Supermodel and Actor Godfrey Gao Dies Unexpectedly

Godfrey Gao, an actor and model who grew up in British Columbia and is of Taiwanese descent, collapsed and died while shooting on the set of a TV show last Wednesday. He was only 35 years old.

Gao was filming for China’s Zhejiang Television’s series Chase Me.

“Our beloved Godfrey collapsed while filming on set. Unfortunately following three hours of medical rescue efforts, he left us,” said his agency JetStar in a statement.

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Lena Waithe Shares That She and Partner Alana Mayo Wed

Lena Waithe shared that she and her longtime partner Alana Mayo were married in a private ceremony in San Francisco.

“We snuck and did it,” Waithe said on Friday’s episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show. “We didn’t really make any announcements.”

They went to San Francisco city hall and were married near where Harvey Milk was memorialized.

“It really was a humbling day to marry someone so amazing, but also to really appreciate all the work that so many people have put in for us to be able to do that,” Waithe said.

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Scooter Braun Responds to Taylor Swift’s Accusations

Taylor Swift accused Scooter Braun, now-owner of Big Machine record label, and Scott Borchetta, founder of Big Machine, of not allowing her to play or use her old songs. She issued a statement on Twitter on Thursday.

Braun issued a statement, saying that he was “shocked” to see Swift’s accusations and that they’re “based on false information.”

Part of the statement read:

“The truth is, Taylor has admitted to contractually owing millions of dollars and multiple assets to our company, which is responsible for 120 hardworking employees who helped build her career. We have worked diligently to have a conversation about these matters with Taylor and her team to productively move forward.We started to see progress over the past two weeks and were optimistic as recently as yesterday that this may get resolved.

“However, despite our persistent efforts to find a private and mutually satisfactory solution, Taylor made a unilateral decision last night to enlist her fanbase in a calculated manner that greatly affects the safety of our employees and their families.”

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