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Today in Soap Opera History (June 13)

1984: Guiding Light's Lujack and Beth hit the beach.

1984: Edge of Night's Gunther noticed something off about Sky.

1985: Patch arrived in Salem on Days of our Lives.

2005: Gh's Michael wasn't thrilled Carly had married Alcazar."All true histories contain instruction; though, in some, the treasure may be hard to find, and when found, so trivial in quantity that the dry, shrivelled kernel scarcely compensates for the trouble of cracking the nut."

Anne Brontë in "Agnes Grey"

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

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1966: On Another World, Lee (Gaye Huston) gave Mike Bauer (Gary Pillar) a warm welcome home.

1966: Most of Dark Shadows' first episode was taped.
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‘Jurassic Park’ At 25: 25 Facts You Never Knew

Jurassic Park at 25: Facts You Never Knew

On the 16th July 1993, cinema as patrons of the Unites Kingdom knew it, was changed forever. How? With the release of a little film called Jurassic Park. Released just over a month after the Us’ launch on 11th June 1993, the film was an instantly beloved masterpiece, capturing the imagination of an entire planet, and for a while, held the title of highest grossing film of all time.

Now, twenty-five years on, a fifth film in the franchise, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is set to be released, proving that people still love dinosaurs. That wouldn’t have been possible though without Jurassic Park and Steven Spielberg’s mastery. The film, based on the novel by Michael Crichton, told of a new theme-park that had managed to successfully bring back-to-life creatures that hadn’t existed for 65 million years or so. It’s a film
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Canon Of Film: ‘The Breakfast Club’

In this edition of Canon Of Film, we look at John Hughes‘ seminal 80’s classic, The Breakfast Club. For the story behind the genesis of the Canon, you can click here.

The Breakfast Club (1985)

Director/Screenplay: John Hughes

A brain, an athlete, a princess, a basketcase and a criminal.

I’ve been thinking a lot about high school lately. I had a reunion a few years back; I didn’t attend it ’cause it was too expensive and formal, but true to form for my class anyway, a few people had similar thoughts and chose to rebel and hold a more impromptu one elsewhere, and out-of-character for me, I attended. So, if some will bare with me a second…. To those who were trying to get me to say it the entire time, yes, I had fun. I’m sorry for seeming so ambivalent before about it, but I find
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‘The Breakfast Club’: John Hughes’ Pain-Fueled Rebellion Comes to Criterion

Not a moment too soon for the wave of 80s nostalgia still sweeping America’s culture industry, this month The Criterion Collection released John Hughes’s era-iconic ode to teen rebellion, The Breakfast Club. Sharing as much with the existentialist theatre of Sartre or Camus as with other teen movies of the era, Hughes’s auteur work – instructively simple in premise, sets, images and dialogue – tracks five teenage protagonists of seemingly irreconcilable differences through an unexpected journey of self-discovery in the grey, silent purgatory of Saturday detention. The latent theme of much popular media about adolescence is here rendered bare, as the mythic imagery of the American suburban high school becomes a prism in which the artifice of socially-imposed identity is amplified and shattered.

United in punishment under the yoke of a sneering authoritarian teacher, the five young adults each lurch back and forth between simmering conflict and frank introspection
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James Franco Erased from Vanity Fair Cover Amidst Misconduct Claims

James Franco Erased from Vanity Fair Cover Amidst Misconduct Claims
James Franco was set to be a part of Vanity Fair's upcoming annual Hollywood issue, but the star and director of The Disaster Artist has been digitally removed from the cover and has been scrubbed from the issue entirely. Franco did sit down for an interview with the publication for the upcoming issue and showed up to take part in a photo shoot. However, due to the sexual misconduct claims that have been made against Franco recently, Vanity Fair decided to remove him from the issue.

This is a highly unusual situation, but James Franco has had sexual misconduct allegations made against him by at least five different women. These claims all started after he won best actor at the Golden Globes for his portrayal of Tommy Wiseau in The Disaster Artist. Starting with actress Ally Sheedy, who worked with Franco in an off-Broadway play, who sent out
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All the Throwback Set Photos You Need to See, From Dawson's Creek to 10 Things I Hate About You

All the Throwback Set Photos You Need to See, From Dawson's Creek to 10 Things I Hate About You
Ever wonder what the stars of your favorite movies and TV shows got up to when the cameras weren’t rolling? Well, we have some partial answers for you.

Keep scrolling to see the best behind-the-scenes shots from decades past. They’re totally phat, gnarly, groovy and … you get the idea:

The cast of Dawson’s Creek.

Lizzy Caplan, Jonathan Bennett, Amy Poehler, Lindsay Lohan and Nicole Crimi in Mean Girls.

Amy Poehler and Nicole Crimi in Mean Girls.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Andrew Keegan, Julia Stiles, Heath Ledger, Larisa Oleynik, Gabrielle Union-Wade, and David Krumholtz in 10 Things I Hate About You.
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Everything You Need to Know About James Franco's Sexual Misconduct Allegations

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Everything You Need to Know About James Franco's Sexual Misconduct Allegations
James Franco is gaining a lot of praise for his work in The Disaster Artist this award season, but his acting career isn't the only thing that is making headlines. Shortly after taking home a Golden Globe for his portrayal of director Tommy Wiseau, the actor faced multiple sexual misconduct allegations from several women who have worked with him previously. As information continues to unfold, read the most important details ahead. James wears a Time's Up pin at the Golden Globes. During the award show, the actor sported a Time's Up pin in support of the initiative to end sexual harassment and assault in the workplace. Ally Sheedy posts (and then deletes) tweets about James. Shortly after the show, The Breakfast Club actress expressed her disdain for the actor - whom she previously worked with in 2014 during an Off-Broadway production of The Long Shrift - in a series of
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Alison Brie Responds to Harassment Claims Against Brother-In-Law James Franco

Alison Brie Responds to Harassment Claims Against Brother-In-Law James Franco
Alison Brie has responded to the sexual misconduct allegations made against James Franco. Brie, who was at the SAG Awards in honor of her nomination for her work in Netflix's Glow, not only stars with Franco in The Disaster Artist, but she's also married to Dave Franco, the elder Franco's brother. That being the case, during the SAG Awards over the weekend, she was asked about the sexual misconduct claims made against James Franco by several women recently. Here's what she had to say.

"What we've always said is that it remains vital that anyone who feels victimized should and does have the right to speak out and come forward. I obviously support my family and not everything that's been reported is fully accurate, so I think we're waiting to get all the information. But, of course, now is a time for listening and that's what we're all trying to do.
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Aziz Ansari Responds to Report About Sexual Encounter with 23-Year-Old Woman

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Aziz Ansari Responds to Report About Sexual Encounter with 23-Year-Old Woman
Actor and comedian Aziz Ansari has issued a statement in response to a report in which a woman recounted a date with the actor that she called “the worst night of my life.”

“In September of last year, I met a woman at a party. We exchanged numbers. We texted back and forth and eventually went on a date,” said Ansari in a statement given to People. “We went out to dinner, and afterwards we ended up engaging in sexual activity, which by all indications was completely consensual.”

Continued the statement, “The next day, I got a text from her
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James Franco "Really Hurt" by Sexual Misconduct Allegations

James Franco
James Franco feels "hurt" after being accused of sexual misconduct by several women, while his friends are worried about him as he has retreated from the public eye amid the scandal, which comes at the height of awards season. Earlier this week, after Franco appeared at the 2018 Golden Globes wearing a Time's Up movement pin supporting sexual harassment victims and also won an award, two former acting students made comments on Twitter accusing him of sexual misbehavior, while Breakfast Club star Ally Sheedy, who the actor had directed in an off-Broadway play, used the hashtag #MeToo—used to describe sexual misconduct or support victims—in a tweet criticizing him....
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Can James Franco Still Win an Oscar Amid Allegations of Sexually Inappropriate Behavior?

Can James Franco Still Win an Oscar Amid Allegations of Sexually Inappropriate Behavior?
James Franco’s path to the 2018 Oscars appeared bright on Sunday following his Golden Globe win for best actor in a comedy or musical for The Disaster Artist. Now with allegations of sexually inappropriate behavior emerging against him, does he still have a shot at an Academy Award — and what happens to the rest of the awards race?

The actor, 39, skipped Thursday’s Critics’ Choice Awards, where he won the award for best actor in a comedy. He is also nominated for the Screen Actors Guild Awards on Jan. 21, but is now weighing his options about whether to attend, a source says.
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James Franco Speaking Out Against Sexual Assault Seems Ironic Now

It might seem ironic that James Franco would support the TimesUp movement and would speak out on sexual harassment now, especially considering that he’s been accused of the same thing. His very presence at the Golden Globe awards was put into question by none other than Ally Sheedy, a famous actress that he’d worked with in the past, when she tweeted out such things as why a man was hosting the Golden Globes and why James Franco was even there. Since then Franco has come under fire from a few different women it would seem regarding what he did to

James Franco Speaking Out Against Sexual Assault Seems Ironic Now
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James Franco Further Addresses Sexual Misconduct Allegations on Seth Meyers

James Franco Further Addresses Sexual Misconduct Allegations on Seth Meyers
James Franco addressed sexual harassment allegations against him for the second night in a row when Seth Meyers questioned the actor during an interview Wednesday on “Late Night.”

Five women, four of whom were his former acting students, came forward to accuse Franco of sexually inappropriate or exploitative behavior in a report published Thursday by the Los Angeles Times.

Accusations of sexual misconduct against Franco first began to surface on Twitter after the actor wore a Time’s Up pin at the Golden Globes on Sunday in support of those who have spoken out about sexual harassment and to protest gender inequality.

“I did read them, I haven’t responded. I think the ones I read were not accurate, but one of the things that I’ve learned is that this is a conversation that needs to be had,” Franco told Meyers. “There are people and women and others that have not been a part of this
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James Franco Engaged in Exploitative Sexual Harassment, Women Claim

James Franco allegedly took sexual advantage of students at his now defunct acting school, forcing some to perform topless or nude and becoming angry when they refused. Five women made the charges in a stunning expose. Franco provoked outrage from women when he won the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Comedy or Musical. Actress Ally Sheedy called out Franco in a series of tweets throughout the show, which aired Sunday. ...Read More
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James Franco Called Sexual Misconduct Allegations 'Not Accurate' Ahead of New Inappropriate Behavior Accusations

James Franco Called Sexual Misconduct Allegations 'Not Accurate' Ahead of New Inappropriate Behavior Accusations
James Franco called sexual misconduct allegations against him “not accurate” in a late night interview ahead of the publication of a Los Angeles Times report in which five women accused the actor of abusing his power as an acting teacher and mentor in a sexually exploitative manner.

Appearing on Late Night with Seth Meyers on Wednesday, Franco was asked about the sexual harassment allegations leveled at him on social media after he wore a Time’s Up pin at Sunday’s Golden Globe Awards.

Though Franco called the tweets that he read on the matter “not accurate,” he said that
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James Franco Is Not Going to ‘Actively Refute’ Sexual Harassment Allegations: ‘If I Have to Take a Knock Then I Will’

James Franco Is Not Going to ‘Actively Refute’ Sexual Harassment Allegations: ‘If I Have to Take a Knock Then I Will’
James Franco was forced to confront the sexual harassment allegations against him during a visit on “Late Night with Seth Meyers.” The actor-director told Stephen Colbert earlier in the week that the accusations were “not accurate,” a statement he stood by while speaking to Meyers about the issue. But Franco also remained adamant about believing women’s stories and told Meyers that if his career has to take a knock because he won’t “actively refute” the allegations then so be it.

Read More:James Franco Accused of Sexually Exploitative Behavior by Five Women in Los Angeles Times Report

“One of the things that I’ve learned is that this is a conversation that obviously needs to be had,” Franco said. “If I have to take a knock because I am not going to try and actively refute things then I will, because I believe in [people’s stories being heard] that much.”

When pressed about
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James Franco Faces Sexual Abuse Accusations from 5 Women

James Franco Faces Sexual Abuse Accusations from 5 Women
James Franco wore a Time's Up pin while he accepted the Golden Globe award for Best Actor late last week, so women began to speak up about his sexual inappropriate behavior on Twitter. Breakfast Club star Ally Sheedy was one of the women to first question why Franco won an award, but was cryptic in her since deleted tweets. Aspiring filmmaker Violet Paley then came forward and accused James Franco of sexual misconduct, as well as actress Sarah Tither-Kaplan. Now, in a new Los Angeles Times article, more women have come forward to accuse the 39-year old actor of sexual misconduct and abuse of power.

Sarah Tither-Kaplan is one of five women who, in interviews with The Los Angeles Times, accused James Franco of behavior they found to be inappropriate or sexually exploitative. Four were his students, and another said he was her mentor. In some cases, they said they
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James Franco Uncomfortable on Seth Meyers' Show Talking About Ally Sheedy

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James Franco had some super uncomfortable moments Wednesday night on "Late Night with Seth Meyers" when the host asked the actor about Ally Sheedy. You'll recall, after Franco won Best Actor during the Golden Globes, Sheedy tweeted, "Why is a man hosting? Why is James Franco allowed in? Said too much." She later deleted the post. Franco said he didn't know what she was talking about and added he had a good relationship with Sheedy,
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James Franco To Seth Meyers: He’ll Take Knocks Over Sexual Misconduct Tweets

A downcast James Franco appeared on NBC’s Late Night With Seth Meyers last night, even as the Los Angeles Times was about to publish an article in which five women accuse the actor of sexually inappropriate and exploitative behavior. Though The Disaster Artist‘s Golden Globe winner wasn’t asked about those allegations, he was asked by Meyers about tweets from Ally Sheedy and others alleging similar misbehavior. Acknowledging that he had read “a couple” of the tweets…
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Five Women Accuse James Franco of Sexually Exploitative Behavior

Five Women Accuse James Franco of Sexually Exploitative Behavior
Multiple women have accused James Franco of "inappropriate or sexually exploitative" behavior in an article published by The Los Angeles Times on Thursday.

The alleged misconduct took place primarily when Franco was an acting teaching at Playhouse West in North Hollywood and at a now-closed film school he founded, Studio 4. At Studio 4, he taught a class titled "Sex Scenes," and students allege that he pressured them to perform scenes partially nude or acted inappropriately while filming sexual encounters.

In addition to these allegations, actress Violet Paley claimed that Franco
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