The Hollywood Reporter
Journalists are a fragile bunch aren’t they? They get away with quite a lot, but when Trump mutters “fake news,” or a senator calls a CNN hack a “liberal hack,” they respond as if Kim Jong Un’s torturing them for stealing a propaganda poster. Fear not however, as HBO and Harvey Weinstein nemesis Ronan Farrow are teaming up to remind the world just how “under fire” journalists are, not only around the world but in America.
For some reason the big kahuna of Hollywood award shows, the Oscars, can’t do progressive right — even with all the liberal celebrities and their woke speeches — angering practically everybody in the media by nominating white male individuals for a majority of this year’s biggest categories.
According to a Hollywood Reporter story, disgraced ex-CBS This Morning co-host Charlie Rose may have made a former intern watch an S&M scene, had a nickname of “Charlie Fuckin’ Rose” and intimidated his co-hosts who might stand up to his alleged sexual abuse. In the deposition, a lawyer asked, “Did you have a nickname in the studio, Charlie fuck'n Rose?” Rose responded in the affirmative
Add Toy Story 4 to the list of ridiculous things called racist. In a January 3 op-ed, The Hollywood Reporter managed to deem a movie about animated children’s playthings to be problematic. While offering effusive praise for Toy Story 4 being “exuberantly entertaining” and “creatively conceived,” in the end, author Stephen Galloway reported he was left with a “slightly bitter taste” and the “sense that something was naggingly wrong.”
At this point, there really is only one major unresolved plot point remaining in the endless Star Wars saga: Where are the gay space aliens? Surely a story that spans galaxies and light years and campy dive cantinas must have run in to some, er, marginalized sexualities. Surely space pirates must have accidentally raided a “Wookie Cruise.”
Saturday Night Live went after a conservative family group for objecting to a lesbian ad on the Hallmark Channel during the sketch comedy show’s December 14 episode hosted by actress Scarlett Johansson.
Actress, filmmaker and “activist” Olivia Wilde just published her Thanksgiving interview with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi at the Hollywood Reporter, and take it from us, it was was most fawning, softball interview imaginable. Well of course Hollywood activists love Nancy, though the amount of flattery Wilde heaped on the Dem politician would’ve made Grima Wormtongue sick.
Hollywood is the entertainment arm for the Democratic Party, we get that. However, it’s weird to think both establishments are so intertwined that even individuals as successful as failed Georgia gubernatorial candidate and former romance novelist Stacey Abram gets one of her naughty memoirs turned into a full-length TV series.
Timing is everything for living legend Clint Eastwood The actor/director served up American Sniper after Hollywood stopped firing cinematic shots at the U.S. Military. The results? Sniper earned $350 million at the U.S. box office. Two years later Eastwood directed Sully, just when movie goers craved a true American hero story. That movie hauled in $125 million domestically.
Cenk Uygur, former MSNBC host and co-founder of the leftist YouTube channel The Young Turks, has announced his candidacy for the seat that Katie Hill resigned from in disgrace, the 25th Congressional District in California. One of his campaign promises that I'm sure he will be able to fulfill is to fight Republicans like "someone who's going to rip their face off." The Hollywood Reporter article about his upcoming campaign is headlined "Cenk Uygur Unloads on Rivals in Race to Replace Katie Hill in Congress: 'I'm Going to Maul Them.'"
Billy Eichner, the obnoxious street talk show host of Billy On the Street and voice of Timon in Disney’s Lion King reboot, has scraped out a spot for himself in the world of lefty activism. Partnering with the progressive organization Swing Left, Eichner will be using an aggressive, on-the-ground approach to corral sympathy for Democrats in the 2020 election.
Get ready, gamers. Microsoft has teamed up with GLAAD to create a video game where players get to control a trans character! I’ll let you catch your breath. Debuting at Microsoft’s “X019” tech event in London, the game Tell Me Why features “a playable main character who identifies as transgender.”