This Director Loves Emmy Rossum's Work, But Can She Please Show Him Her Butt Thanks

Image via AP.
Image via AP.

In what sounds like a real-life casting-couch porno opener, Emmy Rossum tells the Hollywood Reporter that a director asked her to audition for a role simply by wearing a bikini. In an actress roundtable, she says:

EMMY ROSSUM: ...even as recently as a year ago, my agent called me and was like, “I’m so embarrassed to make this call, but there’s a big movie and they’re going to offer it to you. They really love your work on the show. But the director wants you to come into his office in a bikini. There’s no audition. That’s all you have to do.”


[PAMELA] ADLON: Wow. But you’re already doing Shameless, and we see your body all the time.

ROSSUM: He wanted to know if I was fat now. That was basically the question. And I actually had this moment like, “Well, how good is the part?” For a second, I was like, “Would I do it? Send me the script. Maybe the character is in a bikini in the movie.”


There were no bikini scenes in the script.

Even worse, Pamela Adlon follows with a story about being asked to drop her towel at age 15 after a pool scene while her guardian was off-set. The same person told her when she was asked to kiss a boy:

“An apple is an apple, a plum is a plum. A kiss isn’t a kiss without the tongue.” And I was like, “I’m going to die.”

You know, the old apple-and-the-plum adage.

The roundtable is great, with more conversation-starters about the gender pay gap; read further Jezebel commentary here.

Like a star enveloping pussies into its orbit, the Pussy Posse is expanding. Page Six reports that veteran pussies Tobey Maguire and Leonardo DiCaprio were spotted in the East Village yesterday afternoon with new pussy Orlando Bloom, presumably on the hunt for pussy. In other words, the original Pussy Posse has re-conglomerated into a new and ever-evolving cluster of single men, who, in the photos, are followed by a pack of unidentified or less famous males who may or may not have been walking down the street and gotten sucked in by founding pussy Leonardo DiCaprio’s inexplicable pull.


  • In far more convincing, endearing and relevant paparazzi beach photos than Mariah Carey’s continuing proof that she definitely has an active dating life, Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell are spotted being a normal couple doing normal things on vacation in Greece. [Us Weekly]
  • More merciful celebrities than Beyoncé (this isn’t funny anymore) share information about their babies. Ashton Kutcher talks about how his and Mila Kunis’ 2-year-old daughter “occasionally tries to murder the young one.” [Us Weekly]
  • Fuck Chris Brown. His former girlfriend, model Karrueche Tran, has gotten a five-year restraining order against him after she claimed he sent her death threats. [Page Six]
  • If you squint really hard at this photo of a woman looking to the sky, OK! Magazine will convince you that Charlize Theron and Gabriel Aubry are together. [Lainey Gossip]

Staff reporter, Gizmodo. wkimball @ gizmodo



I love that in the picture of Leonardo di Caprio et al, it is very obvious to me that I would not even look twice at any of them if they were walking down the street. Yes, Leo can act, and he cleans up real nice, but they all just look like average dads now, no matter how single and famous they are.