MORNING QUICKIES with Patrick Dempsey, Jeremy Renner and Michael Jackson's nephew Taj Jackson
Patrick Dempsey wants to sell you coffee... and weed
After beating out Starbucks to buy Tully's coffee shop, Patrick Dempsey has come up with a rather interesting business plan for his new venture. Not only does he want to become a barista and actually work in the coffee shop, he also wants to sell marijuana to go with every freshly brewed cup. Yes, for real.
Patrick explained: "Coffee is good for your mind—it's basically a legalized drug. The next step is selling marijuana, of course. There's a business model there. You could present it in a beautiful, elegant way: a Michelin-starred coffee shop where you can get marijuana." Well, hey, he used to be a doctor right? Who cares if it was just on Grey's Anatomy, he obvs knows best!
Jeremy Renner is getting fired from the Avengers, won't play Hawkeye ever again?!
Jeremy Renner - aka Hawkeye in the Avengers - may be getting pushed far, far away from all future Marvel projects and the role of Hawkeye may be getting recast after Renner reportedly pissed off execs.
During an interview that was supposed to promo the first Avengers movie, Jeremy openly declared, "For 90 percent of the movie, I'm not the character I signed on to play... [He's] not even a bad guy, because there's not really a consciousness to him. To take away who that character is and just have him be this robot, essentially, and have him be this minion for evil that Loki uses … I was limited, you know what I mean?"
Woah. He might be right, but we can defs see why the people behind the franchise would not take well to such commentary. So, when it comes to the Avengers, it looks like we'll be saying bye bye to Renner for good.
Michael Jackson's nephew Taj Jackson claims being sexually abused by someone on his mom's side!
Well, it's safe to say no one saw this coming. Not even the Jackson family.
In an effort to defend his uncle, Michael Jackson, against Wade Robson's recent allegations of child molestation, Taj Jackson - who is Tito's son - took to Twitter to reveal that he was sexually abused as a child by a family member from his mother's side of the fam.
Taj Tweeted: "I was sexually abuse. By an uncle on my mom's side of the family when I was a kid. That is how I KNOW Wade is lying. Because I AM a survivor."
If you're surprised, just think of how his family - who supposedly never knew of any of these horrific stories - must feel.
Jermaine Jackson, another one of his uncles, was shocked to learn the news, saying, "I've never ever heard that."
We hope Taj's bravery is rewarded and that his honesty helps put the Wade Robson/MJ drama to rest once and for all.