Australian actress Yael Stone has accused actor Geoffrey Rush of sexual harassment in a new interview with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's "7.30." Stone, who played inmate Lorna Morello in the hit Netflix show "Orange Is the New Black" accused Rush of a number of things, including exposing himself to her backstage during the production of "Diary of a Madman," sending her sexually suggestive messages and trying to spy on her as she showered. "The thought of not responding to one of his text messages and coming in the next day feeling that I'd let him down, that I'd disappointed him, was not an option for me," she said in the interview. In once instance, Stone said Rush walked into a shared dressing room holding a towel and danced in front of her naked. She also alleged that he used a mirror to look in on her showering after a show. Regina King reveals what it's like directing the tear-inducing NBC series "This Is Us," tries not to make HBO angry by hinting … [Read more...] about ‘Orange Is the New Black’ Star Accuses Geoffrey Rush of Sexual Harassment
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In honor of "Love Your Body" week, TODAY shared Dascha Polanco's wise words. The actress, who plays Dayanara Diaz on Netflix's "Orange Is the New Black," made a big splash at New York Fashion Week in 2016 by wearing a thigh-baring, skin-tight bodysuit. To tell you the truth, when I first arrived at New York Fashion Week wearing a tight bodysuit that completely revealed my thighs, I was a little nervous. I kept on covering myself up with my jacket and I just didn't feel ready. There was no pool there, no beach ... so shouldn't I cover up? But my stylist and publicist both made me see things differently. They told me to let go. And I thought to myself, "You know what? I'm here. I did it. Let me take the risk." That's when I decided to own it. For me, it was this realization that I'm not getting any younger. Sure, I'm working on stuff. Sure, I'm a work in progress. But this is who I am right now, and I want to be free. Just let go. That's something so many of us … [Read more...] about ‘Orange is the New Black’ Actress Dascha Polanco on Why She Loves Her Thighs
Netflix's "Orange Is the New Black" is coming to a close after seven seasons. The hit show, which premiered in 2013, was one of Netflix's first original series and snagged some of the streaming service's first Emmys. In a video posted on Twitter on Wednesday night, cast members from the long-running show about a fictional women's prison called Litchfield Penitentiary made the announcement. The accompanying tweet warned fans that they might cry. Star Taylor Schilling, who plays Piper Chapman, says in the clip, "The final season is coming." Kate Mulgrew, who plays Red, says, "I'm going to miss playing and living on the edge of one of the most groundbreaking, original and controversial series of this decade." The show is based on a memoir by Piper Kerman. "OITNB" was groundbreaking in its diversity of race, sexuality and class, and its portrayal of female friendships. "I'm so grateful for the fun times, the knowledge, the friendships, the love, the family that we have … [Read more...] about “Orange Is the New Black” to end after Season 7
Updated 3:58 pm PDT, Wednesday, October 17, 2018 Laura Prepon (L) and Taylor Schilling (R) in a scene from Netflix's "Orange is the New Black" Season 2. Photo credit: JoJo Whilden for Netflix Laura Prepon (L) and Taylor Schilling (R) in a scene from Netflix's "Orange is the New Black" Season 2. Photo credit: JoJo Whilden for Netflix Photo: JOJO WHILDEN, Netflix "Orange Is The New Black" stars aren't runway models when there in their jumpsuits, but in real life, these jail mates are beauties on the red carpet. Continue clicking to see the "Orange Is The New Black" stars off set and out of costume. less "Orange Is The New Black" stars aren't runway models when there in their jumpsuits, but in real life, these jail mates are beauties on the red carpet. Continue clicking to see the "Orange Is The New Black" ... more Photo: Netflix … [Read more...] about ‘Orange Is the New Black’ to wrap after next year’s season 7
PUBLISHED: 15:39 28 September 2018 | UPDATED: 15:58 28 September 2018 Jessica Hill Laura and Toni, who are on the Unlocked Graduates programme. Picture: Unlocked Graduates Archant A Suffolk programme to train prison officers has attracted more than double the number of women than men - and it is being attributed to the success of a popular American box set. Unlocked Graduates - undergoing a training sessionContrary to some stereotypes of prison officers as brawny, stony-faced men, it might be surprising to hear that this year, 69% of applicants to a graduate training programme at University of Suffolk for prison officers were women.In its second year of applications, the ‘Unlocked Graduates’ programme, which trains up graduates to join the prison service, is on track to double in size, with more than 100 officers being placed in prisons in London and the South East this month. The current crisis within the UK’s prisons reached boiling … [Read more...] about Could Netflix’s Orange is the New Black be attracting more British women to become prison officers?