Understandably, Rose McGowan isn’t in the mood to walk a red carpet. Late Wednesday night, less than 24 hours before McGowan was scheduled to receive the Ad Astra Award at the Tallgrass Film Festival in Wichita, organizers announced she had rescinded their invitation. In a statement, the organizers said the 44-year-old actress-turned director informed...

Ruffalo, 49, who walked the red carpet with his wife Sunrise Coigney, also responded to the news, saying, “I hope Harvey gets the help that he needs. This is — it’s a sickness.” He also made a plea to other powerful men in similar positions, saying, “Just stop it! It’s horrible. And actors are vulnerable. We want to please people, and we want to break into this business. We all know how hard it is, so we’re easy to take advantage of. And so you know I hope that this is the beginning of the end of this stuff. I hope...

    Harvey Weinstein is boarding a private jet Tuesday night, bound for a rehab center in Europe for sex addiction … sources connected with the former mogul tell TMZ. We’re told Harvey has decided to take the advice of the people around him and leave immediately. We’re told he will enter a live-in facility and will deal both with sex...

  Harvey Weinstein believes his own brother was responsible for his demise, and he has the proof in the form of a receipt … but Bob Weinstein says Harvey’s a “very sick man” who’s slinging fake stories to deflect from his own misdeeds. Sources connected to H.W. tell TMZ, Harvey firmly believes it was his brother Bob who fed The...

Harvey Weinstein‘s tarnished reputation may never recover, but many argue it’s what he deserves now that whispers of alleged sexual misconduct have finally become screams. A scandal involving the famed Hollywood producer has dominated the entertainment news cycle ever since The New York Times published an investigation into three decades’ worth...

Harvey Weinstein may have cracked the code to the Oscars, but not the Tonys. On Tuesday morning, it was revealed that Finding Neverland, the first Broadway show on which the movie mogul has served as a lead creative producer — and one that has had a rollercoaster of a ride to this point — was completely snubbed by the Tonys Nominating Committee. Not even its popular male stars, Matthew Morrison and Kelsey Grammer, received invitations to the party on June 7 (although it’s fairly safe to assume that Weinstein will still...

AP Photo/Joel Ryan “We better stand up and kick these guys in the ass,” movie mogul Harvey Weinstein said about t present-day anti-Semites as he accepted the Humanitarian Award at the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s National Tribute Dinner on Tuesday night at the Beverly Hilton. “We’re gonna have to get as organized as the mafia,” he continued. “We just can’t take it anymore [from] these crazy bastards.” At the conclusion of a ceremony that celebrated four Jewish and gentile heroes (several...

It was either Laura Benanti or no Knicks tickets for Harvey Weinstein. The producer of Radio City Music Hall’s New York Spring Spectacular was looking for a star to lead the show, and when his friend and collaborator James L. Dolan, the executive chairman of the Madison Square Garden Company that oversees Radio City, fell in love with Benanti for the project, he jokingly threatened to pull Weinstein’s Knicks seats if he didn’t cast her. Read more Harvey Weinstein Gets the Rockettes Kicking “I can be blackmailed,...

    The Weinstein Company is already feeling the heat … a major film financier has pulled the plug on a massive loan because Harvey’s no longer steering the ship AI International Holdings fronted a $45 million loan to TWC last year. We’ve learned AI sent a letter to TWC and their lawyers at O’Melveny & Myers Tuesday, demanding...

Will this sale actually happen?   The Weinstein Co. is broke as a joke and a review of its books is scaring the one potential buyer who could save it. Sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ, TWC has been out of money for 15 months. The 42% equity interest owned by Harvey and Bob Weinstein, we’re told, is worthless. What’s especially daunting … a top-to-bottom review of the company and its books has unearthed — as one source put it — “a horror story.” We’re told the deals the...

The Weinstein Co. has pulled About Ray from the release calendar just days before it was set to open in select theaters. Director Gaby Dellal‘s transgender drama, starring Elle Fanning, Naomi Watts and Susan Sarandon, was scheduled to begin rolling out on Friday, but Harvey Weinstein‘s company has decided to shift course. Insiders say About Ray will get an Oscar-qualifying run later this year, but no release date was given. The 11th-hour move comes after About Ray premiered at the Toronto Film Festival to lukewarm reviews....

“As a longstanding member of the industry, I am much aware of the many years of its prejudiced and unacceptable behavior toward women,” she noted. “No one would argue that Harvey Weinstein isn’t finally getting what he deserves. But I hope that this is the point of no return where change will occur, not only in our industry but also others.” In...

  “It’s utterly overwhelming,” says the actor Dev Patel of his banner awards season as we sit down at the offices of The Hollywood Reporter to record an episode of THR‘s ‘Awards Chatter’ podcast. Eight years after Patel first burst onto the scene with Slumdog Millionaire, he has, over the last six months, gone from the triumphant...

  Sting gets impatient, a bomb-sniffing dog gets his 15 minutes and the audience reacts to Meryl Streep’s passionate anti-Trump speech. La La Land broke a record, Meryl Streep gave a passionate anti-Donald Trump speech and host Jimmy Fallon had to deal with a failed TelePrompTer. That’s what viewers of the 74th annual Golden Globes saw Sunday night...

The 87-year-old Italian star dishes on Howard Hughes, Marilyn Monroe, Sophia Loren and the 2016 presidential race. “I’m really moved when I’m with the public,” says Gina Lollobrigida, the Italian star of Hollywood’s Golden Age, as we sit down to record an episode of the ‘Awards Chatter’ podcast in the penthouse of the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, where she was staying during her rare, brief visit from Rome to Los Angeles for April’s TCM Classic Film Festival. “They say ‘thank...

The king and queen of improv comedy reflect on 42 years of friendship and collaboration; why she owes her career to Gilda Radner; how he almost wound up with her in ‘Home Alone,’ and out of ‘American Pie’; what it was like performing a song in-character on the Oscars; what’s brought them to TV; and more. “I always tended to gravitate to characters who are not necessarily the sharpest utensils in the drawer,” says Eugene Levy as we sit down with Catherine O’Hara, his comedic collaborator...

“I have a no problem with something going down in flames,” says Louis C.K., the stand-up comedian and TV auteur, as we sit down to discuss his life and career on the “Awards Chatter” podcast. He continues, “I’m not afraid of that. It’s very important to me that it works, but that doesn’t come from fear of failure — failure is okay.” The 48-year-old, who is most widely known for his stand-up specials and his on-hiatus FX series Louie, certainly risked failure with his latest project,...

At tonight’s Met Gala, all eyes will be on the red carpet. Who’s wearing what, who shows up with whom, and most importantly, what’s going to happen with Beyoncé? But before the celebs assemble their glam squads and the adoring fans line the streets of Fifth Avenue for a glimpse of the pomp and circumstance, the team at Vogue has to spend an entire year planning behind closed doors. This leads to a cloak-and-dagger situation when it comes to fashion’s biggest event. Who gets the coveted invites? Who gets the...

“I relate to all of them, in the sense that they’re in the struggle, and the struggle is a real struggle when you’re an entrepreneur and you’re grinding away and you’re [part of] a small team and you’re trying to get to point B and there are all these giant companies around you.” So says Dick Costolo, Twitter’s COO from 2009 to 2010 and CEO from 2010 to 2015, of the characters on the TV show on which he now serves as a special consultant, HBO’s Silicon Valley (the first episode of the...

6:00 AM PDT 4/13/2016 by Kate Stanhope The Oscar winner will receive GLAAD’s Excellence in Media Award, which recognizes media professionals who have made a significant difference in promoting equality and acceptance. Robert De Niro is about to add another award to his collection. The two-time Oscar winner will be recognized by the GLAAD Media Awards in May, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. De Niro will receive the group’s Excellence in Media Award, which recognizes media professionals who have made a significant difference...

3:52 PM PST 2/13/2016 by Dawn Emery The soiree took place on Saturday at the King’s State Apartments. Party venues don’t get much grander than Kensington Palace. The BAFTA Lancome Nominees’ Party, which was attended by stars including Cate Blanchett, Cuba Gooding Jr., Eddie Redmayne, Emilia Clarke and Mark Ruffalo, was held Saturday within the London venue’s red silk-walled King’s State Apartments. The reception, which took place on the eve of the awards ceremony, was hosted by BAFTA CEO Amanda Berry,...

Writer-director John Carney follows ‘Once’ and ‘Begin Again’ with another celebration of the uplifting power of music, this time drawn from his youth in 1980s Dublin. No filmmaker has been more dedicated to revitalizing the contemporary performance-based musical film than John Carney. In both the tiny chamber piece, Once, and the larger orchestral...

With 12 nominations, 20th Century Fox was the front-runner heading into the 73rd Golden Globe Awards, and once all the trophies were handed out, it went home the dominant distributor, claiming six Globes divvied up among The Revenant, The Martian and Joy. Fox Filmed Entertainment chairman and CEO Jim Gianopulos and his executive team received multiple shout-outs as...

Chinese real estate and investment conglomerate Dalian Wanda Group has reached a deal to acquire a majority stake in Legendary Entertainment, sources tell The Hollywood Reporter. The agreement puts the value of the U.S. movie studio at between $3 billion and $4 billion, and could be announced as early as next week, said a person familiar with the deal who was not authorized to speak publicly. Wanda will own just over half of Legendary, with studio founder and CEO Thomas Tull and key management owning smaller stakes. Tull and...

The festival circuit isn’t easy these days. Established August events — from Locarno and Karlovy Vary to Moscow, Tokyo and San Sebastian — are fighting for survival. Tighter release windows, a weakened art house market and pressure from TV and digital have led to a general decline for all but a handful of must-attend fests. So how has the upstart...

“My idea of fashion is a very different one to most,” Osbourne told the New York Post at John Paul Ataker’s show during New York Fashion Week. “I don’t want to follow trends – ever.” She continued: “I don’t want to be the prettiest girl in the room. I don’t want to be the funniest or the smartest. I just want to be me and do what makes me as happy and creative as I possibly can be in whatever project that I’m doing.” Osbourne – who left E!’s Fashion Police in...

Relativity Media, as it faces imminent bankruptcy, has let go of Jane Got a Gun, the upcoming Western starring Natalie Portman, which the beleaguered company had planned to distribute on Sept. 4. Relativity confirmed that it has given up its rights to the film, although it was not immediately clear what the next move is for Jane’s producers. The Weinstein Co. had planned to team with Relativity on the movie’s domestic release, with Relativity taking the lead, so the Weinstein Co. would be a logical home for the movie, although,...

Kristin Scott Thomas has been named an officer of the Legion d’Honneur as part of France’s traditional Bastille Day honors. It’s a promotion for the British actress who had been named a knight in France a decade ago in the country where she has lived for over three decades. She has also been named a dame in her native U.K. this past March in a ceremony at Buckingham Palace and was previously awarded the country’s OBE in 2003. She became famous Stateside starring opposite Hugh Grant in Four Weddings and a Funeral...

Every year, following the Tony Awards, Broadway settles in for the summer, celebrating its freshly-minted winners and welcoming a few brave new productions for tourists and locals alike. While the new season doesn’t really gear up until the fall, there’s no shortage of offerings in which to escape the sweltering New York heat. Beyond the favorites of previous...

The Weinstein Co./Screenshot The Bottom Line Gyllenhaal gives this conventional story a shot of excitement. Venue Shanghai Film Festival   Cast Jake Gyllenhaal, Rachel McAdams, Forest Whitaker Director Antoine Fuqua Screenwriter Kurt Sutter A taut boxing yarn about a champ who loses it all and has to fight his way back to keep custody of his daughter,...

A cantankerous Seinfeld duo found humor in getting snubbed at the Tony awards. “The true measure of a man is not to be nominated and still show up to read a list of names of those who are nominated,” Larry David quipped. “That’s a big man;. That’s a big, big man.” Jason Alexander replied, “You say ‘big man’;...

For Kelsey Grammer, the 2015 Tony Awards are bittersweet. “It’s great to be part of it, it is the best show I’ve seen in 50 years,” the Finding Neverland actor told The Hollywood Reporter on the red carpet. And though producer Harvey Weinstein got love early on from show co-hosts Kristin Chenoweth and Alan Cumming about the snubbed production’s...

Show people may superstitiously refuse to call Macbeth anything other than “the Scottish play,” but the producers of this latest film version have lucked out by assembling cast and crew elements that make for an intensely compelling work. Although tradition is upheld with a Dark Ages-Early Christian period setting, actually shot in Scotland for once (unlike...

It’s a few minutes before 10 p.m. on Thursday, April 23, at the Lyceum Theatre on 45th Street in Manhattan. The curtain has just come down on the first non-preview Broadway performance of The Visit, a dark musical directed by John Doyle from a book by Terrence McNally, with lyrics by the late Fred Ebb and music by John Kander. In other words, it’s what you call “a prestige property,” which is undoubtedly what attracted to it the legendary Broadway actress Chita Rivera, who is now 82. As a well-dressed crowd of 950...

“This is my own version of hell.”   Surprisingly, Kristin Chenoweth is not talking about the media deluge at the Tony Awards press junket on Wednesday morning at New York’s Paramount Hotel, where hundreds of reporters with cameras and recorders descend on the newly minted nominees. Actually, she’s not talking at all. She has written this quote on a whiteboard, as she wants to celebrate her nomination for best leading actress in On the 20th Century and her co-hosting gig with Alan Cumming for the ceremony...

It was a given that Fun Home, the melancholy chamber musical that picked up pretty much every award for which it was eligible when it premiered off-Broadway in 2013, would repeat that feat with a robust showing in Tuesday’s Tony Award nominations. The intimate show adapted from cartoonist Alison Bechdel’s graphic memoir delivered on expectations, amassing 12 nominations, including best musical, original score, book, director and performance nods for each of its five principal cast members. But arguably few expected that An...

Finding Neverland is hitting the road. Producers of Harvey Weinstein’s glittery venture into Broadway on Tuesday announced plans to launch a U.S. tour of the show, beginning in an upstate New York city on Oct. 7, 2016. The tour will be presented with Albert Nocciolino, president and CEO of NAC Entertainment, and will utilize a recently passed NY tax credit program offering financial incentives for live theatrical productions originating in the state. Finding Neverland opened last week at the Lunt-Fontanne...

The Bottom Line Ghosts are a bitch in this all-too-familiar-feeling genre effort Venue Tribeca Film Festival (Spotlight) Cast Adrien Brody, Sam Neill, Robin McLeavy Director Michael Petroni Adrien Brody sees dead people in Michael Petroni‘s (Till Human Voices Wake Us) derivative ghost story about a psychologist literally being haunted by the ghosts...

The Bottom Line A strong feel for the Deep South, less so for deep drama.  Venue Tribeca Film Festival Cast Chris Zylka, Riley Keough, Faith Hill, Steve Earle, RJ Mitte Director Hank Bedford A young ex-convict’s newfound freedom is precarious, and everyone’s options are slim pickins in Dixieland, a Mississippi-set drama by Hank Bedford....

The Bottom Line A satisfying rom-com that’s significantly more likable than its title Venue Tribeca Film Festival, Spotlight Cast Lake Bell, Simon Pegg, Rory Kinnear, Olivia Williams Director Ben Palmer Which is more insulting: The notion that a woman who’s single at 34 is a failure, or “man up,” one of the dumbest colloquialisms...

For a show hell-bent on convincing us that no virtual substitute can equal the authentic Big Apple experience, the New York Spring Spectacular conjures one that could hardly be more synthetic. The perennial kitschy attractions of the traditional Radio City entertainment — that orchestra ascending from the pit, those high-kicking Rockettes drilled to regimental perfection — are all but smothered in an over-produced, under-conceived vehicle that’s drowning in flashy bells and whistles but sadly short on genuine magic or...

‘Suite Francaise’ The Bottom Line Middlebrow tastefulness up the wazoo but barely any soul Opens Mar. 13, 2015 in the U.K.; 2015 in the U.S. (The Weinstein Company) Cast Michelle Williams, Kristin Scott Thomas, Matthias Schoenaerts Director Saul Dibb Michelle Williams stars as a bourgeois Frenchwoman who falls in love with a Nazi officer...

With one simple tweet, producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron have thrown the door open for the Academy to make some real changes in next year’s Oscars telecast. “Hoping that whoever produces the #Oscars next year will retain our innovations: #TeamOscar program & reading all 24 nom on Oscar nom morning,” Zadan wrote on March 7. That sounded awfully like an acknowledgment that he and Meron won’t be back for a fourth run at the top of the Oscars show. And while...

Chinese real estate giant Dalian Wanda presented its planned Wanda Qingdao Studios facility at the annual Association of Film Commissioners International (AFCI) locations show in Los Angeles. Wanda Studios Qingdao, which is due to open in April 2017, will be the world’s largest film and television studio, spreading across 494 acres. Wanda, which is headed up by Wang Jianlin, held a big launch party in Qingdao in Sept. 2013, attended by Leonardo DiCaprio, Harvey Weinstein, Nicole Kidman, John Travolta, Kate Beckinsale and Catherine...

Chinese real estate giant Dalian Wanda presented its planned Wanda Qingdao Studios facility at the annual Association of Film Commissioners International (AFCI) locations show in Los Angeles. Wanda Studios Qingdao, which is due to open in April 2017, will be the world’s largest film and television studio, spreading across 494 acres. Wanda, which is headed up by Wang Jianlin, held a big launch party in Qingdao in Sept. 2013, attended by Leonardo DiCaprio, Harvey Weinstein, Nicole Kidman, John Travolta, Kate Beckinsale and Catherine...

It wouldn’t be the Oscars if the ceremony didn’t run over, and there were times during the 87th annual Academy Awards where the show began to feel as long as the shooting schedule for 12-years-in-the-making Boyhood. But this was the rare edition in which genuine suspense fueled anticipation for some of the major awards, especially as the promised showdown...

The parties after the BAFTAS broke into two distinct types: the official dinner where everyone sat down; was relatively quiet and went on for two hours; and Harvey Weinstein’s where everyone stood up; was very, very loud and went on until deep into the wee hours. Each fulfilled their mission, but you can imagine which was more fun. After the British Academy of Film and Television Arts presented their awards Feb 8 at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden 2,000 guests went by chartered bus for the ten minute ride to the Grosvenor...

Todd Wawrychuk The 87th Academy Awards ceremony is less than three weeks away, but the final round of voting doesn’t even begin until Friday. That’s what made Monday’s festivities — the Academy’s 34th annual Oscar Nominees Luncheon and THR‘s 3rd annual Oscar Nominees Night party — so much fun: everyone on hand knew that...

This story first appeared in the Feb. 6 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. As if this year’s best picture Oscar race weren’t already heavily politicized — what with the furor over the Academy’s failure to nominate Selma director Ava DuVernay, followed by American Sniper‘s sudden emergence as the favorite of flag-waving Red State...

Clint Eastwood‘s American Sniper remains a box-office monster in its second outing, grossing $18.3 million Friday for a projected $63-million-plus weekend, putting its domestic total at nearly $200 million by the end of Sunday. The film’s hold is exceptional, underscoring its appeal in Middle America and the boost it’s getting elsewhere from scoring six Oscar nominations, including best picture and best actor (Bradley Cooper). Sniper looks to fall less than 30 percent from its opening weekend. At the other end of the...