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The daily gossip: Selena Gomez introduced Steve Martin and Martin Short to 'WAP,' Renee Zellweger's boyfriend thought she was British, and more

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Selena Gomez introduced Steve Martin and Martin Short to 'WAP'

Selena Gomez took advantage of down time on set with Steve Martin and Martin Short while filming Only Murders in the Building. The singer says she introduced them to "inappropriate rap songs." Short, pronouncing each letter in the song title, said Gomez's cover of "WAP" by Cardi B was one of his favorites, prompting Gomez to roll her eyes and correct him on the title, though it didn't click for Martin. "W.A.P. is the naughtiest thing I've seen or heard since the movie Pillow Talk," he claimed. Gomez says she also played Big Sean's "I don't f--- with you" and Kanye West's "I love it" to round out the septuagenarians' rap education.

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Renee Zellweger's boyfriend thought she was British because of Bridget Jones's Diary

English television presenter Ant Anstead thought Renee Zellweger was British before he started dating her because of the accent she has in Bridget Jones's Diary. The pair first met on the set of Discovery+'s Celebrity IOU: Joyride, where Zellweger restored two cars for her late mother's caregivers. But in the lead-up to her appearance, Anstead's co-host, Cristy Lee, shared some trivia that took him by surprise: "Did you know that during the filming of Bridget Jones's Diary, Renee spoke with a British accent even when she wasn't on set? In fact, she kept it up until the wrap party!" Anstead replied, "Are you telling me that Bridget Jones — Renee Zellweger — isn't British?" Lee confirmed Zellweger is from Texas, to which Anstead joked, "You're like a dream crusher for me." But apparently, it wasn't a dealbreaker: the two are clearly smitten with each other, no matter how they sound when they talk.

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Jessica Chastain claims makeup for her latest movie took over 7 hours to put on, did 'permanent damage to my skin'

Some actors gain or lose tremendous amounts of weight in their bids to win an Oscar. Jessica Chastain, on the other hand, endured potentially permanently damaging makeup and prosthetics in order to star in the upcoming biopic The Eyes of Tammy Faye, about televangelist and fraudster Tammy Faye Bakker. "I think for sure I've done some permanent damage to my skin on this," she told People, explaining that the makeup was "heavy. And when you're wearing it all day, every day — the weight of it on your body, it stretches your skin out. I finally took it off, and I was like, 'I look 50 years old!'" Chastain added that putting on all the makeup "was like going on a long-distance flight every day. Because if it takes seven and a half hours to put on, it's going to take at least two hours to get off. It was concerning to me. I was worried about my circulation."

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Beanie Feldstein is super protective of Monica Lewinsky: 'My task is to be Monica's bodyguard'

Beanie Feldstein is opening up about taking on the role of Monica Lewinsky — and acting as her "bodyguard." Feldstein plays the former White House intern in Impeachment: American Crime Story, the upcoming FX series about former President Bill Clinton's affair with Lewinsky. "My task is to be Monica's bodyguard — to put my body in front of hers," Feldstein told W. The Booksmart star also reflected on how she could relate to Lewinsky's situation:  "Obviously, I'm queer, so I don't know if I'd flirt with the president, but who knows?" Feldstein said. "When Clinton shined his light on you, there was no better feeling in the world. It wouldn't matter if you were male, female, nonbinary, queer … And if I was 22 and the most powerful person in the world focused his high beams on me, I would probably do the exact same thing as Monica."

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Chrissy Teigen rescues Peanut Butter the hamster in dramatic short film

Chrissy Teigen heard a faint scratching in her wall, and thought it might be Peanut Butter, the pet hamster that had been missing for three days. "Is he in the wall??? let's find out," she captioned a string of video clips posted to her Instagram. Clad in a floral robe with fluffy sleeves, the model and her pal tried to find a way into the wall. At one point, Teigen wields a hammer, but ends up chiseling a hole into the wall instead. Lo and behold, a hamster nose pokes out. Teigen grabbed a hamster ball and held it up for the wall for Peanut Butter to crawl into, and the rescue was complete. Head to Chrissy Teigen's Instagram to watch the suspense-filled short film Kate Hudson calls, "amazing."

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