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October 10, 2017

HOLLYWOOD TEES OFF ON HARVEY WEINSTEIN

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Speaking out? Or piling on? Perhaps it’s a little bit of both in the Harvey Weinstein case. Since the movie mogul was fired by his own company, a number of Hollywood insiders have stepped forward to denounce him — and those who may have enabled him. Some have noted their having ties with the companies he founded over the years makes them uncomfortable. In the days since The New York Times published an expose of Weinstein’s dealings with women, Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie and other actresses have said the movie mogul tried to put the moves on them, too. And The New Yorker has published a piece saying, among other things, that three women accuse Weinstein of raping them.

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120-v-34-(Margie Szaroleta (zar-oh-LEH’-tah), AP entertainment correspondent)--Some of the actors who made their careers with help from movie mogul Harvey Weinstein are now criticizing him for alleged sexual harassment. AP Entertainment Correspondent Margie Szaroleta reports. (10 Oct 2017)

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024-c-21-(Oscar Wells Gabriel, AP entertainment editor)-“some have suggested”-AP Entertainment Editor Oscar Wells Gabriel reports a top Hollywood star is reacting to the firing of movie mogul Harvey Weinstein. (10 Oct 2017)

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025-c-20-(Oscar Wells Gabriel, AP entertainment editor)-“she put it”-AP Entertainment Editor Oscar Wells Gabriel reports one actress has bemoaned the fact that it took so long for Hollywood to take action against Harvey Weinstein. (10 Oct 2017)

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DONNA KARAN APOLOGIZES FOR PRAISING HARVEY WEINSTEIN

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Donna Karan is trying to walk back comments praising Harvey Weinstein after he was fired for complaints about sexual harassment. The Daily Mail reports Karan told reporters Weinstein “has done some amazing things” and that he and his wife are “wonderful people.” She added that some women ask for “trouble” by the way they dress and for, as she put it, “presenting themselves the way they do.” Now, Karan says her remarks were taken out of context — and that she feels sexual harassment is unacceptable.

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121-c-16-(Margie Szaroleta (zar-oh-LEH’-tah), AP entertainment correspondent)-“must be addressed”-AP Entertainment Correspondent Margie Szaroleta reports fashion designer Donna Karan is apologizing for comments she says were taken out of context about movie mogul Harvey Weinstein. (10 Oct 2017)

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HARVEY WEINSTEIN - THE NAME GAME

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Weinstein Company is trying to get rid of the disgrace Harvey Weinstein has brought to the movie making firm — by getting rid of his name. A studio insider says the company will wipe Weinstein’s name from the business — though it’s unclear when that will happen. No word what the new company will be called.

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022-v-31-(Oscar Wells Gabriel, AP entertainment editor)--First, the Weinstein Company deposed its co-founder. Now, as AP Entertainment Editor Oscar Wells Gabriel reports, it wants to purge the public’s link to him. (10 Oct 2017)

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023-c-19-(Oscar Wells Gabriel, AP entertainment editor)-“Waco and Yellowstone”-AP Entertainment Editor Oscar Wells Gabriel reports the Weinstein Company will change its name, now that it has been publicly sullied by the actions of its co-founder. (10 Oct 2017)

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TRUMP TWEETS ABOUT JEMELE HILL

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — You didn’t have to be a psychic to see this coming — President Donald Trump has reacted to ESPN’s suspension of SportsCenter anchor Jemele (jeh-MEHL’) Hill. In a tweet this morning, Trump said with Hill on the air, “it’s no wonder ESPN ratings have ‘tanked.’” A month ago, Hill drew a reprimand from her bosses for calling Trump a “white supremacist” and a “bigot.” She was suspended yesterday for suggesting minorities who root for the Dallas Cowboys should withdraw their support for the team and its sponsors. That tweet came after team owner Jerry Jones said he’d bench any player who refused to stand for the national anthem and flag salute.

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001-v-33-(Oscar Wells Gabriel, AP entertainment editor)--An ESPN anchor has been suspended over tweeting. AP Entertainment Editor Oscar Wells Gabriel has the details. (10 Oct 2017)

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002-c-20-(Oscar Wells Gabriel, AP entertainment editor)-“and police brutality”-AP Entertainment Editor Oscar Wells Gabriel reports ESPN has suspended Jemele Hill for one of her tweets. ((Jemele is pronounced jeh-MEHL’)) (10 Oct 2017)

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003-c-14-(Oscar Wells Gabriel, AP entertainment editor)-“on the job”-AP Entertainment Editor Oscar Wells Gabriel reports ESPN’s Jemele Hill is no stranger to online controversy. ((Jemele is pronounced jeh-MEHL’)) (10 Oct 2017)

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004-c-11-(Oscar Wells Gabriel, AP entertainment editor)-“would have consequences”-AP Entertainment Editor Oscar Wells Gabriel reports ESPN had tweaked its employee social media rules after anchor Jemele Hill called President Donald Trump a “white supremacist.” ((Jemele is pronounced jeh-MEHL’)) (10 Oct 2017)

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VEGAS SHOOTINGS FORCE CHANGES TO FX “AMERICAN HORROR STORY”

NEW YORK (AP) — It seems to happen every time: after a national tragedy that involves violence, some movie or TV show has to be quickly edited to get rid of scenes that depict something eerily similar. It’s happening again in the wake of the Las Vegas massacre. FX says has edited out some of the gun violence in the opening scene of tonight’s episode of “American Horror Story.” However, FX says those who want to see the entire scene in all its gore — can do so on-demand.

MELANIA TRUMP VS. IVANA TRUMP

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Real Housewives of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue? No, there is no such show. But there is some domestic drama going on at the White House these days — between first lady Melania Trump and President Trump’s first wife, Ivana. Trump’s first ex has written a book. And in promoting it, she insists she’s the true “first lady” and boasted she has a direct number to the White House. A spokeswoman for Melania Trump has snapped back, saying Ivana Trump’s comments are “attention-seeking and self-serving noise.”

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020-v-37-(Sagar Meghani (SAH’-gur meh-GAH’-nee), AP Washington correspondent)--Two of President Trump’s wives are sparring over their roles. AP Washington correspondent Sagar Meghani reports. (10 Oct 2017)

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“STAR WARS” TRAILER DEBUTS

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Usually when a movie company releases a trailer, it gives you some sense of what’s in store when the movie comes out. But that wasn’t the case with the trailer for the new “Star Wars” movie. The first trailer for “The Last Jedi” made its debut during last night’s “Monday Night Football” game in Chicago. The clip features glimpses of some of the usual cast members like Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher — but doesn’t provide much about the plot. For that, you’ll have to wait until Dec. 15 — when the movie is due in theaters.

ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND MEMBER’S WIFE SENTENCED IN GUN CASE

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — The wife of an Allman Brothers Band founding member has been sentenced to 30 days in jail in a gun-related case. News outlets say Donna Betts reported to the Sarasota County jail in Florida last week to begin serving her time. She pleaded no contest to one gun charge for pointing a rifle at members of the Sarasota Crew rowing team. She lives next door to where the team is headquartered. Betts is married to Allman Brothers band guitarist Dickey Betts.

by Oscar Wells Gabriel II

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