• 'SNL' takes on Harvey Weinstein

    Even though "Saturday Night Live" didn't have someone play Harvey Weinstein, the scandal surrounding the Hollywood mogul was a focus for the NBC sketch series on Saturday night. "SNL" put on an actress round table on sexual harassment in Hollywood sketch that included Leslie Jones' Viola Davis, Cecily Strong's Marion Cotillard and Kate McKinnon playing an old Hollywood starlet named Debette Goldry. "I did have one meeting with Harvey," McKinnon's Goldry said. "I was invited to his hotel room and when I arrived he was naked, hanging upside down from a monkey bar. He tried to trick me into thinking his genitals were actually his face. It almost worked. The resemblance is uncanny." The leader of

  • Sheridan Smith talks about her 'out of control' anxiety

    Sheridan Smith has been speaking about her "out of control" anxiety and depression that affected her last year. The 36-year-old had to pull out of her West End show Funny Girl for several months because of stress and exhaustion. She says her Dad's cancer diagnosis acted as a trigger as well. He died in December 2016. Speaking to Culture magazine, she explained how she struggled to get any enjoyment out of her work. "So you think, 'That's it, this is me. I'm unlovable, I'm inauthentic,'" she says. "You're constantly worrying you're not going to be as good as people think you should be. "When you have that degree of anxiety, you can't just pull yourself together and you can't explain it. It just

  • 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

  • Paolo Nutini scholarship announced

    A Paolo Nutini songwriting scholarship has been announced by the University of the West of Scotland (UWS). Open to students from anywhere in the world, the first recipient will be chosen in time for the academic year starting in autumn 2018. The scholarship will allow the successful student to take part in the UWS Masters programme. The Paisley-born singer is funding the scholarship and will contribute to a workshop for students. Course leader David Scott said: "Our Masters in Music is always full of talented young people, and this initiative will help a talented songwriter to undertake studies with us at the university, regardless of their financial background. "Paolo is a huge inspiration to

  • 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

  • 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