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Dave Chappelle ‘Loves’ the controversy surrounding latest Netflix special

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Dave Chappelle ‘Loves’ the controversy surrounding latest Netflix special

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Dave Chappelle is enjoying the controversy surrounding his latest Netflix special The Closer.

The comedian took the stage at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles on Thursday night for a screening of his documentary and addressed multiple petitions for his show to be pulled from Netflix.

“If this is what being canceled is about, I love it,” he joked. “I don’t know what to tell you, except I’m a bad motherf**ker.

“This is the kindness conspiracy,” he said, before insisting Americans “have to trust one another.”

Chappelle also reportedly said “F*ck Twitter,” prompting applause from the crowd.

The funnyman, continued his personal war on transgender men and women throughout The Closer.

Chappelle, 48, clarified that he’s not saying “trans women” aren’t women. “I’m just saying that [the genitalia] that they got… is “not quite what it is – is it?”
 

 
Chappelle has upset officials at the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) and the National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) once again with his remarks.

Amongst various comments, he sides with Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling, who became a target of activists last year after offering up her controversial views on transgender women.

Despite the backlash, Chappelle’s new special has raced to the top five on Netflix’s list of the most popular films and series on the platform in the U.S.

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Alec Baldwin Insists He ‘Didn’t Pull The Trigger’ In Tragic ‘Rust’ Shooting: I Would ‘Never’

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Alec Baldwin Insists He ‘Didn’t Pull The Trigger’ In Tragic ‘Rust’ Shooting: I Would ‘Never’

In a preview clip of his upcoming interview with George Stephanopoulos, Alec Baldwin claims that he did not fire the gun that killed Halyna Hutchins on the set of ‘Rust.’

Alec Baldwin, 63, will address his involvement in the accidental shooting death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the set of his film Rust in an interview with ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos on Thursday, December 2. A preview clip was released the day before the full-length interview, and it shows Alec claiming that he didn’t fire the gun — which was loaded with a live bullet — that killed Halyna, 42, and injured director Joel Souza while they were filming scenes for the Western movie in New Mexico on October 21. “The trigger wasn’t pulled. I didn’t pull the trigger,” Alec explained.

Alec’s comments led George, 60, to ask the actor, “So you never pulled the trigger?” Alec responded, “No, no, no. I would never point a gun at anyone and pull the trigger at them, never.” The rest of that conversation will be show in the full interview. Also in the preview, the 30 Rock alum said he has “no idea” how a real bullet ended up on the Rust set and inside the gun. “Someone put a live bullet in the gun. A bullet that wasn’t even supposed to be on the property,” he explained to George.

Alec got emotional throughout the interview preview clip. At one point, George asked the Emmy winner if the shooting incident “is the worst thing that’s ever happened” to him. Alec shook his head in agreement, and said, “Yes. Because I think back, and I think of what could I have done?” Alec also spoke fondly about Halyna, before getting choked up about his late co-worker. “She was someone who was loved by everyone who worked with, and liked by everyone who worked with, and admired,” he said.

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This ABC News special marks Alec’s first sit-down interview since the Rust shooting occurred. He previously spoke about the incident to the press in Manchester, Vermont with his wife Hilaria Baldwin, and he told the reporters the tragedy was “a one in a trillion event.” The star had initially broken his silence the day after Halyna died. “There are no words to convey my shock and sadness regarding the tragic accident that took the life of Halyna Hutchins, a wife, mother and deeply admired colleague of ours,” he wrote on Instagram. “I’m fully cooperating with the police investigation to address how this tragedy occurred.”

The Rust shooting is still under investigation. Jason Bowles and Robert Gorence, the attorneys for Rust armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, have said they’re investigating whether someone was attempting to “sabotage the set” of Alec’s film by putting a live bullet in a box of dummy rounds, which led to Halyna’s death.

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Kyle Richards Reacts to Claim That Teddi’s Morphing Into Her

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PHOTOS: RHOBH's Kyle Richards Reacts to Teddi Mellencamp Being Slammed as "Weird" and "Creepy" for Dying Hair Dark

Kyle Richards is reacting to shady comments being made against her former Real Housewives of Beverly Hills co-star and longtime friend, Teddi Mellencamp.

After Teddi debuted a new hair color last month ahead of Kyle’s store opening in Palm Desert, she was shaded for being “weird” and “creepy” by fans who felt she had changed her look to appear more like Kyle. However, according to Kyle, the backlash she’s faced is absolutely ridiculous.

“Fans are saying Teddi Mellencamp is looking like a replica of Kyle Richards in this new photo, as they call it ‘weird’ and ‘creepy.’ Do you see any resemblance?” Bravo Housewives Tea on Instagram asked on November 30.

RHOBH Kyle Richards Reacts to Teddi Mellencamp Looking Like Her as Brunette

After the fan page shared a series of side-by-side photos of the ladies, Kyle said that if Teddi looks like anyone, it’s her daughter.

“She looks like her daughter [and] it’s more like her natural hair color,” Kyle wrote in a comment.

Kyle went on to say that when it comes to her own hair, she’s tried a number of different looks.

“I have had my blonde, red [and] brunette. People try different hair colors,” she noted, along with an eye-rolling emoji.

As for other commenters, they were divided, with some agreeing that Teddi is a “weirdo” and others encouraging her haters to “stop with this nonsense.”

“Yikes… single white female,” one person wrote.

“Can’t stand Teddi,” another added.

“WTF?” asked a third.

Meanwhile, someone else said, “Her hair is naturally dark… It’s ridiculous… She dyed her hair so [what’s the] big deal?”

Although Teddi confirmed her exit from the RHOBH cast in September 2020, she’s been spending plenty of time with her former castmates in recent months.

In October, after attending the premiere of Kyle’s latest film, Halloween Kills, Teddi offered support to Dorit Kemsley, who had been robbed at gunpoint at her Encino home. The previous month, the ladies enjoyed a girls’ trip to Las Vegas, where they were seen dancing on stage at a concert held by Teddi’s famous father, John Mellencamp.

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills season 12 is expected to begin airing on Bravo sometime in 2022.

Photo Credit: Kathy Hutchins/Shutterstock

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Designer Decadence Displeasure: Gucci Family Call Ridley Scott’s ‘House of Gucci’ An ‘Insult’ To Their Lavish Legacy

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Dysfunction, But Make It Fashion: Lady Gaga Is Dressed To Kill In Deliciously Decadent “House Of Gucci” Trailer

Arrivederci!

The Gucci family isn’t too happy with Ridley Scott’s newly released film “House of Gucci” and they’re shedding “extremely insulted” luxury label tears. Meanwhile, the movie’s defiant director is clapping back.

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The movie stars Lady Gaga as the infamous Patrizia Reggiani, an Italian socialite who marries the prestigious fashion house by way of Maurizio Gucci, the luxury brand’s former heir, portrayed by Adam Driver.  “House of Gucci” follows Patrizia’s murder plot to kill her husband, a crime she ultimately served 29-years in prison for.

 

In a statement released to Italian news agency ANSA, the Gucci family said that the film’s production, “did not bother to consult their heirs before describing Aldo Gucci — President of the company for 30 years [played by Al Pacino in the film] — and the members of the Gucci family as thugs, ignorant and insensitive to the world around them,” the statement said according to Variety.

The family slammed the film’s director Ridley Scott for making the characters out to be, well, villains while setting “a tone and an attitude to the protagonists of the well-known events that never belonged to them.” 

“This is extremely painful from a human point of view and an insult to the legacy on which the brand is built today,” they added.

Yikes!

Following Gucci’s disapproval of the film, Scott barked back at the descendants of the storied Italian heritage house stating that he found their comments “alarmingly insulting” and that they should feel “lucky” to have a movie made about their complicated family history.

 

“I tried to be as respectful as possible by being as factual as possible, and as factual as we can possibly imagine,” the director said during a Q&A screening of the film,” Insider noted. “Time and space sometimes has to jump because of the nature of the length of the film. But the people that were writing from the family to us at the onset were alarmingly insulting,” he continued. “Saying that Al Pacino did not represent physically Aldo Gucci in any shape or form. And yet, frankly, how could they be better represented than by Al Pacino? Excuse me! You probably have the best actors in the world, you should be so f****g lucky.”

Bloop!

Prior to the release of “House of Gucci,” Patrizia Gucci, the daughter of Aldo Gucci, accused Scott of trying to steal “the identity of a family to make a profit.” To be fair, Scott has made quite the penny off the film thus far.

“House of Gucci” saw a ton of success at the box office following its debut on Nov. 24. The film raked in $14.2 million over Thanksgiving weekend and another “$21.8 million across five days,” AP News reported.

 

Seems like Patrizia is looking for Scott to cut the check…not that they really need it, right?

Did you see “House of Gucci?” Tell us your thoughts on the film below.

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