Washington D.C. Critics Awards 2017: Get Out Earns Best icture abd Screenlay

The Washington, D.C. Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA) honorees for 2017 are led by “Get Out,” a satire about prejudice and race relations, which won Best Film, as well as Best Original Screenplay for writer-director Jordan Peele.

Hollywood 2017: Bryan Singer Sued for Raping a Minor on Yacht in Seattle

Bryan Singer was sued Thursday for allegedly raping a 17-year-old boy on a yacht in Seattle in 2003.

Depp, Johnny: Author Rowling Defends his Casting in Fantastic Beasts Sequel

J. K. Rowling defends the casting of Johnny Depp in the new “Fantastic Beasts” movie despite allegations of domestic violence against the star.

Politics 2017: Senator Al Franken Resigns due to Sexual Misconduct

Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) announced an end to an eight-year tenure in Congress on Thursday, resigning in the wake of allegations of sexual misconduct and pressure from fellow Democrats to step down.
Franken announced, in a speech from the floor of the Senate, that he would step aside in the coming weeks.
He said he was “shocked and upset” as the allegations mounted in recent weeks, but that “all women deserve to be heard.” He also said he did not want to give the “false impression” that he was admitting to the allegations, as he has a different recollection of the events and some of the claims are “simply not true.”

“It’s become clear that I can’t pursue the ethics committee process and at the same time remain an effective senator for Minnesota,” Franken said. “I may be resigning my seat, but I am not giving up my voice.”

Broadcast Film Critics Association 2017: Shape of Water Dominates Nominations

“The Shape of Water” leads all films this year with 14 nominations including Best Picture, Sally Hawkins for Best Actress, Richard Jenkins for Best Supporting Actor, Octavia Spencer for Best Supporting Actress, Guillermo del Toro for both Best Director and Best Original Screenplay alongside Vanessa Taylor