WTF is wrong with Hollywood? Crap like this:
Woody Allen, Pedro Almodovar and Martin Scorsese have "demanded the immediate release" of fellow filmmaker Roman Polanski, who was arrested in Switzerland on a U.S. arrest warrant related to a 1977 childsex charge.
They were among 138 people in the film industry who signed a petition against the arrest.
Polanski was on the way to the Zurich Film Festival when Swiss police detained him in response to the American warrant.
The filmmaker pleaded guilty in 1977 to having unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor but fled before he could be sentenced. He settled in France, where he holds citizenship. Investigators in the United States say Polanski, then 43, drugged and raped a 13-year-old girl.
Here's the entire list. Not too many names on there that I recognize (there appear to be many French names), but here's a few: Salman "Satantic Verses" Rushdie? Michael "Transformers" Mann? David "Twin Peaks" Lynch?
Whoopi Goldberg said yesterday that what Polanski did "wasn't rape-rape." Whaaaa ...?
Anyone recall how Hollywood reacted when Elia Kazan got a long-overdue [honorary] Oscar in 1999? All he did was cooperate with the government in outing known Communists within the industry. That made him a pariah in Tinseltown for the rest of his life, but Polanski raping a 13 year-old wins him instant sympathy against prosecution.