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Stars represent Time's Up movement at BAFTA film awards
Stars wore black in support of the Time's Up movement at the EE British Academy Film Awards Sunday in London to show support of women who are speaking out against sexual harassment and abuse.

Artists who wore black to the event included Lupita Lyong'o, Sam Rockwell, Jennifer Lawrence, Salma Hayek, Angelina Jolie, Octavia Spencer, Margot Robbie, Naomie Harris, Daniel Kaluuya, Saoirse Ronan, Andrea Riseborough, Gemma Arterton and Gary Oldman, among others.

Feminist activists were brought onto the red carpet as dates to the BAFTAs. Arterton was accompanied by former sewing machine operators Eileen Pullen and Gwen Davis, who staged a three week walk-out at a Ford plant in 1968 after learning they were paid 15 percent less that their male counterparts, and Riseborough brought trade unionist and co-founder of U.K. Black Pride Phyll Opoku-Gyimah. Harris, Tessa Thompson and Gemma Chan also brought along activists.

Best Leading Actress winner Frances McDormand, who did not wear black, offered her support to the Time's Up movement onstage while accepting her award. "I want you to know that I stand in full solidarity with my sisters in black. I appreciate well-organized civil disobedience," she said.

McDormand's Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri co-star Rockwell, who won the award for Supporting Actor, also spoke of the Time's Up movement onstage saying that he "stands on the shoulders of women, strong, intelligent and righteous women," adding that it was "important to represent, important to listen. It's respectful."

Ronan, Emma Watson, Carey Mulligan Kate Winslet, Emma Thompson and more published an open letter before the ceremony in The Observer asking for an end to sexual harassment and abuse.

"As we approach the Baftas - our industry's time for celebration and acknowledgment, we hope we can celebrate this tremendous moment of solidarity and unity across borders by coming together and making this movement international," the letter said.

"There is no question that Time's Up should be and will be a global movement," it continued. "A movement that is defined and led by those affected by the problem, not by those in power."


'Three Billboards' wins big at the BAFTAs
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri was named Best Film and Outstanding British Film at the EE British Academy Film Awards in London Sunday.

The movie's stars Frances McDormand and Sam Rockwell won the BAFTAs for Best Leading Actress and Supporting Actor, while its writer-director Martin McDonagh won for Original Screenplay.

Gary Oldman earned the Best Leading Actor honor for his work in Darkest Hour and Allison Janney picked up the prize for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in I, Tonya.

Guillermo del Toro took home the Best Director statuette for The Shape of Water and Get Out actor Daniel Kaluuya won the EE Rising Star Award.

James Ivory, who penned Call Me by Your Name, won the prize for Best Adapted Screenplay and the Best Animated Film award went to Coco.

The ceremony at Royal Albert Hall was hosted by Absolutely Fabulous icon Joanna Lumley.


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Anne Hathaway in talks to star in political thriller 'The Last Thing He Wanted'
Anne Hathaway is in talks to star in a film adaptation of author Joan Didion's 1996 political thriller The Last Thing He Wanted from Mudbound director Dee Rees.

The actress is in negotiations to portray lead Elena McMahon, a journalist who finds herself in the dangerous world of arms dealing, Entertainment Weekly reported.

Cassian Elwes, who worked with Rees on Mudbound, is producing the project with a script by Marco Villalobos, Variety reported. Mudbound has earned four Academy Award nominations including one for Rees for Best Adapted Screenplay.

The Last Thing He Wanted is in pre-production with no set release date.

Hathaway was last seen in Colossal and will star opposite Sandra Bullock, Rihanna, Cate Blanchett, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson and Helena Bonham-Carter in Oceans 8, due in theaters on June 8. She is also set to star in a live-action Barbie film set for release on May 8, 2020.


Naomi Watts, Billy Crudup hold hands at BAFTAs after-party
Naomi Watts and Billy Crudup were spotted holding hands Sunday at a BAFTAs after-party.

The 49-year-old British actress and the American actor, also 49, left a Vogue bash hand-in-hand following the EE British Academy Film Awards in London, according to People.

Watts, who wore an all-black ensemble in support of the Time's Up movement, was all smiles as she led Crudup out of the party. Us Weekly reported in August that the pair started dating after meeting on the set of the Netflix series Gypsy.

"Naomi and Billy are dating, but in the early stages," a source told the magazine. "They're very into each other."

Watts split from Liev Schreiber in September 2016 after 11 years together. She shares two sons, 10-year-old Alexander "Sasha" Pete and 9-year-old Samuel Kai, with the Ray Donovan actor.

"I'm co-parenting. I'm doing okay," the actress said in the June issue of Vogue Australia.

"There are good days and bad days and Liev and I are on great terms and we're trying to do our absolute best for the sake of the children and we hope to keep moving forward in that way," she added.

Crudup, meanwhile, previously dated actresses Mary-Louise Parker and Claire Danes. He shares 14-year-old son William Atticus with Parker.


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Kathy Bates performs and dances to Bruno Mars' "That's What I Like" in a new preview for Thursday's upcoming episode of Lip Sync Battle.

The clip, released Monday, features the actress wearing a leopard print shirt and a gold chain as she moves smoothly around a low-rider before being pampered by a group of backup dancers.

"I finally have an answer when somebody asks me, which is always, 'What's your favorite LSB moment ever?'" co-host Chrissy Teigen says of Bates' performance.

Fellow host LL Cool J and Bates' opponent, comedian Tone Bell, are also seen laughing and enjoying the rendition of the Grammy-winning song.

Bates faces off against Bell on Lip Sync Battle which airs Thursdays at 10 p.m. ET on Paramount Network.

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