Harvey Weinstein Pleads Not Guilty To Rape And Sexual Assault Charges

Harvey Weinstein pleaded not guilty on Tuesday, June 5, to felony rape and criminal sex act charges, the Associated Press reports. Weinstein appeared before Justice James M. Burke during a hearing at the State Supreme Court in New York City, where he answered a series of yes-no questions about his rights before entering his plea. Weinstein turned himself in to authorities on May 25 on charges involving former actress Lucia Evans and a second woman, who has not been publicly identified. Evans, 36, has claimed that the former producer forced her to perform oral sex on him at his office in 2004, while the unidentified woman alleged that he raped her in a hotel room in 2013. Weinstein is out on $1 million bail, has denied all claims of nonconsensual sex. His lawyer has claimed that the sexual encounters with Evans and the second woman were consensual.

Film producer Harvey Weinstein pleads not guilty to rape: media

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Miss America Eliminates Swimsuit Portion Of Competition

 With Carlson as board chair, and a number of women executives at the helm, the organization is being steered in a new direction..

Miss America Ends Swimsuit Competition, Seeking to Evolve in ‘This Cultural Revolution’

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Jimmy Fallon Surprises Parkland Seniors At Graduation Ceremony

Jimmy Fallon brought laughter to a somber graduation ceremony on Sunday honoring the 2018 class of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. In a surprise speech, Fallon addressed 748 seniors, along with their families and friends during the commencement that honored four classmates who died in the Feb. 14 school shooting in Parkland, Florida. The school gave posthumous diplomas to Nicholas Dworet, Joaquin Oliver, Meadow Pollack and Carmen Schentrup. The degrees were accepted by family members. 17 students and educators were killed in the massacre.  At the graduation ceremony, Fallon referred to the time he spent meeting some of the students at the March For Our Lives rally (the gun control rally in March that Stoneman Douglas students organized in Washington and around the country following the attack) and he thanked the whole class for their courage and bravery.  “You are not just the future ― you are the present,” he said. “Keep changing the world. Keep making us proud.”

Read Jimmy Fallon’s full Parkland graduation speech: ‘Remember that it gets better’

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Janet Jackson Calls Police To Perform Welfare Check On 1-Year-Old Son Eissa While In The Care Of His Father

Janet Jackson called the police on Saturday to check on the welfare of her son Eissa Al Mana. The 17-month-old was with his father, Jackson’s estranged husband, Wissam Al Mana, at the Nobu hotel in Malibu, California, when Jackson called authorities around 10 p.m. on Saturday “Deputies were there [and] called to the scene. They decided the child was okay and they left,” according to sources. Jackson, 52, was not at the hotel at the time, authorities confirmed. Jackson was said to be worried Al Mana may have been using drugs around their son. “The concern was that his erratic behavior was tied to that,” a source said. However, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s office said there “was zero suspicion of drugs being used,” and that the office was puzzled as to “why Jackson made the allegation.”

Janet Jackson calls police for welfare check on son, who was staying with her ex

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ABC Reportedly Looking To Reboot ‘Roseanne’ With Focus On Sara Gilbert

ABC is reportedly looking into rebooting “Roseanne” – but this time without its namesake Roseanne Barr and instead focusing on Sara Gilbert’s character, Darlene. According to two sources with knowledge of the matter, talks with production company Carsey-Werner, which owns the show, are preliminary — but the idea is definitely enticing to ABC. A re-reboot could help keep many of the “Roseanne” cast and crew members employed. 

ABC considering a version of ‘Roseanne’ without Roseanne Barr

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Kim Kardashian Meets President Trump To Discuss Prison Reform

Kim Kardashian headed to Washington DC to discuss prison reform with officials, including senior adviser Jared Kushner and President Donald Trump. On Wednesday, Kim arrived at the White House with attorney Shawn Chapman Holley. It wasn’t originally clear if Kardashian would meet with the President, however, Trump tweeted out a photo of them in the Oval Office, writing, “Great meeting with @KimKardashian today, talked about prison reform and sentencing.” Kim’s visit was expected to include a conversation about the possibility of a pardon for Alice Marie Johnson, a 63-year-old great-grandmother who has been in prison for over 20 years on a nonviolent drug-related offense. Kim has been advocating for Alice’s clemency since late last year. Earlier in the day, Kim tweeted a message to Alice, saying, “Happy Birthday Alice Marie Johnson. Today is for you.”

Kim Kardashian Meets Donald Trump To Discuss Prison Reform

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Samantha Bee Apologizes For Ivanka Trump Comments After Widespread Backlash

Samantha Bee has apologized for calling Ivanka Trump a “feckless cunt” on her TBS show “Full Frontal With Samantha Bee” on Wednesday night. In a statement, Bee said: “I would like to sincerely apologize to Ivanka Trump and to my viewers for using an expletive on my show to describe her last night. It was inappropriate and inexcusable. I crossed a line, and I deeply regret it.”  The apology comes after White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders singled Bee out for criticism and called the host’s language “vile and vicious.” “The collective silence by the left and its media allies is appalling,” Sanders said. TBS also apologized: “Samantha Bee has taken the right action in apologizing for the vile and inappropriate language she used about Ivanka Trump last night. Those words should not have been aired. It was our mistake too, and we regret it.” TBS initially had the clip of Bee’s segment available online and has since taken it down.

‘I Crossed a Line.’ Samantha Bee Apologizes to Ivanka Trump for Profane Comment

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‘Jay And Silent Bob Reboot’ Set To Start Filming This Summer

We last saw filmmaker Kevin Smith’s iconic characters, Jay and Silent Bob, in 2001’s “Jay And Silent Bob Strike Back” – a film in which they drive across country to stop Hollywood from making a film about them. Now a reboot is in the works, with the next film entitled “Jay And Silent Bob Reboot.” Smith said the new film will again follow Jay and Silent Bob across country as they try to stop Hollywood from making a reboot of the film they originally made in “Jay And Silent Bob Strike Back.”  “It’s a movie that makes fun of sequels and remakes and reboots while being all three at the same time.” Smith said. “Jay And Silent Bob Reboot” starts shooting in August, and will hopefully be out sometime in 2019.

OFFICIAL: Jay and Silent Bob are coming back and here’s the plot

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