Ben Affleck Slams Tabloids
The entire link to this part of the post talks about a new film Ben Affleck is in called, “Gone Girl.” The premise sounds interesting and you can read more about that with the link I’m posting below. But part of the article discusses how he feels about the tabloids. And frankly, I’m glad he’s bringing the topic up. Nowadays writers are dealing with this same type of thing on a much smaller scale, especially genre authors. There are a few web sites that are notorious for exaggerating the truth, fabricating lies, and publishing sensationalized fiction about publishers and authors and they get a way with it just as the tabloids get away with the lies they print about celebrities. One shabby blogger who claims to be an attorney doesn’t even publish his own content. He copies and pastes content from other bloggers and simply links. He gets hundreds of comments and I’m not even sure why or how he gets them.
Affleck said this:
“See, that’s tabloid shit. That’s all bullshit,” Affleck protested. “They completely lie. I mean, I can show you 10 articles of Star and OK! — those magazines feel totally comfortable absolutely fictionalizing every single element of the story. And there’s nothing you can do about that. My only hope is that people with any common sense recognize that those stories are false. And, I don’t know, there’re worse stories …”
He’s absolutely right, and I do think people know most of the content in these tabloids are outright lies…or highly exaggerated truths. But I often wonder if readers and other new authors know that gossip web sites like Absolutewrite and a few others I won’t mention at this point are basically on the same level, and as unprofessional, as a sleazy tabloid.
In any event, you can read more here. It always seems as if Affleck has taken more than his share of hits and I’ve never understood why. I’ve gained a new respect for him recently. He dated Jennifer Lopez years ago. Big deal. He’s moved on with his life, started a family, and done some of the finest films produced in years.
Bryan Silva’s Gay Porn
If you’re not sure who Bryan Silva is you’re not alone. He found fame on Vine, through a series of Vine posts I’m not even sure I understand. He’s actually become fairly famous for doing pretty much nothing at all. He even did a gay porn film he seems to take fairly lightly. But he is gifted in one respect. You’ll have to use your imagination with that one, and I did post a link to his twitter page below with a visual of his biggest gift, so to speak.
I think the thing that bothers me the most about this next link is that it tries to play down this story about Cher getting sued, in a highly subjective way. And while I do believe everyone is innocent until proven guilty, I don’t believe in commenting on the actual lawsuit when it comes to pieces like this. It’s not fair to either party. It’s almost the exact opposite of what Ben Affleck has experienced, but just as bad.
In short, gay icon, Cher, is being sued by a former choreographer for alleged racial discrimination.