So what is Harvey Weinstein throwing away? Lots of copies of screenplays, naturally, as well as daily sheets (prepared by an assistant, no doubt) listing phone calls he needs to make or return. As you might imagine, the roster of people seeking Weinstein's attention is staggering, with actors, agents, lawyers, producers, and reporters all vying for his time. Michael Moore called him on April 25 and Weinstein didn't return the call for over a month. I'd say being able to ignore Michael Moore for a full month is the very definition of power.
Strangely, Weinstein's e-mails are printed out for him to peruse. (Maybe he gets eye strain from looking at a computer monitor? Maybe he just likes wasting paper?) There were some pretty interesting tidbits in the copies he tossed, including lots of stuff about the Weinstein-produced Project Runway, if you're into that.
Yeah, yeah, this is trash journalism (literally), but I suppose it's mostly harmless. If there were anything awfully sensitive or secret in there, ol' Harv would have shredded it, or not printed it out in the first place. (Seriously, Weinstein: Printing out your e-mail defeats the purpose of e-mail.) And if you're wondering, it's perfectly legal in most places to dig through someone's trash if it's not on their private property. Let that be a lesson to you all you aspiring movie moguls!