*#metoo - Alyssa Milano has sparked a viral campaign under the hashtag “#MeToo,” calling on women to speak up about surviving sexual assault. “If all the women who have been sexually harassed or assaulted wrote ‘Me too.’ as a status, we might give people a sense of the magnitude of the problem,” Milano tweeted Sunday. She got the idea for her campaign from a friend who told her such a tweet “might give people a sense of the magnitude of the problem.” She was flooded with thousands of responses from women across the globe.
Networks Are In A Bidding War For Ronan Farrow-While NBC passed on Ronan Farrow’s expose of Harvey Weinstein, they still have a shot to sign him again.
Farrow’s “New Yorker” piece laid the disgraced producer’s life out to the public and the major networks are hoping for more of the same from the famous son turned writer. ABC, CNN, and CBS can’t help but be impressed according to one insider. “His reporting brought down a giant and changed the worldwide conversation about sexual harassment.”
MSNBC’s chances of landing the reporter aren’t that great. The channel axed his “Ronan Farrow Daily” in 2015, then humiliatingly stuck him behind his old news-anchor desk in a cubicle that could still be seen on-camera.Source: Page Six
Dale Earnhardt, Jr Is Going To Be A Dad-
The most popular driver in NASCAR has shared some big news with fans: he’s going to be a dad!
Dale Earnhardt, Jr took to social media and posted a photo of tiny pink sneakers and exclaimed Excited to share the wonderful news that @mrsamyearnhardt and I are expecting our first child. A little girl!!!! We are both thrilled and can’t wait to meet her."
Junior shocked the sport by announcing his retirement and looks forward to settling down into a nice life with his bride and baby girl.
Reese Witherspoon Reveals Sexual Assault As A Teen-
The Harvey Weinstein scandal is making it easier for Reese Witherspoon to share a long held secret: she was assaulted by a director.
The actress was just 16 when it happened and she detailed much more about her career being riddled with harassment during her speech at the ElleWomen in Hollywood event sponsored by Calvin Klein and L’Oréal Paris last night.
“This has been a really hard week for women in Hollywood, for women all over the world, and a lot of situations and a lot of industries are forced to remember and relive a lot of ugly truths,” the Oscar winner said. “I have my own experiences that have come back to me very vividly and I find it really hard to sleep, hard to think, hard to communicate a lot of the feelings that I’ve been having about anxiety, honest, the guilt for not speaking up earlier.”
She credits the women who have come forward to talk about their own experiences for her building up the courage to do the same.
*Megyn Kelly's daytime talk show is in trouble. Viewership on Megyn Kelly Today slipped from 0.77 ratings points on Monday to 0.54 ratings points on Tuesday of last week. A source tells Page Six, "That’s a big drop. They have to turn this around." Her "lackluster" ratings are also reportedly bringing down Kathie Lee & Hoda's audience.
*The Producers Guild of America has started its expulsion process to kick out Harvey Weinstein, Variety reports. The disgraced movie mogul has already been ousted from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
*Cher has joined the cast of Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again. Meryl Streep, Colin Firth, Amanda Seyfried and Christine Baranski are returning for the sequel, which hits theaters next July.
*John Dunsworth, the TV actor best known for Trailer Park Boys and Haven, has died at the age of 71.
NEW TO DVD:
This week's big new movie releases on video feature a blockbuster sequel and a big-screen reunion.
Spider-Man: Homecoming features Tom Holland as the friendly neighborhood webcrawler, Zendaya as Peter Parker's high school classmate MJ and Marisa Tomei as Aunt May. Robert Downey Junior also shows up as Tony Stark.
Jada Pinkett-Smith and Queen Latifah are back on screen together in Girls Trip, two decades after they co-starred in Set It Off. Four friends head to New Orleans for Essence Fest, and romantic hijinks abound. Regina Hall and Tiffany Haddish round out the quartet; Larenz Tate also headlines.
TV that's new to video includes the first season of American Gods, the first half of season 10 of Ancient Aliens, season two of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, the first season of The Good Place, series one of Marcella and season five of Samurai Jack.
Lauren Holly Shares Early Encounter With Harvey Weinstein-
One Hollywood actress just shocked her peers with a Harvey Weinsteinstory.
Lauren Holly appeared on the Canadian talk show “The Social” and shared a shocking story about an encounter with the producer. She said a meeting was set up between her and Weinstein at a hotel to talk about her future with his company, which wasn’t “abormal at all” because she had routinely met with producers, writers, and directors in hotel suites.
Then, as he continued to talk business, he got naked without warning, used a toilet in front of her and became “angry” when she declined to massage his naked body. Holly said Weinstein began to threaten her, stating that she needed to “keep him as [her] ally” and that it would be a “bad decision” if she left the room. At that point, Holly said, she “pushed him and ran” with tears flowing and hives all over.
Holly isn’t sure if the encounter damaged her career, but she shied away from films for a while after that.
One Of Elvis’ Guns Is For Sale-One of Elvis Presley's guns is for sale for a hefty price.
The King's .38 caliber Smith & Wesson Chief Special revolver is for sale at the online auction house Moments in Time. The price is 95-thousand dollars. The pistol is engraved with Elvis's famed TCB lightning bolt logo.
The gun is one of six Elvis bought at a Memphis gun shop on the same day in 1971. He famously used it and others to target practice at his TV.