by TRN Staff Writers
Harvey Healing from Fan Third Degree Burns The Good News-Steve Harvey’s social media is no longer trending. The bad news, that doesn’t mean fans have necessarily forgotten or forgiven him. Harvey admitted he was “hurt” after the social media skewering from fans angry over his meeting last week with president-elect Donald Trump. The “Family Feud” host said on his radio show earlier this week that he was well aware of the anger from many of his fans, but still risked it all because he thought the meeting with Trump was too important. Harvey said, “I have an obligation to take a seat at the table when invited,…Change can only happen when we sit at the table. If we sit at the table, then we can have a say so [as] to what’s to be eaten on the menu. If you’re not at the table, you can’t even refuse the menu or suggest what we should be eating.” Fans slammed Harvey as a “coon” for meeting with a man they consider ran his campaign on racial hatred. Harvey said, “A lot of y’all hurt me. I didn’t expect the backlash to be so fierce.”
Did Hollywood Bully the Bully? With less than 24-hours to go before Trump is sworn into office, more celebs are speaking favorably about him…well, sort of. “Star Trek” and “Guardians of the Galaxy” star Zoe Saldana says that Hollywood heavyweights bullied Trump and their harsh criticisms may have help him win. Saldana said, “We got cocky and became arrogant and we also became bullies. We were trying to single out a man for all these things he was doing wrong … and that created empathy in a big group of people in America that felt bad for him and that are believing in his promises.” Hollywood liberal actors, producers and directors tweeted, posted videos and launched all kinds of campaigns expressing their dislike of Trump. Even the music industry opposed him with rappers being among the most vocal including YG who released the song “F*** Donald Trump”. Saldana made the comments while touring to promote her “Live by Night” movie in theaters now, but some fans called her out for comments. One fan commented, “calling out Trump for his lies and abhorrent behavior is not bullying; it’s defending those he has abused“. Another fan wrote, ” there is no bigger bully in the world than DJT. He has mocked everyone who doesn’t agree with him. What’s wrong with you?”
Octavia Spencer Does the Math to Help Low-Income Families Critics are calling Spencer’s movie “Hidden Figures” “inspiring”, “heartwarming” and “important” for women of color. The movie tells the story of three Black female mathematicians and their roles in the space race to land Americans on the moon. The movie is based on a true story that shows women and Blacks in a positive light. Spencer wanted to make sure everyone who wanted to see the movie could see it, so she rented out a theater to make sure gifted, low-income California children could see it. Spencer said in the invite issued to families, “If you know a family in need that would like to see our movie but can’t afford it, have them come…My mom would not have been able to afford to take me and my siblings, so I’m honoring her and all single parents“. “Hidden Figures” has been number one at the box office since opening two weeks ago.
For this week’s look at celebrity life, that’s a wrap!