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Maggie Gyllenhaal Tells The Terrible Truth About Sexism In Hollywood

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We seem to be publishing a lot of “well, this won’t come as a surprise” stories, and here’s another one. We all know women are discarded pretty quickly in Hollywood once they pass a certain age, and Maggie Gyllenhaal has only confirmed it yet again. You see, she recently auditioned for a role as the lover of an older man… only to be told that she’s too old for it. Uhh… what?

From The Wrap (via People):

“There are things that are really disappointing about being an actress in Hollywood that surprise me all the time,” Gyllenhaal told the site. “I’m 37 and I was told recently I was too old to play the lover of a man who was 55.”

Despite the remark making her feel bad, Gyllenhaal has been able to laugh it off and still holds out hope for women in Hollywood. 

“A lot of actresses are doing incredible work right now, playing real women, complicated women,” she said. “I don’t feel despairing at all. And I’m more looking with hope for something fascinating.”

So, 37-year-old Maggie Gyllenhaal is too old to be the lover of a 55-year-old man? What kinda bullshit is this? Why is it that male actors are always marketable until they’re crotchety as hell, but women past 40 get a hard time? I mean, there are some amazing actresses over 40 who are doing their thing, as Maggie points out, but still. So disappointing.

Reminds me of this amazing Amy Schumer sketch:

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Josh Duggar Has Been Molesting Underage Girls

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Raise your hand if you’re shocked that the Duggar family is super fucked up. No one? Didn’t think so. Josh Duggar, one of the family’s 19 weirdo kids, has been charged with molesting underage girls… including his sisters. Yikes.

From TMZ:

The story was broken by In Touch Weekly, but TMZ has confirmed with law enforcement that Josh Duggar — who was around 14 at the time —  was the alleged molester against 5 girls starting in 2002.

According to the police report, Josh fondled the genitals and breasts of the girls, some of whom were sleeping, but sometimes they were interacting with him … in one case reading a book.

There was another reported incident 9 months later. According to the police report, the police were not immediately contacted. Instead, Jim  Bob, the dad, met with church elders and agreed Josh should be put in a treatment program.  The police report says Josh’s mom, Michelle, said it wasn’t really a treatment center … they simply sent Josh to a guy who was remodeling a building to do manual labor.

In 2006, the family was scheduled to appear on “Oprah,” and before the show someone sent an email to Harpo warning that Josh had molested girls. Harpo forwarded the email to a hotline, which triggered a police investigation.

Cops wanted to question Josh, but Jim Bob lawyered him up and Josh declined the invitation.

Josh, who is now 27, apparently cannot be charged because the statute of limitations has run.

As for the Duggars, one of the family members told investigators, “this entire incident had brought the family closer to God” … this according to the police report.

Oh yeah, did I mention that the Duggar parents covered this whole thing up for YEARS? Real Christianly of them, supporting sexual assault in the name of God. But then, I suppose those values only apply when it’s convenient for them. Fuck the Duggars, and this molester. I can’t believe he’s just going to get away with it. Ugh.

And one more thing – did you know that this guy is a father? Lovely!

UPDATE: He’s apologized for his crimes.

“Twelve years ago, as a young teenager, I acted inexcusably for which I am extremely sorry and deeply regret,” Duggar, now 27, said in a statement to People magazine. “I hurt others, including my family and close friends.”

“I confessed this to my parents who took several steps to help me address the situation. We spoke with the authorities where I confessed my wrongdoing, and my parents arranged for me and those affected by my actions to receive counseling. I understood that if I continued down this wrong road that I would end up ruining my life … I would do anything to go back to those teen years and take different actions. I sought forgiveness from those I had wronged and asked Christ to forgive me and come into my life. In my life today, I am so very thankful for God’s grace, mercy and redemption.”

Let us not forget, either, that his parents lied about him being in counseling and they’ve been more concerned with protecting Josh than their daughters. Fuck the Duggars.

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Janice Dickinson Is Suing Bill Cosby For Being A Liar & A Rapist

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I didn’t cover the story last week of Bill Cosby doing an interview about all the rapes he’s committed and making ZERO sense (as well as not denying it, because, well, at this point, how could he?), but I AM reporting on the fact that Janice Dickinson is suing his creepy ass for defamation.

In case you forgot, late last year, Janice revealed that she’d been raped by Cosby back in the ’80s, a claim which Cosby’s team, of course, vehemently denied at the time. And while the statute of limitations won’t allow her to bring charges against him for the “alleged” (I say alleged because I have to, not because I don’t believe her or the dozens of other victims), she CAN bring charges against him for calling her a liar, and that’s what she’s going to do.

From TMZ:

Janice Dickinson has just sued Bill Cosby, claiming he flat-out lied when his team claimed she made up the story that he drugged and raped her.

Dickinson has said Cosby drugged her in Lake Tahoe in 1982 and then when she was unconscious, penetrated her vaginally and anally. Janice took a pic of Cosby in a robe in the room where she claims the rape occurred.

The statute of limitations has long since run, but Dickinson says she has a fresh claim after Cosby’s team released a statement saying she had fabricated the story.

So now Dickinson is suing Cosby for defamation and emotional distress. In the lawsuit, obtained by TMZ, she’s asking for unspecified damages.

It’s a small consolation either way, but the fact that Cosby is still sitting pretty, getting away with countless assaults is just… absolutely disgusting to me, to say the least. Has he been proven guilty in a court of law? No, so obviously he’s not in jail. But that doesn’t mean he’s not guilty – people get away with crimes all the time, especially when they’re in positions of power. It’s not a new concept, people.

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Madonna Shuts Down The Ageist Haters

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Madonna is no longer a spring chicken, but that doesn’t mean she’s gotta stop being the Material Girl and pick up the knitting needles just because she’s 56 now. But Madonna’s not gonna take it. She’s gonna force herself on young men and then talk trash about them after. In other words, she’s gonna have FUN! And if you don’t like it, it’s just ‘cos you’re JEALOUS!


I feel so torn about this! On one hand, Madonna actually has a point. Just because you’re physically older doesn’t mean you FEEL older, and it has to be difficult dealing with the stigma of aging when you still feel like you’re 21 inside. On the other hand, Madonna is a hot ass mess and needs to tone down so much of her bullshit, not because she’s 56, but because it’d be a mess at ANY age.

Whose side are you on? Society’s, or Madonna’s?

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David Duchovny Is Still A Bad Liar, Says He’s Not Dating Gillian Anderson

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Now ain’t this some serious bullshit. David Duchovny has decided to play dumb and completely deny that he and Gillian Anderson are dating – or that they ever were, for that matter. We all know it’s a bold-faced lie and I’m not having any of it. NOPE. Sorry.

From TV Line:

“The whole thing about Gillian and I dating is so weird. It’s never happened, it’s not going to happen, we’re friends,” he says. “I don’t want to rain on anybody’s parade, but no, it’s not gonna happen. It hasn’t happened.”

“I see Gillian, I kiss her hello. She’s my friend. If somebody gets a picture of that, if it’s on stage and she comes up to sing with me, I’m going to kiss her hello,” he says. “I wish the show would be enough. I don’t understand why people want more from Gillian and I. I really don’t.”

He adds: “You can have Mulder and Scully, and that’s gonna have to be enough.”

Yeah, for some reason, I’m just not buying it. Sure, Mulder & Scully were the original OTP and all the ‘shippers are gonna come out of the woodworks now that The X-Files is coming back, but COME ON. It’s been well known that these two have been fucking around on and off since the mid-90s, and why not? It was the height of their hotness! Though frankly, Gillian just keeps getting hotter with age, whereas the Duke has not been treated as kindly by Father Time. He should be so lucky!

I have to say, that picture above is from the concert Duchovny and his dad band played in NYC last week, where he somehow convinced Gillian to lower herself to playing tambourine on stage. It was PAINFUL. I felt like I was watching my mom and dad totally embarrass me in front of all my friends. But that’s beside the point – they’re still doing it.

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Even Mariah Carey’s Label Boss L.A. Reid Doesn’t Think She’s A Hitmaker These Days

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Guys, does anyone else feel really bad for Mariah Carey? She’s been having a bit of a hard time of things lately. It’s like a woman gets to a certain age and isn’t what she used to be and suddenly showbiz doesn’t wanna know. Mariah is a LEGEND, and yet even L.A. Reid, who happens to be her label boss, doesn’t think she’s got what it takes to have another hit song. How messed up is that?

From Billboard:

You signed Carey to IDJ and now Epic. Six years since her last top 10 song, what do you expect from her new single, “Infinity”?

Mariah Carey made her first hit record in 1991. To even be on the radio at this point in her career is a huge accomplishment, because radio doesn’t cater to veteran artists or legends. Radio caters to in-the-moment stars. … Nobody that put out records 25 years ago is going to have a No. 1. Not Paul, Stevie, Bruce, Mick or Keith. Not Prince, not anyone. So if she can get on the radio, we’ve done damn good. Would we like to have a No. 1? F– yeah, I’m greedy. But it’s not realistic.

I mean, in a way, I guess we need to appreciate his honesty, because while it’s messed up, he’s pretty much telling the truth. Of course, to change that, the industry needs to change, and I just don’t think that’s going to happen. But Mariah is talented! Yeah, she’s “past her prime” in terms of being seen as sexy and therefore viable (which is dumb), and yeah, she may not have the range she once did, but she can still sing better than 90% of the people on the radio these days, so it’s messed up that she can’t catch a #1 break these days. Then again, they need to give her better damn songs. “Infinity” was a fucking disaster.

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‘Girls Gone Wild’ Founder Joe Francis Has A Warrant Out For His Arrest

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The last time we heard from Joe Francis, he’d been arrested for getting into a fight – and this was after he lost his mansion and had to file for bankruptcy. Basically, things weren’t going well for Joe, and it seems like they’re only getting worse. It turns out there’s more trouble for him now, in the form of a federal arrest warrant over luxury vehicles he never turned over when he filed his bankruptcy.

From The Wall Street Journal:

On Tuesday, Judge Fernando M. Olguin of the U.S. District Court in Los Angeles issued an arrest warrant for Mr. Francis for failing to turn over two luxury cars to lawyers who sold the Girls Gone Wild name out of bankruptcy last year.

Mr. Francis has previously said that he can’t return the vehicles, a 2007 Cadillac Escalade and a 2012 Bentley Flying Spur, because a strip-club owner in Mexico—angry that several Girls Gone Wild promotions fell through—took them, according to court papers.

Mr. Francis’s bankruptcy lawyer declined to comment on the arrest warrant.

Joe is living in Mexico now, so unless he’s extradited, he won’t be going to jail anytime soon.

Judge Klein also ruled that Mr. Francis should pay $5,000 a day until he complies with her ruling. By Bankruptcy Beat’s math, Mr. Francis could owe at least $1.3 million in fines. Mr. Francis’s lawyer disputes this amount.

But here’s the deal – if he’s bankrupt, where the hell is he going to get $1.3 million? That money will never be paid to anyone, so it’s a bit of a waste of time. Extradite him and prosecute him/put him in jail, or just be done with it.

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