In a new ad for Google Assistant, Macaulay Culkin reprises his role from the 1990 Christmas classic Home Alone. In the 60-second spot, we see not a lot has changed for Kevin since then.
Oh dear. The first photo of Will Smith as the Genie in Aladdin has been released and people are not thrilled. The new film features Will Smith as Genie, with Mena Massoud as Aladdin and Naomi Scott as Jasmine.
Smith told Entertainment Weekly that the “flavor” of his Genie “would be different enough and unique enough that it would be in a different lane” than Williams’ portrayal, so fans of the original don’t have to worry about the actor trying to compete with the animated film’s memorable performance.
Now this is a story all about how my lamp got stuck in a cave underground, and I'd like to take a minute, just listen to me, I’ll tell you how I can turn you into a prince named Ali. #Aladdin pic.twitter.com/e7dTMHvDvb
— The Volatile Mermaid (@OhNoSheTwitnt) December 19, 2018
— Holly Christine (@_HollyChristine) December 19, 2018
— Nick Bosworth (@NickMBosworth) December 19, 2018
People are also very upset that Aladdin is wearing a shirt, as in the animated classic he did not.
Disney needs to digitally erase Aladdin's shirt like Warner Bros. did with Henry Cavill's mustache. pic.twitter.com/pJYbzkqgDY
— R. Eric Thomas (@oureric) December 19, 2018
The CW definitely wouldn’t have put that shirt on Aladdin
— Oliver Sava (@OliverSava) December 19, 2018
Me: I can’t believe they didn’t make Shego green for the Kim possible reboot! How dare they?!
Also me: so what if the genie in the new Aladdin movie isn’t blue. It’s not a big deal. Calm down. The real issue is that Aladdin is wearing a shirt!
I hate myself 😂😂😂😂😂
— Andrea Guzman (@Drea_225) December 19, 2018
Actress Eliza Dushku, who reached a $9.5 million confidential settlement with CBS last year after alleged on-set sexual comments from the star of the network’s show Bull, said in a new op-ed that she was fired because she “did not want to be harassed.”
In the opinion piece for the Boston Globe, Dushku said that she had not commented for the New York Times article on the settlement because of her confidentiality agreement. But now she said she wants to set the record straight after others involved commented to the Times in what she calls “more deflection, denial, and spin.”
Dushku writes that, after she approached Michael Weatherly directly and asked for his help in de-sexualizing the atmosphere on set, he texted Glenn Gordon Caron and asked that she be written off the show, adding that she had a “humor deficit.”
About that, she writes:
For the record, I grew up in Boston with three older brothers and have generally been considered a tomboy. I made a name for myself playing a badass vampire slayer turned tough LA cheerleader; I have worked with numerous leading men, including Robert DeNiro, Leonardo DiCaprio, even CBS’s own David Boreanaz. I can handle a locker room. I have been on Howard Stern and was hired by Kevin Smith for a film where I wore a black leather catsuit and played a member of an international diamond-thief-gang-ring. I do not want to hear that I have a “humor deficit” or can’t take a joke. I did not over-react. I took a job and, because I did not want to be harassed, I was fired.
Michael Rapaport apparently does not know when to shut the fuck up. On Wednesday, Rapaport posted this message about Ariana Grande.
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Ariana Grande is 27 acts 12, you take off those boots she hides her legs in, the cat eye make up and the genie pony tale and I think there’s hotter women working the counter at Starbucks no disrespect to Starbucks. New @iamrapaport is now Live
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The post was not taken lightly by many of Michael’s followers, who rightfully called him out for the unnecessary post. “Another old man telling a young woman her worth only resides in her looks and tells her it’s not enough. Dude, your career went down the drain long ago, YOU ARENT RELEVANT ANYMORE. Also, this tweet is actually acting 12,” one user wrote to Michael, while another asked: “Did that make you feel better putting her down and making her feel like shit. I normally love you but this was uncalled for.”
The glitter bomb trap versus the package thief video is the best thing you’ll see today.
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