But after returning to the US, they did not put it on the screen. Thats the last thing in his book. So even when there was no more money to be made by collaborating with Hitler, the Jews who ran the studios still didnt expose his crimes against their people! The boat trip at the end is really kind of fatuous, Thomson says. It makes the book seem more reckless than it might be. Urwand also makes a mistake historians are supposed to avoid: instead of exploring the historical context around his central characters, he judges them by what we subsequently learned. Yes, the studio heads failed to see that the Holocaust was coming. But as Doherty has written, in the 1930s the Nazis had not yet become what they are now: a universal emblem for absolute evil. From our perspective, the rise of Nazism looks like a linear trajectory, a series of accelerating events terminating inevitably at the gates of Auschwitz. But at the time, the endgame of Nazism was not so clear. Most Americans, including the Hollywood moguls, had no inkling of the horrors to come. Theres a deeper issue for some of the critics. People like Denby object to the book in part because it comes close to arguing that the Jews who ran Hollywood were so greedy they would cooperate with Hitler himself, selling out their own people to make money. Its an age-old anti-Semitic trope.
For assistant-turned- authorLydia Whitlock, however, the email was all too familiar: After five years toiling away as an assistant, Whitlock quit the biz to expose the seamy side of the Hollywood system in a no-holds-barred book,To My Assistant: Things Ill Never Do to You, But Many Other Crazy Bosses Will. Now, she shares some of her craziest tales with RadarOnline.com stories that make Nancy Etz seem like the boss of the year. I was not at all surprised that the [Etz] email exists, Whitlock tells RadarOnline.com exclusively. I was surprised that someone had the guts to leak it because thats an unsaid rule in the industry. Indeed, Whitlock used the cover of anonymity when she started blogging about her experiences as a Hollywood assistant in 2011, three years after graduating from Yale and heading to Los Angeles. PHOTOS: Hollywood Housekeepers & Assistants Tell All 31 Scandalous Secrets Of The Stars I started the blog because I noticed that a lot of times when assistants have something terrible done to them or are asked to do something ridiculous for their bosses, theyll say When I have an assistant, I wont be like that, she explains. I thought it was a very hopeful and good-natured way to look at how a lot of bosses treat their assistants. If she didnt laugh, it seems, shed have to cry. Whitlock remembers one particular instance when she faced an epic meltdown over butter. I had a boss who screamed at me once because the butter that came with his lunch was too warm, Whitlock remembers. It was like, full-on tantrum level. From then on, every day I had to squeeze the packets of butter to make sure they were the right temperature. PHOTOS: 15 Of The Most Embarrassing Celebrity Moments Worse still was the story she heard from another assistant that Whitlock says is just extraordinary, probably reaching the level of urban legend at this point. I knew an assistant who once had to pick up a stool sample from a boss dog to take it to the vet, she reveals. It was pretty terrible.
‘Breaking Bad’ Finale Party At Hollywood Forever Cemetery In LA Was A Fitting Tribute To The Show
| Brandon Kidd photography Get TV Newsletters: Subscribe Follow: “Breaking Bad” is finished, and even though there’s plenty of celebration over Vince Gilligan and Co. sticking the landing , it still feels a little bit like a funeral. It probably doesn’t help that I watched the finale at a cemetery. to the end of “Breaking Bad” It was an awesome event for fans — with tickets selling out in under a minute, and even more being given away by Paul, including a day with Paul auctioned off on Omaze — but it was also a wrap party of sorts for the cast, writers and so many crew members who made the trip from Albuquerque. With “Breaking Bad”-themed cocktails by Bushmills and a photo op with an RV, of course, the event kicked off with a screening of the “Breaking Bad” pilot episode before we watched the series finale, under the stars, projected onto the side of a mausoleum, with gravestones scattered all around. If you’ve seen the episode, you know how fitting that was. (If not, what are you waiting for?) After the finale ended, the cast took to the stage with Jimmy Kimmel to talk about saying goodbye to the hit series and to share a few funny behind-the-scenes stories, including Vince Gilligan’s humble confession about one very poignant scene in the finale. The fortunate accident occurred during the scene when Skyler (Anna Gunn) was on the phone with Marie (Betsy Brandt), and the camera panned to reveal Walt standing in her kitchen. Skyler’s reflection appeared perfectly in the microwave, but Gilligan confessed that it wasn’t intentional. When the editor complimented him on the layers of detail in the shot, Gilligan was shocked to see the cool final effect of something he hadn’t realized he’d even captured. It’s things like that that make fans love the show even more, but it’s also Paul and Cranston’s real-life friendship. The two stars shared some very heartfelt moments together on stage:
Lizzie had to be blindfolded to learn to trust in Vals lead, and it helped her see so many levels of friendship with her Ukranian partner. Elizabeth took Vals directive to Come Fly With Me in an old-school salute to the friendly skies. Both looked great in uniform. Youve taken your performance to new heights this week, Carrie Ann said, but said there was a boo boo in the middle where it looked like you got ahead of the music. Len called it chicken soup to the eyes: delicious and satisfying. Lizzie, keep busy. Youre a contender. Dont worry, youre flying first class all the way, Bruno confirmed, though even a Dreamliner hits some air pockets. Kudos to Tom for calling out their awful hashtag speak. That dance was so good that it overcame the fact that its freaking me out you talk in hashtags, the host said diplomatically. Hashtag stop. Total: 25. PHOTOS: Leading ladies of the fall TV season Nicole Snooki Polizzi doesnt like 6s. Its embarrassing, and she feels like a loser. She wants to skyrocket right away and then go straight to heaven. So she and partner Sasha Farber worked their little tushes off with their Marilyn Monroe-themed quickstep this week. Snooki said she felt like she was Marilyn in a past life, and she channeled the diamond-loving movie star in a sweeping routine, doing an impressive one-handed cartwheel while holding Sashas hand with the other, and proferring a kiss to the judges before being slid across the floor.