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Lindsay Lohan 'Parent Trap' Napa Property Spared ... In NorCal Wildfires

10/11/2017 12:10 AM PDT

The Napa estate Lindsay Lohan schemed her way into "The Parent Trap" has miraculously been spared by wildfires in Northern California ... at least for now.

Staglin Family Vineyards -- portrayed as Dennis Quaid's "Parker Knoll" in the movie -- is currently unscathed by any of the surrounding fires in the area ... so says the owner.

Shari Staglin tells TMZ her property in the town of Rutherford hasn't been touched in the midst of raging blazes this week, despite bordering towns having been evacuated. She says the nearest fires are 3-5 miles away ... and threatening winds have started to die down. 

Staglin also notes the property -- comprised of a vineyard and 2 mansions -- is surrounded by streams, so she's expecting to be fine. She's also housing some evacuated employees and families there, too, through the disaster. 

The fires in NorCal have killed at least 15 so far, and scorched up to 100,000 acres. 

The Weinstein Company Sued Over 'One Chance'

10/10/2017 5:01 PM PDT

The Weinstein Company is facing its first lawsuit in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment scandal.

The suit was filed by former Paramount President of Production Brad Weston and producer Michael Menchel, who claim they produced a movie for TWC called "One Chance." The suit claims they accepted a reduced fee for their work in exchange for back end profits. In return, they say TWC company promised the movie would appear on 800 screens, but only ended up on 43.

The movie -- based on a true story -- starred James Corden, as a shy shop assistant who was an amateur opera singer at night and ended up winning "Britain's Got Talent."

Weston and Menchel want $1.25 million each.

Seeing as how it was only on 43 screens, this is probably your first glimpse at the flick.

Rose McGowan Ben Affleck's a Hypocrite!!! He KNEW Weinstein Assaulted Me

10/10/2017 3:09 PM PDT

Ben Affleck is flat out lying if he wants people to think he didn't know about Harvey Weinstein ... at least according to Rose McGowan who says she told Ben face-to-face.

Shortly after Ben issued his first comments about Weinstein -- with whom he worked closely on several movies, including "Good Will Hunting" -- Rose blasted the actor for making it sound like Weinstein's pattern of sexual harassment was news to him. She claims she told Ben that Weinstein assaulted her, and Ben replied, "Goddamnit! I told him to stop doing that."

She says she even remembers where Ben said it -- while they were at a news conference for a movie they did. Rose adds she was forced to go to the event after Weinstein had assaulted her.

She told Ben ... "You lie."

Rob Schneider Weinstein's Not Alone ... A Director Harassed Me Too

10/10/2017 2:31 PM PDT

Rob Schneider wants to make one thing clear about Harvey Weinstein -- the mogul is no lone wolf, and Rob knows it because he too was sexually harassed by a director.

While Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie, Ashley Judd and Rose McGowan have all blasted Weinstein for his behavior -- Rob told us this kind of harassment and abuse also happens to men. He recalled a famous "gross director" making a semi-nude pass at him.

Rob says the director is now dead, but the incident has clearly stuck with him. Likewise, actor Terry Crews went public today with a run-in he had with a male studio exec ... just last year.

And if you're thinking it's only execs and directors on the prowl -- Rob says think again.

Harvey Weinstein New Accuser Says ... He Begged Me To Watch Him Masturbate

10/10/2017 12:15 PM PDT

Harvey Weinstein's new accuser alleges he begged her to watch him masturbate in the hot tub in his hotel nearly a decade ago.

Louisette Geiss -- a former actress and screenplay writer with credits on "Two and a Half Men" and "The Drew Carey Show" -- came forward Tuesday with the new accusations as she was flanked by her attorney, Gloria Allred. Geiss joined a score of women who have spoken against the former studio exec, including Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow and Ashley Judd.

Geiss said the incident went down in 2008 when Weinstein invited her to watch the premiere of "Where in the World is Osama Bin Laden" at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah. Geiss says Weinstein later invited her to his hotel room to further discuss the script she was pitching.

Geiss goes on to say she heard rumors about Weinstein coming on to women and made him promise and shake her hand -- while under a security camera at the hotel -- not to touch her. She says he shook her hand and laughed it off.

Then, the alleged harassment. 

Allred added that while the statute of limitations has expired they're hoping Weinstein will agree to arbitration or a confidential mediation.

Gwyneth Paltrow Claims Weinstein Made Moves on Her And Brad Pitt Confronted Him

10/10/2017 10:28 AM PDT
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Gwyneth Paltrow says Harvey Weinstein got sexually aggressive with her and her then-boyfriend Brad Pitt confronted the movie mogul.

Gwyneth told the New York Times the incident happened in the mid-'90s when she was 22 years old. Weinstein had just cast her in a star-making role in the movie "Emma." She says she had a meeting scheduled with Weinstein at the Peninsula Beverly Hills Hotel. 

Paltrow says she was in a hotel suite with Weinstein when he placed his hands on her and suggested they head to the bedroom. Paltrow says she immediately left and said to herself, "I thought you were my Uncle Harvey."

She says she confided in Brad Pitt and he approached Weinstein at a movie premiere and told him never to touch her again. 

Paltrow says Weinstein later called her and screamed at her for a long time and she feared she was going to lose the movie role. 

Angelina Jolie Claims Weinstein Put the Moves on Her ... In 1998

10/10/2017 10:07 AM PDT

Angelina Jolie now claims she too was sexually harassed by Harvey Weinstein ... sources tell TMZ.

Our sources say Jolie claims in 1998, when she was doing a junket for Weinstein's movie, "Playing by Heart," she was in a hotel room and he made "an unwanted advance" toward her. She says she was taken aback and declined the advance and he backed off.

The movie was made while Weinstein was running Miramax. 

We're told Jolie says she never complained about Weinstein's alleged move ... until now.   But she told the New York Times, "I had a bad experience with Harvey Weinstein in my youth, and as a result, chose never to work with him again and warned others when they did."

Ben Affleck Harvey Weinstein's Actions 'Completely Unacceptable'

10/10/2017 10:52 AM PDT

Ben Affleck is condemning Harvey Weinstein -- who helped make him an Oscar winner -- calling his actions "completely unacceptable." 

Affleck says reading the allegations against Weinstein made him sick, especially because they'd worked together so closely on "Good Will Hunting" -- the 1997 Miramax release that earned Ben his first Oscar.

Rose McGowan seemed to be calling out Ben and his brother Casey on Monday with a vague tweet ... suggesting they've known about Weinstein's behavior, but had remained silent.

Affleck added in his statement, "We must support those who come forward" and condemn behavior like Weinstein's. He also said having "more women in positions of power" would help.

Speaking of women in power ... Hillary Clinton finally sounded off on Weinstein, who's famously made sizeable donations to her political campaigns.

Hillary said, "I was shocked and appalled by the revelations. The behavior described by women coming forward cannot be tolerated. Their courage and the support of others is critical in helping to stop this kind of behavior."

Harvey Weinstein Recorded 'I'm Gonna Take a Shower' ... 'You Sit There, Have a Drink'

10/10/2017 8:23 AM PDT
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The Harvey Weinstein scandal just got exponentially worse -- he was caught on tape asking a model to watch him shower ... and the recording was just released.

The New Yorker put out the audio Tuesday in a new bombshell report with women -- including actress Asia Argento -- claiming the Hollywood producer committed rape and sexual assault -- far more serious than just the alleged chronic harassment reported by The New York Times.

The new report also includes audio of Weinstein captured by a Filipina-Italian model named Ambra Battilana Gutierrez as part of a 2015 NYPD sting operation ... where you hear Weinstein beg the woman to come in his room and watch him shower ... to her great displeasure. 

He also admits to groping her breast and saying "I'm used to that" ... promising he won't do it again if she just comes inside. He eventually dismisses her when she refuses ... for like the 10th time.

The NYPD was reportedly ready to arrest Weinstein for his conduct, but there wasn't enough to charge him. According to a statement from the Manhattan DA's Office ... they would have prosecuted Weinstein in 2015 if they could have, but "the audio was insufficient to prove a crime."

Weinstein's already been fired from his own company ... only time will tell what else happens to him now.

Judge Judy Harvey Weinstein Got the 'Payback' He Deserves

10/10/2017 6:09 AM PDT

Judge Judy is big into karma, and thinks Harvey Weinstein got what he deserved for years of alleged sexual harassment.

We got the most famous judge in America leaving Craig's in WeHo Monday night, and she had no sympathy for the fired movie titan. She thinks Weinstein was off base to beg his powerful friends to go to bat for him to prevent his firing.

The bottom line for the TV jurist ... slice the allegations in half, and what you're left with is a bad man who has no business doing business in Hollywood.

Harvey Weinstein Save My Ass! Begged Execs for Support

10/9/2017 2:12 PM PDT
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Harvey Weinstein made a failed attempt to save his job in the 11th hour, firing off an email to other studio execs and asking them to back him in his time of need.

Weinstein's email said, "My board is thinking of firing me. All I'm asking, is let me take a leave of absence and get into heavy therapy and counseling." He added ... "A lot of the allegations are false as you know but given therapy and counseling as other have done, I think I'd be able to get there."

As we reported, The Weinstein Co. fired its head honcho Sunday after the New York Times story alleging he'd sexually harassed employees, actresses and others for decades. It seems the letters of support were never sent, or simply weren't persuasive enough.

The Hollywood Reporter says Ron Meyer and Jeffery Katzenberg were among the recipients of the email.

Weinstein laid it on thick though ... "I am desperate for your help. Just give me the time to have therapy. Do not let me be fired."

Chris Hardwick Avoid Another Harvey Weinstein Follow These Steps ...

10/9/2017 6:41 AM PDT

Chris Hardwick ripped Harvey Weinstein for his lame I-grew-up-in-the-'60s excuse ... but not before offering advice to young actresses on how to avoid creeps like him.

We got Chris at LAX and asked him about the studio exec getting fired from the company he founded for rampant sexual harassment allegations over a 3-decade period that, among others, included Ashley Judd and Rose McGowan.

Chris got serious for a minute and offered advice for Hollywood on how to legitimately conduct business. He then went off on Weinstein for his -- shall we say -- "Mad Men" mentality.

Harvey Weinstein Fired

10/8/2017 4:21 PM PDT
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Harvey Weinstein has been fired from his own company, amid allegations of chronic sexual misconduct.

The Board of Directors of The Weinstein Company just issued a statement: "In light of new information about misconduct by Harvey Weinstein that has emerged in the past few days, the directors of The Weinstein Company ... have determined, and have informed Harvey Weinstein, that his employment with The Weinstein Company is terminated, effective immediately."

The firing is breathtaking and breathtakingly fast, after a New York Times article reporting that Weinstein has sexually harassed numerous women, including Ashley Judd and Rose McGowan.  

What's interesting ... it would seem highly, highly improbable the Board of Directors didn't hear rumblings about this ... it was a poorly kept secret for decades.  But hey ... bad press is bad press.

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