James Franco sued for sexual exploitation in his acting school
James Franco sued for sexual exploitation in his acting school

Sarah Tither-Kaplan and Toni Gaal, former students at Franco’s now-closed Studio 4, filed the lawsuit Thursday which alleges Franco pushed students into performing explicit sex scenes on camera in an “orgy type setting.” They claim roles in Franco’s films would be dangled to those who went along

Veteran actor Paul Benjamin, 1 of the wise 'cornermen' in Spike Lee's 'Do the Right Thing', dies aged 81
Veteran actor Paul Benjamin, 1 of the wise 'cornermen' in Spike Lee's 'Do the Right Thing', dies aged 81

Benjamin's career saw its beginnings in 1969 as a bartender in 'Midnight Cowboy.' Following years would see him land small roles in Sidney Lumet’s 'The Anderson Tapes' and 'Born to Win,' reported Deadline. The 1970s saw him engaged in comparatively extensive TV work.

SDCC 2019: Who watches the Watchmen? HBO's attempt to set Alan Moore's masterpiece in contemporary America
SDCC 2019: Who watches the Watchmen? HBO's attempt to set Alan Moore's masterpiece in contemporary America

'Watchmen' fans may not like the idea of someone toying with their Bible, but at the end of the day, this has a slim chance of taking this already legendary comic to the next level. Certainly, there is no denying HBO will be adding to individual story arcs, a sore spot for many.

Heidi Klum secretly married German rocker beau Tom Kaulitz in February
Heidi Klum secretly married German rocker beau Tom Kaulitz in February

On Christmas Eve last year, the Tokio Hotel rocker proposed to the supermodel. In February, she revealed a date had been set. “Yeah, I think we did,” Klum said. “But you will find out eventually.” That happened Thursday.

Boy-band mogul Johnny Kitagawa, 'godfather' of Japan's entertainment industry, dead at 87
Boy-band mogul Johnny Kitagawa, 'godfather' of Japan's entertainment industry, dead at 87

Described as a mogul, the agency Kitagawa founded, Johnny and Associates, was responsible for household names of boy bands like Tanokin Trio, Hey! Say! JUMP, SMAP, Arashi, Kanjani8, V6, NEWS and KAT-TUN, over a period of five decades

Veteran actor Eddie Jones, who played Jonathan 'Pa' Kent on 'Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman', dies aged 84
Veteran actor Eddie Jones, who played Jonathan 'Pa' Kent on 'Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman', dies aged 84

Born September 18, 1934, Jones' half-a-century career as an actor launched after he hitch-hiked to California from Washington, Pennsylvania. Getting work in a gas station, he was spotted by an agent.

Mario Lopez and wife Courtney Mazza welcome 'healthy, beautiful baby boy Santino Rafael Lopez'
Mario Lopez and wife Courtney Mazza welcome 'healthy, beautiful baby boy Santino Rafael Lopez'

In January this year, Lopez posted an Instagram video with his family including daughter Gia, 8, and son Dominic, 5, in which he announced he and Broadway dancer Courtney, 36, were expecting to add to the family soon

'The Wire' and '12 Years a Slave' star Anwan Glover arrested for unlawful possession of a firearm
'The Wire' and '12 Years a Slave' star Anwan Glover arrested for unlawful possession of a firearm

The actor has been in jail ever since a Smith and Wesson MP Shield 9 mm was found in his Jeep during a traffic stop on June 26; his lawyers hold that Glover denies any knowledge of the gun in question and contend the police should not have targeted him in the first place. 

Tourists flee Italian island of Stromboli as volcano erupts leaving one dead
Tourists flee Italian island of Stromboli as volcano erupts leaving one dead

Red-hot rocks called lapilli are being shot out of the volcano and are setting fires all around according to local sources. "A huge column of dense black smoke is coming out of the crater," a witness said.

Lisa Vanderpump puts 'Vanderpump Rules' on hold following mother's death, a year after brother's suspected overdose
Lisa Vanderpump puts 'Vanderpump Rules' on hold following mother's death, a year after brother's suspected overdose

58-year-old Lisa was heartbroken and stepped away from the filming of the show. "This has hit Lisa very hard and she is shocked by her mother’s sudden death," a source close to the reality star said.

Police arrest 3 after shots fired at Toronto Raptors parade, 4 people injured
Police arrest 3 after shots fired at Toronto Raptors parade, 4 people injured

Toronto police said a shooting did occur and three people were taken into custody regarding the same. The police added that they were investigating. They said four people were injured, although it wasn't life-threatening and two firearms were recovered.

Teenage Dutch rape victim Noa Pothoven was not legally euthanized, she died at home after voluntarily refusing to eat
Teenage Dutch rape victim Noa Pothoven was not legally euthanized, she died at home after voluntarily refusing to eat

Media organizations all over the world reported a Dutch “end-of-life” clinic performed legal euthanasia as Pothoven’s name trended on social media. However, she died at her parents’ home in Arnhem June 2.

Miami news anchor Todd Tongen, 56, found dead by police
Miami news anchor Todd Tongen, 56, found dead by police

Tongen was a regular at Miami TV station WPLG for three decades and among his popular segments were ’10 Taxi’ wherein he drove popular guests like Joan Rivers, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Eva Mendez and Vin Diesel around in a 1967 Checker cab

Parkland shooting survivor Sydney Aiello commits suicide; she was recently diagnosed with PTSD
Parkland shooting survivor Sydney Aiello commits suicide; she was recently diagnosed with PTSD

Sydney Aiello struggled with survivor's guilt and was recently diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, following the massacre that left 17 students dead

'We Are Boats' review: An existential mishmash that examines life through the eyes of death
'We Are Boats' review: An existential mishmash that examines life through the eyes of death

‘We Are Boats’ avoids the trappings of the supernatural genre as it explores friendship, love, family, and life itself, in a truly captivating and novel way

Will Smith's fatherly advice to Jordyn Woods at the Red Table: "This world is not going to break you, we won't allow it"
Will Smith's fatherly advice to Jordyn Woods at the Red Table: "This world is not going to break you, we won't allow it"

Jada's husband Will Smith also appeared on the show and addressed Woods, offering what Jada referred to as "fatherly advice"

'The Pinch': Ashley Scott Meyers cobbles together a quirky, modern neo-noir
'The Pinch': Ashley Scott Meyers cobbles together a quirky, modern neo-noir

‘The Pinch’ is either a homage to Quentin Tarantino, especially 'Pulp Fiction', or a throwing together of neo-noir elements that have been successful in the past

YouTube's thriller-documentary 'The Price of Free' by Oscar-winning filmmaker Davis Guggenheim is a must-watch
YouTube's thriller-documentary 'The Price of Free' by Oscar-winning filmmaker Davis Guggenheim is a must-watch

The film follows Nobel Peace Laureate Kailash Satyarthi and his team through gripping secret raids and quests for missing children in the hopes of ending the cycle of poverty

'The Grinch': Benedict Cumberbatch on what makes this rendition of the Dr Seuss Christmas classic different
'The Grinch': Benedict Cumberbatch on what makes this rendition of the Dr Seuss Christmas classic different

Benedict Cumberbatch succeeds Jim Carrey as the foul one with garlic in his soul, and he tells us how this movie is different.

Notorious Boston gangster James 'Whitey' Bulger reportedly found dead in prison
Notorious Boston gangster James 'Whitey' Bulger reportedly found dead in prison

The 89-year-old had been recently transferred from a jail in Florida to the maximum security facility in West Virginia where he was found dead

'Mirai': John Cho, Rebecca Hall, and Daniel Dae Kim get onboard as English voice cast
'Mirai': John Cho, Rebecca Hall, and Daniel Dae Kim get onboard as English voice cast

The critically acclaimed Japanese animated film premiered at the Cannes Film Festival, played at BFI London Film Festival and opened the Animation is Film Festival in Los Angeles

Disney releases new featurette for 'Nutcracker and the Four Realms', music video for official soundtrack 'Fall on Me'
Disney releases new featurette for 'Nutcracker and the Four Realms', music video for official soundtrack 'Fall on Me'

It features the cast elaborating on the differences between the realms and shedding light on the detail that went into creating the fantastical sets

'What They Had': New clip features Hilary Swank and Robert Forster ahead of release
'What They Had': New clip features Hilary Swank and Robert Forster ahead of release

As the matriarch of the family is consumed by Alzheimer's in a desolate, wintery Chicago setting, Elizabeth Chomko does well to season it with moments of lightness and sympathy

Hannah Marks to helm 'American High' YA comedy 'The Swimsuit Issue'
Hannah Marks to helm 'American High' YA comedy 'The Swimsuit Issue'

The movie is about a nerdy high schooler's attempt to create a “Swimsuit Issue” featuring his high school classmates to get enough money to go to summer camp.

Joey Bragg, Tyler Alvarez to star alongside Jack Griffo, Genevieve Hannelius in 'Sid Is Dead' from American High
Joey Bragg, Tyler Alvarez to star alongside Jack Griffo, Genevieve Hannelius in 'Sid Is Dead' from American High

The film is about a high school senior who, after getting the school's biggest bully suspended, realizes he has only two weeks to experience everything he's ever missed out on.

Olly Murs and Rowan Atkinson bust the 'Moves' in video for new single featuring Snoop Dogg
Olly Murs and Rowan Atkinson bust the 'Moves' in video for new single featuring Snoop Dogg

Written by Ed Sheeran and Steve Mac, ‘Moves’ is a slice of pure pop joy and is featured as the end credits track in 'Johnny English Strikes Again'

'Black Monday': Bruce Dern, Melissa Rauch and Horatio Sanz join cast of Showtime comedy series
'Black Monday': Bruce Dern, Melissa Rauch and Horatio Sanz join cast of Showtime comedy series

The series takes viewers back to October 19, 1987 – aka Black Monday, the worst stock market crash in the history of Wall Street.

Stars from RuPaul's Drag Race brighten the season in new holiday show, Christmas Queens
Stars from RuPaul's Drag Race brighten the season in new holiday show, Christmas Queens

The Christmas Queens 4 album, featuring original music and holiday classics sung by beloved RuPaul’s Drag Race veterans, releases early November

'In a Relationship' trailer released ahead of its theatrical release on November 9
'In a Relationship' trailer released ahead of its theatrical release on November 9

Sam Boyd's movie features Owen (Michael Angarano) and Hallie (Emma Roberts), whose romance has weathered the better part of their twenties, but has now reached a stagnant point. 

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