This weekend, Mo’Nique began a vocal crusade against gender and race pay disparity in Hollywood. She claims to have been offered $500,000 by Netflix for a comedy special, while “Amy Schumer was offered $11 million, Dave Chappelle and Chris Rock $20 million.” Her video opened the floodgates, and Wanda Sykes quickly revealed her offer from Netflix was around $250,000 for a special of her own.
But Mo’Nique is not finished talking. In a video uploaded to Instagram Monday evening, she continues her argument (presumably because she was told that Schumer is simply more “bankable” than she is). While standing in front of a shelf filled with awards—including her Oscar for Precious—she and husband Sidney calmly share budget and box office numbers for two recent comedies: one starring Amy Schumer, and another starring...her.
“We’ve been hearing a lot of conversation in reference to bankability,” Sidney begins. “So we thought we would do a little fact checking.”
Then it’s Mo’Nique’s turn:
“In 2017, Amy Schumer did a film called Snatched. That film made $45 million domestically. In 2016, I did a film called Almost Christmas. That film made $42 million domestically. Amy Schumer’s budget for Snatched was $42 million...Almost Christmas’s budget was $17 million...Could somebody please make it make sense?”
The video was weirdly staged and the delivery was wooden and uncomfortable, but she has a point! A good one!
Side note: Snatched is one of the worst movies I saw last year, and Almost Christmas is absolutely fine.
Bella Thorne, her kooky boyfriend Mod Sun, and three other members of her “entourage” were kicked out of a hotel in Park City, Utah after being caught smoking weed. Thorne was at Sundance to promote her new film Assassination Nation, which is actually getting some great reviews.
A source tells Page Six:
“They were seen rushing out of the hotel hours before the premiere. There were so many bags, they needed a trail car to carry them...She called in sick for most of her press interviews on Monday. She canceled everything in the morning.”
- Two dudes kissed on TV last night and there are pixxxxxxx. [ONTD]
- Someone paid $3,000 for one of Elvis’s old paper cups. [TMZ]
- Busy Philipps and Michelle Williams are “ok” on the 10-year anniversary of Heath Ledger’s death. [People]
- Everyone is mad at Ciara for giving her followers condescending and antiquated dating advice. [Celebitchy]
- If you care about Princess Eugenie, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and explain why. [E! Online]