Oh thank God. https://t.co/hBJ65sx7Tz
— Kaleb Horton (@kalebhorton) July 28, 2021
-This is scary: Bob Odenkirk was rushed to the hospital after collapsing on the set of Better Call Saul yesterday. It was a long day with no updates, but TMZ is finally reporting that he’s awake and his son tweeting “He’s going to be ok”. There’s been an outpouring of support today from actors, including Bryan Cranston, who asked everyone to send thoughts and prayers.
–DaBaby has attempted to defend his comments, claiming that his interaction with his concert crowd was not a homophobic rant but “a call to action.” He lost his clothing deal with Boohoo, collaborator Dua Lipa said she’s “surprised and horrified,” and Elton John tweeted “This fuels stigma and discrimination and is the opposite of what our world needs to fight the AIDS epidemic.”
-Meanwhile, he just released a new song that references AIDS. So clearly not so apologetic after all.
-Ouch. Kelly Clarkson has been ordered to pay estranged husband Brandon Blackstock nearly $200,000 per month in support amid their divorce.
-I get itchy just watching this video of people following Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez through the streets of Capri, but they seem to be rolling with it.
–Gwen Stefani apparently goes by Gwen Stefani Shelton now.
–Kanye West posted a photo of his humble living arrangements while he works on an album: he’s living in a supply closet in a football stadium in Atlanta.
-Netflix just became the first major Hollywood studio to implement a blanket policy mandating vaccinations for the casts of all of their U.S. productions, as well as those who come into contact with them on set.
–Emma Roberts acknowledged how her recent video quickly became an internet meme by posting
“Thank you gays and whoever else.” She understood the assignment.
–Hopper Penn (Sean Penn’s son) has been cast in a short film from director Destry Spielberg (Steven Spielberg’s daughter) and writer Owen King (Stephen King’s son). When someone wondered why a short film would get coverage in Variety beyond their famous folks, Ben Stiller piped up “Just speaking from experience, and I don’t know any of them, I would bet they all have faced challenges. Different than those with no access to the industry. Show biz as we all know is pretty rough, and ultimately is a meritocracy.” (Luckily, the guy who he replied to quickly schooled him on how Hollywood is in no way a meritocracy.)
-New mom Mandy Moore opened up about the “isolating” first months of motherhood and dealing with postpartum.
–LeVar Burton spoke with GQ about the experience hosting Jeopardy.
-The ladies of Mad Men had a reunion.
–Hugh Jackman, Rebecca Ferguson and Thandiwe Newton star in the trippy Reminiscence trailer.