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Mary Pat Gleason Dead - 'A Cinderella Story' Actress Dies at 70

Mary Pat Gleason Dead - 'A Cinderella Story' Actress Dies at 70

Mary Pat Gleason, who is best known for her work in the movie A Cinderella Story and the CBS series Mom, has sadly passed away at the age of 70.

Gleason died on Tuesday (June 2) after a battle with cancer. Her manager told Variety that “she was a fighter to the end.”

In the 2004 movie A Cinderella Story, Gleason played waitress Eleanor, who worked in the diner with Hilary Duff‘s character.

Mary Pat also recurred on Mom as Mary, who attended AA meetings with Allison Janney‘s character Bonnie. She was killed off the show during an episode in season seven when her character died from a brain aneurysm in the middle of an AA meeting.

You might also recognize Gleason from her work on the soap opera series Guiding Light, as well as the films Intolerable Cruelty and Sierra Burgess Is a Loser.

We’re sending our thoughts and condolences to her loved ones during this difficult time.

Hugh Jackman Speaks Out on Systemic Racism Following George Floyd's Death

Hugh Jackman Speaks Out on Systemic Racism Following George Floyd's Death

Hugh Jackman is speaking up about racism in the wake of George Floyd‘s murder that sparked a worldwide outrage.

The 51-year-old actor, who is dad to two biracial kids, Oscar and Ava with wife Deborra-Lee Furness, took to his Instagram, and revealed he looks to his mentors for advice on when he’s unsure what to do in times like this.

“…I reach for the words of my mentors who’ve helped guide me through life. One of those mentors is Nelson Mandela. He said ‘Racism must be opposed by all means that it has at its disposal. No truer words have been spoken,” Hugh wrote.

He continues, “I was taught, and try to teach my kids: the balance between the head and the heart, between emotions and reason is very difficult. My instinct is always that when emotion is high, I try to call on reason. And when my brain is dominating, I try to open my heart.”

“My emotions tell me that we need to take this tragic loss (and all those that came before) to change systemic racism the world over. My reason tells me one size does not fit all. We need to listen and begin to try and understand.”

Hugh opened up about deliberately adopting biracial children in 2009 with Parade magazine.

“Mixed-race babies have such a hard time being adopted that Deb and I checked off that box specifically when we were filling out our forms,” he mentioned. “Our lawyer brought the form back to us and said, ‘This is not the time to be politically correct. Are you sure this is what you want? We were definite about it.”

He went on to say that it was “the best thing we’ve ever done.”

Pokemon Donates $200,000 to NAACP & Black Lives Matter Amid Protests

Pokemon Donates $200,000 to NAACP & Black Lives Matter Amid Protests

Pokemon is opening their purse!

The beloved video game franchise made a big announcement on Wednesday (June 3) amid protests globally against racism and police brutality following the murder of George Floyd.

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“Here at the Pokemon Company International, we believe in friendship, inclusivity and equity. These are the values that anchor the Pokemon brand. There is no place for oppression within our community. We stand in solidarity with our Black employees, fans and families who continue to be impacted by systemic racism and senseless violence. We will be making a $100,000 donation to the NAACP and a $100,000 donation to Black Lives Matter. Our commitment to you is ongoing, and our support will be as well. We believe that Black Lives Matter,” they announced.

Here are resources and ways to help support the Black Lives Matter cause.

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'The Real's Amanda Seales Announces She's Leaving The Show After Just Six Months

'The Real's Amanda Seales Announces She's Leaving The Show After Just Six Months

Amanda Seales has announced that she’ll be leaving The Real after just six months on the daytime talk show.

The 38-year-old comedian revealed the news during an Instagram Live on Tuesday (June 2).

“My contract is up at The Real, and I didn’t renew it,” Amanda said, adding that she didn’t feel like she could express herself properly as a black woman on the show.

“It doesn’t feel good to my soul to be at a place where I can not speak to my people the way they need to be spoken to,” she added. “And where the people that are speaking to me in despairing ways are not being handled.”

Amanda went on, “I’m not at a space where, as a full black woman, I can have my voice and my co-workers also have their voices, and where the people at the top are not respecting the necessity for black voices to be at the top, too.”

In an additional Live the next day, Amanda insisted that her leaving wasn’t because of any issues with her co-hosts Loni Love, Jeannie Mai, Tamera Mowry-Housley and Adrienne Houghton.

“Do not try to create some false dissention between me and the co-hosts of The Real. Y’all so f***ing corny. There is a whole pandemic and an uprising going on, and you still can’t find s*** else to do but try and create some kind of conflict that doesn’t exist?” she said. “I did not unfollow Loni Love. I haven’t unfollowed anybody.”

“What ya’ll don’t understand is grown women do grown women business. That’s what y’all don’t understand, and what I gotta do with my business ain’t got nothing to do with them sisters.”

Justin Trudeau Goes Viral for This Response to a Question About Donald Trump

Justin Trudeau Goes Viral for This Response to a Question About Donald Trump

Justin Trudeau is going viral for his reaction.

The Canadian Prime Minister was asked about President Donald Trump‘s response to nationwide protests following the murder of George Floyd during a press conference on Tuesday (June 2) in Ottawa, Canada.

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“You’ve been reluctant to comment about the words and actions of the U.S. president…I’d like to ask you what you think about that. And, if you don’t want to comment, what message do you think you’re sending?” a reporter asked.

Justin then stood silent for an entire 21 seconds.

“We all watch in horror and consternation what’s going on in the United States…it is a time to pull people together, but it is a time to listen. It is a time to learn what injustices continue, despite progress over the years and decades,” he said.

Here are resources and ways to support the Black Lives Matter cause.

Watch his reaction…

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'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Cast Donate 100k To National Bail Fund; More Actors Who Play Cops Urge Donations

'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Cast Donate 100k To National Bail Fund; More Actors Who Play Cops Urge Donations

The cast of Brooklyn Nine-Nine is giving back to the Black Lives Matter movement.

Andy Samberg, Melissa Fumero, Terry Crews and the rest of the cast teamed up with their showrunner, Dan Goor, to donate $100,000 to the National Bail Fund Network.

“The cast and showrunner of Brooklyn 99 condemn the murder of George Floyd and support the many people who are protesting police brutality nationally,” he wrote on Twitter. “Together we have made a $100,000 donation to the National Bail Fund Network. We encourage you to look up your local bail fund: the National Bail Fund Network is an organization that can lead you to them. #blacklivesmatter.”

Earlier that day, Stephanie Beatriz, who plays Rosa on the series, followed The Tick star Griffin Newman‘s lead in donating more month to the Community Justice Exchange.

Griffin called on actors who have played police officers to give money, and Stephanie answered the call. Both of them donated $11,000, and went on to urge more actors who have benefited from their roles portraying police officers to follow their lead and do the same.

“If you currently play a cop? If you make tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars a year in residuals from playing a cop? I’ll let you do the math,” they said in their tweets.

Want to give back too? Here’s a full list of resources to help you get started in supporting Black Lives Matter.

Cara Delevingne Joins Celeb Friends While Protesting in L.A.

Cara Delevingne Joins Celeb Friends While Protesting in L.A.

Cara Delevingne joins some celeb friends while attending a protest for Black Lives Matter on Tuesday (June 2) in Los Angeles.

The 27-year-old actress and model held a sign that said “Silence is Consent” while walking alongside music stars Machine Gun Kelly and Travis Barker.

The stars marched down Sunset Boulevard during the afternoon protest.

MGK held up a sign saying, “Stop arresting protesters, arrest killer cops!” Travis held up a “No justice, no peace” sign.

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.

Cara also recently split from her longtime girlfriend Ashley Benson and she opened up about her sexuality in a new interview that was just released.

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