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(Huffington Post)   Brendan Fraser is broke, owes back child support, and as an actor has no marketable skills that would net him gainful employment   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 162
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2013-02-16 09:18:11 PM
That's a strange filter
 
2013-02-16 09:19:33 PM

jaytkay: I liked the The Quiet American.


Me too, but he was not one the five best things about it. He was alright.
 
2013-02-16 09:19:41 PM

Cheater71: Why am i the Weeners this?


As of now you're not the only one to Weener this.
 
2013-02-16 09:20:09 PM

macadamnut: jaytkay: I liked the The Quiet American.

Me too, but he was not one the five best things about it. He was alright.


one of
 
2013-02-16 09:20:35 PM
In Stamford? I've been meaning to go to Maury but this takes precedence
 
2013-02-16 09:20:37 PM
Is this the thread where uneducated people get to bash non-business majors, or is this the thread where fantasy football office drones get to tell us what "marketable skills" are?
 
2013-02-16 09:23:25 PM
I have three kids and get >$650/month in child support. What the Fark.
 
2013-02-16 09:25:14 PM
Here in Michigan same thing, the mom has to be pretty messed up for the dad to get full custody. Plus here the state can take up to 50% of your take home pay after taxes in support even if it is one kid. When I asked what I could do to survive the friend of the court mediator just looked at me and said "The state can take 50% of your take home pay".

/sucks to live in a state that essentially gives the mom a blank check
//One day my daughter will realize how nutso her mom is and that daddy lives like crap because mommy only wanted to work 2 days a week
/// at least I am not Brendan Fraser
 
2013-02-16 09:27:17 PM

thamike: Is this the thread where uneducated people get to bash non-business majors, or is this the thread where fantasy football office drones get to tell us what "marketable skills" are?


No, this is the thread where we make fun of people who didn't read the thread.
 
2013-02-16 09:28:31 PM

missmez: 900k a year probably sounded reasonable to him when he was making millions per picture.  Good for him

for being generous to his family in good times.  Now that he's not the hot commodity he once was, the payments should be reduced.

That's not generosity, that's what he owes to his kids.

bhcompy: 900k a year is farking ridiculous.  Do these kids get platinum plated braces or something?


Nothing ridiculous about it. Because they are his children they deserve to live in the same lifestyle that they would have lived if he had raised them himself.
 
2013-02-16 09:30:49 PM

eljibarito: Here in Michigan same thing, the mom has to be pretty messed up for the dad to get full custody. Plus here the state can take up to 50% of your take home pay after taxes in support even if it is one kid. When I asked what I could do to survive the friend of the court mediator just looked at me and said "The state can take 50% of your take home pay".

/sucks to live in a state that essentially gives the mom a blank check
//One day my daughter will realize how nutso her mom is and that daddy lives like crap because mommy only wanted to work 2 days a week
/// at least I am not Brendan Fraser


Eminem? How's hailey
 
2013-02-16 09:34:49 PM
There should be strict licensing requirements for having children.
 
2013-02-16 09:39:46 PM

mikefinch: This is the reason Dave Foley can't come back to Canada -- His alimony is set from when he was doing news radio and his career was bright and rosy.


That would explain Monster Brawl. Still can't believe I sat through that whole thing.

/at least it was Netflix
 
2013-02-16 09:41:57 PM
I remember years ago there was this judge, I forget what state she was in, that was very criticized by many woman's groups because of her child support rulings. She never ordered a non-custodial parent to pay more than $2500 a month no matter how much they made. She was being interviewed for a story about pro athletes and child support and she said that she was not there to award the women a jackpot for hitting the pro athlete lottery, she was there to make sure that the child had enough money provided to be properly taken care of. They also interviewed some of the women that had kids with pro athletes that went in front of her and these women were just horrible. They were all getting $1500 a month for one child, this was in the early 90's, and they all acted like they were being robbed, and some of them even dared to say how are they supposed to take care of a child with only $1500 a month.
 
2013-02-16 09:44:00 PM
Lady Indica: Snip

And that is why I advocate the Winchester Divorce.  Shoot the evil biatch before she destroys everything.  Somebody, somewhere will provide you an alibi if they know how evil she is.
 
2013-02-16 09:44:44 PM

Philbb: Nothing ridiculous about it. Because they are his children they deserve to live in the same lifestyle that they would have lived if he had raised them himself.


Deserves got nothing to do with it.  Child support is for the child's expenses, not spending money.  That is, it's for things like food, clothes, healthcare, etc. (e.g. Platinum braces).
 
2013-02-16 09:45:12 PM

Philbb: Nothing ridiculous about it. Because they are his children they deserve to live in the same lifestyle that they would have lived if he had raised them himself.


Whereas children from poor families deserve to eat grass? There is something very ridiculous about giving your kids $900,000 even once, let alone each year.
 
2013-02-16 09:45:49 PM
Makes sense.  This man chose to stick his penis in that filthy cum bucket and should be penalized extensively for such irresponsible and reprehensible activity for the rest of his life.
 
2013-02-16 09:46:19 PM

Cheater71: [24.media.tumblr.com image 800x535]
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Why am i the Weeners this?


Just remember: Marilyn Manson weenered this.
 
2013-02-16 09:48:52 PM

ZeroCorpse: Just remember: Marilyn Manson weenered this.


Some doofus who would look like my accountant except for the contact lenses nailed her, so what?
 
2013-02-16 09:50:12 PM

Philbb: missmez: 900k a year probably sounded reasonable to him when he was making millions per picture.  Good for him for being generous to his family in good times.  Now that he's not the hot commodity he once was, the payments should be reduced.

That's not generosity, that's what he owes to his kids.

bhcompy: 900k a year is farking ridiculous.  Do these kids get platinum plated braces or something?

Nothing ridiculous about it. Because they are his children they deserve to live in the same lifestyle that they would have lived if he had raised them himself.


But that implies his ex is actually spending all 900k on the kids, which I doubt is happening.
 
2013-02-16 09:56:02 PM

Warlordtrooper: 900,000.... something is wrong with our Divorce Courts in this country.


The fault is the 50% of marriages getting divorced. How bad could his wife have been that Brandon couldn't just ignore him and raise his three sons? The kids need a daddy around, they all do. That's always more important than whatever nonsense the wife does. When I was a kid, none of the parents in the neighborhood got divorced, what changed? Chemtrails? Fluoride? Liberalism?
 
2013-02-16 09:59:43 PM

Triumph: TeddyRooseveltsMustache: How could the master thesbian who brought us Encino Man have fallen on such hard times?

Is that a new term for a lesbian thespian?


Yes.
 
2013-02-16 10:02:24 PM

Mugato: ZeroCorpse: Just remember: Marilyn Manson weenered this.

Some doofus who would look like my accountant except for the contact lenses nailed her, so what?


Means you've got a shot if you put on some makeup and fake boobs.
 
2013-02-16 10:10:38 PM

dark side of the moon: I have three kids and get >$650/month in child support. What the Fark.


Well, next time have kids with and break up with Brendan Fraser. No, wait. I heard he's broke. There's gotta be some up-and-coming young actor with moneybags. Is that Vinnie Chase fella from Entourage washed up yet?
 
2013-02-16 10:13:31 PM

Smeggy Smurf: And that is why I advocate the Winchester Divorce.


Sam or Dean?
 
2013-02-16 10:16:00 PM

Kevin72: Warlordtrooper: 900,000.... something is wrong with our Divorce Courts in this country.

The fault is the 50% of marriages getting divorced. How bad could his wife have been that Brandon couldn't just ignore him and raise his three sons? The kids need a daddy around, they all do. That's always more important than whatever nonsense the wife does. When I was a kid, none of the parents in the neighborhood got divorced, what changed? Chemtrails? Fluoride? Liberalism?


My guess is that the biggest factor is that it doesn't carry the same social stigma it used to. Not only that, but women generally were more dependent upon men to be providers back in the day. The proliferation of divorce lawyers along with the American fascination with money hasn't helped, either.
 
2013-02-16 10:17:10 PM
$0 (zero dollars)

gee, thanks for the clarification.
 
2013-02-16 10:23:49 PM

bhcompy: Philbb: Nothing ridiculous about it. Because they are his children they deserve to live in the same lifestyle that they would have lived if he had raised them himself.

Deserves got nothing to do with it.  Child support is for the child's expenses, not spending money.  That is, it's for things like food, clothes, healthcare, etc. (e.g. Platinum braces).


Although I did specify "lifestyle" - which I takes into account the standard of living - it's for all of those things including spending money. It's supposed to a reasonable approximation of what the child(ren) would have received if had the parents stayed together. It also includes things like daycare that the custodial parent has to use because the other parent isn't around to look after the kid(s) while the custodial parent was out i.e. working, gong to school, going to appointments, etc etc....
 
2013-02-16 10:29:50 PM
I heard asked for a prs guitar and a helmet filled with cottage cheese
 
2013-02-16 10:30:53 PM

Mooches: Evenbiggerknickers: I prefer to remember him as such:

So much this.


Thirded.  And he was great in "Gods and Monsters."

I would also like to say that my ex is a stand-up guy.  Our son is 19 and newly employed, out on his own; my ex works full time and I recently joined the ranks of the unemployed.  My ex is still paying the same amount of child support he did when our son lived at home and went to school ($1000 monthly).  This has helped immensely considering our daughter still lives with me.  Unemployment benefits and child support only go so far, but I am very, very grateful for his generosity.

/csb
//or not
 
2013-02-16 10:32:53 PM
I'm just saying "Furry Vengeance" caused this. Just so we're clear. We can trace it all to that very moment.
 
2013-02-16 10:38:20 PM

lousyskater: Philbb: missmez: 900k a year probably sounded reasonable to him when he was making millions per picture.  Good for him for being generous to his family in good times.  Now that he's not the hot commodity he once was, the payments should be reduced.

That's not generosity, that's what he owes to his kids.

bhcompy: 900k a year is farking ridiculous.  Do these kids get platinum plated braces or something?

Nothing ridiculous about it. Because they are his children they deserve to live in the same lifestyle that they would have lived if he had raised them himself.

But that implies his ex is actually spending all 900k on the kids, which I doubt is happening.


No, it isn't just about what's being spent on the the kids. It's about what the non-custodial parent would have brought into the household. That includes, rent, utilities, more expensive food, more expensive toys, more extracurricular activities, higher quality clothes, higher quality schooling, and on and on.

It is also supposed to help offset what the children would have received from the absentee parent in regards to helping the custodial parent care for the kids. For instance, with two parents both can share the responsibility of taking care of the children and doing things for the children, such as taking them to classes, doctor appointments, recitals, games, dates, putting them to bed, making sure they do their homework, and so on. Or taking care of the kids while the other parent is out. With a single parent that person has to all of that.
 
2013-02-16 10:38:58 PM

TommyymmoT: $900K in child support?
 Damn, the price of Froot Loops, skateboards, and tuition must have skyrocketed since the last time I looked.


Gees. That makes senator what's-his-face look like father of the year.
 
2013-02-16 10:45:52 PM

jaytkay: Mugato: Rose McGowan in a cat costume

WHAR Rose McGowan in a cat costume?

WHAR??!!!


The the movie Doom Generation she has a DP (yes that kind) scene.  You shouldn't even bother renting it, you should just buy it site unseen (the best way to buy it).  It's that good; unless you know where I live and are prone to burning down people's homes in fits of rage, in which case forget I mentioned it.
 
2013-02-16 10:53:02 PM

MrEricSir: Philbb: Nothing ridiculous about it. Because they are his children they deserve to live in the same lifestyle that they would have lived if he had raised them himself.

Whereas children from poor families deserve to eat grass? There is something very ridiculous about giving your kids $900,000 even once, let alone each year.


All children deserve to get what their parents could have provided for them if the parents had reared them together. If, between the efforts of both the mother and the father, all that would be available for the kids to eat was grass then yes. Of course, in the US there is plenty of food available, between food stamps, food banks, "soup kitchens", food boxes, charity drives, and the like, for the most part

Child support isn't about giving the kids any amount of money. It's about giving a fair share of your money to the well being of your child(ren). Some of that money might go directly to the children in allowances, gifts, or saved for their future. Some of it will go to housing, feeding, clothing, educating, and rearing them.

It would be much better if there was a way to give the kids a fair share of the parent as a whole, but we can't really quantify that. We can quantify money though, so the system works with that.
 
2013-02-16 10:55:48 PM
He really should have done George of the Jungle 2.
 
2013-02-16 11:04:06 PM

Champion of the Sun: Hair plugs must be expensive.







Bummer...

i0.wp.com
 
2013-02-16 11:06:11 PM
Brendan still works.  He's just not a publicity hungry alpha male/huge brand.

Subby sounds like a woman scorned.  Because divorce is always the man's fault (so we're supposed to believe), especially if he lacks the skills necessary to please a golddigging control freak babymama.  My heart goes out to any children who have to be pawns in the chess games that so many failed marriages turn into.
 
2013-02-16 11:07:55 PM
Knew a girl who said she worked for his holding co. that owned mini-malls in the San Fernando Valley...wonder what happend to THAT $$$? Whatever Brendan Fraser's going thru now, he was feeling no pain @ WonderCon "Journey To The Center Of The Earth" press conference & screening-I was there, biatches  http://www.greatwhitesnark.com/2008/02/24/wondercon-2008-the-three-be s t-things-brendan-fraser-said-while-on-cold-medication/
 
2013-02-16 11:12:08 PM

Philbb: MrEricSir: Philbb: Nothing ridiculous about it. Because they are his children they deserve to live in the same lifestyle that they would have lived if he had raised them himself.

Whereas children from poor families deserve to eat grass? There is something very ridiculous about giving your kids $900,000 even once, let alone each year.

All children deserve to get what their parents could have provided for them if the parents had reared them together. If, between the efforts of both the mother and the father, all that would be available for the kids to eat was grass then yes. Of course, in the US there is plenty of food available, between food stamps, food banks, "soup kitchens", food boxes, charity drives, and the like, for the most part

Child support isn't about giving the kids any amount of money. It's about giving a fair share of your money to the well being of your child(ren). Some of that money might go directly to the children in allowances, gifts, or saved for their future. Some of it will go to housing, feeding, clothing, educating, and rearing them.

It would be much better if there was a way to give the kids a fair share of the parent as a whole, but we can't really quantify that. We can quantify money though, so the system works with that.


The only problem with your argument is that even if Fraser was there to stay with the kids, the lack of work would still downgrade their lifestyle.
 
2013-02-16 11:12:36 PM
The lesson here is stay single.
 
2013-02-16 11:14:05 PM

FlyingJ: Journey To The Center Of The Earth


And maybe he should have returned for that sequel
 
2013-02-16 11:16:34 PM
Here's something very odd I noticed.

Fraser has worked exclusively in film.  He's never done TV, outside of cameos and a few random guest shots.  I wonder why that is.  He seems to be perfectly suited, skill-wise, to be the lead of a dad in a family sitcom.
 
2013-02-16 11:21:36 PM
It's a placebo!dismantledpossessions.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-02-16 11:24:41 PM
I never found this guy particularly attractive.  I guess he had a hot bod in George of the Jungle and he ended up in a few movies with living dead enemies.  His career literally hit a brick wall after The Mummy.  It  bounced around afterwards quite a bit, terrible, decent, terrible, terrible, oh God that was awful, bearable.
 
2013-02-16 11:42:12 PM

eljibarito: at least I am not Brendan Fraser


I've been out of the child-support woods for just over three years now, but were I still in there, that'd be my motto.
 
2013-02-16 11:49:10 PM
I have no experience with child support, so forgive me if this is a stupid question--

Wouldn't it reasonable to require the ex-wife to provide receipts of what she is spending the money on?  I'd like to see her explain how the kid needed $1200 earrings or eats $500 worth of food in a week.
 
2013-02-16 11:50:46 PM
Brendan Fraser used to live with one of my relatives during his early, lean years. He should call her; his old bedroom is still available if he wants it.
 
2013-02-16 11:51:41 PM
I'm really more concerned with what will happen next season in Equestria now that Twilight Sparkle has been made an Alicorn Princess.
 
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