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Directors guild files disciplinary charges against Weinstein

Anna Wintour, Harvey Weinstein

NEW YORK (AP) — The Directors Guild of America announced Saturday it has filed disciplinary charges against disgraced movie producer Harvey Weinstein. The group said it filed the charges on Oct. 13. Weinstein has been expelled from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Producers Guild and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts in the weeks …

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This week in odd news: Bathtub gator; Too fat for prison?

BROKE? NOPE. MAN SAYS HE’S PENNILESS, BUT DEPUTIES FIND $4K ON HIM COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio defendant who vowed he was penniless and couldn’t pay a fine now faces a big one after deputies escorting him from court found he had over $4,000 in his clothes. The Columbus Dispatch reports that 36-year-old Lawrence Knox swore he was indigent …

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New film claims to have solved Jim Thompson mystery

Jim Thompson

BANGKOK (AP) — A new documentary is set to stir fresh debate over one of Asia’s most enduring mysteries: What happened to Jim Thompson, Thailand’s legendary silk king. The former American intelligence officer turned textile tycoon went for a walk in the Malaysian jungle 50 years ago and never returned. Despite a massive search, no trace of Thompson was ever …

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TV Academy could boot Weinstein; new allegation revealed

Anna Wintour, Harvey Weinstein

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Another influential entertainment organization said Friday it would consider booting disgraced film mogul Harvey Weinstein as another woman accused the Oscar winner of sexual abuse. The Television Academy, which bestows Emmy awards, said a disciplinary hearing set for November could lead to termination of his membership. Weinstein, accused of sexually harassing and abusing numerous women over …

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The Latest: Lawyer says actress accusing Weinstein is scared

Harvey Weinstein

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on sexual harassment and abuse allegations against Harvey Weinstein (all times local): 1:30 p.m. The Los Angeles lawyer for an Italian actress who has accused Harvey Weinstein of rape says it has had a “humongous impact on her life” and she is extremely scared. Attorney David M. Ring told reporters Friday that his client …

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George R.R. Martin mixes business, politics at film forum

George R. R. Martin

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Author and film producer George R. R. Martin waded into the politics of movie-industry tax breaks on Thursday while endorsing a prominent Democratic candidate for governor of New Mexico. Martin, a longtime Santa Fe resident and author of fantasy novels behind the “Game of Thrones” television series, made a plea to raise or eliminate New …

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Los Angeles police open Weinstein sex assault investigation

Anna Wintour, Harvey Weinstein

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police in Los Angeles have launched an investigation of Harvey Weinstein involving a possible sexual assault in 2013, authorities said Thursday. Detectives have interviewed a possible victim who recently reported she was sexually assaulted by the film mogul, police spokesman Sal Ramirez said. He said he could not answer any questions about where the incident took …

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The Latest: Nyong’o recounts Weinstein massage encounter

Anna Wintour, Harvey Weinstein

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on sexual harassment and abuse allegations against Harvey Weinstein (all times local): 4:40 p.m. Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o says she had an encounter with Harvey Weinstein in 2011 at his home in Connecticut. Nyong’o says Weinstein invited her there to screen a film while she was a student at the Yale School of Drama. …

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Los Angeles police open Weinstein sex assault investigation

Anna Wintour, Harvey Weinstein

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police said Thursday its detectives are investigating a possible sexual assault case against Harvey Weinstein over a 2013 incident that was recently reported to the department. Police spokesman Sal Ramirez says the department has interviewed a possible sexual assault victim who reported she was sexually assaulted by the disgraced film mogul. Ramirez said the …

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Ridley Scott’s Getty kidnapping film to premiere at AFI Fest

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ridley Scott’s film about the kidnapping of John Paul Getty III will have its world premiere as the closing night film of the American Film Institute’s annual festival in Los Angeles next month. AFI Fest director Jacqueline Lyanga said in a statement Thursday that in addition to the Nov. 16 screening of the new film “All …

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