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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.

Holy Crap, What’s Up With Blake Griffin’s Jeans?

Photo Credit: Photo by James Devaney/GC Images via IDLYITW

Update: Just saw this GQ.com—Blake Griffin, Who Is Very Big, Wears Jeans That Are Not

I guess when you’re dating Kendall Jenner, it’s going to be difficult for a dude like Blake Griffin to send mixed signals in regards to the direction he swings sexually (unless he’s bi, of course!), but I have to admit, those are some awfully tight & awkwardly distressed jeans for a dude to be wearing out in public (or anywhere for that matter).

In an age where people are hyper sensitive to comments linked to somebody’s sexual orientation, we’ll wisely refrain from further comments, although let’s face it, it’s not completely Blake’s fault that he’s rocking those jeans. I would place most of the blame on the high-end fashion industry’s unrelenting efforts in pushing somewhat feminine-leaning clothing for dudes. Some dudes realize this glitch and choose their clothes wisely while others get trapped inside a high-fashion bubble all in an attempt to keep up fashionably with the Jones. Apologies for the rant, what’s everyone’s take on this?

Marni to the rescue

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Here’s What Some Celebs Are Donating To Help With Recent Flood Victims

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Celebrities won’t exactly make a dent with their larger-than-average donations, but they will attract attention to the desperate cry for help and get all of us regular people to start chipping in to help the thousands of flood victims in Houston and surrounding areas. After seeing what some of the big A-listers earned in the past year and then seeing their donations, I have to admit, I was left scratching my head with a few of the donations.

Here’s are 2017’s top 10 celebrity earners (for the complete list, check here):
1. Mark Wahlberg, $68 million
2. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, $65 million
3. Vin Diesel, $54.5 million
4. Adam Sandler, $50.5 million
5. Jackie Chan, $49 million
6. Robert Downey, Jr., $48 million
7. Tom Cruise, $43 million
8. Shah Rukh Khan, $38 million
9. Salman Khan, $37 million
10. Akshay Kumar, $35.5 million

As for the famous donors to help the countless victims of Hurricane Harvey, here’s what we could dig up:
Chart-topping Houston native Beyonce and husband Jay-Z, who just closed on a $110 million L.A. mansion, pledged to help as many victims of Hurricane Harvey. They didn’t reveal a number, but Beyonce said she would work with her charity and pastor to come up with a long-term plan to help.

As for the celebs who put themselves out there with a donation amount, Sandra Bullock currently tops the list with $1 million! Kevin Hart started an online pledge challenge with a $50K donation and called on his friends to contribute. Directly below is a list of a few of the donors.

The Kardashians – $500,000
Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson – $25,000
Chris Brown – $100,000
Jennifer Lopez and boyfriend Alex Rodriguez – $25,000 each
TI – $25,000
Nicki Minaj – $25,000

The list of current donors is here, but we’re pretty sure this will grow substantially as the days go on. Let’s also hope some of those numbers increase by a few extra zeros. If you want to make a donation to the Greater Houston Community Foundation.

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Here’s Leo’s New Girlfriend: 23-Year-Old German Model—Shocker

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This shouldn’t come as a surprise, but the fact that this Lorena Rae is brunette is freaking some people out. Super manwhore Leo and his people are doing their best to keep it all on the down-low so that he can hit it a few more times before moving on to the next one. I feel like he’s forced to date these girls a few weeks longer than he’d ideally like only after the media blows up the relationship. It also wouldn’t surprise me if these models leak the relationship news to the media in hopes to pump up their own careers. You can view more photos of Lorena on her Instagram.

Haven't posted anything in a while but yes I'm still alive 🙈 📍#munich for a few days 🦋

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Did You Catch Bill Hader’s “Mooch” Impersonation on SNL Last Night?

Just in case you missed it, Bill Hader did what appears to be a near-perfect Anthony Scaramucci impersonation on SNL’s ‘Weekend Update’ last night. It’s the first of four Thursday episodes titled “Weekend Update: Summer Edition” and featured the return of SNL alum Bill Hader.

For those of you suffering from political-bullshit-fatigue and don’t know Anthony Scaramucci, he’s a former White House communications director whose brief, 11-day tenure included a vulgarity-laced interview with The New Yorker in which he sarcastically stated, “I’m not Steve Bannon, I’m not trying to suck my own cock. I’m not trying to build my own brand off the fucking strength of the president. I’m here to serve the country.”

Lily Collins Steals The Show At ‘The Last Tycoon’ Series Premiere in Hollywood

Whitney Rice, Lily Collins and  Ignacio 'Nacho' Figueras and wife Delfina BlaquierPhoto Credit: Pacific Coast News; Whitney Rice, Lily Collins and Argentina Polo player Ignacio ‘Nacho’ Figueras and wife Delfina Blaquier

Lily Collins and a long list of celebs were on hand to celebrate the premiere of the new Amazon series ‘The Last Tycoon’, which is based on author F. Scott Fitzgerald’s last book that was published posthumously. For those of you who haven’t read it, here’s more about the story from IMDb:

Centers on Hollywood’s first wunderkind studio executive in the 1930s, Monroe Stahr, and the power struggle between him and his mentor and current head of the studio Pat Brady. Source

168361, Whitney Rice at the premiere of ‘The Last Tycoon’ at the Harmony Gold Preview House and Theater in Hollywood. Los Angeles, California – Thursday July 27, 2017. Photograph: © Joe Sutter, PacificCoastNews. Los Angeles Office (PCN): +1 310.822.0419 UK Office (Photoshot): +44 (0) 20 7421 6000 sales@pacificcoastnews.com FEE MUST BE AGREED PRIOR TO USAGE
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