Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Tony Hale was ‘overwhelmed’ in Toy Story 4

Tony Hale felt "overwhelmed" when making 'Toy Story 4'. The 49-year-old actor voices the character Forky - a handmade...

Latest Posts

Brian Austin Green ‘annoyed’ by Megan Fox’s new romance

Brian Austin Green is reportedly "annoyed" with his estranged wife Megan Fox's new romance with Machine Gun Kelly. The...

Three alleged pals of R. Kelly charged with harassing witnesses

R. Kelly's alleged acquaintances have been charged with harassing witnesses in his criminal case. The 'Ignition' hitmaker is currently...

Jane Lynch: Naya Rivera’s death was ‘gut-wrenching’

Jane Lynch says Naya Rivera's death has been "gut-wrenching and heart-breaking" to come to terms with. The 'Glee' star...

Khloe Kardashian to move in with Tristan Thompson?

Khloe Kardashian wants to "buy a house" with Tristan Thompson. The 36-year-old reality star was recently reported to have...

Wilmer Valderrama feels responsibility to inspire

Wilmer Valderrama feels a "major responsibility" to inspire the younger generation.

The ‘NCIS’ star – whose parents are Venezuelan and Colombian – insisted it is vital to "inspire and create awareness" for people of colour in order for the world to "move forward".

He told ‘Entertainment Tonight’: "[People of colour] have a major responsibility in this moment in time to continue to create images that our younger generation can look up and say, ‘Hey, that’s me or that looks like me.’

"Now, more than ever, we need to inspire these roles.

"We have to inspire and create awareness for other alternatives for young people. I’m excited that we’re part of that small contribution…As people of colour we can represent and be proud and move forward hand in hand, because this is gonna take all of us to really be on the same page."

The 40-year-old actor admitted he felt "helpless" and "confused" at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic because he wasn’t sure what he could do to help.

He said: "When this pandemic started, I felt very confused about what my role was as an activist and somebody who likes to show up where the conversation needs to be had.

"I felt a little helpless and I had to do a little searching and figuring out what my role is in this moment, and it was just amplifying the voices."

But now, the Harness organisation – which brings together artists and activists to form collaborations for social change – he founded with America Ferrera and Ryan Piers Williams in 2016 have begun their 2020 Census campaign, #BeCounted, in partnership with Stacey Abrams’ Fair Count and NowThis, and Wilmer insisted it is vital for people to take part.

He said: "Among so many other things, you have to be counted. You can’t be an invisible family. You can’t be an invisible community.

"At this point, we also have to understand where we all are. The next phase is we got to register to vote. If you’re eligible to vote, you have to get out there. That same fire, that same passion, we have to take it to the polls."

Latest Posts

Brian Austin Green ‘annoyed’ by Megan Fox’s new romance

Brian Austin Green is reportedly "annoyed" with his estranged wife Megan Fox's new romance with Machine Gun Kelly. The...

Three alleged pals of R. Kelly charged with harassing witnesses

R. Kelly's alleged acquaintances have been charged with harassing witnesses in his criminal case. The 'Ignition' hitmaker is currently...

Jane Lynch: Naya Rivera’s death was ‘gut-wrenching’

Jane Lynch says Naya Rivera's death has been "gut-wrenching and heart-breaking" to come to terms with. The 'Glee' star...

Khloe Kardashian to move in with Tristan Thompson?

Khloe Kardashian wants to "buy a house" with Tristan Thompson. The 36-year-old reality star was recently reported to have...

Don't Miss

Jed Mercurio reveals Line of Duty secrets

Lennie James' 'Line of Duty' character Tony Gates was originally given a different name. Jed Mercurio, the show's creator,...

Our Girl was axed ‘after Jacqueline Jossa talks failed’

BBC bosses reportedly decided to axe 'Our Girl' after Jacqueline Jossa failed to agree a deal to become the show's lead.

Fleur East signs up for Don’t Rock the Boat

Fleur East has signed up for 'Don't Rock the Boat'. The 32-year-old singer - who rose to fame on...

Netflix set to make Nailbomber documentary

Netflix is set to make a documentary about the London nail bombings. The streaming giant's 'Nailbomber' documentary is poised...

Mikey North predicts split for Coronation Street’s Maria and Gary

'Coronation Street's Mikey North suspects Gary Windass and Maria Connor will eventually split. The 33-year-old actor's character Gary is...

Stay in touch

To be updated with all the latest news, offers and special announcements.