Must-be-humiliated John Travolta has made an appearance at the AFI awards to honor Shirley Maclaine, per tmz. This being the first time since the shocking allegations of groping & lewd behavior began. Evidently, two (the first two?) of the accusers (obviously looking for a big payday) have dropped their lawsuits, but they’ve retained new lawyers.
Perhaps it’s a new set of legal minds in order to facilitate some huge settlement in the wind, or (I’m thinking) the former counsels wised-up. Some things can’t be proven beyond a doubt & he-said/he-said just doesn’t cut it. There’s always a price to pay & people don’t usually do things for free. Especially lawyers.
PageSix reminds us that this past week the National Enquirer (usually filled with UFO stories & “cloud formations that look demonic”) informed that Travolta had a six year relationship with his pilot, a certain Doug Gotterba, during the 1980’s. Sheesh! What’s with all this flimsy finger-pointing? All Travolta has to do is bite the bullet & wade through a bit of humiliation to trounce his accusers. Sexual allegations are notoriously hard to prove, unless there’s documented physical proof or witnesses who are beyond reproach.
Whatever the truth is, Travolta’s appearance got people whispering because he looks different. More nonsense. He’s obviously lost weight & hasn’t settled into his new size quite yet.
I don’t know whether anyone’s bothered to pay attention, though I don’t know how anyone could miss that the little people are very, very upset that none of their diminutive community was cast in Snow White & the Huntsman. Though even the title should give us a hint that this wasn’t about dwarves, nor was it a feel-good Disney production with munchkins twitching about.
In my review of the film, I excluded even a mention of the dwarfish peeps as it just wasn’t that important to note, in a film chock full of notables. C-Listers (Ian McShane, Bob Hoskins, Ray Winstone & Nick Frost) had been cast, for their names & statures. The studios had made it clear that their casting decision was based on names, instead of body type. With all this squeaking & scratching, one can only assume that the dwarf community subscribes to a culture of entitlement. You know, the one that teaches that everyone needs to be included & that everyone is deserving of notice. In an industry of cat & dog competition, isn’t it a bit odd that now some people (the dwarfish smalls) have the gall to think the roles in Snow White should have been given to them, at the expense of the film, at the expense of competition? They are sadly mistaken, is the only phrase that comes to mind.