Frank Langella Announces “I Have Been Canceled” After Netflix Fired Him From “Fall Of The House Of Usher”
Frank Langella is one sad puppy. Frank has pronounced himself “canceled. Just like that” in a guest column written for Deadline, declaring himself a victim of “the increasing madness that currently pervades our industry.” That “madness” led to Frank being fired by Netflix from his leading role in the limited series Fall of the House of Usher after he was accused by one of his co-stars of touching her inappropriately during a love scene. All of which Frank breezily owns up to, in addition to having told an “off-color” joke, calling people “baby” and “honey” and hugging and touching without permission. And boy is he pissed!
Bill Murray Calls The Incident That Shut Down Production On “Being Mortal” A “Difference Of Opinion”
Somebody really needs to get Bill Murray a mirror and a wall calendar because he seems to think it’s still 1981. Deadline reports that Bill addressed the circumstances that led to production on Aziz Ansari’s directorial debut, Being Mortal, being suspended after a complaint was filed against him for inappropriate behavior. Over the weekend, Bill made an appearance at the Berkshire Hathaway Annual Shareholders Meeting and said “I did something I thought was funny, and it wasn’t taken that way,” and chalked the incident up to a “difference of opinion.” Bill is 71-years-old and was apparently shocked to learn, just this year, “that the world is different than it was when I was a little kid.” Honestly, being booked for a shareholders meeting gig with an enormous Geico gecko trying to pull focus over his shoulder, should have been his first clue.
Rachel Bilson is keeping herself sorta relevant by hosting a The O.C. rewatch podcast with Melinda Clarke (Marissa’s mom) called Welcome to the O.C., Bitches. Marissa’s dad/hottie of yesteryear, Tate Donovan, guested on the most recent episode, and Rachel took the opportunity to formally apologize for her past behavior. You see, after Tate’s character left the show, he returned to direct a third season episode. And Rachel admits that at the time, she and the other young stars of the show were “little assholes.” Give yourself a break, Rach, it was Hollywood in the early 2000s! T’was the season!
Leonardo DiCaprio Was Called “Unrecognizable” In A First-Look Shot From “Killers Of The Flower Moon” Which Was Shared By Camila Morrone
Three years on and Leonardo DiCaprio and his old lady Camila Marrone are still going strong. Despite the indignities of old age beginning to show on her once childlike face, they’ve stuck it out, through the good times (embarking on a yachting excursion with Sean Penn) and the bad (day 2 of a yachting excursion with Sean Penn). According to E!, Leo’s “dream girl” recently “showed a little PDA” on Instagram by sharing a first-look shot from Leo’s upcoming movie for Apple TV+, Killers of the Flower Moon, directed by Martin Scorsese. At least we have to assume it was Leo! The New York Post called Leo “unrecognizable.” It’s a period film set in 1920s Oklahoma, so maybe the Lost Generation middle part threw ‘em and they mistook him for a Millennial like his girlfriend. Only at 23, she’s actually Gen Z.
Comedian Hasan Minhaj was this close to having the opportunity to devastate some Washington DC insiders with his caustic wit until the 2020 White House Correspondents Dinner at which he was scheduled to be a featured entertainer was canceled due to COVID19. However, Hasan made up for it by calling Dax Shepard almost ugly while strapped up to a lie detector for a Vanity Fair interview from last year that recently went viral on Twitter. I’ll just say this — no lie was detected.
What we don’t need is for the screenwriter who failed to include Freddie Mercury’s coke dwarf in Bohemian Rhapsody, teaming up with the hologram peddling Houston Estate and Clive fucking Davis to bring us yet another movie about Whitney Houston only this time with the added insult of some poor actress trying to play her. But we’re getting it anyway. 2020 hates us for real.