And it'd seem rightfully so, as Casey Affleckwas nominated for anOscar for his role in the flick Manchester By The Sea, despite having multiple allegations of sexual harassment and assault under his belt. Oof.
In case you forgot, back in 2010, Affleck settled out of court with two women who accused him of sexual harassment while working on his documentary, I'm Still Here. Since both ladies wanted no less than $2 million a piece, it was believed Ben Affleck's bro shelled out a pretty penny to get the legal drama dropped!
While it may seem like most of Hollywood has forgotten the upsetting story, the Fresh Off The Boat actress clearly hasn't as she called out The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences forrewarding the controversial actor. Miz Wu took to Twitter and wrote:
According to sources, the businessman's "uncomfortable" visit "made relations with the intelligence community worse." YIKES!
To make matters worse, Donald apparently filled the first three rows with supporters in order to make it seem like people actually like him. An insider says around 40 people were invited by Trump, VP Mike Pence, and Representative Mike Pompeo. While CIA officials were sitting in the front, we're told they were NOT cheering for the newly elected President; in fact, many staffers were offended by his tone of voice.
This report contradicts what White House press secretary Sean Spicersaid on Monday where he denied there were "Trump or White House folks" in the first few rows. He said:
"There were no Trump or White House folks sitting down. They were all CIA… So, not in rows one-through-anything, from what I'm told."
Considering Spicer lied about Trump's inauguration attendees, we're not surprised he's spewing more garbage. Alternative facts, much??
The LGBT community was rightfully upset about this movie as it A) had a cisgender actor playing a role which could've gone to an actual trans woman and B) had Michelle's character undergo a FORCED sex-reassignment surgery, which makes it seem like the procedure is a punishment. Tsk, tsk!
And now that the trailer is here, we can safely say, it looks just as bad as it sounds. Although the The Fate of the Furious star attempted to defend this project, we doubt many people will rush to the box office to snag tickets. Don't believe us?
Ch-ch-check out the uncomfortable trailer for yourself (above) and, as always, be sure to let us know your thoughts in the comments (below)!
After receiving lots of criticism over the remark, the singer has now issued a statement clarifying exactly what she meant, explaining she was talking in metaphor.
"I am not a violent person, I do not promote violence and it's important people hear and understand my speech in it's entirety rather than one phrase taken wildly out of context. My speech began with " I want to start a revolution of love." ♥️ I then go on to take this opportunity to encourage women and all marginalized people to not fall into despair but rather to come together and use it as a starting point for unity and to create positive change in the world. I spoke in metaphor and I shared two ways of looking at things — one was to be hopeful, and one was to feel anger and outrage, which I have personally felt. However, I know that acting out of anger doesn't solve anything."
Listening to her speech, we didn't actually take that part seriously, and we doubt any sane person did either.
Still, it's better to err on the side of caution when making any sort of violent comment about the president and current administration — we all know the CIA does not take any threats, real or perceived, lightly.
Taking to Facebook to recap his experience at the "post Trump inaugural fun and games," the journalist remembered watching Donald's mouthpiece punch a dude (actually!!!)... and this was all after a shouting match between actor Scott Baio and "a bunch of anarchist thugs" (Gasparino's words, not ours).