Category: Judd Apatow

Now For The Messy Fashion Of The Critics’ Choice Awards

January 12, 2018 / Posted by:

Hollywood decided to wear black at the Golden Globes last Sunday night in silent protest of the industry’s sexual assault problem. But four days later, most Hollywood people at the Critics’ Choice Awards went with color.

Kate Bosworth didn’t wear color, but she did wear a mess. Kate is wearing a dress by Brock Collection, but if I hadn’t been told who made her dress, I’d assume she went into a formal event showroom on a particularly dry day, collected too much static electricity while trying on a bridal gown with her socks on, and accidentally left the store with a child’s christening gown that was stuck to her. The best part is that the fun didn’t end when Kate turned around.

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The “Girls” Writer Accused Of Rape Was Lying About Getting Shaken Down For Money By His Accuser

December 8, 2017 / Posted by:

If you need to know how Lena Dunham is feeling today, my guess is about a shade or two more “oh fuck” than the face she’s making in that picture. It’s exhausting trying to disassociate yourself from a former colleague/current alleged rapist when they keep making the news.

Last month, actress Aurora Perrineau filed a police report with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department accusing former Girls writer Murray Miller of raping her when she was 17. She reportedly passed a lie-detector test. Murray denied everything. After Aurora’s rape story was reported, Lena Dunham threw her whole “believe all women” mantra out the window and jumped to Murray’s defense. Both Lena and her Girls co-showrunner Jenni Konner released statements implying Aurora was lying. Lena later backtracked with an apology and an excuse about defending the type of people who fill her “world with love.” According to Variety, Murray might have also been filling Lena’s world with bullshit. When Aurora’s story broke, Murray’s lawyers released a statement accusing her of attempting to scam him for a “substantial” amount of hush money before she went to the police. Lawyers for Murray have since backtracked on that.

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A Whole Lot Of People Are Speaking Out About Harvey Weinstein

October 10, 2017 / Posted by:

Sorry, I should clarify: a whole lot of women and a couple dudes. For some reason, the men of Hollywood aren’t exactly rushing to pipe up with their thoughts about the recent dump of sexual harassment allegations against Harvey Weinstein. Which I’m sure is just because they dropped their cellphones in the toilet and have no current means of communication, and not because they had been benefiting from doing business with the alleged creepy shower enthusiast. But for now, we’ve got the thoughts from plenty of actresses and a couple actors, including George Clooney.

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Madonna Never Really Disappoints At The Met Gala

May 2, 2017 / Posted by:

As if Madonna needed to physically show us how thirsty she is. We know, girl!

Every year, Madonna descends upon the Met Gala with more excitement than a clown who just snorted a line of crushed espresso beans. Last night was no different. Madonna showed up in Duck Dy-Nasty camo couture, swigging something from a canteen. Who cares what the theme was; Madonna wanted to do drunk Bass Pro Shops beauty pageant queen, and so that’s what Madonna is gonna do.

Of course, Madonna did disappoint a teeny tiny bit. I’m of course talking about the fact that her ass – arguably the Met Gala’s most frequent guest – was nowhere to be seen last night. Given the theme of her ensemble, she could have taken it further by letting her ass cheeks flop around behind her like two plucked mallards. Madonna’s look was done by Jeremy Scott for Moschino, so I blame him for that.

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Judd Apatow And Seth Rogen Are Pissed At A Film Critic For Name Checking Them In A Piece About The UCSB Shooter

May 27, 2014 / Posted by:

On Sunday, The Washington Post published an op-ed piece about the UCSB shootings from movie critic Anna Hornaday (Side note: Why oh why isn’t my last name Hornaday?!) where she put blame on Hollywood for giving young dudes a distorted view of real-life by showing college life as a non-stop, booze-fueled frat sex orgy (“Wait, it isn’t?” – every student at the University of Iowa) and by showing movies where the homely, fat dude always gets the hot chick. The entire video game industry just collectively said, “Phew! For once, no one’s blaming us.

Anna Hornaday (I still can’t get over her hot name. She sounds like the Austin Powers villainess of my dreams) brought up Neighbors as an example. Judd Apatow and Seth Rogen didn’t like that. Anna’s entire piece is here, but below is the part where she blames Judd Apatow for making movie after movie about a schlub getting the girl.

As Rodger bemoaned his life of “loneliness, rejection and unfulfilled desire” and arrogantly announced that he would now prove his own status as “the true alpha male,” he unwittingly expressed the toxic double helix of insecurity and entitlement that comprises Hollywood’s DNA. For generations, mass entertainment has been overwhelmingly controlled by white men, whose escapist fantasies so often revolve around vigilantism and sexual wish-fulfillment (often, if not always, featuring a steady through-line of casual misogyny). Rodger’s rampage may be a function of his own profound distress, but it also shows how a sexist movie monoculture can be toxic for women and men alike.

How many students watch outsized frat-boy fantasies like “Neighbors” and feel, as Rodger did, unjustly shut out of college life that should be full of “sex and fun and pleasure”? How many men, raised on a steady diet of Judd Apatow comedies in which the shlubby arrested adolescent always gets the girl, find that those happy endings constantly elude them and conclude, “It’s not fair”?

So since I grew up in the 80s and 90s, does that mean I should’ve went on a horrific killing spree after the boss I tricked into thinking I was a grown professional didn’t offer to get me into a top fashion school when my cover was blown at a hot backyard fashion show starring my high school friends? Makes sense.

Anna Hornaday went deeper:

Movies may not reflect reality, but they powerfully condition what we desire, expect and feel we deserve from it. The myths that movies have been selling us become even more palpable at a time when spectators become their own auteurs and stars on YouTube, Instagram and Vine. If our cinematic grammar is one of violence, sexual conquest and macho swagger — thanks to male studio executives who green-light projects according to their own pathetic predilections — no one should be surprised when those impulses take luridly literal form in the culture at large.

Anna’s piece really set fire to the hairs on Seth and Judd’s ass lips. They went off on Twitter and Seth started it.

Judd piped in and accused Anna of being an attention whore who used a tragedy to get everyone to pay attention to her.

Th UCSB shooter was a narcissistic, entitled psychopathic puddle of smegma who thought white was king, was obsessed with status, measured his worth by how many chicks he got, thought women were put on this Earth for his pleasure only and thought violence would make him powerful. Maybe Anna Hornaday has a point somewhere in there. Maybe Judd Apatow has a point. Maybe Seth Rogen has a point. The only thing I do know for sure is that I don’t really like reading a Seth Rogen tweet with the words “Justin Bieber is a piece of shit” not in it. He should’ve just randomly thrown that in there.


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