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Emma Stone says her male co-stars cut their salaries to match hers

She noted the similarities between the era of the King-Riggs match

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LOS ANGELES — Oscar winner actress Emma Stone said in an interview with Out Magazine that her male co-stars willingly take pay cuts so that she can get equal salary to promote her upcoming Fox Searchlight movie Battle Of The Sexes.

The 28-year-old,  however, didn’t mention names in the Out piece, which took the form of a Q&A with her Sexes co-star Andrea Riseborough and Billie Jean King. Stone plays the tennis icon in the tale of King’s famed 1973 tennis match with Bobby Riggs, who is played by Steve Carell.

“In my career so far, I’ve needed my male co-stars to take a pay cut so that I may have parity with them. And that’s something they do for me because they feel it’s what’s right and fair, so that’s something that’s also not discussed, necessarily — that our getting equal pay is going to require people to selflessly say, ‘That’s what’s fair’,” Stone told Out magazine.

She noted the similarities between the era of the King-Riggs match and today, saying “those parallels make sense to me—the equal-pay issue makes a lot of sense to me. At our best right now [women are] making 80 cents to the dollar.”

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Of her role as tennis star Billie Jean King in her upcoming movie, the actress said: “She’s (character) such a coach and she knows sports psychology, and she instantly reduced it to playing catch, so I got to feel like a golden retriever running after a ball, and just making sure the ball was in front of my face.

“What was incredible is that she found my strengths and she played to those. She found out instantly that I like to dance and I could move my feet, and that was our jumping off point,” Stone added.

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John Cena breaks ties with fiancée Nikki Bella

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WASHINGTON — American wrestler and philanthropist John Cena has broken all ties with his fiancée and model Nikki Bella just before three weeks of wedding.

The couple got engaged last year in April during the live broadcast of Wrestlemania 33. They were supposed to get married on May 5,reported Mirror.

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Nikki and her twin sister Brie announced the news on their official Twitter handle where they wrote, “After much contemplation of six years of being together, Nikki Bella and John Cena announced today their decision to separate as a couple. While this decision was a difficult one, we continue to have a great deal of love and respect for one another. We ask that you respect our privacy during this time of our lives.”

Earlier John confessed that their separate work schedules keep them apart for ‘months at a time’. However, the WWE star hasn’t revealed anything about this split as yet.

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