At Sunday night’s Oscars, Ke Huy Quan took home the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his work in Everything Everywhere All At Once. It was a huge comeback for the 51-year-old, who began his career at age 12. In 1984, Ke starred as Short Round in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, and the next year he was in The Goonies. As an adult, Ke struggled to find acting work. You can probably guess why. Eventually, he quit acting and found work as a fight choreographer and assistant director. But, after the success of 2018’s Crazy Rich Asians, Ke was inspired to try acting again. Just a few weeks after he snagged a talent agent, Ke scored the role in Everything Everywhere All At Once. And now he’s a fucking Oscar winner! But, as thrilled as he is, Ke tells Variety that he’s worried his recent success is “a one-time thing.” He’s scared history will repeat itself. Totally valid! As much as Hollywood loves a comeback story, they also love being racist.
There are two sides to every story, and sometimes there are even two sides to each side of every story. Such is the case with the cast of 1992’s Encino Man which starred first-time Oscar winner Brendan Fraser, first-time Oscar winner Ke Huy Quan and multiple Razzies winner Pauly Shore. According to Entertainment Weekly, Pauly, the winner of Worst New Star of the Year for Encino Man “loved it” when Oscar host Jimmy Kimmel poked fun at him in his opening monologue. But according to Page Six, the winner of Worst New Star of the Decade for the 1990s reminded them that “human beings have feelings,” and his were apparently hurt when Jimmy suggested that “maybe it’s time to reboot Bio-Dome” a movie for which Pauly won Worst Actor of the Year.
Of all people you’d think Lea Michele would be familiar with the Streisand Effect and I don’t mean when you star in a Broadway play about a young, starry eyed up-and-comer and instantly become the “greatest star.” I mean when you are already the “greatest star” and try to dispel a long-standing rumor but only wind up reminding everybody that you’re a mean girl who (allegedly) can’t read. Lea’s big Funny Girl debut is next week, and for those unable to attend, Lea’s given an interview to The New York Times to let us know just what we’ll be missing— a wiser, more generous, and mature leader who is going to do “a good job when the camera’s rolling, but also when it’s not.” And in case you’re asking, she may not be able to read a room, but she absolutely can (allegedly) read a book. Need proof? She must have read The Feminine Mystique because how else would she know that it’s sexist to joke about her illiteracy?
Iggy Azalea Announced That She’s Returning To Music Just One Year After Announcing That She Was Leaving Music
Last year after dropping her album, The End of An Era, rapper/prolific Twitter troll/controversial shit-stirrer Iggy Azalea told everyone that she was going to take her puzzling, contrived drawl and go home. But, lucky for her several fans and unlucky for her haters–like rappers Bhad Bhabie and her former mentor, T.I.—Billboard reported that she’s had a change of heart and decided that her era actually didn’t end–she’s tagging herself back in just one year later and anyone who doesn’t like it can go “cry about it.”
Last June, in the wake of George Floyd’s murder and the Black Lives Matter protests, the Paramount Network canceled Cops after 32 seasons. Phew, right? Sigh, wrong. The streaming service Fox Nation (a spin-off from Fox News, but of course) just announced that they’re dragging Cops back from hell; they’ve picked it up for a 33rd season, and it will premiere on October 1. So let me get this straight: we permanently lost canceled-too-soon classics like GLOW, Happy Endings, and Santa Clarita Diet (OK, “classic” is a strong word for that last one, but it was… fine), but they bring back Cops? COPS?!?!
Don’t call it a comeback! No, seriously, one look at the dusty ass Goodwill wardrobe and wig found in a dumpster behind Tyler Perry Studios marked Too Busted Even For Us, lets you know that Kevin Spacey has been here for years. Here scraping the bottom of the barrel for any acting gig he can get ever since being outed as a top-shelf creep in 2017. Kevin’s last paying gig was in an Italian feature film about a falsely accused pedophile opposite Faye Dunaway and directed by Vanessa Redgrave’s husband Franco Nero. Now, according to TMZ, Kevin is back in the US filming a new movie called Peter Five Eight starring some lady you’ve ever heard of and directed by some guy who must need the work.