(CNN)Quentin Tarantino, the famed director and frequent Harvey Weinstein collaborator, said in an interview that he had heard accounts of abuse by Weinstein and regrets not acting on it. "I knew enough to do more than I did," Tarantino told The New York Times in a story published Thursday. "There was more to it than just the normal rumors, the normal gossip. It wasn't secondhand. I knew he did a couple of these things." "I wish I had taken responsibility for what I heard," he added. "If I had done the work I should have done then, I would have had to not work with him." In the past two weeks, more than 40 women have come forward with allegations of rape, sexual harassment or assault since the
(CNN)Amber Tamblyn reached out to the woman who accused her husband, David Cross, of making racist comments and said she believes her. It all began Sunday when comedian Charlyne Yi tweeted about what she said happened when she met Cross 10 years ago. According to Yi, Cross made fun of her "tattered pants" and asked her if she spoke English by saying, "Ching-chong-ching-chong." "Then after he saw I was offended he asked me if I was going to fight with him karate in a southern accent," Yi wrote. "Then a few years later he was re-introduced to me after my comedy show with his girlfriend at the time & he said 'Hi nice to meet you.'" Cross tweeted back, saying he didn't remember the encounter in the
The Harvey Weinstein scandal continues to dominate the news. Here, though, are some of the week's other big stories from the world of arts and entertainment. This week we learned that Irish stand-up star and BBC quiz show panellist Sean Hughes had died aged 51. Al Murray, Katy Brand and Jason Manford were among many who paid tribute to the performer, who was also a writer and actor. Jennifer Lawrence revealed she was made to stand in a nude line-up and told to lose weight by film producers at the start of her career. The Oscar-winning actress said she found that fame protected her from assault as her career went on. The Pussycat Dolls were forced to issue a joint statement denying allegations
Gyllenhaal appeared as a doting father in a new commercial for Calvin Klein's Eternity fragrance that was posted to YouTube on Thursday. Gyllenhaal became the face of Eternity fragrance a few weeks ago in a new ad campaign that features model Liya Kebede and 4-year-old actress Leila.
Harvey Weinstein is in increasing legal jeopardy two weeks after the initial New York Times investigation into his allegedly predatory behavior was published. Weinstein is now the subject of police investigations in three cities -- London, New York City and Los Angeles -- as more accusers come forward. He's persona non grata in Hollywood. And his former company remains in limbo. But this was the week the Weinstein scandal really expanded. Something that might be termed the "Weinstein Effect" can now be observed far beyond Hollywood. There are newly energized movements against sexual harassment in the fashion industry, in politics and in other fields. Some of the conversations can be measured
(CNN)In what's already been an absurdly busy year for Stephen King adaptations, "1922" -- a taut, exceedingly spare Netflix movie based on the prolific author's novella -- is a reminder that when it comes to King, bigger isn't always better. Rightfully compared to the works of Edgar Allan Poe, this gothic thriller zeroes in on the psychological torment associated with a single murder, with Thomas Jane as the Nebraska farmer who must bear the guilt of that mortal sin. The plot is about as simple as it gets: King's Wilfred James is unhappily married to Arlette (Molly Parker), who inherits some property, but has different ideas of what they should do with it. Wilfred then conspires with his teenage son (Dylan Schmid) to kill her, an act as grisly and botched as his ongoing attempts to cover up a crime that nobody seems particularly interesting in investigating.