An open letter signed by more than 40 people, most of them female celebrities but including male actor and abuse victim Terry Crews, has called on the public to stop blaming actress Asia Argento for the suicide of celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain. The letter, published Thursday by the Los Angeles Times, claimed Argento “has now found herself on the receiving end of vicious cyberbullying and repulsive slander at the hands of internet trolls who hold her responsible for…
Before Camella Fong died, she wanted to donate all her belongings to charity but her husband wanted to keep them to remember her by. As such, he decided to sell his beloved Star Wars collection instead to fulfil her wish of giving to charity. The devoted man, Jeremy Sim, managed to raise a total of $11,800 for the KK Hospital Health Fund from the sale of his Star Wars collection. Sim sold off his collection from a booth at the Singapore Toy, Game and Comic Convention which was held two weekends ago (9 and 10 September) at the Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Centre.
Gal Gadot tells New York Times she rejects complaints about skimpiness of movie costume, recalls how close she came to quitting acting
Mark Hamill has long been a defender of George Lucas’s prequel trilogy, and 18 years after the release of Star Wars: Episode I — The Phantom Menace, he still takes the insults personally. In an interview with Vulture at the Sundance Film Festival, where he was promoting his comedy Brigsby Bear, the man who plays Luke Skywalker said that he still can’t fathom the vitriol directed at the films. In particular, Hamill said, he’s “still angry” about the criticism directed at young Phantom Menace star Jake Lloyd.
Amy Robach, co-host on US show ‘Good Morning America’, has had to apologise after she used the offensive term ‘coloured’ to describe ‘Spiderman: Homecoming’ star Zendaya. The broadcaster was presenting a segment on Hollywood casting, after rumours that the former Disney Channel actress is set to play Mary Jane Watson in the new movie. “Now we all know Hollywood has received recent and quite a bit of criticism for casting white actors in what one might assume should be a role reserved for coloured people,” she said during yesterday’s show.
A new profile of Margot Robbie in US magazine Vanity Fair has been branded ‘creepy and lecherous’ over its portrait of the Australian actress. Writer Rich Cohen, who is also a co-creator of the now-axed Martin Scorsese HBO series 'Vinyl’, has also come under heavy criticism for referring to Australians as 'throwback people’ in the article. The piece appears in the August issue of the magazine, titled 'Welcome to the Summer of Margot Robbie’, and has been published to coincide with her new movies 'The Legend of Tarzan’ and 'Suicide Squad’, and now Twitter is ablaze with people pulling Cohen up on its tone.
1. Leonardo DiCaprio finally wins an Academy Award Always a nominee but never a winner. This finally changed for Leo at the 88th Academy Awards when he scooped up the Best Actor award for his performance in “The Revenant.” DiCaprio gave a heartfelt thanks to his team and old friends, including Martin Scorsese, and even worked in a message on climate change saying, “It is the most urgent threat facing our entire species and we need to work collectively together and stop procrastinating… Let us not take this planet for granted. Alejandro González Iñárritu wins Best Director second year in a row Iñárritu took home the hardware for directing “The Revenant.” He won in the same category last year for directing “Birdman,” making him the first director to win back-to-back Oscars in 65 years and only the third man to have done it so far. The first was John Ford who won in 1940 for “The Grapes of Wrath” and in 1941 for “How Green Was My Valley,” and the second was Joseph L. Mankiewicz who won in 1949 for “A Letter to Three Wives” and 1950 for “All About Eve.” 3.
A new study has discovered that Disney Princesses have significantly less dialogue than their male counterparts in movies. In some cases, it was found that male characters have had over three times the amount of lines in movies purporting to be focussed on female characters. The numbers have been crunched by data linguists Carmen Fought and Karen Eisenhauer, who have analysed the dialogue in all the Disney Princess-based movies since 1989.