Users, celebrities, and politicians take experiences with sexual harassment and assault to Twitter

admin   •   October 18, 2017   •   5348

Elle: women in Hollywood

Celebrities and women around the world took to Twitter to denounce sexual harassment and assault with the hashtag #MeToo, following the actress Alyssa Milano’s call to action on Sunday.

Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres, singer Lady Gaga and actresses Kerry Washington and Reese Witherspoon were among the celebrities that tweeted “#MeToo”.

California Senator Kamala Harris thanked everyone who has joined the campaign for their courage and extend sympathy to the survivors.

The hashtag was a reaction to sexual abuse allegations against film mogul Harvey Weinstein who has denied having non-consensual sex with anyone.

A number of women have said Weinstein sexually harassed or assaulted them in incidents dating back to the 1980s.

On Monday night, Elle magazine celebrated numerous high-profile women in Hollywood at the soiree ‘Elle: women in Hollywood’ at the four seasons in Beverly Hills. However, the celebrities in attendance were also celebrating after allegations made against film producers in Hollywood appear to be bringing about change for women in Hollywood.

“Not just women, honestly, men banding together as well and wanting to have something positive. I think it’s really amazing and I really do hope we bring about some positive change,” said actress Margot Robbie.

“I feel empowered that we can actually do something about it and that feels amazing,” said actress Laura Dern.

Producer Harvey Weinstein was expelled from the academy on Sunday. Kathleen Kennedy, best known for producing the ‘Star Wars’ films, also sits on the board of trustees at AMPAS, which expelled Weinstein. She called for the entire film industry to act.

“Well I think we’re all going to have to work together to create some standards of compliance and I think that’s something a lot of people are starting to talk about right now,” said the AMPAS board member and producer.

“I think the unions should work together, the studios, the agencies, the guilds, the entire industry,” she added. — Reuters



Actor Kevin Hart injured in Los Angeles car accident

Jeck Deocampo   •   September 2, 2019

Actor Kevin Hart suffered major injuries in a car accident in Los Angeles early on Sunday morning (September 1), the California Highway Patrol (CHP) said.

Hart, 40, was being driven in a 1970 Plymouth Barracuda shortly after midnight on Mulholland Highway when the driver lost control of the car and it tumbled down an embankment, the CHP said in a statement.

CHP did not elaborate on the nature of Hart’s injuries, but TMZ reported that he injured his back.

The driver, Jared Black, also suffered major injuries in the accident, the CHP said. He was not under the influence of alcohol at the time, the CHP added.

Hart, who is known for his stand-up comedy and comic roles in movies including “Ride Along,” was able to leave the scene of the crash with a second passenger, who was not badly hurt, and head to his home nearby to get medical attention, the CHP said.

Hart was eventually taken to Northridge Hospital Medical Center and the driver was taken to another hospital. (Production: Kia Johnson)

2019 Oscars: Complete List of Winners

Jeck Deocampo   •   February 25, 2019

HOLLYWOOD, USA — The 91st Academy Awards on Sunday (February 24) brought together Hollywood’s A-listers under one roof. The awards night, held at the Dolby Theater, went without a host for the first time in 20 years.

And the Oscar for Best Actor goes to…

See Rami Malek's full speech.

Posted by The Academy on Sunday, 24 February 2019

 Bohemian Rhapsody lead Rami Malek receives his very first Oscars award for best actor.

With their exceptional performance, Olivia Colman, Rami Malek, and Lady Gaga lead the new batch of Oscar winners this year.

See all the winners below.

Best Picture

  • Winner: Green Book
  • A Star is Born
  • Black Panther
  • BlacKkKlansman
  • Bohemian Rhapsody
  • The Favourite
  • Roma
  • Vice

Best Director

  • Winner: Roma – Alfonso Cuaron
  • BlacKkKlansman – Spike Lee
  • Cold War – Paweł Pawlikowski
  • The Favourite – Yorgos Lanthimos
  • Vice – Adam McKay

Best Actress

  • Winner: Olivia Colman – The Favourite
  • Glenn Close – The Wife
  • Lady Gaga – A Star is Born
  • Melissa McCarthy – Can You Ever Forgive Me?
  • Yalitza Aparicio – Roma

Best Actor

  • Winner: Rami Malek – Bohemian Rhapsody
  • Bradley Cooper – A Star Is Born
  • Christian Bale – Vice
  • Viggo Mortensen – Green Book
  • Willem Dafoe – At Eternity’s Gate

Best Supporting Actress

  • Winner: Regina King – If Beale Street Could Talk
  • Amy Adams – Vice
  • Marina de Tavira – Roma
  • Emma Stone – The Favourite
  • Rachel Weisz – The Favourite

Best Supporting Actor

  • Winner: Mahershala Ali – Green Book
  • Adam Driver – BlacKkKlansman
  • Richard E. Grant – Can You Ever Forgive Me?
  • Sam Elliot – A Star is Born
  • Sam Rockwell – Vice

Best Original Song

  • Winner: Shallow – A Star Is Born
  • All The Stars – Black Panther
  • I’ll Fight – RBG
  • The Place Where Lost Things Go – Mary Poppins Returns
  • When A Cowboy Trades His Spurs For Wings – The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

Best Original Score

  • Winner: Black Panther – Ludwig Goransson
  • BlacKkKlansmen – Terence Blanchard
  • If Beale Street Could Talk – Nicholas Britell
  • Isle of Dogs – Alexandre Desplat
  • Mary Poppins Returns – Marc Shaiman

Best Adapted Screenplay

  • Winner: BlacKkKlansman – Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz, Kevin Willmott and Spike Lee
  • A Star is Born – Eric Roth, Bradley Cooper and Will Fetters
  • Can You Ever Forgive Me? – Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty
  • If Beale Street Could Talk – Barry Jenkins
  • The Ballad of Buster Scruggs – Joel Coen and Ethan Coen

Best Original Screenplay

  • Winner: Green Book – Nick Vallelonga, Brian Currie, Peter Farrelly
  • First Reformed – Paul Schrader
  • Roma – Alfonso Cuaron
  • The Favorite – Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara
  • Vice – Adam McKay

Best Live Action Short Film

  • Winner: Skin
  • Detainment
  • Fauve
  • Marguerite
  • Mother

Best Visual Effects

  • Winner: First Man
  • Avengers: Infinity War
  • Christopher Robin
  • Ready Player One
  • Solo: A Star Wars Story

Best Documentary – Short Subject

  • Winner: Period. End of Sentence
  • A Night at The Garden
  • Black Sheep
  • Endgame
  • Lifeboat

Best Animated Short Film

  • Winner: Bao
  • Animal Behavior
  • Late Afternoon
  • One Small Step
  • Weekends

Best Animated Feature Film

  • Winner: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
  • Incredibles 2
  • Isle of Dogs
  • Mirai
  • Ralph Breaks the Internet

Best Film Editing

  • Winner: Bohemian Rhapsody
  • BlacKkKlansman
  • Green Book
  • The Favourite
  • Vice

Best Foreign Language Film

  • Winner: Roma – Mexico
  • Capernaum – Lebanon
  • Cold War – Poland
  • Never Look Away – Germany
  • Shoplifters – Japan

Best Sound Mixing

  • Winner: Bohemian Rhapsody
  • A Star is Born
  • Black Panther
  • First Man
  • Roma

Best Sound Editing

  • Winner: Bohemian Rhapsody
  • A Quiet Place
  • Black Panther
  • First Man
  • Roma

Best Cinematography

  • Winner: Roma
  • A Star is Born
  • Cold War
  • Never Look Away
  • The Favourite

Best Production Design

  • Winner: Black Panther
  • First Man
  • Mary Poppins Returns
  • Roma
  • The Favourite

Best Costume Design

  • Winner: Black Panther
  • Mary Poppins Returns
  • Mary Queen of Scots
  • The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
  • The Favourite

Best Makeup and Hairstyling

  • Winner: Vice
  • Border
  • Mary Queen of Scots

Best Documentary – Feature

  • Winner: Free Solo
  • Hale County This Morning, This Evening
  • Minding the Gap
  • Of Fathers and Sons
  • RGB

Congress ratifies bill penalizing catcalling, other forms of sexual harassment in public spaces

admin   •   February 8, 2019

MANILA, Philippines — The Congress has ratified the bicameral conference report for the Safe Spaces Bill which seeks to penalize catcalling and gender-based sexual harassment in streets, public and online spaces, workplaces, and educational institutions.

The bill also seeks to penalize offenses such as sexist slurs, unwanted comments on one’s appearance, relentless requests for one’s personal details such as name, contact and social media details or destination.

The measure will also criminalize the use of words, gestures or actions that ridicule on the basis of sex, gender or sexual orientation, the persistent telling of sexual jokes, use of sexual names, comments and demands, and any statement that has made an invasion on a person’s personal space.

If enacted into law, violators may face up to six years of imprisonment and a fine of not more that P100,000.

Both houses of Congress are yet to submit the ratified version to President Rodrigo Duterte for his signature. — Grace Casin | UNTV News & Rescue


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