Kevin Spacey is charged with groping a young man

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BOSTON (AP) | Kevin Spacey has been charged with groping the 18-year-old son of a Boston TV anchor in 2016, the first criminal case brought against the Oscar-winning actor since his career collapsed amid a string of sexual misconduct allegations over a year ago.

Spacey, 59, is due in court Jan. 7 on the resort island of Nantucket to be arraigned on a charge of indecent assault and battery, Cape and Islands District Attorney Michael O’Keefe said in a statement Monday. Spacey could get up to five years in prison if convicted.

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AP 2018 Breakthrough: Hannah Gadsby may change stand-up game

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LOS ANGELES (AP) | Hannah Gadsby says she knows it’s meant as a compliment to be chosen as one of the year’s Breakthrough Entertainers by The Associated Press. But, as with many things, the Australian stand-up comic and actress sees the honor from a variety of perspectives.

“Like, what happens after ‘breakthrough’?” Gadsby asked. “Like, I could be a one-hit wonder or I go on to being a deserved star?” She notes: “I think I was doing really well before all this craziness around ‘Nanette.'”

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Episcopal Church confronts past role in sexual exploitation

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NEW YORK (AP) | With striking displays of candor, the Episcopal Church is acknowledging the potency of the #MeToo movement by officially lamenting its past role in sexual exploitation and pledging steps to combat it.

The Protestant denomination’s national convention this summer included an emotional session at which first-person accounts of abuse by clergy and other church personnel were read aloud by bishops of the same gender as the victims — six men, six women. Dioceses nationwide are now seeking to gather and share similar stories from victims in their local church communities.

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‘House of Cards’ trailer reveals the fate of Spacey’s Frank Underwood

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Netflix released a “House of Cards” teaser trailer for its upcoming final season Sept. 5, explaining how they are writing out lead actor Kevin Spacey.

Spacey played power-hungry politician Frank Underwood for five seasons on the award-winning show that put Netflix’s original programming on the map.

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‘Murphy Brown’ revival to tackle MeToo movement

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BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP)| “Murphy Brown” will weigh in on the MeToo movement when the series starring Candice Bergen returns to a very different world in September, the show’s creator said.

The 13-episode reboot reunites Bergen as a sharp-tongued investigative journalist and TV anchor with most of the original cast from the CBS show’s initial 10-year run that ended in 1998 — before the internet and the rise of 24-hour cable news took hold. Once again, scripts will be inspired by current events, including the fourth episode entitled “(Hashtag) MurphyToo.”

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Ryan Murphy planning #MeToo anthology series on Spacey, Weinstein

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Ryan Murphy is considering turning the #MeToo movement into an anthology series.

In a profile for the New Yorker by Emily Nussbaum, Murphy revealed he’s been thinking about a project titled “Consent.”

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Central Florida Overheard: All Hail the Queen

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ABOVE: Eveleena Fults is the new queen at Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament in Orlando. Image from Eveleena Fults’ Twitter.

Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament is quite the spectacle. For those who have never been to the family-friendly dinner attraction, you head back to the 11th century when people dined without utensils and watched knights slaughter each other to please the ruling king. But now, for the first time in the show’s 34-year history, the king is no more. The king is dead, long live the queen! Medieval Times announced that Eveleena Fults, better known in these parts as the burlesque performer Ivy Les Vixens, becomes the kingdom’s (or should we say queendom’s) new ruler — her Majesty, Queen Doña Maria Isabella.

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Trans of Thought: TERF Battle

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Recently, a trans woman walked into a bookstore in New York City and sat down in the audience waiting for Rose McGowan to make an appearance.

Rose was in town promoting her memoir that, in part, chronicled her abuse at the hands of Harvey Weinstein and made her one of the leaders of the #MeToo movement. Taking the opportunity to stand up during the talk, the trans woman started in with charges of transphobia against Rose based on earlier statements made in a podcast. Voices were raised to the point of screaming. Rose, not a paragon of stability herself, handled it badly by screaming back at the trans woman to sit down and shut up. She then made more statements that both deflected the charges of transphobia and reinforced them. When the dust had cleared, video of the exchange was a viral sensation. It became the story du jour on countless outlets and Rose attacked everyone from her own team, handlers, security and even the audience for not coming to her defense. Soon thereafter, fearing similar incidents, Rose announced she was canceling her book tour.

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Laverne Cox shares her own #MeToo story

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Laverne Cox shared her own #MeToo story and explained the importance of male representation and intersectionality in the movement during an interview for “The Katie Couric Podcast.

“I got to confront a man that I’d had a sexual encounter with that the encounter was consensual but then something happened that wasn’t consensual. And I was able to recently confront him about that,” Cox says. “And what was interesting to me in the confrontation is that he had no idea that his behavior was predatory, that he didn’t have consent.”

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