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'Scream' Star Skeet Ulrich Says He "Knew" About Harvey Weinstein Claims

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Scream star Skeet Ulrich has opened up about the sexual misconduct allegations against Harvey Weinstein in a new interview with Cosmopolitan.

Weinstein served as an executive producer on the 1996 Wes Craven horror film, in which Ulrich played Neve Campbell's character's creepy boyfriend. Ulrich can currently be seen on the CW's Archie Comics take, Riverdale.

Ulrich tells Cosmo when asked about Weinstein's alleged years of sexual harassment and assault, “I knew. Most people knew. I had dinner with someone who is one of the most famous women on the planet — I won’t say who it is — »

- Lexy Perez

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Lena Headey Details Encounter With Harvey Weinstein: "I Got Into My Car and I Cried"

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Lena Headey has spoken out about her experience with Harvey Weinstein, detailing a disturbing past encounter with the disgraced movie mogul in a series of posts to her Twitter account.

The Game of Thrones star says she met Weinstein at the 2005 Venice Film Festival, which premiered a movie she co-stared in, The Brothers Grimm. The film, which starred Matt Damon and Heath Ledger, was directed by Terry Gilliam — whom Headey claims subjected her to "endless bullying" — and was distributed by Weinstein's Miramax studio.

"At one point Harvey asked me to take a walk down to the water, »

- Jackie Strause

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Kevin Hart Addresses Cheating, Extortion Scandal in 'Irresponsible' Tour Promo

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Kevin Hart is ready to come clean about being “irresponsible.”

On Monday, the comedian released a promo for his upcoming Irresponsible Tour, comically addressing the recent cheating allegations and extortion attempt he faced.

In the promo, Hart is seen having an argument with multiple Hart clones on a tour bus, as they banter about his reputation in the press. “You've been behaving like a miscreant!” one Hart says, with another adding, “Down right stupid if you ask me!”

“Give me one example of me being irresponsible?" the real Hart asks them.

"Boy, we're talking about you in that car »

- Lexy Perez

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Study Explores Sexual Violence in Screenplays

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As the industry continues to be rocked by a flood of sexual assault and harassment stories tied to producer Harvey Weinstein, a study of the language of sexual violence in screenplays has been released.

The Black List, which is known for its annual list of top unproduced screenplays, released the timely study, which examines the thousands of screenplays (feature and TV pilots) in its database.

The research found that out of the 45,000 scripts on the site, approximately 2,400 (5.3 percent) were somehow associated with rape. Interestingly, most (72.3 percent) of those with rape references were written by »

- Rebecca Ford

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Hollywood Confronts a Copyright Argument With Potential for Mass Disruption

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Are some of Hollywood's biggest movies from the past decade — Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Deadpool, Night at the Museum, among others — all copyright infringements because they were allegedly created with stolen technology? The question seems outlandish, and yet, that's exactly what a California federal judge was told on Monday in a case that can't be shrugged off as a crank even if it is now treading on some fantastic territory including a scholar's search for hidden codes in the Hebrew Bible.

Rearden LLC is the plaintiff. The firm was founded by Silicon Valley entrepreneur Steve Perlman, »

- Eriq Gardner

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Reese Witherspoon Reveals She Was Sexually Assaulted by a Director at 16

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Reese Witherspoon opened up about her own experiences with sexual harassment and assault in Hollywood during a speech at Elle's Women in Hollywood event Monday night.

The actress, who's been starring in movies since 1991, revealed she was sexually assaulted by a director when she was just 16 and said this wasn't the only time she'd experienced inappropriate behavior in her career, adding that she felt ashamed for staying silent.

“[I feel] true disgust at the director who assaulted me when I was 16 years old and anger at the agents and the producers who made me »

- Hilary Lewis

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Mipcom: eOne Combines Film, TV Production in New Division

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Entertainment One's latest move to rework its global business has seen a combined film and TV production division emerge, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

Steve Bertram and John Morayniss will lead the new division as co-presidents, film, television and digital. Morayniss will oversee eOne Television's activities, including development, production, licensing, financing and worldwide distribution of live-action drama and comedy series, reality and documentary series.

He joined eOne in 2008, when the Toronto-based studio acquired his company Blueprint Entertainment. On the film side, Bertram will oversee worldwide operation, including production and distribution units and relationships with key partners like The Mark »

- Etan Vlessing

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Heath Ledger Asked Christian Bale to Hit Him for Real in 'The Dark Knight'

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Almost a decade later, Heath Ledger's role in The Dark Knight remains the most acclaimed superhero movie performance of all time.

The actor, who won an Oscar for playing the Joker, went to great lengths for the role, as is recounted in newly unearthed interviews with Ledger, director Christopher Nolan and Batman actor Christian Bale, who reveals that during the film's iconic interrogation scene, Ledger encouraged him to make the physical altercation between the two authentic.

Below are excerpts from those interviews, which have been published in the new book 100 Things Batman Fans Should Know & Do Before They »

- Aaron Couch

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Christopher Walken, Juliette Lewis to Be Honored at Antalya Film Festival

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Turkey's Antalya film festival will present Christopher Walken with an honorary lifetime achievement award this year.

Walken, who won an Oscar for his performance in Michael Cimino's The Deer Hunter, will receive an Honorary Golden Orange Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Art of Film, organizers said Tuesday.

Meanwhile, Juliette Lewis, who was nominated for an Academy Award for her part in Cape Fear, will be presented with the key to the city of Antalya by Mayor Menderes Turel.

The actors will be joined by other prominent guests at the Mediterranean resort for the festival. Japanese actor and Jim Jarmusch »

- Nick Holdsworth

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Conor McGregor Doc 'Notorious' Gets U.S. Release (Exclusive)

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Less than three months after Conor McGregor unsuccessfully challenged Floyd Mayweather in a record-breaking match labeled the "biggest fight in combat sports history," audiences across the U.S. will get to see the feature-length rags-to-riches story of the Mma fighter-turned-boxing star.

Conor McGregor: Notorious is being released theatrically by Trafalgar Releasing across the U.S. for one night on Nov. 8, being presented alongside an exclusive interview with McGregor himself, captured live at the film's world premiere in his hometown of Dublin.

The only official account of the fighter's journey, Notorious will tell the story of how McGregor went from a plumbing »

- Alex Ritman

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Michael Mann Talks Holding Warner Bros. "for Ransom," Why 'Heat' Couldn't Be Made Today

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Cannes Film Festival boss Thierry Fremaux’s ninth annual Lumiere Film Festival, which is dedicated to showcasing classic films, film restorations and documentaries on cinema, has been running since this weekend in his native city of Lyon, France.

An early highlight was the 4K restoration screening of Michael Mann’s modern crime classic Heat, which was preceded by a three-way conversation between Mann, Fremaux and Guillermo del Toro — who presented himself as an avid admirer of the American director, reading aloud at one point from Mann’s original annotated shooting script. (Del Toro is currently planning a series of interview books about »

- Jordan Mintzer

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Jordan Peele, ABC's Channing Dungey to Be Feted by Aafca

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The African American Film Critics Association (Aafca) has named Get Out writer-director Jordan Peele and ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey among the recipients of its special achievement honors. Alcon Entertainment’s co-CEOs Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove and Los Angeles Film Festival president Claudia Puig will also be recognized at Aafca's special achievement luncheon in 2018, which along with its annual awards ceremony will be a "Celebration of Women in Cinema."

The success of female-helmed films this year, from big-budget features including Patty Jenkins' Wonder Woman to Dee Rees' anticipated Mudbound (which recently screened at Nyff), has inspired Aafca — the »

- Arlene Washington

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Jack Gao Exits China's Wanda, Legendary Entertainment (Exclusive)

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Jack Gao, senior vp of billionaire Wang Jianlin's Dalian Wanda Group and interim CEO of Legendary Entertainment, has exited the Chinese conglomerate, sources familiar with the situation tell The Hollywood Reporter.

Zeng Maojun, president of Wanda Film Holding Co., will take the reins as Legendary's interim leader, according to sources. The studio has been without a CEO since founder Thomas Tull departed in January, following his company's sale to Wanda for $3.5 billion roughly one year prior. Zeng has recently been spending much of his time in Los Angeles, taking meetings around town and attending events. 

Mary Parent, Legendary's »

- Patrick Brzeski

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'Snake Outta Compton' Trailer Is as Ridiculous as It Sounds

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Hollywood may have hit peak genre mashup with Snake Outta Compton.

Heat Vision is debuting the first trailer for the film, which centers on a rap group about to sign its first big record deal just as a science experiment gone wrong threatens the city of Compton.

A quick look at the trailer reveals a lot going on — there's a little bit of Training Day, Snake on a Plane and Straight Outta Compton — plus a thick-glasses-wearing nerd-turned-monster creator whose style may seem familiar to '90s kids. 

Hank Braxtan directs the project, which he wrote with Tim Johnson and brothers James »

- Aaron Couch

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