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Armie Hammer Has Checked Into an In-Patient Treatment Facility

The actor has reportedly checked into an in-patient facility for drug, alcohol, and sex issues.

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Armie Hammer has checked into an in-patient facility for drug, alcohol, and sex issues, according to multiple reports.

The actor, known for his roles in films such as Call Me By Your Name, was spotted leaving the Caymans on May 29; sources confirmed that Hammer was headed to a Florida facility.

"Everyone looks at Armie thinking that he's had some sort of privileged life — and that must mean there were no problems in his youth and everything was peachy keen," Hammer's close friend told Vanity Fair. "But that's not necessarily the way things go. Just because you come from an upbringing where financial resources are plentiful doesn't mean life isn't without problems."

Back in March, Hammer was accused of rape by a 24-year-old woman. At the beginning of the year, disturbing screenshots of messages allegedly sent by Hammer began circulating around the Internet. Hammer denied all accusations.

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Today Is McLovin's 40th Birthday

The faux persona made famous by Superbad has reached an age milestone.

You might be at work right now, but don't be fooled — today is a national holiday.

June 3, 2021 marks the 40th birthday of McLovin: the faux persona made famous by the 2007 teen comedy Superbad.

The anniversary came to our attention thanks to the film's co-creator and co-star, Seth Rogen, who shared a photo of the iconic fake ID to Twitter. "Happy 40th birthday McLovin," Rogen wrote, with the addendum: "We wrote this joke when we were 14 years old." Happy birthday to our favorite 25-year-old Hawaiian organ donor.

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Will Anyone Miss the Golden Globes?

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association just realized that it might be a problem that they have no Black members.

HFPA Board Chair Meher Tatna, HFPA President Ali Sar, and HFPA Vice President Helen Hoehne at the Golden Globes 2021

To say it plain: Award shows are a farce.

Every year, the same routine: the same kinds of films (read: films by and about white men) are nominated, the same kinds of people (read: white people) take home most of the awards. Occasionally, there are surprises — this year it was Chloé Zhao's winning streak for Nomadland, Minari's delightful cast, and the joy that is Daniel Kaluuya — but more often, we leave disappointed and at least a little angry.

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The New "Venom 2" Trailer Is Absolutely Bonkers​

Venom: Let There Be Carnage is set to hit theaters on September 24th.

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Even though 2018's Venom was one of the most critically panned movies of the year, Tom Hardy and his symbiotic, cannibal alien announced via a ludicrous trailer today that they're returning for a sequel.

While the debut trailer for Venom: Let There Be Carnage guarantees that Venom will engage in more CGI-heavy gore, it also revealed that the film will lean further into the silly comic relief aspect that made the previous outing tolerable. Set to hit theaters on September 24th, the announcement of the film's release date came after multiple delays and rearranging by Sony.

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Seth Rogen Says He Won't Work With James Franco Again

The actor recently spoke with the Sunday Times.

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When the Sunday Times asked Seth Rogen about his current relationship with his old friend and frequent collaborator James Franco, the interview took a slightly darker turn.

"What I can say is that I despise abuse and harassment," Rogen said when asked if he believed the accusations of sexual misconduct that had been leveled against his former co-star a few years ago. "I would never cover or conceal the actions of someone doing it, or knowingly put someone in a situation where they were around someone like that."

When asked if he has worked with Franco since the allegations arose, Rogen said, "The truth is that I have not, and I do not plan to right now." James Franco had been accused publicly in 2018 by five women of sexual misconduct, including coercion and exploitation.

Sarah Tither-Kaplan and Toni Gaal additionally filed a lawsuit in 2019 saying that Franco used his now-closed Studio 4 acting school as "a pipeline of young women who were subjected to his personal and professional sexual exploitation in the name of education." The actor settled the suit this past February.

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Additionally, actress Charlyne Yi wrote on Instagram last month that she attempted to quit Franco's The Disaster Artist after she had learned about the accusations, but said the production had "tried to bribe me with a bigger acting role." She called out Seth Rogen specifically as an "enabler" who had stood by James Franco. She also criticized a sketch that aired on SNL featuring Seth that "enabled Franco preying on children. Right after Franco was caught." Yi was referring to an incident in 2014 when Franco got caught propositioning sex to a 17-year-old.

"I do look back at a joke I made on Saturday Night Live in 2014, and I very much regret making that joke," Rogen said. "It was a terrible joke, honestly. And I also look back to that interview in 2018 where I comment that I would keep working with James, and the truth is that I have not and I do not plan to right now." He also clarified that it was not a coincidence that their professional relationship ended after the allegations emerged.

But as for his friendship: "I don't know if I can define that right now during this interview," he says. "I can say it, um, you know, it has changed many things in our relationship and our dynamic." When asked if that was a painful thing to realize, Rogen said, "Yeah. But not as painful and difficult as it's for a lot of other people involved. I have no pity for myself in this situation."

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