The 90s girls are fighting again! It’s election season for SAG-AFTRA and it’s already turning into a bloodbath with scrunchies and flannels flying every which way. With outgoing president Andrea Zuckerman, sometimes if rarely referred to as Gabrielle Carteris, off to California University, she’s endorsing her fellow Unite For Strength party candidate, The titular nanny herself, Fran Drescher, as her replacement and noted Rent delinquent Anthony Rapp as secretary-treasurer. But not if the Budget Dread Pirate Roberts from Cutthroat Island, Matthew Modine, has anything to say about it!
Disney Calls Scarlett Johansson’s Lawsuit A PR Campaign, But SAG President Gabrielle Carteris Disagrees
Last month, Scarlett Johansson filed a breach of contract lawsuit against The Walt Disney Company, accusing them of breaking her Black Widow release contract when they made the film available for streaming on Disney+ Premium Access on the exact same day as the film hit theaters. Disney originally responded to Scarlett’s lawsuit by calling her greedy and being selfish during a pandemic. Now, they’re accusing her of filing the lawsuit just to get a whole heap of attention for herself. However, Gabrielle Carteris, who is the current President of SAG-AFTRA, aka the actors union that represents Scarlett, has fired back on Scarlett’s behalf, accusing Disney of gender shaming and bullying with their responses.
Donald Trump was making headlines yesterday after a letter came out from him where he resigned from SAG-AFTRA. The long-winded note came off as horribly embarrassing, as Trump, who will go through his second impeachment trial next week, decided to use his time to bluster about his work in film (non-existent) and promote his long-dead series The Apprentice while acting like he doesn’t care about being thrown out of SAG in an upcoming disciplinary trial.
The coronavirus pandemic has fucked over plenty of people, and we recently learned that the rich and/or famous are not immune to the far-reaching effects. No, I’m absolutely not talking about how hard it is to be isolated in a mansion. It was revealed last month that SAG-AFTRA, the labor union representing Hollywood actors and media professionals, decided to overhaul its SAG-AFTRA Health Plan in the middle of a pandemic, which would involve cutting health care coverage to certain members that didn’t meet certain earning requirements. An asshole move, considering it’s hard to meet earning requirements when your industry has shut down your ability to earn. So naturally, lots of actors were pissed, like Rosanna Arquette, who lost her coverage. And now here comes Hilary Swank to let us all know the SAG-AFTRA Health Plan was a mess long before COVID-19 hit.
SAG Stopped Production On Scott Baio and Kristy Swanson’s Latest Movie Due To COVID-19 Protocol Violations
Hollywood just went back to work and already, a big name studio production starring a proudly conservative actor and a shrieking dinosaur has been told to halt all filming for failing to adhere to COVID-19 protocols and violating child actor laws. Of course, I’m talking about the future family classic Courting Mom and Dad starring Trump lovin’ Kristy Swanson and nobody’s favorite 80s dinosaur Scott Baio, which appears to have been primarily shot in Scott’s driveway.
The results are in! Gabrielle Carteris has secured the crown and been reelected as president of SAG-AFTRA. I know presidents don’t wear a crown, but these are actors we’re talking about. There’s probably a crown, scepter, box of wigs, trophy, plaque, and full-sized marble statue that comes with that position. Gabby beat her closest rival, Matthew Modine, by quite a lot of votes. And he was in Vision Quest! He probably should have had Jake Ryan go door to door handing out screeners.