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#337246 Gwyneth Paltrow & Chris Martin

Posted by Hoyaheel on Today, 12:25 PM



Engaged to Brad Falchuk (but not announcing it yet....) Guess maybe we should "uncouple" her from her thread with Martin? ;-)

#337224 British Royals

Posted by Hoyaheel on 16 November 2017 - 07:15 AM

So maybe the rumors that she doesn't get along with Kate very well are because they're too similar?

#337216 Harassment scandal(s) in Hollywood

Posted by Hoyaheel on 13 November 2017 - 09:32 AM

One positive outcome maybe - Lainey reporting that Gal Gadot refusing to make Wonder Woman 2 if Brett Ratnor is still attached to the film....


Change like that - hit him in the wallet - is what we need. Oprah standing up and saying she refuses to work with assholes - and she has the power to actually follow through. We need more women (yep, I'm saying it) to break up the goddamn circles of power to have any ongoing change. These industries (ALL) need to be more inclusive.


Because Hollywood (and the music industries and modeling and so on) are ALL opportunistic - there are powerful & rich men who give access to young, vulnerable, often naive women and men and often require exchanges of....whatever.....to grant that access.


And for all the people who aren't coming forward now to claim harassment or molestation or rape but still participated in system - I feel bad for them too. 

#337188 Harassment scandal(s) in Hollywood

Posted by Hoyaheel on 05 November 2017 - 06:28 AM

Juliana Margulies claims harassment by Weinstein & Seagall



#337183 Channing Tatum

Posted by Hoyaheel on 03 November 2017 - 06:13 AM

This could also go in the "Videos to make us feel better" thread I haven't created yet :-) Channing Tatum dancing his intro on Jimmy Kimmel



#337175 Harassment scandal(s) in Hollywood

Posted by Hoyaheel on 02 November 2017 - 06:44 AM

It’s Thursday. And so far this week, Kevin Spacey, Jeremy Piven, Brett Ratner, and Dustin Hoffman have been accused of sexual harassment and/or assault. Did I miss anyone? I feel like maybe I’m missing someone. It’s a f-cked up advent calendar that never ends.




[bold mine because I totally feel that way....]

#337171 Harassment scandal(s) in Hollywood

Posted by Hoyaheel on 01 November 2017 - 06:15 AM

I'm assuming Janet Charlton is talking about James Cameron?

Oh duh - now I get it ;-) I could NOT come up with anything yesterday, but yeah, that ICEBERG in caps is a pretty big clue. I'm so dumb....Or numbed, I can't think!

#337155 Harassment scandal(s) in Hollywood

Posted by Hoyaheel on 28 October 2017 - 11:07 AM

 even Nashville

"Even" Nashivlle? C'mon - the music industry as a whole is just as patriarchal & power-imbalanced as Hollywood, and country music is ESPECIALLY hard on women.


It's everywhere. There is NO industry that is safe when the power/gender imbalance is as big as it has been and remains.....

#337138 Harassment scandal(s) in Hollywood

Posted by Hoyaheel on 24 October 2017 - 09:19 AM

So true. Have to have some power to give consent - otherwise it's all coercive....


I feel that goes for the women AND men who went along, who didn't say anything, who....Were just trying to do their own job and get ahead. It's not perfect, far from, but I have empathy for them. Those who DID try to speak out 10, 15, 20 years ago - were completely ignored or worse. So what did they have to gain?

#337136 Harassment scandal(s) in Hollywood

Posted by Hoyaheel on 24 October 2017 - 05:56 AM

New documentary to be made about harassment in Hollywood by duo who've made docs about sexual abuse in military and on college campuses. http://www.laineygos...ilmmakers/48233


(also they note that Bryan Singer is a name that's been mentioned in the past re: pedophilia, so.....)


I'm on the fence when it comes to pedophilia & statutory rape cases, because sometimes I find the cases ridiculous - 17yr old with a 22 yr old? That's less of an age difference than me and my husband - and I was 17 when I went away to college)


I think the real problem in Hollywood (esp but also elsewhere) is the power imbalance, not the age difference.....

#337134 Harassment scandal(s) in Hollywood

Posted by Hoyaheel on 24 October 2017 - 05:00 AM

Also, I REFUSE to use the word "sex" - this is about power and harassment and not about penises and vaginas except as the pathway of abuse. Weinstein in "sex therapy" is fucking ridiculous. Though he's left, so.....

#337133 Harassment scandal(s) in Hollywood

Posted by Hoyaheel on 24 October 2017 - 04:59 AM

It's moved WAY beyond Harvey Weinstein so I figure I'd give it its own thread....


Director Toback being brought down. Bill O'Reilly settlements coming to light. Weinstein company coming down - board new and did nothing? Women all over the world saying #MeToo (as if we didn't know that.....) and men as well. 


Saw one comment (I usually try NOT to read comments on other sites!) that Rob Reiner is the name that has been floated in the "pedophilia"/harassment ring in the Corey Haim/Corey Feldman case? I hadn't heard that before, though of course I'm aware of the Coreys assertions....Ick.


I feel super dirty when I watch movies or tv now. Or politics. Knowing that my viewing & purchasing habits over the years have allowed this horrible power system to stay in place......


I need to go find some kitten videos now.

#337123 Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts I & II

Posted by Hoyaheel on 20 October 2017 - 03:14 AM

Our season tickets (Balcony) were ~300 each? Not bad at all - that is 6 or 7 shows! I did Sunday matinees ( because husband came with me) so we'd go down and have lunch across the street (with a couple craft beers...) and then go to the show. We really enjoyed - even if Broadway musicals are much more my thing than his)


No clue how much season tix will be for next year with Hamilton, but I'm prepared. Either way will be cheaper than going to New York. But definitely not as cool ;-) I'm hoping there are other shows I want to see that season!

#337120 Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts I & II

Posted by Hoyaheel on 19 October 2017 - 03:21 PM

We did a few years of season tickets for the Broadway touring shows at the local (ish - 30 miles from home, in the town where I work) performing arts center, but this year there weren't many I wanted to see so I just did individual shows. With Hamilton touring next year, I imagine I'll need to get season Tix again to get seats...

#337106 British Royals

Posted by Hoyaheel on 17 October 2017 - 11:47 AM

Baby due in April https://www.msn.com/...date/ar-AAtDZsf


(I know this is mostly a "so what" but I am so sick of reading & posting about Harvey Weinstein!!)