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
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
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
"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
(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.