Tag: Kevin Spacey

Kevin Spacey Now Accused of Sexual Assault, Harassment on ‘House of Cards’ Set in Joppa

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Actor Kevin Spacey is confronting a growing dogpile of sexual assault and harassment allegations, with some of the newest ones coming from the Maryland-based set of the show that recently catapulted Spacey back into stardom.

Netflix Suspends Production for Final ‘House of Cards’ Season Amid Spacey Fallout

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Kevin Spacey at the Berlin Film Festival in 2011. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

Kevin Spacey’s past is haunting Frank Underwood’s future, spurring Netflix to indefinitely suspend production for season six of the political thriller series “House of Cards” here in Maryland.

Top Stories: Kevin Spacey’s Manager Buys Inner Harbor Condo, State Authorizes Big Expenses to Cover Metallica Show, Woodland-Bordered Victorian for Sale in Mount Washington

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Out top story this week was the subject (and result) of much speculation: Who bought that $6.25 million Inner Harbor condo at 622 Ponte Villas North this past February?

Speaking with local real estate agents and others with knowledge of the transaction, Ed Gunts got word that actor Kevin Spacey, known most recently for his starring role as Frank Underwood on “House of Cards,” had purchased the property.

Those sources were close. It was actually Spacey’s manager, Evan Lowenstein, who reportedly bought the property. A search of local tax records also revealed the purchase price was $5.65 million – lower than previously reported – and that Lowestein had bought it undercover by putting a company dubbed Clear Toaster LLC on the deed.

This doesn’t mean Spacey won’t be appearing around the harbor, though. As we wrote:

It’s not uncommon for talent managers and agents to purchase properties for famous clients, as noted previously by real estate site Zillow and The New York Times.

Here were the other most popular stories on the Fishbowl this week:

Kevin Spacey’s Manager Bought Expensive Inner Harbor Pier Home

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Actor Kevin Spacey’s manager, not Spacey himself, was the buyer of a high-priced Inner Harbor pier home that sold earlier this year.

Urban Landscape: Kevin Spacey Identified as Buyer of $5.65 Million Inner Harbor Pier Home; Demolition in Mount Vernon; Baltimore Clayworks Agrees to ‘Dialogue’ with Opponents

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Kevin Spacey at the Berlin Film Festival in 2011. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

Actor Kevin Spacey has been identified as the mystery buyer of the $5.65 million Pier Home at Harborview that sold earlier this year, according to local real estate agents and others familiar with the transaction.

Harford County Gas Station Gets New Life as ‘House of Cards’ Set

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Before. Image via Google Street View.
Before. Image via Google Street View.

A neglected corner of Routes 136 and 22 in Churchville was dressed up to serve as a House of Cards set on Monday.

‘House of Cards’ Settles for Less, Agrees to Stay

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House of Cards settles for less

When House of Cards producers sent a letter to Gov. Martin O’Malley and House Speaker Michael E. Busch demanding an unspecified increase in tax incentives to keep the Netflix series filming in Maryland, it caused a minor tumult. The state Senate generally favored appeasement (even if it meant sacrificing state arts funding), while the House of Delegates preferred to punish the producers for the threatening letter and even to threaten them back with a very creative invocation of eminent domain.

The Wire creator David Simon voiced his support for the incentive increase. Our own Rachel Monroe suggested writing off House of Cards altogether and throwing all the money at the much less primadonna-y Veep. In the end, the House and Senate couldn’t agree on the bizarre eminent domain amendment, and the incentive shrank from a maximum of $18.5 million to a maximum of $15 million. And we were left wondering if it would satisfy the ransom.

House and Senate Couldn’t Agree on ‘House of Cards’ Tax Credit

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Opening of the State of Maryland legislature Annapolis, Md

Uh oh. It looks like Maryland’s 2014 legislative session ended without an agreement between the House and Senate on a tax credit to keep the House of Cards production in Maryland. When push came to shove, negotiations between the two chambers stalled out on the issue of invoking eminent domain to seize the property of film and television productions that leave the state. The House refuse to remove the Frank Underwood-worthy language, while the Senate refused to accept it.

Md. Arts Money Will Pay for ‘House of Cards’ Tax Credits

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The General Assembly acquiesced to Media Rights Capital’s demand for millions more in tax credits to keep the production company shooting Netflix series House of Cards in Maryland (without that crazy amendment). And to help fund them, state lawmakers have agreed to divert up to $2.5 million from the Special Fund for the Preservation of Cultural Arts, intended for Maryland arts organizations.

The General Assembly justified the rerouting of funds by citing the economic impact of the House of Cards production, judged at $250 million and 6,000 jobs over the past two seasons. Del. Frank S. Turner points out that the money is still funding the arts.

Md. State House Stars as U.S. Senate in ‘House of Cards’

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Online-House_of_Cards-0b7c5Oh Maryland House of Delegates chamber, I knew you when!

In the third episode of the new season of House of Cards ( all episodes of which were released to Netflix Instant at once on February 14) the room where Maryland’s delegates hem and haw over difficult issues before finally passing whatever bill Gov. Martin O’Malley has asked them to pass makes an appearance about 35 minutes in.

But you may not recognize it! According to the Washington Post, the chamber was done up with “fake marble around the dais and more ornate doors” for the scene, which was filmed over two days in June.