ALLIED Starring Brad Pitt — Watch New Trailer Now

If there’s anything I know about Brad Pitt, it’s that the man knows how to pick a role, and when teamed with the legendary Robert Zemeckis, we’re bound for a good film. ALLIED is the story of intelligence officer Max Vatan (Pitt), who in 1942 North Africa encounters French Resistance fighter Marianne Beausejour (Cotillard) on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Reunited in London, their relationship is threatened by the extreme pressures of the war. The trailer below is surprising considering that I actually believed the rumors that Angelina Jolie would not allow Pitt to engage in love scenes with other women, which seemed to be confirmed by his recent roster of films. I guess you can’t believe everything you read. As an aside, I still maintain his acting skills leave much to be desired, but he sure is compelling to look at. And in the shallow world of The Dishmaster, looks ARE in fact everything. Watch below.

Angelina Jolie on Those Sony Hacks

  “There are certain things that bother me and certain things that don’t. Personal attacks on me? I think I’m just so used to it . . . . Honestly my first instinct was that I was worried about Amy [Pascal]. I had someone call her and ask if she was O.K. Not because I’m a saint, but because I think we have to look at the bigger picture. She’s got kids. I knew it was going to unravel for her.” Angelina Jolie on her reaction to the infamous Sony hack, and Producer Scott Rudin’s very vocal attacks on her via email. 

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(EXCLUSIVE, Premium Rates Apply) WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 22: (***EXCLUSIVE ACCESS SPECIAL RATES APPLY*** NO TV BROADCAST IN THE USA OR CANADA UNTIL FEBRUARY 26.) Musician John Mayer and actress Jennifer Aniston attends the 2009 Vanity Fair Oscar party hosted by Graydon Carter at the Sunset Tower Hotel on February 22, 2009 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/VF/WireImage for Vanity Fair)
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Jennifer Aniston didn’t take too kindly to the shock surrounding her John Mayer romance, insisting they adored each other and dismissing the eight year age difference. Mayer ran his mouth about their relationship, and the couple split shortly thereafter. He has since dated just about everyone in Hollywood.









DCCSDavid Copperfield worked his magic on Claudia Schiffer after calling her on stage during one of his acts. Their quick collaboration turned into a 6 year engagement, which ended in 1999. They said their busy work schedules were to blame.








sbjjWhen America’s sweetheart ended up with outspoken bad boy Jesse James, people were less than pleased, but the backlash died down when she vouched for their bond during many interviews and acceptance speeches. Their story ended sadly; however, when tabloids got wind of James’ affair and the odd couple called it quits.








JULIA LYLELyle Lovett and Julia Roberts’ love story ended just as quickly as it began, marrying merely three weeks after meeting and later divorcing in just under two years. The two remained friends and blamed their work schedules for the split.








cambenBenji Madden might seem like a strong departure from her previous picks, but perhaps Cameron Diaz went for the nice guy for once. The A-list actress is clearly smitten with her husband, given that she previously swore of marriage in every interview.








dudleyWhen Dudley Moore and Susan Anton stepped on the scene, much was made of their drastic height difference, with Anton nearly eight inches taller. Their romance was short-lived (no pun intended).








ryan-reynolds-alanis-morissette-couple-15Ryan Reynolds has proposed three times to date, beginning with Alanis Morissette, whom he dated for five years before calling it quits in 2007. Less than a year later, Reynolds was engaged to Scarlett Johansson. He is now married to Blake Lively. Morissette admits that her album “Flavors of Entanglement,” is inspired by the grief associated with their breakup.







pitt lewisJuliette Lewis has spent a long time talking about her former boyfriend of four years in her teens, Brad Pitt. According to Lewis, she doesn’t quite understand the fascination.








DREWTOMDrew Barrymore and Tom Green’s whirlwind romance ended just months after they married. Though Green rarely discusses what went wrong, he admits that their issues surfaced while planning the wedding but they went through with it anyhow. They no longer keep in touch.






bob jolieAngelina Jolie and Billy Bob Thornton’s weird romance made some serious waves, most notably when the creepy couple wore vials of each other’s blood around their necks as an expression of love. Their public displays of affection also caused concern, with many suggesting that the red carpet might not be the best place for sloppy tongue kisses. The couple divorced soon after Angelina adopted her first child, and Thornton later admitted that her success stalled the relationship, as he simply couldn’t handle it. She removed the tattoo of his name, but the two still remain friends.



Angelina Jolie Stars With Brad Pitt in ‘By the Sea’ — Watch Now

Since rumor has it that Brad Pitt is no longer allowed to take on romantic films, I suppose acting beside his wife is the only option for a more personal-life driven role. Set in the 70’s, the self-indulgent drama seems somewhat similar to Revolutionary Road, and much like Leonardo DiCraprio and Kate Winslet, I’m guessing they should have stopped at their first flick. According to Jolie who wrote and directed the film, the process took it’s toll on the two of them, with Jolie saying she’d “be directing [herself] and him in a scene where [they’re] having a fight, and [she’d] be pulling out the parts [of him] that have an aggression toward [her and] . . . it was very heavy. Watch below.

Tabloid Gossip: Your Week of News

Lil Wayne and Christina Milian went public. Wet Paint

Britney Spears’ children have an allowance. Billboard

Angelina Jolie took another bold step to prevent cancer. Mirror

Chris Evans and Lily Collins are dating. Us Magazine

Jason Aldean and Brittany Kerr stepped out as husband and wife. Just Jared

Mariah Carey and Brett Ratner are dating. Jezebel

Carrie Underwood debuted her baby. Rumor Fix

Khloe Kardashian and French Montana are back together. Radar Online

Amanda Knox’s nightmare is over. NYP

Amber Rose and Wiz Khalifa have buried the hatchet. MTV

Did Natasha Leggero steal Pete Davidson’s joke? Daily Mail

Calvin Harris and Taylor Swift are dating. Hollywood Life

Karreuche Tran is blabbing about Chris Brown. TMZ

Iggy Azalea loves her boob job. JSYK

Taraji P. Henson apologized to the police for her false claims about profiling. UPROXX

Tabloid Gossip: Celebrity News Brief

Nick Cannon filed for divorce from Mariah Carey. Celebuzz

Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Martin never split. The Stir

Jennifer Aniston praised Angelina Jolie. E! Online

Cristiano Ronaldo and Irina Shayk ended their 5 year romance. Just Jared

The Brandi Glanville / Joanna Krupa war rages on. Jezebel

Maggie G. and Dylan McDermott got engaged. What’s New

Naya Rivera doesn’t like to shower. Pop Sugar

Robin Wright and Ben Foster are back together. NYDN

Katy Perry and John Mayer have rekindled their romance. People

Michael Sam is engaged. HUFFPO

Tabloid Gossip: Divorces, Engagements, and More

Nicki Minaj discussed her abortion. Bossip

Jamie Lynn Spears had a bar fight. The Blemish

Taylor Swift won 2014. Variety

Amber Rose outed an eight year old. E! Online

Charlize Theron and Sean Penn might be engaged. The Frisky

John Mayer cracked Giada’s marriage. Jezebel

Joseph Gordon-Levitt got secretly hitched. Just Jared

Gawker can go to hell. Gawker

Teen Mom’s Maci Bookout has another bun in the oven. JSYK

Slash axed his marriage. TMZ

Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Martin are still dating. People

Is a Sony insider responsible for the hack? Company Town

Elon Musk is ending his marriage to the same woman again. Yahoo!

Bethenny Frankel has a boy toy and a bangin’ bikini bod. Radar Online

Alec Baldwin and his wife are having their second baby. Today

Kelly Rowland shared her first wedding photo. ET Online

Sofia Vergara is engaged to Joe Manganiello. DListed

Chris Rock’s divorce might get nasty. ABC

Selena Gomez showed too much skin. Mediaite

Kate Gosselin has a new boyfriend. Wet Paint

The #SONY Leak: What We’ve Learned


I’ve spent my entire life working for the corporate monster, and most of those corporate monsters are major networks and studios in the entertainment industry. While I won’t mention them by name, trust that what I’m about to write is from an insider’s perspective.

My first job in entertainment was as an underling at a major network working for two high-level executives who each pulled rank by pitting me against the other. This involved demanding I hang up the phone on my other boss, throwing papers at me, and a call to HR to have me fired. Thankfully HR was one step ahead, and they secretly called  to apologize while simultaneously begging me not to quit. You see — the network was about to tank — and they needed their staff to stick around to sort its ducks. And while I’m grateful for the boot camp education on crazy-town, it was no match for my next gig, which involved a major movie studio that, as I said, will go unnamed.

I was a lawyer now, but my loyalty to the support staff stuck with me. Unfortunately, patterns in this industry repeat themselves, and this studio was no exception. I worked with assistants that were publicly berated and executives that would leave early while their assistants did their work. Because the company frowned on overtime for budgetary reasons, they often didn’t get paid for it. To be fair, the executives were repeatedly told that their high salaries came with the obligation of extra hours, yet they still exited. Those are just a few stories among a mountain of alarming anecdotes that I’ll save for my book.

When the news of the Sony hack set fire to every social network, I sat on it. I could not decide whether it was immoral to repeat information obtained through hacking, and many lives have been unjustly impacted. It has always been my intention with The Dishmaster to stay above the social-media smut. But the time has come to report on the news, and I’ll do it with the most integrity possible. Below is a list of what we’ve learned.


Famed Producer and notorious malcontent Scott Rudin engaged in a heated email exchange with Sony co-chief Amy Pascal over Angelina Jolie, which resulted in Rudin calling Jolie a “spoiled brat.” It all started when Pascal asked Rudin to meet with Jolie  in an attempt to circumvent her from stealing David Fincher from directing ‘Jobs’ in favor of her film, ‘Cleopatra,’ which Rudin predicted would be an embarrassment for the studio and a waste of his time. The exchange between these two executives is both hilarious and sad. First, being a fly on the wall as a big-wig blasts a bloated celebrity is a dream come true, especially given our culture of treating fame like royalty. And as an aside, Scott Rudin is a brilliant writer, and he’s right. Jolie has a mediocre resume at best, and by sheer numbers alone, she is not deserving of her all-star status. Furthermore, when a creative executive’s judgment is clouded by A-list status, it results in poor decisions. I need not recite Sony’s Box Office roster to prove that point.


Amidst the Angelina Jolie exhange, Pascal became alarmed by an article which quoted Fincher denying involvement in directing the ‘Jobs’ movie. The title of the article she forwarded Fincher along with a very classy “WTF,” read, “‘Girls’ star Adam Driver to Play ‘Star Wars’ Villain; David Fincher Eyed for Steve Jobs Movie.” In response, Fincher simply said, “Adam Driver is a terrible idea, I’m with you.” Pascal’s all-caps reply indicates she either doesn’t have a sense of humor or didn’t get the joke. Fortunately for Fincher, all of America gets the joke, and his wit is trending.


Rudin and Pascal’s personal exchange about President Obama turned racist when Pascal asked Rudin what to ask our Commander in Chief during an upcoming event they were both set to attend. Both Pascal and Rudin barbed back and forth about black films they should see if he liked. They have since apologized, but call me crazy if I’d like someone being paid millions per year to have a little class, even in their private exchange.  Yes it’s a hack and yes I don’t approve, but I’m not racist, and though my personal texts might involve some sexy selfies sans head, they certainly don’t involve racist jokes. Given that exchange, it is no surprise that the high paid executives are “male, pale, and stale,” as one blogger so eloquently put it.


As a former lemming in Hollywoodland, I know all about the in-house reviews each department asks for, and I’ve never been dumb enough to fill them out. Anonymity is a myth, and any hopes of a promotion means you have to drink the juice. Others were far braver than I, and wrote very damning disclosures about their desire for change in the corporation. Those disclosures included complaints about stale Adam Sandler movies, a lack of creativity, and a general unhappiness. My educated guess is that nothing has changed.

As previously stated, I do not condone hacking, and this post has been a struggle. But transparency sometimes facilitates change, and my hope for Sony is that they learn a thing or two from their exposed faults.



Tabloid Gossip: The News Brief

Ashton Kutcher still talks to Demi Moore’s kids. WHAT’S NEW

Liam Neeson and Brooke Shields were once engaged. PEOPLE

Kendall Jenner landed a contract with Estee Lauder. RTM

Naya Rivera doesn’t like Kim Kardashian’s ass. WONDERWALL

Do Angelina Jolie and Amal Clooney hate each other. RUMOR FIX

Miley Cyrus and Patrick Schwarzenegger were spotted smooching. POP SUGAR

Hilary Duff and Mike Comrie might not divorce. WET PAINT

Benedict Cumberbach is engaged. HOLLYWOOD LIFE

Solange Knowles got married. DLISTED

Selena Gomez went on a date. CELEBUZZ

Tori Spelling and her husband continue to torture each other. THE STIR


Weekend Roundup: Your Tabloid News Review

Jay Z and Beyonce put those breakup rumors to rest. HUFFPO

Gerard Butler’s got a new babe. Just Jared

Think good thoughts for the legendary Joan Rivers . . . please. Rumor Fix

Juan Pablo Galavis and Nikki Ferrell have extended their fifteen minutes to Couples Therapy. People

Jenny McCarthy and Donnie Wahlberg have wed. Wet Paint

Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross are married. Us Magazine

Brad Pitt finally made an honest woman out of Angelina. Pop Bytes.

Gabrielle Union and Dwayne Wade are husband and wife. CBS News

Kate Mara and Max Minghella split. E! Online

Britney Spears is single, and her father is a superhero. FashionStyle

Brody Jenner skipped Kim Kardashian’s wedding over a squabble. RealityTVWorld

Travis Barker remembers DJ AM on the 5-year anniversary of his death. Daily Mail