▪ Kevin Spacey apologized and chose to come out as gay after being accused by actor Anthony Rapp of making a sexual advance when Rapp was just 14. Rapp told BuzzFeed.com that he was at a party at Spacey’s Manhattan apartment in 1986, when Spacey was 26, when the actor picked him up and threw him on his bed. “And then he lays down on top of me,” said Rapp. “I was aware that he was trying to get with me sexually.” Rapp said he was able to “squirm” away and flee the apartment. Spacey said he had no memory of the encounter, “but if I did behave as he describes, I owe him the sincerest apology” for “deeply inappropriate drunken behavior.” The House of Cards actor—who has previously refused to discuss his sexual orientation—angered the gay community when he used Rapp’s accusation to reveal his choice to “live as a gay man.” Gay activist group GLAAD accused him of conflating homosexuality with child molestation; comedian Wanda Sykes said Spacey shouldn’t “hide under the rainbow.” Netflix said it was suspending production of the sixth season of House of Cards, and that the show would end with that season.
▪ One of R. Kelly’s former girlfriends has accused the singer of turning her into a virtual sex slave in his Chicago recording studio compound. Dallas disc jockey Kitti Jones told Rolling Stone that for two years, R. Kelly beat her, starved her, forced her to have sex with other women, and dictated every element of her life. Jones, who said she was forced to call Kelly “Daddy,” finally fled the compound in 2013. Kelly denies Jones’ allegations
▪ Geriatric rocker Mick Jagger has a new 22-year-old girlfriend, said The Sun (U.K.). The 74-year-old Rolling Stones frontman, who has eight children, five grandchildren, and one great-grandchild, is reportedly dating film producer Noor Alfallah, an American-born socialite whom he met in Paris during the Stones’ latest tour. The pair shared a romantic night at a restaurant, and she then spent much of the next week with him. “Mick still has his legendary charm,” a source told the newspaper, “but even the band was surprised [he’s seeing] someone as young and beautiful as Noor.” ■