Thursday, May 17, 2018

Blind Item #5

This network show recently got picked up from a pilot. The lead actress was told she wasn't going to be part of the series because of several reasons but it is mainly because the network thought she was too old. They want someone a few decades younger who will sometimes get half naked. The lead actor quit the show in solidarity with his co-star.

27 comments:

D Brown said...

CBS picked up "The Code" but without Mira Sorvino and David Annable

Rosie riveter said...

Hhey where's everybody at?
This is Leah remini

Unknown said...

Props to Dave! I saw he posted about it on Instagram but didn’t hint about this happening behind the scenes. He’s a great man with integrity.

Rosie riveter said...

Oh . Maybe notnot lol
HOW DO I get these ads off? Videos now ??

twounstable2 said...

Rosie just started with me too. I ended up adding the Samsung web browser and Samsung ad block because I couldn't get ad block on my chrome thru my phone. Took me all day yesterday to fix it. Very frustrating that Chrome let's this happen. The video ads are super intrusive.

notthisagain said...

+1

#TEAMGEELJIRE CLASSIC said...

Ballmastrz 2009

Sd Auntie said...

Mira still looks good but the ageism is real. shame on them and will boycott

Brayson87 said...

+1 D Brown, Their loss, Mira Sorvino is still hot, oh well another CBS show I'm not going to watch then. Props to Dave Annable.

http://deadline.com/2018/05/the-code-cbs-drama-picked-up-series-cbs-major-roles-recast-dave-annable-mira-sorvino-1202388696/

K said...

Good on Dave and lol @ CBS for thinking they can sex up any show on CBS. DA is a guy who has actually maintained normalcy and integrity in this industry- they’re both better off than doing some shitty CBS show.

Nature Girl said...

same old double standard....older and old men still get work in show biz and real life too while we ladies are tossed out like yesterday's trash...remember when Sela Ward who has always been and still is, a gorgeous woman, was told she was 'too old'. what a crock. kudos to the actor who stood up in support of his co-star.

Tricia13 said...

Always liked that Annable👍❤️🥂

SDaly said...

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J said...

Yeah, it was cool when SHE was the hot one getting jobs other women couldn't, but now it's all such an injustice.

DDonna Tarttty said...

Oh goodness, another legal/military drama where all the Feds are flawless heroes with the subtext we should all just pipe down and let our betters rule the country as they see fit. Ugh.

plot said...

To be completely honest, DDonna, this tendency for Good Guy Feds and Magical Agents started with your Bush 2 administration and the producers like Brian Glazer who were willing to write defenses for violence and torture on shows like "24". Many certainly answered the call for propaganda when Bush/Cheney called Hollywood.

Good old Brian Glazer, who flew on private jets for sex vacations in the Dominican with Rush Limbaugh.

Flashy Vic said...

Yeah because in the numerous decades before that, the Feds were always the baddies in movies and TV, eh?

plot said...

Have you not watched 70s TV and film?

Even movies from the 50s and 60s were cynical about the Feds and the cops.

atoukzug said...

"Good Guy Feds and Magical Agents started with your Bush 2 administration "

Kids today have no sense of history. Lookup the old Quinn Martin productions offerings. The F.B.I ran from '65 to '74.

Jelly Queen said...

Wouldn’t happen if women ran the studio. They don’t run scared from an older chick not afraid to say no to nudity.

CJ said...

If the lead actor of this series is David Annable, I'm impressed. What integrity this man has for leaving the series in solidarity with his leading lady.

Green Tea said...

Wasn't there a similar blind 5 days ago blaming her being fired as backlash from the #metoo movement?

Is there gonna be a seperate blind for each of those "several reasons"?

Stupidpervs said...

I use it to...before I couldn't even go 2 page loads without pop ups and hang ups and errors..I couldn't find a chrome version either so tried the Samsung one ...work a great

anonanon said...

Wasn't on this set so I have no clue what did or did not happen but just speaking as someone that has been on a crew on the same set as MS and it was a living nightmare. She was horrible to women, men and even child actors on set. Hands down one of the worst experiences ever and I know of others in my industry that will same thing!

Camal19 said...

But...why are producers assuming that actresses in shows, need to be young and 1/2 naked? I loved the show because Mira was in it and a really good actress. I actually watch shows because they're good. Never because they're 1/2 naked women. Do these producers know there are straight women who watch the show too? It's a shame they don't think their show is good enough, for the story line to be enough to make the show a hit. It's also an insult to the writers.

Fiona said...

According to his own Instagram comments Annable was fired, he didn't quit in solidarity. I tend to believe something he said himself, especially since it doesn't look good to be fired, so he's obviously not spinning it to make himself look good.

Mira Sorvino still looks great. She really hasn't changed, even her face, in the last 25 years, it's amazing. And in my opinion she has the best body in Hollywood. Or at least the best legs!

Maybe she didn't test well with test audiences. Who knows. Or maybe there's a backlash against #metoo whistleblowers among the good old boys. I could see that happening albeit in a very covert sneaky way that you could never prove.

Fiona said...

ps hadn't read all the comments when I posted that ... shout out to Green Tea for an eerily similar post. Mind meld!

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