Wednesday, June 05, 2019

Blind Items Revealed #1

May 24, 2019

After the horrific bomb of a movie that was just released, it is interesting that the A list actress with the Oscar win/nomination isn't getting any blame, but just her foreign born co-star who is suddenly not on anyone's casting list.

Anne Hathaway/Rebel Wilson/The Hustle

36 comments:

Do Tell said...

I saw it, it was ok and passable entertainment. It wasn't movie of the year, but it wasn't awful.

Moose said...

Really curious what kind of career awaits Rebel Wilson.

Next up is a Nazi-era movie that looks like its been finished for over a year (which isn't a good sign), and a pretty big role in Cats.

Jennifer said...

I would watch Rebel over Anne any day.

Do Tell said...

I like both actresses. I wonder what's going on here.

tehbird said...

Rebel was fairly engaging in her recent rom com and funny as shit in the PP franchise.

Unknown said...

The movie will be on Netflix soon ... who cares? They are both great in very different ways WGAF?

Substance D said...

Anne Hathaway swallows on the first date and Rebel Wilson is a beached whale. Of course the blame is placed where it belongs. Rude, granted, but all too true.

D Brown said...

Rebel sued a magazine in her native Australia and won record damages (most of which was reversed upon the magazine's legal appeal). The media hates being sued hates those who sue them and, when an opportunity arises to point out anything negative about the those who sued, the media is more than willing to do so.

Max Power said...

Substance got it right - the fatty always takes the fall.

Vita said...

Isn't it Romantic? Was out just a few months ago. Rebel was the lead, and it was a cute movie. Id argue she has more recent success than Anne. I doubt this movie was bad enough to make her a pariah

sandybrook said...

Haven't we had blinds here before about Rebel being disliked by cast members and difficult to work with? Wasn't there an Anna VS. Rebel feud?

Do Tell said...

I liked Isn't it Romantic. The ice cream parlor scene was shot about 15 minutes away from where i live, at Eddie's Sweet Shop. It's a really cool, very old, old old fashioned ice cream parlor, the oldest one in NYC. There are a very rare few of those left around here, one that was even older, Jahn's, finally closed a few years back.

Hanniam said...

The media also hates successful fat chicks. Has to be said. It never takes them long to turn on fat actresses who have a hit/hits and show no signs of wanting to slim down. Or who fail at it. Sad but true. Rebel got a longer pass than many by laughing along with the “jokes.”

Bizarre that media and Hollywood, and a significant part of the moviegoing public, are so against actresses who look like them. But then, fat people have been encouraged to be self-loathing for long enough, the whole thing has become Stockholm syndrome-esque.

Hierarchy of people to blame for failure in Hollywood. If #1 is not applicable, move on down the list:
-Fat people
-Old people
-Women
-Teh Gays
-Too “ethnic”
-... do we ever get down this far?

And here’s my preemptive answer for the inevitable “but, but, HEALTH” replies: Anorexia is the deadliest psychiatric disorder. Hollywood/music/modeling standards require women to be below their healthy BMI, which leads to higher mortality and reduced likelihood of surviving cardiac events. Drug use is bad, kids! (Unless you’re famous and using to stay thin, I guess.) And yes being fat can be unhealthy, particularly in cases of extreme morbid obesity. However, what people here consider “fat” tends to fall within or even below healthy BMI which really invalidates the whole argument.

Gen-z99 said...

This is so true,people will always blame the less desirable whether it be the fat one,the dark one,the ugly one etc,sadly this is a thing a lot of humans do naturally.

Do Tell said...

lest we forget, there was quite a backlash against Hathaway for a number of years, so I don't see that there is an imbalance here, just a seesaw effect. I don't see Melissa McCarthy catching any crap, other than some of her crappy movies, which is mainly why Rebel gets slagged in the press.

Gen-z99 said...

This is why I laugh at thin women who equate their sufferings to those of fat women.The world will always be biased towards you.I'm sorry but they are 4 kinds of privileges that exist in this world;
Attractive privilege
Rich privilege
Fair/light skinned privileges
Thin privilege
If a fat girl and a thin girl were fighting on the streets,you best believe that people will automatically defend the thin girl and that's a fact of life.

Hanniam said...

@Gen-z99 You’re leaving out just a.... few... types of privilege. :) But you’re also not wrong about that bias. Fat privilege is an offshoot of rich privilege back in the days of food insecurity, “plump” was desirable and equates with moral good and innocence (attractive) while thin was equated with undesirable and antisocial traits (mean, dirty, barren, irresponsible, and so on). It all has to do with what requires money and leisure time to achieve. This century, it’s thinness.

Similar happened with skin color. Until the 20th century, a tan was a sign of “coarseness” (unattractive) while pallor meant the person was refined and well-bred. Now that it takes leisure time to tan and most people work indoors, pallor is out-out-out. But there’s still prejudice against REALLY dark (natural) skin. It’s all so stupid.

And @Do Tell, that was nothing like as pervasive as the backlash constantly following Rebel. McCarthy’s Ghostbusters movie was an utter blast, and you can still find the actual campaigns from netdudes before it was even released to convince the world it was crap. That movie was slagged because it was by women and unapologetically aimed at women instead of the Holy Moviegoing Dude.

Thot Crimes said...

They also dislike scripts that don't include enough evil Nazis, Rebel's upcoming "Jojo Rabbit" is going to be very well received.

texasrose said...

Whoever cast Wilson is the real culprit here. She is fine as an comedic actress as far as I can tell but miscast in this rebooted Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.

BRAD PITT said...

@ Jennifer

I would watch Rebel over Anne any day
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the powers that be in hollywood, the producers etc well they'd rather "watch" Anne

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Debutante said...

ugh. Rebel Wilson annoys me.

Anne Hathaway used to annoy me. But I thought she was good in Ocean's 8.

That's all I got.

The Kevin said...

That's cause Rebel was a producer on the movie?

HouellebecqGurl said...

What the world has been desperately longing for, the 9,901,488 movie about Nazis, this time, with Rebel Wilson!
Good fucking grief.

HouellebecqGurl said...

This reads like a SJW Tumblr post, lol.

HouellebecqGurl said...

Dear Jesus, now there are TWO Tumblr bloggers posting here. Go be annoying with your intersectional woo woo, somewhere else.

Gen-z99 said...

@hanniam

Urban Rosebud said...

She opened her legs & put her cooter on front street for all the world to see; then played the victim. What did she expect with such an attention whore move And please do not tell me it was a mistake. She was of age & pedigree to know better.

Marie said...

My cousin is a makeup artist and met Rebel. She was a total bitch to him. Don't feel sorry for her.

Do Tell said...

Oh c'mon. The Ghostbusters reboot was a steaming pile of shit. I am a female and I smelled that stank coming a mile away. Once they decided that GB3 was not going to include the original 3 characters, (because of Ramis's death) that was the end of interest for most people who ever liked the original movie. It also didn't help that they cast the most mediocre members of SNL. Leslie Jones specializes in unfunny stereotypical caricatures of angry black women, whicjh was shown in the trailers and which should offend people but apparently doesn't, Kristen Wiig always sucked on SNL, and the other SNL actress is also terribly overrated abnd not that funny.

The cringe-worthy trailers sucked, they showed that the movie would be witless and stupid, and the movie was rightfully trashed, and not just by "netdudes." Like the flop that was the Poltergeist remake, it was unnecessary and terrible. I saw it streaming for free online, I couldn't even watch more than a few minutes.


I like Rebel Wilson a lot. However, she writes a lot of her own material and she chooses to play these roles that ridicule her heavy body and call for her to be a graceless slob. It is her calling card, being the fat clumsy oaf, as for a long while it was McCarthy's, before she moved into drama, and I really have not seen Rebel being publicly victimized as you say. If she is standing up for fat girls, she is doing it in a very strange way, because she is perpetuating them as clowns and buffoons.

Do Tell said...

Hathaway wore a gown to an event that was so high cut she could not wear underwear with it. When she got out of the limo, she didn't realize the slit was exposing her. She certainly didn't do it on purpose, and yes, the paps who circulated those photos did victimize her.

Hanniam said...

@houellebecgirl: Scroll on, madam. Scroll on.

Henriette said...

Hollyweird can only have one fat actress at a time, and that actress is Melissa McCarthy. Go back to Australia fake Rebel.

Hanniam said...

@Do Tell: agreed that the paps victimized Hathaway.

Disagree that Ghostbusters was a steaming pile, having actually watched the whole thing more than once. I loved the first two and enjoyed the hell out of the reboot which was a rollicking homage from my point of view, though with a slow beginning (which the first one also had). Different tastes, no big.

And Rebel is by no stretch some kind of fat lady Beacon of Virtue and Righteousness. She’s a comedienne and her Schtick is playing the stereotypical dude-ish fat girl. That doesn’t mean she can’t also be penalized by society’s fat phobia as well.

It’s a catch-22 not unlike the culture of “must be sexy to sell music” adjacent to slut shaming when success wanes.

VikingSong said...

Oh please! Where did you draw your list from? The 1940s. White and straight is out. It's all about "teh gays" and "ethnics" now and has been for awhile. This is why the music industry has been in steady decline due to talentless trash being given record deals.

As for the list of "privileges." I guarantee you you're more privileged than the thin, gorgeous Eastern European girls kidnapped and sold into sex (rape) slavery. If you think skin colour and weight is indicative of privilege in 2019 then you're a moron..

SlimKeith said...

Give me a break. Does anyone go on IMDB? Just about every well known actor has more misses than hits and they keep getting the jobs. You can look at a "star's" list of films and be unable to recognize more than half the titles. The worst is James Franco- I've never heard of 3/4ths.
The Hustle had a budget of around $20 million and made well over $80 domestic so it's doing fine. Not a hit but not a loss either.

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