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Harvey Weinstein I'm Gonna Keep Making Movies With Or Without You, Bro

10/17/2017 1:00 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Harvey Weinstein is not giving up -- not even close -- he vows he'll continue making movies, whether it's with The Weinstein Co. or someplace else.

Weinstein's showdown with TWC is set for Tuesday morning in NYC, where he will make his case by speakerphone that he was illegally fired and has a right to retake the reins. His lawyer, Patty Glaser, will be in the Board of Directors meeting to make the case.

Our Weinstein sources say he knows he's "momentarily toxic" but thinks with a little time, writers and actors will seek him out again because of his track record. He believes -- and probably rightly so -- that TWC exists because of him. He believes he can go back and produce movies, or he can just as easily do it somewhere else.

As one source put it, "Harvey's like Judge Judy. She can do her show for CBS, but if she wanted to go to NBC she can do it because it's all about her."

Harvey may not be able to make his case Tuesday. There are rumblings the Board may fire Weinstein as the first order of business, then disconnect the speakerphone and throw Patty Glaser out of the meeting. If that happens, our Weinstein sources say they will 100% go either to arbitration or court.  

Reese Witherspoon & Jennifer Lawrence Share Hollywood Abuse Stories

10/17/2017 6:58 AM PDT

Reese Witherspoon was assaulted by a film director when she was 16 years old and Jennifer Lawerence was told to drop some lbs to star in a film ... just some of the abuse they say they endured coming up in Hollywood.

The Academy Award winning actresses shared the harrowing stories Monday night during the ELLE Women in Hollywood event. The actresses went into great detail on the heels of former studio boss Harvey Weinstein getting ousted from his company after scores of women accused him of decades-old sexual assault and harassment.

Reese says she's not only angry at the director who assaulted her, saying, "[I feel] true disgust at the director who assaulted me when I was 16 years old and anger at the agents and the producers who made me feel that silence was a condition of my employment."

She went on to say she was sexually harassed and assaulted on multiple occasions.

Jennifer said a director once told her to lose 15 pounds in 2 weeks ... and as motivation for her diet? Jennifer said a female producer told her to use naked photos of herself from a previous nude lineup as inspiration.

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."

Larry King 'Why Would I Wish Weinstein Harm?'

10/14/2017 6:51 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Larry King knows Harvey Weinstein well and is sad over revelations of sexual harassment and sexual assault, but he thinks it's crazy for people to wish Weinstein ill.

We got Larry and wife Shawn Friday night in WeHo leaving Craig's, and it was apparent the talk show King was reeling from the news ... which brings us to Shawn.

Watch and listen closely to the video ... she says of the sexual harassment stories, "It was very well known," and then she catches herself and says she didn't know. How would she know it was very well known if she was in the dark?

This underscores the craziness of the party line ... that no one knew this was happening.  One of the few people willing to say people in Hollywood knew for years was Angie Everhardt, who went on TMZ Live Friday and said Weinstein masturbated in front of her on a boat, and she told EVERYBODY.

Dick Ebersol, Susan St. James Unlike Weinstein ... Our Hook-Up Was Consensual

10/14/2017 7:24 AM PDT

Dick Ebersol, the legendary co-creator of "SNL" who ran both NBC and NBC Sports, says his story of hooking up with an actress is WAY DIFFERENT from Harvey Weinstein's, starting with the fact it was consensual.

We got Dick, a long-standing show biz titan, at LAX Friday with wife/actress Susan St. James. Dick met Susan when she guest hosted SNL in 1981 and sparks flew. They've now been married for 36 years.

They've got a thing or 2 to say about the industry and whether the Weinstein scandal will unearth other mogul misdeeds.

Check out Susan's old monologue below.

Mariah Carey In Your Face, Packer With My Backup Dancer!!!

10/28/2016 5:54 AM PDT

Mariah Carey showed James Packer who's boss Thursday night by chowing down with the guy who made her ex-fiance crazy.

Mariah sushied out at Nobu in Malibu with Bryan Tanaka, the backup dancer who got super flirty with her ... so much so Packer had it out with him in Mariah's dressing room and then got Tanaka banned from Caesar's Palace, where MC performs.

As we reported ... Mariah and James had a nuclear breakup ... she claims after he did something terrible to her assistant last month on a yacht in Greece.

Rob Kardashian Suspect in Criminal Threat Investigation

10/27/2016 11:04 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

1:36 PM PT -- Blac just went off on Pilot, saying the photo in question was taken over 2 years ago. Blac's adamant she never slept with Pilot and adds that the entire ordeal is a ploy to drum up hype for his new track.Rob Kardashian is under criminal investigation for allegedly threatening a man with some pretty close ties to Blac Chyna.

Law enforcement sources tell us ... Rob allegedly physically threatened Pilot Jones, who's been hanging with Blac Chyna. We're told Rob threatened to do Pilot harm.

The allegations come on the heels of photos that surfaced showing Blac and Pilot making out. 

We're told Pilot is scared, partly because of a string of text messages, which include Rob telling Pilot, "Leave my wife alone. I'm not playing with you."

Our law enforcement sources say, there are other texts in which Rob generally threatens Pilot with physical harm if he doesn't stay away from Blac Chyna, although as one source says, the threat is "a little murky and general."

We've learned LAPD's Threat Management Unit is investigating. 

Rick Pitino NCAA Charges Coach In Prostitution Scandal ... Could Face Suspension

10/20/2016 7:23 AM PDT
Breaking News

The NCAA is dropping the hammer over the Louisville basketball prostitution scandal -- charging head coach Rick Pitino with failing to monitor his program ... and he could face suspension.

The NCAA launched an investigation into allegations made last year by self-proclaimed madam Katina Powell -- who said U of L staffers paid thousands of dollars for dancing and sex services from her stable of women. 

The NCAA determined Powell was telling the truth -- and claim former director of basketball operations Andre McGee paid more than $5,400 for adult entertainment and sex acts for at least 17 UL players and recruits from 2010 to 2014. 

McGee was hit with 2 charges -- including arranging the entertainment and failing to cooperate with the NCAA investigation, both considered "severe" breaches of conduct. 

As for Pitino -- he was charged with failure to frequently spot-check the program -- including looking for red flags and asking pointed questions ... basically failing to monitor the program. 

Pitino's alleged violation is also considered "severe" and could result in a suspension. 

A 3rd basketball staffer was also charged with failure to cooperate. 

The University is backing Pitino -- claiming it believes McGee acted alone and no other school official had knowledge of his actions. 

Monica Lewinsky Not Part of the Donald Trump Convo

10/14/2016 8:20 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Donald Trump dragged her into the current presidential campaign, but Monica Lewinsky is NOT happy about being back in the political spotlight.

Monica was at LAX Friday morning, and with Trump fighting off sexual misconduct allegations -- and also raising old Bill Clinton allegations -- she's suddenly relevant again.

The photog asked the ex-White House intern if she thinks Trump is "fit to be President?"

Watch how she reacts, and think about this: Who WOULD you vote for, if you were Monica Lewinsky?? 

Anyway, she had more important concerns this morning. Monica tweeted she was upset about not having makeup on when the pap spotted her.

Billy Bush NBC Bosses Had No Problem with 'Guy Talk' ... 'Til Friday

10/12/2016 1:00 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Billy Bush has been all but fired by NBC for his part in the "Access Hollywood" Donald Trump outtakes, but his bosses had no problem with Billy's offhanded remarks about women ... for years.

Sources connected to "Access Hollywood" tell us, Billy and others would talk openly in the newsroom about women ... and some of it's even on tape. We're told some of the comments -- "Man, you look hot today," "Look at her legs," and "Man, she looks hot today!"

Billy was particularly impressed with Gigi Hadid and Taylor Swift's legs. He also, somewhat infamously, asked J Lo point-blank about her butt ... although that comment was at least on camera.

The point is ... we're told no one complained, and Billy wasn't the only one making those kinds of remarks.

What's more ... we're told a number of people knew about the Trump/Bush conversation when it went down in 2005, and again ... no one complained.

We're told Bush is upset because he feels like a scapegoat ... no one at NBC had a problem with him until the footage leaked, and when NBC had a PR problem they just cut him loose.

Donald Trump Gloria Allred Demands MGM Release 'Apprentice' Tapes

10/11/2016 3:44 PM PDT
Breaking News

Gloria Allred is on a mission to get MGM TV Pres. Mark Burnett to release "The Apprentice" tapes -- which purportedly show more offensive comments from Donald Trump -- and she took her demands right to MGM's front door.

Allred and several other feminist leaders read their demands to Burnett Tuesday afternoon outside the studio's Bev Hills offices. She says she's been inundated with calls from women who claim they witnessed way more "locker room talk" on 'Apprentice' sets than what came out on the "Access Hollywood" tape with Billy Bush.

As we first reported ... MGM has said it can't legally release the footage due to confidentiality agreements -- but Allred says she wants to meet with MGM's attorneys face-to-face to discuss the legal restrictions.

Allred and co.'s argument is this -- whatever Trump said while shooting "The Apprentice" is relevant to whether he's fit to lead the nation.

Donald Trump 'Access' Staffer Wanted Tape Out Before Debate

10/11/2016 3:03 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

"Access Hollywood" was locked and loaded to run the now-famous Donald Trump/Billy Bush outtakes last Friday ... but show honchos made a decision to delay it because of Hurricane Matthew, which pissed off a staffer who leaked the tape to The Washington Post ... sources connected with NBC tell TMZ. 

We're told the bosses at 'Access' decided the Trump story could get buried if it ran Friday, when the hurricane seemed most ominous. But members of the staff were upset because they wanted the piece to run before Sunday's debate, and Monday was too late for them. 

After the decision was made to wait, someone leaked it to The Washington Post.

 

Russell Peters Billy Bush Got Screwed Over Trump Video

10/11/2016 7:06 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Comedian Russell Peters thinks Billy Bush is getting a raw deal over the "Access Hollywood" fiasco.

Peters was leaving Catch in WeHo Monday night when he made his case for Billy, who has all but been fired from "Today." 

Peters thinks Bush was just doing his job.

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