You probably remember that back in May, the cast of Arrested Development sat down for an interview for The New York Times which ended with Jessica Walter in tears. She was trying to talk about Jeffrey Tambor being a rageaholic asshole to her on set, and Jason Bateman, Tony Hale, and David Cross were practically tripping over each other to rush to his defense. People were rightfully outraged. One such person was Thomas Sadoski. Now, before you start practicing your owl calls, I’ll remind you that he is Amanda Seyfried‘s husband. Apparently, Thomas rushed to Jessica’s defense on Instagram as soon as he heard about it, and read the boys for filth. But if an owl hoots in the woods and there’s nobody following him, does it even count? But I guess somebody must have seen it because Amanda claims that he recently lost out on a job because of it.
Amber Tamblyn is joining Sean Penn and James Franco in the elite club of actor/novelists. She’s got a book out called Any Man, and on a recent episode of the NPR podcast It’s Been A Minute with Sam Sanders, she described it as being about “several male survivors who are all pretty violently attacked by a female serial rapist”. Sounds like a fun summer read! But her weird book isn’t the only thing she talked about. Amber also discussed the “difficult conversations” she’s had to have with her man-child husband David Cross about his forays into racism and sexism. Don’t worry you guys, she fixed him!
You would think being married to one of the founders and most vocal proponents of the Time’s Up movement might have some added benefits such as, helping you develop a more nuanced understanding of sexual politics in the workplace, or, how to craft a winning apology. But apparently that’s not how it works in the Tamblyn-Cross household. David Cross is taking heat for his participation in that New York Times interview with the cast of Arrested Development that should have been called “How To Sink A Show Before It Even Airs”.
When seven cast members of Arrested Development recently sat down with The New York Times for an interview about the upcoming fifth season, I’m sure they all thought they’d have a great time. (Ron Howard voice) They did not. Jason Bateman came to the defense of on-set jerk Jeffrey Tambor, and while doing so, he simultaneously took a hot cornballer shit all over Jessica Walter’s feelings.
Amber Tamblyn would please like you to stop @ing her with your criticism about her husband, David Cross. Amber has been on a feminist warpath lately. However, Amber’s “Raise Every Voice” anthem got real quiet when David was accused of saying some really dumb racist shit to fellow comedian Charlyne Yi. Amber was called out on that, and she tweeted that she would very much like to be excluded from this narrative.
October is turning into the month of honesty (sorry Halloween, take a lap) and the most recent moment of honesty came from actress Charlyne Yi. On Monday, Charlyne told a story on Twitter about the first time she met comedian David Cross. It wasn’t a great meeting, and Charlyne alleges that David made her feel shitty with some racist comments. David responded by saying that he’s sorry, but he doesn’t remember that happening.