Ankler Hot Seat: A Hollywood Producer's Secrets, Spilled
Christine Peters was Sumner Redstone's girlfriend, Jon Peters' wife and helped oust Les Moonves with her #MeToo story. Now, she's talking — about everyone from Tom Cruise to Shari Redstone
Ready for some dish and fun? Producer Christine Peters is a legendary Hollywood figure, an almost Zelig-like personage who, at various times, ran Robert Evans’ production shingle at Paramount, was married to hairdresser-turned-studio chief Jon Peters, and was proposed to by Sumner Redstone. During that time, she had a ringside seat to some of the biggest business headlines in Hollywood history —from which she shares many of the backstories in this episode. The producer of How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days also stunned Hollywood in 2018 when she revealed her own #MeToo encounter with Les Moonves to Ronan Farrow, a move that played a crucial part in the CBS chairman and CEO’s eventual ouster. She talks in this episode about how that decision to make her sexual assault public happened and why (hint: it involves Mia Farrow).
In this episode, Peters also discusses her upcoming memoir, her involvement in Web3, and what she thinks about the portrayal of ex-husband Peters, played by Bradley Cooper, in the Oscar-nominated Licorice Pizza. She also discusses one bombshell after another, including her dinner with Redstone and Jeffrey Epstein, how she helped put Tom Cruise and Mission: Impossible back together after Redstone fired Cruise, and — ouch — her true feelings about Redstone’s daughter, Shari Redstone, chairwoman of Viacom. She is candid and dishy and unfiltered in her appraisal of the industry today.
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