“Well, here’s the first look at Joseph Fiennes as Michael Jackson” links

Here’s our long-awaited look at Joseph Fiennes as Michael Jackson. [Jezebel]
Tarek El Moussa filed for divorce & he wants spousal support. [Dlisted]
James McAvoy looks great at the Split photocall. [LaineyGossip]
Who was the worst-dressed woman at the Golden Globes? [Go Fug Yourself]
Here’s a great comprehensive summary on what has been verified about and around the Donald Trump dossier. [Pajiba]
Elle Fanning wore a bedsheet to her big premiere. [Popoholic]
Steve Harvey doesn’t think anyone will date Asian men. [The Blemish]
Some photos of Jeffrey Dean Morgan, if you’re into him. [Moe Jackson]
Ramona Singer shows off her kitchen remodel. [Reality Tea]
Do the Fixer Upper families stay in their Waco homes? [Starcasm]
Natalie Portman’s bump is growing by the day. [Celebslam]


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  1. QQ says:


  2. OriginallyBlue says:

    I don’t even know what to say. I really didn’t think they would go through with it.

  3. Almondjoy says:

    💀. QQ and I discussed this earlier. I can’t believe this movie actually happened.

    We’re not gonna discuss Obama’s farewell speech? And all the tears shed by Malia? Did I miss it?

  4. Mia4S says:

    *Knows she will regret clicking link*
    *Clicks anyway*
    *Screams into the void*

    Celebitchy can we please have a Hot Guy Friday post with the Golden Globe photos? Please? My Plan B is gouging my eyes out so I’d really appreciate it.

  5. Chaine says:

    The Fiennes brothers really have NOT aged well.

  6. Marty says:

    That’s a whole lot of nope right there.

    • AmunetMaat says:

      That doesn’t make it right. Michael was very glad to proclaim being black. I recall a 2001 interview he did for Ebony magazine (I believe). He said that race is similar to a mask, but to him, it was a mask that could reference back to his heritage and people. He spoke of the Yoruba masks and how he lives his life by wearing different artistic masks, BUT he still claimed black. Satire or no, this is not cool.

      • SM says:

        That’s enlightning. No shade intended. Since I never was afan of his I always assumed he was ashamed of his heritage and aspired to be white. I mean why else mess with his face and trying to look less like himself. Either way thst is a whole other conversation and does not excuse this mess of a film. Why would any self respected actor would agree to this. I am looking at Fiennes.

      • AmunetMaat says:

        I can’t believe I used to call Fiennes fine back in the day. Ugh. All of my 90s crushes are whack now.

  7. Kri says:

    My god. I never did on all my born days think I would see what I just saw. Um….wtf did just see.Someone help. And bless the people of color on this board for your absolute grave and forbearance. I would suggest unbelievable. But given what is happening, I can’t.

  8. The New Classic says:

    Every time I see James McAvoy all I can think about is how I SO WOULD, even though I’ve been in a relationship for over a decade. Those looks, that accent, and he seems like a decent man. No end to my love for him. 💖

    Other than that, everything is a shitshow and I wanna live in a cave for the next 4 years. James is welcome to visit at any time.

  9. Heather H says:

    I am all for satire…but that was just really weird.

  10. Capepopsie says:

    Poor MJ.
    I really wish they would just leave
    him alone. His family has suffered
    enough. I want to remember him
    as the nice sweet person I believe
    he was. 😞

    • detritus says:

      I bet the kids wish they could remember him as a nice sweet person too.

      • Capepopsie says:

        Oh, so you are one of many who knew him personally,
        Are you?

      • Lynnie says:

        I don’t think detritus was being mean-spirited, but continuing in the same vein of your comment and just saying his family would probably appreciate respect for his memory as well.

      • detritus says:

        naw, Lynnie you’re much nicer than I deserve credit for, i was being sassy and referring to the Cory he was ‘friends’ with and the other children taken to the Ranch. I bet his poor bio kids though, they would love to remember and have their dad.

        @cakepopsie. Nope, never met the man. I’ve just seen the court documents stating that he brought children into his room to view pornography with him, and reports on the type of pornography he kep. I would love to remember him as a lost soul, but his lost soul damaged others, including kids and I can’t with that. Can’t find the links to the actual scanned documents, but Vanity Fair brings up the issue with grooming and inappropriateness. I stayed in the dark about MJ for a long time because it hurt me to admit he very, very likely wasn’t a nice guy, and its a disservice to the kids he hurt to want to sweep it under the rug.

      • Lynnie says:

        Wow… I did not know about the actual court documents. I guess you learn something new everyday. And don’t worry detritus you’re still a cool, smart, and awesome person snark included 😊. (It’s called celeBITCHY after all lol)

      • Annetommy says:

        Michael, in comparison say to Casey Affleck, or Woody Allen, gets very little shade. None of them of course have been found guilty of a criminal offence. At least two of them paid money to their accusers. But the difference in approach is striking.

      • detritus says:

        Annetommy, very true, it’s strange how certain things are glossed over, and others become the focus. I wonder about age groups and how and when the news or scandal, breaks.

        I don’t know about others, but for myself, his music, his dad’s abuse, that was the story I grew up with. The story of MJ as a lost boy who overcame to become a pop music god. It was hard to adjust to the reality.

        It’s easy to focus on the part of the story that speaks to you, if you have empathy in any measure, it’s very hard not to feel for Michael. His story is such a very sad one, despite his many successes, and horrifying at the same time.

        What do you think is the reason?

        @lynnie, you are an absolute gem. Im gonna have to back down from that specific fact though. I can’t find the exact one, and some of the sites I used to visit… well I don’t know if I’d 100% vouch for their journalism. Here’s a source, not sure of the authenticity.

        For balance, here’s a HuffPo article that is very Pro MJ and points out a ton of flaws in the info that the media presented http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/no-child-porn-found-at-neverland-thenor-now-the_us_577fdfbce4b0f06648f4a3f8

        If you read stuff the corys said, plus his accuser, plus those documents? You can make your own decision though, the court supports his innocence and he was never charged.

  11. Margo S. says:

    I have a serious crush on James mccavoy. It just started like a month ago! He is delish.

  12. OhDear says:

    * tilts head like a confused dog *

    What and why (same with Tom Hardy)?

  13. JellyBeans says:

    GD nailed it

    *dripping with sarcasm*

  14. me says:

    Can we talk about Selena and The Weeknd dating? That came out of nowhere !

  15. molee says:

    Watching that clip and knowing it was a white actor going for “laughs” by mocking Michael Jackson’s appearance and mannerisms made me nauseous. Michael Jackson had a unique look and style, but that point can be made without resorting to racist blackface. For example, CGI, a black actor with facial prosthesis and extensive makeup, a black trans actress, or a black cis actress would all be better than this white male mummery. Michael Jackson deserves better than a modern minstrel show treatment, and so do we.

  16. Bliss51 says:

    Well, that was odd. You have Stockard Channing who looks like Elizabeth Taylor, Brian Cox on point as Marlon Brando and then. What???

  17. Bliss51 says:

    Michael Jackson, monumentally talented and a troubled and perhaps, self-loathing human being. An insane childhood and out sized fame as part of his daily life. Add to this, from the look of this trailer, Fiennes’ portrayal is played for laughs and as a joke?

  18. Paris says:

    My eyes! My eyes! My eyes!
    This is awful!!!

  19. naomipaige says:

    WTF were they thinking?????

  20. Slowsnow says:

    I know that we try to see people in a better light when that passed but I was always irked by MJ’s obsession with becoming white and his deranged (to say the least) relation with kids. I know he was clearly unstable but also very very problematic in a lot of ways.

    People here are talking about him as if he was a saint. I had read a while ago that this was going to be a satire so white dude playing a black dude who wanted to be white. However, I think it is tone deaf at this point to pick THAT as the satirical perspective. Much like a Tibetan played by a white woman is not a feminist move but a whitewashing one.

    I may be wrong and apologise in advance if I am hurting anyone’s feelings.

  21. Koolkitty says:

    In response to Steve Harvey, I ask you all to google the deliciousness that is Daniel Henney. You are welcome.

  22. Elsie says:

    Steve Harvey is a stupid, loathsome human being. I wish he would just fade into obscurity and never be heard from again.

  23. Elle R. says:

    So no one behind this Michael Jackson project watched Tropic Thunder and RDJ’s performance a black man? Oh, Hollywood …

  24. Cee says:

    Well this isn’t insulting AT ALL.
    What was Fiennes thinking?

  25. gene123 says:

    Steve Harvey, my crushes on Daniel Dae Kim, Rick Yune, Steven Yeun, and John Cho say otherwise.

  26. Crox says:

    Does anyone actually find the jokes in this trailer funny?

    It looks insanely bad. I’m gonna wager that whoever wasn’t cast in this dodged a bullet.

  27. Debutante says:

    I’m more shocked that Stockard Channing is playing Elizabeth Taylor.

    Liz must be rolling in her grave.

  28. BJ says:

    Steve Hardy is an idiot but many studies have shown Asian men are the group that are the least likely to get matches on online dating sites.Gay and straight sites.It’s unfortunate.I attended a school with alot of Asian guys and they used to tell me how Asian women even preferred white guys to Asian guys.On gay sites they are just seen as a fetish.
    But I repeat Steve Harvey is an ignorant idiot.

  29. bogos says:

    Michael Jackson had the skin condition vitiligo which causes loss of pigment in the skin. I don’t know much about it but maybe it was more effective to bleach the skin rather than tan to achieve even toned skin.

    Also, I think being “black” means being of native African descent. African albinos can be more fair skinned than Caucasians but would still be considered black.

  30. Kris says:

    I wonder who they will cast as Kanye in the regrettable, yet unavoidable Kardashinan movie that is going to come out in a few years. Justin Bieber would be a good choice, don’t you think? Or, if they want a real actor, how about Tom Hiddleston?

  31. Chaz says:

    I thought this was a joke when they first talked about casting a white man to play MJ.

    I am literally…I don’t know what to say. It’s insulting to Michael, his family and to all the black actors who could and should have been cast.

    What the hell were they thinking?
    Even if his appearance became lighter and more Caucasian as he grew older, then you get an actor with the same skin tone (or similar) and alter his appearance accordingly.

    I’m surprised there isn’t more outrage or ridicule about this. They are effectively saying that only a white man is good enough to portray him and the change in his features.
    I just don’t get it.

  32. I Choose Me says:

    NOPE. Not today. Hard muthafuckin pass.