Bill Paxton Dead at 61

He died from complications from heart surgery and suffered a fatal stroke.

Statement from family:

"It is with heavy hearts we share the news that Bill Paxton has passed away due to complications from surgery." The family accurately describes his "illustrious career spanning four decades as a beloved and prolific actor and flimmaker." The family adds, "Bill's passion for the arts was felt by all who knew him, and his warmth and tireless energy were undeniable."


Michaela Coel (Chewing Gum) prevented a potentially horrific situation

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Patrick Stewart isn't going to play Professor X any more

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Anyone told James McAvoy yet? End of an era tbh

Angelina Jolie discusses her new film at GMA, answers awkward question about Brad

Angelina Jolie was recently interviewed by Good Morning America's host George Stephanopoulous to talk about her latest film "First They Killed my Father", which will be available to watch on Netflix later this year.

*Talks about Maddox's involvement in the film, he wanted her to make it.
*Pax also worked BTS by doing the still photography.
*Mentions her kids are used to eating scorpions, especially Shiloh
*When asked if she still thinks Brad is a "wonderful" father she takes her time before responding: "of course".
*She emphasizes that they're "focusing on the health of their family."
*Reaffirms her stand on refugees in the light of 45th's ban.
*Overall, she says this film is a thank you to Cambodia.

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Happy to see her smile again <3 I can't wait to see FTKMF.

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Meryl Streep Ain't Here for Karl Lagerfeld's 'Apology'

Meryl Streep and Karl Lagerfeld both issued new statements today on the accusations Lagerfeld made over her Oscar gown this week.

(ICYMI, Lagerfeld told WWD that Streep left him with a $100,000+ gown that he made for her to wear at tomorrow's Academy Awards so that she could wear the dress of another designer who agreed to pay her. He called Streep "cheap" and suggested that she could keep the dress anyway because it is larger than sample size).

Lagerfeld's Statement:

“Chanel engaged in conversations with Ms. Streep’s stylist, on her request, to design a dress for her to wear to the Academy Awards. After an informal conversation, I misunderstood that Ms. Streep may have chosen another designer due to remuneration, which Ms. Streep’s team has confirmed is not the case. I regret this controversy and wish Ms. Streep well with her 20th Academy Award nomination.”

Streep's Response:

“In reference to Mr. Lagerfeld’s ‘statement,’ there is no ‘controversy’: Karl Lagerfeld, a prominent designer, defamed me, my stylist and the illustrious designer whose dress I chose to wear, in an important industry publication. That publication printed this defamation, unchecked. Subsequently, the story was picked up globally, and continues, globally, to overwhelm my appearance at the Oscars, on the occasion of my record-breaking 20th nomination, and to eclipse this honor in the eyes of the media, my colleagues and the audience. I do not take this lightly, and Mr. Lagerfeld’s generic ‘statement’ of regret for this ‘controversy’ was not an apology. He lied, they printed the lie, and I am still waiting.


Brutally Honest Oscar Ballot #5

  • A tough critic apparently

  • Didn't watch Loving, Fences or Hidden Figures

  • Hates Arrival & Elle

  • Didn't watch the nominees for Animated, Documentary, Foreign Language, Makeup & Hairstyling, Visual Effects or Shorts

  • Loves Moonlight

  • Refers to Mahershala Ali as "the black actor" but not in a politically incorrect way, he just can't say his name


Transracial Icon and Activist Queen Rachel Dolezal Almost Homeless?

Despite scoring a publishing deal for her new book "In Full Color", Dolezal claims she is on the brink of homelessness and living on food stamps. She also insists that no wrongdoing was committed on her part and refuses to apologize. The "I Am African" queen states that she is about to be homeless because no one will hire her lying ass.

For those who don't or choose not to remember (I don't blame you), Dolezal was an American civil rights activist and former president of the Spokane chapter for the NAACP. In 2015, she resigned following allegations that she had lied about her racial identity and other aspects of her biography. After fabricating her life (coming soon to a Lifetime movie near you), her parents came out and said that she was, in fact, a pure as snow Caucasian woman. She continues to believe that she is a black woman.

ONTD, have you ever claimed to be a different race/ethnicity and refused to apologize once people called you out for being a damn fool?

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Casey Affleck slams Trump as unamerican despite a $5K donation from the Affleck/Middleton Project

Spirit Awards: Casey Affleck calls Trump's policies "Abhorrent" and "Un-American" despite the fact that he and his production company partner, John Powers Middleton gave Trump's post election transition $5K. Middleton has long been involved with republicans, helped fund Trumps campaign and donated to the transition under one of his other businesses as well. It is not known if Affleck approved or is aware that a donation was given in his name but if he's so adamantly against Trump one would think he would avoid having any ties to the president.

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BRIT award bias?Few PoC win + Sony acts take 2/3+ awards after Sony boss becomes chair of BRITs

After this year's BRIT awards Sony Music pasted across their website and social media headlines like "Sony Music dominates Brit awards with record making success". But look a little closer and it's no mystery why over two-thirds of acts who took home awards were Sony Music artists.
The new chairperson of the BRIT Awards, who oversaw such record breaking success for Sony Music? None other than Chairman and CEO of Sony Music UK and Ireland, Jason Iley.

Sony artists won 9 out of a possible 13 BRIT Awards for this year. For British acts, Best British Album and Best Male Solo Artist went to the late David Bowie, BRIT critics choice and British Breakthrough act went to Rag’N’Bone, BRIT Icon for Robbie Williams, British Single win for Little Mix, and One Direction won British Artist Video Of The Year. British Global success went to Adele again, though she is under Sony Music in the US not the UK.

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'Get Out' wins Friday's box office with nearly $11M ... set to exceed estimate expectations

Several sources include The Wrap are reporting that Jordan Peele's directorial debut, Get Out has won the Friday box office after raking in $10.8 Million.

This number not only puts the film on track to exceed initial pre-weekend projections but it is expected to knock The LEGO Batman Movie out of the number one spot. While experts are projecting that the release of Logan next week means that it may not hold onto that spot long they are still impressed by the numbers that it has brought in.

Get Out has earned more than twice its budget in a single day in the domestic box office and it's pulling in amazing numbers overall especially considering that it's a horror movie with no real stars and it was released on Oscar Weekend (where most people tend to play catchup with nominee showcases).

This is great news for Jordan Peele who said he has four other social thrillers in the works that he would ideally like to make every other year starting in 2018.

Get Out currently holds a 100% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes based off of 134 reviews from critics.

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I went to see it again this morning and it was even better on a second viewing. Don't forget to use your spoiler cuts!