Jeremy Renner, who plays Hawkeye, along with Chris Evans (Captain America,) were in a lot of hot water after jokingly that Scarlett Johansson's character Black Widow, is a "slut." Chris Evans apologized for the remarks, saying they were tasteless and immature. Renner, on the other hand... not so much.
During a recent visit to Conan, the actor tried to explain the fallout from the off color joke. He said, "Yeah, it was a joke, off-collared or whatever, but yeah, I'm apologetic about a lot of things. But yeah, I got in a lot of Internet trouble. I guess that's a thing now ."
He explained, "So I was asked the question, 'Black Widow has been linked to Hawkeye, Iron Man, Bruce Banner and Captain America, so what do you think about that?' And I said, 'Well, sounds like she's a slut.'"
He added, "Now, mind you, I'm talking about a fictional character and fictional behavior, but Conan, if you slept with four of the six Avengers, no matter how much fun you had, you'd be a slut. Just saying. I'd be a slut."
Renner probably forgot about Hawkeye's extensive "dating" history because it blows Black Widow out of the water (11 to 5)... but, hey, if we're talking who racks up the most bedding points, it's Robert Downey Jr.'s character, Iron Man, who takes the cake (23+).
So, maybe too much social media is bad for us. I mean, there's now studies proving that there is a link between Facebook and divorce!
According to research that was commissioned by a law firm, it found that social media, especially Facebook, factors in one out of seven divorces.
Other studies point out social media can become a veritable breeding ground for competition and jealousy among friends and random acquaintances, so it would only make sense that it would spark similar feelings among couples.
According to Andrew Newbury, a lawyer at Slater and Gordon, "Social media is the new marriage minefield. Social media, specifically pictures and posts on Facebook, are now being routinely raised in divorces."
Snapchat is also a big Pandora's box for couples, because its design is already secretive. You could potentially be sending tons of sexy photos to someone, and your spouse can never find the evidence, because it just disappears. One self-proclaimed cheating expert says Snapchat is the best way to cover your tracks, but that in turn makes partners even more suspicious of it.
Coldplay donated 10,000 British pounds -- or just over $15,000 in U.S. dollars -- to a quadruple amputee who lost his limbs from a deadly infection. According to the BBC, Coldplay frontman Chris Martin personally emailed the man, Alex Lewis, writing, "I was very moved by your story having read about it recently and wanted to reach out and say how incredible your approach to life is and inspiring. It seems like you have been on an amazing journey and handled it with awesome force."
Martin concluded by writing, "I hope you are doing good and thank you for renewing my faith in life."
Lewis, a father, contracted a streptococcal infection which led to the rare Strep A Toxic Shock Syndrome. His infected limbs were starting to poison his body and had to be amputated to save his life.
Lewis has appeared on radio and TV since then to talk about how he wants to help others less fortunate than him.
Rosemary Court, who helps manage Lewis's charity trust, said they had been "astonished" to discover the substantial donation from the band, calling it "such a lift" for Lewis.
She added that the donation may go toward a new pair of prosthetic legs for Lewis. The trust has also received donations from celebrity chef James Martin and the community in which Lewis lives.
Coldplay's most recent album, Ghost Stories, arrived last May.
Last December, Chris Martin revealed that the band was already at work on its follow-up, which he said would be called A Head Full Of Dreams.
Looks like Tidal does pay its artists more than Spotify.
An unnamed independent label anonymously released a report showing its earnings for March and it shows that Tidal's pay outs per stream are higher than Spotify. Spotify pays "between $0.006 and $0.0084" per stream. However, the leaked report says that Tidal pays an average of $0.014 per stream.
Meanwhile, a rep for Tidal is saying that this report is incorrect. The rep told Complex, "This is not one of TIDAL's royalty statements—for the same period (March 2015) as this purported 'leaked' statement, TIDAL paid an average royalty per stream of $0.024-0.028, or double the royalty shown in the statement."
What an awesome story. We hope it has a happy ending, too!
A Rhode Island man took to advertising to find his wife a kidney. It all started with a simple sign on the back of his pickup truck that read, "Type O Blood. Wife Need Kidney. Please Donate." The sign included his phone number.
But now, Jim Small, operates an online campaign to spread his message around. His wife, April, was diagnosed with polycystic kidney disease over 20 years ago. She is currently on a list to receive a transplant but if she gets a donor she could have surgery immediately.
After a seven year-long engagement, Amy Adams and Darren Le Gallo are finally husband and wife.
The couple wed in a small intimate ceremony over the weekend in California. The two have been engaged since 2008, but have been an item for 14 years. The couple's wedding plans have been continually delayed while Adams has focused on her skyrocketing acting career.
That fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao may be scraped from the records. Manny is now blaming a shoulder injury for the loss and that has sparked an investigation that may lead to perjury charges.
The boxer and his team filled out a medical disclosure form prior to the fight and checked "No" in the box asking about shoulder injuries. An investigation has been launched.
The Kardashians and Sears have parted ways and they're packing up their Kardashian Kollection. Although the collection is missing from store shelves, the family will announce a new retail partner soon. An insider blamed the split on Sears closing over 200 stores in the past couple of years.
Because what 5 year-old DOESNÂT need to master nunchucks?Â This kidnamed Ryusei is probably most definitely the next Bruce Lee because he can perfectly imitate those sick nunchaku moves from "Game of Death."
Without warning or explanation, Joss Whedon, director of Avengers: Age of Ultron, purged his Twitter account.
Despite the film's success, Whedon's film was criticized by how it depicted women, most infamously when Scarlett Johansson's character, Black Widow, says that she is a monster just like the Hulk because she is sterile, a dialogue that didn't sit too well with the female audience.
According to DigitalSpy, the filmmaker signed off with two final messages for his 1.14 million followers. His final tweet read: "Thank you to all the people who've been so kind and funny and inspiring up here."
Twitter aside, Whedon has a big reason to celebrate this week. Avengers: Age of Ultron made more than $191 million over the weekend making it the second-largest box office opening weekend for a film ever.
A new thread on Reddit asked women what they REALLY wanted to know about men. The answers are hilarious, eye-opening, and dang insightful. For example; why men rarely cry.
One woman called melusina84 revealed that she had only seen her husband of 12 years cry three times and that she cried on average once a month. Men were quick to point out that they had been programmed not to cry from a young age by society pressures. One man called FyreFlusaid: 'If you were taught your entire life that crying in public is an unacceptable behavior, you wouldn't do it much either.'
While the habit of crying is very different between the sexes, some women wanted to know if anyone ever used the flap provided on most boxers for quick access. A woman called natcoba said: 'That underwear flap, do you actually use it? Or do you just pull your thing out of your underwear to pee?'
--Ladies, were any of these questions on your list?
--What do YOU want to know about guys? Do you have a question about their bodies, their behaviorsÂ what? Are they mysterious to you? Are they an enigma? Or are guys pretty easy to figure out?
Oh, the wonders of digging through the tabloid trash. Obviously, the Royal Family is front and center this week due to Princess Charlotte's debut, so romance rumors about the world's most eligable bachelor are ramping up.
Apparently, Jennifer Lawrence turned down a date with Prince Harry. Apparently he wanted to set something up, but we're not really buying it. I mean, two weeks ago he was supposedly interested in Emma Watson, which turned out to be 1000% false.
One insider said, "Harry made his aide invite her out to dinner and coupled it with an invite for her to see Kensington Palace." Jennifer reportedly turned down the offer presumably because she is still believed to be dating Chris Martin.
Rumors of Harry's interest in Jennifer first popped up back in 2013 where he supposedly tried to arrange a meeting with her in New York.
Jennifer has a history of dating British boys. Prior to Chris, she dated her X-Men co-star Nicholas Hoult for several years before splitting in 2013.
Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams are gearing up for round #2 in court.
Their lawyers are boning up on their material and are trying to get a new Blurred Lines trial. They're citing reasons for the appeal is due to problems such as including jury instruction errors, improper testimony and insufficient evidence.
Marvin Gaye's estate has also filed motions to stop distribution of "Lines" by claiming Interscope and UMG Recordings are responsible for allowing the plagiarism to occur. A judge will address those motions at a June 29 hearing.
Love or hate the Kardashians, it's hard to avoid hearing about them every single day. However, if you're part of the crowd sick and tired of hearing about them, we have news for you.
There's now a web browser extension that was created specifically to filter them out of your life. It's called KardBlock, and the creators promise it will make all things Kardashians disappear.
The KardBlock site reads, "If there's anything on your newsfeed, the website you're on, whatever… we simply make it disappear. You won't ever know the stories about the Kardashians are there, because you won't ever see them. We are also working on customization to block content related to Justin Bieber. Why? So you can see more of the real issues."
What content do you with your browser could block out?
Melissa Rivers is slowly detailing more and more about her mother's death. She sat down with Matt Lauer and said she was flying across the country to be with her mom when she received emails that Joan had already been put into a medially-induced coma which she "knew was bad."
Rivers said the entire experience was "surreal' and "100 percent preventable."
Kylie and Kendall Jenner don't want you using their names. They are attempting to trademark their first names to "entertainment in the nature of providing information by means of a global computer network in the fields of entertainment, fashion and pop culture." The documentation would also give them exclusive rights to their names for personal appearances "by a celebrity actress and model."
Hey, we get it, nature calls a little more strongly to others. But, please, for the sake of your own ego, do detach or shut off any and all recording devices before going about your business.
This council meeting in Georgetown, Texas, came to a screeching halt when a councilman left to take care of his business and forgot to buddy check his microphone. This caused the city's mayor pro-term Rachael Jonrowe to break down in tears and laugh throughout the rest of her speech.
After the lawsuit with "Blurred Lines," there's reason to be cautious... It's clear that Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars' hit "Uptown Funk" harkens back to the golden age of funk, so to avoid stepping on any toes and protect their earnings, they've added five new writing credits to the song.
Included in the credits are members of The Gap Band as contributors to "Uptown Funk," giving credit to the fact they used elements of the Funk band's 1979 track "Oops Up Side Your Head." There's also a credit for the use of a sample of a Trinidad James track "All Gold Everything."
A lawyer involved said, "Everyone is being a little more cautious. Nobody wants to be involved in a lawsuit."
An Italian man hung up on Pope Francis not once... but TWICE. Oh, ouch, how embarrassing.
He honestly thought he was being pranked. However, third time's the charm and he was completely shocked to find out that it was actually The Pope.
Apparently Francis enjoys calling those who write to him. The Pope offered the man some well-wishes after learning that he was ill. The man said what happened was funny. He and his wife met The Pope in person and apologized.
Taylor Swift didn't mean to cause so much mayhem at Japan's Narita International Airport on Sunday.
She landed in Narita Airport to kick off her "1989 World Tour" when she was mobbed by a crowd of fans. Flights were apparently delayed because the airport was filled with Swift's fans. Sources said that at least two arriving flights were delayed due to congestion.
Taylor made her way through the crowd of fans, signing autographs and posing for photos. One fan even gave the singer a bouquet of flowers, while another held a sign that said "Hug My Daughter."
Sam Smith opened up about his voice issues that caused him to suddenly cancel his Australian tour. The cancellation was due to a vocal cord hemorrhage.
He took to Instragram, writing, "Just to let all my beautiful fans know, I'm ok. I am insanely relaxed and am somewhere in the middle of Australia with no phone, no laptop and I haven't spoken a word in three days. Trying my absolute best to be back on my feet and singing for next week. So amazing to have this time to turn off, but it does make me realize how much I love what I do, and how much I miss you all when I'm not on stage."
He added, "I hope you are all happy and healthy wherever you are. I'm gonna go back to my black and white movies and pretend I'mJudy Garland for a few more days."
By now you know that sitting at your desk all day is super unhealthy, but a new study indicates that it's actually pretty easy to avoid the ill-effects.
Researchers looked at data from 3,243 adults who took part in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey by wearing accelerometers that tracked their levels of physical activity. They discovered that swapping just two minutes of sitting each hour for two minutes of light intensity activity, such as walking, can result in a 33 percent lower risk of dying.
Dr. Srinivasan Beddhu explains, "Assuming someone is awake for 16 hours a day, two minutes each hour will add up to 3.7 hours per week of light intensity activity instead of being sedentary."
Still, Beddhu says we have to be realistic, adding, "We are not advocating for just a total of two minutes per hour of light activity. It should be noted that it is two minutes per hour more of light activity. If a person is already doing ten minutes per hour of light activity, going to 12 minutes may decrease their mortality risk."
Sounds doable, think you could add two minutes of light activity to each hour of your day?
A drone was used to vandalize Kendall Jenner's Calvin Klein billboard in New York City. The act was done by a graffiti artist named Katsu who used the device to draw huge red lines across her face.
He discussed his stunt with Wired magazine saying, "It turned out surprisingly well. It's exciting to see its first potential use as a device for vandalism." The vandalism has since been cleaned up which Kendall pointed out on Instagram and wrote, "what drone? #soho"
Billboards for Kendall's Calvin campaign have been set up across the country including the one in New York and one near Chateau Marmont in L.A.
This is not the first time the Kardashian/Jenner family has been targeted by the art community. An artist named Plastic Jesus posted stickers around L.A. last month which read "No Kardashian Parking."
Furious 7 was tackled and dragged off the top spot at the weekend box office.
Avengers: Age of Ultron had the second-highest domestic debut of all time after raking in over $187 million. Its predecessor, 2012's The Avengers, still holds the top spot and Iron Man 3 rounds out the top three.
Disney exec Dave Hollis said in a statement, "The idea that you have these three titles as the highest domestic openings in the last few years is indicative of how powerful the Marvel brand is and how successful their team is. They have set a high bar and continue to deliver more."
$18 million of the domestic take was from Imax screenings.
The arrival of Avengers caused ticket sales for other films including Furious 7 and The Age of Adaline to drop over 50%.
Cinderella made a return to the top 10 in sixth place thanks to some drive-in movie theaters offering double features pairing it with Age of Ultron
Get Hard and Monkey Kingdom dropped out of the top 10 thanks to the arrival of Avengers and the return of Cinderella.
THIS WEEKEND'S TOP TEN MOVIES -- MAY 1 - MAY 3
1. Avengers: Age of Ultron, $187.6M
2. Furious 7, $6.1M
3. The Age of Adaline, $6.2M
4. Paul Blart Mall Cop 2, $5.5M
5. Home, $3.3M
6. Cinderella, $2.3M
7. Ex Machina, $2.2M
8. Unfriended, $1.9M
9. The Longest Ride, $1.7M
10. Woman in Gold, $1.6M
Celebrities keep coming forward to throw their two cents about the unrest in Baltimore.
The riots were sparked by the mysterious death of Freddie Gray, the 25-year-old black man who died under mysterious causes while in police custody. A medical examiner says his death is a result of a fatal spinal injury and video survelliance caught him being chased and tackled by cops during an arrest on April 12th.
Beyonce took to Instagram, "People are hurting. Join us in supporting the NAACP to help in the cleanup efforts and to provide housing, food and supplies to those affected by unrest in Baltimore."
Some felt that the singer should have remained silent, while others felt that posting something on social media wasn't enough. One person said, "Sooo, now the CARTER's care??? Oh please! Its all because CAMEL and his torn to shreads #TIDAL FOR AND BY THE 1%!" Another commenter said, "Why is Beyonce supposed to do something about the plight of our black males being killed almost every week and the plight of blacks in the USA??? she can comment sure BUT we have a President whom was reelected whos should be Stepping UP BIG TIME!"
THE GAME WRITES EDITORIAL ON THE BALTIMORE RIOTS
Meanwhile, The Game wrote an editorial entitled "Young Black Men Are Targets" about the riots for Billboard. The rapper recalled being a part of the L.A. riots back in 1992, saying, "I remember looting and throwing bottles and jumping on bottles, jumping on police cars and just being angry. At the moment, it felt great. It all seemed cool for the moment, but now I'm 35. Looking back at what we did as a collective, a young black collective, we ruined our own neighborhood. I feel like we're seeing the same things happening in Baltimore."
He continued, "I'm not there [in Baltimore] to gauge the balance between now and the '92 riots, but I understand the anger. I understand people wanting to be heard and being tired and fed up. I feel what happened to Freddie Gray was just another reminder of the neglect of the African-American youth in America and us as people. Look at how long we've been victims of the world. From slavery, from not being able to vote, up until our children. Young black men in general are targets. People [are] using unlawful force to take our lives. We've seen kids shot [and] beaten. We've seen everything. At the end of the day, we get fed up."
TARAJI P. HENSON SPEAKS OUT
Taraji P. Henson also spoke out on the death of Freddie Gray, saying, "It's sad. It hurts. It's scary. It's very, very scary. I'm the mother of an African-American young man. It's very scary, the times we're living in. I mean, it's almost like it's The Twilight Zone. Because look at how well we're getting along here and then you turn on the news and it's like a reminder of how bad things really are."
She continued, "[It's like] he's [her son Marchel] not allowed to have a bad day. If he gets pulled over by the cops and you know he's been pulled over one too many times and he's like, 'Why are you messing with me?', like Eric Garner, he could get choked out on the sidewalk, just for voicing an opinion. Just for being a human and having a bad day. Not breaking the law. You know? Just because he answered the officer wrong, he can have his life taken and that scares the sh*t out of me."
You never want your car to get stolen, but some people make it just too easy.
The National Insurance Crime Bureau crunched the numbers, and reports that between 2012 and 2014, 126,603 vehicles were stolen with the keys left inside. Though auto theft has declined in recent years, the percentages of key-in-car thefts has climbed.
In 2012, 5.4% of cars stolen had keys inside at the time of theft, that percentage jumped up to 6% in 2013, and 6.7% in 2014. That means last year 44,828 vehicles were stolen because someone forgot to take their keys out of the car with them.
Emma Stone was photographed in Beverly Hills on holding a shopping bag with Andrew Garfield's name on it. The bag has raised some questions as to whether or not the couple is really on a break. It is rumored that they are taking a break because Andrew has been in a dark place preparing for a new film role in Martin Scorsese's Silence.
Britney Spears is taking a page from Kim Kardashian's book and is launching an app from Glu Mobile.
The game is expected to be released next year as part of a five-year deal the singer signed with Glu to feature her likeness, voice, and "creative influence." The company is also working on games featuring Katy Perry and Kendall and Kylie Jenner.
And here we thought we all learned our lesson about going along with viral dares. Last week, we had the awful "Kylie Jenner Lip Challenge" that had doctors all up in arms, but here we are again staring down at another trend that is making us second guess if we have truly reached the bottom of the barrel.
The new dare is called "Game of 72," and involves teens challenging each other to disappear without a word for 12, 24 or 72 hours.
The game originated in France and authorities were alerted to the game after a 13-year-old girl from Northern France went missing for three days last week. When she returned to her family after 72 hours, she refused to tell her parents or police where she had been, but referenced the "Game of 72" dare.
So far, the only other evidence police have found of the game are dozens of panicked Facebook posts being shared by parents warning each other about it.
The French group Against Dangerous Games for Children released a statement saying, "We urge all parents to be aware their children might be involved in this game. Children must be told it is much better to fail the game, than risk a dangerous situation and never come home at all."
Melissa Rivers if finally ready to tell us what was going through her mind when she made the decision to take her mother, Joan Rivers, off life support.
She appears in the new issue of People magazine reflecting on having to make the decision to let her mother die. She explained, "I knew it wasn't good, but you have those moments of hope. And you hang on to those. I was going, 'You've got to fight, Don't do this!' I was just making deals with her. And then at some point you realize, there's no fighting."
Melissa adds, "She had written in specifically that she was to be able to go onstage. For an hour. And be funny. She wasn't going to be happy wheeled in to sit in the sun, you know? It was an amazing gift to give me, knowing exactly how she wanted her life to be. Not that it's ever an easy decision, but I knew I was making the right one."
Demi Lovato didn't mince words when she posted a lengthy message to the angry tattoo artist who gave her a free ink job and covered up. However, that tattoo, which was supposed to look like pink puckered lips, was widely mocked for looking like the female genitalia.
The artist, Ashley McMullen, shamed Demi on social media and even made allegations that Demi is lying about being sober. Clearly, a bad move.
Demi wrote in response, "Dear Ashley McMullen, I wasn't going to acknowledge your bitter Instagram comments but since your side of the story has picked up some headlines, I would like to share my thoughts and send you a proper apology. First, I would like to say I'm really sorry I don't remember you or getting tattooed by you, but as you know I was fucked up and sometimes people act like "#turds" when they're loaded. Second, I apologize for my "#peepeetoiletseat"...That wasn't on purpose, I was simply a drunken teenage girl. Lastly, I apologize for making fun of your work.. But...if I were you, I wouldn't claim that one because it looked more like an open vagina (or even a butt hole as my 8 year old little sister called it at the time.) I also wouldn't be admitting to the fact that you tattooed a very intoxicated 18 year old on a tour bus without the proper judgement that most legit tattoo artists have of saying 'Hmm...This underage kid is wasted, maybe I shouldn't permanently ink a hot pink kiss mark on this girl's wrist....? Oh well...F*** it, she's famous.' I can't blame you for getting the tattoo, I take full responsibility for that but if the issue here is you wanting credit, maybe next time you should wait for the person to get your tattoo sober so they would actually remember getting the tattoo in the first place, or perhaps you could've thought about all of this as a blessing that I forgot everything about you -- that was until you outted yourself for the now internationally infamous "vagina tattoo." But you're right, I should give credit where credit is due, and you Ashley, surely deserve credit for this one. #justputitonmytab"
Ashley was a contestant on the fourth season of Spike TV's Ink Master.
Things are becoming even uglier in the bitter custody battle between Rosie O'Donnell and her ex-wife Michelle Rounds.
Michelle is now citing Rosie's alleged drinking and weed smoking addiction, which she claims makes her unfit to parent their two-year-old daughter. She also claims that Rosie has allowed her 19-year-old son to throw parties where all the kids are getting drunk.
Sources close to Rosie are saying that this is all an attempt to get more cash from the comedian even though Michelle claims that she was already a millionaire before the marriage. Rosie's rep told TMZ, "This is a distorted perception of Michelle's reality. It's sad in every way."