Rocky was down for the cause, he revealed recently to reporters at the annual Oscar nominees luncheon Entertainment Weekly reports.
Sylvester Stallone revealed that he was willing to sit out the Academy Awards in support of change in the Academy.
Stallone on what he said to Creed director Ryan Coogler:
I remember I spoke with Ryan Coogler when this [#OscarsSoWhite controversy] happened. I said, ‘Ryan how do you want to handle this? Because I really believe you are responsible for me being here,
Michael Jordan, every time I looked in his eyes as an actor, I said, he was making me better. I think he should’ve been given a lot more respect and attention.
Coogler’s response as told by Stallone:
Sly, just go there, try to represent the film, and we feel you deserve it. Eventually things will change.’
Stallone says he reiterated his point:
I said, ‘If you want me to go I’ll go, if you don’t, I won’t.
No I want you to go.’ That’s the kind of guy he is. He wants us to go and represent the film.
This recent revelation comes on the heels of the controversial moment where Stallone forget to mention both Coogler and Jordan in his acceptance speech after his Golden Globe win. Twitter immediately hopped all over Stallone for the blunder, he did come back on the stage and apologized and thanked both of them.
We salute Stallone for standing with the talented director and actor, he clearly feels they should be honored as well. It was extremely dope of Sylvester Stallone to even consider of passing on what could be a huge moment in his acting career for the sake of necessary change.
Reality television star Big Ang of VH1’s Mob Wives has been diagnosed with stage 4 brain and lung cancer.
The reality star real name Angela Raiola, underwent surgery a few months back after doctors had initially found a tumor the size of a lemon in her throat. The operation was successful and Raiola began focusing on recovering. She shared a few details about her diagnosis, recovery, and lifestyle changes with People saying,
“Things happen for a reason. I’d smoked for 40 years. No one could tell me what to do. It’s hard to just put down the cigarette and never look back. I enjoyed smoking. I miss it so much. But it’s over. If I had known, I might have picked the [chemo] treatments. It feels like they cut me head off and put it back on. I’m learning how to swallow again. I have a phobia of choking. I’m just doing the best I can, taking it day by day.”
During a routine appointment back in December Raiola learned that the cancer was back. At that time doctors weren’t sure of the extent, but now it seems the cancer spread to her brain and lungs. She began chemotherapy treatments on January 5th. When doctors reviewed CT scans on January 26th, it was clear the treatment was not working, as one tumor had grown in size and the other two remained unchanged.
On a Go Fund Me page created by her sister Janine Detore, to raise funds to cover treatments to help ease the tremendous amount of pain Ang is in, it was revealed that Raiola would be commencing immunotherapy shortly. Our prayers go out to Big Ang and her family. If you’d like to donate you can do so here.
Back in October Vin Diesel confirmed reports that there would be another movie in the Fast & Furious franchise with Fast 8. Yesterday, Diesel took to Instagram to announce that not only would we be getting Fast 8, but two additional films closing out the franchise with 10 films.
Fast 8 is slated to hit theaters April 14th, 2017 with the 9th and 10th films being released on April 19th, 2019 and April 2nd, 2021 respectively. Straight Outta Compton director F. Gary Gray is tasked with directing the 8th installment. When Gary made the announcement back in October he had this to say about his involvement,
“I could not have asked for better partners than Vin Diesel, Neal H. Moritz, & the Universal Studios Entertainment family. Together we are excited to bring you the next chapter in the Fast & Furious saga. #FastFamily”
I know most of us are thinking enough already, but as a fan of the franchise from the very beginning I’m excited about and looking forward to the the final three films. With the untimely death of Paul Walker, one of the franchise’s lead stars it only makes sense that the creators provide a true and proper ending to a franchise that’s been around for over a decade. The only question that remains is, “Will they get it right and do the iconic Fast & Furious franchise justice?”
Chyna owns up to her drunk tirade but the ecstasy that was found on her, she says it’s not hers at all. The 2 pills found on her were hidden in a sunglasses case, a field test later revealed the pills to be MDMA TMZ reported.
You can now add Azealia Banks to the surpising list of black people who are willing to take a chance on voting for Donald Trump and his insanity.
On the official first day of Black History Month 2016, Banks announced to her Twitter followers that she has decided to support Donald Trump. As expected she caught a lot of flack for her decision, but the “ATM Jam” rapper stuck to her guns and defended her position.
Banks explanation for decision to support Trump:
In conclusion, I think Donald Trump is evil like America is evil and in order for America to keep up with itself it needs him.
Banks also gave her opinion Trump’s Democratic competition:
The other candidates are simply, them hoes over there’ #thots.
Oh wait Banks had more to say on the country she currently lives in:
I only trust this country to be what is full of shit. Takes shit to know shit so we may as well, put a piece of shit in the White House.
This is literally one of the most backhanded endorsements of a candidate we have ever seen. But we are sure Trump welcomes the support regardless if he is being referred to as feces.
Here are all of Banks tweets about her endorsement for Trump below:
Now we here, at Stuff Fly People Like are all for folks exercising their God given right to vote for whomever they feel best represents their interest at heart. We just gotta call a spade a spade when folks start voting against their interest. Also choosing to rock out for a guy who wants to build an imaginary wall to keep out invading “illegal immigrants is just bananas.
We also find it funny that Banks feels this country is so horrible, if that’s the case she’s more than welcomed to leave. America is far from a perfect country, but compared to a lot of places it’s not the worst place to be. Banks also needs to realize if the country is broken as she claims supporting someone who could care less about fixing it isn’t going to help matters. It’s beyond counterproductive and it’s just doesn’t make any damn sense!
We also find it quite hilarious that in the same breath Azealia is championing for blacks receiving reparations for slavery.
We are absolutely sure Kanye West figured he would be trending on the net after making “Waves” but not for this reason. If you have been under a rock or in a cave, things went south figuratively and literally quickly for Mr.West when his ex Amber Rose came on Twitter shut down his Twitter fingers with only two tweets:
Kanye was immediately bombarded with memes after his love for anal play was put out there by his ex. He has since denied Muva’s claims and put out this tweet, disputing Amber’s claims she was his Colorectal specialist :
Well looks like folks didn’t believe Yeezy one bit, and now we are here with the #KanyeAnalPlaylist. How did we get here? Who started it? Well this guy is solely responsible for Kanye still being the butt (pun intended) of all jokes today and probably well into the weekend:
Funny “It” girl Amy Schumer is in the headlines this week and not for her comedic chops; but lack thereof according to joke stealing accusations from prominent stand-up comedians Kathleen Madigan, Tammy Pescatelli, and Wendy Liebman.
Madigan, Pescatelli, and Liebman took to Twitter to accuse Schumer of stealing material from their routines. It all began when Liebman tweetwed,
“Between Amy Schumer doing 1 of my best jokes on her HBO special and this meme of my joke, I’m done with social media.”
A fan then responded to Liebman,
“So maddening. You and @kathleenmadigan should talk”
Madigan proceed to retweet the tweet adding,
“Wow. Finally. Get ready for a shitstorm.”
Pescatelli followed suit with her own series of tweets accusing Schumer of stealing her jokes.
“What has always been amazing to me is that she purports to be a feminist and yet only steals from other female comedians. If we call her on…”
“…it we are “jealous” or career shamed. Be successful. WE want you to do well, just do it will your own material. BTW she blocked me”
“Amy’s sketch https://t.co/uVxtn7cY6V … So many more but nobody listens…at least Cosby knocked his victims out b4 he raped them.”
A fan responded to Pascatelli asking if she was instigating a fight with Schumer to which she responded,
“No beef. Just presenting facts of oppression and degradation”
“I tell my truth today, because I too, have a dream…… #MLKDay”
Madigan then ended her rant by letting Liebman know she was going to be releasing a comparison video because she too was done.
“I have a split screen being released of the disgusting amount of stealing being released tomoro. im done also. Game over @WendyLiebman”
A video was in fact released, but whether it was video Madigan threatened to be releasing is unknown. Vimeo user “Joe Schmo” posted a mash-up with examples of routines from Liebman, Pascatelli, Madigan, and the late Patrice O’Neal that compares them to jokes from Schumer’s stand-up special, television show Inside Amy Schumer, and her movie Train Wreck. The mash-up also compared Train Wreck‘s poster to a promotional image, featuring actress Kaitlin Olson for the show It’s Always Sunny In Philadephia. The video has since been taken down.
Schumer did respond to the allegations tweeting,
On my life, I have never and would never steal a joke.
Schumer took it one step further and went on Jim Norton’s radio show on SiriusXM to defend herself against the joke stealing accusations. She starts out by saying,
“I wanted to come and talk to you about [these accusations] and clear my name, because I would never ever do that and I never have.”
The comedian went on to say that the jokes people are accusing her of stealing were independently thought of by herself or her writing team.
“I have to come up with so much material…and I’m so careful and none of these things had ever reached me. I will literally take a polygraph and I just would never do that. Like that would be so stupid for me to do that.”
As to why these allegations have surfaced she believes Pascatelli is behind it because Liebman and Madigan “know her” and know “that she’d never do that.” Schumer’s guess is that she probably doesn’t have much going on. It could be that Pascatelli is still upset over her blocking her on Twitter for treating her best friend poorly, and might be jealous of Schumer’s success.
Schumer finished things off by saying that she’ll take a polygraph on her show and will air the results regardless of what they are and ended with,
“This stuff makes me upset and angry and then I just get stronger, and I’ll fight back. I am not going to become one of these other comics who’s been accused of stealing jokes. This will not be a part of my name.”
Since Schumer has spoken out against the allegations Liebman and Pascatelli have changed their tune. After her interview on Jim Norton Liebman tweeted,
Pascatelli called in to Jim Norton’s show and clarified her position basically saying that it probably is parallel thinking and because of her loyalties and friendships she quickly jumped in. She further explained that fans reached out to her congratulating her on her joke making it on Train Wreck, and that there were a flurry of memes that did kind of support there being some joke stealing. Ultimately, she apologized for going too far especially with her Bill Cosby comparison.
You can check out Amy’s full interview along with Pascatelli’s interview, and footage of the the mash-up below.
*Kanye West voice* Stacey Dash doesn’t care about black people nor does she like them. Stacey Dash continues to spew out nonsense all in the name of soundbites and Fox News continues to supply the soap box for her to do so. This years Oscars are the talk of the nation after the nominees were revealed and were once again completely dominated by white actors and actresses.
Dash appeared on Fox and Friends to talk about the subject, which ultimately lead to most dumbest statements we have ever heard.
Dash of course didn’t agree with Jada Pinkett-Smith and Spike Lee’s decisions to boycott (Spike says he is not boycotting) the awards. Here’s what she spewed:
I think it ‘s ludicrous, because we have to make up our minds.Either we want have segregation or integration and if we don’t want segregation we need to get rid of channels like BET and the BET Awards and The Image awards. Where you’re only awarded if your black, if it were the other way around we would be up in arms. It’s a double standard.
But wait, there’s more! She even feels that there shouldn’t be a black history month either. Dash states:
Just like there shouldn’t be a Black History Month. We’re Americans period!
Seriously she should have ended her sentence with this:
Like everyone on that god awful news channel Stacey still found a way to blame Barack Obama for what’s going on in Hollywood in typical Republican fashion.
It’s times like this we wished there was really a racial draft, we would trade Stacey for ANYTHING at this point, just to get her out here. You actually have to see this to believe it though.:
Of course social media had to sound off and BET repsonded on the matter. Hit the gallery to see best Twitter reactions to Stacey’s tomfoolery below:
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The release date for Rihanna’s long-awaited eighth studio album, ANTI has yet to be announced, but one of her songwriter’s took to Twitter this week to offer an explanation of sorts.
Songwriter Glass John, who refers to Rihanna as “his wife” went on a Twitter rant on Dec. 27th where he blames Travi$ Scott for the album’s delay.
“I’m fighting to get “Kiss It Better” to the world… But Travis Scott has been delaying it,”
and continues by tweeting,
“ME AND MY WIFE WENT IN THE STUDIO W/ CLASSIC HIT MAKER @JEFFBHASKER TO CREATE A CLASSIC ANTHEM. And fucking Travis prevented it from being her first $ingle and launching her album last year.”
John continues by alleging that the album was originally slated for a November release and then Christmas
“but Travis keeps putting doubt in her mind.”
The majority of the rant comes off as an attack on Travi$ Scott. Reps for Rihanna have declined to comment at this time. However, Scott did finally issue a response to the allegations though short and sweet. On Snapchat, the 21 year-old artist posted an image of an article regarding the accusations with the caption,
“Don’t believe this sh*t.”
While the rumor mill regarding the release of Rihanna’s ‘ANTI’ album has been buzzing for the past few months, there’s still no word on an official release date. The Bajan songstress recently met with singer-songwriter Sia, apparently still shopping for songs for the highly anticipated project.
Sia shared with BBC Radio 2‘s Jo Whiley,
“She was there to listen to songs and see if there was anything that she was into. It was a business meeting for sure. She took four but I don’t know if they’ll end up [on the album].”
As the world waits on an official release date, Rihanna continues to promote the project with a partnership with Samsung and a recently announced world tour. Rihanna plans to bring along Scott, The Weeknd and Big Sean. ANTIDiaRy, a site where followers have to search for clues and keys to unlock mini-episodes featuring the songstress; are the result of the dark, mysterious, and seductive campaign with Samsung.
You can check out Glass John’s complete twitter rant below. Is Travi$ Scott really the cause of the ANTI delays? Or is Glass just throwing shade?
I’m fighting to get “Kiss It Better” to the world… But Travis Scott has been delaying it