Jan 04 2018

Paul Sorvino Has Words For Harvey Weinstein

I always wondered why Mira Sorvino didn’t work more as an actress after winning the Oscar for “Mighty Aphrodite“. Allegedly it is because Harvey Weinstein did everything in his considerable power to keep her off the silver screen.

Cover of "Mighty Aphrodite [DIVX]"

Cover of Mighty Aphrodite [DIVX]

TMZ asked Mira’s father Paul Sorvino what he thought of all this. Mr. Sorvino did not mince words.

Would you want Paul Sorvino pissed off at you? I wouldn’t. And yes, I know this is a scene from a movie.

One thing that has made me nuts with regard to the current wave of deserved firings and comeuppances of powerful men is the response some guys have made — “if it was my daughter/sister” etc. Actually… no. Whether or not you are related to a woman does not matter. No one deserves to be treated this way. Hell, if it’s true that Harvey Weinstein kept Mira Sorvino from being cast in movies because she wouldn’t sleep with him… jesus.

HOWEVER. If the woman wronged *is* your daughter, I think it’s fair to expect, shall we say, an extra level of outrage. Look at it like this — “imagine if it was your daughter”? No. It’s bad no matter what. But when it actually is your daughter? I don’t blame you for getting more mad. On the TMZ video, Mr. Sorvino is rather calm in my opinion.

Also, make sure to read through to part 5 of the tweet quoted above, which features video of Ms. Sorvino at a 2011 Senate briefing about sex trafficking. I will attempt to embed said Tweet here but as I admitted online I can thread a needle but tweets, not so much.

h/t Yashar Ali


Sep 09 2012

Brad Pitt Is Just A Dad Like Me

Brad Pitt may be a celebrity dad, but according to this article he has to do the morning shift. Which in his case includes getting six kids ready for school. Just like me.

Brad says this activity is “painful,” according to DigitalSpy. Getting six kids out the door in the morning isn’t totally fun? We can believe that.

Of course, Brad Pitt is also a mega-uber-superduper famous movie star worth a gazillion dollars. With a full head of hair. But otherwise we’re, like, totally the same guy.

Brad Pitt: ‘Getting six kids ready for school is painful’ – Celebrity News – Digital Spy.


Jun 11 2012

Ben Affleck Looks Like a Regular Dad

We stumbled across a photo of Ben Affleck and his daughters Violet and Seraphina and decided to share it with you. Why? Because the man who played Daredevil looks like a regular dad in this shot.

You have to click through to X17 to see it, cuz we don’t want to pay for the rights to the photo, nor do we want to violate said rights. Who says this isn’t the DaddyTips Age of Respect For Intellectual Property?

X17 Online – Pix of the Day – Ben Affleck Being a Dad


Nov 30 2011

Justin Combs, Son of Diddy, Gets Football Scholarship

P. Diddy’s son Justin Combs has received a football scholarship to UCLA, according to published reports.

I’m glad things are working out for Diddy, aka Sean Combs. Poor guy hasn’t had much success. Oh wait.

Anyway, good for Justin. The Winnipeg Free Press says that Diddy is proud of his kid (kiddy?), adding, “This is one of the proudest moments of my life. This is everything a father could want for his son, for him to excel at what he loves to do.”

Fair enough. Not having to pay for college is nice too.

Proud father P. Diddy (Winnipeg Free Press)


Oct 06 2011

Robin Williams And Daughter Zelda Promote Zelda [Video]

Robin Williams and his daughter Zelda are featured in a new video promoting the Nintendo videogame The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Anniversary Edition. You can download the game for free and play it on the Nintendo DSi. Details and video below. Read more »


Jun 17 2011

Father’s Day Link Roundup

Worthington Super Links

Father’s Day is Sunday. Here is the DaddyTips Father’s Day Link Roundup. Read more »


May 31 2011

Ted Mann Discovers Ted Nugent is His Dad

Cat Scratch Fever by Ted Nugent
Grown-up adoptees who find their birth parents stories are a dime a dozen these days, right? It’s much easier than it used to be to find that information if you want it. But let’s say you find out your dad is Ted Nugent. Would that be weird?

That’s what happened to New York restauranteur Ted Mann. Turns out Ted’s father is another Ted, the one who wrote “Cat Scratch Fever” and is really into hunting. Read more »