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KJ Apa, Riverdale Lead, Crashes Car Following 16-Hour Work Day

KJ Apa, the lead actor on The CW’s Riverdale, was involved in a car accident last week after driving home past midnight, following an especially grueling work day.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Apa had just completed 16 hours of acting on the set of the popular teenage drama.

Apa, who portrays Archie Andrews on the series, fell asleep behind the wheel and was fortunate to escape from the crash without serious injury.

But his car was apparently destroyed after it hit a light pole.

The incident has stirred up a significant amount of controversy, given that actors on Riverdale often work these kinds of shifts and are NOT provided with transportation home afterward.

SAG-AFTRA announced yesterday afternoon that the union would investigate the set in Vancouver after this dangerous crash.

“This is an extremely troubling situation and we are deeply concerned about the safety of performers on the Riverdale set,” the statement read.

“We are sending a team to Vancouver to review the circumstances surrounding safety issues affecting performers on this production.”

A call between reps for the actors and Warner Bros. executives is scheduled for Friday, meanwhile.

In a statement to Us Weekly, Warner Bros. has said the following:

The safety of the cast and crew on all of our productions is of paramount importance to the Studio. Productions adhere to the Screen Actors Guild–mandated turnaround time of 12 hours from wrap time to next day call time for cast members.

In accordance with industry standard policy, if any cast or crew member feels tired or unsafe at any time after working, the Studio will provide a taxi, a driver or a hotel room upon request.

This is communicated to all cast and crew, both in writing and verbally, at the beginning of production and is reiterated continuously throughout the duration of production.

While the sides work out this important issue, Apa’s Riverdale co-stars have taken to social media with evidence that their friend is doing okay.

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Camila Mendes, who plays the Veronica Lodge to his Archie, shared an Instagram Story pic of her colleague resting on the ground on Thursday, for example.

“U good?” she wrote along with it.

And Cole Sprouse – who decided at the last second against sharing a ride home with Apa on the night of his crash – posted a close-up of his pal wearing Jughead’s hat.

You can see that image below.

Concluded Warner Bros.:

“First and foremost, we are extremely grateful that KJ Apa was uninjured during his recent accident.

“Secondarily, we want to specifically address the characterization that conditions on the set of Riverdale are of concern.

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“We have a large cast of series regulars, and our actors do not work every day.”

On the day of the accident, KJ worked 14.2 hours. The previous day he worked 2.5 hours, and the day before that he worked 7.7 hours.”

“KJ has repeatedly been informed about making production aware if he is tired or feels unsafe, and if so, either a ride or hotel room will be provided for him.

“The accident occurred last Thursday.

“Additionally, it is untrue that KJ was taken to the hospital. He was treated by first responders on the scene and released by them.

“We also sent a doctor to his home later that same day for a follow-up to confirm his well-being.”

NOTE: Riverdale is really good!

You can follow this link to watch Riverdale online and find out why!

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Sean Spicer Crashes Emmys, Inspires Harsh Backlash

Stephen Colbert opened the 2017 Emmy Awards with a musical number, prior to welcoming the audience to the annual celebration of television and then calling out…

… Sean Spicer?!?

Yes, former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer.

The ex-Donald Trump lackey has grown into somewhat of a minor celebrity party due to the many lies he told from the administration podium and partly due to Melissa McCarthy's popular impression of him on Saturday Night Live.

He appeared in this case after Colbert lamented how difficult it is to gauge these days just how many people watch a show.

“Sean,” he called out, “do you know?”

Enter Spicer and his podium.

“This will be the largest audience to witness an Emmys, period, both in person and around the world!” Spicer announced, over hoots and hollers of the Emmy attendees.

This, of course, was a reference to Spicer’s own statement about PresidentTrump’s inaugural crowd size during his first White House press briefing in January.

Photos depicted a sparse gathering, but the Commander-in-Chief insisted otherwise.

“This was the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration — period — both in person and around the globe," said Spicer at the time.

Was this cameo unexpected? Yes.

Was it funny? To some.

Was it controversial? Heck yes.

Spicer was simply doing a job as Press Secretary, taking orders from his boss like so many others around the world.

But he also flat out lied to the American people and misled residents on issues of national importance… over and over and over again.

So now he just gets to enjoy the life of celebrity and even mock the type of manipulative, deceptive, shady, secretive administration that he played a major role in creating?

Many on the Internet were NOT having that…

Do you agree with these critiques?

Does Spicer deserve a second chance? Was he never especially guilty of anything in the first place, so there's no need for any kind of second chance?

Are critics overreacting? Or was this an example of egregious impropriety on the part of Emmy producers?

Watch the segment and then decide for yourself:

Sean spicer crashes the emmys inspires endless backlash
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