The daily gossip: Shailene Woodley rips 'sh---y media' amid Aaron Rodgers controversy, Tom Holland promises the new Spider-Man is 'not fun,' and more
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Shailene Woodley rips the 'sh---y media' amid Aaron Rodgers controversy
Shailene Woodley went off against the "sh---y media" in defense of her fiancé, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, amid major backlash to revelations that he's unvaccinated. The Divergent star posted on her Instagram Story on Tuesday to request everyone "calm the f--- down," claiming news outlets are "STILL grasping at straws to disparage Aaron." Specifically, she called out a report featuring photos supposedly of the NFL star grabbing coffee in Los Angeles after recently contracting COVID-19, even though Woodley says this was actually just some random man and not Rodgers. "I know Aaron's body," Woodley wrote. "VERY well. First off, his feet, ahem and no offense to this rando dude, are a LOT bigger. ;)." Please, don't go on!
Tom Holland promises 'Spider-Man: No Way Home' is 'not fun'
Looking to have fun watching the new Spider-Man movie? According to Tom Holland, you're not in luck! Holland teased next month's Spider-Man: No Way Home to Total Film by declaring that what "people will be really surprised about is that it's not fun." He described the sequel as "dark" and "sad," featuring characters going through "things that you would never wish for them to go through." To be clear, he means this in a good way, considering he boldly described No Way Home as the "best Spider-Man film that we've ever made." But Holland added, "It's going to be brutal." If those rumors that Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield are coming back really aren't true, it certainly will be.
Emilio Estevez swears he's 'not anti-vaxx'
Emilio Estevez vehemently denied a report suggesting he's not returning to the Disney+ series The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers because of the show's COVID-19 vaccine mandate. The actor insisted in a lengthy statement to Deadline he's "not anti-vaxx" and isn't taking "an anti-vaccine position." Instead, he said his departure was because of a "good old fashioned contract dispute" and involved a "myriad of creative differences." In fact, Estevez promised he's taken the pandemic "very seriously," to the point that he was reluctant to shoot the first season last year, and he revealed he suffered from a long-haul case of COVID-19 himself. One thing suspiciously absent from the actor's nearly 700 word statement, though, was confirmation that he's been vaccinated against COVID-19.
Squid Game creator has 'no choice' but to make another season
A second season of Squid Game has the green light, according to creator Hwang Dong-hyuk. "There's been so much pressure, so much demand and so much love for a second season," Hwang told The Associated Press. "So I almost feel like you leave us no choice!" He added, "There will indeed be a second season." For those just joining us from underneath a rock, the South Korean series has become an absolute phenomenon, scoring Netflix's biggest debut ever. Though Hwang previously said it was "quite tiring just thinking about" making another season, he's now in the "planning process," and he confirmed Lee Jung-jae will be back as Seong Gi-hun. "He will do something for the world," Hwang said.
Pete Davidson hints at the Kim Kardashian dating rumors
Are Pete Davidson and Kim Kardashian a thing? Seth Meyers didn't quite ask the comedian that question Monday, but the two had fun hinting at the rumors. "I want to address something," Meyers said. "I feel like I want to confirm if it's real or a rumor." The Late Night audience grew audibly excited about where this was going, and after saying he's been "wanting to talk about this," Davidson confirmed, "It is true." Specifically, he said, what's true is that "I do have a show on Tubi coming out" — though "a lot of people are shocked that I could get on a show like Tubi." Uh-huh, and you held hands with the Tubi show on a rollercoaster, right?