It's No Surprise Heather Locklear Refused A Film Credit After 'Gross' Encounter

"I can’t believe it."

In recent years, more and more stories of sexual misconduct in Hollywood continue to emerge. Most recently, The First Wives Club actress Heather Locklear recounted an encounter with her co-star that led her to refusing a credit on the film.

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In a recent episode of Zach Braff and Donald Faison’s Fake Doctors, Real Friends podcast, Locklear revealed that she was groped by The First Wives Club star James Naughton, who allegedly “outline[d] her areola” during a scene.

“There was a couple of scenes that they cut out of me, and then the only scene that I had no lines,” she said. “One of the actors, we were at a funeral, and he was supposed to take his hand and touch my breast, and they show that.”

Locklear said Naughton “actually touched more” than was scripted. “It was agh – gross… So I said, ‘Can you just take my name off the credits since now I don’t have any lines? So it was creditless.”

When Braff asked Locklear, “So, wait, you’re in The First Wives Club but the only thing that happens is a man grabs your breast?” she said, “He doesn’t grab it.”

“He actually outlines my areola with his finger. It didn’t say that in the script. I was like (gasps),” she said. “I’m so glad they’re following his hand down because my face, my mouth is fallen open and I can’t believe it and don’t do it again. One take and let’s go.”

“There was more to the part (than being groped). I had filmed the bigger, bigger scenes,” Locklear explained. “They just thought, I don’t know, maybe I was bad in it.”

Credit: Paramount Pictures

A spokesperson for James Naughton told Yahoo Entertainment, “James remembers shooting this scene as written in the script.”

“He completely understands that Heather would have felt uncomfortable shooting this scene, as he felt uncomfortable as well,” they added. The spokesperson also shared a page from the film’s script, which reportedly read, “Despite the grave facade, we see that Gil is subtly using his finger to feel Mary’s breast. Mary smiles at him shyly.”

Whether it was in the script, or not, the encounter clearly made Heather Locklear feel incredibly uncomfortable and with an added lack of lines, led her to refuse a credit on the film. We can only hope this kind of incident doesn’t happen going forward for any actor on-set.

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Why Fans Think Taylor Swift’s Love Triangle Is A ‘Friends’ Easter Egg

So no one told you life was gonna be this way?

Over the course of her many years topping the charts, Taylor Swift has earned quite a reputation for hiding sneaky easter eggs in her songs – and her new album ‘Folklore’ is no exception. 

Swift’s song ‘Betty’ – which is the 14th track on ‘Folklore’ – has fans speculating what it’s about and how it got its name, including theories it’s tied to an iconic Friends reference.

The lyrics of ‘Betty’ feature lines like, “would you tell me to go f*ck myself, or lead me to the garden? In the garden would you trust me?” and “If I told you it was just a summer thing? I’m only seventeen, I don’t know anything, but I know I miss you.”

Clearly, the song is about some sort of teenage romance and many fans believe ‘Betty’ is a woman who was being cheated on as part of a complicated love triangle.

Other fans think Swift chose the name ‘Betty’ as an easter egg for her famous pals Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds, who are yet to reveal their youngest child’s name.

However, there’s one fan theory about ‘Betty’ that really trumps them all. Twitter users found a clip from Friends in which Phoebe awkwardly sings about Ross’ love triangle with Julie and Rachel – with some coincidental code names.

Before playing, Phoebe says, “this is a song about a love triangle that I made up. It’s called ‘Two Of Them Kissed Last Night.’” She then launches into the song which begins with the lyric, “there was a girl, we’ll call her Betty.

It’s no surprise fans think Taylor Swift is referencing Friends in her song ‘Betty’. In a 2016 interview with Vogue, the singer said she wished she had written the theme song of Friends, she once named her fan’s cats ‘Monica and Chandler’ and has even been photographed wearing Friends pins. 

Whether ‘Betty’ is about babies, love triangles, or is a cheeky nod to Friends, it’s an incredible song on an equally-as-impressive album. 

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'Daredevil' Star Peter Shinkoda Says 'Nobody Cared' About Asian Storylines

"Nobody gives a sh*t."

It’s been over a year-and-a-half since Netflix decided to cancel Marvel’s Daredevil series, but that hasn’t stopped fans of the TV show from aggressively campaigning for its return. Stars of the show have also weighed in on the conversation, including Daredevil star Peter Shinkoda – who didn’t hold back in pointing out faults in production.

Shinkoda – who played Nobu on Daredevil – said during #SaveDaredevilCon, “I’m not into really protecting, you know, certain things anymore but Jeph Loeb told the writers room not to write for Nobu and Gao and this was reiterated many times by many of the writers and showrunners.”

The actor recalled the showrunners saying, “Nobody cares about Chinese people and Asian people. There were three previous Marvel movies, a trilogy called Blade that was made where Wesley Snipes killed 200 Asians each movie. Nobody gives a shit so don’t write about Nobu and Gao.”

“And they were forced to put their storyline down and drop it,” Shinkoda added.

He said that Daredevil writers were “very apologetic” they couldn’t develop Nobu’s story – which would have followed him getting a transplant for medical reasons and “fudging” documents to get into the country so he could carry out his Black Sky plans.

Unfortunately, it’s not the first time Jeph Loeb has landed a racist controversy. In 2018, the Marvel TV head kicked off his panel at San Diego Comic-Con dressed as Daniel-San from Karate Kid – a move that fans found racially insensitive.

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It’s also not the first time Marvel has been called out for a lack of racial diversity. Just last month, Avengers star Anthony Mackie said “It really bothered me that I’ve done seven Marvel movies now… every producer, every director, every stunt person, every costume designer, every PA, every single person has been white.”

While Peter Shinkoda acknowledged things might be different for his character if Daredevil was written today, there is clearly still a long way to go when it comes to racial diversity and inclusion in Hollywood.

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