Play video content TMZ.com Harvey Weinstein's new accuser alleges he begged her to watch him masturbate in the hot tub in his hotel nearly a decade ago. Louisette Geiss -- a former actress and screenplay writer with credits on "Two and a Half Men" and "The Drew Carey Show" -- came forward Tuesday with the new accusations as she was flanked by her attorney, Gloria Allred. Geiss joined a score of women who have spoken against the former studio exec, including Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow and Ashley Judd. Geiss said the incident went down in 2008 when Weinstein invited her to watch the premiere of "Where in the World is Osama Bin Laden" at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah. Geiss says Weinstein later invited her to his hotel room to further discuss the script she was pitching. Geiss goes on to say she heard rumors about Weinstein coming on to women and made him promise and shake her hand -- while under a security camera at the hotel -- not to touch her. She says he shook her … [Read more...] about Harvey Weinstein’s New Accuser: He Begged Me to Watch Him Masturbate at Sundance
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Phil Collins was at the peak of his commercial powers in the summer of 1986. Genesis had just released Invisible Touch and were gearing up for a enormous stadium tour to support the LP, while songs like “Take Me Home” and “Don’t Lose My Number” from his recent solo disc, No Jacket Required, were still all over radio and MTV. He was recording and touring at an insane pace, but he still managed to find time to produce tracks for everyone from Eric Clapton and Robert Plant to Howard Jones, Anni-Frid Lyngstad and Adam Ant. One of the most successful records he produced in this era was Eric Clapton’s August, featuring the hits “It’s in the Way That You Use It,” “Tearing Us Apart,” “Miss You” and “Run.” On July 15th, 1986, shortly after the sessions wrapped, Clapton booked a special gig at the Birmingham NEC, featuring the entire August band, that he filmed for professional release. The show … [Read more...] about Flashback: Phil Collins Plays ‘In the Air Tonight’ With Eric Clapton
Deutschland 83 commissioner Philipp Steffens is to leave German broadcaster RTL as it merges its broadcast and streaming drama units. Steffens, who was head of fiction at the commercial broadcaster since 2014, is departing to move back into production. He will be replaced by Frauke Neeb and Hauke Bartel, who will now be responsible for all drama programming across the group. This comes after RTL brought together its drama divisions for its linear TV channels and streaming platform TV Now. Neeb has been fiction editor at RTL network Vox since January 2018, while Bartel has been head of fiction at Vox since April 2017. The pair will report to RTL Managing Director Jörg Graf and Vox Managing Director Sascha Schwingel. In addition to Deutschland 83, which aired on Sundance in the U.S., Steffens also ordered hit German series The Teacher, which is in its eighth season. He was previously the creator of The Last Cop, which is being adapted in the U.S. by Shades of … [Read more...] about ‘Deutschland 83’ Commissioner Philipp Steffens Exits Germany’s RTL As Network Brings Together Linear & Digital Drama Teams
Shades of Blue creator Adi Hasak is teaming with Red Arrow Studios International and Universal Television to develop a U.S. version of popular German series The Last Cop (Der Letzte Bulle), under his Adi TV Studios banner. Hasak will write the pilot script and serve as executive producer and showrunner. Dean Parisot, who directed last year’s NBC hit Good Girls, will direct the pilot and serve as executive producer. Philipp Steffens also executive produces with Red Arrow Studios International’s Jan David Frouman and Shirley Bowers. The Last Cop tells the story of Mick Briggs, an alpha male detective, who wakes up from a 25-year coma and struggles to find his identity as a man, husband and father in a world he neither recognizes nor understands. The award-winning series was originally written and developed by Robert Dannenberg and Stefan Scheich and created and produced by ITV Studios Germany for SAT.1, where 60 one-hour episodes have aired. Red Arrow Studios … [Read more...] about ‘Shades Of Blue’ Creator Developing German Series ‘The Last Cop’ For U.S.
EXCLUSIVE: StarzPlay, a leading SVOD service in the MENA region, has inked a deal with Image Nation Abu Dhabi for the latter to produce the platform’s first original, Urban Legends. The Arabic-language anthology series will explore regional tales and fables from the Middle East, with each episode focusing on a new story. Production will commence in 2020 with a view to releasing on the platform by the end of that year. It will be produced by Yasir Al-Yasiri, the Iraqi director whose credits include 2018 comedy On Borrowed Time, under his production company Starship Entertainment, which he runs with Mansoor Al Feeli. Al-Yasiri is also attached to direct one of the episodes, with further regional directors to be announced. Related Story Starz To Roll-Out Mobile Streaming App In 20 Global Markets In 2020 Following Euro & Lat Am Launches The deal continues Image Nation’s push into episodic content, with the company having produced documentary series History … [Read more...] about MENA Streaming Platform StarzPlay Pacts With Image Nation On First Original Series ‘Urban Legends’