If you caught the Emmys, you may have seen Jackie Hoffman — nominated for her brilliant turn as enigmatic Mamacita in Feud: Bette and Joan — mouthing, “Dammit! Dammit!” when she lost to Ann Dowd (in The Handmaid's Tale).
For anyone with a brain, it was clearly a funny bit. But some entertainment outlets and others on Twitter must've checked their brains before the viewing party ...
Hillary Clinton — who I love but who I would never argue was Harvey Milk, yet who has shown herself to be a reliable LGBTQ ally — was a surpise eulogist at Edie Windsor's funeral Friday, prasing the equality hero and imploring all within earshot to stand up for justice.
It went way better than her Nancy Reagan eulogy. Way. Better.
Keep reading for some of her words, and for more of the day's hottest links, including McCain's trans ban declaration, Wesley Woods's full moon and Olivia de Havilland making Ryan Murphy her B-word ...
Catherine Zeta-Jones as Olivia de Havilland (Image via FX)
Via Los Angeles Times: Catherine Zeta-Jones's sub-par performance as Olivia de Havilland in FX's Feud just became even more of a liability for the series and network, inspiring a nasty lawsuit from the living legend.
Citing her right to publicity, de Havilland's suit excoriates FX and Murphy for putting false words in de Havilland's mouth and failing to compensate her.
I'm not sympathetic here. Sorry, but are we really going to decide that biopics can't exist?
Good luck, Olivia — you may have won your feud with your sister, but you're going to lose this one if it isn't settled.
P.S. It's funny that Murphy was all giddy over de Havilland's preliminary diss of his miniseries.
Emily Nussbaum's long look at Feud in The New Yorker is beautifully written, and she sums the whole damn thing up right here:
A woke Ryan Murphy is a tricky proposition: as anyone who watched late seasons of “Glee” knows, didactic camp can be a nightmare. “Feud” has its flaws—a jokey song cue here, blunt exposition there. But Murphy lets the contradictions sizzle: he knows that schlock can double as great art; that self-loathing can work both as a goad to ambition and as an emotional crippler. “Hollywood should be forced to look at what they’ve done to her,” Geraldine Page (Sarah Paulson) remarks of Joan Crawford late in the series, but not unkindly. Like all great horror, “Feud” loves its monsters. It’s also a lot of fun.
Just realized that B.D. Hyman (who should be grateful she's being given a highly symp-aesthetic portrayal in Feud: Bette and Joan, in which she's played by gorgeous Kiernan Shipka), Bette Davis's daughter, has actually stated that her mother practiced witchcraft.
Literally, the born-again minister (!) has said her mom was a witch.
Check out Inside Edition's rehashing of this other feud ...