International Entertainment


September 06, 2018
A person holds a programme during the funeral service for Aretha Franklin at Greater Grace Temple, last Friday in Detroit.
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Aretha Franklin
Rose McGowan

International Entertainment

Rose McGowan insists the #MeToo movement is an ongoing conversation and hopes it will continue on a path which will stop all types of people from becoming victims of sexual abuse in the future.

The actress-turned-activist accused disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein of raping her at the Sundance Film Festival in 1997 and since going public with her claim she has been one of the most prominent campaigners for both the #MeToo and Time's Up movements.

She thinks that the two campaigns will continue to evolve and she hopes that ultimately they will bring an end to assaults.

Aretha Franklin's family have slammed the pastor at her funeral for delivering an "offensive and distasteful" eulogy.

The Queen of Soul was laid to rest in Detroit last Friday but her loved ones are unhappy with Rev Jasper Williams Jr for neglecting to honour her memory and disparaging single mothers and the black lives matter movement in his speech.

Her nephew Vaughn Franklin, speaking on behalf of the family, said in a statement: "Rev Jasper Williams spent more than 50 minutes speaking and at no time did he properly eulogise her."

And Vaughn admitted he wished they had asked someone else to deliver the eulogy instead of the pastor, who was chosen because of his involvement in previous family funerals.

The pastor "regrets" upsetting Aretha's family and respect their opinion.

He said: "I understand it. I regret it. But I'm sorry they feel that way."

Brandon Johnson, who recently claimed Demi Lovato "knew the risks" of taking drugs, is not going to be questioned by the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), law enforcement sources have told TMZ.

This is believed to be because an overdose, which the 'Sober' hitmaker is suspected to have suffered in July, is deemed a "medical emergency".

Johnson revealed the 26-year-old pop star called him and asked him to come over to her house in the early hours of July 24 and said she "100 per cent knew what she was taking".

Johnson did not reveal the drugs he and Lovato, who is currently in rehab, took, but it was previously reported to be Oxycodone possibly laced with fentanyl.

Johnson was arrested just a month before her overdose, when he was charged with driving under the influence (DUI) and being in possession of cocaine.

A few months before that he was arrested in north Hollywood, California, after he was allegedly found in possession of narcotics, a fully loaded semi-automatic handgun and $10,000 in his pocket.

Police then searched his home and allegedly found more guns and drugs, but he's yet to be charged.