6/8/21 Entertainment News
For: Tuesday, June 8th, 2021
>>Ellie Kemper Denounces White Supremacy After Facing Backlash For Participating In Pageant
(Undated) — Actress Ellie Kemper is denouncing white supremacy after a photo resurfaced of her winning a 1999 pageant that was allegedly rooted in racism. On Instagram, “The Office” actress said the organization that hosted the Veiled Prophet Ball had an “unquestionably racist, sexist, and elitist past.” She explained her ignorance on the matter is not an excuse and noted she should have educated herself before getting involved. Kemper, who also starred in “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” apologized to the people she hurt and promised to continue to educate herself moving forward.
>>Rob Zombie Announces He Is Working On “The Munsters” Movie
(Undated) — Rob Zombie is now working on creating a movie. He took to Instagram on Monday to announce he is creating a movie around the 1960s sitcom “The Munsters.” The show followed a group of monsters after they relocated to the American suburbs. Zombie noted he has been chasing the project for 20 years. There’s no word on when the project will come out or who is starring in it.
>>Joaquin Phoenix Says He Won’t Force Son River To Be A Vegan
(Undated) — Although actor Joaquin Phoenix is a devoted vegan, he said he won’t force anyone into the lifestyle. Speaking to The Times, he said he will let his son River make informed decisions about his food once he’s older. He welcomed River, with his fiance Rooney Mara last year. Phoenix noted he hopes River is vegan, but it’s not right to impose his belief on his child. Those who participate in a vegan diet don’t eat anything that uses animal products.
>>Owen Wilson Says They Want To Create A ‘Wedding Crashers’ Sequel
(Undated) — It looks like a “Wedding Crashers” reunion is still pretty far off from becoming a reality. While speaking with Variety, Owen Wilson denied reports that the sequel will start production this summer. He said director David Dobkin “has been working on something” and talking to Vince Vaughn but things haven’t progressed much further than that. He said they all agree they have a good idea but they want to work to make it something good and worthwhile.
>>Former Contestant Shows Up On ‘The Bachelorette’
(Undated) — It looks like a past contestant on “The Bachelorette” is testing out if the third time is really the charm. In a preview for an upcoming episode, former contestant Blake Moynes shows up to fight for Katie Thurston’s heart. He said he knows he’s getting a late start, but explained that he knows Thurston is “the one.” Moynes appeared on both Clare Crawley and Tayshia Adams’ season of The Bachelorette.
>>Tiger King Personalities Jeff And Lauren Lowe Arrested On Suspicion Of DUI
(Oklahoma City, OK) — Tiger King star Jeff Lowe and his wife Lauren were arrested in Oklahoma City over the weekend. The couple was taken into custody on suspicion of D-U-I early Saturday morning. Police say an officer witnessed a vehicle jump a curb while leaving a parking lot, and initiated a traffic stop. The driver, Lauren, and Jeff the passenger were allegedly stumbling and had slurred speech. They were both arrested, and are currently out on bond.