FX's 'Rescue Me' Returns,' Leary Slams Celebrity Hypocrisy

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The FX series Rescue Me is returning for a fourth season this summer and Complex has some words from the show's star Dennis Leary concerning the special treatment celebrities get and the true effect people's complaints have on the the success of the very thing about which they are complaining. What's that old saying with which Mom use to admonish? Ah, yes. "If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all." Of course, that never stopped us or most other media, 90 percent of which wouldn't exist if all we did was say nice things.

Anyway, on to Leary who, in reaction to T-Mobile pulling its ads from his show a few years back, said, "That annoyed me because it distracted from what a great acting job Andrea Roth, who plays Janet, my wife, did in that scene. Also, at the time, two of T-Mobile's spokespeople were Snoop Dogg, who is a convicted gangbanger, and Paris Hilton, who's been videotaped under the same circumstances. It's all relative, though. There was one woman on CNN crying about what we did in that scene, and when they asked her if she'd watched the episode, she said no. But you know, I probably found out about George Carlin's seven things you can't say on television and the Godfather book because they were banned by the Catholic Church. The more noise people make, the more movies or CDs or books you sell."

Wise words for all you uppity cause groups out there. Want something to go away? Mum's the word.

by Steve Hall    Jun- 8-07   Click to Comment   
Topic: Cable, Celebrity   

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