Celebrity Scoops

Celebrity Scoops…updated 10.24.14

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A deluge of criticism has model Chrissy Teigen checking out on Twitter. The problems started Wednesday when she tweeted shortly after a terrorist shot and killed a Canadian soldier before starting a gun battle in the halls of parliament. “Active shooting in Canada, or as we call it in America, Wednesday,” the model shared it a widely retweeted message. That prompted many to criticize her with a few even making death threats. But instead of backing down, Chrissy dug in writing, “Sorry you don’t understand that is a knock at America and our issues with gun control. No one is minimizing the Ottawa shooting.” But yesterday it got to be too much as she sent out a final message. “I feel sick. Bye Twitter. Taking my talents to Instagram.”

The stars of “Breaking Bad” are blowing up at Toys “R” Us after the store pulled a line of toys off its shelves. The company responded to an online petition started by a Florida mother to get rid of the action figures that portrayed characters from the recently ended series. Before the toys got the ax, series star Bryan Cranston tweeted, “‘Florida mom petitions against Toys ‘R Us over Breaking Bad action figures.’ I’m so mad, I’m burning my Florida Mom action figure in protest.” But after the decision, Aaron Paul was even harsher tweeting “Wait, so @ToysRUs pulled all of the Breaking Bad figures from their shelves and still sells Barbie? Hmmmm…I wonder what is more damaging?” He followed that up with, “And what about all of the violent video games you sell @ToysRUs ? Do you still sell those? Florida mom really messed it up for everyone.” How about parents just saying no to their kids if they don’t like something instead of forcing their beliefs on everyone!!!

Photo by Guillame Paumier

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg wowed a crowd at Beijing’s Tsinghua University when he gave a 30 minute Q&A in Mandarin. The session touched on a series of web-related topics. Describing his language skills as “terrible,” Zuckerberg said he was motivated to learn the language because of his wife, Priscilla Chan, who parents immigrated to this country and are native Chinese speakers. H?n kù de n? bi?ojì, or for those of us who only speak English, pretty cool of you Mark!!!

For you fashion fans out there, the latest season of “Project Runway” came to an end last night. Emmy Rossum joined regular judges Heidi Klum, Nina Garcia and Zac Posen to crown Sean Kelly the winner. He/she beat out Char Glover, Kini Zamora and Amanda Valentine.

Keanu Reeves takes center stage at the box office this weekend. His latest film “John Wick” is an action movie about a former hitman who comes out of retirement for revenge. One other movie debuting this weekend is the horror film “Ouija.” It stars Olivia Cooke, Ana Coto and Daren Kagasoff.

Happy autumn weekend! Celebrate the season.

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