Thursday, April 18, 2024

Catch Up: Britney Strike Three, “Blind Side” Kerfuffle, Bradley Cooper Wins “Maestro” Debate by a Nose


BRITNEY SPEARS: Her third marriage is over, which isn’t a surprise, only that it lasted 18 months. Sam Ashgari, whoever he was, was hanging around and promoting the divisiveness between Spears and her family. Now he’s gone, and all she has left is that family. In recent months, Britney smoked the peace pipe with her sister and her mother. That must have challenged this guy since once she repaired those relationships, he was toast. A strict prenup will be enforced. Rumors of him having embarrassing revelations about her are a red herring. This girl dances burlesque style on Instagram. We’ve seen and heard everything. Maybe now she can see her kids, and get her life back together. Everything else is just tabloid gossip. Also, lol, she hired divorce mega attorney Laura Wasser. The ex husband is doomed.

THE BLIND SIDE movie made around $255 million in the US back in 2009. It had 10 producers, plus a studio– Warner Bros. — and theater rentals. So it “made” $125 million, and let’s say star Sandra Bullock got $20 million total. Believe me, the Tuohy family didn’t make millions. Plus, they were already rich and continued to be in their own life and business. Michael Oher’s claims are specious at best. He didn’t know he wasn’t adopted? And where did all his football money go? He had a $21 million contract. His estimated net worth is $34 million. I told you exclusively this week that his 501 c3 charity is bogus. Plus, he’s promoting a book and needed attention. This story stinks.

BRADLEY COOPER has won his Leonard Bernstein case by a nose. Cooper’s prosthetic schnozz for “Maestro” riled up a bunch of Karens who then invented the antisemitic “Jewface” term. Disgusting. Bernstein’s family immediately countered and said they approved of everything Cooper had done. The trailer for the movie looks great. Let this be the end of this stupid discussion. Gentiles can play Jews, Jews can play Christians, everyone can play any religion they want. That’s called acting. No, white actors shouldn’t play characters of other colors. But color and religion are totally different. Valerie Harper played “Rhoda” so well everyone thought she was Jewish. She wasn’t but she was the best Rhoda we could have ever had. Julia Louis Dreyfus is Jewish, her Elaine from “Seinfeld” and Selina from “Veep” were non denominational. Please, Karens, get a grip!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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