Another day, another alleged predator exposed in Hollywood’s ever-widening sexual abuse crisis.
Except Louis C.K. wasn’t supposed to be just another asshole. Up until the rumors got too loud to ignore, he was the voice for a certain segment of progressive America. He was the Guy Who Says What We’re All Thinking.
For those still bitching about Jill Stein and the superpowers of Susan Sarandon, sorry Hillbros but your candidate lost to an unemployed reality star despite having millions of more dollars, more experience, and more, if not all, establishment and institutional support. And let’s not forget all of Hollywood! Not Jill’s fault. Not Sarandon’s fault.
The actress reveals a surprising new role on the horizon.
Tilda Swinton is, without a doubt, a fascinating character. She has refused to play by the rules of Hollywood, and instead has created a unique career path that defies expectations at every turn. Most recently, Swinton has been receiving rave reviews for her turn as a despondent mother of a troubled child in the indie flick We Need to Talk About Kevin, including a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress, and an anticipated nomination for the Oscar as well. The New York Times profiled the actress as part of their coverage of the best performances of 2011.Read More
Comedian Ricky Gervais, who has taken plenty of criticism for his relentless jokes about Hollywood celebrities in past hosting gigs for the Golden Globes, has nevertheless been asked back as the host of this year’s show. The Golden Globes tweeted news of the agreement today.
Some representatives of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which produces the annual awards show, were less than eager to invite the comedian back for a third time. “While many welcome Gervais’s return, not everyone is happy with the decision because last year his blunt one-liners targeting big-name celebrities caused anger and resentment in some quarters,” reads a statement on the group’s website. But NBC saw a boost in ratings during the last telecast and reportedly lobbied to bring Gervais back.Read More
Imagine Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? set in early ’70s swinging London—caftans, butterflies, boozing, shrieking, rich-hippie decor, and no shortage of bitchy queens. Elizabeth Taylor is Zee Blakeley, the wife of eternally philandering Robert (Michael Caine), in this story of swinging Londoners directed by Brian G. Hutton (Where Eagles Dare). When Robert’s fancy for the beautiful young widow Stella (Susannah York, Tom Jones) threatens to break up her marriage, Zee takes matters into her own hands to try to gain the advantage in their tumultuous relationship. Taylor plays the vulgar, loud and shrewish wife with great relish in the role, her star persona illuminating every scene, making her fun to watch no matter what outrageous lengths she goes to in her bid to eliminate her husband’s mistress.Read More