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Exclaim! - - SCREENSHOTS - BY JOSIAH HUGHES

SPACEY REPLACEY

The end of 2017 will for­ever be re­mem­bered as a time of aired griev­ances, as a num­ber of high­pro­file men were called out for their egre­gious al­leged sex­ual mis­con­duct. Among them was Kevin Spacey, who has been ac­cused of grop­ing and sex­u­ally ha­rass­ing nu­mer­ous young men with­out their con­sent — as well as sex­u­ally propo­si­tion­ing mi­nors. Spacey had a role in Ri­d­ley Scott’s All the Money in the World, but the direc­tor opted to reshoot all of his parts with Christo­pher Plum­mer while still mak­ing its De­cem­ber 22 re­lease date.

STREEP FIGHTER

Speak­ing at the Com­mit­tee to Pro­tect Jour­nal­ists’ In­ter­na­tional Press Free­dom Awards, Meryl Streep de­tailed a time when she in­ter­vened in a sit­u­a­tion where a woman was be­ing abused. “I just went com­pletely nuts and went af­ter this man,” she said. In a strange twist, she added, “Ask Cher, she was there.” If we could talk to Cher about this, we most cer­tainly would.

IT’S-A ME, MIN­ION

While there’s a small hand­ful of us who ac­tu­ally en­joyed the 1993 Su­per Mario Bros. movie, most peo­ple feel that Nin­tendo’s iconic plum­bers have yet to re­ceive a proper fea­ture-length treat­ment. Nin­tendo, look­ing to make an an­i­mated ver­sion, is in talks with Il­lu­mi­nated En­ter­tain­ment — the same com­pany that cre­ated De­spi­ca­ble Me and those om­nipresent Min­ions spinoffs.

YOU’RE TEAR­ING ME APART, LUKE

Turns out James Franco isn’t the only per­son in Hol­ly­wood ob­sessed with Tommy Wiseau’s dis­as­ter­piece The Room — the folks be­hind the Star Wars fran­chise have also got some­thing to say about it. The film mono­lith’s of­fi­cial Twit­ter page shared an an­i­mated GIF of Mark Hamill (aka Luke Sky­walker) from the lat­est space epic, along with the cap­tion “Oh, hi, Mark.” Per­haps a dou­ble fea­ture of The Last Jedi and The Dis­as­ter Artist is in or­der.

OSAMA AND GROMIT

Any­one who’s flipped through a celeb gos­sip mag­a­zine knows that stars are just like us, and even no­to­ri­ous ter­ror­ists have a re­lat­able streak. Last month, the CIA re­leased 470,000 com­puter files from Osama Bin Laden’s com­pound in Ab­bot­tabad, and among them were some shock­ing dis­cov­er­ies. The man re­spon­si­ble for 9/11 had pirated copies of Wal­lace & Gromit and Shaun the Sheep videos, along with Tom & Jerry and Pink Pan­ther.

KEVIN SPACEY

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