It's post-storm recovery time for Texas, but comedy hour for Sen. Cruz
Texans are in recovery mode following the deadly freeze that gripped the state last week and Senator Ted Cruz is already cracking jokes about his controversial trip to Cancun amid the crisis. Cruz joined speakers like former President Donald Trump and Donald Trump Jr. in Orlando at the Conservative Political Action Conference, hosted by the American Conservative Union, on Friday. Cruz was on stage to discuss "Bill of Rights, Liberty and Cancel Culture," according to the morning's agenda. The ire grew last week, as Texans froze in their home and learned Cruz hopped a plane to Cancun. RELATED: This TikTok Mashes 'Wandavision' and Ted Cruz's Cancun trip in the best way"'This is the rebel alliance,' says Cruz.mysanantonio.com
The clap backs keep coming for Texas Senator Ted Cruz. This time from Daisy Ridley.
The clap backs keep coming for Texas Senator Ted Cruz. This time it was from "Star Wars" actress Daisy Ridley. "The Last Jedi" star recently called out Cruz for his Cancún trip last week during an interview with Yahoo Entertainment on Wednesday. He also told media members the decision was "obviously a mistake" and that in hindsight, he "wouldn't have done it." The "Star Wars" actress hasn't been the only one to call out Cruz, as many Texas leaders, talk show hosts and celebrities have criticized him.mysanantonio.com
Gina Carano gets new gig with Ben Shapiro's The Daily Wire after Disney firing
Gina Carano attends the Premiere of Disney's "Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker" on December 16, 2019 in Hollywood, California. Gina Carano may have been fired from her Star Wars gig by Disney on Wednesday, but she's already got a new project lined up. The comment was just the latest social media controversy Carano has faced in recent months. "Texan Gina Carano broke barriers in the 'Star Wars' universe: not a princess, not a victim, not some emotionally tortured Jedi. "She was instrumental in making 'Star Wars' fun again.cnbc.com
Twitter account for Project Veritas permanently suspended
Twitter permanently suspended the account for Project Veritas, the conservative activist group which played a part in the arrest of a former San Antonio campaign worker. Project Veritas founder James O'Keefe tweeted a response on Thursday. RELATED: Sen. Ted Cruz defends fired Gina Carano, says she 'broke barriers'"Twitter suspended @Project_Veritas for 'repeated violations of the companies anti-doxxing policies.' CNN obtained a statement from Twitter which confirmed Project Veritas was banned for repeated violations of the platform's policies, which prohibit "sharing — or threats of sharing — other people's private information without consent." However, Attorney General Ken Paxton said his office watched hours of unedited footage from Project Veritas and found evidence showing Rodriguez knew what she was doing was illegal.mysanantonio.com
Sen. Ted Cruz defends fired actress Gina Careno
Disney/TNSSen. Ted Cruz defended actress Gina Carano on Twitter after she was fired from her role in "The Mandalorian" by Lucasfilm for recent social media comments. "Texan Gina Carano broke barriers in the Star Wars universe: not a princess, not a victim, not some emotionally tortured Jedi," he tweeted on Thursday. "She played a woman who kicked ass & who girls looked up to. She was instrumental in making Star Wars fun again. Of course Disney canceled her."mysanantonio.com
"Mandalorian" actress Gina Carano dropped by Lucasfilm and talent agency after controversial tweets
The actress, who plays Cara Dune on the "Star Wars" TV series, has been dropped by Lucasfilm, and thus the sci-fi franchise as a whole. "Gina Carano is not currently employed by Lucasfilm and there are no plans for her to be in the future," a Lucasfilm spokesperson told Entertainment Tonight on Wednesday. "Nevertheless, her social media posts denigrating people based on their cultural and religious identities are abhorrent and unacceptable." Carano's termination from the series comes a day after the actress shared two controversial political posts to social media that generated swift backlash among fans. "Jews were beaten in the streets, not by Nazi soldiers but by their neighbors…even by children.cbsnews.com
Gina Carano fired from ‘Mandalorian’ after social media post
FILE - In this Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, file photo, Gina Carano attends the LA premiere of "The Mandalorian" at the El Capitan Theatre in Los Angeles. In a statement Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021, Lucasfilm said Carano is no longer a part of The Mandalorian cast after many online called for her firing over a social media post that likened the experience of Jews during the Holocaust to the U.S. political climate. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)LOS ANGELES – Lucasfilm says Gina Carano is no longer a part of “The Mandalorian” cast after many online called for her firing over a social media post that likened the experience of Jews during the Holocaust to the U.S. political climate. “Nevertheless, her social media posts denigrating people based on their cultural and religious identities are abhorrent and unacceptable," the statement read. She also mocked the use of gender pronouns, listing “beep/bop/boop" in her social media bio.
New this week: 'This Is Us,' Baby Yoda, 'The Craft' redone
(NBC via AP)Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES— Many things will be different about Halloween this year, but the annual rush of horror films is much the same. It stars Sope Dirisu and Wunmi Mosaku as a Sudanese refugee couple finding new horrors in life in England. But Neon, the “Parasite” distributor, last week put a restored version into theaters and on Tuesday brings it to VOD. One is Natalie Margolin “The Party Hop,” which she wrote during quarantine in one week in early April.