Edward Norton is still whining

By brendon April 18, 2011 @ 2:51 PM

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To recap: Hulk, starring Eric Bana as Bruce Banner, was generally considered to have failed at the box office, so Marvel pretended like it never happened and made an all new Hulk movie starring Edward Norton. That didn’t help, and it only made 5 million more than the first one (worldwide gross – budget = 114 vs 109).

Now Marvel is making a movie based on the Avengers, this time with Mark Ruffalo playing Bruce Banner, and Norton, who was more than happy to replace Bana under identical circumstances, is still whining about it

“I found it a cheap and unnecessary representation that it was about things other than money. They came to me avidly to talk about it and then, at the end of the day, it was just flat out a business decision.”
“I would say that blew back on them much worse than it blew back on me … Marvel’s going to have to deal with their own karma. They’ve got bigger problems than me.”

What Norton calls a “cheap and unnecessary representation” is that the Marvel CEO said they wanted to replace him with an actor who, “embodies the creativity and collaborative spirit of our other talented cast members”. In other words Norton is an annoying pain in the ass, one who takes credit for things he didn’t do, so fuck him. If he’d rather the CEO have said that I’m sure he can be reached for a comment.

Scott Ruffalo is still dead

By brendon August 11, 2009 @ 4:00 PM

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Remember Scott Ruffalo?  He was Mark Ruffalos brother.  He worked at a real fancy hair salon in Beverly Hills and was shot in the head in January of 2008.  Well if you don’t you and the Beverly Hills police department have a lot in common.  Because they either don’t remember him or they were told he came back to life because its been 19 months and they’ve yet to arrest anyone or even determine if it was a suicide or homicide, despite the fact that two people were they’re when it happened.

The great Mark Ebner did a recent piece about this and one of the things he mentions is that the bullet entered Ruffalos right frontal and parietal scalp and traveled downward at a 45 degree angle.  This means one of two things:

1. Ruffalo was Mr. Fantastic.
2. Someone else shot him.

JUST KIDDING, IT WAS HOMICIDE

By brendon December 18, 2008 @ 9:10 AM

Okay so at first the Beverly Hills PD brought in two suspects for the shooting death of Scott Ruffalo, brother of over-rated actor Mark Ruffalo.  They were suspected of homicide, but then they were released after telling the cops Scotts death was really an accidental suicide.  They said he shot himself playing Russian Roulette, and the cops bought it.  Now, we’re back to that first one, as the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office on Wednesday officially ruled the death a homicide.  You can see now why law enforcement in southern California is the world wide gold standard for excellence.  The AP says…

Coroner's spokesman Craig Harvey says an investigation closed Wednesday determined that someone shot 39-year-old Scott M. Ruffalo in the head.  Beverly Hills police arrested, but later released, a 26-year-old woman suspected of the shooting. They have not publicly named any other suspects.  The woman's attorney said at the time of her release that Ruffalo shot himself in the head playing Russian roulette. Jail records do not indicate she has been re-arrested.  Police have not released a motive in the case.

Keep in mind Scott was shot on December 1st.  Police haven't released a statement yet about the new ruling, but when they do, don’t be surprised if they say Scotts body is missing, and he wasn’t actually dead, it was some other guy, and we’re locked out of the police station does anyone know how to do that credit card thing with a lock, and I think I left my gun in the bathroom at starbucks so if anyone sees that could you please bring it back and whoever put super glue on the seat of my squad car is gonna get it.  I tore my pants.  I think it was Ron.

OR MAYBE HE DIDNT KILL HIMSELF

By brendon December 12, 2008 @ 10:44 AM

Despite being released by police just two days ago (more on that here), the man and woman who were initially investigated for the shooting death of Scott Ruffalo, the brother of Mark Ruffalo, who is an actor, therefore making this story more important, may not be in the clear just yet.  TMZ says…

We're told when cops arrived at the scene they recovered two loaded guns. Law enforcement also tells us the call they got was to respond to an assault, not a suicide or accidental death.
Shaha Mishaal Adham, the woman who was in Scott's apartment at the time of the shooting, told us yesterday Scott was playing Russian Roulette because he was "crazy." But our sources say cops aren't buying the R.R. theory. For starters, who shoots themselves in the back of the head when they're playing Russian Roulette?  Now get this — law enforcement tells us paramedics didn't even know Scott was shot until he was on his way to the hospital. They say the wound was not apparent.

Ummm … what?  Is it me or does this not really go together.  He was shot once.  If he had one shot to the back of the head, but the paramedics didn’t notice it, what did they think, he was narcoleptic?  There would seemingly be nothing wrong with him, except he’s covered in blood and suspiciously not alive.  Did they think it was all in his head?  Psychosomatic?  I’m not technically a paramedic, but I like to think if a saw a still-warm body covered in blood, it would set off a few alarms.  "I saw something about this in class one day," I would say to myself with my hands on my hips.  "Now what was it…"

SCOTT RUFFALO KILLED HIMSELF

By brendon December 10, 2008 @ 10:34 AM

Late yesterday word started to get around that the only two suspects in the shooting of Scott Ruffalo, brother of actor Mark Ruffalo, would not be charged because they were claiming Scott shot himself during a game of Russian Roulette.  And now it looks like the cops bought it.  The AP says…

Police cleared a woman arrested in the shooting death of actor Mark Ruffalo's younger brother after being shown evidence that the wound was self-inflicted, the result of playing with a gun, her attorney said Wednesday.
Police records confirmed that Shaha Mishaal Adham, 26, left the Beverly Hills jail, where she'd been held without bail since surrendering Monday afternoon on an attempted murder arrest warrant.
Attorney Ronald Richards said he presented evidence to detectives during a five-hour meeting Tuesday night that proved Adham did not shoot Scott Ruffalo early Dec. 1. He said Ruffalo's gunshot wound to the head was self-inflicted — that Adham was essentially a witness to a game of Russian Roulette.
"This was an accidental shooting by someone that plays with guns," Richards said.

Well according to my bumper sticker, “God, Guns, and Guts Made This Country Great”, and I see no reason to question my fender just because this dork was acting like an idiot and put a loaded gun to his head.

STUFF FROM ALL OVER

By brendon December 09, 2008 @ 7:02 AM

JAY LENO IS MOVING TO PRIME TIME – In one of the more staggering Hollywood comebacks you'll ever see, Jay Leno has somehow gone from fired to promoted.  He’s already been replaced as the Tonight Show host by Conan O’Brian starting next year, but now NBC has announced he will essentially be doing the same show in prime time, at 10:00 pm, 5 nights a week.  His salary, rumored to be around 30 million a year, is expected to stay the same, saving the network almost 13 million dollars a week when compared to typical prime time programming.  It also means NBC will have two hours of original programming a night, then three and a half hours of talk shows.  My, what creative thinking that is.  How do they do it!  I'm gonna go pitch them a show called "Duck Pond".  Basically we show a live shot from a duck pond for 60 minutes.  I figure it can be on at least three nights a week, along with a Christmas special where we put the ducks in little Santa hats. 

HAROLD AND MAUDE WANNA BE NEIGHBORS – Alex Rodriquez insists that he's not moving in with Madonna but the Daily News says she wants to buy him a house right next to hers, so it's pretty much the same thing. And by that, I mean boring.

SCOTT RUFFALO IS DEAD – Scott Ruffalo, the brother of actor Mark Ruffalo, died last night after suffering a gunshot wound last week.  The two prime suspects, Brian Scofield and Shaha Mishaal Adham, turned themselves in to the Bev Hills PD yesterday.  The good news is, I'm fine.  The picture of health and vitality. 

OPRAH IS A FAT COW – Oprah says she now weighs over 200 pounds, having gained 40 pounds in the last two years.  She says,  "I'm embarrassed … I can't believe that after all these years, all the things I know how to do, I'm still talking about my weight. I look at my thinner self and think, 'How did I let this happen again?' " and "I felt like a fat cow. I wanted to disappear."  That makes two of us.  Her closet must look like a sleeping bag display.