Crap on Celebrities
#CrapOnCelebrities: Celebrities like Oprah and Ellen share their experiences with the #Mudslides, Megyn Kelly says women WANT to be fat shamed, a summary of the #CriticsChoiceAwards last night, and MORE!
LINDSAY LOHAN is back in the U.S. At least for now. But she can't stay for long, because she's got several projects going around the world . . . including HER OWN ISLAND. On "The Wendy Williams Show" today, Lindsay says, quote, "I'm discussing designing an island in Dubai." She also has a club called Lohan in Athens, Greece, and she's opening another one in Mykonos. She's also filming a British sitcom called "Sick Note" and starting a lipstick line. Then she can get to work on what she called "Lohan Island." Possibly the most interesting thing about the interview, though, is the fact that Lindsay's weird accent is GONE. At least for now. Check out the clip HERE!
CHELSEA HANDLER attacked Republican Senator LINDSEY GRAHAM on Twitter yesterday . . . and it was pretty OBSCENE. She Tweeted, quote, "Holy, [eff] [eff]. I just [saw] the video of Trump's bipartisan 'meeting' yesterday. Hey, Lindsey Graham, what kind of [oral pleasure] video do they have on you for you to be acting like this? "Wouldn't coming out be more honorable?" Last we checked, the UNCENSORED Tweet was still up, here. Naturally, it wasn't long before the LGBT community denounced it. A gay conservative activist named Christopher Barron said, quote, "Just reported this explicitly anti-gay tweet. Odds on Twitter doing something? Less than zero. If a conservative said this, they'd be suspended immediately." Lindsey has been the subject of rumors before, but he says he isn't gay. He hasn't commented on Chelsea's rant, and she hasn't apologized.
Earlier this week, OPRAH WINFREY shared video of the destruction the California mudslides had caused in her neighborhood. As it turns out, JEFF BRIDGES is her neighbor . . . and his house was wrecked. He Tweeted, quote, "Our home has been severely damaged, but we are safe, and so thankful for that and for the first responders who are working tirelessly to save people. We are heartbroken over the loss of lives in our community."Jeff bought the place for $6.8 million three years ago. TMZ says it might be TOTALED, but it's too early to say for sure. The slides have killed at least 17 people and up to 43 are still missing. Around a hundred homes have been destroyed, and others, like Gwyneth Paltrow's, have been damaged. Meanwhile, ROB LOWE called out actress BELLA THORNE, for an insensitive Tweet, where she complained about traffic that was backed up in the aftermath of the mudslides. She Tweeted, quote, "[Eff] you, 101 to Santa Barbara. I'm missing my boyfriend's first date on his tour." Rob said, quote, "This attitude is why people hate celebrities. Bella, I'm sorry you were inconvenienced. We'll try to move out our dead quicker." Bella later deleted the Tweet . . . and said that she hadn't heard about the mudslides. Here is Ellen Talking About the Mudslides in Her Community
Megyn Kelly was talking to the "Fit Mom" Maria Kang on her show yesterday, and she said some women actually WANT to be fat shamed. (Because it motivates them. She said she told her stepfather to call her "fat-a**" when she was in law school.
JAMES FRANCO won a Best Actor award for "The Disaster Artist" at the Critics Choice Awards yesterday . . . but he wasn't there to collect it. He skipped the ceremony because of the sexual misconduct allegations against him. A "source" says, quote, "He's in a really bad place, so bad that he changed his phone number . . . He's only talking to a select group of people. For now, he's just hiding out." This probably didn't help his mood: The "Los Angeles Times" posted allegations from five different women. Four of them were students at his acting school. One of those students said that during a nude scene being filmed a few years ago, Franco removed the plastic guards over some actresses' private parts before pretending to shall we say…do things. Two of the others said they saw Franco get angry during a shoot when actresses wouldn't go topless. The most serious allegation comes from Violet Paley, a budding filmmaker who saw Franco as a mentor. She says she was in a romantic relationship with him when he forced her to perform things. Quote, "He was kind of nudging my head down, and I just didn't want him to hate me, so I did it." To be fair, some of these women reached out to Franco after the "Golden Globes", and he did try to make amends . . . although he didn't necessarily apologize or admit to any wrongdoing. But he did tell Paley he's, quote, "a changed man." Franco's attorney has pretty much denied all these claims, too.
You guys were fans of the show Friends right? As everyone surely knows by now, some things that seemed funny a few decades ago just AREN'T anymore. Even "Friends", which seemed pretty inoffensive, is apparently NOT aging well. It recently hit Netflix in the U.K., and 'woke' British Millennials are apparently shocked at how much body-shaming, transphobia, sexism, inappropriate relationships, and homophobia it contains. Remember that running gag about Monica being FAT when she was younger? Can you imagine seeing that in a sitcom today? How about all of Chandler's jokes about his TRANS dad? Or Ross making fun of his lesbian ex-wife and her new partner? There was also a storyline early on where Chandler was freaking out, because he thought other people thought he was gay. Then there was the time Ross was uncomfortable with the male nanny Rachel hired for their daughter, because he thought he might be gay. How about Rachel hiring an assistant who was totally unqualified, just because he was hot and she wanted to date him? How would that play in the #MeToo era? Just interesting to see how each generation takes something that was so huge culturally not too long ago.
Now it’s our turn for the super nostalgia tours to be huge. No matter what your kids tell you, you do NOT have to leave the '80s behind. Remember just yesterday we were talking about that 90’s pop CRUISE that’s happening. Well, this summer, it’s 80’s time when A Flock of Seagulls, Wang Chung, Men Without Hats, and The Romantics hit the road for the Lost '80s Live Tour! They'll be joined by Animotion, Missing Persons, Gene Loves Jezebel, Tommy Tutone, the Motels, Dramarama, the singer from When in Rome, Cutting Crew, Berlin, Tony Hadley from Spandau Ballet and more. They're playing 30 dates this summer, starting August 3rd in Coney Island. Only the first 8 dates have been released so far.
Remember yesterday we talked about the massive difference in pay that Mark Wahlberg and Michelle Williams received for having to do reshoots after Kevin Spacey was yanked form the film they were working on? As it turns out, the actress getting paid less than 1% of what her male co-star made, in this case, isn’t as unusual as it sounds. It all comes down to contracts, according to a new report.
The scandal around Michelle Williams’ pay ($1,000) vs. Mark Wahlberg’s ($1.5 million) for reshoots of All the Money in the World, drew the curtain back on individual contracts in Hollywood, and the way they can sometimes seemingly backfire for some parties.
- According to an industry insider who spoke to The Wrap, Williams’ contract required her to do necessary reshoots, while Wahlberg’s did not. (Much of the film had to be reshot when director Ridley Scott replaced accused sexual assaulter Kevin Spacey with Christopher Plummer).
- While both Williams and Wahlberg agreed to participate, TMZ reports that Wahlberg’s agent told the film backers that he “never” works for free. His agent, Ari Emanuel, demanded the $1.5M and the film execs folded.
- A report in USA Today goes even further, claiming that Wahlberg refused to approve Plummer's casting in the role unless he received the $1.5 million.
- Many have responded with outrage at the disparity in pay—contract issues or no—claiming that it points to a larger problem of the gender pay gap in Hollywood.
- The numbers back some of the criticism up. According to Forbes, between June 1, 2016 and June 1, 2017, the world’s 10 highest-paid actresses banked a combined $172.5 million, whereas the top 10 actors banked $488.5 million for the same time period.
The Critics’ Choice Awards were bestowed last night on some of the 2017’s best films and television series. The event, hosted by Olivia Munn, saw quite a few repeat winners from Sunday’s Golden Globes. Big Little Lies, for example, saw wins for Best Limited Series, Nicole Kidman, Laura Dern and Alexander Skarsgård, and the Best Actor and Best Actress went to Gary Oldman for Darkest Hour and Frances McDormand for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. Other familiar faces: Guillermo del Toro won Best Director, Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale as Best Drama and Best Actress for Elizabeth Moss, and Amazon’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel for Best Comedy and Best Actress for Rachel Brosnahan.
Gal Gadot was awarded the #SEEHER award. It’s an award to honor women who bring “accuracy and integrity, challenging female stereotypes both on screen and within the entertainment industry.” Her take on Wonder Woman earned Gadot great praise throughout the year and the introduction by director Patty Jenkins places that in context: “She didn’t do it for the glory. She didn’t do it for the fame. She’s not here for the money. She did it for us. She knew the great importance of this character and what she could mean to the world if well done”
“Throughout my career, I was always asked to describe my dream role,” Gadot began her acceptance speech. “It was clear to me that I wanted to play a strong and independent woman – a real one…[Wonder Woman] is full of heart, strength, compassion, and forgiveness. She sees wrong that must be made right. She takes action when everyone around her is idle. She commands the attention of the world, and in doing so, she sets a positive example for humanity … She gets confused, insecure, and she’s not perfect – and that’s what makes her real.”
Gadot also talked about Hollywood as a whole, showing her solidarity with the ongoing #MeToo movement. She highlighted the number of women directors and actresses that have been placed at the forefront of projects over the years and how things have changed since she began acting. And before finishing up, she dedicates the award to who have taken a stand: “Although this is progress, there is still a long way to go. We’ve been witnessing a movement in our industry and society and I want to share this award with all the women and men who stand for what’s right…We will continue to band together to make strides uniting for equality.” James Franco, who had new sexual misconduct allegations leveled against him earlier in the day, was among the early winners, but the actor wasn't on hand to accept his award. Franco won Best Actor in a comedy film for his starring turn in The Disaster Artist. The film wasn't deemed the Best Comedy, though; that award went to The Big Sick.
- Best Picture: The Shape of Water
- Best Director: Guillermo del Toro – The Shape of Water
- Best Actor: Gary Oldman – Darkest Hour
- Best Actress: Frances McDormand – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
- Best Supporting Actor: Sam Rockwell – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
- Best Supporting Actress: Allison Janney – I, Tonya
- Best Acting Ensemble: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
- Best Young Actor/Actress: Brooklynn Prince – The Florida Project
- Best Original Screenplay: Jordan Peele – Get Out
- Best Adapted Screenplay: James Ivory – Call Me by Your Name
- Best Animated Feature: Coco
- Best Foreign Language Film: In the Fade
- Best Cinematography: Roger Deakins – Blade Runner 2049
- Best Production Design: Paul Denham Austerberry, Shane Vieau, Jeff Melvin – The Shape of Water
- Best Editing: Paul Machliss, Jonathan Amos – Baby Driver
- Best Costume Design: Mark Bridges – Phantom Thread
- Best Hair And Makeup: Darkest Hour
- Best Visual Effects: War for the Planet of the Apes
- Best Action Movie: Wonder Woman
- Best Comedy: The Big Sick
- Best Actor In A Comedy: James Franco – The Disaster Artist
- Best Actress In A Comedy: Margot Robbie – I, Tonya
- Best Sci-Fi Or Horror Movie: Get Out
- Best Song: “Remember Me” – Coco
- Best Score: Alexandre Desplat – The Shape of Water
- Best Drama Series: The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)
- Best Actor in a Drama Series: Sterling K. Brown – This Is Us (NBC)
- Best Actress in a Drama Series: Elisabeth Moss – The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)
- Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: David Harbour – Stranger Things (Netflix)
- Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Ann Dowd – The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)
- Best Comedy Series: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon)
- Best Actor in a Comedy Series: Ted Danson – The Good Place (NBC)
- Best Actress in a Comedy Series: Rachel Brosnahan – The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon)
- Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Walton Goggins – Vice Principals (HBO)
- Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Mayim Bialik – The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
- Best Limited Series: Big Little Lies (HBO)
- Best Movie Made for TV: The Wizard of Lies (HBO)
- Best Actor in a Movie Made for TV or Limited Series: Ewan McGregor – Fargo (FX)
- Best Actress in a Movie Made for TV or Limited Series: Nicole Kidman – Big Little Lies (HBO)
- Best Supporting Actor in a Movie Made for TV or Limited Series: Alexander Skarsgård – Big Little Lies (HBO)
- Best Supporting Actress in a Movie Made for TV or Limited Series: Laura Dern – Big Little Lies (HBO)
- Best Talk Show: Jimmy Kimmel Live! (ABC)
- Best Animated Series: Rick and Morty (Adult Swim)
- Best Unstructured Reality Series: Born This Way (A&E)
- Best Structured Reality Series: Shark Tank (ABC)
- Best Reality Competition Series: The Voice (NBC)
- Best Reality Show Host: RuPaul – RuPaul’s Drag Race (VH1)
What Piece of Pop Culture Did Your Parents Ban From You?
A Twitter user asked: "What's the funniest time your parents banned a piece of pop culture from you?" He said for him it was : "My parents ripped a Sabrina the Teenage Witch comic out of my Disney Adventures magazine." Some of the replies included:
"I couldn't watch The Smurfs because of the witchcraft and sorcery."
"I came hom from school once and my Will Smith "Big Wilie Style" CD was broken in two."
"My parents raised me Quaker. I wasn't allowed to watch Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles because they fought too much. I had to tiptoe out of my bedroom to watch The Simpsons over their shoulder from behind the couch, because of the Itchy-and-Scratchy-style violence."
"Wasn't allowed to watch Three's Company because Jack lived with two girls and wasn't married."
"My mom made me return my Vanilla Ice "To The Extreme" tape to the Camelot Music at the mal. I guess it was, indeed, too extreme."
David Letterman returns with the premiere of his monthly talk show "My Next Guest Needs No Introduction". His first interview is with Barack Obama. And future guests will include George Clooney, Jay-Z, and Tina Fey.
Zack from Rage Against the Machine is 48
Rob Zombie is 53.
Oliver Platt is 58.
Howard Stern is 64.
Kirstie Alley is 67.
Rush Limbaugh is 67.
Liam Hemsworth is 28.
WILLIAM HUNG! is 35.
ORLANDO BLOOM is 41.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus is 57.
Richard Moll is 75.
Dave Grohl is 49.
Jason Bateman is 49.
LL COOL J is 50.
Today’s BURTON BIRTHDAY OF THE DAY….He was Apollo Creed in Rocky and he was Chubbs Peterson in Adam Sandler. He also played himself in Arrested Development. Carl Weathers is 70 years young today.
Today’s birthday girl is Native American and should be named She Who Lays On Back Much and she’s proven that in 294 fine films including…..:
- Beverly Hills 9021-HO
- School of Hard Knockers
- Bareback Mounting
- Camp Cuddly Pines Power Tool Massacre
- Culos Gigantes Volume 1
- Eat My Feet Volume 4
- And who could forget…her unforgettable role in S Is For Smother
CHEROKEE is 36 YEARS OLD