<![CDATA[NBC10 Boston - Entertainment News]]>Copyright 2018 https://www.nbcboston.com/entertainment/entertainment-news http://media.nbcboston.com/designimages/clear.gif NBC10 Boston https://www.nbcboston.com en-usSat, 17 Nov 2018 12:49:08 -0500Sat, 17 Nov 2018 12:49:08 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA['Tonight' Superlatives: 2018 NFL Season Vikings and Bears]]> Sat, 17 Nov 2018 06:21:45 -0500 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/tjf_hlt_s6e034_963_superlatives_20181116-154244805865200002.jpg

Jimmy Fallon hands out superlatives to the Minnesota Vikings and Chicago Bears NFL players.

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<![CDATA[Late at Night on NBC]]> Mon, 15 Aug 2016 14:13:59 -0500 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/AP24762024125.jpg

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<![CDATA['Late Night’: Short Says Meyers Looks Like O’Rourke-Cruz Love Child]]> Fri, 16 Nov 2018 06:08:21 -0500 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/shortScreen-Shot-2018-11-16-at-6.06.18-AM.jpg

Comedian Martin Short talks about the midterm elections and tells Seth Meyers he has youthful skin and looks like the love child of U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz. 

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<![CDATA['Late Night’: A Closer Look at Trump’s Post-Midterms Depression]]> Fri, 16 Nov 2018 05:44:02 -0500 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/myr_hlt__acl_20181115-154236032066300002.jpg

Seth Meyers takes a closer look at President Donald Trump's post-election funk as the blue wave that put Democrats in charge of the House keeps getting bigger.

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<![CDATA[‘Tonight’: Steve Carell Was Nervous Meeting Kelly Clarkson]]> Fri, 16 Nov 2018 05:42:30 -0500 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/tjf_hlt_s6e033_962_SteveCarell_KellyClarkson_20181115-154235611987500002.jpg

"Welcome to Marwen" star Steve Carell talks about returning to host “SNL" after a decade and why he was scared to meet Kelly Clarkson in person after screaming her name in the classic "40-Year-Old Virgin" scene.

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<![CDATA['Tonight’: #TurkeyDayTradition Hashtags]]> Fri, 16 Nov 2018 05:40:54 -0500 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/tjfScreen-Shot-2018-11-16-at-5.40.01-AM.jpg

Jimmy Fallon reads some of his favorite tweets with the hashtag #TurkeyDayTradition.

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<![CDATA[Revisiting the Sins of Their Fathers: 'Creed II' Delivers]]> Fri, 16 Nov 2018 15:14:21 -0500 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/creedII2.jpg

Massive Spoilers Ahead.

It's almost... not ... fair.

When you go to watch a film like "Creed II," much as you did with its 2015 predecessor "Creed," you're not just viewing an individual movie. Far from it. You're watching 42 years of cinema history played out on the silver screen. 

To those of a certain age, names like Rocky Balboa, Apollo Creed, Mickey, Paulie, Clubber Lang, Thunderlips, Drago and "Adriaaaaan'" aren't just characters on a screen, but the fabric of a childhood movie-going experience.

Sylvester Stallone has embodied the skin of Rocky Balboa for four decades over the course of eight films. We've seen Balboa mature from wiseguy muscle with a heart of gold to up and coming contender. We've witnessed him ascend to world champion and fall as an aged heavyweight. Finally, we've seen him settle comfortably into the role of wise mentor to Adonis Creed. We know Rocky better than we know some members of our own families.

It was with those heavy expectations that "Creed" burst onto the scene in 2015 and delighted audiences by resurrecting Rocky and having him turn over the franchise mantle to a more than worthy successor in Michael B. Jordan. 

For the 2018 sequel director Steven Caple Jr. does some resurrecting of his own, bringing back Dolph Lundgren as Ivan Drago, the most diabolical villain in the Rocky annals (Sorry, Clubber Lang fans). In doing so Caple does something rather miraculous: He re-envisions Ivan Drago from the robotic, cartoon brute he was in "Rocky IV," to a fully realized, three-dimensional character who has carried the shame and humiliation of his loss to Rocky for over 33 years. 

First, lets take a step back. While "Creed II" stands on its own, you're simply not going to fully appreciate the stakes unless you're familiar the Rocky terrain in general and "Rocky IV" specifically. So first a quick recap. In "Rocky IV" Adonis' father Apollo dies in Rocky's arms after being beaten to death by an unsympathetic Drago, who utters his one memorable line "If he dies... he dies." It's a death that haunts Balboa both because Creed took his place in the ring and because he failed to throw in the towel to save his friend.

Flash forward three decades and, while the film's thread links most directly from "Rocky IV," longtime franchise fans will discover the movie most symbolically echoes the beats of "Rocky III," where Balboa had grown soft and comfortable living the good life, wracking up wins against soft opponents, unaware that a mean, lean and ravenous Clubber Lang had his sights on him.

Here, we open with Adonis Creed becoming heavyweight champion beating an opponent past his prime. Things are looking good for Adonis. He has Rocky in his corner. He's just popped the question to girlfriend, now fiancee, Bianca (an always superb Tessa Thompson) and the two have just found out they're about to become unexpected parents. Life is good. 

But Drago is coming. And he has hungry offspring Viktor in tow.

One of the many pleasures of the film is seeing Stallone and Lundgren share an excruciatingly tense reunion scene. Yes, in the years since "Rocky IV" the actors have reunited in the "Expendables" franchise, but they weren't playing Rocky and Drago. The weight of their reunion is acted with clinical precision by both men, each carrying a wounded edge and world weariness that only comes with decades of history. 

The film itself plays out along the familiar beats you would expect. There's the upstart challenge and the ignored pleas to ignore said challenge. You have the aging mentor who doesn't want to revisit past trauma and an ignoble defeat. The mentor, of course, returns in time for the inevitable rematch, the outcome of which is never in doubt.

While there are few curve balls along the way (aside from two very unexpected cameos) that doesn't mean you're disappointed with the journey along a beaten path. Far from it. In two films Jordan has made the role of Adonis Creed his own. And there's a not too subtle scene of a passing of the torch at films' end that lets you know he may be playing the role for some time to come.

"Creed II" hits theaters Nov. 21.

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<![CDATA[NBC Owned Stations Win Emmy for StormRanger Radar Truck]]> Thu, 15 Nov 2018 19:00:02 -0500 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/scott-meadows-stormranger.jpg

NBC’s Owned Television Stations division has won an Emmy for its mobile radar truck StormRanger, which the NBC and Telemundo owned station group developed to detect weather quicker and forecast with more accuracy than existing radars.

StormRanger's first truck was deployed in 2016 and there are now six vehicles tracking weather primarily in the NBC and Telemundo stations' markets of Boston, Philadelphia, Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, the Bay Area and Los Angeles. The vehicles travel to nearby markets as well during severe weather events.

NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations said in a Thursday release the division received a 2018 Technology and Engineering Emmy Award for the new technology, which was developed over two years and improves local weather forecasting and reporting. Fixed with a Doppler radar, the vehicle can move right to a storm, scanning the system at a closer range and with more detail than a radar mounted high above the ground.

"We're able to take the radar to the storm instead of waiting for the storm to come to the radar," said Nate Johnson, director of weather operations for NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations.

Johnson added that this results in more up-to-date and higher resolution pictures for weather forecasting. StormRanger scans the weather every 15 to 20 seconds, Johnson said. That's compared to other radars that may scan the area every 90 seconds or, sometimes, every five minutes. This allows people in the storm's path to have more time to protect themselves, Johnson said.

StormRanger's high-resolution radar can better forecast snowfall measurements by detecting where in the atmosphere rain turns into snow. This can mean the difference between predicting an area will receive a few inches or more than a foot of snow.

The radar can also help people better understand when a tornado forms and what damage it causes by detecting debris in the air and types of precipitation. And it even detects small particles in the air during fire season, allowing fire departments and governments to better alert the public of a fire threat.

Johnson said StormRanger's ability to aid in the reporting of wildfires has been a "tremendous asset." The radar can detect where the fire's smoke is going and what the wind is doing inside the plume, helping meteorologists see if a fire whirl could form.

StormRanger helped meteorologists in Texas forecast storm cell movements several minutes before another existing radar. In Boston, the radar allowed NBC10 to report a detailed view of a winter storm’s morning icing for the rush-hour weather forecast. And meteorologists in Los Angeles used StormRanger to track the smoke plumes of a wildfire. 

Johnson said NBC will continue to perfect StormRanger's technology and "explore new ways to use it to help keep our viewers and users a step ahead of the weather."

NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations President Valari Staab said in a release that StormRanger's "exceptional technology" came into play "as more severe weather events and fires affect the communities we serve." She added that StormRanger is "vital to helping communities stay safe when severe weather threatens.”    

NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations includes 40 NBC and Telemundo stations in 28 markets in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. It will receive its award at the 70th Technology and Engineering Emmy Awards on April 7, 2019, in Las Vegas.

Teams from Accelerated Media Technologies and Enterprise Electronics Corporation also collaborated with NBC and Telemundo stations to design and build the trucks.



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<![CDATA[Cast of 'Fantastic Beasts' Talk 'Crimes of Grindelwald']]> Thu, 15 Nov 2018 10:14:28 -0500 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/NC_fantasticbeasts1114_1500x845.jpg

The cast of "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" talk about their time filming "The Crimes of Grindelwald," part two of the Harry Potter spin-off. "The Crimes of Grindelwald" appears in theaters Nov. 16.

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<![CDATA['Late Night’: Stanley Tucci Talks About 'A Private War']]> Thu, 15 Nov 2018 06:22:43 -0500 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/myr_hlt_s6e023_759_stanleytucci_privatewar_20181114-154226416362800002.jpg

Stanley Tucci talks about fatherhood, what he misses about living in the United States and the story behind "A Private War."

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<![CDATA['Late Night’: A Closer Look at Trump’s Panic Over Blue Wave]]> Thu, 15 Nov 2018 06:20:18 -0500 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/myr_hlt_s6e023_759_acl_20181114-154226414224400002.jpg

Seth Meyers takes a closer look at the Trump White House panicking as the midterm elections results get worse and the Russia investigation looms.

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<![CDATA[‘Tonight’: Kardashian Picked Spinach Out of Graham's Teeth]]> Thu, 15 Nov 2018 06:18:40 -0500 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/tjf_hlt_s6e032_961_ashleygraham_spinach_20181114-154226419980800002.jpg

Ashley Graham explains what led to Kim Kardashian picking spinach out of her teeth at the Met Gala and gives Jimmy Fallon some modeling suggestions to spice up his curtain walk-out for the monologue.

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<![CDATA['Tonight’: Thanksgiving Dinner Pringles for a Midnight Snack]]> Thu, 15 Nov 2018 06:16:41 -0500 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/tjf_hlt_s6e032_961_midnightsnacks_20181114-154226423520800002.jpg

Jimmy Fallon and The Roots' resident foodies, Questlove and Tarik, taste and rate some of the weirdest snack combinations they could find.

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<![CDATA[DeGeneres Distracts, Serenades Obama at Costco Book Signing]]> Thu, 15 Nov 2018 10:26:26 -0500 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/Rozman_Michelle+Obama+Costco_20181114_0054r.jpg

Michelle Obama is taking over "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" Thursday, joining the talk show host for an hour-long interview in which Obama recounts trying to break out of the White House to celebrate the legalization of same-sex marriage and daughter Malia's heavily guarded prom send-off. She also surprises Costco shoppers with an impromptu book signing. 

In a preview of Obama's appearance on DeGeneres' talk show, the former first lady shared how she and daughter Malia attempted to escape the White House the night the U.S. Supreme Court legalized gay marriage in 2015, so they could celebrate in the street with the thousands of revelers who had gathered outside.

She noted the ruling came down on the same day that she and President Barack Obama attended the funeral for the victims of the Charleston church shooting in South Carolina.

"We are trying to get out the White House and realized that it's not that easy to get out of the White House when you're in it," Obama said, adding "but we were determined."

After 15 minutes of being chased around 1600 Pennsylvania, trying to evade Secret Service agents and stopped by locked doors, the pair finally got to have their mother-daughter moment in front of the White House, which was lit up in the LGBT colors in honor of the occasion.

"My feeling was – we are moving forward," Obama said. "Change is happening." 

In more lighthearted moments of the interview, DeGeneres gave a romantic reading of an excerpt from Obama's new memoir, "Becoming,"  in which Obama describes arranging her first kiss with her eighth-grade crush. 

The host also took Obama to Costco for an impromptu book signing, surprising unexpected shoppers. DeGeneres serenaded the crowd while throwing digs at Obama for mentioning Oprah Winfrey's name more times than hers in the book.

Touching on her daughter's prom, Obama recounted how she and the former president jumped through hoops to allow daughter Malia's prom date to pick her up at the White House.

"I tried to make security know, 'he's coming, don't hassle him,'" Mrs. Obama said. "I told Malia, 'make sure his car is clean' — if you know what I mean — because dogs sniff the car. I don't want him to be embarrassed."

As the couple watched Malia and her date drive away from the White House, Obama said the president joked it was worth being re-elected just to see Malia escorted to prom with three cars full of armed men. 

"Barack was like, 'This makes running for a second term all worthwhile. My daughter is being followed by men with guns to prom,'" she said. "He's like, 'I'm good.'" 

DeGeneres put Obama in the "hot seat" to answer some tough questions. The former first lady reveals her celebrity crush, what she talks to her dogs about and does an uncanny impression of her husband.

And as someone who has had the privilege of attending three inaugurations, DeGeneres asked Obama if she could tell which president had the largest crowd size. 

"I could tell," Obama quipped, while nodding her head 'yes' without directly naming which president. 

The interview is set to air during Thursday's episode of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" on NBC. 



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<![CDATA[Looters, Think Twice: Carey Hart Issues Ominous Warning]]> Wed, 14 Nov 2018 16:42:16 -0500 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/AP_CareyHart_17324049495659.jpg

With wildfires burning their way through California, some have turned to the state’s cowboy roots to protect themselves.

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Carey Hart, a former motorcross star married to singer Pink, allied with people threatening to shoot looters targeting the towns affected by the wildfires. Hart said it was “unfortunate that some people take advantage of others in a crisis." 

“There have been sightings of looters breaking into homes,” Hart wrote in the caption of a Tuesday Instagram post. “Well, if you are a looter, think twice if you are heading back into Malibu.”

Hart followed the comments with the #DefendYourLand and #2amendment.

At least 75,000 homes and about 265,000 residents, including many celebrities, have been evacuated in Los Angeles and Ventura counties as the Woolsey Fire sweeps Southern California. Woolsey Fire has claimed three lives, and the Camp Fire, burning through Northern California, has claimed 48 lives.

The photo Hart shared in the post has been raising eyebrows.

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In the black-and-white photo, 12 men wearing masks and sunglasses tote rifles and handguns while posing in the street. In front of them is a sign that reads “Looters will be shot on site!” and is signed the “P.D.C. Posse.”

It’s unknown if Hart is present in the photo.

The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office issued a statement Sunday, Nov. 11, detailing the steps it’s taking to prevent looting in the areas of Southern California affected by the Woolsey Fire.

“We have experienced some looting activity during the past two days,” the statement said. “People found in areas where they do not belong will be contacted by law enforcement and may be arrested.”

The statement also said there are 75 law enforcement officers patrolling the southeastern section of Ventura County. It also called on resident to “be vigilant” and call the police if they witness suspicious or illegal activity.



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<![CDATA[Gaga Surprises Fire Evacuees, Workers With Food, Gift Cards]]> Wed, 14 Nov 2018 13:59:24 -0500 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/AP_18289615748944.jpg

Lady Gaga may have had to abandon her Malibu home amid the California Woolsey Fire, but she has definitely not left the Los Angeles-area community behind. Instead, she's been devoting her time to helping her fellow evacuees.

In honor of World Kindness Day Tuesday, the "A Star Is Born" actress brought a stack of pizza, fresh coffee and gift cards to one of the many evacuation centers around Los Angeles, posting an image of herself in a "Malibu" baseball cap on her way in.

As she noted in a Twitter video, "Today is my favorite day of the year — it's World Kindness Day. I encourage you all to do one act of kindness, even if it's for yourself."

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"I am thinking so deeply for everyone who is suffering today from these abominable fires & grieving the loss of their homes or loved ones," she wrote in a tweet on Friday.

The wildfires in the state, including the Camp Fire and Woolsey Fire, have killed at least 48 people and destroyed some 7,600 single-family homes, according to the latest data.



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<![CDATA[Keeping Up With Country Music Stars: CMAs, BMI and More]]> Thu, 15 Nov 2018 11:30:16 -0500 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/CMAs-2.jpg Catch the latest from your favorite country stars, whether they're performing soulful ballads on stage or strolling around town in their cowboy boots.

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<![CDATA[Dave Chappelle Photobombs Ohio Couple's Engagement Shoot]]> Wed, 14 Nov 2018 09:28:38 -0500 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/chappelle111.jpg Dave Chappelle photobombed a couple's engagement shoot in Ohio this week, and the photographer is not mad about it. Photographer Jaycee Brammer told Yahoo Lifestyle that her husband turned to her as she was shooting Thomas Saunders and Emily Eldridge in Yellow Springs Nov. 10. and said, "Dave Chappelle just walked in." Indeed he did. See the photos.

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<![CDATA[‘Tonight’: RC Pro-Am Race With NASCAR Championship Four]]> Wed, 14 Nov 2018 06:17:27 -0500 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/tjf_hlt_falloncproam_20181113-154219165488300002.jpg

Jimmy Fallon challenges NASCAR greats Joey Logano, Kyle Busch, Martin Truex Jr. and Kevin Harvick to an intense remote-controlled car race around the studio.

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<![CDATA['Tonight’: TikTok #TumbleweedChallenge]]> Wed, 14 Nov 2018 04:24:57 -0500 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/tsj_TSJF_0960_Tumbleweed_Challenge_1-154218067371300002.jpg

Jimmy Fallon shows off his favorite TikTok videos of people performing his #TumbleweedChallenge.

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<![CDATA['Late Night’: A Statue of Jeff Goldblum Was Put Up in London]]> Wed, 14 Nov 2018 04:23:04 -0500 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/myr_hlt_s6e022_758_jeffgoldblum_portrait_20181113-154218071368800002.jpg

Jeff Goldblum talks to Seth Meyers about what it was like to find out that a statue of him was put up near the London Bridge in England.

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<![CDATA['Late Night’: White House 'Press Conference' With Trump]]> Wed, 14 Nov 2018 04:20:43 -0500 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/WHScreen-Shot-2018-11-14-at-4.19.46-AM.jpg

President Donald Trump holds an impromptu "press conference" to answer burning questions like, "How would you describe the current state of your presidency?"

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<![CDATA[Williams' GQ 'Woman of the Year' Cover Sparks Controversy ]]> Tue, 13 Nov 2018 13:44:52 -0500 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/AP_18153628749771_opt.jpg

Don't quote her.

Some fans of Serena Williams are drawing aim at GQ Magazine for naming the tennis star its 2018 'Woman of the Year.' More to the point, they're upset with how that fact was illustrated on the magazine... with the word woman in quotation marks.

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Some believe putting the word woman in quotes plays upon both racial and transphobic stereotypes that Williams herself has been vocal about saying she's dealt with over the course of a storied career.

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Others however, including Mick Rouse — a research manager for GQ — said on Twitter that the cover was handwritten by Virgil Abloh of Off-White. Abloh, who also designed Williams’ U.S. Open apparel, apparently often styles words he writes in quotation marks.

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This year, GQ released four covers — one with Williams and three others with Men of the Year Jonah Hill, Michael B. Jordan and Henry Golding. Serena Williams has not publicly commented on the controversy.



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<![CDATA[Hammer Under Fire for Critique of Stan Lee Selfie Tributes]]> Tue, 13 Nov 2018 14:21:56 -0500 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/hammertimestan.jpg

Celebrities flocked to social media yesterday following the death of comic legend, writer and former Editor-in-Chief at Marvel, Stan Lee. But one high profile actor tweeted biting opposition to a specific type of commemoration: "putting up a picture of yourself," which Armie Hammer criticized on Twitter.

Lee, who died at 95 at Los Angeles' Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, created or co-created famous comic book characters like Spider-Man, the Hulk, Black Panther and the X-Men. Lee received the National Medal of Arts in 2008.

"If Stan impacted your life (ie. all of our lives) with his work, post his work that touched you most," the "Call Me By Your Name" actor responded to a Twitter user commenting "Maybe they're just remembering how it felt to meet him with those photos." "Posting a selfie makes his death about you and how cool you felt taking a picture with him," Hammer wrote.

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Hammer apparently took issue with a number of celebrities posting selfies with Lee to mark his passing. Robert Downey Jr. tweeted a photograph of himself and Lee in front of a green screen, an emoji heart edited over it. Many of his fellow Marvel cast members posted similar photographs with the comic legend, included Chris Pratt, Hugh Jackman, Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie, Zoe Saldana, and Karen Gillan.

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Hammer faced scrutiny on social media for his response. One Twitter user, "melanie," called the tweet "contradicting": "you're doing even worse than what you're stating by making a legend and his passing about something so materialistic and unnecessary? there's nothing wrong with people remembering him in their own way." Some even used references to Marvel to critique the actor’s tweets.

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Hammer was not the only celebrity facing controversy in the aftermath of Lee's death. Actress Gwyneth Paltrow, Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Pepper Potts, posted a now deleted Instagram photograph of her and co-star Chris Pratt at the premier of "Avengers: Infinity War," where she advertised a $615 dress being sold on Goop, her brand. Paltrow edited the comment after learning of Lee’s passing, who she said "will be so missed.” 

Hammer, who received critical acclaim for his role opposite Timothée Chamelet in last years' "Call Me By Your Name,: which earned him a Golden Globe nomination for best supporting actor, was recently featured in Boots Riley's "Sorry to Bother You."


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