How ‘Elseworlds’ Sets Up Batwoman’s Solo TV Show

(Warning: The following story contains spoilers from Monday night’s episode of “Arrow”)

Viewers finally got to meet Ruby Rose’s Batwoman in Monday night’s “Arrow” episode, which also shows the first look at the “Arrowverse” version of Gotham City.

While the episode mostly sticks to the “Elseworlds” crossover plot, it does lay out some of the groundwork for the upcoming “Batwoman” solo TV show, though the hints of what’s to come are more subtle. “Nothing really that would stand out, but in hindsight, might resonate,” Caroline Dries, who co-wrote the episode and is spearheading the “Batwoman” project, told reporters during a Q&A session at The CW’s Burbank offices. “We created it with a bigger story in mind.”

In the episode, Arrow and The Flash (with Grant Gustin and Stephen Amell playing body-swapped versions of their characters), along with Supergirl, head to Gotham City to try and figure out why the two heroes are having a “Freaky Friday” situation. They end up at Wayne Tower, which is an abandoned building, and that’s where the “Arrowverse” gets its first mention that, yes, Batman exists in this world, but he, along with Bruce Wayne, fled Gotham City about three years ago.

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Though Oliver isn’t so sure Batman existed — itself a meta-joke that “Arrow” couldn’t mention Batman until now — they find the old bat-signal at the top of Wayne Tower. While the three are arguing over whether or not Batman was real, they run into Kate Kane (Ruby Rose) at the decrepit Wayne Tower, which she’s working out of and helping to get remodeled.

“Our goal was trying to create set ups story-wise where we could meet her, kind of be intrigued by her, introduce Gotham a little bit,” Dries said.

The bat-signal had a cover over it, which makes it seem like it hasn’t been used in awhile. However, it’s very possible Kate had it moved over from the top of Gotham City PD, where it’s typically depicted in Batman films and TV. It’s a hint that she’ll be re-using it for a Batwoman signal, though it’s not clear in the episode if the citizens of Gotham City know about Batwoman yet.

Dries explained that they had first had the idea to bring Batwoman into the “Arrowverse,” but “it took awhile for Warner Bros. and DC to come together.” Once they got the go-ahead, Dries says, “Greg [Berlanti] was like ‘lets use the crossover to introduce her.’”

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For her part, “Arrow” showrunner Beth Schwartz said they always knew the crossover was going use the “Arrow” portion for a big introduction. “We always knew, on our side of things, we were introducing someone,” she sais. “But we didn’t know who it was for awhile.”

Batwoman only makes a brief appearance in costume at the end of the episode when everyone is at Arkham Asylum. And like her more-famous cousin, she broods around and basically wants all of the other heroes to get out of Gotham once they find John Deegan (Jeremy Davies), the Arkham-based doctor who is the reason that Oliver Queen and Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) have swapped identities.

But since the “Arrowverse” trio met Kate Kane before she got into costume, Supergirl is quickly able to deduce who Batwoman really is (she does have x-ray vision, after all). She also appears to be the only one who knows that Bruce Wayne is/was the Batman, telling Batwoman that she also has a more-famous heroic cousin, describing themselves as “frenemies.”

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“It was important for us to sort of humanize Kate in a way that made her relatable to the other characters in the ‘Arrowverse,’ even though we’re creating sort of an enigmatic character,” Dries explained. “Kara obviously has this cousin, she’s sort of in his shadow, and her story is getting out of his shadow and that’s exactly Kate’s story. It was just important for us to find a moment for them to bond.”

The episode is as much of an intro to Gotham City as it is to Batwoman. The first thing that happens when the three CW heroes show up in Gotham City is they all get attacked by muggers in broad daylight. “We were just trying to create a, with the music and the exteriors and the alleys and the grime, we were just trying to create sort of an uncomfortable city,” Dries said.  “Being mugged instantaneously is a great way to personify the vibe we’re going for.”

She explained that the biggest challenge was finding a way to create a unique Gotham City, since it’s been depicted in so many different forms over the years. Dries said they based the look of their Gotham more on Chicago, similar to what Christopher Nolan did for his “Dark Knight” film trilogy.

“We just loved the idea of Chicago. It just really feels like the cityscape we were going for,” Dries says. “There’s a million different versions of it so its kind of hard to do a new version,” says Dries.

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(Warning: The following story contains spoilers from Monday night’s episode of “Arrow”)

Viewers finally got to meet Ruby Rose’s Batwoman in Monday night’s “Arrow” episode, which also shows the first look at the “Arrowverse” version of Gotham City.

While the episode mostly sticks to the “Elseworlds” crossover plot, it does lay out some of the groundwork for the upcoming “Batwoman” solo TV show, though the hints of what’s to come are more subtle. “Nothing really that would stand out, but in hindsight, might resonate,” Caroline Dries, who co-wrote the episode and is spearheading the “Batwoman” project, told reporters during a Q&A session at The CW’s Burbank offices. “We created it with a bigger story in mind.”

In the episode, Arrow and The Flash (with Grant Gustin and Stephen Amell playing body-swapped versions of their characters), along with Supergirl, head to Gotham City to try and figure out why the two heroes are having a “Freaky Friday” situation. They end up at Wayne Tower, which is an abandoned building, and that’s where the “Arrowverse” gets its first mention that, yes, Batman exists in this world, but he, along with Bruce Wayne, fled Gotham City about three years ago.

Though Oliver isn’t so sure Batman existed — itself a meta-joke that “Arrow” couldn’t mention Batman until now — they find the old bat-signal at the top of Wayne Tower. While the three are arguing over whether or not Batman was real, they run into Kate Kane (Ruby Rose) at the decrepit Wayne Tower, which she’s working out of and helping to get remodeled.

“Our goal was trying to create set ups story-wise where we could meet her, kind of be intrigued by her, introduce Gotham a little bit,” Dries said.

The bat-signal had a cover over it, which makes it seem like it hasn’t been used in awhile. However, it’s very possible Kate had it moved over from the top of Gotham City PD, where it’s typically depicted in Batman films and TV. It’s a hint that she’ll be re-using it for a Batwoman signal, though it’s not clear in the episode if the citizens of Gotham City know about Batwoman yet.

Dries explained that they had first had the idea to bring Batwoman into the “Arrowverse,” but “it took awhile for Warner Bros. and DC to come together.” Once they got the go-ahead, Dries says, “Greg [Berlanti] was like ‘lets use the crossover to introduce her.'”

For her part, “Arrow” showrunner Beth Schwartz said they always knew the crossover was going use the “Arrow” portion for a big introduction. “We always knew, on our side of things, we were introducing someone,” she sais. “But we didn’t know who it was for awhile.”

Batwoman only makes a brief appearance in costume at the end of the episode when everyone is at Arkham Asylum. And like her more-famous cousin, she broods around and basically wants all of the other heroes to get out of Gotham once they find John Deegan (Jeremy Davies), the Arkham-based doctor who is the reason that Oliver Queen and Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) have swapped identities.

But since the “Arrowverse” trio met Kate Kane before she got into costume, Supergirl is quickly able to deduce who Batwoman really is (she does have x-ray vision, after all). She also appears to be the only one who knows that Bruce Wayne is/was the Batman, telling Batwoman that she also has a more-famous heroic cousin, describing themselves as “frenemies.”

“It was important for us to sort of humanize Kate in a way that made her relatable to the other characters in the ‘Arrowverse,’ even though we’re creating sort of an enigmatic character,” Dries explained. “Kara obviously has this cousin, she’s sort of in his shadow, and her story is getting out of his shadow and that’s exactly Kate’s story. It was just important for us to find a moment for them to bond.”

The episode is as much of an intro to Gotham City as it is to Batwoman. The first thing that happens when the three CW heroes show up in Gotham City is they all get attacked by muggers in broad daylight. “We were just trying to create a, with the music and the exteriors and the alleys and the grime, we were just trying to create sort of an uncomfortable city,” Dries said.  “Being mugged instantaneously is a great way to personify the vibe we’re going for.”

She explained that the biggest challenge was finding a way to create a unique Gotham City, since it’s been depicted in so many different forms over the years. Dries said they based the look of their Gotham more on Chicago, similar to what Christopher Nolan did for his “Dark Knight” film trilogy.

“We just loved the idea of Chicago. It just really feels like the cityscape we were going for,” Dries says. “There’s a million different versions of it so its kind of hard to do a new version,” says Dries.

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‘Flash’-‘Arrow’-‘Supergirl’ DC Crossover Review: Bring On The ‘Batwoman’ Series

How tough is Gotham City on tourists? That’s the lesson that awaits three out-of-town superheroes — Green Arrow, Supergirl and the Flash — as they  (and The CW network) all test their luck in Batman’s hometown in a three-night s…

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CW’s ‘Elseworlds’: Stephen Amell and Grant Gustin Will Swap Roles as The Flash and Arrow (Photo)

The CW is taking a page out of “Freaky Friday” for its upcoming “Elseworlds” crossover.

A new poster for the three-night “Arrowverse” event revealed Grant Gustin and Stephen Amell wearing the other actor’s superhero costume, potentially hinting that the December crossover will see the two swap roles, with Amell portraying The Flash and Gustin as the Green Arrow.

Amell shared the poster on his Twitter account, writing “My name is Barry Allen and I am the fastest man alive.”

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My name is Barry Allen and I am the fastest man alive. pic.twitter.com/TibqsR7mT8

— Stephen Amell (@StephenAmell) October 16, 2018

In DC Comics lore, “Elseworlds” was the title used for a specific imprint that featured storylines that existed outside of the regular continuity. Having Amell play The Flash and Gustin portray Green Arrow would fit perfectly in this timeline, as does the tagline: “Destiny Will Be Rewritten.”

On Monday, Amell also shared the first look at Tyler Hoechlin’s all-black Superman suit. Elizabeth Tulloch will also be in the crossover as Lois Lane.

The event will also serve as the debut of Ruby Rose’s out superhero Batwoman. Other new cast members include Jeremy Davies as Dr. John Deegan, LaMonica Garrett as The Monitor, and Cassandra Jean Amell as  Nora Fries, wife of Mr. Freeze.

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The event will cause a few shakeups to the network’s regular schedule. “The Flash,” which usually airs on Tuesdays, will kick off the three-night crossover on Sunday, Dec. 9, followed by “Arrow” on its regular Monday night, and then “Supergirl” — which airs on Sundays this season — in a special slot on Tuesday.

For everything we know so far about the crossover, click here.

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The CW is taking a page out of “Freaky Friday” for its upcoming “Elseworlds” crossover.

A new poster for the three-night “Arrowverse” event revealed Grant Gustin and Stephen Amell wearing the other actor’s superhero costume, potentially hinting that the December crossover will see the two swap roles, with Amell portraying The Flash and Gustin as the Green Arrow.

Amell shared the poster on his Twitter account, writing “My name is Barry Allen and I am the fastest man alive.”

In DC Comics lore, “Elseworlds” was the title used for a specific imprint that featured storylines that existed outside of the regular continuity. Having Amell play The Flash and Gustin portray Green Arrow would fit perfectly in this timeline, as does the tagline: “Destiny Will Be Rewritten.”

On Monday, Amell also shared the first look at Tyler Hoechlin’s all-black Superman suit. Elizabeth Tulloch will also be in the crossover as Lois Lane.

The event will also serve as the debut of Ruby Rose’s out superhero Batwoman. Other new cast members include Jeremy Davies as Dr. John Deegan, LaMonica Garrett as The Monitor, and Cassandra Jean Amell as  Nora Fries, wife of Mr. Freeze.

The event will cause a few shakeups to the network’s regular schedule. “The Flash,” which usually airs on Tuesdays, will kick off the three-night crossover on Sunday, Dec. 9, followed by “Arrow” on its regular Monday night, and then “Supergirl” — which airs on Sundays this season — in a special slot on Tuesday.

For everything we know so far about the crossover, click here.

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‘Batwoman’: Here’s Your First Look at Ruby Rose as Out Superhero (Photo)

Your first look at Ruby Rose as Batwoman is finally here!

The CW released the first artwork of the “Orange Is The New Black” star in her new role as Kate Kane, aka Batwoman, who will be introduced in this year’s annual Arrowverse crossover. The network also announced that the crossover begins filming in Vancouver Tuesday.

This year’s crossover, which will include Supergirl, The Flash, and Green Arrow, is titled “Elseworlds,” and will see the heroes heading to Gotham City. In addition to Rose’s Batwoman, “Elseworlds” will see the return of Tyler Hoechlin as Superman and introduce Jeremy Davies as Arkham Asylum Dr. John Deegan and Elizabeth Tulloch as Lois Lane. For all the other details we know so far about the crossover, head over here.

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The three-day crossover event will cause a few shakeups to The CW’s regular schedule. “The Flash,” which usually airs on Tuesdays, will kick off the three-night crossover on Sunday, Dec. 9, followed by “Arrow” on its regular Monday night, and then “Supergirl” — which airs on Sundays this season — in a special slot on Tuesday.

See the photo of Rose as Batwoman below.

Photo: JSquared Photography/The CW — © 2018 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved

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The CW Casts Ruby Rose as Its Batwoman

Your first look at Ruby Rose as Batwoman is finally here!

The CW released the first artwork of the “Orange Is The New Black” star in her new role as Kate Kane, aka Batwoman, who will be introduced in this year’s annual Arrowverse crossover. The network also announced that the crossover begins filming in Vancouver Tuesday.

This year’s crossover, which will include Supergirl, The Flash, and Green Arrow, is titled “Elseworlds,” and will see the heroes heading to Gotham City. In addition to Rose’s Batwoman, “Elseworlds” will see the return of Tyler Hoechlin as Superman and introduce Jeremy Davies as Arkham Asylum Dr. John Deegan and Elizabeth Tulloch as Lois Lane. For all the other details we know so far about the crossover, head over here.

The three-day crossover event will cause a few shakeups to The CW’s regular schedule. “The Flash,” which usually airs on Tuesdays, will kick off the three-night crossover on Sunday, Dec. 9, followed by “Arrow” on its regular Monday night, and then “Supergirl” — which airs on Sundays this season — in a special slot on Tuesday.

See the photo of Rose as Batwoman below.

Photo: JSquared Photography/The CW — © 2018 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved

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‘Batwoman’ First Look: Ruby Rose Makes Her Big Debut as DC’s Badass LGBTQ Superhero

Rose will first appear as the character this December during The CW’s DC crossover special.

Ruby Rose is suited up and ready to fight crime in The CW’s first official look at “Batwoman.” The network announced in July it was planning a “Batwoman” series to be the next entry in its poplar DC Comics television universe, which also includes “Arrow,” “The Flash,” “Supergirl,” and “Legends of Tomorrow.” The character, whose real name is Kate Kane, will be introduced in December during the DC crossover event.

“Batwoman” has not yet been picked up as an standalone series, but if it does it will make history as the first TV series focusing on an LGBT superhero. The series is currently in development, with Kane/Batwoman described as “an out lesbian and highly trained street fighter.”

Rose is best known for her supporting role in Netflix’s television series “Orange is the New Black,” plus films like “Pitch Perfect 3,” “The Meg,” and “XXX: The Return of Xander.” The actress showed off her impressive fighting skills in “John Wick: Chapter 2,” where she went head to head against Keanu Reeves. Rose’s role as Kane/Batwoman is easily her highest profile acting gig to date.

Filming on the DC crossover begins Tuesday, October 9 in Vancouver. The event will air on The CW beginning Sunday, December 9. Check out the first look at Rose below. The character’s costume was designed by Oscar winner Colleen Atwood, famous for her collaborations with Tim Burton.

Ruby Rose, 'Batwoman'

Ruby Rose, “Batwoman”

The CW

Why This ‘Orange Is the New Black’ Star is ‘Most Dangerous’ Celeb to Search for Online

Search for Ruby Rose at your own peril. The “Orange Is the New Black” star has been crowned the “most dangerous celebrity” to search online in 2018, according to security firm McAfee.

Rose generates the “riskiest search results that could potentially expose their fans to malicious websites,” according to McAfee’s study. She grabbed the notorious top spot from Avril Lavigne, who went from the “most dangerous” celeb of 2017 to not even in the top 10.

McAfee said searches for Rose — set to play Batwoman in an upcoming CW series — often exposed fans to “malicious” sites and malware.

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“We live in a fast-paced world that’s heavily influenced by pop culture where it’s possible to pick and choose which entertainment options we prefer to enjoy from a variety of connected devices,” Gary Davis, chief consumer security evangelist at McAfee, said in a statement. “Often consumers put speed and convenience over security by clicking on suspicious links that promise content featuring our favorite celebrities, such as our favorite movies, TV shows or pictures.”

Kristin Cavallari took the silver medal behind Rose — although her husband Jay Cutler was nowhere to be found on the “most dangerous” list. Kourtney Kardashian was the lone representative from her family, coming in at number 7.

Here’s a look at the top 10 most virus-inducing celeb searches, according to McAfee:

  1. Ruby Rose
  2. Kristin Cavallari
  3. Marion Cotillard
  4. Lynda Carter
  5. Rose Byrne
  6. Debra Messing
  7. Kourtney Kardashian
  8. Amber Heard
  9. Kelly Ripa
  10. Brad Williams Henke
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Search for Ruby Rose at your own peril. The “Orange Is the New Black” star has been crowned the “most dangerous celebrity” to search online in 2018, according to security firm McAfee.

Rose generates the “riskiest search results that could potentially expose their fans to malicious websites,” according to McAfee’s study. She grabbed the notorious top spot from Avril Lavigne, who went from the “most dangerous” celeb of 2017 to not even in the top 10.

McAfee said searches for Rose — set to play Batwoman in an upcoming CW series — often exposed fans to “malicious” sites and malware.

“We live in a fast-paced world that’s heavily influenced by pop culture where it’s possible to pick and choose which entertainment options we prefer to enjoy from a variety of connected devices,” Gary Davis, chief consumer security evangelist at McAfee, said in a statement. “Often consumers put speed and convenience over security by clicking on suspicious links that promise content featuring our favorite celebrities, such as our favorite movies, TV shows or pictures.”

Kristin Cavallari took the silver medal behind Rose — although her husband Jay Cutler was nowhere to be found on the “most dangerous” list. Kourtney Kardashian was the lone representative from her family, coming in at number 7.

Here’s a look at the top 10 most virus-inducing celeb searches, according to McAfee:

  1. Ruby Rose
  2. Kristin Cavallari
  3. Marion Cotillard
  4. Lynda Carter
  5. Rose Byrne
  6. Debra Messing
  7. Kourtney Kardashian
  8. Amber Heard
  9. Kelly Ripa
  10. Brad Williams Henke
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The CW’s ‘Arrowverse’ Crossover Will Introduce Lois Lane, Bring Back Tyler Hoechlin’s Superman

Batwoman won’t be the only major female character from DC Comics’ vault that The CW will introduce this year.
During the network’s annual “Arrowverse” crossover event in December, The CW will also introduce intrepid Daily …

Batwoman won’t be the only major female character from DC Comics’ vault that The CW will introduce this year.

During the network’s annual “Arrowverse” crossover event in December, The CW will also introduce intrepid Daily Planet reporter Lois Lane.

“We couldn’t be more excited to introduce Lois Lane to the Arrowverse,” said “Supergirl” Executive Producers Jessica Queller and Robert Rovner in a statement provided to TheWrao. “This dogged, determined and brave reporter will make for a strong partner to Superman and amazing addition to our universe of DC characters.”
Casting for Lois Lane will begin shortly.

Tyler Hoechlin will also reprise his role as Superman for all three episodes of the three-night event, which begins Dec. 9. Hoechlin’s Superman, the cousin of Melissa Benoit’s Supergirl, appeared in a few episodes during “Supergirl’s” second season. This will be the first time that The CW’s version of The Man of Steel will share the screen with his “Arrowverse” counterparts The Flash and Arrow. And unlike their big screen brethren, we’re pretty sure Hoechlin won’t have to have a mustache CGI’d out.

The event will cause a few shakeups to the network’s regular schedule. “The Flash,” which usually airs on Tuesdays, will kick off the three-night crossover on Sunday, Dec. 9, followed by “Arrow” on its regular Monday night and then “Supergirl,” which will air on Sundays this season, in a special slot on Tuesday.

The crossover will serve as the introduction of Ruby Rose’s out Batwoman — who is teased in the crossover’s promo poster, which you can see below.

So while The CW appears to be emptying its DC Comics toy-chest this year, the closest fans will get to seeing Batman is the pre-Caped Crusader version on Fox’s “Gotham.”

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The CW Sets Dates for ‘Arrowverse’ Crossover Debuting Ruby Rose’s Batwoman

The annual “Arrowverse” crossover event will hit The CW beginning Dec. 9, the network announced Tuesday.

The event will cause a few shakeups to the network’s regular schedule. “The Flash,” which usually airs on Tuesdays, will kick off the three-night crossover on Sunday, Dec. 9, followed by “Arrow” on its regular Monday night and then “Supergirl,” which will air on Sundays this season, in a special slot on Tuesday.

The crossover will serve as the introduction of Ruby Rose’s out Batwoman — who is teased in the crossover’s promo poster, which you can see below.

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The CW’s 3-night crossover event featuring #TheFlash, #Arrow, and #Supergirl begins December 9! pic.twitter.com/J68Qi4RsQp

— CW Network (@TheCW) August 22, 2018

The CW announced the Batwoman project last month, which if ordered to series, would be the sixth different live-action TV show on the network based on characters from the DC vault. In addition to the three shows participating in the crossover this year are “DC Legends of Tomorrow” and “Black Lightning.”

Caroline Dries (“The Vampire Diaries”) will pen the “Batwoman” script and executive produce alongside Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter and Geoff Johns, who is producing under his new Mad Ghost Productions banner. The Batwoman series hails from Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television.

“The Flash” returns to The CW on Tuesday, Oct. 8; “Arrow” returns Monday, Oct. 15 and “Supergirl” returns Sunday, Oct. 14.

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The annual “Arrowverse” crossover event will hit The CW beginning Dec. 9, the network announced Tuesday.

The event will cause a few shakeups to the network’s regular schedule. “The Flash,” which usually airs on Tuesdays, will kick off the three-night crossover on Sunday, Dec. 9, followed by “Arrow” on its regular Monday night and then “Supergirl,” which will air on Sundays this season, in a special slot on Tuesday.

The crossover will serve as the introduction of Ruby Rose’s out Batwoman — who is teased in the crossover’s promo poster, which you can see below.

The CW announced the Batwoman project last month, which if ordered to series, would be the sixth different live-action TV show on the network based on characters from the DC vault. In addition to the three shows participating in the crossover this year are “DC Legends of Tomorrow” and “Black Lightning.”

Caroline Dries (“The Vampire Diaries”) will pen the “Batwoman” script and executive produce alongside Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter and Geoff Johns, who is producing under his new Mad Ghost Productions banner. The Batwoman series hails from Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television.

“The Flash” returns to The CW on Tuesday, Oct. 8; “Arrow” returns Monday, Oct. 15 and “Supergirl” returns Sunday, Oct. 14.

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Ruby Rose Leaves Twitter After Anger Over Her ‘Batwoman’ Role

Ruby Rose, who was recently chosen to play Batwoman in the next show on the CW’s Arrowverse, said she’s leaving Twitter after becoming the target of backlash over her casting.

“I am looking forward to getting more than 4 hours of sleep and to break from Twitter to focus all my energy on my next 2 projects. If you need me, I’ll be on my Bat Phone,” Rose wrote on her most recent tweet.

While some voices of disapproval over her role came from people who don’t like the idea of seeing Batwoman as a Jewish lesbian — even though that has been a part of the DC comics since 2005 — there have also been objections from those who point out that Rose is not Jewish and identifies as gender fluid, rather than strictly as a lesbian. The latter complaints were alluded to in Rose’s final tweets.

“Where on earth did ‘Ruby is not a lesbian therefore she can’t be batwoman come from — has to be the funniest most ridiculous thing I’ve ever read,” Rose tweeted. “I came out at 12? And have for the past 5 years had to deal with ‘she’s too gay’ how do y’all flip it like that? I didn’t change. I wish we would all support each other and our journeys.”

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“When women and when minorities join forces we are unstoppable… when we tear each other down it’s much more hurtful than from any group,” added Rose. “But hey/ love a challenge I just wish women and the LGBT community supported each other more, My wish was we were all a little kinder and more supportive of each other…Sending everyone my love and gratitude, it’s been a rollercoaster of a year, this month especially.”

Rose is the latest in a series of actors who have recently left Twitter for various reasons. “Star Wars” cast members Daisy Ridley deleted all her social media accounts this past December, while her co-star Kelly Marie Tran left Twitter amid harassment for her role in the series.

Meanwhile, “Guardians of the Galaxy” star Michael Rooker left Twitter in support of director James Gunn after he was fired by Disney for old, disavowed tweets with vulgar jokes that were dug up by alt-right media. #MeToo activist Selma Blair, who said Gunn encouraged her to speak out about her own sexual harassment story, also quit the site out of solidarity.

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Rose, who is still active on her Instagram account, will make her debut as Batwoman in the CW’s annual Arrowverse crossover event in December and will swoop into her own CW series in 2019. She also stars in the new monster film “The Meg,” which hit theaters this past weekend.

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Ruby Rose, who was recently chosen to play Batwoman in the next show on the CW’s Arrowverse, said she’s leaving Twitter after becoming the target of backlash over her casting.

“I am looking forward to getting more than 4 hours of sleep and to break from Twitter to focus all my energy on my next 2 projects. If you need me, I’ll be on my Bat Phone,” Rose wrote on her most recent tweet.

While some voices of disapproval over her role came from people who don’t like the idea of seeing Batwoman as a Jewish lesbian — even though that has been a part of the DC comics since 2005 — there have also been objections from those who point out that Rose is not Jewish and identifies as gender fluid, rather than strictly as a lesbian. The latter complaints were alluded to in Rose’s final tweets.

“Where on earth did ‘Ruby is not a lesbian therefore she can’t be batwoman come from — has to be the funniest most ridiculous thing I’ve ever read,” Rose tweeted. “I came out at 12? And have for the past 5 years had to deal with ‘she’s too gay’ how do y’all flip it like that? I didn’t change. I wish we would all support each other and our journeys.”

“When women and when minorities join forces we are unstoppable… when we tear each other down it’s much more hurtful than from any group,” added Rose. “But hey/ love a challenge I just wish women and the LGBT community supported each other more, My wish was we were all a little kinder and more supportive of each other…Sending everyone my love and gratitude, it’s been a rollercoaster of a year, this month especially.”

Rose is the latest in a series of actors who have recently left Twitter for various reasons. “Star Wars” cast members Daisy Ridley deleted all her social media accounts this past December, while her co-star Kelly Marie Tran left Twitter amid harassment for her role in the series.

Meanwhile, “Guardians of the Galaxy” star Michael Rooker left Twitter in support of director James Gunn after he was fired by Disney for old, disavowed tweets with vulgar jokes that were dug up by alt-right media. #MeToo activist Selma Blair, who said Gunn encouraged her to speak out about her own sexual harassment story, also quit the site out of solidarity.

Rose, who is still active on her Instagram account, will make her debut as Batwoman in the CW’s annual Arrowverse crossover event in December and will swoop into her own CW series in 2019. She also stars in the new monster film “The Meg,” which hit theaters this past weekend.

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Ruby Rose Exits Twitter After ‘Batwoman’ Casting Backlash, Says Fans Calling Her the Wrong Lesbian for the Role Is ‘Ridiculous’

The hashtag #RecastBatwoman began circulating after the “Orange is the New Black” breakout was cast in The CW’s upcoming superhero series.

The CW announced August 7 that Ruby Rose, the Australian actress best known for her breakout role on “Orange is the New Black,” would be leading its upcoming “Batwoman” television series in the title role, but not every fan of the comic book superhero was thrilled with the casting announcement. Angry “Batwoman” fans took to social media in the days following Rose’s hiring to slam the decision by using the hashtag #RecastBatwoman. Fans complained that Rose was the wrong LGBTQ actor to play the superhero and noted that, unlike the character in the comics, Rose is not Jewish.

Rose, currently starring on the big screen in “The Meg,” responded to the backlash by removing herself from Twitter. Rose deleted her Twitter account after sending out one final message to her followers (via Vulture):  “I am looking forward to getting more than four hours of sleep and to break from Twitter to focus all my energy on my next two projects. If you need me, I’ll be on my Bat Phone.”

Before exiting the social media platform, Rose reacted to the backlash in disbelief. “Where on earth did ‘Ruby is not a lesbian therefore she can’t be Batwoman’ come from?” she asked her followers. “[It] has to be the funniest most ridiculous thing I’ve ever read. I came out at 12? And have for the past 5 years had to deal with ‘she’s too gay.’ How do y’all flip it like that? I didn’t change.”

“When women and when minorities join forces we are unstoppable, when we tear each other down it’s much more hurtful than from any group,” Rose continued. “But hey/ love a challenge I just wish women and the LGBT community supported each other more.”

Following her American breakthrough on Netflix’s “Orange Is the New Black,” Rose went on to star in films such as “John Wick: Chapter 2,” “Pitch Perfect 3,” and “xXx: Return of Xander Cage.” Rose is hardly the first actress to remove herself from social media because of toxic fandom. This year alone, “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” actress Kelly Marie Tran wiped her Instagram clean because of harassment, while “Stranger Things” star Millie Bobby Brown deleted her Twitter account for the same reason.

IndieWire has reached out to Rose for further comment.

Ruby Rose Quits Twitter Following Trolling About ‘Batwoman’ Casting

Ruby Rose has become the latest actor to abandon a social media account due to online trolling. The Australian actress, who co-stars with Jason Statham in this weekend’s global box office champ “The Meg,” quit Twitter and deactivated public comments on…

Ruby Rose has become the latest actor to abandon a social media account due to online trolling. The Australian actress, who co-stars with Jason Statham in this weekend’s global box office champ “The Meg,” quit Twitter and deactivated public comments on her Instagram account over the weekend following social media backlash against her casting as […]

Ruby Rose Leaves Twitter In Wake Of ‘Batwoman’ Backlash

As Hollywood takes the baby steps to become more inclusive for all races, genders, sexual orientations, and anyone else that has been “othered”, there are bound to be speed bumps along the way. As actress Ruby Rose celebrated her new gig as…

As Hollywood takes the baby steps to become more inclusive for all races, genders, sexual orientations, and anyone else that has been “othered”, there are bound to be speed bumps along the way. As actress Ruby Rose celebrated her new gig as Batwoman Kate Kane for the CW people saw this as a great moment as Rose would play the first gay superhero to lead a TV series. This, of course, came with social media backlash which resulted in Rose leaving Twitter. Rose took to…

The CW’s New Batwoman Ruby Rose ‘Lived in Cardboard Batwings’ When She Was a Kid (Video)

Can someone please get Ruby Rose a tissue? And actually, can you grab us one too, because the “Orange Is the New Black” alum’s story about being cast as The CW’s Batwoman is just too sweet.

Rose told Jimmy Fallon the story when she stopped by “The Tonight Show” Wednesday night, just a few days after landing the role — which also happens to be the first lesbian superhero introduced into the DC Extended Universe. It’s an emotional milestone for the out actress, who has been preparing for this part — unknowingly — since she was a kid.

“The Meg” star told Fallon how she used to make her own toys growing up and fashioned batwings out of recycled cardboard boxes.

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“And I would sleep in them and I would run around in them and I would jump off high things,” Rose said. “And she would have to catch. And she just said that we would have to keep like Gaffer taping them because they were like soggy and wet and smelly and gross and I just lived in them… And now I’ll get ones that aren’t made of cardboard.”

Rose also revealed that she found out the big news of her casting an hour before she went to “The Meg” premiere.

“And I was so nervous during the red carpet that I skipped everybody,” Rose said. “I kept spontaneously crying. And I feel like I’m probably gonna do it now.”

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“‘Cause I kept thinking like, what if they say, ’cause everyone always says, ‘So what have you got planned next?’” Rose said. “And I thought, ‘Either I’m gonna put my foot in it and accidentally say something. Or I’m gonna start crying and they’re gonna be like, ‘Oh — she doesn’t look so good.’”

“For the rest of your life, you’re gonna be Batwoman!” Fallon said.

“I feel like the reason I kept getting so emotional is because, you know growing up watching TV I never saw somebody on TV that I could identify with, let alone a superhero.”

Rose will debut as Batwoman during The CW’s annual DC Crossover event this December.

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Can someone please get Ruby Rose a tissue? And actually, can you grab us one too, because the “Orange Is the New Black” alum’s story about being cast as The CW’s Batwoman is just too sweet.

Rose told Jimmy Fallon the story when she stopped by “The Tonight Show” Wednesday night, just a few days after landing the role — which also happens to be the first lesbian superhero introduced into the DC Extended Universe. It’s an emotional milestone for the out actress, who has been preparing for this part — unknowingly — since she was a kid.

“The Meg” star told Fallon how she used to make her own toys growing up and fashioned batwings out of recycled cardboard boxes.

“And I would sleep in them and I would run around in them and I would jump off high things,” Rose said. “And she would have to catch. And she just said that we would have to keep like Gaffer taping them because they were like soggy and wet and smelly and gross and I just lived in them… And now I’ll get ones that aren’t made of cardboard.”

Rose also revealed that she found out the big news of her casting an hour before she went to “The Meg” premiere.

“And I was so nervous during the red carpet that I skipped everybody,” Rose said. “I kept spontaneously crying. And I feel like I’m probably gonna do it now.”

“‘Cause I kept thinking like, what if they say, ’cause everyone always says, ‘So what have you got planned next?'” Rose said. “And I thought, ‘Either I’m gonna put my foot in it and accidentally say something. Or I’m gonna start crying and they’re gonna be like, ‘Oh — she doesn’t look so good.'”

“For the rest of your life, you’re gonna be Batwoman!” Fallon said.

“I feel like the reason I kept getting so emotional is because, you know growing up watching TV I never saw somebody on TV that I could identify with, let alone a superhero.”

Rose will debut as Batwoman during The CW’s annual DC Crossover event this December.

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‘The Meg’ Film Review: Jason Statham Swims With Really, Really Big Sharks

From its “Oh, God, what was that?” opening to the climactic attack on a crowded beach, “The Meg” dutifully checks off the requisite shark-movie/monster-movie boxes as it clicks along. But because director Jon Turteltaub (“National Treasure,” “Last Vegas”) is more interested in set pieces than in human beings, there’s very little to care about between appearances of the title creature.

But what a creature it is: a prehistoric Megalodon, extinct for 2 million years, that can chomp whales in half makes a worthy adversary. The film makes a convincing case that an underwater research station outfitted with all the latest tech could give this leviathan a fair fight. Between skirmishes, however, there’s some slack pacing over the course of 113 minutes that will leave you longing for the Meg’s return. (The film’s first 30 or 40 minutes offer way too much set-up and not nearly enough shark.)

Billionaire Jack Morris (Rainn Wilson) flies 200 miles off the coast of China to the Mana One research facility he’s been funding to witness a great discovery — the Mariana Trench isn’t really the bottom of the ocean, but rather cloud cover for an even lower section of ocean that’s stayed separate. Naturally, that maiden voyage goes south in more ways than one, and a deadly prehistoric creature is loosed upon the Earth.

Watch Video: Jason Statham Battles Gigantic Shark in First Trailer for ‘The Meg’

In movies like this, there’s always One Man on, and our One Man is Jonas Taylor (Jason Statham), a deep-water rescuer who’s been living in alcoholic solitude in Thailand after a botched rescue that he blamed on a giant sea creature, even though no one believed him. This is also the kind of film where you can be an alcoholic for five years but then just stop drinking when trouble arises. And also maintain the teeth and the body of Jason Statham.

(It’s interesting to contrast Statham’s backstory in “The Meg” to the first act of “Mission: Impossible – Fallout.” The former is chastised for leaving behind two crew members to save 11 others; in the latter, Ethan Hunt sacrifices the safety of the world to protect his team. What ultimately emerges from both conflicts is not so much a discussion about the good of the few versus the good of the many so much as underscoring that whatever the hero chooses to do, he’s in the right.)

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With a crew of scientists — including Li Bingbing (“Transformers: Age of Extinction”) as Suyin, scientist and daughter of the facility’s founder, and Ruby Rose as Jaxx, a tattooed marine biologist — Jonas sets out to capture the Meg before it ravages populated areas. But the big fish has plans of its own, setting its heart on chomping up some tasty tourists at a crowded beach.

Screenwriters Dean Georgaris, Jon Hoeber and Erich Hoeber, adapting the novel by Steve Alten, overload “The Meg” with characters and backstories that wind up mattering very little; what’s the point, for instance, in making one of the undersea explorers (Jessica McNamee as Celeste) Jonas’ ex-wife when their relationship winds up getting the most glancing of screen time?

And the eventual love story between Jonas and Suyin not only feels tacked-on but also winds up the most chaste onscreen pairing since Aaliyah and Jet Li in “Romeo Is Bleeding.” (A climactic kiss may seem unimportant, but its absence glares. Especially when the courtship involves the male lead rescuing his female counterpart something like four times.)

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The film certainly nails its visual effects, particularly since they pretty much all occur in and around water. There’s a tangible menace to the Meg, and never a moment where clumsy compositing or animation spoils a scene. And since the creature is so realistic, those moments where it comes charging at our heroes, or sweeping through a crowded sandbar, deliver the kind of chills that you want from a movie like this.

But those moments are few and far between, and apart from a few courageous sacrifices, none of the human characters do anything surprising; instead, they hew to a collection of trite screenwriting tropes. (After the last few “Transformers” and “Pacific Rim” movies, we can now officially classify “rich American doofus mangles Mandarin” as a blockbuster cliché.)

For every funny line, like a passing reference to “Finding Nemo,” we get over-dramatic doozies, like scientist Dr. Zhang (Winston Chao, “The Wedding Banquet”) intoning, “We did what we always do: Discover, then destroy.”

Audiences in the mood to be scared will certainly send their popcorn flying during a few tense moments of “The Meg.” But they’ll also wish the movie had bothered to find an equivalent to Robert Shaw’s USS Indianapolis speech in “Jaws.” When the human characters are reduced to chum, it’s hard to care about them getting eaten.



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From its “Oh, God, what was that?” opening to the climactic attack on a crowded beach, “The Meg” dutifully checks off the requisite shark-movie/monster-movie boxes as it clicks along. But because director Jon Turteltaub (“National Treasure,” “Last Vegas”) is more interested in set pieces than in human beings, there’s very little to care about between appearances of the title creature.

But what a creature it is: a prehistoric Megalodon, extinct for 2 million years, that can chomp whales in half makes a worthy adversary. The film makes a convincing case that an underwater research station outfitted with all the latest tech could give this leviathan a fair fight. Between skirmishes, however, there’s some slack pacing over the course of 113 minutes that will leave you longing for the Meg’s return. (The film’s first 30 or 40 minutes offer way too much set-up and not nearly enough shark.)

Billionaire Jack Morris (Rainn Wilson) flies 200 miles off the coast of China to the Mana One research facility he’s been funding to witness a great discovery — the Mariana Trench isn’t really the bottom of the ocean, but rather cloud cover for an even lower section of ocean that’s stayed separate. Naturally, that maiden voyage goes south in more ways than one, and a deadly prehistoric creature is loosed upon the Earth.

In movies like this, there’s always One Man on, and our One Man is Jonas Taylor (Jason Statham), a deep-water rescuer who’s been living in alcoholic solitude in Thailand after a botched rescue that he blamed on a giant sea creature, even though no one believed him. This is also the kind of film where you can be an alcoholic for five years but then just stop drinking when trouble arises. And also maintain the teeth and the body of Jason Statham.

(It’s interesting to contrast Statham’s backstory in “The Meg” to the first act of “Mission: Impossible – Fallout.” The former is chastised for leaving behind two crew members to save 11 others; in the latter, Ethan Hunt sacrifices the safety of the world to protect his team. What ultimately emerges from both conflicts is not so much a discussion about the good of the few versus the good of the many so much as underscoring that whatever the hero chooses to do, he’s in the right.)

With a crew of scientists — including Li Bingbing (“Transformers: Age of Extinction”) as Suyin, scientist and daughter of the facility’s founder, and Ruby Rose as Jaxx, a tattooed marine biologist — Jonas sets out to capture the Meg before it ravages populated areas. But the big fish has plans of its own, setting its heart on chomping up some tasty tourists at a crowded beach.

Screenwriters Dean Georgaris, Jon Hoeber and Erich Hoeber, adapting the novel by Steve Alten, overload “The Meg” with characters and backstories that wind up mattering very little; what’s the point, for instance, in making one of the undersea explorers (Jessica McNamee as Celeste) Jonas’ ex-wife when their relationship winds up getting the most glancing of screen time?

And the eventual love story between Jonas and Suyin not only feels tacked-on but also winds up the most chaste onscreen pairing since Aaliyah and Jet Li in “Romeo Is Bleeding.” (A climactic kiss may seem unimportant, but its absence glares. Especially when the courtship involves the male lead rescuing his female counterpart something like four times.)

The film certainly nails its visual effects, particularly since they pretty much all occur in and around water. There’s a tangible menace to the Meg, and never a moment where clumsy compositing or animation spoils a scene. And since the creature is so realistic, those moments where it comes charging at our heroes, or sweeping through a crowded sandbar, deliver the kind of chills that you want from a movie like this.

But those moments are few and far between, and apart from a few courageous sacrifices, none of the human characters do anything surprising; instead, they hew to a collection of trite screenwriting tropes. (After the last few “Transformers” and “Pacific Rim” movies, we can now officially classify “rich American doofus mangles Mandarin” as a blockbuster cliché.)

For every funny line, like a passing reference to “Finding Nemo,” we get over-dramatic doozies, like scientist Dr. Zhang (Winston Chao, “The Wedding Banquet”) intoning, “We did what we always do: Discover, then destroy.”

Audiences in the mood to be scared will certainly send their popcorn flying during a few tense moments of “The Meg.” But they’ll also wish the movie had bothered to find an equivalent to Robert Shaw’s USS Indianapolis speech in “Jaws.” When the human characters are reduced to chum, it’s hard to care about them getting eaten.

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Ruby Rose Cast as Batwoman for CW

Ruby Rose will be suiting up as the DC hero Batwoman for The CW, Variety has learned. As previously announced, the character will make her CW debut in the annual crossover event between four of the network’s DC shows: “The Flash,” “Arrow,” “Legen…

Ruby Rose will be suiting up as the DC hero Batwoman for The CW, Variety has learned. As previously announced, the character will make her CW debut in the annual crossover event between four of the network’s DC shows: “The Flash,” “Arrow,” “Legends of Tomorrow,” and “Supergirl.” The CW is also currently developing a series based around the character, […]

15 Best Trash Movies of 2017 So Far, From ‘John Wick’ to ‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’ (Photos)

Normally when we decide whether a movie is “good” we use arbitrary qualifications like “does it say anything meaningful” or “does it make sense”. But I’m into that. I’m into whether a movie makes me feel things in my gut. I’m into experiences. I’m into having a great time. I’m into trash. And these are the best trash movies of the year.

15. “Friend Request” 

It had me when one of the main characters yelled “Unfriend that dead bitch!”

14. “Sleepless”

I’m a huge fan of this sort of movie where everybody looks and acts like they haven’t slept in month and wish they were dead and none of the characters are really likable in the normal sense.

13. “The Great Wall”

Got a bad rap early on for the perception that it’s another “white savior in Asia” movie, but the truth is much better: “The Great Wall” is Chinese communist propaganda about how awful societies led by white people are. Which is true. All the crazy colors and awesome monster fights are just a bonus.

12. “Monster Trucks”

It’s like “E.T.,” but with giant tentacle monsters that drive pickup trucks. What’s not to like?

11. “Free Fire”

Ben Wheatley manages to appeal to my base emotions whether he’s going absolutely nuts (“High-Rise”) or just doing this little comedy about a gun deal gone bad that’s mostly just people sitting in a warehouse yelling and shooting at each other. It’s pulpy nonsense, and I mean that as a compliment.

10. “Transformers: The Last Knight”

Possibly the most Michael Bay movie of all time, because even though the plot makes so little sense I could not even track the sequence of events from beginning to end it’s still a thoroughly thrilling visual masterpiece.

9. “Fifty Shades Darker”

I’m not sure who the intended audience is for this movie where Dakota Johnson puts large metal balls in her vagina during a party and then has sex with the main dude in his childhood bedroom in front of a “Chronicles of Riddick” poster, but I’m glad it exists.

8. “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” 

Fun in basically the same way as the first one, with villainous Julianne Moore as an added delight. Not to mention Bruce Greenwood’s incredible turn as what feels like a vision of President Jeff Sessions.

7. “Atomic Blonde”

This is a movie you can feel, with Charlize Theron winning every fight but needing a nice long nap afterward — that’s relatable content! Slimy James McAvoy is always welcome as well.

6. “Ghost in the Shell”

This one feels like it was tailored to my specific preferences — outlandish cyberpunk aesthetic, everybody talking in a deadpan tone and suppressing their emotions, corporations being overtly evil, Beat Takeshi. It’s pulpy, genre trash, and also just great.

5. “xXx: The Return of Xander Cage”

Somehow this movie manages to, in a single movie, convincingly establish a “Fast and Furious”-style #family. It also has Vin Diesel skiing down a rock mountain and surfing on a dirt bike. It’s legitimately great, and easily the best Donnie Yen movie of the winter.

4. “Resident Evil: The Final Chapter”

The decision to kill off most of the cast between movies is a bit frustrating, but otherwise it’s a total delight. It’s tough to not respect a movie that has this flagrant a disregard for franchise continuity, especially when it’s in service of brutal social commentary about how terrible capitalists are.

3. “The Fate of the Furious”

The greatest development in Hollywood in my lifetime has been the elevation of my favorite trash movie franchise. “F8” is hardly the best of the series, but it nonetheless is a total blast that still hits you right in the feels at every opportunity.

2. “Underworld: Blood Wars”

You’ve got Charles Dance doing sword fights, Tobias Menzies as the werewolf villain and Kate Beckinsale dying, going to vampire heaven and returning with superpowers and a new hairstyle. In other words, this is a trash classic.

1. “John Wick Chapter 2”

Has more meat than the first one thanks in no small part to the addition of Common and Ruby Rose as boss fights, meaning this two hours of sustained Sad Keanu Murder manages to engage your brain as well as your heart.

Normally when we decide whether a movie is “good” we use arbitrary qualifications like “does it say anything meaningful” or “does it make sense”. But I’m into that. I’m into whether a movie makes me feel things in my gut. I’m into experiences. I’m into having a great time. I’m into trash. And these are the best trash movies of the year.

15. “Friend Request” 

It had me when one of the main characters yelled “Unfriend that dead bitch!”

14. “Sleepless”

I’m a huge fan of this sort of movie where everybody looks and acts like they haven’t slept in month and wish they were dead and none of the characters are really likable in the normal sense.

13. “The Great Wall”

Got a bad rap early on for the perception that it’s another “white savior in Asia” movie, but the truth is much better: “The Great Wall” is Chinese communist propaganda about how awful societies led by white people are. Which is true. All the crazy colors and awesome monster fights are just a bonus.

12. “Monster Trucks”

It’s like “E.T.,” but with giant tentacle monsters that drive pickup trucks. What’s not to like?

11. “Free Fire”

Ben Wheatley manages to appeal to my base emotions whether he’s going absolutely nuts (“High-Rise”) or just doing this little comedy about a gun deal gone bad that’s mostly just people sitting in a warehouse yelling and shooting at each other. It’s pulpy nonsense, and I mean that as a compliment.

10. “Transformers: The Last Knight”

Possibly the most Michael Bay movie of all time, because even though the plot makes so little sense I could not even track the sequence of events from beginning to end it’s still a thoroughly thrilling visual masterpiece.

9. “Fifty Shades Darker”

I’m not sure who the intended audience is for this movie where Dakota Johnson puts large metal balls in her vagina during a party and then has sex with the main dude in his childhood bedroom in front of a “Chronicles of Riddick” poster, but I’m glad it exists.

8. “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” 

Fun in basically the same way as the first one, with villainous Julianne Moore as an added delight. Not to mention Bruce Greenwood’s incredible turn as what feels like a vision of President Jeff Sessions.

7. “Atomic Blonde”

This is a movie you can feel, with Charlize Theron winning every fight but needing a nice long nap afterward — that’s relatable content! Slimy James McAvoy is always welcome as well.

6. “Ghost in the Shell”

This one feels like it was tailored to my specific preferences — outlandish cyberpunk aesthetic, everybody talking in a deadpan tone and suppressing their emotions, corporations being overtly evil, Beat Takeshi. It’s pulpy, genre trash, and also just great.

5. “xXx: The Return of Xander Cage”

Somehow this movie manages to, in a single movie, convincingly establish a “Fast and Furious”-style #family. It also has Vin Diesel skiing down a rock mountain and surfing on a dirt bike. It’s legitimately great, and easily the best Donnie Yen movie of the winter.

4. “Resident Evil: The Final Chapter”

The decision to kill off most of the cast between movies is a bit frustrating, but otherwise it’s a total delight. It’s tough to not respect a movie that has this flagrant a disregard for franchise continuity, especially when it’s in service of brutal social commentary about how terrible capitalists are.

3. “The Fate of the Furious”

The greatest development in Hollywood in my lifetime has been the elevation of my favorite trash movie franchise. “F8” is hardly the best of the series, but it nonetheless is a total blast that still hits you right in the feels at every opportunity.

2. “Underworld: Blood Wars”

You’ve got Charles Dance doing sword fights, Tobias Menzies as the werewolf villain and Kate Beckinsale dying, going to vampire heaven and returning with superpowers and a new hairstyle. In other words, this is a trash classic.

1. “John Wick Chapter 2”

Has more meat than the first one thanks in no small part to the addition of Common and Ruby Rose as boss fights, meaning this two hours of sustained Sad Keanu Murder manages to engage your brain as well as your heart.

‘Whassup, Pitches!’: Sample New Songs and Sass in ‘Pitch Perfect 3’ Trailer (Video)

“Whassup, Pitches!” yells Rebel Wilson at the outset of the new trailer for “Pitch Perfect 3.”

The Barden Bellas travel to military bases in Europe to compete. There are a few moments of self-doubt (“Is it weird that everybody is better at the one thing we do than we are at that thing?”), but the trailer also shows new a cappella versions of popular songs, like Avicii’s “Wake Me Up.”

Kendrick’s character Beca is offered a solo deal, so she has to battle with the difficult decision of progressing her career or sticking with her girls.

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Hailee Steinfeld, Brittany Snow, Anna Camp, Hana Mae Lee, Ester Dean, Alexis Knapp, Chrissie Fit, Kelley Jakle, Shelley Regner, Elizabeth Banks and John Michael Higgins also return for the new film. John Lithgow and Ruby Rose join the cast as newcomers.

“Pitch Perfect 3” is again produced by Paul Brooks of Gold Circle Entertainment and Max Handelman & Elizabeth Banks of Brownstone Productions, and is directed by Trish Sie (“Step Up All In”).

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It opens on Dec. 122.

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“Whassup, Pitches!” yells Rebel Wilson at the outset of the new trailer for “Pitch Perfect 3.”

The Barden Bellas travel to military bases in Europe to compete. There are a few moments of self-doubt (“Is it weird that everybody is better at the one thing we do than we are at that thing?”), but the trailer also shows new a cappella versions of popular songs, like Avicii’s “Wake Me Up.”

Kendrick’s character Beca is offered a solo deal, so she has to battle with the difficult decision of progressing her career or sticking with her girls.

Hailee Steinfeld, Brittany Snow, Anna Camp, Hana Mae Lee, Ester Dean, Alexis Knapp, Chrissie Fit, Kelley Jakle, Shelley Regner, Elizabeth Banks and John Michael Higgins also return for the new film. John Lithgow and Ruby Rose join the cast as newcomers.

“Pitch Perfect 3” is again produced by Paul Brooks of Gold Circle Entertainment and Max Handelman & Elizabeth Banks of Brownstone Productions, and is directed by Trish Sie (“Step Up All In”).

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26 Stars Who Have Donated to Hurricane Harvey Relief, From Beyonce to Kevin Hart

Since Hurricane Harvey left behind a wave of destruction in Houston, Texas, and elsewhere along the U.S. Gulf Coast, many stars have pitched in to help.

Some have even donated large sums of their money to the cause.

From Kevin Hart to Beyonce, here is a list of noteworthy people — both native and non-native Texans — who have fiscally contributed to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.

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Kevin Hart ($50,000)

One of the first to step up to the metaphorical plate was comedian/actor Kevin Hart. Hart launched the “Hurricane Harvey Relief Challenge” via Instagram, in which he pledged to donate $25,000 to hurricane relief and challenged a few of his fellow celebrity friends to do the same. Hart himself donated $50,000.

Also Read: Kevin Hart Launches Instagram ‘Relief Challenge’ for Hurricane Harvey Victims

Jensen Ackles ($50,000)

Though he’s currently in Vancouver, filming for “Supernatural,” Jensen Ackles is thinking of his native Texas. According to CNN, the actor donated $50,000 and launched a fundraising campaign via Crowdrise that has raised nearly $225,000.

Sandra Bullock ($1 million)

Bullock, who owns a house in Texas, donated $1 million to the American Red Cross to help victims of Hurricane Harvey.

Also Read: Sandra Bullock Donates $1 Million to Hurricane Harvey Victims

Rachael Ray ($1 million)

Ray also donated $1 million to Hurricane Harvey relief, which will benefit animals displaced by the hurricane, according to People.

J.J. Watt

Through the YouCaring crowdfunding platform, J.J. Watt, defensive end for the Houston Texans, has raised over $6.6 million. According to the site, Watts next plans to reach a donation goal of $10 million.

Beyonce

The “Formation” singer told the Houston Chronicle that she, her hometown pastor (Rudy Rasmus of St. John’s in Houston), and her organization BeyGOOD would “implement a plan to help as many as we can.”

Also Read: Beyonce Pledges to ‘Help as Many’ Hurricane Harvey Victims as She Can

Kardashian family ($500,000)

On Tuesday, Kim Kardashian West announced via Twitter that she, her mother Kris Jenner and her sisters would donate half a million dollars to the American Red Cross and the Salvation Army to aid hurricane victims.

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson ($25,000)

Johnson was one of the celebrities asked by Kevin Hart to meet the “Hurricane Harvey Relief Challenge.” The actor and WWE star donated $25,000. On his Instagram, Johnson wrote, “Me and my family know what you’re going thru. We survived the eye of Andrew and became stronger — so will you,” he said, referring to the hurricane that hit Miami in 1992.

DJ Khaled ($25,000)

DJ Khaled also accepted Kevin Hart‘s challenge and donated $25,000 to hurricane relief. In a video posted to his Twitter, the DJ also encouraged Houston residents to “bless up” during this challenging time.

Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez ($50,000)

The couple announced via Instagram on Tuesday that they would each donate $25,000 to the American Red Cross.

Nicki Minaj ($25,000)

Another star to accept Kevin Hart‘s challenge, rapper Minaj donated $25,000 and wrote in an Instagram post that she is “praying for everyone there.”

T.I. ($25,000)

This rapper pledged to donate $25,000 to help hurricane victims but made it very clear that he would not be giving his money to the Red Cross.

Chris Brown ($100,000)

Just like T.I., Chris Brown also seems not to be a fan of the Red Cross. Nonetheless, he pledged to donate $100,000 to hurricane relief victims in Texas.

Jack Antonoff ($10,000)

This musician of Bleachers and Fun. fame promised to match donations up to $10,000 in support of the Montrose LGBT Center of Houston.

Ruby Rose ($10,000)

Similarly, actress Ruby Rose announced that she would match donations up to $10,000 for the Montrose Center.

Drake

The rapper wrote via his Instagram, “Houston has truly been a home to me over the last 8 years. Myself and @futuretheprince are working with local relief groups to aid and assist the people of Texas in any way we can and in the most immediate way possible.”

Lady Antebellum

Having canceled their Houston concert due to Hurricane Harvey, the country trio promised to donate the merchandise proceeds from their Dallas show to hurricane relief funds.

Cher

The singer promised to donate an unspecified amount to help shelter animals in Texas.

Chris Young ($100,000)

Country star Young donated $100,000 to the American Red Cross and encouraged his fans and social media followers to also donate.

Ellen DeGeneres ($50,000)

DeGeneres announced via Twitter that she would personally donate $25,000 to the American red Cross and another $25,000 to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) of Texas. In a short video, she said, “The city of Houston has been hit the hardest. I know people want to help. I would like to help.”

George W. Bush and Laura Bush

In a statement to NBC News Dallas-Fort Worth, the former U.S. President and First Lady said, “Laura and I are pleased to donate to Team Rubicon, the Red Cross, and the Salvation Army. We hope our fellow citizens will join us in giving to these groups and others that are making a difference on the ground …”

Robert Kraft ($1 million)

The owner of the New England Patriots contributed $1 million to hurricane relief.

Bob McNair ($1 million)

McNair, owner of the Houston Texans, also donated $1 million.

Amy Adams Strunk, Tennessee Titans owner ($1 million)

Another NFL owner, Amy Adams Strunk, who owns the Tennessee Titans, pledged $1 million.

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Since Hurricane Harvey left behind a wave of destruction in Houston, Texas, and elsewhere along the U.S. Gulf Coast, many stars have pitched in to help.

Some have even donated large sums of their money to the cause.

From Kevin Hart to Beyonce, here is a list of noteworthy people — both native and non-native Texans — who have fiscally contributed to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.

Kevin Hart ($50,000)

One of the first to step up to the metaphorical plate was comedian/actor Kevin Hart. Hart launched the “Hurricane Harvey Relief Challenge” via Instagram, in which he pledged to donate $25,000 to hurricane relief and challenged a few of his fellow celebrity friends to do the same. Hart himself donated $50,000.

Jensen Ackles ($50,000)

Though he’s currently in Vancouver, filming for “Supernatural,” Jensen Ackles is thinking of his native Texas. According to CNN, the actor donated $50,000 and launched a fundraising campaign via Crowdrise that has raised nearly $225,000.

Sandra Bullock ($1 million)

Bullock, who owns a house in Texas, donated $1 million to the American Red Cross to help victims of Hurricane Harvey.

Rachael Ray ($1 million)

Ray also donated $1 million to Hurricane Harvey relief, which will benefit animals displaced by the hurricane, according to People.

J.J. Watt

Through the YouCaring crowdfunding platform, J.J. Watt, defensive end for the Houston Texans, has raised over $6.6 million. According to the site, Watts next plans to reach a donation goal of $10 million.

Beyonce

The “Formation” singer told the Houston Chronicle that she, her hometown pastor (Rudy Rasmus of St. John’s in Houston), and her organization BeyGOOD would “implement a plan to help as many as we can.”

Kardashian family ($500,000)

On Tuesday, Kim Kardashian West announced via Twitter that she, her mother Kris Jenner and her sisters would donate half a million dollars to the American Red Cross and the Salvation Army to aid hurricane victims.

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson ($25,000)

Johnson was one of the celebrities asked by Kevin Hart to meet the “Hurricane Harvey Relief Challenge.” The actor and WWE star donated $25,000. On his Instagram, Johnson wrote, “Me and my family know what you’re going thru. We survived the eye of Andrew and became stronger — so will you,” he said, referring to the hurricane that hit Miami in 1992.

DJ Khaled ($25,000)

DJ Khaled also accepted Kevin Hart‘s challenge and donated $25,000 to hurricane relief. In a video posted to his Twitter, the DJ also encouraged Houston residents to “bless up” during this challenging time.

Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez ($50,000)

The couple announced via Instagram on Tuesday that they would each donate $25,000 to the American Red Cross.

Nicki Minaj ($25,000)

Another star to accept Kevin Hart‘s challenge, rapper Minaj donated $25,000 and wrote in an Instagram post that she is “praying for everyone there.”

T.I. ($25,000)

This rapper pledged to donate $25,000 to help hurricane victims but made it very clear that he would not be giving his money to the Red Cross.

Chris Brown ($100,000)

Just like T.I., Chris Brown also seems not to be a fan of the Red Cross. Nonetheless, he pledged to donate $100,000 to hurricane relief victims in Texas.

Jack Antonoff ($10,000)

This musician of Bleachers and Fun. fame promised to match donations up to $10,000 in support of the Montrose LGBT Center of Houston.

Ruby Rose ($10,000)

Similarly, actress Ruby Rose announced that she would match donations up to $10,000 for the Montrose Center.

Drake

The rapper wrote via his Instagram, “Houston has truly been a home to me over the last 8 years. Myself and @futuretheprince are working with local relief groups to aid and assist the people of Texas in any way we can and in the most immediate way possible.”

Lady Antebellum

Having canceled their Houston concert due to Hurricane Harvey, the country trio promised to donate the merchandise proceeds from their Dallas show to hurricane relief funds.

Cher

The singer promised to donate an unspecified amount to help shelter animals in Texas.

Chris Young ($100,000)

Country star Young donated $100,000 to the American Red Cross and encouraged his fans and social media followers to also donate.

Ellen DeGeneres ($50,000)

DeGeneres announced via Twitter that she would personally donate $25,000 to the American red Cross and another $25,000 to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) of Texas. In a short video, she said, “The city of Houston has been hit the hardest. I know people want to help. I would like to help.”

George W. Bush and Laura Bush

In a statement to NBC News Dallas-Fort Worth, the former U.S. President and First Lady said, “Laura and I are pleased to donate to Team Rubicon, the Red Cross, and the Salvation Army. We hope our fellow citizens will join us in giving to these groups and others that are making a difference on the ground …”

Robert Kraft ($1 million)

The owner of the New England Patriots contributed $1 million to hurricane relief.

Bob McNair ($1 million)

McNair, owner of the Houston Texans, also donated $1 million.

Amy Adams Strunk, Tennessee Titans owner ($1 million)

Another NFL owner, Amy Adams Strunk, who owns the Tennessee Titans, pledged $1 million.

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15 Best Trash Movies of 2017 So Far, From ‘King Arthur’ to ‘John Wick’ (Photos)

Normally when we decide whether a movie is “good” we use arbitrary qualifications like “does it say anything meaningful” or “does it make sense”. But I’m into that. I’m into whether a movie makes me feel things in my gut. I’m into experiences. I’m into having a great time. I’m into trash. And these are the best trash movies of the year.

15. “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword”

Look, I don’t like the video game CGI parts either, but I absolutely love the large chunks of this movie where it’s basically just Guy Ritchie making a medieval “Snatch.”

14. “Unforgettable”

The racial subtext of having Katherine Heigl prey on Rosario Dawson (possibly unintentional, as I’d guess it was written with an all white cast in mind) elevates what would otherwise have been just a regular fun trashy melodrama.

13. “Sleepless”

I’m a huge fan of this sort of movie where everybody looks and acts like they haven’t slept in month and wish they were dead and none of the characters are really likable in the normal sense.

12. “The Great Wall”

Got a bad rap early on for the perception that it’s another “white savior in Asia” movie, but the truth is much better: “The Great Wall” is Chinese communist propaganda about how awful societies led by white people are. Which is true. All the crazy colors and awesome monster fights are just a bonus.

11. “Monster Trucks”

It’s like “E.T.,” but with giant tentacle monsters that drive pickup trucks. What’s not to like?

10. “Free Fire”

Ben Wheatley manages to appeal to my base emotions whether he’s going absolutely nuts (“High-Rise”) or just doing this little comedy about a gun deal gone bad that’s mostly just people sitting in a warehouse yelling and shooting at each other. It’s pulpy nonsense, and I mean that as a compliment.

9. “Transformers: The Last Knight”

Possibly the most Michael Bay movie of all time, because even though the plot makes so little sense I could not even track the sequence of events from beginning to end it’s still a thoroughly thrilling visual masterpiece.

8. “Fifty Shades Darker”

I’m not sure who the intended audience is for this movie where Dakota Johnson puts large metal balls in her vagina during a party and then has sex with the main dude in his childhood bedroom in front of a “Chronicles of Riddick” poster, but I’m glad it exists.

7. “Atomic Blonde”

This is a movie you can feel, with Charlize Theron winning every fight but needing a nice long nap afterward — that’s relatable content! Slimy James McAvoy is always welcome as well.

6. “Ghost in the Shell”

This one feels like it was tailored to my specific preferences — outlandish cyberpunk aesthetic, everybody talking in a deadpan tone and suppressing their emotions, corporations being overtly evil, Beat Takeshi. It’s pulpy, genre trash, and also just great.

5. “xXx: The Return of Xander Cage”

Somehow this movie manages to, in a single movie, convincingly establish a “Fast and Furious”-style #family. It also has Vin Diesel skiing down a rock mountain and surfing on a dirt bike. It’s legitimately great, and easily the best Donnie Yen movie of the winter.

4. “Resident Evil: The Final Chapter”

The decision to kill off most of the cast between movies is a bit frustrating, but otherwise it’s a total delight. It’s tough to not respect a movie that has this flagrant a disregard for franchise continuity, especially when it’s in service of brutal social commentary about how terrible capitalists are.

3. “The Fate of the Furious”

The greatest development in Hollywood in my lifetime has been the elevation of my favorite trash movie franchise. “F8” is hardly the best of the series, but it nonetheless is a total blast that still hits you right in the feels at every opportunity.

2. “Underworld: Blood Wars”

You’ve got Charles Dance doing sword fights, Tobias Menzies as the werewolf villain and Kate Beckinsale dying, going to vampire heaven and returning with superpowers and a new hairstyle. In other words, this is a trash classic.

1. “John Wick Chapter 2”

Has more meat than the first one thanks in no small part to the addition of Common and Ruby Rose as boss fights, meaning this two hours of sustained Sad Keanu Murder manages to engage your brain as well as your heart.

Normally when we decide whether a movie is “good” we use arbitrary qualifications like “does it say anything meaningful” or “does it make sense”. But I’m into that. I’m into whether a movie makes me feel things in my gut. I’m into experiences. I’m into having a great time. I’m into trash. And these are the best trash movies of the year.

15. “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword”

Look, I don’t like the video game CGI parts either, but I absolutely love the large chunks of this movie where it’s basically just Guy Ritchie making a medieval “Snatch.”

14. “Unforgettable”

The racial subtext of having Katherine Heigl prey on Rosario Dawson (possibly unintentional, as I’d guess it was written with an all white cast in mind) elevates what would otherwise have been just a regular fun trashy melodrama.

13. “Sleepless”

I’m a huge fan of this sort of movie where everybody looks and acts like they haven’t slept in month and wish they were dead and none of the characters are really likable in the normal sense.

12. “The Great Wall”

Got a bad rap early on for the perception that it’s another “white savior in Asia” movie, but the truth is much better: “The Great Wall” is Chinese communist propaganda about how awful societies led by white people are. Which is true. All the crazy colors and awesome monster fights are just a bonus.

11. “Monster Trucks”

It’s like “E.T.,” but with giant tentacle monsters that drive pickup trucks. What’s not to like?

10. “Free Fire”

Ben Wheatley manages to appeal to my base emotions whether he’s going absolutely nuts (“High-Rise”) or just doing this little comedy about a gun deal gone bad that’s mostly just people sitting in a warehouse yelling and shooting at each other. It’s pulpy nonsense, and I mean that as a compliment.

9. “Transformers: The Last Knight”

Possibly the most Michael Bay movie of all time, because even though the plot makes so little sense I could not even track the sequence of events from beginning to end it’s still a thoroughly thrilling visual masterpiece.

8. “Fifty Shades Darker”

I’m not sure who the intended audience is for this movie where Dakota Johnson puts large metal balls in her vagina during a party and then has sex with the main dude in his childhood bedroom in front of a “Chronicles of Riddick” poster, but I’m glad it exists.

7. “Atomic Blonde”

This is a movie you can feel, with Charlize Theron winning every fight but needing a nice long nap afterward — that’s relatable content! Slimy James McAvoy is always welcome as well.

6. “Ghost in the Shell”

This one feels like it was tailored to my specific preferences — outlandish cyberpunk aesthetic, everybody talking in a deadpan tone and suppressing their emotions, corporations being overtly evil, Beat Takeshi. It’s pulpy, genre trash, and also just great.

5. “xXx: The Return of Xander Cage”

Somehow this movie manages to, in a single movie, convincingly establish a “Fast and Furious”-style #family. It also has Vin Diesel skiing down a rock mountain and surfing on a dirt bike. It’s legitimately great, and easily the best Donnie Yen movie of the winter.

4. “Resident Evil: The Final Chapter”

The decision to kill off most of the cast between movies is a bit frustrating, but otherwise it’s a total delight. It’s tough to not respect a movie that has this flagrant a disregard for franchise continuity, especially when it’s in service of brutal social commentary about how terrible capitalists are.

3. “The Fate of the Furious”

The greatest development in Hollywood in my lifetime has been the elevation of my favorite trash movie franchise. “F8” is hardly the best of the series, but it nonetheless is a total blast that still hits you right in the feels at every opportunity.

2. “Underworld: Blood Wars”

You’ve got Charles Dance doing sword fights, Tobias Menzies as the werewolf villain and Kate Beckinsale dying, going to vampire heaven and returning with superpowers and a new hairstyle. In other words, this is a trash classic.

1. “John Wick Chapter 2”

Has more meat than the first one thanks in no small part to the addition of Common and Ruby Rose as boss fights, meaning this two hours of sustained Sad Keanu Murder manages to engage your brain as well as your heart.

Ruby Rose Tears Into Katy Perry Over Supposed Taylor Swift Diss Track

Ruby Rose is not happy with Katy Perry’s single “Swish Swish,” a song that has prompted many to believe it’s about Rose’s friend, Taylor Swift. The single also features Nicki Minaj.

“‘Purposeful poop’ to ‘bomb a petit’ to a sloppy mess of writing over the top of Funkagenda..stop trying to make ‘Wit.. I mean ‘fetch’ happen,’” Rose wrote. Obviously, Rose didn’t mention Perry’s name but it became pretty obvious when Rose said “bomb a petit,” referring to Perry’s song, “Bon Appetit” featuring Migos.

“I just think with everything going on in the world to go from rebranding as a political activist only to ditch it and go low.. is.. a bummer,” she added.

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The “Orange Is the New Black” actress did however give out one compliment about the song.

“Not gonna lie Nicki is great on it and basically the only part that doesn’t sound a mess,” she wrote.

“Purposeful poop” to “bomb a petit” to a sloppy mess of writing over the top of Funkagenda..stop trying to make ‘Wit..I mean “fetch” happen.

— Ruby Rose (@RubyRose) May 19, 2017

I just think with everything going on in the world to go from rebranding as political activist only to ditch it and go low.. is.. a bummer.

— Ruby Rose (@RubyRose) May 19, 2017

@ROMANZOLANZSKI Not gonna lie Nicki is great on it and basically the only part that doesn’t sound a mess

— Ruby Rose (@RubyRose) May 19, 2017

I’ve always stood up for the people I love and against things I think are cheap or mean spirited. That’s not new. You have to follow your ❤️

— Ruby Rose (@RubyRose) May 19, 2017

When Perry released her song on Thursday night, many of Perry’s fans thought the song was a response to Swift’s “Bad Blood” — which, back when it was released, also prompted many to believe it was about Perry.

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who else thinks Katy Perry’s lines on #SWISHSWISH are for Taylor Swift?? and Nicki girlllll I see you ????????????????????????????????????

— Aranza (@aranzaxjuss) May 19, 2017

Oh my fucking god Swish Swish is a Taylor Swift diss track! pic.twitter.com/joi3qbmn3y

— Monster Reactions (@LMonsterReacts) May 19, 2017

KATY PERRY DRAGGING TAYLOR SWIFT IN SWISH SWISH I AM HERE FOR THISSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

— lettuce (@edmbruh) May 19, 2017

Lyrically, Katy Perry’s “Swish Swish” may be the craziest diss track I’ve ever heard

— Jason Lipshutz (@jasonlipshutz) May 19, 2017

The lyrics go, “Don’t you come for me / No, not today / You’re calculated / I got your number / Cause you’re a joker / And I’m a courtside killer queen.” Later in the song, she sings, “I’ma stick around / For more than a minute / get used to it / Funny my name keeps comin’ outcho mouth.”

Perry, however, recently spoke out to Entertainment Weekly, saying that the album had “no one thing that’s calling out any one person” when asked whether it was a follow-up to Swift’s “Bad Blood.”

 This isn’t the first time Rose has come to Swift’s defense: In 2016, she defended her when Kanye West dropped his song “Famous.”

A representative for Perry has not yet responded to TheWrap’s request for comment.

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Ruby Rose is not happy with Katy Perry’s single “Swish Swish,” a song that has prompted many to believe it’s about Rose’s friend, Taylor Swift. The single also features Nicki Minaj.

“‘Purposeful poop’ to ‘bomb a petit’ to a sloppy mess of writing over the top of Funkagenda..stop trying to make ‘Wit.. I mean ‘fetch’ happen,'” Rose wrote. Obviously, Rose didn’t mention Perry’s name but it became pretty obvious when Rose said “bomb a petit,” referring to Perry’s song, “Bon Appetit” featuring Migos.

“I just think with everything going on in the world to go from rebranding as a political activist only to ditch it and go low.. is.. a bummer,” she added.

The “Orange Is the New Black” actress did however give out one compliment about the song.

“Not gonna lie Nicki is great on it and basically the only part that doesn’t sound a mess,” she wrote.

When Perry released her song on Thursday night, many of Perry’s fans thought the song was a response to Swift’s “Bad Blood” — which, back when it was released, also prompted many to believe it was about Perry.

The lyrics go, “Don’t you come for me / No, not today / You’re calculated / I got your number / Cause you’re a joker / And I’m a courtside killer queen.” Later in the song, she sings, “I’ma stick around / For more than a minute / get used to it / Funny my name keeps comin’ outcho mouth.”

Perry, however, recently spoke out to Entertainment Weekly, saying that the album had “no one thing that’s calling out any one person” when asked whether it was a follow-up to Swift’s “Bad Blood.”

 This isn’t the first time Rose has come to Swift’s defense: In 2016, she defended her when Kanye West dropped his song “Famous.”

A representative for Perry has not yet responded to TheWrap’s request for comment.

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Kylie Jenner Breaks Met Gala’s ‘No Selfie Rule’ With Kim and Brie Larson (Photo)

Kylie Jenner broke the Met Gala’s “No Selfie Rule” at the annual event on Monday night, posting an epic bathroom selfie featuring Kim Kardashian West, Lily Aldridge and Brie Larson.

The social media star, who was wearing a Versace dress, was joined by A$AP Rocky, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Paris Jackson, Kendall Jenner, Frank Ocean and Ashton Sanders for the impromptu photoshoot.

annual bathroom selfie

A post shared by Kylie (@kyliejenner) on May 1, 2017 at 7:55pm PDT

Larson later reposted Jenner’s major selfie, joking about how a trip to the bathroom made her famous. Of course, other celebrities also shared the photo on various other platforms later, including Jenner’s sister Kim Kardashian, Michelle Monaghan, and shoe designer Tabitha Simmons.

Also Read: What Is the Met Gala?

I needed to go the bathroom and ended up famous https://t.co/j1zE9VE9ZW

Brie Larson (@brielarson) May 2, 2017

According to E! Online, the “no social media” policy was implemented in 2015 but isn’t taken as seriously two years later. Sources told the publication that when the policy was first introduced it was “solely to do with guests’ security and enjoyment of the event,” not to prohibit them from documenting the annual night.

Halle Berry and Nick Jonas, for example, kept fans up to date on their night by posting Instagram stories, while Jackson shared a Snapchat photo of herself in the bathroom with Bella Hadid, Lara Stone and Ruby Rose.

In 2015, Kendall Jenner took a bathroom selfie which featured the likes of Emily Ratajkowski, Zoe Kravitz and Cara Delevingne.

See Photos: 2017 Met Gala: Best and Worst Dressed

New York City’s famed Metropolitan Museum of Art hosts an annual fundraiser for its Costume Institute. It’s attended by luminaries from the intersecting power circles of fashion, Hollywood, music, Wall Street, Washington D.C., Silicon Valley and even sports.

The annual Costume Institute exhibit is curated by Andrew Bolton, and watched over with an iron clutch by Vogue editor and Conde Nast creative director Anna Wintour. This year’s theme was “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between,” a celebration of the avant-garde designer.

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Kylie Jenner broke the Met Gala’s “No Selfie Rule” at the annual event on Monday night, posting an epic bathroom selfie featuring Kim Kardashian West, Lily Aldridge and Brie Larson.

The social media star, who was wearing a Versace dress, was joined by A$AP Rocky, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Paris Jackson, Kendall Jenner, Frank Ocean and Ashton Sanders for the impromptu photoshoot.

annual bathroom selfie

A post shared by Kylie (@kyliejenner) on

Larson later reposted Jenner’s major selfie, joking about how a trip to the bathroom made her famous. Of course, other celebrities also shared the photo on various other platforms later, including Jenner’s sister Kim Kardashian, Michelle Monaghan, and shoe designer Tabitha Simmons.

According to E! Online, the “no social media” policy was implemented in 2015 but isn’t taken as seriously two years later. Sources told the publication that when the policy was first introduced it was “solely to do with guests’ security and enjoyment of the event,” not to prohibit them from documenting the annual night.

Halle Berry and Nick Jonas, for example, kept fans up to date on their night by posting Instagram stories, while Jackson shared a Snapchat photo of herself in the bathroom with Bella Hadid, Lara Stone and Ruby Rose.

In 2015, Kendall Jenner took a bathroom selfie which featured the likes of Emily Ratajkowski, Zoe Kravitz and Cara Delevingne.

New York City’s famed Metropolitan Museum of Art hosts an annual fundraiser for its Costume Institute. It’s attended by luminaries from the intersecting power circles of fashion, Hollywood, music, Wall Street, Washington D.C., Silicon Valley and even sports.

The annual Costume Institute exhibit is curated by Andrew Bolton, and watched over with an iron clutch by Vogue editor and Conde Nast creative director Anna Wintour. This year’s theme was “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between,” a celebration of the avant-garde designer.

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