Carrie Rickey / TruthdigJan 12, 2016
The scandal-plagued awards show gets a nod for spotting groundbreakers, but the back-scratching nature of the ceremony makes it a little hard to swallow. Dig deeper ( 5 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigMar 14, 2012
There's a big, built-in problem with the Motion Picture Association of America's contested decision to slap "Bully," a documentary about kids battering kids, with an R rating, and it's a problem of which powerhouse producer Harvey Weinstein and a growing lineup of Hollywood stars are well aware. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigSep 29, 2009
Director Roman Polanski's 1977 sex crime case has become an international and intergenerational saga, now that members of at least four governments have become involved, the former minor in question has grown up and requested that the issue be put to rest, and the original judge has been dead since 1993. However, after Polanski's arrest last Saturday in Zurich, it's clear this drama is far from over. Updated Dig deeper ( 2 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigMay 9, 2008
Studio honcho Harvey Weinstein is a force to be reckoned with -- it was no coincidence that Disney subsidiary Miramax became a major player in the film industry under his watch -- and recently he reportedly attempted to use his powers of persuasion to convince House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to follow his plan for a Democratic primary revote in Florida and Michigan or else. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
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