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Friday, October 13, 2017

Hollywood's feud with Trump implodes

Hollywood has been your crazy aunt in the attic over the election of Donald Trump with actresses shaving their heads and putting on knitted caps -- pussy hats -- to screech their hatred of their president.

In so doing, they did a dumb thing. They got in a feud with Donald Trump. Never ever do that, readers. You will wind up worse for the wear.



A few days ago, the New York Times revealed Harvey Weinstein -- a big supporter of and rainmaker for the Clinton family -- was a serial molester of actresses. This ended his career. He'll have to make do on the $150 million he socked away.

$75 million. Wife is divorcing him.

But in kneecapping Harvey the Pervy, the Times opened the floodgates.

LANGUAGE WARNING!

From the Daily Mail:
Rose McGowan is claiming that Amazon optioned a television series from her only to kill it while still in development after she voiced her concern about a possible move the company was making to bailout 'Weinstein.'
'I told the head of your studio that HW raped me. Over & over I said it. He said it hadn’t been proven. I said I was the proof,' said McGowan on Thursday in a tweet directed at company founder Jeff Bezos. 
'I had already sold a script I wrote to your studio, it was in development. When I heard a Weinstein bailout was in the works.'
She then added: 'I forcefully begged studio head to do the right thing. I was ignored. Deal was done. Amazon won a dirty Oscar.'
'HW' is apparently a reference to Harvey Weinstein, whose representative Sallie Hofmeister has said that he client 'unequivocally denies ... any allegations of non-consensual contact.'
An hour after she posted her tweets, Amazon got hit with sexual harassment allegations of their own after an employee said in an interview that Roy Price made unwanted sexual advances towards her at a work event.
'You will like my dick,' Price allegedly told his lesbian co-worker just hours after meeting her for the first time.
Amazon did not respond to repeated requests for comment. 
So Amazon has its own Weinstein. I suppose you cannot be a Hollywood film studio without one.

The Hollywood Reporter reported:
"You will love my dick," Price allegedly said to Isa Hackett, a producer on 'The Man in the High Castle,' who details a July 2015 incident at Comic-Con in San Diego.
In the wake of revelations about Harvey Weinstein’s alleged years-long sexual harassment and assault, a producer of one of Amazon Studios’ highest-profile TV shows is ready to talk about her “shocking and surreal” experience with Amazon’s programming chief Roy Price.
Isa Hackett is the daughter of author Philip K. Dick, whose work is the basis for Amazon’s The Man in the High Castle, as well as the upcoming anthology series, Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams. Hackett, 50, is an executive producer on both series. Price, 51, is head of Amazon Studios and has presided over its growth into a major streaming service with such series as Transparent and movies such as Manchester by the Sea. His family has deep connections in the entertainment world: His father, Frank, ran Columbia Pictures and Universal Studios.
His father taught the lad well, eh?

Amazon suspended him.

Meanwhile, the media moguls at Twitter suspended McGowan's account for a few hours until her fans raised enough ruckus to get the ban lifted. She's not a conservative, so she gets another chance, right?

Oh, and Weinstein's company had an interesting contract with him, according to TMZ:
Harvey Weinstein may have been fired illegally by The Weinstein Company, a company that wrote a contract that said Weinstein could get sued over and over for sexual harassment and as long as he shelled out money, that was good enough for the Company.
TMZ is privy to Weinstein's 2015 employment contract, which says if he gets sued for sexual harassment or any other "misconduct" that results in a settlement or judgment against TWC, all Weinstein has to do is pay what the company's out, along with a fine, and he's in the clear. 
According to the contract, if Weinstein "treated someone improperly in violation of the company's Code of Conduct," he must reimburse TWC for settlements or judgments. Additionally, "You [Weinstein] will pay the company liquidated damages of $250,000 for the first such instance, $500,000 for the second such instance, $750,000 for the third such instance, and $1,000,000 for each additional instance."
The contract says as long as Weinstein pays, it constitutes a "cure" for the misconduct and no further action can be taken. Translation -- Weinstein could be sued over and over and as long as he wrote a check, he keeps his job.
The contract has specific language as to when the Board of Directors can fire Weinstein -- if he's indicted or convicted of a crime, but that doesn't apply here.
James Bond had a license to kill.

The Harv had a license to perv.

As did others.

We have only begun the big reveal.

Ben Affleck finally got around to apologizing for grabbing a woman on TRL that was so long ago that it happened when MTV played music videos. Warner Brothers is worried this will hurt their Justice League of America movie in which he plays Batman.

Terry Crews was groped by male executives.

The Dawson in "Dawson's Creek" as well.

Soon, so many others shoes may be dropping that it will look like an earthquake at Payless.

Like this one.




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24 comments:

  1. Couldn't happen to nicer people.

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  2. Seems to be systemic. Imagine my shock.

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  3. Frank Price was the guy who gave us "The Virginian". Created it, made it run after Charles Marquis Warren did his best to kill it in its infancy.

    Say it ain't so.

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  4. Either Trump is a more brilliant strategist than Patton or Trump has God on his side. Or both.

    God bless America.

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    1. You know, Nicholson bragged about his sexual conquests back in the day, and I have to give him props for that now. At least the guy was up front about it. These current day closet sickos don't have sack like Jack. Wendy? Wendy???

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    2. "Trump, you magnificent bastard! I read your books!" -- George Patton's ghost

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    3. Patton was a lousy tactician. You want strategy, you get MacArthur.

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    4. MacArthur dragged us into invading the Philippines because of his ego. The Japanese army was about to have its supply line cut and should've been left to whither on the vine, just like the Japanese army in Manchuria.

      Spruance was the brilliant tactician of the Pacific theatre. He won a battle at Midway that rivals the great naval victories of all time like Trafalgar and Salamis. He also wouldn't have bungled the battle of Leyte gulf like the egotistical Halsey did.

      Trump, like Spruance of Midway, read and understands Sun Tzu.

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  5. do you think trump was instrumental in the weinstein story? good work don!

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  6. The quo is very concerned about this continuing disruption of its status

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  7. It's always been this way in Hollywood. Darryl F. Zanuck and his famous casting couch for just one example. If you ever read "The Godfather" that child starlet incident with Woltz was based on a true story -- the child starlet was Elizabeth Taylor.

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  8. I want Congress to hold public hearings on the Hollywood sexual assault problem. Call in studio heads, executives, actors and actresses and have them testify. Make a huge public circus.

    Do it right and you'll have the Democrats trying to shut it down, at which point you tag them as the party of rape and repeat the phrase until none of them are left in office.

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    1. Never going to happen. Why? Because most of them are criminally involved in this.

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  9. I'm prepared to believe all of this---and more---actually happened, but what Price said to Isa Hackett could have been intended as just a play on words, since Hackett's birth name (as the daughter of P. K. Dick), was... here it comes... "Dick." If Price thought he was being clever with her, and it wasn't a come-on, well, he has probably come to regret it. Words have consequences, said a former president.

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  10. "The Harv had a license to perv."

    That provision in Weinstein's contract is arguably unenforceable because it goes against public policy, which may void that clause. I'm betting HW doesn't have a legal leg to stand on.

    gobsmacker

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  11. For a long time the Catholic Church forbade actors & actresses from being buried in consecrated ground.

    It was widely accepted for centuries that people involved with theater were unGodly, immoral, lecherous and lascivious. Most were quite willing to shock people by saying and doing things that were unthinkable to the average person, and that still obtains. There's a fine line between a feature film and soft porn, and that line is getting more blurry all the time.

    Actresses & actors still both seek and hate the casting couch: it's bad for morality, but good for the career (especially true when just starting out.)

    I see a lot of what's now happening as Karma. What goes around comes around!

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  12. I am waiting for this to spill over into pizza gate and congressional perversions.

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  13. The casting couch has been around since Hollywood was young. Women and regular folks are maybe tired of the hypocrisy of our "moral betters".

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  14. Meryl Streep says she didn't know about Harvey's mistreatment of women. If she had known, though, I'm sure she would have applauded it.
    If a standing ovation was good enough for Roman Polanski...

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  15. Ever seen a film of a feeding frenzy? Sharks swimming about when blood is then introduced in to the water, and they go mad. In short order, big sharks are attacking small sharks, small sharks will attack a big shark and then all the big sharks pile on that big shark. Quite the scene to behold. We are witnessing it happening on dry land. Truly amazing stuff!
    With GOD's blessing, we will soon have fewer and fewer land sharks, and by that I don't mean just Hollywoods, but the entirety of the CLAMS, Congressional Left, Academia and the Media.
    Think about it, Menendez is on trial, Weiner just went down, HiLlARt imploded, (now lets throw in a few RINOs?)
    Academia is in turmoil as the antiFree speachAmerica BLM protests, and other kook cults cause chaos on campus, and now the Media with All the grope-gate and sleeze.
    Irony is, I hate popcorn. Pass some anyway.

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  16. After apogee comes the long, long fall back to Earth.

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