Whoopi Goldberg Talked #MeToo, And Neil Patrick Harris Talked About The Time She Offered To Sex Him Up
You can always count of Whoopi Goldberg for a questionable hot take. And since she’s been on The View for at least 12 decades, we’ve had plenty of opportunity to hear her defend Mel Gibson, cape for Cosby, and back up just about any old dude. So it’s not too surprising that Whoopi happily took a small dookie on the Hollywood #metoo movement by stating that actresses need to step up and own the fact that some of them have fucked an “ugly ass man” for a role. Whoopi made the remarks at a talk she was giving in England.
But questionable hot takes aren’t Whoopi’s only Achilles heel. It’s questionable decisions like convincing Ted Danson blackface is A-OK, wearing black lipstick well into the 2000s, and, as was revealed on a recent episode of The View, propositioning a 15-year-old Neil Patrick Harris with a future sex date. Good luck sleeping with that image in your head tonight!
Rose McGowan did an interview with The Sunday Times Magazine where she shat all over Hollywood actresses and the industry at large. She called for a boycott of movies (not sure if she specified which ones or if she just means in general) and compared them to child porn (again, not sure if she specified which movies…).
Despite being someone whose name is often prefaced by the words “What ever happened to,” Steven Seagal apparently still books interviews. And his most recent TV appearance was on yesterday’s episode of BBC Newsnight. Little did BBC Newsnight know that they were about to make the news themselves after they addressed elephant in the room, and I’m not talking about Steven’s spray-on action figure villain hairline.
Want your movie to languish in development hell and be cursed by The Ghost Of Freddie Mercury? Then go ahead and hire Bryan Singer. I guess the good folks over at Millennium are fresh out of scruples and aren’t afraid of no ghosts because, according to The Hollywood Reporter, they are in negotiations with Bryan to direct Red Sonja, a movie based on a Conan The Barbarian comic book spinoff that was already made into a stupid movie starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Brigitte Nielsen back in 1985. Get ’em, Freddie!
For some reason (the reason probably being it’s Sean Penn we’re talking about), Sean Penn decided to give his thoughts on #MeToo and tell Natalie Morales he didn’t think women were advancing in TV production because of it. As you might imagine, that was met with about 50 heaping servings of “Sure, Jan.”
We needed a win for the #metoo annals this week, after the sad story of Asia Argento and her alleged sexual assault victim Jimmy Bennett unfurled with yet another busted chain in the link. Somewhat more optimistically, Terry Crews has shared the letter of apology that Adam Venit, the agent accussed of groping him at Adam Sandler‘s party in February 2016, issued to him a few months ago. I say “somewhat” more optimistically because the letter is full of “I, me, mines” and seems to have everything to do with Adam Venit’s feelings and very little to do with Terry’s, but Terry seems happy and that’s all that matters. Read on and you be the jury and the judge.