Jennifer Lawrence Talks About Humiliating Audition Early On In Her Career

Oscar winner, Jennifer Lawrence talked about a humiliating audition that she went through early on her career as an actress while attending the Elle Women in Hollywood event on Monday, October 16.

“When I was much younger and starting out I was told by producers of a film to lose 15 pounds in two weeks,” Lawrence said. “A female producer had me do a nude line-up with five women who were much, much thinner than me. We all stood side-by-side with only [tape] covering our privates. After that degrading and humiliating line-up, the female producer told me I should use the naked photos of myself as inspiration for my diet.”

“I can laugh now, it’s OK,” she continued. “If at any point you’re wondering, ‘Why didn’t I stick up for myself?’ I tried. I asked to speak to a producer about the unrealistic diet regime and he replied by saying he didn’t know why everyone thought I was so fat. He thought I was perfectly f—kable.”

Lawrence, who did not reveal the name of the producer or director, said she felt like she had no other choice. “I let myself get treated a certain way because I felt like I had to for my career. I was young and walking that fine line of sticking up for myself without being called difficult, which they did call me, but I believe the word they used was ‘nightmare,'” she said. “Every human being, no matter how successful they are, should have the power to be treated with respect because they’re human. … In a dream world, everyone is treated with the exact same level of respect, but until we reach that goal, I will lend my ear, I will lend my voice to any boy, girl, man or woman who does not feel like they can protect themselves.”

The Hunger Games star spoke out about her own experience after praising all the women for coming forward with their personal stories, amid the Harvey Weinstein scandal.

“It’s so fundamental to the female experience to be mistreated and feel ashamed of it or worse, to be made to feel ashamed, but thanks to the women before us who [have] fought for our right to vote, for our right to choose, we are now living in a somewhat confused world, but confused isn’t bad, confused is progress,” said Lawrence, who was one of eight honorees at the event.

 

Carrie Fisher Once Sent a Cow’s Tongue to Producer Who Sexually Assaulted Her Friend

A heroic princess in real life, too! Star War’s Carrie Fisher once sent a cow’s tongue to a predatory producer after he sexually assaulted her friend, screenwriter Heather Ross.

During an interview with 94.9 MIXfm, Ross revealed that an unnamed Award-winning producer climbed on top of her in a car and allegedly began making unwanted sexual advances. The screenwriter said that she pushed the producer off her, but as she got away the man shouted, “You’ll never make a movie in my town … Get the F out of my car!”

Later, the writer confided in Fisher, who took matters into her own hands. “About two weeks later, she sent me a message online and said, ‘I just saw [him] at Sony Studios. I knew he would probably be there, so I went to his office and personally delivered a Tiffany box wrapped with a white bow,'” Ross said about the actress, known for her iconic role as Princess Leia, who died at the age of 60 in December 2016 after suffering cardiac arrest.

“I asked her what was inside and she said, ‘It was a cow tongue from Jerry’s Famous Deli in Westwood with a note that said, ‘If you ever touch my darling Heather or any other woman again, the next delivery will be something of yours in a much smaller box!'” Ross said.

“It felt validating to know … this woman who I love as a friend was not just a fake Hollywood friend. That’s who she was,” she continued. “She spoke out and put things out there in your face.”

Though the screenwriter did not name the producer, she said he was not Harvey Weinstein.

This revelation comes amid Weinstein’s scandal. The infamous Hollywood producer accussed by more than 30 women of sexual assault and harassment, has since been fired from The Weinstein Company and removed from the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences. In addition, the former executive’s wife, Marchesa designer Georgina Chapman, has left him.

Michael Fassbender And Alicia Vikander Got Married In Private Ibiza Ceremony

A pair of talented and red hot actors have officially tied the knot! Oscar winner Alicia Vikander and Michael Fassbender got married in a secret ceremony in Ibiza, according to sources.

The couple exchanged vows at the luxurious La Granja farmstead resort surrounded by friends and family. Before the ceremony, the two stars were spotted hanging out with friends and family over the weekend after arriving from Paris last week, with the Swedish actress wearing a white, summery gown with matching heart sunglasses

Academy Award winner director, Steve McQueen, who directed Fassbender in 2011’s Shame, was also photographed at the celebration. In recent photos, the newly minted husband and wife were seen wearing bands on their left hands as they dined with groups of guests.

Over the summer rumors swirled that the actors had gotten engaged, but neither reps confirmed the news.

The actors met in 2014 on the set of their film The Light Between Oceans, based on a 2013 psychological thriller novel by M. L. Stedman, in which the actors played a married couple. The couple remained low-key and tight-lipped about their relationship

While promoting the movie, the couple talked in an interview about the importance of keeping their relationship private. “I think we’ve made a clear statement that we keep certain things just between us,” Vikander said. “It was very easy to unite, but that’s quite personal.”

When asked how they’re able to keep their personal lives out of the spotlight compared with other stars, Fassbender simply said: “But that’s other people. Each to their own. I’m not going to talk about my private life with a total stranger, unless I feel like I need to. Why would I? I don’t.”

Fassbender and Vikander made their public debut as a couple at the Golden Globes in 2016, where the actor shared that he was “very proud” of his girlfriend’s success. At that time, Vikander was a double nominee for her performances in The Danish Girl and Ex Machina.

Alyssa Milano Starts “Me Too” movement to Spread Awareness of Sexual Abuse and Harassment

After many users took part of the #WomenBoycottTwitter protest, actress Alyssa Milano returned to the plataform with a simple phrase to show the grand scale of sexual abuse and harassment.

The Charmed actress tweeted a card asking people to speak out about being sexually harassed or abused by replying or quoting her tweet with the sentence “Me Too.”

“Me Too,” the Project Runway judge shared on her official account. “Suggested by a friend: ‘If all the women who have been sexually harassed or assaulted wrote ‘Me too’ as a status, we might give people a sense of the magnitude of the problem.”

The movement happened amid the Harvey Weinstein scandal, the infamous Hollywood producer who has been accused of sexual misconduct and rape by multiple women.

Milano’s tweet has already been retweeted at least 12,000 times and had received at least 34,000 replies. Many actresses, writers, journalist, hosts and many more users of the social plataform have shared their own experiences and responded to Milano’s tweet, including Debra Messing, Anna Paquin, Sophia Bush.

Although her Charmed co-star Rose McGowan was mentioned in the investigative report done by The New York Times detailing all the allegations and she has accused Weinstein of rape, Milano didn’t initially release a statement because of her close relationship with Weinstein’s now ex Georgina Chapman.

Nevertheles, the actress did finally speak out with an article about her thoughts on the Weinstein scandal, published on her website.

“While I am sickened and angered over the disturbing accusations of Weinstein’s sexual predation and abuse of power, I’m happy – ecstatic even – that it has opened up a dialogue around the continued sexual harassment, objectification and degradation of women,” the actress wrote. “To the women who have suffered any form of abuse of power, I stand beside you. To the women who have come forward against a system that is designed to keep you silent, I stand in awe of you and appreciate you and your fortitude. It is not easy to disclose such experiences, especially in the public eye. Your strength will inspire others. Thank you, thank you, thank you, for fighting this battle so hopefully my daughter won’t have to.”

Quentin Tarantino has broken his silence on the Harvey Weinstein allegations

Writer and director Quentin Tarantino said that he was “heartbroken” over the countless allegations of sexual harassment and rape against his longtime producer and supporter Harvey Weinstein.

Tarantino,  one of the few men from Weinstein’s inner circle -which included Matt Damon and Ben Affleck- who hadn’t addressed the accusations of sexual assault and abuse against the Hollywood fillm producer, released a statement through his friend, actress and director Amber Tamblyn‘s Twitter account.

“For the last week I’ve been stunned and heartbroken about the revelations that have come to light about my friend for 25 years Harvey Weinstein,” the statement said.

“I need a few more days to process my pain, emotions, anger and memory and then I will speak publicly about it,” he added.

Tamblyn said she had a “long dinner” with Tarantino and he asked her to share the statement regarding Weinstein. The actress then stated that she would be signing off Twitter as part of the #WomenBoycottTwitter, a protest against twitter’s measure against Rose McGowen’s account, one of Weinstein’s alleged victims.

Tarantino work with Weinstein almost during his entire career, starting with “Pulp Fiction” in 1994 which was nominated for several Oscars, including best picture and best director. Tarantino won the Oscar for writing the original screenplay.. The renowned director’s most recent film with the Weinstein Co. was “The Hateful Eight” in 2015. Tarantino’s 2012 flick “Django Unchained” is the Weinstein Company’s highest grossing movie, raking in a gross of nearly $163 million.

Weinstein was also expected to work with Tarantino on his upcoming Charles Manson film focused on the Tate family murders.

It was reported last month that the now disgraced film producer threw an engagement party for the famous director after it was revealed he proposed to girlfriend, singer, actress and model Daniella Pick.

Patricia Arquette Details Uncomfortable Experience With Oliver Stone

Oscar winner, Patricia Arquette took to Twitter to share an uncomfortable past experience she had with director Oliver Stone.

“Years ago Oliver Stone wanted me to do a movie. We talked about the Material which was very sexual. The meeting was professional.” Arquette, 49, wrote. “Then I received from him long stem jungle roses. It’s not uncommon to receive flowers but something about them felt weird. I ignored it.”

“Then his assistant called to make sure it got them. I thanked them. He then invited me to a screening of Natual [sic] Born Killers,” she continued. “Something felt weird so I asked my boyfriend to go with me. The room was packed. Oliver stopped me coming out of the bathroom. He said ‘Why did you bring him?’ I said ‘Why is it a problem I brought him? It shouldn’t be a problem. Think about THAT Oliver.’”

 

The actress added: “Anyway never heard about the movie again & didn’t care to.”

Arquette’s comments come right after former Playboy model Carrie Stevens disclose that she was allegedly sexually harassed in the past by Stone. After Stone declined to condemn Harvey Weinstein’s behavior amid allegations that the former studio head sexually harassed and assaulted several women, the model shared her experience. Responding to a Hollywood Reporter story titled “Oliver Stone on Harvey Weinstein: ‘It’s Not Easy What He’s Going Through,’” Stevens revealed her alleged past interaction with Stone.

“When I heard about Harvey, I recalled Oliver walking past me & grabbing my boob as he walked out the front door of a party,” she wrote. “Two of a kind!”

The model added: “First person I thought of…and here he is. Figures.”

Stone commented on the allegations of sexual assault against Weinstein at the Busan Film Festival. “I’m a believer that you wait until this thing gets to trial,” he said. “I believe a man shouldn’t be condemned by a vigilante system. It’s not easy what he’s going through either.”

But later on, the JFK director clarified his remarks regarding the accusations against the producer in a statement. “I’ve been travelling for the last couple of days and wasn’t aware of all the women who came out to support the original story in the New York Times. After looking at what has been reported in many publications over the last couple of days, I’m appalled and commend the courage of the women who’ve stepped forward to report sexual abuse or rape.”

Makeup Artist Annamarie Tendler Accuses Ben Affleck of Past Misconduct

Makeup artist Annamarie Tendler claims that Ben Affleck inappropriately touched her at a Hollywood party three years ago.

“I would also love to get an apology from Ben Affleck who grabbed my ass at a Golden Globes party in 2014,” Tendler wrote on Twitter, referencing Affleck’s apology for inappropriately groping actress Hilarie Burton in 2003 during a taping of MTV’s TRL. “He walked by me, cupped my butt and pressed his finger into my crack. I guess he tried to play it like he was politely moving me out of the way and oops touched my butt instead of my lower back?”

Tendler, who is the author of the book The Daily Face, and is married to comedian John Mulaney, added, “Like most women in these situations I didn’t say anything but I have thought a lot about what I’d say if I ever saw him again.”

TV writer Jen Statsky, who has written for huge network comedies like Broad City and Parks and Recreation, seemed to support the artist’s claims in a tweet.

“I was also at this party and *multiple* friends had this same exact experience,” she tweeted in response to Tendler’s claim.

This comes right after Affleck tweeted a simple apology to Burton after the former One Tree Hill star, opened up via twitter about the 2003 incident with the Academy Award winner, which occurred during a Total Request Live back when Burton was a host and Affleck a guest.

“I didn’t forget … I was a kid,” Burton wrote in response to a twitter user who accused the actor and director of being hypocritical after he released an statement against Harvey Weinstein amid the sexual abuse and harassment allegations against the former Miramax founder.

Burton shared outtakes from the TRL episode, in which she talked about the incident with Affleck at the time. “He comes over and tweaks my left boob,” she explained in the clip.

Twitter Temporarily Locks Rose McGowan’s Account

Actress and director Rose McGowan‘s twitter account was temporarily locked after an alleged violation of the plataform’s terms of service.

The actress, who was among the women named in a New York Times investigative report alleging sexual misconduct by Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, has been tweeting about the scandal since it broke.

“TWITTER HAS SUSPENDED ME. THERE ARE POWERFUL FORCES AT WORK. BE MY VOICE. #ROSEARMY,” the Charmed actress posted on Instagram along with a picture of the notification she received from Twitter, saying that it was “determined that this account had violated the Twitter Rules, so we temporarily limited some of your account features.”

TWITTER HAS SUSPENDED ME. THERE ARE POWERFUL FORCES AT WORK. BE MY VOICE. #ROSEARMY #whywomendontreport

A post shared by Rose McGowan (@rosemcgowan) on

Weinstein was fired from the company after several women came forward alleging he had harassed them. More accusations, including alleged rape and abuse, have since came to light.

The suspension left McGowan unable to tweet for 12 hours but it was later unlocked by twitter. Later on, the company released a statement explaining the reasons behind the measure.

“We have been in touch with Ms. McGowan’s team,” Twitter said in a tweet. “We want to explain that her account was temporarily locked because one of her Tweets included a private phone number, which violates of our Terms of Service.”

“Twitter is proud to empower and support the voices on our platform, especially those that speak truth to power,” the social media site said. “We stand with the brave women and men who use Twitter to share their stories, and will work hard every day to improve our processes to protect those voices.”

Ever since the reports were published, McGowan has been explicitly calling for the resignation of the Weinstein Company board members and called out Matt Damon and Ben Affleck specifically for their close relation with Weinstein.

Both actors released statements explaining that they didn’t know about any of the claims of sexual abuse, but the actress alleged that the Oscar winners -along with major figures in entertainment- were without a doubt aware of Harvey Weinstein’s alleged crimes and behavior.

Many actors and directors, including Jessica Chastain and Paul Feig, addressed Twitter for the actions taken against McGowen, calling the harsh measure a double standard, given that Donald Trump’s account has threatened with nuclear war and other incendiary messages and it has never been suspended or temporarily locked.

 

Eminem Slams Donald Trump in Freestyle Rap at BET Hip Hop Awards

Eminem took a stand against Donald Trump. The rapper dedicated a nearly five-minute freestyle routine solely to the former Celebrity Apprentice host and his policies in a taped segment that aired at  the 2017 BET Hip Hop Awards.

The Grammy winner tackled everything from Trump’s stance on inmigration and his failure at disaster relief. It also talks about his recent controversy with the NFL players taking a knee during the national anthem as a peaceful form of protest against police’s unfair treatment of African Americans.

“Plus, he gets an enormous reaction/ When he attacks the NFL so we focus on that/Instead of talking Puerto Rico or gun reform for Nevada,” he raps in the video shot in Detroit. “All these horrible tragedies and he’s bored and would rather/ Cause a Twitter storm with the Packers.”

“Now, if you’re a black athlete / You’re a spoiled little brat / For tryna use your platform or your stature / To try to give those a voice who don’t have one,” Eminem continued to rap. “He says, ‘You’re spittin’ in the face of vets who fought for us, you bastards’ / Unless, you’re a POW who was tortured and battered / ‘Cause to him, you’re zeros / ‘Cause he don’t like his war heroes captured / That’s not disrespecting the military.”

Eminem didn’t hold back when accusing Trump of increasing the tension between himself and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the risk of potentially driving both nations to nuclear war.

“We better give Obama props/’Cause what we got in office now is a kamikaze/That will probably cause a nuclear holocaust/While the drama pops,” The Real Slim Shady singer says. “And he waits for s–t to quiet down/He’ll just gas his plane up and fly around/Till the bombing stops.”

Eminem also made it clear that his fans would have to make a choice between himself and the failed business man. “Any fan of mine who’s a supporter of his/ I’m drawing in the sand a line: you’re either for or against,” he says. “And if you can’t decide who you like more and you’re split on who you should stand beside/ I’ll do it for it for you with this/F–k you.”

Harvey Weinstein and Georgina Chapman Split Amid His Sexual Harassment Scandal

Harvey Weinstein and his wife of 10 years, designer Georgina Chapman, have split amid his sexual harassment scandal.

“My heart breaks for all the women who have suffered tremendous pain because of these unforgivable actions,” the Marchesa designer said in a statement. “I have chosen to leave my husband. Caring for my young children is my first priority and I ask the media for privacy at this time.”

The couple, who married in 2007 have two children together.

Chapman’s announcement comes less than a week after the New York Times published an in-depth investigative report where several women came forward and claimed sexual misconduct allegations against Harvey.

 Ashley Judd and Rose McGowan were some of his alleged victims but after the story broke, more women have come forward with allegations of sexual assault and rape, including Oscar winners Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie, Mira Sorvino and Italian actress and director Asia Argento, who gave a detailed account of her sexual abuse.

Weinstein took a leave of absence from the company the day the story broke but was subsequently fired by his own company on Sunday, October 8.

When the first allegations came to light, Weinstein  said in an interview that his wife was standing by him.

“She stands 100 percent behind me. Georgina and I have talked about this at length. We went out with Lisa Bloom last night when we knew the article was coming out,” he said. “Georgina will be with Lisa and others kicking my ass to be a better human being and to apologize to people for my bad behavior, to say I’m sorry, and to absolutely mean it.” Recently, Lisa Bloom, her attorney at the time, announced her resignation as advisor to Harvey.

Numerous stars have spoken out against Weinstein, including actors George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Viola Davis, Ewan McGregor, Lin Manuel-Miranda, Jessica Chastain, Jennifer Lawrence, directors Ryan Coogler, Kevin Smith, Judd Appatow, studio heads such as Disney’s Michael Eisner and many more.