To kick off this year’s WIRED25, a group of entrepreneurs, filmmakers, cooks, and actors gathered (virtually) to discuss how they’re improving the world through art and culture.
During a conversation with WIRED editor in chief Nick Thompson, Netflix co-CEO and cofounder Reed Hastings described how he has maintained a culture of innovation at Netflix and how the company has risen to the challenge of entertaining a global audience. Also in discussion: the mechanics behind Netflix’s recommendation algorithm, the future of his company, and the quiet beauty of Paul Dano’s directorial debut, Wildlife.
Sonia Chopra, the executive editor of Bon Appétit, then led a talk on sustainability and equitable work practices in the food industry. Joining her was Gabriela Cámara, a chef and owner of the beloved Cala restaurant in San Francisco and Contramar in Mexico City. Accompanying them were Jon Gray, Pierre Serrao, and Lester Walker, the cofounders of the culinary collective Ghetto Gastro. During the talk, Serrao noted that “food is a system that’s been designed for people to be oppressed, for people to not operate at their optimum self by feeding them foods that are full of sugars and pesticides, processed foods.” Together, these socially conscious cooks and business owners have pushed their industry and consumers toward healthier, greener, and more egalitarian eating habits. As Serrao put it, we need to be “conscious about the sourcing and what we’re consuming.”
Next up, Nia DaCosta, the director of Little Woods and the hotly anticipated Candyman (coming in 2021), chatted with Jason Parham, a senior culture writer at WIRED. DaCosta shared her experience working with the modern-day-Hitchcock Jordan Peele, how she thinks the pandemic will affect the movie industry, and her love of horror films as a child. Horror, she says, can foster empathy. “Understanding the horror of a ghost or a serial killer can be tangible for people who don’t understand Black trauma, Black horror, Black pain.”
Chadwick Boseman cut his salary for 21 Bridges to boost Sienna Miller’s pay
Sienna Miller has revealed how her 21 Bridges co-star Chadwick Boseman took a pay cut so that she would receive the salary she asked for.
The actress, 38, appeared alongside the late Black Panther star in the thriller in 2019.
She told Empire that she was initially undecided about taking on the role of an NYPD officer in the film and was close to turning down the part after the studio declined to meet her salary expectations.
However Boseman, who also served as a producer on the film, then offered to boost her salary by reducing his own pay.
“This was a pretty big budget film, and I know that everybody understands about the pay disparity in Hollywood, but I asked for a number that the studio wouldn’t get to,” Miller told the magazine.
“And because I was hesitant to go back to work and my daughter was starting school and it was an inconvenient time, I said, ‘I’ll do it if I’m compensated in the right way.’
“Chadwick ended up donating some of his salary to get me to the number that I had asked for. He said that that was what I deserved to be paid.”
She revealed that she was “astounded” by Boseman’s offer and admitted it was difficult to imagine other actors “behaving that graciously or respectfully.”
“That kind of thing doesn’t just happen,” she said. “He said, ‘You’re getting paid what you deserve, and what you’re worth.’ It’s just unfathomable to imagine another man in that town behaving that graciously or respectfully.
“There was no showiness, it was ‘Of course I’ll get you to that number, because that’s what you should be paid.’”
Boseman died last month at the age of 43, four years after he was diagnosed with colon cancer.
The actor chose to keep his illness out of the public eye, with just a handful of close friends and family aware of his diagnosis.
Tyler Posey Now Showing His Peen Wolf on OnlyFans
Teen Wolf heartthrob Tyler Posey has thirst trapped countless fans with his good looks and charming demeanor.
Now, he’s taking things further by following ex-girlfriend Bella Thorne’s footsteps and joining OnlyFans.
On Monday, September 28, Tyler Posey posted the announcement to Instagram … in the form of a naked serenade.
Being Instagram, the post features no dong or other forbidden bits.
Instead, he sits cross-legged but naked on a stool, a guitar and his fit thigh doing all of the censorship work.
The almost-29-year-old’s caption is also very flirty.
“You guys asked for it, and I supplied. I now have an only fans,” he writes.
Tyler then teases: “Follow the link in my bio and come get wet with me! haha”
That risque tease is just the beginning, presumably.
Tyler is charging $14.99 — less than some much less famous reality stars — a month for exclusive content.
He does not actually promise any nudity … but some fans are hopeful. Others are jokingly pessimistic.
A few years ago, an alleged leak of Tyler’s personal videos went public.
There was a video, as you may recall, in which a hand allegedly belonging to Tyler was repeatedly striking an erect penis that also allegedly belonged to Tyler.
We were all horrified by this violation of his privacy. Many wonder if Tyler will now be sharing that same dong, this time by his own choice and with his own agency.
I personally was a huge fan of Teen Wolf back in the day (not being a teen, I called it Age-Appropriate Wolf) right up until it went past campy and got legitimately bad.
It’s important to note that Tyler has starred in other projects, like Now, Apocalypse and Jane The Virgin.
In fact, given that his acting career is still very much in swing, we hate to say it, but he’ll probably err on the side of showing a little less than he might if he were done with acting.
Why? Because there is a huge stigma against sex workers, and while it is always worse against women than against men, nudity and especially porn can still derail careers.
This brings us to our next topic, however, because some people are angry that Tyler is starting an OnlyFans.
It’s not that they’re upset that he might be hanging dong (or showing any of the other bits immediately mentioned by thirsty fans on Twitter). They’re upset that he’s using the site at all.
See, as with when his ex-girlfriend Bella Thorne joined, this is another example of a millionaire celebrity signing up for a site that many sex workers use simply to make ends meet.
If someone is a single mom doing cam work and selling feet pics on OnlyFans to make sure that her power goes off, seeing a celebrity join the site and take up potential income is soul-crushing.
Even worse is the way that Bella Thorne specifically ruined OnlyFans by scamming fans and causing a massive amount of refund requests, causing policy changes that harmed the site’s most vulnerable content creators.
Sex workers — who already face stigma and marginalization — have a hard enough time with the normal ins and outs of the work without competing with a millionaire celebrity for clicks.
It’s a fair criticism. And while Tyler isn’t exactly mega-rich (his estimated net worth is $7 million, which is great but not you-never-need-to-work-again money if you’re in your 20s), he doesn’t need OnlyFans to get by.
Others point out that if he draws positive attention to the site, a lot of people are more likely to subscribe to additional accounts. At the end of the day, some think that it could be a help — so long as he’s not running a scam.
Demi Lovato’s Ex Max Ehrich Is ‘Very Sad’ Amid Split: ‘It’s Been Hard for Him to Keep It Together’
Broken-hearted. Max Ehrich is “devastated” amid his split from Demi Lovato, a source close to the couple tells Life & Style. “He was so in love with her.”
In Touch confirmed Max, 29, and Demi, 28, broke up and called off their engagement on September 24 after six months together. The former couple looked smitten in their posts on social media, but things quickly went south.
“This breakup is completely out of left field,” the source continues. “A week ago their relationship was seemingly fine. Max and Demi were completely head over heels for each other, they were looking at homes to move into and already planning the wedding. Just last week they were meeting with vendors to look at their wedding flowers!”
Close friends and family were also “blindsided” by their decision to separate, the insider reveals. “Max thought Demi was The One, a perfect and genuine person, he spoke very highly of her always,” the source adds. “They both loved each other very much. Demi’s family loved and supported Max, too.”
The Young and the Restless alum and Demi started dating in March and immediately began to self-quarantine together amid the coronavirus pandemic. They went public with their romance in May while appearing in Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber‘s “Stuck With U” music video. “They had a deep intense connection and were so in love, like soulmates,” the source reveals.
By July, the pair were already engaged after Max proposed to the “Sorry Not Sorry” singer, but that was the beginning of the end. An insider previously revealed to In Touch Demi had “a lot riding” on her engagement and she was feeling tons of “pressure.” The Under the Dome actor was also “feeling overwhelmed” in their relationship.
Even with the issues they were facing, Max seemed clearly hurt after he revealed he found out about their breakup on the internet in a series of posts on his Instagram Story on September 26. After breaking his silence during a break from filming his upcoming movie, Southern Gospel, the 100 Things to Do Before High School alum “disconnected” his phone to “center himself and process everything,” the source says.
“He’s very sad. It’s been hard for him to keep it together and talk about it. He is currently working and living on the set of his new movie in Atlanta and has been there for a few weeks. He’s not sure what he is going to do when he comes back,” the insider explains. “I’m not sure if he rents out a place in Los Angeles, but I do know that he was mostly living with Demi, some of his stuff is still at her house and they were recently looking for homes to move into together.”
The American Princess star returned to social media on September 27 to double down on the details of how he found out about their split. “He needs a support system right now. His friends want him to know that they are here for him,” the source adds.
In the early hours of Monday, September 28, Max took to his Instagram Story again and claimed his engagement with Demi had not been called off yet and their relationship wasn’t over because they had not spoken to each other over the phone. Hours later, the Sweet/Vicious star confirmed their “chapter finally closed” and he was ready to move on.
“Right now, he is focusing on his movie and his music to heal,” the insider adds. “They both deserve to have happiness and love.”
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