OSCAR-NOMINATED ELLIOT PAGE COMES OUT AS TRANSGENDER – (12/02/2020)
Elliot Page, the Oscar-nominated star of Juno, has come out as transgender. Elliot, previously known as Ellen, shared on social media: “Hi friends, I want to share with you that I am trans, my pronouns are he/they and my name is Elliot. I feel lucky to be writing this. To be here. To have arrived at this place in my life. I feel overwhelming gratitude for the incredible people who have supported me along this journey. I can’t begin to express how remarkable it feels to finally love who I am enough to pursue my authentic self. I’ve been endlessly inspired by so many in the trans community. Thank you for your courage, your generosity and ceaselessly working to make this world a more inclusive and compassionate place. I will offer whatever support I can and continue to strive for a more loving and equal society.”
Page continued: “I love that I am trans. And I love that I am queer. And the more I hold myself close and fully embrace who I am, the more I dream, the more my heart grows and the more I thrive. To all the trans people who deal with harassment, self-loathing, abuse, and the threat of violence every day: I see you, I love you, and I will do everything I can to change this world for the better.”
Page uses he/him and they/them pronouns, and describes himself as transgender and non-binary, meaning that his gender is neither man nor woman.
Page’s wife Emma Portner is fully supporting Page. “Trans, queer and non-binary people are a gift to this world,” Portner, 26, added in the caption. “I also ask for patience & privacy but that you join me in the fervent support of trans life every single day. Elliot’s existence is a gift in and of itself. Shine on sweet E. Love you so much.”
Celebs supported her too. James Gunn, who directed Page in the 2010 film Super, responded on Twitter, “Elliot, I love you, am proud of you, and admire you. Please keep being a beacon of courage, compassion, and strength for all of us.”
LGBTQ activist and pop star Miley Cyrus took to the comments section and declared, “Elliot rules!”
GLAAD’s Director of Transgender Media, Nick Adams, said: “Elliot Page has given us fantastic characters on-screen, and has been an outspoken advocate for all LGBTQ people. He will now be an inspiration to countless trans and non-binary people. All transgender people deserve the chance to be ourselves and to be accepted for who we are. We celebrate the remarkable Elliot Page today.”
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NEW LAW SAVES BTS FROM MILITARY SERVICE – (12/02/2020)
South Korea’s Parliament passed a new law that will save members of BTS from having to serve in the military.
On December 1st – only three days before Jin’s 28th birthday – South Korea’s National Assembly passed a revision of the Military Service Act that allows K-pop stars to postpone their military service until they are 30.
According to the New York Times, the previous law required all able-bodied men to enlist in the military for approximately 20 months upon turning 28.
JENNIFER LAWRENCE BREAKS SILENCE AFTER FAMILY FARM’S FIRE – (12/02/2020)
Jennifer Lawrence is speaking out for the first time since learning that her family’s farm in Louisville, Kentucky burned down.
“I want to thank my Louisville community for reaching out to my family and me following the devastating fire that sadly destroyed a significant part of Camp Hi Ho,” the actress, 30, told People in a statement.
Her brother Blaine Lawrence runs a summer camp. “Thankfully, because of our amazing firefighters and first responders, no one was hurt and all of the animals were kept safe,” she continued. “I grew up on that farm, going to Camp Hi Ho every summer. When my brother Blaine took it over, he applied his creative mind and fun loving spirit and expanded a camp that was already the coolest, because it was the only place where kids could do whatever they wanted. A muddy messy paradise.”
The Oscar-winner added: “I’m grateful to Camp Hi Ho for the amazing childhood memories. My family and I are working together to help Blaine through this. And we are so grateful for the widespread support from the community to get Camp Hi Ho back up and running so we can welcome kids back this summer.”
According to local reports, 30 firefighters with half a dozen trucks spent more than an hour putting out flames. In an email obtained by TMZ, Blaine detailed the damage, noting that the bar was lost, and it contained his office space, stalls for their horses, an indoor riding area for kids, an indoor rock wall, a native wildlife display, an arts and crafts area and a garage with farm equipment and a nurse station. He asked for donations to rebuild.
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DRAKE IS RELEASING A CANDLE THAT SMELLS JUST LIKE HIM – (12/02/2020)
Drake is set to release a scented candle that smells just like him. According to InStyle, the rapper has teamed up with Swiss fragrance house Givaudan and perfumer Michael Carby for his line, entitled Better World Fragrance House. Drake’s signature scent is entitled Carby Musk and it “features a smooth musk fragrance with notes of musk, ambers, cashmere, suede, and velvet. It retails for $80. In addition to the signature scent, the rapper will have four other scents, including, Sweeter Tings, Williamsburg Sleepover, Good Thoughts, and Muskoka, which will all retail for $48.
According to Revolve, the scent is a “personal fragrance” that Drake wears. The candles are currently sold out but more are expected to arrive this holiday season. Drake has been gifting his candles to friends celebrity friends including Kehlani, Steph and Ayesha Curry, Snoh Aalegra, and more.
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