Sunday, September 17, 2023

Random Celebrity News

For some values of "random", "celebrity" and "news." At Fox, Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis seemingly shaded by actress Christina Ricci for Danny Masterson support

Actors Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis were lambasted by the court of public opinion after character statements they had written about their former "That '70s Show" co-star and now convicted rapist Danny Masterson were released. The married couple issued an apology, sharing that they never intended to re-traumatize victims and were speaking on behalf of their friend whom they have known for 25 years.

Now, actress Christina Ricci is seemingly adding gasoline to the fire, calling out those that support "predators and abusers" because of previous reputations they may have held.

 "So sometimes people we have loved and admired do horrible things. They might not do these things to us and we only know who they were to us but that doesn’t mean they didn’t do the horrible things and to discredit the abused is a crime," the "Wednesday" actress wrote in commentary posted to her Instagram stories.

"People we know as ‘awesome guys’ can be predators and abusers. It’s tough to accept but we have to. If we say we support victims-women, children, men, boys – then we must be able to take this stance," she added.

"Unfortunately I’ve known lots of ‘awesome guys’ who were lovely to me who have been proven to be abusers privately," she continued.  "I’ve also had personal experience with this. Believe victims. It’s not easy to come forward. It’s not easy to get a conviction," she wrote.

Personally, I don't have a problem with them supporting a friend having a bad time.  At NYPo, Lisa Lyon, bodybuilding pioneer and inspiration for Marvel’s Elektra, dead at 70

Lisa Lyon, a pioneer in professional women’s bodybuilding and Playboy model, has died. She was 70. A friend of Lyon reportedly told TMZ that Lyon died Friday at her home in the San Fernando Valley where she was in hospice care.  The cause of death was stomach cancer, the source claimed.

A rep for Lyon could not immediately be reached by The Post. We have contacted Playboy for comment. Fellow bodybuilder Arnold Schwarzenegger honored Lyon in a statement to TMZ, raving, “She is the best. I love her.”

Lyon put women’s bodybuilding on the map in 1980 when she won the first International Federation of Bodybuilders Woman’s World Pro Bodybuilding Championship.

She also posed for Playboy that year (NSFW) and would go on to be featured in lots of health and fitness magazines.

Variety informs us  Drea de Matteo Lost Acting Jobs for Being Against COVID Vaccine Mandates, So She Turned to OnlyFans 
“The Sopranos” star Drea de Matteo announced in late August that she was launching an OnlyFans account that followers could subscribe to for $15 a month. Now in an interview with Fox News Digital, the actor explained that pivoting to OnlyFans came as a result of losing acting work over the last couple of years due to her stance against COVID vaccine mandates.

“I know some people have said some nasty things about me having joined OnlyFans,” de Matteo said. “But, you know, the way we see it in this house is mommy’s a warrior, not accepting defeat…I figured, ‘OK, so everybody’s in their underwear and being sexy on Instagram and I don’t do that, but I can do that and get paid for it’…I don’t know why I didn’t think of this sooner.”

And one of these posts would be incomplete without Paige Spirinac, from Bounding into Sports, Golf Influencer Paige Spiranac Says Golf Community Is Too Rigid On Dress Code, Tells Critics Too Cool It On Criticizing Her Outfit Choices

Golf influencer Paige Spiranac frequently faces criticism for her choice of attire – which is frequently skimpy, tight, half-missing, or otherwise “sexy” for lack of a better descriptor – and now she’s making it clear that her critics need to chill out and move on with their lives.

Responding to the critics, Spiranac called out the “hypocrisy” in negative online reactions she receives, specifically highlighting the contrasting feedback she receives from women, who typically display positive reactions to, for example, shirtless male baseball players. Honestly, I can’t say she’s wrong, just go on the internet for five minutes and you’ll see she’s right pretty fast.
Spiranac recently gained attention on X, the platform formerly known as Twitter, for a “case study” she shared by pinning an old post from last May to the top of her account, stating she performed better in golf when wearing a tank top compared to a regular collared shirt. She delved deeper into her clothing preferences during an interview with Sports Illustrated.

“I was a gymnast before I switched into golf,” the former collegiate athlete turned social media sensation said. “I was so comfortable wearing spandex and very little of it because that’s just what you wear when you’re wearing a leotard and you’re competing,” she continued. “When I switched into golf, we were struggling a little bit financially and so I didn’t have the luxury to go out and buy a whole new golf-appropriate wardrobe.” “And so, I wore what was in my closet which was workout clothes. That’s just how I learned to play the game.”

Hat Hair's KT informs us Drew Barrymore takes on the WGA strike and Hollywood is trying to cancel her

Actress turned daytime talk show host Drew Barrymore finds herself on the wrong side of the Writers Guild of America (WGA) strike. She has made the decision to bring back her talk show while the WGA and SAG-AFTRA unions are on strike.

Just like Bill Maher earlier this week, Barrymore announced the return of her talk show and the blowback was swift. Also like Maher, Barrymore cites that the show employs more than writers and those people need to be able to work.

When she made the announcement, she explained that she supports the strikers and has made decisions that reflect that support. Her point is that her show goes on through some difficult times, like the pandemic and now the strike. “Our show was built for sensitive times…” 

In her earlier statement in which she said was returning to her daytime show, Barrymore said “I made a choice to walk away from the MTV, film and television awards because I was the host and it had a direct conflict with what the strike was dealing with which was studios, streamers, film, and television,” Barrymore said in a statement she shared on Instagram. “It was also in the first week of the strike and so I did what I thought was the appropriate thing at the time to stand in solidarity with the writers.”

She continued, “And to be clear, our talk show actually wrapped on April 20th so we never had to shut down the show. However, I am also making the choice to come back for the first time in this strike for our show, that may have my name on it but this is bigger than just me. I own this choice. We are in compliance with not discussing or promoting film and television that is struck of any kind. We launched live in a global pandemic. Our show was built for sensitive times and has only functioned through what the real world is going through in real time. I want to be there to provide what writers do so well, which is a way to bring us together or help us make sense of the human experience. I hope for a resolve for everyone as soon as possible. We have navigated difficult times since we first came on air. And so I take a step forward to start season 4 once again with an astute humility.”
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The perpetually outraged on social media did their thing. Lots of Hollyweird piled on.

Funny, I don’t see them going after The View, which is another daytime talk show and it is airing during the strike.

Next, she did a 4-minute apology video on Instagram. That may have been what she thought she should do but it didn’t change the minds of her critics. However, she apparently has had a change of heart and removed the apology. Good for her.


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