5-25-21 Entertainment News

Friends star Matthew Perry is catching a lot of heat over his line of t-shirts linked to coronavirus vaccinations. On Monday, Perry launched what he calls limited-edition black t-shirts emblazoned with “Could I be any more vaccinated?” The word vaccinated is in the same font and layout as the Friends graphic for the award-winning sitcom. Perry announced the 26-dollar and 99-cents t-shirts on Twitter and Instagram and social media critics promptly accused him of using piggy-backing a profit-making venture on a deadly pandemic. They also noted that Perry rolled out his t-shirt-line a few days ahead of Friends: The Reunion, that premieres Thursday on HBO Max.

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Kelly Ripa admits she’s still “bothered” that husband Mark Consuelos was paid more than her when he joined All My Children about five years after she had.

Speaking with Bustle on Monday, the talk show host reflected on the early stages of her career and what it taught her.

“I am less tolerant of people’s bulls***,” Ripa cracked when asked how much she has changed as person since she was 28-years-old, saying she has no patience for things “like misogyny, with being underpaid in your workspace.”

The Live with Kelly and Ryan host explained, “I watched my husband who had no acting experience when he got his job at All My Children, much the same way I had no acting experience. But I got my job in 1990 and I think he got his job in ’95. And he was paid more than me immediately.”

“I just couldn’t believe how quickly they were willing to pay the man more than the woman,” she remarked. “It’s bothered me ever since.”

When asked what advice she’d give her younger self, the Emmy winner said she’d tell 28-year-old Kelly to listen to her intuition.

“If something doesn’t feel right, it’s because it’s not right. And if you think you’re about to get screwed in a work deal, you are,” she added.

Ripa starred as Hayley Vaughan on All My Children from 1990 to 2002 while Consuelos starred as Mateo Santos from 1995 to 2002.  Both returned to celebrate the show’s 40th anniversary in 2010.

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Emily Blunt revealed in a new interview her children do not know that she and husband John Krasinski are famous.

Speaking with the Sunday Times, the upcoming A Quiet Place Part II star said she and Krasinski have made a pact not to mention their careers around daughters Hazel, seven, and Violet, four.

However, Blunt admits it was only a matter of time before her kids learned the truth.

“Hazel came home the other day and we were in the kitchen and she goes, ‘Are you famous?'” said the British actress. “We’ve never said that word [famous] in our house. We don’t talk about it… Someone at school had clearly said it.”

Blunt explains how she redirected the conversation, telling the publication, “I was like, ‘Um…not really, I don’t think I am. Did someone say that to you, Haze?'”

The 38-year-old actress adds that her daughter admitted she did hear that from someone, but didn’t identify who.

“She wouldn’t divulge much more, you know, but it’s weird. It’s weird,” Blunt sighed.

As for why she and Krasinski decided to keep their careers a secret from their daughters, the Golden Globe winner confessed, “I don’t want my kids to feel any more important or special or that there’s a glare on them any more than other kids.”

“If they can remain oblivious for the longest time, I’d be thrilled,” the Mary Poppins Returns star added. “They don’t even want to see what I do.”

“They don’t even like it when I put on make-up. They don’t like any of it! They just want me to be their mommy,” she added.

Of course, when asked if she and her husband would be open to their daughters following in their acting footsteps, Blunt exclaimed, “God no—no!  Please God keep them off the stage.”

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Some changes are in store for Netflix’s Emily in Paris when it returns for its second season.  William Abadie — who plays Antoine on the show — has been upped to series regular, while Katy Keene actress Lucien Laviscount has been cast in a recurring role, the streamer announced on Monday, according to Entertainment Weekly.  Additionally, Jeremy O’Harris and French actor Arnaud Binard have also been added in guest-starring roles.  Emily in Paris is a half-hour rom-com starring Lily Collins as the titular character, “an ambitious twenty-something marketing executive from Chicago, who unexpectedly lands her dream job in Paris.”  Season two is currently filming in Paris…

Variety reports The CW has handed series orders to the DC project Naomi and All American: Homecoming, a spinoff of the high school football drama All American.  On the other hand, the network has decided to rework its pilot for Powerpuff, a live-action take on the animated series The Powerpuff Girls.  The show’s stars — Chloe BennetDove CameronYana Perrault and Donald Faison — remain attached to the project, as does the show’s supporting cast and the creative team…

Showtime has given a series order to Super Pumped, an anthology from Billions co-creators Brian Koppelman and David Levien, according to Deadline.  Each season will explore a story that rocked the business world to its core and changed culture.  The Trial of the Chicago 7‘s Joseph Gordon-Levitt is set to star in the first installment, based on Mike Isaac’s bestselling book, Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber.  It tells the story of the Silicon Valley-based upstart transportation company Uber, whose CEO, Travis Kalanick — played by Gordon-Levitt — was ousted in a boardroom coup.  Gordon-Levitt next will appear in Apple’s half-hour comedy-drama series Mr. Corman, which he also created and directs…

Mark York, the actor best known for playing Billy Merchant in The Office‘s first two seasons, died last week at Miami Valley Hospital in Ohio following an illness, according to TMZ.  He was 55.  the cause of death has not been disclosed.  His other credits included small TV roles, including CSI: New York.  More recently, Mark — a paraplegic since 1988 — had been working as an inventor and had recently secured patents on two of his inventions…

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CBS is showing NCIS. Journalist Gayle King is on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert. The Late Late Show With James Corden has actor Andrew Rannells.

NBC is playing The Voice. Actor Kevin Hart is on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Journalist Jake Tapper is on Late Night With Seth Meyers.

ABC is showing Mike Tyson: The Knockout. Actress Lena Waithe is on Jimmy Kimmel Live!

FOX is showing Game of Talents. On Cable Tonight:

TNT has NBA Basketball. Lifetime is showing Rizzoli & Isles. Discovery has Deadliest Catch: On Deck. USA has White House Down. MTV is showing Mean Girls.

Music On The Tube:

BTS performs on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.

Parents Choice:

Disney is showing Jessie.

Nickelodeon is showing The Barbarian and the Troll. ALL LISTINGS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.