Oct 102017
 

News broke this morning in The New York Times that Harvey Weinstein had sent a last-minute pleading email to some of his friends in Hollywood, begging them to protect him from the dismissal he knew was coming. “My board is thinking of firing me,” he wrote, according to people who said they had read the email. “All I’m asking is let me take a leave of absence and get into heavy therapy and counselling… A lot of the allegations are false as you know but given therapy and counselling as other people have done, I think I’d be able to get there… Do not let me be fired. If the industry supports me, that is all I need.”

How true that final sentence is.

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Jul 082017
 

The title of Baby Driver alludes to the extreme insouciant youth of its wheelman hero, played by Ansel Elgort,

Elgort was born in Manhattan. His parents are Arthur Elgort, a fashion photographer who has worked extensively for Vogue for over thirty years, and Grethe Barrett Holby, an opera director.His father is of Russian Jewish descent

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Apr 272017
 

“Pirates of the Caribbean” star Depp, who finalized his divorce from Amber Heard on Friday, finished up the week by filing a fraud lawsuit against The Mandel Company, dba The Management Group, on Friday, claiming more than $25 million in damages.

“Mr. Depp is one of the most sought after and highly paid actors in the world. He is also the victim of the gross misconduct of his business managers — The Management Group and attorney Joel and Robert Mandel —

who collected tens of millions of dollars in contingency fees, purportedly based on an oral contract, all at Mr. Depp’s expense,” the complaint, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, reads.

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