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Hollywood group launches largest-ever survey on sexual harassment

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(Reuters) – Two years after the #MeToo scandal first roiled Hollywood, causing dozens of powerful men to lose their jobs, a new group on Wednesday launched what it said was the largest-ever industry-wide survey aimed at countering sexual misconduct in the entertainment industry.

The Hollywood Commission on Eliminating Sexual Harassment and Advancing Equality said the survey was open to anyone who “has worked or tried to work in any area of entertainment.”

The commission is chaired by Anita Hill, the ...

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Jussie Smollett sues Chicago, claims malicious prosecution over alleged beating

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(Reuters) – Jussie Smollett has filed a lawsuit accusing Chicago of maliciously prosecuting him after concluding that the actor’s claim to having been the victim of a racist and homophobic beating on a city street was a hoax.

FILE PHOTO: Actor Jussie Smollett arrives at the Leighton Criminal Court Building in Chicago, Illinois, U.S., March 14, 2019. ...

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Julia Roberts once floated for role as African-American slavery hero Harriet Tubman

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Actor Julia Roberts (L) and anti-slavery crusader Harriet Tubman (R) are pictured in this combination photo. REUTERS/Mike Blake/Library of Congress/Handout

(Reuters) – A Hollywood movie studio executive once suggested that Julia Roberts could play Harriet Tubman, the 19th century escaped slave who is seen as an African-American icon.

Gregory Allen Howard, the co-writer of the new biopic “Harriet,” ...

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Lizzo, Billie Eilish and Lil Nas X dominate Grammy nods, Taylor Swift sidelined

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(Reuters) – Pop newcomers Lizzo, Billie Eilish and country rapper Lil Nas X dominated Grammy nominations on Wednesday in a list for the highest awards in the music industry that favoured diversity and women over established stars like Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran.

The Recording Academy CEO Deborah Dugan announces nominations ...

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