Actor Jason Biggs is hoping to move on from the backlash he received for making an ill-advised joke about last week's (ends18Jul14) Malaysia Airlines flight disaster after apologising once again during a U.S. TV appearance on Monday (21Jul14).
The American Pie star found himself under fire on Thursday (17Jul14), moments after hearing that Flight MH17 had crashed in the Ukraine, after he took to Twitter.com and quipped, "Anyone wanna buy my Malaysia Airlines frequent flier miles?" It has since emerged the jet, which was en route from Amsterdam, Holland to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, had been shot down in a suspected attack by pro-Russia rebels in the Ukraine, killing all 298 people onboard. Biggs was initially defiant over his comments, insisting, "It's a f**king joke", but he later returned to Twitter to try and make amends for his bad behaviour.
On Monday, he appeared as a guest co-host on The View and opened the daytime talk show by revisiting the issue once more to clear up any doubts about his sincerity. A sombre Biggs explained, "I certainly meant no harm, there was no malice behind it, but I was stupid... It was offensive, it was poorly timed."
"I have always tried to find the humour in even the darkest of situations, whether it's personal tragedy or bad news of any kind. It's a knee-jerk reaction for me. It's how I cope but this is not the time (to make jokes about MH17)..."
The actor admitted he had only heard the breaking news of the crash when he tweeted about it and was unaware of the subsequent developments as he battled his critics online, but now he accepts he was clearly in the wrong.
He added, "I also wasn't aware of the extent and the magnitude of what had happened. It was very quick, I didn't think and I wasn't aware of what was happening and what was transpiring and the extent of just how horrible this tragedy was... "I have nothing but sympathy for the victims and their families, but I've learned a lot from here and I'd like to move on from it."
Actor Jason Biggs has apologised for making an ill-advised joke about the latest Malaysia Airlines flight disaster after coming under fire from angry followers. Flight MH17 crashed in the Ukraine on Thursday (17Jul14) after taking off in Amsterdam, Holland bound for the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur.
Multiple reports suggest the jet, which was carrying 295 people, was shot down.
Shortly after news of the incident broke, Biggs took to Twitter.com and wrote, "Anyone wanna buy my Malaysian Airlines frequent flier miles?"
He added, "In all seriousness, tho (though)- HOW DO YOU MISTAKENLY SHOOT DOWN A COMMERCIAL PLANE?! Ugh... It's saddest for the victims and their families, obviously. But Malaysia Airlines is apparently a GREAT airline. Gonna be tough to recover."
After a barrage of tweets from angry followers poured in, the American Pie star took to the micro-blogging site hours later to offer his apologies for the posts.
He wrote, "Hey all- ok, so- I am deleting my previous tweets. People were offended, and that was not my intent. Sorry to those of you that were.
"This is obviously a horrible tragedy, and everyone-including myself- is sad and angry about it. Sending positive thoughts to the victims and their families.
"P.S. No one is making me send these tweets- I simply understand that my comments might have come off as insensitive and ill-timed. For that, I apologize."
Actor Jason Biggs has upset his Twitter followers for cracking an ill-advised joke about the latest Malaysia Airlines flight disaster.
Flight MH17 crashed in the Ukraine on Thursday (17Jul14) after taking off in Amsterdam, Holland bound for the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur. Multiple reports suggest the jet, which was carrying 295 people, was shot down.
Biggs reacted to the sad news by taking to his Twitter.com blog and quipping, "Anyone wanna buy my Malaysian Airlines frequent flier miles?".
He followed it up with, "In all seriousness, tho (though)- HOW DO YOU MISTAKENLY SHOOT DOWN A COMMERCIAL PLANE?! Ugh. "It's saddest for the victims and their families, obviously. But Malaysia Airlines is apparently a GREAT airline. Gonna be tough to recover."
The American Pie star's initial comedic comment fell flat with many followers, who immediately blasted him for making light of the tragedy, four months after another of the airline's planes, Flight MH370, disappeared while transporting passengers from Malaysia to Beijing, China in March (14).
But Biggs refused to apologise for his insensitive post and instead hit back at his detractors, insisting he never meant any harm. He tweeted, "Hey all you 'too soon' a**holes - it's a f**king joke. You don't have to think it's funny, or even be on my twitter page at all."
"The idea that I wouldnt have any empathy 4 the victims or their families because I make a joke is absolutely ridiculous. U know that, right (sic)? Truly - you losers are literally trying to find s**t to get angry about. Channel your issues elsewhere."
Biggs also took aim at editors at gossip blog TMZ.com for reporting on his ill-advised Twitter joke and the subsequent backlash, writing, "Hey @tmz - well done on posting my face next to the wreckage of the plane - you might almost think I actually shot it down!"
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After detailing our thoughts on the best and worst aspects of the second season of Orange Is the New Black, we realized that there's just too much craziness going on at the Litch for one article. The season is chock-full of great moments, but also a few regrettable ones. We've decided to compile another list of the best and worst aspects of Orange Is the New Black's second season.
Good: Morello is actually crazyNasty casual racism aside, Morello was a interesting background player in Season 1, but the revelation about the true nature of her engagement with Christopher was remarkably executed. We've been hearing Lorna drone on about wedding plans and a perfect fiancé since the first episode, but to learn that they were really the delusions of a profoundly delusional woman was one of the show's finest Season 2 shockers.
Bad: And Sister Ingalls is hardly a nunYet more proof that you never really know someone, the outwardly pious sister Ingalls was revealed to be a fame-hungry rock star wannabe who saw herself as the Bono of charity work (so, basically just Bono). It was an interesting curveball for the character, but it doesn't quite line up with everything we gleaned about her from last season.
Good: Everything with RosaWho knew the mostly silent cancer-stricken inmate would become such an endearing character in Season 2? Orange Is the New Black excels at adding dimension to characters who could have easily been written off as one-note background figures. Rosa's character, with her pessimistic snark and heartbreaking storyline, became a huge highlight of Season 2.
Bad: Nothing for Ramos and GonzalesWhile so many characters got beefier roles in Season 2, inmates Maritza Ramos and Marisol Gonzales weren't given the same upgrade. There was the short subplot where the duo blackmailed Bennett into sneaking contraband into the prison via his leg, but they didn't have much to do beyond that. We really want to learn why Gonzales has such an unhealthy fascination with The Smiths.
Good: Vee's demiseAfter terrorizing the Litch for a full season, it looked like Vee might slip away in the wind, but good ol' Rosa, patron saint of manners, made sure Vee received the ultimate lesson in etiquette. "So rude, that one!" Vehicular manslaughter has never felt so cathartic.
Bad: ...Vee's demiseThere's a pendulum of feelings regarding the death of Vee swinging in our minds right now. Carnal satisfaction is bumping up against proper storytelling logic, and as nice as it was to see Vee get exactly what was coming to her, it did leave a slightly sour taste in our mouths behind all that sweetness. Vee hit Litchfield like a tempest, but there doesn't seem to be much debris in her wake. We worry that Rosa mulling down Vee with the prison van hit a factory reset on the show, and everything will now, more or less, go back to normal. It feels like too tidy of an ending for such a great storyline. At least Caputo is experiencing the biggest headache of his life.
Good: The Crazy Eyes flashbackThe best flashbacks on Orange Is the New Black help to shed light on the characters' current situations in prison, and perhaps our favorite one of the season was Crazy Eyes'. We thought that the visual gag of Crazy Eyes' posh white parents from season one was a one-off joke, but the series followed up on it, delivering a great glimpse at why Crazy Eyes has such a craving for affection, and why it's so easy for Vee to wrap Suzanne around her little finger.
Another good: Nicky's near relapseDespite her truckloads of sarcasm, Nicky still has some dangerous demons swirling around inside. Seeing the character struggle with her heroin addiction yet again was a great callback to Season 1. Now that the character is sitting on a truckload of the drug thanks to Vee, it will be interesting to see if she can maintain her sobriety in Season 2.
Bad: The way Alex is returning to LitchfieldSure, fans went into a series of convulsions when they heard that Laura Prepon would only be appearing in a few scant episodes of Season 2, but the character's disappearance from the Litch led the way for some interesting things story-wise, especially with regards to Piper. Thus, the way Alex is presumably returning for Season 2 feels a bit contrived. It was just too easy for Piper to manipulate Alex back into prison.
Another bad: The wait until Season 2A drawback to watching every episode of Season 2 in one mad binge is that we all have to wait for an entire year for more. It's going to be a long, long year spent refreshing Netflix on our browsers.
Actor Jason Biggs has defended his wife Jenny Mollen after she came under attack for revealing she once hired a prostitute to partake in a threesome for her husband's birthday in her new book.
The Crazy, Stupid, Love. star opens up about the incident in her novel I Like You Just The Way I Am: Stories About Me and Some Other People, and she shared details about the racy tale during an appearance on U.S. talk show The View on Tuesday (17Jun14). However, she came under fire for the saucy story from more reserved critics, with The View's guest co-host Candace Cameron Bure stating on Wednesday (18Jun14), "How is that a great story? I'm sorry, (but) how is hiring a hooker for your husband's birthday, how is having threesomes, how is that celebrated? I have a hard time finding the humour in that, as a woman who has been married for 18 years."
The comments irked Biggs and now the American Pie actor is fighting back. During his own appearance on The View on Thursday (19Jun14), he explained, "It was, for us, hilarious and we are very open people, we are real people, we are honest, my wife is amazing and this is not an habitual thing on our part..."
Biggs also defended Mollen against claims that she was embarrassed to discuss the ordeal on the family-friendly daytime talk show because she is a different person in private than she is in public. He added, "My wife is incredibly real... she was in a circumstance that didn't allow for her to say these things."
The controversy comes days after Biggs slammed the newsmakers at U.S. breakfast show Good Morning America for dedicating a full segment to celebrity "over-sharing" because they felt his baby announcement in February (14) was over the top.
The new parents had documented baby Sid's arrival by chronicling every stage from labour to delivery on their Instagram.com accounts.
Actor Jason Biggs and his wife Jenny Mollen knew they wanted to spend the rest of their lives together after a miscarriage early in their relationship bonded them "in a crazy way". The American Pie star became a first-time father in February (14), when Mollen gave birth to baby son Sid, but they have since revealed it wasn't the first time the actress had fallen pregnant.
The new mum admits they almost became parents in 2008, just weeks into their relationship, but she tragically lost the baby at 12 weeks.
She tells People magazine, "It was odd timing, but the (miscarriage) bonded us in a crazy way.
"That was when I knew, if I'm willing to have a child with this guy, he's the One."
The couple decided to elope two months later and wed in April, 2008, and Biggs and Mollen credit weekly therapy sessions with helping to keep their relationship on track.
Biggs says, "Everyone should be in therapy. And when things are good, that's when you get the most work done. That's when you're open to hearing and learning to communicate better."
Actor Jason Biggs delivered a foul-mouthed rant against the newsmakers on U.S. breakfast show Good Morning America during a TV chat on Monday (16Jun14) after they dedicated a segment of their show to his baby announcement In February (14). To mark little Sid's arrival, the American Pie star and his actress wife Jenny Mollen posted a series of images on Instagram and they were stunned to get negative feedback from people who felt they were "over-sharing".
Taking aim at his critics during an appearance on U.S. chat show Chelsea Lately, Biggs explained, "I had documented Jenny's labour and delivery... I videoed everything and a couple of days later, Jenny wanted to go through my footage... and we decided that the way we would make the birth announcement, if you will, was through a series of Instagram posts..., sort of chronologically starting in the middle of the night leaving our house, her labouring, getting the epidural, pre-op, post-op and then finally revealing a picture of Sid.
"People thought this was too much. People with sticks firmly inserted up their a**holes, including the wonderful people at Good Morning America, decided to bring in a panel of experts.
"It's just so ridiculous that these people would dedicate any amount of time at all to us. (They) literally (had) a whole segment on celebrity over-sharing... What makes you an expert in over-sharing...? Do you get a PhD in f**king over-sharing?"
Jason Biggs' actress wife Jenny Mollen is set to release her first-ever book. The Crazy, Stupid, Love. star has been penning a column for Playboy magazine and has decided to turn her funny essays into a novel, I Like You Just The Way I Am: Stories About Me and Some Other People, which will hit stores on Tuesday (17Jun14).
The book will chronicle her many crazy antics, including the time she hired a hooker for her husband's birthday, and an instance when she tried to have Biggs seduce her best friend.
She tells the New York Times Style Magazine, "I just hope that people, women specifically, embrace that side of themselves that maybe is a little nuts, or that society tells us is crazy.
"I hope that other women read it and think, 'Oh, I'm like that, and that's OK'."
Actor Jason Biggs has issued an online apology after poking fun at his American Pie co-star Tara Reid. The Orange is the New Black star appeared to take a swipe at his former co-star's looks during an appearance on Joan Rivers' web chat show In Bed With Joan, when he was asked who he would save and who he would sacrifice between Reid and Lindsay Lohan.
He responded, "Lindsay Lohan stays. She's got nice boobs. She really does. Lindsay's got nice boobs. Tara's body, I don't know what's going on with it. I don't think she ever knows what's going on with it... No one knows what's going on with Tara's body."
Biggs has now taken to Twitter.com to ask for Reid's forgiveness, insisting he meant no offence and urging her to not be upset by media stories about his comment.
He writes, "The same tabloids that make a spectacle out of @TaraReid 's body- insulting her without hesitation- are now trying to make a 'story' out... of my comment made on a COMEDY show about how no one knows what's going on with her body.
"@TaraReid - I am sorry if that hurt you. But...please do not ignore the irony and hypocrisy that is behind these 'news' sources trying to create a feud for the sole benefit of... of their rag publications. Sorry again if I offended you. I look forward to my 'diss' disappearing, along with this made-up fight."
The comedy actor was previously forced to apologise to Reid in 2013 after branding her a "hot mess" on U.S. TV show Watch What Happens Live.
Reid famously underwent a botched breast augmentation and stomach liposuction operation that left her disfigured in 2004.
She previously admitted, "I'm scared about getting surgery ever again. It's like surviving a plane crash and getting on a plane again. (My stomach scars) are my battle wounds; boom, that's it."