Last month, a former model named Keri Claussen Khalighi alleged that Russell Simmons had raped her (while Brett Ratner watched) in 1991. Russell claimed everything was consensual. Then screenwriter Jenny Lumet accused him of alleged rape. Russell released a statement implying it was all consensual. Yesterday, The New York Times published the accounts of four women accusing Russell of sexual assault, three of whom accuse him of rape. Prepare for a case of déjà-vu, because Russell has responded, and he recycled his favorite denial about everything being consensual.
On Tuesday, The New York Times published an op-ed written by Salma Hayek detailing the alleged horrors of working with Harvey Weinstein on the 2002’s Frida. Salma claimed she was faced with a non-stop barrage of sexual harassment, sexual assault, requests to look sexier as Frida Kahlo, blatant threats of murder and general bullying.
Well, gather ’round, it’s time for another edition of Harvey Weinstein Half-Assed Apology Theater!
Not long after several women – including Ashley Judd – came forward with allegations of sexual assault against Harvey Weinstein, many additional high-profile actresses also spoke up with their own stories. One person absent from the conversation was Salma Hayek. Salma had made seven films with Miramax and its spin-off company Dimension. Most notable was the 2002 Frida Kahlo biopic, Frida. As it turns out, Salma had a lot to say about Harvey Weinstein. She was just saving it all up, and let it out she did.
Charitable Angel George Clooney Once Gave 14 Of His Friends Suitcases Filled With $1 Million In Cash
There are two stories about George Clooney’s thoughtful generosity circulating today, including one with the equally-generous Amal Clooney!
George seems like the type of extra-kind friend who would loan you his car so you could drive to the marina and rip around in his boat. Well did you know that George is also the type of friend to dump a suitcase stuffed with 20s in your lap? According to George’s best buddy Rande Gerber, he is.
The Hollywood Reporter has an update on the Netflix executive who ran his mouth off at a youth soccer game earlier this month about the four rape allegations against Danny Masterson. Netflix director of global kids content Andy Yeatman claimed the higher ups at Netflix didn’t believe any of the allegations against Danny. It was also reported that Andy was condescendingly dismissive that Danny would suffer any repercussions. Little did Andy know that he was speaking to one of Danny’s accusers. Not long after the accuser came forward with her story, Danny was written off The Ranch. And now Danny is joined by Andy in the Former Netflix Employees Club.
THR says that Andy was fired on Monday. A Netflix spokesperson confirmed the news to THR on Tuesday. When reached by email for comment, Andy Yeatman had nothing to say. Nothing, huh? That’s odd, he seemed pretty damn chatty at that soccer game.
Netflix’s spokesperson didn’t say why Andy Yeatman was let go, but it definitely had to do with that smug public attitude regarding Danny’s rape allegations. There’s also the how, like how the firing happened. I’m obsessed with Undercover Boss, so I want to believe it happened after Netflix head honcho Reed Hastings stuck on a cheap moustache and caught Andy spouting more BS about their network. “Did you know that to save money, we pay the Stranger Things kids in Eggos?”
The picture above was taken yesterday while Kirsten Dunst was walking in Los Angeles. Depending on what kind of person you are, you might be staring intently at the middle of that picture, wondering “Is that ice tea or a massive cup of apple juice?“. Or maybe you’re the type of person to stare at the middle with the suspicion that Kiki could be pregnant. According to UsWeekly, she is. The jury is still out on what’s in the cup.
A source tells UsWeekly that 35-year-old Kirsten is currently pregnant with a baby she made with her 29-year-old Fargo co-star-turned-fiancé Jesse Plemons (aka Landry from Friday Night Lights).
The source has no other information about Kirsten’s reported first pregnancy, like how far along she is or what kind of pee stick she used to confirm it. All UsWeekly knows is that Kirsten and Jesse are planning on getting married in the spring in Austin, Texas. So depending on how many calendar pages that baby has been flipping on the inside, there’s a chance Kirsten could stroll down the aisle with a bouquet in one arm and a little pudgy-cheeked blonde baby in the other. Although, they could do it shotgun-style and get hitched riiiiiiight before the baby pops out. That should be fun, hauling ass up and down the aisle, and whipping around the dance floor to a 5x sped-up version of “At Last” before the contractions kick in.