Harvey Weinstein is taking a leave of absence from The Weinstein Company film studio after reports were released detailing decades of sexual harassment allegations against him. In an interview, Weinstein was apologetic, saying “I own my mistakes” and “I have had tough conversations with my family, really tough ones but my family is standing with me.” He also said that he must “earn the forgiveness” of actress Ashley Judd, who has accused Weinstein of indecent proposals during a film shoot 20 years ago. Judd has remained mostly silent since her allegations, but on Sunday she took the time to thank some friends and supporters on social media. Other celebrities have spoken out, including Meryl Streep who called the news disgraceful, and made clear that she was not aware of his reported conduct.
Last month, Rebel Wilson was awarded record damages of AU$4.56 million (C$4.44 million) over magazine articles the actress said cost her roles in Hollywood films. On Monday, Bauer Media said it would lodge an appeal. “It’s important for us to revisit this unprecedented decision on the quantum of damages, which also has broad implications for the media industry,” Adrian Goss, a lawyer for the group, said in a statement. Bauer Media argued during the case that the articles in question were not defamatory, but the appeal announced on Monday contests only the payout’s size.
Mandy Moore got engaged to Dawes guitarist Taylor Goldsmith in September, and now she’s sharing wedding details. On Sunday, Moore told reporters, “I don’t think I’m going to have a big, old affair. So think it will be small and quiet and private.” The 33-year-old has been married before, in 2009 to rocker Ryan Adams, and has been very vocal about the fact that this wedding won’t be a traditional one.