Whenever Chris Pratt has a movie to promote, there’s a 98% chance Chris will open his mouth and say something dumb several times, and his press tour will turn into an apology tour. Chris is promoting Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, and he’s already said some things that have required him to slip into PR-sanctioned apology mode. His latest apology was delivered in ASL because he pissed off the hearing impaired.
Sinead O’Connor found herself on the receiving end of a $5 million defamation lawsuit from Arsenio Hall in May 2016 after she suggested on Facebook that Prince died from drugs that were supplied to him by his “bitch” Arsenio. She also alleged that Arsenio once tried to drug her drink at a party at Eddie Murphy’s house years ago. Initialy, Sinead responded to Arsenio’s lawsuit by telling “Arse-inio” to suck her dick, but only if he wasn’t “too busy sucking someone else’s dick.” Sinead’s feelings have now changed.
Shortly after Charlie Sheen took a blowtorch to the bridge connecting him with Two and a Half Men back in 2011, he immediately shit-talked his replacement, Ashton Kutcher.Well, Charlie has finally recognized what a goblin he was to Ashton.
After winning the award for Best Performance By An Actor in a Miniseries or Television Film at the Golden Globes on Sunday night, Tom Hiddleston triggered several thousand gag reflexes with his humble-braggy acceptance speech. Tom talked about going to South Sudan with UNICEF and how people from Doctors Without Borders told him they binge watched The Night Manager. Tom patted himself on the back for providing “some relief and entertainment” to them. A lot of people online (and in the GGs audience) weren’t exactly feeling his “Congratulations, me!” speech. TMZ brought up the speech hate to Tom as he was leaving a GG afterparty, and Tom sort of shrugged it off.
But clearly Tom had been thinking about it, and it must have been bothering him. Because yesterday he hopped on Facebook to apologize.
That answers a question I’ve had since the summer. When Tom was frolicking on the beach with Taylor Swift in an I Heart TS tank top, I thought to myself “Isn’t he at all nervous that this much obvious PR whoring might not be good for his career?” He clearly wasn’t! Based on the reason for his apology, it sounds like if he was actually nervous, his tank top would have said I Heart TH instead.
Jennifer Lawrence told a hilarious – to her at least – story on The Graham Norton Show last Friday about how she almost killed a sound guy in Hawaii during the filming of The Hunger Games after she accidentally sent a rock tumbling down a mountain. The rock came loose after she dislodged it by scratching her itchy ass on it (as seen above). When the rock rolled down the mountain, Jennifer claimed that Hawaiian people responded in horror, as if they were watching a kahuna’s curse in action. JLaw laughed and made a joke about her ass being the curse.
Shortly after her appearance on Graham Norton, she discovered that her story didn’t make everyone wipe tears from their eyes from laughing so hard at her quirkiness. Some people took to Twitter to slap at Jennifer for thinking it was funny to disrespect a special part of Hawaiian culture and accuse her of casual racism. The video of JLaw’s story has since been yanked from The Graham Norton Show’s YouTube channel. And today Jennifer apologized on Facebook to everyone who was offended by her butt scratching joke.
Chris Pratt can let out the giant sigh of relief he’s been holding in for the past couple weeks. He no longer has to worry about being the public relations disaster of the Passengers press tour.
Here are some pictures of Jennifer Lawrence leaving her apartment in New York on Wednesday. I’m happy to see someone finally managed to get a brush through those hair extensions.
You know it’s time to sit back and take a good long look at your life choices when your name appears in the same sentence as the words “making fun of an autistic airport janitor.” But for now, 50 Cent is just in the apology phase of his self-reflection. Yesterday, Michael linked to the story of how 50 Cent found himself in such a mess, but I’ll go over it quickly. 50 Cent recently released a video of himself following a 19-year-old janitor named Andrew Farrell through the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport and LOLing at how high he appeared to be.
The only problem was that Andrew wasn’t high; he’s actually autistic and has hearing issues. If that wasn’t enough of an “Oh, shit…” moment for 50, Andrew’s family later threatened to sue his ass for $1 million. The last thing 50 needs is another name to add to his already too-long list of people he owes money to, so he put on his saddest face and apologized to Andrew….via a statement to Page Six. Well, it’s good to see that 50 Cent is still just as classy as ever.
“While the incident at the airport resulted from an unfortunate misunderstanding, I am truly sorry for offending the young man. It was certainly not my intent to insult him or the disability community, which is a source of great strength in America. I have apologized personally to him and his family.”
According to Page Six, Andrew’s family would be more than happy to sweep that $1 million lawsuit talk under a rug if 50 would offer a “sincere” apology to Andrew. I don’t know if releasing a statement to a website is sincere enough for them, so I guess we’ll wait and see. And by “wait and see“, I of course mean wait and see how long it takes 50 Cent to take a selfie on a pile of cash stacked to resemble a janitor’s cart while crying fake Instagram tears about how he’s too broke to cut a check for $1 million to an autistic kid.
UPDATE: TMZ says that Andrew’s family have accepted 50’s “I’m sorry“, but he probably shouldn’t put away his wallet just yet. Instead of $1 million for them, they want 50 Cent to cut a check for $10,000 to Autism Speaks. Which is sort of ironic, considering that if this situation has taught us anything, it’s that 50 Cent should definitely keep his mouth shut.