Michelle Rodriguez Threatens to Leave ‘Fast and Furious’ Franchise if it Doesn’t ‘Show Some Love to Women’
The actress threatened to leave behind her role as Letty Ortiz, the wife of Vin Diesel’s Dominic Toretto, if the series continues to limit its female roles.
“F8 is out digitally today,” she captioned her Instagram photo. “I hope they decide to show some love to the women of the franchise on the next one. Or I just might have to say goodbye to a loved franchise. It’s been a good ride & I’m grateful for the opportunity the fans & studio have provided over the years.”
Rodriguez, who has portrayed Letty in five of the eight installments, has previously pointed out that she’s had limited dialogue along with actress Jordana Brewster, who plays the sister of Dom, and other women who have joined the series.
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- Rebecca Rubin
‘Big Bang Theory’ Star Johnny Galecki’s House Burns Down in Massive Fire; Actor Unharmed
Galecki was not at the property at the time of the fire and is unharmed.
The hideway home was in San Luis Obispo, located in between Los Angeles and San Francisco. According to the TMZ, who first broke the news, the 1,200 acre fire burned down the ranch and other property on the estate. As of press time, 40% of the fire had been contained.
The actor’s rep confirms the report that states Galecki has not yet seen the property, but plans to check out the scene once the fire is completely contained.
According to a statement from Galecki, no one was harmed in the fire. »
- Variety Staff
Kenneth Lonergan to Be Honored at Austin Film Festival
Kenneth Lonergan, who won the best original screenplay Oscar for Manchester by the Sea, will be honored at the Austin Film Festival & Writers Conference, where he will receive the event’s 2017 Distinguished Screenwriter Award.
The festival, which celebrates writers’ contributions to film, television and new media, takes place Oct. 26-29, and Lonergan will be recognized at the Awards Luncheon on Oct. 28.
In addition to Manchester, Lonergan wrote and directed You Can Count on Me and Margaret. He also co-wrote the screenplays for Analyze This and Gangs of New York, and as a playwright, has written This Is Our »
- Gregg Kilday
Halle Berry Is 'Profoundly Hurt' Her Oscar Win Didn't Open the Door for More Diversity: 'It Meant Nothing'
When Halle Berry became the first woman of color to win a Best Actress Oscar in 2002, she dedicated the award to “every nameless, faceless woman of color that now has a chance because this door tonight has been opened.” But over a decade and a half later, no other women of color have taken home the statuette for that category.
Looking back on her win, and the lack of progress since, Berry recently told Teen Vogue that what first felt like a major milestone now feels almost meaningless. “It’s troubling to say the least,” she began, adding that the 2015 Oscar race, »
- Mike Miller
Lindsay Lohan Invites Paris Hilton and Britney Spears to Her Birthday Party, and Suddenly it's 2006 Again
Lindsay Lohan is missing her former party pals. Just five days before the actress celebrates her 31st birthday, Lohan penned a tweet requesting Paris Hilton, Britney Spears and Beyoncé's (Yes, Beyoncé) presence at her blowout bash in Greece. "#nicegirls @britneyspears @parishilton come to #mykonos for my birthday this weekend @Beyonce you too," LiLo wrote. It's been years since anyone's seen Paris and Lindsay walk a red carpet together, and who knows if Queen Bey has ever even crossed paths with the controversial star, but there's no denying Lohan's birthday wish is a major throwback to the early 2000s. Lohan and »
John McEnroe: My Girls Don't Think I Can Beat Serena Williams
John McEnroe has his opinion and his daughters have another. Amid ongoing controversy and backlash surrounding the retired tennis star's recent comments about Serena Williams, McEnroe was offered the chance to address the situation further during a sit-down on The Late Show. While face to face with host Stephen Colbert Tuesday night, the father of six revealed Williams' fans weren't the only ones unhappy with his comments. "It didn't go over big with my daughters, either," he quipped to Colbert. He's dad to Emily McEnroe, 26, with ex-wife Tatum O'Neal, and Anna McEnroe, 21, Ava McEnroe, 18, and stepdaughter Ruby Myers with wife Patty Smyth. As »
Left-Leaning Pro Wrestler Emerges as Red-State Villain and Literally Hits Foes with Signature ‘Liberal Agenda’ Move
A 36-year-old Virginia real estate agent has earned the hatred of a legion of Kentucky wrestling fans by masquerading in the ring as a character he calls “The Progressive Liberal.”
Daniel Harnsberger – who competes in Kentucky’s independent pro Appalachian Mountain Wrestling circuit under the name Dan Richards – wears Hillary Clinton shirts in the ring, champions Bernie Sanders in pre-match interviews and always finishes with his signature move, the “Liberal Agenda,” Sports Illustrated reported.
“I say ‘character,’ but I do lean far left,” Harnsberger told Si. “So it’s not like I’m pretending to be something I’m not. »
- Lindsay Kimble
Adele Reportedly Shares Handwritten Note Ahead of Final 25 Shows: 'I Don’t Know If I'll Ever Tour Again'
Adele has said hello to the world, but she might find that saying goodbye is a little harder.
The “Rolling in the Deep” singer, 29, reportedly left a handwritten note to fans buried in tour programs for her final concerts at Wembley Stadium in the U.K., hinting that she might be done with touring according to The Sun.
“So this is it after 15 months on the road and 18 months of 25 we are at the end,” the note reads. “We have taken this tour across uk+ Ireland, throughout Europe, all over America and I finally got to go to Australia and New Zealand too. »
- Alexia Fernandez
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