An actor, and friend of director Shane Black, got his scene cut from The Predator after his acting partner Olivia Munn went to Twentieth Century Fox and told them he’s a registered sex offender. Olivia then revealed during the film’s stint at TIFF that she’d become the pariah of The Predator cast for speaking out. Sterling K. Brown eventually reached out to Olivia on Twitter.
Olivia had said her costars Boyd Holbrook, Trevante Rhodes, and Keegan-Michael Key all gave Shane Black a standing ovation at the film’s TIFF premiere, which pretty much made it sound like they were firmly on Team Shane. But Boyd has spoken out about Olivia’s decision, and he had some supportive things to say.
So, over at UsWeekly, I read this first sentence in their article about a high school football coach giving his players maple syrup shots.
A football coach in Georgia has come up with an apropos way of rewarding his team for making pancake blocks: maple syrup shots!
Since I know as much about football as I do about proper grammar and punctuation, I thought that the teammates were making walls of pancakes, or pancake blocks was a move where you eat your teammates pancakes at breakfast before they can. But a “pancake block” is the name of a football move (BORING!), and a football coach in Georgia has been rewarding his players for making the move by hitting their mouths with the blood of Aunt Jemima.
Anyone who has seen her in Big Little Lies, her on the red carpet, or her in this magazine shoot knows Nicole Kidman enjoys a good wig from time to time. Well, I guess Nicole thought she had been pulling the wig, er, wool over our eyes all this time because she did NOT like it when someone asked her to rank her wig choices during a Q&A at the Toronto International Film Festival. She was there to promote Destroyer, a movie where she plays a traumatized cop who expresses such with scowls and a grayed-out That Girl wig (above). When a reporter asked her to rank her wigs, she poo-poohed that.
Ever have a little trip planned and hastily pack a bag for a fun weekend getaway, but forget rule number one of air travel and pack a brand new 8 oz bottle of Aveeno unscented lotion in your carry-on which you watch, with tears in your eyes, as TSA cruelly throws it away? Well I have and it’s sad! Imagine doing the same only instead of lotion, you absentmindedly toss a loaded handgun in your luggage. That’s what happened to Wizards of Waverly Place star David Henrie. Only instead of being out 8 bucks and spending the weekend ashy as fuck, David had to go to jail.
Serena Williams had a really shitty week at work. She got frustrated, lost her shit, and got into trouble with the powers that be. After accusing her immediate supervisor, US Open umpire Carlos Ramos, of being a thief (for taking a point away from her) and then abusing a racket, Serena was fined $17,000 for her behavior.
Serena later defended her outburst saying that female athletes aren’t afforded the same leeway when it comes expressing their emotions as their male counterparts. Sexism? In sports? Hard to believe! But ok. The USTA (US Tennis Association) and the WTA (Women’s Tennis Association) both supported Serena’s claims of sexism and decried the subjective way in which penalties are doled out. Their support has angered the umpires and they’re now threatening to boycott any matches in which Serena is playing.
I’m a big fan of The Crown, and so I can’t wait for season three to find out what The Queen really thought of 1970s Duchess Camilla when she saw her with Prince Charles. But until I get that, I can hold myself over with this. It’s a generation younger, but there’s just as many snooty feelings involved.