John Boyega has apologized for comments made to Variety that some readers construed as an attack on his Star Wars co-star Kelly Marie Tran.
Boyega took to Twitter on Thursday to clarify his remarks to Variety‘s Adam B. Vary that social media was a tough environment “for those who are not mentally strong” and that “you are weak to believe in every single thing that you read.” Some interpreted Boyega’s comments as a slam on Tran, who quit social media last year after months of harassment.
Boyega said Thursday that he was not speaking of his co-star, whose character in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Rose Tico, was the first woman of color in a lead role in the iconic franchise. [Variety]
Ryan Reynolds and Peloton Wife have met at last!
During Thursday’s episode of Today, Reynolds met Monica Ruiz, the actress who reached internet fame after starring in an ad for Peloton, which was criticized by some who viewed it as being sexist and elitist. Following the viral ad, Reynolds’ company, Aviation Gin, enlisted Ruiz to star in an ad of their own, which deftly poked fun at Ruiz’s Peloton Wife persona.
After surprising Ruiz by coming out during her interview with Hoda Kotb, Reynolds explained that at first, after seeing the Peloton ad, he simply wanted to send Ruiz some of his gin.
“I watched it. I went, ‘Oh wow. I see why there’s some backlash.’ And I said, ‘Can we just send her a year’s supply of gin? She doesn’t have to film herself,'” he recalled. “And then that sort of evolved from there.” [ET Online]
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- Greta Thunberg responds after Donald Trump tells her to work on her “anger management” [Towleroad]
- Juice WRLD’s mother addresses his death and addiction [Evil Beet Gossip]
- Is anything better than Lupita? The answer is no. [Go Fug Yourself]
- Brad Pitt will spend Christmas Eve with his three youngest kids and no monitor [Celebitchy]
- Song of the Day: “True Colors” by Cyndi Lauper and Belinda Carlisle [Kenneth in the 212]
- Ariel Winter dating Luke Benward after Levi Meaden split [E! Online]
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BEST NEW SONG OF THE DAY: “Resentment” by Kesha feat. Sturgill Simpson, Brian Wilson & Wrabel
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BEST ALBUM REVEAL OF THE DAY: Rare by Selena Gomez
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The day’s endnotes help you catch up on all the entertainment and celebrity news that you may have missed.
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