Jennifer Lawrence has joined Twitter after adamantly stating that she’d never join the social media platform.
Lawrence’s account in under the username JLawrence_RepUs, Jennifer Lawrence – Represent.Us.
She shared her first tweet on June 16, which was a call to action for the “Attorney General Daniel Cameron to take immediate action to hold those responsible for [Breonna Taylor] death accountable.”
“For three months since her murder Breonna Taylor’s family, the people of Louisville, Americans across the country, and many around the world have called out for justice,” Lawrence, 29, wrote. “We must not allow the erasure of Black women to continue in America. As many activists and leaders have been imploring for years: #SayHer Name.”
The actress sits on the board of RepresentUs which aims to “bring together conservatives, progressives, and everyone in between to pass powerful anti-corruption laws that stop political bribery, end secret money, and fix our broken elections.”
Lawrence is currently working on a campaign called Unbreaking America: Solving the Corruption Crisis, an initiative that aligns with the Black Lives Matter movement. In the campaign, Lawrence teamed up with people to explain the corruption in America’s current government and advise others on how to make a change such as voting.
Lawrence’s Twitter arrival comes several years after she claimed she would never join the platform. In November 2014, she spoke to BBC Radio 1, insisting Twitter was not for her. “I cannot really keep up with emails so the idea of Twitter is so unthinkable to me. If you ever see a Facebook, Instagram or Twitter that says it’s me, it most certainly is not.”
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Senior Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway appeared on Fox News this past Monday (June 15, 2020), and well, she looked different.
Conway appeared to have undergone a make-over.
Her face was heavily made up and her lips seemed fuller and were definitely more glossy. The skin around her eyes and on her forehead also appeared smoother.
“In Hollywood, I believe we call that “refreshed,'” quipped actress Kristen Johnston, implying that Conway had gotten cosmetic work done. (The Cut)
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In Real Life
Rayshard Brooks: Former Police Officer Charged with Murder
Garrett Rolfe, the officer who shot Rayshard Brooks was charged on Wednesday (June 17, 2020) with murder for the shooting death last week of Brooks in a fast-food parking lot, while a fellow officer facing lesser charges has agreed to testify against his colleague.
DA Paul Howard announced 11 charges against Garrett Rolfe, who five days ago fired three shots at Brooks, two of which hit Brooks in the back and another that hit a car with three people inside.
After Rolfe shot Brooks, he exclaimed, “I got him,” kicked Brooks as he struggled for his life, and failed to give timely first aid, Howard said
Rolfe, 27, faces the possibility of life in prison or the death penalty if convicted.
Devin Brosnan, 26, the other officer on the scene, was charged with aggravated assault and violations of his oath of office. Brosnan, placed on administrative duty after the shooting, has given statements to investigators supporting the charges against Rolfe and will cooperate with prosecutors. (NY Times)
In Real Life Quickies
■ Tucker Carlson is the definition of fake news. Tucker Carlson has absolutely no obligation to investigate the truth of any statements before he makes them on his show, and his audience does not expect him to report facts, said a lawyer for Fox News to a New York federal judge. (Hollywood Reporter)
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■ John Bolton describes in his new book several instances where Donald Trump waffles on China-related issues after conversations with Xi, notably on the mass concentration camps Beijing was using to imprison and “re-educate” Uyghur Muslims. Bolton writes that according to the US interpreter in the room during a conversation between Xi and Trump at the G-20 meeting in June 2019, Trump said that Xi should go ahead with building the camps, which Trump thought was “exactly the right thing to do.” (Business Insider)
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