TIME magazine has chosen "The Silence Breakers," the victims of sexual harassment who courageously came forward and launched the #MeToo movement, as its 2017 Person of the Year.
The magazine's cover which features a group of women including Ashley Judd and Taylor Swift. Felsenthal said, "The idea that influential, inspirational individuals shape the world could not be more apt this year. For giving voice to open secrets, for moving whisper networks onto social networks, for pushing us all to stop accepting the unacceptable, The Silence Breakers are the 2017 Person of the Year."
Donald Trump, who was named the 2016 Person of the Year, was this year's first runner-up.
Judd: she was invited to a meeting with Harvey Weinstein, head of the starmaking studio Miramax, at a Beverly Hills hotel. Astounded and offended by Weinstein's attempt to coerce her into bed, Judd managed to escape.
Talk About It:
- TIME got it right. There's no denying the impact that this movement had this year.
- There were many others on the shortlist who could have also been chosen, like Trump, Colin Kaepernick and Kim Jong Un.
- TIME editors award the Person of the Year title to an individual or group who has had the biggest impact on the world.
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
"Variety" says the movie star will be honored at a Hollywood ceremony on December 13th for being a global box-office powerhouse. To give you an idea, he has signed on for 10 projects that will come out by 2019.
A Walk of Fame official says Johnson also does a great amount of philanthropic work, which is part of the criteria for getting a star on the Hollywood sidewalk. His next movie is the new "Jumanji" remake withKevin Hart and Jack Black, which comes out December 20th.
Lionsgate has pulled John Travolta’s John Gotti bio-pic from its schedule -- only 10 days before it was set to be released. No reason was immediately given. (EW)
The CBS reboot of S.W.A.T and HBO’s Westworld have shut down production because of the wildfires in Southern California. HBO says production will resume "as soon as it’s safe to do so."
Will Smith will host the upcoming National Geographic event series One Strange Rock, which tells story of Earth.
Alice Eve has joined the cast of Netflix's Iron Fist for its second season.
Casey Affleck is officially on the market. The Oscar-winner has finalized his divorce from Summer Phoenix.
She filed for divorce in July, citing irreconcilable differences, with the date of separation listed as November 2015.
The couple, who wed in June 2006, have two sons -- 13-year-old Indiana and 9-year-old Atticus. They plan to share custody. (TMZ)
Beyonce made a surprise appearance at Tuesday night’s Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year Awards.
She presented the Muhammad Ali Legacy Award to quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Sports Illustrated honors an athlete who uses their platform to promote change. Lonnie Ali told the audience, (quote) "Like Muhammad, Colin is a man who stands on his convictions with confidence and courage, undaunted by the personal sacrifices he has had to make to have his message heard.”
Colin Kaepernick has been at the center of an NFL controversy. He's the first player to kneel during the national anthem and started a movement for social justice. This season, hundreds of players followed his lead. (Billboard)
Sports Illustrated honored two Houston athletes, J.J. Watt and Jose Altuve[pr: al-TOO-vay], as Sportspersons of the Year for their efforts in supporting the community after Hurricane Harvey flooded the city.
Talk About It:
- Tonight’s surprise appearance reconfirms her stance on kneeling for the national anthem.
- Debatable whether Colin’s convictions or his demand for too much money has kept him off the NFL football field this season.
- Because of Colin’s protest, a good percentage of NFL fans are turning off the game.
- So many NFL teams are in desperate need of a half-decent quarterback. Many games have been unwatchable because the quarterbacks cannot handle the ball.
- Many owners kneeled with their players after President Donald Trump jump-started the conversation.
Beyonce: She surprised Colin Kaepernick by presenting him with the Sports Illustrated Muhammad Ali Legacy Award.
Johnny Hallyday: The rock star, known as the "French Elvis," died Tuesday at the age of 74 from lung cancer.
John Mayer: His performance with Dead & Company Tuesday night in New Orleans was scrapped after he was rushed to the hospital for an emergency appendectomy.
Danny Masterson: Netflix has booted him from The Ranch after allegations he raped multiple women.
Dustin Hoffman: Things got heated when he was questioned by HBO host John Oliver about the allegations of sexual harassment he's facing.
Bill Walton: The basketball great is taking heat over his commentary during Tuesday night's game on ESPN2.
Steve Bannon: The former White House strategist slammed Mitt Romney for not serving in Vietnam while defending Roy Moore, though he didn't seem to have a problem with Donald Trump's lack of military service.