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Mark Wahlberg, Michelle Williams Had Massive Pay Gap For ‘All The Money In The World’ Reshoots & People Are Not Happy

All The Money In The World lived an interesting life before it even premiered in theaters. It originally starred Mark Wahlberg, Michelle Williams and Kevin Spacey. After Spacey was accused of sexual assault by numerous people, director Ridley Scott replaced him with Christopher Plummer. This caused re-shoots, which Wahlberg and Williams reportedly did for free. Turns out, that’s not true.

Mark Wahlberg was paid $1.5 million for re shooting his scenes in All the Money in the World, three people familiar with the situation but not authorized to speak publicly about it tell USA TODAY, while Michelle Williams was paid an $80 per diem totaling less than $1,000.

That works out to Williams being paid less than 1% of her male co-star. – USA Today

Mark Wahlberg vs. Michelle Williams

First off, that’s awful, especially when you consider both Williams and Wahlberg are repped by the same agency. The pay gap in Hollywood and society in general is very real. It’s absolutely something that needs to be addressed and changed. What also needs to be addressed is viewing these actors and actresses as something they’re not. With former reality star Donald Trump as President and the massive boom of Twitter, celebrities are more involved in our everyday lives.

It’s fun and happy to think that all celebrities are great people, but that’s just not true. The biggest issue I’ve seen with Wahlberg making this much money off re-shoots is a moral one. The theory is if you’re re-shooting a movie because the star was replaced after being accused of sexual assault, you should do it for free. I don’t agree with that at all. Wahlberg and Williams were taking time out of their personal lives and professional schedules to re-shoot scenes they’ve already completed. Why should they do it for free? I agree that they both should be paid a similar amount of money, but that’s on Williams’ agent, not Mark Wahlberg.

Also, Wahlberg isn’t the poster child for morals. He’s committed felony assault because a man was Vietnamese. He’s stated he could have stopped one of the planes from being hijacked on 9/11. He starred in The Happening. Those are all awful, terrible choices. Moral of the story: stop pretending to be shocked and outraged when celebrities show their true colors. And start treating women better and paying them correctly.

-Ryan

 

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The Doctah Is Playing The World’s Smallest Violin For Johnny Depp’s Financial Woes #Disneyland

Johnny Depp’s ex-managers, in a lawsuit, allege that the actor’s extravagant spending led to his losing millions of dollars. Depp disagrees.

“Why didn’t they drop me as a client if I was so out of control?” Depp told the Wall Street Journal. “I’ve worked very, very hard for a lot of years and trusted a lot of people, some who’ve clearly let me down.”

Depp sued The Management Group in January, claiming that after he fired them, his new business manager discovered misconduct in the form of TMG collecting fees he never agreed to, failing to file Depp’s taxes on time and loaning out his money without authorization. Depp believes TMG led him to be more than $40 million in debt.

In a countersuit, his ex-managers Joel and Robert Mandel said their company did what they could with Depp’s finances, but it was the actor’s expensive lifestyle that was his downfall. – Yahoo

Johnny Depp talking to his financial managers

Pirates.  Blow.  Gilbert Grape.  All epic.

Apparently, for Johnny, it hasn’t been enough.  Depp has fired his management company, and after investigations, has found that this management company is the reason he’s $40 million in debt.  He has also set a lawsuit against them.

Depp’s ex-group, the shadily named The Management Group (shady right?) has blamed Depp’s expensive lifestyle for his downfall. Depp spent 2 million per month which he could not afford. Depp has bought yachts, and luxury wine, and has 14 residences.  

So let’s just stop right here.  This is a story of pure greed and mismanagement.  Johnny, I love you – idolized you in Blow.  But Johnny, how do you mismanage 40 million?  Better yet, how do you let someone else mismanage your money and pay them for it?

And on top of that, how do you trust a company called The Management Group?  I’d rather trust Neuralink and they are fucking with brains.

14 residences? Johnny, liquidation always works.

And how do you only make 40 million from all those Blockbusters?  Johnny, if you need a new negotiator, friend, financial manager, Buddha, and/or a lawyer, I’m here for you.  I won’t use big words, BUT I guarantee I won’t lose $40 million of your money.

Pure stupidity people.  Be smart with your $30,000 annual salary – even celebs are broke.

~The Doctah~

#Oscars2016 Podcast – Drinking 40’s & Picking Winners

Our 19th podcast is all about the Oscars. We crack open a 40, talk about our very own Oscars drinking game and pick the winners. Listen to the YouTube video above and fill out your own ballot here! Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter @averagenobodies as we’ll be tweeting all night.

– The Average Nobodies

Trailer Alert: ‘Hail, Caesar!’ Is Probably Going To Be Your New Favorite Movie

A Coen Brothers film feels comparable to a Tarantino or a Wes Anderson film in that you know what you’re watching is unlike anything else you’ve ever experienced. Once you get beyond the cast (Clooney, Brolin, Johansson, McDormand, Tatum, Swinton, Hill, Fiennes, etc.) you have a visually beautiful film that seems like it’s just going to be a whole bunch of fun. Back to that cast, though. What a murderers row of actors and actresses they got for this film. I’ll see anything with Clooney in it, but to put him together with Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill, Josh Brolin and Ralph Fiennes, Frances McDormand and Scarlett Johansson is downright silly. The movie doesn’t come out until February 2016, so hopefully this is the first of what are many more trailers to come.

-Ryan

Fast and Furious Gets a Theme Park Ride

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My sweet baby Bill Paxton, be still still my beating heart. Something tells me i’m going to be flying out to Hollywood on June 25 to be the first person on this ride. If I’m the first person in line I get to ride with Vin and The Rock, right? If that’s the case i’ll get in line now. Park attendant: “Excuse me sir, you can’t wait here, we are closing”. Me: “No, it’s fine, i’m meeting my friend Vin here.”

-Matt

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Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Will Host The Newest And Most Eyebrow Raising Episode Of SNL On March 28th

My little boy Dwayne is all grown up! There’s a special place in my heart for ‘Attitude Era’ wrestlers, because I’ve been a fan of them for as long as I can remember. Guys like Stone Cold, HHH, Shawn Michaels and The Rock have been involved in my fandom since I was 10 years old, so to see them dominating other aspects of celebrity culture is awesome. Plus, The Rock is a natural performer, and he’s going to be one hell of a host for SNL. Add in the fact that this is happening the night before Wrestlemania 31 and I think I have my new favorite weekend of all time.

– Ryan

22 Jump Street Should Change the Way Hollywood Does Sequels

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As of Wednesday, 22 Jump Street had made $145,003,982 domestically. You don’t need to be a mathematician to understand that 22 Jump Street, like it’s predecessor, is a huge hit. After watching the movie last night, it’s easy to see why. Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum are incredible together. They play off each other perfectly, Hill the desperate to fit in but smart dork, Tatum the popular but dumb jock. They fill stereotypes, but they’re so funny that I doubt anyone really cares. 22 Jump Street also had a great supporting cast: Ice Cube, Nick Offerman, Peter Stormare (Armageddon!) and Jillian Bell. Although the cast was great, what made 22 Jump Street so different from any other sequel is how self aware it was. You don’t have to study film to catch the numerous instances when the characters in the movie are poking fun at the absurdity of movie sequels. There’s the first scene outside 22 Jump Street, the numerous instances to Hill and Tatum teaming up “one last time”, and even the hummer/helmet chase scene, where Hill is continually advising Tatum to take the route that will cause the least amount of damage. Sequels in Hollywood are becoming as common as a Shia LeBeouf outburst. If a movie makes money for the studio, there is a very, very good chance that the studio will be looking to cash in once again. It’s not a bad move, but the sheer quantity of sequels (or threequels, or sevenquels) is becoming absurd. Throwing the same cast together and slightly adjusting the plot is becoming the new norm. While 22 Jump Street didn’t really deviate from that, it’s approach was more refreshing: it wasn’t trying to get something over on us, but basically said “this is pretty much the same movie, but you’re going to laugh your ass off so enjoy”. People, myself included, generally look at sequels as a negative thing. Why spoil a movie that was so good and unique by trying to duplicate it? It may not ruin the original, but most of the time the sequel pisses people off because studio’s literally make the same movie yet never acknowledge it. 22 Jump Street was pretty much the same as 21 Jump Street, but they got out in front and told you it was the same movie before anyone could argue about it. Let’s hope Hollywood notices that and follows suit.

– Ryan

Nobody Puts Clint Eastwood In A Corner

(Source) Things just got a little murky in the split between Clint and Dina Eastwood.

The couple split in June after 17 years of marriage, and Dina Eastwood has since been linked with her old college friend Scott Fisher (who played and coached professional basketball in Australia).

Nothing odd about that, except Clint Eastwood has recently been spotted out with Fisher’s ex-wife Erica Tomlinson-Fisher. (Wife Swap, anyone?)

Both Fisher, 50, and Dina Eastwood grew up in Fremont, California. They both attended Mission San Jose High School in Fremont.

On Twitter, Fisher only follows 92 people. Among them are Dina, her daughter Morgan and stepdaughter Francesca Fisher-Eastwood.

When asked for comment by US magazine, Dina Eastwood said, “I am saddened to see photos of Clint with Ms Tomlinson-Fisher. I look forward to new beginnings.”

Later, she did a complete about face, tweeting, “I don’t like reading negative things about Clint. He is a wonderful, good natured, brilliant person. No matter what, I attest to that,” adding, “I usually don’t believe in ‘karma’ for people who target others with evil intentions, but, I sure hope it exists now.”

Former news anchor Dina married the screen legend in 1996 after the couple met during an on-air interview.

Most recently, she and her daughters starred in the reality show “Mrs. Eastwood and Company” (not surprisingly, Clint Eastwood didn’t want a bar of it).

Clint Eastwood has not commented publicly on the split.

Clint Eastwood and ex-wife dating another divorced couple

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Hell hath no fury like Clint Eastwood scorned. You wanna start dating your old high school boyfriend? Clint don’t play like that. Because he’s going ex wife hunting too, and judging by the pictures here, Erica has Clint’s wife beat in the looks department. Sun dress gets me 100 out of 100 times. I feel bad for Scott Fisher here. You’re getting Clint’s scraps and he’s taking your wife to the woodshed. Australian football coach is impressive in every other scenario, but you’re in the big leagues now Scott. Clint kills people. For real.

– Ryan

P.S. Clint has to be the best looking 83 year old on the planet. I swear he didn’t age from 65 to now.

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