Wow. Wow. Wow. Wow. Wow. Wow.
And did we mention.... WOW?!?
It wasn't very long ago that Kevin Spacey was the face of Netflix.
Signing the multiple-time Oscar winner to portray Frank Underwood on House of Cards signaled to Hollywood that the streaming service was serious about becoming a player in original content.
But now Netflix has severed ties with Spacey, making a stunning (albeit understandable) announcement on Friday night.
“Netflix will not be involved with any further production of House of Cards that includes Kevin Spacey," a spokesperson for the company said, adding of production company Media Rights Capital:
"We will continue to work with MRC during this hiatus time to evaluate our path forward as it relates to the show."
Less than a week ago, Spacey was accused by actor Anthony Rapp of sexual misconduct.
The Star Trek: Discovery star said Spacey forced himself on Rapp back in 1986, when Rapp was only 14 years old.
Rapp kept the incident a secret for decades, but says he was inspired to make them public now after an endless array of alleged Harvey Weinstein victims shared their story of sexual abuse at the hands of the famous movie producer.
Tweeted Rapp shortly after his accusations went viral:
"I came forward with my story, standing on the shoulders of the many courageous women and men who have been speaking out... to shine a light and hopefully make a difference, as they have done for me."
In response to the allegations, Spacey acknowledged and apologized for his behavior.
He also finally confirmed the rumor that he's gay, prompting a horde of celebrities to slam Spacey for trying to distract and deflect from the charges against him by shifting the topic to his sexuality:
See what we mean below:
Seriously, what does being gay have anything to do with sexual assault?
It's not any better if you admit you're attracted to the gender of the person you've reportedly assaulted.
The ramifications from this scandal simply snowballed from there:
- Netflix announced House of Cards would end after Season 6.
- It then suspended filming on Season 6.
- Spacey then said he was checking into treatment, although he didn't specify for what reason.
- Then, many more House of Cards staff members accused Spacey of acting inappropriately, saying he created a toxic environment on the show's set.
It was this final bombshell that prompted Media Rights Capital to release the following statement:
“While we continue the ongoing investigation into the serious allegations concerning Kevin Spacey’s behavior on the set of House of Cards, he has been suspended, effective immediately.
"MRC, in partnership with Netflix, will continue to evaluate a creative path forward for the program during the hiatus.”
It's unclear where House of Cards goes from here.
There's been chatter that it may kill off Spacey's Frank Underwood and turn the drama over to Robin Wright's Clare.
This wouldn't be SO far-fetched, considering Underwood resigned as President on the show to conclude last season and Clare was sworn in as his replacement.
However, the series has already filmed two Season 6 episodes... with Spacey.
We can't say for certain what will happen with the series, but we can say we're stunned by how quickly events have unfolded in this real-life drama.
We'll keep readers apprised as more news breaks.
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Goodbye Frank Underwood...
A network spokesperson said:
"Netflix will not be involved with any further production of House of Cards that includes Kevin Spacey... We will continue to work with MRC during this hiatus time to evaluate our path forward as it relates to the show. We have also decided we will not be moving forward with the release of the film Gore, which was in post-production, starring and produced by Kevin Spacey."
As we reported on Thursday, the disgraced thespian is seeking "evaluation and treatment."
We can't say we're surprised...
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Jennifer Lawrence hosted Jimmy Kimmel Live last night, and she did a pretty good job. You can check out her monologue where, once she gets used to the rhythm of the cue card guys, she delivers a few funny jokes and does a great woman on the street segment.
But the highlight of the program was probably when she had Kim Kardashian on and recounted a story about getting completely naked in Kris Jenner’s closet. Hmmm. Naked with Kris Jenner and in the closet. That sounds so familiar but I can’t quite put my finger on why.
Kim is apparently blonde for some reason now, and it’s not working for her. She needs to fix that. What did, work, however, was the insane story the two shared in the first segment, which Us Magazine transcribed.
“I remember getting naked in your mom’s closet and ordering you to dress me,” she said. “I looked amazing, as you could see in that video. Is my memory correct? Did you call Kanye to come up in the closet? Did you want him to style me?”
“You said, ‘I’m not joking! I really want Kanye to style me!’” the social media mogul reminded her friend. “And so I said, ‘OK,’ and then I come back in and you’re fully butt naked!”
What the fuck did Kanye West do to deserve being surrounded by beautiful naked women all the time?
Oh yeah, he did that. Good for Kanye. I like that dude.
Kim and JLaw also talked about Kim’s time as a “hacker”, where she basically used phone number spoofing to get other people’s voicemails. Lawrence followed up by asking Kim “So do you think that you could like, hack, like, a president’s Twitter and maybe like stop a war? Like you could save the world… in theory.” Of course, Kim immediately called the leader of North Korea “Kim John Une” so we probably shouldn’t be pinning our hopes on her.
Hey, Kevin Spacey is kind of a creep. In addition to his whole “tried to rape a 14 year old and definitely tried something with another 14 year old when he was in his 20s” thing, he was apparently all over the PAs on the set of House of Cards, according to a report by CNN. Netflix has suspended production on the sixth and final season of their first original series as allegations about Spacey come pouring in.
The former production assistant who spoke with CNN said Spacey sexually assaulted him one afternoon when the assistant was assigned to drive to an offsite location to pick up Spacey and bring him to the “House of Cards” set, which is located about 30 miles outside of Baltimore.
The production assistant says that when he and Spacey were just minutes away from the set and while the car was moving, Spacey, who was driving, put his hands down the production assistant’s pants. The production assistant told CNN that the touching was nonconsensual.
“I was in a state of shock,” he said. “He was a man in a very powerful position on the show and I was someone very low on the totem pole and on the food chain there.”
This is not an isolated incident. Apparently Spacey was basically sexually harassing everyone, just walking around the set grabbing dicks with impunity like a gay Harvey Weinstein.
A former female production assistant who worked on several seasons of “House of Cards” said she witnessed Spacey’s sexual misconduct with crew members on set.
“It was very known that Kevin was inappropriate, and males I worked with complained to me about how they felt uncomfortable,” she said. “Kevin does this thing which was play fights with them in order to touch them.” She said she saw Spacey approach “multiple people” to “say hello, greet them, shake their hand and pull their hand down to his crotch and touch their crotch. I have friends say he reached up their shorts on set.”
That’s weird, right? That’s not a thing normal people do, just walk around grabbing guys dicks, is it? Those are rhetorical questions, don’t go around grabbing anyone by their dicks. Or their pussies, for that matter, Mister President.
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Ever since Harvey Weinstein was accused of rape, following other accusations of sexual harassment, more and more powerful men in Hollywood have been called out and accused of varying levels of disgusting, inexcusable behavior.
But that doesn't mean that the world has moved on from Harvey Weinstein. More than 60 women have come forward with horror stories about him.
Yet another woman has come forward, and actress Paz de la Huerta accused Harvey Weinstein of having raped her not once, but twice.
The LAPD is actively investigating Harvey Weinstein, which means that everyone who comes forward with their story about the one-time mega-producer's story is that much more important.
Among the dozens of women who have told their #MeToo stories specifically about Weinstein were some big names.
Lupita Nyong'o shared details of her Weinstein encounters. This may shock you, but Harvey Weinstein claims through a spokesperson that he remembers things differently.
Game of Thrones star Lena Headey shared a story of narrowly escaping from Weinstein after his keycard miraculously failed to work.
But it doesn't take a big name to have an impact.
A former assistant has come forward with a chilling story of how her attempts to fend off Weinstein's alleged advances by telling him that she was on her period didn't work, and she says that he forced himself on her anyway.
And now Boardwalk Empire actress Paz de la Huerta has come forward with her #MeToo story.
Speaking in a phone interview to Vanity Fair, Paz de la Huerta accuses Harvey Weinstein of raping her twice.
She says that she was 21 years old when Weinstein sent her science fiction novels and said to her that she might be right for a role in one of his projects.
It was in 2010, when de la Huerta was 26, that Weinstein offered her a ride home to Tribeca after a hotel meeting.
(Remember, not that it matters because nothing excuses sexual assault, but hotel meetings are pretty standard in the entertainment industry)
Paz de la Huerta says that Weinstein did more than just give her a ride, but followed her to her apartment and demanded to come inside and have a drink with her.
"Things got very uncomfortable very fast," de la Huerta told Vanity Fair.
Paz de la Huerta continued her harrowing story:
"Immediately when we got inside the house, he started to kiss me and I kind of brushed [him] away."
Be warned, folks, this is where it gets worse:
"Then he pushed me onto the bed and his pants were down and he lifted up my skirt. I felt afraid. ... It wasn’t consensual ... It happened very quickly. ..."
That's a small comfort, if any.
"He stuck himself inside me. ... When he was done he said he’d be calling me. I kind of just laid on the bed in shock."
Tragically, de la Huerta says that this was the first of two assaults.
She since tried to avoid him, but came home from a photoshoot in late 2010 to find that Weinstein arrived at her building's lobby.
"He hushed me and said, ‘Let’s talk about this in your apartment.’”
We can only imagine how frightened she was in that moment.
“I was in no state. I was so terrified of him. ... I did say no, and when he was on top of me I said, ‘I don’t want to do this.’"
"He kept humping me and it was disgusting. He’s like a pig. ... He raped me."
Paz de la Huerta describes how that second encounter ended.
"I laid there feeling sick. He looked at me and said, ‘I’ll put you in a play.’ He left and I never heard from him again. He knew he had done a bad thing."
This is truly sickening.
De la Huerta showed true bravery for sharing this story.
Not only does Weinstein deny all accusations of rape, but other people will come out of the woodwork to ask stupid, insulting questions intended to place the blame on de la Huerta and not on the man she accuses of rape.
Maybe one of the accusations against Weinstein will stick and, for the first time, he'll face real consequences.
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A few days ago, we reported that there are rumors that Alaskan Bush People is filming without Ami Brown.
It now looks like, despite the rigors of chemotherapy and her fight against lung cancer, Ami Brown may have joined her family in Colorado.
But evidence of her arrival is stirring up a new controversy, and Billy Bush is getting slammed by fans of the show.
Up until the beginning of this week, the Brown family was living large in a Beverly Hills mansion that was seemingly at odds with their outdoorsy, post-apocalyptic lifestyle that we've seen from them on camera.
They can afford the $2.7 million home because, well, they've been doing a reality series for seven seasons.
It's long been suspected that their lifestyle didn't match what viewers saw on screen.
Little discrepancies, plus the presence of various Browns on social media, clued in viewers to the fact that the show isn't as authentic as people like to imagine.
But you know, that's fine. It's a reality series, not a documentary.
And living in that mansion puts the family close to a hospital where Ami can undergo treatments for her stage 4 lung cancer.
It also means that Ami can live in relative comfort, surrounded by her family.
(Most of them, anyway)
And, though Alaskan Bush People wouldn't be the same without Ami, we did understand why her relatives might go ahead with filming Season 8 while Ami still recovers.
Except that Ami might not be out of the picture, yet.
Alaskan Bush People: Exposed is a non-fan-page where fans and non-fans alike can see updates on the family.
Sometimes they report insider information -- we don't know their source, but they've often proven to be accurate.
Fans who take selfies with the Browns, usually at random retail outlets in the western portion of the US, also clue in the page, which then posts those photos.
Often with a huge watermark, as you can see in the screencap above.
In that image, you see Ami in a wheelchair that is being pushed by Billy, purportedly in Colorado.
This would lead us to believe that Ami Brown is, in fact, in Colorado to film with her family.
Is Alaskan Bush People's hiatus finally over?
However, eagle-eyed fans spotted a little detail about this photo.
And suffice it to say that it ignited a firestorm.
Take a look at that photo, and at Billy Brown's pocket. Notice that red box there?
Fans were quick to point out that it looks like Billy is carrying a carton of smokes, on display for everyone to see.
The hypocrisy of continuing to smoke while his wife is very probably dying of lung cancer did not escape commenters.
"Pack of smokes in billy's pocket that's real nice."
Smoking is a notorious cause of lung cancer, though not the only cause.
"Look closely. Do you deny that there is a pack of Marlboro cigarettes in Billy's pocket? Do you know that Billy's wife has Stage 4 lung cancer? Do you understand the absurdity and hypocrisy of this photo?"
The Brown family is pretty familiar with accusations of hypocrisy, but this is a bit more serious than sleeping in a hotel room while pretending that you live in the woods.
"Nice pack of smokes in Billy’s pocket there. Stage 4 lung cancer and they can’t stop. No sympathy. My mom was a 3 pack a dayer until COPD set in. Quit cold turkey. I’ve never smoked because of it. ... I am sorry she has cancer, even more sorry she lives with assholes, but karma is a real bitch."
We don't know that "karma" is the right word. Ami doesn't deserve lung cancer, surely. But it's understandably distressing to many fans to see that Billy hasn't changed his habits.
"If this family found a way to make money kudos to them. Sorry Ami is ill but the lung cancer sure is explained in his shirt pocket. 2nd hand smoke."
It was pointed out to this commenter that Ami Brown was a two-pack-a-day smoker.
Others kept their comments short but firm:
"He needs to stop smoking."
It is worth noting that Alaskan Bush People: Exposed says that Ami is actually going to go back to L.A. to finish this latest round of chemo.
The family hasn't announced anything one way or the other, but ... is it possible that Ami is just going back and forth between Colorado and L.A?
Could that possibly be good for her? In her condition?
The only thing worse for her than flying constantly and being around a chronic smoker, at this point, would be roughing it in a Colorado winter while her body is especially vulnerable.
We hope that the Brown family clears up any misconceptions and soon.
Still, Ami and Billy's youngest, Rain Brown, doesn't know if her mom will make it.
Doesn't Billy owe it to his family to make sure that he, at least, will still be around for them for years to come?
J.K. Simmons is one of our greatest living character actors.
Papa John’s is a pizza chain that has a partnership with the NFL. You’ve probably seen Peyton Manning shill their pizza for the last five years now. According to the Big Papa John himself, CEO John Schnatter, the company’s stock prices are down 9 percent.
Instead of looking at their product and figuring out what may be wrong, Schnatter decided to blame the NFL for their numbers being down. More specifically, he decided to blame the anthem protests.
DiGiorno, a good pizza company, was having none of that.
— DiGiorno Pizza (@DiGiornoPizza) November 1, 2017
— DiGiorno Pizza (@DiGiornoPizza) November 1, 2017
Based on Queens Sauce Rules, Papa John’s now has to fold up shop. DiGiorno beat them so bad that there’s no coming back from this. Re-open as Mama Jane’s and sell marijuana and pizza. That will boost your sales.
To make matters worse for Papa John’s, Pizza Hut came in and pissed on their grave.
— Daniel Roberts (@readDanwrite) November 2, 2017
That does it. Papa John’s can’t even re-open as Mama Jane’s. They just gotta go to the Upside Down or something.
Other NFL sponsors have yet to blame players kneeling on declining sales, but I’m sure that’s coming. After all, the NFL is already trying to blame players kneeling on the declining ratings. So, while Papa John says that the NFL “lacks leadership,” he’s doing the same thing the NFL leaders are doing. So what does Papa John’s lack?
Your pizza sucks, Papa. No one is protesting pizza when they kneel, they’re protesting racism. Do you not realize that you’re blaming people who hate racism for your declining sales. Doesn’t that make you a little bit…racist?
I was gonna order a couple of Papa John’s pizzas for my wife’s surprise birthday party on Saturday (I really hope she isn’t reading this), but now I’m just gonna head to the grocery store and pick up a couple of DiGiorno’s pizzas.
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If you’ve been keeping up with this Justin Bieber-Selena Gomez romance, you’ll know that I’m right about everything thus far so you should take what I say as fact.
In the latest update, it appears that Bieber has been pursuing Gomez for months, but it took some convincing for her to finally give him a second chance.
— Selena Gomez news (@selenagomezpix1) November 3, 2017
Well, duh. That’s typically how that stuff happens. No one breaks up, texts the ex, “We should hang out again” and gets an immediate, “For Sure!” response. Especially when the ex has a new boyfriend. You have to text them like every day for at least a month, reminding them of your good qualities and how you’ve changed your bad qualities. And you have to give them some nonsense about life being too short and really just play with their emotions until they finally agree to meet you again for coffee.
Have reporters just never been in a relationship and they don’t know these things?
TMZ reports that Selena’s parents were worried about their daughter re-connecting with Bieber, because of course they were. It was a bad relationship and they didn’t want their daughter to get hurt again. I bet they also said, “We don’t like it, but Selena is old enough to make her own decisions.”
They also say that Bieber and Gomez are back together, whether that means romantically or musically. God, I’d hate to know what a Bieber and Gomez track would sound like if they’re both back in love. Their best music came when they wrote songs about leaving each other. Logic says their worst music would be love songs to each other.
Anyway, Jelena is a thing once again. Until a few months from now when they realize they still hate all the shit they hated about each other before, eventually breakup, and reports say, “Selena thought Justin had changed and was willing to give him a chance, but it just didn’t work out.”
Not all heroes wear capes.
Case in point, the “rogue” Twitter employee who took down Donald Trump’s Twitter account on his last day at work. The employee’s name is unknown.
Trump’s account was back online after eleven minutes, which must have been the most stressful eleven minutes of Trump’s life. When he was finally back online, Trump credited himself for the account being taken down. Because, of course he did.
My Twitter account was taken down for 11 minutes by a rogue employee. I guess the word must finally be getting out-and having an impact.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 3, 2017
Including that tweet, Trump has fired off 14 tweets since getting his account restored. I’ve had full account access all day and have only sent like 3 tweets. And I was sitting at the doctor’s office for an hour. Can no one download “Candy Crush” onto this guy’s phone to distract him?
Most of Trump’s tweets have been aimed at Crooked Hillary and Crazy Bernie, even though the election was a year ago and he won. Dude, you’re the president. You beat both of them. Stop talking about them and build that wall you promised. Or is Crooked Hillary preventing you from doing that?
Twitter apologized for Trump’s account being taken down, but that’s only because they don’t want the president to stop using their platform. If they had any decency, they’d have banned him years ago for constantly attacking people through his account. But Trump’s Twitter trends nearly every day, and while he trails certain celebrities in terms of followers, I’m willing to bet that no account has more activity than Trump’s. Between replies, retweets, and likes, Trump gets 50,000 engagements with each tweet.
Katy Perry, who has twice as many followers as Trump, gets half those numbers and tweets three times less.
I applaud your efforts, rogue Twitter agent, but Donald Trump’s Twitter account isn’t going anywhere for a long time.
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Everyone loves a good conspiracy theory. Some of them come from totally left field and are cause for a good laugh, but some have a creepy quality to them. Some have the whisperings of truth crawling through them, and people enjoy the tension and the mystery that comes along with discussing them. Here are ten times that the truth still stood when the tin hat was removed, ten conspiracy theories that turned out to be true!
Nayirah Fake Testimony
The theory: The 15-year-old girl that took the stand at the 1990 Human Rights Caucus gave a horrendous testimony about the horrible actions of Iraqi soldiers after their invasion of Kuwait that was highly referenced by politicians for years to come. No one believed it to be real, but all a scam perpetrated to garner support for backing Kuwait in the Gulf War.
The truth: Nayirah gave false testimony at the hearing. It was organized by Citizens for a Free Kuwait, run by an American public relations firm Hill & Knowlton. Amnesty International even corroborated her story.
Apple Being Shady With eBooks
The theory: eBook prices started to get unreasonably higher a few years ago, and Amazon was slipping. This happened around the same time that iBooks began to take off. Everyone thought that Apple might have had a hand in this to boost their own success.
The truth: Apple conspired with five publishing companies to drive prices up to try to make Amazon go under. Even afterward, Amazon still owned 2/3rds of the market; they did this by even taking a loss just to sell their products.
The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln
The conspiracy: People believed that John Wilkes Booth was not acting alone and there was a plot in place to kill several vital players in politics, but it didn’t go according to plan.
The truth: There were other men involved in the plot to assassinate the Vice President and the Secretary of State. The Secretary of State, William Seward, was thankfully targeted by a poor marksman and ended up only being wounded. Vice President Johnson was spared entirely, his planned assassin got cold feet and never pulled the trigger.
Actual Cancer Sticks
The theory: Very simply, cigarettes are harmful to your health and can cause cancer and a variety of other complications.
The truth: Smoking tobacco was touted as beneficial for many years, even though research dates back to the 1920’s saying that the effects were actually not beneficial but, quite the opposite. In 1950, it was common knowledge that cigarettes were almost guaranteed to cause lung cancer. Nothing was announced to the public until the 1990’s.
The theory: President Nixon was directly involved in attempting to undermine and discredit his opponents, steal secret documents, and eavesdrop on conversations via wiretapping to ensure his reelection.
The truth: All of it was true. The Watergate Hotel scandal is so significant that people still reference it today. Such as when the iPhone 6 had an issue where sitting on the phone could bend its thin [...]
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