The mess in Charlottesville, Virginia became an even bigger debacle for President Trump yesterday than it already was, when he seemed to almost take back his criticism of the KKK, Nazis, and white supremacists. He even suggested that the people protesting the bigotry were just as much to blame for the violence, and said there were, quote, “very fine people” on both sides. (If you want to delve further into the CRAZY, you can grab clips from Delicious Audio.)
Well, for better or worse, celebrities had a lot to say about it. Here are some of their reactions . . .
LeBron James: “Hate has always existed in America. Yes we know that but Donald Trump just made it fashionable again! Statues has nothing to do with us now!”
Jimmy Kimmel: “I haven’t seen anything that crazy since Tyson bit Holyfield.” (Jimmy also went off on Trump on his show last night.)
Rosie O’Donnell: “[eff] you donald trump. #ImpeachTrumpNow”
J.K. Rowling: “One good thing about that abomination of a speech: it’s now impossible for any Trump supporter to pretend they don’t know what he is.”
Kumail Nanjiani: “If you think this will hurt him politically, you’re naive. This helps him with his base. This helps him with his people. Of course it does.”
The Daily Show: “Today is the day Donald Trump became president of the Confederacy.”
Noman Lear: “I fought Nazis in World War II. They aren’t ‘very fine people.'”
John Legend: “One of the most transparent lies Trump told today is that he likes to wait for the facts before he makes a statement. Hahahahahaahaha.”
Ellen DeGeneres: “When it comes to love, kindness, acceptance and progress, I believe there is only one side.”
B.J. Novak: “I guess I’m a genius because I actually had a bad feeling about this guy quite a while ago.”
Mindy Kaling talked about her pregnancy on the “Today” show yesterday, saying she’s looking forward to motherhood because, quote, “It’s so unknown to me.”
She added, quote, “I have a lot of control over a lot of aspects of my life, and this is one where I’m like, ‘OK, it’s out of my hands,’ which is kind of a fun feeling.”
Another thing she’s looking forward to is being able to CRITICIZE other moms: Quote, “It’s so easy to criticize parenting until you’re a parent. “So one of the nice things about becoming a parent is that I’ll be able to openly criticize other parenting because I will have a child.”
There’s still no word who the father is, and apparently, nobody asked.
During the course of Taylor Swift’s trial against a Denver DJ she accused of groping her, a crafts store located across the street from the courthouse put up daily messages made out of Post-its in support of the singer. Each day, the Craftsy staff shared inspiring lyrics from Taylor songs like, “People throw rocks at things that shine” and “Begin again.” Apparently, Taylor saw the messages. Because on Tuesday, Craftsy received a bunch of bouquets thanking them. One of the employees shared a photo of the excited staff on Twitter and captioned it, “Taylor Swift’s gratitude continues. She wowed @beCraftsy today sending over assortment of elegant floral arrangements.”
Anna Faris opened up for the first time about her split from Chris Pratt on Tuesday’s episode of her podcast Unqualified. “Hey dear listeners, I just want to thank you all so much for all the love I’ve been receiving, and I truly love you,” she said at the beginning in a heartfelt message. Faris later advised a listener who called in about having problems with her boyfriend. “Don’t feel afraid to feel your independence if things aren’t right,” Faris told her. “…Know your worth, know your independence, know that you’re young, and there’s so many people out there…. I hope you get to live it all and experience a whole lot of people. Life is too short for you to be in relationships where you’re not feeling like this isn’t fully right or somebody doesn’t have your back or somebody doesn’t value you in every way.”
On Tuesday night’s episode of Bachelor in Paradise, Chris Harrison welcomed the remaining contestants back to Mexico after filming was halted for two weeks due to sexual assault allegations involving DeMario Jackson and Corinne Olympios. After discussing the definition of “consent” and the role that DeMario’s race played in the drama involving Corinne, the cast voted unanimously to stay in paradise and continue with the show. The episode also featured a glimpse at the Mexico wedding of Carly Waddell and Evan Bass, who met and fell in love during season three of Bachelor in Paradiselast year.
Chris Hemsworth has revealed he was a little starstruck the first time he met fellow Marvel hero Chris Pratt. “The first time I really met Chris Pratt–and went on set with him and the Guardians–I was weirdly shaken,” Hemsworth says in a new interview with ELLE. “I don’t know why. He’s just so charismatic. And good at what he does.” The two worked together on the upcoming Marvel team-up, Avengers: Infinity War, which will feature Hemsworth as Thor and Pratt as Star-Lord. The film is out May 4, 2018.
Flip or Flop star Christina El Moussa has officially filed for divorce from her ex Tarek–six months after he filed his papers and requested spousal support. According to court documents obtained by People, Christina cites “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for the split between the pair and requests joint custody of their two children. She also requests spousal support from Tarek and asks the court to terminate his request for spousal support. Additionally, Christina wants Tarek to be held responsible for all legal costs she incurs as part of the divorce proceedings. Despite their various disagreements, the two are still filming their HGTV series together.
Bella Hadid sports a cropped pixie cut on the cover of Vogue Arabia’s first September issue, months after her older sister Gigi appeared on the first-ever issue in March. “I am so honored and proud to be on this cover of Vogue Arabia… specifically to represent and cherish my half-Palestinian blood from my father and his strong, loving, wonderful Arab side of my family,” wrote the 20-year-old model, who is Palestinian American on her father’s side. “This cover is in honor of my teta Khair Hadid, my family, and my Arab/ Muslim friends out there.. Thank you so much for allowing me to be a part of the newest international Vogue and thank you Vogue Arabia for continuing to celebrate and accept all different cultures and customs the way we all should.”
Fans of Elvis Presley expressed displeasure this week when they learned it would cost $28.75 to visit the late musician’s grave on the 40th anniversary of his death. According to the Associated Press, Graceland said in a written statement Tuesday that visitors who attend the vigil through today must have an Elvis Week Property Pass wristband. The $28.75 wristband also provides access to a new $45 million entertainment complex at the Memphis tourist attraction. The move marks the first time since Elvis’ death in 1977 that fans have been charged to attend the annual candlelight vigil. “I don’t think Elvis would like it if he knew the fans were charged to go up and see,” one attendee said while waiting in line Tuesday.