Channing Tatum Will No Longer Be Developing a Sexual Abuse Film Project With The Weinstein Company

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Channing Tatum is the latest Hollywood influencer to get the fuck away from Harvey Weinstein and the business he was instrumental in building.

On Wednesday, the actor announced in a joint statement with his producing partner Reid Carolin that they will not be going forward with developing a film adaptation of Matthew Quick’s novel Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock with the Weinstein Company, in light of the overwhelming sexual abuse and harassment allegations against Harvey Weinstein. The project would have been their co-directorial debut feature.

Tatum posted the statement to his Instagram:

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Anna Faris maintains that she and Chris Pratt, who recently split after eight years of marriage, still have plenty of love for one another. Faris told People on Wednesday:

“There is still so much laughter in our lives together, and he is so proud of me, still. We watched each other grow, and he still cracks me up all the time. And I think I crack him up—unless he’s a really good actor and great at faking laughter.”

Or, unless you’ve got some really good PR behind you! But, whatever, I want to believe it. And in any case it’s sweet and mature that they’re not bitter and battering one another in the press.

Also, dating a cinematographer (reportedly!!!) might help ease the sting of heartache.

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Hell yeah it’s always a good day for another picture of Laura Dern flaunting a purple bob and intricately draped turtleneck statement piece in the upcoming Star Wars film. Time to crimp last year’s “sexy alien” Halloween wig….

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thetrutharrives
thetrutharrives

ok, I’m going to take this time to rant, and rant hard. bryan singer shared a photo yesterday from the Queen movie set...and it just set. me. off.

it blows my mind that Weinstein, who wielded unprecedented power for decades, can be taken down but not bryan singer (or dan schneider for that matter of nickelodeon - WHERE ARE YOU, FBI CHILD CRIMES?)

I’m just infuriated. The filmmaker of that documentary Open Secret said she had to cut out an entire portion dedicated to bryan singer. I read more into the victim that came out publicly - a lot of people said that he lied, but he went to jail for something completely unrelated to the case. Also, there allegedly was an assault in London and never investigated.

I get it, there’s a lot more to unpack here. There’s a harmful stereotype in the gay community - the older male as the ‘predator’ who takes advantage of younger men.

So, there’s a reluctance to call him out for what he is, for fear it sounds like a toxic, homophobic accusation. Older men and younger men together is not rare at all in the gay community and it of course can be consensual, healthy and full of love just like any couple. But this is different. This is totally different. bryan singer is like this: taking advantage of men often so young they haven’t even developed their sexuality fully yet, or they are experimenting and it is exploited by people like bryan singer.

also, I can think of an actor who gets straight men drunk while having platonic conversation and then rapes them. The haze from the alcohol coupled with the shame and embarrassment and confusion of just being raped by a man when they are straight, keeps them silent. they are bullied into silence.

I just WISH a major outlet would do an investigative story, which is what brought Weinstein down, instead of rehashing the past w/no new information (looking at you Daily Beast and Buzzfeed). I am just really really angry about this.

When will he go down? These were lives ruined before they even started.