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Armie Hammer Wants His Estranged Wife to Return to America So They Can Figure Out Joint Custody

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In new legal documents, Armie Hammer is reportedly claiming that divorce proceedings with his wife Elizabeth Chambers can’t move forward until she returns to America with their five-year-old daughter Harper Grace and three-year-old son Ford Douglas Armand.

That’s why the actor is requesting that his estranged wife return from the Cayman Islands, where she’s currently staying with their children after the whole family decided to quarantine there at the beginning of the pandemic, according to legal documents obtained by The Blast. Hammer reportedly returned to their Los Angeles home in July around the time Chambers filed for divorce. According to the documents, Hammer’s lawyers claim that “As the coronavirus pandemic worsened in the United States, Elizabeth and Armie elected to stay with their children temporarily in the Cayman Islands where the pandemic appeared to be under greater control. Armie returned to Los Angeles this past July, with a promise from Elizabeth that she and the children would follow shortly thereafter. To date, however, Elizabeth and the children remain in the Cayman Islands and Armie has not seen the children in several months now.”

Hammer also says in the filing, “When I asked Elizabeth when she was coming home, however, she first told me that the airports were closed. Then I was informed through her attorneys that flights were merely limited but that she and our children would be back in Los Angeles on the first flight in October. It is now several weeks into October and they have not returned.”

The couple’s two children are currently enrolled in the same Cayman Island school Armie attended as a child after his family moved there when he was seven years old, according to People. On Chambers’s Instagram Stories, the kids also appear to be spending some quality time with the actor’s father, Michael Armand Hammer, the outlet noted. According to a source who spoke to People, Chambers’s decision to stay on the island isn’t a tactic to prolong their joint custody proceedings, but rather to provide their kids with a sense of stability. “These are crazy times with COVID-19, shutting schools down in L.A., and Elizabeth just wants the kids to have a normal experience,” the source said. “The kids are able to attend school, play with their friends, and lead a fairly normal life in the Cayman Islands. If they were in L.A., they would be stuck in front of a computer.”

And that source may have a point as, back in L.A., Hammer himself seems to be spending a whole lot of time in front of the computer screen these days. On Tuesday, the actor left a flirtatious comment on his Call Me By Your Name costar Timothée Chalamet’s selfie, writing, “OoOOOoOoooo KING shit!!!” adding a string of eggplant, water droplet, red heart, and flame emojis. But Armie told Variety that fans were blowing the comment out of proportion and it was really all in jest. “People got so excited. I don’t think they realized I was actually making fun of how ridiculous people sound on the internet now,” he told the outlet.

Representatives for Armie Hammer and Elizabeth Chambers were not immediately available for comment.

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Pope Francis’ Support for Same-Sex Civil Unions Is a Historic Step Toward Equality

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When it comes to leaders of the Roman Catholic Church, is as progressive as they come. From forgiveness for women who have abortions to suggesting that even atheists can go to heaven, the current Papal leader has definitely raised conservative eyebrows on more than one occasion. Now, Pope Francis’ additional support for gay civil unions has once again challenged traditional stances taken by the Catholic Church.

Pope Francis’ support for same-sex civil unions is kind of a big deal.

A documentary called Francesco, which will be premiering at the Rome Film Festival and then later in the U.S., shows Pope Francis giving an interview to filmmaker Evgeny Afineevsky. During this interview, Francis tells Evgeny, “What we have to create is a civil union law. That way they are legally covered.”

He adds, “They’re children of God and have a right to a family. Nobody should be thrown out, or be made miserable because of it. I stood up for that.”

The thing is, Francis’ comments go against the position held by the Vatican’s doctrinal office, as NBC News pointed out. That’s because Catholic teachings consider homosexual acts as “intrinsically disordered” — and although the church respects gays, this respect “cannot lead in any way to approval of homosexual behavior or to legal recognition of homosexual unions,” according to a 2003 document from the Vatican doctrinal office.

“Thank you, Pope Francis, for seeing love for what it is.”

Meanwhile, James Martin — a Jesuit priest and editor at large for America Magazine — , “What makes Pope Francis comments supporting same-sex civil unions today so momentous? First, he is saying them as Pope, not Archbishop of Buenos Aires. Second, he is clearly supporting, not simply tolerating, civil unions. Third, he is saying it on camera, not privately. Historic.”

— a Democrat from Kentucky who is running for Mitch McConnell’s seat in the U.S. Senate — acknowledged, “This is a step in the right direction.”

Pope Francis has spoken out in support of the gay community before.

This isn’t the first time Pope Francis has publicly supported the gay community. Back in 2013, he told journalists, “If a person is gay and seeks God and has good will, who am I to judge?”

At the time, Pope Francis also said that gay clergymen should be forgiven and their sins forgotten. “The Catechism of the Catholic Church explains this very well,” he said. “It says they should not be marginalized because of this but that they must be integrated into society.”

That remark is in contrast to Pope Benedict XVI’s actions in 2005, when he signed a document stated gay men should not be priests.

Hopefully, even more progress is made in support of the gay community by the Catholic Church during Pope Francis’ time as its leader. In the meantime, this is definitely a step in the right direction toward acceptance and equality.

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Terry Funk Has Message For Impersonators On Twitter, WWE Declares Quarterly Dividend, Jake Atlas

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– The WWE Performance Center just released this video with a look at WWE NXT Superstar Jake Atlas. Atlas opens up about his love of pro wrestling, how he wants to change the world, and more.

Atlas will be in action on tonight’s NXT show as he teams with Isaiah “Swerve” Scott and Ashante “Thee” Adonis to face Legado del Fantasma in six-man action.

– WWE issued the following this afternoon:

– WWE Hall of Famer Terry Funk officially joined Twitter back in August and today he issued a video message to those posing as him on social media.

“Look, I am Terry Funk, and I am on Twitter. And I am I, and you are you. I don’t want any impersonators,” the pro wrestling legend said in the video seen below.

The account notes that it is maintained by Flannelgraph Records, and that all tweets from Funk are dictated via telephone.

Mr. Funk has a message for anyone pretending to be him on Twitter!

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Who Plays Sacha Baron Cohen’s Daughter in Borat Subsequent Moviefilm?

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Maria Bakalova plays Borat’s daughter in Borat 2.
Photo: Courtesy of Amazon Studios

Warning: Some minor spoilers for Borat 2 follow.

Perhaps because of this conundrum of recognition, figuring significantly into the sequel’s plot is Borat’s daughter, Tutar. A 15-year-old on the cusp of womanhood, she goes from sleeping in a barn in her homeland to hoping to be presented as a gift to “America’s Most Famous Ladies’ Man” Vice-President Mike Pence. The objective is for Kazakhstan to earn the respect of President Trump — a kind of sexual-slavery olive branch. Of course, nothing goes as planned.

Maria Who?

Cohen, of course, is no stranger to placing unfamiliar faces at the center of the frame in his mockumentaries. In the first Borat, journeyman character actor Ken Davitian gives a full-frontal performance as TV segment producer Azamat Bagatov. And talk-show host/comedian Luenell Campbell delivers an indelible turn as the sex worker Borat weds when things go south in the film with Pamela Anderson.

Without giving away crucial plot points, the conclusion of Borat Subsequent Moviefilm leaves the door ajar for a Tutar-centric sequel. “Nice,” the character says, dressed in the kind of drab, gray gabardine suit favored by her father.

“Niiiice!” Borat corrects.

“Don’t mansplain to me,” Bakalova as Tutar deadpans.

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