Saturday, April 20, 2024

Cheryl Hines Speaks Out for Husband, Robert Kennedy Jr: Will Hollywood Curb Its Enthusiasm for Her?


Actress Cheryl Hines was walking a fine line until today.

As wife of a lunatic possible presidential candidate, she kept a low profile while having a Hollywood career. For two decades, Hines has had a permanent role on HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm.

But today Hines came out of the closet, speaking at the press conference where crackpot conspiracy theorist Robert Kennedy Jr was announcing his vice presidential running mate, Nicole Shanahan.

Will Hollywood curb its enthusiasm now for Hines, who has stepped out of the shadows? The HBO show is over. Future jobs may not be available now that Hines had gone full fledged in support of her husband.

She may not care. She’s drunk the Kool Aid and spread it around to the crowd in Dixie Cups. The Kennedys are wealthy enough that she doesn’t have to work again.

See her speech below. Unless she claims a Patti Hearst defense in the future, we won’t be seeing Hines again on the big or small screen for a long time.

Note to Hines: America is indeed listening. And we are horrified.

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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