God bless ya if you’ve been able to keep up with all the fucking Avengers running around here these days. Just looking at the poster for the upcoming Avengers: Endgame movie takes so much concentration. I keep thinking I’m supposed to eventually see a sailboat or some shit. It’s a mess, and it gives me a throbbing, Thanos’ dick-sized migraine. But the poster isn’t nearly as much of a mess as the red carpet for last night’s premiere of Avengers: Endgame: Too Many Spidermen. Not only was every Groot, Korg and Kraglin Obfonteri from the movies there, all the Marvel universe TV characters were there too. It must have been the least exclusive guest list to hit Hollywood since the premiere of Gotti. I mean, they even let Colin Jost in!
I’m willing to bet that’s the same face Norm Macdonald’s publicist made after seeing Norm question the #MeToo movement while defending Louis CK, Roseanne Barr, Chris Hardwick, and realizing they better clear their schedule. Norm gave an interview to The Hollywood Reporter to promote his upcoming Netflix series, Norm Macdonald Has a Show, and he came through with the kind of opinions that got him booted from an appearance on The Tonight Show last night.
If I had to guess what the past 72 hours have been like for Chris Hardwick, I’d probably picture Chris channeling his inner Comic Book Guy and screaming “Worst weekend EVER!” every time he saw his name on an internet story. On Friday, an essay written for Medium by Chloe Dykstra about a controlling and abusive ex picked up some serious internet traction, and it was obvious the piece was about her ex Chris Hardwick.
It didn’t take long before Chris’ former company Nerdist announced they’ve had nothing to do with him since 2017 and erased him from their masthead. Chris issued a statement denying he was ever such an asshole (while also getting in a few petty digs at Chloe for cheating). Still, more of Chris’ business relations are treating him like a busted dalek and pushing him into the trash.
Vulture reports that Nerdist Industries has completely expunged Chris Hardwick, its co-founder and former CEO, from their website. This occurred after an essay by his ex-girlfriend Chloe Dykstra accusing an unnamed ex-boyfriend of domestic abuse and coerced sex went viral yesterday. Chris confirmed that Chloe was writing about him by releasing a statement denying everything to The Hollywood Reporter last night. Between this and pathetic “incels” terrorizing Star Wars actresses off of social media, it makes me wish I had played sports in high school and never taken up D&D. When did being a geek turn troubling and/or evil? Continue reading
The Wrap reports that Chloe Dykstra, who is an actress, cosplayer and daughter of an Oscar-winning special-effects guy, wrote an essay for Medium where she accuses an unnamed ex-boyfriend of being a controlling and abusive asshole. The story was unlisted, because I guess she wanted this to be a quiet revelation, but this is the new technological era where nothing is left unlisted for long.
Because I love to start my mornings off with sunshine and rainbows, I read the whole essay. And it. Is. Not. Fun.
It feels like some summers are lousy with famous people weddings. So many that I’m sure People magazine has to set up a makeshift Thunderdome filled with publicists to see which celebrity couple gets each week’s “INSIDE OUR WEDDING ALBUM!” cover. This year wasn’t one of those years. There was these two, and this glamorous pugstravaganza, and that’s about it. Well, now I can add one more to the Post-It note-sized list of celebrity summer weddings.