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Channing Tatum cuts all ties with The Weinstein Company in solidarity with women in Hollywood... it's The Dredge

Here’s the latest bit of celeb dirt.

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Kingsman: The Golden Circle World Premiere - London Source: Ian West

In a statement on Instagram, Channing Tatum has announced that he will be dropping the latest film he was working on ‘Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock’ in solidarity with the ‘true heroes’ who speak out about Harvey Weinstein. 

Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock was supposed to be a movie based on a novel of the same title, which tells the story of a boy who is sexually abused by his friend and later plots to kill his abuser. The film was set to be developed by The Weinstein Company, but Tatum took to Instagram to announce that he will no longer proceed with the production.

Tatum is one of a handful of men in Hollywood openly condemning Weinstein, with women taking on most of the work to do so. Channing acknowledged this in his Instagram post and hoped that more men would follow in his steps.

The brave women who had the courage to stand up and speak their truth about Harvey Weinstein are true heroes to us. They are lifting the heavy bricks to build the quitable world we all deserve to live in.

A post shared by Channing Tatum (@channingtatum) on

He then explains that he will not work in Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock, or “anything else that is property of TWC.” He wants people to note the “message of healing” that the novel offers, but knows that this message would be diminished if it was produced by Weinstein’s company.

This is a giant opportunity for real positive change that we proudly commit ourselves to. The truth is out – let’s finish what our incredible colleagues started and eliminate abuse from our creative culture once and for all.

The statement was sign off by Channing and producer Reid Carolin. (Refinery29)

Joan rocking a fabulous metallic jacket at The Grammys in 2001. @joanriversclassicscollection

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After more than two decades, Joan Rivers’ Fashion Police is set to end. 

The finale will air on the 27th of November with a special episode titled Fashion Police: The Farewell. The final episode will be hosted by Joan’s daughter Melissa Rivers and will feature previously unaired footage of Joan Rivers.

Melissa made a statement to People magazine:

Thank you to E! for having the vision to see the potential of Fashion Police, which changed both the entertainment and fashion industries. I am truly proud to be part of this legacy.
For the past 20 years, Fashion police has been part of the pop culture zeitgeist and it’s defintely been a fun ride for the hosts as well as the viewers. From celebrity appearances and never-before-seen moments with the late, great Joan Rivers, the finale is going to be a show fans won’t want to miss as we all celebrate the great run the show has had.

How will E! cope with all of that freed up airtime? (Cosmopolitan)

CA: The Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles 27th Annual Simply Shakespeare - Arrivals Source: SIPA USA/PA Images

David Cross, best known for playing Tobias in Arrested Development, has come under fire actress Charlyne Yi accused him of making racist comments towards her. 

Charlyne Yi alleges that when she began her career as a comedian, she was introduced to David Cross and he made an incredibly poor first impression. In a series of tweets, she wrote:

The first time I met David Cross ten years ago, he made fun of my pants (they were tattered because I was poor). Dumbfounded, I stared at him speechless and he said to me ‘What’s a matter? You don’t speak English? Ching-chong-ching-chong.
After he saw I was offended, he asked me if I was going to fight him with karate in a southern accent. Then a few years later he was re-introduced to me after my comedy show with his girlfriend at the time and he said “Hi, nice to meet you.”

She shared her story because she realises now how “uncool” it was that a 40-year-old man was being racist to her, a 20-year-old woman who was “clearly on the verge of tears from his first racist comment.” Cross tweeted Charlyne saying that it was ‘bonkers’ to him and ‘way out of character’.

He asked her to DM him to clear things up before posting a statement. People were pretty unhappy with his statement.

People added that one of the allusions to a Japanese film made in David’s response was tactless and racist. (Teen Vogue)

And the rest of the day’s dirt…

  • Bjork added more comments to her statement about being sexually harassed by a Danish filmmaker. (Cosmopolitan)
  • Malala Yousafzai is facing abuse from people online for wearing skinny jeans to college. (Teen Vogue)
  • Anna Faris is dating cinematographer Michael Barrett. (E!News)
  • Kim Kardashian brought her daughter North West with her to feed the homeless (Mail Online)
  • Rose McGowan has been forced to cancel all of her scheduled public appearances following the aftermath of Weinstein allegations (Metro)

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