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Blake Lively & Ryan Reynolds Contribute $200K To NAACP: 'That's The Least We Can Do'

Blake Lively & Ryan Reynolds Contribute $200K To NAACP: 'That's The Least We Can Do'

Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds have donated a large sum of money to the NAACP during this trying time of racial injustice.

The married couple and actors opened up about the donation on their social media platforms, why they were called to do so, and how they’re teaching their children about what’s happening in the world right now.

“We’ve never had to worry about preparing our kids for different rules of law or what might happen if we’re pulled over in the car. We don’t know what it’s like to experience that life day in and day out. We can’t imagine feeling that kind of fear and anger. We’re ashamed that in the past we’ve allowed ourselves to be uninformed about how deeply rooted systemic racism is,” Blake and Ryan started.

They continued on, “We’ve been teaching our children differently than they way our parents taught us. We want to educate ourselves about other people’s experiences and talk to our kids about everything , all of it… especial our own complicity. We talk about our bias, blindness and our own mistakes. We look back and see so many mistakes which have led us to deeply examine who we are and who we want to become. They’ve led us to huge avenues of education. We’re committed to raising our kids so they never grow up feeding this insane pattern and so they’ll do their best to never inflict pain on another being consciously or unconsciously.”

“That’s the least we can do to honor not just George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and Eric Garner, but all the black men and women who have been killed when the camera wasn’t rolling.”

Blake and Ryan contributed $200,000 to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund: “We stand in awe of this organization, their empathy and leadership in, Sherrilyn Ifill. Their work is essential to the integrity of democracy.”

You can read Ryan and Blake‘s entire statement in the Instagram below.

Earlier this year, the duo donated funds to coronavirus relief.

John Cusack Says Police 'Came at Me with Batons' While He Filmed Protests in Chicago

John Cusack Says Police 'Came at Me with Batons' While He Filmed Protests in Chicago

John Cusack is revealing a scary incident with the police that occurred while he was at the Black Lives Matter protest in Chicago.

The 53-year-old actor took to Twitter on Saturday (May 30) to share a video of the police allegedly coming at him with batons.

“Cops didn’t like me filming the burning car so they came at me with batons. Hitting my bike. Ahhm here’s the audio,” John tweeted.

In the video, a person – who is assumed to be a police officer – can be heard screaming at John to move, followed by the sound of metal being slammed.

In another tweet, John confirmed reports that police were using pepper spray on the protestors, writing, “Pepper spray – is out – no tear gas that I’ve seen personally out here.”

John shared in another tweet that the police “didn’t assault” him.

They didn’t assault me- keep it in perspective and I should not be the headline or the story important thing is the anger & pain out there& how hair trigger it feels/ I’m of no importance,” John tweeted. “I was just a witness to what was happening in Chicago – didn’t see the press out at all”

John also said that he hopes that the protests indicate the end of Donald Trump‘s presidency.

“Would be very surprised if this is a one or two day event / this may well be the beginning of end of trump loathsome era – thank god,” John wrote. “Feels like many streams of outrage coming to a head- a wave peaking -Chicago scene was about getting to trump tower most of day.”

If you missed it, this singer says she was tear gassed by police at the Santa Monica protest.

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Matt Damon Heads Home at Visiting Pal Ben Affleck

Matt Damon Heads Home at Visiting Pal Ben Affleck

Matt Damon makes his way out to his car after visiting close pal Ben Affleck on Sunday afternoon (May 31) in the Pacific Palisades, Calif.

The 49-year-old Ford v Ferrari actor stayed safe in a face mask as he carried a copy of the book The Big Goodbye: Chinatown And The Last Years Of Hollywood with him.

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Right before the pandemic hit, production for Matt and Ben‘s upcoming movie The Last Duel had just started in France.

Matt and his family must have just recently returned home to California, since they were originally quarantining in Ireland. He also revealed this his 21-year-old stepdaughter Alexia, who lives in New York City, had contracted the virus, but has recovered.

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Machine Gun Kelly Holds 'Prosecute Killer Cops' Sign During Protest in LA

Machine Gun Kelly Holds 'Prosecute Killer Cops' Sign During Protest in LA

Machine Gun Kelly holds up his handmade sign high while arriving to a peaceful protest in Los Angeles on Sunday (May 31).

The 30-year-old musician met up with a few friends to participate in the racial injustice protest in the city. His sign read “Prosecute Killer Cops”, while his friends’ read “BLM”.

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Machine Gun Kelly has been participating in the protests all weekend, documenting some of his experience in pictures on his social media.

“on my way to the protest, see you out there ❤️✊🏾✊🏽✊🏼,” he wrote on Twitter, adding that “justice soon…”

He also posted on his Instagram with a selfie, sharing a message with fans about how we all should be doing something.

“this ain’t the time to be neutral. we can help our peers, the world is finally listening to an issue that’s been around for centuries. 😤✊🏿✊🏾✊🏽✊🏼❤️,” he wrote.

In the recent weeks, Machine Gun Kelly has been making headlines as he’s been linked to Megan Fox, who just separated from her husband of 10 years, Brian Austin Green.

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Alison Brie & Husband Dave Franco Hold Hands & Wear Matching Masks During Walk

Alison Brie & Husband Dave Franco Hold Hands & Wear Matching Masks During Walk

Dave Franco matches with his wife Alison Brie in a bandana mask while going on a walk in their neighborhood in Los Angeles on Sunday afternoon (May 31).

The married couple stepped out for a stroll and held hands along the way as they got some fresh air during riots and a pandemic.

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As the riots and racial injustice around the country broke out, Alison was one of many celebs contributing a voice in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.

She took to her Instagram, solely to post the movement’s insignia with no caption needed.

A little before, Alison shared on her Twitter that she had signed a petition that is aiming to arrest all the officers involved in George Floyd‘s murder that happened earlier this week.

See how other celebrities are getting involved in the racial injustice movement right now.

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Madison Beer Says She Was Tear Gassed by Police at Black Lives Matter Protest

Madison Beer Says She Was Tear Gassed by Police at Black Lives Matter Protest

Madison Beer is detailing the scary situation at the Black Lives Matter protest.

The 21-year-old singer took to her social media on Sunday afternoon (May 31) to reveal that she was tear gassed by police while attending the protests in Santa Monica, Calif.

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“LEAVE SANTA MONICA NOW IF YOU CAN I WAS JUST TEAR GASSED THEY ARE ARRESTING EVERYONE AND TEAR GASSING ALL CROWDS,” Madison tweeted.

Madison also tweeted earlier that day: “the national guard is now in los angeles (on fairfax, and downtown) from what i’ve seen already.”

Madison also took to her Instagram Story to share photos from the protest before sharing a video of the police and national guard at the protest.

The night before, this actor shared a video of himself getting hit with rubber bullets and with a baton by the police while at the protest.

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Kristin Kreuk Dishes on Emmanuelle Chriqui's Play Lana Lang In 'Superman & Lois' TV Series

Kristin Kreuk Dishes on Emmanuelle Chriqui's Play Lana Lang In 'Superman & Lois' TV Series

Kristin Kreuk is adding her support to Emmanuelle Chriqui‘s casting as Lana Lang in the upcoming Superman & Lois television series.

Speaking to TVLine in a new interview, the 37-year-old actress brought the character, who was Clark Kent’s girlfriend, to life on The WB’s Smallville.

“I don’t know a ton about the show, but it sounds like it’s going to be a lot of fun,” Kristin shared. “She’s a great character, and with the freedom that’s afforded creators right now in regards to comic book characters I think they can adjust and adapt her into a more modern position in the world.”

“She’s wonderful, and very nice,” she added of Emmanuelle. “I imagine that Lana is a very different character in a different universe. I am excited to hear about how the show portrays her.”

Kristin continues, “She’s an interesting character in the canon, so having her be in a predominant role on this new show is awesome.”

Tyler Hoechlin and Elizabeth Tulloch will reprise their roles as the title characters, as the series centers on the couple as they “deal with all of the stress, pressures, and complexities that come with being working parents to two teenage sons in today’s society.”

Learn more about just who Lana Lang will be in the new show on JustJared.com now.