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Angela Lansbury Issues Statement After Sparking Controversy With Comments About Sexual Misconduct

Angela Lansbury is speaking out after her comments on sexual harassment resulted in a firestorm of criticism earlier in the week.

The 92-year-old actress issued a statement on Wednesday (November 29) clarifying her opinion on sexual misconduct.

“There is no excuse whatsoever for men to harass women in an abusive sexual manner. And, I am devastated that anyone should deem me capable of thinking otherwise,” she said.

“Those who have known the quality of my work and the many public statements I have made over the course of my life, must know, that I am a strong supporter of Women’s Rights. Lastly, I would like to add that I am troubled by how quickly and brutishly some have taken my comments out of context and attempted to blame my generation, my age, or my mindset, without having read the entirety of what I said.”

Read Angela‘s original comments here.

Angela Lansbury Sparks Controversy with Sexual Harassment Statements

Angela Lansbury, renowned actress well known for her work on stage and screen, is under fire for some very controversial comments concerning sexual misconduct.

“We have to own up to the fact that women, since time immemorial, have gone out of their way to make themselves attractive,” the 92-year-old said (via The Telegraph). “And unfortunately it has backfired on us — and this is where we are today.”

“We must sometimes take blame, women. I really do think that,” she continued. “Although it’s awful to say we can’t make ourselves look as attractive as possible without being knocked down and raped.”

Angela continued, “Should women be prepared for this? No, they shouldn’t have to be. There’s no excuse for that. And I think it will stop now — it will have to. I think a lot of men must be very worried at this point.”

Fans on Twitter are outraged at the comments, saying Angela is victim shaming and victim blaming.

Angela Lansbury Joins the Cast of 'Mary Poppins Returns'

The cast of the upcoming movie Mary Poppins Returns just keeps getting better and better and now Angela Lansbury has been added to the list of amazing actors!

The legendary 91-year-old actress will play the Balloon Lady, a treasured character from PL Travers‘ series of Mary Poppins children’s books.

Emily Blunt is playing the title role, originated years ago by Julie Andrews.

Also starring in the movie, which recently started production, are Lin-Manuel Miranda, Meryl Streep, Ben Whishaw, Emily Mortimer, Julie Walters, and Colin Firth.

Mary Poppins Returns, directed by Rob Marshall, will hit theaters on December 25, 2018.

Chelsea Handler Honored by LA Press Club with Some Legendary Ladies!

Chelsea Handler is in good company alongside legendary actress Angela Lansbury and acclaimed songwriter Diane Warren while being honored at the LA Press Club’s National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Awards Gala.

The comedian received the Luminary Award for Career Achievement and her pal Jason Biggs presented the award to her at the event on Sunday (December 4) in Los Angeles.

Diane received the Visionary Award for her humanitarian work and Angela was recognized with the Legend Award for her lifetime achievement.

“Thanks @JasonBiggs for presenting me with my luminary award tonight. I don’t get awards very often,” Chelsea tweeted after the event.

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Charlie Sheen Supports Former Co-Star Michael Arden at 'Merrily' Opening in LA!

One of Stephen Sondheim‘s most beloved and ill-fated musicals, Merrily We Roll Along, is currently playing a spectacular production in Los Angeles and stars stepped out for the opening night performance on Wednesday (November 30).

Charlie Sheen was in attendance to support the musical’s director Michael Arden, who starred alongside him on FX’s Anger Management. Charlie‘s former Two and a Half Men co-star Jon Cryer was also there!

Jason Alexander was in the original Broadway cast and he attended the show to check out the new version.

Other stars there included Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Angela Lansbury, Shadowhunters star Katherine McNamera, Elizabeth Gillies, and Broadway talent Steve Kazee, Barrett Foa, Carly Hughes, and Krysta Rodriguez.

Get your tickets now to see Merrily We Roll Along at the Wallis Center for the Performing Arts before the limited engagement ends on December 18.

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Angela Lansbury Doesn't Understand Need for 'Beauty & The Beast' Remake

Angela Lansbury is sharing her thoughts on the live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast and she doesn’t sound like a big fan of the idea!

The legendary 91-year-old actress played the role of Mrs. Potts in the animated Disney movie and she spoke to EW at the 25th anniversary event back in September, where she sang the title song live on stage.

“I was a bit taken aback, naturally,” Angela said about finding out the movie would be remade. “I thought, ‘Why? Why are we doing this over again?’ But I guess, I don’t know why they’re doing it. But they are, and it will be interesting to see what they do with it. These are live action pieces and I know very well the actress who’s playing Mrs. Potts and she’s a very good friend of mine. It’s Emma Thompson.”

Angela said it’s “absolutely” strange to think about someone else playing all of the different roles in the film.

Click inside to read what else she had to say on the subject… More Here! »

Angela Lansbury Sings 'Beauty & The Beast' Live 25 Years Later (Video)

Angela Lansbury performs on stage during the Beauty and the Beast 25th Anniversary Screening on Sunday night (September 18) in New York City.

The event marked 25 years since the unfinished film was shown during the New York Film Festival and Angela, 90, surprised the crowd with a performance of the title song with composer Alan Menken on piano.

The stars of the film – Paige O’Hara (Belle), Robby Benson (Beast), and Richard White (Gaston) – were at the event as well for a Q&A with the audience. Angela of course played Mrs. Potts in the film.

Watch video of the performance below!

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