–Julia Louis-Dreyfus was on Hot Ones, and she wasn’t happy about it. Her best bon mots include: “I don’t know why anyone would subject themselves to this show,” “This is awful. What’s the point? Do you not want to eat food anymore?”, “That one I know is going to be a motherfucker; I can tell by looking at it,” and “I’m firing my publicist. I also want my lawyer. Now.”
–Taika Waititi is on the cover of THR, and people are weirdly taking issue with this quote: “I’m 47. My God, take the pressure off. People are so obsessed with likes or leaving behind a legacy, being remembered. Here’s the thing: No one’s going to remember us. What’s the name of the director of Casablanca? Arguably one of the greatest films of all time. No one knows his name. How the fuck do I expect to be remembered? So who cares? Let’s just live, make some movies. They’ll be obsolete and irrelevant in 15 or 20 years. And so will I, and then I’ll die and someone else can do it. This whole idea of chasing, chasing, chasing this life. It’s like, do we have to actually work this hard? Maybe not.”
–Leonardo DiCaprio and his mom where spotted at dinner with model Neelam Gill. How warped is it that I thought “oh, that’s not too bad” when I found out she’s 28?
-A pap is suing Kanye West for assault, battery and negligence because he grabbed her phone and threw it into the street.
-These incredibly blurry photos are supposed to be Kylie Jenner and Timothée Chalamet? OK.
–Melissa McCarthy told a really sweet story about how Halle Baily was constantly humming on set.
-It’s a big week for stars going back to franchises they promised they’d never do again because someone shook the money tree. Following Kim Cattrall‘s return to the SATC universe, Dwayne Johnson is coming back for another Fast and Furious movie. Not surprisingly, Vin Diesel is not expected to costar.
-DeuxMoi is claiming that Chris Evans and Alba Baptista are engaged and getting married in Boston.
–Ronald Gladden from Jury Duty remains the best.
-Past Lives opens in limited release this weekend. It might be the best-reviewed movie of the year so far. Everything I’ve read about it since Sundance is gushing.
-THR’s comedy actors roundtable features Jason Segel (Shrinking), Steven Yeun (Beef), Mo Amer (Mo), John Mulaney (Baby J) and Tyler James Williams (Abbott Elementary). Segel talked about struggling to feel satisfied despite career peaks (“There was a period in my life and career around like the last couple years of HIMYM where things were firing on both movies and TV and everyone was telling me how well it was going, and I was really unhappy. And so then I had to grapple with like, “Why? What’s off about this equation? Because I should be feeling like ‘I did it!'”), while Williams recalled taking costar Janelle James shopping for a BMW (“No b-tch, you cannot pull up to season two in a Mazda!”).
-Huh. A bunch of people think the montage near the end of the Ted Lasso finale was a dream? I didn’t get that, though that one scene was shot/looked really, really odd.
–Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck have finally settled on a house–and it only cost them $60M cash.
-Yay! HBO has renewed Somebody Somewhere for a third season.
–John Cena and Jackie Chan team up to kick some ass in the Hidden Strike trailer.