Actress Mila Kunis is getting applauded around the Web for telling a reporter off in Russian. Kunis was in Russia promoting "Friends With Benefits" with co-star Justin Timberlake when a reporter asked why Timberlake didn't make music anymore. Kunis, who came to the U.S. from Ukraine when she was 8, jumped in saying, "Why movies? Why not? What kind of question is that? Why are you here?" A very confused Timberlake has no idea what is going on. Social media are in love with the video. One person tweeted, "Mila Kunis = Female Bradley Cooper," referring to an interview where Bradley Cooper speaks fluent French.
Kunis wasn't the only celebrity frustrated with reporters. At an education rally in Washington, D.C., actor Matt Damon was asked if teachers with tenure have less motivation than actors, since actors have less job security. Damon, whose mother is a teacher, didn't like the question one bit. He told the reporter, "You think job insecurity is what makes me work hard?" Damon went on to say, "I want to be an actor; it's not an incentive." Using language that would not be allowed in the classroom, Damon went on to say that both actors and teachers do their job because of their love for their craft. "See you take this MBA-style thinking right, it's the problem with ed policy right now--is this intrinsically paternalistic view of problems that are much more complex than that." Damon was the education rally's key note speaker. During his speech he said that millions of people just like him stand behind teachers. It seems social media are now standing behind Damon. Many are calling Damon a "remarkable spokesperson," "awesome," and "great." But others don't agree. One woman tweeted, "I will never look at Matt Damon the same again after hearing the level of ignorance he spewed. Goes for you, too, Jason Bourne. Pfft." What do you think of Damon's comments? Tell us on Facebook!
Lastly, remember Ted Williams, the homeless man from Cleveland with the "golden" radio voice? Well there's a new viral crooner in town. Gary Russo, a construction worker from Queens, New York, spends his lunch break at a New York City work site singing Frank Sinatra songs. His rendition of old blue eyes is so good a passerby named David Fischer videotaped Russo and uploaded his singing to YouTube. In just one day the video has gotten a quarter-million views. We spoke to Fischer, who said Russo hasn't even seen the video yet. Fischer also told us that Russo's singing secret is out. A picture on Fischer's Facebook wall shows news cameras swarming Russo.
- Mila Kunis
- Justin Timberlake