Matthew Perry is apologizing for passages in his forthcoming book, Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing, that reference Keanu Reeves.
Among the excerpts that have been posted online from the memoir, which hits stands Nov. 1 from Flatiron Books, are ones in which the Friends alum
opens up about his own struggles with substance abuse and laments that
his former co-stars River Phoenix and Chris Farley were lost to
addiction while Reeves “still walks among us.”
In a statement shared to media outlets including People,
Perry said, “I’m actually a big fan of Keanu. I just chose a random
name, my mistake. I apologize. I should have used my own name instead.”
a liar. he trashes keanu twice in his book and now wants to claim he's
'a big fan.' he's only issuing his weak statement because backlash is
i don't understand
how he thinks he can get away with this. what he did was 'witchy' at
best. he's exposed his true self. he went to the trouble of writing
those insults at keanu and now he wants to act like he was playing and
pull a 'woopsie!' and we'll all be fooled?
The Congressional Progressive Caucus on Tuesday
withdrew a letter that mildly expressed support for diplomatic
negotiations to end Russia's war on Ukraine as the document's 30
signatories faced a torrent of criticism and hysterical backlash from fellow Democrats, party leaders, and pundits on social media.
Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.), the chair of the CPC, said in a statement that the letter
addressed to U.S. President Joe Biden "was drafted several months ago,
but unfortunately was released by staff without vetting"—a line that was
widely seen as Jayapal throwing her staff under the bus.
chair of the caucus, I accept responsibility for this," she added.
"Because of the timing, our message is being conflated by some as being
equivalent to the recent statement by Republican Leader McCarthy
threatening an end to aid to Ukraine if Republicans take over."
proximity of these statements," the CPC leader said, "created the
unfortunate appearance that Democrats, who have strongly and unanimously
supported and voted for every package of military, strategic, and
economic assistance to the Ukrainian people, are somehow aligned with
Republicans who seek to pull the plug on American support for President Zelenskyy and the Ukrainian forces."
Jayapal said that narrative—peddled by one Democratic leader who Politico granted anonymity to slime their colleagues as Putin apologists—could not be "further from the truth."
war ends with diplomacy, and this one will too after Ukrainian
victory," Jayapal continued. "The letter sent yesterday, although
restating that basic principle, has been conflated with GOP opposition
to support for the Ukrainians' just defense of their national
sovereignty. As such, it is a distraction at this time and we withdraw
[, , ,]
Late Monday, in the face of growing backlash, Jayapal issued a statement
purportedly aimed at "clarifying the position" of the letter, which was
endorsed by a number of peace groups including Just Foreign Policy, Win
Without War, and the Friends Committee on National Legislation.
me be clear: we are united as Democrats in our unequivocal commitment
to supporting Ukraine in their fight for their democracy and freedom in
the face of the illegal and outrageous Russian invasion, and nothing in
the letter advocates for a change in that support," Jayapal said.
"Diplomacy is an important tool that can save lives—but it is just one
Erik Sperling, the executive director of Just Foreign Policy, toldThe Intercept
Monday night that "the shrill response to this utterly moderate letter
exposes that war proponents are scared of an open debate about the range
of potential approaches to address this escalating conflict."
to start anything, you have to know -- so let's start there.
Yesterday, we noted WSWS's article on this. Today, we note COMMON
THE PROGRESSIVE should just fold
shop. It should just shutter its doors. It claims to be: "A voice for
peace, social justice and common good." Yet if you read it in the last
years, that really comes across like a punch line, doesn't it? They
haven't stood for peace -- or anything -- in forever. They're so fluffy
that they make IN STYLE look like an investigate outlet. They always
have time to rot your brain, but THE PROGRESSIVE has no time to deal
with reality and what happened is reality.
Walsh offers "DO WE REALLY HAVE TO CARE ABOUT MISERABLE WHITE PEOPLE?"
No, Joan, we don't have to care one bit about you. Geoffrey Marx,
apparently believing he was contributing to THE NATIONAL ENQUIRER, hands
in "I WANTED A BOYFRIEND. MY LIFE COACH TOLD ME TO BECOME A
COMMODITY." Hairball Dave Zirin jerks off to "Is Portland About to Have
Two Supporter-Owned Soccer Teams?" -- the universal answer being, of
course, come a nuclear war, Dave's scribbles will come off even worse.
John Nichols lands yet again on his knees in front of the DC, fully
ready to demonstrate that he has no gag response with his usual nonsense
that has no weight or meaning.
This was an important moment, The Fraud Squad backing down yet again.
This was an instructive moment.
But you don't know about it if people don't cover it.
THE PROGRESSIVE, THE NATION, IN THESE TIMES and COUNTERPUNCH have elected to ignore it.
VOTE VOTE VOTE!
Not if you don't hold politicians accountable. Not if you just vote and then go silent.
is what political parties want. It's natural, they need your vote.
That's all they want. Then leave them alone and let them do the job
they mistakenly believe that they're smart enough to do all on their
They need to be called out and they need to know that this is not acceptable.
We're getting closer to the brink of nuclear war, this is not acceptable.
And it is not acceptable that supposed 'independent' media like THE NATION, et al can't cover this as the big story that it is.
worthless. They won't cover it. They've pimped this war all along.
Just like some on the 'socialist' left pimped the Iraq War. A friend
pimped it, self-identified as a Socialist. I told her it was the worst
mistake of her life. She's had some fawning since her death but no real
scholarly piece. When that day comes or when a biography is written
about her that her daughter doesn't screen, they'll have to deal with
her stupidity of calling for the Iraq War.
Ukraine is popular with the Bette Midler crowd on Twitter.
It's not popular with the American people.
letter the Fraud Squad issued was weak. But it was also stupid. In
terms of being stupid, the most ignorant part was leaving out the
financial cost. Over $65 billion already pledged, another $50 billion
about to be. The American people do not like that. As the country
suffers from inflation and you can honestly spent $100 at a grocery
store and leave with only two bags (as e-mails to the public account
continue to note), the American people are tired of billions going
Many remember that Barack Obama, when
he was president, talked of how Ukraine really wasn't an American
issue, didn't have impact on this country.
a war of choice. We don't need to be involved. And considering the
regime in Ukraine is racist and neo-nazi, we shouldn't be giving them a
Nor should we have instigated this conflict, but we did.
In one year, our politicians are willing to give over $110 billion to Urkaine?
While we suffer at home?
Progressive caucus, that was the first point you should have made.
Iraq’s Prime Minister-designate Mohammed Shia Al Sudani
is expected to submit his Cabinet list to Parliament on Thursday for
approval, as squabbles over government posts continue between political
approved, it will end the longest political deadlock over the formation
a new government in Iraq since the 2003 US-led invasion that toppled
Saddam Hussein’s regime.
At its height, that stalemate turned bloody when clashes broke out between Shiite militias
in Baghdad's Green Zone, the heart of government that contains
Parliament and foreign embassies. Dozens of people were killed and
BROS is streaming in the US and playing around the world.
Omg Just watched #BrosMovie And i loved it so so much. Very funny and i think @DebraMessing is finally free from Grace 😜😂 Go see it!
finally came out in Australia, and I freaking loved it. I laughed out
loud multiple times, and it was both sexy/romantic, witty, hilarious,
heart-warming and thoughtful. I related to so many situations 😅 @billyeichner is a certified star 🤩 pic.twitter.com/fq5Acmiifh
There's been a non-stop, right-wing attack on the film in the US and
it's an attack on LGBTQ+. You could help prove them wrong by seeing the
film. We'll be writing about that at THIRD so I'll just leave it at
that for right now.
Let's wind down with this from MS. MAGAZINE:
Ms. Memo: This Week in Women's Rights
October 26, 2022
the ongoing fight for abortion rights and access, to elections, to the
drive for the Equal Rights Amendment, there are a multitude of battles
to keep up with. In this weekly roundup, find the absolute need-to-know
news for feminists.
Abortion rights protesters at the Tucson Federal Courthouse on July 4, 2022. (Sandy Huffaker / AFP via Getty Images)
ROXY SZAL | A significant portion of young women are already making
plans about where they are willing to live and work based on whether
abortion is protected or banned in states, according to new Ms.
magazine and Feminist Majority Foundation (FMF) polling by Lake
Research Partners across the nine battleground states of Arizona,
Florida, Georgia, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio,
Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.
half (53 percent) have had their future plans impacted in some way: 44
percent have either considered moving or are making plans to move to a
state where abortion is protected; 10 percent already have declined a
job in a state where abortions are banned.
women voters of all political leanings—and the people close to them—are
taking actions to control their reproductive lives, regardless of where
they live, such as purchasing or obtaining long-acting birth control,
the morning after pill and abortion pills. Taking these actions in
response to the overturning of Roe v. Wade crosses party lines for young women.
third of young women Republicans have procured long-acting birth
control (33 percent), and a quarter (25 percent) have purchased the
Three quarters (75 percent) of young women Democrats have taken some sort of action.
10 percent say they or someone close to them, or their partner or the
partner of someone close to them, already have received sterilization
services in response to the Court’s decision.
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continues later on, “River was a beautiful man, inside and out — too
beautiful for this world, it turned out. It always seems to be the
really talented guys who go down. Why is it that the original thinkers
like River Phoenix and Heath Ledger die, but Keanu Reeves still walks
among us? River was a better actor than me; I was funnier. But I
certainly held my own in our scenes — no small feat, when I look back
Reeves is cited again when Perry writes about the death of comedian
Chris Farley. “His disease had progressed faster than mine had. (Plus, I
had a healthy fear of the word ‘heroin,’ a fear we did not share),”
Perry writes. “I punched a hole through Jennifer Aniston’s dressing room
wall when I found out. Keanu Reeves walks among us.
I had to promote ‘Almost Heroes’ two weeks after he died; I found
myself publicly discussing his death from drugs and alcohol. I was high
the entire time.”
that's not funny. it's just evil. maybe keanu reeves turned perry down and perry couldn't handle it?
don't get how he yammers on in print about his drug addictions but
never notes his food addictions. delta burke had similar food problems
and they not only never let her live it down, they fired her for it.
must be sad to be matthew perry. he had 1 hit his entire career, the
t.v. show 'friends.' he never made it as a film star. he never made it
as a t.v. star outside the ensemble that was 'friends.' 'studio 60 on
the sunset strip'? bomb. 'mr. sunshine'? bomb. 'the odd couple'?
keanu? he's got
the bill and ted films, the matrix franchise, 'speed,' 'point break,'
'the lake house,' 'a walk in the clouds,' 'the devil's advocate,'
'something's gotta give,' 'constantine,' 'the day the earth stood
still,' and the john wick franchise. and those are just his big hits.
he's also got 'parenthood,' 'chain reaction,' 'my own private idaho,' 'i
love you to death,' 'bram stoker's dracula' with winona ryder,
'dangerous liaisons' with michelle pfeiffer and glenn close and 1 of his
most under-rated films, 'tune in tomorrow.'
is hilarious.he's working at a radio station. he's got the hots for
barbara hershey (who is brilliant as usual) and peter falk's mentoring
him (and you know peter falk's great). the amazing cast also includes
de dee pfeiffer, john laraquette, henry gibson, elizabeth mcgovern, hope
lange, peter gallagher, buck henry and patricia clarkson. it's a
comedy and i never see it anymore. not on t.v. not on streaming
plaforms. flyboy was cleaning out our storage space and started to toss
the vhs and i was like, 'no, it's the only way i can watch ''tune in
matthew perry hasn't made a film since 2009.
he's worked with halle berry, river phoenix, gus van zandt, michelle
pfeiffer, uma thurman, john malcovich, mildred natwick, glenn close,
dianne weist, martha plimpton, joaquin phoneix, kathryn bigelow, patrick
swayze, lori petty, diane keaton, jack nicholson, al pacino, charlize
theron, sandra bullock, winona ryder, gary oldman, bridget fonda,
bernardo bertolucci, tracey ullman, kevin kline, william hurt, joan
plowright, barbara hershey, peter falk, dennis hopper, anthony quinn,
giancarlo giannini, morgan freeman, tuesday weld, thomas jane, gene
hackman, marisa tomei, cate blanchett, sam raimi, hillary swank, diane
lane, d.b. sweeney, carrie ann-moss, laurence fishburne, nancy meyers,
richard linklater, robert downey jr., forest whitaker, chris evans,
james caan, ...
Wednesday, October 26, 2022. Cowards in Congress and homophobes in
the court define the US while Iraq has a rare arrest and conviction in
the murder of a protester.
Noted homophobe Cathy Miller
of Bakersfield, California is being allowed to practice her homophobia
and Georgetown homophobe and FOX 'NEWS' 'scholar' Jonathan Turley gets
as close to jizzing as a man his age can over her court win.
likes to present himself as a free speech advocate but every year with
FOX 'NEWS' takes him further and further away from reality. In his rush
to celebrate discrimination, he loses whatever is left of his legal
Idiot Cathy thinks she's an artist and idiots
like Turley have encouraged her in that delusion. She's a hateful
person who doesn't know anything including her own supposed religion.
Cathy would be traumatized if she had to make a cake if it were for a
gay couple getting married!!!! It would destroy her life.
Reality, she provides a service. That's all she does. This is not freedom of speech.
the current climate where Jewish people are being attacked and many
people have valid concerns about a revival of the KKK, we don't need
more discrimination. But Turley's on board with it because he's a
You carry this nonsense out to the logical conclusion and you see how damaging it is.
are stranded because you ran out of gas and the only service station
refuses to sell you gas because you're a gay couple and it would violate
their free speech rights. And let's expand it because that is what
happens with hate. So then some bigot gets to insist that their
religion doesn't allow for interracial couples and then they're the ones
denied service. Or they insist that their faith means that they only
sell to those who have accepted Jesus Christ as their savior so Jews,
Muslims, et al will not be served.
No one's asked Idiot
Cathy to attend a gay wedding. She's supposed to be baking a cake.
That is her job. But she think she can refuse service based upon what
the customer does in bed. It's discrimination, it's not free speech.
She can worship however she wants. But if she has a business, she can't
This is discrimination and lets invoke those two infamous words: "Slippery slope."
allow her to discriminate against gays and then you allow the next
person to discriminate against mixed-race couples, against people based
on their skin color, against people based upon their religion or lack of
She bakes cakes. I must have missed -- like
she missed the part about the Good Samaritan -- the verse on "Thou
shall not bake cakes for those you disagree with."
on Jonathan Turley, I hope your campus is taking a good luck at what
you're inspiring in the comments of your website. I hope they're seeing
the effect that you are having. I hope they're registering how you
regularly issue cover-your-ass statements regarding January 6th or
racism when you write about those topics but that you've fostered
homophobia online by never feeling the need to even incldue the weak ass
defense of "Naturally, I support the rights of LGBTQ Americans." I
hope they're seeing it because it won't be long before they've got a
student complaining about your discrimination in the classroom because
the two go hand and hand.
Some people are ridiculous and live their later years in fear. Jonathan's made the choice to be one of those people.
On Monday, 30 members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus sent a
letter to President Joe Biden suggesting the US negotiate with Russia to
bring an end to the war in Ukraine. The letter cited “the catastrophic
possibilities of nuclear escalation and miscalculation” and expressed
concern that the war is forcing billions of people worldwide to suffer
loss of access to food and other necessities.
On Tuesday, with
the “catastrophic possibilities” just as great as the day before, the
Democratic signatories—including all four congressional members of the
Democratic Socialists of America (DSA)—withdrew their letter, repudiated
calls for negotiation and pledged their full support for the war.
reversal was immediate and total. In a statement published Tuesday,
Caucus Chair Pramila Jayapal (Democrat-Washington state) called Monday’s
letter “unfortunate” and apologized on behalf of the letter’s
signatories for causing a “distraction” to the war effort. “The
Congressional Progressive Caucus hereby withdraws its recent letter to
the White House regarding Ukraine,” she stated. Not a single member of
the caucus voiced any opposition to the reversal.
Jayapal did not merely withdraw the letter, she also committed the
caucus to support the war until Russia is forced to capitulate. “Every
war ends with diplomacy,” she wrote, “and this one will too after
Ukrainian victory.” But according to the letter issued on Monday, if the
Russian government lacks “a realistic framework for a ceasefire,” then
the “risk of catastrophic escalation” will only grow. While the
signatories wrote Monday that “the alternative to diplomacy is
protracted war, with both its attendant certainties and catastrophic and
unknowable risks,” on Tuesday they chose “protracted war” and accepted
Such is the reactionary dynamic of Democratic Party
politics. This profile in political cowardice once again demonstrates
that the Democratic Party, like its Republican counterpart, is nothing
but a political pillar of American imperialism. It is a vehicle for
prosecuting Wall Street’s reckless drive for world domination. Its
“left” wing, represented by politicians like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
(Democrat-New York), is no exception.
These heroes of the upper
middle class “left” are scrambling over one another to erase their
signatures from Monday’s letter asking for negotiations. In a
transparently false attempt to blame her subordinates, Jayapal (who
claims to be a supporter of the rights of employees against employers)
ignominiously said the letter “unfortunately was released by staff
without our vetting.”
signatories employed the same phrases to explain that they no longer
support negotiations, as though they were reading from a common script.
Mark Pocan (Democrat-Wisconsin) tweeted, “I have no idea why it went out
now. Bad timing.” Sara Jacobs (Democrat-California) said, “Timing in
diplomacy is everything. I signed this letter on June 30, but a lot has
changed since then.” Ilhan Omar (Democrat-Minnesota), who was endorsed
by the DSA, said, “Timing is everything in public policy, letters are
written to respond to a moment and in politics moments pass in the speed
of light. In this particular case, the letter was a response to intel
we were getting on the war and the pathway forward.”
allusion to receiving “intel” in briefings from the CIA and Pentagon is
further proof that the pseudo-left is an arm of US imperialism which
“responds” to the demands of the military-intelligence agencies. The
“intel” Omar and the rest of the Progressive Caucus received in the wake
of Monday’s letter was that they must immediately withdraw it and
reverse course, which they promptly did.
I have covered enough wars to know that once you
open that Pandora’s box, the many evils that pour out are beyond
anyone’s control. War accelerates the whirlwind of industrial killing.
The longer any war continues, the closer and closer each side comes to
self-annihilation. Unless it is stopped, the proxy war between Russia
and the U.S. in Ukraine all but guarantees direct confrontation with
Russia and, with it, the very real possibility of nuclear war.
Joe Biden, who doesn’t always seem to be quite sure where he is or
what he is supposed to be saying, is being propped up in the
I-am-a-bigger-man-than-you contest with Vladimir Putin by a coterie of
rabid warmongers who have orchestrated over 20 years of military
fiascos. They are salivating at the prospect of taking on Russia, and
then, if there is any habitation left on the globe, China. Trapped in
the polarizing mindset of the Cold War — where any effort to de-escalate
conflicts through diplomacy is considered appeasement,
a perfidious Munich moment — they smugly push the human species closer
and closer toward obliteration. Unfortunately for us, one of these true
believers is Secretary of State Antony Blinken.
“Putin is saying he is not bluffing. Well, he cannot afford bluffing,
and it has to be clear that the people supporting Ukraine and the
European Union and the Member States, and the United States and NATO are
not bluffing neither,” EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell warned.
“Any nuclear attack against Ukraine will create an answer, not a
nuclear answer but such a powerful answer from the military side that
the Russian Army will be annihilated.”
Annihilated. Are these people insane?
You know we are in trouble when Donald Trump is the voice of reason.
“We must demand the immediate negotiation of a peaceful end to the
war in Ukraine, or we will end up in world war three” the former
“And there will be nothing left of our planet — all because stupid
people didn’t have a clue … They don’t understand what they’re dealing
with, the power of nuclear.”
I dealt with many of these ideologues — David Petraeus, Elliot
Abrams, Robert Kagan, Victoria Nuland — as a foreign correspondent for
The New York Times. Once you strip away their chest full of medals or
fancy degrees, you find shallow men and women, craven careerists who
obsequiously serve the war industry that ensures their promotions, pays
the budgets of their think tanks and showers them with money as board
members of military contractors. They are the pimps of war.
If you reported on them, as I did, you would not sleep well at night.
They are vain enough and stupid enough to blow up the world long before
we go extinct because of the climate crisis, which they have also
If, as Joe Biden says, Putin is “not joking” about using nuclear weapons and we risk nuclear
“Armageddon,” why isn’t Biden on the phone to Putin? Why doesn’t he
follow the example of John F. Kennedy, who repeatedly communicated with
Nikita Khrushchev to negotiate an end to the Cuban missile crisis?
Kennedy, who unlike Biden served in the military, knew the obtuseness of
generals. He had the good sense to ignore Curtis LeMay, the Air Force
Chief of Staff and head of the Strategic Air Command, as well as the
model for General Jack D. Ripper in “Dr. Strangelove,” who urged Kennedy
to bomb the Cuban missile bases, an act that would have probably
ignited a nuclear war. Biden is not made of the same stuff.
to Iraq where the big story remains the theft of $2.5 billion. Since
that story hit the news last week, an arrest has been made of a man at
the airport trying to leave the country. Sinan Mahmoud (THE NATIONAL) reports:
Iraq's judiciary claims to have traced and seized “most” of the $2.5 billion embezzled from government funds in the latest corruption case that has shocked the country and drawn UN condemnation.
The announcement of the recovered funds was made by a senior judge in charge of the investigation on Tuesday.
An Iraqi court on Tuesday sentenced a man to death by hanging for the
killing of an activist during the 2019 Tishreen protests, reported the
Iraqi Supreme Judicial Council.
Prominent activist Thaer al-Tayeb was severely wounded when a sticky
device attached to his car exploded while he was on his way back to
Diwaniyah from Baghdad’s Tahrir Square on December 15, 2019. He was
announced dead in hospital two days later.
“The al-Qadisiyah criminal court issued a death sentence against Kifah
al-Kuraiti after the assassination in Diwaniyah province which targeted
activist Thaer al-Tayeb,” read a statement from the Iraqi judiciary.
of the activist’s death prompted angry protesters in Diwaniyah to set
ablaze offices of the pro-Iran militias of Asaib Ahl al-Haq (AAH) and
Badr, and further charged the hundreds of thousands of people holding
mass anti-corruption protests in most Iraqi provinces.
THE NEW ARAB reminds,
"More than 600 Iraqi protesters were killed and tens of thousands
wounded during the demonstrations. Some activists died in targeted
assassinations, including former government adviser Hisham al-Hashemi
who was shot near his home in July 2020." THE NATIONAL adds:
departing Prime Minister Mustafa Al Kadhimi has repeatedly vowed to
seek justice for the hundreds killed, most of the deaths have gone
Two people were sentenced to death last year over the killing of a teenager who joined the protests.
Last year, the UN warned that Iraqi activists were being killed with impunity.
rights of many victims and their families to truth, justice, redress
and reparation have not been fully respected,” it said in a report.
From the quick-witted angry comedian, Eichner, who is best known for “Billy on the Street” (2011), and filmmakers Nicholas Stoller and Judd Apatow, “Bros” is a rom-com about two men who fall in love. And not to be dramatic, but “Bros” is literally the best gay film I’ve ever seen.
plays Bobby Lieber, a successful podcaster and chairman of a committee
that is overseeing the creation of the first LGBTQ history museum. Bobby
takes on the same charms as Eichner: He’s intense and cynical yet crass
and self-deprecating. He’s a 40-year-old gay man who has never been in a
serious relationship until he meets Aaron, played by Luke Macfarlane.
is an easy watch with some familiar story beats. The jokes are
hilarious in both its writing and delivery, with standout performances
from Bowen Yang and Jim Rash. The comedy is smart, largely critiquing
gay culture without mocking it, and pokes fun at infighting among the
LGBT community, impossible beauty standards and the promiscuity of gay
[. . .]
At its core, “Bros” is a hilarious movie that packs a lot more heart
than expected. When the movie is funny, it’s laugh-out-loud hilarious,
and when it’s sweet, it’s tear-jerking. There’s something very emotional
about seeing a relatable representation of gay men, and “Bros” makes me
optimistic for the future of gay cinema, especially as it stands to
impact many more queer adolescents by widening its audience and