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Exclusive: Cookie Johnson Speaks Out About Her Son Being Gay



Just months after E.J. Johnson, the son of NBA legend Magic Johnson, publicly came out about his sexual orientation, his mother Cookie Johnson finally speaks out.

Wile on the red carpet for The Ladylike Foundation’s “Women of Excellence Awards,” Cookie shared with HipHollywood her response to E.J. coming out of the closet. “He’s my son, and I’m going to love him no matter what. God’s greatest gift to all of us was love, and to me there’s no way God would want me to turn away from my child,” Cookie explained.

“I’m going to love my child no matter what. I don’t care what nobody says or thinks of him. I think he’s an amazing kid, and he’s going to do some amazing things. We support him 100 percent,” the devoted philanthropist added.

E.J. revealed to his family years ago about being gay, but back in April, the former NBA star’s son was spotted hand in hand with his boyfriend in New York, making his relationship public.


What ‘Geostorm’s’ Gerard Butler & Abbie Cornish Wish They Could Control Via Sattelite



One of the many taglines for the new drama, Geostorm, is simply: “Some things weren’t meant to be controlled.”

The film follows a team comprised of world leaders that have one goal in mind; to save the world from natural disasters with the creation of Dutch Boy, a series of satellite grids that control weather and natural disasters around the world.

And while the movie is flooded with action and stellar performances, the film ironically rivals recent natural disasters and crisis around the world and welcomes a bigger conversation. “That’s the genius behind the movie,” the film’s star, Gerard told HipHollywood. “But nobody knew how acutely it was going to be happening when the movie came out.”

He added, “It’s fun, it’s epic, it’s exciting, but at it’s core, it’s like, listen, ‘we gotta be careful. We gotta be really careful.”

Co-star Jim Sturgess added. “There is this sort of back bone, a message about climate change and you kind of hope that audience members leave with that somewhere in the cautiousness.”

With the idea, however, that a large unit could control the world’s natural ills and weather patterns, imagine if the same could apply for people’s personal lives.

So when HipHollywood sat down with the cast of the film, we asked: If you could have a grid of satellites over your personal life, what would it control?

For Abbie Cornish, she “wouldn’t mind a satellite that could bring all the local organic seasonal fruits and vegetables to my house ” or “a satellite to drop down fresh flowers.” Jim Sturgess suggested he would love help with “being late for things.”

But it was Butler who suggested “Integration.”

He explained, “As opposed to having different satellites and saying ‘here’s one for my personal life, here’s one for my relationships, here’s one for my career; I’d rather just have one big satellite, combine them all together, and just shine a whole bunch of positive inspirational light on me as a whole.”

Geostorm hits theaters on Friday, October 20.

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