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Joel Schumacher estimates he’s had up to 20,000 sexual partners
Turns out Joel Schumacher‘s box-office figures aren’t the only sky-high record he’s got.
The 79-year-old director of smashes like “St. Elmo’s Fire,” “Batman Forever” and “The Lost Boys” recently gave a wide-ranging interview to Vulture in which he detailed some of the more fabled elements of his past, including his drug use and promiscuity.
“Have you ever guessed the number of partners you’ve had?” interviewer Andrew Goldman asked him, to which Schumacher responded, “It would be in the double-digit thousands, but that is not unusual.”
Harrison Ford is Not Here For Chris Pratt Playing Indiana Jones
Harrison Ford has firmly rejected the idea of a future Indiana Jones reboot, as he believes no other actor could play the role. During an appearance on The Today Show, Ford said that he is Indiana Jones, and that the character should die when he does.
Greg Berlanti Says Gay Execs Stopped Him From Casting Gay Actors
GREG BERLANTI OPENED UP ABOUT HOLLYWOOD’S INTERNALIZED HOMOPHOBIA.
LGBTQ representation on television is at an all-time high. Sadly, many queer actors are only cast as characters that match their identities. For that reason, many out creatives advocate for reserving those roles for queer talent. Without saving those roles for LGBTQ actors, many gifted queer actors would never get cast at all.
6 Sneaky Signs a Trusted Adult Could Be a Child Sexual Abuser
Michael Jackson is now deceased and consequently he will never be convicted in a court of law, but many of Jackson’s alleged behaviors were typical of those exhibited by child sexual offenders who use grooming behaviors. Grooming behaviors are the behaviors and techniques a sexual offender employs so that they can engage in abuse without detection. Grooming behaviors are directed toward the intended victim, the child’s parents or guardians and the community at large. They generally follow a series of stages that may include selecting a vulnerable victim, gaining access to the child, developing trust of the child and their guardians, and desensitizing the child to sexual touch so the abuse can take place without detection. However, many of these grooming behaviors also overlap with behaviors that caring, involved adults engage in and thus it is often hard for adults to recognize them before abuse takes place.
The following behaviors could be potential indications of grooming.
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How Florida police snared nearly 300 — including Robert Kraft — at spas used for sex trafficking
LaToya Jackson Accused Michael of Crimes Against 'Innocent Children' in Resurfaced Clip; Later Retracted Claim
A powerful & anti-gay Catholic cardinal was just found guilty of raping 2 teen boys
TEXAS MAN ACCUSED OF VIOLATING ADOPTED 5-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER WITH DOLL, FOUND GUILTY
Man confessed to giving STDs to 3-year-old relative: court docs
“I Was Terrified, and I Was Humiliated”: #MeToo’s Male Accusers, One Year Later
On October 10, 2017, Terry Crews did something no one knew he was going to do, not even his wife: he opened up about allegedly being groped by a powerful Hollywood exec. The actor had been reading women’s stories about their experiences with sexual abuse in Hollywood—which began spilling out after the New York Times’s first report about Harvey Weinstein—and found himself incensed by the way men were responding to their tales with skepticism, suggesting, among other things, that the women coming forward were speaking up just because they wanted to be famous.
“I literally was like, ‘That’s not what this is about at all! This is not how it works!’” he recalled in an interview. And so, he tweeted: “This whole thing with Harvey Weinstein is giving me PTSD. Why? Because this kind of thing happened to ME.”
Crews recounted a Hollywood party where an unnamed, powerful agency executive—later revealed to be William Morris Endeavor’s Adam Venit—groped him, laughing when he protested. Although Crews instantly drew gratitude and support, he also found himself on the receiving end of skepticism—particularly from other men, who said a guy like him couldn’t be sexually abused, due to his size and physique. (As one comedian put it, “God gave you muscles, so you can say no.”)
White man pulls gun in confrontation with black Florida A&M students
The Tallahassee Police are investigating allegations by four black students at Florida A&M University that a white man brandished a gun and harassed them at an off-campus apartment complex.
French art school accused of photoshopping in black students for US ads
“F--k Roseanne”: Kenya Barris Opens Up About Leaving ABC and His Move to Netflix
Les Moonves Was Not a Good CEO
The morning after Les Moonves was finally — finally! — forced out as the chief executive and chairman of CBS Corp., I pulled up the transcript from the company’s second-quarter conference call, which had taken place on Aug. 2.
Just days earlier, the New Yorker had posted Ronan Farrow’s first devastating article about Moonves, in which six women said he had either sexually harassed or sexually assaulted them. “He has gotten away with it for decades,” said one of the women. “And it’s just not O.K.” The night before the conference call, the board had hired two white-shoe law firms to investigate the allegations. But the directors, most of them Moonves pals, kept Moonves on as CEO, and he led the earnings call, just as he’s done since 2006, when Viacom Inc. and CBS split into two publicly traded companies.
Game of Thrones star: Hollywood has a 'big problem' with homophobia
At the Toronto International Film Festival, currently ongoing, Game of Thrones star Kit Harrington sat down with other Hollywood figures to discuss their industry’s problem with homophobia.
Harrington is in Canada to promote Xavier Dolan’s new film, The Death and Life of John F. Donovan.
‘There’s a big problem, I think, with the idea of masculinity and homosexuality, that they can’t somehow go hand-in-hand,’ he told Variety while discussing the film.
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Report: CBS Honcho Les Moonves Was Obsessed With Destroying Janet Jackson After Her Super Bowl ‘Wardrobe Malfunction’
According to a report by Huffington Post, Les Moonves, the CEO and chairman of CBS, was obsessed with destroying the career of Janet Jackson following the 2004 Super Bowl’s notorious half-time show, during which the singer’s breast was exposed, allegedly inadvertently, for nine-sixteenths of a second. According to HuffPo’s sources, Moonves did all he could to make sure her career was wrecked in a ditch.
The incident, which happened in a show produced by CBS and MTV, was explained as a “wardrobe malfunction,” and many believe that the whole thing was more the fault of Justin Timberlake. However, Moonves — who was recently accused of decades of sexual misconduct — allegedly never bought that explanation, believing that the whole thing was an intentional attempt to foment controversy and publicity by Jackson. He believed Jackson was insufficiently repentant, and, the report claims, he singled her out for vengeance.
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Dylan McDermott Accused of Sexually Assaulting a Woman in 1991, Won't Face Charges
Dylan McDermott won’t be charged after being accused of sexual assault.
The 56-year-old American Horror Story actor was accused of sexually assaulting a woman in 1991, but prosecution has been declined because it is “outside the statute of limitations,” according to a Los Angeles County District Attorney Charge Evaluation Worksheet obtained by PEOPLE on Friday.
“The reporting party alleged that she was the victim of a sexual assault by the suspect in 1991,” the worksheet states.
Judge Tosses Gender-Based Claims Against Fred Savage in Costumer's Lawsuit
Vince Vaughn could face up to 360 days in jail after DUI arrest
Former ‘ER’ Actress Vanessa Marquez Shot and Killed by Police
Vanessa Marquez, an actress best known for her role as a nurse on “ER,” was shot and killed by South Pasadena police on Thursday, authorities confirmed on Friday.
Officers were called to Marquez’s home in the 1100 block of Fremont Avenue by a landlord to check on her welfare. When the officers arrived around 12 p.m., she was suffering from seizures and appeared unable to take care of herself. Officers called out paramedics and a mental health clinician, and continued to talk with her. After about 90 minutes, Marquez, 49, armed herself with a BB gun and pointed it at the officers, causing them to open fire, said Sheriff’s Lt. Joe Mendoza.
Ken Jeong Calls Out Hollywood’s ‘Cultural Insensitivity’
Ken Jeong delighted audiences in “Crazy Rich Asians” as Papa Goh, the high-haired, nouveau riche father of the Goh family. But behind the laughter, a range of emotions welled behind the comedian, for the road to “Crazy Rich Asians” was a deeply emotional one. Even now, while doing press for the film, Jeong can’t help but get emotional talking about the impact of this feature film.
“It’s bigger than us,” Jeong said. “This movie is bigger. I have a very modest, small role in this movie, yet, I’ve never felt so culturally emotional about it.”
Cher Recalls the Time Jack Nicholson Called Her "Too Old, Not Sexy"
"Alright, sit down, because I'm going to tell you a fabulous story," Cher said toward the start of her first of two sold-out shows at Atlantic City's Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa over the weekend. "A true story, OK?"
She actually told a few stories during the Friday night stop of her Classic Cher tour. After descending from the ceiling, dripping in gold and wearing a larger-than-life orange wig, for a dazzling performance of her 2013 hit "Woman's World," the pop icon took a breath — and then a trip down memory lane.
Though she's been performing for more than five decades — and can do a five-minute plank at 72 years old — Cher admitted that she once felt insecure about her age. And it was all because of her Witches of Eastwick co-star Jack Nicholson and director George Miller.
Twitter Is Tired of Hollywood's Gayface
Disney has received a boatload of criticism for casting a straight actor, Jack Whitehall, in a gay role in Jungle Cruise.
A source confirmed to The Sun that the 30-year-old actor landed "a dream role" in the part, a character described as "hugely effete, very camp and very funny." As the first clearly gay role in a Disney film, it is also historic.
Many queer people in the entertainment industry took to Twitter to express exasperation in response to the news of the "dream role," which many felt should have gone to a gay or bi actor.
"I know we are supposed to be happy about this but the second outreach to the LGBTQ community is another camp character played by a straight guy," wrote Mean Girls actor Daniel Franzese. "Why must we always take our spoonful of sugar with a lemon?"
"How about an openly gay actor/comedian playing the first openly gay “very Camp” character in a Disney film. Baby steps I guess. FUCK BABY STEPS. THIS IS BULLSHIT," stated Sex and the City actor Mario Cantone.
Kathleen Turner Lets Loose on 'Friends' Cast, "Gross" Trump Handshake and "Asshole" Nic Cage
The iconic Hollywood star, now 64, has pretty much seen it all during her decades in the business — and she has no time to sugarcoat her experiences.
Opening up for a profile in Vulture, Turner dished on a number of subjects, including Donald Trump's "gross" handshake, difficulties with the Friends cast and her "asshole" Peggy Sue Got Married co-star, Nic Cage.
Aside from luck, Turner told Vulture "rage" has driven her career.
"I’m fuckin’ angry, man," said the actress who starred in such '80s classics as Body Heat, Romancing the Stone and Prizzi’s Honor.
While on the topic on "injustices" that made her angry, Turner told the story about some of Hollywood's biggest male stars who had a competition to bed her first.