Movie producer Harvey Weinstein is caught up in an extortion case after receiving death threats from an aspiring actor. Vivek Shah, 25, allegedly asked for $4 million from the mogul in exchange for leaving the Oscar winner and his family alone.ABC reports that Shah sent similar letters to four other millionaires, including coal magnate Christopher Cline. "Each of these letters contained a threat to kill named members of the recipient's family unless a large sum of money was wired to an offshore bank account," Postal Inspector Joshua Mehall said in a sworn affidavit.
President Bill Clinton is a George Clooney fan -- so much so, he would cast the Oscar winner to play himself in a biopic.
The former commander-in-chief stopped by “Piers Morgan Tonight” Thursday to chat with guest host, Oscar-winning producer Harvey Weinstein, and naturally the conversation turned toward movies. Clinton balked at the idea of Brad Pitt playing him in a film, calling him “too good looking.” But he warmed to the idea of George. Watch the clip!
Academy Award-winning producer Harvey Weinstein, founder of The Weinstein Company, sits in the guest hosting seat on “Piers Morgan Tonight” Thursday, going face-to-face with long time friend President Bill Clinton for an in-depth conversation.
In advance of the second convening of Clinton Global Initiative America, the former president will discuss CGI America activities for 2012, news of the day, and an area that hits close to home for Harvey -- the film industry.
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Co-chairman of The Weinstein Company and Hollywood heavyweight Harvey Weinstein will receive the 2012 Legion d'Honneur -- a prestigious award recognizing his contribution to cinema and his decades of filmmaking.
Weinstein was personally nominated by French President Nicolas Sarkozy and will be honored at a ceremony in Paris.
Paul McCartney, 69, will reportedly marry fiancée Nancy Shevell this weekend at his farmhouse in Sussex, England. Love is all you need! Read full story at ABCNews.com.
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Harvey Weinstein Invites Michele Bachmann to a Very Special Tea Party - The Guardian
J.J. Abrams Signs to Direct 'Star Trek 2' - EW.com
'Kate Plus 8' Finale Gets Show's Best Ratings in over a Year - Celebrity Cafe.com
Penélope Cruz was forced to miss an event at Cannes Film Festival after suffering from a case of food poisoning.
The stunning star was set to promote her musical "Nine," but Harvey Weinstein informed reporters she was ill with "some sort of food poisoning" and was seeing a doctor.
"Nine" also features Daniel Day-Lewis, Kate Hudson, Sophia Loren and Nicole Kidman.
Cruz, 35, also stars in Pedro Almodóvar's "Broken Embraces," which will premiere at Cannes on Tuesday.