The daily gossip: Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid break up, Ice Cube would rather not get vaccinated than make $9 million, and more
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Gigi Hadid's mom claims Zayn Malik struck her amid tabloid confirmation of couple's split
Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid have reportedly split up after being together on and off for six years. Confirmation of the breakup by multiple tabloids follows reports that the former One Direction singer allegedly struck Gigi's mother, Yolanda Hadid, during an argument. "Zayn felt that Yolanda was getting in the middle of things," a source claimed to Entertainment Tonight, an allegation echoed in unsubstantiated quotes that were shared in court documents obtained by TMZ. Malik, 28, has "adamantly" denied hitting Yolanda, though TMZ also reports that Malik was charged with four criminal offenses of harassment to which he's pled no contest and has been fined and sentenced to 360 total days of probation. "I agreed to not contest claims arising from an argument I had with a family member of my partner's who entered our home while my partner was away several weeks ago," Malik said in a statement, presumably referring to Yolanda. Malik and Gigi Hadid share a 1-year-old daughter, Khai, and both are reportedly committed to co-parenting their daughter.
Ice Cube says 'Oh Hell No' to $9 million payday over vaccine requirement
Ice Cube is reportedly walking away from a new movie — and nearly $10 million — after refusing to get vaccinated against COVID-19. The rapper and actor has exited the Sony comedy Oh Hell No, which he was set to star in opposite Jack Black, "after declining a request from producers to get vaccinated," The Hollywood Reporter revealed Friday. He was announced as part of the project in June. By dropping out of the movie, which is pushing back the start of its production, the Reporter says Ice Cube will be walking away from a $9 million payday. Vaccines, meanwhile, are totally free.
Rapper Fetty Wap arrested, accused of being part of a 'major drug trafficking ring'
Rapper Fetty Wap has been arrested on federal drug charges, with prosecutors accusing him and other defendants of "deliberately contributing to the opioid epidemic." William Junior Maxwell II, better known as Fetty Wap, was arrested on drug charges Thursday during the Rolling Loud Music Festival at Citi Field in New York, ABC News reports. He was among the six people charged with conspiring to distribute and possess controlled substances on Long Island and in New Jersey as part of a "major drug trafficking ring." One of the other defendants was a New Jersey correction officer. "As alleged, the defendants transported, distributed, and sold more than 100 kilograms of deadly and addictive drugs, including heroin and fentanyl, on Long Island, deliberately contributing to the opioid epidemic that has devastated our communities and taken too many lives," U.S. attorney Breon Peace said. Fetty Wap was accused of being a "kilogram-level redistributor" for the organization, and his attorney told TMZ "we pray that this is all a big misunderstanding."
Alec Baldwin movie armorer says she has 'no idea' where live rounds came from
The armorer for the Alec Baldwin movie Rust is speaking out a week after the fatal shooting on set that killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins. Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, the movie's armorer, released a statement from her lawyers saying she is "devastated and completely beside herself over the events that have transpired." The attorneys said the film set "would never have been compromised if live ammo were not introduced" but that she has "no idea where the live rounds came from." Hutchins was killed, and director Joel Souza was injured, after Baldwin discharged a gun during a rehearsal of a scene, and officials say they have recovered the lead projectile that was fired. Santa Fe County Sheriff Adan Mendoza also said Gutierrez-Reed, assistant director David Halls, and Baldwin are the three people who handled the gun before the shooting and that they are the focus of the investigation.
'Real Housewives' family 'doing OK' after terrifying robbery
The husband of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Dorit Kemsley, PK Kemsley, said the family is focusing on returning "to normal" after a terrifying break-in at their Encino, California, home on Wednesday night. PK was in London when three men broke into the house a little before 11 p.m. while Dorit Kemsley was sleeping inside and held her at gunpoint. The couple's children, ages 7 and 5, were also in the house at the time. The men ransacked the home and made off with an "unknown amount of property," People reported, with the LAPD confirming the suspects "took handbags, jewelry, and watches." In a statement, PK said, "I wanted to tell you all that we are doing ok. I'm home and we are all together and will get through this. The babies are great, they are … totally unaware and life is going to return to normal hopefully very quickly."