It’s been widely rumored that comic Dane Cook steals his material from other comics and then has his people pay them off under the table to avoid lawsuits. Along with being unoriginal, his people sure take offense when bloggers dare write something bad about him.
Whoever runs Dane’s official myspace sent a baiting message to Best Week Ever writer Alex Blagg after Blagg wrote some crap about him. Then when Blagg got back to Dane’s myspace asking him why anyone cares about what he writes he received a long mistake-filled e-mail back. The diatribe is full of personal attacks and angry accusations and doesn’t make a lot of sense. Someone’s got issues:
you wish you were Dane Cook and that’s one of your problems. your an elitist dolt with nothing but a crappy unfunny bio. Or as we call you “alt”
if i am DC or not doesn’t really matter. i got into your head and thats all i wanted. once you start posting your jealous “remarks” .. and in forums it is not just your private opinion anymore. So not everyone that reads it thinks your an adorable heavy set treat with your witty quips. I demur that position you take sir.
my remark lets see — well — is you’re a nobody douche with low self esteem that wishes he could contribute anything to this world so how do you do it? Hmmm I guess your a critic of people? That is your new title AB the critic of people! How does that pay when you’re not working at the kinkos or is it home depot?
your parents must me so proud. Let’s call them together and tell them about your latest post!
I look forward to your reply. I wager you sit writing and re-writing for well over an hour. Heart pounding trying to think of the perfect phrase or wording to get back at me at someone you dont know at all but you are great at that right? How can you take down someone that gave you the opportunity to speak at all? Go ahead sweetness write back with your well oiled quips — call a friend maybe they will help write it. Or better yet do what you ALWAYS do and take out your lack of worth on Dane Cook and others that work hard, contribute and get their goals — the ones that CAN’T FIGHT YOU because they are too busy and have too much to do to even notice you.
You would never in a million blogs say anything to anyones face you scared kitty. i bet my eyes on it.
Man think about your mom and dad. F*&@ they must wish they had a son that was worth something more than a blogging hater. Don’t worry Alex you’re not the only one who is getting this treatment from me. See you’re not that special even in bs like this. I just love turning the hard light on some of you bitter pills.
THAT is your legacy. Think about those words Alex Blagg. THAT is what your name has earned.
This isn’t the first time this has happened. A commentor on Best Week Ever notes that “I wrote about him slightly negatively on my blog last year and he sent me an email within hours.”
Does anyone think this guy is funny? He only came up on my radar when he appeared in that terribly boring movie with Jessica Simpson and was rumored to be banging her briefly. Pajiba critic Dustin Rowles says of Cook:
Dane Cook is that dumbass who shows up to every (every) concert you’ve ever been to in your life and screams in between every single motherf@ing song break, “Freebird! Hey, Man. Play Freebird!”
Apparently, he or his minions also get into drunken fights with the guys trying to watch the concert who tell him to STFU. People who do that online are called trolls.
Dane’s publicist swears he didn’t write that message and says there are all sorts of fake myspace sites out there. The message came from his official myspace page, though, the one he links from his website.
Cook is said to let his sister and family members manage his myspace page and add friends for him, and it’s possible one of them wrote that message. The target of that unintelligible e-mail, Alex Blagg, tells Radar Online:
I can confirm with absolute certainty they came from the Official MySpace Page he’s so famous for, which means if Dane didn’t send them, all his millions of MySpace friends are actually interacting with some other douchebag who can’t take a joke.”
Update: Dane Cook blogged that his myspace was hacked and said that was how the e-mail was sent to Alex Blagg. Given how much better he writes and how different the tone is, I sort of believe it wasn’t him. He doesn’t help his cause by dissing bloggers and going on about how there are more important things in life like people fighting in Iraq. He dismisses all the controversy as noise because he doesn’t agree with bloggers’ opinions. Just like making shit jokes, writing about celebrities online is a job. We’re not making jokes on stage, but it’s entertainment and has a similar place in society. Isn’t he supposed to understand the Internet since he’s an early adopter? (And we also support our troops while hoping they come home as soon as possible. How is caring about the world and dissing people incompatible?)
If Cook is to be believed and he didn’t write it, then a likely scenario is that it was someone close to him with access to the site. He didn’t really endear himself to bloggers in his response, though.