Entertainment December 21, 2016
It hasn’t been quiet in Hollywood this week.
As the festive season continues, celebs couple Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom visits patients at a children’s hospital while Mariah Carey, Beyoncé and the Cyrus family show their holiday cheer on Instagram.
In the headlines we’ve also seen Tilda Swinton and Margaret Cho go head-to-head, as well as see Lena Dunham apologize and Felicity Jones sparkle.
Let’s catch up with what’s going on in Hollywood.
When is it okay to make private correspondence public? Cho raised eyebrows this week by publicizing private emails she exchanged last spring with actress Tilda Swinton.
Swinton wrote to Cho right before her movie “Dr. Strange” opened, worried that playing the Ancient One – a Tibetan man in the original Marvel comic – in the film might rub the Asian entertainment community the wrong way.
Cho advised her about “whitewashing” then on a recent podcast with host Bobby Lee made it seem like Swinton treated her badly. “It felt like a fight about why the part should not have gone to her,” Cho told the host. She also added that she felt “like a house Asian, like I’m her servant.”
After Cho made these comments, Swinton released the entire email correspondence to the press – Vanity Fair online printed the long dialogue– and the emails made it clear that Swinton was trying her best to sympathize with the Asian community and be as politically correct as she could.
We don’t blame Tilda one bit for releasing them! Cho made it sound like Swinton was insensitive and angry whereas the emails showed she was nothing but curious and concerned. And Cho’s responses were completely friendly and informative.
The often controversial writer/director/actress took to Instagram this week after a crack she made about a timely topic – abortion – on her podcast “Women of the Hour.” She’d said she’d wished she’d had an abortion.
After there was a public outcry against this, she wrote, “I would never, ever intentionally trivialize the emotional and physical challenges of terminating a pregnancy. My only goal is to increase awareness and decrease stigma.” We can only imagine what Trump supporters think about this incident and Lena Dunham in general.
The “Rogue One” star might play a badass babe in the film but she’s shown in the last few years her penchant for princess gowns, often by Valentino, Erdem and McQueen. This coffee-colored princess midi she donned in Mexico City has lace and miles of tulle by Valentino.
For the Hollywood premier of “Rogue One,” Felicity Jones wore a brand new Dior spring 2017 metallic lace ballgown. And while she wore Valentino in Mexico City, this Dior number is from the first Dior collection by ex-Valentino designer Maria Grazia Chiuri.
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