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#WarOnWomen: Quentin Tarantino signs on actor who assaulted female executive for “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”

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Convicted offender Hirsch (l) and Tarantino with his buddy Weinstein (r)

Quentin Tarantino wrote and is directing a new movie, “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” which is due out August 2019. About the movie, from IMDb:

“A TV actor and his stunt double embark on an odyssey to make a name for themselves in the film industry during the Charles Manson murders in 1969 Los Angeles.”

You know who was murdered? Shannon Tate, who was 8 ½ months pregnant at the time of her grisly murder.

Now, 49 years later, Quentin Tarantino feels the need to make yet another movie about these horrific murders.

Here’s a list of some of the better-known actors who have signed on for this movie:

  • Brad Pitt
  • Margot Robbie
  • Leonardo DiCaprio
  • Dakota Fanning
  • Kurt Russell
  • Al Pacino
  • Luke Perry
  • Burt Reynolds
  • Emile Hirsch

That last name may not be familiar to you. I’ve never heard of him.

Emile Hirsch has a past of assaulting a woman. Here’s what I found out about Mr. Hirsch, from Wikipedia:

“Emile Davenport Hirsch (born March 13, 1985) is an American actor. He starred in Into the Wild (2007) and the A&E network simulcast miniseries Bonnie & Clyde (2013). Other films include The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys (2002), The Girl Next Door (2004), Lords of Dogtown (2005), Alpha Dog (2006), Speed Racer (2008), Milk (2008), The Darkest Hour (2011), The Motel Life (2012), Lone Survivor (2013), and Vincent N Roxxy (2016).

On February 12, 2015, Hirsch was charged with aggravated assault after initiating an altercation with, and then strangling, Paramount Pictures executive Daniele Bernfeld on January 25, 2015 at the Tao Nightclub in Park City, Utah. On August 17, 2015, he pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault, and was sentenced to 15 days in jail. He was also fined $4,750, received 90 days of probation, and ordered to undergo 50 hours of community service.”

Apparently Hirsch was intoxicated at a party and doesn’t remember grabbing Daniele from behind, throwing her to the floor and putting her in a chokehold until she blacked out. It took two men to remove Hirsch from his victim.

Fun Fact: Quentin Tarantino knew of Harvey Weinstein’s bad behavior. Back in October 2017 he said the following (from USA Today):

“Quentin Tarantino has spoken out on his longtime and close working relationship with producer Harvey Weinstein, acknowledging that he’s ashamed he was aware of some of Weinstein’s abhorrent acts but did not take a stand against them.

“I knew enough to do more than I did,” the director told The New York Times in an interview published Thursday.

Tarantino cited several Weinstein episodes involving prominent actresses. 

“There was more to it than just the normal rumors, the normal gossip. It wasn’t secondhand. I knew he did a couple of these things,” Tarantino said. “I wish I had taken responsibility for what I heard.”

So a man (Tarantino) who ignored Weinstein’s behavior has signed on a convicted assault offender (Hirsch) to star in a movie about the murder of a pregnant woman?

Another Hollyweird movie I won’t be seeing.


Actress Jodie Foster is much more comfortable with robots having guns as opposed to “emotional” human beings

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Jodie Foster stars in a new movie, Hotel Artemis, which opened June 8. Time for her to make the promotional rounds and say stupid things.

About the movie, from Rotten Tomatoes:

“Set in riot-torn, near-future Los Angeles, HOTEL ARTEMIS is an original, high-octane action-thriller starring Jodie Foster as The Nurse, who runs a secret, members-only hospital for criminals. Jodie Foster is joined by an all-star cast that includes Sterling K. Brown, Sofia Boutella, Jeff Goldblum, Brian Tyree Henry, Jenny Slate, Zachary Quinto, Charlie Day, and Dave Bautista.”

The critics consensus:

“Hotel Artemis has a few flashes of wit and an intriguing cast, but mostly it’s just a serviceable chunk of slightly futuristic violence — which might be all its audience is looking for.”

Jodie is all in on gun control yet her movie contains A LOT of gun violence. Shocker, not.

She recently told IndieWire:

“The institution that’s probably made the most change in terms of gun violence is The Brady [Campaign],” she said, referring to the organization named for James Brady, the White House press secretary shot and paralyzed during the attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan assassination in 1981. (Notably, the convicted shooter John Hinckley, Jr. later said the shooting was an attempt to get Foster’s attention.)

Isn’t it possible that we all have that bit of insanity in us? That’s why I’m for gun control,” she said at the time. “Absolutely. Hunting, I get that – let’s protect hunting. But I don’t believe that people should have access to life-or-death situations at any emotional time in their life. I don’t really believe that a human being who feels [things] should have the option at their fingertips.

“I had a lot of thoughts in terms of the power of the instrument and why it’s so problematic that human beings should have an instrument of death at their fingertips so freely when we are emotional human beings,” Foster said. “I mean, I’d be much more comfortable having robots have them, but we are designed to have emotions that overflow and that are not guided by our heads … To have sentient beings that are completely and entirely guided by their emotions have the power to administer life or death using one kilowatt of energy in a nanosecond is just unfathomable with me.”

What could possibly go wrong with a robot having a gun? Remember the malfunctioning robot from Robocop? (Warning, the link to the video is very graphic and violent.)

Another Hollyweird movie I won’t be seeing.

h/t Breitbart


Hollyweird tries another all-female lead cast movie with “Ocean’s 8”

Cate Blanchett with Harvey Weinstein

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Anne Hathaway campaigning for loser Hillary Clinton

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Trump clown from Sarah Paulson’s American Horror Story: Cult

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Mindy Kaling with her “fling” Obama

Back in 2016 Hollywood thought it would be a good idea to remake Ghostbusters, but with an all female cast. The movie’s budget was $144 million (that doesn’t include promo costs) and its domestic total gross was $128,350,574.

The movie was mostly panned by audience and critics, receiving a 3.1/5 rating (52% like on audience score) on Rotten Tomatoes.

Now Hollywood is reviving the “Oceans” movie franchise with an all-female cast for Ocean’s 8. About the movie (which opens June 8), from Wikipedia:

“Ocean’s 8 is a 2018 American heist comedy film directed by Gary Ross and written by Ross and Olivia Milch. The film is a spin-off of Steven Soderbergh‘s Ocean’s trilogy and features an ensemble cast, including Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Awkwafina, Rihanna, and Helena Bonham Carter. The plot follows a group of women, led by the estranged sister of Danny Ocean, who plan on robbing the Met Gala.”

About some of the actresses in this movie:

Sandra Bullock and Cate Blanchett are into “penis facials.”

From Dr. Eowyn’s postHollyweirdos get penis facials from Korean baby foreskins” in April:

“Actress Cate Blanchett, 48, recently revealed that she and Sandra Bullock, 53, got the unusual treatment that is supposed to help women look more youthful. Blanchett said:

“Sandy [Sandra] Bullock and I saw this facialist in New York, Georgia Louise, and she gives what we call the penis facial and it’s something – I don’t know what it is, or whether it’s just cause it smells a bit like sperm – there’s some enzyme in it so Sandy refers to it as the penis facial.”

The penis facial is the nickname given to a procedure that uses a special epidermal growth factor (EGF) serum derived from stem cells cultivated from the foreskins of Korean infants. “Facialist” Georgia Louise explains that the young stem cells from baby foreskins are thought to activate ageing cells by producing more collagen and wrinkles and causing fine lines to disappear.”

Sarah Paulson starred in FX’s American Horror Story: Cult which had a serious case of Trump Derangement Syndrome this past season. From Daily Mail (September 2017):

“The election of Donald Trump has been called a real-life nightmare by some sections of the American public. TV genius Ryan Murphy took it to even more terrifying heights Tuesday as the center of his FX anthology series American Horror Story: Cult.

The season premiere opened with real footage of Trump and Democratic rival Hillary Clinton on the campaign trail, leading up to opposing reactions to news coverage of his eventual victory.

The character thrilled most at the result was blue-haired Kai Anderson, played by Evan Peters, who is bent on chaos and anarchy. As Trump was named the election winner, he bragged: ‘The revolution has begun.’

The Hillary supporter, meanwhile, was married lesbian Ally Mayfair-Richards, played by Sarah Paulson, who was so devastated by the result it sparked a series of old phobias to return — particularly a fear of clowns.

Mindy Kaling has no love for President Trump and has been known to mock him on Twitter.

Anne Hathaway supported loser Hillary Clinton.

The movie is receiving mixed reviews on Rotten Tomatoes:

  • “Ocean’s 8 is a heist movie that doesn’t have nearly enough scams, cons, disguises, switcheroos or any of the stuff you’d want from a heist movie.”
  • “At the very least, there are little girls out there dreaming of seeing themselves on screen, in a black stealth outfit, having the time of their lives.”
  • “One of the problems with Ocean’s 8 is there isn’t a formidable, hiss-worthy villain a la Andy Garcia’s casino owner in Oceans 11…there’s also something mildly off-putting about the breathless adoration of the Met Gala.”
  • “There’s not a lot here, but what we get is pleasant enough.”
  • “The stakes just never seem all that high, especially when the filmmakers must keep downing tools to cram in some crummy walk-ons from the likes of Maria Sharapova, Katie Holmes, Serena Williams and Anna Wintour.”
  • “Ocean’s 8 is just entertaining enough to pull off a heist but the film doesn’t really up the stakes in the franchise.”

Another Hollyweird movie I won’t be seeing.

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Woody Allen thinks he’s the “poster boy” for the #MeToo movement

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From NY Post: Woody Allen isn’t happy to be a self-proclaimed “poster boy for the #MeToo movement.”

“I’m a big advocate of the #MeToo movement,” Allen, 82, told Argentinian news program Periodismo Para Todos (“Journalism for All”) (via Quartz) on Monday. “I feel when they find people who harass innocent women and men, it’s a good thing that they’re exposing them. But you know I — I should be the poster boy for the #MeToo movement, because I have worked in movies for 50 years. I’ve worked with hundreds of actresses and not a single one — big ones, famous ones, ones starting out — have ever ever suggested any kind of impropriety at all. I’ve always had a wonderful record with them.

(However, in 2015, Mariel Hemingway, who starred in Allen’s 1979 film “Manhattan,” alleged in her memoir “Out Came the Sunthat Allen attempted to seduce her when she turned 18 and he was 44.)

While the auteur may not believe he’s on Harvey Weinstein, James Toback or Kevin Spacey levels of conduct, many stars, including Greta Gerwig, Mira Sorvino, Jeff Daniels and Michael Caine, have renounced working with him in light of the sexual abuse allegations that his adopted daughter, Dylan Farrow, made against him.

Allen was accused of molesting then-7-year-old Dylan in 1993 in Mia Farrow‘s Connecticut home. Law enforcement and sexual abuse experts investigated the allegations at the time, the Los Angeles Times reported, but a prosecutor declined to press charges to spare Dylan the trauma of a trial; a judge in the case deemed Allen’s behavior toward his daughter “grossly inappropriate.”

Allen has maintained his innocence since the accusations were first leveled against him, alleging that scorned ex Mia was coaching Dylan to lie to gain revenge on Allen for dating Mia’s other adopted daughter, Soon-Yi Previn.

Now 32, Dylan has repeated her accusations numerous times since the dawning of the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements.

“This is something that has been thoroughly looked at 25 years ago by all the authorities and everybody came to the conclusion that it was untrue,” Allen said. “And that was the end and I’ve gone on with my life. For it to come back now, it’s a terrible thing to accuse a person of. I’m a man with a family and my own children. So of course it’s upsetting.”

“I think in any situation where anyone is accused of someone unjustly, this is a sad thing. I think everybody would agree with that,” he continued. “Everyone wants justice to be done. If there is something like the #MeToo movement now, you root for them, you want them to bring to justice these terrible harassers, these people who do all these terrible things. And I think that’s a good thing. What bothers me is that I get linked with them. People who have been accused by 20 women, 50 women, 100 women of abuse and abuse and abuse — and I, who was only accused by one woman in a child custody case which was looked at and proven to be untrue, I get lumped in with these people.”

Allen’s other children, including daughter Bechet (with Previn) and son Moses Farrow, have spoken out in his defense. Son Ronan Farrow has been a staunch and constant defender of Dylan.

Though Allen feels victimized by Hollywood, he still has many defenders, including Alec Baldwin and Diane Keaton, as well as other stars who have quietly supported him, like Scarlett Johansson.

Penélope Cruz, who won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for Allen’s 2008 film “Vicky Cristina Barcelona,” takes a similar stance to Cate Blanchett (who took home a Best Actress trophy for her work with Allen in “Blue Jasmine”) — she doesn’t have all the details and she thinks the case should possibly be reopened.

“The only answer that I can give you with common sense that is not about a headline is [that] the case has to be looked at again,” Cruz, 44, told Vanity Fair on Saturday. “The important thing is, if there is a case anywhere in the world that isn’t clear, then why not look at it again? I am in favor of that. We have a collection of headlines saying this actor would work with him again, and this one said they wouldn’t — this doesn’t change anything. This doesn’t add anything good to the situation. We’re supposed to believe in justice, and this was looked at years ago, and it’s not clear. It should be looked at again, and then I can give an answer.”

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#WarOnWomen: Jim Carrey trolls Melania Trump with his latest masterpiece

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Carrey’s latest work of “art”

This guy needs to get a real job. And up his meds.

From Fox News: Jim Carrey has released another politically charged painting to go with the many pieces he has already shared via social media. This time, the comedian took aim at first lady Melania Trump.

The obscure pieces were created to target members of Trump’s administration and Carrey’s latest piece appears to depict Melania Trump, 48, wearing a brainwashing device similar to the one worn in a scene from Stanley Kubrick’s science fiction film “A Clockwork Orange.”

The artwork comes just two days after the first lady took to Twitter to break her silence on speculation of her whereabouts in the weeks since she underwent a kidney operation, and also called out the media for “working overtime.”

“I see the media is working overtime speculating where I am & what I’m doing,” she tweeted. “Rest assured, I’m here at the White House [with] my family, feeling great, & working hard on behalf of children & the American people!”

Carrey’s image was accompanied by a tweet about her whereabouts.

”Don’t worry folks. Melania is fine. They’re probably just reminding her how to play well with others.

The 56-year-old comedian and actor’s consistent trolling of members of the Trump administration has created quite the reaction on social media and has sparked many to openly discuss the meaning behind his artwork.

So far, Carrey has created works apparently mocking Trump and Sarah Sanders.

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So woke: Actor William H. Macy lets boys sleep over with his teen daughters

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William H. Macy: No longer an “old-fashioned, protective” father

I’m sure that’s quite normal in Hollyweird.

From Daily Mail: William H. Macy wants his daughters to have lots of sex… and be shameless about it. The 68-year-old told Us Weekly he was evolving from the old fashioned protective dad trope.

‘You know, I started doing all the cliches, “I’m gonna threaten the guys, I’m gonna dig a moat around our house”,’ he said.

‘And then I thought, “OK, what do you really want for your daughters?” And I realized: I want them to be happy and lusty and safe. I want them to have a lot of sex in their lifetime! ‘

‘Good, healthy wonderful sex with no guilt,’ he added. ‘That’s what I really want.’

The actor shares daughters Sofia, 17, and Georgia, 16, with wife of 21 years Felicity Huffman.

He admitted to the mag that ‘boys are in the picture’ at the moment, and that he even lets them stay over. ‘They’re different than when I was a kid. Georgia and Sofia have all their pals over. They will have six or eight of their friends over,’ he said.

‘It’s pretty bizarre, especially with Sofia, to wake up in the morning and there’s some boy walking out of your daughter’s room! They all sleep together!

He added: ‘I don’t think they have sex, well, I know they don’t.’

The two-time Emmy winner revealed that while his youngest ‘is crazy about political science’, his eldest wants to follow her parents into the industry. ‘I think she’s firmly in the tribe,’ he said. ‘She’s good. I’ve seen her in a lot of plays.’

Felicity recently shared an adorable photo of the 68-year-old dancing with their daughter in her prom dress.


Jim Carrey’s latest movie given limited release after being panned for its vulgarity; “worst acting of his career”

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TDS makes you ugly both inside and out

This guy has a serious case of Trump Derangement Syndrome (TDS). Just visit his Twitter account and witness his TDS-inspired “art” for yourself.

Now his latest performance is being resoundingly hammered. Karma can be a you-know-what.

From Daily Mail: He was one of the biggest comic actors of 1990s, landing box office smash after box office smash with the likes of Dumb and Dumber, The Mask and Ace Ventura.

But Jim Carrey’s career has been in free fall for the past decade.

Forgettable movie choices, a turbulent personal life and bizarre and ‘difficult’ behavior has seen Carrey turn from a hugely bankable A-lister to an actor whose last few movies have barely made back their budget.

The movie, Dark Crimes, which focuses on a murder investigation into a slain business man which appears to be identical to a murder featured in a mysterious author’s novel, has a Rotten Tomatoes rating of 0% – meaning none of their approved critics had given it a good review. The New York Post’s Johnny Oleksinski called it ‘punishing to watch’ adding ‘That this exercise in vulgarity was made at all is shameful.’

AV Club’s Ignatiy Vishnevetsky wrote that it had been one of the most disappointing performances of Carrey’s career.  ‘A few words should be said about Carrey’s performance: It may be the worst dramatic acting of his career, a charmless cartoon of self-repression.’

Rex Reed of the New York Observer was left confused. ‘The screenplay teeters between depraved and confusing (‘Truth is what you make it. Reality is perception.’) Say what?’ he wrote.

The New York Times’ Ken Jaworowski branded it a ‘less successful attempt at noir’ while Richard Roeper of the Chicago Sun-Times said the movie left a ‘sour taste.’

Not everyone hated the movie however.

Michael Rechtshaffen from the Los Angeles Times praised Carrey’s ‘quietly exacting, uncharacteristic performance, though not qualifying as a saving grace, hints at some promising new career directions in the same manner Robin Williams successfully tapped a darker side with ‘One Hour Photo.”

It has been a tough few years for Carrey, who once mocked Oscar-winner Charlton Heston in a Funny or Die music video, joking that his movies ‘are no longer in demand.’

He was sued last year by the family of his ex-girlfriend Cathriona White, who claimed he gave her sexually-transmitted diseases and provided the drugs she used when she took her own life in September 2015, aged 30. The wrongful death lawsuit was dismissed earlier this year.

In recent years, he has also become increasingly political through his artwork. Whether that is attacking Republicans in unflattering caricatures or drawing bullet-riddled classrooms after the latest mass shooting.

I would expect the #MeToo movement to be upset with this movie. From Mr. Oleksinski’s NY Post review:

“The days of saying, “Come on, kids. Let’s see the new Jim Carrey movie!” are officially over. The former funnyman’s latest, “Dark Crimes,” begins in a brothel in Poland, where screaming prostitutes are suspended by ropes from the ceiling or led around on leashes and beaten.

That sets the tone for an abysmal film, in which Carrey’s brooding Polish cop tries to solve a murder, the circumstances of which resemble a novel written by a controversial author. It’s a kind of Polish “If I Did It,” punctuated by rapes and other violent acts against women. Carrey’s cop believes the writer is guilty of the crime, and goes rogue to get justice.”

Absolutely disgusting. Another Hollyweird movie I won’t be seeing.

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