It looks like those dudes in the background are getting it on as a clown crowd watches… That might be the most interesting part of The Joker.
That Joaquin Phoenix morphing into the Joker clip from the other day looked like some diligent comic book fan’s homemade CGI. It wasn’t. TMZ has posted a clip of Joaquin filming a scene for the upcoming origin story for the famous murder-clown, and that’s really the makeup with which they’re going. Well, they got the clown part right, he typed weakly? It’s an origin story so maybe this is like when the hero is making his own costumes at first and then his lewk evolves a little by the end of the movie? I hope so, otherwise, the Joker is going to look like he became a psychopathic killer after one of the kids at the birthday party he was working at kicked him in the balls.
Since that headline doesn’t say “another Russian hooker wants to shit all over Trump” (you know he’s a scat queen too), Trump probably didn’t like Robert De Niro shitting all over him at the Tony Awards last night, and I’m sure he’s going to tweet gloat about how a game show with one of his supporters in it beat the Tonys in the ratings. This really is Trump’s America when Family Feud with the Kartrashians on it beat the Tonys….
The Band’s Visit won ten Tony awards last night, Laurie Metcalf got a lot closer to getting a Queen of Broadway crown by winning her second Tony in two years, and the theater kids from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School did Seasons of Love from Rent, but Robert De Niro launching two f-bombs at Trump temporarily stole the headlines. Because finding a Trump supporter at the Tonys is probably like trying to find a Snickers bar at Tom Brady’s house, De Niro was hit with a wave of claps and cheers afterward. The only way he could’ve gotten a bigger applause from those theaters queens is if he shouted: ETHEL MERMAN WAS ROBBED!
I’m so used to seeing Oprah Winfrey giving tons of high-energy excitement on the cover of O Magazine, that it’s a little weird to see her working such drabness on the cover of Vanity Fair’s annual Hollywood Issue. I know the theme of ever Hollywood Issue “Stars who forgot to pop an Ambien the night before and only got 2 hours of sleep,” and I’ll applaud Oprah for playing along. But you know there’s a part of her that wanted to drop Reese Witherspoon, rip off that black satin duvet cover to reveal a shimmering jewel-toned gown underneath, throw up her arms and crank a full-tooth smile behind a headline that reads “2018 Is Your Year To SHINE!”
Robert De Niro’s IMDB page is a real ride. The 70s start off high with Mean Streets, Taxi Driver and The Godfather II. It dips a little in the 80s after Raging Bull, but it gets high again in the 90s with Goodfellas, Cape Fear and Casino. Then it dips into a puddle of vomit in the 2000s with Little Fockers, Analyze That and Dirty Grandpa. Robert De Niro might be self-aware when it comes to the caliber of his recent films, and he allegedly reminded his wife Grace Hightower of it. And according to Bobby D, it’s all her fault!
Where were you when the whole damn Internet burned down yesterday? The Washington Post released video and audio of a 2005 conversation that crusty Betadine remnant and presidential hopeful Donald Trump had with Access Hollywood host and Ryan Seacrest Xerox copy Billy Bush in which he bragged about groping women.
The GLAAD Media Awards were on Saturday, and as you can see, Robert De Niro got to take home an award. For those of you wondering “Does the G in GLAAD stand for geriatric straights?“, they were actually recognizing Robert De Niro with the Excellence in Media Award for a documentary he produced about his father, Robert De Niro Sr. (who was gay) called Remembering the Artist. De Niro got to pick who presented him with his award, so he picked America’s cool best friend from summer camp Jennifer Lawrence. I guess Jinx the Cat was busy?