Archive for the Official Statements Category

Michelle Rodriguez Says Minorities Need To Stop Stealing White Superhero Roles

And her apology video only made it worse

Guys. There is actually a teeny bit of vomit in my throat right now. But I’m gonna go ahead and keep writing for now. With my mouth clamped shut. Okay. Michelle Rodriguez has become another celebrity to fall prey to the random, TMZ street interview. I don’t get it. Why do people open up to the TMZ “reporters”?! Don’t you know they are there for one reason—to get you to say something stupid, for which you’ll have to apologize the next day? Well, I watched the video in which Rodriguez scoffed at “minorities” in Hollywood trying to “stealing all the white superhero roles.” She actually seemed kinda drunk to me, and I was hoping that was the case—that she wasn’t serious. I even laughed, because it sounded SO ignorant. Then came the “apology” video… in which she went on to blame “minorities” for being “lazy.” OMG. I flash backed to my interview with Spike Lee (yasss), where he made it very clear that the only problem blacks in Hollywood are having is money—funding for their projects. Of which there is often none, or very little. Anyway, click inside for this ridiculous, embarrassing shit.
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The Epic ‘Power/Rangers’ Fan Film Has Been Yanked Off You Tube But Has Found A New Home On Facebook

"This film is a homage to the original creators of the Power Rangers"

Earlier this week, a fan short film homage to The Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers was released by director Joseph Kahn and producer Adi Shankar and immediately delighted Power Rangers fans around the world. The next day, we learned that Saban Entertainment, the company that owns the Power Rangers characters, got pissed off by the fan film and started to get the video yanked offline by claiming copyright infringement. Vimeo was the first to cave and then, ultimately, You Tube caved as well. The video was taken off both video streaming sites even tho the short film Power/Rangers does NOT infringe on Saban‘s copyrights. Today we learn from Adi Shankar that he plans to keep fighting for his beloved short film and has teamed up with Facebook to keep the film online. Click below to read Shankar‘s updated statement about this on-going battle over Power/Rangers and watch the short film in a new Facebook hosted embed. More »

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Zendaya Accepts Giuliana Rancic’s Apology In This Follow-Up Statement

The Last Word

In the wake of the uproar that sprung up over her offensive and ignorant comments about Zendaya‘s hair on Oscar night, Giuliana Rancic went on air to formally apologize to Zendaya and anyone else she offended when she “crossed the line” with her comments. Today we learn that Zendaya has accepted Giuliana‘s apology and she offers the last word on this controversy about her hair in a new statement published on her official Instagram profile. Zendaya reveals that she spoke up about the offensive comments in order to take a stand for other people against “hidden prejudice”. She tells Rancic that she appreciates her apology and ends her statement with the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Read Zendaya‘s statement in full below and get the final word on this whole matter. More »

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The Motion Picture Academy Issues A Statement About Omitting Joan Rivers From The ‘In Memoriam’ Tribute At The Oscars

A pathetic statement, I might add

For whatever inexplicable reason, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences decided not to include the late Joan Rivers in the In Memoriam tribute that aired during the telecast of The Academy Awards on Sunday night. As soon as the tribute was shown, a great many people took to Twitter to voice their displeasure at the blatant omission. In response to the angry outcry, the Academy released an official statement that is so pitifully short that it’s almost not worth mentioning. Considering Joan’s long career in entertainment, including her appearance in more than a dozen films over a thirty year period (including Spaceballs, Rabbit Test’ and the documentary film A Piece of Work, to name but three), one would think that the simple mention of her name during the Oscar In Memoriam tribute might be warranted. More »

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Eddie Murphy Refused To Do A Bill Cosby Skit On The ‘SNL’ 40th Anniversary Special

Cosby "applauds" his decision not to

Last weekend, Eddie Murphy returned to the Saturday Night Live stage for the first time in over 30 years to participate in SNL‘s massive 40th anniversary special. As you may recall, those of you who watched, Eddie‘s appearance on the special was super short, not at all funny and severely lacking in … everything. Today we learn from former SNL castmember Norm Macdonald (who also appeared on the SNL40 special) that Eddie was supposed to do a skit lampooning Bill Cosby and, for whatever reason, decided not to do the skit … or anything else. Norm explained what was supposed to happen in a long series of tweets. Cosby caught wind of Murphy‘s decision not to make fun of him on SNL and issued an official statement applauding Eddie‘s decision … which, suddenly, makes applause feel dirty and tarnished. More »

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A New Report Claims Bobby Kristina’s Organs Are Failing As Bobby Brown Asks The Media To Stop Listening To His Family Members

Bobby plans to keep BK on life support, no matter what

In spite of Bobby Brown‘s refutation of “false reports” and pleas for privacy concerning his daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown, currently on life support in the wake of a bathtub drowning incident two weeks ago, Bobby‘s sister went on local TV this week to break the family’s privacy so that she could offer a supposed false report of her own. Today we are hearing very sad news that Bobbi Kristina‘s condition continues to worsen because her organs are reportedly failing. Undaunted, tho, Bobby is apparently planning to keep his daughter on life support no matter what. Additionally, he has issued another official statement through his attorney, this time asking the media to stop talking to members of his family who have no idea what they are talking about when they give “new information” about Bobbi Kristina‘s condition. More »

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Bobby Brown’s Attorney Releases A Statement Decrying ‘False Reports’ In The Media

"The false reports ... on the internet are egregious"

In the wake of reports today about the prayer vigil that was held for Bobbi Kristina Brown in Atlanta, GA last night and, I’m assuming, reports that the family is planning to take Bobbi off life support tomorrow on the 3 year anniversary of her mother Whitney Houston‘s death, Bobby Brown‘s attorney Christopher Brown (no relation?) has issued an official statement blasting “false reports” in the media. As you can read below, the full text of the statement makes absolutely no mention of the reports regarding the possible removal of Bobbi Kris from life support, but it does make vague mention of various reports from a list of print and Internet media outlets. Click below to read the latest official statement to come from Bobby Brown to see where he stands on matters. More »

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Critics Claim ‘InStyle’ Magazine Lightened Kerry Washington’s Skin On Their Cover, The Magazine Responds

"We did not digitally lighten Kerry's skin tone"

This week, InStyle magazine unveiled the cover of their new issue which features Scandal star Kerry Washington and almost immediately, critics made claims that Kerry had been made “unrecognizable” due to the lightening of her skin color. InStyle has issued an official statement regarding the controversy, claiming that they did not digitally alter Kerry‘s skin tone and blame photoshoot lightening for the lightning of her skin. Kerry, herself, seems content with InStyle‘s explanation … are you? Click below to have a look for yourself and see what you think. More »

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A New Statement Released On Behalf Of Harper Lee Says She Is ‘Happy As Hell’ Over Reactions Of Her New Book

Statement via her attorney Tonja Carter

Earlier this week, we learned that reclusive author Harper Lee will be publishing her first book in 55 years this summer — only her second book after her literary classic novel To Kill A Mockingbird. In my previous blog post, I voiced concerns over suspicions that this previously unpublished book is being released without Lee‘s express permission considering the 88 year old author has been unwell in recent years and is deaf and blind. All information about this new book, Go Set A Watchman, is coming from Lee’s new attorney Tonja Carter … who recently took over her business affairs after the death of Harper‘s older sister and longtime attorney/protector Alice Lee. Today, we get a new statement released in Harper Lee‘s name that is meant to refute concerns that she is being exploited but, then again, this new statement comes solely from Lee‘s attorney as Harper Lee declined all interview requests from everyone. Harper Lee, according to this new statement, is “happy as Hell” over reactions about her new book … apparently. More »

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Bobby Brown Says Daughter Bobbi Kristina Never Married Nick Gordon

Plus, the Brown & Houston families are feuding over BK's hospitalization

The good news is that Bobbi Kristina Brown‘s condition (in the wake of her hospitalization after she was found unconscious in a bathtub in her home last weekend) hasn’t worsened in the past couple days and has actually improved very slightly. This is not to say that she is out of the woods just yet but at least things aren’t getting worse. The bad news is that the two sides of her family — the Houstons and the Browns — are feuding so selfishly amongst themselves that Bobbi Kris was moved to a different hospital so that one side of the family could keep the other side away from her as she recovers. Insane. Additionally, Bobby Brown‘s attorney has released an official statement making clear that Bobbi Kristina never married Nick Gordon, despite assertions from the couple that they did get married last year. This is important because if BK is unmarried, Bobby Brown would be the next of kin and he gets to make the decisions concerning her care while hospitalized. More »

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