Top 5 Hollywood news today: Macaulay Culkin defends Michael Jackson, Natalie Portman trolled for her Oscar dress

WION Web Team New Delhi Feb 12, 2020, 07.02 PM(IST)

Natalie Portman and Michael Jackson Photograph:( WION Web Team )

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From 'Knives Out' getting a sequel to Macaulay Culkin defending King Of Pop to Jennifer Aniston celebrating 51st birthday- here are the top stories from Hollywood today. 

'Home Alone' actor Macaulay Culkin has opened up about his relationship with Michael Jackson and stated that he was never abused by the late singer. in 2019, multiple reports of the King Of Pop sexually abusing children came up and Culkin was asked to react on the reports. 

Meanwhile, Natalie Portman's Oscar dress drew criticism from actress Rose McGowan who stated that her tribute to female directors was simply a lip service. 

Here are the top Hollywood news of the day. 

'Home Alone' actor Macaulay Culkin defends Michael Jackson over sexual abuse allegations: He never did anything to me

Last year was pretty bad for late pop star Michael Jackson’s repute as several reports of sexual abuse charges cropped up with the release of controversial documentary ‘Leaving Neverland’ that had two boys, Wade Robson and James Safechuck, claim that the late singer abused them in their childhood.  Now, ‘Home Alone’ actor Macaulay Culkin has opened up about his relationship with Michael Jackson in a rare interview to Esquire magazine. 

Read more: https://www.wionews.com/entertainment/hollywood-news-home-alone-actor-macaulay-culkin-defends-michael-jackson-over-sexual-abuse-allegations-he-never-did-anything-to-me-280195

Natalie Portman's 2020 Oscars ensemble did not impress Rose McGowan for this reason

Natalie Portman may have earned praises at Oscars for her unique gown that gave tribute to various female directors, but actress Rose McGowan doesn't seem to be impressed by her. McGowan in a Facebook post called the cape "the kind of protest that gets rave reviews from the mainstream media for its bravery".

Read more: https://www.wionews.com/entertainment/hollywood-news-natalie-portmans-2020-oscars-ensemble-did-not-impress-rose-mcgowan-for-this-reason-280253

Jennifer Aniston turns 51, wishes pour in from 'Friends' co-stars, ex husband

As Jennifer Aniston turned 51 on Tuesday, her `Friends` from Hollywood made sure she got the best birthday wishes on social media. Jen's BFF Courteney Cox shared a picture of herself and the birthday girl in which the two looked almost identical. 

Read more: https://www.wionews.com/entertainment/Hollywood-news-jennifer-aniston-turns-51-wishes-pour-in-from-friends-co-stars-ex-husband-280240

US actor Jussie Smollett charged in relation to attack hoax

Former 'Empire' star Jussie Smollett was indicted by a grand jury in Cook County, which handles crimes in Chicago, on six counts of disorderly conduct related to the alleged false reporting.

Read more: https://www.wionews.com/entertainment/us-actor-jussie-smollett-charged-in-relation-to-attack-hoax-280161

'Knives Out' director plots whodunit franchise after 'Star Wars'

Hit murder mystery 'Knives Out' is set to become a whodunit movie franchise, with Daniel Craig's Southern gentleman sleuth tackling a brand-new set of suspects. The 2019 movie was a massive success for writer-director Rian Johnson, previously best known for the divisive blockbuster 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi.'

Read more: https://www.wionews.com/entertainment/knives-out-director-plots-whodunit-franchise-after-star-wars-280169