Maggie Gyllenhaal Doesn’t Like It When She’s Asked About James Franco’s Continued Employment On “The Deuce”
It’s unfair that Maggie Gyllenhaal the actress keeps getting asked about the multiple sexual misconduct allegations against James Franco, her co-star on the The Deuce (twice over, he plays twins). According to Vulture, she says it annoys her and that she doesn’t have anything to do with it. It’s absurd that women keep having to answer for men’s misdeeds for the simple fact of proximity. However, I think it’s perfectly reasonable to ask Maggie Gyllenhaal the producer about the decision to keep James on the show which has been renewed by HBO for a third and final season. When asked about that, Maggie the producer put in the position of having to use the word “nuance” a whole bunch of times.
Coincidentally, an X is also the location where Bryan Singer will reportedly be signing his name on another hefty settlement check.
Here is excellent news for all of you nasty true crime freaks that have run out of episodes of Forensic Files and Cold Justice to lull you to sleep night after night. The OG king of the crime shows, Unsolved Mysteries, is getting the reboot treatment. Netflix has announced that it has picked up twelve episodes of the show that made us kids of the 80s and 90s fear windowless vans and invitations to pet strangers’ kittens with the promise of candy. But will it really be Unsolved Mysteries if they can’t bring Robert Stack and his creepy as shit deadpan delivery back from the dead?
Page Six is saying that director Brett Ratner has dropped a libel lawsuit he was bringing against a former Endeavor employee who last year had accused him of rape.
Back in October last year, Melanie Kohler accused Brett in a Facebook post of “preying on me as a drunk girl at a club.” She said that she was taken to producer Robert Evan‘s house where Brett “forced himself upon me after I said no and no and no again.” That post didn’t stay up for long, Melanie deleted it after a quick phone call from Brett’s attorney, Marty Singer.
Brett then took things to an 11 and filed a libel lawsuit against her in federal court in Hawaii. The gag was Brett filed this suit on the same day that six other women came forward to accuse him of sexual misconduct. Warner Bros. cut ties with him on the same day. Brett has now dropped that lawsuit.
From the looks of things, James Franco’s time isn’t up just yet. He’s currently shooting season 2 of The Deuce and weekending in the Hamptons, according to Page Six. Most recently, he’s been seen out on the town with his girlfriend, 25-year-old Isabel Pakzad and two of Isabel’s BFFs, eyebrow #1 and eyebrow #2. The foursome made a rare public appearance at the Broadway opening of the a play called Straight White Men, starring straight white men, Armie Hammer and Josh Charles.
When your President gets cornered, he lashes out by tweeting threats of nuclear annihilation IN ALL CAPS because any asshole with a valid birth date is allowed to have Twitter. When R. Kelly gets cornered, he ass dribbles out 19 minutes of martyred mumbling and releases it on Sound Cloud, the same way I release my janky podcast, because any asshole with a valid email address can publish there. While your President’s outbursts might get us all killed, R. Kelly’s charming ditty, “I Admit“, is about as dangerous as being stabbed with a peeled banana, and equally ridiculous.