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Native American Actors Walk Off Of Adam Sandler Set

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This guy? Insensitive to other races, cultures and creeds? Preposterous!

Apparently the insensitivity reached a fever pitch on the set of Adam Sandler’s newest film, The Ridiculous Six, on Wednesday. Why? For reasons you’d expect- really crude, unfunny jokes and digs at the Navajo nation.  Indian Country Today reports:

Approximately a dozen Native actors and actresses, as well as the Native cultural advisor, left the set of Adam Sandler’s newest film production, The Ridiculous Six, on Wednesday. The actors, who were primarily from the Navajo nation, left the set after the satirical western’s script repeatedly insulted native women and elders and grossly misrepresented Apache culture.

The examples of disrespect included Native women’s names such as Beaver’s Breath and No Bra, an actress portraying an Apache woman squatting and urinating while smoking a peace pipe, and feathers inappropriately positioned on a teepee.

The film, which is said to be a spoof of The Magnificent Seven and was written by Adam Sandler and his frequent collaborator Tim Herlihy, is currently under production by Happy Madison Productions for a Netflix-only release.  The movie will star Adam Sandler, Nick Nolte, Steve Buscemi, Dan Aykroyd, Jon Lovitz and Vanilla Ice. 

Among the actors who walked off the set were Navajo Nation tribal members Loren Anthony, who is also the lead singer of the metal band Bloodline, and film student Allison Young. Anthony says that though he understands the movie is a comedy, the portrayal of the Apache was severely negligent and the insults to women were more than enough reason to walk off the set.

“There were about a dozen of us who walked off the set,” said Anthony, who told ICTMN he had initially refused to do the movie. He then agreed to take the job when producers informed him they had hired a cultural consultant and efforts would be made for tasteful representation of Natives.

Firstly, did any of these people read the script before shooting? Was this a surprise? But SECONDLY, Adam Sandler- these lame-ass antics won’t work in todays’ much more sophisticated entertainment climate.

Also, VANILLA ICE.  You can definitely bet he won’t be walking off his one gig in the last 10 years…

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Posted Thursday, April 23rd, 2015 at 1:13pm
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Adam Sandler Lunches With His Kids

Adam Sandler Takes His Girls Out For Lunch

Here’s Adam Sandler taking his daughters out for lunch in Brentwood, California yesterday, after coming home from a holiday in Hawaii. I assume after Hawaii LA feels pretty cold, but Sandler also might still be pissed about his Forbes write-up, where the site named him one of the most overpaid celebs.

Hey, at least his kids, Sunny and Sadie, are adorable!

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Posted Tuesday, December 30th, 2014 at 1:13pm
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Adam Sandler Tops Forbes “Most Overpaid Actors” List

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First the Sony hack calling Adam Sandler out as an A**hole, and now this?

Yep. For the second year in a row, Sandler topped Forbes list of the Most Overpaid Actors in Hollywood. Which is quite a blow, especially if you see how Forbes does it: they look at the last three movies of the actor, and calculate what they were paid and what the movies earned to come up with what is essentially a return on investment number for each star.

Forbes estimated that for every $1 Sandler was paid, he returned an average of $3.20. Ranking second behind Sandler is Johnny Depp, whose past three films returned $4.10 for every $1 he was paid. Third is Ben Stiller, whose recent films returned an average of $4.80 for every $1 he’s been paid.

Check out more of the stats and find out what other actors aren’t exactly “box office gold,” HERE!

Posted Wednesday, December 24th, 2014 at 8:08am
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Sony Execs Slam Adam Sandler in Newest Leak

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Sony’s celeb-slamming seems to never stop! The latest? Adam Sandler as their target.

The emails leaked were after a meeting with the Happy Gilmore star, in which he apparently demanded Sony make his $200 million Candyland film.  Columbia Pictures exec Hannah Minghella sent an email to Amy Pascal and others, saying:

“Adam is an a**hole, and this is more his fault than anyone’s, but what we did was not communicate with each other and make assumptions.”

Later, Pascal wrote about another incident in which Adam tried to have execs pay $100k  for Hotel Transylvania producing partner (and Grandma’s Boy star) Allen Covert.

Sony rejected the payment, saying it was over their production fee limit. But Pascal responded to the request a little, ahem, heatedly. She wrote:

“100 percent . . . They are such a**holes”

(Via PerezHilton)

If I was a Sony exec, I’d not look at the internet for the next couple of years.  YIKES.

 

Posted Monday, December 22nd, 2014 at 4:16pm
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