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Hello No, Franco! Actor Snubbed by Oscars Amid Questionable Sexual Misconduct Claims

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And the nominees for the 90th Academy Awards are… basically everyone you’d expect, minus James Franco. After winning the Golden Globe and Critic’s Choice Award for quite possibly the performance of his career in “The Disaster Artist,” the 39-year-old actor was snubbed from the Oscar race — and it’s hard to ignore that five women claiming sexual misconduct against him was a solid deciding factor.

Sexual misbehavior allegations first surfaced when actress Ally Sheedy blasted his Golden Globe win in since-deleted tweets. Then, five women spoke to the LA Times accusing Franco of “sexually exploitative behavior.” One accuser alleged that he removed protective plastic guards covering their genitals while simulating oral sex when filming a scene for the movie “The Long Home.” The four other accusers were students in a master class he taught on making a sex scene.

Two of his accusers appeared on Good Morning America Tuesday (January 22). One accuser said: “James is absolutely not a Harvey Weinstein. He is not an unfeeling monster who has no sense of reality. He created exploitative environments for non-celebrity women on his sets, but I also think James is a very talented and valuable person.”

Franco has publicly denied the claims. During an appearance on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” he said: “Look, in my life I pride myself on taking responsibility for things that I have done. I have to do that to maintain my well being. The things that I heard that were on Twitter are not accurate. But I completely support people coming out and being able to have a voice because they didn’t have a voice for so long. So I don’t want to shut them down in any way.”

Franco’s absence from the list of nominees for Best Actor in a Leading Role at the Oscars seems to make a statement that the #MeToo movement is demanding accountability in the industry. Last year, the Oscars received backlash for awarding Casey Affleck the Best Actor award after he was the subject of sexual misconduct allegations. Perhaps the Oscars wants to prevent a distraction for explaining Franco’s presence at the ceremony as we are in a different cultural moment of awareness and accountability. It’s unlikely Affleck would have won the Oscar this year.

The Oscars take place Sunday, March 4.

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Kim Kardashian Faces Backlash for ‘Homophobic’ Clapback

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Kim Kardashian West stepped into the shade room. Now the internet is accusing her of making a homophobic jab.

Model Tyson Beckford started the beef when he commented on one of Kim’s Instagram photos. “Sorry I don’t care for it personally,” he wrote of the photo that highlighted her body shape. “She is not real, doctor f–ked up on her right hip.”

Kim replied to the model, saying: “Sis we all know why you don’t care for it.”

The internet went wild, believing her comment was homophobic. One Instagram account made this comment:

So far, KKW hasn’t remarked on the homophobia accusations

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Watch the Teaser for Lindsay Lohan’s New MTV Show

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MTV announced July 30 that “Lohan Beach Club” (working title) with Lindsay Lohan is coming to TV. The docuseries, executive produced by Lohan in partnership with MTV and Bunim/Murray Productions, began shooting this week in Mykonos, Greece. As Lindsay says: Pack your bags!

The series follows Lohan as she works to expand her business empire with the launch of Lohan Beach House. The exclusive seaside destination will serve as a backdrop for the series, and features luxury spa amenities, a renowned restaurant and a transformative day and nightclub poised to redefine the Mykonos experience. The debut of Lohan Beach House marks the star’s third business venture in the Greek Islands, following the opening of Lohan Nightclub in Athens, Greece and Lohan Beach House Rhodes in Rhodes, Greece.

Lohan will lead a team of handpicked brand ambassadors to make her mark on the vacation capital of the world. Over the course of the season, Lohan’s team must prove their expertise, ambition and charm while helping bring Lohan’s vision to life. The stakes are high as the team establishes new friendships and alliances while striving to rise above the temptations the Mykonos nightlife scene has to offer.

The show is slated to premiere in 2019.

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Demi Lovato Found Unconscious After Possible Heroin Overdose

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Demi Lovato was been rushed to an L.A. hospital Tuesday afternoon after suffering from what appears to be a heroin overdose, TMZ reports.

Audio of the emergency call obtained by TMZ reveals the pop star was unconscious upon arriving to her Hollywood Hills home and revived with Narcan — an emergency medication to reverse the effects of a narcotic overdose. While TMZ reports the overdose is heroin related, a source claims to PEOPLE those claims are fake news.

Last March, Lovato revealed she celebrated six years of sobriety, but in June she released a new song, “Sober” on which she revealed that she had relapsed.

The National Center for Health Statistics reports the number of overdose deaths in the U.S. involving heroin has risen every year since 2010. Perhaps even more disturbingly, more Americans died from drug overdoses in 2016 than the number of American lives lost in the entirety of the Vietnam War, which totaled 58,200.

Celebrities are starting to send love to the singer and her family.

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