• Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot visited children at a Virginia hospital wearing her iconic Amazonian armor costume from the superhero film. At Inova Children's Hospital in Falls Church, Gadot signed autographs Friday and posed for photos with patients and staffers. One mom, Kelly Sahady of Sterling, posted photos to social media of Gadot holding her 7-month-old daughter and giving her a kiss. Sahady tells WUSA-TV her daughter, Karalyne, is fighting an aggressive form of pediatric cancer called acute myeloid leukemia. She says meeting Gadot was a fun break. Crews have been shooting Wonder Woman 1984 in the Washington region in recent weeks. Dr. Lucas Collazo, a cardiac surgeon at the hospital, sent out a tweet thanking Gadot for the visit. "You are a true Wonder Woman," he wrote, tweeting a picture of Gadot in costume with staff. "The kids loved it ... and so did the staff."
• Harvey Weinstein, who was previously indicted on charges involving two women, was released on bail on Monday as he fights sex crime accusations that now include a third woman. "We fight these battles one day at a time, and today we won this round," defense attorney Ben Brafman said outside court. Brafman said during the arraignment that he expects more charges. Weinstein, 66, pleaded innocent after he was brought into the courtroom with his hands cuffed behind his back. He was then uncuffed for the proceeding. An updated indictment unveiled last week alleges the movie mogul-turned-#MeToo villain performed a forcible sex act on a woman in 2006. The new charges include two counts of predatory sexual assault, which carries a maximum sentence of life in prison upon conviction. Attorney Gloria Allred, who is representing the third woman, said outside court that her client will testify if the case goes to trial. She said she doubts Weinstein's lawyer would allow him to do the same because it would subject him to cross examination by prosecutors. More than 75 women have accused Weinstein, who was one of the most powerful men in Hollywood, of wrongdoing as allegations swelled into the #MeToo movement. Weinstein, who produced movies including Pulp Fiction and Shakespeare in Love, has denied all allegations of nonconsensual sex, with his attorney challenging the credibility of his accusers.
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