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Kevin Spacey has claimed that the 18-year-old man which accused him of groping told Spacey he was older and welcomed flirting.

The notorious Hollywood actor pleaded NOT guilty to sexually assaulting the young man in 2016.

The plea was entered on the actor's behalf, which happens automatically under Massachusetts law.


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The incident happened in Nantucket, and Spacey has been ordered to have zero contact with his accuser following the sexual assault charges.

The Daily Mail are reporting that the former House of Cards actor claims the teenager; "said he was a 23-year-old student studying business at Wake Forest University."

He also maintains the young restaurant worker "sought out a friend for the specific purpose of introducing him" to Spacey.


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In court yesterday, (Spacey also was caught speeding before appearing) the motion claims the teen "welcomed drinks" from the famous actor and allowed him to; "put his arm around around him near the piano while they did sing-a-longs and even left the bar to smoke."

It's alleged that the young man gave his phone number to Spacey, which the motion states suggested "mutual and consensual flirting".

Spacey doesn't actually deny groping the teen, but it does state that the teenager "did not object to the alleged touching, he did not ask Spacey to stop and he did not remove himself from the situation".

The young woman who was in contact with the accuser was never told about the alleged assault, it is purported.

A number of accusations have emerged about the veteran movie star, such as Anthony Rapp's explosive claims;


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CNN reported yesterday that Spacey gave a nod of acknowledgement following the judge's order for him to refrain from contacting his accuser.

A spokeman lawyer said: "The commonwealth is requesting that Mr Spacey be ordered to stay away and no contact with the named victim and his family."

Judge Thomas Barrett said; "Certainly the court will impose those conditions."

The 59-year-old actor was seen arriving at court surrounded by paparazzi, less than a five-minute walk from the place where the alleged assault took place; Club Car lounge.

Spacey was silent on the claim and refused to comment as he left the courtroom and headed to his car. The next hearing date is March 4, but the actor is not obliged to attend.

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Claire Underwood dominated the newest season of House of Cards, finally becoming the boss bitch she was always meant to be.

The first female president – something that has become less and less far fetched as of recent years. And most likely, will happen during our lifetime.

But how do you dress someone for a role that hasn’t happened yet?

This is why Claire’s wardrobe was a vital part of her powerful character. She needed clothes that would tell those around her that she will not be seen as anything less than number one – commander-in-chief of the U.S.

And her designer Kemal Harris devoted her time to creating just that – an outfit that would intimidate and gain respect before Claire even began to speak.

Each one-of-a kind ensemble we see Madame President in throughout season six was crafted specifically for Robin Wright (Claire) using a mannequin made to her exact measurements.

Prevalent colours include Presidential blue, army green, jet black and business grey, all of which exude authority.

Most of her suits are this navy blue colour, comprised of a fitted-top and pencil skirt, and have a distinct collar. And what you’ll also notice is that each outfit has french sleeves, so she can wear her unique, presidential cufflinks.

These cufflinks have been a tradition for each man that has sat in the oval office over the years, so it is only fitting Claire gets her power piece as well.

Double-breasted buttons, a slim, masculine belt, and defined shoulders also detail her various pantsuits throughout the show. Because of these added details, articles have called her wardrobe “villainess”, “military-like”, and “utilitarian”.

In an interview, her designer agreed that her pantsuits portrayed this dictator vibe and did so on purpose.

“Claire is in battle this final season,” Kemal explained. She is under massive amounts of pressure, fighting against her former husband’s legacy and his former political ties as well.

When the Vice President approaches her in the evening, even her pajamas carry on this vibe. The navy silk pjs are designed with clean lines and a buttoned up collar underneath.

She is always prepared for whatever comes her way and she needs to be as such a controversial figure.

My favourite suit by far is the one she wears in episode four (spoiler alert!) to Cathy’s funeral. It is all black with a thin red line that crosses her body like a military sash, secured by a single button on her shoulder.

This is the first time we see her working behind the scenes, undermining the ‘trusted council’ she has around her by securing a deal with Petrov. It is her first big power play and fittingly takes place at the funeral of the murder she arranged.

She is shown as a threatening and dangerous military commander using brilliant tactics to reserve her position of power.

You’ll also notice that Claire is not seen carrying a handbag once throughout the season. Her designer said this small detail was necessary to solidify her authority (she has those of lower positions to carry her stuff now). It also equivocates her to her male predecessors as does the other aspects of her wardrobe.

These suits emanate prestige strength in their untouchable and sharp look. She is no longer nurturer to her male counterpart and former husband but the supreme leader of the nation, always ready to command as chief.

And she does so in her iconic black patent Christian Louboutin heels. Because even though her suits strip her to simply an authority figure, her heels remind her enemies that her feminine power is stronger than anything they have ever dealt with before.

In fact, by the way she is leading the country one could make the case that she is a better president than Frank ever could have been. She does not possess his fatal flaw – 'male ego' (as Claire calls it).

The president uses every single female stereotype to her advantage, showing the world that the being the best leader is all about tact and strategy, regardless of what gender you are.

And all of these skills are perfectly portrayed by her badass wardrobe.


After Kevin Spacey faced allegations of sexual assault last year, Netflix made the decision to drop the actor from House of Cards.

The political drama featured him as the main character, so fans were concerned how the newest season would play out.

And after watching the first five episodes of season six, I can honestly say that his termination was the best thing to happen to the series.


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House of Cards has been a masterful twist of legal strategy and sinister plotting, exposing the underbelly of politics the public never sees.

After Francis Underwood secured the presidency at the end of season two, critics thought the following three seasons became a grasping at straws, trying to find a new goal for the man who finally achieved what he wanted.

However, others believe that they were necessary and highlighted the dangers of corruption, for they explored the possibility of a criminal in as commander-in-chief of a nation. How would he keep his position?

His downward spiral into the depths of worse and worse crimes, in my opinion, showed that this corruption cannot be sustained in a position of power – eventually, you’ll be found out (or in this case murdered).

But the real focus should have been on Claire's rise from background co-star to forefront leader.


Failure is impossible. -Susan B. Anthony

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So, where does this leave us in season six?

Claire Underwood is president and steps up to fill Spacey’s shoes. Actually, not fill his shoes because that would ensue she is merely a replacement when in actuality she dominates the lead in a way he never could. She fills the screen with stigma-shattering power.

The opening scene begins with Claire sitting in the oval office at the president’s desk while two men stand in front of her, telling her what she should do.

From the start, we know the newest season isn’t just going to pit Claire’s strength against the presumed authority of men, but it means so much more amidst the current sexual assault allegations in Hollywood.

It’s time for women to step forward and refuse to be “managed” – that’s the word she uses throughout her role. Claire says men have tried to manage her her whole life and instead of blatantly putting them in their equal place, she takes them on Underwood style.

Through a series of well thought out moves, Claire plays into the common beliefs that everyone around her has – “a grieving widow is not fit for office” and “women are too emotional to be involved in war strategy, let alone have the nuclear button”.


Don’t worry and definitely do not question her.

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She plays the role so well that even I became frustrated with her actions. For while she chillingly breaks the fourth wall to promise us her honesty, we still remain in the dark when it comes to her grand plan.

It’s not until the fifth episode that everything falls into place and her mastery is revealed. And I felt my conviction for, at times, falling into the stereotypical trap. Of course, Claire is the smartest character to hit the screens, she knows exactly what people want to believe and how to use it against them.

Although reviews have been mixed about the newest season, everyone seems to agree that Robin Wright (Claire Underwood) shows unparalleled talent in her role – as if it was who she was born to play.

My advice is to re-watch the last season or at least a few episodes before you start season six, for they bring back a few far off characters that I had forgotten about.

And be sure to accept the newly introduced iconic Shepherd duo. Their roles are brilliantly thought out and needed as Claire’s arch enemies. Bill Shepherd is the entitled white man we all want to punch in the face, and Greg Kinnear portrays him perfectly.

And even if you feel lost among the first four episodes, stick through it until the end of the fifth. You won’t be disappointed, for there is nothing more satisfying then when everything clicks into place – especially when it’s for a character you’ve been rooting for.


The new House of Cards trailer is here, and we are woke.

Kevin Spacey has been under fire for allegations of inappropriate sexual behaviour. Last year, Anthony Rapp bravely came forward and accused the Oscar-winning actor of making sexual advances towards him when he was just 14-years-old.

As a result of the revealed incident, Netflix reportedly said they were planning on dropping Kevin from the following season of House of Cards.

And now, the political drama’s recent trailer has officially killed off his character of Frank Underwood, verifying the series’ previous statement.

The chilling, short clip opens with Blaire Underwood in all-black at a graveyard.

“I’ll tell you this though, Francis. When they bury me it won’t be in my backyard.

“And when they pay their respects, they’ll have to wait in line,” the powerful woman says, looking straight into the camera lens.

The camera then pans out to reveal her husband’s grave beside that of his father’s.

Captioned “You should have known”, the haunting video officially puts an end to Kevin's starring role.

We cannot wait to see Claire take over the Oval Office. Her strong portrayal of the female lead is empowering as she shows that she doesn’t need a male co-star to slay it on set.

The show’s final season will debut on November 2nd, and we can’t wait to see it!



Hello, Madam President…

Yes, it's finally her turn in the Oval Office.

Robin Wright’s Claire Underwood is making her mark on the presidency In newly released first-look images from Netflix for 'House of Cards.'

The sixth and final season will revolve around Wright’s Claire in the Oval Office, having taken over the reins from her husband, Frank. We don't yet know how the team will have written Kevin Spacey, who played the scheming politician and president during the first five seasons out of the show – and had filmed the first three episodes of the new series – before Netflix severed ties with the actor. 

The actor was forced off the show late last year amid several sexual harassment allegations that came to light. Since then, he has all but left public life but after stalling production on the show for a number of weeks, Netflix announced the would continue, with Wright taking over the storyline. 

So, now, rightfully, it is her time to shine.

Wright has earned five Emmy nods for her formidable work on the drama and fans are eagerly anticipating her chance to step into the central character. Wright, who has been credited with taking the character from mere arm candy to one who carried equal weight with that of the lead actor, steadily grew to be as popular as Spacey's Frank over the course of the show's run.

Diane Lane and Greg Kinnear as well as Cody Fern join Wright this season alongside Emmy Award nominee Michael Kelly, Jayne Atkinson, Patricia Clarkson and more.

We can't wait.    


Netflix has cut ties with Kevin Spacey, the star of its show House of Cards, following allegations of inappropriate sexual behaviour.

Earlier this week, the streaming service announced that it had suspended production of the political drama series' sixth and final season, and it had now emerged that Spacey's character, Frank Underwood, has been axed from the series completely.

“Netflix will not be involved with any further production of House of Cards that includes Kevin Spacey,” the company said in a statement late on Friday.

Earlier this week, Broadway actor, Anthony Rapp, claims Spacey tried to seduce him when he was just 14-years-old.

Spacey has since issued a statement saying he does not recall the incident and offered an apology before announcing that he is living his life “as a gay man.”

While it is unclear at this stage how producers will deal with his absence, it is understood that his departure may not mean the end of the show.

“While we continue the ongoing investigation into the serious allegations concerning Kevin Spacey’s behaviour on the set of House of Cards, he has been suspended, effective immediately,” Media Rights Capital, the company that produces the show, said in a statement.

“MRC, in partnership with Netflix, will continue to evaluate a creative path forward for the program during the hiatus.”

According to Variety, one scenario being discussed by producers is the option of killing off Spacey's character, and instead, have the sixth series focus his wife Claire, played by Robin Wright.


Producers look set to move ahead with plans to create a potential House of Cards spin-off series, set in the same universe as the political drama.

The news follows the announcement that production of the hit Netflix show will cease after six series.

It comes just days after the series' lead actor, Kevin Spacey, was accused of sexually harassing an underage boy more than 20 years ago.

Broadway actor, Anthony Rapp, claims Spacey tried to seduce him when he was just 14-years-old.

“I don’t know if I would have used that language. But I was aware that he was trying to get with me sexually,” he told BuzzFeed.

The House of Cards actor has since issued a statement saying he does not recall the incident and offered an apology before announcing that he is living his life “as a gay man.”

It's understood the decision to end the Netflix drama was made before the claims emerged, though this is yet to be confirmed.

According to Variety, producers are now in the early stages of development of multiple spin-off ideas, including a series focused around Doug Stamper's career.


Members of the public and high-profile names in the entertainment industry have taken to Twitter today to condemn Kevin Spacey's response to allegations he behaved in appropriately towards a child actor in the 1980s.

After claiming to have no recollection of an exchange with Star Trek actor, Anthony Rapp, the actor then went on to use the same statement as a platform to come out as gay.

Unsurprisingly, the message was met with incredulity from the press and public, who wasted no time telling the House of Cards star that there exists no correlation between homosexuality and paedophilia.

Weighing in on the discussion, House of Cards creator, Beau Willimon, has asserted that the reports currently surrounding Spacey have made for unsettling reading.

Taking to Twitter, Beau wrote: "Anthony Rapp’s story is deeply troubling."

"During the time I worked with Kevin Spacey on House of Cards, I neither witnessed nor was aware of any inappropriate behavior on set or off."

"That said," Beau continued. "I take reports of such behavior seriously and this is no exception. I feel for Mr. Rapp and I support his courage.”

Despite the backlash surrouning Spacey's statement, the post has been liked in excess of 55,000 times on Twitter so far today.



There is a lot to be said for the unique joys of a Netflix Originals series binge. The Get DownOrange Is The New Black, Bloodline, House Of Cards, Grace And Frankie, Stranger Things, Breaking Bad… OK the list is FAR too long. 

However, and lest we forget, Netflix has its very origins in a wealth of pretty cracking award-winning movies.

With the weekend now upon us, we've rounded-up ten recent blockbusters that are absolutely worth a watch..


1) Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Riggan Thomson is a faded Hollywood actor best known for playing the superhero "Birdman" continues his struggle to mount a Broadway adaptation of a short story by Raymond Carver.

The film won four Academy Awards. Michael Keaton was awarded a Golden Globe for Best Actor and the film was awarded a Golden Globe for Best Screenplay.

2) Brooklyn

The life of an young Irish immigrant forever changes when she visits 1950s New York. But whens summoned home, she finds herself torn between two worlds.

Brooklyn was nominated for three Academy AwardsBest PictureBest Actress, and Best Adapted Screenplay, and won the BAFTA Award for Best British Film

3) Lobster

In a near future world, single people are hunted and forced to find mates within 45 days, or will be turned into animals and banished to the wilderness.

Lobster was selected to compete for the Palme d'Or at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival and won the Jury Prize. The film has been nominated for Best Original Screenplay at the 89th Academy Awards.

4) Sing Street

In 1980s Dublin, a teen whose family is falling apart transfers to a tough school, where he forms a rock band to fit in and win a girls attention.

Sing Street was nominated for a Golden Globe in the Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy category and Jack Reynor won an IFTA for Best Actor in a supporting role.

5) The Theory Of Everything

As his esteem grows in the world of physics, Stephen Hawking’s body is ravaged by ALS, forcing his increasing dependence on his devoted wife, Jane.

Eddie Redmayne landed the Oscar, Golden Globe, BAFTA and Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actor for his performance.

6) Still Alice

When happily married linguistics professor with three children is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, it challenges her career and her family life.

Julianne Moore won an Oscar, a Golden Globe and a BAFTA Award for her leading role in this drama.

7) Gone Girl

His marriage crumbling, Nick comes home one day to find his wife has vanished. And as the police turn up the heat, the shocking truths come to light.

Rosamund Pike received an Oscar nomination for her role in this adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s best-seller.

8) The Big Short

A group of wily opportunists make a fortune off of the US economic crash by sniffing out the situation in advance and betting against the banks.

Nominated for five Oscars, including Best Picture, this star-packed romp took home the fold for Best Adapted Screenplay.

9) Django Unchained

Accompanied by a German bounty hunter, a freed slave named Django travels across America to free his wife from a sadistic plantation owner.

Quentin Tarantino and Christoph Waltz both won Oscars for Tarantino’s violent spin on Spaghetti Westerns.

10) The King's Speech

In this biographical drama, Britain’s King George VI struggles with an embarrassing stutter until he seeks help from speech therapist Lionel Logue.

The Best Picture Oscar winner also brought Colin Firth the Academy Award for the year’s Best Actor.


Congratulations are in order for Mahershala Ali and his wife, Amatus Sami-Karim – they are expecting a baby!

The House of Cards star shared the news on Instagram last night with a stunning black and white photo of the pair.



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In the snap, Mahershala stands proudly with his arm around his wife, while she cradles her bump with her hand.

He simply captioned the pic: “Amatus~Sami."


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The couple were married three years ago and hinted that they were expecting at the Emmy Awards, when Amatus showed off a fuller figure on the red carpet.

We're delighted for the soon-to-be parents!


Bumping into a cast member of one of the biggest shows on TV right now would put a pep in anyone’ step, right?

So, we can only imagine how BUZZING some House of Cards fans were this weekend when they got the opportunity to pose for a selfie with none other than Frank Underwood’s wingman.

Michael Kelly, who plays Doug Stamper in the hit series, was getting his draaank on at several locations around Dublin city, and according to reports he was pure sound.


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From O’Donghues to Grogans, fans of the actor got the chance to chat and shoot the breeze with ol Mick before immediately updating their Instagram with the evidence. (Obvs.)

In town to celebrate his birthday, Michael tweeted: “I’m hitting pubs in Dublin this weekend and I’m beyond excited.”

He’s excited?! We are PUMPED!


Tension is rising for Frank, and we can already tell this is going to be one dramatic season.

"You have no idea what it means to have nothing. You don't value what we have achieved," President Underwood says in the heart-racing trailer, full of guns, sweaty sex scenes and *lots* of cold-eyed glares.

There's no sign of a reunion between Frank and Claire either, with the President telling his estranged wife that she "destroyed" everything they had.

Yup, it's going to be a firecracker of a season – now all we need to do is wait for March 4 when the full set of episodes hit Netflix.