Archive for the Official Statements Category

Brad Pitt Comments On Being Assaulted On The Red Carpet

"I don't mind an exhibitionist but ..."

Last week we learned that Brad Pitt was physically assaulted by an unruly prankster named Vitalii Sediuk (the same man who crawled under America Ferrera‘s dress on the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival a few weeks ago) on the red carpet of the Hollywood premiere of Maleficent and today we are hearing from Brad himself about the incident. Brad issued an official statement to People magazine about the incident to clarify exactly what happened to him and to make plain his feelings on the assault. Read the full text of Brad‘s statement below. More »

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Lupita Nyong’o Has Been Added To The Cast Of ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’

'Game of Thrones' star Gwendoline Christie also joins the cast

Earlier today we got to see a batch of leaked photos from the set of Star Wars: Episode VII and right now, we learn some exciting casting news for the film. Back in March we first heard that Academy Award-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o was in talks to join the cast of Episode VII but when the first photo of the assembled cast was released in April, Lupita was NOT featured as a member of the cast. Today, tho, we have official confirmation that Nyong’o has been added to the cast of the film, along with Game of Thrones actress Gwendoline Christie (the actress who plays Brianne of Tarth). Click below to read this happy casting announcement in full. More »

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It’s Fine Everyone: Justin Bieber Apologizes For His N-Word Joke

'Ignorance has no place in our society...'---> LMAO!

Yesterday was a very busy day on the blog with so many fun things going on but hopefully you didn’t miss that Justin Bieber story. The pop star was on camera using the word nigger in a joke about black people and chainsaws (true story), and I just knew there would be an official apology statement coming. It’s here y’all. And it’s everything we knew it would be. Click inside for more people apologizing for using the word nigger! Because, seriously. It never ends.
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The Father Of A UCSB Shooting Victim And Filmmaker Michael Moore Speak Out

'Why Did Chris Die?'
Our Son Christopher Martinez And Six Others Are Dead.

In an effort to keep the conversation about the UCSB shooting going, I want to share this Facebook post from documentary filmmaker Michael Moore. But before I do I want to share a comment from a recent review I wrote. I watched a film called Farmland and a reader suggested that the film might have been “merely propaganda” given the people behind it. People have, similarly, accused Michael Moore of using propaganda in his documentaries (even as he accuses the subjects of his films of the same). In a way, I think most films carry some sort of propaganda with them. Documentarians have their own agendas, and—sure—everything should be taken with a grain of salt. So, before someone accuses me of supporting propaganda, or a particular agenda, let me just acknowledge my own bias. I don’t understand the value of guns. I understand the value of rights, but I don’t understand the specific value we have placed on the right to bare arms. So yes, sure. This piece (like every piece I’ve ever written) reflects my own personal agenda. Click inside for more of that!
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Angela Bassett Is Making A Whitney Houston Biopic Film For Lifetime

It has been a little over 2 years since the world lost the amazing Whitney Houston so in order to remind us of the late singer, Angela Bassett has teamed up with Lifetime TV to produce a new made-for-TV biopic movie about the life of Houston. Bassett, as you may know, has previously starred in biopic films previously (most notably as Tina Turner in What’s Love Got to Do With It? and Katherine Jackson in The Jacksons: An American Dream) but this is her first time directing a biopic film. Read on for more deets about this Whitney Houston biopic and see what Angela has to say about the project. More »

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The NBA Formally Initiates The Plan To Strip Donald Sterling Of Ownership Of The LA Clippers

Here we go ...

Last month the NBA issued a lifetime ban and a $2.5 million dollar fine against LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling in the wake of audio recordings of racist comments he made to ex-girlfriend V. Stiviano. In spite of the horrid apology he made on TV, the NBA has moved forward today with the formal plan to strip Sterling and his wife of their ownership of the LA Clippers. Sterling has vowed to fight the NBA so from here on out — it’s war. More »

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Morrissey Denies That He Is On Twitter

"Untwitterably yours"

A couple of days ago we learned that Morrissey finally decided to join Twitter in order to communicate directly with his fans in 140 character messages. I guess it was all too good to be true because just moments ago, Morrissey posted an official statement online that denies ownership of that new Twitter profile. Morrissey admits that the account is official and that it has been opened in his name. But he is not claiming ownership of any of the posts contained therein. A quick read of the tweets posted in his name make it clear to any Moz fan that he is not the author so … this official denial statement makes all the sense in the world. More »

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Beyoncé, Jay Z & Solange Release An Official Joint Statement Regarding The Elevator Assault Video

The Knowles-Carter Family SPEAKS

Wow! Beyoncé Knowles, her husband Jay Z and her sister Solange Knowles have just released an official joint statement regarding the elevator assault video that was released earlier this week showing Solange physically attacking Jay on the night of the Met Ball gala last week. The usually private family never comments publicly on tabloid rumors and scandal but, for some reason, feel compelled to issue a statement regarding this particular incident. The statement makes clear that both Solange and Jay Z assume equal responsibility for the incident. Click below to read the Knowles-Carter statement in full. More »

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Clay Aiken Won His North Carolina Congressional Primary

After his opponent suddenly died

Back in February we learned that former American Idol contestant Clay Aiken decided to run for US Congress and today we learn that he has won the Democratic primary portion of his campaign. Clay won the Democratic primary with 40% of the votes after his opponent, 71 year old Keith Crisco, died yesterday. Crisco passed away due to complications from an accidental fall and, well, Aiken won. Click below to read Clay‘s official statement regarding Crisco‘s untimely death and learn more about his primary win. More »

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Great News! Fox Denies That Naya Rivera Has Been Fired From ‘Glee’

"She remains under contract to 'Glee'”

After the week of bad news that we’ve been hearing about Naya Rivera, it’s about time we hear some good news for a change. As you may recall, we heard last week that Naya had been fired from the cast of Glee (due to an alleged “altercation” she got into with co-star Lea Michele … or the show’s producers, depending on the report) then we heard she got dropped from her record label. Her press rep issued denials about both incidents and today we learn that Fox has officially issued a statement on the Glee matter. Fox says that Naya has not been fired from the show … that she is still under contract. So, at the very least, we know she is still employed … which is a very good thing for her right now. More »

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