Ellen, Tom Hanks, Ellen Degeneres discussed on Pop Culturing

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One of the best all time theme songs. Billy Joel Song You know I love Billy Joel. But I'll tell you something. He had a certain valleys in his life. I think he tried to commit suicide. He was just getting in a lot of car accidents while he was having some struggles. So I'm I'm sure they hit about like. Hey how about we pay you X.. Amount of dollars and let us use the song. I don't know if this was a valley time though. This was our childhood. I used to watch with my dad. Who knows but regardless they got the billy Joel Song? I used to watch that. So he's just been in our life so long and then of course I love actors. who like he did Philadelphia Philadelphia? which again similar to what I was just talking about with Ellen Degeneres? That movie changed People's minds and lives about AIDS. And he you you know brought attention to the humanity and you know the family aspect to end the you know we just. It gave us a different viewpoint And he won an academy award for that and then the following year one another academy award for Forrest Gump was one for two for two was so Philadelphia came person then go and then the next year here he got nominated for Apollo Thirteen. Oh my gosh. And but he obviously didn't win but todd and I love that movie two weeks to have that on we had that vhs tapes play it all the time. It's what every every known again a movie. We'll just you'll come across a movie. That is easy to watch like a few of the ones in your rotation right now are spotlight which is weird. Because it's about a pretty serious thing but it doesn't. It's more about the journalism it doesn't it's not super heavy Yeah there's movies that you just continue to watch because they're predictable but they also also feel like a comfort with them So I was very happy to see Tom. Hanks up there. I'm so sad. He had a cold I kept thinking about. He nailed it. He totally he capture captivates room. He even though I usually if somebody is colder. They're just not on their best game. You're kind of feel nervous like everybody was dead. So maybe because he was Tom Hanks but I'm like God he just knows how to grab a room well and also him starting out by talking about his family and getting all choked up like that just sets where you'll listen anything else to say from then on and I also think that he has earned. He hasn't earned respect because he got awards. He's earned respect because he's a good person and I think that everybody in that room likes him they eat some people may like it more than others but I just think that he and what he has to say about professionalism about showing up you know the clip yard he played. We tend to forget these really basic things and I I. Sometimes I've never been an actress actress. Nor have I been a part of the world of Hollywood or theater but I'm willing to bet there's a lot of people who do get a little big for themselves themselves and don't feel that they need to show up on time and they always do instagram. WORRY PUTS A he. He takes pictures of Ram shoes or socks things that he finds that that are like left on the ground early signs at Hank's Ha Annex. Pretty Hillary I know he's funny so I just think we can all take like he's just. It's is not surprising to me that he played Mr Rogers this year. Because he's Tom Hanks he's different than Mr Rogers but they share a supplementary energy so oh there was another movie would bring up Mr Mr Rogers. We saw that. We saw that beautiful day in the neighborhood. Tom Hanks's obviously nominated. He was beat by Brad Pitt last night so another thing. That was really awesome. Last night I was Ellen Degeneres won the very first Carol Burnett Award which is for Comedians. Who have made an impact on society and and Kate McKinnon and so basically? They just started this award last year so obviously Carol Burnett got it last year. This year was the first year for someone else to get it so ellen into generous received it Kate McKinnon came out to introduce Ellen and to set it up and she really lovely job a sense sense of self I have. I have to explain that one more in in one thousand nine hundred seven when Ellen Sitcom was at the height of its popularity. I was in my mother's basement lifting weights. It's in front of the mirror and thinking am I gay and I was and that's a very scary thing to suddenly know how about yourself. It's sort of like doing twenty three and me and discovering that you have alien DNA and the only thing that made it less scary with seeing being Allen on TV. She risks her entire life and her entire career in order to tell the truth and she suffered greatly for it of course attitudes change inge but only because brave people like ellen jump into the fire to make them change and if I hadn't seen her on TV I would've thought I could never be on TV. They don't let Lgbtq people on TV and more than that. I would have gone on thinking that I was an alien and that I maybe didn't even have a right to be here. So thank you ellen. Forgiving me that was one of my favorite things. That speech was so beautiful and was was I thought it was a perfect person to give that to ellen for a multitude of reasons Her life experience her comedy like they just And obviously their friendship unshipped and speaking of Kate McKinnon is in bombshell which we just saw great and she was great like I love her and everything. SNL Even loved her ghostbusters. I loved it I you know. I just think she's great and everything but she was really. She was like in bombshell she. There was a little more drama incorporated. And she's really good so so I thought that was very moving and Ellen came up and I heard his long too. I did you NAPA. That's okay we can put a link to it or she did some really funny you know just just the montage of we were all very removed. She says she's such a funny actress. Well they started within one of our favorite clips of hers from her most recent comedy special. which is when you try on shoes and when you start doing things in a minute do shoes so funny I was laughing so hard so it just right off the bat and her she's just been around a really long time and end As Kate said you know all of you know this who are listening we went through really dark time and to now be doing the ellen degeneres show for seventeen in years. I mean unbelievable and you think of her always scaring people on you know the people and certain people get like not just startled but upset mad but she keeps doing it right and I know. But here's the deal. I used to Uh Honk the horn whenever picking up my daughters friends and one time I got Mary Flanagan so bad that she collapsed right and she was truly upset set. It wasn't funny. You know you had to apologize. Vowed to never do it again or anybody else. I apologize to everybody but maybe because she's ellen because I remember like Taylor Swift left. I just saw a montage of 'cause she always scares Taylor swift and she. There's nothing funny about Taylor's reaction. She's angry oh now I'm telling you I'm telling you and maybe fifteen seconds later. She's fine but in that moment there's nothing funny but Ellen continues to do it and I think it's interesting that she keeps doing it. Well I think that this is what I'm willing to bet. Okay so people go on her show and they know that it might happen so if you are somebody who's like I have a heart condition or my anxiety can't handle it. You would let them know they're not going to hurt you but every year like they do. This haunted house thing Andy does. WHO's their suicide kick? Yeah and she forces him to go through haunted houses and he hates the very scary. The ones that we went by Disneyworld stranger things with all the really scary ones. And he doesn't like it. But it's good humor and if view so boundaries right. I'm sure there's some people but there's some people who have really funny reactions One of the people. They is speaking of Sarah Paulson. She she I guess Jaycee said she always has a really extreme reaction but she. I'm sure if like after a timer to if she was like this is really causing a problem album. Ellen would respect that but they're all in show business. Yeah anyways we can move on. I just thought it was interesting. Okay so that was that award Lord and then one of the people who won that I didn't mention For Fossey Verdon was Michelle Williams and unfortunately and I think it was because because the show was winding down we fast forwarded through some of her speech getting late and he's got to go to bed she had a really beautiful speech therapy. Yeah factor moment moment by moment seen by same day by day pitcher also acknowledging the choices they make as a person the education they pursued the training they sought the hours they put in. I'm grateful for the acknowledgement of the choices. I've made and I'm also grateful to have lived at a moment in our society where choice exists because as women and girls things can happen to our bodies that are not our choice. I've tried my very best to live a life of my own. Making not just a the series of events that happened to me but one that I could stand back and look at an recognize my handwriting all over sometimes messy and scrawling sometimes careful dylan precise but one that I had carved with my own hand and I wouldn't have been able to do this without employing a woman's right to choose. Tiffany haddish those shoes news when to have children and with whom when I felt supported and able to balance our lives knowing as all mothers note that the scales must and will tip towards our children. Now I know my choices might look different than yours but thank God or whoever you pray to that. We live in a country founded on the principle that I am free to live by my faith and you are free to live by yours so women eighteen to one hundred.

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