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Interview with Alden Ehrenreich interrupted by Harrison Ford

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Alden Ehrenreich, the new Han Solo, was visited by the original Han Solo during an interview.

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The original Han Solo gets to crash whatever interview he wants.

Alden Ehrenreich, the titular star of Solo: A Star Wars Story, was in the middle of an interview with Entertainment Tonight when a door opened behind Ehrenreich and in walked the OG Solo himself, Harrison Ford, along with Solo director Ron Howard.

“You’re shitting me,” Ehrenreich said after he saw Ford, in a clip ET shared on Twitter.

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Check Out Thandie Newton’s dress she wore to Cannes’ ‘Solo’ premiere

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I, for one, welcome our new amazing sci-fi overlord, Thandie Newton

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It is a truth universally acknowledged that Thandie Newton is amazing and her unique dress at the Cannes Film Festival screening of Solo only further cements it.

On Tuesday night, Newton and the rest of the cast and crew of the upcoming Solo: A Star Wars Story were on hand for the film’s screening at Cannes and Newton’s dress paid special tribute to her Star Wars fandom (via io9).

While the dress is, according to Red Carpet Fashion Awards, a Vivienne Westwood Couture gown (for all you red carpet fashion nerds), what takes the dress to the next level would be the print overlays of other black characters from the Star Wars universe taken from Newton’s personal action figure collection. 

Thandie Newton’s Star Wars fandom goes next level at Cannes

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As seen above, the dress includes Mace Windu, Finn, Captain Panaka, and a deep cut: Lando Calrissian in his Jabba’s Palace disguise from Return of the Jedi.

Check out this close-up for another view of how the figures are included in the dress’ pattern.

Amazing

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That is stellar fandom. 

Of course, maybe Newton can add her own action figure to the dress as her Solo character, Val, is added to that all-too-small demographic (something that didn’t escape Donald Glover’s notice as noted in that excellent sketch from his recent Saturday Night Live appearance). 

And, finally, just because it’s amazing and awesome, here is a photo of Newton standing with Glover, the young Lando himself. 

Nothing but respect for MY presidents

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One has to wonder what we did to deserve such an amazing pair together in one place, in one movie.

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Read more: https://mashable.com/2018/05/16/thandie-newton-dress-black-star-wars/

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Scarlett Johansson Wore A Very Controversial Dress To The Met Gala And People Were Divided

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For Scarlett Johansson, it seems as though life is pretty perfect right now. Two weeks ago, the 33-year-old actress debuted her new beau, SNL star Colin Jost, on the red carpet of her latest film, Avengers: Infinity War – which took an epic $641 million during its opening weekend, making it the highest grossing film opening of all time.

Her kick-ass portrayal of Black Widow earned her rave reviews (yet again) from critics, leaving it in no question that the New York-born star is an international treasure.

So it’s easy to see why all eyes were on the brunette beauty as she graced the red carpet at this year’s Met Gala.

Watch her strut her stuff on the iconic Met Gala red carpet…

The star-studded event is known for causing controversy given its focus on fashion, however, this year the scandal was at an all-time high thanks to the questionable theme which has left a bad taste in the mouth of many who deem it inappropriate.

The theme, ‘Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination’, saw A-list stars strut down the red carpet in religious-inspired garments, usually worn exclusively by the Pope. Understandably, this vision caused a stir with devout Catholics who took issue with celebrities using their religion as the theme for a glorified fancy dress party.

But whilst the Met Gala’s theme is certainly controversial, it was nowhere near as gossip-inducing as Scarlett Johansson’s dress.

The mother-of-one wore the flowing red gown with confidence and a full awareness of the message that it sent.

You may be wondering what all the fuss is about, because in all honesty, the dress is pretty basic when compared to the outfits worn by stars such as Rihanna, Katy Perry and Sarah Jessica-Parker. Well, here’s the thing… her gown was made by Marchesa, a designer brand best known for its links to disgraced movie mogul, Harvey Weinstein.

Marchesa is the label created by Weinstein’s now ex-wife, Georgina Chapman. The luxury label, which was founded in 2004 – coincidentally, the same year Chapman began dating Weinstein – has long been a favorite with A-list stars.

Over the years the label has been repeatedly supported by industry icons such as Anne Hathaway, Cate Blanchett, Jennifer Lopez and Penélope Cruz. Johannson was also a big fan of the fashion house, choosing to wear their lavish gowns on more than one occasion.

However, when Weinstein was exposed as a serial sexual harasser in October 2017, practically every loyal customer turned their back on the brand after it was alleged that the movie mogul forced stars of his movies to wear the label on the red carpet.

Since then, Marchesa has been noticeably absent from any formal Hollywood gathering. That was until ScarJo breathed some life back into the brand by proudly posing in a pink Marchesa gown on the Met Gala red carpet.

Naturally, her statement divided opinion. Especially on Twitter where the users were quick to comment on the award-winning actress’ decision.

Read some of their reactions here… 

But Scarlett Johansson was not deterred, and in a statement to People magazine, she revealed why she chose to wear the dress:

“I wore Marchesa because their clothes make women feel confident and beautiful and it is my pleasure to support a brand created by two incredibly talented and important female designers.”

However, this isn’t the first time that ScarJo has been called out for making some questionable choices within the film industry.

The celebrated actress has previously come under fire for working with controversial film director Woody Allen on multiple projects, despite allegations against him for inappropriate conduct with underage girls.

This, combined with her Marchesa statement at the Met Gala, has prompted many to call out the actress for her apparent disregard for the #MeToo movement – a campaign she has passionately supported.

Or, by wearing Marchesa, is she doing more for #MeToo than most by supporting a woman who was victimized for her husband’s inappropriate behavior?

Read more: http://www.viralthread.com/scarlett-johansson-wore-a-very-controversial-dress-to-the-met-gala-and-people-were-divided/?all

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Ryan Reynolds revealed how intense his anxiety can be. Here’s how he manages it.

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Ryan Reynolds is a funny guy.

Really, though. His jokes alone are a good reason to join Twitter.

But behind the laughs, the “Deadpool” star lives with a more sobering reality: the daunting effects of anxiety.

Reynolds has opened up about living with anxiety before. But in a new interview with The New York Times, the actor shed even more light on what he’s experienced living with the mental health condition and how he copes with its at times devastating hold.

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“I have anxiety,” Reynolds explained to The Times. “I’ve always had anxiety.”

“Both in the lighthearted, ‘I’m anxious about this,’ kind of thing,'” he continued, “and I’ve been to the depths of the darker end of the spectrum, which is not fun.”

Reynolds isn’t alone at the darker end of that spectrum. About 18.1% of adults in the U.S. — 40 million people — live with an anxiety disorder, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. The organization reports it’s the most common form of mental illness in the country.

Though occasional bouts of anxiety are a normal part of being human, the Mayo Clinic notes that “people with anxiety disorders frequently have intense, excessive, and persistent worry and fear about everyday situations.”

Reynolds believes his anxiety stems, at least in part, from his childhood in Vancouver, Canada. “Our father was tough,” he told Variety in 2016:

“He wasn’t easy on anyone. And he wasn’t easy on himself. I think the anxiety might have started there, trying to find ways to control others by trying to control myself. At the time, I never recognized that. I was just a twitchy kid.”

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As an adult, he said his anxiety has manifested in many ways. He used to wake up in the dead of night, gripped with irrational panic over his future. When he starred on the ABC sitcom “Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place” two decades ago, he’d often warm-up the live studio audience — not to selflessly loosen up fans, but to re-focus “the energy of just wanting to throw up,” he told The New York Times.

The actor can remember self-medicating in his early 20s as an attempt to avoid the symptoms associated with anxiety, saying, “I was partying and just trying to make myself vanish in some way.”

Reynolds plans on doing many of his upcoming “Deadpool 2” promo interviews in character — not to get laughs, he explained, but to temper his anxiety.

Even after decades in the spotlight, the actor’s anxiety elicits a unique kind of dread before interviews and talk show appearances. Emulating Deadpool’s sardonic stage presence helps him feel a bit more comfortable.

“When the curtain opens, I turn on this knucklehead, and he kind of takes over and goes away again once I walk off set,” he told the Times. “That’s that great self-defense mechanism. I figure if you’re going to jump off a cliff, you might as well fly.”

Reynolds also uses a meditation app, Headspace, to stay calm and — after years of living with anxiety — confidently reminds himself ahead of appearances that the awful feelings will soon pass.

If you’re in Reynolds’ boat, there’s no need to feel helpless. Everyone’s anxiety is different, so there’s not a one-size-fits-all approach to treatment, but the Mayo Clinic has some advice for those living with its effects: Take part in activities you enjoy, avoid drugs or alcohol (which can worsen symptoms), and consider reaching out for help from a medical professional.

To learn more about anxiety, visit the Mayo Clinic’s website.

Read more: http://www.upworthy.com/ryan-reynolds-revealed-how-intense-his-anxiety-can-be-here-s-how-he-manages-it

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