Academy Award nominee Terrence Howard will join Iron Man co-star Robert Downey Jr. on Sony’s roster of actors who seem to think they can release an album of melodramatic ballads without suffering mockery at the hands of everyone except maybe the audience on Ellen this September, when his debut “urban country” album, Shine Through It, is released. Judging by Howard’s creepy, arguably misogynist public comments, I wouldn’t even be sure he’ll be safe there.
Some classic quotes from the actor:
The Iron Man star didn’t appreciate his 14-year-old daughter dating a classmate he disapproves of, and “intervened” by forcing her to ditch the unfavorable suitor. He says, “She’s supposedly in love with some guy. I made her break up with him and I’ve threatened to kill him. I was like, you picked a green fruit from the tree that’s far from ripe.” And Howard ensures he keeps a tight-leash on his beloved kids – warning Aubrey she will be cut out of any future inheritance if she is not “obedient”. He tells his daughter, “I’ve set a lot of things aside for you, but those things are only yours as long as you’re obedient to me.”
Now I’m completely chaste through a relationship unless I get married. I don’t believe in premarital sex. It enabled me to date three or four women at the same time, because as long as I wasn’t having sex with them, I could always just walk away…early on, I’d explain to them, “If we have sex, it’s going to kill this thing.” There were some who pushed for sex, and sometimes they won. Afterward, I would feel unclean, like I’d compromised my own values. So I would have to let them go because they didn’t help me be a stronger person.
And the legendary…
“Toilet paper – and no baby wipes – in the bathroom. If they’re using dry paper, they aren’t washing all of themselves. It’s just unclean. So if I go in a woman’s house and see the toilet paper there, I’ll explain this. And if she doesn’t make the adjustment to baby wipes, I’ll know she’s not completely clean.”
As weird as he is, I don’t know if the “urban country” on Shine Through It can beat Robert Downey Jr.’s The Futurist when it comes to WTF.
Who knew that, beneath the exterior of this troubled actor once again on the rise, a schizophrenic Marc Cohn yearned to break free?