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Rose McGowan Fires Back at Actresses' Plans to Wear Black at Golden Globes to Protest Harassment

Rose McGowan Fires Back at Actresses' Plans to Wear Black at Golden Globes to Protest Harassment
Actresses are reportedly planning to wear black to the 2018 Golden Globes as a sign of protest against sexual harassment -- but Rose McGowan is not here for it.

The 44-year-old Charmed star, who was one of the first actresses to speak out with allegations against Harvey Weinsten (claims which he denies), took to Twitter on Saturday to slam those choosing to wear black at the awards show for their "silent protest." Though Meryl Streep, Jessica Chastain, Emma Stone and more are reportedly planning to participate in the red carpet trend, McGowan called out Streep specifically, and suggested that actresses should wear dresses by Weinstein's estranged wife's label, Marchesa, to the event instead.

"Actresses, like Meryl Streep, who happily worked for The Pig Monster, are wearing black @GoldenGlobes in a silent protest. Your Silence is The problem," McGowan tweeted. "You’ll accept a fake award breathlessly & affect no real change. I despise your hypocrisy. Maybe you should
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Harvey Weinstein Again Denies Blackballing Actresses: Says He Wanted Ashley Judd For ‘Good Will Hunting’

Harvey Weinstein Again Denies Blackballing Actresses: Says He Wanted Ashley Judd For ‘Good Will Hunting’
Accused sexual predator Harvey Weinstein is insisting again that he “had nothing to do” with casting Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings films, and that he did not blacklist Ashley Judd or Mira Sorvino. In a new statement released by a spokesperson on Weinstein’s behalf, the former Miramax honcho says he not only didn’t blacklist Sorvino but “was in fact working with her during the timeframe in question on Mimic, the Guillermo Del Toro film. Also during that time, she was…
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'Your Silence Is the Problem': Rose McGowan Slams Actresses' Plans to Wear Black at the Globes

'Your Silence Is the Problem': Rose McGowan Slams Actresses' Plans to Wear Black at the Globes
Rose McGowan is not a fan of the news that many major actresses are planning on wearing black to the Golden Globes as a symbol of protest against harassment in Hollywood.

On Saturday, McGowan, 44, spoke out against the “silent protest” and women who were supposedly taking part who had worked with disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein in the past — calling out Meryl Streep in particular.

“Actresses, like Meryl Streep, who happily worked for The Pig Monster, are wearing black @GoldenGlobes in a silent protest,” she wrote on Twitter, referring to Weinstein.

“Your Silence is The problem,” McGowan continued. “You’ll accept
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Jason Priestley Says He Punched Harvey Weinstein at a Golden Globes Party in the ’90s

  • The Wrap
Jason Priestley Says He Punched Harvey Weinstein at a Golden Globes Party in the ’90s
Jason Priestley says he has done what many in Hollywood probably wish they had: punched Harvey Weinstein in the face. Following the accusations rolling in about Weinstein’s attempt to blacklist Mira Sorvino and Ashley Judd – two actresses who have recently accused the disgraced movie mogul of sexual misconduct and threats to derail their careers if they spoke up — a friend of Priestley’s took to Twitter to recall a rather heated encounter between the disgraced mogul and the former star of “Beverly Hills 90210.” “Heartbreaking….wouldn’t be surprised if this happened to my good friend @Jason_Priestley who punched
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Ian McKellen Wants to Play Gandalf on Amazon’s TV Series: ‘He’s Over 7000 Years Old, So I’m Not Too Old’

Ian McKellen Wants to Play Gandalf on Amazon’s TV Series: ‘He’s Over 7000 Years Old, So I’m Not Too Old’
Amazon’s upcoming “Lord of the Rings” television series is one of the most highly anticipated projects currently in development, with the streaming giant already signing off on a multi-season commitment. While the story for the series has not been confirmed, Ian McKellen is more than eager to step back into the wizardly shoes of Gandalf.

Read More:‘Lord of the Rings’ TV Series in the Works at Amazon, Which Wants the Precious All for Itself

British television personality Graham Norton recently brought up the new “Lord of the Rings” series to McKellen during an interview on his BBC Radio 2 talk show (via Digital Spy). When asked if it would be annoying to see another actor take on his iconic role, McKellen responded, “What do you mean, another Gandalf?”

“I haven’t said yes because I haven’t been asked. But are you suggesting that someone else is going to play it?
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Ian McKellen Wants to Play Gandalf on Amazon’s TV Series: ‘He’s Over 7000 Years Old, So I’m Not Too Old’

Ian McKellen Wants to Play Gandalf on Amazon’s TV Series: ‘He’s Over 7000 Years Old, So I’m Not Too Old’
Amazon’s upcoming “Lord of the Rings” television series is one of the most highly anticipated projects currently in development, with the streaming giant already signing off on a multi-season commitment. While the story for the series has not been confirmed, Ian McKellen is more than eager to step back into the wizardly shoes of Gandalf.

Read More:‘Lord of the Rings’ TV Series in the Works at Amazon, Which Wants the Precious All for Itself

British television personality Graham Norton recently brought up the new “Lord of the Rings” series to McKellen during an interview on his BBC Radio 2 talk show (via Digital Spy). When asked if it would be annoying to see another actor take on his iconic role, McKellen responded, “What do you mean, another Gandalf?”

“I haven’t said yes because I haven’t been asked. But are you suggesting that someone else is going to play it?
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Jason Priestley Reveals He Punched Harvey Weinstein In The Face During 1995 Golden Globes Party

In a recent interview, director Peter Jackson alleged that Harvey Weinstein warned him not to cast actresses Mira Sorvino and Ashley Judd in any of his projects because they were “a nightmare to work with and we should avoid them at all costs,” which for Sorvino confirmed suspicions that Weinstein had launched a “smear campaign” […]
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Jason Priestley Says He Punched Harvey Weinstein in the Face at a 1995 Golden Globes Party

Jason Priestley Says He Punched Harvey Weinstein in the Face at a 1995 Golden Globes Party
Decades before the slew of sexual misconduct allegations arose against Harvey Weinstein, actor Jason Priestley allegedly had a run-in with him that led to Priestley punching the disgraced movie mogul in the face.

On Friday, the Beverly Hills, 90210 star, 48, recounted the incident on Twitter first revealed by actress Tara Strong, who suggested Weinstein might have tried to derail Priestley’s career after the fight in the same way Weinstein allegedly had done to whistleblowers Mira Sorvino and Ashley Judd.

According to Priestley, the alleged fight occurred at the Miramax after party for the 1995 Golden Globes.

“Harvey told me I had to leave…
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Peter Jackson Claims Weinsteins Blacklisted Ashley Judd and Mira Sorvino

Peter Jackson Claims Weinsteins Blacklisted Ashley Judd and Mira Sorvino
Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson revealed in a new interview that he was strongly urged, likely under false pretenses, to avoid casting Ashley Judd and Mira Sorvino in his Lord of the Rings franchise by Harvey Weinstein and his brother, Bob, back in the late 1990s. Judd and Sorvino have both come forward with allegations of sexual assault against Harvey Weinstein, which prompted Jackson to recall his meetings with Miramax back when they were trying to cast the Lord of the Rings. Weinstein denies any sexual misconduct and also denied that he had Mira Sorvino and Ashley Judd blackballed from projects. Peter Jackson has since come back with a rebuttal to Weinstein with more details.

In a statement released by Harvey Weinstein's publicist, the disgraced Hollywood mogul claimed to have respect for Peter Jackson, but went on to say that Miramax lost out and the project went to New Line.
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‘Bad Santa’ Director Terry Zwigoff Says the Weinsteins Also Blacklisted Mira Sorvino From the Christmas Comedy

‘Bad Santa’ Director Terry Zwigoff Says the Weinsteins Also Blacklisted Mira Sorvino From the Christmas Comedy
In the over 90 sexual harassment and abuse accusations made against Harvey Weinstein, one of the most consistent claims alleged that Weinstein would threaten the careers of the actresses who refused his advances. Mira Sorvino is one of Harvey Weinstein’s accusers, and according to directors such as Peter Jackson and Terry Zwigoff, Weinstein and his brother did just that.

Read More:Peter Jackson Slams Harvey Weinstein’s ‘Lord of the Rings’ Blacklist Denial as ‘A Deflection From the Truth

Zwigoff worked with Miramax on the Billy Bob Thornton-starring Christmas comedy “Bad Santa,” which was produced by Bob Weinstein under the Miramax-owned Dimension Films. The director said in a tweet that he was interested in casting Sorvino for an unspecified role in the comedy, but that every time he brought up her name to Bob and Harvey Weinstein they would immediately hang up on him. Zwigoff alleges this happened numerous
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Peter Jackson: I blacklisted Ashley Judd and Mira Sorvino under pressure from Weinstein

Jackson said Miramax told him not to cast duo in Lord of the Rings seriesBoth actors refused Weinstein’s pressure to have physical relationships

Film director Peter Jackson has admitted to blacklisting actors Ashley Judd and Mira Sorvino in response to a “smear campaign” orchestrated by accused sexual predator Harvey Weinstein.

Related: What Salma Hayek’s Weinstein story reveals about Hollywood power and pay

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Peter Jackson Slams Harvey Weinstein’s ‘Lord of the Rings’ Blacklist Denial as ‘A Deflection From the Truth’

Peter Jackson Slams Harvey Weinstein’s ‘Lord of the Rings’ Blacklist Denial as ‘A Deflection From the Truth’
Peter Jackson and Harvey Weinstein are engaging in a war of words over the audition process for “The Lord of the Rings.” Jackson claims when he was working with Miramax on early development of the J. R. R. Tolkien adaptation in 1998 that Weinstein blacklisted actresses Ashley Judd and Mira Sorvino from auditioning, allegedly telling Jackson that both were a “nightmare to worth with.”

Weinstein quickly responded to Jackson’s story and denied the claims were true. A publicist for the disgraced former studio executive issued a statement in which Weinstein said he has “nothing but the utmost respect for Peter Jackson” and assured that he was not involved in casting. Weinstein noted that “Miramax lost the project and all casting was done by New Line.”

Jackson has now responded
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Ashley Judd might have been Arwen... or Galadriel

by Nathaniel R

Ashley Judd in her blockbuster breakout "Double Jeopardy" in 1999I keep getting into trouble when I tweet out semantic arguments on the internet as if I'm missing the point of very serious topics. So let me assure you that I'm not missing the point. I am filled with rage when I read these stories about the toxic treatment of actresses in Hollywood but the only way I can cope (I live for actresses, duh) is to nerd out and take deep dives into thinking about their filmographies, or looking at Oscar stats, or other less fraught things to rage less. Lashing out in all directions with rage or feeding my rage by continually sharing it is just not my way and has never helped me cope with pain. So, in other words, I'll save my little semantics quibble until the end of the post. 

Anyway the reveals
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Peter Jackson says Weinstein made him blacklist Ashley Judd & Mira Sorvino

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Once upon a time, Peter Jackson pitched his ambitious The Lord Of The Rings project to Miramax, which at the time consisted of two movies instead of three. The project was in development at Miramax for over a year, during which many casting conversations took place. It was during this time when Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh expressed their enthusiasm for Ashley Judd and Mira Sorvino, but Jackson told Stuff that... Read More...
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Harvey Weinstein Fires Back at Peter Jackson Over Ashley Judd, Mira Sorvino Blacklisting (Update)

Harvey Weinstein Fires Back at Peter Jackson Over Ashley Judd, Mira Sorvino Blacklisting (Update)
Update: A spokesperson issued a statement on behalf of Harvey Weinstein on Saturday in response to Peter Jackson’s accusations that Weinstein was denying blacklisting actresses Ashley Judd and Mira Sorvino from being cast in the “Lord of the Rings.” Weinstein claims to have “had nothing to do with ‘Lord of the Rings.'” The disgraced movie mogul also denies being involved in casting decisions for “Bad Santa,” following director Terry Zwigoff’s claims Weinstein blacklisted Sorvino from that film as well. Below is Weinstein’s statement in full. As Peter Jackson explained in his own statement, Bob and Harvey Weinstein
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Peter Jackson Rebukes Harvey Weinstein’s Denial On Ashley Judd & Mira Sorvino

Peter Jackson Rebukes Harvey Weinstein’s Denial On Ashley Judd & Mira Sorvino
Exclusive: Shortly after Harvey Weinstein denied claims that he blackballed Ashley Judd and Mira Sorvino from being cast in Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings movies, Jackson has chimed back in, calling parts of Weinstein’s denial “insincere.” Here is Jackson’s rebuttal in full: Aspects of Harvey's denial are insincere. He is basically saying that "this blacklisting couldn't be true because New Line cast the movie". That's a deflection from the truth. In the 18 months we…
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Harvey Weinstein Denies Telling Peter Jackson Not to Cast Ashley Judd and Mira Sorvino in ‘Lord of the Rings’

Harvey Weinstein Denies Telling Peter Jackson Not to Cast Ashley Judd and Mira Sorvino in ‘Lord of the Rings’
Harvey Weinstein has responded to claims made by Peter Jackson that allege the producer blacklisted actresses Ashley Judd and Mira Sorvino from auditioning for “The Lord of the Rings.” In an official statement released by his publicist, Weinstein said he has “nothing but the utmost respect for Peter Jackson” but that he was never involved in any way with the film’s casting.

Read More:Peter Jackson Reveals Harvey Weinstein Blacklisted Ashely Judd and Mira Sorvino From ‘The Lord of the Rings

Jackson revealed to the New Zealand news publication Stuff that he removed Ashley Judd and Mira Sorvino’s names from “The Lord of the Rings” casting list after a meeting with Weinstein. Jackson was pitching his idea for the J. R. R. Tolkien adaptation to Miramax in 1998 and met with Bob and Harvey Weinstein, who told him both Sorvino and Judd were “a nightmare to work with.”

Sorvino
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Director Peter Jackson Says Harvey Weinstein Blacklisted Ashley Judd and Mira Sorvino

Director Peter Jackson Says Harvey Weinstein Blacklisted Ashley Judd and Mira Sorvino
Mira Sorvino and Ashley Judd are speaking out against Harvey Weinstein, following director Peter Jackson’s claim that the producer and his brother Bob Weinstein attempted to prevent the two women from starring in his Lord of the Rings franchise.

Speaking with New Zealand publication Stuff, Jackson said that when he pitched his initial plans for both The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings to Miramax, the Weinstein brothers — whom he described as “second-rate Mafia bullies” — warned him that Sorvino and Ashley Judd were difficult to work with.

“I recall Miramax telling us they were a nightmare to work with
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Peter Jackson Says Harvey Weinstein Blacklisted Ashley Judd and Mira Sorvino: He Was ''Like a Second-Rate Mafia Bully''

Peter Jackson Says Harvey Weinstein Blacklisted Ashley Judd and Mira Sorvino: He Was ''Like a Second-Rate Mafia Bully''
Sir Peter Jackson has broken his silence on Harvey Weinstein. The film director spoke to the New Zealand publication Stuff about his working relationship with Harvey, who he met in the '90s when Jackson was pitching his plans for The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings. Jackson claimed that Harvey and his brother Bob Weinstein had blacklisted both Ashley Judd and Mira Sorvino—two of the women who came forward with sexual assault allegations against Harvey. "I recall Miramax telling us they were a nightmare to work with and we should avoid them at all costs," Jackson said. "This was probably in 1998." He continued, "At the time, we had no reason to...
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Ashley Judd, Mira Sorvino Respond to Peter Jackson’s Claims That Weinstein Blacklisted Them

Ashley Judd, Mira Sorvino Respond to Peter Jackson’s Claims That Weinstein Blacklisted Them
Ashley Judd and Mira Sorvino have addressed director Peter Jackson’s claims that Harvey and Bob Weinstein made an effort to blacklist the two actresses from starring in the “Lord of the Rings” franchise in the late 1990s. Harvey Weinstein denied the allegation, through a spokesperson.

“While Bob and Harvey Weinstein were executive producers of the film, they had no input into the casting whatsoever,” a spokesperson said.

In an interview with New Zealand media outlet Stuff, Jackson discussed working on the Miramax-produced “The Hobbit” and “The Lord of the Rings” films with Weinstein.

“I recall Miramax telling us they were a nightmare to work with and we should avoid them at all costs. This was probably in 1998,” Jackson said.

At the time, Jackson said, he and his team had no reason to question Weinstein’s intentions.

“In hindsight, I realize that this was very likely the Miramax smear campaign in full swing,” he said. “I
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