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James Franco admits sleeping with students, says he had sex addiction
Oscar-nominated actor James Franco has acknowledged sleeping with students of an acting school he previously ran, saying he struggled with sex addiction and has been working to improve his behavior in recent years. In excerpts from The Jess Cagle Podcast made public on Wednesday, Franco, 43, said that while teaching, he “did sleep with students, and that was wrong.” He said he did not start the school to lure women for sexual purposes.
Mahershala Ali moves into the spotlight in ‘Swan Song’
Double Oscar-winner Mahershala Ali has finally found the right project to make his debut as lead actor in a feature film.
‘A Journal for Jordan’ brings a father’s life lessons for son to screen
Oscar-winning actor Denzel Washington returns to the director’s chair for drama “A Journal for Jordan”, a story about love and life lessons based on a memoir by Pulitzer Prize winner Dana Canedy. Starring “Black Panther” actor Michael B. Jordan and “Monsters and Men” actress Chante Adams, the movie tells the story of how after Canedy’s fiancé U.S. Army First Sergeant Charles King was killed during the Iraq war, she turned a journal he left for their son into an essay and later a book.
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