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Turkish people think Julianne Moore’s acting sucks

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Julianne Moore is one of the best actresses of her generation, I’d say – and I feel like most people agree with that, considering she’s got Oscars, Golden Globes and a shit ton of other awards. She’s also smart, strikingly beautiful, kind and seems to be an all-around lovely person. But not according to the people of Turkey, since they fired Julianne from a tourism campaign for her “poor acting”.

The movie star has been dropped as the face of Turkey’s tourism campaign due to her “poor acting” skills, according to the Turkish media outlet Hürriyet Daily News (via New York Daily News).

Moore reportedly filmed a promotional video titled “Home Of,” which showed her traveling in an airplane while recalling childhood memories of her visits to Turkey. Shot in Los Angeles last year, the film was supposed to air in Turkey beginning in February 2014.

But the Hürriyet Daily News reports that the country’s Culture and Tourism Ministry were unhappy with the actress’ performance and wanted her to reshoot the film. When Moore rejected their request, the project was canceled, with ministry sources citing her “poor acting” as the reason.

Damn, that’s pretty harsh! However, it’s also pretty harsh that Julianne Moore is schilling for Turkish tourism. Is money seriously that tight? Say it ain’t so! I want so much more for you! You have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, for God’s sake!

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Rebel Wilson says there’s no one her size or age in Hollywood

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People started going batshit for Rebel Wilson when she appeared in Bridesmaids, then really lost their minds over her when Pitch Perfect came on. A quirky, hilarious, self-described “fat girl”? Oh, behave! What joy! And yeah, she’s great – she seems really down-to-earth and like a lot of fun, and it’s great to see representations in Hollywood of bodies that aren’t stick thin. But is Rebel really the only one holding the torch? Eh… she seems to think so.

From Elle:

“You need to be physically strong for this job. I like to have the stamina to work 16 hours a day. I may eat a lot, but I am very healthy.”

On fashion: “It’s becoming important for me. I saw a lot of girls were beginning to notice what I wear and I feel a kind of responsibility, because there aren’t any women in Hollywood my size and age.”

On her career: “How I see it is, I do two types of job: dream jobs like female-driven comedies and the other job which is basically the boys’ club. I have done three big movies with men – these are talented, strong-minded males, but you have to find a way to work that system.

“Those male roles are 90% written and formed by the time the filming starts but the female roles are only 20% there. It’s unfair, but I love being funny so I improve the role, work with the limited parameters and opportunities and maximise them… If you are a woman in that situation you work harder, sharpen your skills more; you need to be two or three times as good as the guys. I just go in there and try and crush it.”

I really do hate to be the naysayer here, but I have to point out the fact that Rebel is 29 and I don’t know her weight, nor do I need to. But what about Melissa McCarthy? Gabourey Sidibe? Queen Latifah? Lena Dunham? (I know that last one’s a stretch!) Of course, I do get what Rebel’s saying – while I could name 4 other actresses there that don’t fit the standard showbiz mold, that’s literally about the only 4 that exist, which is messed up, and it’s great that she’s carved a place out for herself amongst that.

And yeah, she does crush it.

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Zayn Malik thinks he’s Bon Iver in first solo track

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Zayn Malik only officially left One Direction about a week ago, but he’s already got a solo track out. Produced by big-time UK producer Naughty Boy (who did a lot with Sam Smith), the song is called “I Won’t Mind” and frankly doesn’t sound anything like Zayn… but I say that not knowing what the guy really sounds like. I wish this was an April Fool’s joke, but alas…

What this track DOES sound like is a Bon Iver B-Side that thankfully didn’t make it to the album, down to the super-dubbed vocals and the echoing percussion that fades the track out. It’s not particularly good and I feel like Zayn probably only recorded this for shits and giggles rather than with the intent of putting it out in any kind of official capacity because it just doesn’t cut the mustard.

But here, you have a listen:

Considering that this kid has whinged on and on about how he doesn’t want to be famous and wants a normal life – and considering Naughty Boy was the one who originally posted the track online – I’m gonna give him the benefit of the doubt and figure he probably didn’t want this out. Especially since it’s pretty shitty.

Oh, and Louis Tomlinson, Zayn’s former 1D bandmate, is NOT happy about all this – he and Naughty Boy got in a huge Twitter spat over the track leak since apparently Louis thinks it’s insensitive to those who are still in mourning.

What do you think of the song?

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OK Magazine apologizes for claiming Katy Perry is pregnant

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Celebrity magazines are always making shit up – it’s par for the course. The issue is now, in 2015, they’re getting called out on it by the stars themselves and are starting to be backed into corners and are having to apologize and retract their bullshit publicly. Just last month, US Weekly was forced to issue a statement over quotes they completely made up out of thin air that were supposedly from Kendall Jenner. Now, it’s OK Magazine groveling after they falsely claimed that Katy Perry is pregnant and planning to get married. Like, WHAT?

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Yikes. Katy herself even felt the need to humiliate them further by speaking out on her own Twitter page:


Ooh, get ‘em, KP. I can’t even believe OK was that desperate and stupid to think they were going to pass that story off as real. So ridiculous.

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Harvey Weinstein is being questioned over an alleged sexual assault

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Uh oh – this is bad news. Harvey Weinstein is being questioned by the NYPD in regards to an alleged sexual assault in which he is said to have groped a woman. The incident is said to have taken place between Weinstein and a 22-year-old woman last week in New York City’s Tribeca neighbourhood.

From Variety:

The woman accused the Weinstein Co. boss of touching her breasts and hips, police confirmed. The Daily News, which broke the story, reported that the incident took place at around 6 p.m. Friday at the Tribeca Film Center.

But another source told Variety that there were no official events held at the Tribeca Film Center on Friday night, and the Weinstein Co. shares office space with Tribeca Enterprises. Police could not immediately confirm if the alleged assault took place at Weinstein’s offices or in another part of the building.

An investigation is ongoing and no charges have been filed. Neither the district attorney’s office nor the Weinstein Co. responded to requests for comment. Weinstein is expected to attend the New York premiere of his latest drama “Woman in Gold” at MoMA on Monday night with star Helen Mirren.

Huh. This all seems a bit random to just be bullshit, but there aren’t many details available at this point. I’m sure we’ll be hearing more as they become available (IF they become available).

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Megan Fox swears she’s not narcissistic

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Megan Fox is a pretty hot lady, right? We can all generally agree that she’s extremely conventionally attractive, even if she doesn’t really do it for us personally? Okay then. It stands to reason that Megan herself knows she’s hot, considering she’s not very good at acting and yet has managed to carve herself somewhat of a career out of her physical appearance. But so what? Just because she’s a babe doesn’t also mean she’s not a totally down-to-earth, intelligent lady.

From Harper’s Bazaar Arabia (via US Weekly):

“I would say most people assume that I’m not very smart or educated or earnest, because I have this image that I’m sort of narcissistic, chasing attention, and wanting people to like me. It makes me laugh because I’ve done plenty of interviews and when you read the article from beginning to end you can see that I’m not your typical music video model.”

Who would call her a music video model? Is that even a thing? I’m sure she’s not an idiot, despite having said quite a few idiotic things in her day, but I don’t really feel like anyone ever says any of these things about Megan Fox except Megan Fox herself, who denies that she’s dumb, narcissistic, etc. Am I missing something?

Anyhoo, here’s what Megan had to say about not knowing what she was doing in Hollywood at the start of her career:

“In Transformers I was a kid, I had no idea what I was doing. There was nothing for me to do [in that movie], but then I did nothing and that was my own call,” she explained of her criticized breakout role opposite Shia LaBeouf, which she was ultimately fired from after comparing working with Michael Bay to Hitler. “I don’t take it personally because in some ways I acknowledge and agree. But at the same time…established comedians and Quentin Tarantino have come up to me and said, ‘I really liked Jennifer’s Body, you were really good in that’. The people whose opinions matter liked it, so I’m OK with that.”

HAHAHA OF COURSE Quentin Tarantino liked Jennifer’s Body – that’s the most obvious thing I’ve ever heard. That still doesn’t mean it was any good.

What’s your favourite Megan Fox movie?

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