“Cameron Diaz explains why she retired from acting years ago” links

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Cameron Diaz explains why she retired from acting: basically, she realized her work-life balance was out of whack and too much of her life was being “managed.” [Buzzfeed]
Everyone loves Brendan Fraser and we’re all rooting for him. [Dlisted]
Sarah Silverman thinks Emma Stone is amazing. [Pajiba]
Reusable toilet paper, for the Jake Gyllenhaals out there. [OMG Blog]
The Fug Girls have thoughts about the Gossip Girl reboot. [Go Fug Yourself]
Katie Holmes, striped and off-the-shoulder. [LaineyGossip]
Disney knows they’re in a pickle. [Just Jared]
Guillermo Diaz (from Jimmy Kimmel Live) has breakthrough Covid. [Seriously OMG]
Dylan Penn looks more like her mom every time I see her. [RCFA]
If dudes care about their bajingos, they should get vaxxed. [Gawker]
Someone ripped down Virginia Tech’s Pride flags and replaced them with Confederate flags. Gov. Northam needs to keep his eye on this. [Towleroad]

Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden leaving Gwyneth Paltrow and Brad Falchuk's engagement party

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  1. Jane Smith says:

    A friend and I were just talking about actors who keep acting long after they “have enough money.” They are artists, it’s their craft. It’s clearly a different profession than what I do. Still, my friend and I agreed that we wouldn’t keep acting if we didn’t have to. That’s all to say, good for Cameran! We’re all seeking that balance and so few of us ever find it.

    • February-Pisces says:

      I’m glad she did what makes her happy. I think a lot of actors continue long after they have financial stability because they feel like they have something to prove, they they will continue until they have won an Oscar. But if something no longer makes you happy and you have the financial means to step back, why not.

      I’m glad she did it, I’ve seen many anon posts on reddit from Hollywood actors saying they are unhappy and wish they could step back or do small theatre work, but Hollywood contracts and fame have prevented them and made them feel trapped. If Cameron ever gets the urge to act again I hope she does theatre instead.

      • Golly Gee says:

        Plus many crave the attention. It validates them.

      • Amanda says:


      • BlinkB says:

        Most actors carry on because they want to be famous. They might dress that up in a number of different ways, but I can safely say after working with them closely for almost 20 years, they are all seeking some type of external validation.

  2. original_kellybean says:

    Dylan Penn is very lucky to look like her mom. Better than looking like Dad, for sure.

    • Lena says:

      If no one told me she was Robin Wright’s daughter I wouldn’t have guessed so I don’t think she looks exactly like her. But she favors her mom over her dad just like her brother favors Sean over Robin. But what was interesting to me is she’s styled by Rachel Zoe who I thought had long retired as a stylist.

      • Anne Call says:

        I think she’s getting another reality show so I would not be surprised if she starts “styling” famous/semi famous people again for the tv show.

  3. Stacy Dresden says:

    Those Madden brothers are not cute. Must have great personalities.

    • Jaded says:

      People fall in love with people who don’t all look like movie stars. It’s called having a great personality, a sense of humour, compassion, respect and understanding. I’ve had relationships with men who were gods physically but lacking in all other respects so the relationships didn’t last.

    • kelleybelle says:

      “Love infuses beauty into whatever it finds appealing.” Your comment is incredibly shallow.

  4. tealily says:

    I love Brendan Fraser so much.

    • Drea says:

      Correct me if I’m wrong (and Google hasn’t been much help, so there’s a good chance I am), but wasn’t he arrested for domestic violence sometime in the 90’s/2000’s? I totally remember this but can’t find anything.

      • Heather H says:

        He was himself a victim of sexual assault. He is one of the few men who went public in years past about that in Hollywood

      • NorthernGirl_20 says:

        He was an assault victim

      • Mia4s says:

        Correcting you, because you are wrong. 🤷‍♀️

        He and his wife had some court battles about money after their divorce (I mean, join the club) but no accusations of any sort.

        He was also sexually assaulted by the former Head of the Hollywood Foreign Press….reason #199,567 I side-eye anyone who says about a performer “They won a Golden Globe!” as a positive thing. 😒

      • Eleonor says:

        @Heater yes and he was blacklisted. That aggression lead him to depression.
        I hope to see him back on the screen soon.

      • Drea says:

        This is a completely separate thing from the sexual assault. Not conflating those two things at all, and not ever denying that happened to him. Even if there was a domestic issue, it doesn’t ever excuse assault. It feeds into the perfect victim idea, and I don’t want to do that, so my apologies if it sounded that way. I was simply responding to the “I love BF so much” comment, and recalled him being problematic on other ends. But I was wrong.

        Thanks to you all for correcting me, must have been someone else from the 90’s who looked similar to him or something.

      • Drea says:

        And some deeper research leads me to think it was Sasha Mitchell from Step by Step that I was thinking of,.

  5. North of Boston says:

    RE Disney, I don’t think they DO know they are in a pickle

    The CEO’s statement to shareholders is all about roll out/distribution channels and doesn’t address the actual issue of Disney refusing to address / redress the change in channel with artists they have entered into contracts with.

    I’m pretty sure SJ would not have sued them if they had come to the table and negotiated a fair compensation package that accounted for the switch to same day theater, streaming release for BW.

    • Robert says:

      I’m sure that Scarlett or her lawyers can’t prove that the movie would have done any better if it had a long theatre only opening. Plus I’m also sure that Disney had in the contract something about acts of God. I think a pandemic qualifies. I’m not saying Disney isn’t ruthless when it comes to paying. I’m just saying they have done this for many years. Their lawyers plan for stuff like this.

      • North of Boston says:

        Acts of God don’t give them any excuse on this front. If they try to trot that out, I’m sure the opposing lawyers are going to point to the release in theaters AND the reopening of Disney theme parks to poke holes in that argument.

  6. Drea says:

    I really feel what Cameron Diaz is saying. There’s so much going on in adult life and it just keeps piling up, and it’s hard to manage, especially when you have a career. I’m glad she took a step back and did what’s best for her.

    • Eleonor says:

      Same here.
      If I’d had the money I’ll stop working tomorrow.
      Probably I’d choose to do something non profit, small projects I think, but I’d love to have time to be myself, and dedicate my life to what makes me happy.

    • deering24 says:

      One of the hardest things about fame/art is knowing how to keep it in perspective. Those things are part of life, not all of it. As much as one can love one’s work, you have to have other things you want to do, even if it’s just a hobby or two.

  7. Queen Meghan’s Hand says:

    I miss Cameron Diaz on screen, I don’t think she got the respect she deserved throughout her career. Yeah sometimes the movies were stupid but she sold her performances. I’m glad though she is able to step back.

    • Golly Gee says:

      She definitely has comedic talent. She’s a beautiful woman who didn’t mind pulling focus from that and playing up her goofy side.

    • deering24 says:

      Even in crap like Charlie’s Angels 2, she was terrific. She really committed to the part–and looked like she was having fun.

    • Normades says:

      Meh. She is beautiful and has charisma but she was never a great actor. Terrible and miscast in gangs of New York and pretty much every “serious” role. She is ok in comedy and romcoms.

      • Granger says:

        Yeah, I don’t get all the “great actor” talk about Cameron. She’s a beautiful woman who isn’t afraid to poke fun at herself in front of a camera. Hollywood loved her because she appealed to both women and men, and as such, could help sell your movie more widely. I’m not saying that’s a bad thing. But I don’t think she’s any great actor.

  8. MangoAngelesque says:

    Brendan Fraser is such a sweet heart of a man. Like, he’s a sweetheart, but he’s also just a walking, talking sweet giant heart of a human. I saw him at the Atlanta airport once (seriously, like 90% of my famous sightings have been there), and it was one of the very few times I couldn’t help but approach. I didn’t want to invade for a photo or anything, I just asked to say hello and to tell him that he’s a favourite. He was SO unbelievably nice.

    • BeanieBean says:

      Jealous! I lived in Georgia for six years & that was my home airport! Not one famous person sighting! And Brendan Fraser! Love him! I hope his career has a second act.

  9. Stellainnh says:

    Disney is gaslighting the public with their sexist statement. This is why I avoid all things Disney.

  10. Lila says:

    Love love love Brendan Fraser. What a sweetie! Rick from The Mummy will be my forever crush.

  11. Eurydice says:

    I am totally not offended by however researchers want to word “long covid can cause erectile disfunction.” I’d bet that thousands of macho anti-vaxxers would flock to CVS for vaccines if they saw that.

  12. Bettyrose says:

    The problem with the Gossip Girl reboot above all else is it’s dull. Of course the characters in the reboot needed to be more diverse and less one dimensional , but they stripped out the shameless superficial culture and replaced it with an after school special. Which would be fine if this were targeted at preteens but It’s not. It targeted at Millenials who grew up with the original and the odd Xer like me that can still indulge in a fun teen drama. So while I appreciate the less white/cis/hetero focus, I don’t need quite so many lectures on bullying.