Kevin Spacey is officially out on House of Cards, — his image is no longer even on the menu card — and Netflix will not be moving forward on his Gore Vidal biopic, Gore. House of Cards has suspended filming to allow the show to write him out.
And that’s great! Good decision, Netflix! But what about Danny Masterson? Danny Masterson was accused by four women of raping them in the early 2000s — accusations that they took to the LAPD who turned it over to the district attorney’s office:
The evidence that the district attorney has amassed as part of this case has been described as “compelling” and “overwhelming” by multiple sources and includes audiotapes, emails sent to and from Scientology officers at the time the alleged rapes happened, forensic computer evidence and a threatening handwritten letter Masterson sent to one of the alleged victims.
However, the cases have stalled out, perhaps thanks to pressure from the Church of Scientology. And that’s where Leah Remini comes in to shine some light on those particular cockroaches. She taped an episode of Scientology and the Aftermath in which she interviewed the victims, but it has been shelved to avoid compromising the DA’s case while they consider bringing charges, BUT HEY, MAYBE IT’S ABOUT TIME TO DECIDE, GUYS.
In the meantime, Netflix has also decided against taking action against Masterson who co-stars on The Ranch. Which, when you consider that no legal charges have been brought against Kevin Spacey yet SEEMS PRETTY FUCKING HYPOCRITICAL, Y’ALL.
Back to Kevin Spacey: Richard Dreyfus’ son, Harry, has come forward with accusations against the actor. He is in addition to three more accusers according to Buzzfeed, and eight House of Cards employees. HOW DID THIS STAY QUIET FOR SO LONG?
Uma Thurman is full of righteous anger, and she will tell you about it when she’s damn well good and ready.
Julianna Margulies has come forward to say that Harvey Weinstein and Steven Seagal were inappropriate with her.
Harvey Weinstein is under investigation for lewd conduct by the LAPD, and the NYPD said they had an “actual case” against him for rape. More than 90 accusers have come forward against this anal cyst of a man.
And the man that groped Terry Crews, Adam Venit of William Morris, has been placed on leave. IT’S JUST NOT THAT HARD, NETFLIX.
Here are all the Kevin Spacey jokes on Difficult People. BRAVO, GUYS.
In Other TV News
Brad Paisley had something to say about that CMA ban on talking about the Las Vegas shooting and got the whole stupid thing reversed. GOOD JOB, BRAD PAISLEY. Now I want to see country artists on that red carpet talking about gun violence. After what happened in Las Vegas, after what happened here in Texas yesterday, we need to have this conversation.
The Simpsons haven’t forgotten about Puerto Rico:
Outlander keeps deviating from the books. Here’s a very long piece wherein the showrunners defend their choices.
If you received an email from Netflix saying that your account is suspended, DON’T CLICK ON ANYTHING.
OH NOOOOOOOOOOoooooo: It’s Always Sunny is leaving Netflix in December.
I already miss The Good Place. Here’s a fun piece about its visual gags.
We know more about the incident that shut down Westworld: apparently, actor Zahn McClarnon had a serious fall in his home and was hospitalized with serious trauma. He’s “on the mend” and filming will resume sometime this week.
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Oh, Lou Diamond Philips. Stay home with your lemons, Lou Diamond Philips!
Last week Joe Scarborough said that Sean Hannity was going to make trouble for Robert Murdoch in his effort to buy Sky Media. Turns out, he knew what he was talking about.
Glenn Beck defends Jake Tapper and everything is upside down now.
- A Lord of the Rings series is being shopped around and it is HELLA expensive. Amazon appears to be the front-runner, although considering how they’ve been spending money like a drunk sailor, I’m not sure that’ll happen.
- CBS bought Assisted Living, a retirement community comedy.
- NBC is developing The Dunnings, a family dance-school drama.
- Hulu is developing Unspeakable, a dramedy starring Mary McCormack.
- Darkness Visible is being developed into a series.
- The Middle‘s final season will be a bit longer.
- Bruce McGill, who appeared in the original MacGyver, is going to appear in the reboot.
- Paula Malcomson and Blake Ritson have joined the cast of Krypton.
- Jesse Rath will join Supergirl as Brainiac 5.
- Anna Jacoby-Heron will co-star in The First on Hulu.
- Jordan Gelber and James Lastovic have joined the cast of Insatiable.
- Steve Kazee is joining Blindspot.
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The Real Housewives of Dallas: Reunion time. 9 p.m., Bravo
Jimmy Kimmel Live!: Carlos Correa will be one of Jimmy’s guests. Yay, Astros! 10:30 p.m., ABC
All Governments Lie: Truth, Deception and the Spirit of I.F. Stone: A look into the importance and value of independent journalism. 8 p.m., Starz
Rolling Stone: Stories from the Edge: Alex Gibney’s two-part documentary about the legendary magazine. Part two airs on Tuesday. 8 p.m., HBO
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