New York Post Trashes Season 9 of “Curb Your Enthusiasm”

This clip from the latest episode (S9.E3) is great example of the forced ideas in season 9.

Michael Starr unleashes on the latest season of “Curb Your Enthusiasm”:
“Lightning hasn’t struck twice here; what was novel, funny and outrageous when “Curb” launched in 2000 — with Larry’s on-the-spectrum social quirks, remarks, gaffes and tics — now feels stale and annoying. Why would anyone want to be friends with this obnoxious guy, who argues with virtually every human being he encounters (including the very first scene of Season 9)? Life’s too short. And, predictably, the “Larry moment” in every scene is telegraphed a mile away. Uh-oh, Larry grabs a hotel-lobby cookie (sans tongs): Cut to the ensuing argument with the lobby manager. Uh oh, Larry loudly beeps a cop (Damon Wayans Jr.) at a stop light: Cut to the ensuing argument with the cop (who will, predictably, reappear later vis a vis some farcical setup). Uh oh, Larry asks a smarmy, evasive restaurant manager about a “kitchen disturbance.” Cut to the ensuing, endless argument with the guy — who, naturally, reappears later when Larry causes his own kitchen disturbance to wrap the episode’s arc in a neat little bow.” [Read more]

I have to admit, I tune in with high expectations each Sunday evening and I’m left scratching my head once the episode ends. While everything seems somewhat forced with the aforementioned “telegraphed Larry moments,” I do think the formula behind each episode is exactly the same as in previous seasons. So, what’s the cause for the disappointment?

I’m beginning to think that Larry David has officially run out of worthwhile (i.e. funny) things to bitch about, so he’s simply scratching the walls of the goldmine that was once packed full with life’s monotonous, yet humorous, moments that everyone experiences, but nobody gives a shit about until they laugh about it while watching “Seinfeld” or “Curb Your Enthusiasm.”

Anyone else following the latest season? If so, chime in below with your thoughts.

“Halt and Catch Fire” Star Mackenzie Davis Does Malibu Magazine

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Not sure how many of you followed the “Halt and Catch Fire” series on AMC, but it definitely seems like one of those shows worth binge-watching, especially if you’re a techie or into period pieces. According to the show’s Wiki, the series takes place over a roughly a decade giving an insider’s view of the personal computer revolution of the 1980s followed by the Internet explosion into the 90s. Following four seasons, the series, which currently has a 93% audience rating, aired its finale this past weekend.

As for one of the show’s stars Mackenzie Davis, the actress is doing some post-finale promotional work in an attempt to land her next big gig. Judging by the full shoot on Malibu Magazine’s website, I’m pretty sure Mackenzie will undoubtedly catch the eyes of producers in Los Angeles and New York. Let’s hope for some harassment-free auditions! Although, with a role in the new film “Blade Runner 2049,” it doesn’t seem like Mackenzie is having much trouble bagging A-list roles! That film, by the way, is getting killer reviews, so many congrats to Mackenzie & Co.

Here’s a brief snippet of the interview:

“What aspects of your life do you cultivate to make yourself a better actress?”

“Reading a lot. And traveling. I try and con a road trip into as many domestic jobs as I can. I drive out to where I’m going and then I drive home—so I get to have, like, not this sort of isolated experience of always working or being on a plane. I don’t know, I get a bit starved for that feeling of traveling and not feeling like I’m a part of a very specific world. I think reading is the best thing anybody can do for their empathy. And empathy is probably the most important trait to have as an actor, in my opinion.” [Read more on Malibu Magazine]

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Ariel Winter Looks Almost Unrecognizable In LaPalme Magazine’s Fall Issue

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For those of you who want to see more, look for the fall issue of LaPalme magazine at newsstands today. Ariel, who turns 20 this coming January, looks way beyond her years in a new the shoot. Who knows, it’s possible, yet very (very) doubtful, Ariel Winter will use this shoot as a turning point from her usual trashy outings in L.A. to something more classy as we approach the holiday and 2018 award seasons. You can find more photos from the shoot 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.

Quentin Tarantino Claims He Knew Nothing About Harvey Weinstein; He’s “stunned and heartbroken” and Needs More Time To Process

Photo Credit: (Craig T. Mathew and Greg Grudt / Mathew Imaging) via LA Times

I was a horrible poker player in my college years, but that’s quite a poker face Quentin Tarantino is making in that photo! If you play the odds or take probabilities into account when gauging Quentin Tarantino’s sincerity with regards to the Harvey Weinstein situation, you have to assume those odds are stacked heavily against the multi-Oscar-winning director.

If Tarantino was a woman in his 60s or 70s when making “Pulp Fiction” or “Reservoir Dogs,” his seemingly muted response would have far more weight, but I have a hard time believing that over 25 years, he was thoroughly clueless as to what Harvey Weinstein was doing behind closed doors.

From the LA Times:

“For the last week I’ve been stunned and heartbroken about the revelations that have come to light about my friend for 25 years Harvey Weinstein,” Tarantino said Thursday night in a statement tweeted by Amber Tamblyn.

Either through Miramax or Weinstein Co., the embattled industry executive has produced all of Tarantino’s films since 1994’s “Pulp Fiction.”

Tamblyn also explained that she was the messenger of the day after “a long dinner with my friend Quentin Tarantino,” who asked her to share his words.

Tuna Has Hannah Ferguson; Cara Delevingne Was Also on Weinstein’s List; Bella Hadid on The Blemish


– Hannah Ferguson Works It Good [HollywoodTuna]
– Bella Thorne 20th Birthday Bonanza [Egotastic]
– Cara Delevingne Has A Weinstein Story [IDonLikeYouInThatWay]

– Please enjoy these photos of Angelina Jolie wearing a blanket to a premiere [Celebitchy]

– Ben Affleck Asks TV Host Why She’s Not ‘Getting Them Titties Out’ in 2004 Interview [Complex]
– Exclusive Hi-Res Photos: Margot Robbie In Skin-Tight Vinyl Pants Will Blow Your Pants Off [Popoholic]

– Model at Midnight: Paige Reifler [Celebslam]
– Avril Lavigne Upskirt of the Day [Drunken Stepfather, NSFW]

– Bella Hadid Wants All You Dope and Fresh Homeboys to Come Through [The Blemish]
– Diet Avocados Are A Thing That Exist Now [Dlisted]



Kate Beckinsale’s Very Own Creepy Harvey Weinstein Incident When She Was 17!

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Wow, is there anyone in Hollywood (aside from Meryl Streep and similarly aged women) that Harvey Weinstein didn’t try to bang over the years? It’s extremely ironic that a man in his situation has a four daughters aged 7, 14, 19 and 22-year-old Lily Weinstein with whom he got into a heated argument this morning—to the point that the police got involved.

Earlier this morning, the powers of social proof finally overcame Mt. Kate Beckinsale and the 44-year-old English actress took to Instagram with her own story of how Harvey Winstein tried to get into her pants when she was 17. You can read Kate’s comments below.

BOOK IDEA: Want to become an instant NY Times bestselling author? Go around Hollywood Hollywood and compile an anthology of similar harassment stories because obviously there’s a huge audience who are thirsty for more! Just think about how many other actors and producers will be outed in the process!

I was called to meet Harvey Weinstein at the Savoy Hotel when I was 17. I assumed it would be in a conference room which was very common.When I arrived ,reception told me to go to his room . He opened the door in his bathrobe . I was incredibly naive and young and it did not cross my mind that this older ,unattractive man would expect me to have any sexual interest in him .After declining alcohol and announcing that I had school in the morning I left ,uneasy but unscathed.A few years later he asked me if he had tried anything with me in that first meeting .I realized he couldn't remember if he had assaulted me or not .I had what I thought were boundaries – I said no to him professionally many times over the years-some of which ended up with him screaming at me calling me a cunt and making threats, some of which made him laughingly tell people oh "Kate lives to say no to me ." It speaks to the status quo in this business that I was aware that standing up for myself and saying no to things,while it did allow me to feel uncompromised in myself,undoubtedly harmed my career and was never something I felt supported by anyone other than my family.I would like to applaud the women who have come forward , and to pledge that we can from this create a new paradigm where producers,managers,executives and assistants and everyone who has in the past shrugged and said " well, that's just Harvey /Mr X/insert name here " will realize that we in numbers can affect real change.For every moment like this there have been thousands where a vulnerable person has confided outrageous unprofessional behavior and found they have no recourse, due to an atmosphere of fear that it seems almost everyone has been living in .I had a male friend who, based on my experience,warned a young actress who said she was going to dinner with Harvey to be careful. He received a phone call the next day saying he would never work in another Miramax film ;the girl was already sleeping with Harvey and had told him that my friend had warned her off.Let's stop allowing our young women to be sexual cannon fodder,and let's remember that Harvey is an emblem of a system that is sick,and that we have work to do.

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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.

Is Lea Michele Desperate For Attention Or Just Likes Showing Off Her Body?

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Who knows? Maybe she’s trying to get the attention of predator Hollywood producers like Harvey Weinstein (there are many others like him, right?)? It appears these photos are part of Lea’s long-running “Bed Series” collection that the former “Glee” actress likes to feature on her various social media accounts?

Not sure if these photos are old, but here’s one of the photos (the others are linked here, here & here).

WOW amazing!!!!!!!! 😍😍😘😘🔥🔥#actress #singer #leamichele @leamichele

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As for the latest in Lea’s career, she’s currently playing the role of a political adviser on the ABC sitcom “The Mayor,” which premiered earlier this month. She was on Fallon last might doing some promo work, so watch a clip from the interview below.

And for those interested, here’s a trailer for “The Mayor” (I’ll admit, I’m curious after watching the trailer):

Nina Dobrev With Bangs vs No Bangs; Actress Hits “Only The Brave” Red Carpet Premiere

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I’ll be completely honest, I’m not sure exactly when Nina Dobrev decided to rediscover herself with a new hairstyle, but this is the first time I’m seeing her rocking bangs. While doubtful, it’s possible she’s doing it specifically for the premiere of the new film “Only The Brave,” but I not a big fan of the bangs. It almost makes her look older and makes me think of Rooney Mara. Nina is supposed to be a younger version of Jennifer Connelly, damn it! I know there are huge Nina Dobrev fans among the three of you who still frequent these pages, so I figured we’d run with a poll to resolve the bangs vs no bangs issue.

We’re a little biased toward Nina without bangs, so that explains why we have 10 photos of the now old-school Nina.

#ninadobrev in #zacposen 👍🏼or 👎🏼? #onlythebrave premiere

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