Who Makes The Rules?

I did the workout from hell last night, and today I feel like I’ve been beaten with a baseball bat (actually, not too far off…it was a tractor tire and a couple of lines of retired fire hose). So I was bored out of my mind this morning reading through pop culture news and came across something I had considered posting last night. Now that I can hardly move it seems like a fantastic idea.

Alec Baldwin, the perpetual two-year-old of Hollywood lore, pitched another fit. This time it was scathingly homophobic. In fact, it was so bad that his Twitter account was suspended. That takes some serious try.

Apparently, gay British journalist George Stark wrote a story in the Daily Mail (it has since been removed) accusing the eldest Baldwin brother’s wife of Tweeting smoothie recipes during the funeral for actor James Gandolfini. Now…I’m sure it’s no major surprise that he has no class. He left a horrid voicemail calling his own daughter a “rude, thoughtless little pig” after she failed to show for a weekend visit a few years back. He’s had several public meltdowns since, but this one took it.

He started off coolly enough, flatly saying that the story wasn’t true. He couldn’t just leave it there, though. Oh, no. This is Alec Baldwin we’re talking about. He has a reputation to uphold! He promptly fired off a series of Tweets calling Stark a “toxic little queen” then, after threatening to “f**k…you…up” he seethed, “I’d put my foot up your f**king a**, George Stark, but I’m sure you’d dig it too much” and then called on all of his followers to “straighten out this f**king little b**ch.”

The fact that he has any followers left speaks ill of the intelligence of Americans in the modern age.

Of course, we are also talking about the same society that gave a Grammy award to a vicious fraction of a man who beat his girlfriend nearly senseless before dumping her out of his car and leaving her there.

The rest of Hollywood has either learned to live with his crap or they actually like it. I’m not sure which I believe, and an honest case could be made for both. Mel Gibson was rightly put in his place after his drunken “Jews are responsible for all of the wars in the world” rant. He’s hardly seen a decent film set (or theater turnout) since. Paula Deen admitted to using a racial slur once nearly three decades ago and she’s being dropped like a plague-infected locust.

Alec Baldwin goes on a rant where he openly threatens a gay man, mocks his sexual orientation, and he somehow gets a free pass. The press practically yawns. He gets off the next day by calling himself “someone who fights against homophobia” in an apology after he deletes his entire Twitter account. Never mind the fact that after years in Hollywood, the man knows how tabloid-y British press can be and how they’ll latch onto something like this and he STILL loses his mind over it.

Matt Damon, Jeneane Garofalo, Sean Penn…Alec Baldwin. All of these people have displayed such arrogant, childish, and ignorant behavior that I can’t stomach seeing them on film anymore. I just can’t take them seriously.

Hopping Mad Democrats & Stupid Celebrities

Okay, let’s get a few things straight. 

1.) Just because Matt Damon played an intellectual about two decades ago doesn’t make him one in real life.  If indeed Matt was trying to use a past character of his to align with his behavior during his “infamous” remarks on Sarah Palin, he would have had to have played a sexist pig in one of his films.  Movie buffs out there can let me know; however, since the typical Matt Damon film makes me snore.  He wants to know if she knows about dinosaurs; distinct just as his successful acting days were, only dinosaurs are much more interesting.  So, the next time Matt wants to portray Palin as a “hockey mom” going straight to the White House, he might want to stop for a bit to learn enough about her to fill in the massive hole he left in the middle.

2.) Since when do people quote Lindsday Lohan when it comes to anyone serious?  This can only mean that US Magazine simply wanted a put a juicy gossip article about a drunken-immature “woman” and her comments on the most famous woman in the country right now.

So I propose we do this: Make a list of every stupid celebrity who tries to prove to Americans that they are deep-thinkers in the effort to promote their bias.  I have a few that I know are hopping mad at Republicans right now; especially since McCain took the lead in the polls.  Plus don’t forget the signs after the 2004 elections that displayed celebrities on billboards saying “Thanks guys, we couldn’t have done it without you!”

Copy and paste the list as time progresses.  List the celebrity’s name and their action against either McCain or Palin:

  1. Lindsay Lohan (“Palin isn’t ready for the job.”) And Lindsay has never been ready to drive.
  2. The SNL Writing Team
  3. Barbra Streisand
  4. Matt Damon
  5. Madonna

I can’t wait to get George Clooney’s quote.  We need to send this entire list to the manufacturers after the election to make the same signs, and send a playbook of who you don’t want endorsing you to the DNC and the Obama camp.