#MeToo

JENNIFER LAWRENCE GETS RAUNCHY

The title of Jennifer Lawrence’s new movie, No Hard Feelings , sounds like a relationship film, but actually it’s described as a “raunchy comedy.” Jennifer (who produced and stars) plays a broke millennial who is hired by “concerned” parents to bring their introverted 19 year old son “out of his shell” before he goes off to college at Princeton. The kid is shy and not sociable, and Jennifer agrees to “date” him so she can get money to buy a car.   It’s a controversial plot with questionable morality, and if the sexes were reversed it would be extremely offensive .  All this, and Jennifer IS an avid supporter of the #MeToo movement…

 

Photo Credit: BACKGRID-USA  Jennifer on mom duty in  New York

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ALYSSA MILANO IS RAISING A LITTLE FEMINIST

Alyssa Milano brought her 8 year old daughter Elizabella to the Hollywood Reporter Women’s Power Lunch in Cannes, to learn about women’s activism. You might remember that Tarana Burke founded #MeToo back in 2006, but the movement didn’t really take OFF until Alyssa posted an important message in 2017. Alyssa tweeted “If you’ve been sexually abused or assaulted, write “me too” as a reply to this tweet.” (She wanted to illustrate the magnitude of the problem) It WORKED – they got 12 million responses in 24 hours! That was around the time that Harvey Weinstein was being investigated, and fortunately, Hollywood has never been the same…

(We love that horse’s haircut and cap)

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ADRIAN BRODY AND HIS QUESTIONABLE GIRLFRIEND

Adrian Brody and his girlfriend Georgina Chapman are enjoying their vacation on a yacht in St Tropez. We wonder what his female friends think of Georgina. You will recall she was married to despicable serial sex offender Harvey Weinstein from 2007 until he was accused of crimes against over 80 women in four countries in 2017. He was also famous for forcing his actresses to wear Marchesa dresses on red carpets. Marchesa was Georgina’s company (Harvey was an investor.) Through all this, Georgina maintains that she knew NOTHING about her husband’s revolting activities. Most people – especially women- find that IMPOSSIBLE to believe. (Even I heard many awful stories.) Needless to say, Marchesa is not as “popular” as it used to be- nor is Georgina…

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CLOSE CALLS FOR KEVIN CONNOLLY

Kevin Connolly, 47, is no longer the Entourage playboy he was a few years ago. In fact, he’s had a few close calls recently. Last year in the midst of the MeToo frenzy, he was accused of sexually assaulting a costume designer named Gracie Cox at a wrap party in 2005. The assault was investigated and appeared to be true, and Kevin was very lucky because Cox never filed a police report or pursued it further. In June, Kevin and his girlfriend, Colombian actress Zulay Henao, 42, (age appropriate!) had a baby daughter named Kennedy. When she was just six weeks old, Kennedy contracted Covid after Kevin had it (he WAS vaccinated) and the parents were terrified. Fortunately, Kennedy recovered and the family turned up this weekend at a party at Holiday Road – its a Christmas village and light show in Calabasas.

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HARVEY WEINSTEIN IS GOING TO HATE THIS MOVIE

Carey Mulligan does, indeed, look like a nervous but determined reporter in this shot taken on a NY street. She’s playing New York Times reporter Megan Twohey, who along with Jodi Kantor, wrote the book She Said, detailing their pulitzer prize winning sexual harassment investigation into Harvey Weinstein that sparked the #MeToo movement – and got him a 23 year prison sentence. Megan and Jodi’s book came out around the same time as Ronan Farrow’s book and he got more publicity, but these women started it all. It’s lucky that the New York Times had the courage and the budget to finance this long and convoluted investigation- Weinstein did everything imaginable to stop it. Universal plans to release the film, co-produced by Brad Pitt’s Plan B Company, based on the book She Said in November, 2022. We wish someone would investigate what Weinstein’s ex-wife Georgina Chapman (owner of Marchesa fashions) KNEW or didn’t want to know. Did she feel her Marchesa brand (which Harvey promoted) was more important than her husband’s crimes?

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GERARD DEPARDIEAU CAN DO NO WRONG?

Can’t say we’re the least bit surprised that Green Card star Gerard Depardieu, 72, has been charged with rape, but we ARE surprised that France seems to finally be taking the case seriously. It’s been bouncing around the courts since 2018, and it is, at long last, being investigated. France has NOT embraced the #MeToo movement – in fact it has been described as “paradise for sexual predators.” Depardieu is beloved in his home country despite his entitled behavior, alcohol consumption, road rage, and drunk driving. We believe that any man who would pull out a bottle and pee into it in full view of fellow passengers on a plane (because he was told the restrooms were unavailable while plane was taking off) would probably be egotistical enough to sexually assault a 22 year old actress and think nothing of it.

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WILL SOMEBODY PLEASE GIVE ROSE MCGOWAN A JOB?

The woman largely responsible for the #MeToo movement seems to be blackballed in Hollywood for speaking out. Yes, Rose McGowan IS highly opinionated and that might scare a lot of people, but women owe her bigtime for nailing Harvey Weinstein and potentially improving the lives of women in Hollywood now and in the future. Rose admits that she misses performing and feels her career was stolen by Weinstein. She predicted that when she named names, job offers would become scarce, and she was right. Rose (above on the beach in Mexico) still looks great – will someone please give her a decent acting job?

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JEREMY PIVEN LOST HIS BEST FRIEND

Entourage star Jeremy Piven posted a heartbreaking photo of his beloved French Bulldog Bubba today, with the announcement that his dog “died in his arms and it’s hard to stop crying.” It’s impossible not to cry WITH him. Over the past year we’ve seen dozens of photos of Jeremy and Bubba getting coffee, having lunch together – they were inseparable. After Jeremy had all those sexual misconduct charges, lost his TV series, and called himself “collateral damage of the #MeToo movement, Bubba remained his loyal and constant companion. So sad…

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THE STRANGE CASE OF JEREMY PIVEN

We absolutely LOVED Jeremy Piven’s series Mr Selfridge so we were disappointed when he was accused of sexual misconduct (some of it quite appalling) by several women. Piven jauntily called himself “collateral damage of #MeToo, and angrily denied everything. He even took – and passed- a lie detector test to clear himself. But when no less than 8 totally separate women came forward with misconduct claims that were eerily similar, his series, Wisdom of the Crowd, was cancelled. That absolute denial of ALL charges seemed to cook his goose. He’s still in denial, but doing okay – he’s been performing stand-up successfully and has no less that 5 films in postproduction.

Above, Jeremy Piven’s French Bulldog Bubba seems to disagree with him.

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ANDREW DICE CLAY: DON’T GIVE UP ACTING!

Andrew Dice Clay must cringe every day when he hears the news because there’s always another word or reference he’s got to leave OUT of his stand-up act. In fact, we wonder if he still HAS a standup act because his early act would be entirely unacceptable today. We saw him at the Hollywood Bowl around fifteen years ago and the Diceman character insulted women and gay people in dozens of different ways. The guys in the audience loved his horrifying and filthy act – they swilled beer and cheered every diss. It got so rowdy and obnoxious that we chose to leave. Since belittling women and gays has fallen out of favor, we suggest that Andrew stick to acting!

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