T.J. Miller Was A “Bully” On The “Almost All Male” Set of ‘Silicon Valley’

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According to his co-star Alice Wetterlund

In recent months, there have been a variety of reports detailing comedian and actor T.J. Miller’s unprofessionalism and general bad behavior on set, including coming to work late and intoxicated and even calling in a fake bomb threat which led to his arrest. Prior to that, the Silicon Valley star was accused of sexually assaulting and punching a woman while in college, claims that the actor has since denied.

In response to rumors that, despite the aforementioned allegations and complaints, Miller was being welcomed back into Hollywood, fellow Silicon Valley actress Alice Wetterlund detailed her negative experience on set with him in a string of tweets.

“Yes! It is definitely time to rehabilitate TJ Miller’s career!” she wrote sarcastically. 

Wetterlund recounted her memories of working on the set of Silicon Valley, in which she played engineer Carla Walton for a six-episode arc. According to her, Miller was enabled by his fellow cast and crew members, who she described as “almost all male.” She recalled the cast and crew as being “complicit in his unprofessionalism,” and went on to describe her experience working on Silicon Valley as “kind of a nightmare.”

This account of Miller’s inappropriate behavior is not unlike some of the other stories that have come out in view of the Me Too movement—most notably the one detailing actor Jeffrey Tambor’s behavior on the sets of Arrested Development and Transparent. And, as if the brazen behavior of men in power isn't bad enough, it's made even worse when they are enabled by their fellow male coworkers.

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It marks her third duet with Nas

Here are some words that I never expected to read or hear again: There is a new song with Amy Winehouse. But here we are in 2019, and Salaam Remi has granted me a wish. On Valentine's Day, the Grammy-nominated producer and frequent Winehouse collaborator (also responsible for hits like Miguel's "Come Through & Chill") released "Find My Love" which features rapper Nas and that powerful and haunting voice that I have come to love and cherish so dearly.

Representatives for Remi said that the Winehouse vocals were from an old jam session the two had. Remi was a producer on both of Winehouse's albums, Frank and Back to Black. "Find My Love" marks the third time Winehouse and Nas have done duets under the direction of Remi. They were previously heard together on "Like Smoke," a single from her 2011 posthumous album Amy Winehouse Lioness: Hidden Treasures, and "Cherry Wine" from Nas' 2012 album Life Is Good. Winehouse died of alcohol poisoning on July 23, 2011, before they could complete production on her third album. My heart is still broken about it as she is by far my favorite artist.

"Find My Love" is set to appear on Remi's Do It for the Culture 2, a collection of songs curated by him. Check it out, below.



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"In the midst of chaos there's opportunity"

Following the travesty that was Fyre Festival, Ja Rule wants to take another stab at creating a music festival. Good luck getting that off the ground.

On Thursday, the rapper spoke to TMZ, where he revealed that he was planning to relaunch Icon, an app used to book entertainers, which is similar to Billy McFarland's Fyre app. He told the outlet that he wanted to create a festival similar to Fyre to support it.

"[Fyre Festival] is heartbreaking to me. It was something that I really, really wanted to be special and amazing, and it just didn't turn out that way, but in the midst of chaos there's opportunity, so I'm working on a lot of new things," he says. He then gets into the fact that he wants to form a music festival. "[Fyre] is the most iconic festival that never was... I have plans to create the iconic music festival, but you didn't hear it from me."

Ja Rule actually doesn't seem to think he is at all responsible for what came from Fyre Fest, claiming in a Twitter post that he was "hustled, scammed, bamboozled, hood winked, led astray." Even if that's his feeling, he should realize that anyone involved with Fyre shouldn't ever try their hand at music festivals again.