklisted from appearing in any films connected to Weinstein or his influential studio.
“I then revealed to Rose right then and there that I was about to start writing a movie with Quentin Tarantino, a double-feature throwback to ‘70s exploitation movies, and…
Harvey Weinstein just went from most powerful man in Hollywood to punching bag — and while he deserved this, perhaps greater attention should go toward taking aggressive measures to prevent future Weinsteins — and there will be future Weinsteins. We need to stop acting surprised when this stuff comes out and instead take stronger steps to prevent it in the future. Given how widely known this behavior evidently was, it is hard not to argue that Weinstein’s board also may be responsible, something I expect few other boards will miss. TechNewsWorld