“Why does Mel Gibson continue to get so many chances in Hollywood?” links

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Starz is doing a John Wick spinoff series called The Continental and they hired Mel Gibson. Pajiba asks why Mel Gibson keeps getting “second chances.” [Pajiba]
Here are the “winners” of Jezebel’s annual scary-story contest. Bookmarking this for when I want to scare the sh-t out of myself. [Jezebel]
This week, Jack Nicholson stepped out for the first time in two years to watch his favorite team, the LA Lakers. [Seriously OMG]
Bradley Cooper is glowed up for a potential Oscar campaign? [LaineyGossip]
Duran Duran has new music in 2021?! [Towleroad]
Sarah Jessica Parker is back to work following Willie Garson’s passing. [GFY]
Who was the best-dressed at The Eternals’ premiere? [RCFA]
Lee Pace is a thirst trap. [Tom & Lorenzo]
Meghan McCain whines about being parodied on SNL. [Dlisted]
Jason Sudeikis talks about the possibility of Ted Lasso Season 4. [JustJared]
Terrible bosses & managers are hugely responsible for the Great Resignation. [Buzzfeed]

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  1. Gobo says:

    Mel proving, once again, that cancel culture is a fiction.

    • Kasalvy says:

      I work in the industry (actually just finished a project with Mel) and I can tell you that the foreign market “value” for Mel is huge. He is loved in the international foreign film market. I will say that on set, he was very easy to work with and completely professional. Still, I’m not a fan of him personally. It is very much a case of rich white man syndrome, but he also built up his persona for a long time as being someone charming and likable. (Compare that to Armie Hammer who is NOT nearly as likable as Mel, but is also rich and white.)

      At the end of the day, Mel is still a big box office draw and makes studios a ton of money. That’s why he’s still around.

      • Gobo says:

        I don’t disagree with any of that. Nevertheless, if cancel culture was a real thing, with actual long lasting effects, he would not find it so easy to bounce back a few years after every egregious publoc incident.

      • CoffeePants says:

        > but he also built up his persona for a long time as being someone charming and likable.

        To be fair, that persona was built up in the years before anyone could just record him subjecting them to misogyny and antisemitic rants.

        If he were a woman, he would be gone. I’m not defending Paula Dean, but she lost an empire she worked hard to build for like 10% of the stuff Mel has said and done in the last couple decades. No one bothers to throw her a life raft. He’s had so many chances. So many.

  2. Barbie1 says:

    So infuriating. Who are these friends of his that keep giving him jobs. Mel is total trash.

    • FrenchGirl says:

      RDJ for ex

      • Mel says:

        You know, RDJ’s heart I believe is in the right place because he was a mess and Mel was one of the few people who gave him a chance. He feels he owes him the same thing. That being said, RDJ loves a problematic man way too much ( Chris Pratt *cough*) and needs to learn how to read the room.

    • Snappyfish says:

      I remember when I first saw him in Mad max. He was glorious to look at. When we didn’t know what the person was like. Now when I see him I’m reminded how the ugly on the inside will eventually march across the outside & it there for the world to see. If he were anything other than a white man he would be done.

      Last time he looked good, IMO, was tequila sunrise. It was a good movie & Raul Julia was great

  3. Maria from Tercer mundo says:

    Because he is a rich & powerful white man. What’s else

  4. souperkay says:

    Starz totally missed the mark. They should have hired Lance Reddick for this!!!

  5. Mel says:

    Why does Mel Gibson get so many chances? White male.

  6. Mia4s says:

    Everyone has already nailed it (ie rich white male) but a few other reasons include: they take the opportunity to blame a lot on the alcohol…a LOT 😒. Hollywood may be cracking down on behaviour in the workplace, but domestic conduct? Ehh. Less so, because they don’t have the same liability (and his worst conduct was off set). Also key was that his girlfriend at the time of the tapes was not a “perfect victim”. So in short? Hollywood remains Hollywood.

    On a completely unrelated but much needed note; I want ten seasons of Ted Lasso, but really what I want is for them to tell this wonderful story at its best and finish on their terms before any drop in quality. If that’s ten, four, or *sob* three seasons, I’m in.

  7. Annaloo. says:

    Because the only color that matters in Hollywood is Money Green, and if it means putting a raging racist, antisemitic wife-beating monster back on top, it will be done. IF it means keeping a transphobic, alt-right leaning comedian on your streaming services, it will be done. If it means keeping a toxic wellness hypocrite who underpays and overworks her staff on magazine covers, it will be done.

    The best link on this list is that Duran Duran is still going strong, and I do not meant that facetiously

    • schmootc says:

      I disagree.

      I think Lee Pace is also in the running for best link.

    • Lucy2 says:

      And I went to a Duran Duran concert a couple years ago, those guys are amazing! I had no expectations, and I was blown away by how energetic and fun it was.

  8. ncboudicca says:

    It’s so disappointing. One of the reasons I love John Wick so much is the whole universe they’ve built – and I am absolutely praying that, since he’s not the main character, that there will be enough blowback that Mel’s character will be re-cast.

  9. Erin says:

    I once worked at a store in the mall for the holidays while I was pregnant with my first. Like, 30 weeks pregnant and one of the managers wouldn’t allow me to have water up at the register and I was on my feet all shift except for 15 breaks and that’s the only time I was allowed to drink water as well. She was a nasty piece of work to her employees but was this sweet old lady with customers. Thankfully the other manager wasn’t so strict.

  10. Sunshines says:

    Lee Pace can get it. Rugged, smart, funny, thoughtful. Been watching since Wonderfalls.

    • Anners says:

      Lee Pace is my celebrity crush. He just seems so decent. And tall. And smoking hot. I never want to hear bad things about him – it would crush my soul.

      • AlpineWitch says:

        I used to think the same about Mel Gibson until the anti-Semitic rant, so maybe we should stop expecting celebrities to be ‘decent’ people…

        Also, Pace is LGBT so a Gibsonian meltdown would ruin his career for sure (which would be a huge loss!)

    • JanetDR says:

      One gorgeous man!

    • TeeBee says:

      I am late to the Lee Pace party, but I did watch Halt and Catch Fire twice through, and if I need a hit, I watch a couple hours, because there is SO MUCH LEE in that series, in all different eras, and his voice just washes over me… If you haven’t seen that series, get your hands on it. He is in almost every scene. Oh and the series is really good, and all the other actors are amazing!

  11. Normades says:

    Simon Le Bon can still get it ANYTIME. I am all here for new Duran Duran.

  12. Qzie says:

    It occurred to me while watching the SNL clip–that another dark horse for playing Lucile Ball could have been Emma Stone. Her face is SO expressive and as an actress she seems to love playing broad comedy and of course, drama. So many people better than Nicole K for that, and Emma Stone can also rock the red/ginger hair.

  13. Eve says:

    “Duran Duran has new music in 2021?! [Towleroad]”

    YESSSSS!!! And that’s more than welcome.

  14. Seaflower says:

    “Meghan McCain whines.” fixed the headline.

  15. Lala11_7 says:

    The 2 bands that I have ADORED since the late 70s when I was a child is Depeche Mode & Duran Duran and one of my GREATEST joys is knowing that BOTH groups are STILL vital…releasing GREAT music & STILL tearing it up on stage❣

  16. Doodle says:

    Lee Pace… *drools*. My husband is tall and dark haired like him. I definitely have a type.