Much-maligned Hollywood studio chief Harvey Weinstein has hit back at his critics.

The producer, who is head of MIRAMAX studios, has been under fire for creating terrible films and also bullying staff.

However, Weinstein says he, at least, is active - unlike his critics.

He says, "I don't give a f*** what people say about me,"

He attacked critics who "sit on their a***s, picking their noses reading the NEW YORK REVIEW OF BOOKS while I get things done."

He also defends his own outbursts, adding, "I don't know what's wrong with being a passionate person. The problem is with the press. They watch everything we do. How would they like it if I came into their offices for a month and watched everything they did?"

02/05/2003 16:56