Woody Allen, who called the sexual assault and harassment allegations directed at Harvey Weinstein, "very sad for everybody involved" in a BBC interview over the weekend, is now clarifying his remarks. "When I said I felt sad for Harvey Weinstein I thought it was clear the meaning was because he is a sad, sick man," Allen said in a statement obtained by CNN on Monday. "I was surprised it was treated differently. Lest there be any ambiguity, this statement clarifies my intention and feelings." Weinstein is facing dozens of allegations that include sexual assault and rape. Allen called the situation "tragic for the poor women that were involved, sad for Harvey that [his] life is so messed up" in
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
"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
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
(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
(CNN)Late-night host James Corden apologized for jokes he made about Harvey Weinstein, the disgraced producer who is the target of a growing number of sexual harassment and abuse accusations. Corden told the jokes Friday at a gala hosted by amfAR, the Foundation for AIDS Research -- and he took to Twitter Sunday for his mea culpa.