Monday, February 25, 2013
Bradley Cooper Nude Scenes; Erin Andrews Puts Rapper 50 Cents in His Place
(Update 6/4/13: When I wrote this post I didn't know anything about Cooper. Since then I've seen Silver Linings Playbook and I've come to admire his work. I've seen four of his other films. And though none compare to his performance in Silver Linings, I loved them all.)
We've been hearing so much about actor, Bradley Cooper, and the Oscars lately, I was curious about whether or not he'd ever done any nude scenes in films. In all honesty, I don't know much about him or his films and I've never been a huge fan. He's from the Philadelphia area and grew up in a Philly suburb not far from New Hope...Jenkintown...but I just never was drawn to any of his films.
But I'm always curious about the double standard in Hollywood with respect to women and men in nude scenes, especially with full frontal nudity. And male full frontal nudity is always the last place "they" will go.
I couldn't find anything about full frontal nudity for Bradley Cooper, but I did find this link to a nude scene he did once.
He also did a gay sex scene in the 2001 film, Wet Hot American Summer. Check out the link for photos.
"I remember saying," says Cooper, "'What if we wear tube socks, and I'll go up on the wall, and you'll come from behind me.' And I said in the scene, 'Say my name,' and Michael says, 'Ben!' And I say, 'No! Say my Christian name,' and he whispers, 'Benjamin,' and that's when I came."
But aside from nude scenes, there's been speculation about whether or not Cooper is gay in real life. Here's one link, here's another, and yet another.
This gay "rumor" bothers me on several different levels. One, if Bradley Cooper is gay and he's not ready to come out that's his business. Period. Two, whenever the press starts a rumor about whether or not an actor or actress is gay there's always a hidden meaning...as if there's something wrong with being gay. And that's what bothers me the most.
Erin Andrews Puts Rapper 50 in His Place
At the Daytona 500 this weekend, reporter Erin Andrews wound up in an odd situation with rapper, 50 Cents.
50 decided to show his appreciation for Andrews' work, and, well, Andrews didn't much dig it.
Not quite. It's more than just that. 50 Cents went to hug and kiss Andrews and she put an end to THAT fast. From the way it looked, I think he was ready to tongue kiss her. You can watch it on the video here. And you can see how aggressive and insulting 50 Cents was to this young woman.
This is the sort of thing we see all the time and no one ever complains about it. A woman is doing her job, and someone like 50 Cents comes along and sexually harrasses her. Would he have attempted to kiss Ryan Seacrest that way? Would he have attempted to kiss any male reporter that way? I highly doubt it.
Frankly, I wouldn't have been unhappy if Erin Andrews had hauled off and smacked him right in the face. Or, kicked him in the nuts. I'm so tired of seeing women treated this way. I'm also tired of the press making light of things like this.
As a side note, to give you more insight into 50 Cents, this is what 50 Cents tweeted when he arrived at the Daytona 500.
Earlier, 50 had surely raised the blood pressure of NASCAR officials when he arrived at Daytona and tweeted, "Damn I don't see no black people lol."
Now, that's the kind of racist remark I absolutely despise, too. As an author I know how powerful words like that can be and I don't take them for granted. We're all trying to put an end to that brand of racism. It's just not funny anymore.