Tuesday, 15 January 2008

The Hollywood Idiot Report!: Drunken Ass Edition

Take a look at this report from the IMDB:
'Pulp Fiction' Writer Charged Over Fatal Crash
Pulp Fiction screenwriter Roger Avary has been arrested in connection with a fatal car crash in Los Angeles. Avary, 42, was charged with vehicular manslaughter and driving under the influence after a passenger in his car died on Sunday. Captain Monica McGrath of the Ventura County Sheriff's Department said Avary was released on $50,000 bail. Avary's passenger Andreas Zedini, 34, died of his injuries at a local hospital. His wife, Gretchen, 40, was also taken to the hospital with serious injuries after being ejected from the car. Her condition is unknown.
Why are people in the movie/TV driving drunk. I'm surprised that the streets of LA aren't running with blood because of the liquor-sodden cast of TV's Lost alone.

Hardly a week goes buy without some semi-literate celebrity being pulled over because they're driving their over-priced cars after a night of power-chugging and pill-popping at their favourite nightspots.

Now a successful writer/director* (Avary) has killed someone.

He should have known better.

He should have been able to afford a driver for the night.

But he didn't shell out the $85 for a limo & driver for a night, and he was obviously too drunk on his own arrogance to call a cab, because he went behind the wheel and killed someone.

I think it's the inevitable product of Hollywood's isolation from the lives of ordinary people. They start to think that they are something more than just lucky enough to make a good living from their looks and/or talent, and that they are special.

They don't think that the rules apply to them anymore, that they can party all night, drink, do drugs, and act like a public dingus and that the public will still take their crap and call it ice cream.

But it ain't happening. Celebs known for their bad behaviour usually can't sell a movie, and only sell tabloids because it feeds off of a segment of the population's schadenfreude at seeing the rich and beautiful fall.

And now someone is dead.

And Hollywood still doesn't think it has a problem.

*I thought Killing Zoe broke the first rule of any heist movie: "The robbers must have at least a slim chance of successfully pulling off the heist" which the dim-bulbs of that movie were too stupid to have.

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