The makers of Netflix show ‘The Crown’ have apologized to its stars Claire Foy and Matt Smith after it was revealed she was paid less than him for the first two season of the show. Production company Left Bank Pictures said the actors “have found themselves at the centre of a media storm this week through no fault of their own”. A statement said: “We want to apologize to both Claire Foy and to Matt Smith, brilliant actors and friends.” The producers’ statement added: “As the producers of The Crown, we at Left Bank Pictures are responsible for budgets and salaries; the actors are not aware of who gets what, and cannot be held personally responsible for the pay of their colleagues. We understand and appreciate the conversation which is rightly being played out across society and we are absolutely united with the fight for fair pay, free of gender bias, and for a rebalancing of the industry’s treatment of women, both those in front of the camera and for those behind the scenes. We all have a responsibility to do what we can to ensure that these issues are tackled, and as a leading production company we want to make our contribution to the debate.”
Following the recent reveal, fans are calling on Smith to donate the difference in pay to the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund, as a way to “make up for this sexist pay gap.”
It broke this week that Donald Trump Jr’s wife, Vanessa, filed for divorce. Now, it’s been revealed they have been having marriage troubles for many, many years. In fact, they almost broke up before the divorce filing because of Don Jr. extramarital relationship with Aubrey O’Day after she appeared on Celebrity Apprentice in 2012. Insiders are now saying that Aubrey O’day only entered the relationship because Donald Jr. had told her that he and his wife were separating. A source reveals, “Don Jr was very aggressive, pursuing her, telling her he loved her and that he wanted to be with her.” Aubrey O’Day wrote not one, but 2 songs about her alleged affair with Donald Trump Jr. — and even made a music vid of her remake of Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used to Know” … in which she’s topless with words like “Cheater,” “Liar” and “Seduction” written on her body.
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