A little background: Kelly Marie Tran, who was the best part of Star Wars: The Last Jedi (which was also a very good movie), quietly quit Instagram because of the hateful, racist bullshit comments assholes kept leaving in her comments. Rian Johnson, the director of The Last Jedi, took issue with a diplomatic tweet.
On social media a few unhealthy people can cast a big shadow on the wall, but over the past 4 years I’ve met lots of real fellow SW fans. We like & dislike stuff but we do it with humor, love & respect. We’re the VAST majority, we’re having fun & doing just fine. https://t.co/yhcShg5vdJ— Rian Johnson (@rianjohnson) June 5, 2018
He wasn’t feeling so diplomatic, however, after he received this response:
Critique and showing dislike against something is “trolling”? Good tactic. Whatever makes you sleep at night.— Dan (@Nairohpue) June 5, 2018
Done with this disingenuous bullshit. You know the difference between not liking a movie and hatefully harassing a woman so bad she has to get off social media. And you know which of those two we’re talking about here.— Rian Johnson (@rianjohnson) June 5, 2018
I am here for fed up Rian Johnson.
Your President, who disinvited the Philadelphia Eagles and instead held an eight-minute ceremony to celebrate patriotism and the National Anthem, etc., does not know the goddamn words to “God Bless America.”
Somehow, Andy Cohen has become John Mayer’s insidious little wing-man to A-list celebs (but it won’t work with JLaw). (Lainey)
It’s official. “Melania Trump” has been spotted in the wild, if that’s actually her in this one, sad little photo where she may or may not have been photoshopped in. (Celebitchy)
I know you’re all aware by now of the unfortunate suicide of Kate Spade. I am not very knowledgeable of Spade, so I’ll let the Fug Girls do the honors here. RIP. (Cosmo)
Another brilliant Ye review from VSM’s: “Like much of Kanye’s music, Ye has moments of miscellaneous misogyny so random and distracting and juvenile that it feels, sometimes, like listening to a 6-year-old peppering “This Little Light of Mine” with Andrew Dice Clay punchlines. Also, it’s boring. Oh so fucking boring.” (Very Smart Brothas)
Scott Pruit continues to be very, very corrupt. Honestly, it’s remarkable to me that anyone can be this corrupt in so short of a time. (Shakesville)
I wasn’t interested in a Cannonball Run remake, but now I’m a little bit interested. (FSR)
Busy is right. There are so many dudes on here.
Hey @Variety! Here are some ideas for you! *Jenni Konner&Lena Dunham*Melissa Rosenberg* *Tina Fey*Marti Noxon&Sarah Gertude Shapiro*Liz Flahive&Carly Mensch*Nahnatchka Khan*Maurissa Tancharoen*Jessica Queller*Shonda Rhimes*Jenji Kohan*Rachel Bloom&Aliene Brosh McKenna pic.twitter.com/CbzL9Fppom— Busy Philipps (@BusyPhilipps) June 5, 2018
I hope they find whoever made this call and not only prosecute but make them pay restitution for the cost of sending out the goddamn SWAT team. That shit ain’t cheap! (Raw Story)
Guys, I am blown away by this story. Harold Ramis had an affair with Amy Heckerling, who had their baby, but Ramis wouldn’t leave his life, and Ramis is based on that “married asshole” who won’t leave his wife for Kirstie Alley’s character in Look Who’s Talking. This is MINDBLOWING. (Vulture)
We do not deserve Danny Devito.
oh my god pic.twitter.com/5tU73dloam— hattie (@hattiesoykan) June 5, 2018
British actor Brian Blessed has had a long career, though you may not be familiar with much of his work. LittlePlat says that should not deter you from listening to Blessed read his own memoir, Absolute Pandemonium: My Louder Than Life Story. "Listening to this book is like having your old grandad exuberantly telling you stories of his past while sitting in the comfiest chair in your lounge, cheerfully helping himself to all your tea and bikkies." Do you know Blessed from his panel show appearances or perhaps the cheesetastic Flash Gordon? (Cannonball Read 10)
Finally, I’m going to drop this here, because it may be the show I’m most excited about this summer, at least until Better Call Saul returns in August.