So this is really fucking awkward.
In a month when high profile black actors and actresses rightly boycott the Oscars in protest over Hollywood’s lack of diversity, a white European actor has now been cast to play the role of one of the most famous Black American singers in history.
Apparently Joseph Fiennes has been cast as Michael Jackson in a British film about an alleged road trip he took with Marlon Brando, and Elizabeth Taylor directly after 9/11. The story goes the trio wanted to get out of New York so they hired a car and drove to Ohio.
Really? What’s next? Stephen Fry cast as Little Richard? Hugh Laurie to play Nat King Cole? The only way this production can redeem itself in the diversity stakes will be if Caitlyn Jenner plays Elizabeth Taylor and Morgan Freeman is cast as Brando.
Stuff which what we found interestin'.
Want to know exactly how much the cast of Jersey Shore make a year? Blood will boil! (via Warming Glow)
Marlon Brando penned a rather creepy letter to an air stewardess during a flight in 1966. (via Film Drunk)
Some amazing pictures of celebrities back in the day. (via This Is Not Porn)
We wonder if the same thing happens when you drink the dye.
15 of the best luckiest scores throughout sporting history. (via Bleacher Report)
The weird and wonderful ways in which music f@cks with your head. (via Cracked)
If only all of the Harry Potter films were more like this.
Apparently there is a sequel planned for one of the worst films of all time, thankfully it’s delayed. (via Den Of Geek)
Artist Jeffrey Thomas has created the perfect Twisted Disney Princesses (via Geeks Of Doom)
Author Neil Gaiman has a refreshing opinion on copyright piracy. (via Gamma Squad)
Your morning slice of schadenfreude.