As he tries to revive a career derailed by his sexual misconduct, comedian Louis C.K. has grown even angrier and bitterer, using a recent stand-up routine to mock the teen survivors of the Parkland, Fla., school shootings. In a recording released this week of a show C.K. performed last month on Long Island, N.Y., the 51-year-old said he was bored by the activist students from Parkland, where 17 people were shot dead in February. “Why does that mean I have to listen to you?” C.K. asked. “You didn’t get shot. You pushed some fat kid in the way.” In another bit, he complained about transgender and non-binary people, saying they act “like royalty” because “they tell you what to call them.” To laughs, C.K. added that he wants to be addressed as “there” because “I identify as a location.” C.K. described feeling numb to outrage. “My life is over,” he said. “I don’t give a s---.” In 2017, C.K. admitted that he had exposed himself and masturbated in front of multiple women, including female comedians.
Kevin Spacey said he will plead not guilty to groping a then-18-year-old man at a bar in Nantucket, Mass., despite police claiming to have video of the alleged 2016 assault. The actor, 59, is scheduled to be arraigned on Jan. 7 on a felony count of assault and battery; his lawyer will apparently contend that his groping of the teen was consensual. The day the charge was revealed, Spacey published a bizarre, three-minute monologue on YouTube, where it’s been viewed more than 9 million times. Adopting the sneering Southern accent of his character on Netflix’s House of Cards, from which he was fired in 2017, Spacey said, “Despite all the poppycock, the animosity, the headlines, the impeachment without a trial—despite even my own death, I feel surprisingly good.”
Michael Cohen is being courted by Hollywood producers interested in making a tell-all movie about his life, the New York Post reports. President Trump’s former lawyer, who will soon begin a three-year sentence for tax fraud and lying to investigators, was spotted at a “power breakfast” with Lawrence Bender, who produced Pulp Fiction and Inglourious Basterds. “There is a lot of interest in Michael’s story,” his attorney David Schwartz said, “but he isn’t open to doing anything at the moment because of continuing investigations.” ■