5 things to know this a.m.

Good morning! Catch up on your pop culture news with our roundup of today’s top stories — so far. 

1. Ashley Judd sues Harvey Weinstein, and other #MeToo fallout
Months after going public with her account of being sexually harassed by Harvey Weinstein, actress Ashley Judd is taking the matter to court. Judd filed a lawsuit Monday against the disgraced producer, claiming that he “damaged” her career and cost her a role in Lord of the Rings. Meanwhile, leading actresses and activists behind the #TimesUp movement are lending their support to the #MuteRKelly campaign, which is calling out the singer for alleged sexual abuse toward numerous women over the last two decades. And some women who signed a petition defending news anchor Tom Brokaw amid accusations of sexual misconduct have since claimed that they “felt forced” to signRead more >


2. Jackie Chan accused of homophobia
Action star Jackie Chan’s daughter has posted a video accusing her dad of being a “homophobic parent.” Etta Ng, 18, and her girlfriend claim that a lack of support has left them homeless for the past month, though her mother insists that the couple should “go find work.” Read more >

3. Dancing With the Stars takes another spin on the dance floor
Break out the disco ball and slap on the sequins: The athletes-themed 26th season of ABC’s Dancing With the Stars premiered Monday night. Two couples have already been given their walking papers, while ice skaters Tonya Harding and Adam Rippon have emerged as early favorites. Read more >

4. Prom controversies abound
A high school student has been accused of cultural appropriation after she wore a traditional Chinese qipao to her promI don’t see the big deal of me wearing a gorgeous dress I found for my last prom,” she wrote on Twitter. “If anything, I’m showing my appreciation to other cultures and I didn’t intend to make anyone think that I’m trying to be racist. It’s just a dress.” One high school, meanwhile, is looking to curb dress code controversies by giving female students “modesty ponchos” to wear on prom night. Read more >


5. Kardashian career opportunities
Kris Jenner is looking for a new personal assistant, and she’s using the jobs networking app Bumble Bizz to do it. Interested parties have until May 18 to apply, and there’s no word if responsibilities include patching things up between Kim Kardashian and Tristan Thompson, who have unfollowed each other on social media. Read more >


Thanks for reading! Come back this evening for your p.m. pop culture roundup. 

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