Sunday, July 21, 2024

Oscar Winner Halle Berry and 6 Time Nominee Glenn Close Forced to Be in A TV Series with Kim Kardashian


How far have we fallen in our culture?

This far:

Oscar winner Halle Berry, and six time Oscar nominee Glenn Close — who’s also a Tony and Emmy winner — are forced to co-star in a series with Kim Kardashian.

There should be legislation against this.

The show is called “All’s Fair” but all is certainly not fair if the only way Ryan Murphy could get a series on Hulu was to have it star this self-aggrandizing novelty celebrity. Kardashian is also executive producer with Murphy.

Close and Berry playing second fiddle to the ex wife of Kanye West (and others) is simply horrifying — for them, not for us. We can choose not to watch this drama about an all-female Los Angeles law firm on Hulu. But the real actresses have to wonder where their own careers are at.

Kardashian has appeared in other series for creator Ryan Murphy. She also starred in a famous sex tape. A few years ago she declared she would become a lawyer without going to law school. For years she and her horrid family have starred in a reality show about their tabloid headline family.

Kardashian is 43 years old, and famous not for thespian skills but notoriety. There’s a long list of accomplished actresses the same ago who would make “All’s Fair” a classy show. The Screen Actors Guild should intervene.

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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