Today's Evil Beet Gossip

Michelle Rodriguez is sorry for saying minorities are “stealing” white roles

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Michelle Rodriguez has always been known as a hot ass mess, but she took things to the next level this week when she was asked by TMZ on Friday if she was going to join The Green Lantern. Her response?

“That’s the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard. Because of this whole ‘minorities in Hollywood’ thing. It’s so stupid. It’s like, you know, stop stealing all the white people’s superheroes. Make up your own.”

Wow. That’s… special. Of course, someone managed to point out what a fuckwad she sounded like, and she decided to issue a lengthy apology via Facebook on Sunday:

If you can’t be bothered to watch the video, here’s what she has to say:

“I stuck my foot in my mouth — once again. I have a tendency to like, you know, speak without a filter. Sorry about that. What I really meant was… there’s a language, and the language that you speak in Hollywood is a successful franchise. I think that there there are many cultures in Hollywood that are not white, and can come up with their own mythology.”

“It doesn’t matter what culture you come from. I’m just saying that instead of trying to turn a girl character into a guy or instead of trying to turn a white character into a black character or a Latin character, I think that people should stop being lazy and, you know, that people should actually make an effort in Hollywood to develop their own mythology.”

Yes, Michelle, in a perfect world, Hollywood would be happy to finance films written/directed by and/or starring mostly minorities, but that’s not reality. Not to mention all the white-washing of roles that are actually MEANT to be played by people of colour… but whatever.

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Ryan Phillippe: Super Feminist

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You don’t hear too much about Ryan Phillippe these days, and probably for a reason – after all, he hasn’t made many good movies, has he? I mean, at least he’s still making movies, sorta? In a new interview with Elle, Ryan opens up about being probably the biggest feminist EVER (yes, that’s sarcasm), all the stuff he’s up to and his battles with depression.

On Feminism: “I’m very feminist, man. I was raised by four women, my dad worked the 4 P.M. to midnight shift, so I was basically raised by four women. I’m so pro, pro female. There were some people laughing at Patricia Arquette’s statement at the Oscars, but, in the state of California, women make 83 cents on the dollar compared to the man’s full dollar. I mean over time, and over bodies, that adds up! It’s not equal!”

On Depression: “You know, depression has been a huge obstacle for me ever since I was a child. As you get older I think it decreases some, but I’m just innately kind of a sad person. I’m empathetic, and I take on the feelings of others and transpose myself into the position of others. … There’s great value to it, but it can also ruin your fucking life. But, that being said, if it was a choice between being this way or being completely ignorant I’d prefer to suffer through the sadness than to be a complete moron with no feelings.”

On Doing Stuff: “I’m still acting… I produced a documentary… I’m really involved in helping to liberate a small country… And then I was writing and directing my first independent film; I’m directing my second this spring. I’m raising kids, as a single father, and I’ve got this startup. I get comments all the time on social media like, ‘What ever happened to him?’ or ‘Where have you been?’ Like, I’m doing stuff! It may not be stuff that you see, but I’m doing stuff.”

Well, that clears that up. He still looks pretty good, though, doesn’t he? If you’re into that sorta thing.

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Lady Gaga and Taylor Kinney plunged into freezing water for charity

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Lady Gaga and Taylor Kinney recently announced (confirmed) their engagement, but instead of sitting at home planning their wedding, they’ve been hitting the streets (or Lake Michigan) in the name of charity. That’s right, the happy couple took part in the Chicago Polar Plunge on Sunday to benefit the local chapter of the Special Olympics.

A few other celebs were on hand for the special occasion, including Taylor’s Chicago Fire co-stars David Eigenberg, Randy Flagler, Jon Seda and Brian Geraghty and Vince Vaughn, who was the guest of honour because a bunch of people on Twitter got the hashtag #VinnyDippin trending? Whatever, it was for a good cause.

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Justin Bieber is officially 21 now

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Justin Bieber turned 21 on Sunday, and now he can legally drink alcohol in America! Yeah! Someone get him his first beer! After all, isn’t life wonderful?



In all seriousness, JB apparently rented a private island for the special occasion and got what the kids probably call crunkadelic (is that still a thing? Let’s pretend it is) all night long. It looked like a real amazing time!

Happy belated birthday, Justin. Let’s hope you make good on your promise not to be a dickhead this year!

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People were not happy with Dakota Johnson’s SNL sketch about ISIS

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The internet seems to have lost its collective mind over a sketch that appeared on last night’s episode of Saturday Night Live. In the piece in question, host Dakota Johnson appears as a girl being dropped off by her dad presumably to go away to the army, like the Toyota commercial. In actuality, she’s joining ISIS, and she hops into a truck full of militants blasting guns off into the air and that’s about it.

See for yourself:

I don’t really get the uproar over this (though I’m sure some of our comment trolls will enlighten me and/or say I’m as bad as the terrorists) and frankly, I think SNL has said far worse in their day. This is poking fun at the unfortunate reality that Western girls are being recruited into a terrorist organization and going, but like… SNL has been making light of serious shit for years. It’s kind of the show’s whole point.

What did you think of the sketch? It was hardly hilarious, but I don’t think it was awful…

By the way, Taran Killam, who plays the dad in the sketch, had this to say:  “Proud of this. Freedom to mock is our greatest weapon. Thanks to the writers who asked not to be mentioned by name.”

Taylor Swift on being single: ‘No one’s going to sign up for this’

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Taylor Swift has a great  life – she’s a worldwide superstar, she’s got tons of friends and a close family – what’s not to love? The one thing missing from her existence these days, as everyone in the press keeps pointing out, is a romantic partner. Sure, she’s done her share of dating, but she’s sworn men off in recent months because they just don’t fit into her grand plans. In fact, she doesn’t know when she’ll be in a relationship again, as she explained in a new interview with The Telegraph.

Ask her what the tape looks like if you fast-forward five years and she seems less certain. ‘I’ll be 30,’ she gasps. ‘I’ll probably still be single, let’s be honest. No one’s going to sign up for this and everything that goes with it. Like, “Hi, nice to meet you, want a date? Do you love camera flashes? I hope you do!” I don’t know what’s going to happen if I’m ever content in a relationship – no idea how that’s going to work,’ she continues, still smiling. ‘I don’t even know if that’s possible with the life I have.

‘“In five years’ time she’ll be so afraid of everything, she doesn’t leave her house,”’ she says, laughing self-mockingly. ‘“She’s just surrounded by cats. So many cats, they’ve divided themselves up into armies and she wanders around lint-rolling the couch that no one’s going to sit on because she’s afraid to have people over…”’

Aw, that’s… sweet? Sad? I can’t really decide. I know she’s being lighthearted and self-deprecating here, and I also know that fame is her choice and she could leave it behind if she really wanted to. She’s certainly made enough money to live the rest of her life rather comfortably without having to be in the spotlight. But fame just seems so isolating – I couldn’t do it. I don’t think you need romance to make your life complete, so that’s not what saddens me, but it’s not knowing who can handle that life alongside you – even down to friends. You never know who you can trust. Shame.

Anyhow, Taylor also spoke about the perception of her as a serial kill-and-tell-er:

‘My point is not to be sexy, my point is not to turn masses of people on.’ And she made a determined attempt to cause a ‘change in the narrative’ that had portrayed her as some sort of serial-dating bunny-boiler (an idea her song Blank Space skewers deliciously, by writing from the perspective of that character). ‘There was a bit of a reputation for having a lot of boy-bashing songs,’ she says, referring to the likes of I Knew You Were Trouble and Should’ve Said No. ‘Which is a sexist way of saying heartbreak songs. To trivialise someone who’s heartbroken is really cruel. But people have to simplify things,’ she says. ‘Everybody’s got busy lives, they don’t have time to form a complex opinion of me and my music. I’m in a different place in my life, where love isn’t really a priority. I haven’t dated anyone in years so there’s less chatter about the serial dater thing. I’m just really excited at an awards show when they don’t make some weird joke about my dating life.’

And about her refusal to ever discuss her feud with Katy Perry publicly:

‘I’m not giving them anything to write about,’ she says, smiling steelily. ‘I’m not walking up the street with boys, I’m not stumbling out of clubs drunk. But I’m never going to talk about her in my interview. It’s not going to happen.’

Well, that’s that. More deep thoughts from Taylor Swift. Sure, I get why some people find certain things about her to be somewhat obnoxious, but I can’t help but find her really likeable.

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Lupita Nyong’o’s Oscars dress returned by thief because the pearls are fake

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Ha – talk about poetic justice. The thief who stole Lupita Nyong’o‘s $150,000 pearl Oscars dress got a rude awakening when he attempted to have it appraised, leading to the dress’s return. You see, the dude who lifted the dress from Lupita’s hotel room took two of the pearls to see how much they’re worth, only to find out that they’re fake and therefore pretty much worthless. Uh oh!

TMZ broke the story … the thief called us Friday afternoon and said he took 2 of the pearls down to the Garment District in L.A. and learned they were fake. That’s when he returned the dress to the hotel.

Law enforcement sources tell us … Calvin Klein‘s people never told them if the pearls were real or fake. We’re told the only person who represented the pearls as real and valued the dress at $150K was Lupita’s stylist.

A source directly connected with the Women’s Creative Director of Calvin Klein, Francisco Costa, put it this way to TMZ, “Did anyone ever say they were real from Calvin Klein? I always assumed everyone knew they were fake, but I guess not.”

The source awesomely adds, “Do they really make dresses out of real jewels since Cleopatra died?”

That’s hilarious! Just goes to show that you’re never too famous to wear faux.

The thief was apparently all bent out of shape and said he called TMZ just to “expose Hollywood’s fake bullshit”, but like… what? You’re mad because you stole a dress thinking you were going to get rich and it backfired. I bet he wishes now that he stole Lupita’s Oscars gift bag, which WAS actually worth $125,000. Whoever this idiot is, I’m glad he didn’t make  a penny off his crime.

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