Sean Penn Gossip
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The Golden Globe nominations are coming on Thursday, exactly one month before the show on January 10, 2016. Lee Daniels could be there to represent Empire. Can someone please invite Sean Penn too?
As you recall, Lee namechecked Sean in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter a few months ago when answering a question about Terrence Howard’s reputation. Click here for a refresher. And after all that’s been written about Sean Penn over the years, after all the times we’ve heard about his violent and fisty ways, he decides it’s Lee Daniels he wants to go after? Sean Penn is suing Lee for defamation.
On Thursday, Lee countered with a motion to dismiss the suit, with his lawyers writing that he refuses to be intimidated and that what he said is protected by free speech. Lee’s motion also cites a number of published articles referring to Sean’s “Horrifying History of Alleged Abuse”.
“With fame, money and high-priced legal counsel, Penn has the power to buy most things. Fortunately for Daniels, the First Amendment is not for sale. Penn’s complaint is merely a blunt force instrument wielded in an attempt to control the narrative of his life and to expunge the alleged misdeeds sensationalized in the press for decades. While Penn may have personally experienced the challenged statement as offensive, he must now demonstrate that the statement is reasonably susceptible to a defamatory meaning. He has not, and cannot. The challenged statement is constitutionally protected opinion, and New York courts have repeatedly emphasized the need to summarily reject defamation claims brought to bully those who dare exercise their constitutional right of free speech."
Did Sean Penn expect Lee Daniels to put his head down and apologise?
Is he prepared to go to trial and have a court analyse Lee’s comments, and offer proof that before Lee made those comments, his public image was pristine? Show me, is what Lee Daniels is telling him, chest out, arms wide open.
Yours in gossip,
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Scarlett Johansson, Charlize Theron, Minka Kelly… They’ve all been attracted to Sean Penn. Is it the hair? Sean was in Paris on Sunday to meet with the French Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Development, and Energy. They discussed climate issues and securing more help for Haiti. Full Story
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Charlize Theron was in Hong Kong yesterday promoting a real estate project. Everyone’s making China money. Look at this dress. The way it takes the light from some angles it looks wet. At other angles it looks like armour. And it’s not just unforgiving, it adds things that aren’t even there. Full Story
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It was Freida Pinto’s birthday yesterday. There was a dinner party in LA at The Nice Guy and Sean Penn showed up. And because Sean Penn is Sean Penn, the Daily Mail is now trying to subtly suggest that there may be shenanigans, even though they left separately and there’s no evidence that they met up later. Full Story
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Madonna’s Rebel Heart tour stopped in Vancouver last night. She has a runway coming out of the stage and at the end of the runway is a heart. The point of the heart sticks out into the audience and that’s typically the VIP section. Lourdes was there at the Detroit show. In Vancouver, the VIPs were Amy Schumer and Sean Penn. Full Story
Sean Penn is suing Lee Daniels for $10 million alleging that Daniels has defamed him. Here’s a quick background: To promote Empire, Daniels was interviewed recently in The Hollywood Reporter and when asked about Terrence Howard being, um, Terrence Howard, and his history of abusing women, Daniels’s made a point about how Terrence is being unfairly vilified for it when so many high profile white actors have the same sh-t on their resumés: “(Terrence) ain’t done nothing different than Marlon Brando or Sean Penn, and all of a sudden he’s some f*ckin’ demon. Full Story
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Charlize Theron was photographed at LAX yesterday. Today Sean Penn was seen at the airport in Paris. As you know, it’s over. And supposedly it ended abruptly. Like one minute they were together in Cannes and doing good and the next, according to US Weekly, she froze him out. Stopped talking his calls. Full Story
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Here's Sean Penn with daughter Dylan yesterday for Father's Day. It's the first photo we have of him since news broke that he and Charlize Theron are over. Or, more specifically, since news broke that Charlize doesn't want to picture him - and have him - on top of her anymore. My favourite game Full Story