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Kelly McGillis claims she wasn't asked to appear in 'Top Gun: Maverick' because she's 'old and fat'
Unrealistic Hollywood beauty standards may be to blame for Top Gun stunner Kelly McGillis not being asked to appear in the upcoming sequel, the actress suggests.
She told Entertainment Tonight that those behind Top Gun: Maverick, due out next June, likely didn't reach out to her because she's "old and fat."
"Oh my God, no," McGillis, now 62, told ET of whether she was contacted for the film. "They did not and nor do I think they would ever. I mean, I'm old and I'm fat and I look age appropriate for what my age is. And that is not what that whole scene is about."
"I'd much rather feel absolutely secure in my skin and who and what I am at my age as opposed to placing a value on all that other stuff," she added.
McGillis starred as an astrophysicist and the love interest of Tom Cruise's character in Top Gun, the 1986 hit action drama about naval aviator Pete "Maverick" Mitchell (Cruise).
"Maverick" brings back Cruise, 57, but will see Jennifer Connelly, 48, step into the role of Maverick's love interest.
McGillis says she hasn't seen the trailer for the sequel yet, and isn't sure if she'll see the film. "It depends on what kind of reviews it gets," she shared. "I'm not racing to the theater and I'm not racing away from the theater to see it. It's just not on my little list of things that I would like to get done."
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The U.S. military's withdrawal from northeast Syria is looking more like Dunkirk every day.
On Wednesday, the U.S. military had to call in an airstrike on one of its own ammunition dumps in northern Syria because the cargo trucks required to safely remove the ammo are needed elsewhere to support the withdrawal, Task & Purpose has learned.
Retired two-star Navy. Adm. Joe Sestak is the highest ranking — and perhaps, least known — veteran who is trying to clinch the Democratic nomination for president in 2020.
Sestak has decades of military experience, but he is not getting nearly as much media attention as fellow veterans Pete Buttigieg and Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii). Another veteran, Rep. Seth Moulton (D-Mass.) has dropped out of the race.
After preliminary fitness test scores leaked in September, many have voiced concerns about how women would fare in the new Army Combat Fitness Test.
The scores — which accounted for 11 of the 63 battalions that the ACFT was tested on last year — showed an overall failure rate of 84% for women, and a 70% pass rate for men.
But Army leaders aren't concerned about this in the slightest.
Editor's Note: This article originally appeared on Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
Three U.S. diplomats have been removed from a train and briefly questioned by Russian authorities in the sensitive Arctic shipyard city of Severodvinsk, near the site of a mysterious explosion in August that killed five nuclear workers.
Russia's Interfax news agency reported on October 16 that the diplomats were taken off the train that runs between Severodvinsk and Nyonoksa around 6 p.m. on October 14.
The U.S. Coast Guard had ordered the owner of an illegal 45-foot charter boat, named "Sea You Twerk," to stop operating.
He didn't, the Coast Guard said.
Now, Dallas Lad, 38, will serve 30 days in federal prison, a judge ruled Friday. When he is released, Ladd of Miami Beach, who pleaded guilty, will not be able to own or go on a boat for three years.