Published by Natasha Fierce on Wednesday, August 15, 2012 at 8:43 am.
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Rashida Jones is a smart girl, but she made a boneheaded comment the other day in an attempt to out a high-profile celebrity. Now, the Celeste and Jesse Forever star is backtracking on her words.
Jones came under fire after telling SpinningPlatters.com that “it’s time” for John Travolta to admit his sexual orientation, and has since apologized via Twitter:
“Made a thoughtless comment about John Travolta,” she tweeted on Tuesday. “I sincerely apologize. Nobody’s personal life is my business.”
The Parks and Recreation star caused the stir when she suggested that the Grease actor, who is a married father of three, should come out. “Like John Travolta? Come out! Come on. How many masseurs have to come forward? Let’s do this.”
We’re glad Jones opted for a simple, sincere and direct apology rather than the typical celebrity cycle of “my comments were misinterpreted!” As far as we’re concerned, apology accepted, Rashida. Hopefully Travolta will feel the same way.
Published by Natasha Fierce on Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at 10:00 am.
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Rashida Jones is cleaning out closets this week, and not just hers. The indie actress made a list for SpinningPlatters.com of famous people she’d like to come out. Topping the list? John Travolta.
“It’s time,” Jones tells the site. “Like John Travolta? Come out! Come on. How many masseurs have to come forward? Let’s do this.”
“People are so precious about their careers,” adds the daughter of a media mogul (Quincy Jones) and movie star (Peggy Lipton).
While we love Rashida, sexual orientation falls under a person’s right to privacy, no?
In her own defense, Jones sites the recent bravery of Frank Ocean and Anderson Cooper. “But big stars need to come out. Ricky Martin was huge. That was big; I was really happy about that.”
Next, the Celeste and Jesse Forever star says she’s eyeing someone from the NBA, or, perhaps, the NFL: “There needs to be, like, a professional athlete that comes out.”
Let’s be clear: It is a wonderful and heartening thing when an individual in the public eye decides to speak openly about his or her sexuality. But it’s really not our business to dictate when a person takes that step. Coming out is a personal journey — and as we say at BET, “We got you!”
Published by Carrie Blackshaw on Wednesday, November 19, 2008 at 1:32 pm.
Rashida Jones, the gorgeous daughter of mega-producer Quincy Jones, says that she’ll be starring in a new NBC series, but has to be tight lipped about it. It’s not the much rumored spin off of The Office, but it’s the series that was thought to be The Office, she said at last night’s GQ Man of the Year Party. The party brought out tons of celebrities, including Leo DiCaprio, Big Boi from Outkast and Rosario Dawson. She says that Amy Poehlar also stars in the series which is out next spring.