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Hollywood Fee finds ladies twice as more likely to report office bullying as males



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A brand new report launched by the Anita Hill-led Hollywood Fee revealed that bullying in showbiz runs rampant throughout the board and girls are reporting abusive conduct at the next price than males.

“Hollywood has an entrenched and endemic subject with bullying that’s exacerbated by the business’s energy imbalances,” the most recent report from the Hollywood Fee for Eliminating Harassment and Advancing Equality within the office discovered.

The report’s findings are based mostly on a 110-question survey taken by 9,630 people over a three-month interval from Nov. 20, 2019, to Feb. 24, 2020, who self-identified that they’re at present working, pursuing work, or beforehand labored within the leisure business.

In it, the report reveals that ladies are twice as probably as males to report experiencing abusive office conduct typically or fairly often, non-union staff had been twice as more likely to report all bullying behaviors, disabled staff had been round twice as probably as these with out disabilities to report all types of office bullying, and feminine assistants beneath the age of 40 reported “gorgeous” charges of abuse that had been two to 3 instances increased than the general pattern.

Furthermore, the report discovered that staff beneath 40 years outdated had been more likely to report each type of bullying typically or fairly often, with the reported charges reducing steadily with age.

“I see that bullying is turning into an increasing number of of a difficulty – it’s simply an abuse of energy in a distinct type,” one nameless participant wrote. “And in case you don’t put up with it – they may rent another person who will. Easy reality. It’s the best way the business has all the time operated.”

“I’m bored with working for a–holes, and a–holes overlaying for different a–holes, a–holes enabling a—holes,” one other fumed. “I simply wished to work on this business to inform tales and collaborate with different artistic individuals.”

Office “bullying” was outlined within the survey as intimidating or humiliating behaviors akin to insults, sarcasm, gestures, yelling, bodily aggressive habits, swearing in a hostile method and excessively harsh in criticism of 1’s work.

“In Hollywood, bullying is condoned as a part of ‘paying your dues’ on the best way up and has been overtly displayed in movies like 1994’s ‘Swimming with Sharks’ and 2019’s ‘The Assistant,’” mentioned Hill in a press release. “Bullying might as soon as have been an accepted norm, however in 2020 staff perceive the hurt an setting rife with humiliating insults and sarcasm, swearing and throwing objects in anger, causes. And belittling, vulgar and demeaning language and habits is a gateway to sexual harassment and different abusive conduct.”

Added Hill: “It’s time for Hollywood to decide to treating all staff with fundamental humanity and dignity.”

In the meantime, the vast majority of survey respondents noticed average to plenty of progress (65%) in selling respect since October 2017.

“This view is considerably much less constructive than as to welcoming and valuing various backgrounds, experiences and views (68%) or stopping harassment (69%) since October 2017,” the report reads. “There was additionally a considerable distinction associated to the age and gender identification of respondents, with females beneath the age of 39 reporting the least constructive view of progress (55%), in comparison with almost 80% of males 65 and older.”

In a concerted effort to thwart office bullying in Hollywood, the Hollywood Fee mentioned it’s conducting what they’re calling “Bystander Intervention” as based mostly on their statistics, “when abusive conduct occurred, bystanders had been current 69% of the time.”

“The Hollywood Fee is conducting bystander coaching to deal with harassment and bullying with 450 leisure staff,” the survey report reads. “The coaching will embrace a digital actuality coaching, a web-based coaching, and 6 workshops tailor-made to the leisure business — two for tv supervisors (administrators, producers, and showrunners), two for movie (administrators, producers, UPMs) one for casting administrators, and one for manufacturing staff.”

“Bystander intervention coaching teaches staff the best way to establish bullying or aggressive behaviors,” it provides.

The Fee was co-founded in 2017 by Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy and leisure lawyer and Time’s Up co-founder Nina Shaw. The most recent report is the third that has been launched.

A report on sexual harassment and assault within the office is slated to be launched later this month.


John Stamos volunteers to affix #HappyDays reunion as Chachi




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“Comfortable Days” is getting political.

A lot of the solid of the healthful ’50s sitcom set in Milwaukee is getting again collectively for a digital reunion on behalf of the Democratic Social gathering of Wisconsin — with one notable exception.

Former teen heartthrob Scott Baio, an outspoken Donald Trump supporter, will doubtless not be throwing in his skills as Chachi for the reunion of the present that ran from 1974 to 1984.

As an alternative, actor John Stamos, 57, has supplied to play the function of Fonzie’s beloved cousin, with Twitter’s approval. The sitcom star in his personal proper — as hunky uncle Jesse in “Full Home” –threw in his hat late Monday evening after the reunion announcement.

Baio, 60, clapped again together with his personal snarky response: “Shouldn’t you be taking good care of Aunt Becky?,” he tweeted in an obvious reference to former “Full Home” co-star Lori Loughlin’s authorized fallout from the continuing faculty admissions scandal.

The reunion fundraiser kicks off Sunday, October 25 at 6 p.m. CT, and can carry collectively Henry Winkler (Fonzie), Ron Howard (Richie Cunningham), Don Most (Ralph Malph), Anson Williams (Potsie Weber), Marion Ross (Marion Cunningham), author Lowell Ganz, and extra.

Tickets to the pandemic-friendly occasion go for a minimum of a $1 donation, with proceeds going towards “making Trump a one-term president,” in line with an announcement from the organizers.

“We’re thrilled a present made well-known in Milwaukee is coming again house to assist make Donald Trump a one-term President,” stated Ben Wikler, Chair of the Democratic Social gathering of Wisconsin. “We all know all roads to the White Home undergo the Badger State, and with the solid of ‘Comfortable Days’ serving to us increase cash to take again the White Home, we consider much more we are able to ship a victory on November third.”

The occasion will function fan questions, behind-the-scenes tales from the solid and crew, and some surprises.

Whereas many had been thrilled to see Stamos take the reins of the enduring function, others on-line weren’t so please with the substitute — or the political trigger behind it.

“That is so irritating. First ‘The Princess Bride’ will get co-opted for a political goal and now ‘Comfortable Days.’ I’m actually 100% nice with actors talking their very own minds, however I want you’d depart our reminiscences of reveals we cherished alone,” @freeburlington tweeted.

No less than one consumer observed the complete circle impact of booting out Baio, referencing the mysterious departure of Richie’s older brother, Chuck Cunningham, within the ninth episode of the present.

“Oh good, Chachi’s been Chuck Cunninghammed,” @CollinMur tweeted.

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Robert Redford’s ‘grief is immeasurable’ after son James’ dying




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Robert Redford and his household are mourning the dying of his son James, who handed away after a battle with liver most cancers at age 58.

“The grief is immeasurable with the loss of a kid,” Redford’s rep, Cindi Berger, instructed Web page Six in a press release on Tuesday. “Jamie was a loving son, husband and father. His legacy lives on via his kids, artwork, filmmaking and devoted ardour to conservation and the surroundings.”

Redford, 84, “is mourning along with his household throughout this tough time and asks for privateness,” the assertion concluded.

James, a documentary filmmaker, died at dwelling in Marin County, Calif., on Friday. He had been awaiting a liver transplant. The information of his passing was first confirmed by his spouse, Kyle Redford, in a tweet.

“We’re heartbroken. He lived an exquisite, impactful life & was beloved by many,” she wrote, sharing a number of household photographs. “As his spouse of 32 yrs, I’m most grateful for the 2 spectacular kids we raised collectively. I don’t know what we’d’ve accomplished w/o them over the previous 2yrs.”

In 2005, James and his father co-founded the Redford Middle, which “makes use of impact-driven movie and media to speed up environmental and local weather justice, options and restore,” in accordance with its web site.

James was Redford’s son along with his ex-wife Lola Van Wagenen. The pair had 4 kids collectively: James, daughters Shauna and Amy, and son Scott, who died of sudden toddler dying syndrome in 1959.

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Trump accounts for 97 % of late-night TV hosts’ jokes




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Late-night TV hosts present clear bias in making President Trump the goal of just about all of their political jokes — whereas Joe Biden escapes just about unscathed, in line with a brand new research.

In September, Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Fallon made Trump the punchline of 97% of their jokes concerning the candidates, with 455 concerning the president in comparison with simply 14 about his Democratic rival.

The bias is even larger for those who counted the 64 jokes that month that the pair made about Trump’s household or administration, in line with the research by the Middle for Media and Public Affairs at George Mason College.

“When Trump’s onstage, everybody else is blacked out,” stated Robert Lichter, a communication professor at George Mason.

Mason has been finding out late-night humor and politics since 1992, and says that whereas the hosts often goal Republicans greater than Democrats, the distinction has by no means been this stark.

Even 4 years in the past, Trump had a fairer shake, getting poked enjoyable of 78% of the time in comparison with Hillary Clinton’s 22%, the middle stated.

The bias is so pronounced, actually, Biden will in all probability proceed to get off free even when he wins the election, the professor stated.

“I feel they may discover a option to preserve making jokes about Trump, even after he leaves workplace,” Lichter stated.

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