Friday, January 6, 2012

Celebrities Behaving Badly

I just logged on to IMBD but moments ago and was greeted with this headline:

David O. Russell Fingered in Quasi-Incestuous, Transsexual Groping Claim

Apparently the transsexual 19 year old son of Russell's adopted sister is claiming that Russell touched him in a not acceptable way at a gym in Florida. Russell is no stranger to controversy with stories of him headbutting George Clooney on the set of Three Kings after Clooney stepped in and told him to stop abusing the extras and a video of him losing his mind at Lily Tomlin on the set of I Heart Huckabees.

I don't know if the story is true or not and frankly don't really care either way, but what caught me was this: read that headline again. Either the people who write headlines for IMBD are too clever for their own good or just oblivious. Or maybe I just have a sick sense of humour?

Don't know what I'm talking about? Keep reading it until you do.


  1. Yeah, that's a terrible (and frankly, sort of offensive, though not to me because I don't offend easily) headline. Headline writers have to be careful with their wording, especially if the alternate reading can be offensive, but even if it can't. For some reason (since it relates to movies) I am reminded of the headline on MSN early on in Obama's administration for a feature piece about the president's team of advisors. The headline was "Cast of 300 helps advise Obama." The next time I looked at the headline, it was changed -- since as written, it implies that Gerard Butler and a bunch of oiled-up Spartans were advising the president.

    We can tolerate Russell's awful behavior if he is making great movies (such as Three Kings), but not if he is making terrible ones (such as I Heart Huckabees).

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