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Harvey Weinstein Resigns From Weinstein Company After Firing

Harvey Weinstein Resigns From Weinstein Company After Firing

Last week, Harvey Weinstein was fired from his company, The Weinstein Company, after multiple allegations spanning decades of sexual misconduct came to light. Today, he officially resigned from the board.

TMZ reports that after he was fired last week, there was a five day cooling off period written into his contract. After five days (today), the board met to ratify the firing. Once the board ratified his firing, Weinstein was forced to resign. If he refused to resign, he would have been removed anyway.

It’s unclear if he will take legal action over the firing in the days and weeks to come.

Nicki Minaj Opens Up About Her Fourth Studio Album!

Nicki Minaj Opens Up About Her Fourth Studio Album!

Nicki Minaj is on the cover of T‘s 2017 Greats issue, out on newsstands on Sunday (October 22).

Here’s what the 34-year-old rapper had to say:

On her forthcoming fourth studio album: “Sonically, I know what the album’s about to sound like. I know what this album is gonna mean to my fans. This album is everything in my life coming full circle and me being truly, genuinely happy. It feels almost like a celebration. The last album, The Pink Print, was almost like my diary, closing the chapter on certain things and not knowing if I was happy or sad about beginning new chapters. I was really writing about feeling unsure. Now, I can tell you guys what happened for the last two years of my life. I know who I am. I am getting Nicki Minaj figured out with this album and I’m loving her.”

On self-doubt: “Sometimes I wake up and say, ‘I don’t know if I can do this anymore,’ you know? I’ve had those times. I’ve had those years where I’m just like, ‘Am I good enough?’”

On overcoming double standards as a female rapper: “I had so much going against me in the beginning: being black, being a woman, being a female rapper. No matter how many times I get on a track with everyone’s favorite M.C. and hold my own, the culture never seems to want to give me my props as an M.C., as a lyricist, as a writer. I got to prove myself a hundred times, whereas the guys that came in around the same time as I did, they were given the titles so much quicker without anybody second-guessing.”

For more from Nicki, visit NYTimes.com.

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Kate Hudson Promotes Fabletics at Hearst Mags' Unbound Access MagFront!

Kate Hudson Promotes Fabletics at Hearst Mags' Unbound Access MagFront!

Kate Hudson strikes a pose in an all black ensemble while attending Hearst Magazines’ 2017 Unbound Access MagFront held at Hearst Tower on Monday (October 17) in New York City.

The 38-year-old Marshall actress promoted her activewear for women Fabletics at the event, which was also attended by Michael Shannon, Danielle Brooks, Gayle King, Molly Sims and Property Brothers Jonathan and Drew Scott.

Gayle talked to Orange is the New Black’s Danielle about the need for balance and joy in our lives.

Michael joined editor-in-chief Jay Fielden to unveil Esquire’s Best and Brightest: 25 for the Next 25, a special issue spotlighting 25 men and women whose genius is so great it will be felt for the next 25 years.

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Harvey Weinstein is supposedly telling people that he had a phone call with Oprah Winfrey in which she offered her support to him, but her team is telling a different story. While she didn't have direct communication with the disgraced producer, someone from her team did speak with his camp. Find out what was discussed...

Mary J. Blige Opens Up About Finding Confidence While Filming 'Mudbound'

Mary J. Blige Opens Up About Finding Confidence While Filming 'Mudbound'

Mary J. Blige is on the cover of Essence‘s November issue, out on newsstands Friday (October 20).

Here’s what the 46-year-old singer and actress had to say:

On gaining confidence in her role as Florence Jackson in Netflix’s Mudbound: “Shedding Mary J. Blige for Florence gave Mary J. Blige some confidence… like a lot of it. [On set] I could hear people whispering, ‘She’s so beautiful.’ And I was like, ‘Who the hell are they talking about?’”

On getting into character for the role: “I had just come back from performing on the Bad Boy Family Reunion tour with all the nails and the wigs, and I wasn’t trying to depart from that. So when it came time to get into character, I was like, ‘Can I wear a lace-front wig? Can I get some lashes?’”

On letting her guard down: “If I didn’t let go and give into the character, the movie probably wouldn’t be what it is right now. It was the one thing that needed to be done, and I couldn’t let Dee [Rees] down.”

For more from Mary, head to Essence.com.

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10 Halloween Couples Costume Ideas for 2017!

10 Halloween Couples Costume Ideas for 2017!

Halloween is 2 weeks away and if you need last minute costume ideas for you and your BFF or partner or beau, we have you covered!

This year was big for on-screen couples and pairings, so for our 31 Days of Halloween series here at Just Jared, we’re here to give you some great tips.

Be sure to keep checking out all of our Halloween coverage this year, as we’re serving up lots of fun ideas for the holiday.

Click through the slideshow to check out the top 10 couples costume ideas for 2017…

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Lena Headey Details Encounters with Harvey Weinstein: 'I Felt Completely Powerless'

Lena Headey Details Encounters with Harvey Weinstein: 'I Felt Completely Powerless'

Lena Headey has released a lengthy statement on Twitter adding her name to the list of stars who have had encounters with Harvey Weinstein where they were subject to sexual misconduct.

“The first time I met Harvey Weinstein was at The Venice Film Festival. The Brothers Grimm was showing there, (during shooting I was subjected to endless bullying by the director Terry Gilliam). At one point Harvey asked me to take a walk down to the water, I walked down with him and he stopped and made some suggestive comment, a gesture, I just laughed it off, I was genuinely shocked. I remember thinking, ‘It’s got to be a joke.’ I said something like, ‘Oh come on mate?! It’d be like kissing my dad! Let’s go get a drink, get back to the others.’ I was never in any other Miramax film,” the 44-year-old Game of Thrones actress wrote on her Twitter account.

Click inside to read about Lena’s second encounter with Weinstein…More Here! »

Soul Train Awards 2017 Nominations - Full List of Soul Train Award Nominees!

Soul Train Awards 2017 Nominations - Full List of Soul Train Award Nominees!

The 2017 Soul Train Awards are set to air on November 26, and we have the full list of nominees!

The annual celebration, which recognizes the best in soul, R&B and hip-hop, will be filmed on November 5 at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas.

Solange Knowles leads the pack with seven nominations, including Best R&B/Soul Female Artist, Video of the Year and Song of the Year with “Cranes in the Sky.”

Toni Braxton will receive the Don Cornelius Legend Award during the ceremony, while SWV will receive the Lady of Soul Award.

BET Presents: 2017 Soul Train Awards will air on BET and BET HER on November 26 at 8 pm EST.

Check out the full list of nominees inside!More Here! »