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Russell Crowe Got Into An Angry Twitter Fight With Virgin Australia Over…Hoverboards.

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Don’t you DARE tell Russell Crowe to leave his hoverboard at home!

Or to be more specific, his kids’ hoverboards. The actor slammed Virgin Australia via twitter after being told at airport check-in that his children’s hoverboards were not allowed on the plane. Why? Oh, I don’t know, maybe because they sometimes SPONTANEOUSLY BURST INTO FLAMES? CNN reports:

The popular holiday gift has been plagued with controversy after reports emerged of the self-balancing boards spontaneously bursting into flames. While the cause of the fires are still unknown, consumer safety probes suggest the problem may lie with the lithium batteries or faulty plugs.

In response, many major retailers swiftly announced a safety crackdown with Amazon halting almost all sales of the two-wheeled device.

Virgin Australia responded to the irrate filmmaker quickly on Twitter through their official account politely pointing out that many airlines have banned the boards.

However, it appears Crowe missed the furore demanding to know why he wasn’t informed about the ban upon booking.

Virgin Australia responded pretty reasonably, pointing out the many points where hoverboards were on the “dangerous materials” list.  Still, Crowe vowed that he will “never again” fly with carrier.

In my opinion, Virgin Australia  handled the situation really well- but you can judge for yourself by seeing the whole exchange HERE.

Russell- you gotta CHILL. It’s not the end of the world if your kiddies can’t hover for a bit. Just buy them a new one, you’re RICH.

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Posted Tuesday, December 29th, 2015 at 12:12pm
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Russell Crowe Thinks Older Actresses Should Act Their Age

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Russell Crowe should reaaalllllly think before he opens his mouth.

According to DailyMail, the Oscar winner is telling Hollywood’s’ leading ladies that they need to act their age if they want career longevity in the (notoriously ageist) industry. In an interview with The Australia Women’s Weekly on Monday the forthright 50-year-old gave his white male take on the issue:

‘I think you’ll find that the woman who is saying that [the roles have dried up] is the woman who at 40, 45, 48, still wants to play the ingénue, and can’t understand why she’s not being cast as the 21 year-old,’ he said.

The Gladiator star, whose showbiz career has spanned 44 years, says success is possible for men and women- at any age- and the belief that it’s harder for older women is a myth.

Meryl Streep will give you 10,000 examples and arguments as to why that’s bulls***,’ he says. ‘So will Helen Mirren, or whoever it happens to be. If you are willing to live in your own skin, you can work as an actor. If you are trying to pretend that you’re still the young buck when you’re my age, it just doesn’t work.’

But for father of two Crowe his new role as a director marks a change in his perspective as he hopes if the movieis a box office hit he’ll be able to film again in his home country Australia – and spend more his sons Charlie, 10 and Tennyson, eight.

‘Even through the largest periods of success in my life, my principle aim – when I finish the job – has always been to get home,’ he told The Guardian on Monday. ‘To go to the bush and, more recently, to be with my kids.’

(Via Dailymail)

Wow, when I read stuff like this I realize how far the industry has to come before gender equality is fully realized.  The fact that a man who’s career has stretched decades can’t recognize a huge deficiency in age and gender politics, instead, blaming women for not acting “correctly” in order to secure “the right roles?” VERY disappointing.

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Posted Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014 at 12:12pm
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Russell Crowe isn’t Catholic, but he likes Pope Francis


If Russell Crowe doesn’t strike you as a particularly religious man, it’s for good reason – he isn’t one. In fact, he doesn’t really partake in the whole “faith” situation, but oddly, he still really likes Pope Francis, whom he recently met, fulfilling a longtime goal that started with Twitter outreach.

As he explained on Good Morning America:

“Look I’m not Catholic and I’ve never felt any connection with any previous Pope, but I like this guy,” he explained.

“I like what he says… he’s changing the tone of the way you regard the Pope and I think it is a magnificent thing. I was very privileged and humbled to be in that environment.”

I think a lot of people feel that way about Pope Francis, actually. As far as Catholic leaders go, he’s certainly a step up – and any step is a good step for the Catholic church.
I wonder if Russell’s interest in meeting the Pope stems from his role in Noah? Even though it’s a “liberal reimagining” of the Biblical tale, of course…
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Posted Thursday, March 27th, 2014 at 3:15pm
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TRAILER TIME: Darren Aronofsky finally releases the first trailer for ‘Noah’!

Russell Crowe Heads To Set In 'Noah' Costume

I just got goosebumps….

For MONTHS we’ve been hearing all about Darren Aronofsky’s “Noah,” and I have been dying for a trailer for weeks! I keep checking online…. is it out yet? Finally today we’re getting our first look at ‘Noah,’ starring Russell Crowe as the title character, Emma Watson, Jennifer Connelly, Logan Lerman and Anthony Hopkins.

The movie takes on the classic biblical story of Noah who builds an ark after God tells him he’s going to destroy the earth.

Noah will hit theaters on March 28, 2014.

Posted Thursday, November 14th, 2013 at 9:09am
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