Annnnnd the blows keep coming for Harvey Weinstein!
On Wednesday, it was reported that the University at Buffalo is petitioning to have the disgraced movie mogul's honorary degree revoked. This move comes amid the news of Weinstein's sexual misconduct scandal.
The university, where Harvey majored in English between 1969 and 1973, claims they've become "well aware" of the allegations made against Weinstein. Thus, the university has begun the process to remove the industry titan's honorary SUNY Doctorate of Humane Letters. The 65-year-old has had this degree since 2000.
It's said the final decision is made by the State University of New York board of trustees. Oof.
However, this isn't the only backlash Weinstein is facing in the wake of his controversial fall from grace. According to reports, Amazon, Apple, and Paramount are all distancing themselves from upcoming Weinstein projects in order avoid being associated with Harvey's impropriety.
Specifically, Amazon may pull out of the $160 million David O. Russell series starring Robert De Niro and Julianne Moore, as well as, the $75 million show The Romanoffs by Mad Men creator Matt Weiner. Amazon Entertainment's VP of Communications Craig Berman told The Hollywood Reporter:
"We are reviewing our options for the projects we have with The Weinstein Co."
It's unlikely that Amazon will completely pull out of The Romanoffs as it is already in production, but since Russell's series has already cost the streamer turned studio $40 million, the De Niro-led project may be canceled altogether.
As for Apple, they've already scrapped the 10 episode Elvis Presley project. Thankfully, it was only in the early stages of development. Paramount made a similar move as they dropped Harvey as an executive producer on the upcoming drama series Waco and Yellowstone. Weinstein's name has also been removed from the press materials and credits for the Trayvon Martin documentary, Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story.
It's safe to say that Harvey won't be walking any red carpets this awards season. Boy, bye!!
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Doctor Who finally has a female time lord!
In case you missed it on Sunday, the BBC show introduced Jodie Whittaker as the 13th Doctor with a short but amazing clip!
While it's certainly been a long time coming, there are many mixed feelings swirling on Twitter in the wake of the reveal. It seems like some fans care less about the Broadchurch starlet's abilities, but are disappointed in a female taking the lead.
Fortunately, not everyone feels that way, and are happy to shut down the sexist trolls with epic clapbacks!
Check out some of the reactions (below)!
Lot of folks who have never cared about Dr. Who before are suddenly very concerned. Maybe we should announce that climate change is a woman.
— Carol Hartsell (@carolrhartsell) July 16, 2017
Interesting how the Doctor Who casting announcement reflects real life issues such as time travel, as most comments about it date from 1534.
— Anwen (@Kyatic) July 16, 2017
"I just can't picture a female doctor!"
It's a fucking TV show mate, they provide the pictures for you
— Jon (@Kirioth) July 16, 2017
*Enters mind of someone who objects to woman taking role of Doctor Who*
Doctor Who a woman...
So I guess soon we'll see:
- female doctors
- female lawyers
- female politicians
— Julian (@nonsensninja) July 17, 2017
*Doctor Who literally breaks the laws of physics* - Oh yeah makes sense
Your dad thinks Dr Who being a woman spoils the realism of someone travelling space & time in a phonebox fighting bins with plungers on them
— Jonny Sharples (@JonnyGabriel) July 16, 2017
What do U think about Jodie's new role??
Such a sad thing to hear!
As we reported, on Saturday, Aaron Carter and his girlfriend Madison Parker were arrested in Habersham County, Georgia where the singer was charged with a DUI, possession of less than one ounce of weed, and possession of drug-related objects.
"If my own blood truly cared about my well-being, why wouldn't he call me directly and have a conversation instead of making this about him through a very public forum? That's not cool at all to use me for his PR and kick me while I am down. I love my family despite it through thick and thin."
Unfortunately, it seems there are bigger issues brewing in the Carter family.
On Monday, a source told US Weekly that Aaron is distant with his brood, and has "cut out" friends from his life. The insider revealed:
"He doesn't talk to his family very often and has cut out a lot of his old friends."
We just hope everything is okay!
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No, sadly, it's for something way less sexy -- copyright infringement. And not even for the nudie mag.
The Suicide Squad star's Paradox LLC is being sued for using the trademark of OMNI, the science magazine founded by Penthouse's Bob Guccione in 1978. Apparently there have been reports Leto is planning a science fiction anthology using the name OMNI.
The lawsuit argues that the use of the OMNI trademark is to purposely confuse potential viewers who might recognize the name and assume association with the classic magazine, which ran science fiction stories until shutting down in 1998. Co-defendant Jerrick Media, with whom Leto is partnering, says the lawsuit is "without merit."
Without dick pics, def. Without merit? That may be tougher to prove...
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We're loving this candid side of Brad Pitt.
It's been two weeks since the A-lister's tell-all interview with GQ Style made headlines, and it seems as though the father-of-six isn't done opening up in the press. For a recent interview with the Associated Press, the War Machine actor got frank about choosing to discuss his struggles with alcohol with the public.
In regards to confirming his drinking problem, the industry vet noted:
"I've got no secrets. I've got nothing to hide. We're human and I find the human condition very interesting. If we're not talking about it, then we're not getting better."
Nonetheless, after ALL that drama with the FBI and Child Protective Services, Brad claims he is focusing on "keeping the ship afloat" and "figuring out the new configuration of [their] family." The Hollywood hunk added:
''Kids are everything. Kids are your life. They're taking all the focus, as they should anyway."
And while seeing Pitt this vulnerable may off-put fans, the Fight Club alum assures his followers that he's in a healthy headspace. The 53-year-old explained:
"I'm not suicidal or something. There's still much beauty in the world and a lot of love. And a lot of love to be given. It's all right. It's just life."
Well that's good to hear. Hopefully this isn't the last candid interview we get from the Pitt-Jolie patriarch, because we're VVV into this "softer" Brad.
Keep doing you, bud!
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