Charlotte Rampling, 69, who’s been nominated for an Oscar for her performance in 45 Years, recently spoke to radio station Europe 1 about the call for more diversity at the Oscars. As I’m sure you’ve read, plenty of people are boycotting the ceremony this year, including Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith, as once again it has failed to nominate a wider variety of diverse actors and films. But apparently Charlotte thinks that’s reverse racism, or that it’s “racist against whites.” Oh yeah, how so Charlotte? She goes on to say, “We can never know whether it’s truly the case, but maybe the black actors didn’t deserve to make it to the final list.” Oofdah. I’m sure we can think of plenty of actors that didn’t “deserve” to be snubbed this year. Does Straight Outta Compton or Tangerine ring a bell? More »
You’ve seen the GIFs and the memes. One of the most memorable moments from last night’s Golden Globe Awards happened when Lady Gaga was approaching the stage to accept her award for Best Actress in a Miniseries, for American Horror Story: Hotel.
As Gaga brushed by Leonardo DiCaprio, who was laughing with someone from another table, he looked up at her, shocked, in the most “yikes” way possible. I think the funniest part is how he didn’t immediately go back to normal, his face lingered there in skepticism for a few seconds. You know, like this: More »
Poor Lana!! Singer and goddess Lana Del Rey went to court yesterday, testifying against two female stalkers who have been camping outside her home. TMZ reports that she had previously filed a restraining order against Nataliia Krinitsyna and Iuliia Vladimirovna, and even extended the restraints in court. Apparently the two women left suicide related letters in her mailbox and threatened her. She said that on the way to the bank “the girls caused a big scene screaming at me.” She was starting to feel that the situation could get physical, and was afraid.
I don’t blame her! More »
Posted under: Lana Del Rey, Stalker
Can you say wack?! Monopoly just came out with its Star Wars edition, exciting nerds everywhere. But um, there’s one problem. The new film’s female lead, Rey (played by Daisey Ridley) is not included amongst the character tokens. WTF? Instead we’ve got Finn, Kylo Ren, Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader. Again, some official merchandise that rather prioritize male characters of a smaller role, than the film’s actual lead.
Fans are complaining about the games exclusion of Rey–damn right they are! More »
Season five of Game of Thrones had a slew of violence against women including the particularly alarming rape of Sansa stark (Sophie Turner). The scene, which took place from the perspective of a male spectator, Theon Greyjoy (Alfie Allen), caused a slew of controversy, especially because we didn’t get much of Sansa’s point of view. Well the good news for the fans is that this kind of brutality is going to be curbed in the next season. The New York Daily News reported, “director Jeremy Podeswa, who is helming several episodes of the upcoming sixth season…says that the backlash over a shocking rape scene involving Sansa Stark has brought a toning down of the way sexual violence is tackled on the show.”
Podeswa also told the Telegraph that he believed the producers of the show shouldn’t “self censor,” and that they didn’t want to be too swayed by that criticism. More »
Alas, part three of the Iggy Azalea and Erykah Badu feud has arrived. So remember when Erykah dissed Iggy at the Soul Train Awards last weekend? Recap: She took that fake phone call from Iggy, said “what you do is definitely not rap,” and then said she’d call her an Uber. Hmmmm. Iggy, who has been pretty quiet on social media lately, and is known for getting into it with the likes of Azealia Banks, replied, and in a pretty mellow way.
She seemed to just laugh it off, and then she spoke about her new album, explaining the stall is because she’s still signed in the UK, and wished everyone a happy holidays. More »
Posted under: Erykah Badu, Iggy Azalea
Yiiiiiikes. Erykah Badu hosted the 2015 Soul Train Awards last night and was a little controversial. While the musician made her entrance on a hoverboard (kinda rad), she also had some hate to toss out to the audience too. Well, not to the audience, but more specifically, at Iggy Azalea.
Oof. Bad call? Yesterday was 81-year-old Charles Manson‘s birthday. You know, the killer and cult leader that orchestrated the 1969 murder of actress Sharon Tate in her home in Beverly Hills? The brutal crime happened when Tate was only 26 years old, and 8 and a half months pregnant. Well yesterday, Lindsay Lohan, who has been off probation for the first time in seven years, dressed up like Sharon Tate, known for her performance in 1967′s Valley of the Dolls, and posted this photo to Instagram. More »
Leah Remini: star of King of Queens, friend of J.Lo., sass queen, former Scientologist and author of a new book called Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology. Oh boy I can’t wait to get my hands on this. Ever since watching Going Clear months back I’ve been dying to hear what other celebs have to say about the religion.
What I do know from her 20/20 interview, however, is that Scientologists invited her to the Tom Cruise/Katie Holmes wedding and tried to separate her from her friend J. Lp (who they asked her to bring). “They were trying to extract me,” she said. “I can only assume because they wanted to make Jennifer a Scientologist. Maybe I was barring that road for them,” she said. More »
Back in September, David Mueller of KYGO Denver sued Taylor Swift after losing his job over alleged claims that he touched her inappropriately. The man said that one of Taylor’s security team members falsely accused him of grabbing her butt back stage at the Pepsi Center at a meet-and-greet on June 2, 2013. In Mueller’s claim, one of his superiors purportedly committed the act. Do you even know who you’re messing with bro? More »