The daily gossip: Jane Goodall won't rule out the existence of Bigfoot, Rihanna is playing cruel games with fans' hearts, and more
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Jane Goodall won't say Bigfoot doesn't exist
The world's favorite primatologist is weighing in on the world's biggest controversy: The existence of Bigfoot, which she won't rule out. Jane Goodall once visited a remote village in Ecuador and asked the people if they'd ever seen a monkey without a tail. "Three of the hunters came back and said, 'Oh yes. We've seen monkeys without tails. They walk upright and they're about six foot tall,'" she recalled, noting they knew nothing of Bigfoot. "Every single country has its version. Yeti, Yowie in Australia, Wild Man in China. So I don't know if it's perhaps a myth that stems from maybe the last of the Neanderthals. But then is the last of the Neanderthals still living in these remote forests? I don't know. But I'm not going to say it doesn't exist and I'm not going to say people who believe in it are stupid," she concluded.
Rihanna teases new music once again
The old Rihanna can't come to the phone right now. The pop star-turned-businesswoman-turned-billionaire hinted at new music while promoting her latest Savage X Fenty show. She told The Associated Press when it comes to her ninth studio album, "You're not gonna expect what you hear. Just put that in your mind. Whatever you know of Rihanna is not gonna be what you hear." She likened her approach to music to that of fashion. "You should be able to play. I should be able to wear whatever I want. I treat music the same way. So I'm having fun and it's going to be completely different," she said. Okay, but when will we hear it, Rihanna?!
Saoirse Ronan is taking her Lady Macbeth inspiration from Kim Kardashian
Saoirse Ronan is set to play Lady Macbeth in her forthcoming appearance in the Scottish play in London, and rather than look to Judi Dench, Vivien Leigh, Marion Cotillard, or Jeanette Nolan for inspiration, she's taking her notes from Kim Kardashian. "We keep thinking about Macbeth and Lady Macbeth as like a Kim and Kanye situation, where there have been stages to their success and real kind of highs and lows," Ronan told BBC News, acting as if that's not the first time the comparison has ever occurred to anyone. The actress further described the Bard's doomed future royals as being like "a modern power couple that is professional but also has tenderness and there is so much of their private life that we don't know." Ronan will star opposite James McArdle, who has been cast as Kanye — er, Macbeth — in the play.
Supermodel Linda Evangelista says she's 'brutally disfigured' after a cosmetic procedure
Supermodel Linda Evangelista revealed in an emotional Instagram post on Wednesday that she has been left "brutally disfigured" after a cosmetic procedure, and she's now taking legal action. Evangelista explained that she underwent Zeltiq's CoolSculpting procedure, which is intended to decrease fat cells but "did the opposite of what it promised" and "left me permanently deformed even after undergoing two painful, unsuccessful corrective surgeries." She wrote that this is the reason she has not been working lately and has become a "recluse," adding that she developed Paradoxical Adipose Hyperplasia, which "has not only destroyed my livelihood, it has sent me into a cycle of deep depression, profound sadness, and the lowest depths of self-loathing." But Evangelista announced that after more than five years of keeping this to herself, she has taken a "big step towards righting a wrong that I have suffered" by bringing a lawsuit. Model Carolyn Murphy cheered Evangelista on, commenting "we are all here to support you and love you."
Netflix confirms that the second season of Tiger King will premiere this year
Even though no one asked for it, Tiger King 2 is coming to Netflix later this year. On Thursday, the streamer confirmed that the forthcoming season "promises just as much mayhem and madness as" the first season, which chronicled the feud between big-cat collector Joe Exotic and Carole Baskin, the owner of Big Cat Rescue. Even though Exotic is currently serving 22 years in prison for hiring someone to kill Baskin — and thus much more "mayhem" seems unlikely — it's no wonder that the series is like catnip to Netflix, since it became one of its top-performing shows of all time when it aired at the start of the pandemic last year. Unfortunately, more Tiger King projects are also in the works, including both a Peacock series starring Cameron Mitchell and Kate McKinnon and another series not starring Nic Cage.