Portman calls for action at Hollywood luncheon

Natalie Portman. (AP)
Updated 13 October 2018
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Portman calls for action at Hollywood luncheon

BEVERLY HILLS: Natalie Portman is calling out Harvey Weinstein and Hollywood's lack of diversity at the Variety Power of Women event Friday in Beverly Hills.
The Oscar-winning actress was being recognized for her humanitarian efforts in co-founding Time's Up, a legal defense fund created to combat and address inequality in the workplace. Time's Up was founded several months after dozens of women alleged sexual misconduct by Weinstein, a once-powerful movie mogul who has denied any wrongdoing.
Friday's event comes after almost exactly one year since the rise of the #MeToo movement.
Portman spoke for 15 minutes and laid out guidelines for creating gender parity in the entertainment industry and beyond.
Portman was honored alongside actors and advocates such as Tiffany Haddish, Regina King, Lena Waithe and Emma Gonzalez at the luncheon.


Rami Malek joins cast of upcoming James Bond movie

Updated 25 April 2019
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Rami Malek joins cast of upcoming James Bond movie

  • The recent Oscar-winner said in a videotaped message that he’ll make sure Bond “will not have an easy ride of it” in Bond 25
  • The still untitled film will be partly set in Jamaica

NEW YORK: The 25th James Bond movie and Daniel Craig’s last one as 007 is heading home to Jamaica.
Craig, Bond producers and director Cary Fukunaga on Thursday launched the film from the Caribbean island nation where Ian Fleming wrote all of his Bond novels. The still untitled film will be partly set in Jamaica, also a setting in “Dr. No” and “Live and Let Die.”
Rami Malek is joining the cast as the villain. The recent Oscar-winner said in a videotaped message that he’ll make sure Bond “will not have an easy ride of it” in Bond 25.
Fukunaga took over directing from Danny Boyle, who departed last year over creative differences. Bond 25 is due out in April 2020.