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Stars shocked at gender pay disparity in Hollywood

LOS ANGELES — Stars are sharing their shock at reports of a significant pay disparity between Mark Wahlberg and Michelle Williams for reshoots on the Ridley.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource: philstar philstarJan 13th, 2018

IN PHOTOS: Stars walk red carpet at SAG Awards 2018

MANILA, Philippines – Hollywood's biggest stars gathered on Sunday, January 21, (Monday, January 22, in Manila) for the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards 2018. While black was the chosen color at the recently-concluded Golden Globes in honor of the #TimesUp movement against gender inequality, the SAG Awards saw the red carpet return ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2018

In Focus: Thai Series SOTUS Stars Singto And Krist On Why Gender Is Irrelevant In Love

"Our show isn't exactly about the LGBTs. It's about love in general, that same love we all feel regardless of gender.".....»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2018

Me Too!

The revelations of famous Hollywood movie stars of having been sexually abused and/or sexually harassed by famous producers and directors many years ago, cam.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 10th, 2018

Hollywood stars declare war on sexual misconduct at Globes

LOS ANGELES — Hollywood spoke with one voice at the Golden Globes on Sunday to declare war on the film industry’s culture of sexual harassment and abuse, as it kicked off its annual awards season on a rare serious note. Crime drama Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri was the big winner of the night with […] The post Hollywood stars declare war on sexual misconduct at Globes appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJan 8th, 2018

All-star Pinoy ‘Ocean’s’ in the works

Currently in development is an all-star, Filipino movie inspired by the Hollywood franchise, "Ocean's Eleven." Actor Albert Martinez is cooking up the action movie that will have Cagayan de Oro and Moscow, Russia, as primary locations. Albert told the Inquirer that he envisions the planned film as a "reunion" for the brightest teen stars of the 1980s, who will be joined by today's hottest actors. "It's like 1980s Brat Pack meets Millennial Stars." Albert admitted that the movie is "a monumental task. It's not easy to put together this huge cast in one project." Apart from Albert, Gabby Concepcion, Richard Gomez, William Martinez and Aga Muhlach are also in the ensembl...Keep on reading: All-star Pinoy ‘Ocean’s’ in the works.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 8th, 2018

IN PHOTOS: Stars wear black on Golden Globes 2018 red carpet

MANILA, Philippines – Hollywood stars kicked off the 2018 awards season on Sunday, January 7 (Monday, January 8, Manila time), at the Golden Globes 2018 in Los Angeles. This year, many celebrities traded their colorful red carpet attire for stark black as a show of solidarity for those protesting sexual abuse and ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 8th, 2018

Stars from Angelina Jolie to Jennifer Aniston to grace 75th Golden Globes

  LOS ANGELES---Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Aniston, Halle Berry, Dakota Johnson, Dwayne Johnson, Gal Gadot, Kit Harington, Emilia Clarke, Emma Watson, and Chris Hemsworth are among the stars expected to grace a special edition of the Golden Globes on Jan. 7 (tomorrow morning, Manila time)---the awards show's 75th anniversary. In addition to the star power at the highest wattage, the show at The Beverly Hilton will be politically charged, especially with Seth Meyers as the host in a Hollywood rocked by sexual allegations, #MeToo and #TimesUp movement and a contentious president in the White House.   Black on red Further stirring interest in the show is the r...Keep on reading: Stars from Angelina Jolie to Jennifer Aniston to grace 75th Golden Globes.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 6th, 2018

Piolo Pascual receives Variety Asian Stars: Up Next special award at Macau filmfest

The actor was among eight recipients of the award presented by Hollywood trade publication Variety......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsDec 15th, 2017

U.S. celebrities rally for boy in viral video talking of being bullied in school

WASHINGTON, USA (UPDATED) – A video of a boy tearfully talking about being bullied at school has gone viral and prompted an outpouring of support from Hollywood celebrities, music stars and athletes. Keaton Jones's mother posted the video on Facebook Friday, December 8, writing that her son asked to make it ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 11th, 2017

Jennifer Lawrence on why she’s rude to fans: ‘It’s my way of defending myself’

More and more Hollywood stars are shunning fan attention, and "Hunger Games" actress Jennifer Lawrence is part of that growing list. Speaking to fellow actor Adam Sandler in an interview with Variety Magazine, the 27-year-old starlet justified her seemingly "snobbish" attitude toward her admirers in public. "I just, generally, once I enter a public place, I become incredibly rude," she said, claiming that celebrities do receive an overwhelming amount of unwanted attention in public. "That's kind of like my only way of defending myself," she explained. "J-Law" also gestured some non-verbal cues she uses to dissuade fans from approaching her while eating in a restaurant, like wagging...Keep on reading: Jennifer Lawrence on why she’s rude to fans: ‘It’s my way of defending myself’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 30th, 2017

‘Weinstein effect’ reaches Philippines, artists accused of sexual misconduct

MANILA, Philippines — After sexual harassment and assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein broke, with Hollywood stars coming out to expose him, other in.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 23rd, 2017

More predators in show biz unmasked

    After producer Harvey Weinstein was recently exposed as a sexual predator by more than 50 of his stellar victims, other show biz "leaders" who have similarly used their power and clout to erotic advantage have been unmasked, spanning different permutations of gender and sexual preferences: Unknown to many, the action film director James Toback had his own "cottage industry" of sexual exploitation going behind the scenes, with even more victims than Weinstein coming forward to accuse and retroactively shame him in public. Long before Weinstein and Toback did their worst, producer Darryl Zanuck was infamous in Hollywood for his "casting couch" antics and a...Keep on reading: More predators in show biz unmasked.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 22nd, 2017

 Sex, lies, and audiotapes

NEW YORK---Everyone loves a sex scandal. The more pious-minded will, after wallowing in all the salacious details, sniff and claim the moral high ground by condemning the principal or principals involved---perhaps to expiate their guilty pleasure. Lately, they have had much to feast on: Harvey Weinstein, powerful Hollywood producer and co-founder of Miramax and the Weinstein Company, and his troubles arising out of his alleged sexual harassment and worse, of young women, mostly aspiring actresses, some of them now A-list stars, such as Gywneth Paltrow, Ashley Judd, and Angelina Jolie. The man seems to have had a disquieting propensity for groping and propositioning women (like the...Keep on reading:  Sex, lies, and audiotapes.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 18th, 2017

Weinstein rebukes continue, brother says business continues

NEW YORK — The chorus of Hollywood stars denouncing film producer Harvey Weinstein echoed across the Atlantic on Friday, even as his brother said the embattl.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 14th, 2017

Cam Newton loses sponsor after 'sexist' comments

em>By Steve Reed, Associated Press /em> CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (AP) — Yogurt-maker Dannon has cut ties with spokesman Cam Newton following what the company perceives as 'sexist' comments the Carolina Panthers quarterback made to a female reporter. Company spokesperson Michael Neuwirth released a statement on Thursday saying it was 'shocked and disheartened' at the former NFL MVP's behavior and comments toward Jourdan Rodrigue, a Charlotte Observer reporter. When Rodrigue asked Newton about wide receiver Devin Funchess' route running on Wednesday, Newton laughed and said, 'It's funny to hear a female talk about routes. It's funny.' The Dannon statement noted the company perceives Newton's comments as 'sexist and disparaging to all women. ... It's simply not ok to belittle anyone based on gender. We have shared our concerns with Cam and will no longer work with him.' Newton hasn't issued an apology. The NFL released a statement on Wednesday saying Newton's response to the question was 'just plain wrong and disrespectful to the exceptional female reporters and all journalists who cover our league.' But it doesn't appear there will be any punishment handed out to Newton. 'I think there are conversations going on at the club level with the appropriate people, with the Panthers,' NFL spokesman Joe Lockhart said in a conference call on Thursday. 'I don't want to anticipate the league stepping in there.' Mike Persinger, the executive sports editor of The Charlotte Observer, said late Wednesday that Newton's comments were 'unfortunate and out of line.'   .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 6th, 2017

WATCH: Hollywood stars, ex-spies launch Russia investigation campaign

WATCH: Hollywood stars, ex-spies launch Russia investigation campaign.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 20th, 2017

Hollywood stars enter Confederate symbols row

Hollywood stars enter Confederate symbols row.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 3rd, 2017

Goldie Hawn, Kurt Russell get Hollywood stars

Goldie Hawn, Kurt Russell get Hollywood stars.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMay 5th, 2017

Sexual assault in Japan: ‘Every girl was a victim’ – Al Jazeera

Tamaka Ogawa was about 10 years old when she was sexually assaulted for the first time. It was a public holiday and she was on the subway. A man standing behind her pulled down the band of her culottes and underwear, touched her bare bottom, then pressed himself against her. She recalls feeling shocked and physically sickened. When she reached home, she repeatedly washed the spot where he had pressed himself against her, although she was conscious of not spending too long in the toilet, in case her family noticed that something was wrong. Some years later, on her first day of senior high school, she was groped on the commute home. After that, the groping and sexual assaults &'' men would often stick their hands inside her underwear &'' became a regular occurrence as she made her way to or from school in her uniform. Each time, she would run away, unsure of what to do. &'8220;I thought of myself as a child,&'8221; she reflects. &'8220;I could not understand that adults were excited by touching me.&'8221; It would be improper to express anger towards an adult, she thought, and she worried about attracting attention. Besides, her parents had never spoken to her about such things and how she ought to handle them. She recalls one incident particularly clearly. She was about 15 and on her way to school. A man began to touch her, putting his hand inside her underwear. He was aggressive and it hurt, she remembers. When the train stopped, she got off. But he grabbed her hand and told her: &'8220;Follow me.&'8221; Ogawa ran away. She believes that people saw what was going on, but nobody helped. She felt ashamed and complicit, she says. &'8220;He seems to have thought that I was pleased with his act,&'8221; the now 36-year-old reflects. &'8220;When I was in high school, every [girl] was a victim,&'8221; says Ogawa. &'8220;[We] didn't think we could do anything about it.&'8221; Today, Ogawa, a writer and cofounder of Press Labo, a small digital content production company in Shimokitazawa, an inner-city Tokyo neighbourhood, often writes about Japan's gender inequality and sexual violence issues. In 2015, she began writing about the country's long-standing problem with groping &'' or chikan, in Japanese &'' often experienced by schoolgirls on public transportation. Many victims stay silent, unable to talk about their experiences in a society which, by many accounts, trivialises this phenomenon. But, in the past two years, that has begun to change as more people speak up against it. Yayoi Matsunaga is one of those people. One morning in late January, the 51-year-old arrived at a coffee shop in the bustling neighbourhood of Shibuya with a suitcase of badges. The round badges, designed to deter gropers, feature illustrations such as a schoolgirl peering angrily from between her legs, or a crowd of stern-looking rabbits and include the messages, &'8220;Groping is a crime&'8221; and &'8220;Don't do it&'8221;. Each comes with a leaflet instructing the wearer to clearly display the badges on their bags, to stand confidently and to be vigilant. Matsunaga began her Osaka-based organisation, Groping Prevention Activities Centre, in 2015 after her friend's daughter was regularly molested while taking the train to school. Takako Tonooka, the pseudonym she has used in interviews with the Japan Times, confided in her mother, and the two tried various solutions to stop the attacks. They bought a stuffed toy which says &'8220;Don't do it&'8221; when pulled. They spoke to the police and the railway authorities, who said they would act if it was the same perpetrator &'' but it never was. Tonooka even wore her school skirt shorter and found that she was harassed less. Matsunaga says trains display posters telling groping victims to be brave and to speak up. Tonooka started practising saying &'8220;Stop it&'8221; and &'8220;No&'8221; at home. She began to confront offenders, who would then angrily deny touching her. Onlookers did not help. Eventually, she and her mother created a label to attach to her bag, which says, &'8220;Groping is a crime. I'm not going to give up&'8221; and features a picture of policemen catching perpetrators. It worked. But the label made Tonooka self-conscious, and Matsunaga says boys teased her. Matsunaga decided that Tonooka should not have to fight on her own, so she came up with an idea to involve others by crowdsourcing ideas for anti-groping badges. &'8220;High school girls are really into this 'kawaii' culture so they had to be cute,&'8221; she says. In November 2015 she launched a crowdfunding campaign that attracted 334 donors and raised 2.12 million yen (about $19,000). Then, she ran a badge design crowdsourcing contest. High school pupils, art school students, and freelance designers &'' many telling her it was the first time they'd thought about the issue &'' submitted 441 designs from which Matsunaga selected five. Her organisation gave away about 500 and three police stations handed out more. She now sells them online, for 410 yen ($3.70) each. From March, 11 department stores will stock them and she's aiming to secure more distributors near train stations. Apart from making the badges more widely available, Matsunaga also wants offenders to see them and think: &'8220;The world is changing, some people have started talking about it.&'8221; By involving students, Matsunaga believes she's encouraging them to talk about this issue from a young age. The badges have had a direct effect. Data collected from 70 students [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsMar 9th, 2017

What Hollywood’s brightest stars wore at the Oscars

What Hollywood’s brightest stars wore at the Oscars.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMar 5th, 2017