ASmall World, the invite-only social network for rich wastrels, seemed destined to go the way of MySpace. After all, what's a socialite network good for besides Style Section stuffing? But like that other late aughts relic, the company is hoping to pivot toward relevancy, in this case transforming the virtual country club into a sort of Groupon: Eurotrash Vacation.
Today marks the release of Bully, a "moving and troubling documentary" about the victims of adolescent bullying. It's being distributed by the Weinstein Company, which is co-run by Harvey Weinstein, a monstrous and violent bully who has hurt hundreds of people with his frequent rages and sociopathic lack of concern for the emotional or physical well-being of anyone with less power than himself.
Two filmmakers have sued Harvey and Bob Weinstein's studio for more than $114 million, claiming that the Weinsteins ruined five animated film projects with their "indecisiveness and general incompetence." They would have filed the lawsuit earlier, they say, but the Weinsteins paid them $500,000 in quasi-hush money to delay it until after the Oscars so as not to sully their campaign for The King's Speech. Hollywood works in strange ways.