Long brushed off as a horrendous excuse for a film, Paul Verhoeven and Joe Eszterhas’s epic flop Showgirls may have more than meets the eye. Or, at least, its vulgar superficiality may be worth critical re-evaluation
Happy Birthday to Miley Cyrus, who turns 20 today! Let’s see what other celebs are celebrating a birthday. Actress Elmarie Wendel (1932) Screenwriter Joe Eszterhas (1944) Comedy writer Bruce Vilanch (1947) ‘Good Morning America’ co-host Robin Roberts (1960) Actress Page … Continue reading »
Dan Fogelman is the Joe Eszterhas of the 2010?s, as he’s a screenwriter who has managed to score multiple seven-figure spec sales within a short amount of time. One of those scripts entitled Imagine, which sold to Warner Bros. for … Continue reading ?
The unholy union of Jesus-loving lunatics Mel Gibson and Joe Eszterhas was weirdly inevitable. Both of them have antagonized so many people and burned so many bridges that they’ve rendered themselves all but unemployable, even though both of them were once among the most powerful, well-compensated figures in their respective fields. Show More Summary
Mel Gibson is never one to mince words. When he has something to say, for better or worse, he’s going to say it, regardless of how it makes him look in the process. The Wrap reports that Gibson, who was slated to work on a project with Basic Instinct screenwriter Joe Eszterhas, is none too [...]
Since 2006, Mel Gibson has courted controversy at every turn. There was his infamous DUI arrest and anti-Semitic tirade, the abuse allegations and rants against Oksana Grigorieva, and even a recent feud with Joe Eszterhas. In a remarkably candid new interview with ComingSoon (dot) net, Mel opened up about his films and troubled past... Show More Summary
By Jen Heger - Radar Assistant Managing Editor Joe Eszterhas claims that Mel Gibson's sister slammed the actor's ex-girlfriend and baby mama, Oksana Grigorieva, during a dinner party, accusing the Russian-born singer of harboring "negative...Show More Summary
Screenwriter Joe Eszterhas has given up chasing women. He’s given up booze. He’s given up smoking, after barely surviving a horrible bout of throat cancer. But judging from “Heaven and Mel,” his new Amazon e-book about his ill-fatedShow More Summary
Joe Eszterhas on his new book, "Heaven and Mel," about his explosive time with the troubled actor.
Okay, it's not exactly the most surprising headline considering Mel Gibson's tumultuous past decade, but Joe Eszterhas reveals a few unsettling anecdotes in his new book Heaven and Mel (yes—dude wrote an ENTIRE BOOK about being terrified of Mel Gibson). Show More Summary
Screenwriter Joe Eszterhas has released his account of Mel Gibson's explosive rant and their work together on a screenplay about Jewish freedom fighters. News by Rob W. Hart via TheWrap: Screenwriter Joe Eszterhas is out with a Kindle...Show More Summary
Caleb Baer on the nastiest Gibson outbursts and opinions from Hollywood screenwriter Joe Eszterhas’s new tell-all ebook, ‘Heaven and Mel.’
The film: Telling Lies in America (1997) Why It's An Inessential Essential: Two years after Showgirls got screenwriter Joe Eszterhas (Basic Instinct, Burn Hollywood Burn: An Alan Smithee Film) blacklisted, the wily self-promoter returned with Telling Lies in America. Lies, based on a semi-autobiographical story, is somewhat similar to Showgirls in that they have common [...]
Joe Eszterhas has written a Kindle single called Heaven and Mel about his bananas fight with Mel Gibson. The 30,000-word piece will be released June 6, according to the Wrap. Heaven covers Eszterhas and Gibson's failed attempt to collaborate on a movie about the Maccabees, and given Eszterhas's damning, scandalous ... More »
"On a human level it's a great story, and it can't be told in a nine-page letter," Eszterhas says.
I loved the original “Showgirls” for its utter Showgirls-ness delivered by screenwriter Joe Eszterhas and director Paul Verhoeven. The classy nail artistry of the heroine Nomi Malone; “Goddess” star Cristal Connors’ drawling "darlin’...Show More Summary
Mel Gibson tells Jay Leno of his highly publicized feud with screenwriter Joe Eszterhas, "Maybe you don't know this about me -- I've got a little bit of a temper." Is that a good enough explanation for his hurtful words?
Mel Gibson has basically been exiled from Hollywood, and his most recent attempt at a comeback- a film with screenwriter Joe Eszterhas called “The Maccabees”- derailed after a dramatic conflagration between the actor/director and the writer. What really did Mel Gibson in was not so much a decline in his appeal, but a series of racist, [...]Show More Summary
Seems all calm, cool, and collected now!! Too bad that's not how it was when he erupted on Joe Eszterhas!! To refresh your memory, Joe unleashed a shocking nine-page letter claiming Mel Gibson planned murder and shamed the holocaust. ….DRAMA!!! This all happened because Warner Bros. rejected Joe's script for Mel's Maccabees film. After that, [...]
Mel Gibson went on Jay Leno—ostensibly to plug his Direct TV project “Get the Gringo”—but he also gave Leno an explanation about why he completely unloaded on screenwriter Joe Eszterhas. But Gibson told Leno that Eszterhas was late with a script and when he finally turned it in, it was so bad that Warner Bros. flat-out rejected it. [ more › ]