The final season of House of Cards will makes its way onto Netflix this fall, and that’s when we’ll find out how they got rid of Kevin Spacey’s character. (I’m going with the – SPOILER ALERT – ghost of Zoe Barnes pushing him into a semi-truck carrying bad toupees.) House of Cards is entering promo mode now, so they sat Robin Wright down with Today’s Savannah Guthrie to talk about how Kevin Spacey became one of the inaugural members of this generation’s class of Actors Who Fucked Up So Bad That They Lost A Job (other members include: Jeffrey Tambor, Roseanne Barr, Clayne Crawford, and Danny Masterson). While working 90s Sally Hershberger hair, Robin basically played the “I don’t know her” card when asked if she had any idea that Kevin Spacey’s an alleged teenage boy terrorizer.
Last week, Guy Pearce said something more interesting than Guy Pearce announcing he found his Felicia Jollygoodfellow costumes and will try them on for a Facebook live video. Guy recently claimed during an Australian interview that he had a “difficult time” filming L.A. Confidential with alleged serial creeper Kevin Spacey, and that Kevin was a “handsy guy.” Guy also implied his experience wasn’t nearly as bad as some others, because he “was 29 and not 14.” Guy has more to say on that, and it’s that he wished he hadn’t said anything.
Guy Pearce is the latest person to spill the beans about 20 years too late about Kevin Spacey’s predilection for giving unsolicited penis pats. Previously, Gabriel Byrne casually revealed that Kevin caused shooting on The Usual Suspects to shut down because of his inappropriate sexual behavior. Now, Guy reports in a recent interview that Kevin got “handsy” with him on the set of L.A. Confidential.
Ryan Murphy has a lot of ideas. One is that you can’t call what he does “camp”, that’s insulting. He calls his aesthetic “baroque” instead. In a recent New Yorker profile, Ryan said that it used to “really bug the shit” out of him when people labeled his work camp, which he says suggests a “musty smallness”. Baroque, on the other hand “ is big”. So one of Ryan’s big, baroque ideas is to do a TV about #metoo inspired by Black Mirror.
It might be a coin toss as to whether Ellen Pompeo or Robin Wright tests fan loyalty more, as both have taken their shows 900 seasons further than most thought they’d ever go. OK, fine, only Grey’s Anatomy has had 900…House Of Cards has had far less, but Kevin Spacey’s piss poor attempt at a Southern accent made the first five seasons seem like the first fifty. But now that Kevin has been fired by Netflix and is living out his days with Harvey Weinstein on Perv-tation Island, it’s up to Claire Underwood, er, Robin to take the helm on House of Cards. If last night’s season six teaser drop gives any indication, the last season of HOC is going to maintain the sneaky frantic chaos in the White House them. How unlike reality. Continue reading
When Kevin Spacey’s alleged history of having zero boundaries became common knowledge, the higher ups at Netflix quickly cut him out of House of Cards, and they killed his Gore Vidal biopic. Netflix might have gotten rid of all traces of Kevin Spacey, but apparently his creepy spirit still haunts the halls of their accounting department.
CNN says that Netflix announced on Monday that they took an “unexpected” $39 million charge for content that they decided “not to move forward with.” Sources close to Netflix tell CNN that the $39 million charge stems entirely from costs associated with the House of Cards switch-up, and the cancellation of the Gore Vidal biopic. I’m glad those sources spilled what they knew, otherwise people would be left wondering how much of that $39 million was from Kevin Spacey’s damage, and how much was from Danny Masterson’s. But based on what I think the production budget of The Ranch is, I would probably have guessed Netflix took a hit of $39.
CNN points out that despite the $39 million loss, Netflix had a great quarter, with a record 8 million new subscribers, and they’re still worth billions. But they may use this loss to respond to Mo’Nique’s money gap issue by saying, “See Mo’Nique? This is why we couldn’t pay you millions for your Netflix special. A psychic told us that Kevin Spacey was going to cost us a ton of money, so…are you buying this excuse or should I continue?”