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Sydney Sweeney's rep claps back on hater Carol Baum: 'That's shameful'
Added 94 days agoSource: CeleBitchy
Sydney Sweeney's rep claps back on hater Carol Baum: 'That's shameful'
One of the weirdest stories of the week is about producer Carol Baum bashing Sydney Sweeney for no real reason. Baum produced Father of the Bride, Snow Falling On Cedars, The Good Girl and a dozen other films. This week, Baum was chatting with a NYT moderator for some kind of discussion about Hollywood, and Baum recounted watching Anyone But You, the successful romantic-comedy starring Sydney Sweeney and Glen Powell. Sydney produced ABY too. Baum apparently said, ?Explain this girl to me. She?s not pretty, she can?t act. Why is she so hot?? RUDE! Well, Baum?s comments were publicized by the Daily Mail and other outlets, and there was an immediate reaction from Sweeney?s rep. Baum apparently already tried to backtrack too:

Sydney Sweeneys camp hasnt wasted time clapping back at the attack on her looks and acting chops by a Hollywood producer even though the woman herself is walking it back. A rep for the Euphoria actress called out Carol Baum for her recent remarks that classified SS as not pretty and not a good actress, saying, How sad that a woman in the position to share her expertise and experience chooses instead to attack another woman.

The rep adds, If that?s what she?s learned in her decades in the industry and feels is appropriate to teach to her students, that?s shameful. To unjustly disparage a fellow female producer speaks volumes about Ms Baum?s character.?

Sydneys former colleagues have also come out to speak up on her behalf including producer Teddy Schwarzman, who worked with Sydney on Immaculate. He responded to this slam as well, saying Sydney is not only talented, but incredibly humble and kind and a badass scream queen too.

As for Carol herself, shes already expressing regret over the whole thing telling TMZ she wishes she never wouldve made her original comments, and that crapping on an actor like that in public usually isnt her style. Carol who has movie credits under her belt such as Father of the Bride and Buffy the Vampire Slayer goes on to say shes been getting a ton of hate mail over all this.

[From TMZ]

Hate mail? The Mail ran Baum?s comments as an exclusive on Tuesday, and the story was only widely picked up on Wednesday. I guess Baum could mean email or hate-DMs rather than ?mail,? but who knows. It doesn?t sound like Carol Baum is current on modes of communication. Anyway, I think Sydney?s rep struck the right tone and this is honestly a very easy layup for Team Sweeney. Sydney gets tons of sympathy and she gets further recognition as a successful producer. It also helps that in Sydney?s time in Hollywood, she?s made friends and she hasn?t walked all over people on her way to the upper-middle of Hollywood.

As a producer of #Immaculate, I?ll enlighten Ms. Baum that two-time Emmy nominee Sydney Sweeney is not only one of the most talented actresses I?ve worked with, but also incredibly smart, kind and humble. I?m not sure why someone who claims to still be a producer would make such?

Teddy Schwarzman (@tschwarzman) April 17, 2024

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APR
18
Mariska Hargitay was mistaken for a police officer by a little girl who lost her mom
Added 94 days agoSource: CeleBitchy
Mariska Hargitay was mistaken for a police officer by a little girl who lost her mom
Well here?s a sweet little tale of good samaritanship: last week Mariska Hargitay was on set in a New York City public park filming Law & Order: SVU, when a little girl who?d lost her mother ran up to her for help. The girl saw Captain Olivia Benson?s badge and thought Mariska was a police officer! And if your next question is, ?did the little girl find her mom?? Well then you don?t know Olivia Benson! Of course Mariska stopped production to reunite parent and child. Another case closed.

Mariska Hargitay doesn?t just star as a heroic detective saving people?s lives onscreen ? she also steps into those shoes in real life, too.

While filming one of the final episodes of season 25 of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit in New York City on April 10, Hargitay, 60, was approached by a little girl who believed her to be a real police officer based on the badge she wore as part of her character?s outfit.

A witness tells PEOPLE that the little girl had been separated from her mother in the Anne Loftus Playground in Fort Tryon Park and enlisted Hargitay for help. The actress obliged, halting production for 20 minutes to help the child locate her mother and to console them both.

The little girl was completely oblivious to the film crew ? and to Hargitay?s scene partner, Ice-T ? the witness notes, as she believed Hargitay to be an on-duty police officer.

Ahead of the premiere of the long-running drama series? 25th season in January, Hargitay spoke to PEOPLE about the show?s historic run as her character, Olivia Benson, became the longest-running character on a prime-time drama series. The show also became the longest-running drama series in TV history.

?We?ve been on a parallel journey,? she said. ?There?s a thing: WWOBD, ?What would Olivia Benson do?? The fans would always talk about it, and one day it hit me. I also have those moments where I?ve sort of slipped into her. If there?s a crisis, I just take over and lead like that. Being strong and fearless. It?s sort of this perfect feminist story.

[From People]

I don?t know about you, but this was exactly the kind of adorable, feel-good story I needed this week. That girl really couldn?t have done better than to enlist Mariska Hargitay for help. Not only has Mariska been playing Olivia Benson for years ? I didn?t realize it was 25 though, holy cow! ? she?s brought the best of Benson into her personal life. In 2004 she founded the Joyful Heart Foundation, a nonprofit that supports survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. Not that every actor should be setting up foundations connected to their signature characters, but with Mariska it seems like genuine passion and compassion. Through Joyful Heart she spearheaded a truly impactful campaign to end the rape-kit backlog. Whether we?re lost or not, we could all do with turning to Mariska for direction.

This is why I love her so much. She's a real life hero

Mariska Hargitay, Dressed in Her SVU Gear, Mistaken for Real-Life Police Officer By Young Girl Looking for Her Mom #svu #svu25 https://t.co/9VNXY5d16n via @people

Edina (@Edina87) April 17, 2024

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Zendaya wore custom Vera Wang to the LA 'Challengers' premiere: cute'
Added 94 days agoSource: CeleBitchy
Zendaya wore custom Vera Wang to the LA 'Challengers' premiere: cute'
I genuinely hope that last night?s LA premiere was the final piece of the Challengers promotional tour. Not that I?m tired of Zendaya?s many sartorial adventures, but I just think these actors are exhausted. They criss-crossed around Europe last week, even turning up in Monaco for the men?s tennis tournament (they watched one of the men?s semifinals) at the Monte Carlo Country Club. The way Challengers has done promotional tie-ins with various tennis tournaments is sort of amazing too Zendaya has turned up at more major tournaments in the past two years than several top players.

Anyway, here are some pics from the big LA premiere. Zendaya wore a custom Vera Wang ballgown which? is not my favorite look from the tour. It?s very princessy, which is fine, but it also has kind of a weird Lady Marmalade vibe which clashes with Challengers? It?s the lace on the bodice, I think.

Zendaya also changed into this Celia Kritharioti dress which fully makes her look like she?s wearing a tennis ball.

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Jenna Dewan wants half of everything related to the 'Magic Mike' intellectual property
Added 94 days agoSource: CeleBitchy
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Producer Carol Baum: Sydney Sweeney 'is not pretty, she can't act, why is she so hot?'
Added 94 days agoSource: CeleBitchy
Producer Carol Baum: Sydney Sweeney 'is not pretty, she can't act, why is she so hot?'
Sydney Sweeney is an attractive blonde actress who has been on a significant rise for the past three years or so. She?s a big deal because of her Emmy-nominated turn in Euphoria, her Emmy-nominated turn in The White Lotus Season 1, Reality (where she played the lead, Reality Winner), Sharp Objects and most recently, Immaculate and Anyone But You. Sweeney produced the last two films, and Anyone But You was considered an old-school, enjoyable mid-budget rom-com and it?s been Sydney?s biggest success as a producer. Well, the fact that a cute blonde actress is out there, developing and producing projects for herself has apparently broken the brains of some Hollywood producers. The Mail had some exclusive comments from ?top female producer? Carol Baum, who basically called Sydney an ugly, untalented flop.

She is one of Hollywoods hottest young rising stars recently been hailed as evidence for woke culture being in the decline. But now Sydney Sweeney has been fiercely blasted by one of Hollywoods top female producers.

Shes not pretty, she cant act, claims Carol Baum, whose films include Father of the Bride and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Baum, speaking with New York Times film critic Janet Maslin before an audience of fans following a screening of her 1988 film Dead Ringers starring Jeremy Irons, held nothing back as she began her critique of the 26-year-old actress.

Theres an actress who everybody loves now Sydney Sweeney. I dont get Sydney Sweeney. I was watching on the plane Sydney Sweeneys movie because I wanted to watch it, she says about Anyone But You. I wanted to know who she is and why everybodys talking about her, she told Maslin and her audience. I watched this unwatchable movie- sorry to people who love this movie [this] romantic comedy where they hate each other.

Referencing the producing class she teaches at the USC School of Cinematic Arts, Baum added: I said to my class, Explain this girl to me. Shes not pretty, she cant act. Why is she so hot? Nobody had an answer but then the question was asked, Well if you could get your movie made because she was in it, would you do it? I said, Well thats a really good questionthats a very hard question to answer because we all want to get the movie made and who walks away from a green light? Nobody I know. Your job is to get the movie made.

Baum has produced 34 films starring the likes of Jennifer Aniston, Michael Douglas and Dolly Parton and last year published a book entitled Creative Producing.

[From The Daily Mail]

True story: Anyone But You looked stupid to me, but I admired the way Sydney hustled for that movie and created a gossip storyline (did she bang Glen Powell and ruin his relationship with Gigi Paris, who knows???), and I admired the fact that she developed it and put the whole thing together (on a budget of $25 million). Even if people weren?t wild about the movie, they appreciated the fact that they had the option of seeing a normie rom-com in the theater. Audiences liked it so much that the film made $218 million at the box office and Sydney and Glen are now looking for another rom-com script to reunite on-screen.

So, what?s my point? Carol Baum is a hater. While Anyone But You is not, like, Citizen Kane, it?s a perfectly fine and successful movie which audiences liked and appreciated. Why this ad hominem attack on Sydney Sweeney?s acting skills and beauty? I actually think Sweeney is an underrated actress people see a blonde with big boobs, and they think she?s a talentless ditz, but she?s got range. She also has a surprising jolie-laide quality where she can really look downtrodden and mousy.

Add to all of this other nonsense, the whole ?Sydney Sweeney destroys wokeness? thing is because she?s a conventionally attractive woman with a great body. It has nothing to do with wokeness, right-wing guys are just idiots.

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