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Tuesday
Oct102017

i know all there is to know about the linking game... 🎵

Your host (c'est moi, Nathaniel) is weeks behind his movie game. So here's part 1 of a massive link roundup to try to catch up. Twenty-five mini stories in this one, let's go...

EW celebrates Idris Elba on their cover
The Vulture a profile of the screenwriter of The Post who was inspired to write it after reading Katherine Graham's memoir "Personal History" Meryl Streep will play Graham in the film (which is not based on that memoir but on one event in Graham's career.)
Awards Daily laments that big box office hits like Get Out and Wonder Woman are not considers shoo-in for Best Picture nominations
Variety Darren Aronofsky tapped as keynote speaker for next spring's SXSW festival
The Hollywood Reporter Disney is not moving forward with its Jack and the Beanstalk animated film named Gigantic
Playbill Glee's Lea Michele finally met Barbra Streisand
People Dan Amboyer who plays the twin of Hilary Duff's deceased fiance on Younger (long story) has come out as gay
Mirror Rob Collier believes his gay under-butler role on Downton Abbey has made it difficult for him to find other roles

More after the jump including  Weinstein harassment fallout, agressive Netflix recommendations, Jonathan Groff's penchant for singing on set, and more...

The Weinstein Fallout
NYT Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie and other actresses speak out about Weinstein's harassment
The Schmooze iconic fabulous Harvey Fierstein getting flak for the Harvey Weinstein hurricane
The Cut great personal piece by Liz Meriwether about her complex feelings as a victim 
LA Times The Weinstein Co will probably not recover
The Guardian Weinstein's wife Georgina Chapman has announced that she's left him
Towleroad Nathan Lane says Weinstein threw him against a wall at a party. 

... this sure is snowballing. Everyone has a story now. (For the record as someone only Hollywood-adjacent I had heard of various bullying behavior but never the sexual harrassment stuff until now but they're of the same despicable character trait: the desire to humiliate and control other people)

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Stage Buddy current highlights from BroadwayHD, a new streaming service for theater fans
Playbill "Come From Away," a musical inspired by events following 9/11 in a small Canadian town, recoups its investment. That's a rarer milestone than you'd think for Broadway shows and since it's still going strong they'll turn a nice profit too
Playbill Secret Garden revival in Houston eyeing Broadway. I've always wondered why this musical has never made it to the screen since the story its based on has a ton of big screen versions.
Show-Score beautiful essay about finding characters that represent you somehow on stage, in this case a widow relating to Hamilton and Bandstand

RIP
San Francisco Chronicle Judy Stone, passionate film critic of the 60s and 70s has passed away
Deadline screen actor Tim Quill (Hamburger Hill, Argo) has died at just 54 years of age.
Variety Sitcom writer Bob Schiller (I Love Lucy, Maude and many more) dies at 98 years of age

Fun!
Reductress woman aggressively recommending Netflix shows to her friends
Boy Culture Germany's choral group Klangwerk 306 does a megamix of Madonna songs
Vulture adorable interview with 7 year-old Brooklynn Prince, star of The Florida Project

Exit Video
Jonathan Groff and Holt McCallany on Groff's penchant for singing on the set of Mindhunter

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Harvey Scissorhands is having the WORST WEEK EVER!!!!!!!!!!!

October 10, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterthevoid99

Rose McGowan also just came out saying that she told Ben Affleck about the assault, and he said "Goddamit! I told him not to do that!" but then didn't do anything about it.

All these complicit Hollywood stars. I can see why actresses were fearful of speaking out, but men with power surrounding him need to be held accountable for letting this happen.

October 11, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterbeyaccount

That sounds like The Post will be very Streep-centric.

October 11, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJamie

I was very lucky to have a roommate who was able to get up SUPER EARLY to get rush tickets to COME FROM AWAY a couple weeks ago and I'm so so so happy I got to see it. So heartfelt, hilarious, and as a New Yorker who was in Manhattan during 9/11, all the feels it brought up was almost too much but so so so well done. Glad it looks like the show will be sticking around for awhile from those $numbers. Everyone should try to see it if they can. Hope they do online lottery in the future.

October 11, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterRyan T.

(For the record as someone only Hollywood-adjacent I had heard of various bullying behavior but never the sexual harrassment stuff until now but they're of the same despicable character trait: the desire to humiliate and control other people)

THANK YOU. I keep reading from all these Internet nobody commenters how Weinstein's sex/violence/power misconduct was common knowledge for years, but I'm an Internet nobody commenter and I never heard about it. Like you, I knew him only as a bullying producer who fancied himself as a creative talent and changed the content of his company's films in a way that probably irritated the directors but was ultimately embraced by Hollywood.

October 11, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterBrevity

It's the biggest story in Hollywood in decades.

October 11, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterPeggy Sue

Yep. This may be the biggest scandal in Hollywood history (till the inevitable story surrounding the Hollywood pedophilia ring that affected the likes of Corey Haim and Feldman gets blown wide open).

Wondering if this is finally going to stop people from venerating the likes of Woody Allen and Polanski. Especially with Ronan Farrow being so crucial to unearthing the full extent of Weinstein's criminality, it'll be interesting to see the reception Wonder Wheel gets. Farrow has a lot of juice now as a legit investigative reporter, so I'm sure he's looking forwad totaking down his father once more. Kate Winslet is probably thinking this whole Weinstein saga sinks her hopes of a second oscar.

October 11, 2017 | Unregistered Commentervadim

@Beyaccount "All these complicit Hollywood stars. I can see why actresses were fearful of speaking out, but men with power surrounding him need to be held accountable for letting this happen."

Reminder, the likes of Ben Affleck had just as much to lose by speaking up about these things as the various victims who have remained silent over the years and likely would have had less credibility in bringing it up given that their knowledge of what was going on was hearsay.

October 11, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMJS

JLaw claims she had no idea.

Somehow, I don't believe her.

October 11, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterA

"EW celebrates Idris Elba"

No offense, but why? I know he's an Internet Boyfriend, but has he even been in anything lately that people went to see because of him (or even saw his face in)? Or even something that critics liked enough to live up to the potential. Bad wannabe franchise starters (Dark Tower), bad dramas (The Mountain Between Us), third-tier roles in other franchises (Prometheus, Thor)... Good thing Luther is surely coming back.

And regarding Weinstein... I'm glad people are finally taking these allegations seriously for a change. Contrary to belief, the stories have indeed been out there. Rose McGowan has all but been saying it for years now (albeit not directly because, presumably, of a silence clause in her settlement that she took when she was much younger and had much more to lose).

October 11, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterGlenn Dunks

Any1 else feel Paltrow is being slightly hypocritical,she did 4 - 5 more films with him after Emma.

October 11, 2017 | Unregistered Commentermarkgordonuk

I hope this makes everyone realise staying silent helps nothing by keeping quiet it continued,it's a real shame these gr8 ladies felt silenced by his power but Jolie and Paltrow had Hollywood behind them Voight,Danner,Pitt etc surely they'd have listened and made enquiries or stopped their children/girlfriend making any films with this man.

October 11, 2017 | Unregistered Commentermarkgordonuk

If Paltrow and Jolie had spoken up about Weinstein in the 1990s, their careers would have ended before they started. 1990s Brad Pitt, Jon Voigt (who barely gets along with his daughter most of the time), and Blythe Danner are hardly as powerful as Harvey Weinstein.

People asked why Anita Hill continued to work with Clarence Thomas after he harassed her, too. Decisions about work, particularly when you're a woman, aren't simple.

October 11, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterSuzanne

The Weinstein thing will surely shine more light on Casey Affleck, Roman Polanski and Woody Allen.
Winslet, perhaps unfairly, is taking a lot of flack for her supposed hypocrisy of calling out Weinstein, when she's previously defended Polanski and Allen - seems like her chances of a second oscar this year are over.
Total bullshit that a woman has to take the flack for a man's crimes. But I guess that's the fcked up culture we live in.

October 11, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJB

Hollywood is "appalled" now that Weinstein has been exposed for sexually predatory behavior. *side eye*

In the meantime, Casey Affleck, despite his own widely-known predatory scandal, is its most recent best actor awardee.

So does this mean that we should be able to separate Weinstein's "art" from his personal indiscretions in future employment and awards consideration...or does that sound as ridiculous now as it did when folks we defending Affleck?

October 11, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterKBJr.

I don't think we can say with certainty how many people knew what when about Harvey. Firsthand knowledge or testimony is one thing, but rumors are quite another. Remember that many media outlets exist solely to find (or fabricate) sensational stories about people in Hollywood, and the stars have probably learned by now not to believe every rumor they hear.

I suspect that there are some people who knew what Harvey was, but did little/nothing about it. But there were probably people who suspected what he was, but didn't have proof or felt like they weren't in a position to do anything about it. There were likely people who heard the rumor and believed it, as well as some who heard rumors and didn't believe it or know what to think. And, yes, I do think that there were people who were completely in the dark.

Harvey's ruined enough on his own. I don't want innocent people to be harmed just by speculating what they knew or why they didn't do anything. Suzanne's comment was spot on.

October 11, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterCash

@ROSEMCGOWAN:
Please go easy on Lindsay Lohan. Being a child actor turned sex symbol twists the brain in ways you can’t comprehend.

love that

October 11, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterDAVID

Here Here on Idris I say to my sister whenever I see him "I just can't warm to him at all",is he a movie star or character actor,I don't know what he is about,shame.

October 11, 2017 | Unregistered Commentermarkgordonuk

A- that is gross. You get decide which women are telling the truth? You realize that is also why women don't speak up when abused/harassed? Because people call them liars. Or blame them for something "they did". Also, it is no woman's job to somehow be held accountable for a man's predatory behavior. Yet I've seen more articles about actress, or Hillary Clinton than articles actually condonding Harvey or the f-ed up society we live in that continues to allow wealthy men to abuse women. The only real people I'm interested in hearing from are the board members and high ups who would have seen the settlement payouts or from the New Yorker article actually seems to help Harvey procure young women. Those are the only complicit people I am interested in issuing an apology/ losing their jobs.

October 11, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterS

I really don't understand this push to make Idris Elba a star- he can't open a movie nobody went to see "The Dark Tower" or " The Mountain Between Us".
How can everyone be so shocked about the Weinstein incident- the casting couch has existed since the birth of Hollywood. He got away with it for so long- because he made a lot of people rich and famous.

October 11, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJaragon

@S:

Hi Jenny. Will you be giving your Oscar back, now that we all know you won it for your off-screen performance (as it sure as hell wasn't for your on-screen one)?

October 11, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterA

A- so again, we are talking about real life women being sexually harassed and abused, and you apparently think it is something to joke about? You think it's cool to accuse a young women of sleeping her way to the top, because you personally don't like her acting? You don't get how sexually shaming women you don't like feeds into the culture that gets women raped and abused? Look at your life, look at your choices. Gross.

October 11, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterS

And how about Bryan Singer and his gay boy orgies? In Hollywood you can get away with anything as long as your movies make money.

October 11, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterjaragon

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