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Hashtag Highlights: From 'Roseanne' to Weinstein, this week in social media

Keep your friends close, but your work enemies closer. Elle Fanning and Angelina Jolie may have an onscreen feud in Disney’s live-action adaptation of “Maleficent,” but the actresses showed nothing but love for each other in an Instagram post Wednesday. Fanning, who reprises her role as Princess Aurora in the sequel, offered fans a peek at the London set as ...

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Can Harvey Weinstein, the Poster Boy of #MeToo, Get a Fair Day in Court?

The Harvey Weinstein rape case will not be just another celebrity trial, but rather a focal point for a worldwide reckoning on sexual violence and workplace gender discrimination. Weinstein’s attorneys, led by star litigator Benjamin Brafman, will have their work cut out in finding jurors who can set that context aside and evaluate the case with fresh eyes. “I think ...

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Weinstein Co. Accuses Unsecured Creditors of Sabotaging Lantern Sale

The Weinstein Co. is looking to get court approval on Tuesday for a sale to Lantern Capital Partners. But to do so, it must overcome the objections of the committee of unsecured creditors, which includes two representatives who allege they were sexually harassed by Harvey Weinstein. The committee and the Weinstein Co. began the bankruptcy process in relative harmony. But ...

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Weinstein Co., the once prominent indie studio, filed for bankruptcy with only $500,000 in cash

Weinstein Co.’s lengthy lineup of creditors includes the expected cadre of banks, production companies, attorneys and vendors. But the list also contains some surprises among the names, including the late David Bowie, Malia Obama (the former president’s daughter who interned for the company) and the right-wing outlet Breitbart News. New Zealand-born model Zoe Brock, who is part of a class-action ...

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Weinstein Co. has filed for bankruptcy and will pursue a sale

The collapse was a climactic end to months of on-again, off-again negotiations. They appeared to be close to a deal in February, but that was derailed by New York Atty. Gen. Eric Schneiderman, who criticized the plan, saying any sale would have to adequately compensate Weinstein’s accusers, protect future employees, and not enrich people who he said enabled Weinstein’s abuses. ...

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Weinstein Co. deal collapses in yet another twist

“All of us have worked in earnest on the transaction to purchase the assets of The Weinstein Company. However, after signing and entering into the confirmatory diligence phase, we have received disappointing information about the viability of completing this transaction,” Contreras-Sweet said in a statement. … ENTERTAINMENT – Los Angeles Times

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