Saturday, May 08, 2021

I Ain't One To Gossip But ...

The Samantha-less revival of Sex and the City that no one other than Sarah Jessica Parker asked for will be more diverse.

No, seriously. The show will feature three women of color as regulars because, as the creators say, they can’t tell a story with an all-white cast because “it’s not reflective of New York. So they are being very, very conscious about understanding that New York has to reflect the way New York looks today.”

Today? Do they believe people of color only started living in NYC after the second film bombed? Perhaps, so, because they clearly had no problem with an all-white New York City when the show premiered in 1998, though they made a huge step forward when they added Jennifer Hudson, as New York’s only woman of color, in the first film, though JHud moved back to St. Louis so New York was all-white again by the second film.

But today, in 2021, the creators of Sex and the City want you to know that New York City is a more diverse city because they hired three people of color.

Sex and the City. Diversity. Nope.

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The U.S. government is suggesting that Kim Kardastrophe tried to smuggle an ancient Roman sculpture into the country.

The statue was detained at the U.S. border in 2016 after Masterpiece International, a logistics company that worked for Kardastrophe, tried to import it with the wrong documentation, causing Italian authorities to demand its return.

According to court documents, Kardastrophe bought the sculpture, known as Fragment of Myron’s Samian Athena, in 2016 from the Axel Vervoordt Gallery in Belgium, but that the piece was detained when it arrived in LA after authorities were alerted that it might be protected cultural property. Italian officials requested provenance details from Masterpiece International, which provided the sculpture’s sales invoice to Kardastrophe, as well as a previous invoice showing that Vervoordt had purchased the work from Galerie Chenel in Paris in 2012.

But there are discrepancies in the descriptions of the sculpture on the two invoices, with the 2012 statement calling it “a large, draped statue” with provenance from an “Old German Collection, bought before 1980,” and the Kardastrophe invoice describing it as a “fragment,” and containing handwritten notations indicating it had originated from Italy.

Huh, Kimmy sure smells like an ALLEGED art smuggler, but we won’t know for sure because she and Axel Vervoordt aren’t talking.

UPDATE Kimmy says she never purchased the statute and someone must have used her name. Seriously; that’s what she says.

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So, Bill and Melinda Gates are divorcing. Yawn. But what is interesting is that Bill apparently transferred $1.8 billion in stocks to Melinda Gates on the day she filed for divorce.

Wow, I remember breaking up with a boyfriend and he said I could take the coffee maker, and I thought that was generous.

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This week Channing Tatum was on The Kelly Clarkson Show and talked about how his body is highly unrealistic and it only looks like that because his job requires him to work out all the time. But he has a plan to stop the constant exercising: become a better actor:

“As someone who works out for a job, I promise you I would not look like this unless I had to be naked in most of my movies mostly. At some point I have to get better at acting so I don’t have to be naked in all of them.”

Um, Channing, we already have a lot of really good actors, so you do you and keep baring that ass in your movies. If I wanna see great acting, I’ll lean toward Anthony Hopkins or DiCaprio or Daniel Day Lewis, and  when I want hot ass, I’ll buy a ticket to anything you’re in.

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14 comments:

Dave R said...

Wow, 1998? Perhaps they should call it Sex and the Grannies.

Some billionaires believe they can do what the want, even steal history.

I probably wouldn't include DiCaprio but the other two are great actors. As for Tatum? His aces in the hole are his looks, his face and body.

Mistress Maddie said...

Sex and the City has sailed. I was a HUGE fan of the show, and could care less it's coming back. Nothing will be better that it's original run. Time to move on.

Bill and his wife are to be commended on how to show hoe real civil and classy adults do divorce. Good on them admitting they grew apart and can still work together.

And Yes, Channing kept as you are...but if you really want to become a better actor, come see me and Ill run lines with you. Did I mention we'll be naked most of the time????

Helen Lashbrook said...

I am not a statue lover and I cannot understand why anyone would consider buying the lower half of a person, draped in stone. It may be antique but it's hardly attractive. If you want something old go buy a dinosaur.

anne marie in philly said...

a YUGE buncha LOSERS this week, bob.

Blobby said...

Oh, SatC had LOTS of diversity. The lady who, in one scene, cleaned the bathroom in Soho house. There was the Indian cab driver in the first movie, and Hispanic waiter in Mexico. Oh, and the giggling Asian order taker for a Chinese restaurant. SEE????

uptonking said...

Channing is an 'actor'? Why, yes... the same way I '54' on Grindr.

Bill & Melinda. So juicy. The prenup. All the money. I hope she'll be like Bezos ex and just give all the profits away. Who needs that much money? What is wrong with rich people? They should be fixing things with all that money. Let's start with... Detroit. Buy it and rehab the whole damn thing. Start an economy just based on all the rehabbing... stupid rich people.

Kim, who? Oh, you mean monster butt whore married to cray cray 'musician'? Umm... who buys a statue without a head? Tell her I have some old star wars figures my dog chewed the heads off of...

I LOVE SITC. I am bereft that Sam is not coming back, as she was my role model. Will I watch it? Well, if it makes it to Netflix... YES. It is the gift no one asked for... but let's be polite and open it before passing judgement. Although I have a feeling that whiney, bitter, and ditsy minus whorey is not going to be as much fun.

Thanks for the dirt. You serve it up so well, Bob. Kizzes to you and Carlos.

Steve Reed said...

I gotta say, an ancient Roman sculpture sounds like a very unlikely thing for Kim Kardashian to buy. But why would someone use HER name? If you wanted to buy something incognito, surely you wouldn't borrow one of the most famous names on the planet for your straw buyer?!

Bob said...

@Dave
SJP would never admit to being Granny aged.

@Maddie
Sailed AND sunk.
Channing runs lines nekkid really well!

@Helen
Nothing Kardastrophe does surprises me.

@AM
But, don't forget, I left the relationship with the coffee maker!

@Blobby
Extras don't count. They're just scene fillers!

@uptonking
He plays the part of hottie with the rockin' ass quite well!
I hope Melinda Gates pulls a Mackenzie Bezos!
I'm sure someone told Kimmy it was one of a kind so she just had to have it!
Samantha was my favorite, too, so without her is without me.
xoxo

@Steve'The whole story sounds sketchy, but it's a Kardastrophe so .....

the dogs' mother said...

Our governor wants to increase
taxes on the rich - so hoping
both Gates stay in the state.

xoxo :-)

Debra She Who Seeks said...

1.8 billion seems fair. Have fun, Melinda!

brewella deville said...

My first thought when I heard about the Gates thing was that it was somehow connected to the Epstein/Maxwell business. Just a gut feeling.

VRCooper said...

I like Channing...I never watched his movies BUT I like his attitude...He knows it is all smoke and mirrors AND he is not a good actor...That will take him far...

Bob said...

@TDM
Now THAT would be a tax bill!

@Debra
And I feel like that's just the beginning.

@Breweela
That hadn't crossed my mind but ....

@VRCooper
I'd like to see him become a really good actor who shows his ass, and whatever lese he chooses, onscreen!

Travel said...

Are billionaire divorces a sign that money can't always buy happiness?