The daily gossip: DaBaby is in DaTrouble, Paul Rudd and Dan Levy get dinner, and more
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3 festivals drop DaBaby after homophobic remarks
DaBaby has been kicked to DaCurb. Lollapalooza dropped the rapper from its lineup just hours before he was supposed to take the stage this weekend over the homophobic and misleading comments he made late last month about HIV/AIDS. In a statement, the Chicago festival explained that it was "founded on diversity, inclusivity, respect, and love. With that in mind, DaBaby will no longer be performing at Grant Park tonight." On Monday, DaBaby was likewise dropped from two more festivals when Governors Ball in New York and Day N Vegas (in … Vegas) both expressed their intolerance of hate and discrimination. DaBaby released a new apology Monday afternoon, writing: "I want to apologize to the LBGTQ+ community for the hurtful and triggering comments I made. Again, I apologize for my misinformed comments about HIV/AIDS and I know education on this is important. Love to all. God bless."
Paul Rudd and Dan Levy dine at an Indian restaurant in London, and the world rejoices
Thanks to a wholesome Instagram post by Darjeeling Express, an Indian restaurant in London, the world knows that Paul Rudd and Dan Levy went to dinner together. The meeting was at least two weeks in the making, as the restaurant revealed Rudd had dined there recently, writing: "When we saw the name Paul Rudd in the booking site- we did not think it was THE Paul Rudd who had purchased 6 tickets... It was!" Rudd must have enjoyed the food, because he returned with Levy weeks later for a dream dinner party that spawned several viral tweets, rumors that Levy is joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and just pure joy, with one user writing: "Dan Levy and Paul Rudd having dinner out makes me feel more optimistic than Jeff Bezos taking a trip to space …"
Kathy Griffin has lung cancer: 'I'm gonna be just fine'
Comedian Kathy Griffin announced Monday that she has been diagnosed with lung cancer. "I'm about to go into surgery to have half of my left lung removed," the comedian who once murdered the president on TV said, adding "I'm gonna be just fine." She added that she has "never smoked" and that "I should be up and running around as usual in a month or less." Mia Farrow tweeted back her support, writing: "A major, scary ordeal but they will remove it and you will be just fine. In the meantime i will keep you in my prayers dear Kathy." Added comedian Sarah Silverman, "You're a fighter. Cancer doesn't have a chance!"
The surprisingly astronomical way Jim Carrey and The Weeknd became friends
Jim Carrey and The Weeknd had never met prior to the singer's 30th birthday. But that morning, the comedian showed up unannounced to The Weeknd's home and took him out to breakfast. The pair had each other's numbers, but not addresses, so how did Carrey know where to go? In a Friends-esque moment, they discovered they lived near each other. "He had a telescope, and I had a telescope," The Weeknd explained. "He was like, 'Where do you live? What floor do you live on?' I was like, Blah, blah, blah. And we looked out the windows on our telescopes and we could see each other." (Let that visual sink in for a moment.) The Weeknd was surprised by the drop-in: "That was like the beginning of my 30s. It was just like, what is going on?"
Machine Gun Kelly swung from the lights at Lollapalooza
Chicago held a super-spreader event this weekend where some musical performances reportedly broke out, including a surprise set by Megan Fox's boyfriend. Machine Gun Kelly performed songs like "Kiss Kiss" and "Bloody Valentine" at Lollapalooza's Bud Light Seltzer Sessions side stage, before climbing into the lights scaffolding and swinging around. The crowd (which was "20 times what the space allowed for" according to Billboard) proceeded to chant "MGK" in response to his impromptu parkour performance — all of which seems rather unnecessary when the "outdoors in more crowded settings, such as a concert or a baseball game" are "more risky" now with the Delta variant going around. But at least they got to hear him cover Paramore's "Misery Business"?