The daily gossip: Ariana Grande rocked a wedding ponytail, Channing Tatum will have to explain his nude scene to his mom, and more

Ariana Grande rocked a wedding ponytail, Channing Tatum will have to explain his nude scene to his mom, and more

Ariana Grande.
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1. Yes, Ariana Grande did rock a ponytail on her wedding day

Ari is nothing if not on brand. Though Ariana Grande is keeping her relationship with Dalton Gomez relatively private compared to past loves, thankfully she did let Vogue document their wedding. She rocked her signature ponytail look in a half-up style, topped with a bow and veil reminiscent of her idol, Audrey Hepburn in Funny Face. Vera Wang designed Grande's custom silk empire waist gown, and she wore one earring upside down, intended as a nod to her highs and lows and her Sweetener era. Grande did walk down the aisle "holding hands with [her] mama," as predicted in "thank u, next," but her father joined them, too, in "one of the most special moments for the bride."


2. Channing Tatum jokes he'll have to 'prepare' his mama for his Lost City of D nude scene

Channing Tatum posted a full-body nude photo to Instagram on Tuesday, which is certainly one way to promote his forthcoming movie, The Lost City of D. Tatum (who at least had the modesty to censor the pic with a monkey emoji) noted that despite showing off his six pack in the pic, he was "flexing so hard" that he "got a cramp." The 41-year-old Magic Mike star also added the cheeky observation that "you know when you in the make-up trailer a--hole naked holding a towel over your junk you about to do some s--t on set that you gonna have to prepare ya mama for before she see the movie." More like eyes emoji, eggplant emoji.

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3. Dave Bautista's dream role is Ernest Hemingway

Think Ernest Hemingway, but jacked. That's what Dave Bautista is dreaming about. After demanding to DC that he play Bane, and landing a role in Knives Out 2 with the entirety of Hollywood, the WWE star declared his dream role is Hemingway. "I think I could do him justice," Bautista told Polygon. "I think he's so interesting, everything about his life, and the way he lived, and also the way he died." While they may have similar facial structure, a champion wrestler Hemmingway was not. Perhaps for this role, Bautista would have to stop hitting the gym … A Farewell to Arms if you will.

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4. Star Wars' J.J. Abrams learned 'the hard way' that 'you have to plan' a story

The greatest teacher, failure is. J.J. Abrams would probably agree with that lesson from Yoda based on his comments in a new interview with Collider. Abrams, who directed the first and last installments in Disney's Star Wars sequel trilogy, was asked if the films would have benefited from having a stricter road map from the beginning, and he agreed, saying it's something he's learned "the hard way." "What I've learned as a lesson a few times now ... is that you have to plan things as best you can," Abrams said. Critics of the Star Wars sequel trilogy are likely groaning right now, since they've long argued the films suffered from a lack of cohesion between the creative visions of Abrams and writer-director Rian Johnson, who helmed the middle installment, The Last Jedi.

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5. Howard University unveils the Chadwick A. Boseman College of Fine Arts

Chadwick Boseman's alma mater has unveiled a major honor for the late actor. Howard University on Wednesday announced it's renaming its College of Fine Arts after the actor, who died in 2020 following a battle with colon cancer. The Black Panther star was an alum of Howard University, having graduated in 2000 with a bachelor of arts in directing. "We are very excited," Howard President Wayne A.I. Frederick told The Washington Post. "This is the right thing to do." Boseman's family thanked Howard University "for honoring our beloved Chad," adding that he would "be overjoyed by this development," and his widow, Simone Ledward-Boseman, said Howard's re-establishment of its College of Fine Arts "ensures that his legacy will continue to inspire young storytellers for years to come."

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