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.
Mark this day in your calendars. Self-appointed legendary genius and authority of everything Kanye West admitted he was WRONG about something. Sounds like Jesus finally took the wheel, pulled the car over, and told Yeezus he’s had damn near enough of his bullshit before threatening to leave his ass at the next rest stop.
During an interview with the Sunday Times (via NME), Kanye konfessed that maybe he might have been wrong about that time he verbally dry fucked Beck for not “respecting artistry” after he won the Grammy award for Album of the Year over Beyonce. At the time, Kanye blamed his little backstage temper tantrum on the voices inside his head. And now he’s throwing those voices under the bus, because he’s admitting the words they made him say might have been not so true:
“I’m fine to apologize for inaccuracies. You know, I send flowers for inaccuracies. I talked to Beck’s wife, and I think I had a point about Beyonce’s album, but I think I was inaccurate with the concept of a gentleman who plays 14 instruments not respecting artistry.”
I can just picture Beck’s wife (Cynthia from Dazed and Confused) realizing she’s been listening to Kanye West talking at her for 148 minutes and thinking “I never should have answered the phone.” But don’t get too used to this new self-aware humble Kanye; right after he apologized, he yanked it all away by saying this:
“Isn’t it amazing that people are so constantly shocked by the commonly agreed-in truth? How much bullshit are we in if, every single time I give not just my opinion, but a vast 80%, 90% opinion, I get into that much trouble? When the truth is a mass opinion. That’s not about accuracy, it’s the definition of truth.
He also mumbled some nonsense about a chair, saying: “I could compare myself to this chair, I’m saying, ‘I’ve got all this on my back, so I’m a chair.’ People get really uptight about my comparisons, but I’m an extreme speaker, and I speak through comparisons.” And just like that, Kanye yanks the wheel back from Jesus and starts weaving around the streets of Crazytown once again.
While we’re on the topic of comparisons, here’s Kanye’s bronzer-covered yoga ball Kim Kardashian reminding her little sister Kylie that she’s still the queen of the tits-out game while walking through the airport yesterday.
So, remember that time Cameron Crowe made a movie called Aloha and thought it would be a good idea to cast Emma Stone (yes, the very white girl seen above next to Bradley Cooper) as a character named Allison Ng who is quarter Chinese, a quarter Hawaiian, and a quarter Swedish? And then everyone was like “Wait, you serious Cameron Crowe?” Well, Cameron Crowe would like you to know he’s sorry for ever doing that.
Cameron Crowe posted a long apology statement to his personal website (via TIME) yesterday, which begins by claiming Aloha has been a “misunderstood movie“, thanks to those Sony email hacks, followed by an explanation about how he thought it would be OK because she was based on a real-life woman from Hawaii who had red hair and didn’t look half-Asian. You can read the full thing here, but this is the “Sorry” part:
“Whether that story point felt hurtful or humorous has been, of course, the topic of much discussion. However I am so proud that in the same movie, we employed many Asian-American, Native-Hawaiian and Pacific-Islanders, both before and behind the camera… including Dennis “Bumpy” Kanahele, and his village, and many other locals who worked closely in our crew and with our script to help ensure authenticity.
We were extremely proud to present the island, the locals and the film community with many jobs for over four months. Emma Stone was chief among those who did tireless research, and if any part of her fine characterization has caused consternation and controversy, I am the one to blame.”
He then went on to say that he hopes to tell stories of racial diversity in the future. “Cool! If you have any roles that require a half-Asian actress, give me a call – I’ve got a client who has been told she can play half-Asian” texted Emma Stone’s agent to Cameron Crowe.
If only Cameron Crowe would now go back and apologize for some of his other more questionable casting choices. Like casting Tom Cruise as a guy who gets two women without the help of an L. Ron Hubbard-approved contract. I mean, come on!
One of the Shhhh…It’s a Hollywood secrets that was revealed during the most recent Sony email leak was that Ben Affleck, the humanized version of freshly-AXE’d balls jangling around in a pair of gym shorts, had not-so-sneakily tried to get Henry Louis Gates Jr. of the PBS program Finding Your Roots to take a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser to his family tree and scrub off the branch containing a slave owner.
Of course, his plan backfired, and now we all know. But rather than send out a mass email to the whole world asking everyone to “do Batman a solid, bro” and mentally delete everything they know about his shady ancestor, Ben Affleck decided to address the messy situation yesterday on Facebook. Batman still wants you to forget about his slave-owning great-great-great-great whatever, bro, but he also wants you to know he’s sorry for how he handled the whole thing with Finding Your Roots.