Celebrity Scoops…updated Friday, 1.12.18

Photo courtesy of Twitter

Photo courtesy of Twitter

White became the new black on the red carpet of the 2018 Critic’s Choice Awards. Best Picture honors went to “The Shape of Water,” which also earned Best Director for Guillermoo del Toro. “Wonder Woman” was named Best Action Movie, while “The Bick Sick” earned Best Comedy. James Franco – who was not present – was named Best Actor in a Comedy for “The Disaster Artist,” “Margot Robbie scored Best Actress in a Comedy for “I, Tonya,” “Get Out” won Best Horror Movie and Best Original Screenplay, while in TV land, “Big Little Lies” scored Best Limited Series, Best Actress for Movie Made for TV/Limited Series Nicole Kidman, Best Supporting Actor for Movie Made for TV/Limited Series for Alexander Skarsgard, and Best Supporting Actress in a Movie Made for TV/Limited Series for Laura Dern. Check out all the 2018 winners here.


James Franco Speaking of James Franco…now five women have come forward accusing the actor of sexual misconduct. Four women were from Studio 4, his now-closed acting school, claiming he asked them on set and in class to perform topless or even totally nude. One of those women, Sarah Tither-Kaplan, said she was shooting a nude orgy scene with Franco and others when he removed the protective guard covering their genitals while simulating oral sex. And Violet Paley said she had a consensual relationship with him, but claims he once forced her to perform oral sex on him in the car.



Mark WahlbergReports have circulating showing that Mark Wahlberg was paid $1.5 million to reshoot scenes with Christopher Plummer, who replaced Kevin Spacey, in “All the Money in the World.” However, Michelle Williams, who was also asked by director Ridley Scott to return for 10 days of shooting was only paid $80 a day. Spacey had been replaced due to being accused of sexual abuse by multiple men. Scott was originally unaware of Wahlberg’s reps meeting with the financial backers of the project to demand their client be paid hefty dough for the extra days. Interestingly, both Williams and Wahlberg are represented by Williams Morris Endeavor, but they had different contract clauses about reshoots – hers were included in her overall salary, while his did not have such a clause. Oy.

Happy Friday – spice it up this long weekend and make it memorable!