Hollywood

Dom Perignon, Virgin Housecleaning, 80s Hits: Celebrities Star in Tone-Deaf Coronavirus Videos

Hollywood celebrities clearly haven’t gotten the memo that their coronavirus-themed social media videos are falling flat with the public. Despite widespread derision, the stars keep pumping out stay-at-home dispatches that, in some cases, reveal a startling disconnection from reality. Stars including Jessica Chastain, Minnie Driver, Mark Duplass, and Rita Wilson have posted new videos revealing glimpses into their homes, as well as inadvertent glimpses into their attention-craving Hollywood mindset. While working class families around the world face economic uncertainty, actress Chastain celebrated her birthday with a bottle of Dom Pérignon rosé champagne, which typically sells for more than $200. In what was likely meant to be a humorous video, actress Minnie Driver, a self-declared “virgin housekeeper,” explained how she fell in love with the Swiffer as a result of being stuck at home. Actress Eva Longoria used the worldwide pandemic to promote the sitcom One Day At a Time, which now airs on Pop TV after being canceled by Netflix. Singer Jason Mraz recorded himself urinating outdoors for no apparent reason. Actor Mark Duplass performed 80s hit singles including “The Finer Things” by Steve Winwood, on his melodica. Actress Rita Wilson, apparently still in COVID-19 isolation, invited her fans to text her on a private cell phone with music requests that she will perform. Click here to see those videos and more:

Typical HollyWEIRD..  They idiots are SO out-of-touch with those of us peasants that pay money to see them act.  Unreal…  Scroll down to see Ryan Reynolds’ response to these narcissistic tools…

Ryan Reynolds mocks fellow celebrities for their coronavirus response in new PSA

Ryan Reynolds shared a public service announcement to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus in Canada in which he poked fun at fellow celebrities feeling self-important amid the ongoing crisis. The Canadian actor shared the brief one-minute video on his Twitter page Monday in response to a social media chain launched by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. In it, the actor struck a serious tone while asking fellow Canadians to stay at home in an effort to curtail the spread of COVID-19. “Thank you, Prime Minister Trudeau,” Reynolds says in the video of himself sitting on the couch and speaking directly to camera. “We need to work together to flatten the curve and fight off COVID-19.” For the sake of levity, that’s when the 43-year-old “Deadpool” star joked about the many ways in which celebrities are seizing the current world health crisis for attention on social media. “I think in times of crisis, I think we all know that it’s the celebrities that we count on most,” he deadpanned. “They’re the ones that are going to get us through this… right after health care workers, of course… First responders, people who work in essential services, ping pong players, mannequins — they’re great — childhood imaginary friends, sure. Like 400 other types of people.” The actor then concluded his message on a serious note by asking his followers to practice social distancing and encouraging them to look ahead to the future. “Look, stay at home, practice social distancing, wash your hands. We are going to get through this thing, we’re going to get through this thing together,” Reynolds concluded. Trudeau, whose wife tested positive for the virus, started the social media chain calling on high-profile people to help him “plank the curve.” Reynolds ended his video by nominating Canadian musician Steven Page, his brother, Terry Reynolds, and fellow actor Seth Rogen. Click here to watch Ryan’s video.

Awesome!!  Ryan used his almost Deadpool-like sarcasm to poke fun of his fellow HollyWEIRD actors making all of these mind-numbingly out-of-touch videos and comments on social media.  We love Arnold S..  BUT, the one of him sitting in his hot tub and smoking a cigar and telling everyone to relax.  Really?  Those of us who aren’t gazillionaires like the former Terminator are worried about our jobs, putting food on the table, and paying our bills.  All Arnold has to worry about is whether his maid won’t show up due to quarantine.  These HollyWEIRD liberal elitists have no clue..  Thanks Ryan for slapping them.  Excellent!!     🙂

TV Ratings: Oscars Fall to All-Time Lows

ABC’s Oscar telecast reached all-time lows in the ratings, falling sharply from last year. The three-hour-plus kudocast averaged about 23.6 million viewers and a 5.3 rating among adults 18-49, well below the 29.56 million and 7.7 for 2019’s awards ceremony — which aired two weeks later in the year. The Oscars were down 20 percent year-over-year in viewers and 31 percent in the key ad-sales demo of adults 18-49. Last year’s Oscars stopped a four-year ratings slide, growing the audience for the first time since 2014. Sunday’s awards show also falls well short of previous ratings lows for the Oscars, set in 2018. That year the telecast averaged 26.54 million viewers and a 6.8 rating in the demo; Sunday was down 11 percent in viewers and 22 percent in adults 18-49 from prior lows. The Oscars join the Emmy Awards in suffering steep ratings declines. The September 2019 Emmy broadcast on Fox fell by 32 percent in viewers and 29 percent in adults 18-49 from the previous year. By comparison, the declines for January’s Golden Globes (off by 4 percent in viewers and 10 percent in the 18-49 demo) and Grammy Awards (down 6 percent in viewers, 4 percent in the demo) were fairly slight. Sunday’s ceremony, which went without a host for the second straight year. ended at 11:32 p.m. ET. It was capped by a historic best picture win for Parasite, the first non-English-language film to take the top honor. Filmmaker Bong Joon Ho also won for best director and shared the best original screenplay award with Han Jin-won, while the pic was also named best international feature film. The Oscars did maintain their status as the most-watched awards show — although the Grammys scored a slightly better 18-49 rating (5.4), the first time that has happened since 2012. Sunday’s ceremony was the biggest entertainment special since last year’s Oscars.

More and more people are opting to NOT watch the Oscars.  After all, who wants to listen to a bunch of pampered, self-righteous, arrogant, out-of-touch, extreme liberal elitists talk down to them.

Ricky Gervais Heckles Hollywood Ahead of Oscars: Only Time Your Badly Paid Migrant House Staff Will Sleep

Actor-comedian Ricky Gervais viciously trolled Hollywood celebrities just hours ahead of Sunday’s Academy Awards, preemptively deflating their self-important acceptance speeches in a series of humorous tweets. Ricky Gervais took the stars to task for their progressive views on migrant workers, noting that many celebrities employ migrants in their homes to perform menial and backbreaking work. The British comedian also mocked the sex scandals that have consumed the entertainment industry during the last three years. Gervais’s Oscars trolling was in response to a hypothetical question posed to him on Twitter asking what jokes he would make if he were hosting the Oscars tonight. This year’s Academy Awards will be hostless, marking the second year in a row that the show’s organizers have opted to do away with a host after Kevin Hart stepped down last year following the mainstream media’s efforts to destroy his career by digging up his old tweets. Viewership of the Oscars has been on a downward trajectory as viewers tire of Hollywood’s political hectoring and non-stop bashing of President Donald Trump. Ratings have fallen since 2014’s high of 43.7 million viewers. In 2018, the show only managed to draw an audience of 26.5 million, its biggest yearly decline. In January, Gervais hosted the Golden Globes, ripping decorum to shreds by cracking jokes about virtue signaling celebrities, Apple sweatshops, and Harvey Weinstein. “If you win, come up, accept your little award tonight… thank your agent and your God, and fuck off. No one cares about your views on politics or culture,” he said at the Globes.

Ricky definitely did what nobody has done yet, and looked these millionaire, sanctimonious, out-of-touch, self-serving, arrogant, liberal elitist HollyWEIRD hypocrites right in the eye and told them to “f_ck off.”  It was AWESOME!!  They were told basically how Unimportant they are, and that nobody really cares about who they’re sleeping with, or their views on politics, etc.  It was about time!!  Tonight is the Oscars.  Do yourself a favor and NOT watch it.  Thanks Ricky!        🙂

Kirk Douglas, actor and Hollywood legend, dead at 103, family says

Kirk Douglas, one of the most famous American leading men of the mid-20th century remembered for his dimpled chin, chiseled features, and virile Hollywood roles, died Wednesday at the age of 103, his family announced. “It is with tremendous sadness that my brothers and I announce that Kirk Douglas left us today at the age of 103,” Kirk’s son, Michael Douglas, wrote in a statement shared to social media. He continued: “To the world he was a legend, an actor from the golden age of movies who lived well into his golden years, a humanitarian whose commitment to justice and the causes he believed in set a standard for all of us to aspire to. “But to me and my brothers Joel and Peter he was simply Dad, to Catherine, a wonderful father-in-law, to his grandchildren and great grandchild their loving grandfather, and to his wife Anne, a wonderful husband,” he added. Michael concluded his post by writing: “Kirk’s life was well lived, and he leaves a legacy in film that will endure for generations to come, and a history as a renowned philanthropist who worked to aid the public and bring peace to the planet.Let me end with the words I told him on his last birthday and which will always remain true. Dad- I love you so much and I am so proud to be your son.” The statement did not indicate exactly how or where he died. The 75-year-old actor also shared photos of his late father which included several sweet family photos. A World War II veteran who survived a helicopter crash, a stroke, and two knee replacements, Douglas literally rose from rags to riches — his father was a ragman — and starred in over 80 films, including, perhaps most famously, “Spartacus.” He remained in the public spotlight well into his old age, if not as an actor then as a producer, author, and blogger. Douglas was born Issur “Izzy” Danielovitch Demsky December 9, 1916, to Russian Jewish parents in Amsterdam, New York. His family was poor, and he claimed to have worked more than 40 jobs — including stints as a professional wrestler, a waiter, and a janitor — before becoming an actor. Loans, scholarships, and sweet-talking propelled the aspiring performer through St. Lawrence University and, eventually, the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City, where he studied alongside Lauren Bacall and his future wife Diana Dill, who would give birth to his first and most famous son, Michael, in 1944. After two small roles on Broadway under his new stage name, Kirk Douglas, and a few years in the Navy during World War II, he made his on-screen debut with a part in 1946’s “The Strange Love of Martha Ivers” at age 30. However, his big break came in 1949 when he starred as an ambitious boxer in the film noir classic “Champion,” which earned him his first of three Oscar nominations for Best Actor. The role cemented Douglas’ steely image, and with his distinctive raspy voice and piercing eyes he continued to take on intense, often cocky, characters in his films. He was once quoted as saying “I’ve made a career of playing sons of b—hes.” He played a ruthless Hollywood producer in “The Bad and Beautiful” (1952) and portrayed Vincent Van Gogh in “Lust for Life” (1956). Through his own company, Bryna Productions — named for his mother — Douglas also produced and starred in the Kubrick-directed “Paths of Glory” (1957) and, more famously, in “Spartacus” (1960). Douglas’ decision to give screen credit to “Spartacus'” blacklisted screenwriter Dalton Trumbo — one of the “Hollywood Ten” who testified before the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1947 — helped bring an end to entertainment industry McCarthyism. After a divorce from his first wife in 1951, Douglas eloped with German-born publicist Anne Buydens in 1954, and despite affairs with fellow stars Joan Crawford, Marlene Dietrich and Pier Angeli, among others, he retained a reputation as a family man, increasingly devoted to his wife as he grew old.

Wow…  What a full life!  I remember seeing Spartacus as a kid.  To read the rest of this article, and see some pics of Kirk over the years, click on the text above.  Thanks Kirk.  R.I.P.

Buck Henry, screenwriter of ‘The Graduate,’ co-creator of ‘Get Smart,’ dies at 89

Buck Henry, the Hollywood screenwriter known for “The Graduate” and “What’s Up, Doc?” and who co-created the TV comedy series “Get Smart,” died Wednesday night in Los Angeles after suffering a heart attack, according to reports. He was 89 years old. Many fans also know Henry for his frequent appearances on “Saturday Night Live” during its early years. For example, Henry was the sandwich-buying customer who appeared in the “Samurai Delicatessen” sketch with the late John Belushi. “The Graduate,” released in 1967, made a star of Dustin Hoffman and earned Henry and co-writer Calder Willingham an Oscar nomination for their film adaptation of Charles Webb’s 1963 novel. The film, about a young man’s struggles to adapt to adulthood, made the one-word answer, “Plastics,” a popular punchline. Hoffman’s co-star was Anne Bancroft, whose husband Mel Brooks had collaborated with Henry in the creation of “Get Smart,” which aired from 1965-1970. It starred Don Adams as Maxwell Smart, a hapless, comedic version of James Bond. In 1978, Henry earned another Oscar nomination for directing Warren Beatty in the 1978 comedy “Heaven Can Wait.” He also wrote the screenplay for the 1995 Nicole Kidman film, “To Die For.” He also played Dick Lemon, father of Tina Fey’s character Liz Lemon, on “30 Rock,” Entertainment Weekly reported. Henry started his career by writing for TV hosts Steve Allen and Garry Moore in the 1960s, Deadline Hollywood reported. His wife, Irene, was by his side when he died in Cedars-Sinai Health Center, Deadline reported.

Was very sad to hear about Buck’s passing last night.  I grew up watching, and loving, the original Get Smart tv series with Don Adams.  What a classic!  And, of course, I remember seeing Heaven Can Wait when it came out in the theater…which dates me, lol..  Thanks for all the laughs, Buck.  R.I.P.

Golden Globe Awards host Ricky Gervais tears into Hollywood elite, Disney, Amazon, Apple

The biggest stars in TV and film gathered in Beverly Hills in the hopes of kicking off the 2020 awards season with a highly coveted Golden Globe award, and notoriously controversial host Ricky Gervais wasted no time laying into the Hollywood elite vying for a big win. Stars from films like “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” “Rocketman” and “The Irishman” as well as shows like “Big Little Lies,” “The Crown” and “Barry” were in attendance but the comedian and host was undeterred by the many famous faces staring back at him. He called out the many stars in the room for their relationship to large corporations like Apple, Amazon and Disney. “Apple roared into the TV game with ‘The Morning Show,’ a superb drama about the importance of dignity and doing the right thing made by a company that runs sweatshops in China,” he said.” So you say you’re ‘woke’, but the companies you work for, Apple, Amazon, Disney… If ISIS had a streaming service you would be calling your agents.” Gervais then mocked the stars in attendance for their relation to the late sex offender, Jeffrey Epstein. Gervais declared that Epstein didn’t kill himself, prompting groans from the crowd. “Shut up, I know he’s your friend but I don’t care.” Next up on Gervais’ jokes list was Felicity Huffman who recently completed a stint in prison for her role in the college admission scandal. “You all look lovely all dolled up, you came here in your limos. I came here in a limo and the license plate was made by Felicity Huffman,” he said to the crowd who cringed. “It’s her daughter I feel sorry for. That must be the most embarrassing thing that ever happened to her. And her dad was in ‘Wild Hogs,’ so…” He also took a shot at Leonardo DiCaprio for his film “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” being three hours long. “Leonardo DiCaprio attended the premiere and, by the end, his date was too old for him.” He added: “Even Prince Andrew is like, ‘Come on Leo, mate. You’re nearly 50.” He also set his sights on director Martin Scorsese’s comments about Marvel movies being like theme parks, joking that he doesn’t understand why the director would be at a theme park. “He’s not big enough for any of the rides.” Gervais concluded his scathing monologue by warning the celebrities not to make any political or “woke” statements when accepting their awards. “You’re in no position to lecture the public about anything,” he declared. “You know nothing about the real world. Most of you spent less time in school than Greta Thunberg.”

And that’s not all Ricky said the other night.  He said, “So if you do win an award tonight, don’t use it as a platform to make a political speech.”  Agreed!!  Then, concluded with, “So if you win, come up, accept your little award, thank your agent, and your God and f___ off, OK?”   YESSSSS!!!!!  Ricky looked these self-absorbed, arrogant, self-righteous, extremely-liberal, elitist tools right in the eye and gave them the finger.  It was awesome!..and about time!!  If you’ve not seen this, Google it.  Great job Ricky!!   🙂

Gutfeld on Ricky Gervais and the Golden Globes

Television has a way of uniting Americans in a way nothing else can. The “staged” moon landing. The 1980 Winter Olympics. And, the 2020 Golden Globes, where Ricky Gervais gave a bloody nose to the greatest villain. There, he said everything you’ve ever wanted to say to that self-obsessed pile of pulsating flesh known as Hollywood. “Apple rolled into the TV game with a morning show … a superb drama about the importance of dignity and doing the right thing, made by a company that runs sweatshops in China,” Gervais said. “You say you’re woke, but the companies you work for … Apple, Amazon, Disney — if ISIS started a streaming service, you’d call your agent, wouldn’t you? So if you do win an award tonight, do not use it as a platform to make a political speech.” Hello, 911? I’d like to report a massacre at the Beverly Hilton. You know Hollywood’s therapists just hiked up their prices. Gervais also mocked their desperate desire for wokeness, explaining why he left out the “in memorium” segment, which honors performers who died in the past year. That was so clever few in the crowd got it. Then there was this punch in the face. “In this room are some of the most important TV and film executives in the world,” Gervais said. “(Ronan Farrow) He’s coming for you.” How dare you bring up our industry’s rapists, at this fine event? Some of them might be here! “No one cares about movies anymore. No one goes to cinema. No one really watches network TV. Everyone’s watching Netflix,” Gervais added. “You could binge-watch the entire first season of ‘After Life’ instead of watching this show. That’s a show about a man who wants to kill himself because his wife dies of cancer, and it’s still more fun than this. Spoiler alert: Season Two is on the way, so in the end, he obviously didn’t kill himself, just like Jeffrey Epstein.” Nice. All in all, it was a dream come true for anyone tired of Hollywood telling you how dumb and racist America is, even as they continue to take all that money from us dumb racist Americans. Remember, Gervais ain’t no righty. He’s an old-school liberal who believes in freedom of expression, but also freedom from the hypocrisy of the intolerant woke. You think the woke crowd will actually wake up? Nope. They’re too vain, too insecure, and self-unaware to see the truth, even if it came raining down from the beery mouth of a pudgy Brit. Hats off to Ricky, who didn’t really tell a joke. He just exposed the biggest one of all: Hollywood

Exactly!!  Thanks Greg!!  That was adapted from Greg Gutfeld’s monologue on “The Five” on Jan. 6, 2020 on the Fox News channel.  Outstanding!!!    🙂

99.7 Percent of Donations from Hollywood Execs Go to Democrats

While Hollywood constantly preaches diversity, some of the entertainment industry’s most powerful and influential executives have given almost exclusively to Democrat candidates and left-wing PACs. According to The Hollywood Reporter, nearly 100 percent of the millions donated from the top executives in Hollywood went to Democrats or PACs working to elect Democrats. THR reports: “Of the more than $4 million in federal donations made by the top Hollywood executives and entertainers, 99.7 percent went to Democrats and Democratic-leaning political action committees or organizations, according to a Hollywood Reporter data review of Federal Election Commission records.” Only three members of this year’s THR 100 list donated to Republicans or Republican committees: Saturday Night Live creator Lorne Michaels donated $5,000 to moderate Republican Sen. Susan Collins; WarnerMedia CEO John Stankey gave $2,000 to both Tennessee Republican Senate candidate Marsha Blackburn and the National Republican Congressional Committee; and Viacom CEO Bob Bakish gave $1,500 to Republican Georgia Sen. Johnny Isakson and $1,000 to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. The report also notes that Reed Hastings, the CEO of Netflix, donated over half a million dollars to the Senate Majority PAC, a super PAC that works to get Democrats to win back the Senate. Bill Maher also donated $1 million to the Senate Majority PAC in August. Maher called for a recession in June if it would help get rid of President Trump. “I feel like the bottom has to fall out at some point, and by the way, I’m hoping for it because I think one way you get rid of Trump is a crashing economy. So please, bring on the recession. Sorry if that hurts people but it’s either root for a recession, or you lose your democracy,” he said. It’s also A-list directors like Steven Spielberg and J.J. Abrams and the major Hollywood talent agencies that are lopsidedly donating to Democrats, THR reports. Talent agency management gave consistently and generously to Democrats. After Whitesell ($147,400 in total donations) and Emanuel ($120,400 in donations), CAA Managing Partner Bryan Lourd paced the field ($106,300 in donations), followed by ICM Partners Managing Director Chris Silbermann ($54,700) and CAA Managing Partner Kevin Huvane ($47,300). Directors have been among Hollywood’s most prolific donors, including Steve Spielberg ($549,000) and J.J. Abrams ($347,500). And indeed, many celebrities are getting involved in the midterms like never before. A report from the Washington Post last month indicated that Hollywood has so far given $2.4 million to largely Democratic candidates for the 2018 midterms, more than $1 million than they donated in 2016.

Burt Reynolds Dies at 82

Burt Reynolds, the charismatic star of such films as Deliverance, The Longest Yard and Smokey and the Bandit who set out to have as much fun as possible on and off the screen — and wildly succeeded — has died. He was 82. Reynolds, who received an Oscar nomination when he portrayed porn director Jack Horner in Paul Thomas Anderson’s Boogie Nights (1997) and was the No. 1 box-office attraction for a five-year stretch starting in the late 1970s, died Thursday morning at Jupiter Medical Center in Florida, his manager, Erik Kritzer, told The Hollywood Reporter. Always with a wink, Reynolds shined in many action films (often doing his own stunts) and in such romantic comedies as Starting Over (1979) opposite Jill Clayburgh and Candice Bergen; The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (1982) with Dolly Parton; Best Friends (1982) with Goldie Hawn; and, quite aptly, The Man Who Loved Women (1983) with Julie Andrews. Though beloved by audiences for his brand of frivolous, good-ol’-boy fare, the playful Reynolds rarely was embraced by the critics. The first time he saw himself in Boogie Nights, he was so unhappy he fired his agent. (He went on to win a Golden Globe but lost out in the Oscar supporting actor race to Robin Williams for Good Will Hunting, a bitter disappointment for him.) “I didn’t open myself to new writers or risky parts because I wasn’t interested in challenging myself as an actor. I was interested in having a good time,” Reynolds recalled in his 2015 memoir, But Enough About Me. “As a result, I missed a lot of opportunities to show I could play serious roles. By the time I finally woke up and tried to get it right, nobody would give me a chance.” Still, Reynolds had nothing to apologize for. He was Hollywood’s top-grossing star every year from 1978 through 1982, equaling the longest stretch the business had seen since the days of Bing Crosby in the 1940s. In 1978, he had four movies playing in theaters at the same time. Reynolds’ career also is marked by the movies he didn’t make. Harrison Ford, Jack Nicholson and Bruce Willis surely were grateful after he turned down the roles of Han Solo, retired astronaut Garrett Breedlove and cop John McClane in Star Wars, Terms of Endearment and Die Hard, respectively. He often said that passing on James L. Brooks’ Endearment was one of his worst career mistakes. (Nicholson won an Oscar for playing Breedlove.)

Very sorry to hear of Burt’s passing..  For more, click on the text above.  Think I’ll watch Smokey and the Bandit tonight..  Thanks for the many laughs, Burt.  R.I.P.