Play video content EXCLUSIVE TMZ.com Damon Dash's putting an end to the urban myth he bitch-slapped Harvey Weinstein -- he actually did NOT slap him ... but somebody definitely got SMACKED. We talked to Damon who tells us the physical confrontation went down on the set of "Paid in Full." You'll recall Damon's Roc-A-Fella Films produced it and Weinstein's company distributed the flick. Here's the thing ... the myth resurfaced when Dipset recently reunited for their "Once Upon a Time" track in which Cam'Ron spits the line, "No disrespecting the ladies, word from my team. That's the reason Dame smacked Harvey Weinstein on the set of Paid in Full, y'all gave him hell about it." Check it out ... Dash pulls no punches on Harvey, figuratively speaking, of course. And that sparked an epiphany that now has him hating his role in Jay-Z's "Big Pimpin'." Watch. … [Read more...] about Damon Dash Didn’t Slap Harvey Weinstein, But He Definitely Wanted To
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EXCLUSIVE: Steve Tisch had every right to feel good about the world as he flew back from Houston eight days ago after his New York Giants football team won its first game of the season over the Texans. Top draft pick RB Saquon Barkley scored a touchdown, and Eli Manning — the QB the team gave a confidence vote to by choosing Barkley instead of a quarterback of the future — threw two touchdowns and completed 25 of 29 passes. That good airborne feeling was interrupted by the following turbulence: Tisch opened his New York Times and read James B. Stewart’s lengthy feature on David Boies, the legal eagle who is trying to reestablish his reputation after he was excoriated for his close relationship with disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, and disgraced Theranos blood testing proprietor Elizabeth Holmes. Boies’ legal firm, you’ll recall, had been fired by NYT last fall after it was revealed the lawyer played a key role in assembling Black Cube, the team of … [Read more...] about Producers Air NY Times Gripe: Just Because David Boies Lost $5 Million In Weinstein Scandal, Why Call ‘The Upside’ A Flop Three Months Before Its Release?
Marc Guggenheim, opposition candidate for the WGA West board of directors, has floated a proposed solution to the guild’s 20-week standoff with Hollywood’s talent agencies: Writers and agents would share packaging fees 50-50 after the agents are “made whole” from the 10% commissions they give up in packaged deals. He’d also do away with most split-fee packaging deals, in which agencies share the fees. To date, the guild has nixed any kind of revenue sharing, and the Association of Talent Agents only has offered to share 2% of their backend fees with writers. The two sides haven’t met face-to-face at the bargaining table since June 7. “I’ve floated enough of these ideas online to know that many of the elements of this proposal are met with strong and proper skepticism,” he said today in an email blast to the guild’s members. “Chief among those concerns is ‘practicality,’ which I’ve … [Read more...] about WGA Board Opposition Candidate Marc Guggenheim Proposes 50-50 Packaging Revenue Sharing With Agents & Ending Split Packages
EXCLUSIVE: Marginalized by a version rushed for the 2017 Toronto Film Festival weeks before Harvey Weinstein’s banishment and The Weinstein Company’s implosion, Alfonso Gomez-Rejon’s The Current War has a new cut and the kind of second chance that most prematurely premiered festival films never get. Upstart 101 Studios has closed a deal for domestic distribution rights and will make The Current War its first substantial theatrical release, eyeing August. That distributor, which paid around $3 million for the rights, has made a wide release commitment, after Gomez-Rejon presented them with an overhauled picture that added five scenes and still came in a good ten minutes shorter than the cut that premiered two Toronto festivals ago. Related Story 'Saturday Night Live' Calls Out "Shark" Harvey Weinstein Following Recent Incident The director got the chance to do his own cut because of a lucky unexpected break: a final contractual sign-off by executive … [Read more...] about Sparked By A Martin Scorsese Contract Clause, ‘The Current War’ Gets Second Life & Wide Release Commitment From 101 Studios
Refresh for updates… Comedy is no excuse for bad behavior, says actor Jason Alexander in the wake of today’s accusations against Louis C.K. Says Rosie O’Donnell, “Wow. I guess nothing will ever surprise me again regarding men.” Those were just two of the reactions on Twitter to The New York Times report in which five women claim that the comic and multihyphenate Louis C.K. crossed a line into sexual misconduct with them. The searing exposé, of course, comes amid a flood of allegations of sexual harassment and abuse against a number of men in Hollywood since the Harvey Weinstein scandal broke. Accusations have surfaced against such prominent figures Hollywood as Kevin Spacey, Brett Ratner, Jeremy Piven, Dustin Hoffman, James Toback, Steven Seagal and Jefferey Tambor. Related Story Louis C.K.'s 'I Love You, Daddy' Premiere Canceled, Colbert Spot Scrapped Ahead of the Times report, distributed the … [Read more...] about Hollywood, Comics React To Louis C.K. Allegations: “Doesn’t Get A Pass”, Says Jason Alexander