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Joseph Gordon-Levitt wrote an actual 2,000-word essay about ‘The Last Jedi’

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt has some thoughts on the new ‘Star Wars’ film.

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Despite the overwhelmingly positive reviews, The Last Jedi was still a pretty divisive film.

The portrayal of Luke Skywalker’s character, in particular, seems to have drummed fans into a kind of rage-fuelled frenzy of debate. Was it true to Luke’s character to act the way he did? Was his role badly written?

Even Mark Hamill himself waded in.

The point is, people have pretty strong opinions when it comes to Star Wars.

And Joseph Gordon-Levitt is no exception.

Yep: Joseph Gordon-Levitt literally wrote a 2,000-word essay on his Medium page about the whole Luke Skywalker debate.

Gordon-Levitt starts the post by stating that, while he’s good friends with director Rian Johnson, he’s not writing the essay for him.

“I’m NOT speaking for him here,” writes Gordon-Levitt. “He doesn’t even know I’m writing this.”

He then launches into a passionate discussion of Skywalker’s character, in which he defends the portrayal that so many people have criticised.

“No one is a perfect hero or a perfect villain, we’re more complicated than that, every one of us,” he writes. “Flawless characters feel thin.

“And forgive me if I blaspheme, but the young Luke Skywalker always did feel just a little light to me, which is why it was so cool this time around to see him fill out into a more imperfect human being.”

Agree or disagree, you can’t fault his dedication. 

Read more: http://mashable.com/2018/01/18/joseph-gordon-levitt-essay-defending-luke-skywalker-star-wars/

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John Travolta has got the moves to ‘Grease’ 40 years on

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That belt loop hip shake from 1978’s Grease has surely been replicated countless times in schools, dances, and in front of mirrors.

Wednesday marked 40 years since the film premiered in New York City, and John Travolta just so happened to be on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, although to promote his upcoming film Gotti.

The shake, which Travolta calls the “four corners,” was introduced when Grease’s choreographer needed a step at the end of “You’re The One That I Want.”

Turns out Travolta still has some of those moves, by the way.

Read more: https://mashable.com/2018/06/14/john-travolta-grease-moves/

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Alicia Silverstone explains why she has Donald Trump’s number in her phone

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“Alicia Silverstone and Donald Trump exchanged numbers about 10 years ago. But, before you jump to conclusions, you need to hear the full account of what happened.

On The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, the Clueless star said that she and Trump had a “date to talk about solar panels” and that his name and number are still in her phone to this very day.

So, what exactly happened? “I was on one of the other talk shows in the daytime talking about solar panels and silk milk… and he [Trump] said he was really interested and we exchanged numbers so that we could continue this conversation about solar panels,” she said. “So I met with him.”

Silverstone said….”

Read more: https://mashable.com/2018/06/12/alicia-silverstone-donald-trump/

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Serena Williams ‘Wakanda-inspired Catsuit’ that makes her feel like a superhero

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100% superhero.

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Serena Williams is already a superhero to each and every one of us. But, as it turns out, she also has a Black Panther-inspired catsuit which makes her feel like a “warrior princess”.

After Williams beat Kristya Pliskova at the French open at Stade Roland Garros, Paris on Tuesday, she spoke about the meaning behind her black bodysuit.

“It feels like this suit represents all the women that have been through a lot mentally, physically, with their body to come back and have confidence and to believe in themselves,” she said following her victory on Tuesday, per the Guardian.

Williams just made her return to the sport nine months after the birth of her daughter. She suffered complications at the time of the birth due to a pulmonary embolism.

In addition to being a symbol of confidence and empowerment, the suit also reminds Williams of Black Panther.

“I call it, like, my Wakanda-inspired catsuit,” Williams said. “We designed it way before the movie, but still, it kind of reminds me of that.”

Serena: warrior princess.

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Not only that, Williams says when she dons her black bodysuit, she feels “like a warrior princess.”

“I always wanted to be a superhero and it’s kind of my way of being a superhero,” she said.

Wakanda forever.

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