32 years later, the Hollywood feud of the century that I never knew about, still rages on. Mickey Rourke still hates his Angel Heart co-star Robert De Niro with the heat of a thousand tanning beds. According to Page Six, Mickey appeared on an Italian talk show and complained that he was “broke”, and it’s all Bobby D’s fault for cock blocking him out of a role in Martin Scorsese’s upcoming movie The Irishman. Mickey says that De Niro refuses to work with him because he “took him to school” on the set of Angel Heart, and De Niro was acting like a diva. Apparently, De Niro wouldn’t let Mickey speak to him or touch him. So now instead of looking him in the face, Mickey looks “right through his asshole.” PAGING RYAN MURPHY. We need this to be the focus of next season of Feud.
Has anybody checked on Jared Leto today? He might not be OK, he posted an unflattering photo of himself on Instagram, and I’m wondering if maybe it’s because the first full trailer for Todd Phillips‘ Joker starring Joaquin Phoenix just came out. The surrounding Oscar buzz may have taken the wind out of his sails/billowy Jesus caftan. This latest trailer actually shows us less about the movie than the teaser trailer that was released back in April. But don’t worry, I watched it with the closed captions on, and the descriptions of non-speech elements alone are enough to get the gist. This movie starts with (somber music), moves on to (child giggling), soon followed by (maniacal laughter) which, in turn, is followed by (Arthur Laughing), a distinction entirely lost on me as Arthur never (sweetly chuckles), then (dramatic music) crescendos into (bombastic music). In between there is a lot of smoking and a clown riot. Fin.
Out of the grey, desolate bleakness, a new hero has emerged. Show me a woman who managed to, in 4 days, watch 55 episodes of Friends at work while getting paid, and I’ll show you an icon. Her name is Chase Robinson, but instead of being rewarded for her astounding achievements in workplace don’t-give-a-fuckatude, she’s being punished with a $6 million dollar lawsuit brought on by her former employer, Robert De Niro. Sure, Chase may have also been accused of a little light embezzlement on the side, but how else was she supposed to eat lunch while watching Netflix at work if not for the Canal Productions company credit card? Did Bobby expect her to bring a bologna sandwich from home or some shit? Hell to the naw.
We live in a world where a $36 billion divorce settlement exists, so $250 million almost feels quaint. But it’s still a massive amount of money to demand during divorce negotiations, especially when one person allegedly signed a prenup that would technically give them waaaaay less than that. And that same person has filed half a dozen subpoenas to prove the other person has cash to spare. It’s currently a mess between Robert De Niro and Grace Hightower.
Lasting two whole decades with the same person in Hollywood feels like at least the #12 or #13 reason to qualify for an Honorary Oscar. But 20 years might clearly be their limit, and People is reporting that Robert De Niro and his wife of 20 years, Grace Hightower, are not together at the moment.
After two disturbing days full of news about suspicious packages containing homemade pipe bombs being mailed to several high-profile Democratic politicians and Trump haters, reports are rolling in from everywhere that the so-called MAGAbomber has been arrested.