Entertainment News Roundup: James Franco admits sleeping with college students, says he had a sex addiction; Pixar’s Jim Morris on Navigating the Plot of a Pandemic and More

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James Franco admits to having slept with students, says he had a sex addiction

Oscar-nominated actor James Franco has admitted to having slept with students at an acting school he previously ran, saying he struggled with a sex addiction and worked to improve his behavior in recent years. In excerpts from The Jess Cagle podcast released Wednesday, Franco, 43, said that while teaching, he “slept with students, and that was wrong.” He said he did not create the school to attract women for sexual purposes.

Pixar’s Jim Morris on Navigating the Plot of a Pandemic

The last two years of the pandemic reflect a classic movie plot with elements of triumph over adversity as well as loss, grief, endurance and hope. As head of the Disney-owned studio that created cultural moments from “Toy Story” to “Monsters Inc.” among others, Pixar Animation Studios President Jim Morris spoke to Reuters about how the organization has adapted to this moment and kept its team together in times of fear and isolation.

K-pop star Suga tests positive for COVID-19 after BTS returns from US

Suga, songwriter and rapper of K-pop sensation BTS, has tested positive for coronavirus after returning from in-person concerts in the United States, the group’s management announced Friday. Suga, 28, real name Min Yoon-gi, was confirmed to have contracted the virus on Friday during his self-quarantine upon returning home on Thursday, according to Bit Hit Music.

Mahershala Ali steps into the spotlight in ‘Swan Song’

Double Oscar winner Mahershala Ali has finally found the right project to make his debut as a lead actor in a feature film.

Ali, who won Oscars for his supporting roles in “Green Book” and “Moonlight,” stars in the new drama “Swan Song,” which began streaming on Apple TV+ on December 17.

Woman accuses ‘Sex and the City’ actor Chris Noth of groping

A New York musician on Thursday accused ‘Sex and the City’ actor Chris Noth of groping her nearly 20 years ago and threatening to ruin her career if she told anyone about it. their meeting. Singer-songwriter Lisa Gentile made the accusation following a December 16 Hollywood Reporter article that claimed two women, whose real names they did not reveal, had accused Noth of sexual assault in 2004 and 2015.

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