"Rent" stars Idina Menzel and Anthony Rapp reflect on the groundbreaking musical's 25th anniversary – and how it set the stage for "Hamilton"
The credit goes to director Michael Greif and Jonathan Larson, who wrote the book, music and lyrics for the musical. "He was convinced he had the chance to change the face of musical theater," Rapp, who played the struggling filmmaker Mark, said of Larson's legacy. Millions of people around the world have fallen in love with the words and music that Jonathan Larson created. "Jonathan Larson changed my life by believing in me and seeing the talents in me," Menzel told CBS News. Later this year, the world will hear more about Jonathan Larson when "Tick, Tick...Boom!cbsnews.com
Anthony Rapp sues Kevin Spacey on sex assault allegation
NEW YORK Actor Anthony Rapp and another man filed a lawsuit on Wednesday against actor Kevin Spacey, accusing him of sexual assaults in the 1980s when they were teens. When Rapp first made the accusation, Spacey issued a statement saying he didn't remember the encounter but apologized. In the lawsuit, the plaintiff said Spacey attempted to assault him sexually on his final visit. In July, prosecutors in Massachusetts dropped a case after the 18-year-old man who accused Spacey of groping him refused to testify. The Associated Press does not normally name people alleging sexual assault unless they come forward publicly, as Rapp has done.
Anthony Rapp Engaged to Ken Ithiphol: See the Pic!
The Star Trek: Discovery star is engaged to longtime love Ken Ithiphol, he announced on social media on Saturday night. Rapp has been dating Ithiphol, a leadership coach, social researcher and advocate, for nearly four years. Rapp alleged in October 2017 that Spacey made a sexual advance towards him when he was 14 years old. In a statement posted to Twitter at the time, Spacey apologized to Rapp, but said he didn't recall the alleged incident. RELATED CONTENT:Idina Menzel and Anthony Rapp Tease Broadway Cast Reunion During 'Rent: Live'Anthony Rapp Says He's 'Gratified' by the Responses to His Allegations Against Kevin Spacey (Exclusive)
Kevin Spacey Sexual Battery Case Rejected by L.A. Prosecutors After Accuser Dies
Los Angeles prosecutors have rejected a sexual battery case against Kevin Spacey because the accuser has died. The man also sued Spacey under the alias John Doe in a case that remains pending in federal court. In that case, Spacey's accuser invoked his Fifth Amendment right not to testify about text messages from the night of the alleged groping that the defense claimed were deleted. Police in London are also investigating allegations of sexual misconduct by Spacey, but there's been no public update on that inquiry. RELATED CONTENT:Kevin Spacey Sexual Assault Accuser Dies in the Midst of LawsuitKevin Spacey Accuser Drops Lawsuit Against Actor, Who Still Faces Criminal Charge
'Star Trek: Discovery' Season 3 Teaser Unveiled at NYCC: Watch Now
New York Comic Con proved especially prosperous for Star Trek fans, as the first teaser trailer for Stark Trek: Discovery season three and a brand new look at the first episode of Star Trek: Short Treks were unveiled during Saturday's panel. -@Alex_Kurtzman Star Trek on CBS All Access (@startrekcbs) October 5, 2019How did it feel seeing the evolution of your character? Star Trek: Discovery returns in 2020 on CBS All Access. Star Trek: Short Treks are now streaming, with a new episode dropping the second Thursday of each month starting Oct. 10. RELATED CONTENT:'Star Trek: Picard' First Teaser: Patrick Stewart Enjoys Retired Life at Chateau PicardDavid Ajala Joins Season 3 of 'Star Trek: Discovery' as 'Mischievous' New Character'Star Trek: Discovery' Boss on 'Satisfying' Finale Ending and Season 3 Plans (Exclusive)
Kevin Spacey's legal woes persist even with groping case out
The groping allegation was first brought in 2017, days after Spacey's first accuser, actor Anthony Rapp , said Spacey climbed on top of him on a bed when Rapp was 14 and Spacey 26. Spacey said he did not remember such an encounter with Rapp but apologized if the allegations were true. Spacey also used the statement to disclose he is gay.chicagotribune.com