Calling her the ambassador of empathy, The Post director endorses Winfrey and says America needs a mindful, empathetic human being in the White House
The undeclared but burgeoning campaign to elect Oprah Winfrey the next president of the United States has received another boost, with the full-throated backing of one of Hollywoods biggest figures: Steven Spielberg.
I think Oprah Winfrey would make an absolutely brilliant president, the Oscar-winning director told the Guardian on Thursday. Spielberg, in London to promote his new movie The Post, said: If she declares, I will back her.
Speculation about a Winfrey presidential run in 2020 took off following Sundays Golden Globes awards ceremony, where the TV host and impresario delivered a barnstorming and intensely political speech. Afterwards her partner, Stedman Graham, told the Los Angeles Times: Its up to the people. She would absolutely do it.
Check Out Thandie Newton’s dress she wore to Cannes’ ‘Solo’ premiere
I, for one, welcome our new amazing sci-fi overlord, Thandie Newton
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.
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.
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.
One has to wonder what we did to deserve such an amazing pair together in one place, in one movie.
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Interview with Alden Ehrenreich interrupted by Harrison Ford
Alden Ehrenreich, the new Han Solo, was visited by the original Han Solo during an interview.
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.
Scarlett Johansson Wore A Very Controversial Dress To The Met Gala And People Were Divided
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 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?
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