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Posted Friday 6/15/18 at 12:35PM EDT
Danny Masterson's rape accusers slam Netflix for releasing his remaining episodes of The Ranch
The final batch of Masterson's episodes were released early today on the streaming service, angering his rape accusers who point to Netflix quickly cut ties to Kevin Spacey, Louis CK and Ed Westwick in wake of their sexual misconduct scandals. “We get it, Netflix,” accuser Chrissie Carnell Bixler wrote in a statement. “You don’t believe us. You rub salt in our wounds. Is Danny Masterson still co-executive producer of The Ranch? You knew you had to fire him, but you do a bunch of reshoots so you can finish our rapist’s storyline up and give him a respectable send off. And there he is on TV in the new season. Kevin Spacey? Fired on the spot. Production halted. Ed Westwick? Louis C.K.? Are there active investigations into these accused men?" ALSO: Here is how The Ranch wrote out Masterson's character.
Posted Wednesday 5/30/18 at 1:00AM EDT
Survey suggests viewers are unaffected by the #MeToo movement
Morning Consult polled 2,202 American adults to see if sexual misconduct allegations hurt any of the high-profile Hollywood men, and the study found that only Louis CK and Kevin Spacey were viewed less favorably.
Posted Monday 5/07/18 at 12:30PM EDT
Family Guy puts famous sexual abusers in one room, including Matt Lauer, Bill Cosby, and Kevin Spacey
Last night's episode featured a "Sexual Abuser Meeting."
Posted Tuesday 4/24/18 at 10:40PM EDT
Family Guy boasts in Emmy mailer: "We predicted Kevin Spacey and Harvey Weinstein..."
"Open DVD to see who’s next,” states the mailer, which comes with a mirror.
Posted Tuesday 4/17/18 at 7:01PM EDT
Michael Kelly says the post-Kevin Spacey House of Cards "all worked out, and Robin is so frigging talented"
Kelly says he's learned a great deal working closely with Robin Wright in the final season. To have all those years to have learned from Kevin, and now all this time to learn from Robin, it’s just like as an actor, you can’t ask for anything more than that, to learn under those two people. (It’s been) the greatest acting classes for the last six years," he says. As for Spacey, whom he hasn't spoken to since his ouster from the Netflix series, Kelly says: "There’s obviously a million emotions that I went through, that I processed during this whole thing. I don’t want to talk too much about it because it was heartbreaking in so many ways." He adds that he's "still processing" what happened. "You go from talking to someone often to not at all, and in any profession, in anything, circumstances removed, what happened removed, it’s strange … and I’m still processing," he says. "I haven’t formulated any opinion, and I haven’t talked publicly about it. This is the first thing I’ve ever said. I think I’m still going through a lot, processing the whole thing. It’s tough."
Posted Tuesday 4/03/18 at 1:44PM EDT
Kate Mara: I've been wanting Robin Wright to take over House of Cards "from Day 1"
The House of Cards alum tells The New York Times the Kevin Spacey scandal "to this day is very shocking and devastating all around." When asked if Wright can carry the show without him, Mara said: "Oh my God, I will tell you that from Day 1, I’ve been waiting for Robin to take over! There’s nobody like her."
Posted Thursday 3/22/18 at 1:53PM EDT
Jay Leno mocks sexual harassers Matt Lauer, Kevin Spacey and Charlie Rose in surprise Tonight Show return
“How about Charlie Rose, walking around naked in front of interns," said Leno, filling in briefly for Jimmy Fallon. "When did newsmen start behaving like this? I don’t remember Walter Cronkite prancing around in front of Margaret Thatcher like, ‘Take a look at this, Margaret.'”
Posted Tuesday 3/20/18 at 9:40PM EDT
New House of Cards star Cody Fern says there's an "exciting energy" on set
“Listen, everyone is just so thrilled to be supporting Robin (Wright), and I think that she is a powerhouse, and it's been about Robin since season two, and anyone who's in denial of that hasn't been watching the show," says the Australian actor, who didn't get to work with the ousted Kevin Spacey. "So, we're just thrilled to get behind Robin and she is a powerhouse. I mean, what she is doing with Claire Underwood is phenomenal. And, it's only going to get more interesting.”
Posted Monday 3/05/18 at 8:45AM EST
Robin Wright assumes the throne in the first post-Kevin Spacey House of Cards teaser
A premiere date has yet to be set on Season 6, the final season, though Netflix said it'll premiere "this fall."
Posted Tuesday 2/20/18 at 9:05PM EST
Walton Goggins to star in CBS' L.A. Confidential pilot, taking on the role Kevin Spacey played in the movie
Goggins will play Det. Jack Vincennes on the potential TV series based on the 1997 Curtis Hanson movie and James Ellroy's novel. As Variety notes, Vincennes is "all swagger and flash with a movie star smile, Jack knows how the system works and uses it to his best advantage, including some corrupt shakedowns on the side." Kiefer Sutherland played Jack Vincennes in the previous TV pilot for L.A. Confidential that was produced in 2003.
Posted Friday 2/02/18 at 6:18PM EST
Anthony Rapp says he came forward with Kevin Spacey allegation because he “knew there were more stories”
The Star Trek: Discovery star made his first televised comments about the Spacey sexual misconduct scandal today on The Talk. "I knew there were more stories. So I was just hopeful that coming forward, it would encourage other people to tell the truth,” he said.
Posted Monday 1/22/18 at 11:51PM EST
Netflix lost $39 million after cutting ties with Kevin Spacey
Amidst record-breaking fourth quarter earnings, the streaming service says it took an “unexpected" charge "for unreleased content we've decided not to move forward with.” Netflix had to find a way to proceed with House of Cards without Spacey in wake of his sexual misconduct scandal after shooting two episodes with him. Spacey’s planned Gore Vidal biopic was also scrapped.
Posted Monday 1/22/18 at 1:40PM EST
House of Cards looks like it’s about to resume production without Kevin Spacey
The rewritten Season 6 is reportedly about to have its “first official photo shoot.”
Posted Wednesday 1/17/18 at 12:03AM EST
Kevin Spacey accused of being racist, using racial slurs on the House of Cards set
Earl Blue, the head of VIP Protective Services, tells The Daily Mail his company was hired to work security on Season 1 of the Netflix series, where he alleges that Spacey refused to shake hands and acknowledge the predominantly black security guards. Blue says he was told from one of his employees that Spacey even used racial slurs. “He obviously had some uneasiness about me being near (his) trailer,” Blue says. “I would smile at him and even speak, say ‘good morning’ or ‘good afternoon.’ But he would never reply. I have experienced this before. I have been black my whole life and I can tell when a person is not looking at me as a person but they are looking at me as a color." After Season 1, Blue says HBO told him they were pleased with the work, but opted not to renew his company’s contract. Netflix referred all comment on Blue’s allegations to producer Media Rights Capital, which declined comment.
Posted Tuesday 1/02/18 at 10:49PM EST
Dave Chappelle’s jokes about sexual misconduct “seem like tired shtick”
Comedy critic Jason Zinoman tackles the controversy generated by Chappelle’s Equanimity special, pointing out that the comedian was rehashing Chris Rock’s old jokes about sexual harassment from the 1990s. “Mr. Chappelle opens this special by noting that sometimes the funniest thing to say is mean, and he’s right,” says Zinoman. “Comedy, to quote Steve Martin, is not pretty. But when Mr. Chappelle says some of the sexual assault victims speaking out are now experiencing ‘buyer’s remorse,’ a particularly cruel turn of phrase, this is surely not the funniest thing he can think of. And it is expressed with as little empathy as possible.” Zinoman adds that Chappelle tries to present himself these days as a comedy statesman. “But,” Zinoman adds, "in this paradigm-shifting moment, when victims are speaking out and revealing secrets long buried, Mr. Chappelle is ignoring the historical context, the systemic barriers preventing women from speaking up about abuse or succeeding in comedy. “
- "For a guy who seems to be so clear-eyed in matters where black men have been abused, exploited and victimized, Dave Chappelle still has a major blind spot when it comes to everyone else"
- Are Chappelle’s sexual misconduct jokes being taken too seriously? Does Chappelle want to be taken seriously?
- Chappelle mocked Kevin Spacey accuser Anthony Rapp: “Not to victim-blame, but it seems like the kind of situation that a gay 14-year-old kid would get himself into”