November 1, 2017 7:41 PM Kevin Spacey, Dustin Hoffman, Jeremy Piven, Brett Ratner Accused of Sexual Misconduct
New sexual misconduct accusations have been leveled against several Hollywood A-listers as the fallout from the Harvey Weinstein scandal continues to roil the film industry. Oscar winner Dustin Hoffman, "Entourage" star Jeremy Piven and "Rush Hour" director Brett Ratner all face new accusations of sexual misconduct. Additionally, a second actor has come forward 13
October 31, 2017 7:26 PM Hollywood predators on the prowl?
NEW YORK • Kevin Spacey has the cards stacked against him now. The day after the actor apologised following an accusation that he made a sexual advance on a 14-year-old boy in the 1980s, Netflix announced that the next season of his show House Of Cards would be its last. Netflix and Media Rights Capital, the studio behind the show, said in a statement 4
October 30, 2017 4:33 PM Kevin Spacey faces backlash from LGBT community after coming out
If Kevin Spacey had come out as gay a year ago, the reactions would've been very different to those seen on Monday. For starters, he almost certainly would have been congratulated - a Hollywood A-lister publicly coming out in a world where sexuality is considered by many to damage ticket sales. But the House of Cards star only came out in the wake of accusations 17
October 30, 2017 1:09 PM 'I don’t know many... who don’t have a Kevin Spacey story'
Kevin Spacey tweeted his own statement after actor Anthony Rapp accused 58-year-old of historical harassment Actor, stand-up comedian and writer Aisling Bea tweeted this morning after Kevin Spacey released a statement in which he apologised for any "inappropriate drunken behaviour" with a 14-year-old in 1986. Tweeting this morning, Bea wrote; "I don’t 15
October 30, 2017 5:42 AM How Kevin Spacey’s ‘Coming Out’ Grossly Conflates Pedophilia and Homosexuality
Actor Anthony Rapp accused Oscar winner Kevin Spacey of forcing himself on him when he was 14. Spacey responded by coming out of the closet. The timing couldn’t have been worse. Spacey, who has dodged rumors that he’s gay for years—and even made a public mockery of coming out at this year’s Tony Awards—responded to the allegations by saying if he did do what Rapp alleges 3
October 28, 2017 9:46 AM The Lack Of Women Leaders Is A National Emergency
Men run everything, and it's enough already. Want to stop sexual harassment? Fix this now. There have been so many horrifying stories about male predatory behavior since the Harvey Weinstein story broke earlier this month, but one quote has truly stood out. In a damning memo about her boss, a Weinstein Co. employee named Lauren O’Connor neatly explained 20
October 26, 2017 11:15 AM Assassin's Creed Origins review in progress: making the old feel new again
Assassin’s Creed has always claimed that “history is our playground” but Assassin’s Creed Origins may be the first game in the series that truly captures that. Previous titles in the series have, unfortunately, tended towards feeling more like closed schoolyards than open playgrounds. Open to explore though they were, these settings had strict schoolyard 2
October 24, 2017 6:12 PM Facebook Is Telling News Outlets How to Do Their Job. Thanks, Facebook!
That’s galling. But it’s also a positive sign. Over the past five years, as it has grown into a dominant source of online news, Facebook’s news feed has reshaped journalism in profound ways. Its algorithmic rankings, which determine what news its users see (and what gets buried), rewarded outlets for framing their stories around provocative or outrageous 7
October 24, 2017 4:30 PM You can now go live on Instagram with a friend
Following a test this past summer, Instagram is now letting users broadcast live with a friend. Users can invite anyone who's currently watching their broadcast to join, although only two people can broadcast simultaneously, which is visualized through a split screen. The owner of the broadcast can remove their guest and add someone else whenever they want. The actual 8
October 24, 2017 7:28 AM Facebook explores, publishers panic
It used to be a tweak in the Google search algorithm that sent a shudder through newsrooms trying to adapt to the online era. Now it is any change in the design of Facebook. So, an experiment underway in a few countries, where the social media giant appears to be making it harder for users to see news stories, has caused something akin to panic 10