Don’t get me wrong – Vince Vaughn has done some funny movies in his day, but he’s always struck me as a bit of a dipshit. He says some dumb stuff on occasion, but I feel like he’s been in Hollywood long enough that we all just sort of ignore it when it happens and let him live. However, he’s just spouted some seriously ridiculous nonsense about how he thinks guns should be allowed in schools, and it set so many synapses in my brain on fire that I don’t even know what to make of it.
On the American right to own a gun: “I support people having a gun in public full stop, not just in your home. We don’t have the right to bear arms because of burglars; we have the right to bear arms to resist the supreme power of a corrupt and abusive government. It’s not about duck hunting; it’s about the ability of the individual. It’s the same reason we have freedom of speech. It’s well known that the greatest defence against an intruder is the sound of a gun hammer being pulled back.
“All these gun shootings that have gone down in America since 1950, only one or maybe two have happened in non-gun-free zones. Take mass shootings. They’ve only happened in places that don’t allow guns. These people are sick in the head and are going to kill innocent people. … In all of our schools it is illegal to have guns on campus, so again and again these guys go and shoot up these f***ing schools because they know there are no guns there. They are monsters killing six-year-olds.”
On whether guns should be allowed in schools: “Of course. You think the politicians that run my country and your country don’t have guns in the schools their kids go to? They do. And we should be allowed the same rights. Banning guns is like banning forks in an attempt to stop making people fat. Taking away guns, taking away drugs, the booze, it won’t rid the world of criminality.”
Totes, Vince Vaughn. Guns totally fend off other guns! I mean, I think I get what he’s TRYING to say, but the logic just doesn’t hold water. “Let us have our guns, and that’ll make it so that people don’t get shot as much!” Sorry, but uh, that doesn’t make sense. It’ll just make it easier for the nutjobs that get guns on the black market to get them legitimately. And sure, I guess if someone starts shooting at you, you can… shoot at them back? But I don’t really think that’s going to solve the serious issue with gun violence we have in this country.
I really wasn’t into the first season of True Detectiveand found it boring, but you’d best believe I’m on board for Season 2, not only because my girl Rachel McAdams is in one of the starring roles, but also because from the look of the first trailers we’ve seen so far, it looks like it’s going to be pretty damn good. The first teaser was a bit hard to interpret given that the entire thing was dubbed with music and there was no dialogue, but HBO released a new preview this week that sheds a bit more light on what we can expect:
HBO is doing a pretty good job of building up suspense for this – I seriously can’t wait for Season 2 to premiere next month. It’s gonna be excellent, I can tell.
I have to admit, I really couldn’t get into True Detective’s first season. I like Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson alright, but I just found it so slow, and not in a slow burn type of way, but just a ‘boring as hell’ one. Apparently it got way better if you were able to hang on for the first six episodes, but sorry, I’m not willing to give anything more than half its run just to get good.
That being said, I’m definitely on board for season 2. Rachel McAdams is the lead this time around, with Colin Farrell, Vince Vaughn and Taylor Kitsch also starring. The first teaser trailer was released on Thursday, but it doesn’t really give us too much of a hint of what to expect, other than guns, police, crime and a shit ton of violence.
Will you be tuning in for the second season of True Detective? Do you think it’ll be as boring as the first (or did you think the first was great)?
Vince Vaughn and Dave Franco are about to release a new movie called Unfinished Business, and to promote the film, they joined up with some of the rest of the cast (and Getty Images) to create a hilarious set of stock photos that we’re all free to use however we’d like!
I’m not sure what’s most hilarious about this. Vince Vaughn’s hairpiece, the fact that he seems superimposed into all the images like he wasn’t really there to begin with, or the whole idea for this thing. I guess it’s all pretty great. Getty is licensing these for editorial use over the next three weeks, so let your heart run free!
More images below, but here’s a synopsis of the movie, if that’s your thing:
“What began as a routine business trip goes off the rails in every imaginable—and unimaginable—way, including unplanned stops at a massive sex fetish event and a global economic summit.”
Huh. It’s got potential but it could go either way, really.
Lady Gaga and Taylor Kinney recently announced (confirmed) their engagement, but instead of sitting at home planning their wedding, they’ve been hitting the streets (or Lake Michigan) in the name of charity. That’s right, the happy couple took part in the Chicago Polar Plunge on Sunday to benefit the local chapter of the Special Olympics.
A few other celebs were on hand for the special occasion, including Taylor’s Chicago Fire co-stars David Eigenberg, Randy Flagler, Jon Seda and Brian Geraghty and Vince Vaughn, who was the guest of honour because a bunch of people on Twitter got the hashtag #VinnyDippin trending? Whatever, it was for a good cause.
Vince Vaughn revealed in April that he and wife Kyla Weber were expecting their second child, and now that second child is here! Kyla gave birth in Los Angeles on Wednesday to a healthy baby boy called (wait for it) Vernon Lindsay Vaughn. I wasn’t sure if I was totally on board with that name at first, but then I read that the name is in honour of Vince’s father and then I pictured a tiny baby with an old man name and all was well with the world. Baby Vernon! What’s not to love?
Here’s the scoop US Weekly had, which is basically the same as what I just told you, but whatever:
Vince Vaughn is now the father of a daughter AND a son! The 43-year-old Delivery Man star welcomed his second child, a baby boy named Vernon Lindsay Vaughn, with wife Kyla Weber at a hospital outside of L.A. on Wednesday, Aug. 7, his rep confirms to Us Weekly.
Baby Vernon shares the same name as Vaughn’s father. Vaughn and Weber, who wed in January 2010, are already parents to daughter Locklyn Kyla, 2.
Yay, babies! I mean, so long as I can cuddle them until they start crying and then hand them back to the parents, that is. That’s enough for me.
Vince Vaughn got engaged to now-wife Kyla Weber in 2009 after a particularly sad (SAD FOR ME, OKAY?) break-up from Jennifer Aniston, and the pair had their first kid – a daughter named Locklyn Kyla Vaughn – in December 2010. Well, uniquely for Hollywood, the pair are still together and Vince and Kyla are now expecting their second baby – news he announced during an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
I don’t really have any feelings about Vince Vaughn one way or another, so this news is shrug territory for me, but congrats to the happy couple, I guess? Also, I suddenly got the urge to watch Old School again.