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Monday
Aug242009

A Bad Week

This has not been a good week for yours truly. My prized client — well, my only client — was involved in a, shall we say, tête-à-tête with an important executive at the studio of his employ! Now before I place blame on either party, I must sort out fiction from fact, rumor from truth, innuendo from career-immolating actuality.

My client, who I suppose should remain nameless — though everyone who is anyone has heard this tale — allegedly "choked out" said executive. At least that's what one high-profile Hollywood blog said. Another said he "sucker punched" him. Yet another entertainment insider was quoted as saying my client "kneed his boss in the nethers." Of course this insider wasn't named, because it would be humiliating to be quoted saying "nethers."

And what was the cause of this action? This, too, is a mystery wrapped in a puzzle. An assistant friend of mine at the network knows someone who was dating someone who claimed that the network exec in question called my client a "talentless hack," which he most certainly is not, and knowing my client, any assault on his actorly skill would earn the barb-thrower a stern talking-to, if not something much worse. Another mole inside the network posted on his Facebook status that "[My client] was just escorted out by security! Could it be curtains for [character my client portrays]?!?"

All this information, or more likely misinformation, is making my head spin. I do know they canceled all of his scenes. Acting is like breathing air to this particular person. Oh, I hope he is okay.

I did manage to get in touch with my client and he said claimed the executive said something vile which set him off. I also spoke to people at the studio, who claim, to a man, that the studio head is one of the finest men they know in the business (though he does have a reputation for bedding the town's finest bachelorettes).

I am not looking forward to this particular part of being an agent. However, I do understand that my job is to represent my clients during the good and the bad, the ups and the downs, the calm before the storm and the storm itself. So, I will do whatever I can, whatever it takes, to restore the reasonably good name of my client.

Wish me luck!

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