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Glee star Lea Michele loses sponsorship deal after co-star’s claims

Glee star Lea Michele loses sponsorship deal after co-star’s claims

June 3, 2020

HelloFresh has cut ties with Lea Michele after the US actress was accused of making one of her former Glee co-star's life "a living hell".

The meal-kit firm said it took Samantha Ware's claims "very seriously" and had ended its partnership with Michele.

Ware accused Michele of "traumatic microaggressions" after Michele posted a tweet about George Floyd's death.

Michele has not responded to the claims on social media and her representatives have yet to comment.

 

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang ‘too good’ for Arsenal - but Gunners should keep him anyway, says Jamie Carragher

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang ‘too good’ for Arsenal - but Gunners should keep him anyway, says Jamie Carragher

June 3, 2020

Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher says Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is ‘too good for Arsenal’ but believes the Gunners should gamble by keeping him at the club this summer.

Aubameyang has been prolific ever since arriving at the Emirates in January 2018, scoring 61 goals in 97 appearances despite Arsenal’s struggles during the same period.

However, last season’s joint-winner of the Premier League Golden Boot is entering the final year of his contract and is yet to agree a new deal, with the likes of Real Madrid and Barcelona reportedly interested.

  John Boyega gives powerful speech at Hyde Park Black Lives Matter protest

  John Boyega gives powerful speech at Hyde Park Black Lives Matter protest

June 3, 2020

Star Wars actor John Boyega has given an emotional speech at a Hyde Park demonstration about the death of George Floyd in the US.

Boyega joined thousands of protestors in Hyde Park in a peaceful demonstration in support of Black Lives Matter.

Boyega referenced two other black Americans who controversially died in the US and the murder of Stephen Lawrence in the UK, as he told demonstrators: “We are a physical representation of our support for George Floyd. We are a physical representation of our support for Sandra Bland. We are a physical representation of our support for Trayvon Martin. We are a physical representation of our support for Stephen Lawrence.”

 

The Breakfast Club would be completely different if made today says star Ally Sheedy

The Breakfast Club would be completely different if made today says star Ally Sheedy

June 3, 2020

Ally Sheedy has said The Breakfast Club would be a “completely different movie” if it was made today and the 1985 film was controlled by “the straight white male perspective”.

The actress, who shot to fame in the 1980s in movies such as St Elmo’s Fire, WarGames and The Breakfast Club, said the film about five high school students in detention would have to be told from a different perspective in 2020.

 “There would be a more diverse cast and there would be more political issues, cultural issues addressed. It’s a completely different time now than it was then, it would be a completely different movie, absolutely,” she said. 

  Emma Watson tells fans “I see your anger, sadness and pain” in response to backlash over BlackOutTuesday

  Emma Watson tells fans “I see your anger, sadness and pain” in response to backlash over BlackOutTuesday

June 3, 2020

  Emma Watson has responded to a backlash over her social media posts about #BlackoutTuesday, telling fans "I see your anger, sadness and pain".

Millions of people turned the internet black in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, which has been brought back into sharp focus following the death of unarmed black man George Floyd during an arrest in Minneapolis last week.

 

But the Harry Potter star has been accused of prioritising the way her Instagram looks after posting three black squares with white borders.

Spike Lee calls Trump a gangster for his protest response

Spike Lee calls Trump a gangster for his protest response

June 3, 2020

 

Spike Lee has slammed Donald Trump branding him a ‘gangster’ in response to the current protests in the US following the death of George Floyd. Floyd, a 46-year-old father, died after a police officer was filmed kneeling on his neck, sparking Black Lives Matter protests around the globe. Now filmmaker Lee has shared his thoughts, saying people in the US are angry because they ‘live every day in this world where the system is not set up for you to win’. The Do the Right Thing director, who has long been a vocal opponent of Mr Trump, told the BBC: ‘He’s a gangster, he’s trying to be a dictator.

Crystal Palace transfer ambitions not altered by coronavirus shutdown, Roy Hodgson insists

Crystal Palace transfer ambitions not altered by coronavirus shutdown, Roy Hodgson insists

June 3, 2020

 

Crystal Palace will press ahead with plans to rejuvenate their squad this summer despite the coronavirus crisis, says Roy Hodgson.

The Eagles have the oldest squad in the Premier League and remain keen to add up to four players under the age of 24 before next season.

Hodgson is now back working with his players at their Bromley training base once more as the Premier League gears up for a June 17 return.

German FA will not punish Bundesliga players for anti-racism messages

German FA will not punish Bundesliga players for anti-racism messages

June 3, 2020

The German Football Association (DFB) will take no disciplinary action against Bundesliga quartet Jadon Sancho, Achraf Hakimi, Marcus Thuram and Weston McKennie for their individual protests following the death of George Floyd.

In a statement, the DFB said it would maintain this stance in the event of further on-pitch protests "in the next few weeks", paving the way for more activism in the Bundesliga, the only major European football league currently active.

Fifa rules forbid players to display political, religious or personal messages, but the world governing body has urged competition organisers to take a "common sense" approach to the protests and consider the "context" when making decisions.

Myleene Klass recalls the racist abuse she suffered as a child

Myleene Klass recalls the racist abuse she suffered as a child

June 3, 2020

 

Myleene Klass has detailed the abuse she suffered as a child because of her Filipino background.

The musician and presenter, who was born in Norfolk to an Austrian father and Filipino mother, shared a lengthy message on Instagram alongside a photo of herself as a child.

The mother-of-three, 42, said she was struggling to explain racism to her children following the death of George Floyd.

Jedward join Black Lives Matter protest in Los Angeles

Jedward join Black Lives Matter protest in Los Angeles

June 3, 2020

Pop double act Jedward have been filmed protesting on top of a car in West Hollywood, California, in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.

The former X Factor contestants, John and Edward Grimes, have been spending the coronavirus lockdown with actress Tara Reid in Los Angeles.

On Tuesday, the Irish twins posted a video on Twitter, in which one of them can be seen standing atop a car that is driving slowly down the boulevard and holding a Black Lives Matter sign.