Jenna Bush Hager shed a few tears on Monday morning while apologizing for making one of the biggest flubs of the 2017 Golden Globe Awards.
While interviewing nominee Pharrell Williams on the red carpet on Sunday afternoon, Jenna mashed up two of the biggest Black movies of the year: Hidden Figures and Fences.
The host accidentally called Hidden Figures “Hidden Fences” and instantly, Black Twitter exploded with comments suggesting the daughter of George W. Bush was racist. While recapping the night on NBC this morning, Hager told her colleagues Al Roker and Natalie Morales, “I had an error in the night, which I have to apologize for.”
She continued, “When I was interviewing the incomparable Pharrell, who I adore, I accidentally—in the electricity of the red carpet, which I have never done before—I called Hidden Figures ‘Hidden Fences.’ I have seen both movies. I thought they were both brilliant.”
An emotional Bush Hager added, “I have interviewed casts from both of the movies. If I offended people, I am deeply sorry. It was a mistake, because you all know, I am not perfect. I am authentic but a human. What I didn’t want to do is make anybody feel lesser than who they are. So, anyway, I hope … I apologized to both the cast, to Pharrell, but it was a mistake and I hope we can all move on.”
Roker defended Jenna and explained that “All of us who know you know your heart and know that was a mistake. Any broadcaster’s been in a live situation and you make a mistake. Look, I forgot Braveheart when I was interviewing MelGibson last night.”
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) January 9, 2017
Bush’s apology, however, was wildly different that Michael Keaton’s, who also called Hidden Figures “Hidden Fences” during the live broadcast. But Keaton’s apology was much more lackluster. Basically, he didn’t give AF.
TMZ cameras captured Keaton outside Madeo in West Hollywood after the show and when asked about the mishap, he sarcastically said, “I’m sorry, I apologize, I screwed it up.”
Keaton was then shocked to learn that the moment went viral. “I’m a horrible person,” Michael joked. “I’m going to sleep pretty well.”
5 Reasons You Need To Know Daveed Diggs
If you don’t know the name Daveed Diggs you will now! The Oakland native is definitely one to watch in Hollywood. Here are five reasons why.
1. He has already taken Broadway by storm.
In 2016 Diggs nabbed a Tony and a Grammy award for his role as Marquis de Lafayette/ Thomas Jefferson in “Hamilton.” Believe it or not Diggs didn’t even audition for the role. While substitute teaching in Marin County, CA he met Hamilton’s eventual star and creator Lin Manuel-Miranda and director, Thomas Kail who invited him to join their free-style rap group and later helped them craft the fast-rapping revolutionary.
2. He’s funny.
Diggs is proving he’s also got some amazing comedy chops with two memorable recurring sitcom roles: one as Perry, the crush du jour for Kimmy (Ellie Kemper) on Netflix’s Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and the other on ABC’s black-ish as Johan, the free-spirited brother of Rainbow (Tracee Ellis Ross). In fact, Black-ish creator Kenya Barris wrote the role for Diggs after being “blown away” by his performance on stage.
3. His first feature film Wonder is in theaters now.
In the film based on the New York Times best-selling novel of the same name, Diggs plays Mr. Browne the fifth grade teacher at the school where lead Jacob Tremblay attends. Diggs landed the role after wrapping his run in “Hamilton” and told HH it was like a crash course in film acting alongside Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson.
4. He’s a rapper.
His experimental noise rap group Clipping has garnered a major cult following on Youtube. Their LP CLPPNG was an Album Of The Week back in 2014. And in 2016 the trio performed on The Late Late Show with James Corden to promote the release of their six-track EP Wriggle.
5. He is executive producer of ABC’s The Mayor.
The show about a struggling young rapper (Brandon Micheal Hall) who runs for local office (and wins) to boost his popularity, debuted this Fall and already is garnering wave reviews. Not surprisingly Diggs and his Clipping bandmates William Hutson and Jonathan Snipes, also produce all the music for the show.
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