Netflix Announces End Of House Of Cards

From the Hollywood Reporter:

Frank Underwood’s Washington tenure is coming to an end. Netflix is currently in production on a sixth and final season of House of Cards, the landmark drama that signaled its aggressive push into original programming. The final run of House of Cards, which stars Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright as ruthless and ambitious beltway couple, will debut its last 13 episodes in 2018. Executive producers Melissa James Gibson and Frank Pugliese, who replaced exiting creator Beau Willimon last year, are both expected to return as co-showrunners.

Official word on its conclusion, which has been in the works since the summer, comes at a problematic time for Spacey. The star and executive producer is embroiled in sexual assault scandal, with an actor alleging that Spacey made aggressive advances towards him when he was just 14. Spacey responded, in turn, by apologizing for “inappropriate drunken behavior” and coming out as gay. Neither the apology nor the admission have been met with a positive response.

Earlier today Netflix issued a separate statement saying they are “deeply troubled” by Anthony Rapp’s allegations.

  • Paula

    Busted!

  • Joe in PA

    Long before todays revelations…I decided to stop watching HOC. Blech…and now I won’t be watching for even more reasons.

    • Show should’ve ended with the finale where Underwood manages to become President.

      After that, it became weird-ass fascism porn, really.

      • Joe in PA

        Agreed!

  • Pollos Hermanos

    Good.

    I have enjoyed Spacey in various things but there is no excuse for his creepy behavior.

  • IamSmartypants

    Hollywood is getting a lot of practice lately with consequences.

    • Talisman

      Hopefully, so will the dumpster’s administration.

    • james1200

      I’m torn because I enjoy the product Hollywood puts out but I’m also enjoying watching them burn to the ground.

      • edrex

        coming this fall to HBO.

  • Sam_Handwitch
    • Daveed_WOW

      Inevitable

  • Everyone has heard of Spacey’s shenanigans involving younger male cast members, especially when he is producing in the theater. This like Weinstein and Ailes and so many others went on far too long. This reckoning is long overdue and far from over.

    As for House of Cards, it’s long overstayed its welcome. The show went from ridiculous to absurd at least two seasons ago. If it was supposed to be a farce it needed jokes. Instead it just got more and more far fetched. (As if a party would allow a husband-wife team to share a ticket, especially when the wife had never held public office.)

    • Tread

      Shenanigans? I call it what it is: sexual harassment.

    • MBear

      “Everyone “?

    • TK

      “Everyone has heard of Spacey’s shenanigans involving younger male cast members, especially when he is producing in the theater. This like Weinstein and Ailes and so many others went on far too long. This reckoning is long overdue and far from over.”

      Bryan Singer must be a complete mess waiting for his shoe to fall.

      • Daveed_WOW

        OMG. Bryan Singer must be scared witless right around now.

    • Dazzer

      Actually, when he was the Director of the Old Vic in London, no-one suggested that Spacey was involved inappropriately with younger cast members.

      The London theatre world is not big and rumours go round like wildfire – I’ve never heard anything about Spacey forcing himself on anyone.

      • No one? Actually quite a few have reported inappropriate behavior during that time. (I realize the BBC is claiming otherwise, but all the other news sources are now coming out with stories about Spacey while in the UK.)

        • Dazzer

          Could you point me to some of those news sources?

          I’m not being sarcastic or dismissing you here. I’m relatively linked into the London theatre world and I’ve heard nothing. What makes my lack of knowledge on this even stranger (if what the sources say is true) is that I’ve worked a lot with the Young Vic (the youth/experimental wing of the Old Vic) so I would have expected to have heard something over the years.

          Given that Spacey is into straight-acting twinks, the Young Vic would have been his happy hunting ground.

    • I’ve heard stories of him fooling around with guys and trolling parks for tricks. I never heard anything about any guys being underage or not consenting. That makes this story a much bigger deal than any of the rumors I heard.

    • TK
    • TrueWords

      Hollywood looks the other way because it is ALL about the MONEY and never the human cost and human dignity

    • juanjo54

      Sorry but unless you have information, verifiable information to the contrary, there has been nothing I have seen about Spacey being involved with under age boys. There have been numerous rumors about him being gay which is a very different thing. Likewise, to my understanding there is only one allegation here, a highly inappropriate act to be sure but nothing to indicate that Spacey threatened the young man or did anything to still or destroy his career which is what Weinstein was doing. Looks like an overly dramatic attempt to tie together extremely deplorable acts in a fashion that does not quite work.

    • JD

      Right…I mean, net they’ll say the WH could be staffed with the daughter and son-in-law, with more family runing the show…oh…wait…

    • netxtown

      It has been done. Not here in the US…but it has been done.

    • Edmund Allin

      Stranger things have happened. Trump got elected, for example. :p

  • another_steve

    This is a terrible time for sexual harassers/predators.

    My mama taught me: “Stevela, my baby: timing in life is everything.”

    • Talisman

      Any time should be a terrible time for sexual predators.

      • another_steve

        Of course. But a cottage industry has been born: Attorneys making a fortune in the “sexual wrongdoing” legal area.

        If you’re a high-profile harasser/predator, you’re in big trouble today.

        And well they should be.

  • Tawreos

    I wonder if they planned this for today or did they move the announcement up to make it look like they were taking a stand?

    • Adam King

      I never watched it and wasn’t even aware it was ongoing. Seems like it would be outdated what with the real drama in Washington being worse than any fiction anybody could dream up.

    • Dazzer

      It’s been known for a long time in the industry that this was going to be the final series.

      I suspect the announcement has always been planned for today and Netflix’s PR machine is too unwieldy or too incompetent to have changed the announcement date.

      In PR terms it would have been sensible to put some space between themselves and Spacey and made the announcement quietly – and then stated it more loudly around the time of broadcast.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    What a sad end to an otherwise great career.
    He strikes me as a member of old Hollywood where it was ok to grab a pussy on the casting couch or a boy backstage.

    • greenmanTN

      He’s not old enough for that. This bullshit is all his own.

      • Ragnar Lothbrok

        Absolutely.

  • james1200

    So the fake president is forced to resign but the real lift POTUS/rapist not?

    http://www.reactiongifs.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/sigh.gif

    • MBear

      One is gay.

      • james1200

        This has nothing to do with Trump’s sexuality!

        • MBear

          Ha!

    • Special Agent FBl Bambino

      It’s not the time to talk about sexual harassment.

      • bobbyjoe

        Our thoughts and prayers are with… oh, fuck it.

    • jerry

      Trae Crowder’s latest: “From King Greasy Cheese to fucking Frank Underwood, it’s a rough day to be a fake-ass president.”

  • Hank
  • Adam Stevens

    Boy, this all did not play out the way Spacey thought it would.

    It makes one wonder what a better man he might have been if he had an ounce of courage and honesty within him.

    Even in his coming-out post, with words like ‘I choose to live as a gay man,’ any gay person worth their salt can absolutely FEEL how much Spacey detests his gayness.

    A sad story all around, yet Spacey deserves what he has coming, and Rapp deserves far more than an apology.

    • Gerry Fisher

      Our community–the health of our community (on the outskirts of which he’s been a part), the health and well being of its members, and the progress of politics that assist our community members–has never been a priority for him. His comfortable privacy and maximizing his career opportunities have always been more important, a higher priority. It doesn’t surprise me in the least that his coming out statement is awkward at best and “throws the LGBT community under the bus in regard to underage sex” at worst. It’s all about him, and we’re not really a concern of his.

      • jruffdc

        Kevin cares about Kevin

      • BobSF_94117

        How is it that you are feeling thrown under a bus?

        • Goodboy

          Using the gay card to excuse the pediphilia. The community takes a hit for connecting a pedo with being gay.

          • BobSF_94117

            If you’re a member of this community, you should look up “pedophilia”. Heck, you should do it regardless of what community you belong to.

  • Blake J Butler
    • Boreal
      • TrueWords

        I am DYING here…literally DYING!!!

      • Blake J Butler

        She’s also guilty of murdering Blanche Devereaux’s wallpaper and wearing it as a dress.

        • TrueWords

          I recently had to tell a friend about how poor the Golden Girls were that they could only afford three chairs at the kitchen table…

        • Special Agent FBl Bambino
          • JackFknTwist

            Stranger than fiction.

          • Dazzer

            It’s where Triffids go to die.

        • Reasonoverhate

          You win the internet today!

        • matrem

          O/T but any SF peeps should go see the Golden Girls Christmas special with Heklina and D’Arcy at the Victoria next month. Alaska from drag race is going to be in the nov. 30, December 2nd and 3rd shows.

        • JackFknTwist

          That is so good !

      • Nychta

        Shouldn’t laugh, but heck I did.

      • Prost Seattle

        I a
        Ways think of Tracy Chapman’s ‘Fast Car’ when I see Sarah:

        ‘You see my old man’s got a problem
        He live with the bottle that’s the way it is
        He says his body’s too old for working
        His body’s too young to look like his’

        Change the pronouns and as think you’d agree

      • kaydenpat

        Lol!!! Y’all are so mean..

      • JCF

        Papadopoulos helpfully providing the profile portion of his mugshot!

        • kaydenpat

          Lol!! Dying.

      • Prost Seattle

        This isn’t the time to be talking about the greatest volunteers known to mankind.

    • coram nobis

      Ex parte? Who answers for the other side? WH counsel? Private counsels for the defendants? Private counsels for other parties not yet named?

    • Miji

      Is this anything new though? The highlighted portion just seems to be a statement of the premise of the investigation from the beginning. The only thing new I see is that Manafort’s former attorney, who is female was compelled to testify.

  • bkmn

    I wonder how long before all those people that took loyalty oaths to Trump realize they only work in one direction.

  • bkmn
    • The_Wretched

      I don’t understand. Trump’s been arrested in secret?

      • whollyfool

        I think it was a joke.

        • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

          As is Mensch.

    • Talisman

      Marshall needs to learn how to tweet more clearly.

    • Cuberly Deux

      ??

    • Sam_Handwitch

      wut

      • bkmn

        Sealed arrest warrant is what I think he is talking about.

      • JoeMyGod

        He’s mocking Louise Mensch.

        • Sam_Handwitch

          oic LOL

        • Dazzer

          Damn. He’s taken his time. People in the UK have been queueing to mock Mensch for the last 10 years.

          • Reality.Bites

            It’s the NHS. The lines to mock Mensch move much faster in the US.

          • Dazzer

            HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!

            :-)))))))))))))

            (insert your own Montgomery Burns “Excellent” gif here)

    • It’s a joke folks, playing on Louise Mensch’s bizarre claims there were “sealed impeachment counts” against Trump as far back as March, I believe, and that the Marshal of the Supreme Court had been sent to tell him not to pardon anybody.

      His point here is despite all the ridiculous claims from the conspiracy theorists, not a one of them had the inside scoop that Paps was arrested and flipped.

  • AtticusP

    I’ve always thought that Kevin Spacey is a gifted actor.

    But the fact that he admitted sexually harassing a 14 year old male at the same time he decided to come out as a gay man just plays into the hands of those evil people who believe that all gay men are out to recruit innocent young boys.

    I’ve heard it said that there’s no bad time to come out. I think Mr. Spacey just shattered that myth..

    • Dazzer

      Just to be pedantic here, Spacey has admitted to nothing. He says he was drunk and has no recollection of the events Rapp describes.

    • Special Agent FBl Bambino

      A lot of gifted artists have troubled life. Unfortunately it does not absolve what they have done to the innocents. I love House of Cards, had Netflix continues to produce the series, I could never watch it again knowing what Kevin Spacey has done.

  • boobert

    Using your fame to get some hot guys! No problem. Underage? Problem !

  • https://twitter.com/lrozen/status/925099956309983233

    This is the thing: It was clear from reporting yesterday the Trump WH had NO idea who was being charged today. But even more importantly, apparently they didn’t know that Papadopoulos had been caught, flipped, and been turned to “proactive cooperation.”

    Meaning as part of his arranged plea deal, he would have been spending some unknown number of weeks calling and emailing his campaign contacts and collecting evidence for Mueller and the FBI.

    Anybody he contacted in or associated with the Trump administration has to be shitting bricks today.

    • bkmn

      The fact he could have worn a wire multiple times during this time period should really freak Trump out.

      • Yep. And now ALL of ’em, being corrupt ass-weasels all, are gonna be wondering who else is wearing an FBI wire.

      • stanhope

        Not trump..he thinks he is impervious…now the others in the coven are wearing Depends with an air wick over their cracks. Oh grab a snack, this is going to get interesting. On a side note, can they charge paul ryan so he can go to jail? His face just screams Bubba’s bitch.

      • stanhope

        Not trump..he thinks he is impervious…now the others in the coven are wearing Depends with an air wick over their cracks. Oh grab a snack, this is going to get interesting. On a side note, can they charge paul ryan so he can go to jail? His face just screams Bubba’s bitch.

    • Bryan

      Let them poop out a wall…

      • BobSF_94117

        So it is going to get built after all.

        • edrex

          ha!

      • matrem

        Can depends hold that much weight? Asking for an orange acquaintance.

    • djcoastermark

      Might we recommend a good stool softener for the admin ? This day just keeps on getting more interesting.

    • TJay229

      There are 4 more sealed indictments… Get the 🍿 ready!

      • netxtown

        4 more??? holy munch-a-bunch-of-cheetos

      • JackFknTwist

        I’m locked and loaded, to coin a phrase !

      • kaydenpat

        Really?!!!! Wowzers. And the shoes just keep dropping. This is more great news.

        • TJay229
          • kaydenpat

            Yay!!!!!! This has been a great day which will go down in history as the beginning of the end of the Orange Bigot. Let’s hope that Donny Jr. is one of the perps inducted soon.

          • stanhope

            Don Jr will be the first to flip when he goes to the shower and Big Bubba has finished with paul ryan…..ms mitch mcconnell will be auntie martha knitting kotexes for the boys who cause bubba’s eye to twinkle. Can’t you just see don jr in prison screaming like a bitch?

          • kaydenpat

            You have quite a warped imagination there. Lol. I just want that entire family in jail where they belong. I can definitely see Donny Jr. crying like a baby though even without any Bubbas.

          • stanhope

            Don Jr will be the first to flip when he goes to the shower and Big Bubba has finished with paul ryan…..ms mitch mcconnell will be auntie martha knitting kotexes for the boys who cause bubba’s eye to twinkle. Can’t you just see don jr in prison screaming like a bitch?

    • kaydenpat

      Good to hear. They’re not going to be able to spin their way out of this scandal.

    • stanhope

      AND maybe wearing a wire LMAO when I heard that I hollered….the sewer at the WH must be clogged from all of the toilet use! Sean Spicer must be laughing his ass off…for now…..and that big bovine dateless sarah fuckabee sanders must be dragging her udders around as she paces back and forth. They’re coming to get you Barbara LOL. Bitch looks like a drinker and a smoker with a drawer full of D sized batteries in the night table.

    • stanhope

      AND maybe wearing a wire LMAO when I heard that I hollered….the sewer at the WH must be clogged from all of the toilet use! Sean Spicer must be laughing his ass off…for now…..and that big bovine dateless sarah fuckabee sanders must be dragging her udders around as she paces back and forth. They’re coming to get you Barbara LOL. Bitch looks like a drinker and a smoker with a drawer full of D sized batteries in the night table.

  • Sean Williams

    I guess Spacey is only going to be allowed to play priests from now on.

  • Ninja0980

    No surprise there right?

  • Special Agent FBl Bambino
    • bkmn

      I like ZQ and really hope he never has to shave his chest for a role.

      • Dayglo

        I second that and I hope he finds his caps key.

      • Dayglo

        I second that and I hope he finds his caps key.

    • BobSF_94117

      Someone with a Twitter account should ask Quinto how Spacey could have avoided coming out now.

      • Special Agent FBl Bambino

        If Spacey is so dead set against revealing his personal life, he can take out the “I am living as a gay man now” statement and let the readers make up their own conclusion.

        • Acronym Jim

          It was even worse than that. It was “I choose to live as a gay man now.”

      • Strepsi

        He could have denied it categorically and asked for privacy. But I think he knows that then a dozen more guys would #metoo him.

        • BobSF_94117

          True, but a categorical denial wouldn’t be the apology he wanted to convey.

      • tristram

        It’s somewhat understandable that Spacey didn’t come out earlier if he thought this incident (and maybe others?) would have been made public as a result. There’s no good time to say ‘I’m gay and proud and I used to try to get in kids’ pants.’

      • tristram

        It’s somewhat understandable that Spacey didn’t come out earlier if he thought this incident (and maybe others?) would have been made public as a result. There’s no good time to say ‘I’m gay and proud and I used to try to get in kids’ pants.’

    • TrueWords
      • kaydenpat

        When did that come out? We’re there rumors of him molesting kids before now? Wow.

        • Dazzer

          It was broadcast in 2005.

          There weren’t rumours about him molesting kids – the joke is that he liked his men young.

          • kaydenpat

            Okay. Thanks.

          • stanhope

            He liked his men TOPS

          • stanhope

            He liked his men TOPS

        • TrueWords

          2005…everyone knew…everyone looked the other way because Spacey made them MONEY…they have also known about Bryan Singer…

          • kaydenpat

            Wow. Sad to hear.

  • olandp

    The original British version of “House of Cards” had a definitive ending after the third series, much more satisfying.

    • another_steve
      • Kruhn

        Yeah it did. It was a resolution that I liked.

    • The British know how and when a show needs to end.

      Like their original version of “Life on Mars.” Two seasons and it was clearly done at the end of the 2nd. I watched the US remake and it seemed obvious to me they really hadn’t planned on the ending they tacked on abruptly when it was canceled.

      • Special Agent FBl Bambino

        I hope they changed the script to have Claire kill off Francis in the first episode so I can watch the last season of the series.

      • another_steve

        The British know how and when a show needs to end.

        Absolutely. They’re the masters of the art.

        Every British TV series ends with just the right amount of “and perhaps there’ll be another season of this….”

    • MT YVR

      Gods I loved that version. Ian Richardson’s FU was sublime. He never blinked on camera… which was a whole level of creepy that was brilliant.

      • another_steve

        The proverbial “born for the role,” there.

        • MT YVR

          There’s a sci fi movie called Dark City in which he has a role. I almost fell off my chair when he came on. That man could act in a trashcan and still be pure bliss.

          • another_steve

            I feel that way about Derek Jacobi, too.

            The man could sit on a toilet bowl and squeeze for 20 minutes nonstop, and I’d watch and enjoy every second of it.

          • MT YVR

            lol Ok that was descriptive. 😉

          • olandp

            And not at all kosher…

          • Steven Jaeger

            Have you seen him in Vicious?

          • BobSF_94117

            I am now very leery of watching Vicious.

          • another_steve

            Yes. I felt for him, in that.

            Boy is a trained and amazingly gifted Shakespearean actor. Campy humor is just not his thing.

          • edrex

            hmmm… you just found a new way to make me uncomfortable. bravo.

          • ByronK

            He was a terrific Hamlet in the BBC version – his bedroom scene with Claire Bloom as Gertrude was mesmerizing.

          • JCF

            You’ll see him again soon on the Orient Express!

          • REG5824

            gasterflabed and ROTFLOL

          • REG5824

            gasterflabed and ROTFLOL

          • The_Wretched
          • MT YVR

            He was Mr Book. The big bad, actually. I was referencing Ian Richardson, in case that got lost. (comments are being odd right this second for me)

      • olandp

        I didn’t notice that, but he was the personification of pure evil, that is, until his wife took center stage…

        • BobSF_94117

          He was evil, she was practical.

      • BobSF_94117

        The British version made a lot more sense, with the party in power being conservative. The American remake with Dems being in power makes no sense.

    • JWC

      I always have A strong liking for Brit series They tell the story and end it US TV drags it on and on eg Queer as Folk ,All in the Family House of Cards even Fautlt Towers numbered less than 15 epis

      • Reality.Bites

        Till Death Us Do Part and its sequels ran from 1965 to 1992, for several years after the performer playing Else (Edith) died in real life.

        • JWC

          Coronation Street is still running and Dr Who from the early 60’s yes there are exceptopns

      • Edmund Allin

        QaF (UK) ended *too* quickly; I prefer QaF (US), which wobbled but did have enough good episodes to see us through.

        But then, I also like Dante’s Cove. 🙂

        • JWC

          Dantes Cove was good It’s lead actor was a Canadian Native Charlie David

  • Leo
    • Gretchen

      Rand Paul: (paraphrased) We don’t even know if President Trump will run again.

      Has there ever been a successful US president who didn’t run for a second term?

      • Boreal

        Successful being the key word.

        • Steven Jaeger

          He was not in best of health. He had some landmark legislation but VN broke him.

          • Oscarlating Wildely

            VN would have broken just about anyone. Let’s face it: it was a farcical fuck up from the start.

        • Gretchen

          I googled and found three presidents (Polk, Buchanan, and Hayes) who served only one full term before declining to seek reelection. There were a few more whose party made the decision for them.

          You would have to ask someone better informed than me if they were successful.

      • BobSF_94117

        Was Johnson successful?

        • Gretchen

          He served half of Kennedy’s term and a full one of his own before deciding not to seek another term. I suppose successful depends on your perspective.

          • BobSF_94117

            My point was that there has been a successful (enough) U.S. president who chose not to run for a second term (Johnson served less than half of Kennedy’s term, IIRC).

          • Gretchen

            I misunderstood what you were saying. I’m afraid I don’t know enough to speak intelligently about it. I meant it as a sincere question when I asked if any successful presidents had chosen not to run for a second term. Wikipedia gave some bare facts but not the background information.

          • BobSF_94117

            I realized it was a sincere question. I was trying to answer it. Clumsily. It’s rather unusual for a president, successful or not, to forego a second run. Johnson was successful in some ways, but also very demoralized. Good chance he wouldn’t have won the primary. He decided to spare the party and himself finding out.

          • Oscarlating Wildely

            All true, and to be honest, Johnson flawed as he may have been would not have gotten some major shit through the political wringer with a potential reelection over his head. It did at least slightly free him to do some things on his own time, even though yes, he was also kind of a bully *understatement* in the process.

          • Matt G, Rochester

            Johnson chose not to run because he knew the Civil Rights Act would cost Democrats the south making him unelectable. To this day, the south is Rethug or “blue dog” Dem, real Dem’s can’t win outside deep urban districts.

      • bzrd

        President Lyndon Johnson

  • Gigi

    The show would have ended next season anyway. Netflix is using this as an excuse to pull the plug on a show that should have ended long ago.

  • Lazycrockett

    Guess I can take this off my “Get around to watching someday” list.

  • Why the Papadopoulos indictment and proactive cooperation matters:
    https://twitter.com/DemWrite/status/925073266078760960

    The guilty plea cites at least six different Trump campaign staff members. And I guarantee one of them WILL be Jeff Sessions.

    • The lunch meeting between Donald and Jeffy today was a VERY bad idea from a legal standpoint. Could open them both up to witness tampering charges, in addition to the obvious perjury the demented elf committed.

      • The_Wretched

        I’m baffled why they met and so patently openly.

        • Because they’re incredibly corrupt, incredibly full of hubris, and incredibly stupid to believe they won’t ever be caught or held to account.

          • billbear1961

            Becca, they don’t think OUR side will FIGHT for the rule of law, and I wonder if they’re right.

        • Daveed_WOW

          Remember: Trump is uglier than Nixon.

          • ByronK

            Did you ever dream you’d be saying that about a President?

          • Daveed_WOW

            No. I thought we’d turned a corner with Bush and Obama. I really did. I thought that if we just picked the most attractive person we’d be OK. It helps that I’m very shallow and I just don’t like looking at ugly people. That’s the worst part of Trump. He doesn’t even have an excuse for how ugly he is. All he really needs is a facial and a decent haircut. And a suit that fits. Jeez. I can’t stand it. I CANT STAND IT!! Can’t he just fake it?

            Speaking of Nixon, he tried. He combed his hair. He wore a clean white shirt. He occasionally behaved like a real human being. He had a formidable intelligence. And he didn’t really try to be cute or charming. He knew who he was and decided that not repelling people would be enough. It almost worked most of the time. Can’t Trump just do that one thing for me?

          • ByronK

            Trump also needs gastric bypass surgery.

          • Daveed_WOW

            That’s what really irritates me. So much talk about Hillary’s posterior. Which is normal and woman-shaped. Trump is a tubby slob with a giant ass. Not normal.

          • Prost Seattle

            THIS IS HIS CHARM OFFENSIVE.

            And that’s the problem.

      • BobSF_94117

        Plus they had to sit down and eat lunch with each other…

      • Special Agent FBl Bambino

        Deciding how to get rid of Mueller is very important business for the colluders.

      • Daveed_WOW

        They were discussing the cost of getting rid of Mueller.

    • Danieruw

      I hope Conway is one of them! and Lewandowski! They need the smugness wiped off their faces!

  • jruffdc

    Whatever. This is all so ephemeral except for Spacey’s retarded response to the allegations.

  • Henry Auvil

    Kevin Spacey should have came out 20 years ago, when everyone knew he was gay.

  • FAEN

    Surprised this didn’t happen earlier in the day.

  • The amazing thing? During the Obama administration, this story right here would be the only news anybody would be talking about.

    • Cuberly Deux

      Interestingly, it’s all Graham is talking about.

      https://twitter.com/Franklin_Graham/status/925115119499202561

      • Anastasia Beaverhousen

        Fuck him, does he even know who Anthony Rapp is or what “Rent” is? I am sure he thinks it’s so transsexual fag, show.

    • Special Agent FBl Bambino

      I think the pussy grabber in chief getting elected sought of crack the ceiling so to speak. Something got to give.

  • popebuck1

    Should we assume the timing here is just a coincidence, or not?

    • This’ll most likely be why it hasn’t happened yet. Donald will have wanted to wag that dog until it was a bloody corpse, but at least two adults told him he wasn’t allowed to.

      • BobSF_94117

        Of the last, say, ten U.S. attacks on foreign nations, I doubt a third had congressional authority.

    • ByronK

      He shouldn’t even have Congressional authority to use a fork.

  • Beto

    Anthony Rapp is also a Netflix employee at this very moment since he’s on Star Trek Discovery roster, so I’m team netflix here. I applaud their decision.

    • Lazycrockett

      STD is on CBS Stream Service.

      • Reality.Bites

        It’s cute how Americans think they’re the only country in the world.

    • Not Netflix. CBS All Access.

      • Beto

        Here in my country is streaming via Netflix. My bad.

        • Reality.Bites

          It’s Netflix in every country but the US and Canada (where it’s on Space, a cable network)

          However it’s a CBS production sold to Netflix, not a Netflix production despite how they package it.

          • Christopher

            Totally jelly here! We already pay for Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime. We’re NOT paying for another streaming service.

            So, how is the show? The Hubbinator is a huge Trekkie and is bummed that we can’t watch.

  • safari

    I was just at the local Walgreens. As I was checking out a hush came over the store as we all looked out the front windows. The rain had become sheets of rain. But — heavier. Dread washed over us. “Folks,” the clerk began, “we knew this day was coming and we’ll all get through this together.” It had started to snow.

    • My sympathies.

      We’ve had some reports of a chance of snow here in a day or two.

    • Jean-Marc in Canada

      Winter is Here

    • another_steve

      Told well, my friend.

      Echoes of a Greek tragedy, there.

    • matrem

      What’s snow?

      • Ragnar Lothbrok

        !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Better and better and better…and it explains a certain complete freak-out the other day resulting in being banned from Twitter
    https://twitter.com/kylegriffin1/status/925105068067774470

    https://twitter.com/LaurenWern/status/925114734520750081

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    Just FYI, for those who are curious, the Great Orange Shitgibbon has been incredibly silent on the twitter today. Note the time of this screencap….

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/1055802bc7775fb3b496c319d2e1cc95eb1e7044202c3e452b60dddb0ab95517.jpg

    • NZArtist

      Perhaps one of his lawyers has finally got the message through. “Donnie, step away from the phone. You should start exercising your right to silence about now.”

      • Jean-Marc in Canada

        Yeah, it’s rather odd that he just suddenly stopped. Still, you would think after his “lunch” with Sessions, he would have had something to snidely tweet about. Oh, to be a fly on the WH wall or anywhere Trumpians gather. The panic must be palpable.

        • Lazycrockett

          The Pada. case shut all of the Administration down. It blindsided everyone, none of them knew and then realized he had been talking to the FEDS since July.

          • AmeriCanadian

            Woo hoo!!!!

    • Tomcat

      Trying to get the ELF to help him fire Mueller.

  • coram nobis

    The reviews hadn’t been good lately, and there’s also the question of why the lead character didn’t end up the way the UK version did. And, yes, this president is less grotesque than the one who has the real reality show on 1600 Pennsylvania.

    • BobSF_94117

      And a whole lot smarter.

  • Lazycrockett

    Pada. was skyping with Putin’s niece.

    https://twitter.com/MrJonCryer/status/925116496858136576

  • HZ81

    I thought it should have ended with the last season. Started strong, but the ending?

    How they gonna cover all those bodies? C’mon. 🙂

    Although I could look at Robin Wright all day and night. If I were a lady in my 50s, I’d want to be her.

    • Tomcat

      Just going to pardon EVERYONE.

      • HZ81

        I guess. Maybe. Claire looked like she was fine with some (more) executions at the end.

  • BarbWire

    Tell me what you think of this: Spacey could ultimately do some good for gay people in this whole ordeal. 1) Keep quiet for several months until you have a project you absolutely must plug. Lay low for a while till this blows over. 2) When you do talk, talk openly about how life in the professional closet stifled you, made you miserable, and sometimes caused you to act in aberrant ways that you should not have. Admit that you have had a problem and that you have gotten treatment. 3) Apologize to everyone to whom you may have behaved in an aberrant manner. Make amends. 4) Actively work for the gay community to fight homophobia.

    • coram nobis

      All good ideas.

    • Dazzer

      I suspect that the very first thing that will happen is that Spacey will make for rehab as quickly as possible with an immense alcohol problem.

      He has said that he can’t remember what happened – and for that to be the case, he’d be safer with an alcohol problem so intense that he suffered blackouts.

      Once he is safely behind rehab walls, he and his team have a good month to come up with a PR strategy. Again, this is just my suspicion, but the sensible thing would be for him to get out of Hollywood and to re-establish himself in theatre – probably theatre outside of the US.

      His ‘gay’ PR strategy is going to be more complex. Probably his best bet is to lay low and to let gay causes come to him. He should also do a fuck load of anonymous donating to good causes (not just gay ones). If he swears people to keep his good works secret, they’ll be sure to leak out – and that kind of good below-the-line PR is worth its weight in diamonds.

  • Tempus Fuggit

    I lost my appetite for House of Cards when Trump infested the White House.

  • coram nobis
  • andrew

    I don’t recall doing it. If I did it, I apologize. I was so drunk. I’m now going to live as an out gay man. No Kevin, you will probably continue to be the poor excuse for a man that some say you have always been.

  • Gee
  • Macbill

    Keven Spacey will do fine in dinner theaters throughout the country.

  • Chucktech

    Lot’s of careening off topic. (Perfectly understandable, BTW.)

    Here’s my two cents on Spacey: We need to lighten the fuck up.

    Obviously no one should have to endure unwanted sexual advances, but as far as I (we?) know, that’s ALL that this was 35 freaking years ago: An unwanted sexual advance.

    Kevin Spacey did NOT rape this kid. This kid is, as I understand it, now an adult gay male. And I can tell you that, as a gay male who KNEW he was gay from the age of 4 years old, when I was 14 and just figuring out that being a homo was a bad thing, I would have JUMPED at the chance to make out with a hot 25 year old guy.

    Yes, everyone is different, I’m sorry for this guy being traumatized, but I can only view this through my own prism.

    And, BTW, this is nowhere near as bad as what that pig Weinstein did, and all the other pigs just like him. Those were powerful men taking sexual advantage (to say the absolute least) of powerless women.

    NOT THE SAME THING. Nowhere NEAR the same thing.

    • sdnative1958

      It’s the “age” thing. 14 years old. It’s a tough one.

      • Chucktech

        As I said, each of us is unique, but in my case, NOT FOR ME it wouldn’t have been. It was what I had been fantasizing about.

        • billbear1961

          It would have been a big deal if it was against your will because you were scared and/or because you didn’t like the man doing it to you.

          Picture yourself at 14, and some drunken 26-year-old you don’t fancy does this to you against your will. I would have been disgusted, angry, and frightened.

          And, at that age, in the USA, even if you DID fancy the man and you DID consent, it’s still illegal.

          • Chucktech

            No argument, Mr. Bear, but I would imagine a 25 year old Spacey would have been, certainly to my wanting 14 yo eyes, smoking hot and I certainly would have wanted it. And, 30 some-odd years ago, it hadn’t been that long since any homosexual activity was illegal.

      • billbear1961

        No, it’s not tough. You NEVER force yourself–even just contact–on someone once they’ve made it clear they don’t WANT you. Someone says stop, you STOP. If you’re a gentleman, you apologize, and it never happens again.

        As for age, please see my reply to Chuck, below.

        • Tor

          I remember being 14. At that age it might be difficult for some people, male or female or other, to say “NO.” to an older, respected person.

    • Publius

      I think the problem is our society has been making excuses for this behavior for so long that we approached a point where we could no longer take accusations seriously. This new approach of having a zero tolerance policy about these types of transgressions ends those apologetics, and rightfully so.

      Sexual assault and harassment and the like are humiliating experiences for people, especially young people who live their lives seeing the world more cynically, unable to trust, and in excessive fear of intimacy. Our society assuming a hard-line posture against assault will help prevent future generations living through this type of anguish.

    • -M-

      It might be more about Spacey having a reputation for sexual harassment that’s he may be held accountable for now because Rapp spoke up about his experience following the response to the Weinstein, Halperin etc revelations.

    • Deviancy Behavir

      How do you know this is nowhere near as bad? We’ve only heard from one person and you go and make it seem like it’s only happened once. You don’t know that at all, but you seem to make excuses for the behavior. Someone who didn’t try to sexually assault a teenager would never said they don’t remember, they were drunk, they’d say it never happened. But the way you and others on this page keep making excuses for something inexcusable. This is the same mindset that keeps people from talking about abuse, it’s always the victim’s fault. Why did they wait so long, why didn’t they tell somebody, why didn’t they say no. Anthony Rapp was 14 yrs old and Spacey was 26 yrs old. He was a kid put into a very adult situation and you want to place blame and talk about how people need to lighten up, it’s people like you that need to give that b.s. a rest and take things like this more seriously and stop trying to tell others who’ve been raped how they should take this information.

      • Chucktech

        No where did I place any blame, and certainly not on the 14 yo. What I’m saying is that this ONE INCIDENT, unlike a lifetime career’s worth of sexually abusing women, should not end an otherwise great acting career. Lighten up.

    • TrollopeFan

      14 years old. The same age I was when my family doctor sexually abused me, as he had many others younger than me of both sexes it later came out. I guess I was physically underdeveloped enough to interest him. I endured years of shame and self-doubt that I only later realized was tied to that incident. He played me mentally and seized on my weakness and youth to take advantage of me. Oh, it was just a handjob on a little gay boy!! He probably wanted it!!! The rage your comment stirs up in me is palpable. Get a fucking heart and stop apologizing for this shit, mf ah. And Kevin Spacey played the same game. He was drunk!! No, he was a sexual abuser of children. FO!

      • Chucktech

        It was horrible for you, I understand. But you said your family doctor, someone you were supposed to intimately and ostensibly place full trust, performed a handjob on you. As far as I know, Spacey, who as far as I know was another actor of no great renown at the time and otherwise not in this kid’s sphere, did no such thing and stopped when rebuffed. I’m sorry, but I think that’s a big difference.

  • Gee
    • AmeriCanadian

      If true that’s really a sad story.

  • drtrmiller

    It’s one thing to condemn bad personal behavior. It’s quite another to celebrate the end of certain artistic works associated with a man who did a bad thing 30 years ago. Rapp wouldn’t have even made the news today if not for the criminal degenerate Harvey Weinstein. The BuzzFeed article definitely made clear that Rapp was relitigating this whole matter at least in part due to his personal distaste for Spacey’s career successes despite Spacey’s decision to remain in the closet. If Spacey acted as Rapp described over 30 years ago, we can all say that was extremely inappropriate. In lieu of additional allegations demonstrating a pattern of behavior, the cannibalistic response shown so far has been objectively ridiculous and overblown, given the sparsity of facts.

  • James

    Can we all agree that (1) picking someone up, throwing them on a bed, and laying your body on top of theirs, if an unwanted act, is sexual assault, even if both people remained fully clothed, (2) that an adult doing that to a child is especially serious, and that (3) the fact that a bad thing happened a long time ago doesn’t make any less bad or serious? Because there are far too many apologias in these threads.

    • billbear1961

      We can agree, yes.

    • billbear1961

      In fact, we DO agree.

    • Tor

      Yes, yes, yes and yes.

  • Secure

    Couldn’t they have just killed Frank off?

  • shrpblnd

    Kevin Spacey isn’t the only “open Hollywood secret” about liking young boys. Director Bryan Singer has gotten some press already due to his notorious parties, and it wouldn’t surprise me to see a lot more coverage any day.

    • Tor

      Can’t I just get invited somewhere where there’s a hot tub?

  • Al Prazolam

    That this is front page news is embarrassing.

  • stanhope

    At the risk of spoiling the party, keep in mind pence is next in line and paul ryan after that…so unless they were to nullify the entire election, we are not out of the woods. Pence’s wife doesn’t even have a gay hairdresser or stylist obviously.

  • stanhope

    At the risk of spoiling the party, keep in mind pence is next in line and paul ryan after that…so unless they were to nullify the entire election, we are not out of the woods. Pence’s wife doesn’t even have a gay hairdresser or stylist obviously.