The May 2009 box office release Terminator Salvation stars Christian Bale (left), stepson of Gloria Steinem, as well as other nepotistic celebs Helena Bonham Carter and Bryce Dallas Howard. Click here for more on Christan Bale and crew!
–noun patronage bestowed or favoritism shown on the basis of family relationship, as in business and politics. In the entertainment industry, this is known as Hollywood NepotismTM. Talent not required.
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Olivia Wilde, star of TV's House (and formerly of The O.C.) and the 2009 recipient of Maxim's #1 spot on the "Hot 100" list, is kin to several famous figures, as well as the wife of Italian prince Tao Ruspoli. Click here for more on Olivia's clan and the rest of the regal Ruspolis!
Monday, June 8, 2009
Kung Fu and Kill Bill star David Carradine, member of a large acting family, was found dead on June 3, 2009. The 72-year-old actor's body was discovered hanging in a closet by a hotel maid in Bangkok, Thailand, where he was filming a movie. At this time, police believe the cause of death to be accidental suffocation related to an autoerotic sex game gone awry. An official autopsy is expected to determine the exact cause, but friends deny a suicidal state of mind and police say hotel security cameras show no one else entering or leaving Carradine’s room. To see our post on the illustrious Carradine clan, click here.