Wednesday, October 20, 2010
What Sucks Exclusive: Vilanch Now Communicating Mostly Through T-Shirts
In a story being followed closely by WhatSucksBlog, comedian and flamboyant Hollywood writer Bruce Vilanch, famous for being comedic hired gun for stars such as Bette Milder and Whoopi Goldberg, as well as being the subject of the film “Get Bruce”, now communicates mostly through tee shirts.
Friends and colleagues first noticed the change in late 2008 when Vilanch wore one of his trademark T-Shirts with a humorous saying on it, however the saying, whereas in the past had always been an attempt at humor, this time read much as more practical. Villanch joked at the time that perhaps he’d be able to use the shirts in lieu of actually speaking to people as humans, in his words had “disappointed him for the last time.”
In the years and months since, Villanch slowly removed speech from his daily routine, and in and a January 2009 interview with Larry King –where he didn’t speak at all, Villanch wore the T-shirt “Screw All of You, you’re on your own.” The episode never aired.
Close friends of the notorious cut-up say some days he’ll changed his shirt up to 4 times a day, but those are days in which he has a lot of things going on.
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