Presidents Day headlines

By brendon February 18, 2013 @ 3:38 PM


CHARLIE SHEEN – will pay the $10,000 needed to buy a golden retriever specially trained to turn on lights, pick up objects, and other everyday situations, for a 15-year-old girl (that he has never met) who was crippled in an accident. In a related story, I waved someone though in traffic today. I’M AN AMAZING MAN! (nydn)

MAYA RUDOLPH – is pregnant for the fourth time. Which beats the number of times I assumed anyone (much less the brilliant Paul Thomas Anderson) would have sex with her by 4. (hollywood reporter)

JERRY BUSS – has owned the Lakers since 1979, during which the team won an amazing 10 championships, died today at the age of 80. Kobe Bryant will try several dozen times but eventually miss the funeral. (la times)

DREW BARRYMORE didn’t wear any makeup to visit an art gallery in Beverly Hills with her husband Will Kopelman, who had to be thrilled by the endless reminders that even ordinary things can be kinda pretty if someone adds some color and applies even the slightest bit of fucking effort. (fame/flynet)

yes, ‘The Master’ is based on Scientology and L. Ron Hubbard

By brendon July 19, 2012 @ 9:51 PM

Officially, ‘the Master’ is not about L.Ron Hubbard as he founded Scientology in the 1950’s. Unofficially, it’s totally about L. Ron Hubbard as he founded Scientology in the 1950’s.

Director Paul Thomas Anderson (‘There Will Be Blood’, ‘Boogie Nights’) won’t confirm it, but Marc Headley, who grew up in Scientology and worked in their headquarters for 15 years, read a copy of the script for the Daily Beast, and he found 22 similarities between Hubbard and the character played by Philip Seymour Hoffman in just the first 10 pages.

Even here, in the first full length trailer that was released today, we hear Hoffman ask this series of questions:

- Are you thoughtless in your remarks?
- Do your past failures bother you?
- Is your life a struggle?
- Is your behavior erratic?

Which are remarkably similar to these questions Hubbard wrote for the Scientology personalty test:

- Do you make thoughtless remarks or accusations which later you regret?
- Do your past failures still worry you?
- Is your life a constant struggle for survival?
- Are you often impulsive in your behavior?

So obviously Scientology is gonna go all apeshit over this; they’re not exactly “water under the bridge” kinda people. Anderson should add a song to the closing credits from Willow Smith about not letting haters get you down and maybe they’ll be like, “you know what, Willow Smith is right.”