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Hollywood elite to discuss kicking out Weinstein

Hollywood elite to discuss kicking out Weinstein

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is to hold an emergency meeting today to discuss throwing out Harvey Weinstein.The meeting will involve the Academy's 54-member board of governors and it comes as the filmmaker faces mounting sexual harassment, assault and rape accusations.The Academy has already described the allegations as "repugnant, abhorrent and antithetical" to its standards.Also meeting to discuss the scandal is the Producers' Guild of America, which will "consider disciplinary proceedings and the status of (Weinstein's) membership", a source told AFP.Image:The pair have been friends for 25 yearsThe meetings come after director and actor Quentin Tarantino said he is "stunned" and "heartbroken" about the allegations of sexual abuse and harassment surrounding Harvey Wein...
Malin Akerman announces engagement to Jack Donnelly

Malin Akerman announces engagement to Jack Donnelly

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Oct. 13 (UPI) -- Actress Malin Akerman announced her engagement to actor Jack Donnelly in an Instagram post on Friday.The Billions star shared a photo of herself with the British actor saying she and her 4-year-old son Sebastian are happy to welcome him as part of their family."This sweet and loving man has stepped into our lives and stole both our hearts! I think we're gonna keep him around for a while," she wrote.Akerman, 39, split from her ex-husband Roberto Zincone seven months after her son was born in 2013.Let's block ads! (Why?) Entertainment News - UPI.com
Weinstein claims: Amazon Studios boss suspended

Weinstein claims: Amazon Studios boss suspended

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Amazon Studios chief Roy Price has been suspended amid claims he "ignored" allegations Harvey Weinstein raped actress Rose McGowan.In a series of posts on Twitter, McGowan claimed she warned Price about the Hollywood producer, who has been accused of sexual harassment, assault and rape by a string of stars.In messages directed to Amazon chief executive Jeff Bezos, she said: "I told the head of your studio that HW raped me."Over & over I said it. He said it hadn't been proven. I said I was the proof."Image:Weinstein told photographers he was 'not doing OK':: Weinstein - More stars join list of accusersMcGowan added that Amazon Studios "called to say my show was dead" after she asked it "to do the right thing" over a tie-up with The Weinstein Company."I am calling on you to stop funding ...
Harvey Weinstein: US and UK police launch investigations

Harvey Weinstein: US and UK police launch investigations

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US and UK police have launched investigations into sexual assault allegations against the film producer Harvey Weinstein.The New York Police Department is looking into an allegation dating from 2004 and is reviewing whether there are any additional complaints.London's Met Police has received an allegation of sexual assault in the London area in the 1980s.Weinstein has "unequivocally denied" any allegations of non-consensual sex.The New York Police Department said it was "looking to speak" to an individual who had made an allegation dating from 2004.Assistant Commissioner J Peter Donald said: "Based on information referenced in published news reports, the NYPD is conducting a review to determine if there are any additional complaints relating to the Harvey Weinstein matter."No filed complai...
Oscars academy to hold talks on Harvey Weinstein

Oscars academy to hold talks on Harvey Weinstein

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The hosts of the Oscars are to hold emergency talks to consider the future role of film mogul Harvey Weinstein following claims of sexual misconduct.The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said the allegations of sexual assault against Weinstein were "repugnant".Bafta, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, has already suspended his membership.Weinstein strongly denies the allegations against him.In another development, police in New York told the BBC they were looking to speak to an individual regarding an allegation against Weinstein dating from 2004. The NYPD did not provide further details.The US academy, which has handed out 81 Oscars to films produced by Weinstein's Miramax studio and the Weinstein Company, said it would meet on Saturday to "discuss the allegations ...