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Good business practice: More gun control measures proposed for Illinois

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Just another “feel good” proposal that will do absolutely NOTHING to address Chiraq’s gang and gun violence.

From MyFoxChicago: At least two gun control measures could be addressed in the upcoming veto session of the Illinois General Assembly.

The proposed measures come as reaction continues to the mass shooting in Las Vegas that left 58 people dead and more than 500 wounded, The (Springfield) State Journal-Register reported.

The legislation introduced by Rep. Martin Moylan, a Des Plaines Democrat, would ban the sale of assault weapons, large-caliber rifles, bump stocks that allow rapid firing of weapons and large-capacity magazines, which are described in the bill as holding 10 or more rounds of ammunition.

Moylan has previously proposed similar measures, but they haven’t passed the legislature. He thinks circumstances may change since it was discovered that Las Vegas shooter, Stephen Paddock, had reserved hotel rooms in Chicago overlooking the Lollapalooza music festival last summer. Paddock didn’t use the rooms.

“I’m passionate about it this time because of the events that happened in Las Vegas,” Moylan said. “Especially since the guy was scoping out a Chicago site, I think this bears a lot of weight on it. I would hope I get a lot of support, both on Republicans and Democrats.”

Rep. Kathleen Willis, a Democrat from Addison, has also proposed a measure. Her proposed bill* would create state licensing of gun dealers in Illinois.

*I tried to find more about this “state licensing” bill yet couldn’t locate anything more than proposed in this story. No doubt it will involve more bureaucratic and prohibitive actions that will do nothing to stop Chiraq’s gang and gun violence.

“This bill is something that has been worked on for 15 years,” Willis said. “I don’t think that it is definitely tied to the Las Vegas shootings. I think this is a good business practice bill.”

She said 16 states already require a state license for gun dealers in addition to a federal license.

Legislators are expected to meet in Springfield for the session starting Oct. 24.

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Changing their tune: Clinton Foundation won’t donate Weinstein’s campaign donations

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Did anyone really believe that the Clinton’s would give back money?

From Daily Mail: The Clinton Foundation told DailyMail.com it will not return as much as $250,000 in donations from Harvey Weinstein, saying on Sunday the money had already been spent on the organization’s programs and used for charitable purposes.

The foundation’s decision comes as politicians and philanthropic groups grapple with whether to return donations they have received from Weinstein, after numerous women stepped forward this month to accuse the movie mogul of sexual assault, harassment and rape.

Over a dozen Democratic politicians have said they will give back or donate Weinstein’s campaign contributions to charity.

The Clinton Foundation faced questions about Weinstein’s funding after Hillary Clinton said last week she would re-gift his campaign donations to charity.

Weinstein was a major bundler for Clinton, hosting fundraising events with deep-pocketed Hollywood donors, and personally contributed over $35,000 to her 2016 presidential campaign.

A spokesperson for the Clinton Foundation told DailyMail.com that the group will not return Weinstein’s donations, which totaled between $100,000 and $250,000. He said Weinstein’s last contribution to the group was in 2014.

The spokesman said the foundation already spent the money on its programs, such as lowering the cost of HIV medication and supporting women and girls in developing countries.

The foundation said it supports commitments to combat human trafficking, and runs the No Ceilings Project ‘which aims to advance the full participation of girls and women around the world’ through ‘data-driven analysis on gender inequality, an in-depth conversation series, innovative partnerships, and CGI commitments.’

The explanation comes after foundation board member Chelsea Clinton ducked questions about Weinstein’s money from a DailyMail.com reporter while attending a Clinton Global Initiative University event at Northeastern University in Boston on Saturday. The former first daughter hustled out a side door after the event, evading a reporter as she rushed to her car surrounded by aides and security.

The Clinton Foundation and a spokesperson for Hillary Clinton had previously declined to comment on the Weinstein matter.

Organizations have been divided on whether to return money to Weinstein, who gave to numerous political and philanthropic causes over the years.

Read the rest of the story here.

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Knew for decades: Colin Firth feels “shame” for not speaking up about Harvey Weinstein

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Harvey Weinstein and Colin Firth (r). Colin’s conscience catching up with him now.

A Brit actor across the pond knew of Weinstein’s behavior from the early 1990s? Don’t tell me that those in Hollyweird “had no idea.”

From Daily Mail: Colin Firth has admitted regret after keeping mum when actress Sophie Dix opened up to him about abuse she suffered at the hands of the disgraced movie mogul decades back.

Speaking with The Guardian on Friday, the talented actor said that Dix, his co-star in 1993’s The Advocate (called The Hour of the Pig in the U.K.), had opened up to him about a horrifying run-in with the film executive, which she told the paper earlier this week occurred in 1990.

The 57-year-old actor won his only Oscar for playing King George VI in The Weinstein Company’s The King Speech. 

‘She told me she had had a distressing encounter with Harvey Weinstein,’ Firth told the newspaper. ‘I don’t think she went into all the horrific detail I’ve read in her interview. But I remember her being profoundly upset by it. To my shame, I merely expressed sympathy … I didn’t act on what she told me.’

Firth said that Dix’s revelation to him came ‘a long time ago,’ adding, ‘I don’t know if she remembers telling me, but the fact that I had that conversation has come back to haunt me in the light of these revelations,’ as Weinstein has been accused by at least 30 women in the entertainment industry of sexual abuse and harassment.

Amid ongoing speculation over who knew what around Tinseltown regarding the producer’s decades of alleged misdeeds, Firth said Dix’s story was ‘only direct account of this kind of behavior by Harvey Weinstein that’s ever been told to me.’

Dix earlier this week said that Weinstein assaulted her at a London hotel in 1990 when she was 22, pushing her on a bed and trying to take her clothes off. After she locked herself in a bathroom, she later opened it up to see Weinstein ‘standing there masturbating.’

She said the incident left her depressed and stifled a promising movie career, adding, ‘I decided if this what being an actress is like, I don’t want it.’

Dix told the paper her attempts to expose the assault was met with ‘a wall of silence.’

Firth initially told the newspaper this week that he felt nauseous as he witnessed the flood of stories about Weinstein, describing the producer as ‘a powerful and frightening man to stand up to. ‘Those of us who didn’t act on our one bit of knowledge – and especially those of us who went on to work with Weinstein – have that on our conscience.’

He lauded Dix for her courage, noting he was ‘extremely pleased that Sophie is speaking out after so many years.’

Dix told the paper on Friday in response to Firth’s initial statement: ‘I am delighted Colin has spoken and I remember him being very supportive at the time.’

As Weinstein initially admitted to unprofessional behavior that has ’caused a lot of pain,’ his rep this week said that he steadfastly denies ‘any allegations of non-consensual sex.’

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Hitler learns about Harvey Weinstein

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This is Hollyweird: Actress Bella Thorne wears porn-covered jumpsuit on red carpet

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With all the sexual harassment scandals coming out of Hollywood, is it really good timing to wear an outfit with pictures of pornographic posters and your breasts so exposed? Bella Thorne must be missing a sensitivity chip.

From NY Post: By now, it’s clear that Bella Thorne​ isn’t afraid to embrace racy looks, from her Instagram posts to her latest GQ Mexico editorial.

More recently, the 20-year-old actress even managed to put a sexy spin on one of the season’s hottest trends: a pant suit.

The sultry starlet donned her graphic two-piece to the LA premiere of her new Netflix movie “The Babysitter” on Wednesday. From a distance, the braless ensemble’s print echoed vintage newspaper or comic book clippings.

On closer inspection, though, one sees that its black-and-white pattern was made from retro porno posters, emblazoned accordingly with such phrases as “Massive T - ts,” “Whores!” “Nasty & Horny Sluts” and “Free Sex.”

No one ever said Hollywood was known for having any sense of decency or standards.

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War on women: Celebrity Apprentice reality star wishes a woman would be raped by her Uber driver

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NeNe Leakes is a reality star, having appeared on Andy Cohen’s The Real Housewives of Atlanta. She also appeared on President Trump’s Celebrity Apprentice. Her appearance on the show did not end well. From Wikipedia:

“In 2011, Leakes was a contestant on the eleventh installment of Donald Trump‘s NBC series Celebrity Apprentice. During the tenth episode of Apprentice, after arguments with fellow cast member Star Jones, Leakes walked off the show. Leakes failed to win any money for her selected charity, My Sister’s House.”

In early September of last year, she said this about President Trump:

NeNe Leakes liked Donald Trump the television host but isn’t crazy about Donald Trump the presidential candidate. “When I worked on his show I felt like he was very honest and very true to who he was,” she said during a visit to Steve Harvey’s talk show. “I liked him and he liked me.”

They got along great during Celebrity Apprentice but she isn’t wild about his presidential run. “I really did like him a lot, but this orange man who’s talking on TV? I don’t know who that is. He says craziest stuff. No, I will not be campaigning for the Trump.”

Who is the one saying “the craziest stuff” now? Girl, bye.

From MSN: NeNe Leakes has been dropped from The Great Xscape Tour after crossing the line while addressing a heckler during one of her stand-up shows.

According to TMZ, the reality star was slated to host the concert featuring Xscape (including her Real Housewives of Atlanta costar Kandi Burruss) Monica, Tamar Braxton and more that kicks off in November. However, the band announced Thursday that they were “dismayed” by a remark Leakes made at Saturday’s “Girls Nite Out for Laughs” event at the Paramount Theater in Oakland, California.

During the hosting gig, the RHOA star, 49, told a heckler that she hoped she got raped by her Uber driver on the way home. The crowd reacted by booing her.

“Like many, we were dismayed by the recent remarks made by our talented colleague and friend Nene Leakes,” the group said in a statement. “As a result, we have decided to no longer proceed with her participation on our tour. It was an unfortunate incident for which Nene has since apologized and we wish her the best as she navigates this very difficult period.”

They continued, “As strong supporters of all women, we know this decision is what is best. Our hearts go out to all female victims and we stand with you! This tour is for and about our fans and we want to provide an entertaining and enjoyable experience for every single person who attends. As always, we are grateful for the love and support and we look forward to seeing all of you at ‘The Great Xscape’ tour.”

“I truly regret and apologize for what I said from the stage in Oakland over the weekend,” Leakes said in a statement Monday afternoon on Facebook. “Sometimes words can cut deep and hurt when you have no intentions of them doing so. As a woman and someone who has survived abuse, I regret the words that I used. I made a mistake and I should have known better. I hope people accept my deepest and sincerest apologies. I am sorry.”

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The downfall of Hollyweird stars: ER actress calls out George Clooney, producer in misconduct claim

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George “I Had no Idea” Clooney and Harvey Weinstein

Every woman has the right to be heard and believed, correct?

Call ‘em all out girls! Burn it down!

From NY Post: A former “ER” actress claims that she was sexually and racially harassed daily on set — and George Clooney helped “blacklist” her from Hollywood when she complained.

“Clooney helped blacklist me when I spoke up abt harassment on ER.’women who dont play the game lose career’I did,” tweeted Vanessa Marquez, who played a nurse on the show’s first three seasons.

She accused actor Eriq La Salle and a crew member of being “p—sy grabbers” and said racial abuse about her Mexican heritage came from “Anthony,Noah,Julianna,” referring to cast members Anthony Edwards, Noah Wyle, and Julianna Margulies.

Marquez said she complained to executive producer John Wells. “Wells was the boss&I 1st reported it to him.His 1st question:Did George do something to u,” she tweeted.

Marquez has appeared in a handful of short films and TV movies since the 1990s, according to her IMDb page. In 2005, she discussed her shopping addiction on the A&E reality show “Intervention.”

Her accusations came after Clooney denounced producer Harvey Weinstein for sexual assault, describing his alleged actions as “indefensible” but saying he had no idea what the movie mogul was up to behind closed doors.”

Clooney denies that he had any part in “blacklisting” the actress with whom he worked on the television series ER after she complained of racial and sexual harassment.

From Breitbart:

“I had no idea Vanessa was blacklisted. I take her at her word,” Clooney said of actress Vanessa Marquez’s explosive claims.

“I was not a writer or a producer or a director on that show. I had nothing to do with casting. I was an actor and only an actor. If she was told I was involved in any decision about her career then she was lied to. The fact that I couldn’t affect her career is only surpassed by the fact that I wouldn’t. “

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