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It Was the ‘Wonder Woman’ of Times, It Was the Megyn Kelly of Times

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This weekend, moviegoers flocked to Wonder Woman, the story of a warrior princess of divine origin who leaves her island of women to help Chris Pine end World War I. DC Comics’ Diana is outspoken without being bawdy, tough without being cruel, just without being self-righteous. She is the perfect celluloid hero for an age of shattered hope and intact glass ceilings. To gild this feminist bedtime story, the film’s monster $200 million opening weekend means it’s now the highest-grossing opening weekend for a film directed by a woman. The previous record holder was Fifty Shades of Grey.

Meanwhile, far from Themyscira, another woman preceded by her own mythos tried her hand at wrangling the lasso of truth. But things didn’t go so well for her.

Megyn Kelly’s much-hyped interview with Vladimir Putin aired Sunday during the debut of her new show on NBC. It’s not fair to say the interview landed with a thud; thuds are often disruptive and occasionally important. More accurately, the interview landed with a whimper.

Feminists have long had a complicated relationship with Megyn Kelly. On one hand, she’s a woman who improbably climbed the slime-soaked ladder at Fox News, a person who isn’t afraid to confront and humiliate apoplectic men, be it on her former Fox show or on the stage of a presidential primary debate. She’s stood up for maternity leave, spoken eloquently about sexual assault victims, and working mothers. But then there was the whole “Santa was white” thing. And her strange obsession with the New Black Panthers. And her silence during the Ailes scandal, and the fact that she withheld some anecdotes about Donald Trump—anecdotes that could have been materially important to some voters—until her book was published on the day after the election.

And, of course, there’s the fact that Kelly herself has said that she doesn’t like the label “feminist.” She told Stephen Colbert that she finds it alienating. Like Kellyanne Conway and Ivanka Trump, Megyn Kelly is a great example of the benefits of feminism, but not a great example of the work of feminism.

Chris Pine explains he’s not Evans, Hemsworth or Pratt in SNL opening

For his first stint as Saturday Night Live host, Chris Pine used his time to set the record straight: he’s not Chris Evans or Chris Hemsworth or Chris Pratt.

“As many of you know, I have a movie coming out this weekend. It’s called Guardians of the Galaxy,” he said as the audience cheered, his trick paying off. “See, you see, I knew that was going to happen. I’m not in Guardians of the Galaxy. That is Chris Pratt. I am Chris Pine.”

Bringing out Leslie Jones, who’s “seen all of my movies,” he said, she wasted no time telling everyone Pine’s true identity. “You’re Captain America, Chris Evans … Hemsworth … Piiiiiine, okay, that’s good enough,” she said before snapping a selfie (which she really did, and posted to Twitter, below, with the caption, “Just met Thor!!”).

To help prove his point, the star of the upcoming Wonder Woman broke into song — calling back to his royal role in the 2014 Disney…

‘SNL’: Chris Pine knows the burden of being handsome

Hey, it’s not that easy being good looking.

Saturday Night Live host Chris Pine didn’t exactly say that, but he demonstrated as much on Saturday’s show.

In the opening monologue, Pine, who stars in the upcoming Wonder Woman (June 2), lamented how he’s always being confused with a bunch of other dashing movie stars named Chris.

“I have a movie coming out this weekend. It’s called Guardians of the Galaxy,” he said to audience applause. “See! You see! I knew that was going to happen. That’s Chris Pratt.”

SNL‘s Leslie Jones came out to clarify identities, only to confuse Pine, who plays Captain Kirk in the Star Trek films, with Chris Evans (“You’re Captain America!”) and then…