Ryan Murphy has a lot of ideas. One is that you can’t call what he does “camp”, that’s insulting. He calls his aesthetic “baroque” instead. In a recent New Yorker profile, Ryan said that it used to “really bug the shit” out of him when people labeled his work camp, which he says suggests a “musty smallness”. Baroque, on the other hand “ is big”. So one of Ryan’s big, baroque ideas is to do a TV about #metoo inspired by Black Mirror.
It might be a coin toss as to whether Ellen Pompeo or Robin Wright tests fan loyalty more, as both have taken their shows 900 seasons further than most thought they’d ever go. OK, fine, only Grey’s Anatomy has had 900…House Of Cards has had far less, but Kevin Spacey’s piss poor attempt at a Southern accent made the first five seasons seem like the first fifty. But now that Kevin has been fired by Netflix and is living out his days with Harvey Weinstein on Perv-tation Island, it’s up to Claire Underwood, er, Robin to take the helm on House of Cards. If last night’s season six teaser drop gives any indication, the last season of HOC is going to maintain the sneaky frantic chaos in the White House them. How unlike reality. Continue reading
When Kevin Spacey’s alleged history of having zero boundaries became common knowledge, the higher ups at Netflix quickly cut him out of House of Cards, and they killed his Gore Vidal biopic. Netflix might have gotten rid of all traces of Kevin Spacey, but apparently his creepy spirit still haunts the halls of their accounting department.
CNN says that Netflix announced on Monday that they took an “unexpected” $39 million charge for content that they decided “not to move forward with.” Sources close to Netflix tell CNN that the $39 million charge stems entirely from costs associated with the House of Cards switch-up, and the cancellation of the Gore Vidal biopic. I’m glad those sources spilled what they knew, otherwise people would be left wondering how much of that $39 million was from Kevin Spacey’s damage, and how much was from Danny Masterson’s. But based on what I think the production budget of The Ranch is, I would probably have guessed Netflix took a hit of $39.
CNN points out that despite the $39 million loss, Netflix had a great quarter, with a record 8 million new subscribers, and they’re still worth billions. But they may use this loss to respond to Mo’Nique’s money gap issue by saying, “See Mo’Nique? This is why we couldn’t pay you millions for your Netflix special. A psychic told us that Kevin Spacey was going to cost us a ton of money, so…are you buying this excuse or should I continue?”
Aaaaaaand we’re back. After a brief hiatus with some House of Cards on-set racism allegations, we’ve returned to the continuing story already in progress. The one where we discovered that Kevin Spacey was allegedly living his life like a beta test of an app called Gropr. Kevin was already accused of using his position at the Old Vic theater in London to harass and assault numerous men. Scotland Yard has been investigating two complaints against Kevin Spacey, and TMZ says they’ve now got a third.
Just when you thought the behind-the-scenes terror of House Of Cards had been put to rest like many of the White House staffers on the show, a new report is out saying Kevin Spacey had more asshole lines on his resume beyond just being an alleged predator. A security detail for the Netflix show claims Kevin said just as much racist shit as the real White House occupant! Continue reading
Inexplicably hugely successful actor Mark Wahlberg made sure he was making bank before he returned to the set of Ridley Scott’s All The Money In The World for reshoots. His co-star Michelle Williams made sure she had a ride home after shooting because equal wages for women is something captains of industry laugh about on the golf course. Someone on Mark’s team let him know the actions of him and his agents at William Morris revealed them all to be greedy putzes. This is why Team Good Vibrations (feel it, feel it!) hurriedly announced that he’s donating his $1.5 million reshoot salary to the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund in Michelle’s name. “Oh, um, that’s nice. I could have probably used it since I make .05 to your dollar as a rule, but it’s cool,” Michelle thought tiredly. Continue reading