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Chris Pratt Posts a Response to Ellen Page’s Outspoken Criticism of his Church

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Chris Pratt has been very outspoken lately about the love of his church and his religion. During a recent appearance on The Colbert Show, Pratt discussed his latest diet, called the Daniel Fast which is a bible-based diet that honestly sounded very extreme to us. Pratt talked at great length about the diet and how it is a 21 day fast and prayer session that pretty much just sounds a lot like starvation. He has been talking a lot about how important his religion and his church, Hillsong, has been to him and it caught the attention of another famous actor, Ellen Page.

Ellen Page is very outspoken about the mistreatment of the LGBTQ community. Once it became known that the church he attends is infamous for sending children to gay conversion therapy and for being very anti-LGBTQ, she tweeted asking Pratt to address the church’s stance on LGBTQ individuals. When she was criticized for speaking out, she backed up her original question by saying, “If you are a famous actor and you belong to an organization that hates a certain group of people, don’t be surprised if someone simply wonders why it’s not addressed. Being anti LGBTQ is wrong, there aren’t two sides. The damage it causes it severe. Full stop. Sending love to all. Conversion therapy and anti lgbtq rhetoric is extremely damaging. Children kill themselves. People suffer.”

The mega church to the stars released a statement in 2o15 after an investigation into the church’s support of gay conversion therapy, (which has been proven to be extremely damaging and absolutely does not work) saying that anyone is welcome to their church but that the “do not affirm a gay lifestyle and because of this we do not knowingly have actively gay people in positions of leadership.”

Pratt took his Instagram to address Page’s criticism of the church. He said in a lengthy post, “It has recently been suggested that I belong to a church which ‘hates a certain group of people’ and is ‘infamously anti-LGBTQ.’ Nothing could be further from the truth,” he wrote. “I go to a church that opens their doors to absolutely everyone. Despite what the Bible says about divorce, my church community was there for me every stop of the way, never judging, just gracefully accompanying me on my walk. They helped me tremendously offering love and support. It is what I have seen them do for others on countless occasions regardless of sexual orientation, race or gender.” He does go on to state that he is not a spokesperson but his comment sounds like it was generated by the Hillsong PR machine.

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Hillsong is hugely popular among the stars. Celebs like Justin Bieber and his wife Hailey Baldwin attend services. The church tries to appeal to a younger crowd though pop music and concert lighting. It has a reputation for being the “hip” version of church. But for as hip as it is, it has been glossing over their true stance on the LGBTQ community and Pratt’s post sounds more like PR hype than a genuine response.

Woody Allen Files a Lawsuit Against Amazon

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Woody Allen Sues Amazon for $68 MillionWoody Allen has just filed a huge lawsuit against the major online retailer, Amazon, specifically the Amazon Studios division. He filed a $68 million lawsuit alleging that the streaming service is in breach of contract. The lawsuit states that Amazon Studios backed out of a four film deal with the director based on “a 25-year old baseless accusation.” His adopted daughter Dylan Farrow has made allegations that he was inappropriate towards her when she was young. He denies the allegations and has never been arrested or convicted of a crime. He believes that Amazon is using those allegations against him in order to back out of a four film deal.

It started when Amazon refused to release his film, “A Rainy Day in New York” he tried to inquire as to why they were refusing to stream the movie. He claims that he was given  only vague answers. The movie starring Timothée Chalamet, Elle Fanning, Selena Gomez, Jude Law, Diego Luna and Liev Schreiber is about two young people that arrive in New York to spend the weekend together and are met with bad weather and adventure.

In January of 2018, he was told by the team at Amazon that the movie would be released in early 2019. Late in June of 2018, Allen was told that the deal was terminated. Allen signed his first agreement with Amazon in 2016 for his movie “Cafe Society” and due to the success of that film, they signed a multi-movie deal shortly after that.

According to the lawsuit, the termination was due to,”supervening events, including renewed allegations against Mr. Allen, his own controversial comments, and the increasing refusal of top talent to work with or be associated with him in any way, all of which have frustrated the purpose of the Agreement.”

The suit is seeking $68 million in damages . The suit was filed in the Southern District of New York an Amazon has yet to publicly respond.

Halle Berry Still Smoking Hot at Age 52

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Halle Berry over the weekend posted a photo on her Instagram showing of her very toned legs and all natural beauty. The gorgeous pic reminded people how stunning Berry still is after all these years. It also gave her fans an personalized  look into her home life. Berry, 52, posted the photo on February 4th with a caption that read, “Rainy Day Mood”. The photo showed Berry relaxing on her bed during a rainy day, showing off her famous legs all while reading a book. her absolutely adorable pooch, Jackson was also featured in the snap. She gave us some serious jealousy vibes with her stunning figure, hair and  glowing skin.

The photo came a few weeks after the trailer for the much anticipated movie, John Wick 3-Parabellum, dropped. The internet exploded with excitement after reviewing the trailer. Her character in the film, Sophia, joins forces with Keanu Reeve’s character to help him fight his way out of New York City in this neo-noir action thriller. She plays a fellow assassin, who kicks ass alongside Reeves to help him escape the bounty on his head. Both actors haven’t aged a day and even in the trailer the chemistry between the two is undeniable. The film is set to open in theaters world wide on May 17th 2019 right before Memorial Day Weekend and fans can’t wait.

The first Joh Wick movie opened with little fanfare but became an instant hit. The movie was met with positive reviews from critics who praised it to be one of Reeve’s best performances and one of the best action films of 2014. There has been a lot of hype around the sequels, with this latest one being the most anticipated yet. The additional of Berry has only heightened fans interest in the movie.

Halle Berry, long time client of Vincent Cirrincione,  got her first break in the movie Boomerang, also starring Eddie Murphy. She continues to be one of the highest paid actresses in this entertainment industry. Berry won the 2002 Oscar for Best Actress for her role in the critically acclaimed romantic Drama Monster’s Ball. She is considered one of the most beautiful women in the world and this Instagram post proves that she  still holds that title.

 

 

 

 

The Sexist Double Standard of Serena Williams’ Penalty

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Serena Williams is a force to be reckoned with. The tennis phenom has been breaking records and taking the tennis world by force. Her name has filled newspaper headlines for years but this time the headlines are maligning her most recent actions. Actions that led to a $17,000 fine from her most recent loss at the U.S. Open. Her actions were described as a “temper tantrum”and “a meltdown”. She was mocked and taunted in the media. But was she talked about in these terms because she actually deserved it or was it because she was a woman?

The women’s final ended in with a emotional ending for both Williams and her opponent, Naomi Osaka. Williams got into a dispute with the umpire over scoring penalties. She received a verbal warning about receiving coaching on the sidelines. William challenged that call. She then broke her racket in frustration over losing a gamed she was penalized another point. Williams called him a “thief” and she was penalized an entire game for verbal abuse.

Both during and after the match, Williams called out the umpire’s behavior as a double standard. She pointed out men tennis players have been allowed to get away with behavior far worse than what she displayed during her match and she has had people come to her defense to back up her opinion. People like tennis legend Billie Jean King, have come come to Williams defense. She articulated that she firmly believed that if Williams was a man, she would not have been penalized. She had this to say,

“[F]or [Williams], and for many other women who have experienced an abuse of power at their workplaces, there was more at stake.

Did Ramos treat Williams differently than male players have been treated? I think he did. Women are treated differently in most arenas of life. This is especially true for women of color. And what played out on the court yesterday happens far too often. It happens in sports, in the office and in public service. Ultimately, a woman was penalized for standing up for herself. A woman faced down sexism, and the match went on.”

But the humiliation of Williams didn’t stop with her being described as a temper tantrum toddler in the media, the ultimate insult was when an Australian newspaper printed a cartoon of Williams as a racist trope designed to undercut her as a woman, an athlete and an African American. A recent Vox article by Michelle Garcia, pointed out the Williams has been a constant target of these types of attacks. The article states that the, “cartoon is a literal illustration of the way society is quick to degrade women — and black women in particular — when they don’t fall in line with the ways women are “supposed” to act. Not only is Williams depicted as a petulant toddler for having spoken up about what she felt was a sexist call, but also as a hulking, animal-like brute.”

What Serena William’s has experienced is downright wrong. There are many examples of men, like John McEnroe, throwing epic temper tantrums and not getting penalized. The hypocrisy is rampant and unfortunately Williams has been the target over and over again.

Regardless of her deserving or not deserving the penalties, the media depiction and portrayal of Williams has been disgusting. These consistent sexist and racist attacks are becoming tiresome and frankly embarrassing. It’s time to move on. Serena William is and will continue to be an amazing athlete. It’s time to treat her that way.

Elon Musk and Grimes, The New Celeb Couple We Can’t Help but to Love

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Elon Musk and Grimes new relationship Elon Musk and Grimes are Hollywood’s newest topic of conversation. We are pro Grimes and Musk, so why all the hate on social media regarding the new lovebirds? There was backlash from Grimes fans when she came to Elon’s defense regarding Tesla Factory working conditions. Politics aside, Grimes and Elon should be able to enjoy their budding relationship without the social world crashing their party. The two seem happy in their nerdy love bubble, and for once, Elon has branched out of his regular dating patterns to be with someone who could make him happy.

Post like this have been appearing on social media that leave us boggled. Why can’t these two just be happy in love? Also, why so much hate directed at Grimes? There seems to be a lot of people claiming that Grimes music is dead to them but why can’t they see the other side to this? Grimes could be an amazing influence on Elon Musk and she could potentially provide insight that he would otherwise not have access to. We also think it is pretty anti-feminist to be putting down another female for the decisions she makes with her life and her body.

Not everyone is hating on this couple. There are a lot of people in support of this new pairing.

Some people are making some jokes about the relationship that are all in good fun. And some people are pointing out that Grimes shouldn’t be overlooked in this relationship.

The tech billionaire and music star made their initial connection on Twitter. Musk wanted to tweet a joke about Artificial intelligence and searched to see if anyone else had already made it. And as fate would have it, Grimes had beat him to the punch line; she had already tweeted about it. Musk reached out to her about the joke, and she claimed it was the first time someone had understood it in three years. So, the relationship blossomed from technology, how fitting. They were first seen together at the annual Met Gala. Musk cosplayed as James Bond, and Grimes went with a more gothic look. Musk and Grimes designed her outfit together.

Both Grimes and Musk are very hands-on and passionate about their lines of work. It’s no secret that Musk is a workaholic and has a heavy hand in decisions impacting his company. Grimes approaches her work with a similar line of thought. She prides herself in producing her own music. “I don’t want to be just the face of this thing I built, I want to be the person who built it.” She also creates her own cover art. Both are go-getters with entrepreneurial hearts.

Musk has had a bumpy road with lovers past, but Grimes seems like a suitable match for this tech genius. Equal parts punk rocker, entrepreneur, and a self-starter, Grimes is a different type of woman that compliments Musk. After his most recent breakup with actress Amber Heard, he said, “I’m looking for a long-term relationship. I’m not looking for a one-night stand. I’m looking for a serious companion or soulmate.” Musk is looking for someone with depth and dependability. With shared interests, a shared sense of humor, and both following the beat of their own drum, we are hoping that Grimes and Musk can make one another happy in their own unique way. We are all about this new celeb couple and will be reporting on any new updates!

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