Netflix Has Completely Severed Ties With Kevin Spacey

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Following the allegations of sexual assault that actor Anthony Rapp made against Kevin Spacey last week, which referred back to an incident when Rapp was just 14, Netflix has cut all future ties with Spacey.

The Oscar winner was set to star in the sixth season of Netflix’s House of Cards, for which he’s been nominated for a Best Actor Emmy each season thus far.

“Netflix will not be involved with any further production of House of Cards that includes Kevin Spacey,” Netflix said in a statement. “We will continue to work with MRC (production company Media Rights Capital) during this hiatus time to evaluate our path forward as it relates to the show.”

Rumors circulate that, according to Varietya possible sixth season of House of Cards would see Spacey’s character killed off, or else that the series would become a spinoff focusing on a different side character.

New accusations reported by CNN detail eight House of Cards employees’ claims of sexual harrassment from Spacey, and one of those of sexual assault.

Spacey’s upcoming Gore Vidal biopic, Gore, which he was set to produce and star in, has also been scrapped by Netflix.

Watch Bikini Kill Reunite Onstage After A 20 Year Hiatus

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After disbanding in 1997, Bikini Kill, widely considered to be the pioneers behind the femi-punk ‘riot grrrl’ movement, reunited onstage last night at The Kitchen in New York City.

They were celebrating the release of Jenn Pelly’s new 33 1/3 book about the self-titled The Raincoats album, and sang one song, “For Tammy Rae,” before handing the stage over to The Raincoats themselves.

Take a look below.

 

Last night at The Kitchen

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Bikini Kill released two full-length albums over the course of their time together: Pussy Whipped and Reject All American. In 2015, they re-released their demo tape from 1991, Revolution Girl Style Now!, with previously unreleased tracks “Playground” and “Ocean Song.”

Also that year, Boston declared April 9 ‘Riot Grrrl Day’ in honor of lead singer Kathleen Hanna.

Kelela’s Hair Comes To Life in the New ‘Blue Light’ Video

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Kelela’s “Blue Light” video, out today, sees the singer-songwriter stripped bare by her own sentient hair, until she’s wearing nothing but her dreadlocks in an intricate web. The stunningly imagined video was directed by Helmi.

“Baby, keep the blue light on,” she pleads during the song. “My chains, they come falling down.”

The “Blue Light” visual comes ahead of the premiere of her short film ALL IT TOOK, debuting at the New Museum in New York City on November 12.

Take a look below.

 

 

Watch the trailer for ALL IT TOOK, directed by award-winning filmmaker Wu Tsang.

 

Hamilton Will Come to Puerto Rico For A Limited Engagement Starring Lin-Manuel Miranda

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Hamilton will come to Puerto Rico for a 3-week limited run starring Lin-Manuel Miranda, the Tony winner announced with producer Jeffrey Seller today.

From January 8-27, the smash hit musical will run at the Teatro UPR on the University of Puerto Rico’s campus, The Hollywood Reporter writes.

“Bringing Hamilton: An American Musical to Puerto Rico is a dream that I’ve had since we first opened at The Public Theater in 2015,” said Miranda in a statement. “When I last visited the island, a few weeks before Hurricane Maria, I had made a commitment to not only bring the show to Puerto Rico, but also return again to the title role. In the aftermath of Maria we decided to expedite the announcement of the project to send a bold message that Puerto Rico will recover and be back in business, stronger than ever.”

The UPR stage will undergo several repairs in the aftermath of Maria, including restorations to roofing and ventilation systems.

“Arts and culture are pillars for economic development, cultural tourism, community empowerment and growth. As always, we will work to ensure accessibility for all audiences and a large proportion of our seats for every performance will be available by lottery for $10 each.”

Hamilton is currently playing on Broadway – it’s also touring in Chicago and in Los Angeles through December. A London run will open next month, and another national tour will begin in February.

Burberry President Christopher Bailey Stepping Down After 17 Years

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After starting at the company in 2001, Burberry’s President and Chief Creative Officer Christopher Bailey will step down from his role in the spring. He’ll still design the British luxury brand’s Spring 18 collection, as the label looks for his replacement.

During his time at CCO, Bailey helped to grow the company immensely, revitalizing the brand’s luxury direction after Burberry’s signature check had begun to be used in several cheap knockoffs. He brought great financial growth to the company, and was recognized for innovative digital publicity moves like livestreaming runway shows, as well as redesigning the brand’s flagship stores.

In a statement, Bailey said “It has been the great privilege of my working life to be at Burberry, working alongside and learning from such an extraordinary group of people over the last 17 years,” Business of Fashion reports. “I am excited to pursue new creative projects but remain fully committed to the future success of this magnificent brand and to ensuring a smooth transition.”

BoF reports Phoebe Philo of Céline as a possible replacement for Bailey, though the brand denied her departure to be “imminent.”

“Burberry has undergone an incredible transformation since 2001, and Christopher has been instrumental to the company’s success in that period,” Burberry Chief Executive Marco Gobbetti said in a statement. “We have a clear vision for the next chapter to accelerate the growth and success of the Burberry brand and I am excited about the opportunity ahead for our teams, our partners and our shareholders.”

Jake Shears Releases First Single as a Solo Artist, ‘Creep City’

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Jake Shears of the Scissor Sisters has today released his first single as a solo artist, a funky, moody track titled “Creep City.”

In an email to fans, Shears explained: “I’ve not put out much out the last five years – musically that is – other than a collaboration here or there. There was a moment in time that I really wasn’t interested in making a solo record. I found the notion a little cheesy. But I was talking with a friend one day and he said: ‘There’s no issue with you making a solo record – as long as it’s fantastic.’ I took that to heart.”

The email also detailed dates fans could come “hear more” with the artist in both New York City and London, on November 12 and 14, respectively. And, on top of that, Shears teased other upcoming projects: “My time hasn’t been spent just making music. I’ve also completed another labor of love that I’ll share details on shortly. AND will soon be announcing another way that we can spend a couple hours in a room together in a way that we’ve never done before. It’s the big ol’ slew of stuff.”

Take a listen to “Creep City” below.

 

Björk’s New Album Art Has Literally Saved 2017

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Do not panic, but Björk’s new album art is here; and naturally, there is a pearl-encrusted vagina on her face, nostrils in her neck, as well as bug-like blue eyes and feathery blue hair present in the image. To be clear, she also wears a mucous-y purple poncho of sorts and wields a flute.

In an Instagram post earlier today, the Icelandic goddess announced her new record, Utopia, would be here at the end of November (the 24th), writing:

“I am so overwhelmingly humble while announcing my album Utopia is coming out end of Nov. I can´t wait for you to hear it. This is the cover made by the warm extraordinarily talented @truekanda and was assisted by me, @james.t.merry and @isshehungry. Thank you for telepathically getting me!! Over the moon and Jupiter gratitudes to magical @arca1000000 for making the music of this album with me: what a profound and nourishing trip this has been!!! Thousandfold appreciation and headbowing. Hope you like it, warmth, Björk.”

Take a look at the album art below.

 

 

While you wait for Utopia, check out her first video off the LP, for “The Gate,” below.

 

The New ‘I, Tonya’ Trailer Should Win An Olympic Gold Medal

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The first I, Tonya trailer, about the real life of infamous world-class figure skater Tonya Harding, is here – and honey, does it look insane and incredible.

Margot Robbie plays Harding, who was the first American woman to perform a triple axel in competition, and infamously hindered prosecution after an attack on her competitor, Nancy Kerrigan, at the 1994 Winter Olympics. Allison Janney plays her chainsmoking monster of a mother, Sebastian Stan plays her hot (and presumably unstable) lover, and the entire film plays with our hearts.

Directed by Craig Gillespie and written by Steven Rogers, it premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival this year – and opens in New York and Los Angeles December 8.

Barbra’s Netflix Concert Documentary Trailer is Finally Here

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Barbra Streisand is finally getting the Netflix concert documentary we’ve always dreamed of. And it’s coming November 22.

The new trailer has dropped today, and features appearances from celebrity guests like Jamie Foxx, Alec Baldwin, and Melissa McCarthy.

“The stage is set for the return…of a legend,” the trailer says as Babs heads onto the stage to belt out “Don’t Rain On My Parade.” The documentary is co-directed by Streisand herself and Jim Gable.

Barbra: The Music…The Mem’ries…The Magic! is the latest doc from Netflix to focus on an iconic musician, following in the wake of Gaga: Five Foot Two. It’s coming a day before Thanksgiving, which means you can watch it with your mom while stuffing yourself with cornbread, and then binge Funny Girl five times in a row afterward. Or something like that.

Check out the trailer below.