The daily gossip: A Megan Rapinoe controversy gets debunked, Ireland Baldwin's new tattoo has a suspicious lookalike, and more
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Hope Solo claims Megan Rapinoe bullied her teammates, but her story has holes
Hope Solo is apparently trying to start something, because the former USWNT goalkeeper has accused her one-time teammate, Megan Rapinoe, of bullying the team into kneeling during the national anthem. "I've seen Megan Rapinoe almost bully players into kneeling because she really wants to stand up for something in her particular way, but it's our right as Americans to do it in whatever way we're comfortable with," Solo told Goal.com. But Rapinoe's supporters were quick to point out that the USWNT kicked Solo off in August 2016, and Rapinoe didn't start kneeling until September 2016. The New York Post — not exactly one to hold back when there's a whiff of drama! — also conceded that "there have been no reports of any backlash for the players who have chosen not to kneel."
Despite how it looks, Ireland Baldwin did not get a tattoo of Kendall Jenner
Ireland Baldwin did not get a tattoo of a naked Kendall Jenner on her arm — it's some other dark-haired, angular-cheekboned, cat-eyed young woman who looks just like her. The 25-year-old model shared her latest ink on Monday, only for commenters to ask "why Kendall Jenner though." Ireland quickly took to Instagram to clarify that "my tattoo isn't Kendall Jenner" but "she's beautiful tho so I'll take it." The actual inspiration for that tat was a pinup girl in a vintage Playboy magazine, according to Ireland and her Portland-based artist, Parker B. Still, the tattoo had its share of critics — including Ireland's father, Alec Baldwin, who commented on the photo "No!"
Laura Prepon reveals she left Scientology
The Church of Scientology has lost one famous member. That '70s Show star Laura Prepon revealed in an interview with People she's "no longer practicing Scientology" and hasn't for "close to five years." Prepon had joined the church in 1999, and she once said that after doing so, "things don't bother me that had before." But she now says that Scientology is "no longer part of my life," and she also said becoming a mother led her to "look at a lot of things in my life that I wasn't looking at before." She joins other stars who have exited Scientology like Leah Remini, who has vowed to continue speaking out against the church until "people are in prison."
Don't you dare suggest Terry Crews is anti-bathing
Terry Crews wants everyone to know that he is adamantly not a part of the growing anti-bathing contingent of celebrities. The America's Got Talent host recently claimed to Access Hollywood that "if you ain't been sweating, you don't need to shower," but added that he spends "all day sweating" and occasionally takes three showers a day as a result. But when the former quote was shared on Twitter by film writer Richard Newby, Crews accused him of not reading the article. "But the thing is, I did, Terry," Newby replied, adding "but the whole 'first of all, if you ain't sweating, you don't need to shower,' fits under anti-bathing." Fair point, but Crews shut the whole debate down: "Ok Mr. Writer…" he wrote back, "who alive doesn't sweat?"
Broadway star says she withdrew from show that required proof of vaccination
Broadway star Laura Osnes, known for her performances in shows like Cinderella, has confirmed she's no longer participating in an upcoming benefit concert after refusing to get vaccinated against COVID-19. The Tony-nominated actress responded on Instagram to a recent report in Page Six that she was fired from a planned one-night production of Crazy For You in East Hampton because she won't get her shot. Osnes instead claimed she withdrew after learning performers would need to provide proof of vaccination. She went on to double down on her "personal" decision, baselessly suggesting there's a reason not to be "confident" in the vaccines. Osnes drew criticism for her stance, with Outer Critics Circle President David Gordon encouraging followers to report her "screed" to Instagram for "perpetuating false information."