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Fired Mandalorian star Gina Carano teams up Ben Shapiro for film project

Headshots of Gina Carano and Ben Shapiro

Gina Carano (L) and Ben Shapiro. (Getty)

Gina Carano, who played combative shock trooper Cara Dune on The Mandalorian, is attempting to bounce back by… working with right-wing commentator Ben Shapiro.

Carano, a 38-year-old actor and mixed martial artist, fuelled months-long fan backlash with her incendiary social media presence throughout her stint on the Disney+ show.

One included putting “boop/bop/beep” as her Twitter pronouns – an act that users felt belittered trans rights, which she sought to deny.

But for Lucasfilm, the production company behind the Star Wars show, the flashpoint came during a rant where Carano appeared to compare being a Republican to being Jewish during the Holocaust. She was later fired and ditched by her agency as a result.

On Friday (12 February), Carano told Deadline that after being ousted from the series she is now set to collaborate with the conservative website The Daily Wire in an open challenge against what Shapiro called the “Hollywood left”.

Gina Carano: ‘The Daily Wire is helping make one of my dreams come true’

The Daily Wire is helping make one of my dreams — to develop and produce my own film — come true,” Carano said in a statement to the outlet.

“I cried out and my prayer was answered. I am sending out a direct message of hope to everyone living in fear of cancellation by the totalitarian mob.

“I have only just begun using my voice which is now freer than ever before, and I hope it inspires others to do the same. They can’t cancel us if we don’t let them.”

The film will be released exclusively on The Daily Wire as part of its collaboration with Bone Tomahawk producer Dallas Sonnier.

Gina Carano as Cara Dune in The Mandalorian in a body-armour style outfit, hiding behind a barrell
Gina Carano, The Mandalorian’s Cara Dune, was accused of mocking trans people. (Disney)

Shapiro, who once threw a tantrum over Harry Styles wearing a dress, said: “We could not be more excited to be working with Gina Carano, an incredible talent dumped by Disney and Lucasfilm for offending the authoritarian Hollywood Left.”

Carano was turfed by Lucasfilm after uploading a now-deleted post shared to her Instagram Story which read: “Jews were beaten in the streets, not by Nazi soldiers but by their neighbours…even by children.

“Because history is edited, most people today don’t realise that to get to the point where Nazi soldiers could easily round up thousands of Jews, the government first made their own neighbours hate them simply for being Jews.

“How is that any different from hating someone for their political views.”

A representative of Lucasfilm announcing her termination said: “Her social media posts denigrating people based on their cultural and religious identities are abhorrent and unacceptable.”

Fired Ivanka reportedly considering multiple reality TV offers because of course she is / Queerty

Fired Ivanka reportedly considering multiple reality TV offers because of

Well, that didn’t take long.

Less than 48 hours after Donald Trump was declared the loser in the 2020 presidential election, his daughter Ivanka is already cutting her losses and plotting her next career pivot.

For the past four years, Ivanka has served as senior advisor to her father, during which she has made a fool of herself in front of international leaders and racked up no shortage of ethics complaints.

But now that she’s about to be out of a job, she’s said to be weighing several reality TV offers.

“Reality TV made this family superstars,” a top TV insider tells OK! magazine. “It was appearing on The Celebrity Apprentice next to their father, Donald Trump, that made Ivanka, Donald Jr. and Eric into primetime stars.”

“Ivanka is the family member that is getting the most offers, including interest from Dancing With the Stars. The real question isn’t if the show wants her, it is if Ivanka will want to hit the ballroom floor now that she is one of the most famous daughters in the world.”

Another source claims, “Ivanka is getting more offers than she has ever received in her life. She could have her own primetime cable show if she wanted it.”

But the source says the fist daughter “isn’t interested” in doing Dancing With The Stars. She’s way classier than that!

“She isn’t opposed to going back to reality shows. After all, her dad became the President after his reality show. But the shows she is looking to create are much more similar to The Celebrity Apprentice and Shark Tank than Dancing With the Stars.

“She knows that what she does right now will determine her future for years to come.”

Twitter has a lot to say about Ivanka’s impending reality TV/DWTS pivot…

Related: Melania is reportedly “counting every minute until he is out of office and she can divorce”