'Showbiz Tonight' Flashpoint: Helen Mirren slams Hollywood
December 8th, 2010
03:13 PM ET

'Showbiz Tonight' Flashpoint: Helen Mirren slams Hollywood

Helen Mirren may be the Grand Dame of Hollywood and abroad, but she had some harsh words for the industry at the Hollywood Reporter’s Women in Entertainment Breakfast.

Mirren told the audience that not much has changed during her long career in Hollywood, saying “filmmaking…continues to worship at the altar of the 18-to-25-year-old male and his penis…quite small, I always think.”

Pretty provocative! I have to say, I really admire Helen Mirren for calling it like she sees it!

And speaking of provocative, "Showbiz Tonight" has named Lady Gaga the Most Provocative Celebrity of the Year! So what do YOU think? Did we get it right?

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soundoff (9 Responses)
  1. Nope

    Hmm..so why is she a participant in such a barbaric business? Also she just got done co starring in red, a film aimed directly at the demograph shes bemoaning as running the industry she freely participates in. Im bored..

    December 9, 2010 at 2:42 am | Report abuse |
  2. Taneshia

    @Mary Ann you'd think she was talking about THEIR penises the way Superhiro and Joe are hating on her...

    December 8, 2010 at 9:22 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Mary Ann

    Superhiro,what planet do you reside on?
    Helen Mirren, a c-lister,this woman is a top actress and in demand for major roles.You are either stupid or have been in a coma.

    December 8, 2010 at 8:54 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Dave

    "you will not have to worry about seeing any 18-25 year old penises. They have no interested in a frigid old wrinkly hag."

    lol: Apparently you didn't get the memo.

    Check her IMDB page – there are plenty of guys under the age of 25 that want to knock boots with her. And, yeah, some of there are probably not too well endowed.

    December 8, 2010 at 6:21 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Joe

    Don't worry helen, you will not have to worry about seeing any 18-25 year old penises. They have no interested in a frigid old wrinkly hag.

    December 8, 2010 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Steven

      Hit a little close to home for you, pencil dick?

      December 9, 2010 at 6:24 am | Report abuse |
    • Joe

      I'm 46 years old. Anything that wrinkly old hag has to say means absolutely nothing to me. I was simply poking fun at a stupid comment made by a twit who makes a very good living in an industry that she is now complaining about. If you don't like hollywood, go work at a dairy queen. Nobody will miss you.

      December 9, 2010 at 10:14 am | Report abuse |
  6. Superhiro

    Sounds like a bitter old C-lister to me. Hollywood's full of them.

    December 8, 2010 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • Brianne

      Helen Mirren, a C-lister? You must have her confused with someone else.

      December 13, 2010 at 9:03 pm | Report abuse |

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