With ‘House of Cards’ production halted, what’s next for Kevin Spacey?

With ‘House of Cards’ production halted, what’s next for Kevin Spacey?
(CNN)Production on the sixth and final season of "House of Cards" has been halted after star Kevin Spacey was accused of sexual assault by an actor who claims he was a minor at the time of the alleged incident. Spacey issued a statement late Sunday, claiming he did not recall the incident but apologized for what he said would have been "inappropriate drunken behavior.""But if I did behave then as he describes, I owe him the sincerest apology for

Why Hull fishwife is Maxine Peake’s hero

Why Hull fishwife is Maxine Peake’s hero
For their efforts, she and her fellow "headscarf revolutionaries" were met with disdain, misogyny and even death threats by some Hull men and trawler owners. She was blacklisted and never worked in the fishing industry again. But the campaign worked. The law was changed, and lives were undoubtedly saved. Image caption Prepare the Baftas: Maxine Peake in Three Girls Peake herself is near the top of the acting ladder, despite saying she's never taken the most obvious career opportunities.Her

The lives of the 4 US soldiers killed in Niger

The lives of the 4 US soldiers killed in Niger
(CNN)Sgt. La David Johnson married his childhood sweetheart and was expecting his third child.All four died in an ambush on October 4, after helping local forces in Niger combat terrorists.They came from across the country, each leaving a profound legacy on their communities. Here's what we know about their lives and service of the four soldiers killed: Sgt. La David Johnson, 25Even as an adult, Johnson had a playful spirit, once demonstrated by his unusual method of commuting when

Leith accidentally reveals Bake Off winner

Leith accidentally reveals Bake Off winner
Meet the Great British Bake Off finalists Channel 4's Bake Off risk has paid off Image copyright @PrueLeith She earlier said she had been confused by the time difference between the Asian country and the UK, thinking the final had already aired."The time difference is massive," she told the Press Association. "I thought that they got it six hours ago."Bhutan is six hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time.In her now-deleted tweet, Leith said she "wanted to

Harvey Weinstein banned for life from Producers Guild of America

Harvey Weinstein banned for life from Producers Guild of America
unanimously votedHarvey Weinsteinmore than 80 womenThe Producers Guild had already on Oct. 16, which took place a couple days after Weinstein was . This next step, taking place after Weinstein chose to resign his membership following the first vote, is the Producer Guild demonstrating how serious it is taking the accusations against Weinstein. In a statement, it pledged that: “Sexual harassment can no longer be tolerated in our industry or within the ranks of Producers Guild membership.” In light

Brit Marling makes Weinstein claims

Brit Marling makes Weinstein claims
Skip Twitter post by @britmarling I put pen to paper about my own experience in hopes that it would give myself + others solace, strength + contexthttps://t.co/C57GSsKBMC— brit marling (@britmarling) October 23, 2017 Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Allegations against Weinstein are subject to criminal investigations in three cities She praised all of the "courageous" women who have come forward to speak out against Weinstein in recent weeks. Marling said she believes it was the writer in her who

Kevin Spacey’s coming out is a tasteless distraction that hurts the LGBTQ community

Kevin Spacey’s coming out is a tasteless distraction that hurts the LGBTQ community
House of Cards executive producer and actor Kevin Spacey allegedly sexually assaulted actor Anthony Rapp when he was 14, according to a story BuzzFeed News broke late Sunday night. And now Spacey’s apology has left LGBTQ activists livid—especially since he used the allegations as an opportunity to come out about his sexuality. According to BuzzFeed’s interview with Rapp, in 1986, Spacey allegedly invited the then-teen actor into his apartment for a party. After the night ended, Spacey reportedly hoisted Rapp onto his bed, rested on

When satire becomes its own kind of whisper network

When satire becomes its own kind of whisper network
On a 2005 episode of "Family Guy," Seth Macfarlane made a joke that seemingly referenced Spacey's sexual misconduct.Image: al selb/los angeles times via getty images/pete pavorich pool/getty imagesThe first person to technically break the Kevin Spacey sexual misconduct story was a 1-year-old animated boy named Stewie. In a 2005 episode of Family Guy, Stewie runs through a giant crowd crying, "Help! I've escaped from Kevin Spacey's basement! Help me!" As a diaper-wearing fictional child, Stewie doesn't have enough credibility

John Kelly called Frederica Wilson an ’empty barrel.’ Is that racist?

John Kelly called Frederica Wilson an ’empty barrel.’ Is that racist?
Washington (CNN)On Thursday afternoon in the White House, chief of staff John Kelly laid into Florida Democratic Rep. Frederica Wilson in harsh terms.A search through the Internet shows that the origin of the line is somewhat fuzzy -- although it is commonly credited to Plato in this form: "An empty vessel makes the loudest sound, so they that have the least wit are the greatest babblers." (One interesting thing: There is no citation of what work Plato wrote those

Harvey Weinstein stripped of BFI Fellowship

Harvey Weinstein stripped of BFI Fellowship
The BFI said the fellowship was "the highest honour we can bestow", adding "the serious and widespread allegations about Harvey Weinstein's appalling conduct are in direct opposition to the BFI's values".It said sexual harassment, abuse and bullying are "unacceptable under any circumstances" and that everyone working in the film industry or any other workplace "should be safe and respected"."We wholeheartedly support those brave enough to come forward and speak out. The film industry needs more women represented on every

Harvey Weinstein was kicked out of the Producers Guild of America for good

Harvey Weinstein was kicked out of the Producers Guild of America for good
Booted for good.Image: WireImageHarvey Weinstein was banned for life by the Producers Guild of America after a new round of sexual assault allegations. Following weeks of accusations against Weinstein, and his subsequent expulsion from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Guild's National Board of Directors "voted unanimously" to begin the process of terminating Weinstein's membership. SEE ALSO: Another actress describes in horrific detail alleged rape committed by Harvey Weinstein Now, the Guild has issued a lifetime