Maggie Gyllenhaal Doesn’t Like It When She’s Asked About James Franco’s Continued Employment On “The Deuce”
It’s unfair that Maggie Gyllenhaal the actress keeps getting asked about the multiple sexual misconduct allegations against James Franco, her co-star on the The Deuce (twice over, he plays twins). According to Vulture, she says it annoys her and that she doesn’t have anything to do with it. It’s absurd that women keep having to answer for men’s misdeeds for the simple fact of proximity. However, I think it’s perfectly reasonable to ask Maggie Gyllenhaal the producer about the decision to keep James on the show which has been renewed by HBO for a third and final season. When asked about that, Maggie the producer put in the position of having to use the word “nuance” a whole bunch of times.
You may have read that headline and looked at that picture and thought, “I don’t see her holding a copy of Artpop.”
The National Board of Review ceremony happened in NYC last night, and the winners were announced in November, so Lady Gaga already knew she won Best Actress. She didn’t have to worry about straining her Botoxed face muscles while trying to look happy as either Glenn Close or Olivia Colman took the win. A Star Is Born also won one National Board of Review awards for Bradley Cooper (Best Director), and one for Sam Elliott (Best Supporting Actor). Regina King was also there last night to accept the Best Supporting Actress award, and the cast of Crazy Rich Asians showed up to collect their trophy for Best Ensemble.
Angelina Jolie Decided To Fulfill Someone’s Feathered 60s Fantasy Last Night (And Other Looks From The Golden Globes)
Almost everyone who walked the Golden Globes red carpet this year wore black to protest Hollywood’s sexual misconduct problem. One thing that wasn’t being protested was good taste. There were a lot of black velvet outfits on that red carpet. Sure, it’s a bit of an obvious choice, but a choice I was absolutely here for, because anything that makes my brain start blasting “Black Velvet” by Alannah Myles gets two thumbs up from me.
But some people went a little more experimental with their all-black interpretation. Like Angelina Jolie, who showed up to the Golden Globes in some goth Lawrence Welk Show realness by Atelier Versace. It’s a little Barbra Streisand at the 1969 Oscars, with a splash of 60s televangelist, all poured onto a fainting couch and garnished with, “But detective, I swear my husband was dead when I found him!”
As if Madonna needed to physically show us how thirsty she is. We know, girl!
Every year, Madonna descends upon the Met Gala with more excitement than a clown who just snorted a line of crushed espresso beans. Last night was no different. Madonna showed up in Duck Dy-Nasty camo couture, swigging something from a canteen. Who cares what the theme was; Madonna wanted to do drunk Bass Pro Shops beauty pageant queen, and so that’s what Madonna is gonna do.
Of course, Madonna did disappoint a teeny tiny bit. I’m of course talking about the fact that her ass – arguably the Met Gala’s most frequent guest – was nowhere to be seen last night. Given the theme of her ensemble, she could have taken it further by letting her ass cheeks flop around behind her like two plucked mallards. Madonna’s look was done by Jeremy Scott for Moschino, so I blame him for that.
Here’s Maggie Gyllenhaal doing her best to exude “$2 for a blow, $5 for a lay” glamour on the set of the HBO pilot The Deuce, which is about the pre-Disney days of Times Square when you could buy discount ass and the bad shit on the same corner.
Maggie plays a seasoned pussy peddler named Candy. (Side note: Is every 70s hooker named Candy?) If this pilot gets picked up, I’m sure we’ll find out that Candy was an orphan from California whose heartless mother Mrs. Roper abandoned her shortly after giving birth to her in the bathroom of the Regal Beagle, because she didn’t want Mr. Roper finding out that she made a baby with Mr. Furley. That wig! It looks like it was made with poodle pubes. Candy needs to up her prices so she can upgrade her wig situation. That wig looks like it was once sold as “Harpo Marx hair” in the clearance section of a costume store the day after Halloween.
With that being said, this is the hottest that Maggie Gyllenhaal has EVER looked!
Andy Samberg’s tiny-voiced wife Joanna Newsom is sort of known for having a “fuck it, I wear what I want” attitude when it comes to red carpet clothes. Which is great, because, fuck it – wear what you want. And last night was no exception. Obviously the WTF Award went to Heidi Klum and whatever the hell she was wearing, but Joanna came pretty close.
Joanna’s look is sort of a mix between “accident at the Mattel factory involving a Pink n’ Pretty dining room set” and “fancy new money jellyfish“, and I don’t hate it. She looks like what I imagine Miss Piggy’s powder room looks like; just tons of random fabric and shit covered in gems. Also, if you squint a little, her dress sort of looks like a penis with a wart on the tip. Just me? Okay.
Other than Joanna, not many other famous types brought the messy eleganza. Probably because they knew it was going to be so hot, and they just couldn’t be bothered. That, or they knew no matter how foolish they tried to look, they’d be no match for Alan Cumming and his dress CROCS.
Regardless, here’s a bunch of other dresses from last night. And pants! A bunch of ladies wore pants. I don’t really blame them; it’s a lot easier to run back and forth to the bar during commercials if you don’t have to pull 30 lbs of fabric along with you.