Rita Moreno is walking back the remarks she made in defense of Lin-Manuel Miranda, who has come under fire for casting mostly lighter-skinned Latino actors in his big-screen adaptation of his In The Heights musical. During Tuesday night's episode of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Moreno said critics were "attacking the wrong person" and... Read More.
Lin-Manuel Miranda has broken his silence over the growing criticism over his latest movie musical In The Heights, which features a predominately Latinx cast. Critics say the film didn't go far enough and accused it of "colorism" for failing to represent the Afro-Latinx community that is present in the movie's real-life setting of... Read More.
Jon M. Chu, who directed Crazy Rich Asians, is apologizing for how the 2018 hit romantic comedy portrayed South Asian characters. Speaking recently with Insider, the director addressed the controversy over casting South Asian actor in stereotypical roles, such as domestic workers. Crazy Rich Asians was set in... Read More.
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt star Ellie Kemper took to Instagram to apologize after she was linked to a decades-old pageant from a controversial group called the Veiled Prophet Organization. In 1999, as a 19-year-old Princeton University freshman, Kemper was crowned the Queen of Love and Beauty at the organization's... Read More.
In another example of the importance the Chinese box office is to Hollywood, Fast and the Furious 9 star John Cena took to social media in the Middle Kingdom to apologize for referring to Taiwan as a country. In the eyes of the Chinese government, Taiwan is a part... Read More.
Trans people fight to have their voices heard every day, but that's quite literally the case after Laverne Cox's voice was replaced with a male actor in the Italian trailer for Promising Young Woman. Italian voice actor Vittoria Schisano, who is trans, told The Guardian that noticeably male-sounding 59-year-old Roberto Pedicini was... Read More.
By BILL HUTCHINSON, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- Pharmacy retail giant Rite Aid has apologized to two undocumented immigrants who the company said were "mistakenly" denied COVID-19 vaccinations at Southern California stores.Both women, who were turned away from getting the vaccine... Read More.
By ROSA SANCHEZ, ABC News (WASHINGTON) -- Rep. Tom Reed, R-N.Y., on Sunday apologized to the woman who accused him of sexual misconduct last week and said that he will not seek to get elected for any office once his term ends.
By MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- NCAA officials apologized for "dropping the ball" after providing women's basketball players with training facilities inferior to men's during the Division 1 tournaments."We fell short this year in what we've been... Read More.