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    Oh Mario, how tacky was that?

    I usually watch The Chew. I didn't watch it this week. I didn't want to hear what they had to say, didn't want to see their sad little heartbroken faces, especially if it turns out Clinton, Carla, and Symon knew. Mario hadn't been on a lot lately but he often does take long breaks while he visits his restaurants and Eatalys.

    They're going to have to replace him. The show doesn't work with 3, as Daphne left this year too. I usually watch a lot of heavy stuff or news. It was the one light thing I watched, so now it's a danger zone until I know they're done referencing it for a while.

    And re: what Matt Damon said about levels of badness... he's not wrong in that there is a difference between some stranger saying "hey nice titties" and your boss holding you down and raping you, but like... shut up, Matt Damon. One can still be traumatized. One can be blacklisted for refusing advances. No one cares what you think, Matt, and you're doing permanent damage to your own image. We don't need Damonsplaining of sexual harassment and assault.

    And what about other Miras? Other women who probably should have had bigger careers? Tomei was another Oscar winner who wasn't in as much as a male equivalent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Regina Phalange View Post
    And what about other Miras? Other women who probably should have had bigger careers? Tomei was another Oscar winner who wasn't in as much as a male equivalent.
    It is certainly possible that Harvey has hurt Tomei's career, but her career arc is very different from Sorvino's. Tomei is regularly in high-profile films (most recently the Spider Man reboot) and has received two subsequent Oscar nods after her win. Sorvino just flat-out disappeared. It's disgusting that she was blacklisted.

    At the very least I do think that Tomei was hurt by the backlash against her Oscar win and the perception that it was undeserved (she's delightful in a slight film, but she was up against heavy hitters that year, and was the only American actress in a list of extremely well-regarded veterans, including Judy Davis and Vanessa Redgrave). There have been several nasty rumors that Jack Palance called her name by accident on Oscar night and that the award was not supposed to go to her. But that's a typical fucked up Hollywood dynamic--Hollywood loves to award young beauties and then act like they don't deserve any credit after doing so, and punish them for their success. Meanwhile, actresses over the age of 40 regularly disappear and are treated as "washed up."

    Oh, and that Batali "apology" is insane. I'm so sorry ... hey, try my pizza dough cinnamon rolls! YIKES.
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    ^ I used Tomei because she wasn't in a whole lot of big stuff for a while, even if she was doing quiet Bedroom roles but she's hardly the only one, and maybe not the BEST example. There are a lot more up and coming women who disappeared. Hollywood's hard. Actors of both genders vanish and/or struggle. But now it seems more sinister.

    Anyway, apparently Damon keeps talking. I don't care if he's right or wrong (he seems to be jumping back and forth between the two). He's not the voice we need right now.


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    TJ Miller, come on down. You're the next contestant on terrible human being.

    It's really graphic. Rape and violence. I won't quote it because it's upsetting, other than this

    But some know about the sexual-assault allegations because Miller talked about them himself when confiding in friends and associates.

    Four sources in the L.A. and Chicago comedy scenes—including JC Coccoli, a Los Angeles-based producer who briefly dated Miller in 2009—said they each first heard of the allegations because Miller had told them about them or referenced them in private conversation, or at small gatherings before or after shows. Miller did so in the context of vehemently denying “rumors” circulating in various comedy communities. Other times, he would crack jokes about punching a woman he knew in college, two other comics independently told The Daily Beast.
    He denies it, but like Louie, incriminates himself with his jokes. I had read he was awful on the Silicon Valley set and I wondered what had happened. It is a little clearer now.

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    I can't say that this one surprises me at all.

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    Yep, the story is really fucking ugly. Another guy to toss in the bin. Which is a problem for Marvel/Fox, because he reprises his role as the bar owner in Deadpool 2. Looks like it's reshoot time again!
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    Unconfirmed story, but ... I don't know. It doesn't come off as fake to me. I don't want to descend entirely into gossip, but sometimes these stories make things clearer.


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    Yeah, I'll just leave this right here.

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    Thank God. If even 5% of the accusations against him are true, he's a predator of the highest order.

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    ^ contributed to it this morning!

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    I wish I had some goddamned money so I could. But thank you!

    I couldn’t be happier about this. This is exactly what was needed: an organization with specific goals and proposed solutions in an all-inclusive, decentralized collective. Movie stars AND working people working together in a variety of ways. And I think that rolling it out on New Year’s Day was a nice rhetorical touch.
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    Paul Haggis's turn

    A civil lawsuit charging Oscar-winning filmmaker Paul Haggis with raping a publicist has prompted three additional women to come forward with their own sexual misconduct accusations, including another publicist who says he forced her to perform oral sex, then raped her.
    So do we think this was known by Co$ and it used the info to keep him in line?

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    Wouldn’t they have used it before now?

    I’m not surprised that Haggis is a wrong dude, but I do hope that someone investigates any possible Scientology connection. They’re certainly not above exploiting all of this.
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