Tag: Time’s Up

Petition For Gabrielle Union Gains Steam Ahead Of Meeting Over ‘AGT’ Firing

Source: Aaron Davidson / Getty Gabrielle Union continues to gain support after sources revealed that the actress spoke out against a toxic work environment at NBC’s “America’s Got Talent”. Along with a new petition from Time’s Up, the actress is also making moves on her own to challenge the competition show in-person. According to Deadline, […]

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Time’s Up Blasts Gabrielle Union’s Ouster as Reality Show Judge

The ouster of Gabrielle Union as a judge on “America’s Got Talent” unleashed a storm of criticism in recent days after reports that before she was let go she had experienced racially insensitive behavior on set. Now, the biggest actors’ union is investigating the show, helmed by Simon Cowell, and the leader of the anti-harassment […]

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Bob Weinstein, Brother of Disgraced Mogul, Starts New Production Company

LOS ANGELES — While Harvey Weinstein awaits trial on five felony charges related to allegations of sexual abuse, his brother, Bob, has announced his re-entry into Hollywood. On Friday, the younger of the two brothers revealed to the trade publication Deadline Hollywood that he would be starting a new production company with a focus on […]

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Tina Tchen Takes Charge: Michelle Obama’s Former Chief of Staff Is the New President and CEO of Time’s Up

Times Up Legal Defense Fund, Tina Tchen speaks onstage during the New York Women’s Foundation’s 2018 “Celebrating Women” breakfast on May 10, 2018, in New York City.Photo: Monica Schipper (Getty Images for The New York Women’s Foundation) Eight months after the untimely departure of former Time’s Up President Lisa Borders, the women’s advocacy organization has […]

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Tina Tchen, Ex-Obama Aide, Will Take Over Time’s Up

Time’s Up, the advocacy organization founded by powerful women in Hollywood as the #MeToo movement roiled the nation, announced on Monday that it had appointed Tina Tchen, a lawyer and former chief of staff to Michelle Obama, as its new chief executive. Ms. Tchen was a founder of the organization’s signature initiative: a legal-defense fund […]

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Natalie Portman Shoots for the Stars and Loses Her Mind

As a kid with a precocious mind for science — she made it to the Intel competition semifinals in high school, after all — Natalie Portman dreamed of becoming an astronaut. But acting eventually grounded her among less celestial stars. So the role of Lucy Cola, whose encounter with the vastness of the universe during […]

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Sex Harassment Laws Toughened in New York: ‘Finally, This Is Happening’

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] ALBANY — For decades, sexual harassment was the State Capitol’s worst-kept secret. Even as women climbed the ranks of political power and won legal promises of gender equality, legislators avoided the topic of harassment. Female aides and even lawmakers who […]

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‘Grand Hotel’ Is Part of Eva Longoria’s Mission to ‘Produce With Purpose’

A year ago, Eva Longoria had just given birth — and was preparing to do it again. There was her first baby, Santiago Enrique Bastón, who arrived in June 2018. Then there was what she jokingly called her second, “Grand Hotel,” her new ABC drama. “My son had just been born, so I was breast-feeding […]

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On Lena Waithe and the Danger of Pinning Your Creative Authenticity to Your Activism

Photo: Mike Coppola (Getty Images) When it was announced that rising actor Jason Mitchell—known for his performances in Straight Outta Compton, Mudbound and The Chi—had not only been released from his contract as a series regular on The Chi but was removed from an upcoming Netflix film (and dropped by his agent and manager), the […]

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Tarana Burke Says Ava DuVernay Was ‘The Only One’ of Many Prominent Black Women Who Would Go on Record Against R. Kelly

Ava DuVernay, left, poses Tarana Burke, at the Ms. Foundation 30th Annual Gloria Awards at Capitale on May 3, 2018 in New York City. Photo: Astrid Stawiarz (Getty Images for The Foundation for Women) As I write this, there is still a debate waging in one of our comments sections over whether filmmaker Ava DuVernay […]

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The Chi Showrunner Says ‘Everyone Was Well Aware’ of Jason Mitchell Misconduct Allegations. We Say Tiffany Boone Deserved Better

Tiffany Boone as Jerrika and Jason Mitchell as Brandon in THE CHI (Season 2, Episode 07, “Blind Eye”).Photo: Parrish Lewis (Showtime) Following news of actor Jason Mitchell’s misconduct allegations, it looks like a public statement has finally been issued by the staff of Showtime’s The Chi. Due to the allegations, Mitchell was removed from the […]

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