The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler

Hollywood Actress Urges Hollywood to Create More Jobs for Actresses

If any misogynist is looking for evidence of female mental inferiority, the Huffington Post’s “Women” category is a treasure trove, with dumb writers and dumber topics (e.g., “Why I Hate Wearing Bras” and “I Was On Reality TV — Here’s What It’s Like To Fake ‘Real Life‘”), suggesting that there are two basic ideas behind […]

Kim Novak’s Oscar Appearance Sparks Remarks About Age, Plastic Surgery

Kim Novak: A legendary Hollywood bombshell @ColorMeRed @AmPowerBlog @BeccaJLower @lamblock @MelissaTweets — Robert Stacy McCain (@rsmccain) March 3, 2014 People say disrespectful things on Twitter every day, but when 81-year-old Kim Novak showed up on Sunday’s Oscar broadcast to present the Best Animated Feature award to Frozen, the sarcasm about Novak’s surgically altered face […]

‘Oh, My God. They Were Everywhere’

Young stars circa 1987: Corey Haim (left) and Corey Feldman Apropos of recent controversies, Pete Da Tech Guy quotes a 2011 interview with former child actor Corey Feldman: “I can tell you that the No. 1 problem in Hollywood was and is and always will be pedophilia. That’s the biggest problem for children in this […]

Occupation: Consultant

Ace of Spades nails it down cold in two sentences: “Most people have no idea what the hell they’re talking about, and that’s especially true in Hollywood. This guy has no idea what he’s talking about either, but neither did the people who paid for his services.” There is a certain type of person who […]

‘Raiders of the Lost Pretty Baby’?

Ace of Spades stumbled across transcripts of the brainstorming sessions that led to the Indiana Jones movies, and the backstory of this dialogue: Marion Ravenwood: “I was too young, it was wrong and you knew it.” Indiana Jones: “You knew what you were doing.” Ace says: “I assumed it was actually Contrived Filler Dialogue To […]

‘Learning French,’ IYKWIMAITYD

Valérie Allain as Mireille Belleau in French in Action (1987) “Many have criticized the depiction of Mireille as gratuitously sexist. The camera often lingers on the actress’s chest and bare legs. ‘You’re seeing the videotape through a male gaze,’ said one female teaching assistant who asked not to be identified.” – New York Times, March […]

Naked Celebrity News Update (Or, the Parable of the Prodigal Upskirt)

Because I’m trying not to offend the Pope — he’s on Twitter now, and I’m still hoping to get a “Follow Friday” shout-out — I resisted the temptation to headline this item “Anne Hathaway Upskirt,” although I decided it wouldn’t hurt to use that as the URL. It seems that at this week’s premiere of Les […]

Further Proof That Chicks Dig Mitt UPDATE: @Tawny_Kitaen, Too? OMG!

#tcot @lindsaylohan OK, it’s official: You are now my favorite… — Robert Stacy McCain (@rsmccain) October 12, 2012 @lindsaylohan But let’s keep this entre nous, OK? If @alyssa_milano finds out, there could be trouble. — Robert Stacy McCain (@rsmccain) October 12, 2012 The so-called “gender gap” is caused by ugly women who feel rejected […]

Is ‘Full-Figured’ an Insult?

As opposed to, for example, “Holy kamoley, look at the incredible size of the ginormous hooters on that redhead“? Mad Men star Christina Hendricks has slammed a reporter for being rude after she was asked whether she has inspired other women with her ‘full figure’. The 37-year-old TV star was offended when asked about her […]

Obama: An Authentic Phony

Back during the 2008 GOP primary campaign — most of which actually happened in 2007 — I wasn’t yet an independent blogger, but was “a man under authority” at The Washington Times. Working on the news side of the operation, the public expression of my opinions was streng verboten, which of course didn’t mean I […]

‘A Daily Barrage of Sexually Based Comments and Unsuitable Conduct’

An accurate description of the Ace of Spades HQ Lifestyle? Perhaps, but it is also a complaint in a Hollywood lawsuit: A former background actress on CBS’ The Mentalist has sued producer Warner Bros. Television and its casting service claiming her role was reduced and eventually eliminated when she complained about a daily barrage of […]

Meet Lana Wachowski

Lana used to be Larry Wachowski, who married his college sweetheart Thea Bloom in 1993. Larry directed the 1999 box-office hit The Matrix. In 2002, Thea Bloom filed for divorce, alleging that Larry had “been extremely dishonest with me in our personal life” and that their separation was “based on very intimate circumstances concerning which I do not […]

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