• Al Michaels apologizes for Harvey Weinstein joke during 'Sunday Night Football'

    NBC sportscaster Al Michaels apologized for making a joke about Harvey Weinstein during "Sunday Night Football." The New York Giants, who were playing the Denver Broncos, came into the game winless and with a star receiver injured. During the third quarter, Michaels said, "Let's face it, the Giants are coming off of a worse week than Harvey Weinstein, and they're up by 14 points." Cris Collinsworth, Michaels' partner on the broadcast, chuckled at the line and said, "Only my L.A. guy comes up with that one." "All you have to do is read the papers -- any paper," Michaels responded. Later in the broadcast, Michaels said he was "a little flip about somebody obviously very much in the news all over

  • Harvey Weinstein scandal: Another legal team shakeup, more fallout ahead

    Hollywood is saying good riddance to Harvey Weinstein. So now what? Weinstein is laying low, not commenting on his expulsion from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. His former company is trying to stay afloat. And his attorneys are bracing for criminal investigations and lawsuits. Meanwhile, even more women are coming forward with allegations of sexual harassment and assault by Weinstein. Police in London are investigating reports by two women. Actors and producers, as well as advocates outside the industry, are asking how the recent revelations can translate to meaningful change for women in the entertainment business. On CNN's "Reliable Sources," former The Hollywood Reporter

  • Courtney Love warned women about Harvey Weinstein

    (CNN)A video of Courtney Love warning young actresses about Harvey Weinstein has been burning up the internet. The video, which was first surfaced by TMZ, was shot in 2005 on the red carpet for the Pamela Anderson Comedy Central Roast. Love is asked if she has any advice for "a young girl moving to Hollywood." Love first hesitates and says, "I'll get libeled if I say it." "If Harvey Weinstein invites you to a private party in the Four Seasons [hotel] don't go," Love says. Weinstein is now the subject of allegations from several women, ranging from harassment to rape. Weinstein, through a spokesperson, has "unequivocally" denied "any allegations of non-consensual sex." Love tweeted on Saturday

  • Mayim Bialik responds to 'victim blaming' backlash

    "I have always had an uncomfortable relationship with being employed in an industry that profits on the objectification of women," she wrote. "Though pressure to 'be like the pretty girls' started long before I entered Hollywood, I quickly learned even as a preteen actress that young girls with doe eyes and pouty lips who spoke in a high register were favored for roles by the powerful men who made those decisions." The actress went on to write about following the example of her first-generation American parents who warned her of the dangers of Hollywood. "My mom didn't let me wear makeup or get manicures," Bialik wrote. "She encouraged me to be myself in audition rooms, and I followed my mother's

  • Harvey Weinstein off Weinstein Company board of directors

    Harvey Weinstein is off the Weinstein Company board of directors. The departure foreshadows further changes at the crippled movie and TV studio, including a possible sale. His resignation came during a Tuesday morning board of directors meeting. For many years Weinstein was synonymous with the company, which he co-founded with his brother Bob Weinstein. But all that changed after an investigation by The New York Times detailed a decades-long pattern of alleged harassment by Weinstein. On October 8, Bob and the rest of the board members fired him. That meant Weinstein lost his co-chair job running part of the studio on a daily basis. He remained on the board -- but not for long. A spokesman for

  • FCC chair Ajit Pai says it can't revoke TV licenses, despite Trump threat

    President Trump tweeted last week that licenses for TV networks airing what he calls "fake" news "must be challenged and, if appropriate, revoked." Ajit Pai, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission that handles licensing, says he doesn't have the authority to do that. On Tuesday Pai made his first public remarks about Trump's threatening tweets. "I believe in the First Amendment. The FCC under my leadership will stand for the First Amendment," Pai said in an appearance at George Mason University. Pai just stated the obvious -- but it was newsworthy because he hadn't said anything for nearly a week. "Under the law, the FCC does not have the authority to revoke a license of a broadcast

  • John Oliver calls out the Academy

    The host of "Last Week Tonight" criticized the Academy for only stripping Harvey Weinstein of his membership and ignoring its other controversial members.