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Not Funny: Zendaya Is Only Comic Relief In “Spider-Man: Homecoming”

Not Funny: Zendaya Is Only Comic Relief In Spider-Man: Homecoming featureZendaya has been front and center throughout the promo run for “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” even though its trailer offered no answers to the questions swirling around the true nature of her role. While Zendaya has said she would’ve done the movie if she had one line, a new report makes it sound like she doesn’t have many more than that.

A new piece from Vulture outlines Zendaya’s real role in the film. Despite the controversy about her being Spider-Man’s romantic lead, Mary-Jane Watson, she’s actually just comic relief.

“Zendaya’s character, Michelle, is one of several high-schoolers in Peter Parker’s loose-knit friend group, popping up every so often at the end of a scene to say something snarky,” Kyle Buchanan writes. “She is not present for most of the movie’s major scenes or action set pieces, has no bearing on the plot, and disappears for wide swaths of the film. Spider-Man never saves her, and Peter Parker never kisses her: In fact, he barely seems to know she exists.”

While Zendaya’s zingers promise to be worth a laugh and she brings some healthy wokeness to the movie, the real female lead is Laura Harrier. She plays a character named Liz who Spider-Man is trying to catch in his web.

Despite the news, Zendaya did get a chance to flex her acting muscles on a Spider-Man project. Vanity Fair had her perform a dramatic reading of the original theme song from the 1960s web-slinger cartoon.

Watch her do her best to bring it to life below.

(Photo credit: Zendaya Instagram account)

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Paris Jackson Is Vanity Fair’s New “It Girl,” But Why?

Paris Jackson for Vanity Fair-3Paris Jackson isn’t staying out of the spotlight any longer. She has now been named Vanity Fair’s newest “It Girl.” The Jackson family heiress sat down with the publication to reveal that although she has some musical talent, people shouldn’t expect to see her on the music charts like her late dad, Michael Jackson.

Music may not be Paris’ main career choice, but she has appeared on FOX’s musical drama “Star” and is following in the footsteps of her new best friend Kendall Jenner by signing to IMG Models. “I think it’s important to show our youth that one shouldn’t compare another’s highlight reel to their own behind the scenes,” she says about taking her own path in life.

See photos from Paris’ story below and read the rest of her interview here.

(Photo credit: Paris Jackson Instagram account)

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Tiffany & Co. Spokeswoman Lady Gaga Loves Being Unexpectedly Elegant

Lady Gaga Loves Being Unexpectedly Elegant featureLady Gaga is staying busy. Even though she hasn’t been super active promoting her music, her latest interview gives Gaga a chance to speak on the other big part of her art: her style. Gaga spoke with Vanity Fair about being the face of Tiffany & Co.’s new jewelry line.

“It’s different and elegant,” Gaga said of the new “HardWear” collection. “But it’s not what you would expect of elegance. That’s like me I think—I’m a bit different.” Who does Gaga credit for helping her discover her unique fashion sense?

“I’m so fascinated with my mother as a style icon,” she said. “She handled our life, and my father’s life, with so much dignity and grace. She carries whatever she wears like a queen. My mother has this undeniable ability to lead with kindness—it’s her strength, stealth, and power.”

Gaga also sat down to hype the new jewelry in a video for Tiffany. She discussed “the misconception” that a woman can’t buy her own jewelry and “put it on with dignity.”

The new line, which was “inspired by a unisex design from 1971″ according to Tiffany’s site, seems like it would be right at home at a swanky cocktail party or on stage at a drag show. It might even be hardcore enough for a Metallica concert.

Watch Gaga’s interview with Tiffany & Co. below. Check out some pics from her campaign for the new line, too.

(Photo credit: Lady Gaga Instagram account)

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Selena Gomez: “The Older I Get, The More Insecure I Am”

Selena Gomez at The Los Angeles Premiere of 13 Reasons WhySelena Gomez chatted with Vanity Fair on the red carpet at the premiere of “13 Reasons Why.” While she was there to support the series she’s helped produce, Selena talked about her struggles with insecurity and self-confidence and why the story of a suicidal teen was so relatable for her. She’s starting to sound a lot like Demi Lovato.

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Emma Watson Doesn’t Understand What Her Tits Have To Do With Feminism

Emma Watson Doesn't Understand What Her Tits Have To Do With Feminism featureEmma Watson got a little worked up in a recent interview as she defended accusation of hypocrisy. Talking with the BBC about her new movie “Beauty and the Beast,” Emma was passionate in questioning why her revealing Vanity Fair photoshoot disqualified her from being a feminist. Critics have taken issue with Emma speaking out about bringing her brand of feminism to the Disney classic while simultaneously posing scantily clad for a magazine.

“Feminism is about giving women choice,” Emma explained in her defense. “Feminism is not a stick with which to beat other women with.” The normally composed actress stumbled over her words a bit as she continued explaining what feminism means to her.

“It’s about freedom, it’s about liberation. It’s about equality,” she said. “I really don’t know what my tits have to do with it. It’s very confusing.”

Emma’s belief in liberating women explains much of her photoshoot. But it doesn’t explain why she was dressed like a British colonist for an interview where she said she’s not afraid to discuss the impacts of imperialism.

See Emma defend her photoshoot below.

(Photo credit: Emma Watson Instagram account)

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Emma Watson’s Feminism Questioned After She Appears Topless In Vanity Fair

Emma Watson receives VF backlash-6Emma Watson’s Vanity Fair cover story is receiving a bit of backlash from women calling the outspoken feminist a hypocrite. In the magazine’s photo spread, the self-described feminist appears “topless” in one of the photos wearing only a skirt paired with an open top and no bra. The actress’ biggest critic was a Daily Mail columnist who quickly took to Twitter to voice her criticism of the fashion choice of the star.

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