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function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if('object'==typeof commercial_video){var a='',o='m.fwsitesection='+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video['package']){var c='&m.fwkeyvalues=sponsorship%3D'+commercial_video['package'];a+=c}e.setAttribute('vdb_params',a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById('vidible_1'),onPlayerReadyVidible); Amber Heard has no time for closeted gay celebrities. Speaking at the The Economist's Pride and Prejudice Summit March 23, the “Magic Mike XXL” and “The Danish Girl” star recalled the media firestorm that she faced after coming out as bisexual in 2010. In the end, the 30-year-old actress said that opening up about her sexuality was worth it ― and she encouraged other LGBTQ stars and public figures to follow her lead. “Even though everyone around me strongly advised me against it, it was just wrong. I would've rather go down for being who I am than to have risen for being something I'm not,” Heard told The Economist's Deputy Editor Tom Standage. She finally confirmed her sexuality, she said, when an After Ellen reporter asked her about the status of her relationship with then-girlfriend Tasya van Ree at the 2010 GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles. “I refused to not bring my partner at the time, but no one ever asked me about it,” Heard said. “An outlet specifically asked me who I was there with that night and who that person was to me and I just answered honestly.” It was an honor to participate in @theeconomist Pride and Prejudice symposium addressing #LGBT rights. And a special thanks to @tomstandage for our fireside chat, minus the fireside. A post shared by Amber Heard (@amberheard) on Mar 23, 2017 at 10:45pm PDT It didn't take long for Heard to, as she put it, “realize the gravity” of what coming out would do. She acknowledged having some initial setbacks, including Hollywood execs who suddenly doubted her credibility as a romantic leading lady. Still, she noted, “While my private life is valuable to me, I knew that, being in Hollywood, I had a particular responsibility... I saw myself as being in this unique position with this unique gift. Any unique gift comes with unique responsibility.” When Standage noted that many of the best-known LGBTQ celebrities to come out in recent years were women, Heard agreed. “Women are almost entirely doing this on our own,” she said. “While it is apparently harder for men, I would argue, also, that is harder because there are no men challenging that. If women can do it and we can change the way that this conversation is had in a large scale, then men should be able to do it.” Heard, who said she'd like to play an LGBTQ character in a movie moving forward, then added, “If every gay man that I know personally came out in Hollywood tomorrow... then this would be a non-issue in a month. We'd be hard-pressed to point the finger at anyone.” Watch Standage's full interview with Heard below. For the latest in LGBTQ entertainment, check out the Queer Voices newsletter. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is [...]
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It has been nearly two years since Rachel Dolezal was outed by her parents for being a white woman who claimed to be black. Unfortunately, she is still a national news sensation. On Tuesday, nearly half a million people tuned in to a Facebook Live video hosted by The New York Times that featured Dolezal (and only Dolezal), who shamelessly plugged her new autobiography, In Full Color: Finding My Place in a Black and White World. Thousands more also likely tuned in to her appearance on the “Today” show that same morning to watch Dolezal recount her unusual life experiences, much of which we've all heard before. People should have found a more productive way to spend their time because, frankly, Dolezal doesn't deserve it. Dolezal is a master manipulator and people, time and again, have consumed her bizarre story as if it is one that carries enough magnitude or depth to explore race in America in an authentic and accurate way. It doesn't. This public infatuation with Dolezal is just a dark, twisted cycle fed by media consumers who drive interest and content creators who provide coverage ― but it is all crafted in a way that benefits Dolezal most. With the release and promotion of her new book, Dolezal is still able to profit from selling her story of being a white woman privileged enough to claim and convince members of the public that she is black, taking up space otherwise occupied by people who don't have the luxury of crafting their own racial identity. I was among the many journalists who covered Dolezal's alarming story when she was first exposed in June 2015. However, later in that same week, Dylann Roof murdered nine black people in Charleston, South Carolina, in a racially motivated act of terrorism. In the immediate aftermath of that tragedy, I wrote a piece in which I made a personal vow never to report on Dolezal again because I had firmly concluded that dissecting her story was meaningless when compared to the trauma and terror actual black people face every day: In the last few days, I have seen former NAACP leader Rachel Dolezal's white face, terribly tanned and masked as “black,” plastered across TV screens, her name dominating my Twitter timeline and her life dissected through discussions I've both overheard and participated in. I no longer care to see, hear or say her name. I have remained committed to that promise, until today. In the last 48 hours, Dolezal's face has painfully popped up on social media feeds and widely respected national news platforms, each time with a new weave, the same spray tan and mention of her new autobiography leading headlines. This is deeply upsetting because it immediately triggers disappointment in how easily society can succumb to sensationalized stories like Dolezal's self-calculated spectacle. It does not, and likely will never, serve as a useful catalyst for understanding this country's racial dilemmas. We could instead turn our attention to the hate crimes being carried out across the [...]
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The superstar has been laid to restMandatory Credit: Photo by Geoffrey Swaine/REX/Shutterstock (7727255e) Rain soaked tributes continue to grow outside George Michael's Goring on Thames home Mill Cottage over one week after his death Reaction to the death of George Michael, Goring on Thames, Oxfordshire, UK - 03 Jan 2017Over three months have passed since the sad and sudden death of pop superstar George Michael, and fans all over the world are still coming to terms with the loss. However, his closest loved ones have now said goodbye for the last time as his funeral has finally taken place. More: George Michael remembered in emotional moment at The BRITs 2017  Read: All the Latest Celebrity News  On Wednesday afternoon (29th March), George – birth name Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou – was laid to rest at Highgate Cemetery, north London in a private ceremony. He died on Christmas Day 2016 (25th December) at the age of 53. Though they have remained particularly quiet during this difficult time of mourning, George Michael’s family have broken their silence via a statement released to the public, thanking fans for their fervent support. ‘We can confirm that the funeral of the singer George Michael took place today,’ the statement, given through a spokesperson, reads. ‘Family and close friends gathered for the small, private ceremony to say goodbye to their beloved Son, Brother and Friend. ‘George Michael’s family would like to thank his fans across the world for their many messages of love and support. ‘We ask that the family’s wish for privacy be respected so that they can continue to live their lives privately, away from any media intrusion.’ Some of the tributes laid outside of George Michael’s home, nearly two weeks after his death at the age of 53 (Photo by Geoffrey Swaine/REX/Shutterstock) More: Heartbreak sweeps the world as George Michael dies, age 53  As well as family, there were a number of celebrity guests also present; fellow Wham! band members Andrew Ridgeley and Pepsi DeMacque, Martin Kemp, boyfriend Fadi Fawaz and ex-lover Kenny Goss said their final goodbyes at the ceremony. The post George Michael’s funeral has taken place – and family thank fans for their support in touching statement appeared first on CelebsNow. [...]
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function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if('object'==typeof commercial_video){var a='',o='m.fwsitesection='+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video['package']){var c='&m.fwkeyvalues=sponsorship%3D'+commercial_video['package'];a+=c}e.setAttribute('vdb_params',a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById('vidible_1'),onPlayerReadyVidible); By most accounts, Portuguese soccer great Cristiano Ronaldo is handsome. But you might not know that judging by the bust of him that was unveiled at the renaming of the Madeira airport in his honor Wednesday. Visitors at Aeroporto Cristiano Ronaldo are now greeted by a sculpture of his “face” in front of the terminal. And well, Twitter had a field day. The new Ronaldo statue looks exactly like him pic.twitter.com/3DqNhBj1Ay— Footy Jokes (@Footy_Jokes) March 29, 2017 I wonder if #Ronaldo knows he was the inspiration for the #JaredLeto #Joker #Ronaldo #Statue #SpittingImagePuppet #Caricature pic.twitter.com/LCqGgQYYDG— Andy Cook (@AndyCook1975) March 29, 2017 That ugly Ronaldo statue looks like @kporzee pic.twitter.com/pWbZXSbQkV— Josh (@jgalerstein) March 29, 2017 #ThatMomentWhen You realise the Cristiano Ronaldo statue actually looks just like him. pic.twitter.com/QH1XS2Vrlv— SPORF (@Sporf) March 29, 2017 Is that a statue of Ronaldo or Sloth? Lmao pic.twitter.com/x1vs0K3Qm5— Luke Monica (@Luke_Monica) March 29, 2017 The Ronaldo statue is spot on. pic.twitter.com/Vtme83aVUU— Not Match of the Day (@NOT_MOTD) March 29, 2017 Cristiano Ronaldo's new statue..Close enough! pic.twitter.com/W0DDmnVnE5— Football Stuff (@FootbalIStuff) March 29, 2017 I don't know what you're talking about guys, I think the Ronaldo statue looks pretty good pic.twitter.com/JIUwQBuqUY— keewa (@keewa) March 29, 2017 That new Christiano Ronaldo bust outside the airport in Madeira...... pic.twitter.com/xRWppgGK4C— Grovesy (@Grov_esy) March 29, 2017 The Cristiano Ronaldo airport bust has made my whole week pic.twitter.com/EsWsb3NC9S— Rob Whelan (@RobWhelan87) March 29, 2017 New horror movie trope: Ronaldo's bronze face. pic.twitter.com/MKrumgHdLv— The Football Ramble (@FootballRamble) March 29, 2017 Some of the all-time great Cristiano Ronaldo moments pic.twitter.com/57Tx9VhbUm— Bleacher Report UK (@br_uk) March 29, 2017 H/T For The Win Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, Mahershala Ali, Amy Poehler and a whole host of other stars are teaming up for Stand for Rights: A Benefit for the ACLU. Join us at 7 p.m. Eastern on Friday, March 31, on Facebook Live. You can support the ACLU right away. Text POWER to 20222 to give $10 to the ACLU. The ACLU will call you to explain other actions you can take to help. Visit www.hmgf.org/t for terms. #StandForRights2017 -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. [...]
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function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if('object'==typeof commercial_video){var a='',o='m.fwsitesection='+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video['package']){var c='&m.fwkeyvalues=sponsorship%3D'+commercial_video['package'];a+=c}e.setAttribute('vdb_params',a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById('vidible_1'),onPlayerReadyVidible); In the wake of November's surprising presidential election, Zosia Mamet is “absolutely” thinking more critically about how her on-screen roles depict women. “I'm a big believer that, in times of struggle, movies and television and art in general that makes a statement is incredibly important, but I think people need a place to escape, as well,” Mamet told The Huffington Post by phone Tuesday. “I don't discount pure entertainment whatsoever, but I think it just added to a sense of — particularly as a woman — ‘What are these roles saying? How are they depicting women?' There's still a really big gap in terms of well-rounded roles for women in our industry. A lot of the time, I find a female role will kind of just be part of the furniture in many ways. She serves as exposition and that's it. Even though that was always something I factored into my decision-making for jobs in the past, I think now more than ever it's something that's non-negotiable to me.” Mamet is part of a celebrity assembly that has teamed up for a star-studded event for the American Civil Liberties Union. Stand for Rights: A Benefit for the ACLU will air March 31 at 7 p.m. ET on Facebook Live. Alec Baldwin, Tina Fey, Tom Hanks, Steve Buscemi, Tracy Morgan, Ellie Kemper, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Tituss Burgess, Jane Krakowski, Jon Hamm, Amy Poehler, Michael Moore, Mahershala Ali and more are slated to participate, as will Funny or Die. Mamet got involved with Friday's benefit through her husband, actor Evan Jonigkeit, who developed a “bromance” with Fey's producing partner, Eric Gurian, on the set of last year's “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.” Mamet will help to raise awareness for the ACLU's causes, which include immigration, LGBTQ equality and women's reproductive rights. Mamet was filming the thriller “Under the Silver Lake” in Los Angeles on the day of Donald Trump's unexpected victory. Left with downtime in her trailer and feeling stuck in her movie-set bubble, the “Girls” actress wondered what she could do to help the people and organizations Trump had spoken out against during his campaign. Mamet contacted her designer pals and, within a week, organized a holiday pop-up in Brooklyn. Twenty percent of the proceeds ― about $5,000, she said ― went to Planned Parenthood. “It was a small thing in the grand scale, but it helped me and everyone involved feel like we were doing whatever we could in that moment to move the dial forward,” Mamet said. “Even though we didn't change the world that day, we all did something, and it was something positive that was successful. I think that makes everybody feel like, ‘OK, I can go back out and fight tomorrow.'” By February, she'd designed a pro-immigration Lady Liberty T-shirt for Y7, a New York yoga studio she frequents. All of the profits went to the ACLU. ”Honestly, I have found that being active in any way that I can is what helps [...]
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The presenter gave her opinion when discussing a mother's experience in a pubEDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO MERCHANDISING Mandatory Credit: Photo by Ken McKay/ITV/REX/Shutterstock (8554393bu) Holly Willoughby 'This Morning' TV show, London, UK - 27 Mar 2017Despite the fact that it’s been debated back and forth for a VERY long time, the topic of whether a woman should feed her newborn baby in public is still hotly discussed. And when it comes to daytime debating, there’s hardly a better place to do it than on This Morning – and on Wednesday’s edition of the show, presenter Holly Willoughby found herself chiming in more than once… and plenty of viewers were on her side! More: OMG, Holly Willoughby! We barely recognised her in THIS surprising selfie…  Read: All the Latest TV news  Mum-of-three Holly rarely sits on the fence when it comes to on-air discussions, but on the topics of babies and motherhood in particular, you can most definitely count on her for a comment or two. So when Wednesday’s segment (29th March) focused in on one Twitter user’s rant over a mother breastfeeding her child – while enjoying a glass of wine – Holly, 36, couldn’t help but comment. After guest and journalist Nilufer Atik stated her view of breastfeeding in the pub not being ‘appropriate’, and opposing guest Natalie Brown admitting that she did exactly that over the weekend, Holly let her feelings be known – and it’s clear that she’s sympathetic to those who choose not to use a cloth to cover the breast: ‘Some babies can’t feed under a cloth because they don’t like being in the dark. It’s not that easy. I don’t think it’s that easy.’ This Morning, 29th March 2017 (Photo by S Meddle/ITV/REX/Shutterstock) And plenty of viewers agreed with the host, taking to Twitter to praise her words. ‘Yes! @hollywills defending and normalising breastfeeding mum’s. [sic] They shouldn’t have to be isolated in an already difficult time #thismorning’, reads the comment of one user, while another chimed in with: ‘I agree @hollywills Breastfeeding is not that easy! A hungry baby needs feeding regardless of where you are! #ThisMorning’ However, there were also some who took an opposite view: ‘I think it’s not right to be breastfeeding in a pub or to the public, it should be done privately’, wrote one viewer, while another was more concerned about the mother being in a pub in the first place… ‘She made it people’s business by sitting in a pub. Point is … she shouldn’t be in a pub with a baby.’ In the pub, out the pub; under a cloth or out and proud – so many elements in the discussion! Let us know what you think @CelebsNow… The post ‘It’s not that easy’: Holly Willoughby praise after fiery breastfeeding debate on This Morning appeared first on CelebsNow. [...]
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