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Jordan Peterson Was Suspended By Twitter Over An Elliot Page Tweet That He Would ‘Rather Die’ Than Take Down

Jordan Peterson is at it again. Last month, the conservative psychologist, who’s fashioned himself as the kind of intellectual who would willingly spend hours speaking with Joe Rogan, got triggered and claimed he was leaving Twitter over a comment he made about a non-razor thin model. He eventually came back, but only so he could be suspended over a comment he made about a trans actor.

As per The Wrap, Peterson — whose behavior is such that he inspired a semi-recent iteration of the Marvel baddie Red Skull — made one of his bizarre declarations, this time about Elliot Page. “Remember when pride was a sin?” he wrote. “And Ellen Page just had her breasts removed by a criminal physician.”

Because Peterson dead-named and misgendered the Umbrella Academy star, he was contacted by Twitter, who put his account on hold until he deleted the tweet. Instead, in true Jordan Peterson form, he released a 15-minute video explaining that he would do no such thing.

“I’ve essentially been banned from Twitter,” Peterson said. “I say ‘banned’ but technically I’ve been suspended. But the suspension will not be lifted until I delete the ‘hateful’ tweet in question, and I would rather die than do that.” He also mocked the idea that he should call someone the name they prefer, which he called “impossible.”

Peterson’s latest fit did not exactly earn him new fans.

kept making jokes about him

In the meantime, Elliot Page is out there living his best life.

(Via The Wrap)

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Taylor Swift’s Alleged Stalker Was Arrested After He Showed Up To Her Manhattan Home And Threatened Her

On numerous occasions, Taylor Swift has dealt with men stalking her at her various homes throughout the country. The latest example of that came earlier this month when a man showed up uninvited to her Manhattan home and made threats to her. The incident occurred on June 12, and it wasn’t until Friday night that cops were able to apprehend the alleged stalker. TMZ reports that Joshua Christian was booked and charged with stalking after police were able to track him down after he ran into Taylor and her security team multiple times.

TMZ adds that when Chrisitan appeared at Taylor’s Manhattan home last month, it was with the “intent to annoy and harass” her. Christian buzzed up to her residence using the building’s intercom, and when he arrived, he threatened to hurt Taylor if she refused to be with him. Taylor reportedly did not answer the intercom or call the police, instead, it was her security team that made the call.

Taylor has been dealing with stalkers around her residence since at least 2018. That year, a man was arrested after he tried to scale the wall of her Beverly Hills mansion and just a little over a week later, a man was charged with stalking, burglary, and criminal mischief after he broke into her Manhattan home. In 2019, a man was caught trying to get through the gate of her Westerly, Rhode Island mansion. The suspect claimed that he had previously spoken to the singer and arrived at the mansion to marry her.

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Report: The Wolves Called The Nets About A Kevin Durant Trade But ‘There Was No Traction’

It’s no secret that the Brooklyn Nets want to make a splash in a Kevin Durant trade. Every indication is that the team wants impactful players and draft capital to replace Durant, whose 4-year contract makes him the rare star on the trade block who can give a team several years of high-level basketball.

As for who, specifically, they would like back, there hadn’t been too much out there beyond their interest in getting Devin Booker should they work out a deal with the Phoenix Suns. That did change in the aftermath of the trade that sent Rudy Gobert to the Timberwolves, as Jon Krawczynski reports that Minnesota reached out to Brooklyn to see if they could work something out. That was until the Nets said what they wanted in return and things didn’t even get off the ground.

The Wolves also made several calls to Brooklyn on Kevin Durant, sources said, but the Nets were asking for established All-Stars and a mountain of picks. Minnesota was unwilling to part with either Edwards or Towns in a KD-centered deal, so there was no traction.

The Gobert trade does show that the Timberwolves were willing to part ways with a gigantic amount of draft capital if it meant landing a superstar, but it’s hard to blame them for not wanting to trade either of the guys around whom they’ve built their team.

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Taron Egerton Wants To Take Over The Role Of Wolverine From His ‘Eddie The Eagle’ Costar Hugh Jackman

It’s been a good five years since Hugh Jackman last played Logan, aka Wolverine, the rage-iest member of the X-Men. The actor is so associated with the role — it’s what made him a superstar some 22 summers ago — that it’s hard to imagine anyone stepping into his giant razor blades. So how about a guy who starred in a movie with him seven years ago?

In an interview with The New York Times (in a bit teased out by Entertainment Weekly) for his new show Black Bird, Taron Egerton, who played an Olympic ski jumper trained by Jackman in the docudrama Eddie the Eagle, let slip that he’s been meeting with Marvel honcho Kevin Feige. He specifically signaled that he really wanted to the role of the guy with a metal skeleton.

“I’d be excited but I’d be apprehensive as well, because Hugh is so associated with the role that I’d wonder if it’d be very difficult for someone else to do it,” he said. Then after a pause, he “flashed a grin,” adding, “But hopefully if it does come around, they’ll give me a shot.”

Egerton might very well be an ideal replacement for Jackman. On top of doing a movie together, they both have diverse careers. Egerton is barely in his 30s, and he’s already been flexible mixing franchise films and dramas. Like Jackman, he likes musicals, and he’s even appeared on stage. So why not!

(Via NYT and EW)

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Rex Orange County Cancels Fall 2022 Tour Dates Due To ‘Unforeseen Personal Circumstances’

Three years after he made quite the impression with his 2019 major-label debut album Pony, Rex Orange County returned with his fourth album Who Cares? earlier this year. The project arrived with 11 songs and a lone feature from Tyler The Creator, who Rex said “taught me a lot.” Rex is currently on tour in support of Who Cares? as he hit the road back in May to begin the North American section of the tour. Next week, Rex was set to begin the European portion of the tour, but after a new announcement from him, his time on the road won’t last as long as he originally expected.

In a statement he shared on social media, Rex announced that his fall 2022 tour dates would be canceled due to “unforeseen personal circumstances.” “I am having to spend some time at home this year and I will not be able to continue with touring as planned,” he continued in the statement. Rex noted that the scheduled performances in the United Kingdom and Ireland will continue as planned with his presumed last show of the year being his August 13th performance at Gunnersbury Park in London.

“I am devastated to say that the Australia, New Zealand and European shows scheduled for September and November will be cancelled. All tickets will be refunded,” Rex continued in his message. “This is the last thing I want to do. I love touring and I am so sorry to be letting anyone down. I look forward to getting back to it as soon as I can.”

You can read Rex’s statement about the canceled tour dates in the video above.

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The Cavs And Darius Garland Agreed To A Max Extension Worth Up To $231 Million

Darius Garland has turned into an important piece of the puzzle for the Cleveland Cavaliers. While much has been made of the size the team has in its frontcourt, Garland is the straw that stirs the drinks, and entering this summer, the No. 5 overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft was eligible to negotiate a new deal with the team.

That ended up coming to fruition on Saturday afternoon. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, Garland and the Cavaliers agreed to a new 5-year deal that will pay him $193 million. There are incentives in the deal that could lead to Garland making up to $231 million.

Garland had a breakout year during the 2021-22 campaign, which led to him making his first All-Star Game in front of his hometown fans. After showing plenty of promise during his rookie and sophomore years in the Association, Garland averaged 21.7 points and 8.6 assists per game, both of which were career-best marks and led the team. He also registered 1.3 steals per game in 35.7 minutes a night while shooting 46.2 percent from the field and 38.3 percent from three.

The Cavaliers have made clear they’re trying to build something during their second post-LeBron James era, and unlike the last time, it seems like there is something special brewing with Evan Mobley and Jarrett Allen as their indomitable frontcourt duo. Now, the team has made sure it has its point guard situation settled for the next five years.

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Newsmax Is Warning Ron DeSantis Not To Even Think About Running Against Trump In 2024

We’re a mere two-and-a-half years from the next presidential election, and already there’s talk about who could be America’s 47th commander-in-chief. Could it be the 45th president, despite him being accused of choking a Secret Service agent? (That is unless he’s too weak or too fat to have done so.) Or could it be the guy who spearheaded a homophobic bill and likes to bully students? It’s still too early to tell — way, way, way too early. But already some of Donald Trump’s biggest admirers are warning his closest competition to step off.

As per The Daily Beast, Newsmax host Greg Kelly had a warning for Ron DeSantis, who has gone from Trump clone to Trump adversary, even Hoovering up some of his fleeing donors. Kelly started by praising him. “He is amazing, so talented, so smart, unlimited political future. I want him to be president someday,” he said. “I think that’s almost guaranteed to happen, but I’d rather not see him run in 2024.”

As a graphic appeared on screen reading “Not Yet, Ron,” Kelly continued. “Let’s face it, though, he’s borrowing heavily from Donald Trump style and agenda and policies, and that’s fine,” he said. “That’s totally fine, but I’m hearing from more and more Republicans. ‘Well, you know, Donald Trump has all that baggage, and it’s time for a fresh face.’ Don’t fall for that argument!”

Kelly then dug deeper into his argument. “Let’s see, he’s forty-three now, on Election Day in November of 2024, he would be forty-five years old. Now, here’s the thing. That makes him, what, three decades younger then-President Trump,” he said. “I’m not saying that’s a good thing, I’m saying he’s got plenty of time ahead of him to make his move, but not now, and there are some things he needs to clean up.”

He concluded by offering a compromise: Why don’t they run on “the same ticket”?

Of course, the hearings for the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 riot are still not over, and they could very well end with Trump being legally blocked from seeking the highest office in the land. Meanwhile, all DeSantis has done is muck up his state’s response to the pandemic.

(Via The Daily Beast)

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Trump Was Planning On Giving Kellyanne Conway’s Book A Plug, At Least Until He Read What She Wrote About Him

There have been quite simply way too many books published about Donald Trump, which may seem odd given that he has a very limited vocabulary. Most of them have been critical tell-alls, teeming with damning (or at least unflattering) intel. Others have at leat attempted to be fawning, but still made him look bad. One of the latter was Here’s the Deal, from his longtime counsel Kellyanne Conway, a tome that was supposed to come with a big plug from the big guy himself…at least until he read what was in it.

The Daily Beast published a piece about how Conway worked her way back into Trump’s graces — while perhaps not coincidentally ramping up attacks on her own husband. How did she get into his bad graces? Partly by claiming in her book that she told him he lost the 2020 election. When the book was released, Trump took to his rinky dink Twitter clone to deny that allegation.

“Kellyanne Conway never told me that she thought we lost the election,” he wrote. “If she had I wouldn’t have dealt with her any longer – she would have been wrong – could go back to her crazy husband.” (She responded by calling him a “girlboss,” which she meant as a confusing compliment.)

And that’s the reason why Trump wasn’t out there demanding his followers buy up her book. And that may also be why Conway’s book, like others written by former Trump staffers, have bombed. But at least these two crazy kids are back in each other’s favor.

(Via The Daily Beast)

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Adele Was Brought To Tears As Fans Belted Out The Lyrics To ‘Someone Like You’ At A Recent Show

Last November, Adele ended her five-year drought without an album thanks to the release of 30. The project was one of 2022’s most successful releases as it was both the last No. 1 album of 2021 and the first of 2022 thanks to six non-consecutive weeks atop the albums chart. That wasn’t the only five-year drought Adele had ongoing. Prior to Friday, it’d also been five years since Adele held a live and public show, but thankfully that came to an end last night through her performance at BST Hyde Park.

Adele put on a show for the crowd of 65,000 people at BST Hyde Park. During her performance, which clocked in at about two hours, she said it was “so strange to be in front of a crowd again.” Elsewhere in her set, fans enjoyed performances of newer records, like her 2021 chart-topping record “Easy On Me,” as well as classics like “Someone Like You.” It was during the latter performance that Adele was brought to tears as the crowd of 65,000 people showed off their singing skills by belting out the lyrics to “Someone Like You.”

A fan captured the moment and it was clear that Adele was moved by her fans’ support as she tried her best to fight back the tears. Afterward, Adele sang the chorus for “Someone Like You” one last time and concluded the song’s performance by simply saying, “Wow.”

You can watch Adele’s emotional moment in the video above.

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James Cameron Is Having Sigourney Weaver Play The Teenage Daughter Of Jake And Neytiri In The First ‘Avatar’ Sequel

James Cameron takes big chances. Thing is, The Abyss aside, his bets usually pay off, big time. The entire entertainment industry was sure Titanic would be a box office disaster, and look where that got them. The same thing happened with 2009’s Avatar, which, after a brief usurping, is still the highest grossing movie ever. It’s happening again with his threatened four Avatar sequels, which will almost certainly make all the money. In the meantime, the first incredibly expensive, incredibly belated sequel sure sounds eccentric, especially given this news: As per Empire, Cameron is not only bringing back Sigourney Weaver, and she’s not only playing a new character. No, she’s playing a teenager.

In the first Avatar, Weaver played one of the sympathetic humans: Dr. Grace Augustine, who died before the climactic spectacular. When it was announced the actress, who earned an Oscar nomination for Cameron’s Aliens back in 1986, was returning, people wondered how that would work. But Cameron, as ever, thought outside the box. Now she’ll be playing Kiri, who’s not only a teenage Na’vi but also the adopted daughter of Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana’s Jake and Neytiri.

This might be a first — a septuagenarian playing a teen, albeit via motion-capture. But she relished it. “I think we all pretty much remember what we were feeling as adolescents,” Weaver told Empire. “I certainly do. I was 5’ 10” or 5’ 11” when I was 11. I felt strongly that Kiri would feel awkward a lot of the time. She’s searching for who she is. I was thrilled to be given that challenge by Jim.”

Avatar: The Way of Water, whose principal photography was finished a year-and-a-half ago, is currently due in theaters on December 16 of this year.

(Via Empire)