Actor Chris Pratt beamed down to our sector of the universe Monday night to surprise an auditorium full of deserving kids in a special New York Daily News and Disney Studios sponsored charity screening of the superheroes-in-space flick.
And the 35-year-old actor who plays the hero Star-Lord in the Marvel movie stayed in the theater until every last one of them who wanted to take a picture with him got their selfie.
“That was really fun, this is what is all about,” said a visibly touched Pratt after the show. “I get impatient sometimes being on a promotional tour all the time, but something like this I would sit here as long as it took to take a picture with every one of those guys.”
“Tonight was really special to me.”
Pratt stayed long past the time his security detail was supposed to whisk him away to answer questions and give some words of wisdom.
allerasphinx said: did you watch the comic con vid? i like natalie dormer and all, but she totally white-feministed that question the moderator asked the panel.
she totally did. like without even remotely a doubt.
i was listening to her speak and i’m just like…what a fucking luxury to be able to talk about things like weight and boobs——i swear nicole was going somewhere with her “ass-size” comment but she got cut off. the treatment and sexualization of black women’s bodies is VERY different.
natalie, as a white women, can sit down and talk about how “unhealthy” body image is in magazines—-blah blah blah but like what about RACE and REPRESENTATION? what about the women who ARENT seeing themselves in magazines? white actors ALWAYS ignore race and colorism when it comes to the body image issue in hollywood.
like, i’m sorry u have to be skinny but at least u’re white…? does that sound cruel? i mean whiteness opens all sorts of doors that r forever shut to actors like nicole—-regardless of talent.
i remember a hollywood roundtable where all these white actors were talking about why they didnt get roles (too fat, boobs not big enough) and i think it was regina king who made a statement that basically amounted to the reason why she didn’t get a role was because she was black. and everyone got quiet, lol. cause i mean oop u gotta lose weight? cant eat that cake? how about someone basically asking u to change the color of ur skin or the shape of ur eyes? how about that?
i dunno…natalie isn’t the first white actor to be ignorant at panels. i keep thinking about that guy from spartacus complaining about having to go tanning and wear bronzers and manu bennet just calling him out like the reason why he’s the lead is because of that. rinse and repeat with mindy kaling and the ignorant shit said to her when she talked about diversity at her roundtable. or how about EVERY hollywood roundtable where white actors get to sit around look wide-eyed and innocent while their colleagues of color talk about the lack of new projects they’re getting and the racism in the industry. those white actors and directors who listen to these statements with varying degrees of silence or open-mouthed silencing techniques.
one of these days i want somebody to stand up during one of these panels and read these white actors for filth. i aint got no problems with natalie dormer but this kind of speaking that normalizes white women and others non-white women needs to stop. at some point SOMEONE needs to acknowledge the european standards of beauty. i THOUGHT natalie was going in that direction with her whole “french films” business but it was more bullshit “oh we get to see different shapes of ppl” BUT WHITE PPL NATALIE, U GET TO SEE MORE WHITE PPL!
It really comes off as uber pretentious when people start speaking about “European films” as if they don’t have issues with representation as well.
I listened to her and she basically said nothing that hasn’t been said…like Natalie needs to understand there’s a reason why she’s on the Tudors, Elementary, Game of Thrones, in the Hunger Games as an actress who’s only claim to fame prior to that was playing the jump off for the coke addicted attorney in Silk. That she, as a white English woman, can get roles that a black American actress can’t even dream of.
So, yeah….when they talk about weight, boobs, and ass and lack thereof as a hindrance, I roll my eyes. All those superficial things can be changed if they choose. Kerry Washington made an excellent point when she did The Hollywood Reporter’s roundtable for TV actresses in the run up to the 2013 Emmys. All the women talking about having to lose weight, and she had to contend with being told she’s “too ethnic”, “the production was not ‘going black’, and she told them they could lose the weight, but she couldn’t change her skin color, nor does she want to. And then, nothing but blank stares and crickets.
|Me:||I just watched a show about how successful (i.e. college educated) black women are not getting married.|
|Him:||Why is that a show? What's the problem? A black woman is better off by herself than with a black man that will bring her down. There's no point in getting married unless it's about mutual love and respect.|
|Me:||Well a lot of the black men on the show said that the reason black women are single is because they expect too much.|
|Him:||Psh. Black women do not expect too much! What is a black woman supposed to do? She is educated. She has her life in order. And she is supposed to get with any old man because he didn't get his life together but still feels he is entitled to any woman he wants?|
|Me:||Well they said that you have to look at a man's potential.|
|Him:||That's what they want you to think so that you don't require anything in actuality from them. You look at who a man is. Not who he says he will be.|
|Me:||The show also talked about why a lot of men cheat. They said it's because women were not keeping them happy or not sexually doing what they want.|
|Him:||That's ridiculous. There's no reason for anybody to cheat. If a man is grounded then he will love his partner enough not to cheat.|
|Me:||They also said that you need to make a man feel like a man.|
|Him:||If I am a man then why would I need a woman to make me feel like a man?|
|Me:||I don't know.|
|Him:||A real man does not need a woman to make him feel like a man. He is a man, isn't he? Men who say that have an inferiority complex.|
|Me:||Well they were saying that they need to feel like they wear the pants in the relationship.|
|Him:||Look. A man does not feel threatened by anyone unless he does not have his own life together. And in that case he will be threatened whether a woman lays down and lets him walk all over him or if she makes more money or anything else.|
Michelle Obama 💁💯
Someone once told me the grass is much greener on the other side.
Macy Gray - I’m In Between
Seriously. This song was my sister and I’s favorite theme song to one of our favorite TV shows growing up. Still know all the words by heart. :)
This song needed to be longer.
I kept aggressively singing this at Robin this spring and idk why
She aged exactly the way I assumed her character would.
Some things I like here: One, I think Denzel’s story shows how powerful institutions (like Hollywood) can perpetuate racism in the name of comedy. Two, Denzel himself shows how people can make the call to turn down the big payout for the big picture. That’s a tough call to make; it’s not a choice everyone has, but, damn, I’m glad Denzel did. Three, Denzel is so ridiculously Denzel, I can’t even.
I didn’t think it was possible, but my respect level for Denzel just went up about 100 times. Not every job is worth accepting.
I’ve seen this before but it’s always worth a reblog. Talk about pride and integrity. I wish more actors were like Denzel.
Always Reblog this
WOW…this is my first time seeing this clip but yes my respect for Denzel just rose tenfold. I know as a young actor on the come up it must have been very very hard to turn down 600k in order to stay true to your personal ethics.
This is the first time I’ve seen this… WOW.
set of nostalgia drawings by gabriel picolo. i don’t think i have enough space on my tumblr for all his works that i’d like to post.
these are incredible
Katie Brumbach was one of fourteen children born to circus performers Philippe and Johanna Brumbach. In her early years, Katie performed with her family. Katie’s father would offer one hundred marks to any man in the audience who could defeat her in wrestling no one ever succeeded in winning the prize. It was during one such performance that Katie met her husband of fifty-two years, Max Heymann.
Brumbach once defeated the famous strongman Eugene Sandow in weightlifting contest in New York. Katie lifted a weight of 300 pounds over her head, which Sandow only managed to lift to his chest. After this victory, she adopted the stage name “Sandwina” as a feminine derivative of Sandow.
Sandwina worked in the United States with Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus for many years, until she was nearly 60. One of her standard performance feats was lifting her husband (who weighed 165 pounds) overhead with one hand. She performed many other feats, such as bending steel bars and resisting the pull of four horses. Sandwina’s record stood for many years until being eclipsed by women’s weightlifter Karyn Marshall in 1987.
Text from her Wikipedia page.
Criminy’s Caravan needs a strongwoman…
This is a really special video for me. I’ve been grinding with this entertainment stuff to give my parents an easier life, and this shit right here is something that I’ve been working towards for the past 10 years.
The best part was after the camera was off, my mom hugs me and said, “Now I can finally take a break.” The mothafuckin FEELS, bruh.
NEW VIDEO- SURPRISE FOR MOM AND DAD
me when buying something over $10: do i need this? do i need any material objects? will this matter when i face the great abyss?