The daily gossip: Lady Gaga and Adam Driver smolder Italianly, SNL's Michael Che in hot water after he mocks Simone Biles, and more
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Lady Gaga and Adam Driver star in splashy 1st trailer for House of Gucci
It's been four long months since we saw mom and dad in an early photo for House of Gucci, but the wait is finally over. The glamorous first trailer for the forthcoming film was released on Thursday night, featuring gorgeous shots of Italy, lots of high fashion, and a peek at Lady Gaga and Adam Driver as doomed couple Maurizio Gucci and Patrizia Reggiani. Directed by Ridley Scott, the film is based on the book The House of Gucci: A Sensational Story of Murder, Madness, Glamour, and Greed, and is set for release on Nov. 24. House of Gucci will tell a story spanning three decades, showing the rise and fall of the fashion house and the aftermath of Maurizio Gucci's murder by a hitman — who had been hired by Reggiani. Watch the trailer — which also features Al Pacino, Jeremy Irons, Salma Hayek, and an unrecognizable Jared Leto — here.
Calls to fire SNL's Michael Che mount after he mocks Simone Biles
In this house we protect Simone Biles! But apparently that is not the case for the house of NBC, which still employs Saturday Night Live star Michael Che despite him boosting a disgusting joke about Simone Biles and her sexual abuser, former U.S women's gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar. Che agreed the joke — about how Nassar "understands Simone Biles better than anyone" because "he too had to quit doing what he loved at the pinnacle of his career because of mounting pressure" — was "absolutely tasteless" but rated it a "9/10." Director Matthew A. Cherry blasted the comedian as "trash" in response, while activist Farrah Khan tagged HBO Max and NBC and wondered why Che is "still on your roster." Great question.
Travis Barker and Kourtney Kardashian are being weird again
Travis Barker is going to need a bigger locket. On Thursday, Kourtney Kardashian shared a photo on Instagram of a truly enormous, disembodied hunk of her hair, captioning it "haircuts by @travisbarker." At the time of writing, Kourt hadn't updated fans with a pic of her final makeover, although judging by the picture she's down … a lot of hair. It's unclear if Barker is hanging onto the discarded locks like a Victorian lover — though it'd certainly be on-brand for the couple, who've also publicly talked about wanting to suck each other's blood.
Rihanna and Nicki Minaj prove they are diehard Bravo fans
Real Housewives of New York star Leah McSweeny name-dropped Rihanna on the show in a kerfuffle with Ramona Singer, and the pop-star has now entered the chat. Rihanna posted the clip to her Instagram, along with a photo of herself wearing McSweeny's brand. Shortly after, Nicki Minaj drew attention to the Real Housewives of Potomac, sharing a screenshot of texts from her publicist revealing a potential hosting gig for the reunion show. "I WANT TO DO IT!!!!!!!" the rapper responded. It's unclear if she's officially got the job, but host Andy Cohen showed his support, commenting, "I want to see this!" Minaj is kindly asking the Barbz to let her enjoy her hosting moment, reassuring them that music is on the way. But first, she wants them to catch up on Bravo.
Lorde accidentally gets in on the cicada trend
Cicadas: A horrifying summertime pest to some, but music to Lorde's ears. If you listen closely to "Solar Power", you can hear the world's loudest insects. The cicadas are included throughout her upcoming album, Lorde told Sean Evans over chicken wings on Hot Ones. "The sound of cicadas to me is so emblematic of New Zealand summer," she said. But she didn't realize her album's release would line up with the U.S. re-emergence of Brood X, a group of cicadas that spent the last 17 years underground. She then so thoughtfully pointed out that Brood X happens to align with another reemergence: "The last time it happened was in 2004, when I guess J.Lo and Ben Affleck were together, and now they're back together!" Lorde is onto something...