Italian Americans Think ‘Don Jon’ Is Racist. Okay.

Yeah, so a group called Italian American ONE VOICE who tell us their mission is to “secure the rightful representation of Americans of Italian origin and of all peoples whose paths toward social equality have been impeded. The powers of Intellect, Wisdom and Due Process of Law will be brought to bear on all inequities", says Joseph Gordon-Levitt should pull Don Jon from theaters because it depicts Italian Americans how they've been depicted for 80 in movies and how they depict themselves in reality and any bar in New Jersey. Here's their statement:

The Italian American ONE VOICE Coalition—the nation’s largest Italian American anti-bias organization—is taking “Don Jon” Director-Actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt—ironically the son of parents who founded a once-famous Jewish national social justice organization—to task for stereotyping and denigrating Italian Americans and Jews in his new movie. “Here we go again with the same shop-worn, racist stereotypes of Italian Americans in movies,” said Italian American ONE VOICE founder Dr. Emanuele “Manny” Alfano. “It never ends. Levitt, himself the son of proud parents who once founded the Jewish Progressive Alliance and fought for social justice causes, should be ashamed of himself for the negative portrayal of Italians and Jews in his movie.” In “Don Jon,” Director-Actor Levitt plays Jon Martello, a stupid, pornography-addicted, t-shirt wearing “Jersey Shore” clone whose day consists of the stereotypical ritual of “gym, tan laundry.” He appears in the movie with his equally stupid father, Jon Sr., played by Tony Danza, infamous for his lifelong portrayals of stupid, buffoonish Italian characters, attired in the usual tight white t-shirts. In one infamously racist scene, the whole family is displayed acting buffoonish at a table during a spaghetti dinner....“Levitt, much like his pornography-addicted character, needs an intervention and should go into serious therapy for his ethnic denigration of Italian Americans,” said Alfano, who has urged his nationwide coalition of activists to phone and contact the film’s production and distribution companies, Voltage Pictures and HitRecord films, get on social media, including “Don Jon’s” official Facebook page, and protest the movie’s portrayals. “Levitt ought to quit now, take this trite garbage out of movie theaters and donate his profits to charity.”

Is this dude in witness protection somewhere that doesn't have MTV? Because I think he just called Don Jon racist because an Italian family ate a food for dinner that was created in Italy. Dude, chill. It's well known fact that Italians are buried in wife beaters and holding breadsticks. I dated an Italian girl once, and I never could tell when we were having sex because she was always screaming and her grandmother was in the room most of the time.

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt Has A Secret Girlfriend That You’ll Never Know About
Joseph Gordon-Levitt Has A Secret Girlfriend That You’ll Never Know About

 

Joseph Gordon-Levitt didn't really help the gay rumors when he told Out Magazine that it would be "tacky" for him to clarify his sexuality, so he went on Howard Stern Show to finally put a stop to them. But not really. Because he said he has a secret girlfriend that we'll never see so don't even worry about. Gald he cleared that up.

"I have a girlfriend but I tend not to really like to talk about it in public. She is not in show business."…"I get up in movies and I play other people, so when the audience is watching me in movies, I don't want them thinking about me and who I'm dating, and blah blah blah. I want them to see the character, the story that I'm telling, you know."…"The girl that I'm with, she really doesn't want to be a part of it and you can imagine not wanting to have that kind of scrutiny," he said.

I really don't care if he's gay or not, but I'm pretty sure if a woman exists who has been dating Joseph Gordon-Levitt and hasn't told everybody she knows, she's probably locked in a soundproof room in the basement of Wayne Manor. Because girlfriends love sitting at home and never traveling or being seen with their movie star boyfriends at the height of his fame. Bitches love that.  Is her name Belle? Her name is probably Belle.

 

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt Says It Would Be ‘Tacky’ To Clarify His Sexuality
Joseph Gordon-Levitt Says It Would Be ‘Tacky’ To Clarify His Sexuality

 

We won't get into the irony of being vague about gay rumors in the context of an interview with Out Magazine, but Joseph Gordon-Levitt sat down to promote his new movie, Don Jon, and his amazing "Pictures of Assholes", that's been online since 2006, came up (where he films two paparazzi following him who, after Gordon-Levitt Charlie Roses them, reveal they only took his picture because "“We saw a young star with another guy, and it’s implied that there’s something going on,”). Flash forward seven years later, and Gordon-Levitt is still the subject of gay rumors. And really doesn't give a shit.

Contrary to many celebrity-paparazzi encounters, no punches are thrown, no voices raised. Gordon-Levitt does not even bother refuting the gay innuendo (“That would be really tacky—they would win if I had to clarify,” he says)

The only gay rumor about Gordon-Levitt that I know of is that he might have dated Michael Pitt a while back. So? He might prefer penis over vagina. I fell in love with a David Beckham underwear ad once. It happens. It's not causing the floods in Colorado. I realize that might be hard to believe, but trust me on this. The only issue I see with him being gay is that hipster chicks might try to ride their unicycles off a cliff after taking a Xanax and drinking a case of a pumpkin IPA.

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt Is Pissed



In October 2010, Joseph Gordon-Levitt‘s brother Dan, a street performer in Venice Beach, died of what is widely believed to be an accidental drug overdose. Joseph Gordon-Levitt doesn’t like when you bring that up. So after his profile in the new GQ, he took to his Tumblr to…I’m not really sure really.

First of all, I’d like to thank both of the Jims and everyone else at GQ for putting me on the cover of their magazine this month. That kind of exposure is a huge help to all the work I love to do, and I’m deeply appreciative.

I’m writing this because I have a problem with what their article says about my brother. I’ll be honest, it really made me feel terrible. Here’s a quote:

‘…the elder Gordon-Levitt died of an alleged drug overdose in 2010. “It was an accident” is all Joe will say about that.’

Using the word “alleged” technically allows the writer to say whatever she wants. The “allegations” to which she must be referring were made by a handful of gossip websites. They are factually incorrect according to the coroner’s office and the police department. I don’t like publicly speaking about my brother’s death, but I’m making an exception to correct this irresponsible claim. By the way, while I asked the writer not to dwell on how he died, I did say quite a bit about how he lived, and how much he means to me. Dan was a brightly positive, genuinely caring, and brilliantly inspiring person, and I liked the idea of such a wide readership learning about him. My parents and I are disappointed with what the article chose to focus on regarding this sensitive subject.

So, basically his brother died of a drug overdose but nobody is supposed to mention that because he was a “genuinely caring, and brilliantly inspiring person”. I guess we can all believe he died fighting a bear or ninjas. Who were probably trying steal his drugs or whatever happens when in paranoid hallucinations.

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt Is Lady Gaga


Joseph-Gordon Levitt performed Bad Romance at Manhattan’s Pianos last week and my knee-jerk reaction would be to call him a homo, but as you dive into this stirring cover version of a lame song by a Madonna wannabe, you see that Levitt exposes it for it’s Rich Cronin-like lyrical style. In case you’re wondering, that’s not a compliment.

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt Might Be Banging This



Konichiwa, bitch. E! Online (via iNTouch Weekly) reports:

According to the tabloid, JGL and Lucy Liu were spotted last week at Periyali restaurant in New York City having quite the romantic diner. “They were kissing at the table, and she was stroking his arm,” an onlooker tells the magazine. “The age difference didn’t seem to bother Lucy at all. They looked good together—and very comfortable!” Did Hollywood’s hot new hunk really nab himself an older lady? That’s not what we’re hearing. A rep for Lucy and Joseph (the two stars have the same publicist) denies the two are a couple, saying they are “not romantically involved in the least.” We’re gonna go with business over pleasure for this dinner. Apparently, Lucy already has a boyfriend, and the meal the two shared was nothing but friendly. Good to know, these two seemed just a bit random for our taste! Then again, when we witnessed Joseph getting cozy with Devon Aoki back in June at the BING party we were a little taken aback too.

I really don’t care who Joseph Gordon-Levitt is dating, but umm, does E! employ any Asians? I get the feeling if they did, E! would make the lobby music “Chopsticks” and have a strict “no roast duck” policy in the employee handbook, because apparently white guys look weird with Asian chicks.

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Joseph-Gordon Levitt Might Be The Riddler In Batman 3



Christopher Nolan can absolutely no wrong, and now that Inception is done, he turns his now full attention to Batman 3. Which of course is now leading to widely speculative casting rumors. Cinematical reports:

First Showing has heard from a source who has laid eyes on a “casting grid” that names The Riddler as a character in Batman 3, and has Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s name alongside the character as an “interested” actor. It’s important to know that Gordon-Levitt’s name on there is in no way confirmation that he’ll take the part, and more likely a reflection of the pervasive Internet rumors that said Nolan wanted Gordon-Levitt for the role– or at least a logical assumption that Gordon-Levitt is on the shortlist. It’s also worth noting that the Batman 3 script isn’t yet finished and there’s been no formal casting process whatsoever, so while the Riddler’s involvement in the third film may be assumed by lots of people, don’t ever stop expecting the Nolan brothers to switch things up at the last minute.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m a Joseph-Gordon Levitt fan (Mysterious Skin and Brick are two of my favorite movies), but isn’t Levitt just an undead version of Heath Ledger and isn’t The Riddler basically The Joker without the higher prescription dosage? There’s a reason I write for a low rent celebrity blog and don’t cast big-budget studio films, but what about Daniel-Day Lewis as Victor Zsasz? Or Bob Hoskins/Ben Kingsley as The Penguin? Or maybe throw in a curveball and cast Viggo Mortensen/Leonardo DiCaprio as Lex Luthor? Or better yet, my penis in Ashley Greene’s ass? All of these seem like pretty reasonable options to me.

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Engage With Engaged Zooey Deschanel

Zooey Deschanel, the rich man’s Katy Perry, is still engaged to the Death Cab For Cutie guy, which we had silently hoped would only last a few days before she realized that Dave, the FNG blogger, was waiting patiently for her, willing to take a job as her personal assistant and man whore. But, I guess it turns out I only have so much “whore” to go around, and you all know I’m using it on my knees to make rent money.

Here’s Zooey’s Sundance portraiture for 500 Days Of Summer, her film with Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt Bonds With Claudia Schiffer



You may only remember Joseph Gordon-Levitt as the little boy on 3rd Rock From The Sun, but he’s 27 now and kinda looks like Heath Ledger. With recent roles in Brick, Manic, Mysterious Skin, and The Lookout, he’s established himself as a successful young Hollywood actor. He also got to pretend to get it on with the unbearable hotness that is Claudia Schiffer in the April 2008 issue of GQ. So, in many ways, Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s life has many similarities to mine. Except with way more eye contact with girls and way less 12-sided die.

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