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
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
(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.
A surgeon who carried out mesh surgery that left women in severe pain is being investigated by his NHS trust. Tony Dixon, who is based in Bristol, uses a technique known as mesh rectopexy to fix bowel problems, often caused by childbirth. Several women are considering legal action after being treated by him. Mr Dixon said he was unable to comment because of the investigation, but the BBC understands he denies doing anything wrong. He works at Southmead Hospital and at the Spire private hospital in Bristol. One of Mr Dixon's patients, Sam van der Heijden from Hastings in East Sussex, said she was left with major pain and complications after Mr Dixon inserted the mesh in 2011. She had had previous
More Scots are being successfully resuscitated following a cardiac arrest, according to Scottish Ambulance Service (SAS) figures. Over the last six months, an average of 66% of patients whose arrests were witnessed by ambulance crews were alive on arrival at hospital after treatment. SAS said the "fantastic" results followed the introduction of new "models of care". The figures have been released on Restart a Heart Day. The day of action across Europe aims to teach life saving cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills to as many people as possible. Every year about 3,000 people are treated for an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest by ambulance crews in Scotland. As it released the latest figures,
The proportion of EU nationals leaving jobs in the NHS is rising, while the share of those joining is shrinking. The BBC analysed NHS Digital figures, which showed the trend in England over the past two-and-a-half years. Health experts say the UK's decision to leave the European Union in June 2016 was behind the trend. The Department of Health says new language requirements for EU nurses may have played a part. The analysis comes days after the Care Quality Commission (CQC) said the health system was "straining at the seams" and faced a "precarious" future, highlighting staff shortages and rising vacancy rates. What do the figures show? In the last full year before the referendum - 2015 - there
Thomas Doherty is one of the stars of Descendants 2. The film tells the story of the teenage children of Disney villains. It's directed by Kenny Ortega, who choreographed High School Musical and Dirty Dancing. The Disney Channel will premiere the film in the UK on 20 October.