Gary Oldman Questions the Hypocrisy of Bill Maher and Jon Stewart

(PCM) Celebrated and loved actor Gary Oldman is about to become cannon fodder for night time cable show hosts, Bill Maher (Real Time – HBO) and Jon Stewart (The Daily Show – Comedy Central). Gary Oldman sees a politically correct agenda that thrives on unchecked double standards. In a current Playboy interview, Oldman voices his opinion towards what he sees as biased celebrity talent who use their notoriety and shows as platforms to attack anyone in the public eye that do not share their ideals.

Media will claim Gary Oldman ‘rails’, but in context of the interview in Playboy, he responds casually.

Gary-Oldman as Norman-Stansfield in Leon The Professional

“Bring me everyone!”

Oldman has starred in many films since the early 1980′s from Sid and Nancy to Leon the Professional, True Romance, and franchises The Dark Knight Trilogy, Harry Potter and a host of other notable films building a name as the true character actor. Despite his outrageous range Oldman comes through to both professionals and the public as real and accessible. For him to speak out against such powerful celebrities is apparent doom.

Why is Gary Oldman doomed?

Because he takes on the politically incorrect stance of defending the likes of Mel Gibson and Alec Baldwin while in same breath accuses Bill Maher and Jon Stewart of hypocrisy.

What will be missed in the Playboy interview is Oldman’s true character, that of a humble man and dedicated parent. Answering every question with humility, he practically condemns most of his work over his career and calls it ‘a job’, announcing he forgets that he’s an actor until he’s reminded. To this end Oldman’s opinion becomes worthwhile even if you don’t agree with him.

Oldman’s take on legalized marijuana? “It’s silly to me. I’m not for it. Drugs were never my bag. I tried it once and it wasn’t for me.” And with this quote, Gary will most likely lose the respect of half his audience. He’s now an old head.

Doesn’t Gary Oldman know you can’t be this honest in an interview?

Never mind that Oldman struggled with alcohol addiction in his life and has overcome it. Oldman justifies his position on Pot, “To me the problem is driving. People in Colorado are driving high and getting DUI’s. That’s why I worry about it.” It’s these types of additional quotes that will be left out when Maher and Stewart get a hold of him.

Gary Oldman as a perfect Commissioner Gordon

The ideal actor to play Commissioner Gordon

What are the offensive quotes that will make Gary Oldman the target of Bill Maher and Jon Stewart? What leads up to it is his defense of Mel Gibson and Alec Baldwin.

On Mel, “I don’t know about Mel. He got drunk and said a few things, but we’ve all said those things. We’re all f—ing hypocrites. That’s what I think about it. The policeman who arrested him has never used the word ni–er or that f—ing Jew? I’m being brutally honest here. It’s the hypocrisy of it that drives me crazy. Or maybe I should strike that and say “the N word” and “the F word,” though there are two F words now.”

Playboy questioned: “The three letter one?”

Oldman, ” Alec calling someone a F-A-G in the street while he’s pissed off coming out of his building because they won’t leave him alone. I don’t blame him. So they persecute.”

Then Oldman speaks the words that will truly draw condemnation. “Mel Gibson is in a town that’s run by Jews and he said the wrong thing because he’s actually bitten the hand that I guess has fed him — and doesn’t need to feed him anymore because he’s got enough dough. He’s like an outcast, a leper, you know? But some Jewish guy in his office somewhere hasn’t turned and said, “That fucking kraut” or “Fuck those Germans,” whatever it is? We all hide and try to be so politically correct. That’s what gets me. It’s just the sheer hypocrisy of everyone, that we all stand on this thing going, “Isn’t that shocking?”

Playboy then asked Oldman if he was a bigot.

“No but I’m defending all the wrong people. I’m saying Mel’s right, Alec’s a good guy. So how do I come across? Angry? It’s dishonesty that frustrates me most. I can’t bear double standards. It gets under my skin more than anything.”

Oldman uses a safe celebrity politician to make his point. “If I called Nancy Pelosi a c–t—and I’ll go one better, a f—ing useless c–t—I can’t really say that. But Bill Maher and Jon Stewart can, and nobody’s going to stop them from working because of it. Bill Maher could call someone a fag and get away with it. He said to Seth MacFarlane this year, “I thought you were going to do the Oscars again. Instead they got a lesbian.” He can say something like that. Is that more or less offensive than Alec Baldwin saying to someone in the street, “You fag”? I don’t get it.”

Right or wrong give him credit for saying things many believe but can’t say due to rampant political correctness. Unfortunately his words which offer solace to the likes of Hollywood untouchables like Mel Gibson and Alec Baldwin are sure to get more than just casual zingers from Jon Stewart and Bill Maher.

The question is once they go on attack, will Gary Oldman defend himself and will anyone come to his defense?

Oldman may be one more cranky old has been Hollywood celebrity soon, if he is then better you be the judge. Don’t let Maher or Stewart decide for you. Read the article yourself.

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Marilyn Monroe And JFK Sex Tape Will Not Go To Auction

Marilyn-Monroe1(PCM) The auction for the alleged sex tape that features a threesome between Marilyn Monroe, John F. Kennedy, and his brother Robert Kennedy has been cancelled after the owner of the tape was able to settle his $200,000 court debt.

The news about the tape made headlines when it was seized by authorities after it’s owner former bodyguard and memorabilia collector, William Castleberry, defaulted on a debt owed to the courts.

An unknown person stepped up an settled Mr. Castleberry’s $200,000 debt and now his items, including the alleged sex tape have been returned to his possession.

Mr. Castleberry recently admitted to RadarOnline that the 8mm film reel showed Marilyn Monroe engaging in sexual intercourse with both John F. Kennedy and his brother Robert Kennedy. Castleberry claims that he never went public with the tape out of respect to Monroe’s former husband, baseball player Joe DiMaggio.

A private eye named Fred Otash, who was hired to Monroe to record her phone calls, admits to spying on her alleged affair with JFK and admits to filming the tape in question.

Also, an attorney for the plaintiffs in Castleberry’s previous lawsuit over selling a fake statue reveals that he did see an 8mm tape among Castleberry’s belongings that were seized, but he did not see the tape and could not verify its’ content.

 

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Ellen’s Tweet That Broke The Internet!

(PCM) True selfie history was made during last night’s Academy Awards telecast, when host Ellen DeGeneres took an epic selfie and literally broke the internet!

The selfie was snapped by none other than Bradley Cooper and now we all know why Ellen was wishing that his arms were just a little bit longer!

 

And it gets better! This amazing tweet is officially the most retweeted tweet of all time!  Its’ sheer awesomeness was even enough to crash the major social network for a few moments.

Sorry, our bad. #Oscarspic.twitter.com/VrjKjZ4YGl

— The Academy (@TheAcademy)

Truly, will there ever be a better selfie? We think not!

 

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The Big Winners Of The 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards Are…

Golden-Globes-14(PCM) It was big night for many celebrities as the Hollywood Foreign Press Association celebrated the very best in both film and television with the 71st annual Golden Globe Awards last night.

The evening was filled with zingers from hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, which led to some hilarious moments making up the 2014 awards telecast. The pair always do an amazing job with hosting and have signed off to host again next year. Some stand-out quotes from the 2014 Golden Globe Awards are:

-When comparing nominee for “Behind The Candelabra” Matt Damon to other stars in the room “Matt on any other night you’d be a big deal… but tonight, you’re basically a garbage person.”

- Calling out winner Matthew McConaughey for his weight loss in “Dallas Buyers Club”.Fey joked that losing weight is just par for the course in Hollywood; it’s what actresses call “being in a movie.”

-Poking fun at George Clooney’s dating history saying how “Gravity” was the story of how he “would rather float away into space and die then spend one more minute with a woman his own age.”

- Probably one of the best zings of the night came from Tina Fey, and how they got away with airing it is beyond us, when introducing Leonardo DiCaprio she said “And now, like a supermodel’s vagina, let’s give a warm welcome to Leonardo DiCaprio.”

A full list of winners for the evening can be found below:

MOVIES

DRAMA

Winner: 12 Years a Slave

Nominees: 12 Years a Slave; Captain Phillips; Gravity; Philomena; Rush

MUSICAL OR COMEDY

Winner: American Hustle

Nominees: American Hustle; Her; Inside Llewyn Davis; Nebraska; The Wolf of Wall Street

ACTOR IN A DRAMA

Winner: Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club as Ron Woodroof)

Nominees: Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave as Solomon Northup); Idris Elba (Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom as Nelson Mandela); Tom Hanks (Captain Phillips as Captain Richard Phillips); Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club as Ron Woodroof); Robert Redford (All Is Lost as Our Man)

ACTRESS IN A DRAMA

Winner: Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine as Jasmine Francis)

Nominees: Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine as Jasmine Francis); Sandra Bullock (Gravity as Dr. Ryan Stone); Judi Dench (Philomena as Philomena Lee); Emma Thompson (Saving Mr. Banks as P. L. Travers); Kate Winslet (Labor Day as Adele Wheeler)

ACTOR IN A MUSICAL OR COMEDY

Winner: Leonardo DiCaprio (The Wolf of Wall Street as Jordan Belfort)

Nominees: Christian Bale (American Hustle as Irving Rosenfeld); Bruce Dern (Nebraska as Woody Grant); Leonardo DiCaprio (The Wolf of Wall Street as Jordan Belfort); Oscar Isaac (Inside Llewyn Davis as Llewyn Davis); Joaquin Phoenix (Her as Theodore Twombly)

ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL OR COMEDY

Winner: Amy Adams (American Hustle as Sydney Prosser)

Nominees: Amy Adams (American Hustle as Sydney Prosser); Julie Delpy (Before Midnight as Céline Wallace); Greta Gerwig (Frances Ha as Frances Halladay); Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Enough Said as Eva); Meryl Streep (August: Osage County as Violet Weston)

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA, MUSICAL OR COMEDY

Winner: Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club as Rayon)

Nominees: Barkhad Abdi (Captain Phillips as Abduwali Muse); Daniel Brühl (Rush as Niki Lauda); Bradley Cooper (American Hustle as Richie DiMaso); Michael Fassbender (12 Years a Slave as Edwin Epps); Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club as Rayon)

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA, MUSICAL OR COMEDY

Winner: Jennifer Lawrence (American Hustle as Rosalyn Rosenfeld)

Nominees: Sally Hawkins (Blue Jasmine as Ginger); Jennifer Lawrence (American Hustle as Rosalyn Rosenfeld); Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years a Slave as Patsey); Julia Roberts (August: Osage County as Barbara Weston-Fordham); June Squibb (Nebraska as Kate Grant)

DIRECTOR

Winner: Alfonso Cuarón (Gravity)

Nominees: Alfonso Cuarón (Gravity); Paul Greengrass (Captain Phillips); Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave); Alexander Payne (Nebraska); David O. Russell (American Hustle)

SCREENPLAY

Winner: Spike Jonze (Her)

Nominees: Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope (Philomena); Spike Jonze (Her); Bob Nelson (Nebraska); John Ridley (12 Years a Slave); Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell (American Hustle)

ORIGINAL SCORE

Winner: Alex Ebert (All Is Lost)

Nominees: Alex Ebert (All Is Lost); Alex Heffes (Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom); Steven Price (Gravity); John Williams (The Book Thief); Hans Zimmer (12 Years a Slave)

ORIGINAL SONG

Winner: Ordinary Love by U2 and Danger Mouse (Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom)

Nominees: Atlas by Coldplay (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire); Let It Go by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez (Frozen); Ordinary Love by U2 and Danger Mouse (Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom); Please Mr. Kennedy by Ed Rush, George Cromarty, T Bone Burnett, Justin Timberlake, Joel Coen and Ethan Coen (Inside Llewyn Davis); Sweeter Than Fiction by Taylor Swift and Jack Antonoff (One Chance)

ANIMATED FILM

Winner: Frozen

Nominees: The Croods; Despicable Me 2; Frozen

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

Winner: The Great Beauty

Nominees: Blue Is the Warmest Color; The Great Beauty; The Hunt; The Past; The Wind Rises

TELEVISION

DRAMA SERIES

Winner: Breaking Bad

Nominees: Breaking Bad; Downton Abbey; The Good Wife; House of Cards; Masters of Sex

MUSICAL OR COMEDY SERIES

Winner: Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Nominees: The Big Bang Theory; Brooklyn Nine-Nine; Girls; Modern Family; Parks and Recreation

ACTOR, DRAMA SERIES

Winner: Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad as Walter White)

Nominees: Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad as Walter White); Michael Sheen (Masters of Sex as Bill Masters); Liev Schreiber (Ray Donovan as Ray Donovan); Kevin Spacey (House of Cards as Frank Underwood); James Spader (The Blacklist as Raymond Reddington)

ACTRESS, DRAMA SERIES

Winner: Robin Wright (House of Cards as Claire Underwood)

Nominees: Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife as Alicia Florrick); Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black as various characters); Taylor Schilling (Orange Is the New Black as Piper Chapman); Kerry Washington (Scandal as Olivia Pope); Robin Wright (House of Cards as Claire Underwood)

ACTOR, MUSICAL OR COMEDY SERIES

Winner: Andy Samberg (Brooklyn Nine-Nine as Jake Peralta)

Nominees: Jason Bateman (Arrested Development as Michael Bluth); Don Cheadle (House of Lies as Marty Kaan); Michael J. Fox (The Michael J. Fox Show as Mike Henry); Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory as Sheldon Cooper); Andy Samberg (Brooklyn Nine-Nine as Jake Peralta)

ACTRESS, MUSICAL OR COMEDY SERIES

Winner: Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation as Leslie Knope)

Nominees: Zooey Deschanel (New Girl as Jessica Day), Lena Dunham (Girls as Hannah Horvath), Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie as Jackie Peyton); Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep as Vice President Selina Meyer); Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation as Leslie Knope)

ACTOR, MINISERIES OR TV FILM

Winner: Michael Douglas (Behind the Candelabra as Liberace)

Nominees: Matt Damon (Behind the Candelabra as Scott Thorson); Michael Douglas (Behind the Candelabra as Liberace); Chiwetel Ejiofor (Dancing on the Edge as Louis Lester); Idris Elba (Luther as John Luther); Al Pacino (Phil Spector as Phil Spector)

ACTRESS, MINISERIES OR TV FILM

Winner: Elisabeth Moss (Top of the Lake as Robin Griffin)

Nominees: Helena Bonham Carter (Burton & Taylor as Elizabeth Taylor); Rebecca Ferguson (The White Queen as Elizabeth Woodville); Jessica Lange (American Horror Story: Coven as Fiona Goode); Helen Mirren (Phil Spector as Linda Kenney Baden); Elisabeth Moss (Top of the Lake as Robin Griffin)

SUPPORTING ACTOR

Winner: Jon Voight (Ray Donovan as Mickey Donovan)

Nominees: Josh Charles (The Good Wife as Will Gardner); Rob Lowe (Behind the Candelabra as Dr. Jack Startz); Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad as Jesse Pinkman); Corey Stoll (House of Cards as Peter Russo); Jon Voight (Ray Donovan as Mickey Donovan)

SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Winner: Jacqueline Bisset (Dancing on the Edge as Lady Livinia Cremone)

Nominees: Jacqueline Bisset (Dancing on the Edge as Lady Livinia Cremone); Janet McTeer (The White Queen as Jacquetta of Luxembourg); Hayden Panettiere (Nashville as Juliette Barnes); Monica Potter (Parenthood as Kristina Braverman); Sofía Vergara (Modern Family as Gloria Delgado-Pritchett)

MINISERIES OR TV FILM

Winner: Behind the Candelabra

Nominees: American Horror Story: Coven; Behind the Candelabra; Dancing on the Edge; Top of the Lake; The White Queen

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The Ultimate Quest For Super Stardom….The EGOT!

EGOT1(PCM) Many have attempted but only a select few can say that they have completed the quest for true super stardom and have received the quad-awards that make up an EGOT.

What is an EGOT, you ask? EGOT is an acronym for Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony and is used to reference those select individuals that have won all four coveted awards. The acronym was invented by actor Philip Michael Thomas of Miami Vice fame, who had big plans for winning all four awards, despite never being nominated for any thus far. He did receive a People’s Choice Award and was nominated for a Golden Globe, neither of which are part of the EGOT category.  The term further gained popularity when mentioned several times on the hit TV series “30 Rock”.

According to Wikipedia, winning all four awards can be compared to winning the ultimate Grand Slam Of Show Business and definitely a highly sought after honor.

Up to now, only eleven people have completed the EGOT and taken home all four awards competitively, while three others have won all four awards, although at least one of the them was non-competitive, meaning it was an honorary prize.

The list of eleven EGOT winners includes Richard Rodgers who completed his EGOT quest with an Emmy in 1962, Helen Hayes who completed her EGOT quest with a Grammy in 1977, Rita Moreno who completed her EGOT quest with an Emmy in 1977, John Gielgud who completed his EGOT quest in 1991 with an Emmy win, Audrey Hepburn who completed her EGOT quest with a Grammy win in 1994, Marvin Hamlisch who completed his EGOT quest with an Emmy win in 1995, Jonathan Tunick who completed his EGOT quest with a Tony win in 1997, Mel Brooks who completed his EGOT quest with a Tony win in 2001, Mike Nichols who completed his EGOT quest with an Emmy win in 2001, Whoopi Goldberg who completed her EGOT quest with a Tony win in 2002, and finally Scott Rudin who completed his EGOT quest with a Grammy win in 2012.

The three artists who have completed the EGOT, but in a non-competitive fashion are Barbara Streisand who won a special Tony award in 1970 to completed the EGOT quest, Liza Minnelli who took home the Grammy Legend Award in 1990 to complete the EGOT, and James Earl Jones who received an Academy Honorary Award in 2001 to complete the EGOT.

There are several actors that are still attempting to complete the EGOT and have won three of the four awards. Just to list a few, Julie Andrews, Kate Winslet, and Robin Williams are missing a Tony Award, Ellen Brustyn, Jeremy Irons, and Al Pacino are missing a Grammy Award, Elton John, Andrew Llyod Webber and Tim Rice are missing an Emmy Award  and Cyndi Lauper, Trey Parker, and Lily Tomlin are missing an Oscar.

We have only listed a few of the list of many that have won three of the four awards and there are quite a few others who are still striving to complete the EGOT quest. In recent news, actor/comedian Stephen Colbert has revealed that he too is well on his way to the coveted EGOT, needing only an Oscar and a Tony to complete his quest. The same can be said for singer Adele who has taken home an Oscar award for “Skyfall” and several Grammy-awards, needing only a Tony and an Emmy to complete the EGOT.

As awards season kicks into full swing in the next few months, we will have to wait and see if any more names can be added to the exclusive EGOT winners circle in 2014!

 

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