Earlier this week, Bill Hader’s rep confirmed that he and Ali Wong were back together after briefly dating and splitting last year. This relationship update was shared right around the time people were calling for a boycott of Ali’s Netflix show, Beef, over star David Choe’s 2014 confession that he sexually assaulted a massage therapist. Coincidence? Or the Hollywood PR machine’s attempt to distract the masses with a fluffy new celebrity romance (while simultaneously promoting the new season of Bill’s Barry). Either way, Bill and Ali are out there, baby, and, yesterday, Page Six published PDA-filled pap photos of the new couple. David Choe who?
Netflix Is Facing A Boycott After Clips Resurface Of “Beef” Star David Choe Admitting To “Rapey Behavior”
Another day another resurfaced clip. At this point, you’d think celebs would have assistants with the sole purpose of scouring the internet for problematic videos/tweets and wiping them from existence before they fall into the hands of someone with actual morals. Artist, writer, and actor David Choe, one of the breakout stars from Netflix’s new hit show Beef, is being dragged after journalist Aura Bogado posted an old clip of David calling himself a “successful rapist” on his podcast DVDASA (stands for Double Vag, Double Anal, Sensitive Artist *eyeroll*). And now Netflix users are calling for a boycott against the show as David Choe tries to scrub the clip from the internet.
Last December, it was reported that comedians Bill Hader and Ali Wong were a thing for a few months before breaking up. They supposedly broke up because both were “super busy.” But I guess their schedules are now clear enough for them to start boning each other again.
Now we know why Disney decided to do an all-CGI remake (although, it’s supposed to be GAME CHANGING!) of their cartoon movie The Lion King. It isn’t just because those greedy overlords at Disney knew that they could throw their logo on any summertime movie and it’ll allow them to say, “Sure, order four!”, with ease when Mickey Mouse calls asking if he can order another crate of vintage Dom Perignon while partying with his side-hos and Leonardo DiCaprio on his yacht in Italy somewhere. They knew that if they got Beyonce to graciously possess the body of a CGI Nala with her ethereal holiness, they might also get her to make an entire Lion King album, and then they’d make even more money.
Well, Mickey Mouse can go ahead and make it rain $1,000 cashiers checks instead of $100 bills on his yacht girls this summer, because Beyonce (and her ghost curators) has curated an entire album inspired by The Lion King.