FROM Matthew Belloni
Disney lifts media blackout on LA Times for critical story An LA Times investigation found the Walt Disney Company received subsidies, rebates, incentives, and tax protections from Anaheim exceeding $1 billion over the past two decades. Disney retaliated by barring LA Times film critics from press screenings of their movies. A fierce backlash followed, with film critics from the Boston Globe and Washington Post refusing to attend press screenings of Disney films until the ban was lifted. Tuesday morning, Disney rolled back its ban.
Hollywood news banter Matt Belloni, editorial director of the Hollywood Reporter, joins Kim Masters to discuss top entertainment news stories of the week. The unmasking of sexual predators continues in Hollywood. In many cases, as with Brett Ratner and Kevin Spacey, there are huge business implications as well. Warner Bros has cut ties with Brett Ratner , and the next season of Netflix's House of Cards remains up in the air for now as more allegations continue to emerge against the actor. In box office news, theater owners eagerly await the next Star Wars movie, but they're not happy to learn that they have to give back a higher ticket price percentage than usual to Disney for The Last Jedi.
Hollywood news banter Matt Belloni, editorial director of the Hollywood Reporter, joins Kim Masters to discuss top entertainment news stories of the week. Mark Halperin is stepping away from NBC News and HBO has dropped him from an upcoming project after multiple women accused him of harassment when he was at ABC. Bill O'Reilly paid $32 million to settle with one woman who accused him of sexual harassment at Fox News. After that settlement, Fox still renewed his contract. That amount of money is raising eyebrows, and has people wondering how James Murdoch could not have known about the settlement as he claims .
Hollywood news banter Matt Belloni, editorial director of the Hollywood Reporter, joins Kim Masters to discuss top entertainment news stories of the week. Now that Roy Price is officially out at Amazon, what’s next for the studio ? Some of the problems seemed based in the company's culture, where work and social events often blended together, and male showrunners were given better deals than women producers -- who continually had to go through the pilot process. Will that change?
Weinstein fallout continues; Roy Price out at Amazon Following stories about Harvey Weinstein in the New York Times and New Yorker, dozens of women have continued to come forward and tell their stories about sexual harassment in the industry.
Hollywood news banter Matt Belloni, editorial director of the Hollywood Reporter, joins Kim Masters to discuss top entertainment news stories of the week. The drama surrounding the downfall of Harvey Weinstein continues. In the wake of dozens of women coming forward with their story, Isa Hackett, the showrunner of Amazon's The Man in the High Castle, went on the record with allegations of sexual harassment against Roy Price, the head of Amazon studios. Price was subsequently suspended . Amazon also dropped the $160 million David O. Russell TV show they were working on, which was being produced by The Weinstein Co. Over the weekend, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voted to expel Weinstein from their ranks. And on Monday, the Producers Guild unanimously voted to terminate his membership there as well.
Rape, Lies, Audiotape: Is the Weinstein scandal about sex or power? Kate Beckinsale has joined the growing list of women accusing Harvey Weinstein of everything from workplace harassment to rape. The veteran Hollywood actor posted on Instagram that the movie mogul propositioned her in a hotel room when she was just 17 years old. The accounts of more than a dozen women in the New York Times and the New Yorker have sent Hollywood reeling and inspired women to demand that men be held accountable for their behavior. But why now? Are we redefining our long standing acceptances as to what is and what is not, consensual sex -- from college campuses to the boardroom?
Did Harvey Weinstein have the Hollywood press around this finger? The New York Times reported that at least eight women faced unwanted sexual advances from studio executive Harvey Weinstein, and they received monetary settlements and signed non-disclosure forms. But sexual harassment rumors have swirled around Weinstein for decades. Why has it taken so long for these rumors to be substantiated and made public?
The Harvey Weinstein bombshell story finally lands The New York Times published an account that alleges decades of sexual misconduct by Harvey Weinstein. Some of these stories had long been open secrets in Hollywood, but the Times was able to get people on the record. Weinstein has now taken a leave of absence from his company.
In her new role at NBC, Megyn Kelly tries to be something she's not The former Fox News anchor is at her best when she's doing hard-hitting, political interviews. She's tried to leave all that behind for her NBC Today show segment, but one week in, the viewers -- and her guests -- are not loving it.
Trump says goodbye Paris Accord: What does it mean for U.S. and the planet? President Donald Trump announced Thursday that the U.S. will withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, the landmark international agreement to limit greenhouse gas emissions. Trump was to renegotiate a new deal, but will that happen?
Gov. Jerry Brown: California and China will fight climate change together President Donald Trump reportedly wants the U.S. to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, and he’s expected to announce a decision soon. California Governor Jerry Brown heads to China to strengthen climate and clean energy ties.