The daily gossip: Bill Murray joins the MCU, a 'brazenly' coordinated Twitter attack on Harry and Meghan, and more
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Bill Murray says he's made his one and only Marvel movie
Bill Murray said he is "not interested in these huge comic book adaptations as an actor," but confirmed that he joined the cast of Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania anyway. Murray revealed that he "recently … made a Marvel movie" to the German outlet Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ), with his quotes translated into English via Google Translate by Variety; he further explained that he was won over by director Peyton Reed, explaining that "[I] really liked him very much. He was funny, humble, everything you want from a director." Though Murray didn't specifically name Reed in the interview, he credited "the cheerleader story Bring It On," directed by Reed, as part of why he was convinced to sign on. "[N]ow I've at least tried out what it's like to shoot a Marvel movie," Murray told FAZ. "But I don't think I need that experience a second time."
Report identifies Twitter accounts 'brazenly coordinating' to target Meghan and Harry
A new analysis of Twitter data has found that a small number of accounts were responsible for a majority of hateful tweets targeting Meghan Markle and Prince Harry. The analytics service Bot Sentinel released a report on Tuesday examining over 114,000 tweets about the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, finding only 83 accounts were responsible for about 70 percent of hateful tweets about them, BuzzFeed News reports. "Our research found that a relatively small number of single-purpose anti-Meghan and Harry accounts created and disseminated most of the hateful content on Twitter," the report said. "However, the primary accounts had assistance that allowed their content to be repackaged and shared by accounts with a considerable following." Bot Sentinel CEO Christopher Bouzy told BuzzFeed News that as far as the "motive" for this campaign goes, "your guess is as good as ours."
Netflix drops the first trailer for 'Tiger King 2'
The sequel that nobody asked for — but everyone is going to watch anyway — is almost here. On Wednesday, the first trailer dropped for Tiger King 2, promising viewers that "you haven't quite seen it all." Picking up after big cat enthusiast Joe Exotic was sentenced to 22 years in prison for animal abuse and hiring a hitman to murder his rival, animal sanctuary owner Carole Baskin, the clip focuses mainly on peripheral characters from season one like exotic animal owner Tim Stark, zookeeper Jeff Lowe, alleged hitman Allen Glover, and cat enthusiast turned FBI informant James Garretson. Understandably, there doesn't appear to be much footage of Joe Exotic himself, although he does give us the great quote: "Jeff and Lauren are like two rabid dogs in a goldfish bowl." Don't expect much Baskin either outside of some leftover footage — she's been outspoken about the alleged "betrayal and false portrayal" of her in season one. Prepare for no one to talk about anything else when the series arrives on Netflix on Nov. 17; watch the trailer here.
Olivia Rodrigo: Joe Biden 'gave me a shoehorn'
Olivia Rodrigo came away from her White House visit with some presidential gifts — including one she found a bit strange. The pop star visited the White House in July to help the Biden administration urge young people to get vaccinated against COVID-19, and on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, she explained that President Biden "gave me a few gifts" while she was there. One of them was the pair of sunglasses the Sour singer was photographed wearing with Biden in the Oval Office. In addition to that, though, Rodrigo told Kimmel, "He gave me some M&M's, and he also gave me a shoehorn, which was strange." Rodrigo assured a surprised Kimmel she was being serious and still has the shoehorn, which was emblazoned with a presidential seal, at her house. Kimmel seemed a bit flabbergasted to learn that Biden is "giving out shoehorns" to people, quipping, "If you ever thought Joe Biden was too old to be president, now we know he is."
Drew Barrymore and ex-husband Tom Green reunite for the first time in nearly 20 years
Drew Barrymore went beyond the number one rule of "don't call your ex" … and invited her ex-husband onto her talk show. But the reunion — the first time the couple had been face-to-face in almost 20 years — was unexpectedly sweet. Tom Green was married to Barrymore from July 2001 to October 2002, and had appeared on The Drew Barrymore Show virtually in 2020, marking the first time the former couple had spoken in 15 years. But he said that "this is much nicer than the green screen … I like this, in person." The two reminisced about hiking in Ireland, with Barrymore calling it "one of the best trips of my life." "It was our honeymoon," Green reminded her. He later called their reunion "a little bit like an out-of-body experience … weird in a good way." Barrymore said, "Well, I respect and love you." "Love you, too," Green said. Awwww.