Inside ‘breaking Bad’s’ Hollywood Cemetery Celebration (live)
Even Kimmel’s wife, Molly McNearney, weighed in on Friday morning. PHOTOS: Hollywood’s Twitter Feuds West’s #nodisrespecttobenaffleck hashtag quickly became a source of parody. Keith Olbermann added it to a tweet promoting his ESPN2 show. And screenwriter and former Lost showrunner Damon Lindelof posted a series of tweets with the Affleck hashtag, only some of which referenced the Argo director and star. Take a look at more of Hollywood’s tweets about the feud. I woke up at 3:30am and had to google “Barilla” and “Kanye Kimmel” just to understand what was happening on Twitter. Mark Hoppus (@markhoppus) September 27, 2013 I guess you could say Jimmy Kimmel drank Kanye West’s milkshake. Keith Calder (@keithcalder) September 27, 2013 I should be Robin. #NODISRESPECTTOBENAFFLECK Zach Braff (@zachbraff) September 27, 2013 I am sad, insecure and terrified of spiders and failure. #NODISRESPECTTOBENAFFLECK Damon Lindelof (@DamonLindelof) September 27, 2013 Every single tweet imaginable is better with that hashtag. #NODISRESPECTTOBENAFFLECK Damon Lindelof (@DamonLindelof) September 27, 2013 I respect Ben Affleck. #NODISRESPECTTOBENAFFLECK Damon Lindelof (@DamonLindelof) September 27, 2013 Good Will Hunting isn’t as good now that Robin Williams is in all those dumb lightbulb posters. #NODISRESPECTTOBENAFFLECK Damon Lindelof (@DamonLindelof) September 27, 2013 Tonight: Howard @hbryant42 joins me on Cano, Jay-Z, and Bud Selig’s latest retirement http://t.co/hEy44Fix3p #NoDisrespectToBenAffleck Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) September 27, 2013 Kanye’s gonna be REALLY pissed when he sees the skit Kim and Ray-J made.
Molly Smith, Aaron Couch 20 The star-studded event being attended by the show’s cast and creators helped raise $1.8 million for charity. Ursula Coyote/AMC [Editor’s note: We will be updating the post throughout the evening.] our editor recommends PHOTOS: ‘Breaking Bad’s’ 20 Most Badass Quotes Aaron Paul was on the scene early, and yelled “yeah bitch!” as he drove by in a black car. Paul helped organize the screening, which raised $1.8 million for charity and is expected to be attended by show creator Vince Gilligan and most of the cast, including Bryan Cranston. Though doors weren’t open until 6:30 p.m., fans dressed up in hazmat suits and full Heisenberg regalia were lined up at the gate. Some were drinking from beakers, while one fan was spotted handing out “free meth” from a Los Pollos Hermanos bucket. One young woman was dressed up as the infamous pink teddy bear from season two and carrying a sign reading “Have an A1 day.” As guests arrived, music that fits the Breaking Bad theme was played, including Roxy Music’s “Love Is the Drug” and Huey Lewis and the News’ “I Want a New Drug.” Just before 7 p.m., Paul officially arrived on the scene in a Vamanos Pest jumpsuit. Among those spotted in the crowd were Ewan McGregor, Netflix’s Ted Sarandos, “Weird Al” Yankovic, Questlove, Bill Hader, Pawn Stars’ Rick Harrison, Marilyn Manson and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’s Glen Howerton, Kaitlin Olsen and husband Rob McElhenney. In the VIP food section, guests were treated to blue donuts and custom cocktails by Bushmills called the Tread Lightly and A Trip to Belize. Tickets for the finale screening sold out in about one minute when they went on sale Sept. 4. Paul organized a contest allowing fans the opportunity to be his guest to the finale, with proceeds benefiting his wife Lauren’s anti-bullying nonprofit, The Kind Campaign. Stacey Wilson contributed to this report.
USC fires Lane Kiffin, ending Hollywood story doomed from the beginning
Typically, in movies, women in their 40s and up are someone’s mom or somebody’s wife in the background. Factor that in with committing the unthinkable sin of aging, and you have the perfect formula for actresses’ aging out of a very fickle and youth-obsessed business. Risa Bramon Garcia, a director, casting director, and teacher, says, “The problem happens when writers and producers don’t see women as being sexual after 40 — by sexual I mean complex human beings who are attractive and appealing, vital and powerful, in their 40s and 50s and beyond.” As a society, aging in general makes us uncomfortable. The camera magnifies our wrinkles and imperfections, and audiences don’t necessarily want the reminder of their aging selves reflected on the faces of their movie idols. Many actresses turn to plastic surgery or to hiding their age. In 2011, then 40-year-old actress Junie Hoang filed a $1 million lawsuit against the Internet movie database IMDb for revealing her age. Hoang argued that she looked much younger than her years, and that IMDb’s posting her age would result in her losing film and TV jobs. In the end she lost her legal battle. Unrealistically, Hollywood continually casts younger women in older roles… a 32-year-old chief of staff on a hospital show (KaDee Strickland on Private Practice), a 28-year-old mother of a 27-year-old son (Angelina Jolie and Colin Farrell in Alexander). In Hollywood’s mind, 45 is old, whereas 45 in real life — definitely in my circle of friends — is damn sexy. It’s an age of coming into one’s own.
Aging Out: Hollywood’s Problem With Women Over 40
Then theres USC. Kiffin followed one of the programs most successful coaches in Pete Carroll. He took over a program that was saddled with NCAA sanctions, including a two-year bowl ban and the loss of multiple scholarships. He was given latitude in the first few seasons, but 2012 was suppose to be the year that USC was back on the map. The Trojans were the preseason No. 1 team and many believed USC would be the program that would end the SECs dominance in the BCS. Instead of a Hollywood blockbuster, however, USC turned into a million-dollar flop. The team finished a disappointing 7-6 and much of the season was like a episode of Twin Peaks, with bizarre off-the-field situations, including deflating game balls to gain a competitive advantage and disputes with the media. He repeatedly received dreaded votes of confidence from Haden during the past few months. That confidence quickly eroded after the Trojans suffered one of the worst losses in the programs history Saturday night. Haden had seen enough. It was time to make a change. Kiffin finished with a 28-15 record at USC, but was 10-8 over the last season and a half.