Natalie Portman talks about harassment and sexism

November 20, 2017

– She says she’s never been assaulted but has faced discrimination and harassment, she realizes this upon reflection since those are things often considered just part of the process.
– She was 11 years old when she was cast in “Léon: The Professional”, after that she was called “Lolita” and similar stuff in reviews and that scared her so, for a while, she didn’t want to do any kissing and sexual scenes.
– She considers the lack of women on set is a big issue since it isolates women and prevents them from sharing stories and mentorship.
– A producer invited her to fly with him in his private plane, but when she was aboard there was only one bed. She was unharmed but scared.
– A male director yelled at her and called her “exhausting” for expressing her opinions. A male actor stood up for her and pointed out that she was just talking like he had done, yet they listened to him.

(Sorry if the paraphrasing is awkward, English isn’t my first language)

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33 Must-See Moments From the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show

November 20, 2017

The annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show took over Shanghai on Monday, bringing the usual number of barely-there lingerie looks and extraordinarily stunning models to the runway – and speaking of bombshells, veteran Angel Alessandra Ambrosio dropped a huge one when she revealed that this year’s show would be her last.

Harry Styles took the stage to perform during the show, as did Miguel, Hamilton star Leslie Odom Jr., Li Yundi, and Jane Zhang. The models stomping the catwalk were one of the most diverse groups yet, and they all shared cute, candid moments both backstage and on the runway. We’ve rounded up the best ones here.

Meryl Streep Once Chased Away an Abusive Man with Cher

November 20, 2017

Speaking at the annual ceremony for the Comitte to Protect Journalists, Meryl Streep shared the following anecdote: “I learned something about life that I wouldn’t have known otherwise and I was lucky because my instincts served me well. In one instance, I played dead and waited until the blows stopped — watching like people say you do from about 50 feet above from where I was beaten. And in the second instance, someone else was being abused and I just went completely nuts and went after this man. Ask Cher — she was there. And the thug ran away, it was a miracle.”

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70+ AMAs Pictures That Pretty Much Put You Front Row at the Show

November 20, 2017

The 2017 American Music Awards took over LA on Sunday night, bringing a bevy of amazing looks, hot performances, heartfelt speeches, and cute, candid moments between some of the music industry’s brightest stars. Host Tracee Ellis Ross nailed her big gig, while her famous mom, the iconic Diana Ross, was honored with a lifetime achievement award and gave an epic performance of her biggest hits. There were also a handful of sweet moments between Pink, Nicole Kidman, Keith Urban, and more. Keep reading to see all the best photos from the night!

Matthew Weiner on sexual harassment allegations: “It’s great that we’re having this conversation.”

November 20, 2017

Weiner’s statement:
“The allegation is not true.
[…]
For like 92 hours of the show, we wanted people to be having this conversation. It’s great that we’re having it. It’s a very serious issue. It’s great that we’re having this conversation.
[…]
I don’t want to speak to someone else’s character, but I will say this: I have hired dozens of women over the years and dozens of people. I am a demanding boss. Especially in the early years, it was very hard to do it. I had a lot of stress and – you know this – it’s very lonely. When I think back on it, if I had to do it differently, letting people go and being mad about having to rewrite everything – I was just angry a lot of the time.
[…]
The person I am now would definitely do it in a different way. [He wants to thank those he’s worked with over the years for their support.]” (Gee, guess now we have confirmation on why the cast/crew of Mad Men has been so deathly silent.) “They know how important this is to me and they know the kind of person I am.”

Weiner’s statement comes on the heels of Mad Men’s consulting producer Marti Noxon supporting Kater Gordon’s allegations, as well as calling him an “emotional terrorist”.
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ONTD, have you ever cribbed your fake woke non-apology from The Incredible Hulk and/or a recurring ONTD meme?