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Hollywood, You Should Be Ashamed of Yourselves

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For the past week, I’ve tried to understand why so many celebrities have lined up to support director Roman Polanski. Sure, he’s a talented artist who created Oscar-winning films. And yes, his wife and unborn child were brutally murdered 40 years ago by members of the Manson family. But here’s the thing: HE RAPED A 13-YEAR-OLD GIRL. I don’t give a fuck if he found the cure for cancer after he finished, this man needs to go to jail. Because not only did he drug and rape a child (and don’t give me that “consensual sex” bullshit, as no 13-year-old child can truly consent to sex with a grown man, especially after he’s plied her with qualudes and champagne), he skipped bail and fled the country. So, he’s an ADMITTED child rapist, and a fugitive, and we should feel sorry for him? He’s the victim? I’m sorry, maybe I’m not as enlightened as his fellow “artistes,” because in my mind, that doesn’t make you a victim. It makes you a predator, and a felon, who should serve his time.

I Couldn’t Have Said It Better Myself

fast_and_furious_movie_poster3I’m glad to know I’m not the only one who’s noticed the full-on suckitude of movies and television today. Entertainment Weekly‘s Mark Harris posted this spot-on rant about the dumbing down of television and movies. And he’s so right. It’s like producers think we’re all drooling idiots who’ll watch any pointless crap they throw on the screen (which, in some cases, is definitely true). Boycott the stupid!

That’s Bull (Durham)

Hollywood’s at it again. First they brought back Indiana Jones, then they talked of reviving the Ghostbusters and now Kevin Costner’s in talks for a Bull Durham sequel. According to this report, Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins would also return to reprise their roles. This time around, the real-life couple (who fell in love on the BD set in 1988) will play the married owners of a major league team, managed by Costner’s character.

I’m not really sure what to think of this because as I’ve said before, I’m really wary of sequels. Especially sequels of great movies. And then to do it more than 20 years later just seems a bit odd to me. And since the original was set and filmed in my home state, I’m even more critical. What do you think? Should sequels to classic movies be made, especially if decades have passed? Is it OK since the original cast will return?

Denise Richards: It’s Continuing

Just when you thought it was safe to turn your TV back on, US Weekly’s reporting that Denise Richards’ horrible E! reality series, Denise Richards: It’s Complicated, has been picked up for another season. The only positive I can think of is at least that means we get to watch Joel McHale trash it on The Soup:

Couples Watch

Summer’s the time for romance and flings, so I’d like to take a moment to check in on some of Hollywood’s current couples. First up, a couple so boring, I totally forgot they’re even dating:

Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel

These two are still together? Who knew? I guess I was too busy snoozing, because they’re so dull, to even notice.  Next up, the couple most likely to be mistaken as a brother and sister:

Adrien Grenier and Isabel Lucas

Seriously, don’t these two look related? I wonder if he’s dating her because she’s the closest he can get to dating himself without it getting too weird.

Finally, we have my absolute favorite Hollywood couple out there right now. They’re young, they’re in love, and from the looks of it, really happy and having lots of fun together:

Lindsay Lohan and Samantha Ronson

Seriously, could these two be any cuter? I’m so glad Linds has found someone nice who’s interested in her as a person, and not likely to use her to gain their 15 minutes of fame (Sam doesn’t need any help as she’s a pretty accomplished DJ and musician from a family of accomplished musicians). Ah, summer love. I hope this one lasts the whole year through (and then some).

I Don’t Want to Be a Part of It, New York, New York


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Who would’ve ever thought getting dumped twice by Flavor Flav would be such a brilliant career move?

It looks like Tiffany “New York” Pollard is back with yet another VH1 show, “New York Goes to Hollywood.” This time New York, who we last saw finding love with George “Tailor Made” Weisgerber in “I Love New York 2” (she was dumped by her first “I Love New York” choice, Tango, after he saw her dissing his mother on TV), heads to Hollywood in search of a career as a serious actress. Yes, you read that right, SERIOUS ACTRESS.


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Doesn’t this just scream SERIOUS ACTRESS?

I’m just hoping Sister Patterson returns as New York’s momager (cause you know she’s gonna be her manager) and we have a very special episode where she meets with the mother of all momagers, Dina Lohan, to trade stories about whoring out their children. TV gold!

“New York Goes to Hollywood” premieres August 4th on VH1.