“Alexis Arquette is coming for Will Smith & Jada Pinkett Smith” links

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Alexis Arquette is coming for Will & Jada Pinkett Smith. [Dlisted]
Maya Rudolph sobbed on last night’s episode of Finding Your Roots. [Pajiba]
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Tom Brady & Gisele Bundchen look as loved-up as ever. [LaineyGossip]
Vogue’s creative director Grace Coddington stepped down. [Jezebel]
Hello, Harry Connick Jr., you look great. [Go Fug Yourself]
Gigi Hadid went to Berlin for Maybelline. [Moe Jackson]
Cristiano Ronaldo & Alessandra Ambrosio cover GQ. [Socialite Life]
Cat Deeley welcomed a baby boy. [Wonderwall]
Reese Witherspoon in her Big Little Lies costume. [Celebslam]
Scott Disick & Chris Brown keep partying together. [Starcasm]
Kyle Richards & Camille Grammer were on WWHL. [Reality Tea]
Rand Paul called Donald Trump “Gollum.” [Mashable]

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  1. kri says:

    David Bowie, I will always worship you.LOL, Coldplay. Adore. Alexis, watch your back, cause DAMN!! Write a tell-all, please!!

  2. saras says:

    Wow she is rough looking with that bad blister like lip job!

  3. LAK says:

    What was interesting was DM spotlighting this.

    Over to you will and jada

  4. word says:

    Will Smith in bed with Benny Medina? What the what? Is this a known thing or is Alexis pulling this out of thin air?

  5. mia girl says:

    I watched Finding Your Roots last night and felt the sads for Maya. Not because of what they discovered to be her genealogy, but because based on her DNA, what she had been told by her family was an important part of her genealogy was not true at all. She was clearly affected by it.

    • Santia says:

      Do tell … I find this stuff fascinating.

    • word says:

      What did they tell her? Please let us know !

      • Sass says:

        She is of Lithuanian Jewish heritage on her father’s side and slaves on her Mother’s.

      • mia girl says:

        Well it was more about learning specifically the story of her ancestors who were brought to the US as slaves (you can click on the link and see the video bc I won’t do it justice).

        Also, she had been told growing up that on her maternal side, her great grandmother was Native American and had always taken pride in that being part of her heritage. Her DNA revealed that she had 0% Native American. She looked crestfallen.

        Additionally, her DNA revealed that the lineage from her ancestor brought to the U.S. as a salve was predominantly from Madagascar (which accounts for a very small percentage of the slaves brought to US) and that majority of that lineage take her to SE Asia. She didn’t know any of this prior

      • word says:

        Wow fascinating !

      • censored says:

        @miagirl
        A lot of Americans Black and White believe that they have NA heritage but only to find out they have very little or none when DNA tested
        One possible reason for this was that it was the more acceptable way to explain having that mulatto grandma that tans way too easy for whites to hide African heritage and for Blacks to cover up a rape or affair with WM for which they may be seen as uppity by Whites

    • Dhavynia says:

      I didn’t watch Maya but read the article and I probably would’ve had the same reaction. It’s heartbreaking for me to hear/watch anything that involves children and animals, it stays with me for so long because I can’t comprehend why a human being will hurt the innocent. Finding out someone related to me went through that is soul crushing

  6. CK says:

    I really don’t understand what Arquette thinks she is doing with this post. Jada and Will are under no obligations to be out and if they have an agreement that works in their marriage that’s on them. It’s one thing to disagree with Jada’s stance, but to attempt to muddy the waters with gossip is just despicable. As a queer PoC who has friends that are still in the closet for various reasons, I can’t stand this militant “either with us or against us” way of thinking that some in the gay community have taken up. Outing because someone wants to boycott a function? I hope some folks boycott because Alexis needs to take several seats.

    • me says:

      I agree. It’s none of anyone’s business. You can’t bully people into “coming out of the closet” for God’s sake. Plus who really knows what the truth is. It’s their personal lives. What does Alexis do for a living? Is her whole “career” based on her being transgender?

    • Marianne says:

      Like WTF does Jada making a stand about being disappointed in an all white acting category have to do with Alexis? Like really.

      If Jada and Will are gay or bi. So what? That’s their prerogative to be as open or private as they like.

      • CK says:

        Right? You’d think she be up and arms about another straight white man playing a trans-woman. This just reeks of character assassination.

      • PrincessMe says:

        Agree so much with this thread.

      • Original T.C. says:

        Marianne
        It’s like accusing the Right Wingers of hypocrisy with their “moral values” but multiple divorces and the respond “Abortion is murder”. Unrelated and taking away from an important topic of racism in the academy.

    • Jayna says:

      I thought Arquette was tacky and trashy in the stunt she pulled.

    • Jegede says:

      @CK –
      Exactly.

      I’ll say no more on the Arquette clan and their habit for **** like this.

    • Jellybean says:

      CK, I couldn’t agree more.

    • Tiffany :) says:

      I agree, CK. Outing people against their will is never ok.

    • Hadleyb says:

      I think its wrong to out someone who doesn’t want to be out but I am very sick of people like Will and Jada feeding the public some BS love story marriage story line to boost their careers.

      So yes, I think it IS our business when it involves them peddling their wares to the public. They are projecting a lie to make money. They make me sick.

      They should be ashamed and I am really sick of hollywood types and politicians who do this to gain money, votes, power etc.

      • Wendy says:

        Their “bs story marriage” has endured far longer than the vast majority in Hollywood. Maybe it is the longevity of the relationship that makes people so desperate to find fault and swear it’s a sham. It is none of our business regardless of the excuses people throw out trying to justify why it should be.

      • KBeth says:

        Nope, still not our business.

      • blue banana says:

        nobody’s business is your’s, mine, or anyone else’s business. If someone wants to live a complete lie for 50 years, still not your business!

      • Luce says:

        Wendy, you have an excellent point! I think we are all so aware of the bad relationships that when we see an enduring one, especially in Hollywood, we try to figure what’s the “real story.” There are actually a fair amount of Hollywood couples who have loving, committed, and enduring relationships. I really don’t care for the Smiths personally as they all are overbearing, but whether or not they have an arrangement doesn’t diminish that they are supportive of one another and together for a long time.

    • Josefina says:

      This. I’m an LGBT woman and I hate it when people out others. My sexuality is MY business. If I don’t want to discuss it, that is MY choice.

      And I seriously have no idea how Jada’s boycott has anything to do with her sexuality? Bisexual closeted women are not allowed to be upset about racial issues?

    • Lucy2 says:

      Agreed- Whatever the situation, it is none of our business, and forcing people out is not cool.

  7. clarencebeeks says:

    Although I agree it is not cool to out people, I cannot stand the Smiths and the high horse they sit on. They ARE hypocrites – Jada has said racist things in interviews and the way the two of them force their ridiculous children on us drives me nuts. I’ll bet if Will was the ONLY person of color nominated, Jada wouldn’t be saying SQUAT.

    Screw ‘em – go get ‘em, Alexis.

    • amunet ma'at says:

      What racist comments? I’ve been down with Jada since “A Different Wolrd” and “A Low Down Dirty Shame” and I have never heard her make racist remarks.

    • Wendy says:

      This truly smacks of telling literally the only black power couple in Hollywood to sit down and stay in their lane. How does the sexuality of either of them have any bearing whatsoever on this years Oscar race? None, it is merely a way to clap back and tell them To be quiet and grateful for the success they have achieved.

  8. The Eternal Side-Eye says:

    Wow, I had no opinions about Arquette’s before this but now I am soundly disgusted by her.

    I love how the main issue, which was lack of representation and respect at the Oscars, somehow became an invitation for open season on Will and Jada.

    How does it help this issue to attack them? You can disagree with her, you can feel she’s not doing it for the right reasons, but the second you use irrelevant gossip to try and silence them is the second you need to hang your head in shame. Disgusting.

  9. Insomniac says:

    Jeez, what did Gollum ever do to Rand Paul to deserve that one?

  10. anne_000 says:

    After watching Aunt Viv’s video rant and reading comments on other sites about Jada’s main issue is that Will wasn’t nominated this year on top of reading Alexis’ now-deleted FB post, I’m getting cynical about Jada’s reason for boycotting too.

    I’ve never known her for boycotting or protesting anything else. So it’s not like she has a history of social activism. So…

    • Angelica says:

      Aunt Viv’s response was way better, IMO. She made some good points about how Jada was just pissed that Will wasn’t nominated, etc. I don’t really care for Alexis’ rant.

    • CK says:

      Self-interest has always been one of the backbones of activism. People don’t just rise up and shout just for the hell of it. They do it because in many cases, the injustice or perceived injustice hits close to home and pisses them off. Will’s snub/perceived snub just brings the issue closer to home and if that’s what it took to wake her up, then I’m fine with it.

    • Bridget says:

      And?

    • anne_000 says:

      @ CK
      &
      @ Bridget

      - ‘And?’

      So Cynical Me is wondering that since she has nothing to lose for calling for a boycott and possibly something personal to gain in the future, will she do this for others in the future or for only just herself and Will again?

      So I’m questioning her motives, actual belief, and commitment to this cause-of-the day of hers.

      • The Eternal Side-Eye says:

        Tbh while I understand why others aren’t happy about Jada’s possible motives I don’t really care.

        The reality is if you go back in history you could find a group of slaves that were just fine the way they were and didn’t want to upset the status quo. When you look at those who were helping to fight for things to improve not all of their motives were so pure nor did they fully want a truly ‘free’ black individual, but just one that wasn’t horribly abused.

        As CK and Bridget implied it’s going to take big names who may not have the most pure intentions to step up too. As long as they’re fighting the good fight and lending some of their reputation for something positive then I don’t much care exactly how much of it is selfish/selfless.

      • anne_000 says:

        If it’s so obvious that it’s from a very selfish standpoint, then it tarnishes the so-called altruism and the motivation for others to join in and participate.

        If Will was the host, would Jada call for a boycott?

      • anne_000 says:

        Another thing, has Jada ever called for a boycott in the years Will was nominated (2002 & 2007)? Because I’m thinking this issue isn’t a new thing. So in the year she thinks he should have been nominated, but wasn’t, then she wants others to boycott to punish the Academy for not nominating him or to pressure it to nominate him in the future? To me, the timing is suspicious as is the belief that she’s actually serious about the issue overall instead of being motivated by just one personal thing. And then it leads me to wonder if it’s about her own career too. Some easy PR?

        Watch the Janet Hubert (Aunt Viv) video to learn about the selfish aspect of Will and possibly Jada too.

    • nn says:

      OMG can you people learn to read or listen!? Jada never said ANYTHING about boycotting the Oscars, neither did Spike Lee.
      Sheesh, no wonder people don’t take a stand for anything these days because the media and ignorant people will twist your words, manipulate and put words in your mouth.

  11. The Original Mia says:

    Thanks, Alexis for overshadowing a very real issue that effects many people for your petty vendetta. I hope you feel better now that you’ve let all that venom out.

    • InvaderTak says:

      This.

    • Original T.C. says:

      Apparently the Arquettes think racism is no longer a problem and seek to undermine anyone bringing it up. IMO Patricia Arquette’s original Oscar speech about how “WE” (white women) have already fought for minorities and now need to focus on fighting for “OUR” selves (again White women) was EXACTLY what she meant. She had time to prepare that speech, it was not spontaneous.

      She then continued with her point of dismissing minorities on Twitter. Then 6 month later when it was Oscar season she suddenly understood why minorities were offended about her speech.

      Her sister now speaking up to distract from the message of “Oscar So White” speaks volumes about this family’s view of minorities. I wouldn’t be surprised if they were taught racism by their parents and continue to practice it.

  12. HK9 says:

    Alexis needs to know that no one is shocked and if she’s going to “come for someone” she better do it with information that no one actually knows. This is old news.

  13. Lama Bean says:

    I’ve always had a soft spot for Harry Connick Jr. I think he’s pretty hot.

    • Willa says:

      I love Harry Connick Jr. He was on an episode of the Rachel Ray show and she had a segment where she was showing all these time saving gadgets. She showed him a banana slicer that you insert banana push lever and it slices it. She’s all like, “See how great this is?” He just looked at her and said, “Cause who has the time.” It cracked my husband and I up so hard! He’s great!

    • burnsie says:

      +1 for Harry!!

  14. Daria Morgendorffer says:

    That link with Maya Rudolph… All the feels! Had a hard time composing myself after watching that. I DVR this show but haven’t seen this episode yet.

    About Scott Disick and Chris Brown partying… Scott looks like he is in the throes of death. All jokes aside, he looks absolutely awful and I find that sad.

  15. FF says:

    So are all Arquettes synonymous with this derailing nonsense or nah? Talk about beside the damned point and unhelpful to all.

    Talking about “outing is healthy” but then how the Smiths have gay sucide blood on their hands – because forced outings never caused suicides wtf – was she paid to dish this deflecting trash that has nothing to do with race at this years Oscars, and then delete and run when the heat is on? Not enough nope for this.

    @Anne

    How would Will hosting change the point she is making with her boycott? The point remains valid no matter why she made it.

    And if Will had be nominated then all the nominations wouldn’t have been white – which is the issue – so…

  16. Ol cranky says:

    I guess I missed other family drama. Why weren’t Mauricio & Kyle’s daughters not invited to Nicky’s wedding?

  17. lisa2 says:

    It seems to always happen. An important issue turns into mud slinging and people using personal issues instead of talking about what the issue is.

  18. msd says:

    I don’t quite understand what Arquette was saying here. That they’re hypocrites because they never stick up for sexual diversity? That they should have mentioned Carol missing out on BP, not just the all-white acting nominees? Either way, it doesn’t render moot the problem of racial diversity, although unfortunately everyone who is getting defensive about the issue will jump on this and use it.

    • Gia says:

      I think the idea behind it is that JS is calling to boycott the oscars because of a lack of acceptance for minorities all while pushing her fake PR marriage in our faces with public declarations of love and Over the top affection. Many ‘out’ people endure hatred, persecution and a lack of acceptance. It’s strength in numbers IMO. You can’t stand on a soap box and denounce the academy for a lack of diversity all while hiding your own.

      • nn says:

        Gia, we don’t even know if it’s true.
        Alexis has now deleted the post, probably because of fear of being sued.
        Just because someone says you are gay/bi, doesn’t mean you are. Surely you’re not a child and should know this already.
        Also, Jada NEVER said anything about boycotting the Oscars.

      • FF says:

        And you can’t dismiss a valid point being raised by a source – that has been made not just by them but plenty of others, not just now but on plenty of occasions – just because you take umbrage with their public image due to unsubstantiated speculation about their private lives.

        Something that may or may not have happened in their bedroom has what to do with the Academy’s and the industry’s choices regarding PoC and the roles available to them and the perceived merits of the same? Nothing. But keep reacting as if people complaining about Jada’s right to speak on it because of their own unresolved issues with her and her husband invalidate Jada’s (and others because she has been supported by others but who is coming for them?) original discussion. Particularly when she spoke for herself and put no pressure on others to follow.