“Courtney Love has strong feelings about the ‘Pam & Tommy’ miniseries” links

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Courtney Love has strong feelings about the Pamela Anderson & Tommy Lee miniseries starring Lily James & Sebastian Stan. [Dlisted]
I’ve been thinking about this too: why hasn’t science figured out an HIV vaccine in 37 years when they figured out several Covid vaccines in less than a year? [Towleroad]
I love Gabrielle Union’s whole mod look here! [Tom & Lorenzo]
Lana Condor looked delightfully witchy at the MTV awards. [GFY]
What’s the most random fact you know? [Pajiba]
Mila Ventimiglia explains his shorts issues. [JustJared]
James Patterson is making a docuseries on Ghislaine Maxwell. [Jezebel]
It’s Olivia Rodrigo’s world and we’re just living in it. [LaineyGossip]
This Bridezilla demanded that her bridesmaids lose weight. [Starcasm]
I used to go to an all-women gym and this was not my experience. [Buzzfeed]

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  1. My3cents says:

    Holly botox, did not recognize her at all.

    • PeacefulParsley says:

      She looks like she got “the Madonna.” Yikes.

      • booboocita says:

        Didn’t she have this weird thing for Madonna a few years ago? This is single white female’ing in the extreme.

  2. Watson says:

    Lily James looks a lot like Pam with the makeup etc, but Pamela had this sparkle about her that made her super sexy and interesting. Hard to duplicate charisma!

    • milliemollie says:

      I don’t think she looks like Pam at all in the latest pap pics. Hulu did a hell of an editing job


    • BooyahB!tches says:

      It’s the same with Renee playing Judy, Nicole playing Lucy (or anyone!)….the essence of acting is to *suspend the disbelief of the audience,* that while watching you, the audience gets lost in your portrayal of a role and forgets you’re Renee/Nicole/Lily. I like Renee, seriously…not so much Nicole; and Lily, never seen her in anything. But neither of them have that ability to suspend the disbelief of the audience: all you can think about when you’re watching is “this is Renee trying to be Judy.” Same with Rami Malek and his portrayal of Freddie Mercury. For God’s sake! Facially he could have gotten away with it, but he is TINY!! Freddie was 6ft, and they didn’t even attempt to use raised ground to make it look right, like Tom Cruise does! It’s just not possible for so many actors to suspend that disbelief. I saw Meryl Streep do it as Lindy Chamberlain: everyone I spoke to said she really had that ability to make you stop remembering you were watching Meryl play Lindy…she just WAS Lindy….

      • Ann says:

        I think Pam Anderson is less iconic so it won’t be as difficult to pull off. I mean, Lucille Ball and Judy Garland….both acting legends (and singing in Judy’s case). Pam Anderson was on Bay Watch and maybe a few other things, she was never a serious show business force. Plus supposedly this Pam and Tommy thing is kind of a comedy

  3. Lucy says:

    And for some reason, instead of going after the showrunners, she decides to trash the starring actress as if she was some sort of mastermind…? I know Lily isn’t perfect, but it sounds as if Courtney doesn’t understand how the production of a tv series works.

    • Ann says:

      I agree, but despite Courtney Love being the wrong messenger here, I see her point. The tape was stolen and her private life leaked for millions to see. There has been some dispute about that, and from what I can gather they eventually agreed to take some $$ for the use of the tape since it was going to be leaked anyway. But it was stolen, and they were exploited.

      If Courtney claims that whole period of her life, and the sex tape tape thing, were traumatic for Pamela, then I’m inclined to believe her. It would be traumatic for most people. And now they’re using it as a fodder for comedy? Or entertainment?

      Honestly, when I first read about this new show I thought it was an odd subject but I didn’t really think of it as wrong in any way. But now I find it kind of icky and I would not feel comfortable watching it. A lot of actresses and other women have been the victims of leaking private material, have been specifically targeted for videos and photos etc. It’s criminal and it’s sexist. So, I won’t be watching this show. Not that I was planning on watching it anyway.

      But I don’t fault the actors and I certainly wouldn’t choose to go after THEM if I were CL. The show wasn’t their idea. Maybe she should be going after the creators.

      • Otaku fairy says:

        Agreed. The bad thing is that Courtney Love seems to only care because it’s her friend’s trauma though. She had no problem being the older woman calling a suicidal teen a wh*re, and so far hasn’t apologized for it.

    • Humbugged says:

      And is was apparently fine for CL to stick herself into someone elses marriage 10 years after the fact to make a buck

  4. Elizabeth says:

    You can’t compare HIV to COVID. HIV is a retrovirus, which is about a billion times smarter than a standard virus.

    • Eurydice says:

      The article says that and a lot more – it’s very interesting.

    • Anners says:

      I didn’t read the whole article, so forgive me if I’m re-stating the obvious, but I was talking to a friend this week who said that all this work on the COVID vaccine opened up paths that may lead to an HIV vaccine sooner rather than later, which I think is fantastic!

  5. Ann says:

    I’m impressed with the makeup and resemblance. I’m not sure why this had to be made into a miniseries?

  6. Coji says:

    Random fact – the name of the man after whom Mt Everest is named pronounced it eve-rest not ever-est. We are all saying it wrong.

    • Eurydice says:

      Like the different ways to pronounce Evelyn – Eeeev-elyn or Eh-velyn. Also geckos can lick their own eyeballs.

    • cantdoattitude says:

      for the random fact comment thread! technically bananas and pineapples are berries but strawberries aren’t.

    • Golly Gee says:

      Your eyes are always the same size from birth but your nose and ears never stop growing.
      Also, sneezes often exceed 100 mph.

    • BooyahB!tches says:

      True, his name was EEV-rist; but technically it’s not “mispronounced,” they understood that it would be EVER-est, and no one particularly cares :))

    • HaHa says:

      Lithuania was the last European country to convert to Christianity in the 14th century and many names and traditions hold onto their pagan roots.

  7. EliseM says:

    Is Courtney Love relevant?

  8. teehee says:

    I gotta say: stealing and publicizing private, intimate photos and videos of women is wrongly seen as “normal” simply because its happened again and again, –when it is in fact EXTREMELY damaging – it is invasive, traumatic, a violation, a shame and such material has no place being public property unless someone gives their consent for it to be.
    It should be treated as the sexual crime that it is. Sadly it is not taken seriously as such.

    I have to side with Courtney on this one, but yes, aiming at the actress is a bit off point. Ok, I get that shes mad at whoever would be involved in the project, but- yeah.

    The topic, as a whole, should be OFF LIMITS. If it was about any other people besides celebrities I’m sure many people would be revolted.

    • Humbugged says:

      But so is Courtney bragging about banging Gavin Rossdale (for dollars) 10 years later when he was still married

    • dollycoa says:

      Agree Courtney Love should have aimed it at the sleazy Seth Rogan who is making this with his equally sleazy buddy James Franco, probably for their own titlation. Leaking sex tapes is all about slut shaming women and Rogan should not be recreating this so many years after the event without the consent of Pamela. Lily James just desperate to get rid of her ‘Period Drama’ image so has probably done this so that she can seem sexy, without bothering her empty head with whether it was right that it was made in the first place.

    • Ann says:

      This made me think of the incident from about five years ago, maybe a little longer, where about a hundred actresses and others were targeted by a coordinated group of hackers, who got their private photos and videos and leaked them all simultaneously. Jennifer Lawrence, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Kate Upton, Jessica Brown-Findlay (who was also on “Downton” like Lily), and dozens of others. It was a big event and there were law suits and criminal prosecution. It was horrible for the women involved, I know at least one had serious depression afterwards, wouldn’t leave her house for a while, etc.

      This shouldn’t be fodder for comedy. And I don’t approve of Courtney going after Lily James, but I have to agree with dollycoa that Lily probably should have thought twice before agreeing to do this show. She’s been wrongly “shamed” herself recently, she should think of how Pamela feels. They should all think of it.

    • Otaku fairy says:

      +1. And it doesn’t matter what else they’ve done with their bodies, before or after that.

  9. paranormalgirl says:

    not sure why she would have any say in the use of a Rolling Stone cover. Rolling Stone owns the cover. And the image.

    • Desert Lizard says:

      That’s what I was thinking. The subject of a photo does not own the photo, the photographer does. That little tidbit seems like something Courtney made up in order to impress someone.

  10. FHMom says:

    Courtney Love has strong feelings about everything. I hope she is doing well.

  11. bettyrose says:

    I’m confused by this story. Did Pamela Anderson sign off on Courtney Love making an issue out of this?

    • dollycoa says:

      Pamela was complaining about this being made too, but not sure if she was complaining because she thought someone better should have been playing her, or whether she didnt want it made. Not sure why she thought someone better would be playing her when she was a d list actress anyway!

      • bettyrose says:

        In Pam’s defense, I’ve always wondered what it would be like to have someone else play you in a movie. Must be so weird. But I’d rather hear Pam’s thoughts on this topic than Courtney’s.

      • BooyahB!tches says:

        She doesn’t like ANYTHING about it.

  12. Cat Friend says:

    That bridal story is frightening
    I have every sympathy for the writer especially regarding the $500 ‘donation’
    I understand when you look back at the photographs you want it to be as you have pictured it
    The trouble is many people have not come to terms with the idea that real life is not like a magazine and even they are manipulated
    I really don’t understand in these times of filters etc that some people don’t get that fact
    Plus those people that are not perfect are suppose to be the ones you love and want beside you on your day to support you
    Just mind blowing and sad

    • Anners says:

      I love reading stories like this – not sure why? They make me so angry yet also dumfounded by the apparent limitlessness of narcissism. How do we allow people to become so entitled that they don’t even blink at asking “friends” to alter personal appearances and pony up so much money for “their special day”? Like, the absolute gall is stupefying.

      • Cat Friend says:

        I just have to limit these
        It’s like reading the “Snail” (Mail)
        It’s raises the blood pressure and that’s exactly what they want to do
        In the UK the middle-older age white men are known as ‘Gammons’ from the fact they are generally pink and angry .That’s these newspapers audience
        Can you imagine doing this to your friends and family
        So many ‘posh’ expensive weddings that I have been to and then they don’t last
        That bride will have upset the people she may need to lean on after that one day
        I watch that TV dress show occasionally and that’s enough for me 😹

    • Ann says:

      Crazy wedding stories are hard for me to resist. They really do boggle the mind. I read about one bride who hid a microphone in her dress and sang a song called “Welcome To My Wedding” as she walked down the aisle. Another in which the bridesmaids had to wear wigs. The worst thing I ever had to do was wear a really ugly mint green dress, but it wasn’t my day so I didn’t complain. We all had to wear it.

      I’m not talking about over the top weddings like the one in “Crazy Rich Asians.” Those are gorgeous and fun, and if they can afford it, well, that’s up to them. But narcissistic bridezillas and entitled brats etc., ugh. It’s your day, choose the flowers, the food, the dress, but don’t make everyone else miserable. A wedding is supposed to be fun!

  13. bettyrose says:

    I’d never heard of Olivia Rodrigo until this week’s episode of SNL. I didn’t watch the first song, but on the second one at first I thought it was a cover of Taylor Swift, so I spent a little time with Google, who confirmed that Olivia is heavily inspired by Taylor. Which, LOL! I don’t think of Taylor Swift has having much to offer musically, but Olivia clearly grew up listening to her and is still very young herself. Maybe her sound will mature.

  14. Regina Falangie says:

    Dude, when I first saw the photo I thought it was a busted Charliez Theron!!!!

  15. Normades says:

    The all women gym sounds great. It’s private so you pay and I’d totally pay for the added privacy/peace of mind.

  16. BooyahB!tches says:

    Here’s the bottom line: Pammy hates this miniseries, and everything/one involved in it. People on these comments have mentioned Gucci, OJ, etc., but here’s the thing about them: THEY’RE DEAD. Doing this to Pammy while she’s alive is a sick violation of privacy.

    • Humbugged says:

      OJ is dead !!!! Somebody should tell him as he was on getting interviewed a few week ago

      OJ is alive his spouse is dead ,Gucci is dead but his spouse in alive and saying that she should have been consulted about the film

    • Ann says:

      I feel badly knowing this, and badly that I didn’t consider it when I first read about the show. I never planned on watching it but I was like “Oh, wow, Lily James really looks like her there!”. Ugh, it’s just wrong. She’s a person and she didn’t do anything wrong. She was a victim.