I, TONYA GLOBAL RELEASE CAUSES MAJOR CONFUSION

MEXICO CITY – A  number of Spanish-language markets are having a hard time coping with the phonetics of new film I, Tonya.

I, Tonya stars Margot Robbie as Tonya Harding, a figure skater who combined some of the qualities of a mafia hit man. However, Spanish language markets are finding the movie difficult to market on account of its title.

“I thought for sure it would have, like, America Ferrera or something,” lamented Maria Gonzales, of Mexico City.

Miss Gonzales is not the only confused cinema-goer. Why? The answer is in the title.

“What we’re finding is that many Spanish speakers think this film is actually called, ‘Aye, Tonya!’ … and they assume it’s a new Telenovela brought to the big screen,” says an executive with Neon, the company that distributes the film.

Too late to change the title for certain markets, many audiences are leaving confused by the film.

“Who ice skates in South America?” asked one moviegoer.

And, another retorted, “Just more white girl stuff; not a single Latina in this whole movie!”

Regardless, the film – about famed figure skater Tonya Harding – is getting major awards buzz.

I, TONYA is currently in theatres.

NEW REALITY SHOW WILL FOLLOW PERVERTS

HOLLYWOOD – New Reality show, “Hidden Pervert” will follow everyday men as they reveal to people in their lives that
they’re sexual predators.

In the latest twist in the ongoing sex scandals plaguing the film and television industry, SPIKE TV has announced a new reality series that will follow men who eventually reveal to friends, family, and coworkers that they are, in fact, sex pests.

 

HIDDEN PERVERT will follow men like Jim MacNichol, 42, from Des Moines. MacNichol is a shift supervisor at a local Wal-Mart. When he’s not at home with his wife of 18 years, Mary, and his twin girls, he can be found in warehouses and break rooms inappropriately touching coworkers and making crude remarks.

“I thought, well hell, if I’m gonna be found out, might as well make a buck,” said MacNichol on his reasoning for joining the program.

Each episode will follow one sexual predator as he goes through his life, subsequently revealing to his family that he’s gross, and then being shipped off to a local rehab facility for, say, three days of intense chatting about the problem.

“When it’s all done, I hope I’ll be less aroused by strangers,” revealed MacNichol.

HIDDEN PERVERT will appear next Summer on SPIKE TV.

TOM HANKS ACCUSED OF INAPPROPRIATE BALL TOUCHING

HOLLYWOOD – Co-star accuses Tom Hanks of inappropriate behaviour.

The Hollywood Reporter is the first to break the news of the latest allegations of sexual misconduct against an actor. This time, it’s Tom Hanks.

A production assistant on the set of CASTAWAY claims Hanks, on more than one occasion, would caress and stroke his co-star, the volleyball named “Wilson”, in situations that went far beyond what was needed for a scene.

“We’d all just be there, watching,” claimed the unnamed production assistant, “and, Mr. Hanks would just, like, have his hands all over Wilson. We’d all read the script, and we all knew it wasn’t right.”

In light of the allegations, Wilson has released a short statement on Twitter, “shm ppl knew what happened. said nuthin then. now come out. thx for support. hanging by thread but #blessed. will b ok.”

Hanks is not commenting on the allegations. However, they are both set to appear at this years Golden Globes ceremony, where Hanks is nominated for his work in THE POST.

More as this story develops. THE POST is in theatres now.

5 ACTORS WHO MISSED OUT ON THE ROLE OF A LIFETIME

HOLLYWOOD – It’s hard enough to be an actor. Imagine how much harder it is knowing you were THIS CLOSE to that iconic role!

The following actors may have a career now … but they’d be icons had they not been runners-up on some amazing roles.

 


Nedry, JURASSIC PARK. 

Winner: Wayne Knight.    |   Loser: Andy Dick. 

That’s right. Hollywood’s hot mess, Andy Dick, was almost computer nerd Dennis Nedry in Jurassic Park. Andy was the front runner, until he started licking Laura Dern, and sitting inappropriately on prop dinosaur tongues during a call-back.


Jason Bourne, THE BOURNE IDENTITY. 

Winner: Matt Damon.    |   Loser: Gary Busey. 

A fresh-faced (?) Gary Busey was slated to appear in the Bourne franchise. The original script wanted a world-weary, older Bourne looking back on his life, and trying to piece together the conspiracy that made him a killer. Unfortunately, Busey was, at the same time, trying to piece together his own conspiracy and schedules conflicted.


Bruce Wayne, BATMAN. 

Winner: Michael Keaton.    |   Loser: Johnny Depp. 

Tim Burton’s history with Johnny Depp almost had another credit, when Depp was slated to appear as Bruce Wayne. And, that was ultimately the problem. The role required Depp to play both Bruce Wayne AND Batman. Depp was so unnerved at the sight of the Batman suit, he’d retreat to corners of the soundstage to “fear pee”, as one PA put it. So, the roll was recast.


Lara Croft, LARA CROFT: TOMB RAIDER. 

Winner: Angelina Jolie.    |   Loser: Jennifer Aniston. 

Brad Pitt wasn’t the only reason these two actresses don’t get along. Aniston was scheduled to appear as the voluptuous video game star, but at the last moment, Jolie had placed a blood curse on the beleaguered actress, who’s breasts deflated, as a result. The part was taken back from Aniston in favour of Jolie.


Gollum, THE LORD OF THE RINGS. 

Winner: Andy Serkis.    |   Loser: Clint Howard. 

Serkis made history for playing the part of a digitally-created character, but the original plan was to have an actor without visual effects. Clint Howard had a number of outstanding chemistry tests, and won the role. But, the look of him against the backdrop of New Zealand was so unsettling, Peter Jackson decided to go “less realistic” and made the character computer-generated.

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