New this week: Shania, 'Princess Power' and Pamela Anderson
This week’s new entertainment releases include a fresh album from Shania Twain, the megahit film “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” lands on Disney+ and a new PBS “Frontline” documentary delves into Russian President Vladimir Putin’s interaction with the last five U.S. presidents.
Jeff Yang speaks up about Constance Wu's 'Fresh Off the Boat' harassment claims
Author and CNN opinion columnist Jeff Yang has spoken out regarding actor Constance Wu’s claims of having experienced sexual harassment on the set of ABC’s hit series “Fresh Off the Boat.” In a Twitter thread, Yang, whose son Hudson Yang played Eddie Huang in the American sitcom, expressed regret for not speaking out when Wu approached him with her allegations during the show’s production. “She reminded me that I *DO* have something to share: That she'd mentioned experiencing harassment to me—without details—while we were both on set,” Yang wrote.news.yahoo.com
Constance Wu says she attempted suicide after social media shaming over sitcom comments
"The Terminal List" Los Angeles Premiere - Arrivals LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 22: Constance Wu attends "The Terminal List" Los Angeles premiere at DGA Theater Complex on June 22, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images/Getty Images)Actress Constance Wu announced Thursday her return to social media platforms, announcing that online comments nearly three years ago led her to attempt suicide. Luckily, a friend found me and rushed me to the ER.”Wu paused her acting career to focus on her mental health, she said. “If we want to be seen, really seen ... we need to let all of ourselves be seen, including the parts we’re scared of or ashamed of -- parts that, however imperfect, require care and attention,” she wrote. Wu has a memoir coming out in the fall.wftv.com
Online fall Broadway play revivals attract starry casts
NEW YORK – Broadway theaters may be dark, but there will be plenty of new online productions of some of classic plays this fall with some starry self-isolating actors, including Matthew Broderick, Morgan Freeman, Patti LuPone, Laura Linney and David Alan Grier. Producer Jeffrey Richards on Wednesday unveiled a weekly play run of livestreamed works to benefit The Actors Fund. They will stream on Broadway’s Best Shows and ticket buyers can access the events through TodayTix starting at $5. David Mamet’s ”Race" is up on Oct. 29, starring David Alan Grier and Ed O’Neill. Mamet’s “Boston Marriage” is slated for Nov. 12 with Patti LuPone and Rebecca Pidgeon.