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Bachelor Nation Showers Colton Underwood With Support After He Comes Out as Gay

Colton Underwood came out as gay Wednesday morning (April 14) during an interview on Good Morning America. “I’m gay, and I came to terms with that earlier this year, and I’ve been processing it,” he said. “The next step in all of this is letting people know. I’m still nervous, but it’s been a journey, for sure.”

“I’m emotional, but I’m emotional in such a good, happy, positive way,” Underwood said. “I’m the happiest and healthiest I’ve ever been in my life, and that means the world to me.” 

It didn’t take long for messages of support to start pouring in on social media—particularly from LGBTQIA+ people who want Underwood to know they have his back. 

@colton I need you to know. I am proud of you! You are loved , and you will never be alone. It’s a process, but you’ve got the whole #LGBTQ behind you. We are here for you. We are your family now. Take a breath, it’s going to be fine,” one person tweeted. 

@colton So proud of you today. I know that self-hate is powerful, but the world reveals its beauty after you say the words out loud. Welcome to the family. I wish you all the best!!” tweeted another.

A third added, “@colton congratulations on joining the alphabet mafia! So elated to have you in the family, I know it’s been a rough journey for you but we’re here to welcome you with open arms!” 

Read some more messages of support, below. 

On his future, Colton Underwood said in his GMA interview, “I still have a lot to work through. I’ll just go on record saying I still haven’t had an emotional connection with a man. I’ve never allowed myself to…I want to, more than anything. I’m looking for someone who can push me and challenge me in all the great ways.”

How Does Sharon Carter Feel About Steve Rogers Returning To Peggy At The End Of Avengers: Endgame?

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The Marvel Cinematic Universe is known for bringing serialized storytelling to the masses, most recently extending the story to TV shows on Disney+. Projects like The Falcon and The Winter Soldier have allowed for a number of characters to be further fleshed out, including Emily VanCamp’s Sharon Carter. Sharon appeared in the previous two Captain America movies, notably sharing a controversial kiss with Steve Rogers in Civil War. And she was recently asked how Sharon might feel about Steve going back in time for a happy ending with her Aunt Peggy.

6 Superhero Characters Jenna Ortega Would Be Perfect To Play

I should mention that this would not actually be the 18-year-old Latina actress’ first foray into superhero movies, however. In fact, she is technically part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe already, having made her feature film debut in Iron Man 3 as the daughter of the Vice President. Of course, her character was not even given a proper name, but it would not be the first time an actor played multiple comic book movie characters, even in the same universe.

That being said, I see no harm in giving her a more prominent MCU role which would put her in a real costume, and I have a few heroines from the pages of Marvel Comics in mind. To be safe, though, I also thought I would pick some additional DC characters whom Jenna Ortega would be an ideal candidate to breathe life into on the big (or small) screen as well. The following are the six characters Ortega could play in Marvel and DC movies, starting with one who shares a similar cultural identity with the actress.

Taylor Swift Fans Think She Teased the 1989 Album Rerelease and Are Freaking Out

Taylor Swift has mastered the art of the Easter egg. Swift appeared on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert to discuss the recent re-release of her 2008 Grammy-winning album, Fearless. They naturally chatted about her song, “Hey Stephen,” and Swift revealed it was dedicated to Stephen King (sorry, Colbert). But, fans are more focused on the theory that she teased the recording of her other Grammy-winning album, 1989.

Re-releasing 1989 right after Fearless would be huge. They’re both fan-favorite albums and they both won Album of the Year at the Grammys. During the interview, the “Love Story” singer referenced 1989 and its single, “Shake It Off.” She also discussed New York and we all know that “Welcome to New York” is the first song from the 2014 album. 

Fans are also trying to decode supposed messages about the numbers and dates mentioned in the virtual appearance. Here are some current theories floating around the internet.

One fan tweeted all the information mentioned: “specific things taylor said on stephen colbert: 2008, 18, 44 years 179 days, 513, 54, new york, new york, 1989, scoozi’s chicago, you need to calm down, stephen king, dark tower, the shining, the stand, 511, 33035, shake it off do what you will with this info. #TaylorSwift.”

Another added, “taylor swift knew what she was doing when she named dropped every 1989 reference possible.” 

So, if the theories are true then there’s only one question to ask: “When is the album re-release announcement happening?” One user tweeted, “just saw the interview, and im pretty sure all of it is easter eggs. it was so random of her to mention 1989 and shake it off otherwise. @taylorswift13 1989 RE-RECORDING ANNOUNCEMENT WHEN.

Other fans are expressing their excitement on Twitter (hint: they’re extremely hyped about the fact that 1989 will be re-released next). 

I mean, same.

James Bond Actress Naomie Harris Is Calling For New Sex On Movie Set Guidelines

Of course, this is just the beginning, as actors like Naomie Harris and Ruth Wilson, as well as the rest of their Time’s Up UK collaborators, are just beginning to inspire much needed change in the entertainment industry. Issuing guidelines is a starting point for actions and conversations that will need to happen on every level in order to make these rules truly mean something. Hopefully these new suggestions will lead to firm actions towards better filmmaking practices that lead to, as Harris herself put it, the best path forward.

Colton Underwood From The Bachelor Comes Out as Gay

The Bachelor‘s Colton Underwood has come out as a gay. 

The reality TV star shared his truth to Robin Roberts on Good Morning America TKTK. 

“This year has been a lot for a lot of people, and it’s probably made a lot of people look themselves in the mirror and figure out who they are and what they’ve been running from or putting off in their lives,” he said. “And for me, I’ve ran from myself for a long time. I’ve hated myself for a long time. I’m gay, and I came to terms with that earlier this year and I’ve been processing it. The next time in all of this letting people know. I’m still nervous, but it’s been a journey for sure.”

He continued, “I’m emotional, but I’m emotional in such a good, happy, positive way. I’m the happiest and healthiest I’ve ever been in my life, and that means the world to me.” 

Underwood the opened up about the moment that gave him the courage to speak his truth. “I got into a place for me in my personal life that was dark and bad,” he said. “I can list a bunch of different things, but they’d all be excuses. I think overall the reason why now is because I got to a place where I didn’t think I was ever going to share this. I would’ve rather died than say, ‘I’m gay.’  And I think that was sort of my wakeup call.” 

He says he’s thought about harming himself. “There was moment in L.A. when I woke up and I didn’t think I was gonna wake up,” he said. “I didn’t have the intentions of waking up, and I did . I think, for me, that was my wake-up call of like, ‘This is your life. Take back control.’ I think looking back even beyond that, even just suicidal thoughts, driving my car close to a cliff, like ‘If this goes off the cliff, it’s not that big of a deal.’ I don’t feel that anymore.” 

Colton Underwood led season 23 of The Bachelor, which aired in January 2019. To the people who may feel like he “misled ” them, as Roberts put it, Underwood said, “I would understand why they would think that way. I’ve thought a lot about this too. Do I regret being the Bachelor? Do I regret handling it the way I did? I do. I do think I could’ve handled it better, I’ll say that. I just wish I wouldn’t have dragged people into my own mess of figuring out who I was. I genuinely mean that. But at the same time, I can sit here and say I’m sorry to all those women. I can also say thank you, because without them and without the Bachelor franchise, I don’t know if this would’ve ever came out.”

And to Cassie Randolph, the woman he picked on the show who later filed (and dropped) a restraining order against him, Underwood says, “I’d like to say sorry for how things ended. I messed up. I made a lot of bad choices.” 

Underwood says he was “in love” with Randolph, which only made his sexuality “harder and more confusing” for him. “If I’m being very honest, I loved everything about her,” he said. “And it’s hard for me to articulate what exactly my emotions were…I, obviously, had an internal fight going on. I would just say that I’m sorry from the bottom of my heart…I wish that I would’ve been courageous enough to fix myself before I broke anybody else.” 

John Boyega: What To Watch If You Like The Star Wars Actor

Major Lazer (Hulu)

Major Lazer is an FXX adult animated series about a Jamaican DJ and superhero called Major Lazer (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje). Each episode has him fighting some sort of villain, whether vampires or mad scientists. Major Lazer also has two main sidekicks, Penny (Angela Trimbur) and Blkmrkt (John Boyega). The series was created by Diplo and often features original songs.

Some of the guests on Major Lazer were Aziz Ansari, J. K. Simmons, Matt Berry, Charli XCX, and Andy Samberg. This series is one that many have probably missed, especially because it only lasted for one season, but it’s oddly entertaining and the music is really good. Boyega’s Blkmrkt isn’t the most vital character to the series, but Major Lazer is so unique that I think it’s worth watching.

Stream Major Lazer on Hulu.

Upcoming Daveed Diggs Movies And TV: What’s Ahead For The Hamilton Star

The Starling – 2021 (Post-Production)

Stepping away from TV for a moment, we move into The Starling, an upcoming comedy-drama film on Netflix. According to The Hollywood Reporter, this film follows the story of a married couple who ends up suffering some sort of hardship, which begins to tear the two apart. What makes matters worse is that a starling ends up building a nest in the wife’s backyard, who begins to harass her, and she becomes “comically obsessed” with wanting to kill it.

It’s certainly a unique premise, that is for sure, but that’s what makes it so interesting in the first place. According to Deadline, many stage veterans besides Diggs will be joining this film as well, including Kevin Kline from Present Laughter, and Loretta Devine from the Broadway hit Dreamgirls. Diggs himself will be co-starring alongside this big cast, in an unknown role, but hopefully still just as entertaining as normal.

Apparently Tom Cruise Had A Good Reason For Delaying Top Gun: Maverick

The studio pushed the release, along with the next installments of Tom Cruise’s other major franchise with Paramount, Mission: Impossible 7 and 8, which are now coming out in May 27, 2022 and July 7, 2023, respectively, instead of November 2021 and November 2022. In Maverick’s place, G.I. Joe spinoff Snake Eyes has now nabbed a late July date, and Universal’s The Forever Purge is coming to theaters on July 2 instead.

Happy Birthday 007: Why April 13th Is So Important To James Bond History

By the time Daniel Craig began his tenure as the rebooted James Bond in 2006’s adaptation of Casino Royale, all of rights to Ian Fleming’s books were in the possession of EON Productions. So naturally, producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson used that big moment to relaunch the character, making 007 a spy for the current day. No matter how you slice it though, April 13, 1953’s first printings in the UK laid the foundation that would see Bond, James Bond resonate with audiences throughout the world.