Mayim Bialik is apologizing after receiving backlash for a New York Times op-ed she wrote about the allegations of sexual assault against Harvey Weinstein. During a Facebook Live video with The New York Times’ opinion section on Monday, October 16, the actress apologized for the way her words were perceived.
“The Late Late Show” host James Corden has issued an apology after jokes he made at the expense of Harvey Weinstein were taken the wrong way. The comedian took the stage at Friday night’s amfAR gala in Los Angeles where he attempted to address the numerous sexual harassment and assault allegations against disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, by making some jokes about the man himself. However two of Weinstein’s accusers, Asia Argento and Rose McGowan, took to Twitter to voice their criticism with what Corden said.
Actress Sophie Turner of ‘Game of Thrones’ is engaged to singer Joe Jonas, formerly of the Jonas Brothers. The pair made the announcement Sunday via social media. Jonas, 28, is currently the lead singer of DNCE and hails from New Jersey; Turner, 21, has played Sansa Stark since 2011 on the hit HBO series and hails from Chesterton, England.
Mexican soap star Eduardo Yáñez slapped a reporter after the 57-year-old actor was asked about his son during a red carpet interview in Hollywood. Yáñez’s annoyance turned to violence as journalist Paco Fuentes of “El Gordo y La Flaca” pressed the actor about a GoFundMe page his son posted to pay for car repairs instead of getting the money from his dad. Yáñez told Fuentes he was being disrespectful and struck him hard across the face. The actor later took to Twitter on Thursday to apologize for his actions.
Walt Disney Co. is eliminating about 200 jobs at ABC and cable networks including Freeform as part of a realignment of the business, according to sources. The cuts are mostly in areas such as finance, and will involve the company’s entertainment networks, though not including ESPN.