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Awkwafina Opens Up About Global Pandemic & 'Cruelty' of Rhetoric

Awkwafina is opening up with her thoughts about the global health crisis.

The 31-year-old Crazy Rich Asians star posted an update on Tuesday (March 24) on her Instagram.

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“Have been away working for the past few months in all of this devastation, and wanted to make double sure I was OK to travel before coming back home to the US. Haven’t said much about this whole thing because mostly I am just saddened by it. I worry for those who are most at risk for serious illness, the elderly and those with pre-existing conditions. I am saddened by the rhetoric that has come out of this, and the cruelty that came as a result,” she wrote.

“I hope that while we self isolate and socially distance to stay safe, we also stay sane and calm. Wishing everyone a sense of peace during this bats–t crazy time – I will be locking myself up for the next 2 weeks rewatching the Tiger King. Love you all ❤️❤️❤️”

Many stars have also been critical of the rhetoric coming out of the White House, calling it racist. See what they’ve said…

Brad Pitt Has an Urgent Message Ahead of the U.S. Election - Watch! (Video)

Brad Pitt is teaming up with some A-list friends to spread an important message: vote!

Ahead of Super Tuesday, W Magazine released a PSA urging people to register to vote in the upcoming coming election cycle on Wednesday (February 26).

The star-studded clip includes Laura Dern, Scarlett Johansson, Charlize Theron, Antonio Banderas, Cynthia Erivo, Chris Evans, Adam Sandler, Shia Labeouf, Willem Dafoe, Dakota Fanning, Margaret Qualley, Beanie Feldstein, Kaitlyn Dever, Olivia Wilde and Awkwafina, among others.

The message is clear: regardless of political affiliation, it’s never been more important to register and vote.

Brad Pitt was also seen arriving at Paris-Charles De Gaulle airport on Tuesday (February 25) during Paris Fashion Week in Paris, France. Check out the photos inside…

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Is Hollywood Embracing Cannabis Delivery Service? Awkwafina & Chloe Moretz Say Yes!

BudsBox is a new cannabis subscription service that is getting the attention of celebs in Hollywood!

Awkwafina just shared a photo of her first box and wrote on Instagram Stories, “Christmas def came early.” Chloe Moretz shared a photo of her BudsBox and wrote, “Thank u @budsboxclub for the awesome CBD products!”

Cameron Moulène, an actor known for the MTV series Happyland and the YouTube Red series Foursome, just launched the company and he’s also serving as CEO. He also just became a dad the other day!

“Menus at most major dispensaries are boring and non-inclusive. The market should highlight more brands owned and operated by women, people of color and the LGBTQ community, as well as give preference to innovative instead of competitive costs. BudsBox is constantly in search of the most groundbreaking and diversely run products to bring our subscribers,” Cameron said about the new company.

BudsBox is also committed to making sure customers know what they’re going to be paying upfront, unlike other cannabis companies that are adding lots of fees at the register.

“When you order and receive your monthly BudsBox, the price you see on the site is the total checkout price you pay on delivery – no hidden fees (taxes & delivery included)!” COO Andrew Upchurch said.

BudsBox will begin shipping in March 2020 and orders can be placed now.

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Awkwafina Says She Loves To Surprise People Watching Her Movies On Airplanes!

Awkwafina could say hi to you the next time you’re on a plane!

While making an appearance on A Little Late With Lilly Singh on Monday (January 20), the 31-year-old Golden Globe-winning actress revealed her typical reaction when she sees someone watching Crazy Rich Asians or Ocean’s Eight on a flight.

Crazy Rich Asians on the plane, I love it! There’s been times when I’m watching Crazy Rich Asians and then I see people around me watching Crazy Rich Asians and Ocean’s Eight,” Awkwafina admitted. “I’ll go up to them. 1 out of 10 times they actually get that I was in the movies – the rest not too good.”

Awkwafina also spilled what it was like getting her start on YouTube, and dished about her upcoming series Awkwafina is Nora from Queens on Comedy Central.

READ MORE: Awkwafina Addresses Oscars 2020 Snub: ‘There’s Always More Work to Be Done’

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Awkwafina Addresses Oscars 2020 Snub: 'There's Always More Work to Be Done'

Awkwafina has had an incredible year, and she isn’t letting anything get in the way of that.

While promoting her upcoming show Nora From Queens at the 2020 TCA press tour, the 31-year-old actress reflected on all the success her film The Farewell has received – despite not being nominated for an Oscar for her role.

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“We had a couple of text messages but everything [was] just about how appreciative we all are of how long this run has been,” Awkwafina said via Entertainment Tonight. “The Farewell came out last January at Sundance and we really didn’t know where it would take us. To see all the attention that it’s gotten, that feels like a win.”

Awkwafina added: “Bottom line, there were some amazing performances this year. I think all of them were warranted as they should have been. That’s not also to say that we can’t ignore the fact that there are some incredible movies that were women-helmed, including mine, The Farewell. Me personally, I feel very grateful for where I am and where we’ve come.”

“My emotional reaction to all of this really is that I’m grateful for this journey. We didn’t know that The Farewell would literally have a home,” Awkwafina continued. “We didn’t know if anybody would buy The Farewell, that it would be on the screens. To express that as far as we’ve come, it’s so much more. It’s the journey. For that, me personally, I think there’s always more work to be done. Of course.”

Earlier this month, Awkwafina made history as the first Asian American to win a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy for her role in The Farewell.

“I’ve had a pretty exciting ride and I think with this show and with the movies that we’ve seen this year, representation existed in those movies and that’s what I know,” Awkwafina said. “In terms of anything else, I can’t be more grateful to do what I love to do and to be recognized, to be a little bit for that, is enough. It’s great.”

READ MORE: Tyler Perry Isn’t Happy with Academy Over Jennifer Lopez & Awkwafina’s Oscars 2020 Snubs

Heidi Klum & Tim Gunn Reveal Why They 'Jumped Ship' from 'Project Runway' to 'Making the Cut'!

Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn are opening up about their decision to leave Project Runway!

While speaking at the Amazon studios panel during the 2020 Winter TCA Tour – Day 8 at The Langham Huntington on Tuesday (January 14), the 46-year-old host and 66-year-old mentor explained why they decided to “jump ship” from Project Runway ahead of it’s move to Bravo to create their forthcoming Amazon show Making the Cut, which debuts March 27.

“Our imagination was bigger than what we were allowed to do,” Heidi expressed (via THR). “Everything kind of fell apart.” She said the move from Lifetime back to Bravo was either going to mean returning to the “same old same old” or it was an “opportunity to jump ship.” She asked Gunn, “Do you want to jump with me?” Klum said, “It was scary. … We shopped it around and thought that Amazon was the best place, not only for the show but also for the designers.”

Heidi Klum and Tim were joined at the panel by Naomi Campbell, Nicole Richie, and Altuzarra creative director Joseph Altuzarra, who will appear as judges with them on Making the Cut.

Tim also hinted that executives at Project Runway were afraid of changing the format of the fashion reality show, even at the urging of Klum and Gunn. “We couldn’t break out of it because there was a fear — not among us, we’re the ones who were thinking creatively and innovatively about what we wanted to do.”

That same day, Awkwafina joined her co-stars BD Wong and Bowen Yang at their panel for their upcoming series Awkwafina is Nora from Queens during the Comedy Central segment of the 2020 Winter TCA Press Tour.

FYI: Naomi is wearing Noudar and Karen Suen jewelry.

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Awkwafina Addresses Whether She'll Drop Her Stage Name

Is Awkwafina going to go by Nora Lum?

The Crazy Rich Asians star opened up in an interview with the New York Times about her stage name, and the likelihood of dropping it for her real name.

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“I don’t see it right now. That’s not to say that it’s not a possibility. I created Awkwafina when I was a kid. What she represents to me is more than a persona — in the very beginning, I did see her as the confident one, the side that comes out that gives Nora the panic attacks,” she explained.

“But as I’ve grown older I’ve come to really be grateful for that name and what I’ve seen it written on. To see her name on a chair back or on a call sheet, that means a lot to me. I don’t think that I could shed her right now.”

READ MORE: Awkwafina Joins Her ‘The Farewell’ Co-Stars at Critics’ Choice Awards 2020