Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D Actress Chloe Bennet Slams Hollywood’s Racism

Hollywood’s racist undercurrent has long been felt without actually being acknowledge. It wasn’t until the whole #OscarsSoWhite backlash that people began calling out Tinseltown for their blatant racial bias.

Now Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D star Chloe Bennet has become the latest actress to put Hollywood’s racism on blast in a social media response to a fan questioning her decision to change her last name from Wang to Bennet.

“Changing my last name doesn’t change the fact that my BLOOD is half Chinese, that I lived in China, speak Mandarin or that I was culturally raised both American and Chinese. It means I had to pay my rent, and Hollywood is racist and wouldn’t cast me with a last name that made them uncomfortable.”

Dayumn!

Chloe also took to IG to praise actor Ed Skrein’s decision to step down from a role he landed in the reboot to Hellboy after people began to accuse the studio of whitewashing yet another role meant for someone of Asian heritage.

“DAMN, that’s a man. Thank you @edskrein for standing up against hollywoods continuous insensitivity and flippant behavior towards the Asian American community.”

While some people have attacked Chloe for her comments on social media by either calling her a sellout or simply mad that she’s addressing racism, it remains to be seen how this will impact her career going forward.

Hopefully, the talented actress doesn’t get the Colin Kaepernick treatment where good intentions lead to bad consequences courtesy of those in charge.

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Stevie Ryan Dies; Actress & Jenelle Evans Foe Was 33

Stevie Ryan, an actress and comedian best known in gossip circles for her lengthy feud with Teen Mom 2 star Jenelle Evans, has passed away.

Ryan was just 33 years old.

Details are still scarce, but police investigating the tragedy are describing Ryan’s death as an apparent suicide by hanging.

The shocking news comes just one week after Stevie publicly shared her grief over the death of her grandfather.

“I’m just worried that this is going to send me into a deeper depression,” Ryan stated on a recent episode of her podcast.

After moving to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career at the age of 19, Ryan unexpectedly found success through her YouTube channel.

Specifically, through her signature character, Little Loca.

Ryan eventually carved out a niche when she started poking fun at celebrities, going viral with a number of spot-on impressions.

Ryan told The Hollywood Reporter in 2012:

“I remember waking up and one Little Loca video had like 900 hits and I was like ‘Oh, my gosh. There’s people watching this?’” 

“And it just kept going and then I did this Paris Hilton thing and then it literally was just growing and growing.”

“And I just became so obsessed with all of it.”

Ryan landed a VH1 sketch series entitled Stevie TV in 2012 but despite critical acclaim, the show lasted only one season.

She went on to host Brody Jenner’s short-lived E! series, Sex With Brody. That series also lasted only one season (2015).

But it was her riffs on the Teen Mom phenomenon and its cast members that gained Ryan the most attention on social media.

Ryan mocked Farrah Abraham, Jenelle Evans, and others in a fashion that made her popular with many fans of the franchise.

On the flip side, it made her roundly despised by some of the show’s stars, who failed to see the humor in what she was doing.

At one point, Ryan publicly shared a series of flirtatious texts that she had received from Evans’ then-boyfriend Nathan Griffith.

Today, the 25-year-old Evans spoke out on social media after receiving word of Ryan’s death, acknowledging their feud.

“I know we pretty much hated each other but I’m sorry you had to go so soon pretty girl,” Jenelle tweeted.

Other Teen Mom stars have yet to publicly address Ryan’s death, but we suspect we’ll be hearing from more of them in due time.

As is to be expected amid such tragedy, thousands of tributes from fans of the gifted comic have already poured in on Twitter.

Many of the online reactions involve encouraging anyone who may be suffering from thoughts of suicide to seek immediate help. 

We strongly urge those who are struggling to take such steps sooner rather than later, and our thoughts go out to Ryan’s family.

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Anita Pallenberg Dies; Actress & Longtime Partner of Keith Richards Was 73

Anita Pallenberg – actress, model, and longtime partner of legendary Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards – has passed away at 73.

Her death was announced Tuesday evening by close friend Stella Schnabel.

No cause of death was stated.

Schnabel paid tribute to Pallenberg in a heartfelt Instagram post:

“I have never met a woman quite like you Anita. I don’t think there is anybody in this universe like you. No one has ever understood me so well.” 

“You showed about life and myself and how to grow and become and exist with it all. I was a little girl thinking I was big but I became a woman through knowing you.”

“The greatest woman I have ever known. Thank you for the most important lessons – because they are ever changing and definitive. Like you. We are all singing for you, how you liked it. Go in peace my Roman mother, you will always be in my heart.”

Pallenberg found early success as a model and actress (she appeared alongside Mick Jagger in the 1970 cult classic Performance), but it was her personal and artistic involvement with the Rolling Stones for which she’s best remembered.

After sneaking backstage at a Stones concert in 1965, Pallenberg kicked off a tumultuous relationship with band co-founder Brian Jones.

When she and Jones parted ways, Pallenberg became involved with Richards, beginning a romance that would last for 22 years and yield three children.

During her time with Richards, Pallenberg enjoyed such creative clout among the Stones that some of the band’s best known recordings were remixed at her suggestion.

Pallenberg is credited as a background singer on the band’s 1968 classic “Sympathy For the Devil.”

Richards’ years with Pallenberg were among the most turbulent of his famously wild life.

In his 2010 memoir, the rock icon stated that he and Pallenberg endured a “descent into hell” together, each becoming addicted to heroin during their relationship. 

“I like a high-spirited woman. And with Anita, you knew you were taking on a valkyrie — she who decides who dies in battle,” Richards wrote in the book.

Pallenberg is survived by Marlon and Angela, her two children with Richards.

The couple had another son, Tara, who died from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome in 1976.

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R.I.P. “Happy Days” Actress Erin Moran Passes Away At 56

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“Happy Days” Star Erin Moran Found Dead In Indiana Home

Sad news for “Happy Days” fans. Actress Erin Moran who played Joanie Cunningham on the show, was found dead in her home Saturday, April 22. She was only 56-years-old.

Authorities responding to a 911 call pronounced her dead when they arrived at the scene.

“An autopsy is pending,” the Harrison County sheriff’s department told the Associated Press in a statement. She lived with her second husband, Steve Fleischmann.

She was remembered on social media by several of her former co-stars:

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Moran’s loved ones.


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Noir Twitter Cancels French Actress For Saying Jill Scott Looks Like Her Dog

Jill Scott slander is not allowed anywhere, not even on French television.

French actress Alice Belaidi needs to get her eyes checked. That or her attitude. She appeared on French television show The Toutou Matou Show with her French Bulldog. While talking about how cute she thought the dog was, she revealed that she named her “Jill.” The reason why is what has some people upset.

She says she named the dog after her favorite singer Jill Scott because she feels they have the same nose.

If that wasn’t insulting enough, the show’s producers put photos of the dog and singer side-by-side for a comparison. The mostly White audience got a kick out of this. The host, who was laughing too, tried to convince Belaidi that this was a poor comparison, saying that Scott was “prettier” than the dog. But Belaidi insisted the resemblance was there.

French Black twitter was not having it.

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Carrie Fisher: Star Wars Actress Suffers Massive Heart Attack

Carrie Fisher, the legendary actress best known for her role as Princess Leia in the Star Wars films, is unfortunately in a bad way.

Carrie was on a flight from London to Los Angeles earlier today when she suffered a massive heart attack.

The heart attack happened just 15 minutes before the plane landed, and luckily a doctor, nurses, and an EMT were on board to administer CPR until she could be taken to a nearby hospital.

According to TMZ, the United Airlines flight she was on reported her condition upon landing as “unresponsive.”

After landing, paramedics reportedly had to tend to her for around 15 minutes before they could even get a pulse.

Actress Anna Akana tweeted that she was sitting near Carrie on the flight, and she also included some seriously concerning details.

“Don’t know how else to process this,” she wrote, “but Carrie Fisher stopped breathing on the flight home. Hope she’s gonna be OK.”

“So many thanks to the United flight crew who jumped into action, and the awesome doctor and nurse passengers who helped.”

She added “Feel weird even tweeting about it but I JUST finished her book and was fangirling out over seeing her dog Gary in person. Gah.” 

A comedian named Brad Gage was with Anna, and he tweeted “I’m in complete shock.”

“@AnnaAkana and I sat in front of Carrie Fisher on our flight from London and she was just taken off the plane by EMTs.”

“I don’t know what happened,” he wrote. “Not really sure what to do right now but I hope she is ok. I hope she is ok.”

Another witness says “It was scary. There was a team of about six emergency workers pushing her out in a stretcher.”

“She had an oxygen mask on and they were yelling at people to get out of the way as they pushed her through.”

Other witnesses stated that as EMTs rushed Carrie through the terminal at LAX, her eyes were shut and she seemed to be unconscious.

Right now, she’s in the hospital, reportedly in critical condition and on a ventilator.

Carrie is only 60 years old. Best wishes that she can pull through this.

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Lucy Hale Topless Photos Leak; Actress Responds in Anger

Like so many others, Lucy Hale has now been given a reason to hate hard on 2016.

Not because of who the country just elected President.

And not because of all the celebrity deaths that have left Hollywood shaken over the past several months.

But because Hale recently became the latest woman to have her privacy violated on the Internet.

A morally-questionable celebrity gossip website, Celeb Jihad, shared photos online of the Pretty Little Liars star without a shirt on.

For whom were these topless images intended? That question isn’t important.

What’s important is that someone stole them from Hale and released them for public viewing.

According to TMZ , Hale’s attorney, Marty Singer, sent an angry letter to the website demanding that the pictures be removed… or a lawsuit would be filed.

There were a total of two racy photos obtained and leaked by the site, both of which depicted Hale’s breasts and nipples, including a tattoo on one of the actress’ boobs.

They were meant for a friend and some moron hacked into Hale’s phone to illegally acquire them.

To her credit, Hale has responded to this incident with both pride and venom.

She’s pissed off, but she isn’t ashamed.

“Once again, a woman in the public eye was violated, stolen from and her private life and body were exposed for anyone to see,” Hale wrote in response on Thursday, expounding as follows:

“I will not apologize for living my life and having a personal life that is all mine. It’s truly unfortunate that being exposed in this way is allowed.”

The 27-year-old actress went on to thank fans for their support, concluding with a pointed message at “whoever” is responsible for the photo leak.

“Thank you for all the sweet, supportive messages I’ve been receiving.

“It was a much needed reminder that I’m surrounded by so much love. I appreciate you all very much. And to whoever did this…kiss my ass.”

HA! We love it!

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You tell ’em, Lucy!

Over the past couple years, stars such as Scarlett Johansson, Gabrielle Union, Kate Upton, and Leslie Jones have seen their privacy violated in this same disgusting manner.

Just a few weeks, Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams was forced to address her own nude photo leak.

It’s really a huge shame, isn’t it?

People can really suck a lot, can’t they?

Fortunately, young actresses such as Hale and Williams are here to remind us that people can also be resilient and strong in the face of stupid, horny, mean-spirited hackers.

Hale and her Pretty Little Liars colleagues, meanwhile, will start to say goodbye on April 18, 2017.

On that date, the series returns to kick off its final run of episodes. Ever.

We’re sad to see it go, but we’re happy to think that Hale will stick around for many years afterward.

She’s a young, talented, strong and pretty actress. And she can sing! We’re big fans.

Here’s a look at the cast saying farewell to fans, not long after Freeform confirmed that Season 7 will be the show’s final season:

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