Two cases involved athletes charged with domestic violence. Persky allowed one of them to go to Hawaii, where he planned to try out for the college football team, while the case was pending, and then postponed sentencing to let him return to Hawaii to pursue his education and football after pleading no contest. The recall campaign calls that decision legally questionable and potentially dangerous, although the district attorney’s office said it did not object to the sentencing arrangement. The defendant later served time in jail after violating the terms of his plea agreement. … [Read more...] about Fate of Judge Persky, symbol within #MeToo movement, heads to voters
The ensuing social media backlash prompted Netflix to issue an apology. “We’re deeply sorry for the inappropriate artwork that we used for Mignonnes/Cuties. It was not OK, nor was it representative of this French film which won an award at Sundance. We’ve now updated the pictures and description.” … [Read more...] about Netflix Replaced Head of Original Content Cindy Holland Two Days Before ‘Cuties’ Debut
The problems for theaters and concert halls - ventilation systems in need of updating, cramped quarters for artists and other workers in backstage areas, a lack of specific federal guidance about what safety measures are required, and a host of other issues - are bedeviling the path back for the purveyors of some of the world's premier venues and attractions. Some of Broadway's theaters, such as the Belasco and Lyceum, date back to just after the turn of the 20th century, with narrow passageways and dressing rooms, sometimes shared, that are more like closets. An actor's quick costume change in a tiny nook backstage can require two or even three assistants, all breathing in the same few cubic feet of oxygen. … [Read more...] about New York City can’t rebound without Broadway. And Broadway’s road back is uncertain.
Sean Avery’s Vogue internship experience is much more fabulous than the usual routine (though he is still making minimum wage). Josh Duhamel sang “Happy Birthday” to Wilhelmina Models head Sean Patterson at the Box. Casey Johnson is moving back to New York with her Kazakhstani adoptee. Danity Kane member Aubrey O’Day threw a temper tantrum at Marquee because her table wasn’t ready. Barbara Bush snuggled with on-again, off-again boyfriend Jay Blount at Asia de Cuba. In the Hamptons this weekend, Leonardo DiCaprio got annoyed at a party because too many girls were all over him, Molly Sims’s boyfriend, Justin Chatwin, got lost kite-surfing, and Joel Madden, Maggie Rizer, Estelle, and Sam Champion had dinner together. Hard Rock founder Peter Morton sold his ten-bedroom Tudor cottage in East Hampton for $21 million, more than twice what he paid for it in 2001. Wesley Snipes drank sidecars by the pool at the Hennessy house in the Hamptons, despite … [Read more...] about Anna Wintour Treats Sean Avery Different From Other ‘Vogue’ Interns
“David, I love you,” a fan shouted during David Paterson’s speech yesterday at the DNC. “There’s my past, come back to haunt me again,” the governor quipped, awesomely. Keith Olbermann allegedly told his bosses at MSNBC that he’s not going to the RNC in St. Paul unless they beef up his security. (“Page Six” claims that he thinks he’s gonna be assassinated.) Adrian Grenier tried to convince Entourage producers to let Vinny Chase sell his Hummer and buy a Prius, but they wouldn’t listen to him. Dick Cheney has gone from a size 48 regular to a 44, which is a 40-pound drop. Criss Angel hypnotized the 8-year-old son of UFC president Dana White because the kid was having nightmares about “monsters under his bed.” It worked. Moby complained that a “petite blonde” friend of his was wrestled to the ground by convention security guards just because she left her credentials in her hotel room. Real … [Read more...] about No One Listens to Adrian Grenier