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February 6, 2018 2:41 PM Smiles, high fives and a black eye: Scenes from Oscar Nominees lunch

With little on the agenda other than posing for a group photo, Monday’s gathering was a chance for nominees to enjoy each others’ company before the March 4 event. BEVERLY HILLS, CALIF.—The Oscar nominees luncheon brings together A-listers and rising stars — artists from every aspect of filmmaking — for an afternoon of celebration and mutual fandom 18

December 7, 2017 5:09 AM Oscars organization adopts code of conduct in wake of Weinstein expulsion

NEW YORK - The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Science has announced its first code of conduct for its more than 8,400 members. Film academy chief executive Dawn Hudson introduced the new rules to members in an email Wednesday. In October, the academy broke with tradition and made Harvey Weinstein just the second person ever expelled from the Oscars' 19

October 30, 2017 10:46 AM 'Beyond horrified': Spacey apologizes after actor alleges sexual advances

LOS ANGELES -- Actor Kevin Spacey said Sunday he is "beyond horrified" by allegations that he made a sexual advance on a teen boy decades ago. The two-time Oscar winner posted on Twitter that he doesn't remember the encounter. "But if I did behave then as he describes, I owe him the sincerest apology for what would have been deeply inappropriate drunken 24

October 14, 2017 8:47 PM Harvey Weinstein ousted from film academy

Film academy also strips disgraced Hollywood mogul of membership and voting rights Harvey Weinstein has been kicked out of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences following an emergency board meeting in Los Angeles on Saturday. The disgraced mogul, who was fired a week ago from the namesake company he co-founded following sexual harassment and assault 33

October 14, 2017 8:41 PM Weinstein expelled from film academy amid allegations

LOS ANGELES -- Disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein's membership in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has been revoked by its board. The decision was reached Saturday in an emergency session. It comes after recent reports by The New York Times and The New Yorker that revealed sexual harassment and rape allegations against Weinstein going 15

October 10, 2017 2:51 PM Harvey Weinstein’s friends turn against him as Hollywood condemnation grows louder

George Clooney, Meryl Streep and more speak out but suggest they were not aware of extent of mogul’s behaviour. LOS ANGELES—The Hollywood establishment, slow to react to the initial sexual harassment allegations against Harvey Weinstein, began speaking out against him more forcefully Monday after the powerful studio boss was fired by his own company 27

October 9, 2017 7:40 AM Decades in the making, Weinstein's fall comes swiftly

The allegations against Harvey Weinstein spanned three decades. His downfall came in three days. That was all it took to topple one of Hollywood's most high-profile and sharp-elbowed moguls — a combative power player who, like few ever have, regularly dominated the Academy Awards. But it was the all-powerful Weinstein who was ousted Sunday night from the company 37

October 9, 2017 1:03 AM Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein fired amid sexual harassment allegations

The Weinstein Co. board removed co-founder, citing 'new information' about his conduct Harvey Weinstein, the sharp-elbowed movie producer whose combative reign in Hollywood made him an Academy Awards regular, was terminated from The Weinstein Company on Sunday following an expose that detailed decades of sexual abuse allegations made against Weinstein 29

October 5, 2017 11:23 PM Harvey Weinstein to take leave of absence amid sexual harassment report

Harvey Weinstein, the larger-than-life Hollywood executive and Oscar-winner, is taking a leave of absence from his own company after an explosive expose revealing decades of sexual harassment against women, from employees to actress Ashley Judd, was published in The New York Times Thursday. The article includes first person accounts of Weinstein's alleged 16

September 25, 2017 7:22 PM Francois Girard's 'Hochelaga' is Canada's pick for best foreign-language film

MONTREAL -- Historical drama "Hochelaga" has been selected as Canada's pick for the best foreign-language film category at next year's Oscars. Telefilm Canada said today Francois Girard's movie will be submitted for consideration at a news conference in Montreal. Finalists will be announced in December and five films will make the short-list in January 25