Olivia de Havilland is turned 101 last weekend and is still up for a feud, just not Ryan Murphy’s Feud: Bette & Joan.
That series was the story of the infamous Bette Davis and Joan Crawford feud that came to a boil when they did Whatever Happened to Baby Jane together and featured a series Hollywood stars giving fictional interviews about Bette and Joan at a 1970s Oscar ceremony.
Olivia de Havilland was played by Catherine Zeta-Jones as a class act—even whilst referring to her own legendary feud with her “bitch sister,” actress Joan Fontaine—and even though CZJ’s portrayal was positive, er, bland, De Havilland is not a happy lady.
De Havilland filed suit in LA this week saying that Murphy’s FX drama Feud portrayed her as a Hollywood gossip, something De Havilland claims she’s gone out of her way to avoid during her long career. And she is especially miffed that her “likeness” was included in the series without her consent and so she’s suing Ryan Murphy Productions and FX for invasion of privacy, unjust enrichment and infringement of common law right of publicity:
“Miss de Havilland was not asked by FX for permission to use her name and identity and was not compensated for such use. Further, the FX series puts words in the mouth of Miss de Havilland which are inaccurate and contrary to the reputation she has built over an 80-year professional life, specifically refusing to engage in gossip mongering about other actors in order to generate media attention for herself.”
Olivia, who lives in Paris these days, sent a letter to The Hollywood Reporter back in April explaining that she’d never seen the show and had no intention of ever watching it, though she’s clearly changed her mind about that ... hence the lawsuit.
And the request for a large stack of coins as a result.
I cannot wait for Feud: Olivia & Ryan.
Robert Downey Jr. has been playing Iron Man for nearly ten years across eight movies including the new Spider-Man: Homecoming; he’ll also appear in two more Avenger movies, but maybe RDJr is looking to end the run ...
“I just want to hang up my jersey before it’s embarrassing.”
Um, to be fair, these superhero films aren’t my cup of tea and I haven’t seen one since the first Iron Man came out, but ten films?
G’head and turn in the jersey RDJr. I mean you’re zeroing in on sixty and that’s gotta be tough on brittle bones.
Oh, how embarrassing it is to be Mariah Carey.
No, it’s not because of that hilariously disastrous New Years Eve performance; and, no, it’s not because she went from a billionaire boyfriend to a back-up dancer boy-toy. It’s because Mimi went out shopping on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills and her credit cards were dee-nied.
Cue eight-octave Whaaaaaaaaaat?
It first happened at Louis Vuitton and she thought it was a mistake, but then it happened three more times.
“Sorry ma’am, but I need to cut up that card.”
Luckily, between her assistant, her manager, her dog carrier, her make-up and hair team, her shoe guy and the team of bodyguards that carry her when she gets tired, Mimi was finally able to make her purchases.
But it may only get worse; it appears that Mariah’s upcoming concert tour with Lionel Richie is experiencing low sales and cancellations, along with most dates being postponed since Richie injured his knee.
Looks like it’ll be a long hot, credit-card-less Summer, unless she gets that palimony case with former fiancé James Packer settled for the .... wait for it ... fifty million bucks she’s requesting.
Lindsay Lohan took a break from Instagram and Snapchat to focus on her Twitter account where she begged people to leave Donald _____ alone ...a la Chris Crocker demanding the same of us years back about Britney.
Earlier this year, she proved her life is still a mess when she asked that “everyone” support _____ for the good of the country, and now she’s back on the bandwagon, perhaps looking for a cabinet position to fill?
In the Department of High Class Call Girls? I kid ... high class? Uh, no.
But, perhaps Lindsay finally remembered that our President-For-Now told Howard Stern that girls like a Lindsay Lohan are a good fuck.
High praise from one narcissistic tool to another, eh?
Well, it looks like it was all for show that Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna were trying to work things out because the shiz hit the social media this weekend.
On Instagram, Rob accused Chyna of cheating, scamming, and lying about how she lost the baby weight after she had their daughter
Rob says he was contacted by a woman who had a child with a rapper named Ferrari and now says Ferrari and Chyna have been doing the nasty ... seriously, it’s got to be nasty ... for months now; and this was while Rob and Chyna were rekindling their Made-For-TV relationship.
So, Rob confronted Ferrari and Chyna, and they denied it but then Ferrari posted a picture of himself in what Rob claims is his bathrobe while lying on Chyna’s bed. Then he went through Chyna’s phone and found more evidence Chyna and Ferrari were schtupping one another and began posting all the nekkid pictures Chyna has sent him over the years ... I’m thinking it numbers in the millions.
Oh how that must have kept Rob busy; I mean, he hasn’t put this much work into anything since That Woman told him to get his sock business off her dining table.
And while his mom and sisters are busy doing anything but taking their brother’s side in his latest feud with his Baby Mama, and again, the woman who is the Baby Mama of his half-sister’s ex-boyfriend, one person did step up:
Rapper T.I. left a comment for Rob on one of his many posts suggesting he keep this private instead of dragging it through the InstagraMud, and so Rob accused T.I. of having a threesome with Chyna and Tiny.
Rob also took it to a subbasement of shame by saying Chyna only got with him because she was mad that Rob’s “little sister took her baby daddy.”
At that point, That Woman squeeed with delight that the Jenner name was dragged into this mess.
Cuz that’s all that matters, you know, not the babies, or the adults acting like children.
And last of all, because it’s both true and high-larious ...
Annie Lennox has won eight Brit Awards, four Grammys, a Golden Globe, an Oscar and spent decades spent topping music charts and touring around the world and back again, yet just recently an Los Angeles radio station sent her a letter inviting Lennox to send in her latest MP3 single and they’d help her out with her career.
Seriously. Lennox shared the message on social media, but blacked out the station’s name, yet that didn’t stop her fans from commenting on the post speculating which LA-based radio station has a program director named Glenn and a new music coordinator named Kylie. The post racked up more than 2,000 comments just hours after she shared it on Facebook.
Lennox got the last laugh, saying:
“I think I’m in with a chance ??!!!”
Just sayin’ ... Annie Freaking Lennox.