Martin, McDonald, Porter join stars in telethon for Ukraine
A roster of film, TV and theater all-stars — including Steve Martin, Annette Bening, Billy Porter, Audra McDonald, Cynthia Nixon, Kristin Chenoweth, David Hyde Pierce and Rosie Perez — have signed up for a 10-hour telethon to raise money for the victims of the war in Ukraine.
Kaley Cuoco takes to skies in 'The Flight Attendant'
LOS ANGELES Kaley Cuoco was looking for her next project three years before The Big Bang Theory ended. The Flight Attendant is a dark thriller with comedic overtones, letting Cuoco employ the love of laughter she honed for 12 seasons on the CBS comedy. Cuoco said she won a bidding war for the rights to the novel of the same name by Chris Bohjalian. She stars as Cassie Bowden, a flight attendant who wakes up in the wrong hotel in the wrong bed with a dead man, and has no idea what happened. I don't mess around, I hit my mark, I may be late in the car, never late on set," Perez said.
Andrew Cuomo Has Chris Rock and Rosie Perez Join Him During Daily Press Conference
Andrew Cuomo's press conference on Thursday became a star-studded affair, when he was joined by Chris Rock and Rosie Perez. Spreading love the Brooklyn way means respecting your neighbors, respecting your communities, and the way to do that is by getting tested, wearing a mask. "Get tested, wear a mask and let's help fight this virus." You bring me joy. pic.twitter.com/dfKWGRMomh Dan Linden (@DanLinden) May 28, 2020Cuomo tweeted on Thursday, "Spread love the Brooklyn way. Meanwhile, Cuomo's younger brother, Chris, recently hilariously roasted him about getting a coronavirus test during a live press conference.
Jurors in Weinstein rape trial ask to review Rosie Perez testimony
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Jurors in Harvey Weinsteins rape trial appeared to take a methodical approach in their deliberations on Wednesday, asking to review testimony from a former production assistant who says Weinstein raped her as well as from actress Rosie Perez. REUTERS/Lucas JacksonThe jury also asked to see texts to Weinstein from defense witness Paul Feldsher before ending their second day of deliberations. Weinstein, smiling as he left court for the day, was asked by a reporter whether he was worried. Jurors asked to review parts of Haleyis testimony, as well as emails between her and Weinstein and emails from Weinstein mentioning her. The jurors asked to review testimony from actress Perez, who corroborated Sciorras story during the trial.feeds.reuters.com
Actress Rosie Perez backs up Sciorra account in Weinstein rape trial
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Actress Rosie Perez took the stand in the rape trial of Harvey Weinstein on Friday to bolster the account of friend and fellow actress Annabella Sciorra, who said she was raped by the former Hollywood producer in the early 1990s. Weinstein, 67, has pleaded not guilty to sexually assaulting two other women, Mimi Haleyi and Jessica Mann. Sciorra, who appeared in The Sopranos, testified on Thursday that Weinstein violently raped her more than 25 years ago. Since 2017, more than 80 women, including many famous actresses, have accused Weinstein of sexual misconduct. REUTERS/Brendan McDermidPerez testified that when she asked Sciorra who had raped her, Sciorra said only, I cant, I cant.Months later, Perez said, she heard rumors that Weinstein was stalking Sciorra in London and concluded he was the rapist.feeds.reuters.com
Actress Rosie Perez takes stand in Weinstein rape case
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Actress Rosie Perez took the stand in the rape trial of Harvey Weinstein on Friday, after the judge presiding over the case ruled that she could testify for the prosecution. Film producer Harvey Weinstein arrives at New York Criminal Court for his sexual assault trial in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.S., January 24, 2020. Sciorra, who appeared in The Sopranos, testified that Weinstein pinned her hands behind her head and violently raped her more than 25 years ago. Since 2017, more than 80 women, including many famous actresses, have accused Weinstein of sexual misconduct. Sciorra testified that her encounter with Weinstein left her depressed, causing her to drink heavily and cut herself, and unable to tell her family what had happened.feeds.reuters.com
Gigi Hadid among potential jurors for Weinstein's rape trial
Harvey Weinstein arrives at a Manhattan courthouse for jury selection in his rape trial, Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, in New York. Hadid, who lives in Manhattan and studied criminal psychology at The New School, was among 35 potential jurors asked to return to court Thursday for additional questioning. Hadid's presence added flair to what has been a tedious jury selection process. They include defense requests for the judge to step aside and for jury selection to be held in secret, both of which were denied, and a noisy protest outside the courthouse. As his New York trial was getting underway a week ago, Los Angeles prosecutors announced new charges in a separate case against Weinstein.
Weinstein lawyers want judge off rape case over texting jabs
Harvey Weinstein arrives at court for jury selection in his sexual assault trial Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)NEW YORK, NY – Harvey Weinstein's lawyers asked the judge in his New York City rape case to step aside Wednesday after he threatened to jail the disgraced movie mogul for texting in the courtroom. Weinstein’s lawyers sent a letter to Judge James Burke saying his comments Tuesday were “prejudicial and inflammatory” and raised questions about his impartiality. Weinstein’s lawyers said the film producer, who has been seen clutching an iPhone, was using his cell phone before court was in session. As his New York trial was getting underway Monday, Los Angeles prosecutors announced new charges in a separate case against Weinstein.