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Asia Argento reportedly paid off a sexual assault accuser

Asia Argento, an Italian actress and director at the forefront of the #MeToo movement, reportedly paid off a sexual assault accuser. The New York Times reports Argento paid $380,000 to 22-year-old actor Jimmy Bennett, after he claimed that he was sexually assaulted by her in a California hotel room. SEE ALSO: Kevin Spacey’s ‘Billionaire Boys...CONTINUE READING

Kevin Spacey’s ‘Billionaire Boys Club’ opened to $126 — and no, that isn’t a typo

Yes, you read that rightBillionaire Boys Club, starring Kevin Spacey, made just $126 at the box office during its opening weekend.  The film opened Friday in only 10 theaters in the U.S.  Despite its all star cast — including Ansel Elgort, Taron Egerton, Emma Roberts, Jeremy Irvine, Cary Elwes, Judd Nelson, and Billie Lourd —...CONTINUE READING

‘Murphy Brown’ revival to take on Donald Trump and #MeToo

The revival of popular 1990s sitcom Murphy Brown has kicked off filming and we’re beginning to learn more about the topical nature of the show, including plans to directly address the #MeToo movement and plenty about Donald Trump’s attacks on the press. SEE ALSO: ‘Murphy Brown’ returns to save us from the fake news of...CONTINUE READING

Miss Massachusetts returns her crown after pageant mocks #MeToo movement

Pro tip to bad comedians everywhere: If you’re thinking of making fun of the #MeToo movement, don’t. You’re guaranteed to bomb harder than you’re already bombing. The host of the Miss Massachusetts pageant learned that the hard way this weekend, after a pageant contestant, Maude Gorman, returned the crown she earned for Plymouth county. For...CONTINUE READING

Donald Trump mocked #MeToo and said Elizabeth Warren should take a DNA test. She is not amused.

Elizabeth Warren thinks it’s high time Donald Trump stops obsessing over her genes. On Thursday, after the president brought up Warren’s Native American heritage again at a Montana campaign rally, saying he’d like her to take a DNA test to prove her ancestry, Warren replied via Twitter criticizing his administration’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy and...CONTINUE READING

Guy Pearce says Kevin Spacey was ‘handsy’ while filming ‘LA Confidential’

Guy Pearce has spoken about his time working with Kevin Spacey, saying the actor was “handsy” on the set of L.A. Confidential. The Australian actor vaguely spoke to his experience with his co-star, who has been accused of multiple instances of sexual misconduct and abuse, on Andrew Denton’s Interview on Tuesday.  SEE ALSO: The ‘Arrested Development’...CONTINUE READING

Oprah calls for people to ‘lean to the happiness’ after #MeToo

It’s sometimes hard to view the times we’re living in as anything other than dark.  But, Oprah Winfrey wants people to be positive about the post #MeToo and #TimesUp era.  SEE ALSO: Did you catch Oprah’s secret cameo in ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’? In an interview in the August issue of British Vogue, Oprah said: “People...CONTINUE READING

Terry Crews won’t be in ‘Expendables 4’ because a producer tried to silence him on his sexual assault

A popular excuse for not believing survivors of sexual assault is the bizarre misconception that speaking out somehow benefits survivors.  But actor Terry Crews — who has been one of the most vital and fearless voices of the #MeToo movement since the beginning — showed a very real, tangible cost to speaking out Tuesday. He...CONTINUE READING

Cameron Esposito’s ‘Rape Jokes’ comedy special is a challenge to do better

In 2012, Daniel Tosh made a rape joke during a standup set in California. A woman in the audience stood up and had a problem with it, being a victim of sexual assault herself. Tosh saw a heckler, and reacted immediately. He said “Wouldn’t it be funny if that girl got raped by like, five...CONTINUE READING

Why it matters that ‘Younger’ talked #MeToo

Warning: Spoilers for Season 5, Episode 1 of Younger. Younger, TV Land’s quietly brilliant comedy, is back for Season 5 and making some serious changes.  In the post #MeToo world, creator Darren Star felt a responsibility to revisit some former problematic plot lines in the show, kicking off the new season by shining the spotlight...CONTINUE READING
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