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What Harvey Weinstein’s 23-year prison sentence means

The convicted rapist had loads to say earlier than his sentence was handed down.

Coronavirus claims Coachella, Stagecoach and extra star-studded occasions and we focus on Meghan Markle’s ultimate royal trend moments.

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Whine-stein: Harvey bemoans his private ‘hell on earth’

Harvey Weinstein watches as Jessica Mann makes a statement during the sentencing following his conviction on sexual assault and rape charges in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.S. March 11, 2020 in this courtroom sketch.
Harvey Weinstein watches as Jessica Mann makes an announcement throughout his sentencing following his conviction on sexual assault and rape expenses in New York Metropolis on March 11, 2020, on this courtroom sketch.REUTERS

Earlier than he was handed 23 years in prison, Harvey Weinstein begged for a lightweight sentence Wednesday, telling the court docket he was going by way of “hell on earth” and was “actually attempting to be a greater individual.”

The 67-year-old performed down his energy and affect in Hollywood — whereas additionally bragging in regards to the thousands and thousands he has raised for New York following the likes of Hurricane Sandy and Sept. 11.

Admitting he was the spark for the entire #MeToo motion, Weinstein mentioned he was simply certainly one of many males “completely confused” by the complaints towards them — saying he even wished to open a specialist clinic for males who had been accused.

“I actually really feel regret for this example. I really feel it deeply in my coronary heart,” he mentioned in Manhattan Supreme Court docket.

“I’m actually attempting to be a greater individual.”

However finally, the convicted rapist relied on self-pity as he pleaded for a lightweight time period earlier than he was sentenced to 23 years.

“I haven’t seen my three older kids for the reason that New York Occasions [and] the New Yorker articles got here out,” he mentioned of the unique studies of his widespread abuse.

“That for me is hell on earth,” he whined, saying once more later, “I could by no means see my kids once more.”

He admitted, “If I may do a whole lot of issues over, I’d care much less in regards to the motion pictures and care extra about my kids and household.”

In addition to regret for his accusers, Weinstein apologized to his two wives — Eve Chilton Weinstein, and Georgina Chapman, who was with him when the scandal broke — who he mentioned “knew nothing about this.”

SXSW refusing to concern refunds after being canceled as a consequence of coronavirus

Banner for the now cancelled SXSW festival.
A banner for the now-canceled SXSW competitionGetty Photos

This yr’s music competition season is headed south, quick.

After Austin canceled its long-running annual South by Southwest (SXSW) competition as a consequence of issues over the unfold of coronavirus, the corporate behind the competition is refusing to refund 1000’s of ticket consumers for his or her purchases.

SXSW’s authentic phrases and situations of participation state, “Any and all funds made to SXSW usually are not refundable for any cause, together with, with out limitation, failure to make use of Credentials as a consequence of sickness, acts of God, travel-related issues, acts of terrorism, lack of employment and/or duplicate purchases.”

In keeping with a spokesperson, nonetheless, they are going to be honoring tickets for future festivals.

“We’re permitting registrants to defer for as much as three years — by way of the 2023 occasion. We’re additionally engaged on different methods so as to add worth to their deferred registration so not solely will they have the ability to reap the benefits of a future SXSW however there can be further advantages included, as properly.”

Because of the cancellation, the competition additionally laid off a 3rd of its workers, a choice known as “the one solution to cease the bleeding” by a supply to the Austin Chronicle.

Cardi B is ‘scared’ of coronavirus in expletive-filled rant

Cardi B
Cardi BGetty Photos

Cardi B is “deadass f—king scared” of contracting the coronavirus and is taking measures to organize herself for the worst.

“I’m stocking up on meals,” the “I Like It” rapper captioned a video of her ranting in regards to the infectious illness on Tuesday.

Within the expletive-filled message to the US authorities, Cardi mentioned, “I don’t know what this f—okay this coronavirus is about. I don’t know perceive how this s—t was from Wuhan, China, now abruptly this s—t is on motherf—king tour.”

In keeping with CNN, the coronavirus has contaminated greater than 115,000 folks worldwide, together with 1,000 within the US. At the very least 4,200 folks have died globally.

“I ain’t gonna entrance — a bitch is scared,” Cardi added in her video. “S—t bought me panicking, and a whole lot of you motherf—kers suppose it’s a joke.”

The rapper identified to her followers that, although they could not get contaminated by the virus, they may nonetheless take care of the ramifications the pandemic has positioned on the financial system.

“When you’re questioning why your weave or your motherf—king Vogue Nova motherf—king packages haven’t arrived? Guess what, bitch? Coronavirus!” she mentioned. “I’m telling you s—t is actual. S—t is getting actual. Ohh! Bitch, I’m scared.”

Meghan Markle sends a message with ultimate royal trend decisions

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at the Mountbatten Music Festival, the Endeavour Fund Awards and Commonwealth Day Service
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on the Mountbatten Music Competition, the Endeavour Fund Awards and the Commonwealth Day serviceGetty Photos; WireImage

Over the previous week, Meghan Markle made her ultimate official appearances as a senior member of the royal household, clad in a collection of colourful outfits that couldn’t be missed.

Throughout her return to the UK with Prince Harry, the 38-year-old Duchess of Sussex kicked off her modern farewell tour in a vivid blue Victoria Beckham costume on the Endeavour Fund Awards, and later matched in head-to-toe crimson together with her husband, 35, on the Mountbatten Music Competition.

And for her final official look alongside the remainder of the royal household on the Commonwealth Day service, Markle selected a daring inexperienced Emilia Wickstead costume — full with a cape and matching hat — that asserted her standing as a method superhero.

These vibrant and vivid appears had been a pointy departure from the standard neutral-toned outfits the Duchess has relied on all through her time as a member of the monarchy and appeared to trace at her (actually) vivid future.

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