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Harvey Weinstein Could Be Silenced and Booted From TWC Board Meeting

10/16/2017 3:53 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Harvey Weinstein could be cut off at the knees at Tuesday's Board of Directors meeting, because there are signs the Board might fire him ... which we're told would guarantee litigation.

Harvey, who is still a member of the Board despite being fired from The Weinstein Co., plans to participate in Tuesday's meeting via speakerphone -- he's currently in Arizona for rehab.

As we reported, Weinstein and his lawyer, Patty Glaser, plan to challenge his firing, claiming there was no basis to remove him from the company based on his Oct. 2015 employment contract.

A source from TWC tells TMZ, "Harvey's role in the meeting will be very limited." We know that's not Weinstein's intention -- he and Glaser plan to fight the firing tooth and nail.

Our Harvey Weinstein sources smell a rat, and believe the Board may start the meeting with a motion to kick him off the Board. If that happens, they can disconnect the speakerphone and kick Glaser out of the boardroom. 

If that happens, there would be no debate over Weinstein's firing, but our sources say it would guarantee a lawsuit. Based on what we know from the contract, Weinstein might have to go to arbitration, but his side believes if the Board fights dirty they'd want this to end up in court.

Lauren Holly Claims Weinstein Made Nude Massage Pass at Her

10/16/2017 3:46 PM PDT

Lauren Holly says Harvey Weinstein was all business during a meeting in his hotel room ... right up until the moment he ripped off his suit and went to the bathroom in front of her.

The actress, who now lives in Canada, went on daytime talk show "The Social" Monday to speak for the first time about an encounter she says went down in the late '90s. Holly says she wasn't worried about going to Weinstein's hotel room for the meeting -- she says that was common, and he was fully dressed when she arrived.

Lauren says they spoke at length about possible roles, and right in the middle of the conversation he stripped and used the bathroom in front of her. Despite being nude in front of her, she says he never stopped talking business ... even when he jumped in the shower.

However, she says it turned ominous and terrifying when he got out of the shower. Just as scary as the reaction she says she got when she told friends what had happened.

Shades of Angie Everhart, for sure, and more evidence most of Hollywood knew about Weinstein and chose to remain silent.

Harvey and Bob Weinstein Showdown Tues Will Get Loud, Ugly

10/16/2017 1:00 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Harvey Weinstein and his brother, Bob Weinstein, will have a showdown Tuesday that will inevitably lead to screaming, profanities and ultimately the threat of a lawsuit that could do in the company ... multiple sources connected to the meeting tell TMZ. 

The Board of Directors of The Weinstein Co. has a meeting on the books and we're told Harvey Weinstein's firing is on the agenda. Harvey will be on speakerphone ... he's in Arizona to get treatment for behavioral issues and sex addition. His civil lawyer, Patty Glaser, will be present in the room.

Our sources say Glaser is prepared to outline multiple reasons why her client's firing violates his contract. As we reported, the company never gave him a reason for booting him out, and our sources say to this day the company has never offered Harvey or Glaser any reason. She's also prepared to argue Harvey did not violate the contract.

As we reported, there's a provision that covers claims such as sexual harassment, and as long as Weinstein reimburses the company for any settlement or judge and then pays a penalty, all is good. Glaser will note the contract was signed in October 2015 and since then there hasn't been a single claim against her client.

As strong as Glaser is, we're told the lawyers who rep TWC, O'Melveny and Myers, believe the company had every right to fire Harvey. They say the company's Code of Conduct gives them that right, but we're told Glaser's position is that the contract trumps the Code.

Now the heat ... our sources say Bob Weinstein is angry -- livid -- over the whole situation and loses control during heated conversations. Harvey and Bob are birds of a feather, and people involved in the meeting say it's inevitable things will get loud and ugly.

We're told Glaser is ready to amp things up if the Board doesn't see things her way ... which is unlikely. She can try and force mediation and arbitration, which is provided for in the contract, but if the Board won't play ball we're told she's ready to file a lawsuit.  

As one very connected source put it, "There is so much crap that will be unearthed in a lawsuit, the company just can't survive it."

Stay tuned.

Harvey Weinstein to Howard Stern Producers Don't Get Sex with Stars Like the Good Ole Days

10/16/2017 7:07 AM PDT

Howard Stern asked Harvey Weinstein a question about having sex with Hollywood actresses that was eerily dead-on ... and Weinstein lied right to his face.

Howard pulled up the 2014 interview Monday morning on his show. In the clip Howard asks Weinstein if he ever got to experience "the mogul aspect" -- meaning having actresses throw themselves at him for a shot at Oscar-winning roles.

Weinstein denied having any such opportunity ... then Howard rephrased, "You can't walk into the room, pull your pants off and say 'Okay, honey let's talk business.'"

It's pretty much exactly the scene dozens of Weinstein's accusers have described. Makes ya think Howard had heard what was Hollywood's worst-kept secret. From Seth MacFarlane's 2013 Oscar nominations joke to Courtney Love ... the allegations were hardly under wraps at that point.

Weinstein claimed he didn't do it, but said others in showbiz were still scoring sexual favors.

Gerard Butler No Calm Before 'Geostorm' Hospitalized After Chopper Crash

10/16/2017 12:40 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Gerard Butler was hospitalized after he says he got run off the road and took a bad spill on his bike.

Sources close to Butler tell TMZ ... he was riding his motorcycle in L.A. when he got cut off by a car, causing him to crash. Someone called 911, paramedics came and took Gerard to a nearby hospital where he was treated for his injuries. Lucky for him ... no broken bones ... just cuts and bruises.

Lucky for Gerard he's not laid up. His climate change disaster flick, "Geostorm," comes out next week, and he's able to promote it like usual, despite being a little banged up.

James Corden Sorry for the Bad Weinstein Jokes

10/15/2017 1:13 PM PDT
Breaking News

James Corden is apologizing for making light of the Harvey Weinstein scandal with tasteless jokes he made onstage ... and after Rose McGowan teared into him online.

Corden issued an apology Sunday saying "To be clear, sexual assault is no laughing matter. I was not trying to make light of Harvey’s inexcusable behavior, but to shame him, the abuser, not his victims. I am truly sorry for anyone offended, that was never my intention."

The "Late Late Show" star caught a ton of flak this weekend for jokes he cracked while hosting the amfAR Gala on Friday in L.A.

Corden's comments were met with a lot of groans and little laughs, but he persisted and kept the offensive Weinstein jokes coming through the night. One of his biggest critics was Weinstein accuser Rose McGowan, who called Corden a "MOTHERF****** PIGLET"  on Twitter.

If there's one thing we've learned this week ... it's that Rose knows no filter ... and takes no prisoners on the subject of Weinstein. Seems Corden knows that all too well now. 

Harvey Weinstein Au Revoir Legion d’Honneur! FR Prez Revoking Award

10/15/2017 12:32 PM PDT
Breaking News

Harvey Weinstein's crumbling rep is now an international affair -- France plans to strip him of an honor they hand out to stand-up guys ... which their Prez says he ain't anymore.

Emmanuel Macron announced Sunday that France was moving to revoke Weinstein's Legion of Honor -- the highest French order of merit that can be bestowed for military or civil acts. Weinstein got the distinction in March 2012.

As we reported ... Weinstein just got expelled from The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences this weekend as well.

Up until now, France was saying they were only considering revoking Weinstein's Legion of Honor in the wake of multiple accusations of sexual harassment and assault. 

Looks like they've turned the corner on the issue ... Macron says he's already asked the French Academy to begin the process of stripping Weinstein. 

Woody Allen 'Sad' For Weinstein Hopefully No Witch Hunts!

10/15/2017 10:47 AM PDT
Breaking News

6:25 PM PT -- Woody Allen has clarified his "sad" comment over Harvey Weinstein in a statement to Variety ... saying " When I said I felt sad for Harvey Weinstein; I thought it was clear the meaning was because he is a sad, sick man ...Lest there be any ambiguity, this statement clarifies my intention and feelings."

Woody Allen says he feels "sad" for Harvey Weinstein after being accused of sexual harassment and assault -- but he also hopes no witch hunts come out of this.

Woody told the BBC Saturday that he felt for everyone involved in the Weinstein scandal -- including the women making the allegations, and Harvey himself. 

He explained ... "The whole Harvey Weinstein thing is very sad for everybody involved. Tragic for the poor women that were involved, sad for Harvey that (his) life is so messed up."

Allen -- who's been accused of sexually abusing children -- went on to say he'd heard rumors about Weinstein before, but never took them seriously because he was only interested in making his own movies while working with the guy. 

And while Allen says he hopes this can be a teachable moment in Hollywood, he also doesn't "want it to lead to a witch hunt atmosphere, a Salem atmosphere, where every guy in an office who winks at a woman is suddenly having to call a lawyer to defend himself." 

Pressing his luck?

Harvey Weinstein Booted from The Academy

10/14/2017 1:42 PM PDT
Breaking News

Another huge blow for Harvey Weinstein -- The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has kicked him out.

The Oscar winner is no longer part of the Oscar club after the board of governors -- which includes Hollywood royalty like Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks -- met at their headquarters in Beverly Hills Saturday and voted to expel him ... stripping away his lifetime membership.

The Academy issued a statement after the meeting, saying their decision was made to "send a message that the era of willful ignorance and shameful complicity in sexually predatory behavior and workplace harassment in our industry is over."

It continued ... "What's at issue here is a deeply troubling problem that has no place in our society. The Board continues to work to establish ethical standards of conduct that all Academy members will be expected to exemplify."

As we've reported ... Weinstein's been fired by his own company and is currently in Arizona for rehab.

He won an Oscar in 1999 for "Shakespeare in Love" and was nominated in 2003 for "Gangs of New York."

'Friday the 13th' Star Hoping to Kill Some Motherf*****s!!! (TGIF the 13th???)

10/13/2017 5:54 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

The guy who played Jason Voorhees in the 'Friday the 13th' movies is out for blood -- due to some pent up rage after a 3-hour makeup session. 

Kane Hodder tells us he's reprising his role from the seventh 'Friday the 13th' -- when he actually took off the mask -- for "Rock and Shock" horror movie convention in Worcester, Massachusetts. Naturally, it's going down today ... Friday the 13th, and he says this will be his swan song.

Kane made it clear he's NOT a fan of the makeup process, but since he had to sit through it ... he'd love to act out a few scenes. Emphasis on ACT. We hope.

Still, there's one awesome reason he'd go through it again. Hollywood's just gotta call.

Harvey Weinstein Will Challenge Firing At Tuesday's Board Meeting

10/13/2017 11:20 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Harvey Weinstein will challenge his firing by The Weinstein Company at this month's Board of Directors meeting ... TMZ has learned.

We're told the firing is on the Board's agenda for the October 17 meeting. Sources connected with Weinstein say he will be present by phone -- Weinstein is expected to be in a live-in rehab facility ... we're told he's checking in as early as Friday.

Our sources also say Weinstein's civil lawyer, Patty Glaser, will be present at the meeting as well to make the case.

We're told Weinstein's position -- he did not violate his current contract, which he signed in October 2015. He maintains no sexual harassment complaints were lodged after he signed the contract. We're told TWC never gave Weinstein it's reason for the firing.

What's more, we're told Glaser will argue Weinstein could only be terminated after mediation and arbitration. 

We're told the company's position is that it had a right to fire Weinstein immediately and he has a right to challenge the decision in mediation and arbitration.

'Law & Order' Creator Dick Wolf Culture of Sexual Harassment Men are Pigs

10/13/2017 6:57 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Powerful men in Hollywood have been preying on women because that's how lots of men are built ... so says "Law & Order" titan Dick Wolf.

We got Dick leaving Craig's Thursday night and he's not a bit surprised at the Harvey Weinstein scandal ... he says things like this have been going on in Hollywood for a century.

As for how to stop it ... Dick sounds pessimistic -- he thinks it kind of a DNA thing.

We're thinking ... depending on how it plays out, this would be an interesting encore to the 'Law and Order' Menendez trial.

Gwyneth Paltrow Courage In the Face of Adversity

10/13/2017 7:18 AM PDT

Gwyneth Paltrow faced her demon head-on, and she's not hiding after publicly blasting Harvey Weinstein for sexually harassing her.

Gwyneth was out Thursday in Santa Monica, heading to a meeting. It's the first time we've seen her  since she accused Weinstein of getting sexually aggressive with her in the mid-'90s when she was 22.

As you know, Weinstein's since been axed from the movie production company he founded after Gwyneth, Ashley Judd, Rose McGowan and many other women came forward with similar stories.

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