James Franco admits to sleeping with his students, Buzz from Home Alone Films faces charges, and TikTok Overthrows Google

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James Franco says he slept with his students

James Franco admits to sleeping with students while he was teaching at his acting school.

The actor opened the Studio 4 acting school in 2014 with locations in New York and Los Angeles.

During an interview on SiriusXM Jess Cagle Podcast, the 43-year-old broke his silence on the controversy surrounding his now-defunct school.

Franco said, “Throughout my teaching, I did sleep with students, but it’s not why I started this school; it wasn’t a master plan on my part. There were instances when I was in a consensual relationship with a student, and that was wrong.”

In the interview, Franco is asked how he wasn’t aware of the power imbalance between him and his students.

Franco responded, “I guess at the time, my thinking was that if it’s consensual, then it’s okay. At the time, I wasn’t clear-headed.”

In 2018 an LA Times report accused him of inappropriate sexual behavior.

A lawsuit was filed in 2019. It was settled for over $2 million in June 2021.

Clip from SiriusXM Jess Cagle Podcast

Buzz from Home Alone Films arrested for domestic Violence

Kevin McAllister’s older and obnoxious brother Buzz in “Home Alone” and “Home Alone 2: Lost in New York” was arrested.

Actor Devin Ratray faces domestic violence and battery by strangulation charges after an alleged fight with his girlfriend.

In early December, Ratray was a celebrity guest during OKC’s Pop Christmas Con in Oklahoma City, when the incident occurred.

Reports say the 44-year-old actor was upset at his girlfriend for giving away his signed autograph to fans for free.

Ratray recently reprised his role of Buzz McCallister in the movie’s sequel “Home Sweet Home Alone.”

TikTok overthrows Google as #1 website

A new survey shows we must have been very bored this year.

TikTok bumped Google as the most popular website in 2021.

It’s now #1 and even overtook Facebook as the most popular Social Media Website.

Last year it was at number 7.

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