Evan Rachel Wood, Gina Rodriguez and Other Stars Take Aim at TV’s Patriarchy: ‘There’s No Going Back’
It’s a different day for Hollywood, and for our culture. From the time allegations of sexual misbehavior rained down on mogul Harvey Weinstein last October, this business and many others have been rocked by revelations and allegations, and by a sense that the time is long overdue to afford women equal respect and equal opportunities rather than treating them like commodities.
In this climate — with hashtags like #MeToo and organizations like Time’s Up working to affect real change — TheWrap convened seven television actresses to discuss what they’ve experienced in their careers, what they’ve seen in the last nine months and where they’d like things to go from here.
TheWrap’s Sharon Waxman and Beatrice Verhoeven asked the questions; Zazie Beetz from “Atlanta,” Alison Brie from “GLOW,” Rachel Brosnahan from “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” Claire Foy from “The Crown,” Gina Rodriguez from “Jane the Virgin,” Yara Shahidi from “black-ish” and “grown-ish” and Evan Rachel Wood from “Westworld” answered them.
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#RHoA: Eva Marcille Will Be a Full-Time Cast Member for ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ Season 11
Eva Marcille has secured her peach! The America’s Next Top Model winner will be a full-time cast member on season 11 of The Real Housewives of Atlanta, multiple sources confirm to Us Weekly.
Marcille, 33, joined the franchise as a friend for season 10 earlier this year. She made her debut on the series during the January 28 episode, and joined the women on their cast trip to Barcelona. Back in March, the model opened up to Us Weekly about the series and her costar Kenya Moore.
“She was gone for most of the season,” Marcille told media outlets. “And I thought mean girls died in like high school like, I didn’t realize they were knocking on 50 but hey girl live your best … I thought like she’s on this whole other space you know … I get her irritation towards certain people that she’s had history with.”
Since wrapping her first stint on RHOA, Marcille has welcomed a baby boy with her fiancé Michael Sterling.
The Bravo personality also shares 4-year-old daughter Marley Rae with her ex-boyfriend Kevin McCall.
Other confirmed cast shakeups on RHOA season 11 include the departures of full-time cast member Shereé Whitfield and friend Kim Zolciak-Biermann. And Kenya Moore has allegedly been demoted to being a friend and no longer a Housewife.
The Real Housewives of Atlanta is expected to return to Bravo later this year.
#EmpireoffSeason: See exclusive first photos of Taraji P. Henson, Disney princesses in 'Wreck-It Ralph 2'
Wreck-It Ralph might just be the next viral superstar. If he can ever figure out what “going viral” actually means.
Disney's animated sequel Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 (in theaters Nov. 21) takes the oafish video-game bad guy (voiced by John C. Reilly) out of the neighborhood arcade and into the World Wide Web with best friend Vanellope von Schweetz (Sarah Silverman), the kid princess of the candy-coated Sugar Rush game.
The follow-up also features Taraji P. Henson and Alan Tudyk as new characters, familiar faces such as Star Wars Stormtroopers and Disney princesses, and a buddy comedy at its core.
“Every different person has a different experience with the Internet, regardless of age, and we felt it was a ripe world to push the boundaries of their friendship,” says director Phil Johnston of Ralph and Vanellope’s journey.
The pair visit cyberspace seeking a replacement part for Sugar Rush. Vanellope’s younger and more easily adaptable to the wonders of the Internet, while Ralph is a Gen Xer who’s a bit befuddled by the whole thing, Johnston says. “With Ralph, it’s like when your dad looks at the Internet and goes, ‘What is that? Why is that? What is going on?’ ”
A couple of netizens help out along the way, including Henson’s character, Yesss. A stylish algorithm that heads up the trendy video-sharing site BuzzzTube, Yesss wants to make Ralph hip and cool, too, by promoting his viralness. “Just putting her with Ralph as a foil and a friend was a lot of fun,” Johnston says.
Yesss is “a little snooty because she is smart and she does know the Internet so well. But then she kind of takes a liking to the big lug,” Henson says. “There’s something about a really smart person empowering someone who is not as intelligent — it’s like, ‘Wow, see, I’m so good even I can teach you something.’ ”
Also along for the ride is KnowsMore, a know-it-all search engine voiced by Tudyk. He’s been in every Disney animated film since playing King Candy in 2012's original Ralph and “became our good-luck charm of sorts,” says director Rich Moore, adding that KnowsMore is “a little Truman Capote, a little Droopy dog from the old MGM cartoons and a little Mr. Peabody.”which finds him finishing people’s sentences, does get on Ralph’s nerves, Johnston says. “Vanellope’s been in the Internet all of one minute and she immediately gets it. And Ralph takes it personally as an affront to him.”
Jack McBrayer returns as Ralph’s repairman frenemy, Fix-It Felix Jr., Jane Lynch is back as Felix’s warrior love interest, Sergeant Calhoun, and Disney fans will find a lot to love in various Easter eggs and cameos, including a meeting between Vanellope and her fellow Disney princesses. (Though Cinderella initially freaks out at Vanellope’s surprise appearance, breaking her glass slipper and wielding it in self-defense.)
Moore says the sequence originated from the idea of Ralph finding an online quiz that asks, "Are you an Anna or an Elsa?" The filmmakers recruited all the original living actresses to reprise their princess characters, including Mandy Moore as Rapunzel, Auli’i Cravalho as Moana and Idina Menzel as Elsa. “The Internet is this random crazy place where you can mash together any number of things and find a reason for it to make sense,” Johnston adds.
Add Henson's Yesss as another princess, with her kingdom being the Internet: “Her tiara is her hair and her ballgown might be a fur coat — digital fur, so no animals died.”
#NewMusic from Luke James Releases New Single “These Arms”
Luke James crooner surprises fans with the brand new single “These Arms.” The sultry, love-blessed ballad is the follow-up to the Grammy-nominated singer’s soulful 2017 single “Drip.”
Known for his leg-shaking falsetto, Luke comes back strong with the smoldering, bedroom playlist-ready slow jam. Cooing out to a love interest he lays down his sexually stimulating plans. “So sugar tease me, please me, girl, do what you do,” he sings. “I love the view / I just wanna kiss and touch and feel all over you.”
It was recently announced that Luke has been picked up for season three of Star for his role as Noah Brooks. In addition to the acting success, Luke James has found a new purpose with his music, so expect more to be on the way, thankfully.
#HipHopNews: Chief Keef Reportedly Shot At Outside New York City Hotel
NEW YORK, NY – Chief Keef was reportedly shot at outside of the W Hotel in New York City on Saturday morning (June 2). The shooter missed the target and hit the hotel’s sign instead.
According to TMZ, the shot was fired at the Chi-Town rapper around 6 a.m. local time. Police found one shell casing and are actively looking for two black males who reportedly fled the scene.
Keef was returning to the Times Square hotel when the alleged shooting occurred. The 22-year-old posted a photo to Instagram at 4:16 a.m. local time that showed him in front of a New York City eatery called Papaya Hotdog.
The incident took place shortly after Brooklyn rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine called out Keef in an Instagram video. In the clip, the controversial rapper says “Fuck Chief Keef” and gives Keef 48 hours to kill him otherwise he’s a “PUSSY.”
There’s reportedly no connection at this time. 6ix9ine is currently in Los Angeles.
Scott Disick and Sofia Richie Are OVER!
Hide your daughters and lock up your liquor cabinets — Scott Disick is a single man.
The 35-year-old lothario finds himself suddenly single after his relationship with 19-year-old Sofia Richie has come to an end, according to multiple reports.
With rumors of his infidelity going around, reports say Richie was dumper and Disick was the dumpee, with Us Weekly going as far as saying Richie’s father, Lionel Richie, “said he is going to cut her off and write her out of his will if she continues her relationship with Scott as he thinks he’s extremely toxic for her.”
The couple reportedly started their relationship last year and were seen vacationing together in Miami and took things public on social media a short time later.
Things got so serious, Richie was seen out at dinner with Disick’s kids — 8-year-old Mason, 5-year-old Penelope and 3-year-old Reign.
Demi Lovato has Responded to Fans Offended By Her Prank Comments!
Demi Lovato offended some fans during a question and answer session on her Twitter account in the early morning hours of Sunday (June 3).
A fan asked Demi what was the “funniest prank you’ve ever pulled?”
Demi responded in a now deleted tweet, “I hired a lady of the night in Vegas and sent her to Max’s hotel room to surprise him. She walked into his room without permission and grabbed him in his ‘area’ and he freaked the f*ck out hahahahaha.”
Some fans began pointing out that this is a form of sexual misconduct.
“For all of those coming at me rn, listen to the lyrics of Warrior and maybe you’ll have more compassion for someone who made a simple mistake. Of all people I know about sexual abuse. You don’t have to educate me,” Demi tweeted. “So sorry if anyone was offended.”
Demi also added, “people DON’T know my full story..”
Kanye Just Mocked Tristan Thompson & Shaded TF Out Of Khloe On One Song
Now, y’all already know no one is off limits when it comes to Kanye — even family.
Mr. West dropped his latest project “ye” today and everyone is dissecting the lyrics. Twitter already picked up on the hilarious jab he threw at his sister-in-law Khloe’s baby daddy Tristan Thompson. All these thots on Christian Mingle / That’s what almost got Tristan single, Yeezy raps on “All Mine.”
But, did you catch this tea? The very next line is more of a shot at Khloe than it is at Thompson. If you don’t ball like him or Kobe / Guarantee that bitch gon’ leave you…
Sooooo, basically Khloe is a goldigger, ‘Ye? It seems as though West is insinuating that the only reason his sister-in-law is staying put with cheating Tristan is because he’s a ball player. Yikes!
Did Rihanna Break Up With her Billionaire Boyfriend?
This week there were rumors pop star Rihanna broke up with her billionaire boyfriend Jameel Hassan.
Not so fast...According to the folks at Gossip Cop
Gossip Cop reached out to Rihanna’s team for an official comment, and will update when we get one. But an acquaintance of ours and the singer looked into the claims and assures us exclusively that talk of Rihanna and Jameel having split is “untrue.”
#LethalWeapon: Damon Wayans Clayne Crawford Fight Leaks online!
Last month Damon Wayans demanded Warner Bros release the tapes of his Lethal Weapon co-star Clayne Crawford nutting up on set after Damon was injured during an episode directed by Clayne
Audio of the fight just leaked online...Via Variety
The in the exchange 40 year old Clayne tells 57 year old Damon he owes his success to his brothers. Based on his age I assume Clayne is speaking of Shawn and Marlon Wayans.
Crawford: You know, I've seen [name deleted] handle hits better than you did yesterday.
Wayans: Suck my d**k
Crawford: I mean, that was the biggest p***y [inaudible] I think I've ever seen.
Wayans: Yeah, I'm a p***y.
Crawford: A p***y. You're the biggest crybaby p***y I've ever met in my life.
Wayans: Well, suck this p***y's d**k.
Crawford: I mean, how does it feel to only be in the game because your f**king brothers are in the game?
Wayans: F**k you, f**k you
That conflict, which had begun to spill into public view on their respective social media accounts, appeared to be resolved in May, when producer Warner Bros. fired Crawford, replacing him with Seann William Scott and securing a season-three renewal from Fox.
But interviews with 31 people who worked on the series and spoke anonymously with Variety — not to mention a pair of never-before-seen on-set videos — reveal the full extent of the animosity between Crawford and Wayans. Behind the scenes, “Lethal Weapon” had descended into chaos, grinding production to a halt on multiple occasions, splitting the crew into factions, and creating an environment so toxic that by season’s end, Pinkerton security guards were present on set at all times to ensure that disagreements would not deteriorate into physical violence.
Now Warner Bros. is cleaning house, parting ways with a number of below-the-liners viewed as loyal to Crawford.
Crawford and Wayans declined to comment for this story, as did representatives for Warner Bros. Television and Fox Broadcasting.
#BoxOffice: ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ Plunges to $29 Million it’s Second Weekend
Disney and Lucasfilm’s latest brought in $29.3 million from 4,381 locations over the three-day period. With a 65% decline from its $84 million three-day launch, “Solo’s” second weekend fell short of its predecessors. The first “Star Wars” anthology film, “Rogue One,” made $64 million in its second weekend in 2016, while 2017’s “The Last Jedi” earned $71 million in its sophomore weekend.
Its second weekend total brings “Solo’s” domestic tally to $149.5 million. “Solo” made $60 million this weekend, including $30.3 million overseas. Its cumulative total is now $264 million. The Han Solo origin story earned a disappointing $103 million in North America over its four-day holiday opening weekend and stalled out with $68.2 million overseas.
While that was enough to win “Solo” the weekend, the third frame of “Deadpool 2” didn’t fall too far behind. The 20th Century Fox tentpole continued to fend off the competition, landing in second place with $23.8 million from 4,161 screens. To date, the Ryan Reynolds-led sequel has made $255 million in North America.
#FashionNews: Giuseppe Zanotti Headquarters Robbed
MILAN — Giuseppe Zanotti’s headquarters in San Mauro Pascoli, Italy, were robbed on Wednesday night — the sixth time in three years.
This last time, seven thieves burst into the company’s warehouse to steal 100 boxes containing 300 pairs of shoes, which were ready to be shipped to the U.S. Here, the designer was set to present his fall collection, but had to call off the trip after the robbery.
According to the company, the burglars used a pickup truck to crash into the site, broke the computers and alarm systems and blocked all the entryways to the warehouse.
The stolen goods were valued at around 270,000 euros, but the overall loss amounts to 700,000 euros, including material damages to the property.
“Our territory has been safe and unthreatened for years, but now we are facing a wave of unsafety. Our hard work is swept away by professional burglars who remain unpunished,” said Giuseppe Zanotti.
“I wish we could rely on a serious, concrete, real intervention from the institutions to safeguard private citizens and companies,” added the designer, expressing his dismay for the numerous Italian “brave entrepreneurs who still invest on the territory, bringing labor and wealth, fighting to stay strong in a competitive market, but in the end are helpless in facing criminality.”
In the past three years, Zanotti’s headquarters in San Mauro Pascoli, a storied footwear hub in central Italy, were robbed of 5,500 pairs of shoes for total damages of more than one million euros. The last robbery was held two months ago.
Most recently, the footwear label — which posted revenues of 174 million euros in 2017 — announced it would launch its e-store in China, slated to debut on Friday.
John Goodman Will Remain Silent On ‘Roseanne’ Cancellation
John Goodman best known for his roles on Roseanne,has broken his silence and weighed in on the recent cancellation of the Roseanne reboot. But if you’re looking for John Goodman to share his personal views on the issue you’ll be waiting for some time. Goodman decided that he would rather say nothing about the issue that could cause more trouble for those involved in the situation. ABC and Disney canceled the popular series after Roseanne Barr posted a tweet comparing Obama former advisor Valerie Jarrett as a cross between the Muslim Brotherhood and Planet of the Apes. Valerie Jarret is a black woman who was born in Iran. Millions took offense at the tweet while others defended Roseanne.
ABC/Disney immediately took action and called Roseanne’s tweet repugnant and abhorrent, but it was their announcement the tweet and Roseanne’s words were inconsistent with the network’s values that indicated the show would be canceled.
As Roseanne continues to fight the decision, there’s a network of fans who want the show to return but centered on Sara Gilbert’s character instead.
Whether John Goodman would return for a Roseanne revival or another reboot remains to be seen.
movie set for release but doesn’t have a date yet Black Earth Rising.
Goodman will also be seen on the silver screen in the movie Captive State. Captive State has a release date of March 19, 2019.
As Goodman was starring as Dan Connor in the Roseanne reboot he doesn’t have any projects currently in production.
Many of Roseanne’s opponents were upset that due to her tweet, and the subsequent cancellation of Roseanne, 200 of her cast members and those working on the series were immediately put out of a job.
Many have suggested that they kill Roseanne off the series and let the Connor family continue with the show. The most popular suggestion has been that the show focuses on Sara Gilbert who plays Roseanne’s and Dan’s daughter Darlene.
What do you think? Do you hope Roseanne returns with the same lineup or should she be killed off? Would you watch a series featuring Darlene? Do you think if there is a reboot or revival John Goodman should be in it?
#LGBTQ: Trump Ignores LGBTQ Pride Month Again In 2018 While saying he had their back!
Despite issuing a handful of presidential actions for the month of June, the White House remained deafeningly silent on one particular celebration. For the second year in a row, the Trump White House failed to recognize LGBTQ Pride month; meanwhile, the State Department issued a fairly benign celebratory notice.
In his statement, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made reference to countries were queer and transgender persons are targeted, but did not give specific names. Then-Secretary of State Rex Tillerson issued a similar pro-LGBTQ statement in 2017.
“LGBTI persons – like all persons – must be free to enjoy their human rights and fundamental freedoms, including freedom of expression, peaceful assembly, and association, without fear of reprisal,” Pompeo said in a statement. “As Americans, we place a high value on these rights and freedoms, which all persons deserve to enjoy fully and equally.”
Pride is celebrated in June to coincide with the annual anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising in New York City at the end of June 1969. The big events are usually parades, and the one in New York goes right by the site of the original action at the Stonewall Inn.
Instead of recognizing the important work and contributions of LGBTQ Americans during this month, the White House issued presidential actions for a number of other groups and persons. According to the White House, June is Great Outdoors Month, National Ocean Month, National Homeownership Month, African-American Music Appreciation Month, and National Caribbean-American Heritage Month. The White House's failure to acknowledge LGBTQ Americans as Pride celebrations begin across the country, however, was stark.
One potential reason for the lack of recognition is the influence of Vice President Mike Pence, the anti-LGBTQ former governor of Indiana. While a congressman in 2010, Pence was asked by CNN about his stance on the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell, a policy enacted by President Bill Clinton to allow LGBT people to serve in the armed forces as long as they stayed in the closet. Pence said, "We ought not to use the American military as a backdrop for social experimentation or debating domestic policy issues."
In 2015, while he was governor of Indiana, Pence signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which would open the door for potential discrimination against LGBTQ Hoosiers. The bill's signing saw quick rebuff from all walks of life from gig cancellations from bands like Wilco, a cancelation of headquarters expansion by Angie's List, a front-page newspaper editorial decrying the bill's passage, and immediate rebuff from the NCAA, which was hosting the prosperous Final Four basketball tournament that weekend in Indianapolis.
At one time, Pence supported using federal funds to treat those "seeking to change their sexual behavior," according to fact-checking sites Snopes. Many have interpreted that as support for conversion therapy. Pence's spokesman told the New York Times that the vice president does not support conversion therapy.
In an October 2017 article, the New Yorker published a quote from Donald Trump where the president reportedly joked that his vice president wanted to "hang them all," referring to LGBT people. (The White House told The Indianapolis Star that the quote was untrue.)
Those directly within the West Wing have also declined thus far to mention Pride. Last year, Ivanka Trump, daughter and special adviser to the President, tweeted her support for Pride, writing: "I am proud to support my LGBTQ friends and the LGBTQ Americans who have made immense contributions to our society and economy." It sparked a massive wave of backlash from queer people and organizations given her father's administration's positions and policies that have stripped protections from LGBTQ communities.
Clinton was the first president to recognize Pride month, while George W. Bush did not recognize it (and actively campaigned against gay marriage). Barack Obama was the first president to regularly recognize the celebratory month. But with Trump in the White House, it seems like the trend has reversed once again.
The Sales for Mariah Carey’s Vegas shows are ‘a disaster’
Mariah Carey might want to sell some more jewelry if fans don’t start buying tickets to her “Butterfly Returns” shows at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.
Seats are still available for the July 5 opening night of her three-month residency. “It’s a disaster,” one insider told me. “Scalpers bought a bunch of the tix and are freaking out.”
Carey fired her fiercely protective manager Stella Bulochnikov in November and hasn’t performed since Christmas.
Bulochnikov was going to book her at a smaller venue in Vegas “so they could keep announcing sold-out shows,” my source said.
“Instead, they put her back in Caesars with 4,300 seats.”
Carey’s publicist told me, “These allegations are false and come from a source that must be desperate to pretend to be in the know . . . Look forward to seeing you at the Vegas show — if you can get a seat!”
The publicist denied any cash flow problems when I recently reported that Carey had sold her diamond engagement ring from James Packer for $2.1 million.
But people who were once in her orbit are concerned for her well-being, and don’t want her ending up like Whitney Houston and Michael Jackson.
Carey, who was hospitalized in 2001 after a nervous breakdown, revealed in April that she struggles with bipolar II disorder.
#OMG: Family Of Black Florida Man Killed By Sheriff’s Deputy Awarded A Measly 4 Cents
A federal jury determined that the family of a black man killed in his home in Florida by a sheriff’s deputy after being called for a noise complaint would receive only 1 percent of the $4 awarded in damages.
The St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office was found partly liable in the 2014 shooting of Gregory Hill Jr., the jury determined last week. Ken Mascara, the sheriff, was found to be only 1 percent liable, given that Hill was under the influence of alcohol. Deputy Christopher Newman, who shot Hill, was found not liable.
The jury decided Thursday to award a grand total of $4 in damages: $1 to his mother to cover funeral expenses and $1 to each of his three children. Because Hill was found to be 99 percent responsible for his own death, the court then reduced the final award to 4 cents.
Newman and another deputy were sent to investigate a complaint about noise coming from Hill’s garage. Hill opened the garage door, then started to close it. Newman shot Hill three times, claiming Hill was holding a gun ― which is still in dispute. An unloaded gun was later found in Hill’s back pocket. His family filed a wrongful death lawsuit in 2016.
“That a black child’s pain is only worth a dollar is exactly the problem with the plight of the African-American right now,” John Phillips, the Hill family’s attorney, told CNN. “This says black lives don’t matter.”
“Deputy Newman was placed in a very difficult situation, and like so many fellow law enforcement officers must do every day, he made the best decision he could for the safety of his partner, himself, and the public, given the circumstances he faced,” Mascara said in a statement. “We appreciate the jury’s time and understanding and wish everyone involved in this case the best as they move forward.”
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