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Robert Redford: #MeToo is ‘tipping point’ for Hollywood

Robert Redford said Thursday the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements were a “tipping point” that would change Hollywood in favor of women’s equality and intolerance for sexual misconduct.

"From my standpoint, change is inevitable and change is going to come... I'm pretty encouraged right now," the 81-year-old double Oscar-winner told a news conference launching his annual Sundance Film Festival.

Robert Redford: #MeToo is ‘tipping point’ for Hollywood
Robert Redford: #MeToo is ‘tipping point’ for Hollywood

Robert Redford: #MeToo is ‘tipping point’ for Hollywood

Robert Redford said Thursday the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements were a “tipping point” that would change Hollywood in favor of women’s equality and intolerance for sexual misconduct.

Placido Domingo headlines electric LA Opera season
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Placido Domingo headlines electric LA Opera season

Placido Domingo will grace the stage in two different productions in the Los Angeles Opera’s upcoming season — Verdi’s “Don Carlo” and Penella’s “El Gato Montes: The Wildcat,” the company announced Thursday.
Experts give one in the eye to Bayeux Tapestry loan offer
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Experts give one in the eye to Bayeux Tapestry loan offer

The Bayeux Tapestry will not be lent to Britain until major conservation problems are overcome, French experts said Thursday as they voiced their opposition to the historic treasure ever crossing the English Channel.
Williams, Hart, Fergie among All-Star performers
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Williams, Hart, Fergie among All-Star performers

Pharrell Williams and his hip-hop group N.E.R.D. will perform at half-time of next month’s NBA All-Star Game, the league announced Thursday, with actor-comedian Kevin Hart opening festivities and introducing teams.
Allen hits back at molestation claims, daughter says he’s ‘lying’
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Allen hits back at molestation claims, daughter says he’s ‘lying’

Woody Allen battled to contain a growing backlash Thursday by accusing his ex-lover’s family of “cynically” exploiting the Time’s Up movement to repeat “discredited” child molestation allegations as his tearful daughter accused him of lying.
Anele Mdoda hits back at claims talk show was paid R500k to interview Bathabile
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Anele Mdoda hits back at claims talk show was paid R500k to interview Bathabile

Anele Mdoda was in no mood to play nice this week after she saw her name/show dragged into the Daily Maverick’s latest political exposé.
Kevin Spacey investigated over third London assault: report
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Kevin Spacey investigated over third London assault: report

British police said Thursday they are investigating a man over a third sexual assault, with the Press Association news agency reporting that US actor Kevin Stacey is the suspected assailant.
Top India court lifts ban on release of Bollywood film
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Top India court lifts ban on release of Bollywood film

India’s top court on Thursday overturned a ban imposed by several states on the release of a Bollywood epic about a mythical Hindu queen.
Bonang’s former make-up artist reveals why he spoke out on ‘unpaid’ R25K bill
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Bonang’s former make-up artist reveals why he spoke out on ‘unpaid’ R25K bill

After six months of being sent from pillar to post and with debt looming over his head, Muzi Zuma decided to call Bonang Matheba out on social media over a R25 000 make-up bill earlier this week.
Cassper Nyovest sued for R3m for damage to property
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Cassper Nyovest sued for R3m for damage to property

Cassper Nyovest has reportedly been served with a letter of demand for R3 million by Rawbust Productions, because the rapper allegedly destroyed footage from their camera after an interview allegedly became heated.
Zuma scolds Zodwa over her sexual advice to women
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Zuma scolds Zodwa over her sexual advice to women

It’s been a controversial start to the new year for Zodwa Wabantu. President Jacob Zuma has weighed in on the dancer’s eyebrow-raising behaviour.
Rupert Murdoch recovering from back injury
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Rupert Murdoch recovering from back injury

Media tycoon Rupert Murdoch, 86, has told his staff he is recuperating from a back injury suffered while sailing earlier this month and may spend weeks working from home.
Ellen Pompeo to continue ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ — for $20 mn a year
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Ellen Pompeo to continue ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ — for $20 mn a year

“Grey’s Anatomy” star Ellen Pompeo has made a deal to appear in two more seasons of the highly popular show that will earn her $20 million per year, making her the highest-paid actress in a television drama.
‘Fire and Fury’ to get TV adaptation: reports
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‘Fire and Fury’ to get TV adaptation: reports

“Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House” — the tell-all President Donald Trump has said is “full of lies” — is to be adapted for television, US media reported on Wednesday.
Contested Versace murder drama hits US television
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Contested Versace murder drama hits US television

Dismissed as “fiction” by the Versace family and met with mixed reviews, a controversial new drama depicting the 1997 murder of Gianni Versace makes its US television debut Wednesday.
Lebanon reverses ban on Spielberg’s ‘The Post’
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Lebanon reverses ban on Spielberg’s ‘The Post’

The Lebanese government has allowed the release of Steven Spielberg’s latest film, “The Post”, overturning a ban by the General Security authority, a ministry said Wednesday.
‘Lake of buried corpses’: Chinese metal band digs out ancient poetry
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‘Lake of buried corpses’: Chinese metal band digs out ancient poetry

Screaming Chinese-poetry inspired lyrics like a demon bursting from the depths of hell, the black-clad singer raises a white chalice above his bamboo hat as fog enveloped the stage.
Record-breaking Russian film relives US-Soviet hoops showdown
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Record-breaking Russian film relives US-Soviet hoops showdown

A controversial Olympic basketball showdown between the Soviet Union and the US has become the subject of a record-breaking Russian film, as the country’s sports are mired in a doping scandal and relations with Washington are at a low point.
Brigitte Bardot slams #MeToo ‘publicity-seeking’ actresses
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Brigitte Bardot slams #MeToo ‘publicity-seeking’ actresses

French film legend Brigitte Bardot attacked the #MeToo movement Wednesday, claiming that actresses who complain of sexual harassment were just looking for publicity.
‘Alien attack’ in Tokyo as Space Invaders turns 40
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‘Alien attack’ in Tokyo as Space Invaders turns 40

Block graphic aliens dropped down the window panes of a Tokyo skyscraper before being blasted into oblivion by enthusiastic gamers celebrating 40 years of the arcade sensation “Space Invaders”.
France to loan Bayeux Tapestry to UK: reports
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France to loan Bayeux Tapestry to UK: reports

The Bayeux Tapestry could be displayed in Britain after France agreed in principle to the historic artwork leaving the country for the first time in 950 years, according to British media.
“What’s that shot?” ask disturbing videos going viral in Brazil
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“What’s that shot?” ask disturbing videos going viral in Brazil

In the middle of the street or a crowded mall, Brazilians hurl themselves to the ground as if struck by lightning, in scenes that are filmed and posted on the internet, where they are taking the crime-plagued country by storm.
Chicco Twala planning legal action against Brenda Fassie biopic filmmakers
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Chicco Twala planning legal action against Brenda Fassie biopic filmmakers

The feud between veteran musician Chicco Twala and Bongani Fassie has turned into a mudslinging battle, as Chicco continues with his quest to stop the production of a Brenda Fassie biopic.
Senzo Meyiwa’s family fights to keep his house safe from demolition
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Senzo Meyiwa’s family fights to keep his house safe from demolition

Senzo Meyiwa’s family has endured its fair share of drama over the past few years and the latest saga involves their late son’s home in Durban.
Maradona daughter’s wedding fuels family drama
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Maradona daughter’s wedding fuels family drama

Football legend Diego Maradona has some larger than life family drama on his plate: bad blood between a ready-to-wed daughter and his current wife.
Kim Kardashian announces birth of third child via surrogate
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Kim Kardashian announces birth of third child via surrogate

Reality star Kim Kardashian and her rapper husband Kanye West Tuesday announced the birth of their third child, a baby girl who was born via a surrogate.

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