In the midst of all the drama that’s going on in Hollywood, Ricky Gervais is simply asking for some consistency. Specifically, Gervais mentions his hosting duties throughout the years at celebrity events and the criticism he’s drawn from those in Hollywood for those he has joked about.
I’m sharing this because, let’s be honest, he makes a great point. As Kevin Spacey and Harvey Weinstein are being given the boot by Hollywood, let’s not forget guys like Roman Polanski are still very relevant and it’s public knowledge what crimes he’s guilty of. Hollywood needs consistency in condemning predators across the board, and it took a British comic to drive that message home to me. Check it out below.
Considering Robert Downey Jr. has been making bank as Iron Man for Marvel for the past decade, one might assume his home is pretty lavish and huge. While the first part is definitely true, I have to say I’m a little surprised that the size of the home is pretty modest! He also has a windmill built into his home, so that’s something. Check out that and more on how Iron Man lives in the video below.
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It’s the Netflix mashup you didn’t know you desperately needed, and who better to showcase it than the streaming giant itself? Using the characters from Big Mouth, Netflix has recreated the trailer for American Vandal, and this thing is loaded with references that fans of both shows will surely appreciate. Check it out below, and let us know what you think!
For years humans have been able to stave off the robot uprising by simply going upstairs. As dangerous as robots may be, they can’t go upstairs for shit and scientists have worked for years trying to find a solution. Finally, someone just taught a robot how to use an elevator, and now the playing field is presumably even and the robot uprising should be starting any day now.
Take a look at this major advancement in robot achievement below:
As more and more allegations come forward regarding Kevin Spacey and inappropriate behavior, someone has uncovered a plethora of jokes made about the actor long before all this stuff came out. Once again Difficult People seems to prove the fact that secrets in Hollywood are a myth, and perhaps we should start paying more attention to what our favorite shows are telling us! Take a look and let us know which joke was your favorite!
Time travel is a very popular concept in pop culture, but where did it all begin? Did Twain do it? H.G. Wells? That’s what most people think, but the answer is a lot more complicated (and interesting) than that. Take a listen to Nerdwriter1’s latest video, and tells us if you think there’s a step beyond the genre of time travel.
I always find it interesting to listen to what goes on in the minds of celebrities once they’ve experienced a great amount of success, because it’s always so interesting to hear their perspective on life. One of the most interesting perspectives I’ve heard of late is Jim Carrey, who in his later years, has almost become a narcissist who wants to understand what it all means. That’s a very confusing state to be in apparently, as Carrey has even gone so far to say that he’s played so many characters in life he’s almost lost the sense of what it means to be himself.
It’s definitely interesting stuff to hear, so if you’re looking to get your mind blown and really question everything going on around you, take a listen to this video.
A day following some truly shocking allegations against comedian Louis C.K., a clip from his show Louie is making its rounds on the internet. In the clip, Louie appears on Fox News and defends his stance on masturbation, and claims it’s a tool that keep him sane. For those who don’t understand why this is awkward, a New York Times article was released yesterday with five different women claiming the comedian had masturbated in front of them in an inappropriate way. Take a look below.
The comedian has since issued a sincere apology for his behavior, which he owns up to. You can read that below the video:
What’s astounding to me is that, once again, the truth was inherently put right in front of the eyes of the public through television. This one is a little even more shocking as C.K. is one of the content contributors to his show, so it really makes this clip odd given what we are now hearing in the news. Can you explain it? Do you think this is hiding in plain sight? Of course, what was reported by the NY Times is still regarded as allegations, but what do you make of all this?
Here’s the apology:
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.
Hey Arnold! The Jungle Movie is coming this Thanksgiving, and with it, a heaping helping of nostalgia. Arnold and the crew are back (though they admittedly look updated in terms of animation) and they’re looking to close the door on a lot of the series unanswered questions in a made for TV movie any kid who grew up in the 90s will want to watch. Here’s the synopsis:
Your favorite Football Head is back and is headed for the big screen! Venture along with Arnold, Gerald, Helga, and the rest of the P.S. 118 crew on the field trip of a lifetime! Will Arnold find his parents after all these years? Will Helga finally confess her undying for Arnold? Will your heartstrings be able to handle this flick? Find out all the answers this Thanksgiving weekend on Nickelodeon!
Anyone excited for this film? I’ll definitely pop it on during Thanksgiving!