'The Last Jedi' Director Responds To Backlash Over Shirtless Adam Driver Scene

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He certainly isn’t the first shirtless Jedi…

Warning: spoilers ahead!

If you’ve seen Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Rian Johnson’s latest installment in the Star Wars sequel trilogy, you may have been caught off guard by Adam Driver’s shirtless Kylo Ren in a scene with Daisy Ridley’s Rey.

Johnson, the film’s writer and director, told PEOPLE the scene was not gratuitous:

It’s all about those Force connection scenes. The keyword being intimacy. And the idea that this was a way to just, why not step that up? The idea that, what’s even more uncomfortable having a conversation face to face with a person you don’t want to, is if they’re half-naked during it, while you’re having to do it. And so it was just another way of kind of disrobing Kylo literally and figuratively a little bit more, and pushing that sense of these conversations becoming increasingly more intimate.

Though some fans didn’t care for the scene, others had a different reaction:

And Johnson knew Driver was ready for it:

Adam looks so damn good because he’d been training hardcore for the past six months for those fight scenes. I’m like, ‘Eh. He looks so good. We should put him up there.’

H/T: Entertainment Weekly

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'Dear Evan Hansen' Star Ben Platt Responds To Angry And Disappointed Fans

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Dear Evan Hansen has been Broadway’s smash hit, winning multiple Tony Awards including Best Actor for a Musical. The show examines depression, suicide, and bullying. The role of Evan Hansen is an incredibly draining character. When star and Broadway breakout sensation, Ben Platt, didn’t show up to take photographs at the stage door, he began to be harassed on Twitter to the point of having to put out a statement.

Ben Platt’s performance in Dear Evan Hansen is a performance for the ages, so it’s no wonder people want to meet him at the stage door afterward.

So when he didn’t show up at the stage door at every performance, some angry fans took to Twitter to harass him.

As someone who truly cares about his fans, Ben responded on twitter.

I don’t know about you, but this man just proved he’s not only talented; he’s an amazing person.

And his fans couldn’t agree with him and stand by his side more.

Ben Platt, you’re amazing and we’re so happy for your success. Don’t let any of the haters bring you down, because even at its worst, “you will be found.”

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Cop Responds To Noise Complaint At Party By Teaching Kids How To Salsa

Cop Responds To Noise Complaint At Party By Teaching Kids How To Salsa

When cops show up to a party, they’re usually not partaking in it.

Your first reaction is probably to hide whatever contraband is in your home that shouldn’t be there, and then turn down the music and try to look as respectable as possible.

You sit there and nod your head as the officer warns you about the noise complaints and then get prepared to put in as much partying as possible before the neighbors call the cops again and you’re forced to shut down the party.

But it doesn’t always go down like that. There are some cops who are awesome, like this salsa-loving officer.

Leslie Sapp posted a video of the San Antonio cop who showed up to an event held by her kid’s dance club: NXG Dance Crew. The kids were in the middle of a dance battle.

Instead of shutting down the event, the officer asked to play a song and then joined in on the fun.

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He even got Sapp’s daughter involved in the fun and taught the kids in attendance how to salsa. 

“As a parent, especially these days, there is a lot of negativity in the world when it comes to cops, and he broke that stereotype. He didn’t have to take his time to do that and could have just (gone) in and shut it down,” Sapp said.

Sapp’s daughter said that the officer’s positive attitude changed her perception of local law enforcement.

The video quickly spread on Facebook, with tons of commenters giving props to the officer.

What a cool cop. (h/t ksat)

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