Harvey Weinstein has issued a response to Lupita Nyong’o’s op-ed in The New York Times, which saw her join the growing list of stars accusing the Hollywood producer of harassment and assault .Weinstein denied the claims through a statement made by a representative, making her one of very few actors Weinstein has responded to directly – he also issued a response denying allegations made by Ashley Judd.
“Mr. Weinstein has a different recollection of the events, but believes Lupita is a brilliant actress and a major force for the industry,” the statement reads “Last year, she sent a personal invitation to Mr. Weinstein to see her in her Broadway show Eclipsed.”Any allegations of non-consensual sex are unequivocally denied by Mr. Weinstein,” the statement reads. “Mr. Weinstein has further confirmed that there were never any acts of retaliation against any women for refusing his advances.”
James Packer has spoken for the first time of his break-up with Mariah Carey to say their whirlwind romance and short-lived engagement was a ‘mistake’.
In an interview with The Australian, Packer reveals how he has been living as a recluse at his Buenos Aires ranch since his break-up with Mariah in October 2016 after 18 months together.
He describes how he met the songstress at a ‘low point’ in his life when debt within his empire was escalating and when he was looking for a way to spend more time in Los Angeles to be close to his children with second wife Erica.
He was also having issues with his estranged sister Gretel over how they would and invest money they had been left by their late father Kerry.
Two years ago I was terrified. I had $2.3 billion of debt at CPH [Consolidated Press Holdings, his private company], over $3 billion of debt at Crown, I’d just appointed Rob [Rankin as chairman of Crown], Macau was falling over and [sister] Gretel was on my doorstep.
‘Then, a year later, I’ve got China falling apart, the Australian casino businesses missing budgets by big amounts, I’ve got Mariah breaking up with me and I’m thinking, ‘F..k!’.
Explaining that it was Brett Ratner, his partner in an ill-fated Hollywood venture RatPac, who introduced him to Carey, he said:
‘I was at a low point in my personal life. Documenting the negotiations with my sister was taking longer than expected.’She was kind, exciting and fun. Mariah is a woman of substance. She is very bright. But it was a mistake for her and a mistake for me.’
While he and Carey are no longer friends, he remains on good terms with second wife Erica and said it was his biggest regret that their marriage failed.
‘It is my biggest regret that I let my marriage to Erica fail. It is what it is and she is doing an incredible job with the kids and we are in a great place,’ he said.
The reality star Kim Kardashian has revealed she once tried her sister Kourtney’s breast milk in an attempt to treat her ongoing battle with psoriasis.
The reality star, who has now ‘accepted’ living with psoriasis, shared some of the methods she’s used to combat the autoimmune disease via her app on Tuesday
After having had it for over seven years, I feel like I’ve accepted it, but there are still times when I can feel insecure about it,’ Kim wroteI’ve tried some basic treatment methods, but I’m always open to trying new things. One time, I even tried using Kourt’s breast milk, lol!
‘Things I’ve tried that do help are following a low-acid diet, cortisone shots and topical cortisone creams
Harvey Weinstein has said he ‘encouraged’ his wife, Georgina Chapman, ‘to do what was in her heart’ before she announced she was leaving the movie mogul. Weinstein who is accused of sexual harassment by a string of women, said that he ‘supports’ her decision and hopes that after he undergoes therapy for sex addiction ,they can ‘rebuild’ their relationship.
Weinstein flew to Europe by private jet, where he will submit himself to a live-in facility in hopes of cleaning his act.
In a statement by his spokesperson, Weinstein said:
‘I support her decision, I am in counseling and perhaps, when I am better, we can rebuild.’ Over the last week, there has been a lot of pain for my family that I take responsibility for. I sat down with my wife Georgina, who I love more than anything, and we discussed what was best for our family.
‘We discussed the possibility of a separation and I encouraged her to do what was in her heart. I understand, I love her and I love our children and hopefully, when I am better, I will be in their lives again.’
Kim Kardashian has finally confirmed that she and Kanye West are expecting a third child.
The 36-year-old reality star took to her Instagram on Thursday to share a teaser clip of the upcoming 14th season of Keeping Up With The Kardashians.
- At the very end of the video, Kim is shown FaceTiming with sister Khloe as she asks
- ‘What happens every time I say “guess what?”‘
The 33-year-old younger sibling replies: ‘You’re either pregnant or a person is pregnant.’
Then Kim jubilantly declares: ‘We’re having a baby!’
Women in Saudi Arabia will soon have the right to drive, according to a royal decree issued by the country’s King Salman. Saudi is the only country in the world where women are prohibited from driving.
In the royal decree issued on Tuesday, King Salman ordered that an ministerial body would implement the change by June 2018, following a consultation over the next 30 days.
The decree referred to the “negative consequences of not allowing women to drive the vehicle and the positive aspects of allowing it”.
It added that the “majority” of senior scholars viewed allowing women to drive as legitimate.
It”s baby season for the Kardashian clan as Khloe Kardashian is pregnant with Tristan Thompson’s baby.
The reality star, 33, is said to be ‘four months along’ with the 26-year-old basketball player’s second child. Multiple sources have confirmed the happy news to UsWeekly, People and TMZ.
Khloe’s reported pregnancy makes her the third member of the Kardashian-Jenner family to be expecting a child; younger sister Kylie Jenner, 20, is said to be expecting rapper Travis Scott’s baby.
Meanwhile, Kim Kardashian, 36, and rapper husband Kanye West, 40, are said to be expecting a baby girl via surrogate in January.