Exes Chris Evans and Jenny Slate Reunite on the Red Carpet for the First Time After Their Split

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Exes Chris Evans and Jenny Slate Reunite on the Red Carpet for the First Time After Their Split

Chris Evansand Jenny Slate were back in each other’s arms last night, but it wasn’t romantic.

The former couple posed for pictures together at the premiere of their new movie, Gifted, reuniting in front of cameras for the first time since their breakup in February.

Both were dressed in gorgeous Dolce & Gabbana ensembles. Evans looked dapper in a patterned suit with a navy blue tie, while his ex-girlfriend turned heads in a strapless, floral gown, which she accessorized with a gorgeous up-do and pink lipstick.

They kept things lighthearted, laughing on the red carpet and even complimenting one another’s work on the film.

In fact, when Slate was asked about how Evans stepped into a totally different role for the movie, she gushed, “He’s excellent. He is so excellent.”

She added, “I am glad that people love the film. It’s a really sweet one, and we all need some sweetness.”

However, despite the “sweetness” that the movie has become, they did have a couple on-set blunders. For example, Slate admitted she accidentally kneed Evans in his you-know-what during a makeout scene.

“We only had three takes or so, so it’s like, there’s nothing romantic about it,” Slate told E! News’ Marc Malkin. “We were shooting on film so that also means you really don’t want to make a mistake. So it was, I felt like it was all knees and elbows.”

When asked about the incident at Tuesday’s premiere, Evans laughed. “Yeah, the makeout scene, stumbling onto the bed there may have been a knee in a less than comfortable place.”

Jenny Slate, Chris Evans

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Meanwhile, Evans and Slate split up in February after nine months together, and as of the end of March, Slate admitted she hadn’t spoken to him.

“When Chris and I started dating, my husband and I had only been separated for a couple of months,” slate said in an interview with New York Magazine. “Even though we had an amicable divorce, I think that’s still something that you need to mourn…Chris is on a different speed than me.”

She continued, “We’re not on bad terms, but we haven’t really seen each other, spoken a lot. I think it’s probably best. I’d love to be his friend one day, but we threw down pretty hard. No regrets, though. Ever.”

Gifted hits theaters April 12.

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Published at Wed, 05 Apr 2017 17:53:50 +0000

Pepsi Pulls Commercial Starring Kendall Jenner Amid Backlash: “Clearly, We Missed the Mark”

Pepsi is canning this commercial. 

Amid backlash for its newly launched “Live For Now Moments Anthem” ad starring Kendall Jenner, the beverage brand has announced plans to pull it and halt any further rollout, according to multiple reports.  

“Pepsi was trying to project a global message of unity, peace and understanding,” the company said in a statement issued Wednesday. “Clearly, we missed the mark, and we apologize. We did not intend to make light of any serious issue. We are pulling the content and halting any further rollout. We also apologize for putting Kendall Jenner in this position.”

The original spot depicted the reality star partaking in a outdoor photoshoot while a group of protesters marched by her on the street. After she joins the group, she gives a Pepsi can to a police officer standing guard as a symbolic peace offering and he accepts, inciting a cheerful celebration. 

However, many did not respond positively to the commercial, calling it insensitive to the current political and racial climate, and claimed it trivialized the resurgence of protests around the world

By late Tuesday, Pepsi reacted to the criticism with a statement. “This is a global ad that reflects people from different walks of life coming together in a spirit of harmony, and we think that’s an important message to convey.”

However, less than 24 hours later, the company revealed their decision to remove the ad altogether.

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Published at Wed, 05 Apr 2017 17:52:00 +0000