Anita Hill chairs Hollywood commission on sexual misconduct
17 December 2017 | 9:30 am
Anita Hill has been chosen to lead a newly-formed commission on sexual harassment in Hollywood.
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27 Jul 2020
Golden age Hollywood star Olivia de Havilland dies at 104, her agent said. She starred in "Gone with the Wind" and was a two-time Oscar winner.
7 Jan 2021
Film critic Lisa Nesselson speaks to Eve Jackson about the week's film news, including a look ahead at filmmaking in 2021 and a review of the new Pixar movie "Soul". She also reveals her "virtual" pick of the week: a one-minute-long film, shot with a cell phone and entitled "Women's Empowerment".
13 Feb 2021
Hollywood actors Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney completed one of football's most unlikely takeovers when they finalised their purchase of non-league minnows Wrexham on Tuesday.
1 Mar 2021
Golden Globes hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler on Sunday (February 28) called on the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) to include Black members, following a furor over diversity. The usual cozy gathering of A-listers at a gala dinner in Beverly Hills has been overshadowed by the coronavirus pandemic and controversy over the lack of Black members in the 87-member HFPA, whose members choose the Golden Globe winners.
5 Mar 2021
Andrew Cuomo has issued an apology after at least three women alleged inappropriate behavior by the governor. He said his actions were "unintentional" and he would "learn" from his behavior.
14 Mar 2021
Al Pacino’s suit from Scarface, Batman's mask and other props from Hollywood films are set to go on auction in Los Angeles next month. "Daniel Radcliffe's wand, what a great item to own," says Julien’s Auctions executive director Martin Nolan. The item is estimated at $10 000.
23 Mar 2021
The coronavirus pandemic brought the global film industry to a virtual halt, and it's not just Hollywood that has been badly hit. The Atlas Film Studios in Ouarzazate, Morocco, where blockbusters like "Game of Thrones" and "Gladiator" were filmed, are grappling with the fallout as filming cancellations has affected the tourism sector. But first - the Turkish lira has tumbled after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan again sacked the country's central bank chief, after the latter raised interest rates.
10 Apr 2021
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has responded to serious sexual abuse scandals among senior lawmakers by pledging sweeping reforms.
20 May 2021
Indiana Jones' iconic Fedora hat, worn by US actor Harrison Ford on the set of ‘Indiana Jones and the Temple of the Doom’ is the main attraction at an auction of Hollywood artefacts next month. It's estimated to fetch around $250,000. More than a thousand items will go on sale, including Harry Potter’s wand and a droid used in ‘Star Wars: The rise of Skywalker'.
31 May 2021
The US actor, a longtime admirer of Russian President Vladimir Putin, says he wants to crack down on businesses that harm the environment.
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Visitors on the Hollywood Walk of Fame react to the birth of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's second child, Lilibet Diana. The couple decided to name the girl after Harry's grandmother Queen Elizabeth II and his mother Diana.
4 Aug 2021
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed multiple women, a state investigation has found. US President Joe Biden and other fellow Democrats are calling for him to step down.
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