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Celebrities Consider Vanity Fair’s Ass Kissing Not Good Enough Anymore

Actors and actresses — people who are paid millions to read what someone else has written for them while playing pretend — are upset with Vanity Fair. Apparently the magazine’s ass kissing just hasn’t been up to snuff lately, and so some Hollywood big shots are refusing to cooperate on articles.

It started with Gwyneth Paltrow, who was so mad about a planned Vanity Fair article that she emailed friends asking them not to speak with anyone from the magazine. The New York Times reports that her move has led to even more pushback. “Everyone grovels to Graydon [Carter] and other writers there and covets invitations to their parties,” Leslee Dart, a publicist for Tom Hanks and others, told the Times. “I don’t think people care the way they used to anymore. It’s not important to them to grovel as they once did.”

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ABC’s 20/20 Asks: How Well Do You Know Your BFF?

Summertime and the re-packaging is easy.

On this Saturday’s edition of 20/20, a couple of previously, separately aired reports have been themed together under the provocative heading “Hollywood Vice.” FishbowlNY well remembers the March 29, 2013 profile of aspiring actress Meili Cady (pictured) by Elizabeth Vargas:

One day, Cady was introduced to Lisette Lee, a wealthy young socialite, and the two women formed an instant friendship. As time passed, Cady struggled to make ends meet – until her good friend proposed the perfect solution: take a position as her executive assistant.

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Jumping The Broom Production VP Brings Spirituality to Hollywood

As VP of production for Columbia/Sony Pictures, Devon Franklin is the man responsible for the blockbusters The Pursuit of Happyness, Hancock, and The Karate Kid remake. His latest film  Jumping The Broom blends romantic comedy with spirituality, a theme Franklin says resonates now more than ever with moviegoers.

“I do think that, in general, when you look at what’s going on in the world and where kind of how things are,” he said in our @mediabeat interview, “people are looking to go to the theater and find hope, and to get inspired, and to be encouraged. And I think that when you have faith in a film, and you do it right, it can do that.”

Franklin also expressed some disappointment in Spike Lee‘s longstanding criticism of Tyler Perry. (In case you missed it, Perry recently bit back, telling Lee he can “go to hell.”)

“There is room for everyone — for Tyler, for Spike. I mean, there’s room for all different types of filmmakers and all different types of filmmakers of color. Our experience is incredibly rich and diverse, so why would we allow ourselves to be subject to a dialogue that doesn’t represent that?” he said. “Would you ever say, ‘Hey, I’m going to see the Jerry Bruckheimer movie over going to see the Brian Grazer movie’? No. It doesn’t even make sense.”

Part 2: Columbia Pictures VP Devon Franklin: ‘If You Write a Good Script, We’ll Find It’

Part 3: Columbia Pictures VP Devon Franklin Talks Netflix, Social Media

 

Katherine Heigl Discusses Her Bad Reputation

In an interview with KTLA’s Sam Rubin, Katherine Heigl addressed her image problems.

 

The Sunday NY Times interview Rubin refers to outlines pretty plainly how Heigl screwed up her rep – by (gasp!) speaking her mind:

When she told Vanity Fair that her 2007 movie “Knocked Up” was “a little bit sexist” — well, duh — the blowback was swift and severe, culminating with her co-star from that film, Seth Rogen, trashing her on Howard Stern’s radio show. Then Ms. Heigl complained about the quality of writing on “Grey’s Anatomy.” Again, duh: Shonda Rhimes, the creator of that show, had Ms. Heigl’s character, Izzie, performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation on a deer.

But Ms. Heigl was quickly branded a traitor. In a Hollywood twist, her publicist fired her.

The moral of the story – Hollywood likes its blondes to just sit there and look pretty. You listening, ladies?