Did not expect to see THR covering the Bored Ape fraud lawsuit as some publicists are definitely not happy about it. Several big names (including Jimmy Fallon, Justin Bieber, Kevin Hart, Madonna, Stephen Curry and Gwyneth Paltrow, to name a few) are named in the suit, which alleges, “The truth is that the Company’s entire business model relies on using insidious marketing and promotional activities from A-list celebrities that are highly compensated (without disclosing such), to increase demand of the Yuga securities by convincing potential retail investors that the price of these digital assets would appreciate”.
So many people saw this scam from a mile away so I find it hard to believe that all of these celebrities, with lawyers and business managers and accountants, did not have one single voice of reason on staff. (If they don’t, they should seriously look at their portfolio managers.) When a fund pops up from out of nowhere with millions of dollars in cash flow to pay people at the top, is that not a sign of a pyramid scheme? The next time one of these fluff pieces like “The 10 best entrepreneurs in Hollywood” pop up, please remember this. These people are not financial or businesses geniuses – they simply have money to spare. At the center of this mess is Guy Oseary, a talent manager with deep ties to many of the people listed above. Will this affect his status in Hollywood, considering he likely personally pitched many of these people to get them to invest? Or is this part of the game and a lawsuit here and there is an expected price to pay. Guess we will see how successful his next Oscar party is.
Before we get to The White Lotus, I want to talk about Sex Lives of College Girls, which had a solid second season. As I was watching, I wanted to Google someone on the cast, Pauline Chalamet, who is in fact Timothée Chalamet’s sister!!!! Did you know this? Because I have not seen it covered much and I love nepo siblings. I feel like I discovered uranium or something.
January Jones attended Charlize Theron’s carnival holiday party, so it’s a theme party within a theme party. This seems difficult because “holiday” is a genre, with ugly sweaters and festive dressing, and so how do you add a carnival element to that? January Jones wore a very distinct Gaultier dress and I don’t know what about this is carnival or holiday, but I do think it’s a very cool outfit and sometimes that is enough.
Game of Thrones meets House of Dragon. Question about the Targaryens that is maybe answered in the books, I don’t know: if their blood line is so potent, why is it when they mix with another family the children take all of the genetic traits from the non-blonde side? I know how dominant genes work (kind of) but generations of inbreeding are so easily undone with a bit of new DNA.
WHITE LOTUS MILD SPOILERS RIGHT HERE….
If you haven’t yet watched The White Lotus finale, my sympathies because there is no way the ending has not been at least slightly spoiled for you. This show lives and breathes on social media and the theories and theorizing continue and so do the top-tier tweets. And the final scene – has there been a more poorly dressed character on TV, ever? (But I also think Portia distracted us from Mia, whose outfits were equally as hideous.)
Portia at the airport pic.twitter.com/LjGKv08qNS— Zara Rahim (@ZaraRahim) December 12, 2022
The people calling for the Succession/White Lotus cross-over – but no. There is no way in hell the Roys would deign to stay at a resort open to the public. People like the Roys are either on their own island or at a Holiday Inn, there is no in-between. And Cam would be the most offensive person to them because he’s playing rich in a really tawdry way. The Roys would not breathe the same air as him. Ethan and Harper could sit at the next table over, that’s as close as anyone would get. Oh and Frank or Carl might know Tanya and would have a derogatory nickname for her. One thing the two casts have in common? Treacherous Gregs.
respectfully disagree. the roys would rather die than go somewhere as tawdry as a resort https://t.co/ZDZQaXmwgA— Alison Herman (@aherman2006) December 12, 2022