The actor says playing Maura Pfefferman has been a privilege.
Over the weekend, it became clear that Jeffrey Tambor may not be written into the fifth season of 'Transparent' over at Amazon Studios. Having led the show for four years in the role of trans-female Maura Pfefferman, many thought it would be an odd move for a show that has put so much of a focus on the character. Still, 'Transparent' has always been a series more about the ensemble and the cast coming together, rather than any one person.
Jeffrey Tambor has starred as Maura Pfefferman in 'Transparent' for 4 seasons
The news came after two separate allegations of sexual misconduct by trans-women who had worked with Tambor in the past. The first was his former assistant Van Barnes, who alleged he had played pornography at loud volumes, repeatedly propositioned her for sex, and threatened to sue her if she spoke out about his habits. The second came from 'Transparent' co-star Trace Lysette, who claimed Tambor had stood on her feet so she could not move, before rubbing his body and penis against her.
The actor is faced with two allegations of sexual harassment.
A few weeks back, 'Transparent' lead actor Jeffrey Tambor - who plays the celebrated show's leading character Maura Pfefferman - was hit with a pair of allegations of sexual harassment by two transgender women attached to the series. It comes at a time when Hollywood is facing a whole slew of allegations against legions of different big names in the entertainment industry, and has cast a huge stain on the critically-acclaimed show.
Jeffrey Tambor has starred in four seasons of 'Transparent' to-date
Amazon instantly launched an investigation into Tambor after finding a post on social media by his former assistant Van Barnes, which suggested a former boss had repeatedly groped and propositioned her, suggesting she should sleep with him if she were to climb the industry ladder. She also said her employer played pornography at loud volumes, made a number of rude comments and threatened to sue her if she ever spoke out.
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Tambor has been accused of sexually inappropriate behaviour by his former assistant on Amazon's 'Transparent'.
Amazon Studios is investigating claims that Jeffrey Tambor, the star of its hit series ‘Transparent’, behaved in a sexually inappropriate way toward his former assistant.
The star, who was honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame less than three months ago, is accused by his former assistant Van Barnes, a 42 year old transgender actor who served as a crucial part of the ‘Transparent’ team behind the scenes. Barnes made the allegations in a private Facebook post on Monday (November 6th), according to Deadline.
Amazon Entertainment’s vice-president of global communications, Craig Berman, told The Hollywood Reporter on Wednesday (November 8th) that the inquiry is in its “very early” stages but offered no precise details about the case.
Fans of the film In the Loop and the TV series Veep will definitely not want to miss this raucously hilarious political satire from the same creator, Armando Iannucci. This time he has gone back in history to 1953, giving his snappy dialogue to the Russians jostling for control after the Soviet leader's sudden demise. The setting makes it a lot darker than Iannucci's previous work, but it's packed with unforgettable one-liners, visual gags and pointed observations on politics today.
In the wake of Stalin's death, his successors aren't sure whether they should continue with his campaign of terror against Russian citizens. Dopey deputy Malenkov (Jeffrey Tambor) wants to maintain the status quo, while more progressive Krushchev (Steve Buscemi) is looking for change. Their main rival is Beria (Simon Russell Beale), a thug who likes young girls. Then the enthusiastic General Zhukov (Jason Isaacs) charges in, deciding that they need to push Beria out and go in another direction. Meanwhile, Stalin's spoiled children (Rupert Friend and Andrea Riseborough) are determined that they should have a say in any new government, but everyone else knows that their days are numbered.
Continue reading: The Death Of Stalin Review
It's 1953 and our story takes place in Russia - then known as the Soviet Union - a nation terrorised by their communist leader Joseph Stalin (Adrian McLoughlin). But this is not a story about the inhumane acts of oppression and cruelty in his regime that resulted in the death of millions, it's about the events that occurred both immediately prior and following his shocking death from an apparent stroke at the age of 74.
Of course, this movie is as loosely based on the real events as it possibly could be - but it's certainly how we'd want to imagine events transpiring. There becomes an intense power struggle between several members of the Council of Ministers including Nikita Khrushchev (Steve Buscemi) - who would later go on to be the First Secretary of the Communist Party - Georgy Malenkov (Jeffrey Tambor), Lavrentiy Beria (Simon Russell Beale), Vyacheslav Molotov (Michael Palin), Lazar Kaganovich (Dermot Crowley), Anastas Mikoyan (Paul Whitehouse) and Nicolai Bulganin (Paul Chahidi).
Meanwhile, Marshal Georgy Zhukov (Jason Isaacs) is throwing a spanner in the works - not being the best of friends with Malenkov - and of course Joseph Stalin's renegade son Vasily (Rupert Friend) needs to be kept a close eye on. But nothing compares the chaos that they face from the public when they find out that their 'great' leader is dead.
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Jeffrey Tambor seen with various friends and family at his Star Ceremony. The actor has been honoured with his own star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame - Hollywood, California, United States - Tuesday 8th August 2017
Jeffrey Tambor, Jason Bateman, Jessica Walter and Will Arnett seen at Jason Bateman's star naming ceremony. The actor was honored with his own star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame - Hollywood, California, United States - Wednesday 26th July 2017
While this slick dramatic thriller plays with some intriguing ideas and themes, it never actually breaks the surface, relying on silly plotting and simplistic moralising. It also uses autism as little more than a plot point. Still, it's sharply shot and edited to create plenty of interest, with comical asides and some intense action. So it's entertaining even if it's both preposterous and shallow.
It centres on Christian (Ben Affleck), a mild-mannered autistic accountant with a big secret: he's not only cooking the books for top gangsters around the world, but he's also an efficient killer. In his day job, he's hired by Lamar (John Lithgow) and his sister Rita (Smart) to locate an anomaly in their robotics company's books. Working with company accountant Dana (Anna Kendrick), Christian crunches the numbers and finds more than anyone expected. Meanwhile, Federal Agent Ray (J.K. Simmons) wants catch this mythical mob accountant-killer before he retires, so he coerces analyst Marybeth (Cynthia Addai-Robinson) into tracking him down. But just as they close in on Christian, so does hyperactive hitman Brax (Jon Bernthal).
The script by Bill Dubuque (The Judge) never even remotely holds water. Christian's autism provides some intriguing flashbacks, which build throughout the movie to a climactic moment, as his militaristic father cruelly treats his condition by sending him to Karate Kid-style training in Indonesia with his silently annoyed little brother. Where a real autistic child would revert into the horror of all of that, Christian emerges as adeptly skilled at engaging with everyone he meets and also able to fight more efficiently than experienced military commandos, whom he kills by the dozen as Brax and his army surround him. No, it makes absolutely no sense, but as a movie it's a rather amusing waste of time.
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Almost pathologically buoyant, this brightly colourful animated comedy is so cheeky that it's impossible to dislike. The plot may be thin, and the wackiness a bit too full-on, but every moment is packed with smart verbal and visual jokes. This rapid-fire energy keeps us laughing all the way through, while the lively song score has us humming along and wishing we could get up there and dance.
It's set in a garish fantasy world in which sweetly happy trolls are locked in a mortal battle with gloomy bergen who think the only way they can achieve happiness is to eat a troll. It's been 20 years since the trolls escaped to form a secret forest community, so they throw a party to celebrate. Led by Princess Poppy (Anna Kendrick), the festivities feature so much music, glitter and hugging that the bergen's Chef (Christine Baranski) spots their location. The paranoid troll Branch (Justin Timberlake) had warned that this might happen, and sure enough Chef sweeps in and grabs a handful of trolls to take back to bergen King Gristle (Christopher Mintz-Plasse). Feeling responsible, Poppy sets out on a quest to rescue them, and Branch grudgingly accompanies her. They also get help from the lovelorn bergen scullery maid Bridget (Zooey Deschanel).
There isn't a moment in this story that carries even a hint of actual suspense, but the action scenes are still exhilaratingly madcap, and the darker moments along the way generate proper emotion. Thankfully, the lesson is so painfully obvious (you don't need to eat a troll to be happy!) that the filmmakers don't bother hammering it in. Instead, they fill every scene with deranged wit, ridiculous gags and lively character detail.
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On Tuesday (27th October), GLAAD released their annual report on the representation of LGBT characters on primetime television.
GLAAD have released their annual report, entitled Where We Are On TV, which shows how the LGBT community are represented on primetime U.S. television. This year’s report shows there has been an increase in the number of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender characters on television as a whole, although the percentage of these characters still remains low.
Jeffrey Tambor with his Emmy for his portrayal of Moira in Amazon's Transparent.
It was also a good night for ‘Mad Men’s’ Jon Hamm and comedy ‘Veep’.
Last night’s Primetime Emmy Awards saw history being made as HBO drama ‘Game Of Thrones’ took home an unprecedented 12 awards and ‘How To Get Away With Murder's' Viola Davis became the first black actress to win the outstanding lead actress in a drama series award.
Viola Davis was named outstanding lead actress in a drama series.
‘Game of Throne’s’ 12 gongs is more than any other series has won in a single year at the awards show. Among the trophies picked up by the fantasy series were, outstanding supporting actor in a drama series for Peter Dinklage and outstanding directing for a drama series going to David Nutter. The show also beat ‘Mad Men’ to scoop the outstanding drama series award.
A provocative drama wrapped in the skin of an adult sex comedy, this sharply written and performed movie is hugely entertaining even as it grapples with some big issues. The central themes here are notions of celebrity and sexuality, neither of which is nearly as clear-cut as the audience or characters think they are. And the script allows actors like Jack Black and James Marsden to do what they do best while undermining their usual personas with some edgy shadings.
Black plays Dan, the self-proclaimed leader of his high school class' 20-year reunion. He has always felt invisible, and is annoyed that he gets no respect from the reunion committee. Then he spots hot classmate Oliver (Marsden) in a TV advert and hatches a plan to increase his popularity by convincing Oliver to attend the reunion. He lies to his boss (Jeffrey Tambor) about needing to go to Los Angeles on business, and he gets carried away as the openly bisexual Oliver shows him the partying lifestyle, taking things far beyond where he thought his limits were. Back home, he can't admit any of this to his sharp wife (Kathryn Hahn) and begins to lose touch with his smart teen son (Russell Posner). Then when Oliver turns up, things get even more precarious.
Filmmakers Andrew Mogel and Jarrad Paul get everyone into this mess in the usual ways, with snappy dialogue, goofy antics and rather a lot of humiliating embarrassment for poor Dan. Then they do something interesting: they refuse to play it safe, taking a surprisingly complex journey through questions about everything from peer pressure and family dynamics to the illusion of fame and the unspoken spectrum of sexuality. So even though the characters aren't always likeable, and even though all of them make some questionable choices, they're unusually sympathetic because the astute script and performances make them thoroughly recognisable.
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Judith Light and Jeffrey Tambor - A host of celebrities were snapped as they arrived to the 26th Annual GLAAD Media Awards which were held at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City, New York, United States - Saturday 9th May 2015
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