Sony Reportedly Wants Andrew Garfield Back As Spider-Man

As good a job as Tom Holland is doing on his own, Spider-Man fans would love to see him team up with his predecessors as Peter Parker, Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield. Following the animated Spider-Verse movie introducing the concept of multiple Spideys to audiences, it really doesn’t seem that far-fetched that a union of the three wall-crawlers could happen. And it appears that Sony is keen on the idea.

According to our sources – the same ones who said Marvel is eyeing Daniel Radcliffe for Moon Knight and Taskmaster would be the main villain in Black Widow – Sony is apparently raring to go with a live-action Spider-Verse film. And, yes, the plan would be for it to feature Holland, Maguire and Garfield. Interestingly, though, we’re hearing that the studio is particularly focused on getting Garfield involved again. Maybe they feel like they owe him after his Amazing Spider-Man franchise was cut short when they made a deal with Marvel to reboot the character in the MCU?

Though the Amazing duology aren’t all that well thought of, Garfield has always been a fan favorite, with many feeling that he’s unfairly overlooked in favor of Maguire and Holland. The British actor has made clear in the past that he was dedicated to playing the hero, and had to fight against corporate interference, before he was unceremoniously replaced. It would mean a lot to both the actor’s fans and probably the guy himself, then, if he was invited back.

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A live-action Spider-Verse has been rumored before, so it’s not just our sources saying this. What’s more, Sony’s Amy Pascal has openly stated that such a project is certainly a possibility. Honestly, if they can get all three stars together to make the movie, then they would have to be crazy not to go ahead with it as it would no doubt earn a ton of money and go down as the Spider-Man event of the decade.

At the very least, having Garfield return in some form as Spider-Man would make a lot of folks happy. And while it remains to be seen what will ultimately happen, this intel comes to us from the same sources who also said Tom Holland is now in talks for a Venom 2 cameo and John Cena is playing Dom’s brother in Fast & Furious 9, both of which we now know to be true. So, we’ve no reason to doubt it.

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Fury Road Sequel Gets Green Light, Begins Filming in Fall

Five years ago, decades after Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome hit theaters, visionary Australian director George Miller finally brought his franchise back with the action masterpiece Fury Road. The shoot, which took place in the dusty African desert, was legendarily challenging, but the final result was a universally acclaimed hit.

Now the 75-year-old director is getting ready to go back to war and film another installment of his groundbreaking series. A sequel to Fury Road was rumored when the film came out, but legal issues prevented it from moving forward. But those issues have since been resolved, and Miller is apparently ready to start shooting Mad Max: The Wasteland later this year.

Fury Road starred Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron, and the stars weren’t shy about discussing how difficult the filming was. It was shot in the Namib Desert in southern Africa, took 120 days, required reshoots, and featured friction between the two stars. One look at the finished film and it’s clear why it took so long; the movie is essentially one long chase scene with dangerous, elaborately staged stunts in the middle of the desert. It could not have been much fun!

But the movie was a huge success, and Miller was vocal about having enough material for additional movies. A dispute with Warner Bros. held things up, but now that it’s been resolved, Mad Max: The Wasteland, one of the director’s two ideas (the other is reportedly a spin-off focused Theron’s character Furiosa) appears to be moving forward as quickly as this fall.

There are no plot details yet, nor any casting confirmations for Hardy or Theron, but the news is exciting nonetheless. Miller has to wrap up his next movie, the decidedly less post-apocalyptic Three Thousand Years of Longing, before getting back to Max, but as of now, things appear to be moving ahead.

Hopefully, this shoot goes more smoothly!

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New Trailer: Blumhouse and Universal’s ‘The Hunt’ is Finally Being Released in March!

The most talked about movie of the year is the one nobody has seen…yet.

After being pulled from release last summer, Blumhouse and Universal’s controversial The Hunt will now finally see the light of day this coming March, we’ve just learned today.

The Hunt is on for Friday, March 13! Check out a new trailer below, which smartly plays up the controversy and makes it clear that it’s not quite the movie many assumed it was.

Universal said in a statement last August, explaining why they pulled the film amid mass shootings and political controversy, “We stand by our filmmakers and will continue to distribute films in partnership with bold and visionary creators, like those associated with this satirical social thriller, but we understand that now is not the right time to release this film.

The film was originally going to open September 27, 2019.

Twelve strangers wake up in a clearing. They don’t know where they are, or how they got there. They don’t know they’ve been chosen… for a very specific purpose … The Hunt.

In the shadow of a dark internet conspiracy theory, a group of elites gathers for the very first time at a remote Manor House to hunt ordinary Americans for sport. But the elites’ master plan is about to be derailed because one of The Hunted, Crystal (Betty Gilpin, “GLOW”), knows The Hunters’ game better than they do. She turns the tables on the killers, picking them off, one by one, as she makes her way toward the mysterious woman (two-time Oscar® winner Hilary Swank) at the center of it all.

From Jason Blum, the producer of Get Out and The Purge series, and Damon Lindelof, creator of the HBO series “Watchmen” and co-creator of the TV series “Lost,” comes a timely and provocative new satirical thriller that has already ignited a national conversation. Now, it’s time to decide for yourself.

The Hunt is written by Lindelof and his fellow “Watchmen” collaborator Nick Cuse and is directed by Craig Zobel (Z for Zachariah, “The Leftovers”).

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Controversial Horror Movie The Hunt Gets Release Date, New Trailer Arrives

The Hunt is a wild movie about rich elites hunting poor people for sport. The latest Blumhouse film was supposed to release in September 2019, but after a backlash online, it was pulled. Now, a new trailer and release date have arrived for the survival horror film.

As a surprise to anyone who was looking forward to The Hunt, the movie will now arrive in theaters on March 13–Friday the 13th, to be more precise. In celebration of the new release, Blumhouse has revealed a new trailer, leaning into the fact the movie is extremely controversial, even though no one has seen it yet. Check it out below.

Back in August, Universal pulled the movie from theatrical release following criticism of the film–as the film centers around elite liberals hunting down poor conservatives. Additionally, there was also a series of tweets from President Trump–referring to the film without naming it. At the time, Universal released this statement for The Hunt: “After thoughtful consideration, the studio has decided to cancel our plans to release the film. We stand by our filmmakers and will continue to distribute films in partnership with bold and visionary creators, like those associated with this satirical social thriller, but we understand that now is not the right time to release this film.”

In an interview with Variety, producer Jason Blum said they would make the film available to the President stating, “Our real hope is that the president sees the movie.” Blum went on to say that people’s perceptions of the movie–based on the trailer–were wrong. “We felt like everybody got it wrong because no one had seen the movie. It was the most talked about movie that no one has ever seen. So what both of us [Blum and co-writer Damon Lindelof] were very eager for people to see the movie and realize that the movie is 100% satire and pokes fun at both sides equally. We wanted to see that represented in what people were writing about, but again, they couldn’t because no one had seen it.”

In addition to the new trailer, a new poster has arrived with quotes on it from media outlets reporting on the 2019 controversy surrounding the film.

Universal and Blumhouse’s The Hunt movie poster

The official synopsis for the film reads, “In the shadow of a dark internet conspiracy theory, a group of elites gathers for the very first time at a remote Manor House to hunt ordinary Americans for sport. But the elites’ master plan is about to be derailed because one of The Hunted, Crystal (Betty Gilpin), knows The Hunters’ game better than they do. She turns the tables on the killers, picking them off, one by one, as she makes her way toward the mysterious woman (Hilary Swank) at the center of it all.”

The Hunt stars Glipin (GLOW), Emma Roberts (American Horror Story), Swank (Trust), Glen Howerton (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia), and Ethan Suplee (The Santa Clarita Diet). It’s directed by Craig Zobel, with a script by Lindleoff and Nick Cuse.

The Hunt arrives in theaters on March 13.

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Ladysmith Black Mambazo Founder Joseph Shabalala Dead at 78 – Rolling Stone

Joseph Shabalala, founder and director of the Grammy-winning South African vocal troupe Ladysmith Black Mambazo, died Tuesday, the South Africa Times reports. He was 78.

Ladysmith Black Mambazo’s manager, Xolani Majozi, confirmed Shabalala’s death, saying the musician was with his wife when he died. Majozi said a statement from Shabalala’s family would be released Tuesday, but added, “The group [Ladysmith Black Mambazo] is on tour in the U.S., but they have been informed and are devastated because the group is family.”

On Twitter, Ladysmith Black Mambazo wrote: “Our Founder, our Teacher and most importantly, our Father left us today for eternal peace. We celebrate and honor your kind heart and your extraordinary life. Through your music and the millions who you came in contact with, you shall live forever.”

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Founded in the early Sixties, Ladysmith Black Mambazo specialized in the traditional South African Zulu style of isicathamiya music and became world-renowned after appearing on Paul Simon’s 1986 album, Graceland. Shabalala co-wrote two songs on that record — “Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes” and “Homeless” — and he and Ladysmith Black Mambazo also joined Simon on his sprawling tour in support of the LP.

Simon learned of the group after watching them on a British television special — where they sang a song in German, no less — and in a 1987 interview with Rolling Stone he called Shabalala “an enormous cultural treasure, a cultural gold mine.”

Shabalala was born August 28th, 1941, in Ladysmith, South Africa, and left home for the nearby town of Durban when he was a teenager. There, he found work in a cotton factory, but also began to sing with a local isicathamiya group called the Highlanders. When he returned to Ladysmith, he formed Ladysmith Black Mambazo with relatives and other townspeople. The group’s name paid homage to the members’ hometown, and “Black” referred to the oxen and honored Shabalala’s farming roots. “Mambazo” is the Zulu word for a chopping ax — an allusion to the group’s vocal prowess.

Ladysmith Black Mambazo’s breakthrough came in the early Seventies with the release of their debut single, “Unomathemba,” which resonated with both black and white audiences in apartheid South Africa. Their first album, Amabutho, arrived in 1973 and became the first record by black musicians to go gold (25,000 copies sold) in South Africa. A deluge of equally successful records would follow, and although the group’s profile rose, its roots remained humble. At one point, Shabalala had to corral all of Ladysmith Black Mambazo for a last-minute appearance on Dutch television, but because some of the members still didn’t have phones, he had to put out a “calling all Mambazos” notice on local radio.

Following their collaboration with Simon on Graceland, Simon returned the favor and produced Ladysmith Black Mambazo’s 1987 album, Shaka Zulu. The album earned the group their first Grammy Award, for Best Folk Recording, and they would go on to win four more statues: Best Traditional World Music Album in 2004 and 2009, for Raise Your Spirit Higher and Illembe, and Best World Music Album in 2013 and 2018, for Live: Singing for Peace Around the World and Shaka Zulu Revisited: 30th Anniversary Celebration.

Along with Simon, Ladysmith Black Mambazo collaborated with an array of other artists, including Stevie Wonder, Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, Melissa Etheridge, and Josh Groban. They also provided music for films such as The Lion King, Part II, Coming to America, and Invictus. A documentary about the group, On Tip Toe: Gentle Steps to Freedom, earned an Oscar nomination in 2001 for Best Documentary Short. Ladysmith Black Mambazo also supplied the music for the 1993 Broadway musical The Story of Jacob Zulu, which earned them a pair of Tony nominations and a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Music in a Play.

Shabalala retired from Ladysmith Black Mambazo in 2014 due to deteriorating health. Although he continued to make sporadic appearances with the group, he passed on the leadership mantle to his son, Sibongiseni.

In a 1987 story for Rolling Stone, Shabalala explained how deeply ingrained music was for him, and continued to be, even as Ladysmith Black Mambazo became world-famous. “I am not in a hurry to go outside and sing for somebody,” he said. “There is something in me, in my veins, that needs music. That’s all. To me, it is good to sit down and sing.”

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Deftones Announce North American Tour With Gojira and Poppy

For a few days now, rumors have circulated that Deftones would be hitting the road later this year with Gojira. Now, the bands have officially announced the tour, and they’ve added pop-metal star Poppy to the line-up.

The tour kicks off in Portland and snakes its way through the country. Things kick off in July and continue through the whole summer. Tickets go on sale this Friday via the Deftones’ website.

“We’re super excited to have Gojira spending the summer with us,” says frontman Chino Moreno, “and Poppy will be a really fun addition as well. We’re looking forward to seeing everyone this summer. It’s been a minute.”

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Get heavy and dreamy at one of the following dates:

July

27 Portland, OR Theatre of the Clouds at Moda Center
28 Seattle, WA WaMu Theater
30 San Francisco, CA Bill Graham Civic Auditorium

August

01 Las Vegas, NV The Pearl Concert Theater at Palms Casino Resort
02 Los Angeles, CA The Greek Theatre
04 Phoenix, AZ Arizona Federal Theatre
05 Albuquerque, NM Isleta Amphitheater
07 Bonner Springs, KS Providence Medical Center Amphitheater
08 Milwaukee, WI The Eagles Ballroom
09 Minneapolis, MN The Armory
11 Chicago, IL Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
12 Sterling Heights, MI Michigan Lottery Amphitheater at Freedom Hill
14 Boston, MA Agganis Arena
15 Laval, QC Place Bell
17 Toronto, ON RBC Echo Beach
19 New York, NYT The Rooftop at Pier 17
20 Asbury Park, NJ Stone Pony Summer Stage
22 Philadelphia, PA The Met Philadelphia
23 Washington, DC The Anthem
24 Bridgeport, CT Harbor Yard Amphitheater
26 Pittsburgh, PA Petersen Events Center
27 Indianapolis, IN The Amphitheatre at White River State Park
29 Atlanta, GA Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park
30 Nashville, TN Nashville Municipal Auditorium

September

01 San Antonio, TX AT&T Center
02 Houston, TX White Oak Music Hall
03 Irving, TX The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
05 Denver, CO Pepsi Center

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James Bobin in Talks to Helm Clue Remake Starring Ryan Reynolds

James Bobin in Talks to Helm Clue Remake, Starring Ryan Reynolds

A while back it was reported that Jason Bateman would direct and co-star in Clue alongside Ryan Reynolds. According to The Hollywood Reporter, that is no longer the case as Bateman’s Ozark schedule forced him to drop out of the project altogether. Luckily, Muppets Most Wanted helmer James Bobin has begun negotiations to take over directing duties on the big-screen adaptation of the classic board game.

Reynolds remains attached to star while his company will produce the film, based on the Hasbro board game, with Allspark Pictures, which is the film division of Hasbro. Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, who scripted the two Deadpool films and Life, all starring Reynolds, will pen the screenplay.

Clue was a 1985 comedy based on the board game, which involves players figuring which of the guests at a mansion murdered someone, with which murder weapon and in which room. The film was directed by Jonathan Lynn. Lynn worked on the script with John Landis. Clue starred Eileen Brennan (Private Benjamin), Tim Curry (The Rocky Horror Picture Show), Madeline Kahn (Young Frankenstein), Christopher Lloyd (Back to the Future), Michael McKean (This Is Spinal Tap), Martin Mull (Roseanne) and Lesley Ann Warren (Desperate Housewives). The film had one of three possible endings, and different theaters received different ones. All were included on the home video release. Though the film didn’t do well in its run a the box office, only making $14,643,997 in domestic sales, it has become a cult classic.

Reynolds role in Clue comes as part of his three year first-look deal with Fox, the studio for which he’s starred in seven movies since 2013 and is set to lead the cast of the upcoming video game action comedy Free Guy.

Bobin recently directed Dora and the Lost City of Gold and Alice Through the Looking Glass.

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Ian MacKaye, Joe Lally, and Amy Farina Form New Band Coriky, Announce Debut Album

Ian MacKaye, Joe Lally, and Amy Farina have formed a new band called Coriky. The former members of Fugazi and The Evens have announced their debut self-titled album will come out on March 27th via Dischord. To celebrate, they’ve shared lead single and album opener “Clean Kill”.

Our first look at the band arrived back in 2018 when the then-unnamed group performed live in Washington, DC. We were told that the songs sounded like a mix of MacKaye, Lally, and Farina’s other bands — which is now confirmed as accurate by way of “Clean Kill” — and that they were writing a record. It turns out that’s Coriky, an 11-song full-length that sees Farina on drums, Lally on bass, and MacKaye on guitar, with all three contributing vocals.

“Clean Kill” sounds surprisingly, well, clean. There’s no rough-housing punk up top; instead, there’s reigned-in guitar, bass, and drum parts. Even the vocal harmonies are glossy and gentle, veering more towards minimalist The Evens than reckless Fugazi. But finally, in the song’s closing 40 seconds, MacKaye, Lally, and Farina come bursting forwards, launching into a louder, more aggressive melodic breakdown before cutting away sharply into silence. Stream it below.

 

With no social media accounts or quotes to source, there’s not much else we know about Coriky. However, their Bandcamp page sets the simple facts straight: “Formed in 2015, Coriky did not play their first show until 2018. They have recorded one album. They hope to tour.” Yeah, that last sentence has us pretty dang excited.

Pre-orders for Coriky’s debut album are currently ongoing. Below, find the album’s artwork and tracklist.

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Coriky Tracklist:
01. Clean Kill
02. Hard to Explain
03. Say Yes
04. Have a Cup of Tea
05. Too Many Husbands
06. BQM
07. Last Thing
08. Jack Says
09. Shedileebop
10. Inauguration Day
11. Woulda Coulda

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Germaine Greer launches a brutal attack on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle | Daily Mail Online

Controversial ‘second wave’ feminist Germaine Greer has launched a brutal attack on the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

The 81-year-old questioned whether Meghan Markle, 38, has been ‘faking love’ with Prince Harry, 35, and also cast doubt on how true their marriage has been.  

‘All I can think is she’d better be in love. If she’s been faking it all this time, oh boy, what misery,’ she said, speaking to Australia’s 60 Minutes. ‘How many orgasms will it take? How many fake groans will get her through this?’

The outspoken writer went on to slam the couple’s star-studded wedding in May 2018 – which was flooded with famous faces including Oprah and George and Amal Clooney – as ‘terrible.’

Germaine Greer, 81, has launched a scathing attack on Meghan Markle, 38, and Prince Harry, 35. Pictured, at Loose Women in London on 13 November

Speaking of Meghan. the feminist said: ‘All I can think is she’d better be in love. If she’s been faking it all this time, oh boy, what misery,’ Pictured, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex attend ‘The Lion King’ European Premiere at Leicester Square on July 14, 2019 in London

‘The marriage was terrible too, because it was full of showbiz personalities, as if Meghan lived in a completely artificial world,’ she explained. 

‘The whole point about showbiz – it’s not real, and it won’t sustain you.’ 

The claims come just days after the Duke and Duchess of Sussex made a trip to Miami where Prince Harry spoke at a JP Morgan ‘billionaire’s summit’ at a luxury five-star hotel in Miami. 

It’s thought the two could have earned up to $1 million for the gig – during which Harry spoke about his mental health and therapy.

Until the trip, the couple had been holed up with their nine-month-old son Archie at a $14 million waterfront Vancouver Island mansion after announcing their bombshell news that they would be ‘stepping back’ as ‘senior royals’ in early January. 

Meanwhile, a source previously told US Weekly that more than two years after giving up acting to marry Prince Harry, Meghan has been ‘actively looking’ for a manager or agent for future projects.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle with their baby son Archie Mountbatten-Windsor meeting Archbishop Desmond Tutu at the Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation during their royal tour of South Africa on September 25, 2019 in Cape Town, South Africa

Germaine also slammed the couple’s marriage as ‘terrible,’ arguing it was ‘full of showbiz personalities.’ Pictured, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle kiss outside St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle after their wedding

Meghan quit her role in the US legal drama Suits in 2017 after becoming engaged to the Duke of Sussex and joining the Royal Family as a working member.

The source said: ‘Meghan is actively looking for representation. She has begun outreach.

‘It can be a manager or an agent, but she’s reaching out to people to find someone to represent her for future professional projects.’

There has already been some indication that a return to her former career is on the cards for Meghan as the mother-of-one looks at various avenues for income.

She has already signed a voiceover deal with Disney in return for a donation to an elephant charity.

And in a moment that certainly raised eyebrows, the Duchess joked that she and Harry attended the premiere of The Lion King in London, to ‘pitch’ for work, footage from the 2019 event revealed.

The Duke was also filmed touting his wife’s voiceover skills to Disney boss Bob Iger at the occasion in July.  

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Dwyane Wade Says He Supports His 12-Year-Old Identifying As Female

Retired NBA star Dwyane Wade and his wife, actress Gabrielle Union, consider themselves allies to the LGBTQ+ community. Wade opened up on the “Ellen DeGeneres Show” about their experiences with their 12-year-old child, Zaya.

Wade said that he and Union are “proud … parents of a child in the LGBTQ+ community — and we’re proud allies as well,” during a recent appearance on Ellen.

“We take our roles and our responsibility as parents very seriously,” he explained. “When a child comes home with a question, when a child comes home with an issue, when a child comes home with anything, it’s our job as parents to listen to that, to give them the best information that we can, the best feedback that we can — and that doesn’t change because sexuality’s now involved in it.”

The former basketball player spoke about the day Zion, came home and said that he would like to be addressed using the pronouns she/her and be called Zaya.

“Once Zaya, our 12-year-old, came home — first Zion, I don’t know if everybody knows, originally named Zion, born as a boy — came home and said, ‘Hey, so I want to talk to you guys. I think going forward I am ready to live my truth, and I want to be referenced as ‘she’ and ‘her.’ I would love for you guys to call me Zaya,’” Wade said.

After speaking with Zaya, Wade and Union wanted to get as much education and information as they could, he said. “So internally, now it’s our job to one, go out and get information, to reach out to every relationship that we have,” he added.

“My wife reached out to everybody on the cast of ‘Pose’,” he continued. “We’re just trying to figure out as much information as we can to make sure that we give our child the best opportunities to be her best self.”

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Oscars 2020: Jane Fonda recycles six-year-old gown following declaration that she will no longer buy new clothes | The Independent

Jane Fonda recycled a six-year-old gown and carried the red coat she previously declared was “the last article of clothing I will ever buy” as part of her ongoing campaign to raise awareness of the climate crisis at Sunday’s Oscars.

The 82-year-old actor and activist took to the stage at the awards ceremony in Los Angeles where she presented the award for Best Picture, which was won by Bong Joon Ho’s Parasite.

Fonda appeared in a gown she previously wore in 2014 to the Grace of Monaco premiere in Cannes.

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Pairing it with Pomellato jewellery, the former fitness guru also held the red coat which has become synonymous with her arrests in Washington as part of her involvement in climate crisis protests.

After announcing her involvement in ‘Fire Drill Friday’ – a regular Friday rally to raise awareness of the environmental issues – Fonda vowed to “engage in civil disobedience” and “get arrested”. 

Following her fourth arrest, Fonda told the crowd: “You see this coat? I needed something red and I went out and found this coat on sale. 

“This is the last article of clothing that I will ever buy,” she announced. 

“When I talk to people and say, ‘We don’t really need to keep shopping. We shouldn’t look to shopping for our identity. We don’t need more stuff,’ I have to walk the talk. So I’m not buying any more clothes.”

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Fonda’s last protest took place in Los Angeles on Friday, where she was joined by Joaquin Phoenix.

“This is the front line of the climate crisis here in California,” Fonda said at Friday’s protest.

“And literally what happens here can impact the rest of the country and the rest of the world.”

The veteran actor also made a bold statement with a stylist new silver pixie hairdo.

Fonda’s hair colourist, Jack Martin, revealed that the entire process of transforming her hair took seven hours. 

Martin said that during the mammoth grooming session, Fonda passed the time by writing chapters of her upcoming book, memorising lines for her Netflix show, reading the news and responding to emails.

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Celebrities Re-Wear Their Old Gowns To Promote Sustainable And Eco-Friendly Fashion

This year’s Academy Awards showed that both the organizers and attendees are trying to be more sustainable and demonstrated their attempts to become more carbon neutral. The Academy Awards, which were held last Sunday, embraced plant-based, vegan appetizers in the lobby before the show. The organizers of the annual Oscar Nominees Luncheon introduced a plant-based menu, too. In a statement reported by the Independent, the Academy of Motion Pictures, Arts, and Science wrote: “The Academy is an organization of storytellers from around the world, and we owe our global membership a commitment to supporting the planet. For the past decade, the Academy has been committed to reducing its carbon footprint. For the past seven years, the Oscars show has had a net zero carbon imprint. We continue to expand our sustainability plan with the ultimate goal of becoming carbon neutral.”

Attendees of the ceremony followed the same route. Many of them chose to take a more sustainable and eco-friendly approach when picking their gowns. Instead of getting new, custom-made outfits, a handful of celebrities decided to recycle their previously worn attire.

Elizabeth Banks

Elizabeth Banks decided to wear a beautiful red dress she previously wore in 2004. The 46-year-old actress looked stunning in the dress she first wore 16 years ago. “It’s gorgeous and it fits…so why not wear it again?!” Banks wrote on her Instagram account.

She made this decision to “bring global awareness to the importance of sustainability in fashion and consumerism as it relates to climate change, production & consumption, ocean pollution, labor & women,” she wrote.

Jane Fonda

Another well-known advocate for sustainability, Jane Fonda, who has actively participated in climate change protests, also decided to re-wear her dress.

The 82-year-old actress presented the Best Picture award at the Oscars wearing a dress she previously wore in 2014. In addition to that, Fonda chose ethically harvested gold and sustainable diamonds to accessorize her look.

The woman also declared that she is never going to buy new clothes again.

Arianna Huffington

Arianna Huffington did something similar. For the Oscars after-party, she decided to rock a Valentino dress she wore for an event in 2013, looking equally stunning.

Joaquin Phoenix

Joaquin Phoenix also joined the cause. In January, the actor announced that he would wear the same Stella McCartney tuxedo throughout the whole awards season.

The ‘Joker’ star, who is known for being an outspoken environmentalist and animal rights supporter, took this stance to support sustainable fashion.

While the majority of other celebrities decided to wear new outfits, some of them made sure that the construction of their gowns was as sustainable as possible.

Saoirse Ronan

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Saoirse Ronan wore a custom-made black and blue Gucci gown, which had a black bodice repurposed from the black Gucci gown she wore to the BAFTAs.

Olivia Colman

Olivia Colman rocked a blue, long-sleeved dress completed with a long cape that was made out of sustainable materials.

Kim Kardashian West

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Other celebrities decided not to get brand new custom-made dresses and went for vintage dresses instead.

Kim Kardashian West wore an archive gown, the Oyster gown from Alexander McQueen’s spring/summer 2003 collection, to the after-party.

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Lily Aldridge wore two vintage dresses during the event. While presenting on the red carpet she wore an archival Ralph Lauren design (from spring/summer 2013). For the after-party, she changed into a white Gucci dress designed by Tom Ford circa autumn/winter 2004.

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Dwyane Wade Wants to Give His 12-Year-Old Child Zaya ‘the Best Opportunity to Be Her Best Self’

Dwyane Wade is a proud parent.

During Tuesday’s episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, the basketball star recalled the moment his 12-year-old came out to him and wife Gabrielle Union, and also said that he hopes to give her “the best opportunity to be her best self.”

“First of all, I think it’s what every parent should be is what you’re being right now,” DeGeneres told him. “Which is unconditionally loving your child and supporting your child in whoever they are.”

“Me and my wife Gabrielle Union are proud parents of a child in the LGBTQ+ community,” Wade, 38, said. “And we are proud allies as well. We take our roles and our responsibility as parents very seriously. So when our child comes home with a question, when a child comes home with an issue, when a child comes home with anything, it’s our job as parents to listen to that, to give them the best information that we can, to give them the best feedback that we can — and that doesn’t change because sexuality is now involved in it.”

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The athlete continued, revealing that his child had decided to go by the new name of Zaya, and be referred to by she/her pronouns.

“So once Zaya, our 12-year-old, came home — first Zion, I don’t know if everyone knows, originally named Zion, born as a boy — came home and said, ‘Hey, I want to talk to you guys. I think going forward I’m ready to live my truth. I want to be referenced as she and her, I would love for you guys to call me Zaya,’ ” Wade shared.

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“So internally, it’s now our job to go out and get information, to reach out to every relationship that we have — my wife reached out to everybody on the cast of Pose — we’re just trying to figure out as much information as we can to make sure that we give our child the best opportunity to be her best self,” he continued.

Wade — who is also dad to Kaavia James, 15 months, Xavier Zechariah, 6, and Zaire Blessing Dwyane, 18, as well as the guardian of nephew Dahveon Morris, 18 — also shared that he was proud of Zaya and her role as “a leader.”

“Once Zaya came home and said, ‘I want you to call me Zaya and I’m ready to take on this,’ I looked at her and said, ‘You are a leader. And this is our opportunity to allow you to be a voice,’ ” Wade added to DeGeneres. “Right now it’s through us, because she’s 12 years old, but eventually it will be through her.”

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