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Eva Mendes Says Her Daughter Is the Reason She Took a Break From Social Media

Eva Mendes hasn’t been active on Instagram for about a month—and now we know why.

In a new post from January 23, the actor and mother of two girls—Esmeralda Amada, 6, and Amada Lee, 4—revealed that she was rebuked by one of her kids for being on the phone “too much.”

“Let your kids call you out. It’s not disrespect. It’s healthy,” read a text-post by @latinxparenting that Mendes shared to her feed on Saturday. “Kids can be so fiercely aligned with their value that they will take nothing less than the respect they deserve. They will take no BS. Not even from you. Congratulations, you are raising an empowered child. 

In her caption, Mendes shared a recent discussion she had with her own empowered child. “I haven’t posted lately because my little one told me I was on the phone too much,” Mendes explained. “I could tell she was taking it personally. And she’s a kid, of course she’d take it personally. They take things personally unless we go out of our way to make it clear to them it’s not personal.”

The actor continued, “So we had good talk, I apologized and I promised her I’d be mindful,” Mendes continued. “I realized that just because I’m always home with them doesn’t mean I’m always present. ❤️”

Eva Mendes, who raises her little girls with her longtime partner, Ryan Gosling, who she met on the set of The Place Beyond the Pines in 2011. The actor recently out about struggling to create boundaries on social media and explained why she no longer posts new photos of Gosling or her kids on her Instagram feed. 

“I struggle with social media but I love the constant connection with women,” she wrote in a reply to a fan in March 2020. “As far as Ryan, I’ll only post flashbacks of things that are already ‘out there’ (like pics from movies we did or stuff like that). My man and kids are private.”


Why Hamilton’s Lin-Manuel Miranda Thinks He And Leslie Odom Jr. Work So Well Together

It’s funny how in some ways, it sounds like the rapport between Lin-Manuel Miranda and Leslie Odom Jr. was a case of life imitating art. In Hamilton, Alexander Hamilton is a fast-talking go-getter, who never seems to stop, much to the more serene and focused Aaron Burr’s chagrin. Of course, in the case of the real-life Founding Fathers, their personality differences resulted in murder, whereas with the actors, they were able to fortunately able to avoid a similar fate and remain friends.

Melania Trump Is America’s Least Popular First Lady In Modern History

Donald Trump is not the only one that left the White House with a record-breaking disapproval rating. Melania Trump is officially the least popular first lady in polling history.

According to the latest CNN/SSRS poll, the former first lady ended her term with a 47% unfavorable rating and an approval rating of 42%, which still makes her more popular than her husband, who left office with a 33% approval and 60% disapproval rating, per a Quinnipiac University poll.

“The 47% is the highest unfavorable rating we ever recorded for [Melania] Trump. It’s also amazingly high from a historical perspective,” the CNN report, which was published before the Inauguration of Joe Biden but after Melania’s farewell address, reads. 

According to CNN, these numbers are particularly unusual. “Traditionally, first ladies are nearly uniformly admired. The position is unelected and normally uncontroversial,” reporter Harry Enten writes. “It’s hard to be unpopular.” 

Maybe not so hard after peddling birtherism conspiracies about Barack Obama, destroying Jackie Kennedy’s rose garden, hosting a photoshoot during the attack on the Capitol, those Christmas recordings, and of course, wearing an “I Really Don’t Care, Do You?” jacket on her way to visit the children separated from their families at the U.S. border. Just a thought.

CNN notes that prior to Melania, the average first lady’s final approval rating was 71% with an unfavorable rating of 21%. “That means the average net popularity rating for these first ladies was +50 points,” the report states. For those who don’t want to do the math, that puts Melania’s net rating at -5 points. 

In fact, the second least-popular first lady was Hillary Clinton, who left the White House in 2001 with a net favorability rating of +13 points (52% favorable and 39% unfavorable). Unlike Melania Trump, however, Clinton ran and was elected to the U.S. Senate during her husband’s term, making her a naturally more polarizing figure. 

But hey, at least Melania Trump pulled it together in the end and welcomed Dr. Jill Biden and her family into the White House with open arms, a long-held tradition for First Ladies. Oh, wait…


Watch Kong Slam Godzilla Right In The Face In First Godzilla Vs. Kong Trailer

Kyle Chandler and Millie Bobby Brown are reprising their roles from Godzilla: King Of The Monsters, the first two back playing father-daughter duo Dr. Mark Russell and Madison Russell (Zhang Ziyi will be back as well, though she is curiously absent from this footage). They are joined by a ton of great franchise newcomers. Alexander Skarsgard, Rebecca Hall, Brian Tyree Henry, Eiza Gonzalez, Jessica Henwick, Julian Dennison, and Demian Bichir play the rest of the key roles among the humans, but we all know who the real stars of the show are in a movie titled Godzilla vs. Kong.

Candace Cameron Bure Responds To Fans ‘Disappointed’ By Who She Follows On Instagram

Candace Cameron Bure is very active on social media, particularly Instagram. On that platform, she follows a wide range of personalities, including but not limited to Candace Owens, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Kamala Harris, Joe Biden, Barack Obama, and more. After some commenters spotted what they felt were political discrepancies, they also apparently felt the need to tell Bure they were unhappy with her choices. So, to Instagram Stories Candace Cameron Bure went to explain…

Creed II And The Expendables’ Dolph Lundgren Has Now Shared A Bernie Sanders Meme, And It’s Perfect

Once in a while, a meme goes viral and takes the world by storm. Many have come and gone, and the most recent has put Bernie Sanders at the forefront. The U.S. senator was one of many to attend the recent Presidential Inauguration of Joe Biden and, during the event, someone snapped a photo of Sanders sitting and bundled up, complete with a warm-looking set of mittens. Since the image hit the web, many have taken the senator’s likeness and placed it in various settings, leading to some incredible memes. Now, Creed II and The Expandables star Dolph Lundgren has joined in on the craze with a perfect meme.

JoJo Siwa Confirms She’s a Member of the LGBTQ+ Community: ‘I’m the Happiest I’ve Ever Been’

JoJo Siwa is opening up to her fans about identifying as a member of the LGBTQ+ community.

Over the weekend, the singer and former Dance Moms star appeared to come out through posts on social media. Following a TikTok video posted on January 21 of the 17-year-old lip-syncing and vibing to Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way,” the social media star took to Twitter to share a “Best. Gay. Cousin. Ever” T-Shirt that she received as a gift. 

Then on January 23, Siwa took to Instagram Stories to speak directly with her fans. “Personally I have never, ever, ever been this happy before and it feels really awesome. I’ve been happy for a little bit now. It’s just so, so, so awesome,” Siwa said, per People. “You guys probably haven’t seen me this happy since I was on tour.”

But Siwa isn’t willing to put a specific label on herself just yet—or maybe ever. “I have thought about this, but the reason I’m not going to say this answer is because I don’t really know this answer,” she explained to a fan who asked. “I think humans are awesome, I think humans are really incredible people. Right now, I’m super duper happy and I want to share everything with the world but I also want to keep things in my life private until they are ready to be public.”

Siwa then opened up about how long she’s known. “I think my whole life. Because my whole life, I’ve really really been, I just liked people, but I have never fallen in love before,” she explained. “But I always believed that my person was just going to be my person. If that person happened to be a boy, great! And if that person happened to be a girl, great! I think I’m just really happy. I think in life you know when you meet your person, I really do.”

The star felt it was important to show her young fans that there is nothing wrong with being who you are. “Right now what matters is that you guys know that no matter who you love, that it’s okay. It’s awesome and the world is there for you,” she said, adding that there are so many people who will support them. 

Elizabeth Olsen Addresses The Possibility Of Scarlet Witch Appearing In Spider-Man 3

Marvel and Sony have been keeping Spider-Man 3 plot details under lock and key, but reports seem to indicate that the film will be a must-see for any Marvel Cinematic Universe fan. Something we absolutely know about the movie is that it will connect to the events of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, which in turn connects to Disney+’s WandaVision. With this, some may wonder if Elizabeth Olsen’s Scarlet Witch (who plays a role in the Doctor Strange sequel) could also appear in Spidey’s threequel. Well, Olsen has provided an answer.

Rogue One’s Alan Tudyk Reveals The ‘Tricky” Aspect Of Shooting The Star Wars Film

I definitely look back on it fondly. It was a challenge, in that the script was changing at a certain point…. There was a certain point early on where the story shifted. A new writer was brought in and things were changed. And so, I had met Jyn Erso’s character one way, and they even used it in the trailers where I say, ‘Hello, Cassian said you are a friend. I will not kill you.’ And people, when I would go to Comic-Cons would say, ‘Could you write that?’ I’m like, ‘It’s not in the movie, that quote!’ It was just an early version of how I met Jyn Erso. So things changed.We were on set and we’d be like, ‘Ok so this scene is after we’ve met? Or before? Oh, we just met in a new scene that happened.’ So that’s tough. That’s tricky. That can shake your faith.

Steve Martin Has Thoughts On Whether Planes, Trains And Automobiles Should Have An Oxford Comma

Steve Martin is regarded as one of comedy’s greatest contributors as, over the last six decades, he’s made people laugh with his zany antics and great comic timing. Like many of his comedy peers, he was able to transition from being just a stand-up comedian to a bankable comedic actor in Hollywood. In his decades-long career, Martin has starred in many classic films, including the beloved John Hughes comedy Planes, Trains and Automobiles. And recently, the actor shared his thoughts about whether the film’s title should have an Oxford comma.