Dustin Hoffman

Shut Up, Alec Baldwin: The Self-Confessed ‘Sexist’ Defending Hollywood’s Alleged Abusers

The ‘30 Rock’ and ‘SNL’ star has emerged as one of the worst celebrity voices during the #MeToo movement.<p>Remember when we thought that putting Alec …

Women's News

Robert Redford: #MeToo will give women more opportunities in Hollywood

Robert Redford kicked off the Sundance Film Festival by praising the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements as a “tipping point” in Hollywood that will …

Brett Ratner

Robert Redford addresses Time's Up, Me Too as Hollywood's 'tipping point' at Sundance Film Festival

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 …

Gloria Allred

Why we should all keep talking about Aziz Ansari

Why we should all keep talking about Aziz Ansari<p>When the status quo is overturned, and idols begin to crumble, there’s always a first flash of …

Award Shows

Liam Neeson: Unexpectedly beating up people at age 65

Liam Neeson never expected to be beating up people on a train at the age of 65 – or still getting into trouble for opening his big Ballymena …

Liam Neeson

How Sharon Stone is making her big comeback

When Sharon Stone presented at this year’s Golden Globes, it was an announcement that the “Basic Instinct” star — whose uncrossing of her legs during …

Robert DeNiro

He's Everywhere, He's Everywhere

There is a specter haunting American popular culture: the specter of Donald Trump.<p>In many cases, the president is quite literally a specter, insofar …

Culture

It's time Hollywood's male stars use their power to level playing field

This year’s Golden Globes served as the launch of Time’s Up, a fund that organizers say will pay for legal support to people who have experienced sexual harassment, assault or abuse in the workplace. Women have been at the forefront of this conversation, and that continued at the Golden Globes. …

Entertainment

What Should We Do With Hollywood’s Rotten Apples?

Being an ethical consumer of media is always going to be more involved than just dumping any title that's been touched by a seemingly boundless supply of bad men.<p><b>A movie is</b> not a sandwich, and neither is a TV series, no matter how often we describe bingeing one as if it were a private encounter …

Ed Westwick

I recycle – then lie to myself that I’m saving the planet

So much of what we carefully separate just ends up wasting energy<p>‘I just want to say one word to you, just one word. Are you listening? Plastics.’ That iconic punch line from <i>The Graduate</i>, when a businessman gives Dustin Hoffman career advice at a cocktail party, has been circling my head ever since …

Recycling

Jane Fonda, Gloria Allred to Speak at Respect Rally at Sundance Film Festival

Common and Nick Offerman will also speak at the rally honoring the one-year anniversary of the National Women’s March<p>The Respect Rally Park City has …

Entertainment

You Might Not Be A Harvey Weinstein, But You Could Be An Aziz Ansari

You’ve probably heard by now of the increasingly controversial and inflammatory piece in <i>Babe</i> in which Grace (not her real name) describes a date with comedian Aziz Ansari. It has not gone down well. <i>The Atlantic</i> called it racist “revenge porn". Bari Weiss of <i>The New York Times</i>, a writer who has …

Feminism

Marsha Malamet - Between Times of Incarnation

Marsha Malamet photo by Gene Reed<p><i>ABILITY’s Geri Jewell and David Zimmerman continue their interview with songwriter Marsha Malamet in her quaint</i> …

Barbra Streisand

The various things Liam Neeson got wrong in his Dustin Hoffman defense

Maybe it’s a European thing, or its a generational thing, but established European-born actors Liam Neeson and Catherine Deneuve have spoken up about …

Liam Neeson

The West Wing: Recaps from the Final Season of Democracy: Season 18, Episode 45

New year, new Trump. Just kidding, it’s the same batty old fool who divides his time between <i>Fox & Friends</i> and the golf course. If you were hoping the …

Humor

Exclusive Interview - Jon Voight on Surviving the Wild

<i>Martin Carr chats with Jon Voight about his new movie Surviving the Wild…</i><p><i>How did you first get involved in the project?</i><p>I was given the first draft of …

Jane Fonda

Seal Calls Oprah 'Part of The Problem for Decades'

Keeping in mind that low-res photos posted on the internet out of context with ALL CAPS meme overlays are generally unreliable sources of news or …

Award Shows

'West Wing' stars to hold one night only reading of 'All the President's Men'

Actors from one of the most famous political television shows of all time will read one of the most famous political stories of all time.<p>Stars of NBC's "The West Wing" will hold a one-night-only reading of "All the President's Men" in Los Angeles on January 27. The reading, which will take place in …

Aaron Sorkin

Liam Neeson Under Fire For Calling Sexual Harassment Allegations A "Bit Of A Witch-Hunt"

Liam Neeson has come under fire on social media for his reaction to the ongoing sexual harassment allegation scandal in Hollywood.<p>Speaking on Irish talk show <i>The Late Late Show</i>, Neeson appeared to defend some of the high profile men who've been accused of sexual misconduct and inappropriate …

The Late Late Show

Chevy Chase on Dustin Hoffman allegations: ‘It just didn’t really happen’

Chevy Chase has jumped up to defend Dustin Hoffman as The Graduate star fights harassment and assault claims.<p>The Spies Like Us star reveals he has …

Entertainment

The #MeToo Sexual Assault Movement In Danger Of Becoming A Joke [Opinion]

It needs to be said, though some are afraid to say it — the #MeToo movement is in danger of becoming a joke. And this is coming from somebody who …

Feminism

Aziz Ansari answers accuser: ‘I took her words to heart’

Actor-comedian says he believed sexual activity on a date was completely consensual<p>Aziz Ansari responded to a woman’s accusation that she “felt violated” during a September 2017 date with him by saying Sunday that he had taken “her words to heart.”<p>The actor-comedian said he believed everything that …

Aziz Ansari

‘Last Week Tonight with John Oliver’ Will Be Back Next Month

<i>Last Week Tonight With John Oliver</i> will be returning to your screens on February 18. Our favorite British host's dry wit will be with us for another …

Comedy

My grandfather was an illegal immigrant: Guest opinion

<b>By Daniel Pollack-Pelzner</b><p>Reading the news that the Trump administration is ending temporary protection for 200,000 Salvadoran immigrants who came to …

Immigration

2018 Golden Globes Review: Woke, Anti-Trump Lecturing

So many questions hung over the 75th Golden Globes telecast.<p>Would Hollywood dial back on its raging Trump hate? Could honorees avoid sanctimonious …

Darkest Hour

Liam Neeson Is The Latest Man To Call The #MeToo Movement ‘A Witch Hunt’

Liam Neeson on the wave of sexual harassment allegations against high profile men in Hollywood #latelate pic.twitter.com/NzT0rWXf25— The Late Late Show (@RTELateLateShow) January 12, 2018<p>With the rise of the #MeToo and the exposure of men like Harvey Weinstein, some men have profoundly …

Celebrity News

The Pop Innovations of a 50-Year-Old Soundtrack

The Graduate’s use of folk-rock songs by Simon and Garfunkel stood in for a generation’s reaction to the status quo.<p>When Mike Nichols’s low-budget comedy-drama <i>The Graduate</i> premiered in December 1967, it arrived during a time of national unrest. Many Baby Boomers were pushing back against the status …

Simon and Garfunkel

Liam Neeson calls gender pay gap ‘disgraceful’ – but refuses to take a pay cut

Liam Neeson’s promo tour for The Commuter seems to be causing more outrage than excitement about the film.<p>During his interview on Ireland’s The Late …

Liam Neeson

The Meyerowitz Stories is an excruciating watch if you aspire to make great art

Compare this portrait of an artist to Maudie. I know which I’d rather hang on my wall<p>‘If he isn’t a great artist, that means he was just a prick.” That contribution to the art versus morality conversation is delivered ungoofily by Adam Sandler, playing Danny Meyerowitz in Noam Baumbach’s Netflix …

Art

Liam Neeson bemoans sexual harassment ‘witch hunt’ in Hollywood

Actor Liam Neeson has said he feels there is a now witch hunt around sexual harassment in Hollywood.<p>He told RTE that harassment needed to be looked into, but he was on the fence about allegations surrounding Dustin Hoffman.<p>Mr Hoffman's lawyers have described claims by three women as "defamatory …

Liam Neeson