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October 13, 2017 6:49 AM The battle for Marchesa: Georgina Chapman splits from Harvey Weinstein

Critics speculated as to whether the 41-year-old would support her husband of 10 years, with whom she has two children, India Pearl (7) and Dashiell (4). Weinstein seemed confident, saying: "She stands 100pc behind me. Georgina and I have talked about this at length… Georgina will be with Lisa [his lawyer, who resigned five days ago] and others kicking 463

October 13, 2017 1:51 AM NYC, London police taking fresh look at Weinstein claims

NEW YORK — Police detectives in New York City and London are taking a fresh look into sexual assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein now that some 30 women have accused the Hollywood film producer of inappropriate conduct. New York Police Department spokesman Peter Donald said Thursday that investigators are reviewing police files to see if anyone 126

October 12, 2017 11:10 PM Is sexual harassment Hollywood's dirty big secret?

Dana Brunetti has produced a number of big films over the years: “Captain Phillips,” “The Social Network,” “Fifty Shades of Grey.” But he’s never liked to tell people that he’s a movie producer. “I hate telling people I’m a producer because of the stereotype,” Brunetti said. “Because of the ick factor of hitting on girls and ‘I can get you a role in a movie 122

October 12, 2017 7:43 PM FDA Panel Endorses Gene Therapy For A Form Of Childhood Blindness

A panel of experts has recommended that the Food and Drug Administration approve a treatment developed by Spark Therapeutics for a rare form of blindness. Gene therapy, which has had a roller-coaster history of high hopes and devastating disappointments, took an important step forward Thursday. A Food and Drug Administration advisory committee endorsed 129

October 12, 2017 12:19 PM Harvey Weinstein: Did everyone really know?

When actor Seth MacFarlane announced the Oscar nominations for best supporting actress in 2013, he cracked a now infamous joke: "Congratulations, you five ladies no longer have to pretend to be attracted to Harvey Weinstein." At the time, it was a rare public reference to what has since become a very public scandal. And it is a telling sign that Weinstein's 145

October 12, 2017 11:34 AM These Are the Women Who Have Accused Harvey Weinstein of Sexual Harassment and Assault

It has been less than a week since The New York Times published its explosive report about Harvey Weinstein, and already 28 women have stepped forward with allegations about his sexual misconduct. Many of their allegations are similar: they say that Weinstein invited them to a private room, where he either asked for a naked massage or sexually assaulted 140

October 11, 2017 8:50 PM Africa's schools failing girls

According to the report released on the eve of the International Day of the Girl which was marked yesterday, the Central African Republic was ranked the second toughest place for girls to get an education, followed by Niger. The ONE Campaign is a policy and advocacy organisation of more than 8 million people taking action to end extreme poverty and preventable 163

October 10, 2017 6:23 PM A New “Star Wars” for the Big Kids—and Porgs for the Little Ones

In the new HBO documentary “Spielberg,” there is a moment when George Lucas recalls showing an early cut of “Star Wars” to the cadre of young filmmakers of which he and Spielberg were members, along with Brian De Palma, Martin Scorsese, and Francis Ford Coppola. “It was, basically, a children’s film,” Lucas says. “You know, it wasn’t what the other friends 182

October 10, 2017 3:43 PM George Lucas Wrote 'Star Wars' as a Liberal Warning. Then Conservatives Struck Back

When George Lucas sat down in early 1973 to draft an operatic science fiction movie about a ragtag group of rebels fighting a corrupt central government, the trial of the Watergate burglars had just begun. He wrote “Star Wars” reflecting the fraught politics of that moment, hoping to serve a tidy political lesson along with the popcorn. "It was really 123

October 10, 2017 1:11 PM ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Trailer Breakdown: 11 Possible Spoilers, From Lightsabers to Porgs and More

From glimpses of new characters to big battles, the first extended look at the new "Star Wars" film is scary and big, but it may also be misdirecting you. It’s been nearly six months since LucasFilm rolled out its first look at Rian Johnson’s “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” thanks to an intriguing teaser screened at its Star Wars Celebration event in Orlando 200