Category Archives: Celebrity Idiots

Janet Jackson splits with billionaire husband

“She thought he had become too controlling during the pregnancy and she had already allowed him to dictate her appearance and even the way she performed at concerts,” the source who works closely with the couple said.

Jackson even quietly made London her home after Al Mana insisted the family live under strict Muslim custom, which included prohibiting the new mom from being seen in public while nursing the baby.

The last straw for the thrice married “Control” singer was her husband’s reluctance to show concern for Katherine Jackson’s elder abuse claims against her nephew Trent.

£7 for Shia LaBeouf, £47 for Emma Watson: the A-list films no one saw

Some of you might know that Shia LaBeouf still makes films, despite his reputation as an art-pop prank gone haywire, a kind of weaponised James Franco. Actually, that’s an exaggeration. One of you might know that Shia LaBeouf still makes films.

Man Down, LaBeouf’s new film, opened in the UK last week, and its opening weekend theatrical gross was £7. Not £7m. Not even £700. But a mere £7.

Malibu Becomes Sanctuary City as Rich White People Protect Hired Help

In a 3-2 city council vote last week, Malibu’s beachfront community of wealthy elite and majority white population became the nation’s latest sanctuary city. According to the LA Times, the move was motivated by the “privileged to stand up for the city’s vulnerable population” — meaning, the hired help these rich white folks don’t want to lose.

Bill Maher calls for the United Nations to invade America to stop Donald Trump

In what would amount to the end of American democracy, Maher revealed his fantasy during an interview with establishment propagandist and CNN host Jake Tapper in which Maher attacked fifty percent of the country for voting for Trump while openly floating the idea of the UN being sent in to stop him.

Celebrities Melt Down Over Trump Budget Cuts

Celebrities took to Twitter Thursday to bemoan President Donald Trump’s 2018 budget proposal, which, among other items, eliminates the budgets for the National Endowment for the Arts and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

Related… Well, that settles it! L.A. Times accidentally makes case for defunding the NEA

Don’t Sweat the Big Stuff

The recent Academy Awards ceremony turned into a monotony of hate. Many of the stars who mounted the stage ranted on cue about the evils of President Donald Trump.

Such cheap rhetoric is easy. But first, accusers should guarantee that their own ceremony is well run. Instead, utter bedlam ruined the event, as no one on the Oscar stage even knew who had won the Best Picture award.

Stars issued lots of rants about Trump, but were apparently unaware that one of the ceremony’s impromptu invited guests was a recent parolee and registered sex offender.

Speculation Rises That The 2020 Election Will Feature An Epic Battle Between Donald Trump And Oprah Winfrey

When Donald Trump originally announced that he was going to run for president, he said that his ideal choice for a running mate was Oprah Winfrey, but now he may be actually running against her in the 2020 election.  A recent episode of The David Rubenstein Show that featured an interview with Oprah Winfrey is creating a tremendous amount of buzz that Oprah Winfrey may throw her hat into the ring during the next election cycle.

And the Academy Award for most sanctimonious anti-Trump lecture goes to

Political speeches dominated the Oscars on Sunday night with winners lining up to outdo each other as they spoke out against President Donald Trump’s immigration ban.

Oscars host Jimmy Kimmel kicked things off when he fired several shots at Trump during his opening monologue.

But as the night progressed, actors, directors and designers quickly started dedicating their Academy Awards to ‘the immigrants’, spoke out against the Mexican wall and went as far as calling Trump’s immigration policy ‘inhumane’.

Academy Awards protest hooplah masks declining public interest

From Brooke Seipel at the Hill,

Hollywood’s United Talent Agency held an anti-President Trump rally instead of it’s usual pre-Oscars party Friday in Los Angeles, featuring Jodie Foster, Michael J. Fox, Keegan-Michael Key and other celebs. More.

Reality check: The other thing that the increasingly politicized Awards culture features is declining public interest. See, for example, from Rick Kissell at Variety:

Oscars Ratings on ABC Down 6% Overall, But Up in Younger Viewers, Key Male Demos

and Dominic Patten at Deadline:

Oscar Ratings: Chris Rock’s Return As Host Draws 34M Viewers In 8-Year Low

There are doubtless other reasons for decline but here is one likely correlation we can expect mavens not to notice: If celebs want to talk to and about themselves and their opinions, as opposed to listening to and interpreting those of their audience, they are in competition with all the other bores out there. It’s a tough market.

See also: SONY trying to save its Hollywood investment

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Vanity Fair: Hollywood is over