Jason Priestley Pays Tribute to Luke Perry 1 Year After His Death

Friends forever. Jason Priestley shared a sweet message to the late Luke Perry on the one-year anniversary of his death.

“I don’t even have the words… miss you my brother,” Priestley, 50, wrote via Instagram on a throwback black-and-white photo of the duo on Wednesday, March 4. “May you Rest In Peace… #riplukeperry.”

Perry passed away on March 4, 2019, after suffering a massive stroke at his Los Angeles home. He was 52.

The two actors played best friends and sometimes romantic rivals, Dylan McKay and Brandon Walsh, on Beverly Hills, 90210 from 1990 to 2000.

The former costars third on-screen BFF, Ian Ziering, who played Steve Sanders on the drama, also honored the late star on Wednesday.

“Hard to believe it’s been a year since losing Luke. Though time heals wounds, the pain of loss lasts forever,” Ziering, 55, captioned his own throwback photo with his longtime pal via Instagram. “Miss you so much pal. #RIPLuke.”

Perry’s most-recent TV costars from Riverdale, where he played Fred Andrews for three seasons before his passing, also took to social media to reflect on losing him.

“I can’t believe it’s been a year since we lost this beautiful soul,” Molly Ringwald, who played Perry’s wife on the drama, wrote via Instagram. “Your presence is felt and you are missed every day, my friend. ❤️.”

“Thinking of you today,” Camila Mendes wrote via her Instagram Stories alongside a group photo of the kids from The CW series and Perry.

Madelaine Petsch wrote, “not a day goes by where I don’t miss you,” on her Instagram Stories on Wednesday.

Following his death last year, both Priestley and Ziering who reunited with the rest of the 90210 gang in August 2019 for BH90210, paid tribute to their friend.

“It’s taken me a couple of days to figure out how to write this… My dear friend of 29 years, Luke Perry, was one of those truly special people who really cared… Luke was not only a star, he was an incredibly bright light that was extinguished far too soon… and that is why I, and so many others, are in so much pain today,” the Private Eyes actor wrote via Instagram in March 2019. “If you had the good fortune to know Luke, or to have ever crossed his path, I know you are sad today as well… the candle that burns twice as bright only burns for half as long… you burned oh, so brightly Luke… Goodnight Sweet Prince.”

The Sharknando star shared a photo of himself embracing his dear friend at the time as well. “Dearest Luke, I will forever bask in the loving memories we’ve shared over the last thirty years,” he captioned the snapshot. “May your journey forward be enriched by the magnificent souls who have passed before you, just like you have done here for those you leave behind. God please give him a seat close to you, he deserves it.”

At the time, Perry’s rep said in a statement to Us Weekly that “Perry was surrounded by his children Jack and Sophie, fiancée Wendy Madison Bauer, ex-wife Minnie Sharp, mother Ann Bennett, stepfather Steve Bennett, brother Tom Perry, sister Amy Coder and other close family and friends,” when he passed.

The statement concluded: “The family appreciates the outpouring of support and prayers that have been extended to Luke from around the world, and respectfully request privacy in this time of great mourning.”

Perry is survived by his children, Jack, 22, and Sophie, 19, who he shared with ex-wife Rachel “Minnie” Sharp.

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'Into the Dark' Delivers a Disappointing and Generic Creature Feature With "Crawlers"

(Blumhouse Television and Hulu have partnered for a monthly horror anthology series titled Into The Dark, set to release a full holiday-themed feature every month. Horror anthology expert Matt Donato will be tackling the series one-by-one, stacking up the entries as they become streamable.)

This is an unpopular opinion, but Blumhouse and Hulu’s Into The Dark series reached one of its pinnacles last March with Treehouse. The maddened “Ides” unleashed pissed-off brujas in an attack against toxic masculinity, which is thematically relevant once again but hardly a tonal comparison point. Brandon Zuck’s Crawlers attempts an extraterrestrial doppelganger riff that takes place during a St. Patrick’s Day bar crawl, hopeful to rattle collegiate gender horrors. Very reminiscent of Dennis Iliadis’ +1 (Plus One) in terms of using the guise of substance fogginess to cover abnormal occurrences, if a bit more dimwitted and comparable to another anemic SYFY special.

Where Uncanny Annie found success in emphasizing teen-gauged sleepover screams, Crawlers struggles to be anything more than mediocre meteorite-bred panic. Not exactly something worth toasting.

The night begins with narrator and conspiracy theorist Shauna (Giorgia Whigham) recounting Emerald Springs’ last St. Patrick’s Day “invasion.” We meet Misty (Pepi Sonuga), standing outside a college town pub while pouting over bestie’s Chloe’s (Jude Demorest) new close friendship with presumed replacement BFF Yuejin (Olivia Liang). She enters [Insert Stereotypical Irish Bar Name] and so beings a night of green-tinted alcoholic beverages, where Shauna comes into the picture as Chole’s drug dealer. It’s a mess of drinking games and leery frat dudes, but Shauna senses stranger happenings afoot. Perceptive, since aliens have begun swapping themselves out for townsfolk in an attempt to assume dominant control.

At the onset, as Shauna rants into a webcam, we’re promised “a lot of people died” this fateful fiesta evening. Unfortunately, spoken hype does not translate into the “Massacre” suggested by yet another random university’s binge-chugging marathon. It reads “Massacre” on every student’s ticket, Shauna doubles-down, and yet sci-fi action barely registers above a few stomped “alien” heads. You can tell Zuck is handcuffed when it comes to budgeting given how mass attacker numbers are only translated in off-screen growls. The camera franticly shakes side-to-side, pulls in on our heroes, and fog “clouds” any visible threats.

In terms of goo and gore, there’s a gnarly instance where Beta bro Aaron (Cameron Fuller) stomps a “Crawler” head into mucusy green mush (storytelling pulls a The Thing by needing blood samples to confirm swapped characters). Otherwise, despite barbed-wire baseball bats and sharper arsenals, there’s not much excitement despite plenty of big-talking. Crawlers tries to manufacture energy through Knife Party inspired soundtrack bass drops and promising dialogue, all just distractions from the basicness that plays out. Minimal practical effects, scant adrenaline boosts – although Zuck’s production hopes by the luck o’ the Irish you won’t notice.

Even the name Crawlers makes minimal sense, given how we never go underground or see things…er…crawl? Aliens are all in human form, as transformations are just a bone-crunch sound before another human appears. “In the 70s, an asteroid landed that carried microorganisms and now they’re grown…blah blah blah…radiation weed…yadda yadda.” Scripting fails over and over to develop anything we’ve yet to see in this otherworldly subgenre. That’s not to say Into The Dark has been redefining horror cinema segment by segment, or at all, but Crawl is on par with something like School Spirit that feels like yet another rudimentary sleepwalk through basic horror motions. The shotgun hoarder mama “babbling” local myths, a too-cool aesthetic washover, weak attempts at red-herring dodginess? You’ve seen this far too many times.

Even the film’s attempted addressing of campus sexual harassment lacks impact, given how Misty’s experiences seem added just for resonating current events. It’s (valid) commentary with the expansion of a Twitter thread, shoehorned to define Aaron’s affiliation to accused rapists while simultaneously proving he’s a good guy? An odd character development choice that never quite pays off, given how the story itself only remembers this decided-upon direction in choice moments.

I’ve been an advocate for multiple Into The Dark segments right here on /Film, but when friends and followers confess they haven’t clicked “play” on a single entry yet, it’s hard to challenge their hesitation with something like Crawlers available. The idea of a horror anthology comprised completely of feature films, streamable at all times, should be a dream for genre lovers. Alas, titles like Crawlers don’t reach as far as viewers deserve. Lows are expected in any anthology that spans 90ish minutes altogether, but the downs are felt so much harder when every entry is 90ish minutes itself. Crawlers stings like a sonofagun in that regard.

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Ben Affleck: Matt Damon Started Acting Because He Was 'Jealous' of My Career

Taking credit! Ben Affleck teased that his past as a child actor inspired one of Hollywood’s biggest names to take the risk and join the industry.

The Way Back star, 47, opened up about his first foray into acting during an appearance on Sirius XM’s The Jess Cagle Show on Tuesday, March 3 — and couldn’t resist taking a jab at longtime pal Matt Damon in the process. The childhood pals grew up together in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and their bond has stayed strong as they’ve become serious stars.

“When I was really young, my mom’s friend [was] a casting director in Boston,” Affleck began. “She was casting a kids’ science and math, adventure, sort of pre-Dora the Explorer kind of show for PBS and had me come in to audition and worked with me on it. I was 7 or 8 and ended up getting the part.”

The show only aired “sporadically,” so Affleck’s experience as a child actor was minimal. “I’m glad that I had a normal childhood and grew up in a normal way in Boston,” the Argo star explained.

Even though the educational TV series was “cheesy,” Affleck said his time on the show ended up teaching him two very important lessons as a young actor.

“It instilled in me a deep sort of love and affection for this art and craft and line of work. And it made Matt Damon so incredibly jealous [that] it drove him into a career in cinema. So I really take credit for that,” he joked.

The Gone Girl star told a similar story on Jimmy Kimmel Live! later Tuesday night, claiming that his gig on the kids’ program was enough to make Damon, 49, “boil with envy” when they were younger. The pair even faced off for roles in the fall play while they were in high school.

“[Matt] walked up to me and said, ‘Let me give you a little advice. This isn’t TV, where you get by on your looks and your haircut. This is about talent,’” Affleck reminisced to host Jimmy Kimmel.

The longtime friends went on to work on a number of projects together once they both made it big in Hollywood, including 1997’s Good Will Hunting. The pair ended up winning an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay for the film, which also starred the late Robin Williams.

Damon revealed to Entertainment Tonight in 2016 why he thought his friendship with Affleck was still so strong, more than 30 years later.

“We were both in love with the same thing — acting and filmmaking,” he said at the time. “I think we fed on each other’s obsession during really formative, important years and that bonded us for life.”

Two years later, while Affleck was in the midst of his third stint in rehab for alcohol addiction, a source told Us Weekly that Damon was “a huge support” for his friend.

“He’ll always be there for Ben whenever he needs him,” the insider said at the time.

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Harry Kane ‘definitely’ fit for Euro 2020 after hamstring injury

Tottenham and England striker Harry Kane insists he will be fit for Euro 2020 and hopes to return next month.

The 26-year-old has not played since rupturing a tendon in his left hamstring at Southampton on 1 January.

The severity of the injury necessitated surgery, leading to concerns about the England captain’s involvement in Euro 2020, which begins on 12 June.

But Kane said: “Unless something pretty drastic happens between now and then, I’ll be there.”

Kane, Tottenham’s leading scorer for the past five seasons, has resumed light training at Spurs ahead of schedule but will miss England’s home friendlies against Italy and Denmark this month.

“I’m still not back training with the first team, but I’m working hard in the gym, I’m getting stronger all the time,” he told the Evening Standard.

“We’re talking a few more weeks, and I’ll be playing again. I don’t want to make a prediction for which game I might be back, but I am hoping somewhere between the start and the middle of April.”

Kane was the leading scorer at the 2018 World Cup when England reached the semi-finals.

He is sixth in the all-time England goalscoring list, with 32 in 45 appearances.

The first match for Gareth Southgate’s team in Euro 2020 is against Croatia at Wembley on 14 June and Kane said: “In my head, I am definitely at the Euros.”

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Storm Reid Looks Unrecognizable On The Runway At Miu Miu

On the final day of a long Fashion Month, Miu Miu closed out Paris Fashion Week with a bang. The show opened with a surprise appearance on the catwalk by Euphoria and A Wrinkle In Time star Storm Reid. Wearing an orange satin maxi dress and overcoat, Reid set the tone for a collection that was inspired by the 1940s but designed for the modern dresser.

It was a star-studded affair, both on and off the runway, as other models included Rita Ora, Iris Law (daughter of Jude Law and Sadie Frost), and runway mainstays Gigi and Bella Hadid. The celebrity factor has become somewhat of a Miu Miu staple in recent years with stars like Chloë Sevigny and Elle Fanning walking the runway, starring in look books, and posing for brand campaigns.

The show was a mix of duster coats, midi pencil skirts, as well as briefs and bralette sets. There were belted furs, embroidered knit bodysuits, and sailor tops to round out the eclectic collection.

No matter the vibe of the season, Miu Miu always manages to nail a distinct aesthetic that everyone wants to emulate — and their Fall 2020 offering was no different.

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Where's the Black Bridget Jones? Why It's So Hard to Find Diverse Romance Stories (Guest Blog)

“For years, I refused to acknowledge the impact of bias in book-buying decisions and it hurt me,” best-selling author Nana Malone writes

“How Stella Got Her Groove Back”

“How Stella Got Her Groove Back” turned 20 on Aug 14. The film, adapted from Terry McMillan’s best-selling novel, introduced the film community to Taye Diggs, then a broadway actor known for “Rent.” It also gave Angela Bassett one of the defining roles of her career. Her Stella character is an overworked single mom in need of a vacation and some romance, so best friend Whoopi Goldberg takes her to Jamaica, where she meets and falls in love with Winston Shakespeare (Diggs), a man 20 years her junior. RollingStone critic Peter Travers said of the film: “Whether you regard Stella’s getting her groove back as a feminist battle cry or as a silly wish-fulfillment fantasy, the movie delivers guilt-free escapism about pretty people having wicked-hot fun in pretty places.” 

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  • “She’s Gotta Have It”

    Spike Lee’s feature film debut, “She’s Gotta Have It,” has to be considered the quintessential black rom-com. The film, which Lee updated as a Netflix series, tells the story of Nola Darling and her three unique boyfriends. It’s been heralded as helping to usher in the indie film movement of the ’80s and changing the representation of black people in American cinema.

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  • “Coming to America”

    Probably more comedy than romance, but Eddie Murphy’s 1988 rom-com “Coming to America” is a classic in either genre. This fish out of water tale follows Prince Akeem (Murphy) of Zamunda on his journey to America, fleeing an arranged marriage. Landing in New York City, he and his sidekick Semmi (Arsenio Hall) try to acclimate to American life, while trying to find a wife of his own. The film also marked the first time Murphy dressed up to play more than one character.

  • “Boomerang”

    Another Eddie Murphy film makes the list. This time there’s no need for him to play any other characters because he’s joined by Halle Berry, Martin Lawrence, David Allen Grier, Grace Jones, Ertha Kitt and Chris Rock — need we say more? “Boomerang” is your prototypical rom-com, with a little signature Murphy. He plays a New York marketing exec and womanizer, Marcus. But what goes around comes around in this romantic comedy, leading Murphy’s character to find and realize true love.

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  • “Love Jones”

    You would be hard pressed to find a more charming, more attractive pair to co-star in a black romantic comedy in the ’90s outside of Larenz Tate and Nia Long. “Love Jones” follows the love at first sight and up and down relationship of two young black artists in Chicago. In an oral history of the film for it’s 20th anniversary, Tre’Vell Anderson wrote for the Los Angeles Times: “‘Love Jones,’ at its core, is about possibilities, those opportunities people of color know exist for them — in love, life and career.”

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  • “The Best Man”

    It’s the rare (black) rom-com that warranted revisiting with a sequel, some 14 years later. “The Best Man,” staring Taye Diggs, touts an ensemble cast of Diggs, Nia Long, Terrence Howard, Morris Chestnut, Harold Perrineau and Monica Calhoun as a group who come together for their friends’ wedding only to have old flings, feelings and drama resurface thanks to a new, semi autobiographical book Diggs’ character Harper wrote that threatens the wedding and friendships.

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  • “Love and Basketball”:

    “Love and Basketball” isn’t exactly a romantic comedy, but this coming of age young love story written and directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood is a classic. The film follows the friendship and relationship of Quincy (Omar Epps) and Monica (Sanaa Lathan) as they grow up and pursue their shared dream of playing professional basketball. The film abandons comedy and instead culminates in a one-on-one basketball game for the future of their relationship that will surely make your heart ache.

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  • “Two Can Play That Game”

    This Vivica A. Fox-Morris Chestnut rom-com pulls from a familiar story: A self-assured relationship veteran finds herself having difficulty maintaining a relationship. In “Two Can Play That Game” Fox’s character puts forth an all-out assault dubbed the “10-day-plan” in order to get Chestnut crawling back to her.

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  • “Brown Sugar”

    This list clearly needed more representation from Taye Diggs and Sanaa Lathan. Their 2003 rom-com boasts supporting roles from Queen Latifah and Mos Def. In “Brown Sugar” Dre (Diggs) and Syd (Lathan) have been close friends since childhood, but after Dre proposes to his girlfriend Syd realizes that her best friend might actually be the love of her life.

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  • “Deliver Us From Eva”

    It’s a take on William Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew.” In “Deliver Us From Eva,” which stars Gabrielle Union and LL Cool J, Eva is an uptight single woman meddling in her sisters’ love lives. To keep her from disrupting their relationships the sisters’ boyfriends pay notorious ladies man Ray to romance her, date her and break it off a few weeks later. But of course, they fall in love. Eleanor Ringel Cater wrote for the Atlanta Journal Constitution when the film came out: “Not only is this a funny and romantic movie, but it proves, yet again, that movies can and, in some instances, should be colorblind.”

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  • “Deliver Us From Eva” and “She’s Gotta Have It” are among the hits that prove that movies, especially romantic comedies, can be colorblind

    “How Stella Got Her Groove Back”

    “How Stella Got Her Groove Back” turned 20 on Aug 14. The film, adapted from Terry McMillan’s best-selling novel, introduced the film community to Taye Diggs, then a broadway actor known for “Rent.” It also gave Angela Bassett one of the defining roles of her career. Her Stella character is an overworked single mom in need of a vacation and some romance, so best friend Whoopi Goldberg takes her to Jamaica, where she meets and falls in love with Winston Shakespeare (Diggs), a man 20 years her junior. RollingStone critic Peter Travers said of the film: “Whether you regard Stella’s getting her groove back as a feminist battle cry or as a silly wish-fulfillment fantasy, the movie delivers guilt-free escapism about pretty people having wicked-hot fun in pretty places.” 

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    'No Time to Die' Release Delayed to November Due to Coronavirus Concerns

    25th Bond film was meant to open in April

  • Ursula Andress as Honey Ryder, “Dr. No” (1962) 

    Widely regarded as the first Bond Girl, Honey Ryder’s emergence from the ocean clad in a white bikini is considered one of the most iconic moments in 007 franchise history.

  • Eunice Gayson as Sylvia Trench, “Dr. No” (1962) & “From Russia With Love” (1963) 

    Sylvia Trench introduced herself to James Bond as “Trench, Sylvia Trench,” which inspired him to reply with his now iconic “Bond, James Bond” phrase. She’s also the only Bond Girl to appear in more than one film.

  • Daniela Bianchi as Tatiana Romanova, “From Russia With Love” (1963) 

    Tasked with seducing and killing James Bond, Tatiana falls for the British spy instead, ultimately teaming up with him to take down the deadly Rosa Klebb.

  • Honor Blackman as Pussy Galore, “Goldfinger” (1964) 

    Perhaps the most suggestively named Bond Girl of all time, Pussy Galore led a crew of all-female pilots, and originated in Ian Fleming’s novels.

  • Shirley Eaton as Jill Masterson, “Goldfinger” (1964) 

    Poor Jill Masterson made her biggest impression posthumously, forever remembered for being painted gold from head to toe by the villainous Goldfinger.

  • Claudine Auger as Domino Derval, “Thunderball” (1965) 

    Another bad-girl-turned-good, Bond encountered his enemy’s girlfriend, Domino Derval, underwater, and persuaded her to turn on her man, Emilio Largo.

  • Diana Rigg as Teresa di Vicenzo, “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service” (1969) 

    The only woman who ever became Mrs. James Bond, Teresa di Vicenzo became Tracy Bond before being murdered by Ernst Stavro Blofeld, one of Bond’s most famous nemeses.

  • Jill St. John as Tiffany Case, “Diamonds Are Forever” (1971) 

    A diamond smuggler who worked with Bond villain Blofeld, Tiffany Case became yet another bad girl who could not resist Bond’s moves and was persuaded to join the side of the good.

  • Lana Wood as Plenty O’Toole, “Diamonds Are Forever” (1971) 

    Another suggestively named eye-candy of a Bond Girl, Plenty O’Toole thought she was bagging a rich playboy in Bond, but got caught in the crosshairs of his rivalry with Blofeld and pushed out a window for her troubles.

  • Jane Seymour as Solitaire, “Live and Let Die” (1973) 

    A psychic who would lose her powers if she ever made love to a man, Solitaire inevitably proved unable to resist James Bond and indeed lost her gift as a result.

  • Barbara Bach as Anya Amasova, “The Spy Who Loved Me” (1977) 

    A KGB agent codenamed “Triple X,” Anya Amasova reluctantly teamed up with Bond to retrieve stolen microfilms after the KGB and MI6 realized they had the same goal.

  • Carole Bouquet as Melina Havelock, “For Your Eyes Only” (1981) 

    A vengeful beauty toting a crossbow, Melina Havelock teamed up with Bond to find the man who killed her parents.

  • Maud Adams as Octopussy, “Octopussy” (1983) 

    The only Bond Girl to be named for the title of the film she appears in, Octopussy ran an all-female floating island and jewelry smuggling ring and helped Bond kill her former partner after he turned on her.

  • Grace Jones as May Day, “A View To Kill” (1985) 

    A deadly assassin who at first tried to kill James Bond, she eventually turns good, ultimately meeting her death while working with the spy to try and dismantle a bomb.

  • Famke Janssen as Xena Onatopp, “Goldeneye” (1995) 

    The first femme fatale of the modern Bond era, Xenia Onatopp had no qualms about killing many people and tried to kill Bond on several occasions.

  • Michelle Yeoh as Wai Lin, “Tomorrow Never Dies” (1997) 

    A Chinese secret agent working alongside Bond to investigate media mogul Elliot Carver, Wai Lin proved smarter and a better fighter than the British spy on several occasions.

  • Halle Berry as Jinx, “Die Another Day” (2002) 

    Jinx’s most memorable moment is an homage to original Bond Girl Honey Ryder’s rise from the sea, clad in a bikini (orange this time), with a knife at her hip.

  • Rosamund Pike as Miranda Frost, “Die Another Day” (2002) 

    In a reversal of a typical Bond Girl plotline, Frost at first appears to be a Bond ally and then reveals herself to be a double agent working for the enemy, in this case Gustav Graves, the man she was assigned by MI6 to investigate.

  • Eva Green as Vesper Lynd, “Casino Royale” (2006) 

    Daniel Craig’s introduction as Bond included his version of a tragic love story. Vesper Lynd captured Bond’s heart, then revealed herself to be a double agent before getting killed.

  • Olga Kurylenko as Camille Montes, “Quantum of Solace” (2008) 

    A Bond Girl after vengeance for her slain family, Camille tried to infiltrate General Medrano’s inner circle, then teamed up with Bond after she failed on her own.

  • Gemma Arterton as Strawberry Fields, “Quantum of Solace” (2008) 

    An MI6 agent who finds herself unable to resist Bond’s charms, she falls into bed with him and then — in an homage to “Goldfinger” — is killed by being coated with a layer of oil.

  • Bérénice Marlohe as Severine, “Skyfall” (2012) 

    A captive of the film’s villain Raoul Silva, Severine agreed to team up with Bond after he promised to free her. Unfortunately, her captor shot her before the secret agent could carry out his plan.

  • Naomie Harris as Eve, “Skyfall” (2012) 

    Miss Moneypenny is not always considered a Bond Girl due to her professional relationship with 007, but the latest incarnation, Eve, gets closer to the super spy than any of her predecessors.

  • Lea Seydoux as Madeleine Swann, “Spectre” (2015) 

    Bond teams up with Swann, the daughter of a rogue member of Spectre, to try to take down the shadow group’s mastermind, Ernst Blofeld (Christoph Waltz).

  • Monica Bellucci as Lucia Sciarra, “Spectre” (2015) 

    The Italian actress is the oldest cast as a Bond Girl — or Bond Woman, as many wrote — and played a small but crucial role as the wife of an assassin who gives Bond a crucial piece of information and receives the spy’s full attention in bed.

     

  • A look back at all the lovely allies and femme fatales who’ve crossed paths with 007 over the years

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    Normani Addresses Camila Cabello’s Resurfaced Racist Posts

    Normani has opened up about her former Fifth Harmony bandmate Camila Cabello‘s resurfaced racist posts.

    In December, a Twitter user posted a thread of Cabello’s archived racist Tumblr posts, reportedly from 2012. The then-14-year-old singer’s posts were based on stereotypes and included the N-word and other derogatory slurs.

    Cabello apologized for the posts. In a statement on Twitter, she said, in part, “I can’t go back in time and change things I said in the past. But once you know better, you do better and that’s all I can do.”

    However, in an interview with Rolling Stone, Normani revealed that she was “hurt” by Cabello’s racist posts.

    “It would be dishonest if I said that this particular scenario didn’t hurt me,” Normani said. “It was devastating that this came from a place that was supposed to be a safe haven and a sisterhood, because I knew that if the tables were turned I would defend each of them in a single heartbeat.”

    “It took days for her to acknowledge what I was dealing with online and then years for her to take responsibility for the offensive tweets that recently resurfaced,” she added. “Whether or not it was her intention, this made me feel like I was second to the relationship that she had with her fans.”

    Normani told Rolling Stone she hopes an important lesson can be learned from the controversy.

    “I hope there is genuine understanding about why this was absolutely unacceptable,” she added. “I have spoken what is in my heart and pray this is transparent enough that I never have to speak on it again. To my brown men and women, we are like no other. Our power lies within our culture.

    (Photo: Dennis Leupold)

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    The most iconic celebrity haircuts

    Celebrities have the power to influence beauty and fashion trends — especially with their hair. Over the last few decades, there have been some iconic celebrity haircuts that have sent shockwaves through pop culture. Wonderwall.com is taking a look back at a few of them, starting with our favorite former “Friends” star’s signature ‘do. Jennifer Aniston’s hairstyle — dubbed “The Rachel” after her on-screen alter ego, Rachel Green — was the most ubiquitous haircut in America in the ’90s. Interestingly enough, the actress wasn’t actually a fan of the look created by renowned hairdresser Chris McMillan because she found it difficult to style herself. Keep reading for more iconic celebrity hairstyles…

    RELATED: Celebrity hair transformations of 2020

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    Jason Statham Leaves ‘Man From Toronto’ Due to Creative Issues

    The ‘Fast and Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw’ actor has allegedly pulled out of his new movie because he wants an R-rated movie while the studio leans towards a PG-13 release.

    AceShowbizJason Statham has reportedly pulled out of his role in “The Man From Toronto” just four weeks from the start of production.

    According to Deadline, the 52-year-old actor is exiting the project due to “creative issues,” including a desire for the film to be R rated as opposed to the studio’s plans for a PG-13 release.

    However, the studio is reportedly already working on a replacement for Statham in the action-comedy film, which also stars Kevin Hart and will be directed by Patrick Hughes.

    The “Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw” star was due to play the world’s deadliest assassin, the “Man from Toronto” of the title, alongside the “Jumanji: The Next Level” funnyman. Their characters are mistaken for each other, at a rented New York Airbnb pad, and are forced to team up for a mission.

    The film is slated for a November 20, 2020 release.

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