Harvey Weinstein accused of rape, sued

Harvey Weinstein accused of rape, sued Los Angeles, Nov 15 : Another case of rape was filed against disgraced Hollywood magnate Harvey Weinstein. The allegation was filed by an anonymous actor who accused Weinstein of sexual misconduct and rape on two separate incidents, which occurred in 2015 and 2016 respectively, according to People Magazine. The court documents were filed by the lawyer Gloria Allred, who also represents another victim of Weinstein in another case. The actor, named Jane Doe in the court documents, claims to have met the Hollywood producer…

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Luc Besson to helm ‘The French Detective’ pilot

Luc Besson to helm ‘The French Detective’ pilot Los Angeles, Nov 15 : Luc Besson will lead a pilot of “The French Detective” for ABC studio. Oscar winner Jean Dujardin will star the pilot, who also marks the director’s debut for Besson, Variety reported. ABC recently acquired rights for James Patterson’s “The French Detective”, which follows detective Luc Moncrief, who moves to the United States and joins the New York Police Department. Dujardin, who also makes his television debut in the United States, will play the role of Moncrief in…

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Garret Dillahunt joins ‘Fear the Walking Dead’

Garret Dillahunt joins ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ Los Angeles, Nov 15 : “Fear the Walking Dead” has added Garret actor Dillahunt to his ranks for the fourth season. “The Last House Left” was earlier in the fight for Negan’s role on “The Walking Dead”, which went to Jeffrey Dean Morgan, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The details of Dillahunt’s role have not been revealed but he joins the show as a regular series. “Fear the Walking Dead” also includes Kim Dickens, Frank Dillane, Alycia Debnam-Carey, Mercedes Mason, Colman Domingo and…

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Kevin Bacon to star in Showtime drama pilot ‘City on a Hill’

Kevin Bacon to star in Showtime drama pilot ‘City on a Hill’ Los Angeles, Nov 14 : Actors Kevin Bacon and Aldis Hodge joined the cast of the next Showtime pilot “City on a Hill”. The one-hour drama, with Ben Affleck and Matt Damon among its executive producers, is a fictional narrative of a real-time story in Boston history that took the name “Boston Miracle,” reported Variety. The story revolves around District Attorney Decourcy Ward (Hodge), who comes from Brooklyn and forms an unlikely alliance with a corrupt but venerated…

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Foo Fighters’ Cal Jam fest to return in 2018

Foo Fighters’ Cal Jam fest to return in 2018 Los Angeles, Nov 14 : The rock band Foo Fighters will be back for the California Jam Festival (Cal Jam) in 2018, after having successfully relaunched it this year in October. The festival will be back in San Bernardino, Calif., Glen Helen Regional Park and Park on October 5 and 6, 2018, organizers said, Variety reported. Foo Fighters will once again serve as headliners with additional acts, which have yet to be announced. This year, the Foo Fighters tour of North…

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“Morbius: The Living Vampire” in works at Sony

“Morbius: The Living Vampire” in works at Sony Los Angeles, Nov 14 : Sony is planning a spin-off on Nemesis Spiderman’s “Morbius: The Living Vampire” after “Venom”. The studio is in talks with “Power Rangers” writers Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless to write the script for the Morbius-based untitled project, reported Variety. Michael Morbius was a Nobel laureate biochemist who tried to cure a rare blood disease by using an experimental treatment that combines electroshock therapy and vampire bats. However, the results were catastrophic and he developed vampiric qualities. The…

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Jennifer and Ashley Tisdale to produce Joanna Quraishi comedy

Jennifer and Ashley Tisdale to produce Joanna Quraishi comedy Los Angeles, Nov 14 : Sisters Jennifer and Ashley Tisdale will produce a hybrid comedy under development at CBS. Written by Joanna Quraishi, the untitled project would follow a thousand-year-old woman exploring Middle Eastern culture and her father’s family, Variety reports. The Tisdales will produce executive productions through their Blondie Girl productions. Blondie Girl will be producing in association with Warner Bros. Television. Quraishi recently wrote for CBS sitcom “Kevin Can Wait”. Her other writing credits include “Part Timers”, “Weird Loners”,…

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‘One Tree Hill’ team accuses creator Mark Schwahn of sexual harrasment

‘One Tree Hill’ team accuses creator Mark Schwahn of sexual harrasment Los Angeles, Nov 14 : Writer Mark Schwahn has been accused of sexual harassment by actors and the team from the 2003 hit show “One Tree Hill”. The stars of the CW series, whose actors Sophia Bush, Hilarie Burton and Bethany Joy Lenz, have issued a joint statement in support of writer Audrey Wauchope, who has resumed on Twitter the harassment of the 51-year-old creator without naming him. The Hollywood Reporter’s statement said: “Mark Schwahn’s behavior during the One…

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Sam Mendes exits Disney’s ‘Pinocchio’

Sam Mendes exits Disney’s ‘Pinocchio’ Los Angeles, Nov 14 : Sam Mendes chose not to direct Disney’s live action movie “Pinocchio”. The film, based on the famous 1940 cartoon, is being shot at Disney with writer Chris Weitz writing the screenplay, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The 52-year-old director was in negotiations to direct the film. The story revolves around a wooden puppet who dreams of becoming a real boy. Mendes’ most recent film was the James Bond episode “Specter”, and he currently directs the West End play “The Ferryman”.

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Ashley Judd to pen a new memoir

Ashley Judd to pen a new memoir New York, Nov 13 : Actress Ashley Judd, one of the first people to get involved in Harvey Weinstein’s sexual misconduct, will write a new memoir detailing her experiences in the industry. In her first memoir, “All That Is Bitter & Sweet,” a 49-year-old actress spoke about her dysfunctional childhood and her struggle with depression. She also revealed that she was molested by an older man when she was a child. Judd recently reported on his meeting with Weinstein in the first New…

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