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AT TRIAL, MAN SAYS EX WAS 'APPALLED' AFTER WEINSTEIN MEETING
NEW YORK (AP) - A witness testified that his ex-girlfriend came home "pretty shocked, upset, angry" and "kind of overall appalled" after a hotel room meeting where she says Harvey Weinstein offered her movie roles in exchange for sex. Lincoln Davies' testimony came Thursday at Weinstein's New York City rape trial. Dawn Dunning's experience is not part of the underlying criminal charges against Weinstein, but her testimony could be a factor in whether he goes to prison at the end of his landmark #MeToo-era trial. Weinstein faces sexual assault charges stemming from incidents in 2006 and in 2013. Weinstein has denied wrongdoing.
'THE ASSISTANT' AIMS TO GO BEHIND THE HEADLINES OF #METOO
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) - “The Assistant” is one of the first narrative films to come out of the #MeToo movement and the Harvey Weinstein scandal. The film, written and directed by Kitty Green, features a predatory studio executive modeled after Weinstein, but he is unseen throughout the movie. “The Assistant” focuses instead on the toxic work environment around him, detailing a day in the life of a low-level assistant. But while “The Assistant” may be reminiscent of current headlines, it takes a deliberately restrained approach to portraying gender dynamics in the workplace. Where the Fox News drama “Bombshell” is starry and showy in its depiction of sexual harassment at a media company, “The Assistant” takes a muted and sober approach.
JENNIFER LOPEZ AND SHAKIRA VOW 'EMPOWERING' HALFTIME SHOW
MIAMI (AP) - Jennifer Lopez and Shakira said Thursday their upcoming Super Bowl halftime show will pay homage to Latin culture, promising a joint performance that has an empowering message and also one that “spreads love.” The 12-minute halftime show will be performed Sunday, where the San Francisco 49ers will take on the Kansas City Chiefs. It will be the first halftime show to be orchestrated under the leadership of Jay Z and Roc Nation thanks to their new entertainment partnership with the NFL. Lopez noted that the two teams are both run by women and that two women are headlining the halftime show.
105826-w-294:24-(Margie Szaroleta (zar-oh-LEH'-tah), AP music correspondent, with)-"I'm Margie Szaroleta"-Jennifer Lopez and Shakira vow 'empowering' halftime show (30 Jan 2020)
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MAKE 'EM LAUGH: NEW JERRY SEINFELD BOOK COMING IN OCTOBER
NEW YORK (AP) - Jerry Seinfeld has been gathering material. He's working on his first book about comedy since the million-selling “Seinlanguage” came out in 1993. The untitled new book is currently scheduled for Oct. 6. Seinfeld says in a statement that he uses “one of those old school accordion folders” to store up jokes and stories, whether onstage or in private conversation. The star of “Seinfeld” and “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” has organized the book by decade, going back to the 1970s when he was a college student and emerging nightclub comic.
DAVID ALAN GRIER IS GETTING LOTS OF KICKS ON BROADWAY
NEW YORK (AP) — When David Alan Grier was offered a chance to revisit one of his favorite plays on Broadway, he quickly agreed. He just forgot about all the beatings. In “A Soldier's Play,” Grier plays a stern Army sergeant who during each show is pummeled twice and later shot dead, again twice. While the violence is fake, the actor does have to repeatedly drop and roll around on the stage. Grier is the last person you'd expect to be caught unaware. One of his earliest roles was in the off-Broadway debut of the play and he revisited it in a 1984 movie.
TEXAS TEEN WHO WON'T CUT DREADLOCKS GETS $20K FOR COLLEGE
MONT BELVIEU, Texas (AP) — A black Texas teenager who was told his dreadlocks violate his high school's dress code is gaining the support of some celebrities as well as $20,000 for college. Eighteen-year-old DeAndre Arnold appeared on an episode of “The Ellen Show” that aired Wednesday. On the show, host Ellen DeGeneres and singer Alicia Keys presented the teen with a check to go toward his college tuition. Arnold says he was barred from Barbers Hill High School because the school said he's violating its dress code. The school says it allows dreadlocks but that it has rules about the length of male students' hair.
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