MAXINE :: "Meating" Mel Gibson (the promotion of Rob Reiner)- UPDATED
Rob Reiner ("Meathead") just can't help himself. When a man is down, you just don't go over and kick him ... or do you?
Yesterday, Rob "First 5" Reiner, who is down because of the blistering defeat his universal pre-school initiative, Proposition 82, received back in June, took off after Mel Gibson who is suffering a personal defeat of his own.
But "Meathead" wasn't content with just this statement, he went on to be interviewed by Associated Press where he decided to take on Mel Gibson at more of a professional level.
But we all know that, now film-director, Rob has troubles of his own. There is still that little matter of the gross misuse of public monies from the commission he use to head up before Governor Arnold woke up and removed him when things were getting a little hot in Sacramento during the lead up to the June elections.
I would like to think that when, and if, Rob Reiner is taken down for his handling of public monies for political purposes , that we won't be hearing from a sober Mel Gibson "Grinding Meathead" as ol' Director Rob is grinding Mel now.
Maybe this is more about publicity than disgust ... after all, doesn't Director Rob have a movie coming out soon? Do you think it will make as much as "The Passion of the Christ"?
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A connection has been found as to WHY Meathead would pop-off about ... anything ... at this particular timing (Mel Gibson just happens to be the biggest and most convenient target). Promotion and attention is the key - always "follow the money" when it concerns Rob Reiner.
It doesn't hurt the conspiracy that the film company is buying an operation that not only has Rob Reiner connected to its most valuable asset, but also has an Australian operation.
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Liberty Closes First Stage of IDT BuyBy: Ryan Ball - Friday, August 25, 2006
Liberty Media Corp. has officially taken control of all of the U.S. and certain international operations of IDT Corp.’s entertainment division during the initial stage of its acquisition plan. The move comes as IDT Ent. gears up for the release of its first theatrical CG feature, Everyone’s Hero, which arrives on the big screen on Sept. 15.
IDT's entertainment division will be combined with Liberty subsidiary Starz Entertainment Group and will be attributed to the Liberty Capital Group. The transition will be complete once the sale of the Canadian and Australian operations is complete, which is expected to happen in the next several weeks
Everyone’s Hero, previously known as Yankee Irving, is the story of a young boy who teams up with a talking baseball to return Babe Ruth’s stolen bat in order to save the World Series. Featuring a voice cast led by Rob Reiner, Whoopi Goldberg and William H. Macy, the movie was being directed by actor/director Christopher Reeve at the time of his death. Animation was produced at IDT Entertainment Animation's studio and distribution will be handled through IDT’s multi-picture deal with Twentieth Century Fox.