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Ellen Page is known for being an absolutely unreal actress, and all-round lesbian ledgebag.

Literally, she's queen of the gays. Did you SEE her speech on the Stephen Colbert US chat show about Vice-President Mike Pence's homophobia? We had chillz. They're multiplying.

The Juno actress has now called on Guardians Of The Galaxy star Chris Pratt to address his church Hillsong’s attitude towards LGBTQ people.

The newly engaged Chris Pratt spoke about his ‘spiritual side’ on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, ironically the show that Ellen made her badass speech on, and she had some words to say about it.

The 39-year old Jurassic World actor is admittedly very religious and identifies as a non-denominational Christian, attending services at the Zoe Church and Hillsong, also attended by Selena Gomez, Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin.

Replying to Pratt's comments, Ellen wrote to Twitter; "Oh. K. Um. But his church is infamously anti-LGBT+ so maybe address that too?"

Page has just celebrated her one-year-anniversary with her wife Emma Portner last month, and famously speaks out against homophobic attacks like the recent horrible incident involving Empire actor Jussie Smollett.

In 2015 Brian Houston, leader of Hillsong, has said that while gay people are welcome to worship there, and that he loves all people, Hillsong doesn’t ‘affirm’ the gay ‘lifestyle’. Whatever the heck that means.

"Hillsong Church welcomes ALL people but does not affirm all lifestyles. Put clearly, we do not affirm a gay lifestyle and because of this we do not knowingly have actively gay people in positions of leadership, either paid or unpaid."


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"Can you take an active leadership role? No. ‘This won’t make everyone happy and to some, this stance may even be seen as hypocritical. We are a gay welcoming church but we are not a church that affirms a gay lifestyle." Alright then…

Famous pastor of Justin Bieber, Carl Lentz, said he admits he doesn’t know what Jesus would think about homosexuality, saying:

"Jesus was in the thick of an era where homosexuality, just like it is today, was widely prevalent. And I’m still waiting for someone to show me the quote where Jesus addressed it on the record in front of people. You won’t find it because he never did." 

Pratt spoke on the show about how his church helps him to deal with fame, and has yet to respond to Ellen's tweet.

Feature image: Marie Claire


Bird Box has become one of the biggest movies of the last few years, with 80 MILLION people watching it on Netflix in the first month of its release.

It's safe to say pretty much the entire world has seen it, except for one lady, who is actually in the movie itself.

The iconic Sarah Paulson pairs up with her BFF Sandra Bullock for the flick following their Ocean's 8 collab, and Paulson plays Bullock's sister in the infamous apocalyptic horror.

During a recent appearance on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, Paulson explained that she actually never watches her own work, and hasn't done so since American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson.

Colbert reminded her that she's potentially missed out on some incredible movies and TV shows, such as The Post, which was Oscar-nominated, but she maintains that she's never actually seen Bird Box.

“You didn’t see you in The Post?!” Colbert asked. “It’s such a brilliant, beautiful scene, you were so good.” Paulson then made Colbert act out the scene so she could see the impact.

Imagine being in a movie which sees the entire population die if they open their eyes, and she won't even take off the blindfold to watch the performance and check who survived in the end?

“It’s so exciting that the movie is resonating with people, and I hope that people find a way to continue to enjoy watching the movie," she said, about the #BirdBoxChallenge.

“But I really hope people would not try to re-enact the most dangerous parts of it. It is a movie, and you shouldn’t try it at home. We don’t want anything tragic to happen.” Sensible words from Sarah.

It's a shame she won't get to see Sandra fight her way through the film blindfolded, we wonder how she feels about all the memes which have been inspired by the flick


When news broke that Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston had parted ways, the internet was awash with sarky remarks from members of the public asking how long it would take before Taylor cashed in on the break-up and wrote an album of broken-hearted love songs.

Well, it looks like someone has beaten Taylor to the post, and it definitely wasn't who we expected.

Stringless guitar in hand, US chat show host, Stephen Colbert, pulled up a stool and paid tribute to one of the summer's most talked-about romances on last night's episode of The Late Show.

Like many of us who felt we were a reluctant part of the year's biggest showmance, Stephen tapped into the notion by sharing snaps of himself alongside the couple in some of their most infamous shots.

And in one very quick turnaround, he bid goodbye to Hiddleswift and admitted he has his sight sets on the newest Hollywood couple…



Saoirse Ronan is literally everywhere at the moment.

She has been on one serious press junket this awards season as the Carlow native is expected to be nominated for an Oscar for her turn in Brooklyn. 

And she has certainly been reminding everyone that she is most definitely Irish, if her name and accent weren't already giving the game away. 

From plugging Dublin beauty salons to giving the gift of Barry's tea, it seems that Saoirse now wants to help Americans nail the perfect Irish accent. 

On the Late Show with Stephen Colbert that aired in the States yesterday, Saoirse filled the host in on how NOT to do an Irish accent.

Dispelling stereotypical Irish impersonations, Saoirse advised that the accent should not to get too high-pitched and the sound should be quite "melodic and sing-songey." 

She also helped Stephen out with the pronunciation of some very common Irish names such as Caoimhe, Siobhan and Oisin. 

Watch Saoirse on her serious charm offensive below:



American talk show host Stephen Colbert was in for a treat on Friday’s The Late Show.

During the episode, he host introduced a performance from none other than the dance floor king: Michael Flatley.

The Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games star was on hand to deliver a performance that we’re still trying to come to terms with- those moves have left us speechless.

If his previous shows are any indication, Stephen himself loves a good dance sess but he had never seen anything like this before. 

Aside from performing the odd jig at his desk, the US TV personality received impromptu lessons from his guests. This included MacArthur Genius grant winner Michelle Dorrance and choreographer Christopher Wheeldon. 

The Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games troupe, however, pulled a Magic Mike stunt with their performance.

We will never look at Michael the same way again. Ever.


George Cooney appeared on the American talk show hosted by Stephen Colbert, the Late Show and things got very personal indeed.

Stephen pressed the actor for some details on his marriage to human rights lawyer Amal. George joked that the pair have defied the odds when he noted: “they said it wouldn’t last.”

Stephen went on to ask George how it felt to be the “arm candy” in the relationship. George acknowledged that he now spends most of his time being “shiny and pretty.”

Stephen joked that Amal must now have to warn George of what exactly is going to happen when their heading out these days.

“She must say like, ‘We’re going to meet extremely intelligent people tonight- these are not show folk. Just be shiny and pretty.”

The 54-year old put up with further jokes about the age difference between he and Amal when Stephen went on to congratulate him about his upcoming anniversary. He did also make the point of mentioning that he was left off the guest list on the big day.

He did still manages to get the pair a special present. Packaged in a very lovely looking Tiffany’s box, George was treated to a paper weight. Not just any paper weight though, this one is personalised, kind of.

The gift actually reads: “I don’t know you.”

George did take the time to talk about his new film Decision Strike, in which he plays a “no-nonsense” secretary general of the UN.

Speaking about the film he made sure to point out the amount of hard work he put into the project:

"Sex sells Stephen," he told the host, adding, "I did my own sex. I did all of my own stunts."