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James Franco accuser elaborates on awkward nude scenes

Charmaine Blake

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Two of the five women accusing actor James Franco of sexual misconduct spoke to Good Morning America Tuesday about their experiences with him. Sarah Tither-Kaplan recalled specifics of Franco allegedly abusing his position of power as an instructor and blurring lines with sex scenes.

“A lot of the times they seemed gratuitous or exploitative,” she said.

Additionally, Violet Paley had a message for the Disaster Artist director: “Please just apologize,” she said.

When the women first shared their stories with the Los Angeles Times, Tither-Kaplan noted that Franco had reached out to her in October to apologize for making her uncomfortable with the aforementioned nude scenes.

“James is absolutely not a Harvey Weinstein, he is not an unfeeling monster who has no sense of reality,” she told GMA. “He created exploitative environments for non-celebrity women on his sets. I also think James is a very talented and valuable person. It’s a pyramid, and at the top is rape and sexual violence and at the bottom are the other abuses of power…that continue to build and build and build and create a culture that allows the most heinous examples of sexual violence and misogyny and discrimination to happen. So if we allow any of them, we’re allowing all of them.”

To that end, she clarified the power imbalance between Franco, an established actor, and his students in a classroom environment or on a film set.

“James abused his power by exploiting the non-celebrity women that he worked with under the guise of giving them opportunities,” Tither-Kaplan told GMA. “Being an actor and a filmmaker and working in the industry has been my dream since I was like maybe five or six and I knew that by coming forward I was risking my career.”

“I’m regretful, I was young, he was a celebrity I looked up to,” Paley said.

Franco himself responded to the allegations in late night appearances. Though he denies the extent of his accusers’ allegations, he said that he does not wish to silence any victims (his sister-in-law Alison Brie said the same).

h/t Entertainment Weekly

Read more: http://mashable.com/2018/01/23/james-franco-accusers-gma/

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Drop everything and listen to Pitbull’s version of Toto’s ‘Africa’ for the ‘Aquaman’ soundtrack

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“Future acoustic prodigies, I regrettably must inform you… your services will not be needed. The peak of mankind’s musical ability has already been reached.

There are a lot of reasons to see Aquaman, not the least of which is the absurd banger that is Pitbull’s contribution to its soundtrack, titled “Ocean to Ocean.” An aquatic and very Pitbull take on Toto’s “Africa,” this soon-to-be chart-topper features original verses alongside Rhea covering the original’s iconic “I bless the rains” lyrics.

The track accompanies a sequence in which Aquaman (Jason Momoa) and Mera (Amber Heard) head to the Sahara Desert. Get me an ambulance. I’m simply not ready.

When asked why he took on the task of creating this oceanic masterpiece, Pitbull told Entertainment Weekly, “Bottom line: water gives us freedom.” Yes, it does, sir. Yes. It. Does.

Aquaman is in theaters Dec. 21. Its soundtrack is available Dec. 14.”

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Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ is now the most-streamed song from the 20th century

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(CNN)In the battle for 20th-century streaming glory, Queen reigns supreme.

“The 1975 song bested such other classics as Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” and Guns N’ Roses’ “Sweet Child O’ Mine.”
The label says the song and official video for “Bohemian Rhapsody” have garnered more than 1.6 billion streams globally across all major streaming services.
“So the River of Rock Music has metamorphosed into streams! Very happy that our music is still flowing to the max!” Queen’s guitarist and founding member Brian May said in a statement.
The six-minute song likely received a bump thanks to the recent release of “Bohemian Rhapsody,” the Queen biopic that stars Rami Malek as singer Freddie Mercury. The movie has grossed almost $600 million worldwide and is nominated for two Golden Globes.
The singular song, which combines elements of balladry, opera and hard rock, returned to the Billboard Hot 100 last month.
In a statement, chairman and CEO of Universal Music Group Sir Lucian Grainge called “Bohemian Rhapsody” “one the greatest songs by one of the greatest bands in history.”
“We are so proud to represent Queen and are thrilled to see the song still inspiring new fans around the world more than four decades after its release,” he said.
“Bohemian Rhapsody,” from Queen’s album “A Night At The Opera,” was Queen’s first Top 10 hit in the United States and topped the charts in the UK for nine consecutive weeks, a record at the time.
The song got renewed life in 1992 when it was featured in the movie “Wayne’s World.” It was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2004.”

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2018/12/11/entertainment/queen-bohemian-rhapsody-streams/index.html

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Elizabeth Debicki Brought her A-Game in ‘Widows’

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Article by Mark Olsen LA Times

“The heist thriller “Widows” has arguably the most impressively stacked ensemble cast of the year, including Viola Davis, Liam Neeson, Daniel Kaluuya, Michelle Rodriguez, Brian Tyree Henry, Carrie Coon, Robert Duvall, Jacki Weaver, Colin Farrell and Cynthia Erivo.

Which makes it all the more impressive that 28-year-old Australian actress Elizabeth Debicki has been singled out for her performance as Alice, a young woman who gets out from under the repression of her abusive husband and her exploitative mother to discover she has more to offer than anyone, including herself, had previously known.

“She resonated on many, many levels,” Debicki said of the part during a recent interview in Los Angeles. “I mean, I’ve been looking and waiting for some time to play somebody like Alice, somebody who was very real and raw and multidimensional, had an arc that was quite an amazing sort of growth in that woman’s life. So there was me as the actor looking at it and thinking, ‘I just want to get my hands on that.’”

In the movie Davis plays Veronica, a woman who is suddenly in debt to a dangerous gangster when her husband, a career criminal, dies during…………………………………..”

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