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  1. Thanks for the compliment, but I'm boring in real life. So very boring. My mother, however, would be a fantastic real housewife. She's a retired social worker. She was born in Nigeria, but was raised all over the globe because her father was a diplomat. Her mother gave all of her kids a complex about their appearances and marrying people of the right station. My mom worked for the U.N., sailed around the world, and even became a merchant marine. She also has the world's weirdest collection of friends and acquaintances that it's sometimes hard to unpack why she dislikes someone. She tells this one story the same way every time. She says "I had a roommate who once grabbed my hair and slammed my head into the sink when I put a dirty bowl and spoon in the sink right after she finished washing a sink full of dishes. Did I ever tell you that I went to college with Martha Stewart." The obvious question is if Martha slammed her head into the sink. My mom swears that it wasn't Martha, but she still tells the story the same way. Coincidentally, she doesn't like Martha Stewart. She also seems to hate Mick Jagger. I don't know if it's personal either. I also remember her having a phone conversation with a former classmate when the classmate's son was nominated for an Oscar in "Brokeneck...oh, Brokeback Mountain. I think I've heard of it. Well, my daughter just graduated from law school." This is an actual quote from my mother.
  2. The Marvel Cinematic Universe: The Avengers, etc.

    We were considering the issue of the impediments to integrating the TV side with the film side. If there is an impediment, then that's technically a problem. Whether the TV shows are worthy of integration with the films is another issue entirely. Kevin Feige has done a remarkable job creating an entertaining and cohesive universe. However, Jeph Loeb and to a lesser extent Ike Perlmutter have a monstrous beast to wrangle. In a certain sense it's almost harder than the film universe. The films have almost been self-sustaining since after the Avengers and that's definitely not true of the TV side, which makes it harder to build to cohesive story. Furthermore, I'm not sure that's ever what they planned on doing with Agents of SHIELD. Feige put together over 40 hours of entertaining relatively interconnected stories. Agents of SHIELD has 110 episodes, Daredevil has 26, Jessica Jones has 26, Agent Carter has 18, Luke Cage has 13 with another 10 about to drop, Iron Fist has 13, Punisher has 13, Defenders has 8, Runaways has 10, and Inhumans had 8. The TV side is 6 times the length of the films. And I think they've done a pretty decent job overall--seasons 3 and 4 of Agents of SHIELD were really very good, Agent Carter was stellar, season 1 of Daredevil is good and novel, Jessica Jones is very good, the first half of season 1 of Luke Cage is fantastic. That's got to be at least 40 really good hours of TV. The TV side has devoted more time to Peggy Carter than the movies have ever devoted to Captain America. And if the film side had the time to devote to Steve and Sharon that Agent Carter devoted to Peggy and maybe Souza or Jarvis and Mrs. Jarvis, Steve and Sharon wouldn't have looked like a creepy ham-fisted mess. There are trade-offs for both mediums. TV allows you to marinate with deep character studies. Film allow you to distill everything to its most essential entertaining parts. The films are really entertaining, but I think some of movie characters have been poorly served by the format. Like I know some people think Sam joining team Cap in Winter Soldier was set up fine; I thought it was for shit. Prior to Cap and Nat showing up on Sam's doorstep, Sam and Steve have 2 conversations about PTSD and losing friends. You have to hand wave away that Sam must be a big enough Cap fan that he's read extensively about him that he would follow him into battle because textually there is nothing in the film justifying the decision. It's weird and the film uses Mackie's charm to cover over Sam's narrative plot holes. There's no indication that prior to the fall of SHIELD that Sam or the average person knows what HYDRA is. In Iron Man 1, Pepper and Tony don't even really know what SHIELD is. Cap and Nat show up and Sam's like "hell yeah, I'll help you stop a 70 year old Nazi death cult that I've never heard anything about." Sam's someone who needs an extended format to explore why he's done any of the things he's done for the last 6 years.
  3. One just needs to read or listen to Bateman's defense. He's practically breaking his neck to defend Tambor. He's nearly interrupting Shawkat and Walter. During that segment of the interview, he talks more than anyone else--more than Walter and more than Tambor. Even Tony Hale, who is defending Tambor, acknowledges that Tambor's behavior was unusual for the industry and their cast, but Bateman is like a trained barking clapping seal trying to be Captain Save-a-bro. Jason Bateman is a grade A asshole.
  4. @Peace 47 David O. Russell has a 20 year history of being an abusive douche. George Clooney decked him on the set of Three Kings and Christian Bale...yes, that Christian Bale...yelled at David O. Russell for being an asshole to Amy Adams on the set of American Hustle. Russell had a brief career slowdown after his I ❤ Huckabees meltdown. Although I suspect that his career suffered more because the film made no money, got mixed reviews, and no awards love than his abusive temper tantrums. http://www.pajiba.com/film_reviews/hey-hollywood-dont-forget-david-o-russell-is-an-abusive-jerk.php?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter I suspect that Tambor probably has a lower profile history of being an abusive dick from all the way to the Larry Sanders Show.
  5. It was almost certainly after. I didn't see anything indicating that it was prerecorded. The Times interview came out on the 23rd. WWHL films live in most cases and Metcalf/Walters show was on the 24th.
  6. S05.E08: What Da Fuskie?

    Especially as Thomas leaves a mountain of evidence that he's still a dirtbag and everyone ignores it like his "joke" about liking how cocaine smells, his half empty glasses of booze left around the outside of his property, and Danni flat out admitting that she'd never want to be with someone with his reputation. Of course, Kathryn runs full out towards Thomas like he's her knight in white jeans. Andy Cohen has never been more correct than when he called them the "Burton and Taylor of reality TV." I think we've amended it to be the Trashbag Burton and Taylor, but the comparison still applies.
  7. The Marvel Cinematic Universe: The Avengers, etc.

    The Russos have alluded that they'd like to use Jessica Jones and in that interview, Markus and McFeely said that they wanted to show Luke Cage during Infinity War. But this feud between the 2 halves of the House of Marvel does not seem like it will be solved at any point soon. The real problem besides the relationship between Perlmutter and Feige is that the shows do ok, but not great, which means that Perlmutter doesn't have the leverage to force Feige to cooperate more. Additionally if RDJ, Evans, Hemsworth, Pratt, Saldana, or Johansson really wanted to appear on the TV side or incorporate one of the TV characters into the films, we know that Feige would probably make it happen. It's how Edward Norton was able to get that cameo by Michael K. Williams into the Incredible Hulk because Norton had been watching the Wire and loved Omar. It's also how RDJ got that weird cameo by Adam Pally in Iron Man 3; RDJ had been watching Happy Endings on like Hulu or something and just loved Pally and insisted he be written into Iron Man 3. If a big enough MCU star wanted it to happen, Feige would probably figure out a way to get it done.
  8. This Sonja online mall is nonsense. It's not even as professional or integrated as what most bloggers do when they post advertorials or branded promotions from their advertisers. This is just Sonja opening up some janky e-commerce site and getting some percentage of the sales. Sexy schoolgirl outfits next to Macy's in-house brands next to maternity clothing. It's a sad weird dumb mess. Sonja is the Sheree of this franchise--full of herself, spending money stupidly, and coming up with even dumber ways of making money. When that toaster oven thing with Cindy came up, Sonja should have put out a cookbook not stunt that she was going to manufacture a toaster oven. After that, put out a book on entertaining. She could have branched out to dinnerware, housewares, and linen. Luann ended up doing this instead. For years, fans have said that she should hire a ghostwriter and lightly fictionalize her life into a series of bubbly summer reads. Kelly Bensimon ended up doing this. Nearly every instinct Sonja has is wrong.
  9. S05.E08: What Da Fuskie?

    Kathryn is 25. She's 30 years (it's actually 29 years 359 days) younger than Thom-Ass. She was drunk and/or high in previous seasons, but she also had crazy pregnancy hormones going too and Thomas was gaslighting her like he's been doing to Ashley this season. The common denominator is Thomas, but he's got money and a prominent family so no one will treat him like the garbage he is.
  10. I don't think we know what it was or why Tambor yelled at Walter, just that it was extremely unprofessional and outside the boundaries of what would be normally accepted even in their business. The current issue is that after acknowledging that Tambor's behavior wasn't ok, Bateman, Cross, and Hale trip over themselves trying to excuse away Tambor's behavior in an interview by the New York Times. I think the biggest problem with lumping Michael Jackson in with some of the others is that he has an acquittal on the record. R. Kelly does too, but he also has some outstanding allegations. I'm not saying Jackson shouldn't be removed, but just that some of his very vocal supporters will point to the acquittal as an indication that the allegations against him might be specious.
  11. S01.E10: Aftermath

    I thought Ryn held Donna to her chest and smother/hugged her, but I'll fully admit that it wasn't super clear to me. It wasn't a great finale after 9 episodes of solidly entertaining summer-ish tv.
  12. Probably not. The person I knew was a woman and a vegan with dubious ethics (she used her own money and conned men out of their money, by claiming fake diseases, to buy Happy Meals for the Beanie Babies--remember I said she was a vegan). I also don't think she'd be dumb and rude enough to throw a drink at someone's head. That's horrible. I can believe someone did that to you because people are terrible, but it sucks that someone did. I'm sorry.
  13. Fritter as a verb means to waste or throw away with some emphasis placed on something being stupidly wasted. For example, you might say someone frittered away their fortune if they spent it all buying Happy Meals just to get the toys.* https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fritter *I actually know someone who blew thousands of dollars doing this in the 90s trying to get the Beanie Babies that came with the Happy Meals.
  14. Yes. People do hire. I believe that Bethenny hired a decorator when she had that holiday party with the ice luge and Josh Capon catering. Chips, McDonald's, and 12 Diet Cokes a day. Donald Trump doesn't even entertain the thought of "jogging" anywhere. https://www.eater.com/2017/12/28/16797530/donald-trump-president-what-he-ate-2017
  15. She's been pretty honest since she joined the show that she eats like a stoned 15 year old boy. Her diet is remarkably similar to the President's.