Hilary Swank seemed to be in deep you-know-what after showing up at the birthday bash of Ramzan Kadyrov, the Chechen leader and alleged human rights crimes extraordinaire.
But the aftermath has turned out to be even worse than anyone could have imagined.
A few weeks after being filmed at the party, Swank fired her managers and CAA agents and publicly claimed that she thought she was flying out (and earning $1.5 million, which she later donated to charity) to attend the opening of a Chechnya apartment and commercial complex.
Uh-huh. And the unspoken implication of her linking these two developments: it was her team who had blown it.
Well, if Swank has to answer any further questions on the matter, she’ll be on her own — because now there’s a report that her publicists just turned around and dropped her.
The publicity firm 42 West, according to EW, doesn’t appreciate how Swank responded to the incident — and dropped her over it.
That’s bad timing for Swank, who, in addition to appearing in the star-blitz ensemble rom-com “New Year’s Eve” this year, has half a dozen projects in development.
Even though she has her own production company, it’ll take some decent buzz to get that many pictures off the ground.
If Swank needs to ax at least one of them from her agenda, may we suggest the big-screen adaptation of “French Women Don’t Get Fat”?
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