A Radio DJ Who Worked Security On The Set Of “The Love Guru” Said Mike Myers Had Him Fired For Making Eye Contact
2008 was a notably awful year. People ran around wearing shutter shades and Uggs with miniskirts as “Lollipop” played on a loop in our brains while the entire financial system collapsed. The 2008 bar was on the ground, but we could almost all agree (or all of the 10s of people who’ve sat through it) that The Love Guru starring Mike Myers was a corny, unfunny turd, as evidenced by its 13% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes and several Razzie Awards. The Love Guru made The Cat In The Hat look like Citizen Kane. But apparently, Mike took his time on set very seriously; because a Canadian radio DJ named Jay Brody says he was hired to work as set security but was fired four hours into his first day for accidentally making eye contact with Mike.
No, not a movie about your conventional ghastly Halloween spirits, a movie actually based around the Spirit Halloween store that pops up in the abandoned JCPenney in your town every spooky season that sells costumes and decor and where John Travolta probably purchases his dreadful wigs. What, was the As Seen on TV store already booked for a movie deal? I personally find both ShamWow’s Vince Shlomi and My Pillow’s Mike Lindell exponentially more terrifying, but a trailer for Spirit Halloween: The Movie dropped yesterday and it looks just about how you’d expect.
Movies of the Marvel Cinematic Universe usually make tons of cash, but then sometimes the math adds up, and a shitty trailer produces stinky reviews which evolves into a shitty box office. Like Morbius! The movie where Jared Leto plays a vampire scientist doctor….thing. It wasn’t a hit. That is until the internet turned Morbius into a goofy meme, at which point Morbius’ popularity exploded. Again, not for the right reasons. But Sony didn’t see a difference, and they decided to re-release Morbius back into theaters in an attempt to capitalize on Morbius’ sudden popularity. And guess what happened? That’s right, no one went to see it the second time around either.
Last year, The View’s former #1 eye roll inducer Meghan McCain released her latest memoir (yes, at 37 years old, she’s got more than one) Bad Republican, exclusively on Audible. They released it on Audible because I guess data showed that there are a lot of masochists out there who just love to feel their ears bleed from listening to Meghan McCain talk about herself for over five hours. It was released on hard copy on April 26, and MSN says that since then, it has sold a whopping 244 copies. Honestly, this is pretty fucking shocking. I mean, I can’t believe there are more than zero people who want to use their hard-earned cash to buy a book by Meghan McCain. Why do I suddenly have the image of Meghan McCain wearing Groucho Marx glasses and a t-shirt that reads John McCain’s Daughter’s #1 Fan while leaving a Barnes & Noble with a bag full of 244 copies of her own book?
When the latest film version of Charlie’s Angels hit theaters over the weekend, it flopped. Charlie’s Angels was made on a budget of $40 million and brought in $8.6 million in North America. Elizabeth Banks, who wrote, produced, directed, and acted in the new Charlie’s Angels, is aware that it’s been poorly received, and she recently had something to say about it all.
The Elizabeth Banks directed reboot of Charlie’s Angels flopped this weekend and, for me, it’s more of a question of “who?”, rather than “why?”. For example, who are those two chicks who aren’t Kristen Stewart? And who thought KStew was a big enough draw to compensate for the above. According to The Hollywood Reporter, a shit-ton more people would rather watch Christian Bale scowl in overalls while driving a fast car than watch KStew scowl in overalls while driving a fast car. Charlie’s Angels ate Ford V Ferrari’s dust earning just $8.6 million to FVF’s $31M.