Editor’s Note: Whether on screen or off, Hollywood can always be counted on to keep us entertained. This is especially true when it comes to politics. Join us each week as we shine the spotlight on Tinseltown’s A-listers and their whacky and sometimes inspiring takes on today’s current events.
Could We See a James/Jane Bond?
James Bond, Agent 007, has been portrayed by big-name Hollywood hunks such as Sean Connery, Pierce Brosnan, and most recently, Daniel Craig. The smooth and sexy character has captured the hearts of many fans, but would that all change if the playboy spy became non-binary, or even a woman?
Craig is ending his Bond career with his final movie, No Time To Die, and talks are in the works about his replacement. During an interview on the Speaking to the Girls on Film podcast, Barbara Broccoli, the producer of the 007 franchise, said she couldn’t see a female bond taking over the scene, but perhaps a non-binary Bond might not be out of the question. Podcast host Anna Smith asked: “Non-binary, perhaps, maybe one day?” Broccoli responded with: “Who knows? I mean, I think it’s open. We just have to find the right actor.” She added that they wanted the actor to be British “… and British, as we know, can be many things.”
One Hollywood producer, according to Daily Mail, said that might not be as easy as people might think. “Bond has to adapt to the times but a non-binary 007 might be hard for fans to accept.”
However, former Bond actor Brosnan said he’d like to see a woman in the spy role. In 2019, he told The Hollywood Reporter it was time for James to become Jane Bond:
“I think we’ve watched the guys do it for the last 40 years. Get out of the way, guys, and put a woman up there. I think it would be exhilarating, it would be exciting. I don’t think that’s going to happen with the Broccolis. I don’t think that is going to happen under their watch.”
Another Prop Accident?
After Alec Baldwin’s prop gun accident that killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, we probably didn’t expect to hear about another actor’s injury on set. But, it has happened. This time the incident took place in the wrestling arena, during the annual event Christmas Star Wars hosted by World Class Pro Wrestling in Irving, TX on Saturday, Dec. 11. Only, the “actor” isn’t denying his involvement in the way Baldwin has; instead, he claims the referee whom he stabbed “was hired to bleed.”
Devon Nicholson, 39, also known as “Blood Hunter” and “Hannibal” repeatedly struck referee Lando Deltoro, 50, in the head with an iron spike. “What happened,” Nicholson said, “this referee was supposed to bleed from razor blade cuts. I assume he actually cut himself with the razor blades.” The wrestler claimed he thought he had covered the tip of the spike with his hand before striking the older man. “He gave no indication to me — and you people can watch the footage — zero indication to me in the ring that he wasn’t just selling and was legitimately hurt,” Nicholson said.
Deltoro, a veteran, was severely injured and required seven staples and emergency surgery for a severed artery in his skull. He said he was told he’d lost nearly three pints of blood. A former Navy hospital corpsman, the referee said the incident triggered his PTSD from his military days and serving in the Persian Gulf War and the Iraq War. According to Deltoro, he went into hypovolemic shock which is caused by severe blood loss that can shut down the body’s organs.
Do you think “Blood Hunter” couldn’t tell how severely he was damaging the referee? Watch the video here.
Cheers And Jeers
Sometimes, HollyWeird players make headlines for silly or bizarre happenings, so here is a collection of newsworthy doings — honorable and dishonorable — by the tenants of Tinseltown.
Elon Musk: Person of the Year
Elon Musk was named Time’s person of the year and set off a lot of criticism and hollering from the left. As Liberty Nation’s Keelin Ferris explained, “It should come as no surprise that Democrats and the woke left are enraged that Musk, the wealthiest person on earth, has been granted this accolade. His non-progressive views on COVID-19, unions, and taxes regularly draw their scathing criticism. But in this era of intolerance, deviation from the party-line can not go unanswered.”
Caitlyn Jenner Slams Restaurant That Refused Her Service
Caitlyn Jenner, as Liberty Nation’s James Fite described her, “A trans Republican who doesn’t want trans girls in girl sports,” was recently denied service to a hotel restaurant she has often frequented because she was wearing “ripped” jeans. On Monday, Dec. 13, she took to social media and wrote: “f— your horrible service for not letting me have lunch with this tiny rip in my jeans. Shame on you. Disgusting. I have been a patron for decades. No longer.”
The Polo Lounge has been a place Jenner has given her patronage to often and this is the first time she’s had such a bad experience. She said she had her hair and makeup done and was wearing distressed jeans (not ripped), and although the establishment has rules against anyone taking photographs, Jenner claimed she took several with other patrons – only the ripped jeans rule was enforced. Although, the Polo Lounge’s dress code states “we encourage” customers to dress for the occasion and “ask that you refrain from wearing casual hats, ripped denim …” The rules suggest not demands refraining from wearing torn or ripped jeans.
Celebrities say the darndest things …
Donald Trump Jr.
Have you heard of Hillary Clinton’s newest endeavor where she’ll be teaching her new Masterclass? According to the former presidential candidate, “I’ll be teaching the skills I developed throughout my career – the challenges, the triumphs, and all the rest.” Well, Donald Trump Jr. had a few words for her on Twitter:
“I would say that the only masterclass Hillary Clinton is qualified to teach is one on how to never become President of the United States, but she’s probably qualified to teach one on how Epstein totally ‘killed himself’ too.”
Kevin Sorbo (Hercules)
This man is full of hilarious tweets. Take a gander at just a few from this week:
“If I had a dollar for every time Socialism worked I would have $0.00”
“Rudolph Changes Name To Rolanda, Dominates Female Reindeer Games!”
“Pick up line of the week: Hey girl, your last name must be Pfizer, cause you just made my heart stop.”
Tune in next week to see what else Tinseltown has planned.
~ Read more from Kelli Ballard.