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Alec Baldwin is 'fully cooperating' with investigation into tragic on-set death
Alec Baldwin said there were "no words to convey my shock and sadness" in a statement following the tragic death on Thursday of the filmmaker Halyna Hutchins on the set of Baldwin's new film, Rust. While the exact circumstances of the accident remain unclear, the Santa Fe County Sheriff's Office has said that Hutchins, 42, was killed and the director of the film, Joel Souza, hospitalized after an incident involving Baldwin discharging a "prop firearm" on the set. "We're trying to determine right now how and what type of projectile was used in the firearm," a spokesman for the sheriff's office said. Baldwin said he is "fully cooperating with the police investigation to address how this tragedy occurred" and that "my heart is broken for [Hutchins'] husband, their son, and all who knew and loved Halyna." Originally from Ukraine, Hutchins was named one of the rising stars of 2019 by American Cinematographer. Tributes poured in Thursday and Friday, with friends remembering Hutchins as an "absolutely incredible talent and a great person" and a "rockstar."
Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker 'will have a baby together'
Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker "will have a baby together without any doubt," according to an anonymous source who is definitely not just Kris Jenner wearing a fake mustache. The scoop, given to Us Weekly, included the intel that "Kourtney would like a natural birth" and that she's not worried about doing so because "she's always been lucky to conceive naturally." Okay mom! Kourtney, 42, and Travis, 45, already have five kids between them, with Travis sharing Landon, 18, and Alabama, 15, with his ex-wife Shanna Moakler, and Kourtney sharing Mason, 11, Penelope, 9, and Reign, 6, with her longtime former on-again-off-again partner Scott Disick. Previously, Kourtney has talked about her reluctance to freeze her eggs and her openness to "God's plan." "Am I supposed to get pregnant on my own at 41? Maybe," she said, adding, "That's I think why I never did the planning. I live in a Disney world."
Adele has a framed piece of Celine Dion's used gum
Who among us wouldn't say their most prized possession in life is a framed piece of used chewing gum? While chatting with Vogue, singer Adele dropped a bizarre revelation when asked what her proudest possession is, and she excitedly showed off a framed piece of Celine Dion's used chewing gum that she keeps in her house. Apparently, this was a gift from The Late Late Show host James Corden, which he obtained when he had Dion on Carpool Karaoke. He "knew how much of a fan of her I was," Adele explained, "and so he made her spit her gum into a piece of paper, and he framed it for me!" Added Adele, "it's my proudest possession." So that's what you get the woman who has everything.
Megan Fox and MGK 'know what they're doing' but are suuuuuper cringe anyway
The Washington Post woke up on Friday and chose violence, calling Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly "a cringeworthy spectacle whose most notable achievement may be providing our culture's defining — and dumbest — quote of 2021." As if having the Post see through you wasn't bad enough, the article also quoted Who? Weekly co-host Bobby Finger, who recently observed that "as a couple, there's a thirst there, there's a palpable thirst there — there's an almost desperation that is hard to miss and is a little uncomfortable and embarrassing. Because sometimes when you see them, you're like, 'These two want attention so badly.'" Molly Lambert, the author of the GQ article that recently revealed MGK's introductory line to Fox was "I am weed," defended the couple to Who? Weekly co-host Lindsey Weber, explaining that Fox and Kelly are "super self-aware" and "they know what they're doing." That said, having the Post publish their "five most cringe-y moments" probably wasn't a part of their master plan.
The new Indiana Jones film might be about … time travel?
Hollywood hasn't quite figured out yet the secret to eternal youth (Clint Eastwood evidently aside). As a result, studios rely on uncanny de-aging special effects and plot tricks in order to keep their elderly stars in the movies. Harrison Ford turns 80 next year and is set to reprise his title role in a fifth Indiana Jones film, directed by James Mangold — and rumor has it the new picture might feature a time travel plot to accommodate him. "Fans this week have been all over suggestions that Indy will head back to Roman times, as suggested by recent set pictures," writes The Guardian's Ben Child, also bringing up "another set photo [that] emerged earlier in June showing a stuntman on the set of Indy 5 who appeared to be wearing a Harrison Ford mask. Perhaps this is a new method of digitally de-ageing that we haven't yet come across." Child personally isn't impressed: "Frankly," he adds, "whatever Mangold is up to, it smacks a bit of desperation." Read the full scoop here.