Andrew Garfield DRAGGED For Queer Baiting After Claiming He Is A ‘Gay Man’ But Just ‘Without The Physical Act’
Andrew Garfield has SERIOUSLY put his foot in his mouth.
While promoting his role in Tony Kushner's play Angels in America at a NT Platform discussion on Monday, the Hacksaw Ridge star opened up about how he prepared for the emotionally challenging part. In case you didn't know, Garfield's character in the celebrated hit struggles with the reality of AIDS during the height of the crisis in the 1980s.
Now, we knew the British actor was a fan of RuPaul's Drag Race as he stopped by the Werq the World Tour show in London, but we didn't realize the program served as his main source of inspiration for his part in AIA. Emma Stone's ex explained:
"Every Sunday I would have eight friends over and we would just watch Ru. I mean every single series of RuPaul's Drag Race. I mean every series. This is my life outside of this play. I am a gay man right now just without the physical act—that's all."
Well, well. The A-lister didn't stop there as he added:
"As far as I know, I am not a gay man. Maybe I'll have an awakening later in my life, which I'm sure will be wonderful and I'll get to explore that part of the garden, but right now I'm secluded to my area, which is wonderful, as well."
Of course, these comments have sparked quite the response from fans on Twitter as many have accused the 33-year-old of "queer baiting." See some of the reactions (below).
Andrew Garfield, pulling a James Franco while discussing acting in "Angels in America." Straight actors, please stop this nonsense. pic.twitter.com/BPkJLPiZaJ
— AKA Kalinda Sharma (@Nico_Lang) July 5, 2017
Hey did you know that if you marathon Drag Race you are a gay man? That's all it takes. Who knew. Thanks, Andrew Garfield.
— Lana del Lorde (@jiggatravels) July 6, 2017
Straight tourists who try on oppression for kicks make me so tired. Andrew Garfield and James Franco... guys... you will never understand.
— 🐊 Hamish Steele 🐊 (@hamishsteele) July 5, 2017
I like how Andrew Garfield's view of being gay is having friends over to watch RuPaul.
— Eric M. (@thefilmviews) July 6, 2017
Andrew Garfield is a moron
— Christopher Gaurav (@chrisgaurav18) July 6, 2017
So savage. Still, we're not quite ready to cancel Andrew Garfield as an up-and-coming gay icon, as there were some positive statements from his panel discussion. Namely, the Oscar nominee said he was concerned about taking on the role as he questioned if he had the right to "play this wonderful gay role."
See?? He's sort of woke! Nonetheless, he trusted Kushner's casting decision as he noted:
"I had to trust that it was the right thing and Tony had asked me and maybe if he'd asked me, it was the right thing. It was as about doing honor, doing justice and knowing my herstory."
What do YOU think? Should Andrew apologize for his comments?
SOUND OFF in the comments (below)!
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Unless you live under a rock under a volcano under the ocean, you have probably heard about the big fuck up at the Oscars, where La La Land was mistakenly called best picture over Moonlight.
Jimmy Kimmel addressed the gaffe on his late night show in his typical Jimmy Kimmel way.
“All of a sudden it turned into one of those Maury Povich paternity test shows.”
Essentially, Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway wrongfully announced La La Land as best picture, and all hell broke loose. But how could that even happen? A lot of people just assumed it was Kimmel playing another prank, which he denied.
“I did not pull a prank. If I had pulled a prank, by the way, I wouldn’t just have the wrong winner’s name in the envelope, there would have been a Bed Bath and Beyond coupon in there.”
So, how did this even happen?
Well, it turns out that a partner from PricewaterhouseCoopers, the firm that figures out the results and handles them, handed the presenters the wrong envelope, leading to an all out panic.
It looks like Warren Beatty, who took a look at the envelope first, even knew it was wrong, and tried to pass it off to Faye Dunaway to struggle with.
Classy, Beatty. Real Classy.
In case you haven’t heard, the Oscars screwed up on Sunday night. They awarded La La Land Best Picture, and then kicked everyone off stage because Moonlight was the real winner.
The culprit was some dude who got the envelopes mixed up and made Warren Beatty look like an old man who can’t read.
That culprit’s name is Brian Cullinan, an accountant who was too busy taking photos of the stars backstage to figure out he handed Beatty the wrong envelope. This is straight out of a movie that would be nominated for a Razzie.
Cullinan tweeted a picture of Emma Stone with her newly one Best Actress award minutes before handing over the envelope. The tweet has since been deleted, which means he knows he screwed up. Sounds like this is actually Emma Stone’s fault for being so beautiful.
The scoop from Page Six:
Cullinan, 57, an LA-based, Cornell-educated accounting executive, was one of two PWC honchos overseeing the winners’ envelopes at the time. He was standing stage right during the event, holding a briefcase that contained the 24 envelopes with the winners’ names inside. His PWC partner, Martha Ruiz, was stage left holding another briefcase with an identical set of envelopes.
The pair took turns handing an envelope to each presenter as they alternated taking the stage from either side. They were supposed to dispose of the envelopes they didn’t hand out.
Stone had just received her award for Best Actress in a Leading Role from presenter Leonardo DiCaprio, who was handed his envelope by Ruiz.
For the final award, Beatty entered from stage right, Cullinan’s side. But instead of giving Beatty that envelope, Cullinan handed him the one for Best Actress.
Let that be a lesson to all you young people hoping to one day hand out envelopes at the Oscars. Learn to read.
And if you haven’t watched the video a million times by now, here you go:
Salma Hayek is a living treasure. This is someone who breastfed a random child. I stand up and commend thee, Salma. Who can deny anyone using their breasts for good? To do so would be unAmerican.
Hayek showed up to the Oscars with a dress that put her cleavage on full display. Glorious really. Was she even nominated? Who cares really. Have her come every year just for the hell of it.
Besides the Best Picture Oscar snafu, the next best thing was the odd discovery of Nicole Kidman’s inability to clap like a normal human. Television cameras caught her a couple of times clapping, but a far better description would be she’s here to steal our souls.
Why does Nicole Kidman clap like The Grinch?! pic.twitter.com/dhzN7Og8xC
— Michael Lopriore (@MichaelLopriore) February 27, 2017
Hehe, clapping like the grinch.
In this clip, she almost forgets how to clap. She starts banging her palms against each other for a couple of times, then stops with a bewildered look, and tries it again.
Some people had their own explanations.
nicole kidman clapping like she just got finished polishing off an entire bag of flamin hot cheetos. pic.twitter.com/3aVLbnNETf
— Nick Lo (@nickmlo) February 27, 2017
I can totally see Kidman digging into Cheetos during the break.
Nicole Kidman's hands look like Oscar Pistorius feet. pic.twitter.com/YudDZ6oBVQ
— Dan (@ehdannyboy) February 27, 2017
Yeesh, if Kidman’s hands really are like Oscar Pistorius’ feet, then Keith Urban needs to look over his shoulder from now on.
Sadly, she’s not alone.
— Taylor Bryant (@tay11090) February 27, 2017
Steve McQueen, director of 12 Years a Slave, needs to learn this whole clapping thing also. Man, maybe Hollywood really is out of touch with the real world.
Chrissy Teigen never fails to charm. This time Teigen showed up to the Oscars and unintenionally photobombed other celebrities while sleeping.
For some reason, Teigen was knocked out during a good part of the awards show. Cameras would pan over to celebrities and catch her sleeping on husband John Legend’s shoulder. She must have super sleeping powers times a million to nap with all that clapping going on. On the other hand, those actor and actress speeches can get pretty boring, so no one should blame her.
See her doze her way through multiple camera shots:
— Patrick Quaife (@pquaife) February 27, 2017
Chrissy Teigen's really knocked out. That's a winner for sure! pic.twitter.com/q6dtpUiASj
— Bentton LaFontaine (@TheBrooklynLife) February 27, 2017
— Michael Yerxa (@mikeyerxa) February 27, 2017
She even fell asleep on Guillermo of The Jimmy Kimmel Show‘s shoulder. She was probably fake sleeping, but who knows?
Teigen can’t resist a comfy shoulder.
For her part, she took it all in stride, tweeting out:
just woke up what happened
— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) February 27, 2017
She captioned it “just woke up what happened.” Nothing Chrissy, just you being you.
Wow, our jaws are still on the floor following that very embarrassing Oscars mix-up for Best Picture!
After La La Land was mistakenly called instead of Moonlight for winning the biggest award of the night, the casts from both films have taken a moment to react to the unprecedented snafu.
"La La Land has done so well and it's resonated with so many people, especially in this time when people need a sense of buoyancy in their life. That film has really impacted people in a very different way than Moonlight, so when their name was read, I wasn't surprised -- I was really happy for them. It's a group of really extraordinary people."
He went on:
"When I did see security or people coming out on stage and their moment was being disrupted in some way, I got really worried. And then when they said Moonlight wins, it just threw me a bit. It threw me more than a bit! I just didn't want to go up there and take something from somebody. It's very hard to feel joy in a moment like that, but I feel very fortunate for all of us to have walked away with the Best Picture award. It's pretty remarkable."
Ugh, we hate this amazing cast and crew didn't get their big moment!
Moonlight director Barry Jenkins added he doesn't have any hard feelings about what went down:
"No explanation. Things just happen. I will say, I saw two cards, and so things just happen. I wanted to see the card, to see the card, and Warren refused to show the card to anybody before he showed it to me. And so he did. He came upstairs and he walked over to me, and he showed the card. Everyone was asking, ‘Can I see the card?' And he was like, ‘No, Barry Jenkins has to see the card, I need him to know.' And I felt better about what had happened."
The award-winning filmmaker described the emotions he was experiencing during that tense moment:
"I think all the movies that were nominated were worthy, so I accepted the results, I applauded like everyone else. I noticed the commotion that was happening, and I thought something strange had occurred. I'm sure everybody saw my face, but I was speechless with the result. I had always watched the Academy Awards and I had never seen that happen before. It made a very special feeling even more special, but not in a way I expected. I will say, the folks from La La Land were so gracious. I can't imagine being in their position and having to do that. We spent a lot of time together over the last six months, and I can't imagine being in their position. It's why I was speechless — I wasn't speechless because I won, I was so speechless that they had to do that."
Very, very true!!
Best Supporting Actress nominee Naomie Harris thought the whole thing was a prank!
She told People at the Governor's Ball after the ceremony:
"It is really surreal. I went up on stage with this weird expression on my face like, ‘What is happening?' I don't know what I'm going to look like onscreen. I started shaking. I thought, 'Is this a prank or something?' There were so many great moments in the show that were comedic moments — like is this another one? What's happening? And then I was just like, 'Oh god, we've got to process.' [It was a] very awkward moment, but it turned out alright, and we are very happy."
The 40-year-old finished:
"It's a shame it happened like that in a way, because it was such a beautiful moment. What is important is that we won and it's a huge honor and we are totally and utterly thrilled. And we are going to celebrate big-time tonight."
On the other side, there's no doubt the La La Land gang was -- though gracious -- completely stunned by the flub.
While speaking to reporters in the press room, the winner for Best Actress reacted:
One of the highly-credited film's producers Fred Berger came out of the Dolby Theater and reportedly said to someone:
"Well, at least I got to give my speech."
To which Ryan Gosling responded:
"You gave a great speech, man."
Can everyone win?!?!
Congratulations to both movies for an amazing night!
So you probably know the Oscars were Sunday night. And you probably heard something happened during the announcement of Best Picture.
During the Oscar for Best Picture, Warren Beatty announced the winner as La La Land. After 3 people gave their speech, they were told that they had not in fact won and that Moonlight was the actual winner. Just watch it.
The entire thing was awkward, cringey and startling. Startling because the movie starring a bunch of white people didn’t actually win.
Somewhere Steve Harvey just took a break from writing his misogynist manifesto and started giggling.
The Oscar Nominations are out and they’re less white than ever! Except for La La Land.
La La Land got 14 nominations, tying the record of Titanic and All About Eve, landing nominations in all the major categories and all the lighting and sound shit that no one really cares about.
But outside of La La Land, a much more diverse group of nominees has emerged with Moonlight, Hidden Figures, and Lion receiving nods for Best Picture.
Denzel Washington was nominated for Lead Actor, Ruth Negga for Lead Actress, Mahershala Ali and Dev Patel for Supporting Actor, Viola Davis, Naomie Harris, and Octavia Spencer for Supporting Actress.
A couple of weird things go through, like the violent Mel Gibson pic Hacksaw Ridge for Best Picture and The Lobster sneaking into Original Screenplay. And of course, Meryl Streep was in a movie, so she got an Oscar nomination.
There aren’t a lot of big surprises, no Deadpool takeover, but it seems pretty fair. No independent movies seemed needlessly shut out, but the most Hollywood movie possible of course got all the glory.
It’s heartening to see that a wider range of films received nominations rather than just a parade of movies about the Holocaust or tragic, yet dull, biopics about heroes of our time. It’s cool that Arrival is nominated alongside Moonlight.
Will this be a thrill-a-minute ride of an Oscars broadcast? Probably not. But at least there’s something a little different and that’s a start.
Here’s the nominations from the largest categories:
Hell or High Water
La La Land
Manchester by the Sea
Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea
Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge
Ryan Gosling, La La Land
Viggo Mortensen, Captain Fantastic
Denzel Washington, Fences
Isabelle Huppert, Elle
Ruth Negga, Loving
Natalie Portman, Jackie
Emma Stone, La La Land
Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins
Mahershala Ali, Moonlight
Jeff Bridges, Hell or High Water
Lucas Hedges, Manchester by the Sea
Dev Patel, Lion
Michael Shannon, Nocturnal Animals
Viola Davis, Fences
Naomie Harris, Moonlight
Nicole Kidman, Lion
Octavia Spencer, Hidden Figures
Michelle Williams, Manchester by the Sea
La La Land, Damien Chazelle
Hacksaw Ridge, Mel Gibson
Moonlight, Barry Jenkins
Manchester by the Sea, Kenneth Lonergan
Arrival, Denis Villeneuve
Turns out no one at the Oscars got the memo that there are other minorities besides black people. Which also meant they didn’t get the memo that using racial stereotypes to get a cheap laugh probably wasn’t the smartest thing to do. As was covered by every single media outlet on Monday, this year’s racially sensitive Oscars trotted out a couple of Asian stereotype jokes because, haha, they’re not going to say anything.
The first bit was where they introduced accountants from PricewaterhouseCoopers who ended up being two Asian boys and an Asian girl because Asians are good at math and hardworking, you see. Though one of the kids couldn’t figure out where he was supposed to stand thereby ruining the one good Asian stereotype. Asians were probably more pissed about that than the joke. Said Chris Rock, “If anybody’s upset about that joke, just tweet about it on your phone that was also made by these kids.” Get it? Child labor joke. Heyoooo!
A little while later, Sacha Baron Cohen came out as Ali G and doubled down. This time it was a joke about yellow people and small dongs. He was talking about minions, obviously. The old switcheroo! Zzzzz.
Here’s a fun game to play when you’re debating whether or not to use a joke like this at the Oscars. Restructure the joke with a black stereotype. For example, this one was an overt racial remark about physical appearance + negative stereotype = oh, no, I’m describing this other thing. Then think about telling that joke in front of a bunch of black people you’ve never met. If you think it’d get your ass kicked, it’s probably best you don’t use it.
Don’t get me wrong. Satire is great. I love satire. But only if it’s clever. If you’ve read this site long enough, you’ll realize I have no idea how to be clever and neither did anyone at the Oscars. These jokes were the jokes a white person tells only in a room full of other white people.
If you want an example of good satire, look at Matt Stone and Trey Parker.
I know this Oscar post is a little late but you know what they say. Screw you! Anyway, on Sunday night, Leonardo DiCaprio finally won that Oscar he’s been searching for. If you bottled up his tears from past years, there would have been enough to erode a piece of gold into an actual statue.
Granted, the award seemed a little tainted. You could definitely make a very compelling argument that he handedly deserved that trophy and no one would argue that point in the least, but we’ll never know if this was a pity Oscar or not.
Either way, Leo doesn’t care. He got his golden statue. His post-Oscar speech to his friends probably went something like, “The Pussy Posse rides tonight!” And then a 25-year-old model rode him reverse cowboy into the sunset.
George Clooney, Taraji P. Henson, & More Celebs Get SLAMMED In Jimmy Kimmel’s Movie Edition Of Mean Tweets — Watch!
The Oscars are right around the corner, which means it is time for another glamorous night of Hollywood's biggest stars to get together and honor each other.
Before all of the A-listers get a ton of praise, Jimmy Kimmel thought it would be a great idea to round up some of the hottest actors and actresses to have them read mean tweets.
Apparently, someone out there thinks George Clooney is a "gross ratty old man" and someone else calls out Taraji P. Henson for being "extremely ghetto" in real life. Not to mention, another Twitter user says Sean Penn has a "penis nose", a "scrotum face", and "an anus mouth." LOLz!
Ch-ch-check out the star studded version of Kimmel's Mean Tweets (below) and let us know what your favorite reaction was!
Make sure you catch Jimmy Kimmel Live! when it airs weeknights at 11:35 p.m. EST on ABC!
With the Academy Awards now less than one week away, more attention is being drawn to the fact that this year’s Oscars will be dominated by white actors. There has been talk of boycotts and lots of…
Former Fresh Prince of Bel-Air star Janet Hubert has a lot on her mind these days!
But now, the 60-year-old has Stacey Dash in her crosshairs -- and she has some more harsh feedback to give!
And you best believe Aunt Viv had a LOT to say about Dash on Friday during her interview with The Huffington Post, quipping:
"Somebody needs to slap the little bit of black she got on her off of her, okay? Because girlfriend has worked on BET more than most actresses have. I think she's just saying this kind of bull because she wants sensationalism."
Hubert even went as far as to call the Fox News contributor a "media ho"! Oh, the shade!
Watch a clip of the interview (below) to hear the actress go off!
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It looks like Johnny Depp's all smiles -- despite recent drama down under!
On Thursday, the actor was spotted mingling with fans while leaving the set of his most recent Pirates of the Caribbean film.
"I'm going to move in with the mayor and Amber and I are going to settle in with the mayor and probably live in the garage for a while, find a spot and get some pets."
LOLz! Tell us how you really feel, Johnny.
He followed the joke with a quick "Oopsie" -- but we saw what you did there.
As we previously reported, officials down under threatened to put the Mortdecai performer's two yorkshire terriers under after they were illegally brought into the country. WHOA!
The star reportedly shelled out $300,000 to charter a flight for his beloved pups to return back to LA. Talk about a ruff life!
But, hey at least we can all laugh about it now!
Welcome to the lady pond, Tatum O'Neal!
While promoting her son Kevin McEnroe's new book Our Town -- a fictionalized account of the life and struggles of the Oscar winner's mom, Joanna Moore -- the conversation quickly turned to the 51-year-old actress' burgeoning love life.
And it turns out, the former child star is loving the ladies!
"I like women… I definitely have been dating mostly women recently."
Get it, gurl!
The Paper Moon star only had rave reviews when it came to subject of same-sex sex!
"I think women are the most amazing creatures on earth… They're gentle, and also more intelligent than the men that I've met recently. I don't have a steady right now, but I look forward to it."
Holy cow! Thing are getting steamy!
But before you categorize the Miz O'Neal as bisexual or a lesbian, think again!
She refuses to define herself, claiming:
"I'm not one or the other."
In case you didn't know, the thespian was previously married to tennis legend John McEnroe and has three children -- Kevin, 29, Sean, 28 and Emily, 24.
We're so happy that Tatum is happy and isn't afraid to explore her sexuality!
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