For about a month, Mo’Nique has been gracing us all with her Kiss My Ass Netflix tour, and it has been met with mixed reviews. Some stand with her while others wish she’d just shut up about her million dollar (or half a million dollar) problems. Well, she ain’t goin’ nowhere! Yesterday she took her act to New York to speak on The View. Of course, she’s still reminding everyone of how Hollywood hates her and wants to see her starve, but while speaking on The View, Whoopi Goldberg quickly hit the pause button on Mo’Nique to get her all the way together.
Netflix is that selfish bitch at the Loehmann’s bridal sale who swipes every dress “just ‘cuz.” It’s bringing in movie actors to do streaming, and then it snatched away Shonda Rhimes from ABC. The streaming network has struck again, as it appears to have won over Ryan Murphy with the promise of free range on a host of projects. Just kidding, Netflix probably won him over by tossing $300 million at him. Continue reading
Mo’Nique recently called for a boycott of Netflix after she says they offered her $500,000 for a stand-up special. If I had money, I’d pony up at least $10 million for an Orange Is the New Black cross-over with a sequel to I Coulda Been Your Cellmate. But apparently Netflix and I don’t see eye to eye, and they’d rather give millions to Amy Schumer, Dave Chappelle, and Chris Rock.
Wanda Sykes chimed in and said Mo’Nique wasn’t the only black female comedian Netflix had done dirty in the wallet department. One of the arguments against Mo’Nique was that she just isn’t as bankable at Amy Schumer. Well, Mo’Nique would to talk about bankability.
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?”
You should know by now that Mo’Nique is a fighter who’s not afraid to speak her mind. She accused Lee Daniels of black balling her for “not playing the game” and being difficult to work with, even after she won an Oscar in Daniel’s Precious. She also came after Oprah and Tyler Perry and accused them of conspiring to snatch the role in The Butler out from between her hairy legs. Now Netflix is on Mo’Nique’s hit list for what she perceives as color and gender bias based on the relative offers received by herself, Amy Schumer, Chris Rock and Dave Chappelle for comedy specials on the network. And she’s asking for a boycott.
The Hollywood Reporter has an update on the Netflix executive who ran his mouth off at a youth soccer game earlier this month about the four rape allegations against Danny Masterson. Netflix director of global kids content Andy Yeatman claimed the higher ups at Netflix didn’t believe any of the allegations against Danny. It was also reported that Andy was condescendingly dismissive that Danny would suffer any repercussions. Little did Andy know that he was speaking to one of Danny’s accusers. Not long after the accuser came forward with her story, Danny was written off The Ranch. And now Danny is joined by Andy in the Former Netflix Employees Club.
THR says that Andy was fired on Monday. A Netflix spokesperson confirmed the news to THR on Tuesday. When reached by email for comment, Andy Yeatman had nothing to say. Nothing, huh? That’s odd, he seemed pretty damn chatty at that soccer game.
Netflix’s spokesperson didn’t say why Andy Yeatman was let go, but it definitely had to do with that smug public attitude regarding Danny’s rape allegations. There’s also the how, like how the firing happened. I’m obsessed with Undercover Boss, so I want to believe it happened after Netflix head honcho Reed Hastings stuck on a cheap moustache and caught Andy spouting more BS about their network. “Did you know that to save money, we pay the Stranger Things kids in Eggos?”