Lorene Scafaria fired Hustlers extras for ‘ogling’ the strippers

Director Lorene Scafaria reportedly fired a number of male extras on the set of her film Hustlers for “ogling” the strippers.Oscar-winning actress Mercedes Ruehl played Mama in the 2019 crime drama, which starred Jennifer Lopez and Constance Wu and fol…

Director Lorene Scafaria reportedly fired a number of male extras on the set of her film Hustlers for “ogling” the strippers.

Oscar-winning actress Mercedes Ruehl played Mama in the 2019 crime drama, which starred Jennifer Lopez and Constance Wu and followed a group of women working at a strip club who drugged and robbed their customers to make money.

Numerous scenes in the drama featured the stars, including Lili Reinhart, and female performers wearing racy ensembles, and Ruehl has revealed that several of the extras were punished for eyeing them up.

“I was very impressed by the young writer/director (Scafaria). She knew her stuff. It was interesting to me to see a young woman. Very attractive, very open, friendly,” the Big star told News on Media. “Obviously it was a lot of strippers and a lot of T and A (t*ts and a*s) and everything, and boy, did she rule with an iron hand.”

“There was nobody on that set who was anything but entirely respectful of all the women,” the 72-year-old explained, noting that some of the men refused to look at the dancers. “They didn’t even want to get caught ogling because there were a number of extras who were fired, whether it was remarks that they made or just ogling the girls.”

The Fisher King actress said she was relieved to be working in such a safe environment for women, especially after the allegations surrounding the inappropriate behaviour of disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein and other high-profile men in Hollywood.

“It was my first post-Harvey experience, and it was really interesting because this young woman kept a tight grasp on respect for the actresses,” Ruehl shared.

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Gigi Hadid tapped to design uniforms for iconic New York toy store

Gigi Hadid has been tapped to re-design the uniforms for iconic New York toy store FAO Schwarz.The model is no stranger to designing, having previously teamed with Tommy Hilfiger, Vogue Eyewear and jewellery brand Maison Messika on various lines. Now,…

Gigi Hadid has been tapped to re-design the uniforms for iconic New York toy store FAO Schwarz.

The model is no stranger to designing, having previously teamed with Tommy Hilfiger, Vogue Eyewear and jewellery brand Maison Messika on various lines.

Now, Gigi has been tasked with updating the uniforms for revamped toy boutique FAO Schwarz, often known as the shop where Tom Hanks danced on a floor piano in the 1988 film Big, which is officially reopening on 16 November (18) in a new flagship location at 30 Rockefeller Plaza after shuttering in 2015.

“So, they called and they were like, ‘We are going to have someone design the soldier uniforms for the first time. Will you do it?’ So, the soldiers standing outside of FAO Schwarz will be in my design,” she said during an interview on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday night (23Oct18). “And what I’m really excited about is they are going to have female soldiers for the first time… It’s such an honour and something that I really genuinely grew up loving. So, it was just so exciting that they asked me.”

Gigi went on to give viewers a glimpse of her sketches for the uniforms, with the designs featuring red and gold military-style suits. She also brought in one of the outfits and a matching soldier hat, which host Jimmy promptly tried on.

“It was my favourite thing as a kid,” the 23-year-old shared of the store. “I feel like when you are a kid you don’t always remember the toys that you get but an experience like FAO Schwarz… you remember forever. There are more experiences this time.”

During the interview, Gigi also discussed her love of miniature handbags and gifted Jimmy a tiny gold mirror purse as designed by Brandon Maxwell. And to continue a tradition from the past two years, she also brought along some hamburgers to share with the TV host.

“It’s creepy, but every time I eat a burger, I think about you,” she laughed, as she unveiled two 4 Charles Prime Rib burgers for Jimmy to try.

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