Monday, 6 April 2009

Hollywood Babble On & On #264: Miscellaneous Monday Musings

1. Stay Classy Harvey.

Harvey Weinstein, Captain of the indie film Lusitania known as The Weinstein Co. decided that nothing tops off a good meal of one's own ass on a plate, than a desert of sour grapes.

According to Defamer, the mostly moribund mini-movie-mogul appeared on Ryan Seacrest's radio show, and cracked that NBC only won all that money and humiliation because NBC head Ben Silverman beat him at "naked arm wrestling."

This just goes to show just how blinded by ego Harvey is. He thought it was funny, because it flopped out of his gaping maw, but doesn't see how it mostly embarrasses himself. As if losing all the court challenges, and burning his bridges with a troubled, but still major corporation weren't bad enough, he then makes a joke about getting beaten, while naked, by a scrawny weed like Ben Silverman.

Not only is it not funny to anyone whose income can't be threatened by Harvey, it's embarrassing, and also puts an image into people's mind that would inspire anyone to wash their eyes with bleach.

That's a wonderful way to promote your "tough guy" image Harvey.

2. Join the dark side of the gross.

David Prowse, who played the body of Darth Vader in the original
Star Wars trilogy claims to have never recieved residuals from Return of the Jedi.

Think about that for a second.

With the hundreds of millions earned by the original trilogy in theatres, on television, on home video, and on weekly reruns on Spike TV, the film still claims to have failed to recouped its production costs.

And folks wonder why it's so hard to do business in Hollywood.

3. Yo-ho-ho & a big pink slip!

Roger Friedman, the Fox News movie reviewer, got shit-canned over downloading a pirated copy of Wolverine: Dead Horse Flogging, and then writing a piece about it.

Is it just me, or was this the sort of thing done when you want to get fired?

It's sort of like stealing a copier machine from the office, and then distributing photo-copies of a memoir of the theft around the office. It's not going to help your career.

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