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Aziz Ansari’s Likability Factor Serves As A Shield Against #MeToo Movement

Photo Credit: Babe.net

Or maybe it’s because the story appeared on Babe.net and the central victim was a non-celeb chick?

By now I’m sure most of you probably have opinions about the Aziz Ansari drama playing out in the media—the latest in a long series of rich and famous dudes put in the shameful spotlight simply because they couldn’t contain their sexual urges.

Some in the elitist media camp instantly trashed the story saying it was poor journalism, while others say it serves as one of the first major blows to the #MeToo movement. I’m sorry, but the #MeToo movement won’t be derailed by a freakishly horny Asian dude! Then again, Donald Trump is our President, so anything is possible.

While the piece wasn’t exactly one you’d find in the New Yorker or the Times, I still feel it was done with certain level of credibility from the standpoint of the writer going the extra step and talking to multiple sources in order to corroborate statements. Plus, time and budget constraints at billion-dollar publications isn’t the same as independent websites!

With that said, the backlash against the story makes me wonder what makes one sexual misconduct accusation more credible than another. Here’s my checklist of traits that add to a favorable #MeToo movement story:

1. The story, with all it’s slimy details, will appear in one of the top national publications—i.e. NYTimes, New Yorker, LA Times, etc.
2. The main subject is a celebrity because, let’s face it, average women are way less likely to be sexually assaulted by rich and powerful men.
3. Finding multiple victims of the same perpetrator helps build a stronger case (unless of course your name is Donald Trump)
4. The perpetrator is an older male (again, unless you’re Donald Trump)
5. The perpetrator has a low likability factor (obviously younger-leaning comedians-turned actors fall into this exclusive/elusive category. And, once again, being Donald Trump helps).
6. Any others?

Russell Simmons Falls; Another Prominent Member of Our King Sugar Daddy Category

“I vehemently deny all these allegations. These horrific accusations have shocked me to my core and all of my relations have been consensual.” [Read the full statement at NY Times]

Judging by the first couple sentences of Russell Simmons’s statement on new rape allegations in the NY Times, you can tell he didn’t heed the advice of his expensive PR team.

Expensive PR Team: “Russ, just apologize, admit to everything and say you’re a changed man now. Put all of this to rest ASAP.”

Russell Simmons: “I’m going to fight these false allegations! I want to prove to the world that not all rich and powerful men are man-whores, damn it! I’m a Buddhist, for God’s sake!”

For reporters looking for a new set of harassment victims, please search through our King Sugar Daddy category.

Here are a selection of Russell Simmons’s various appearances on the site from over the years…

Russell Wendell Simmons and his model girlfriend Hana Nitsche

Russell Simmons & Hana Nitsche; Christian Audigier & Nathalie Sorensen

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Kevin Love’s Girlfriend Kate Bock Shows Off Her Bikini Body

Photo Credit: Instagram

I’ll be honest, I had no idea that Kevin Love was getting a piece of S.I. Swimsuit model Kate Bock, so good for him! Unlike Cavs teammate LeBron James, it appears Kevin Love is playing his fame & fortune card beautifully, so good for him. The pair have been dating since sometime last year and seem to be going strong. They even shot a commercial for Banana Republic together earlier in the year.

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Matt Lauer Falls; Another Big Fish Crushed By Cultural Tsunami

Denise talks with Matt Lauer on Today Show

Oh my, what will we do without all those forced and somewhat awkward interviews when something big happens in the world? Who will ask the tough questions? (Forward to 1:08, if it didn’t do it automatically.)

Judging by the fact that Matt Lauer is taking so long to issue a statement, I’m going to assume that he’s drowning in a pool of denial and can’t come to terms with the reality of his situation. When you amass a lot of money and power, I guess it’s natural to start thinking that you’re invisible. Money.com recently reported that Matt Lauer earned in excess of $100 million over the course of his long-running career at NBC News, so we have a feeling he’ll do just fine before making some sort of comeback after a few years on the sidelines. It’ll be interesting to see in what context these sexual harassers make a comeback, but one thing is certain, they will be back!

Seeing all these media titans fall simply confirms the long-held theory that men with money and power have their way with women behind closed doors, but what about the man at the top of the money/power/fame food chain—POTUS Donald Trump? It appears he’ll be the last man standing….

Louis C.K.’s Statement to Sexual Misconduct Allegations Reads Like An Oscar Speech

For one thing, it’s really long. You have to assume that by the end of the fourth paragraph, they would’ve started playing the music signaling him to wrap up his apologies and move on backstage for the obligatory photos with his too-long-to-list of co-stars. Oh whatever, we’ll list them anyway (deep breath)…Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, Charlie Sheen, Ben Affleck, Oliver Stone, Hollywood writer and director James Toback (has a total of 230 accusers FYI!), horndogg photog Terry Richardson, former president-turned-ass-grabber George H. W. Bush, political commentator Mark Halperin, Jeremy Piven, Dustin Hoffman, Brett Ratner, Ed Westwick, Steven Seagal (SNL needs do a skit on Steven Seagal working his mojo!)—just to name the more prominent ones.

Most of you probably skimmed Louis C.K.’s statement already, but if you read it in the context of him winning some sort of award, it’s slightly more amusing. It definitely seems like he’s doing a lot of thinking out loud following long visits to the offices of his various shrinks, therapist and publicists, but hey it’s better than most of the other statements!

And the Oscar for Best Male Comedian in 2017’s Accused Sexual Harassers goes to… LOUIS C.K.!

Enter: Louis C.K. slowly and quietly walks up to the stage with his eyes looking to the floor. Louis reluctantly pulls out a folded note from his suit pocket and reads it.

“I want to address the stories told to the New York Times by five women named Abby, Rebecca, Dana, Julia who felt able to name themselves and one who did not.
These stories are true. At the time, I said to myself that what I did was okay because I never showed a woman my dick without asking first, which is also true. But what I learned later in life, too late, is that when you have power over another person, asking them to look at your dick isn’t a question. It’s a predicament for them. The power I had over these women is that they admired me. And I wielded that power irresponsibly.

I have been remorseful of my actions. And I’ve tried to learn from them. And run from them. Now I’m aware of the extent of the impact of my actions. I learned yesterday the extent to which I left these women who admired me feeling badly about themselves and cautious around other men who would never have put them in that position.
I also took advantage of the fact that I was widely admired in my and their community, which disabled them from sharing their story and brought hardship to them when they tried because people who look up to me didn’t want to hear it. I didn’t think that I was doing any of that because my position allowed me not to think about it.
There is nothing about this that I forgive myself for. And I have to reconcile it with who I am. Which is nothing compared to the task I left them with.
I wish I had reacted to their admiration of me by being a good example to them as a man and given them some guidance as a comedian, including because I admired their work.
The hardest regret to live with is what you’ve done to hurt someone else. And I can hardly wrap my head around the scope of hurt I brought on them. I’d be remiss to exclude the hurt that I’ve brought on people who I work with and have worked with who’s professional and personal lives have been impacted by all of this, including projects currently in production: the cast and crew of ‘Better Things,’ ‘Baskets,’ ‘The Cops,’ ‘One Mississippi,’ and ‘I Love You Daddy.’ I deeply regret that this has brought negative attention to my manager Dave Becky who only tried to mediate a situation that I caused. I’ve brought anguish and hardship to the people at FX who have given me so much The Orchard who took a chance on my movie and every other entity that has bet on me through the years.
I’ve brought pain to my family, my friends, my children and their mother. I have spent my long and lucky career talking and saying anything I want. I will now step back and take a long time to listen.
Thank you for reading.”

Among all the post-accusation statements, I have to admit, Louis C.K. gets an A for appearance of sincerity and overall clarity. The fact that he’s not in denial or suffering from amnesia gives him a leg up on the others in his path to “recovery.” Also, you have to love how people can check into an expensive “sex addiction therapy” clinic in hopes to come out “cured” or whatever you’re supposed to come out as.

End of an Era? Scandalous Photog Terry Richardson Gets Dumped By Magazines & Brands

To all of you guys who hated Terry Richardson for the past few years, now is your time to celebrate. In light of the massive Harvey Weinstein earthquake that’s changing the man-whoring landscapes of Hollywood and beyond, various magazines and brands who once worked with the infamously creepy photographer are attempting to quickly distance themselves from the man.

Condé Nast, one of the world’s top publishers of fashion-oriented magazines like Vogue, Vanity Fair, GQ and W, sent out an email to all editors to trash all unpublished Terry-related projects. Telegraph even obtained a copy of an email sent by Condé Nast COO James Woolhouse to staffers:

I am writing to you on an important matter. Condé Nast would like to no longer work with the photographer Terry Richardson.

Any shoots that have been commission[ed] or any shoots that have been completed but not yet published, should be killed and substituted with other material.

Please could you confirm that this policy will be actioned in your market effective immediately. Thank you for your support in this matter.

It’s pretty shocking that publishers are taking action now considering women have pointed the harassment finger at Terry for making them do horndoggy poses over the years. Terry always ran with the claim that all his subjects “participated consensually,” which sounds very similar to Harvey Weinstein’s claim (From Weinstein’s PR: “Any allegations of non-consensual sex are unequivocally denied by Mr. Weinstein.”). Here’s Terry’s PR:

“Terry is disappointed to hear about this email especially because he has previously addressed these old stories. He is an artist who has been known for his sexually explicit work so many of his professional interactions with subjects were sexual and explicit in nature, but all of the subjects of his work participated consensually.”

Let’s hope that Terry didn’t blow all the millions he earned from photographing A-list 18-thru-20-somethings over the past few years because it seems like it might be a while until he gets lucrative gigs again.

Here are more photos of Terry working his “I’ll make you even more famous” mojo on a long list of A-list chicks. More photos here.

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Harvey Weinstein as Harvey Weingard in HBO’s “Entourage”

I was a big fan of this series when it was going strong on HBO, so I did a search on Youtube for “Entourage’s” version of Harvey Weinstein (a.k.a. Harvey Weingard) and found 3 minutes of screaming and swearing. Apparently the real Harvey Weinstein was initially pissed that that he was portrayed in the popular series, but then later said he enjoyed watching the episodes (probably after a lot of his friends kissed his ass about it). The clips don’t exactly spotlight his freaky womanizing side, but focus more on his infamous anger and intimidation tactics. I guess showing the horndogg side of a powerful Hollywood exec doesn’t have much shock value or possibly would’ve crossed the red line—even for the all-powerful HBO.

As much as we want to hope that Harvey Weinstein is the only bad apple in the world of rich and powerful men, I think it’s safe to say that is far from reality. That’s one reason you have apologizers creeping into the mix. Take, for example, Woody Allen—who probably should have just kept his mouth shut—even chimed in with, “You also don’t want it to lead to a witch hunt atmosphere, a Salem atmosphere, where every guy in an office who winks at a woman is suddenly having to call a lawyer to defend himself. That’s not right either. But sure, you hope that something like this could be transformed into a benefit for people rather than just a sad or tragic situation.” Despite the 81-year-old director quickly getting a Twitter lashing for the comments (and even issued a clarification), I’m sure there’s still a line of young chicks who want to star in his next film.

Ben Affleck Gets Frisky During “Jersey Girl” Promo Tour: Get “them titties out!”

Photo Credit: E! News; TV Host Anne-Marie Losique Defends Ben Affleck

Damn, the powers that be are shitting on Ben Affleck again. Yesterday news broke about Ben groping Hilarie Burton on camera during a taping of MTV’s TRL back in 2003 (he subsequently issued an awkward apology on Twitter and probably PM’d Hilarie with “That’s just not cool, Hilarie!!”).

Earlier today, an old interview resurfaced on Youtube featuring Ben fondling “Box-Office” host as she attempted to ask questions about his 2004 latest film “Jersey Girl,” which had just released in theaters.

Is this any different than what Harvey Weinstein did? I know people are going to continue to shit on Ben, but is there a leading actor who didn’t get laid 5 nights a week in his prime? Being a King Sugar Daddy in your 20s comes with perks and when chicks throw themselves at you left and right, you don’t exactly have to Harvey Weinstein them into sexual submission. This video is case in point.

Trevor Noah & Jimmy Kimmel Made Great Points With Their Vegas Shooting Responses

Out of curiosity, I just Googled AR-15 and founded a website from which you can purchase various kits to build your own rifle for a little less than $500! If that’s too pricey for your wallet, I’m sure you can probably score a better deal at one of those gun shows or somewhere on the black market (i.e. parking lot of a gun show). I think it goes without saying that far bigger shootings will happen in the months and years ahead before any policy change takes place. Having said that, I was almost certain that 20 first graders getting gunned down in Newtown, Connecticut would convert the ultra-conservatives, but sadly, it appears it will take far more. Anyone want to take a guess as to what it will take?

While we wait for change, thankfully prominent voices in popular culture aren’t afraid to tell it like it is, so here are responses to the Vegas shooting by Trevor Noah and Jimmy Kimmel, who seems to be giving more and more tearful monologues.

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