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Jeremy Renner Calls Ex-Wife’s Past Abuse Allegations “Nonsense”

Sonni Pacheco, actress and ex-wife of Jeremy Renner, filed for divorce from the Marvel star back in 2019 claiming that he was abusive toward her. While Renner has historically chosen not to publicly acknowledge these claims, he has recently shared a response to the matter. 

“I don’t respond publicly or privately to nonsense,” the Mayor of Kingstown star stated in a recent interview. “It only empowers it. If you respond to it, you give it gas. I don’t fuel s—t fires. I just don’t do it. I refuse to.” 

Pacheco and Renner were married from 2014 to 2015 and now are separated with joint custody of their 8-year-old daughter, Ava. Pacheco’s claims in the divorce said that Renner struggled with “ongoing substance abuse” and that he threatened violence because he “wanted her gone.” Renner, at the time, claimed that Pacheco was the one who was abusing drugs and alcohol in their relationship. 

Then, in 2020, Pacheco filed new court documents requesting that her ex-husband undergo routine drug tests. Renner claimed, in response, that “there is absolutely no basis for this Court to grant the requested relief with respect to a drug test.” 

The tumultuous relationship between the actors continues to go back-and-forth, with Renner’s recent public comments inciting a potential remark from Pacheco herself.

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Friday Movie Release: “Tick, Tick…Boom!” “Ghostbusters: Afterlife,” “King Richard”

This Friday offers movie-goers a great variety of film releases, including Tick, Tick…Boom, Ghostbusters: Afterlife, and King Richard. 

Ghostbusters: Afterlife reintroduces audiences to yet another rival of the 1984 classic. Featuring a cast of familiar faces like Paul Rudd, Finn Wolfhard, Sigourney Weaver, Joe Russo, Anthony Russo, and more. The film tells the story of a single mom and her two kids who arrive in a small town and begin to discover their connection to the original ghostbusters and the secret legacy their grandfather left behind. The film, directed by Jason Reitman, will be released nationwide on November 19th. 

Tick, Tick…Boom! stars Andrew Garfield and directed by Lin-Manuel Miranda as his feature directional debut. An adaptation of the autobiographical musical by Jonathan Larson—the creator of Rent—follows a promising young theater composer on the cusp of his 30th birthday. He struggles to navigate love, friendship, and the pressures of life as an artist in New York City. The film also stars Alexandra Shipp, Robin de Jesus, Joshua Henry, Judith Light, and Vanessa Hudgens. Tick, Tick…Boom! be available for streaming on Netflix beginning this Friday. 

King Richard is a sports biopic that centers around Richard Williams, the determined father of Venus and Serena Williams. The story follows Williams (Will Smith) as he works to train his daughters into Tennis history. The film, directed by Reinaldo Marcus Green and based on the true story of the Williams sisters’ upbringing, the film also stars Demi Singleton (Serena), Saniyya Sidney (Venus), Aunjanue Ellis (Brandi Williams), Tony Goldwyn, Live Schreiber, and others. King Richard will be released this Friday, nationwide. 

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Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson Reunite for “Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts” Special

Yesterday, HBO Max announced that a special reunion for the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter will debut on its streaming service early next year. 

Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, and Emma Watson are set to join the Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts project, as well as other cast members of the eight films including Ralph Fiennes, Helena Bonham Carter, Robbie Coltrane, Gary Oldman, Imelda Staunton, Tom Felton, James and Oliver Phelps, Mark Williams, Bonnie Wright, Alfred Enoch, Matthew Lewis, Evanna Lynch, director Chris Columbus “and many more.”

“Harry Potter was my home, my family, my world and Hermione (still is) my favorite fictional character of all time,” Watson shared on social media along with a throwback photo of her and her costars to commemorate 20 years of the Harry Potter franchise. 

She continued, “I am proud not just of what we as group contributed as actors to the franchise but also as the children that became young adults that walked that path. I look at my fellow cast members now and I am just so proud of who everyone has become as people. I am proud we were kind to each other that we supported one another and that we held up something meaningful.”

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Taylor Lautner Proposes to Girlfriend — Also Named Taylor  

Over the weekend, Taylor Lautner got down on one knee amid rose petals and candles to propose to his girlfriend Tay Dome. 

The Twilight star asked for Dome’s hand in marriage with quite a large stone that the couple showed off on social media along with some heartfelt words. 

“Cannot wait to spend forever with you @taydome,” Lautner wrote in the caption of an Instagram post dedicated to the special moment. “You love me unconditionally. You don’t put up with my [poop emoji]. You calm me when I’m anxious. You make me laugh way too much. You make every single day spent with you so special.”

“My absolute best friend,” Dome wrote in her own post. “I CANNOT WAIT TO SPEND FOREVER WITH YOU.”

The two lovebirds–soon to both be named Taylor Lautner–have been together for three years. 

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Halle Berry on Making “Bruised” Film: “Who Said I Can’t?” 

“I love the fight game. I understand this world and I understand what it is to be a woman fighting to survive,” Halle Berry shared regarding her motivation behind making her directorial debut with Bruised, a film about the intertwining of martial arts and womanhood. 

The Oscar-winning actress, who also stars in the film as Jackie Justice, admitted that she thought that directing would be “too big of a role to play.” But, after some support from some persistent friends, Berry knew she would be up for the task–especially because it was a story she was passionate about. She asked herself: “Who said I can’t?” 

“I was told a long time ago that if you’re going to direct a story and be a filmmaker,” the actress-turned-director said. “Especially your first movie, you best make it about something that you love and something you intrinsically understand.”

Bruised will be available for streaming on Netflix beginning November 24th. 

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