I don’t know about you, but I had a perfectly good and normal weekend curled up in a fetal position in the shower glugging down a bottle of special occasion “End Times” wine in between racking sobs. Basically, I didn’t do shit. But as Kristian mentioned earlier, quite a few celebrities spent the weekend out in the streets with Black Lives Matter, protesting police brutality, spurred by the recent murders of George Floyd and Breanna Taylor by the police. Some of them didn’t even post about it on social media, they just showed up! But many more took to their notes apps instead to express their solidarity with the BLM movement. Billie Eilish took aim at #AllLivesMatter types telling them to “shut the fuck up.” And Lady Gaga came for Donald Trump, accusing him of “fueling a system that is already rooted in racism.” And the always outspoken Pink!, well she just re-posted Billie’s post. But it’s the thought that counts! #thoughtsandprayers.
It’s been a minute since we last heard about Richard Simmons and his, um, unusual situation at home. But, as always, when times get tough, Richard swoops in, wearing his best lycra micro-shorts and sequined tank, to save the day. As everybody is locked away in self-isolation, the need for living room calisthenics has never been higher. And fortunately, in the past three weeks, Richard (or, more likely, Richard’s team) has uploaded a bunch of vintage workout videos to his YouTube page––the site’s first uploads in more than 6 years!
Being an environmental warrior can be tough with getting arrested on an almost weekly basis, shuffling around outside in the cold, having to stand next to Joaquin Phoenix for more than 30 seconds, and so on. Imagine doing all of that in your 80s (not many can brag about spending their 82nd birthday in the clink). AND still managing to be the star of a successful television show. No wonder living legend Jane Fonda is tired.
It’s Fire Drill Friday, which always sounds to me like a promotion put on by a club called The Brass Pole, where firefighters get in free before 11. That’s of course not what it is. Fire Drill Friday was created by Jane Fonda, who was inspired by TIME Person of the Year Greta Thunberg, to protest in Washington, D.C. every Friday in the name of climate change. But a side effect of her protest is seeing which famous person might get taken away in zip-ties at the end of the day. Today that was Joaquin Phoenix.
Jane Fonda continues to be That Bitch™ as she was arrested for a fifth time on Friday, and also celebrated her 82nd birthday over the weekend. Jane has already accepted a BAFTA Award while getting arrested, so why not celebrate a birthday the same way?
Jane and her famous friends have been partaking in “Fire Drill Fridays,” a weekly protest against climate change at the Capitol in DC. Before Friday, she was arrested four times. Jane stopped at four arrests for a minute, because she was worried that if she got arrested again she would have to do serious time instead of being released after 24 hours. But don’t worry, those of you who still watch Grace & Frankie, she’ll be able to shoot the next season since she only spent a few hours in the clink on Friday.
Jane Fonda has had her ass locked up 4 times while trying to follow in Greta Thunberg‘s footsteps and get us to stop killing the planet. But now she has to be careful, because one more arrest could mean a lot more time in the clink. But she’s expected to protest next week, and it hasn’t stopped Jane from still bringing along famous friends to get arrested for her! Enter: Sally Field.