For example, James Franco recently started an Indiegogo campaign to get the cash to bring some of his short-film ideas to life, asking for $500,000 (to date he has raised $241,937). Franco claims all the profits of his films will go to charity, but who in the hell is going to pay to see his indie short films?
It appears he just doesn’t want to sink any of his reported fortune of $20 million into it.
“Critics say this practice is taking away funds from lesser-known moviemakers,” said Fox’s Pop Tarts column. The blog cites the $3.1 million Zach Braff collected to create a sequel to “Garden State,” despite the fact that he’s reportedly worth millions as well.
A “Keep Celebs Off Kickstarter” site has popped up on Facebook. It will be interesting to see if this backlash continues.
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Rapper J. Cole has apologized to the autism community for a disparaging lyric he wrote.
Berkeley resident Rita Moreno will be receiving the 2013 SAG Life Achievement Award.
The New York Post wins the worse headline about the royal baby watch: “Good Heir Day.”
Kelly Rowland was rescued off the Massachusetts’ coast after a chartered boat she was on lost course, leaving her and others stranded for more than 12 hours.
Facebook responded to criticism that it knowingly blocked the trailer to Kirk Cameron's new Christian film, "Unstoppable," saying it was wrongly identified as spam or malware. "We learn from rare cases such as these to make our systems even better," said a representative.
Actor Daniel Radcliffe (“Harry Potter”) is 24.
Actor Paul Wesley (“The Vampire Diaries”) is 31.
Actress Kathryn Hahn (“Wanderlust”) is 39.
Actress Stephanie March (“Mr. & Mrs. Smith”) is 39.
Actor Marlon Wayans (“Scary Movie”) is 41.
Musician Alison Krauss is 42.
Actress Charisma Carpenter (“Angel”) is 43.
Actor Phillip Seymour Hoffman (“The Master”) is 46.
Guitarist Slash of Guns N’ Roses is 48.
Actor Woody Harrelson (“Zombieland”) is 52.