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Actress Mira Sorvino ‘gagged with condom’ during audition when she was 16

Actress Mira Sorvino ‘gagged with condom’ during audition when she was 16

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The Oscar-winning star says she was tied to a chair and bruised on the arm during an audition for a horror movie. Actress Mira Sorvino has said she was tied to a chair and gagged with a condom during an audition when she was just 16. After taking the condom out of her mouth, the casting director allegedly said: "Sorry for the prophylactic." Speaking to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association podcast, Sorvino said the man also bruised her arm during the try-out for a horror movie. The star, who was one of the first people to make allegations of sexual harassment against disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein, said it was one of her "very first auditions" and she was "completely treated inappropriately". Describing her teenage experience, she said: "In order to s...
Scarlett Johansson Quits Transgender Role After Backlash

Scarlett Johansson Quits Transgender Role After Backlash

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The star says she stood down from the role after realising it was "insensitive" to take it on, adding she had "learned a lot". American actress Scarlett Johansson has quit her role in the upcoming film Rub & Tug following backlash to her playing a transgender character. American actress Scarlett Johansson has quit her role in the upcoming film Rub & Tug following backlash to her playing a transgender character. The 33-year-old was set to star in the film, playing US crime kingpin Dante "Tex" Gill - a transgender man who used his massage parlour as a front for prostitution in the 1970s and 1980s. She said she decided to stand down from the role after realising it was "insensitive" to take it on. "Our cultural understanding of transgender people continues to advanc...
Taylor Swift Calls Herself A ‘Third Wheel’ As Two Fans Get Engaged At Meet And Greet

Taylor Swift Calls Herself A ‘Third Wheel’ As Two Fans Get Engaged At Meet And Greet

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Taylor Swift called herself a "third wheel" after two of her fans got engaged in front of her at a meet and greet for her Reputation tour. The 28-year-old singer celebrated the couple's engagement, which took place at Friday's concert at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. She shared the special moment in an Instagram post with the words: "They walk into the meet and greet and he says 'We met 5 years ago at the Red Tour' and then..... [sic] #thirdwheel". In three attached images, Swift looks shocked as a male fan gets down on one knee in the backstage Rep Room. She is then delighted when his partner says yes and the couple embrace. Following the big surprise, the groom-to-be, only known as Anthony, tweeted: "[Taylor] called me a baller and said that she is never sur...