The daily gossip: Elon Musk and Grimes are 'semi-separated,' the Super Mario Bros. cast has baffled us all, and more
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Elon Musk and Grimes are 'semi-separated'
Just when we finally figured out how to spell their kid's name. On Friday, Page Six broke the news that Tesla CEO Elon Musk and "Oblivion" singer Grimes have broken up after three years together. The SpaceX billionaire said they're "semi-separated but still love each other, see each other frequently and are on great terms," adding that this was mostly because he works from Texas or overseas while Grimes works in L.A. "She's staying with me now and Baby X is in the adjacent room," Musk added. The two have been together since 2018, and they have one child together, X Æ A-Xii Musk. They may still both die on Mars one day — just not as a couple.
The Super Mario Bros. movie has a baffling new cast
Mamma mia. Nintendo has announced the cast for its animated Super Mario Bros. movie, and to say there were some unexpected choices would be an understatement. For one, the titular Italian plumber will be voiced by … Chris Pratt — and YouTuber Ted Nivison summed up the general reaction by dubbing this the "strangest thing I've ever heard in my entire life." The rest of the cast was almost as wild, with Anya Taylor-Joy voicing Peach, Charlie Day voicing Luigi, and Jack Black voicing Bowser. People were mostly flabbergasted by Pratt's casting, though, with The Atlantic's Amanda Mull declaring, "This is discrimination against Italian-Americans." Clearly, the poster consisting of the cast list followed by a question mark block was appropriate.
Anderson Cooper's mother wanted to be his surrogate at the age of 85
Anderson Cooper recently welcomed his son, Wyatt, via "a remarkable surrogate." But the CNN anchor admitted to Stephen Colbert that his mother, the late Gloria Vanderbilt, had actually offered to carry his child for him 10 years prior to her death in 2019 at the age of 95 — even visiting a gynecologist to confirm she still could. "She says to me, 'Honey, I'm not talking about having a child of my own. I mean, that's crazy — I'm 85. I was thinking, you get an egg and fertilize it with a sperm, and I'll carry your child,'" Cooper recounted. "[I said], 'That is so weirdly oedipal on a whole new level. That kid would be on the front page of the New York Post for the rest of his life.'" Still, Vanderbilt was "kind of nutty," Cooper said, and she later sent him an article about a 65-year-old who had carried a baby for her son and son-in-law: "My mom ha[d] circled it and then written in a note, 'See!'"
Teen Wolf is coming back
That full moon energy must still be going strong, because Paramount+ has announced that it's bringing Teen Wolf back for a film by the series creator, Jeff Davis. Apparently the original cast members — like Tyler Posey, Dylan O'Brien, Crystal Reed, Tyler Hoechlin, Holland Roden, Colton Haynes, and Arden Cho — are in talks to return, four years after the final episode aired on MTV. According to the description shared by Variety, the Teen Wolf film will focus on "a terrifying evil [that] has emerged in the town of Beacon Hills," where "only a Werewolf like Scott McCall, no longer a teenager yet still an Alpha, can gather both new allies and reunite trusted friends to fight back against what could be the most powerful and deadliest enemy they've ever faced." Aaaaa-ooooooo.
William Shatner is going to space on Jeff Bezos' rocket
William Shatner is apparently going where Jeff Bezos has gone before. The Star Trek star is expected to head to space on an October civilian flight of Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket, TMZ reports. That would make the 90-year-old actor the oldest person launched into space, the report notes, adding that while there's no reason to believe he'll go up in his Captain Kirk outfit, it "WOULD BE AWESOME" if he did. Sure! Shatner has expressed interest in heading to space, declaring last year, "There's a possibility that I'm going to go up for a brief moment and come back down." The trip would last 15 minutes, so he wouldn't be up there for long before making the voyage home.