Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Blind Item #2

The agent of this former A list cable actor turned movie lead flop turned B+ list mostly movie actor hoping for a big streaming hit wants to drop the actor which would be a stunner. Apparently, the actor espoused some political views that the agent doesn't agree with at all.

58 comments:

thatmemphissound said...

Carrey?

Tricia13 said...

Jon Hamm?

Tricia13 said...

Or Charlie Hunnam

MDAnderson said...

Aaron Paul??

Nutty_Flavor said...

Yeah, Charlie Hunnam has said he is a fan of Jordan Peterson.

Thoughtcrimes!

Simon said...

I was thinking hamm too, Tricia. Although i am not even sure who his agent is so why would that be a stunner?

Nutty_Flavor said...

I think that ditching your client for political reasons is a stunner. Do many agents do this?

Here's Hunam's shocking quote from an interview with Men's Health Magazine:

"I’m a big fan of Jordan Peterson, as are a lot of people right now," Hunnam told the outlet. "He’s become quite an internet phenomenon, a card-carrying member of the intellectual dark web. I love the message that he promotes, which is, 'Take your life seriously.' Carry as much responsibility as possible. I think in his words he says, pick up the heaviest thing that you can and carry it."

Brayson87 said...

Definitely sounds like Hunnam, but I thought of Cavill as well. Go Witcher! :)

gauloise said...

Jordan Peterson is signed with CAA, so that would mean about half of hollywood should be axed.

Also Peterson is about as edgy as a wet log.

gauloise said...

Kevin Hat? He has a new Youtube streaming show that is all over the news the last 2 days.

gauloise said...

oops, Kevin Hart

Notagoodscreenname said...

What’s wrong with Jordan Peterson?

Nutty_Flavor said...

He protested a law in Canada that would criminalize using incorrect pronouns. His argument was that he was happy to use people's pronouns of choice and names of choice, but not under legal duress.

The BBC has a fairly balance piece on the topic: "Toronto professor Jordan Peterson takes on gender-neutral pronouns".

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-37875695

Huckleberry said...

Here's an idea: if you don't agree with a person's political views, suck it up and work with them anyway. Crazy idea, I know, but it's actually good for you to learn how to get along with people you disagree with or don't get along with. And if there is really a problem between the two of you, I know a word that can help (I'll sound it out): con-ver-say-shun.

cc423 said...

Freedom of association...

Trapped said...

Politics and religion is something you never talk about.. It's against the corporate rules at every company I worked it.

Nutty_Flavor said...

Yeah, but most people on the far left - in other words, most people in Hollywood - believe their view is *morally correct* and that people who disagree with them are not just mistaken, but hateful and evil.

Great piece in the NY Times today about how highly-educated white liberals are much, much more left-wing than the minorities they claim to be allied with.

gauloise said...

Peterson wasn't protesting trans pronouns, it was compelled speech, because once the govt can start legislating your words, and therefore your thoughts, it is a slippery slope.

I live in europe, and when you legislate words, all it does it make it more difficult to see who is your enemy, the hate doesn't go away, it just becomes more pernicious, I think that is what Peterson was trying to get across.

DCThrowback said...

If the NYT endorses you, then you are officially controlled opposition.

MDAnderson said...

@nutty I lived in left wing Cambridge Mass for 3 years and they were the biggest racists I have ever met.

Nutty_Flavor said...

MD, I believe it.

@Gauloise, I hear what you're saying.

Hate speech laws can also be easily misused. The ACLU ran a piece recently on a hate speech law in Pennsylvania - a law against "ethnic intimidation."

It turns out it was almost exclusively used against people who were being arrested and said something nasty about the cop doing arresting them. So, you're getting handcuffed, and you say, "You fat cracker pig!" (insert other racial slur as appropriate) and you end up with an additional charge - "ethnic intimidation."

And it's a felony!

https://www.aclu.org/blog/racial-justice/race-and-criminal-justice/police-pennsylvania-are-abusing-states-hate-crime-law

LooLooEasy said...

Oh please. Agents are vultures who only care about their 10%, not their clients' political opinions.

Lucky13 said...

Who'd have thought that Charlie Hunnam would praise a misogynist whose followers tend to be incels who hate women and treat them like crap as JP tells them to?

Didn't he also say that he made his son eat a diet of nothing but steak and salt, to boost manliness?

Marie said...

Wondering if it's Jon Hamm. All he does are flops. And he's hoping Good Omens will save him.

BayAreaGirl said...

@notagoodscreenname, Jordan Peterson is the god-father of the incel movement.

BayAreaGirl said...

@LooLoo, If Charlie's target audience are suburban moms & middle-class women, I could see how those kinds of statements would be damaging to the brand his agent is trying to create.

J said...

Anyone who needs a morning laugh should watch British "journalist" Cathy Newman interview Jordan Peterson.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aMcjxSThD54

Leads me to believe Newman is one of the regular and predictably incoherent posters here.

astra worthington said...

What is this obsession with labeling people? Oh no someone has an opinion or viewpoint that I don’t like or share! Time to call them an “ist” or a “phobe”! It’s so stupid and i don’t think most people really care any longer, about being called a name. Some people never did. I guess that’s why they’re moving on to criminalizing “wrongthink”. All of those that support it (as a way to stick it to their ideological enemies) better hope that one day, their beliefs and opinions aren’t criminalized. Shit like that often comes back to bite you 🤷🏼‍♀️

Amartel said...

Clearly, Hunnam needs an agent capable of dealing with this nontroversy instead of becoming a part of it. What a douche.

LEANNE NORMAN said...

He just perpetuates the myth that straight white men are being oppressed because others want equal opportunities and rights.

Florence Harding said...

"What is this obsession with labeling people? Oh no someone has an opinion or viewpoint that I don’t like or share!"


Coming from a right-winger, this is hilarious since you all like to label people as "socialist" or "unpatriotic" because they aren't Republicans. You also think NFL players should be fired for a peaceful protest.

"Some people never did. I guess that’s why they’re moving on to criminalizing “wrongthink”. All of those that support it (as a way to stick it to their ideological enemies) better hope that one day, their beliefs and opinions aren’t criminalized."


Right-wingers legislators in Tennessee were proposing a "Don't say gay" bill which would have made it illegal to say the word "gay" in schools. Funny how you don't seem to have a problem with this.



You are taking this way too seriously, Enty probably invented this blind item to trash people on the left, just like he makes things up to attack Michael Jackson's victims and the people who are calling him out.

Nutty_Flavor said...

Yeah, you'd think Hunnam's beliefs might actually boost him with the target group who likes Petersen, which is conveniently the target group for people who consume a lot of media.

A smart agent could leverage that.

If anyone's agent should drop him for his heavy-handed political views, it should be Mark Ruffalo. I can't even watch the guy onscreen anymore without thinking of his preachy SJW tweets.

BayAreaGirl said...

Calm down astra, the min-van majority aren't liberals, they just find misogyny to be off putting. The agent probably isn't a liberal either. He/She is just reading market research.

Nutty_Flavor said...

If he (or she, you misogynist!) was reading market research, he would probably realize that super-lefties are less than 8% of the US electorate, and they are clustered in a few urban areas on the coast.

Lots of sales potential among that other 92%.

astra worthington said...

Florence, you have no idea what I think, support, believe or anything of the sort. If you want my views on an issue, ask me, instead of making up a bunch of bullshit that you think “all conservatives” believe (because the tv told you so).

I don’t live in Tennessee and have no say in their state level politics. So explain exactly how I “support” that? Especially since this is the first time I’ve heard of it.

I couldn’t give less of a shit about anyone’s level of patriotism or whether or not they’re socialists. I don’t watch the NFL and don’t give a damn about what any of them say, or do. All of this “culture war” BS is boring and is usually a distraction so that the elites of both parties can continue their rapacious looting and destruction of this country. But I suppose it is useful.

BayAreaGirl, what? As I said, “misogyny” can be anything from “stoning women to death in the Middle East because they showed their ankle” to “a man dared to disagree with a woman” in the West. It’s a pretty broad spectrum. Probably by design.

I’d also argue that “mini van majority” is as snide and dismissive as “socialist”. Everyone has an opinion but unfortunately nobody seems to be able to express it without assholes on both sides calling names. That’s all I’m saying. And the answer isn’t criminalizing opinions or viewpoints or speech on ANY “side”. Even the “side” people may assume I am part of.

Depeche Model said...

Jordan Peterson is a fucking legend. Without batting an eye, he regularly annihilates and eviscerates those who think they can out-sense him. He's brilliant, he always comes away looking like a cerebral giant, being poked at by tiny little intellectual amoebas. History will be very kind to him and his like, while history will be absolutely brutal to the modern left.
Stalin used to call them 'useful idiots'. Today a new term has been coined (and officially accepted into all dictionaries) 'libtard'. See what these two terms to describe "them" have in common...

Sarton Bander said...

The left want to ban diversity of opinion.

You have the right to agree with them, otherwise you should be banned, shunned and treated badly.

JP is super tame.

dancinmachine said...

Did you just use Stalin to validate your argument? Just absolutely unbelievable. Why are murderous Soviets suddenly heroes? And your argument will be that I'm putting words in your mouth in 5...4...3...2...1...

Brayson87 said...

I never trust people who are against freedom of speech. It's usually because they aren't very good at arguments or using facts.

Scandi Sanskrit said...
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Scandi Sanskrit said...

In semi-related news, this graced my inbox yesterday: https://www.backstage.com/magazine/article/will-being-social-media-famous-get-you-cast-67467/?utm_campaign=backstage-daily&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=70894678&_hsenc=p2ANqtz--_oPFag1Tqj61adC6IkhK5ujDm1zdxpwSsMQxlfFjk4p3ldr3aYAWrQyBb-hPZ-zxYhSQYKAfXx2JpO723tERRE_tKZQ&_hsmi=70894678

SMDH. It’s like a Jussie Smollett origin story. It explains so many things...

Scandi Sanskrit said...

Also, I fucking HATE IT when people whine about other people’s social media accounts being all about the owner. Like, some people have been screwed-over in the past & too traumatised to feature other people on their social media.

Oh, guess what? Some people also DON’T like treating other humans like photo props. Hate it.

Loved the SAM segment tho: https://www.backstage.com/magazine/article/how-long-your-dry-spell-can-last-before-your-agent-drops-you-67469/?utm_campaign=backstage-daily&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=70894678&_hsenc=p2ANqtz--_oPFag1Tqj61adC6IkhK5ujDm1zdxpwSsMQxlfFjk4p3ldr3aYAWrQyBb-hPZ-zxYhSQYKAfXx2JpO723tERRE_tKZQ&_hsmi=70894678 (he’s like an Enty, except he’s an anonymous agent).

Scandi Sanskrit said...

*throughout the yearS (plural)

Scandi Sanskrit said...


I’ve always thought of CA as a purple state.

And the only difference between liberals and conservatives is that liberals know how to intellectualise their racism/bigotry (usually by masking it through political-correctness) to the point that it doesn’t look like racism and bigotry.

My views of Americans have certainly evolved throughout the years. 10 years ago, I’d be terrified of having to travel as an Indonesian in a red state. Now I think I’d feel more comfortable in one. It’ll STILL be racist, yeah, but at least what you see is what you get with conservatives.

My goodness. The hell I went through working with do-gooder American “aid workers” in 2014–2015 in Jakarta. And they presented themselves as liberals...

Scandi Sanskrit said...

*TO, not “in” (I’m trying to speak English)

astra worthington said...

Scandi, the worst you’d probably get in most red states, would be people making ignorant comments. And not meant meanly, but generally because they wouldn’t know anything at all about Indonesia or Indonesian culture. I very much doubt you’d be in any danger in the vast majority of places. Or you may be, but not from “toothless hick yokels”.

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Scandi Sanskrit said...

SERIOUSLY! The worst thing that happened to me while I was in a red state was, I walked into a small mom & pops burger joint during a busy dinner time, And the very second I turn in, THE WHOLE PLACE turned completely silent and EVERYONE in the place stared at me.

This was at a ski resort in Idaho. I’d only seen two other Asian people (one at te Boise airport, one Asian baby in a pram with white parents).

And full-disclosure: I was wearing a black shirt with a geisha on it + a pink keffiyeh (this was when EVERYBODY was wearing a keffiyeh—even Daniel Day-Lewis wore one on the cover of Time magazine). A lot of the people in that town had done service in the Middle East, so they knew what it was. I was practically drawing attention to myself, and the COMPLETE silent upon my entrance probably had less to do with race, and more about my outfit. 🤷🏻‍♀️🐈

And you’re right. People are ignorant, but they ASK me questions. They’re curious and they want to know. (They’re not like finger-wagging liberals who act like they know about other cultures, but really have no clue.) 😒

Scandi Sanskrit said...

*the very second I WALK in (not TURN)

astra worthington said...

Scandi, Lol! Yeah I bet it was the outfit. Did you like Idaho? It’s really really beautiful, supposedly. I want to go one day, and get a star garnet. I hope you have had only good experiences here in the US, no matter if it was a red or a blue state. Where else have you been, if you don’t mind my asking??

Scandi Sanskrit said...

‪I did have a good time, thank you.‬

‪NYC (haven’t been since I was a baby—really want to experience it as an adult 🗽), LA, Bay Area, DC, Idaho, Michigan, Chicago (aka “MAGA Country” apparently), Ohio, probably some other places too...‬ 🤷🏻‍♀️🐈

TBH, I don’t keep track of which are red/blue, I just always knew CA was never as blue as they’d like me to believe because Ronald Reagan.

astra worthington said...

Lol cool I’m glad you liked it. Lots of cold places! I suppose someone from somewhere as tropical as Indonesia, would want to go somewhere cold for a change? I know since I live in a hot place now I’m always wanting to go somewhere cool for vacation 😂

I think you said you’re from Jakarta or am I imagining that? I just looked it up, it’s nickname is “the big Durian”😆😂 I am DYING because my god is that the smelliest thing I have ever smelled! Like gasoline or something, I could never quite get past the smell. Maybe you have to grow up eating it? Lol anyway see hope that wasn’t “insensitive” about durian because no offense meant 🤷🏼‍♀️ (I did make Nasi goreng a couple of nights ago for dinner though, delicious!)

Scandi Sanskrit said...

NAH, calling Durian “smelly” isn’t “insensitive”, you’re just stating a fact.

(I named my first cat Durian.) 🤷🏻‍♀️😻

And yeah it’s an “opposites attracts” thing, we go to cold places for a change because autumn wear looks nice. 🍁

Depeche Model said...
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Depeche Model said...

danicinmachine, yes of course I used Stalin, why the fuck wouldn't I ? Do you need to retire to your safe space, moron, because you read a quote by *gasp* Stalin and completely misunderstood the meaning?

Nowhere did I say he's a 'hero', that's just your teeny tiny braincell not all understanding my comment and jumping to conclusions, like the simpleton that you indeed are.
Apparently all somebody has to do nowadays is to say either 'Hitler' or 'Stalin' and the SJW brigade of amoeba-brains think they're their heroes...no context, no understanding, no nothing.
Simple minds. Libtarded minds.

I am showing a message and you hysterical scream at the sight of my finger: Confucius say 'show a stupid man the moon, and he will stare at your finger'.

Urban Rosebud said...

Depeche- you cannot be a human being. Please go back to The Draco Constellation or whatever hell you came from & take your thoughts with you.

I yam what I yam said...

Depeche, while crude and tactless in his presentation is accurate and you, Urban Rosebud, are a perfect example of of the intolerant of intolerance doctrine.

Sandy 2319 said...

Depeche I think I love you. LOL!

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