Tag: Hollywood

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Actors Union Demands End to Hotel Room Auditions

The Screen Actors Guild‐American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) has called for an end to auditions in private hotel rooms or houses in response to the recent wave of sexual harassment allegations across the industry.

This image released by CBS shows disabled actor Daryl Mitchell in a scene from “NCIS: New Orleans.” Mitchell, who is paralyzed as a result of a motorcycle accident in 2001, has starred in a variety of films and TV series. He is currently a series regular on the “NCIS” spin-off …

Hollywood’s Sudden Diversity Push Snubs Actors with Disabilities

The disheartening experience reflects the broader picture for many actors with disabilities, whose progress in Hollywood has lagged behind that of other minority performers demanding to be seen and hired. The reasons are complex, insiders and observers say, including unfounded concerns about added production costs, disability stereotypes and an industry clinging to entrenched habits.

Clouds are shown over the iconic Hollywood sign Thursday Feb. 27, 2014 in Los Angeles. Southern California got an overnight soaking Thursday as residents prepared for a second, more powerful storm that could bring heavier rain and prompted fears of mudslides in communities along fire-scarred foothills. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

Box Office Suffers Worst March in Years

Hollywood is suffering one of the worst domestic March downturns in its recent history, according to the latest box office figures.

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Saudi Crown Prince Meets with U.S. Entertainment and Tech Executives

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrived in New York City on Monday for the beginning of a U.S. tour that will take him through Seattle and Silicon Valley to Hollywood, as he meets with media and tech leaders to talk up Saudi investments and follow up on at least one recent massive purchase: his acquisition of a $400 million stake in Hollywood talent agency WME/Endeavor.

Keala Settle performs "This Is Me" from "The Greatest Showman" at the Oscars on Sunday, March 4, 2018, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Watch Oscar’s Shark-Jumping PC Moment: ‘This Is Me’

One of the most woke moments at Sunday’s 90th Academy Awards saw Keala Settle sing the song ‘This is Me’ from the film The Greatest Showman, with the stage being filled with people representing nearly every walk of life.

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Exclusive — Conservative Leaders Demand Jeff Sessions Intervene in Disney-Fox Merger over ‘Harmful and Explicit Content’ Concerns

Several top conservative movement leaders are pressing Attorney General Jeff Sessions to intervene in a proposed Disney merger with 21st Century Fox over concerns that the resulting essentially monopolistic control of content creation in one company would produce even more “harmful and explicit content” inappropriate for children and families.

Participants march against sexual assault and harassment at the #MeToo March in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles on Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

Cassie Jaye on #MeToo: ‘Falsely Accused People Are Victims, Too’

“We all need to recognize that falsely accused people are victims, too,” said Cassie Jaye of persons — mostly men — who are falsely accused of committing sexual misconduct. She made her comments within a broader discussion on feminism and associated #MeToo narratives.

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Walmart to Air All-Female Directed Oscars Ads

Retail giant Walmart will run a series of ads during the Oscars for the second consecutive year, with the projects being helmed by only female directors.

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Republican Candidate Scrutinized for Role in Gay ‘Porn’ Films

Soap opera star and Calvin Klein underwear model Antonio Sabato Jr., a candidate for Congress in California, is under fire for participating in a movie role that shows him simulating sex with a man and for appearing nude — both of which, critics and rivals say, disqualify him from representing the Republican Party.

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Poll: Oprah Beats Trump 48-38 with Likely Voters in 2020 Election

President Trump said that he liked Oprah Winfrey and didn’t believe she would run for president in 2020, when he spoke with reporters on Tuesday. Though he did express confidence if Winfrey did run, saying: “Yeah I’ll beat Oprah. Oprah would be a lot of fun.”