Here’s a quote from Will Smith (who turned down Neo in The Matrix to be in the flop Wild Wild West) on why he turned down Jamie Foxx’s role as Django in Quentin Tarantino’s film.
“It was about the creative direction of the story. To me, it’s as perfect a story as you could ever want: a guy that learns how to kill to retrieve his wife that has been taken as a slave. That idea is perfect. And it was just that Quentin and I couldn’t see [eye to eye].”
Apparently Smith spoke with Tarantino for hours, but they couldn’t agree on how the story should be told. Smith thought it should’ve been a love story instead of a revenge story. Uh but — we’re talking about a Tarantino film here, not Hallmark, hon!
RUH-DICULOUS! It seems as if the world has resorted back to it’s tried and tested habits of using FEAR to control the populace! Well, in Indonesia, the public health authority published hundreds of posters that claimed HIV can be transmitted through mosquito bites, swimming, saliva, food, and sneezing!
Public outcry caused them to be removed immediately, while Senior health ministry official Muhammad Subuh called them “an “honest mistake,” saying the company that printed the posters forgot to print the word “not” and therefore pretty much reversed the sentiment of the campaign.”
Yikes. Pretty crazy (and dangerous) that nobody caught that before they went public!?
The ad with Mary J, Cookie, and Ms. Pope mayyy be cute, BUT when Apple exec Jimmy Iovine attempted to explain the messaging of the ad had this week, he done went and stuck his foot in his damn mouth!
“So I always knew that women find it very difficult at times, some women, to find music,” Iovine said. “And [Apple Music] helps makes it easier with playlists — but they’re curated by real people. They’re not made by algorithms alone – they’re made by algorithms but with a human touch.”
Asked to explain the concept he had the following to say:
“I just thought of a problem. You know, girls are sitting around talking about boys, or complaining about boys, when they have their heart broken or whatever. And they need music for that, right? So it’s hard to find the right music,” he said.
Oooof! We have a feeling that someone’s gonna need to clarify further… and you best believe that none of the women in that commercial are going to want to be the face of that way of thinking!
It may be a cut-up — but it’s still very telling!
Things got heated this week when protesters outside of an event took a jab at Caitlyn Jenner, calling her
“a clueless rich white woman who thinks disenfranchised trans women of color should just pluck themselves up off the street and stop being so lazy.”
Ouch! Cait tried to address their concerns but her attempts to reason fell on furious/deaf ears!
Hopefully she’ll be bale to talk about some of these concerns publically or work with an organization soon to prove herself otherwise! After all, whether she likes it or not, she’s an icon now, and as Yoda always said, with great power comes…
A statement from Now, the protesting group’s Facebook page said
“Caitlyn Jenner… lives in a mansion and has a net worth of millions of dollars, while the average trans person has a 41 percent chance of experiencing homelessness and a nearly 50 percent chance of living off less than $10k per year”.
What’s your take!?
…or DON’T! How utterly clueless!
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Philadelphia boxer Yusaf Mack is claiming he was trciked into performing in a gay graphic threesome in the adult film Holiday Hump’n!
Mack says he saw naked women walking around when he arrived on set, and that producers gave him “a pill and a shot of vodka” to calm his nerves.
The next thing he claims to be able to remember is waking up on a train at 30th Street Station with $4,500 tucked into his pocket.
Mack says he didn’t even think about the incident again until some friends showed him the video. Now he’s trying to convince those around him that he’s not gay.
“All my real friends who really know me, know I like females,” Mack said. “I’m still me. You’ve got to realize that the ones that are not really talking to me are the ones that probably have skeletons in their closets. My whole life, I’ve been what they call a whoremonger. I love females.”
Lovely! You know as much as I would like to believe that Yusaf got ‘tricked’ into having full-on sex for hours with 2 guys while performing properly, it makes it difficult to get past him referring to what I assume is his ability to pick up women as “whoremongering”. I really sympathize, I do! It kind of gives this story that “who cares” type of “tjuz” as Carson Cresley would say! And WAIT! — WHAT? He made 45 hundred dollars, a pill and a shot of vodka just to perform in one film!? Obviously I am in the WRONG industry!