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Ant Anstead Jokes About Christina Anstead Divorce After She Files

first_imgHe still has his sense of humor! Ant Anstead joked about his professional and personal life amid his divorce from his estranged wife, Christina Anstead.The 41-year-old mechanic announced his exit from Wheelers Dealers, which he’s starred in since 2017, on Monday, November 2. He subsequently opened up about his departure with costar Mike Brewer and his replacement, former Formula One mechanic Marc “Elvis” Priestley.- Advertisement – “For me, I’m sad because you and me have got an amazing bromance,” Brewer told Ant in a clip shared via his Instagram Stories. “There’s no, you know … People are gonna say ‘Brewer can’t hold onto these mechanics’ and all this nonsense.”Ant Anstead Jokes About Not Being Able to Hold Onto a Job or Wives After Christina Anstead Files for DivorceAnt Anstead Can Nguyen/ShutterstockAnt quipped back, “People say that about me and my wives!”Us Weekly confirmed in September that Christina, 37, and Ant called it quits after less than two years of marriage. The duo, who wed in December 2018, share son Hudson, 13 months.- Advertisement – “Ant and I have made the difficult decision to separate,” the Flip or Flop star wrote on September 18 via Instagram. “We are grateful for each other and as always, our children will remain our priority. We appreciate your support and ask for privacy for us and our family as we navigate the future.”Nearly two months later, Christina made it official and filed for divorce at a courthouse in Orange County, California, on Tuesday, November 3. A source previously told Us that the duo’s inner circle is surprised by the news.Ant Anstead Jokes About Not Being Able to Hold Onto a Job or Wives After Christina Anstead Files for DivorceChristina Anstead Courtesy of Christina Anstead/Iinstagram- Advertisement – – Advertisement – “Christina and Ant have been very private about this and friends are shocked to hear the news because they seemed happy together publicly and while in front of others,” the source said in September.The HGTV star was previously married to Tarek El Moussa. The pair, who finalized their divorce in 2018, share daughter Taylor, 10, and son Brayden, 5. El Moussa has since moved on with Heather Rae Young, whom he proposed to in July.“Tarek is sad that Christina is going through a hard time,” a second source told Us. “But [he] did not think that Christina and Ant would last.”Ant, for his part, was previously married to Louise Herbert for 12 years. The former spouses share Amelie, 17, and son Archie, 14.Listen to Us Weekly’s Hot Hollywood as each week the editors of Us break down the hottest entertainment news stories!last_img read more

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Boosters name scholarship after director Jon Chu

first_imgThe new SCA scholarship was named in honor of Jon Chu, a graduate of the school. (Tucker Judkins / Daily Trojan)USC boosters Karen Wong and Scott Lee recently endowed the Jon Chu Asian Pacific Alumni Association Cinematic Arts Scholarship, which provides financial aid for students working on media projects that portray aspects of the Asian Pacific culture. Wong and Lee named the scholarship in honor of Chu, an alumnus and the director of the 2018 film “Crazy Rich Asians.” According to Justin Wilson, the senior director of alumni relations at the USC School of Cinematic Arts, the scholarship with a $100,000 endowment will be awarded this semester and will continue to be awarded on an annual basis. SCA students whose projects focus on the representation of Asian Pacific culture are eligible for scholarship consideration.Wong, a member of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee for the USC Alumni Association’s Board of Governors, first approached SCA dean Elizabeth Daley in February 2007 to establish an AAPA scholarship, which was recently renamed in honor of Chu.“I don’t think pursuing a career in the entertainment industry is one of the career paths that Asian parents typically envision for their kids, so I was really impressed by his path,” Wong said.Wong said the long term goal is for more people to donate to the endowment over time and to keep the scholarship growing in an effort to support students who are not recognized for their passions. The scholarship also seeks to encourage diversity and inclusion in the film industry.“I hope that over time others will donate to the endowment to further the gift,” Lee said. Lee said that in years past, the film industry has not produced many films focusing on Asian American experiences and that these kinds of films were “not recognized or really supported.” Wong said that USC has been working hard to integrate diversity and inclusion on campus,  such as by incorporating more representation on the board.“Our vision is for it to grow into a large endowment where multiple students engaged in a career path that will further this genre will be awarded,” Wong said.Many students are inspired by Chu’s success story as he graduated from SCA in 2003. Freshman Ethan Soo, who is majoring in film production, said that the spotlight being shined on the lack of Asian American voices in the entertainment industry provides hope for many young USC film makers. “People like Jon Chu and Eugene Yang are my role models,” Soo said. “They’ve definitely been the pioneers of this new culture shift. It’s been great to see people who look similar to me and the fact that USC is helping to give Asian students a voice is fantastic.”last_img read more