Alleged vagina scorching enthusiast Gwyneth Paltrow plays Iron Man’s girlfriend Pepper Potts in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. That is, when she’s not giving us an Oscar-level portrayal of an entitled, elitist “let them eat cake”-style GOOP-for-brains in real life. Gwyneth recently revealed that she’s above taking the time to learn who her co-workers are in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Gwyneth didn’t know who Sebastian Stan. She proved this further by recently acknowledging that she had no idea that Samuel L. Jackson was an MCU mainstay as Nick Fury. He was the first one besides Robert Downey Jr.! Her ass must be a wonderful meadow full of wildflowers, candy clouds and servants who won’t complain about having to pumice her corns because her head is always up there.
Spike Lee finally an Oscar after years and years and YEARS of being a recognized fixture of the movie industry but getting no tiny gold man-shaped statues. Well clear that mantle over the fireplace (or whatever rich people have to show off trophies) because Spike Lee won an Oscar last night for Best Adapted Screenplay for his movie BlacKkKlansman. But Spike Lee’s joy over finally getting his hands on that trophy was temporarily interrupted by Green Book winning Best Picture, which made him almost walk out of the damn theater.
In “What the actual fuck?” News: Page Six is reporting that a fan mistook legendary actor Samuel L. Jackson for semi-legendary drag queen, John Travolta. How could they mistake two men completely different in talents and also, you know, ethnicity? That should be obvious: booze.
Eddie Murphy has got a lot of mouths to feed and tuition to pay so he’s getting back on his grind. His last big movie was 2012’s A Thousand Words and he’s had like 12, 13 kids since then (ok 2, but who’s counting besides his accountant). According to Deadline, Eddie’s next project will be a movie that’s “inspired” by Grumpy Old Men and will be produced and directed by Jim Story who makes money hand over fist with movies like Ride Along and Ride Along 2 (Ride Along 3 is in post). Also Think Like a Man and Think Like a Man Too. Not to mention Fantastic 4 and Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer. I don’t know about you, but I’m sensing a pattern.
A fresh glimpse of a shirtless Chris Hemsworth is probably the best part of this story. Marvel took a huge infodump (how nicely put) at San Diego Comic-Con this weekend. They debuted the new trailer for Thor: Ragnarok (aka Chris Hemsworth Has A Better Haircut And Remains A Thirst Trap), showed the first image of Brie Larson as Captain Marvel, and announced who would be playing the part of the FIRST Wasp in Ant-Man and the Wasp. It’s kind of a big name. I hope she sings “Cool Rider” in the movie to distract me, because I can only take so much of Paul Rudd’s “I’ll always be funnier than you” smirk. (And if you figured out who the actress in question is because of that song title, we are friends til’ the end.) Continue reading
At last night’s BET Awards, actor and noted hot piece Jesse Williams won the Humanitarian Award for his dedication to many important social issues including the Black Lives Matter movement. Jesse used his time at the mic to give a sermon about cultural appropriation, gentrification, fighting for equality and much more. The house came all the way down several times during Jesse’s speech. If Samuel L. Jackson, who was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award last night, was wearing his signature Kangol hat, that shit would’ve flown right off of his head. Because Samuel L. Jackson said that Jesse’s speech was something his ears haven’t heard since the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s. The video of Jesse’s full speech auto-plays, so I put it after the cut, but here’s what he said at the end of his speech:
“We’ve been floating this country on credit for centuries, and we’re done watching and waiting while this invention called whiteness uses and abuses us, burying black people out of sight and out of mind while extracting our culture, our dollars, our entertainment like oil — black gold! — ghettoizing and demeaning our creations and stealing them, gentrifying our genius and then trying us on like costumes before discarding our bodies like rinds of strange fruit.
Just because we’re magic doesn’t mean we’re not real. Thank you.”