Carrie Fisher Once Gave An Producer A Severed Tongue For Messing With Her Friend

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In the wake of the Weinstein fallout, there is one Hollywood voice that is sadly missed, that of Carrie Fisher. Carrie would probably have so much tea to spill right now they’d have to send snorkels out with the Oscar ballots. Carrie never did truck with no assholes, bullies or fools. She was not the one to be intimidated or let her voice be ignored, and seemed like the kind of person to stick up for others too. And according to her longtime friend Heather Ross, that is exactly the kind of person she was.

People reports that Carrie once took on a powerful movie producer in the most gangster way possible (her parents did pal around with Frank Sinatra after all) who tried some shit with her friend Heather. During an interview on the Tucson, Arizona radio station  94.9 MixFM, Heather said she was once invited to dinner by an “Oscar-winning producer” (not Harvey). He picked her up, and during the car ride, he pulled over, climbed on top of her and pinned her down. She was able to push him off and as she escaped he yelled “You’ll never make a movie in my town and get the fuck out of my car”. Heather told her friend Carrie about the incident and she was having none. of. that. Heather said:

“About two weeks later, she sent me a message online and she said, ‘I just saw [blank] at Sony Studios. I knew he would probably be there, so I went to his office and personally delivered a Tiffany box wrapped with a white bow.”

Sorry, folks it wasn’t an Oscar’s head in the box.

“I asked her what was inside and she said, ‘It was a cow tongue from Jerry’s Famous Deli in Westwood with a note that said, ‘If you ever touch my darling Heather or any other woman again, the next delivery will be something of yours in a much smaller box!’”

I mean isn’t this just the most Carrie Fisher of Carrie Fisher stories ever? The ovaries on that woman! The note: Perfection. The personal delivery: Outstanding. The Tiffany box: Inspired. The fact that she got the tongue from a Jewish deli in Westwood: Everything. Heather said of Carrie:

“It felt validating to know, ‘Okay, first of all, this woman who I love as a friend was not just a fake Hollywood friend. That’s who she was. She spoke out and she put things out there in your face.”

IEven after Carrie’s death, she’s still a ray of light that continues to inspire, embolden and delight us with her fucking badassery.

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Andy Cohen Worked New Year’s Eve Into His Anderson Cooper Friend Contract

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When Kathy Griffin posted a photo of her holding what looked like a severed Donald Trump head, Squatty Potty shit on her contract fast and pulled the plug on their endorsement deal with her. So did other companies including CNN. They dropped her from co-hosting their annual New Year’s Eve show with her former gay BFF Anderson Cooper. Well,  CNN has found her replacement in the form of Anderson’s shit-stirring sidekick Andy Cohen.

Andy tweeted this today:

Anderson previously shat on Kathy’s Trump photo by saying, “For the record, I am appalled by the photo shoot Kathy Griffin took part in. It is clearly disgusting and completely inappropriate.” He later told Andy on Watch What Happens Live that they were still friends, but Kathy shat on that by saying the friendship was over because he took too long to actually reach out to her.

Let’s hope that Ryan Seacrest, who hosts Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve, pulls a real real catty bitch move and works in a Kathy Griffin cameo on his show. Let’s also hope that Andy brings one of Kim Zolciak’s wigs to once again drop in Times Square.

And somewhere, a drunk Don Lemon is probably crying into his Bud Light over not being chosen to be Anderson’s sidekick for CNN’s New Year’s Eve Gay Extravaganza!

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Lady Gaga’s Tribute to Her Late Friend on Her Birthday Is So Sweet, It Hurts

Lady Gaga‘s best friend Sonja Durham lost her battle with breast cancer in May, and the singer recently honored her late friend on what would’ve been her 42nd birthday. On Oct. 7, Gaga took to social media to show her Little Monsters how she’d be celebrating with her boyfriend, Christian Carino. «After rollin around on the couch feeling sad with the help of some of my #grigiogirls and a very special someone I managed to dress up and feel better in a beautiful pink sequined dress generously gifted to me from @oscardelarenta,» she wrote on Instagram. «Sonja would want us to celebrate her birthday. So we are. Dressed in pink and handing out pink chocolate kisses for #breastcancerawareness.»

In addition to sharing a photo from Sonja’s wedding months before her death, the singer also revealed an incredibly special way that she stays connected to her friend. «I wear some of @sonjad7777 Sonja’s ashes around my neck in a black pearl given to me by her husband & widower @viegitane007 André Dubois,» she wrote. «My extended family @angiepontani, mother of my godchild Sissy and wife of @briannewmanny my buddy I’ve played jazz with in NY for over ten years told us she had a dream. That we could talk to Sonja through her pearls. And I will Sonja. I Will. Happy Birthday. I love you.»

Read on to see Lady Gaga’s tributes to Sonja on her birthday, and prepare to weep over the throwback video she shared of them listening to «Grigio Girls,» which Gaga wrote about her friend’s battle in 2016.

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The Exact Moment Outlander’s Caitriona Balfe Knew Sam Heughan Was a «Solid Friend»

Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe star together on Outlander, and much like on the show, the two share a close bond off screen as well. While Sam and Caitriona are not dating in real life (Sam is currently romancing actress MacKenzie Mauzy, while Caitriona has been linked to a man named Tony McGill), the pair never miss the opportunity to gush about each other and talk about how much they love working together. Today, we’re celebrating their friendship by taking a look back at some of the sweetest things they’ve said about each other.

Caitriona on Sam

  • On their close friendship: «I feel very lucky. Sam and I have an amazing bond, we’re really great friends.»
  • On what Caitriona likes about Sam: «Sam’s just so kind. He’s a really good friend. He always checks in. I don’t know, he has one of the biggest hearts and smallest egos that I know.»
  • On what she admires about Sam: «Sam is very open to trying anything and I think that’s a really good quality. Sometimes I’m a little bit more like, ‘No, that won’t work,’ but he’s always the first to be like, ‘Let’s give it a go and then we’ll see.’ And I think that that’s a great quality.»
  • On the first time she met Sam: «[The chemistry] was quite instantaneous in a sense. When I first met Sam at our chemistry test, which I always think is quite funny, he was the nicest guy and he just put me at ease. I was a little nervous and he’s just that kind of solid, grounded guy. When we got to Scotland, we had one day where we were both getting our hair destroyed in London and we took this big, long walk in Hyde Park, and it was great. We just talked about our lives and sort of about the characters and what we thought and that day I was like, ‘This is going to be great. I feel like I’ve got a really solid friend and amazing costar.’ So, I knew it was going to be good stuff.»

Sam on Caitriona

  • On what it’s like working with Caitriona: «It’s always hard when we’re apart, actually, because she’s a great person, great to come to work with, and a very good actress.»
  • On what Sam likes about Caitriona: «She’s not only a great actress, she’s a great friend, and a great advice giver, too. And we have each other’s backs. It’s a remarkable journey that we’ve been on, starting this together, being thrown in the deep end and being like, ‘Okay! We’re going to do this together.’ It’s a nice bond and I think people are fascinated by it, in a weird way — I know the fans are. We respect each other and have got each other’s backs. I’m very fortunate that we have that, it’s great.»
  • On their special bond: «Caitriona and I get on very well, and I’m very lucky. She’s extremely talented and an extremely nice person, and we have a lot of fun. Actually, having scenes away from her, and time apart from her, is kind of like losing someone in your family. A loved one. It’s very strange, and I don’t enjoy it. Whenever we’re together it feels right, and I look forward to the days when we get to work together again.
  • On his first impression of Caitriona: «I just remember we did this scene by the water in season one . . . it got very physical like it tends to on the show and I just remember she was so pissed off with me for putting her in a bear hug.»

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‘Friend Request’: Mildly Interesting, Ultimately Pointless… Just Like Facebook.

Remember the good ol’ days, when all it took to get butchered in a horror movie was losing your virginity? At least sex is interesting! Now you can get haunted from beyond the grave for «unfriending» someone. Which is a made-up action. It’s, to coin the lingo of our time, a digitally native concept. Breaking up is a real thing. Not being friends anymore is a real thing.»Unfriending» means you clicked a thing on the internet that said «unfriend» — regardless of the fact that being «friends» with them in the first place was a hollow gesture. I mean, I’m friends with my mom on Facebook (and dear lord, how I tried to keep her off of it but here we are). That woman literally gave me life, and her profile shows up on my friend list next to old coworkers and people I went to grade school with, folks I may not have shared an in-person interaction with in more years than I’ve even been ON Facebook.

(And I’ve been on Facebook since it was called «TheFacebook» and only a handful of colleges had access to it. You know how we used it back then? To connect with kids you went to class with, so you could get the homework assignments when you skipped because of your fucking hangover. And of course — drunk party pics. SO GET OFF MY LAWN.)

All of which is to say that I was ready to go HAM on this fucking movie. I’d been gleefully preparing my arguments about how horrible Facebook is all week. I didn’t think I needed to see a single frame. I’d go, eat some popcorn, be underwhelmed, then sit at my computer and work my big girl pants into a twist about the uselessness of social media and the degradation of society. Friend Request would be nothing more than a spring board for my philosophical tear down our digital existence.

But then I went and saw the movie. And dammit — it turns out it’s actually worth talking about.

It’s not a great movie. Let me get that out there right up front. In 5 years, will you remember watching it? Or that it even exists? Nah, probably not. What it is, though, is just promising enough to be frustrating. Originally released over a year and a half ago as Unfriend in director Simon Verhoeven’s native Germany, the film had to change title because of another little social media horror film that made some waves: 2014’s Unfriended. Whereas the earlier film also used a social media specter (and, oddly enough, the concept of a viral suicide video), that’s basically the end of the similarities. While Unfriended put a technological twist on the found footage horror format, Friend Request unfolds in a much more straight forward manner. Sure, you’ll see Facebook profiles. Oh, how you’ll see Facebook profiles. But the entire story isn’t told through that singular lens.

What Friend Request captures successfully is the sinking dread of losing control over your online persona. And if it had stuck to exploring that aspect — the helplessness of being judged based on a social media presence that is out of your hands — it would have been far more memorable. Sad as it is to admit, the most tense moments in the film aren’t the slayings, they’re the constant error messages every time a character is denied access to their own profile. The inability to remove a hacked post. The inability to delete your own online existence. That is a powerlessness that hits like a gut punch. I hate to say it should rank up there amongst our worst nightmares… but frankly, it kinda does. Because even if you and I know that we can delete ourselves from Facebook or remove ill-advised tweets, we also know that nothing is every truly gone. Everything lives on, somewhere. The internet never forgets. We ARE already that powerless, whether we acknowledge it or not.

There is a trick that’s used throughout the film: a ticker shows the number of friends the main character, Laura (Alycia Debnam-Carey,The 100), has. At the beginning of the film her online «friends» number well over 800 and are still climbing. But as her Facebook profile is further and further hacked, and more sick videos are posted in her name, that number dwindles. Sure, it’s laughable. People are dying! What does a fucking Facebook friend count matter? But paired with the angry looks Laura gets as she walks across campus, it’s clear that what happens online doesn’t strictly stay online. Nobody gives her the benefit of doubt. No one approaches her to ask why she would post such horrible things. She was nice, and happy, and popular, and then she wasn’t. Our «friends» are willing to accept either reality and act accordingly.

Doesn’t that sound like an interesting story? Too bad Friend Request only flirts with those kinds of themes rather than digging in. Laura and her friends are exactly what their profiles make them seem. There is no duality, no sense that someone might make themselves look happier or nicer online. And speaking of «on the nose,» Laura and her roommate Olivia (Brit Morgan, True Blood), are literally learning about Internet Addiction Disorder in their Psych 101 class! It’s there that Laura first encounters Marina (Liesl Ahlers), the lonely new girl who smiles shyly from under her hoodie while picking out her own hair. Marina, you see, is an anomaly. Sure, she suffers from Trichotillomania, but more importantly she HAS NO FRIENDS ON FACEBOOK! When she sends the titular friend request to Laura, our protagonist is so nice that she accepts. She is intrigued at first by the beautiful dark artwork Marina posts… until she scrolls farther down to find the much more disturbing images residing in Marina’s timeline.

Laura thinks she’s simply Marina’s first online «friend» but Marina thinks it’s something more. And when the new girl doesn’t get invited to Laura’s birthday shindig, she takes it personally. Here again the film brushes up against something that actually feels like a real, earned fear: the misinterpretation of our online relationships in the real world. You and I know that just because we’re all «friends» online doesn’t mean it translates equally offline. Regardless of what Facebook says, I will call my mom on the phone but I won’t likely be calling that kid I took lifeguarding classes with when I was 17. But what if someone breaks that social contract of expectation? If you’ve known the horror of accidentally «liking» a photo you didn’t want anyone to know you’d been creeping on, then you can imagine the deeply resounding weirdness of encountering someone who doesn’t experience that shame. Who will, in fact, go through all your old photos and like them, or comment, or photoshop herself into them. What if the Facebook stalkers we have to fear are the ones who don’t even know that Facebook stalking is wrong?

When Marina angrily confronts Laura about the birthday incident, Laura «unfriends» her. And then… Marina kills herself. Which is how the woo-woo spooky bad shit starts, with the suicide videos and the profile hijacking and whatnot. Marina’s motivation is to make Laura feel the loneliness that she herself felt. To tear down Laura’s perfect life, full of friends and Instagram filters, piece by piece. It’s when the bad shit shifts from the technological to the supernatural that Friend Request loses it’s bite. Turns out that the creepy dead girl is more than just an online specter, to the film’s enormous detriment. All the needless backstory and explanation of how Marina is doing what she’s doing takes away from the impact Marina could have as a, let’s say, digitally native villain. Also, frankly, the supernatural aspects are just REALLY dumb. And it trickles over into even the clever bits of the film and sours them.

And there are weird bits of cleverness that might impress you. For example: in Laura’s friend group there is Tyler, the hot guy she’s dating (William Moseley, fucking Peter Pevensie from The Chronicles of Narnia!), and Kobe, the nerdy guy who is totally pining after her (Connor Paolo, fucking Serena van der Woodsen’s little bro on Gossip Girl)! Tyler is a surfing med student because of fucking course he is, look at him. Meanwhile Kobe is a beef. Just kidding! He’s a tattooed, vaguely mopey hacker. Given that this is a horror movie, Tyler should wind up being too good to be true, while Kobe should be the one who will be ride-or-die for Laura until the brutal end. The film plays with those expectations, especially as far as Paolo’s character is concerned. You know what? I’ll say it: Eric van der Woodsen is the secret weapon of Friend Request.

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But enough about what’s interesting. I said this wasn’t a great movie, and I fucking meant it. The deaths are standard, run of the mill jump scares with a lot of overused imagery. The twist ending lands with a dull thump while thinking it’s far more clever than it is. And despite this being a horror movie, there were still a few too many nonsensical plot contrivances that kept pulling me out of the story. Like, Laura — can’t you try a little harder to PROVE to the cops and the school that you have lost control of your profile? All it would require is opening your laptop and showing them the error messages. Then maybe call the Facebook support line a few more times?

Also, and I know I said this before but I’m gonna say it again: the supernatural elements are crap. It deserves repeating. Because that’s the thing, this film isn’t irredeemable. It proves that there is fear to be mined in our social media existence — fear that is intrinsic to they way we live our lives online, and the vast chasm between that and the real world. Which is why it’s so disappointing that Friend Request took the good ideas and plastered over them with a thick layer of uninspired, hackneyed bullshit — all because it didn’t have the confidence to let Marina be an inexplicable evil, or the skill to explain her haunting in a way that didn’t rely on timeworn clichés. In the end, I didn’t walk out of the theater scared of Facebook. I walked out being exhausted by it, and hating it. Which is how I felt to start with.

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The Unusual Reason Prince George Isn’t Allowed to Have a Best Friend at School

Prince George began classes at Thomas’s Battersea School in London this month, and we’ve already gotten a few details about his new life as a student — for instance, he goes by George Cambridge and eats gourmet meals at lunch. Another new fact about George’s school program sounds a little weird but actually makes a lot of sense when you think about it.

It was reported this week that though George will be encouraged to make pals with the cute little commoner children in his class, he’s not allowed to have a best friend. Now, before you start feeling sorry for the 4-year-old who will one day rule all of England, keep in mind that none of the other children in George’s class are allowed to have a singular BFF; Loose Women host Jane Moore, who lives near the school and has friends whose children attend, spoke on the show about the policy, which discourages the kids from getting too close to one another. «There are signs everywhere saying ‘be kind’ — that’s the ethos of the school,» she said, adding, «They don’t encourage you to have best friends.» She went on, «There’s a policy that if your child is having a party — unless every child is invited — you don’t give out the invites in class.»

Basically, Thomas’s goal is to prevent any of the students from feeling ostracized — and something tells us George is going to make so many little friends, he won’t even want to choose just one of them to invite over for a playdate at Kensington Palace or a weekend sleepover at Balmoral. The more, the merrier!

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Meet Francia Raisa, the «Beautiful Friend» Who Donated Her Kidney to Selena Gomez

Selena Gomez shocked the world when she announced this week that she received a kidney transplant earlier this year, which included a message about the special person behind her recovery. In a series of photos on Instagram, Selena showed off her scar and thanked her friend, actress Francia Raisa, for donating her kidney to her, saying: «There aren’t words to describe how I can possibly thank my beautiful friend Francia Raisa. She gave me the ultimate gift and sacrifice by donating her kidney to me. I am incredibly blessed. I love you so much sis.»

You might remember seeing the 29-year-old on Selena’s Instagram feed before, but you’ve seen her in other places, too. The Honduran and Mexican actress played Solange Knowles’s best friend in Bring It On: All or Nothing and guest starred on The Mindy Project and Dear White People. Over the years, she’s kept busy working on movies and TV shows, but that’s not all she does. Francia owns her own clothing brand called Ellobella, started on Kickstarter in 2015, and even had a modeling career. Learn more about her ahead.

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Selena Gomez Got A Kidney From A Friend

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At this particular moment in my life, the very best gift a friend could surprise me with would probably be a bottle of coyote pee (I got a raccoon problem). For Selena Gomez, the best gift she got from a friend recently was a new kidney. From her own body. Sorry, Taylor Swift. I know you like to act like the very best friend that ever lived, but a kidney transplant definitely beats out a t-shirt mention.

Selena Gomez posted the above photo on Instagram of her in the hospital with her friend Francia Raisa. Selena had been somewhat MIA this summer, which was a little weird considering she had new music to promote. Selena explained that she had been recovering from kidney transplant surgery, which was all thanks to her ongoing battle with lupus.

“I’m very aware some of my fans had noticed I was laying low for part of the summer and questioning why I wasn’t promoting my new music, which I was extremely proud of. So I found out I needed to get a kidney transplant due to my lupus and was recovering. It was what I needed to do for my overall health. I honestly look forward to sharing with you, soon my journey through these past several months as I have always wanted to do with you.

Until then I want to publicly thank my family and incredible team of doctors for everything they have done for me prior to and post-surgery. And finally, there aren’t words to describe how I can possibly thank my beautiful friend Francia Raisa. She gave me the ultimate gift and sacrifice by donating her kidney to me. I am incredibly blessed. I love you so much sis.”

She also showed off her kidney transplant scar:

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Donating a kidney is right up there with offering to help a friend move. Actually, now that I think of it, you’d probably have a better chance receiving a kidney from a friend than getting a friend to help you move. When faced with either scooping out a kidney or hauling heavy boxes filled with your shit up and down the stairs of a four story walk-up all day for pizza and beer, I’m sure 9 out of 10 friends would be like “Oh, no question – definitely take my kidney. Here, I’ll get a knife.

Here’s Selena filming Woody Allen’s new project with Timothée Chalamet earlier this week in NYC:

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3 Celebrities Who Are Lucky Enough to Call Kit Harington a Friend

Nothing warms our hearts more than seeing Kit Harington hanging out with his Game of Thrones costars in real life, but those aren’t his only famous friends. In addition to his tight bond with Emilia Clarke, Kit is also pals with a couple of other stars, one of whom he first met at a urinal. Yep, that really happened. Keep reading for a look at Kit’s celebrity pals.

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Goldie Hawn Mourns the Loss of Her Best Friend: «Please Treasure Each Other»

Goldie Hawn is currently dealing with the heartbreaking death of her best friend. The legendary actress posted a throwback photo of her and her unnamed friend on Instagram on Sunday, writing, «My best friend has passed. Please treasure each other. Best friends get us through. Blessings to all this Sunday.» Goldie, who is undoubtedly leaning on her famous family for support, ended her message on a lighter note by sharing an adorable photo of her granddaughter, Rio Hudson, hugging her own best friend. She posted the photo again on its own, writing, «Says it all! Xx.»

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