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.
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.
“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.
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!
Produced by & starring the one & only Brad Pitt, “Killing Them Softly” is the latest film by director Andrew Dominik. The film, which already has a 92% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, is based on the 1974 novel “Cogan’s Trade” by George V. Higgins. It will hit theaters starting Friday, so make sure you bastards don’t miss this bad boy! Definitely sounds like a winner.
Besides Brad Pitt, the deep cast also features Scoot McNairy, Ben Mendelsohn, Ray Liotta, and Richard Jenkins. The story revolves around a “professional enforcer Jackie Cogan (Pitt), who investigates a heist that occurs during a high-stakes, mob-protected poker game.” (Wiki)
Directly below is some red carpet footage of Brad Pitt workin’ the crowds at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this spring where the film first premiered. Director Andrew Dominik & Ray Liotta also get interviewed in the same clip.