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January 22, 2016

Gillian Anderson’s Fight for Equal Pay with David Duchovny Is Decades Old

Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny in The X-Files reviva
Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny in The X-Files revival (Fox Broadcasting Co)

-I’m glad that the news that Gillian Anderson was initially offered half of David Duchovny’s pay for the new X-Files is causing such a buzz. But it’s CRAZY that no one has brought up Duchovny’s jerkface comments to the press when their pay discrepancy first surfaced in 1998. Maybe I remember it so well because I was so immersed in the fandom or maybe it’s because it was the first time a celebrity crush truly broke my heart, but he gave an interview to the Guardian that I still haven’t forgiven. Some highlights: “If she’s making less money than me, she should blame her lawyer, her agent or herself. She shouldn’t blame the fact that she’s a woman, or me.” He also complained that Scully always won fights on the show while Mulder lost: “Gillian is 5’2″, I’m 6′; the odds are that I’d probably win more. However, because she’s a woman, Scully can’t lose. You become tyrannized by this notion that women must not only be treated equally, but they must never fail.” Oh, and don’t even get me started about the part where he bemoaned sexual harrassment lawsuits, saying “an employer saying one time, ‘Gee, that girl has nice [breasts].’ I shouldn’t have to lose my business because of that.” Yeah, dude was a real mensch back then.

-Which leads me to this article:  why Dana Scully deserves everything and Fox Mulder deserves nothing.

-I’m going to do a mini-X Files rewatch this weekend before attending a screening party at a friends’ house Sunday night, and Kumail Nanjiani’s picks are pretty much what I had decided on (before seeing his list). This top 10 list is also pretty solid.

Mariah Carey and James Packer are engaged and I’m already checking her Instagram account hourly in anticipating of some EPIC wedding prep pics.

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are moving to London. I haven’t read the article to find out why, but I’m guessing it’s for the curry takeaway.

-Oh god. Charlotte Rampling says the Oscar diversity row is ‘racist to white people‘. I was going to go to 45 Years this weekend, but not now. Thanks for clearing up my schedule, Charlotte!

-Also spouting stupid privileged nonsense is Michael Caine, who thinks black actors must ‘be patient’ in the Oscars race. Old white actors claiming there isn’t a problem is a big part of the problem.

Madonna dropped the c-word when talking about Guy Ritchie.

Kate Hudson Instagramed a photo of her butt to make Nick Jonas horny? Okey dokey then.

Patrick Dempsey and his estranged wife, Jillian Fink, just called off their divorce.

Shonda Rhimes will produce a Romeo and Juliet sequel for ABC. Since it’s a sequel, I’m guessing R+J won’t be making an appearance?

Grant Gustin is squashing any rumours a beef with Ezra Miller, who plays his Flash counterpart on the big screen. Man, I like this kid.

-The 100 premiered up in the ratings! It probably got some spillover from the Legends of Tomorrow debut (which was a MESS), but I’ll take it.

Diane Kruger is sending a lot of mixed signals about her relationship with Joshua Jackson lately.

-Did Julianna Margulies just confirm the end of The Good Wife?

Zac Efron landed a reservation at Jiro Sushi? God, I think I hate him.

Hailee Steinfeld and Vince Vaughn‘s terrible hair star in the trailer for Term Life.

Tris and Four venture beyond the wall in the new Allegiant trailer. So they’re still making these movies, huh?