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'Three Billboards' leads the pack at politically edged BAFTA awards
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'Three Billboards' leads the pack at politically edged BAFTA awards

Dark comedy Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri was the biggest winner at the BAFTA Film Awards, held in London on Sunday, an event which saw the campaign for womens rights in the entertainment industry take center stage. Three Billboards won five awards, including best film, best actress for its lead performer Frances McDormand and a supporting actor award for Sam Rockwell. Writer-direct...


New York sues Weinstein Co., Harvey Weinstein over sexual misconduct

New Yorks attorney general sued the Weinstein Company and Harvey Weinstein on Sunday alleging years of sexual harassment and misconduct by the movie producer, in a move that could jeopardize talks on a potential sale of the studio. Weinstein, co-founder of the Miramax studio, was one of Hollywoods most influential men before more than 70 women accused him of sexual misconduct, including rape. H...


Oscars chief says Hollywood abuses being 'jack-hammered into oblivion'

The president of the group that hands out the annual Oscars declared on Monday that some of the worst abuses in the movie industry were finally being jack-hammered into oblivion. John Bailey, president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, told more than 200 Oscar nominees that the Academy was working hard toward a greater diversity. The Oscars, the highest honors in the movie ...


Lord Mayor of Melbourne has resigned after allegations of sexual misconduct

The Lord Mayor of Melbourne has resigned after allegations of sexual misconduct were made against him. Robert Doyle, 64, has been accused of sexually harassing three women, including an allegation that he touched a colleagues breast. Mr Doyle has repeatedly and strenuously denied the allegations. The political veteran had been serving his third term as lord mayor of Australias second-bigg...


'Shape of Water', 'Three Billboards' lead best picture race after Oscar nominations

Fox Searchlights fantastical romance The Shape of Water and its dark comedy Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri emerged as front runners for the Oscar best picture prize on Tuesday after capturing nominations in all of the major categories. The Shape of Water earned a leading 13 nominations, including nods for best picture, screenplay, director Guillermo del Toro and actors Sally Hawkins,...


Netflix crosses $100 billion market capitalization as subscribers surge
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Netflix crosses $100 billion market capitalization as subscribers surge

Netflix Inc snagged 2 million more subscribers than Wall Street expected in the final three months of 2017, tripling profits at the online video service that is burning money on new programming to dominate internet television around the world. The results drove Netflix to a market capitalization of more than $100 billion for the first time. Shares jumped 9 percent to over $248 in after-hours tr...


'Three Billboards' biggest winner at female-flavored SAG awards

Dark comedy Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri won three prizes at the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) awards on Sunday in a ceremony marked by women and their stories amid the sexual misconduct scandal that has swept Hollywood. The Fox Searchlight film about a furious woman seeking justice for the murder of her daughter was named best ensemble, the top SAG honor. Frances McDormand won best...


Actor Michael Douglas accused of sexual misconduct in 1980s

A woman on Friday publicly accused Oscar-winning actor and producer Michael Douglas of sexual misconduct, saying he had repeatedly harassed her verbally and fondled himself in front of her when she worked for him in the 1980s. He thought he was the king of the world, and that he could humiliate me without any repercussions, journalist and author Susan Braudy said on NBC News Today show. Doug...


Male models say top fashion photographers harassed them

Male models and assistants who worked with high-powered fashion photographers Bruce Weber and Mario Testino say they were subjected by them to molestation, sexual advances and unnecessary nudity, The New York Times reported on Saturday. In patterns that went on for years, the young men, including some who were given anonymity, said the photographers put them in uncomfortable sexual situations t...


DiCaprio to star in Charles Manson-era Tarantino movie

Leonardo DiCaprio will star in a movie set around the Charles Manson murders, Hollywood entertainment publications reported on Friday, but he will not play the role of the American cult leader. DiCaprio will instead take the part of an aging, out-of-work actor in the as-yet untitled movie being produced and directed by Oscar-winner Quentin Tarantino, Variety and Deadline.com said. Plot detai...


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