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Old 02-19-2015, 02:17 AM   #46
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Mo'Nique Says Roles in Empire and The Butler ''Just Went Away'': Lee Daniels Told Me I've Been ''Blackballed'
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Has Alicia Silverstone seriously been blacklisted from Hollywood? I know that Alicia still works as an actress but hasn't been able to do anything of really any large significance or note for a least a decade. I also know that Alicia had a show on NBC for a while, but it was canceled after only one season (so that doesn't exactly count).

People always like to point to Batman & Robin as the main sticking point for why Alicia Silverstone's career went into a major decline. Another suggestion is that Alicia's failed $10 million deal w/ Columbia (which only produced one movie, Excess Baggage) is what turned most people against her. Basically, most insiders felt that Alicia hadn't done enough (and it was still too early in her career) to warrant being handed the chance of starting her own production company.

I've also recently come across "blind items" that suggest that Alicia had a nasty attitude behind the scenes. There's even rumors online that imply that Reece Witherspoon was going around town w/ stories that questioned Alicia's reliability.
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Has Alicia Silverstone seriously been blacklisted from Hollywood? I know that Alicia still works as an actress but hasn't been able to do anything of really any large significance or note for a least a decade. I also know that Alicia had a show on NBC for a while, but it was canceled after only one season (so that doesn't exactly count).

People always like to point to Batman & Robin as the main sticking point for why Alicia Silverstone's career went into a major decline. Another suggestion is that Alicia's failed $10 million deal w/ Columbia (which only produced one movie, Excess Baggage) is what turned most people against her. Basically, most insiders felt that Alicia hadn't done enough (and it was still too early in her career) to warrant being handed the chance of starting her own production company.

I've also recently come across "blind items" that suggest that Alicia had a nasty attitude behind the scenes. There's even rumors online that imply that Reece Witherspoon was going around town w/ stories that questioned Alicia's reliability.
It could be all of the above, or none of the above. I personally think that maybe Alicia just wasn't comfortable with fame and decided to take a backseat and be selective about projects she picks... Or maybe once her career started stalling she just never could get it back on track.
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She also has a reputation of being difficult to work with, if you believe Lee Daniels.
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It's sad for all of them. I hope they will all bounce back.
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It could be all of the above, or none of the above. I personally think that maybe Alicia just wasn't comfortable with fame and decided to take a backseat and be selective about projects she picks... Or maybe once her career started stalling she just never could get it back on track.
I don’t entirely buy the notion that Alicia had so much trouble with the concept of being famous! I mean, if that was the case, then why did Alicia decided to become an actress in the very first place!? If you’re going to become an actress, then it’s pretty inevitable that people are going to recognize you. Also, if she was so worried about her fame, then why exactly did she sign up to do Batman & Robin or start her own production company (presumably, where she would be front and center in said movies)?
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I don’t entirely buy the notion that Alicia had so much trouble with the concept of being famous! I mean, if that was the case, then why did Alicia decided to become an actress in the very first place!? If you’re going to become an actress, then it’s pretty inevitable that people are going to recognize you. Also, if she was so worried about her fame, then why exactly did she sign up to do Batman & Robin or start her own production company (presumably, where she would be front and center in said movies)?

I just assume that as she got older her priorities changed or shifted. She was pretty young when she became famous with Clueless and Batman & Robin. I think she was like 16 or 17, 18 or 19 at the most. Maybe she had some negative experiences that shifted her goals? Sometimes you want something as a teenager that doesn't appeal to you as much when you get a little older?

Or maybe once she got married and had kids, being famous wasn't as important to her as being a mother and simply working on a regular basis?
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Five years ago Kate Bosworth had Hollywood at her feet – she was dating Brit heartthrob Orlando Bloom and her movie career was about to go stellar, thanks to her promising box office debut playing a surfer girl in teen hit Blue Crush. Fast forward to 2010 and the 27-year-old is now regarded as one of the most unpopular actresses in Hollywood amongst her peers, and her career has plateaued, thanks to a series of hook-ups with attached men and reports of her bad attitude.

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The cheat scandals

When Orlando dumped Kate in 2006 amid rumours that she had cheated on him with model James Rousseau (who she went on to date for three years), it sparked a succession of bad relationship choices which have seen her ping from one famous man to the next with disastrous consequences.

The actress was said to have made a play for her 21 co-star Jim Sturgess, despite the fact that he had a long-term girlfriend at the time, with a source spilling, “Kate’s been majorly flirting with Jim in-between takes. She’s pretty shameless. She uses any excuse to touch him, stroking his arm and playing with his hair. Jim’s been lapping up the attention, but he’s made it clear he’s attached.”

And she also stands accused of stealing her current man Alexander Skarsgard from his True Blood co-star Evan Rachel Wood, after pursuing him on the set of their upcoming flick Straw Dogs.

“Kate made it very obvious she wanted more from their relationship,” said a set insider. “It looked like she couldn’t care less if he was attached or not.”

Making a play for Chris

But it was a rumoured dalliance with Gwyneth Paltrow’s husband Chris Martin earlier this year that cemented her ‘man-stealer,’ rep after it was claimed she spent two nights with the singer.

“Chris is totally Kate’s type; she loves the Brits like Orlando and James Rousseau,” said a pal. While an onlooker at a U2 gig the pair attended blabbed, “There was Chris totally making out with Kate in front of other people. At first I thought it might be Gwyneth, but when she came up for air, it was clear the woman was Kate!”

Out of the girl gang

Kate is now persona non grata among Hollywood’s in-crowd – a point that was clearly demonstrated at the recent Costume Institute Gala Ball in New York when she was forced to walk the red carpet alone after her former friends Kate Hudson, Stella McCartney and Liv Tyler declared themselves ‘Team Gwynnie’ and refused to be snapped with her.

And the actress is doing little to get back into favour, developing a diva rep for her nasty attitude. As one Hollywood party goer who met the actress recently spilled, “She was wearing very tight jeans, revealing the fact that her legs were the same size as her pinky.” Adding, “She looked miserable, especially noted from the look of death she was giving to anyone who looked in her direction.”

Alienating co-stars

Kate’s bad attitude hasn’t gone unnoticed by her co-stars and it’s widely acknowledged in Hollywood circles that the star is difficult to work with. Kate reportedly clashed with Win A Date With Tad Hamilton co-star Ginnifer Goodwin – who counts power players Drew Barrymore and Jennifer Aniston amongst her close pals – with an insider revealing, “Ginnifer was funny and sexy and charmed the pants of the entire crew. But Kate was the complete opposite – uptight and guarded.”

As one casting agent noted, “There’s an old saying in Hollywood, ‘Be nice to people on the way up, because you’re sure going to meet them on the way down.’ Kate should really have listened to that advice.”
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She broke out in Blue Crush, won a date with Tad Hamilton, went Beyond the Sea with Kevin Spacey, and brought down the house in 21, but has been rather quiet since — that is, until this week’s genre-mashing Asian Western The Warrior’s Way hits theaters, featuring her as its marquee Hollywood star. So how exactly did Kate Bosworth wind up knife-throwing her way through the ninja-infested Wild West, and where is her career headed next?

It all started with horses. East Coast-raised Bosworth had grown up riding, a skill that came in handy when Robert Redford was casting his directorial debut, The Horse Whisperer. Her first role, as ScarJo’s ill-fated BFF, only gave Bosworth a few minutes of screen time (blink during the opening sequence and you might miss her and her horse dramatically tumbling down that icy embankment), but it led to another small part in the critically acclaimed Remember the Titans, the same year she landed her first lead role in another notable blip in the millennial zeitgeist.

It was as townie Bella Banks on the WB’s Dawson’s Creek spin-off Young Americans that the then-17-year-old Bosworth got her first taste of widespread mainstream exposure. The downside: The show was cancelled after a single summer season. The upside: Bosworth led a pack of young Hollywood stars that got their starts on the series, including Ian Somerhalder, Katherine Moenning, and Michelle Monaghan. Young Americans also laid the foundation for the image that would follow Bosworth for much of her early career — that of the innocent, fresh-faced girl next door and wholesome love interest.

Of course, Bosworth threw that goody-two-shoes image for a loop with a small part in Roger Avary’s coeds gone wild flick The Rules of Attraction, hooking up on-screen with Dawson Leery himself, James Van Der Beek. Memorable as that was for Bosworth’s young male fans, for her 2002 was all about a different career-defining role — albeit one that required constant near-nakedness and an exhaustive bikini budget.

Blue CrushDon’t get me wrong; 2002′s Blue Crush wasn’t any kind of beach bimbo fare, but rather a kick-ass girl-power sports flick that required the petite blond actress to train for months. Bosworth learned to surf to carry the story of a competitive surfer and, along with tough-chick cast mates Michelle Rodriguez and Sanoe Lake, inspired every young girl of the 2000s to embrace her inner tomboy. (Another unofficial achievement: They almost certainly helped keep Quiksilver, Roxy, and Billabong in business.) Blue Crush earned a modest $50 million worldwide and introduced Bosworth as leading lady material.

Following Blue Crush, Bosworth made an indie detour with the gritty ’70s-set real life crime pic Wonderland, playing the underage girlfriend of porn star John Holmes. The film was a critical and commercial disappointment, but she subsequently capitalized on her Blue Crush bankability by landing bigger and bigger starring roles. It’s too bad they were in the wrong films.

First came Win a Date with Tad Hamilton, the underperforming 2004 romantic comedy featuring Bosworth as a naïve small-town girl obsessed with a movie star. Later that year, she starred as Sandra Dee opposite director-star Kevin Spacey, but the film notoriously bombed. Bosworth followed those films with another indie pic, the 2005 spiritual drama Bee Season, in a small role as a Hari Krishna. None of these failures was really Bosworth’s fault — but was she getting stuck playing wholesome, too-nice characters? Where was that spark of naughtiness she’d shown in The Rules of Attraction, or even the toughness of her iconic Blue Crush heroine?

Neither quality was terribly evident in her next role, which was also her biggest film to date: Bryan Singer’s Superman Returns. Playing Lois Lane as a single mom and intrepid reporter, Bosworth couldn’t quite make the shoes fit; plenty of critics tried but couldn’t buy her playing career woman and mother at the tender age of 23, though she showed flashes of gumption. (Still, the meh-ness of Superman Returns was hardly Bosworth’s fault; again, she was simply an ill-fitting piece in a puzzle made messy by the directors and filmmakers at the helm.)

What Bosworth needed was a 180 from those boring, perfectly fine, pretty young innocents — which is exactly what she found in David Auburn’s The Girl in the Park, a drama about a woman (Sigourney Weaver) who makes a desperate connection with the young woman (Bosworth) she thinks is the daughter who disappeared as a toddler. Critics applauded Bosworth’s turn as a morally ambiguous drifter, but the Toronto Film Festival entry wasn’t widely seen. What was seen, and by $157 million worth of ticket buyers worldwide, was 21, the 2008 drama about an Ivy League card-counting ring starring Jim Sturgess. As Sturgess’ sexy and intelligent teammate and love interest, Bosworth played a key supporting role and lent her name recognition to the film’s successful marketing campaign.

All of which brings us to the question of where Bosworth’s been since 21. Having seemingly taken a year off from acting gigs, Bosworth is back this week in the odd duck Asian Western The Warrior’s Way as a knife-throwing circus performer with a secret who crosses paths (and shares a kiss) with Korean superstar Jang Dong-gun, in his English language debut. Filmed in New Zealand in 2008 and formerly unfortunately-titled Laundry Warrior, The Warrior’s Way is unlike any other title in Bosworth’s filmography: a fantasy actioner with tons of samurai sword battles and ninjas leaping out of the ground, with Bosworth as a blade-wielding spitfire in a corset.

Can this bizarre cross-cultural genre experiment shock Bosworth’s career out of its doldrums? Will slashing a few baddies into pieces with her own two hands make her tiresome nice-girl image interesting once again? Needless to say, we don’t have much faith that The Warrior’s Way will emerge the surprise dark-horse in this year’s Oscar race, but if it can inject some much-needed sass and spunk into the career of one Kate Bosworth (who next appears in Rod Lurie’s 2011 Straw Dogs remake), it will have served a fine and valiant purpose indeed.
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I just assume that as she got older her priorities changed or shifted. She was pretty young when she became famous with Clueless and Batman & Robin. I think she was like 16 or 17, 18 or 19 at the most. Maybe she had some negative experiences that shifted her goals? Sometimes you want something as a teenager that doesn't appeal to you as much when you get a little older?

Or maybe once she got married and had kids, being famous wasn't as important to her as being a mother and simply working on a regular basis?
I think regardless of what previously suggested, at the end of the day, Alicia Silverstone arguably, wasn't versatile enough of an actress (or had enough of a range) to really successfully transition from youth/adolescent roles to more mature/adult roles. This was compounded by the fact that she simply made too many poor choices at the height of her fame. The failed Columbia Pictures production deal was especially damning because Alicia for all intents and purposes, "reaped what she sowed".
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I think regardless of what previously suggested, at the end of the day, Alicia Silverstone arguably, wasn't versatile enough of an actress (or had enough of a range) to really successfully transition from youth/adolescent roles to more mature/adult roles. This was compounded by the fact that she simply made too many poor choices at the height of her fame. The failed Columbia Pictures production deal was especially damning because Alicia for all intents and purposes, "reaped what she sowed".

You very well may be right. She was young and perhaps wasn't very nice or mature at times.
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Craig Kilborn I wouldn't be surprised, got blackballed after he rather abruptly left his Late, Late Show hosting stint on CBS about 10 years ago. He's supposedly a smug, smart assed, egomaniac who refuses to work with networks requests and refuses to negotiate reasonably. One key example of this is that Liz Winstead pitched the idea for and created The Daily Show. She eventually left her own creation because she said she couldn't work with Kilborn anymore.
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Craig Kilborn I wouldn't be surprised, got blackballed after he rather abruptly left his Late, Late Show hosting stint on CBS about 10 years ago. He's supposedly a smug, smart assed, egomaniac who refuses to work with networks requests and refuses to negotiate reasonably. One key example of this is that Liz Winstead pitched the idea for and created The Daily Show. She eventually left her own creation because she said she couldn't work with Kilborn anymore.
I cant stand craig killborn myself and I was not at all shocked when his comeback talk show flopped about 2 summers ago
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