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‘Furious 7′ is killin’ it at the box office

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I’ll admit it – I haven’t actually seen any of the Fast & Furious movies. Well, I’ve kinda seen part of one of them (no idea which one), but it was on in the background and I was distracted with something else, so I couldn’t tell you what happened other than Vin Diesel speeding down a dirt road trying to get someone who I think, if I remember right, was Jordana Brewster or Michelle Rodriguez off the back of a speeding train. Somehow, I feel like that one scene probably accurately sums up the entire series, but I’m probably wrong. People LOVE this shit – to the point that Furious 7, the latest installment in the franchise, brought in a whopping $143.6 million in North America alone during its opening weekend, as Variety reports.

That establishes a new high-water mark for the month of April, blowing past the $95 million debut of “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” and standing as the highest-grossing kickoff for any film in the “Fast and Furious” franchise. It also ranks ninth among the top 10 openings in history.

It’s also the highest opening since The Hunger Games: Catching Fire back in 2013, which is pretty impressive. Chances are people turned up to see this largely because it was Paul Walker‘s final on-screen appearance, so the whole thing was a bit of a memorial for him.

So shoot straight with me – have any of you seen Furious 7 and does it live up to the hype? Are you a fan of the series at large?

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Michelle Rodriguez will never play “the slut”

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So, can we take a second to talk about Michelle Rodriguez? As in, what the hell is wrong with her? Sure, she’s no stranger to putting her foot in her mouth, but after her latest quotes during an interview with NJ.com, it seems she completely and utterly lacks any self-awareness whatsoever and clearly needs to get a grip on reality. You see, Michelle sees herself as a Serious Actress, one who’s VERY choosy about which roles she takes on.

Q: You were still, though, only 21, 22. Didn’t you get people trying to push your career in a certain way? Coming at you with a lot of well-intentioned advice?

A: Well, I don’t know how well-intentioned it was! But you know, here’s the thing – I have such a strong sense of self, there are certain lines I just won’t cross. I’m really picky about the parts I choose. I can’t be the slut. I cannot be just the girlfriend. I can’t be the girl who gets empowered because she’s been raped. I can’t be the girl who gets empowered and then dies. So I just said to myself, look, you’re going to just have to create your own archetype, doesn’t matter if you go broke doing it. And I almost did go broke, twice! But people finally got it: OK, Michelle is not malleable, you’re not going to influence her by shining fame and money at her, and they stopped offering me that sort of stuff. But you know, it’s a Catch-22. It’s helped me and it’s screwed me. I’ve stuck to my guns and I’m proud and people get it. But I also haven’t carried a movie since “Girlfight.”

Welp, nothing bears the mark of a true thespian like Fast and Furious 7, I suppose. I mean, is she serious? I mean, I’m glad that she – at least in her own head? – has some kind of standards, but… really? Also, LOL to “Michelle is not malleable” – considering that’s basically the job description of an actor, I think we might have an issue here…

Do what you need to do to pay the bills, but don’t act like you’re all noble and shit doing it. Sorry, not buying it.

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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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Uh, so… Michelle Rodriguez and Zac Efron are actually doing it

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Zac Efron has been spending time in Italy lately with some entrepreneur and Michelle Rodriguez and some other randoms. It seemed an unlikely group, but hey, Hollywood is weird and friends exist that you’d never expect. I never gave a second thought to Michelle and Zac being anything more than friends, but it seems they indeed are, as they’ve been caught kissing and canoodling and THIS IS SO WEIRD.

Can someone explain this pairing to me? Is this about drugs? It seems so bizarre – never in a million years would I have put them together even as friends, let alone as romantic partners.

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Evan Rachel Wood is NOT hooking up with Michelle Rodriguez

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Today is shaping up to be a pretty gay day here on Evil Beet – my apologies (except not) to everyone this might offend, but we have IMPORTANT NEWS to report. This time around, the rumour mill is concentrating on Evan Rachel Wood and Michelle Rodriguez. Evan just split with husband Jamie Bell because she cares about her baby too much, and last we heard from Michelle, she was doing it with Cara Delevingne… but are they now hooking up with EACH OTHER? That’s the word on the street, anyway… but alas, it’s untrue.





Well, that settles that, I guess. I do think it’s ridiculous that just because two people are openly gay/bisexual/whatever, they’re automatically dating. Here’s a clue to idiots everywhere: just because you happen to like the same sex doesn’t mean you like EVERYONE of that sex. Just like straight people don’t automatically like everyone of the opposite sex. It’s pretty simple.

Anyhow, keep doing you, EVR.

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It’s Official: Michelle Rodriguez and Cara Delevingne Are Dating

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Colour no one surprised – Michelle Rodriguez and Cara Delevingne are an actual couple and are giving it a go. Dear God. Everyone sorta figured that was the case since they were drooling all over each other (and everyone else) when they showed up drunk at that basketball game earlier this year. Then they started talking about remaking Thelma & Louise together and that basically sealed the deal.

Well, now Michelle has publicly acknowledged what’s sure to be a short-term union in a new interview with The Mirror:

Gushing about the 21-year-old, the smitten Fast & Furious star said: “It’s going really well. She’s so cool. When we started hanging out I just thought she was awesome, and we have the best time together. She’s hard though. You wouldn’t want to mess with her in a fight.”

Well, that’s… sweet? I dunno, this whole thing just kinda weirds me out. Of course I love having people on the team – the more the merrier! – but I just have so many questions about this one. How did they meet? Where? How did they start ~doin’ it~? Are they serious about this or is this just a “we’ll sleep together when we meet up and then I’ll be on my way” thing? The world may never know…

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Are Cara Delevingne and Michelle Rodriguez Remaking ‘Thelma and Louise’

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Michelle Rodriguez and Cara Delevingne have become best friends/lesbian lovers over the past few months, spreading their drunken glee around the globe and now… maybe to the big screen? Michelle is an actress and Cara wants to be one, and because of that there’s been talks that they might do a remake of Thelma and Louise together. Like, WHAT?

From The Sun (via Vogue Australia):

In what may be the most unsubstantiated rumour since the announcement of Miranda Kerr’s supposed segue into a singing career, The Sun has reported Delevingne and Rodriguez (best known for her role in the Fast and Furious film series) are in talks about co-starring as the duo in a modern adaptation of the 1991 cult classic film.

Despite the fact that the friendship is still a relatively new one (they first bonded at a Knicks basketball game in January), The Sun reported Rodriguez is requesting Delevingne as her co-star.

While Delevingne’s acting experience to date is limited, she’s made her ambitions concerning the big screen known, and has even been credited with having “natural acting talent” by director Michael Winterbottom, who cast her for his 2014 release, The Face of an Angel, which was inspired by the 2009 murder trial involving Amanda Knox.

Oh Lord. First of all, it begs the question: Why the fuck are we even remaking Thelma and Louise? Why is it needed? Honestly, I would like to know. Second of all, if we ARE redoing it, WHY IS IT STARRING MICHELLE RODRIGUEZ? No disrespect, but her acting is average at best and just… no. Second of all, Cara Delevingne as her co-star? So, basically we’re trying to ensure that this is a straight-to-DVD release, right?

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