Thursday, 22 May 2014

Jennifer Lawrence “Rape Joke” Sparks Controversy

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Jennifer Lawrence is getting some rare backlash for casually referring to her audible excitement as a “rape scream” during a recent Cannes Film Festival event.

The Oscar winner was at theVanity Fair party over the weekend (where she met Justin Bieber) when she spotted Gravity director Alfonso Cuarón and shrieked.

According to Vulture’s reporter on the scene, Lawrence then exclaimed, “I broke out my rape scream for you!” before grabbing Cuarón’s shoulders and screaming, “Ahhhhh!!!”

While the star’s off-the-cuff use of the phrase “rape scream” was obviously not intended to trivialize or diminish the seriousness of actual rape, a number of outlets including the Daily MailCrushablePerez Hilton and Bustle have taken Lawrence to task for the moment.

The argument is that Lawrence was too “flippant” with her language, and that her “rape joke” is inexcusable.

Tell us what you think about the controversy.

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@GossipCop: James Franco Talks Crush On Winona Ryder And “Angry” Texting In Elle Interview

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James Franco opens up in the June issue of Elle about childhood crushes, regrettable texts, and the male movie star he finds irresistible.

“[MarlonBrando is inevitably sexy,” he tells the magazine. “When he’s completely uninhibited both with what he does and what he says, then he reveals a being full of intelligence who moves like a dancer and speaks like a poet.”

The “Of Mice and Men” actor also admits to having a childhood crush on “Winona Ryder in Heathers and everything she did in that era.”

“She was so cool as an outsider,” he explains. “The first freak and geek.”

The characters in his new film, Palo Alto, are suffering the pains of adolescence, and Franco, who plays a soccer coach, can relate to not fitting in.

“I wasn’t the best socializer,” he says of his high school years. “I was shy, but I had a girlfriend named Jasmine my last two years.”

“I was lucky to have someone who stuck around like that,” he adds. “I was a little confused and mixed-up when it came to dating.”

Franco’s teenage girlfriend inadvertently pushed him into acting. He auditioned for the school play only after learning she would have to kiss another guy on stage.

“Half of that jealousy had to do with somebody doing a romantic play with my girlfriend. But also, that guy was doing what I wanted to do,” he explains. “He wrote the play, he acted in it, he directed it. I was probably more upset that he was doing that and I wasn’t.”

Now that he’s a writer as well as an actor, Franco says he could fall for a woman who didn’t love his work.

“It’s not all of me. [Laughs] Yeah. It’s fine.”

When it comes to romance, Franco sees the positives and the negatives of building a relationship in the digital age.

RELATED – James Franco Admits Teenage Girl Scandal: “I’m Embarrassed”

“You can get to know someone much quicker,” he says. “The downside is when people aren’t tech savvy and don’t express themselves well through digital media.”


The actor goes on to say that he has sent text messages to women that he would later regret.

“I have to remind myself not to text when I’m angry,” he admits. “Don’t do any social networking while angry.”


Brody Jenner: Why I’m Not Attending Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s Wedding

Brody Jenner has a clear-cut reason for why he’s not attending stepsister Kim Kardashian’s wedding to Kanye West this weekend.

Dad Bruce will be walking Kardashian down the aisle, and brother Brandonand sister-in-law Leah are already in Paris for the festivities.

But contrary to reports, Jenner says his absence has nothing to do with his girlfriend supposedly being uninvited.

So what’s really going on?


Rihanna Calls Charlie Sheen An “Old Queen” — He Fires Back At “Doosh” Singer

The Charlie Sheen-Rihanna feud is heating up.

As FNC reported the “Anger Management” actorlashed out at the singer early on Thursday, claiming she’d snubbed his fiancee at a restaurant.

Then Rihanna struck back.

She tweeted, “Goooorrrrrrlllllll…… If that old queen don’t get ha diapers out of a bunch.

Oh my.

Sheen was quick to respond, issuing a statement to TMZin which he says English is clearly “NOT” Rihanna’s “primary language,” thanks her for recognizing his “royalty,” asks her to go to his “dungeon” and then calls her a “doosh.”

And so the war rages on.

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Dear Ms. Rihan-
  oh wait, no last name,
  Okay, Dear R -
clearly English is NOT
your primary language.

Firstly I want to thank you for recognizing me as Royalty. I’m flattered.
And secondly;
do the good Queen a favor and go tend to the dungeon in my Castle.
But beware of the
rats and the snakes.
They stir with folly
awaiting your tepid advance,
in the shadows…”

later Doosh!
cs