You know Swift: She loves her Easter Eggs. This seems like promo to me: Whether it’s for an upcoming project, an actual romance, or just the performance of living remains to be seen. Kinda fun tho!

New conspiracy theory dropped!!

The official story is that Meghan Markle skipped this weekend’s Coronation of her father in law and went hiking instead. Hmmm.

Ready for an old guy to say some dumb shit? (Of course you are, you are reading a Dirt Bag written by me.) In a recent interview for PBS’s Firing Line, Richard Dreyfuss, 75, had a lot to say about the representation and inclusion standards the Academy is requiring for eligibility for the Best Picture Oscar. (These require a percentage of inclusion of an underrepresented group—i.e. not just straight white men. Given the state of things, the bar is relatively low.) Regarding them, Dreyfuss said, “They make me vomit.”

Richard Dreyfuss | Full Episode 5.5.23 | Firing Line with Margaret Hoover | PBS

“This is an art form,” he continued. “It’s also a form of commerce, and it makes money, but it’s an art. And no one should be telling me as an artist that I have to give in to the latest, most current idea of what morality is.”


Baby, no one’s telling you what you have to include in your art. They’re telling you what the requirements are to be eligible to pick up a trophy.

So that was dumb, but what came next was dumber:

“You know, Laurence Olivier was the last white actor to play Othello and he did it in 1965. And he did it in blackface. And he played a Black man brilliantly. Am I being told that I will never have a chance to play a Black man?”


I’m gonna stop you right there, Dick. Yeah, you are! Or, I don’t know, go ahead and fuck around. You’ll find out!