–Nicolas Cage and his new wife, Riko Shibata, cover Flaunt magazine. The pair were married earlier this year.
-My god, with every new detail about the shooting on the Rust movie set, it gets more awful. Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was killed and director Joel Souza was hurt in rehearsals for a scene with a gun involving Alec Baldwin. There were some unconfirmed posts on social media suggesting the crew had previously complained about conditions on the set, and now the LA Times is reporting that a half-dozen camera crew workers walked off the set earlier in the day to protest working conditions, and they were replaced by non-union workers. A source told the Times that there were two misfires on the prop gun on Saturday and one the previous week, and “there was a serious lack of safety meetings on this set.”
–Baldwin, who must be wrecked from this, tweeted a statement: “There are no words to convey my shock and sadness regarding the tragic accident that took the life of Halyna Hutchins, a wife, mother and deeply admired colleague of ours. I’m fully cooperating with the police investigation to address how this tragedy occurred and I am in touch with her husband, offering my support to him and his family. My heart is broken for her husband, their son, and all who knew and loved Halyna.”
-One good thing: director Joel Souza is out of the hospital.
-Veteran actor Peter Scolari has passed away from cancer at 66. He starred in Newhart, Bosom Buddies, and most recently as Lena Dunham’s dad in Girls.
–Jason Sudeikis brings some Ted Lasso energy to his SNL promo.
–Sudeikis also helped promote Mythic Quest’s renewal news.
-Ghost seems to be the rare bright spot on the networks’ fall TV schedule, and CBS has already renewed it.
-For some reason I thought The Eternals was out this weekend but it’s not until next weekend. Early reactions are good, though.
-Wow, the ‘bad art friend’ story has totally fallen apart, huh?
-In perfect casting news, Ryan Gosling is in final negotiations to play Ken in Greta Gerwig‘s live-action Barbie movie starring Margot Robbie.
-This was definitely a no bones week.
–Jake Gyllenhaal stars in Michael Bay’s new movie, Ambulance, about a bank robber who hijacks an ambulance as a getaway car.