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Jason Momoa apologizes for taking photos in Sistine Chapel after online backlash

Yesterday, a shirtless and sweaty Jason Momoa, 42, took to Instagram to apologize for taking photos in the Sistine Chapel while in Italy.

In what appeared to be the middle or end of a workout session, the “Aquaman” star explained in a video that he meant no disrespect by taking photos and videos of the iconic Apostolic Palace chapel, which is usually forbidden.

Director Justin Lin quit ‘Fast X’ after ‘major disagreement’ with Vin Diesel, says report

  • Vin Diesel’s behavior on set was reportedly partly to blame for Justin Lin’s departure from “Fast X.”
  • Last week, Lin announced via the film’s official Instagram account that he is no longer directing the 10th installment of the “Fast & Furious” franchise. 
  • Citing multiple sources, The Hollywood Reporter reported that Lin had had enough of the constant script revisions, Vin Diesel’s behavior and the overall filming process.
  • Earlier, an unnamed source with “knowledge of the situation” told New York Daily News: “Diesel shows up late to the set. He doesn’t know his lines. And he shows up out of shape.
  • Lin, who helmed five “Fast & Furious” films, is set to be replaced by “The Incredible Hulk” director Louis Leterrier for “Fast X.”

Reports have claimed that director Justin Lin left “Fast X” due to star Vin Diesel’s purportedly difficult behavior on set and after a “major disagreement” with the star during a meeting.

On April 26, the Taiwanese American filmmaker announced via the film’s official Instagram account that he is no longer directing the 10th installment of the “Fast & Furious” franchise. 

Justin Lin announces exit as director of ‘Fast X’

  • Filmmaker Justin Lin announced on Tuesday that he will step down as director of the 10th installment of the “Fast & Furious” franchise.
  • His announcement was posted on the franchise’s official Instagram account just over a week after filming started.
  • "With the support of Universal, I have made the difficult decision to step back as director of FAST X, while remaining with the project as a producer,” he wrote.
  • Lin previously directed 2006’s “The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift,” 2009’s “Fast & Furious,” 2011’s “Fast Five,” 2013’s “Fast & Furious 6” and last year’s “F9.”
  • Lin’s replacement has yet to be announced.

Filmmaker Justin Lin has announced that he is no longer directing “Fast X,” the 10th installment of the “Fast & Furious” franchise. 

Lin, who co-wrote the film with screenwriter Dan Mazeau, made the surprise announcement on Tuesday via the film’s official Instagram account.