Kevin Spacey in September.
We are swiftly learning that “isolated incident” is not a part of the narrative of sexual misconduct accusations gripping Hollywood – where there is one allegation, more are likely soon to follow.
This is not lost on Sony Pictures, which on Wednesday – the same day new groping allegations surfaced against Kevin Spacey – reportedly decided that the Oscar winner will be completely removed from his next film, All the Money in the World, and his scenes re-shot with Christopher Plummer in the not-insignificant role of J Paul Getty.
Director Ridley Scott was aiming to start re-shoots immediately, Deadline first reported, and hopes to still hit his Dec. 22 release date. That would be quite a feat indeed, considering that Spacey plays an important supporting role as the oil tycoon who negotiates with kidnappers demanding a ransom for his grandson.
The film was originally slated to be the closing-night gala at AFI Fest next week, but was pulled from the schedule on Monday. Sony was not able to immediately confirm the new plans.
The news comes just a week after Anthony Rapp and Harry Dreifuss accused Spacey of groping them, just the latest in a landslide of allegations against Hollywood elite that started with Harvey Weinstein.
Earlier Wednesday, former Boston TV news anchor Heather Unruh came forward to say the House of Cards actor sexually assaulted her teenage son after buying him “drink after drink after drink” at a Nantucket, Mass., nightclub last July.
“To Kevin Spacey, I want to say this – shame on you for what you did to my son,” Unruh said at a morning news conference.
Unruh became emotional as she described how Spacey allegedly stuck his hand down her then 18-year-old son’s pants and grabbed his genitals at the Club Car restaurant without warning or consent.
“The victim, my son, was a star-struck, straight, 18-year-old young man who had no idea that the famous actor was an alleged sexual predator — or that he was about to become his next victim. My son was not of legal age to drink alcohol, and he told Kevin Spacey that he was of legal age. But whether he was of legal age or not, Kevin Spacey had no right to assault him.”
She said her son tried to “shift his body to remove his hand” but the groping continued, and “my son froze.” She added that when Spacey asked him to come to a private after-party and briefly left to go to the bathroom, her son ran.
“It harmed him and it cannot be undone,” she said.
Unruh said her son was too scared and ashamed to file a police report at the time, but did so last week, which triggered a criminal investigation. Her lawyer, Mitchell Garabedian, said their civil claim as well as the criminal complaint fall within the statutes of limitations.
Following Rapp’s allegations last week, Spacey tweeted this:
Unruh took serious issue with Spacey’s tacked-on revelation: “Shame on you for using your apology to Anthony Rapp to come out as a gay man. That was an appalling attempt to deflect attention away from what you really are: a sexual predator.”
‘Game of Thrones’ documentary has everyone freaking out over one scene
Whether or not you saw it coming, Kit Harington apparently didn’t.
Warning: The following post contains spoilers for the finale of Game of Thrones. You must know this by now.
“No one was more emotional about the fate of Daenerys Targaryen than Kit Harington.
As seen in HBO’s behind-the-scenes Game of Thrones documentary, The Last Watch, which aired Sunday, the star who played Jon Snow/Aegon Targaryen can be seen during the cast’s very last table read reaching the moment when his character kills his beloved queen.
Whether or not you saw it coming in the show, Harington apparently didn’t, and it’s an undeniably stunning moment in the two-hour documentary about the making of Game of Thrones‘ eighth and final season.
Mother of Dragons and fellow star Emila Clarke can be seen sitting across the table nodding knowingly, as Sophie Turner a.k.a. Sansa Stark sits beside Harington and throws a wry smile his way.
It’s a highly relatable, emotional moment, that sees both Clarke and Harington shed a tear or two.
It’s one that, like the series finale, saw emotional responses from fans too, with many venting about it on Twitter. One called it “more emotional than the actual scene itself.”
Taylor Swift Prepped For ‘Cats’ Movie By Going To ‘Cat School’
Taylor Swift is clearly taking her role in the upcoming “Cats” movie furry seriously.
“The pop star and noted feline enthusiast told Entertainment Weekly that preparation for her role as Bombalurina in the big-screen adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical has involved attending “cat school.”
“I just fully committed and threw myself into the process and had the most fun,” Swift told EW in a story published Friday. “We had this thing called ‘cat school’ that was a class where you could learn about how to create the motions of cats, how to think like they think, how to sense things the way that they do, carry yourself the way a cat would. I learned a lot.”
Swift also discussed “cat school” in a video interview with Time last month. Even so, her newer comments to EW are making headlines this week, probably because the idea of cat school is hilarious……………………………………………………………”
Taron Egerton’s ‘Rocketman’ looks like a better ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’
Taron Egerton as Elton John in ‘Rocketman’.
Bohemian Rhapsody was so 2018. 2019 will be the year of Rocketman.
“The Elton John biopic shared about seven minutes of footage at Paramount’s CinemaCon presentation Thursday, and while this reporter is on the fence about whether or not it looks good, I feel fairly confident saying it’s going to make a ton of money.
The extended first look follows Reginald Dwight from his very early years as a shy kid with a natural talent for classical piano, to his young adult years as an unstoppable creative force, to a troubled middle age in which he seems to have lost sight of who he really is. (Taron Egerton plays John in adulthood.)
We get to see him meet songwriter Bernie Taupin (Jamie Bell) and manager John Reid (Richard Madden), change his name to Elton John (according to this movie, he happens upon the surname when he happens to spot a photo of the Beatles), play the Troubadour and Dodger Stadium, and so on……………………………………………………………”