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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”
Posted Wednesday 12/13/17 at 4:40PM EST
Matt Lauer and Meghan Markle were among Google’s most-searched people of 2017
Lauer was the No. 1 most-searched person, followed by Markle and Harvey Weinstein. Kevin Spacey, Bill O’Reilly and Kathy Griffin came in fifth, sixth and eighth, respectively.
Posted Friday 12/08/17 at 9:21PM EST
Now for sale: “Tour” T-shirts and sweaters listing all the celebrity men who’ve been accused of sexual misconduct
The "Knockin' Em Down Tour" clothing also list the dates of each male celebrity was exposed for alleged sexual misconduct.
Posted Thursday 12/07/17 at 4:46AM EST
It would’ve been cheaper for Netflix to cancel House of Cards, so why proceed with Season 6?
The shortened, Kevin Spacey-less Season 6 is going to be costly, especially thanks to the production delays, with total costs expected to exceed $50 million. According to Josef Adalian, Netflix did seriously considering walking away in the wake of the Spacey allegations. But fans lobbying via social media might have convinced Netflix executives that it would be better to end their groundbreaking series on a positive note.
Posted Tuesday 12/05/17 at 3:06PM EST
Ex-MTV VJ Dominick De Luca accuses Kevin Spacey of sexual assault
The former heavy metal VJ penned a letter on his private Instagram account detailing the time in 1997 that Spacey allegedly touched him inappropriately. DeLuca wrote: “You grabbed my a**, to which I said to you, ‘I ain’t down with that gay sh*t’ … you replied, ‘Everyone is gay for pay in LA at some point.’”
Posted Tuesday 12/05/17 at 3:06PM EST
It was about time House of Cards ditched Kevin Spacey and made Robin Wright the star
“The natural course of the show long ago turned Frank Underwood into a nearly unbearable character, a hardheaded man who would do anything to maintain his grip on power,” says Yohana Desta. “The show has also had to contort itself into all sorts of odd directions in order to ensure that Frank keeps winning. And while he began life as an enthralling political animal, that central conceit has worn thin, particularly over the course of the series’s past few seasons.” Desta adds that “Claire, by contrast, has long been the more alluring cipher of the two.”
Posted Monday 12/04/17 at 6:02PM EST
Anthony Rapp is “very gratified” that Netflix is resuming production on House of Cards
The Star Trek: Discovery star, who’s been receiving hateful tweets for exposing Kevin Spacey’s alleged sexual misconduct -- thus putting the Netflix series in limbo -- tweeted in reaction to the news that the series is resuming production on Season 6 without Spacey: “I’m very gratified to learn that the many folks who’ve been in limbo this past month will in fact have the chance to complete their work that had been interrupted. I wish them all the very best on @HouseofCards Season 6.”
Posted Monday 12/04/17 at 12:56PM EST
House of Cards will resume production in early 2018 without Kevin Spacey
Robin Wright will be the star when the eight-episode sixth and final season resumes filming in early 2018, Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos announced this morning. “We are excited to bring closure to fans," Sarandos said, noting that resuming production will ensure that people working on the show won’t lose their jobs.
Posted Monday 12/04/17 at 12:56PM EST
Family Guy hits Kevin Spacey again
Last night’s episode took a jab at Spacey for coming out as a gay man in his initial apology for his alleged sexual misconduct. As previously reported, Family Guy first alluded to the actor's alleged misdeeds in a 2005 episode, and creator Seth MacFarlane has made similar references to accused bad actors Harvey Weinstein and Brett Ratner.
Posted Thursday 11/30/17 at 1:38PM EST
Kevin Spacey accuser Anthony Rapp shares the angry tweets blaming him for putting House of Cards in limbo
“Their words do not sting deeply, but they do wound slightly,” the Star Trek: Discovery star tweeted in expressing gratitude for those who’ve expressed “support and solidarity.”