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Bruce Willis Weighs in on James Frey and Oprah (and Bill Clinton!!!)
IMDB ^ | February 16, 2006

Posted on 02/16/2006 3:25:42 PM PST by Hildy

Bruce Willis has jumped to the defense of controversial author James Frey, declaring he was unfairly attacked on Oprah Winfrey's TV show last month. Frey has been criticized for embellishing parts of his best-selling book, A Million Little Pieces, which was originally billed as a memoir. The Die Hard star says on TV show Access Hollywood, "Look at what happened to James Frey in the last two weeks. That's a great book and so is the follow-up book. And just because his publisher chose to say that these were memoirs, it took it out of being a great work of fiction... to this guy having to go be sucker punched on Oprah by one of the most powerful women in television, just to grind her own axe about it. Hey, Oprah. You had President (Bill Clinton) on your show and if this prick didn't lie about a couple of things, I'm going to set myself on fire right now. James Frey is a writer, OK? He can write about whatever he wants. It's fiction. It's just shameful how he was treated in some of these things."


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: billclinton; brucewillis; imdb; jamesfrey; oprahwinfrey
LOL!
1 posted on 02/16/2006 3:25:45 PM PST by Hildy
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To: Hildy

LOL

he called Billy Bob a price?

LOL

I've got a favorite new actor LOL


2 posted on 02/16/2006 3:26:43 PM PST by MikefromOhio (Brokeback Mountain: The ONLY western where the Cowboys GET IT IN THE END!!!)
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To: MikeinIraq

price=prick


3 posted on 02/16/2006 3:26:58 PM PST by MikefromOhio (Brokeback Mountain: The ONLY western where the Cowboys GET IT IN THE END!!!)
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To: Hildy

Great find Hildy. I love Bruce Willis.


4 posted on 02/16/2006 3:27:25 PM PST by I still care ("For it is the doom of men that they forget". - Merlin, from Excalibur)
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To: MikeinIraq

well, we knew it wasn't "PRINCE." :)


5 posted on 02/16/2006 3:27:40 PM PST by Hildy (The only difference between a rut and a grave is the depth)
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To: Hildy
LOL I was typing too fast....

at least the price is spelled right....
6 posted on 02/16/2006 3:28:56 PM PST by MikefromOhio (Brokeback Mountain: The ONLY western where the Cowboys GET IT IN THE END!!!)
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To: Hildy
You had President (Bill Clinton) on your show and if this prick didn't lie about a couple of things, I'm going to set myself on fire right now.

That's awesome. It cleans the refuse of every silly pretentious "political" comment George Clooney has ever made.

7 posted on 02/16/2006 3:30:43 PM PST by Darkwolf377
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To: Hildy
I have a sudden, overwhelming urge to watch Pulp Fiction and The Fifth Element.
8 posted on 02/16/2006 3:33:01 PM PST by Gordongekko909 (I know. Let's cut his WHOLE BODY off.)
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To: Hildy

That is classic! Thanks for posting. I have heard that Willis was a guy who leaned a little to the right.

I love Bruce. I love Tom Selleck.


9 posted on 02/16/2006 3:34:08 PM PST by conservativebabe ("I went hunting with the VP and all I got was this lousy, holey t-shirt"- mewzilla)
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To: HOTTIEBOY; Maximus of Texas; ToddBush; Dashing Dasher; peacebaby; PaulaB; Millee; teenyelliott; ...

funny stuff ping-a-ling!


10 posted on 02/16/2006 3:36:12 PM PST by conservativebabe ("I went hunting with the VP and all I got was this lousy, holey t-shirt"- mewzilla)
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To: conservativebabe

Bruce and Demi were more of a political mismatch than even Lance Armstrong and Sheryl Crow.


11 posted on 02/16/2006 3:37:21 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Howlin; onyx; Clemenza; Petronski; GummyIII; SevenofNine; martin_fierro; EggsAckley; Xenalyte; ...

Misc Ping!


12 posted on 02/16/2006 3:40:30 PM PST by EveningStar
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To: dfwgator

Well, now she has her little dufus boy-toy hubby to play with.


13 posted on 02/16/2006 3:40:42 PM PST by conservativebabe ("I went hunting with the VP and all I got was this lousy, holey t-shirt"- mewzilla)
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To: conservativebabe
yippee kiyay mother%*%&er!!!


I don't care what you say, that's one sexy man, right there.
14 posted on 02/16/2006 3:43:42 PM PST by MadCharity ("Hindsight is not wisdom, and second guessing is not a strategy." Go GW!!!)
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Direct link
15 posted on 02/16/2006 3:46:38 PM PST by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

Thanks...for some reason, I thought it was directly on the homepage...but I was wrong!


16 posted on 02/16/2006 3:47:55 PM PST by Hildy (The only difference between a rut and a grave is the depth)
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To: Hildy

Good find! :)


17 posted on 02/16/2006 3:48:19 PM PST by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

DON'T YOU JUST LOVE BRUCE FOR POINTING OUT OPRAH'S HIPOCRISY
?


18 posted on 02/16/2006 3:53:59 PM PST by outofhere2
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To: MadCharity

Hell yeah!


19 posted on 02/16/2006 3:54:19 PM PST by conservativebabe ("I went hunting with the VP and all I got was this lousy, holey t-shirt"- mewzilla)
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To: MadCharity

I lub Bruce!

Marry me hun! (I can cook ;) )


20 posted on 02/16/2006 3:55:15 PM PST by najida (Is it Friiiiidddaaaayyyy yet?)
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To: outofhere2

She's an ass!


21 posted on 02/16/2006 3:57:01 PM PST by EveningStar
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To: Hildy; Owl_Eagle; Sam's Army; Lazamataz; Darksheare; pissant; Dashing Dasher; najida; ...
"Hey, Oprah. You had President (Bill Clinton) on your show and if this prick didn't lie about a couple of things, I'm going to set myself on fire right now. James Frey is a writer, OK? He can write about whatever he wants. It's fiction. It's just shameful how he was treated in some of these things."- Bruce Willis

LOL, Gotta love Bruce, PING!!!!!

22 posted on 02/16/2006 3:57:11 PM PST by Jersey Republican Biker Chick (Cleverly disguised as a responsible adult.)
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To: outofhere2

america, f yeah


23 posted on 02/16/2006 3:57:12 PM PST by rwfromkansas (http://xanga.com/rwfromkansas)
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To: Hildy

I'm torn on this one. While we all know that BJ Clinton lies like a rug - it doesn't forgive this guy for writing a Non-Fiction Book/Memoir/AutoBiography that was fictionalized.

If he wanted to write a fictional account of his life - then say... "based on a true story"...

To write a memoir/autobio that isn't factual ... well, makes me think of Bill Clinton again.

Oh... and Oprah is just like the rest of the HollyWeirds. If it fits her purpose - she'll say it. If it doesn't - she'll dust it under the rug.


24 posted on 02/16/2006 4:01:28 PM PST by Dashing Dasher (Traditions are group efforts to keep the unexpected from happening. -- Tober)
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To: Dashing Dasher

I agree about the guy having been a jerk for totally lying, however, any excuse for bashing Clinton is okay by me.


25 posted on 02/16/2006 4:03:22 PM PST by conservativebabe ("I went hunting with the VP and all I got was this lousy, holey t-shirt"- mewzilla)
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To: Hildy
You had President (Bill Clinton) on your show and if this prick didn't lie about a couple of things, I'm going to set myself on fire right now.

Oh yeah, that's a good'un.

26 posted on 02/16/2006 4:05:29 PM PST by Petronski (I love Cyborg!)
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To: outofhere2

I especially love him for calling a billyblytheclinton a billyblytheclinton.


27 posted on 02/16/2006 4:08:52 PM PST by bannie (The government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend upon the support of Paul.)
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To: conservativebabe
Ditto, my friend!!!


I actually looked up the book to see how it was released when the fracas started. It was released as an Autobio/Memoir.

Ok- let's make fun of BJ again!

28 posted on 02/16/2006 4:12:01 PM PST by Dashing Dasher (Traditions are group efforts to keep the unexpected from happening. -- Tober)
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To: Hildy

That's brisk, baby!


29 posted on 02/16/2006 4:12:23 PM PST by RightWingAtheist (Creationism Is Not Conservative!)
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To: Jersey Republican Biker Chick

I am so in love with Bruce.

And I read "A Million Little Pieces," and it spoke to me...and while I was reading it, I knew there were embellishments, but so what?

There's a lot of crap that addicts go through. James Frey hit on them all.

So be it.


30 posted on 02/16/2006 4:21:29 PM PST by peacebaby (I think your tractor's sexy.)
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To: EveningStar; Hildy


I've always like Bruce Willis, but I like him even more now.


31 posted on 02/16/2006 4:25:42 PM PST by onyx (IF ONLY 10% of Muslims are radical, that's still 120 MILLION who want to kill us.)
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To: Hildy
Hey, Oprah. You had President (Bill Clinton) on your show and if this prick didn't lie about a couple of things, I'm going to set myself on fire right now.

LOL! What was her response?

32 posted on 02/16/2006 4:34:55 PM PST by arasina (So there.)
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To: arasina

It was kind of a rhetorical question. He wasn't speaking to her, he was on an Entertainment show apparently.


33 posted on 02/16/2006 4:37:45 PM PST by Hildy (The only difference between a rut and a grave is the depth)
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To: MadCharity
I don't care what you say, that's one sexy man, right there.

Indeed.

Reminds me of someone I know, too. mmmm

34 posted on 02/16/2006 4:38:27 PM PST by arasina (So there.)
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To: bannie

Oprah is a jerk. She'll browbeat this relative non-celebrity while she always goes soft on her friends, the real hollywood celebrities. Why didn't question Jamie Foxx for his support of Tookie Williams? This critter kills 4 people and Foxx wants no punishment for him.


35 posted on 02/16/2006 5:28:48 PM PST by outofhere2
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To: Jersey Republican Biker Chick
Bruce Willis!


36 posted on 02/17/2006 7:52:20 AM PST by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: outofhere2

"Oprah is a jerk. She'll browbeat this relative non-celebrity while she always goes soft on her friends, the real hollywood celebrities. Why didn't question Jamie Foxx for his support of Tookie Williams? This critter kills 4 people and Foxx wants no punishment for him."

Now now, Oprah might want to do a movie sometime. She can't burn her Hollywood bridges now can she?


37 posted on 02/24/2006 7:40:18 AM PST by Niuhuru
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To: outofhere2

"Oprah is a jerk. She'll browbeat this relative non-celebrity while she always goes soft on her friends, the real hollywood celebrities. Why didn't question Jamie Foxx for his support of Tookie Williams? This critter kills 4 people and Foxx wants no punishment for him."

Now now, Oprah might want to do a movie sometime. She can't burn her Hollywood bridges now can she?

That was sarcasm, by the way.


38 posted on 02/24/2006 7:41:11 AM PST by Niuhuru
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To: Hildy; All

In the same interview junket, Bruce also said:

"I'm sick of answering this [expletive] question," he says. "I'm a Republican only as far as I want a smaller government, I want less government intrusion. I want them to stop [expletive] on my money and your money and tax dollars that we give 50 percent of... every year. I want them to be fiscally responsible and I want these [expletive] lobbyists out of Washington. Do that and I'll say I'm a Republican... I hate the government, OK? I'm a-political. Write that down. I'm not a Republican."


39 posted on 03/01/2006 12:35:38 PM PST by lainie
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