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Posted in: Breaking News by Chris Tew on October 19, 2017

LOS ANGELES - AUG 27: Demi Lovato at the MTV Video Music Awards 2017 at The Forum on August 27, 2017 in Inglewood, CA

LOS ANGELES – AUG 27: Demi Lovato at the MTV Video Music Awards 2017 at The Forum on August 27, 2017 in Inglewood, CA

Singer Demi Lovato is in a new documentary called Simply Complicated. The documentary is available on YouTube Originals and spans 78 minutes in length. The documentary gives fans a look into the singer’s complicated life highlighting her battle with drugs at a young age.

The documentary, filmed over a seven-month period in 2017, talks about Lovato’s first experience with cocaine.

The singer remembers being bullied in school before a “popular kid” convinced her to use cocaine for the first time. Lovato, 17 at the time, was working on the Disney Channel and was already drinking alcohol and smoking pot when she tried cocaine.

She recalls her mom telling her that cocaine could cause her heart to stop.

Lovato states “I loved it. I felt out of control with the coke the first time that I did it.” She explains to fans that she comes from a family that is known for their addiction to substances. The Jonas Brothers tried to help her by staging an intervention.

Nick Jonas helped Demi and thought that he helped her get her life back to normal when she punched a backup dancer named Alex “Shorty” Welch on a plane ride. The incident was the result of Welch telling on Lovato after she threw a wild party at a hotel.

Lovato mentions her stints in rehab and that the first time, in 2010, didn’t work. She recalls going on a two-month bender using drugs daily. She states that she did interviews about her sobriety while being high and remembers promoting her “new life” while thinking she was such a hypocrite.

She states that she went through over 20 sober companions because she was always on drugs or craving drugs.

Lovato opens up about the time she spent in a psych ward, life with her ex Wilmer Valderrama, sexuality, her struggles with eating disorders and her sex life.

Posted in: Breaking News by Chris Tew on October 18, 2017

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Speaking at Elle’s Women in Hollywood event, actress Jennifer Lawrence opened up about being objectified early on in her career. Other females in Hollywood delivered speeches about the hurdles they faced in their journey to the big screen, but Lawrence’s speech was the most memorable and timely.

Lawrence recalled being asked to lose 15 pounds in two weeks when she first started out in Hollywood. The producer for that film asked her to do a nude lineup for the part, and use the naked photo as inspiration to lose weight.

The actress, who was an honoree at the L.A. event, said the experience made her feel “trapped.”

“When I was much younger and starting out, I was told by producer of a film to lose 15 pounds in two weeks,” she said. “During this time a female producer had me do a nude line-up with about five women who were much, much thinner than me. We stood side-by-side with only tape on covering our privates.”

That’s when the female producer said she should use the naked photos of herself as inspiration for her diet.

“I’m still learning that I don’t have to smile when a man makes me uncomfortable,” she added. “Every human being should have the power to be treated with respect because they’re human.”

In a statement to People, Lawrence also addressed the allegations against Harvey Weinstein. The actress recalled working with Weinstein, but said she never experienced any form of harassment.

“My heart goes out to all of the women affected by these gross actions,” she said. “And I want to thank them for their bravery to come forward.”

Dozens of women have come forward to accuse Weinstein of sexual harassment, including Ashley Judd, Cara Delevigne and Angelina Jolie, in a New York Times report. Weinstein allegedly came to a settlement with eight women, including Rose McGowan.

Posted in: Breaking News by Chris Tew on October 18, 2017

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Actor Skeet Ulrich, who rose to fame in the 1990s with the film Scream, commented on the allegations against Harvey Weinstein in a recent interview with Cosmopolitan.

Over the last few weeks, several women have stepped forward to accuse Weinstein of sexual harassment. A few have accused him of rape.

Rose McGowan, Ulrich’s Scream co-star, was one of the first women to come forward with allegations. Weinstein has denied engaging in non-consensual sex.

“I knew,” Ulrich told Cosmopolitan. “Most people knew. I had dinner with someone who is one of the most famous women on the plat – I won’t say who it is – who has not come out, who told me similar things.”

The magazine pressed Ulrich on why he didn’t come forward sooner. His response was the same as most others in Hollywood: He didn’t want to lose his career.

“I can’t step up, certainly then, on allegations,” he explained. “Honestly, and I think it’s what most people faced: How do you cut your livelihood from a very powerful corporation on something that you don’t know what the facts are?”

Ulrich said he’s glad more people are stepping forward.

“Because one person stepping up and making allegations is gonna hurt that one person and not help anyone, especially [against] someone with that power,” he added.

Sallie Hofmeister, Weinstein’s rep, issued a statement regarding the allegations.

“Any allegations of non-consensual sex are unequivocally denied by Mr. Weinstein. Mr. Weinstein has further confirmed that there were never any acts of retaliation against any women for refusing his advances. Mr. Weinstein obviously can’t speak to anonymous allegations, but with respect to any women who have made allegations on the record, Mr. Weinstein believes that all of these relationships were consensual.”

Weinstein is reportedly in counseling and “pursuing a better path.” The statement from his rep says he hopes he can be given a second chance if he makes enough progress.

Posted in: Breaking News by Chris Tew on October 14, 2017

 Jason Momoa in the CinemaCon Convention Awards Gala Press Room at Caesar's Palace on March 31, 2011 in Las Vegas, NV.

Jason Momoa in the CinemaCon Convention Awards Gala Press Room at Caesar’s Palace on March 31, 2011 in Las Vegas, NV.

Jason Momoa, former Game of Thrones actor, has apologized for making a joke about “raping beautiful women” on the show. Momoa made the joke in 2011 during a panel discussion at Comic Con. A video clip of his comment surfaced on the web this week, a time when sexual harassment in the entertainment industry is in the limelight.

Footage of the video has gone viral since it was first posted to Twitter on Thursday. In the clip, Momoa is heard saying, “There’s so many things you can do, like rip someone’s tongue out of their throat and get away with it…rape a beautiful woman, you know?” The actor was referring to the sci-fi and fantasy genre, which Game of Thrones is a part of.

Momoa released a statement apologizing for the comments he made several years ago.

“I awoke in Australia to the justified reactions by many people to a distasteful joke I made years ago a in Hall H for which I am sorry,” Momoa said on Instagram. “I am still severely disappointed in myself at the insensitivity of my remarks that day. I know my sincerest apology now won’t take away those hurtful words. Rape and sexual harassment can reach anyone and I have seen first hand its painful torment among members of my own family and friends.”

Momoa added that he “made a truly tasteless comment” that was unacceptable, and offered his sincerest apologies.

The footage of Momoa’s comments came amidst allegations that Harvey Weinstein sexually assaulted several women throughout his career. Multiple women have also come out and made assault allegations against Ben Affleck. 

Several actresses have spoken up about their experiences with Weinstein, including Kate Beckinsale, Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow and Ashley Judd. The New York Police Department has opened an investigation into the allegations against the mogul.

Posted in: Breaking News by Chris Tew on October 12, 2017

Cara Delevingne at the World premiere of 'Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets' held at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, USA on July 17, 2017.

Cara Delevingne at the World premiere of ‘Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets’ held at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, USA on July 17, 2017.

Cara Delevingne is the latest person to come out against Harvey Weinstein. The model / actress states that she had an encounter with the movie mogul, stating that he tried to kiss her. She also states that he wanted to watch her kiss other women and notes a specific incident in a hotel room.

Delevingne adds to the list of women that have come out against Weinstein in recent weeks.

A total of 13 women claim that he assaulted or sexually harassed them. Weinstein’s most serious acquisition comes from Asia Argento, actress and model, who claims that Weinstein raped her. Weinstein’s representative denies all of the claims. He has yet to be charged with any crime.

Angelina Jolie came out against Weinstein, too. She states that she had a bad experience with him over 20 years ago and decided to never work with him again. Gwyneth Paltrow also stated that he sexually harassed her.

Delevingne, openly bisexual, took to her Instagram account, stating “When I first started to work as an actress, i was working on a film and I received a call from‎ Harvey Weinstein asking if I had slept with any of the women I was seen out with in the media. It was a very odd and uncomfortable call.”

She continues to explain that she hurried off of the phone and never answered any of his questions. She states that Weinstein told her that if she was gay or with women publicly that she would never make it as an actress in Hollywood.

The encounter wasn’t the only time that the two spoke.

Delevingne  encountered him another time in a lobby, a year or two later, where he asked to chat with her. She states that he started to brag about all of the women that he slept with and invited her to his room.

“When I arrived I was relieved to find another woman in his room and thought immediately I was safe. He asked us to kiss and she began some sort of advances upon his direction. I swiftly got up and asked him if he knew that I could sing. And I began to sing….I thought it would make the situation better….more professional….like an audition….I was so nervous.”

She claims she had to leave and her stopped her and tried to kiss her before she got out of the room.

“I was so hesitant about speaking out….I didn’t want to hurt his family. I felt guilty as if I did something wrong. I was also terrified that this sort of thing had happened to so many women I know but no one had said anything because of fear,” she claims.

Posted in: Awesome Videos to Watch Now, Comedy TV & Video, News, Off The Wall, Satire and Video On Demand by Dave Parrack on October 12, 2017

The Simpsons isn’t as good as it once was. That’s no great shame though. After all, it’s been on the air for almost 30 years.

However, despite its slight dip in quality, The Simpsons still has the power to make me laugh out loud occasionally. And this is one such occasion.

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Posted in: Breaking News by Chris Tew on October 11, 2017

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Donna Karan’s comments on Sunday caused a flurry of backlash. The designer defended Harvey Weinstein after recent allegations of sexual harassment against the movie mogul. The Times exposed the mogul, who has allegations spanning back over thirty years.

Weinstein was also removed from his own company on Sunday amid claims of harassment.

Karan was at the Cinemoi Fashion Film Award on Sunday and asked if “women are asking for it,” discussing the sexual harassment. The comments irked fans of the designer and caused a lot of backlash on social media.

“I made a statement that unfortunately is not representative of how I feel or what I believe. I have spent my life championing women,” she said. She alleges that her comments were taken out of context. “My life has been dedicated to dressing and addressing the needs of women, empowering them and promoting equal rights,” she states.

“I believe that sexual harassment is not acceptable.”

She says the comments she made do not represent how she feels in the current situation. She apologized to anyone that she may have offended with her comments and any people that may have been victims of Weinstein.

Numerous stars have come out against the movie mogul, including Mark Ruffalo, Judi Dench, Kate Winslet, Rose McGowan and Meryl Streep. Ashley Judd has also come out against Weinstein and is allegedly one of his victims.

Karan was one of the only celebrities who defended Weinstein. She even questioned if women were asking to be harassed because of the way that they “display or present” themselves.

“And what are we throwing out to our children today about how to dance and how to perform and what to wear? How much should they show?” she stated prior to her apology. She stated that women are asking for trouble with the way that they dress and present themselves.

Posted in: Breaking News by Chris Tew on October 9, 2017

Nelly has been arrested for alleged rape. TMZ reports that the rapper’s victim met him at a club over the weekend in Washington state. The victim, a 21-year-old from Seattle, states that she met the artist on Friday night and rode on his tour bus.

She claims that Nelly offered her money after he forced her to have sex with him without a condom. The alleged victim states that she said “no,” but Nelly forced himself on her. She states that she was invited to an after-party with Nelly.

She claims that a woman threw her off of the tour bus, threw $100 at her and told her “you gotta go.”

Nelly’s lawyer states, “It does not surprise me that she wanted to have her story publicized. That is playbook 101 of a person with an agenda and clearly she has one. The agenda is money, fame and notoriety.”

He states that he will have objective evidence proving that the accuser has zero credibility.

Nelly has been vocal following his release, he didn’t have to post bail because he has not been charged with a crime. The rapper has discussed the matter openly on Twitter, stating, “Let me say that I am beyond shocked that I have been targeted with this false allegation. I am completely innocent. I am confident that once that facts are looked at, it will be very clear that I am the victim of a false allegation.”

He continues, “I do want to apologize to my loved ones for the embarrassment and for putting myself in a situation where I could be victimized by this false and defaming allegation.”

The 42-year-old was arrested on Saturday and was released the same morning. His lawyers claim that the allegations against the rapper are “false.” Auburn Police Department states that “at 3:48 a.m. a female called 911 to report that she was sexually assaulted by a male, who is known as the rapper ‘Nelly’.”

 

Posted in: Breaking News by Chris Tew on October 6, 2017

bigstock--197051569Jackie Chan confirms that Rush Hour 4 is happening after more than a decade. Chan appeared on The Cruz Show on Power 106 where he discussed the franchise. He states that after years of rumors, he has given a green light on producing the next iteration of the film.

Chan stated that he has acted in several different roles over the years, but that Rush Hour is a film that you can do at any time despite your age. He even states, “Rush Hour you can do any time… Next year!”

He stated that insiders have been pushing the actor for a new film for seven years. He turned down the script year after year, but he states that just yesterday they agreed to a new script.

“The script probably at the end of this month will have a second draft and next year, probably start,” Chan said.

Chan states that the only catch is his partner in the series, Chris Tucker. He states that the film going into production will depend fully on Tucker’s agreement. Tucker has yet to comment on the film or if he will agree to be a part of it. Chan states that the biggest issue for Tucker will “most likely” be scheduling constraints.

The actor states that it’s not about money, but about having the time to make the film.

Five years ago, Tucker said in an interview that “we’re looking into it,” commenting on him and Chan filming Rush Hour 4. Chan also stated that he will meet with the director and Chris Tucker soon to make sure the script is going in the right direction.

There has not been a confirmation on who will be director if Tucker agrees to the film. Brett Ratner, the director of the previous Rush Hour films, is likely to be the director for the franchise’s fourth film, too.

Posted in: Breaking News by Chris Tew on October 4, 2017

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Naya Rivera, the former Glee Star, has called off her divorce from Ryan Dorsey. The 30-year-old actress filed a dismissal on her divorce papers nearly a year since she originally filed for divorce in November 2016.

E! News reports that “they want to make it work for the sake of their son.”

Dorsey and Rivera dated in the past before she became engaged to Big Sean in 2013. Big Sean called off his wedding with Rivera. Dorsey and Rivera reunited shortly after she broke up with the rapper. They would go on to get married in a secret ceremony just three months after they got back together.

The couple’s son, Josey Hollis Dorsey, was born in September 2015.

Sources told US Magazine that “Naya didn’t tell most of her friends that she was marrying Ryan Dorsey, let alone that she was dating him.” Sources stated that “the whole thing is a complete surprise.”

The couple’s divorce made headlines when the two released a joint statement saying “after much consideration, we have made the decision to end our marriage.” Rivera filed for divorce on November 15, 2016. She requested physical and legal custody of their son and requested that Dorsey have visitation rights. The reason for the divorce was “irreconcilable differences,” according to the court documents.

Rivera reported in April 2017 that she and her husband are “very good at co-parenting.” She has remained confident throughout the entire divorce filing that Josey has been the couple’s main priority. “Doing what’s best for Josey is really what it boils down to,” she states.

Rivera has dated since she filed for divorce. She was linked to David Spade for a brief time, but reports indicate that the couple split up in June. The two seemed to be a brief summer fling, with reports of the two dating when they were seen poolside together in Hawaii.