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By Chelsea Edwards and Jade Hernandez

Sunday, November 12, 2017 05:03PM - HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (KABC)

Marchers took to the streets to take a stand against sexual assault and harassment for the #MeToo March in Hollywood on Sunday.

The demonstration started at 10 a.m. at Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue, with a march to the CNN Building at 6430 Sunset Blvd., where a press conference was held at noon.
Sexual assault and harassment survivors and other participants of the march then walked back to Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue for a rally.

"For every Harvey Weinstein, there's a hundred more men in the neighborhood who are doing the exact same thing. The conversation around harassment in Hollywood will broaden to include other industries if we force it to! It's not going to do it on its own. Sexual violence really doesn't know a race, a class, a gender. It can happen to anybody," said Tarana Burke, the founder of the MeToo movement.

Scheduled speakers included actress Frances Fisher, a national board member of SAG-AFTRA; Chelsea Byers of the Campaign to End the Statute of Limitations on Rape and Sexual Assault; and actress Estefania Rebellon, who conducted the ceremony.

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Josh Glicksman 

November 07, 2017 AT 12:00 PM EST

“What the hell is going to happen in season 2?”

That’s the question asked in a new clip previewing the next season of Mars — and until now, there weren’t a lot of answers to it. Fortunately, EW can exclusively premiere a look at some behind-the-scenes footage from the upcoming six-episode season of the National Geographic global sci-fi hybrid scripted/unscripted series slated to premiere in the spring of 2018. The footage will also be airing on TV for the first time during Tuesday night’s series premiere of The Long Road Home on National Geographic.

Season 2 will pick up about a decade later from where it left off after the Daedalus astronauts have built a full-fledged colony called Olympus Town. With humans now establishing themselves as a species existent on multiple planets, the new season will both look at the human impact on Mars and the consequences that the planet has on us. In the above clip, cast members rave about the forthcoming season, saying that there is going to be conflict, love, hatred, relationships, grief, exploitation, and tension.

In addition to returning cast members JiHAE (Mortal Engines), Sammi Rotibi (The Darkest Minds), Alberto Ammann (Narcos), among others, the show will add names like Esai Morales (Ozark), Roxy Sternberg (Emerald City), and Gunnar Cauthery (Genius). Dee Johnson (NashvilleER) will also join as a showrunner.

 Watch the exclusive clip above. Season 2 of Mars is set to begin in spring 2018 on National Geographic.

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. -  Season has begun!  Hundreds turned out for the 9th Annual Broken Glass Awards put on by the Palm Springs Women in Film and Television at Agua Caliente Resort Casino Resort and Spa in Rancho Mirage.

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. -  Season has begun! 

Hundreds turned out for the 9th Annual Broken Glass Awards put on by the Palm Springs Women in Film and Television at Agua Caliente Resort Casino Resort and Spa in Rancho Mirage.

The annual luncheon highlighted the achievements of five successful women involved in areas of Film, Television and Philanthropy.  The honorees were Singer/Actress/Producer Lucie Arnaz, the daughter of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz.  Stunt performer Jane Austin, Humanitarian/Philanthropist Nelda Linsk, Television Producer and Actress Kellee McQuinn and Actress and Author Stefanie Powers.

PSWIFT board member Mitch Blumberg says, "We're dedicated to improving opportunities and getting more opportunities for women. We do that with monthly meetings, mixers, talks by visiting people from Los Angeles but we seek to empower people to get farther in their careers and to get things done." 

News Channel 3's Karen Devine was the emcee.  PSWIFT raises money for scholarships that go to local young people looking for a career in television or film. 

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Four-time Emmy nominee Patricia Richardson (Home Improvement) has joined the cast of Cruel Intentions: The Musical Off-Broadway. Casting is now complete for the new musical, which will bring the story of seduction and revenge to the stage once more.

As previously announced, Cruel Intentions: The Musical will return to (Le) Poisson Rouge in New York City in November following a sold-out, pop-up engagement at the cabaret venue earlier this year.

Richardson made her Broadway debut in the first revival of Gypsy; her other Broadway credits include Loose Ends and The Wake of Jamey Foster.

Completing the cast are Lauren Zakrin (Natasha, Pierre, & the Great Comet of 1812; Rock of Ages) as Kathryn, Constantine Rousouli (Wicked, Ghost) as Sebastian, Carrie St. Louis (Wicked, Rock of Ages) as Annette, Jessie Shelton (Hadestown) as Cecile, Alex Boniello (Spring Awakening) as Blaine, Brian Muller (The Good Wife) as Greg, and Matthew Griffin (The New Yorkers at Encores!) as Ronald.

The musical will begin performances November 17 ahead of a December 11 opening; it is scheduled to play through January 29, 2018.

Adapted from Roger Kumble’s 1999 thriller of the same name, Cruel Intentions is created by Jordan Ross, Lindsey Rosin, and Roger Kumble, and features '90s hits as well as songs from the cult film’s soundtrack. The show features immersive stage direction by Rosin, choreography by Jennifer Weber, and music direction and arrangements by Zach Spound.

Cruel Intentions follows two privileged step siblings at an elite Manhattan high school whose game of seduction and revenge unravels beyond their control. The story is based on the 1782 French novel by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos, Les Liaisons Dangereuses.

Cruel Intentions: The Musical is produced by Eva Price and Sucker Love Productions. The show debuted at The Rockwell Table & Stage in Los Angeles in 2015, where it ran for 38 sold-out performances, before transferring to L.A.’s Prospect Theatre, where it sold out again, in November 2016. The 2017 pop-up engagement at (Le) Poisson Rouge marked the show’s New York premiere.

Tickets are on sale via CruelMusical.com or can be purchased in person at the (le) Poisson Rouge box office (158 Bleecker Street).