The daily gossip: Miles Teller assures Taylor Swift fans he's vaccinated, Olivia Munn slams 'false narrative' about John Mulaney romance, and more
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Miles Teller assures Taylor Swift fans he's not an anti-vaxxer
Taylor Swift fans can calm down, according to Miles Teller. The actor, who starred in the new music video for Swift's song "I Bet You Think About Me," confirmed Tuesday he's been vaccinated against COVID-19, despite "rumors" suggesting otherwise. Some Swift fans weren't too thrilled to see Teller in the video this week, considering a report from the Daily Mail claimed a show he was working on had to shut down in July after he caught COVID-19 while unvaccinated. But Teller said Tuesday he's been vaccinated "for a while." He didn't provide an exact timeline, though if he ended up getting vaccinated specifically to star in a Taylor Swift video, well, that wouldn't be the worst reason we've ever heard.
Olivia Munn slams people who 'think they know' her relationship with John Mulaney 'so well'
Olivia Munn spoke with the Los Angeles Times about some of the intense online reaction to her relationship with John Mulaney, which was confirmed not long after his divorce was announced. Mulaney, who went to rehab last year, revealed in September they're expecting a baby. Speaking to the Times, Munn slammed those "incorrectly" speculating about them and wrongly believing "they know our relationship so well" when "there's no way anyone could know what any of his relationships were or what our relationship is." The actress didn't go into detail to rebut specific claims, though, saying she didn't want to "feed into" a "false narrative." So "the only way to win," she argued, is "to not play the game at all."
Harry Potter stars to reunite sans J.K. Rowling for 20th anniversary special
J.K. who? WarnerMedia announced Tuesday the cast of Harry Potter will reunite, as the first movie distressingly turns 20 years old. Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, and Emma Watson will "travel back to Hogwarts for the first time" for an anniversary special in January, which will also feature director Chris Columbus and stars including Helena Bonham Carter, Ralph Fiennes, and Tom Felton. But The Hollywood Reporter noted one name left off the guest list: author J.K. Rowling, who reportedly won't appear (besides in some archival footage). An appearance might have been a bit awkward considering Radcliffe is among those who have called Rowling out for her controversial anti-trans tweets. "Transgender women are women," the actor said last year.
Kirsten Dunst refers to awards as 'shrimps'
Have you heard? Kirsten Dunst's latest movie is "pretty shrimpy." Dunst recounted to The Associated Press that she and her girlfriends, fashion designers Laura and Kate Mulleavy, decided it's "corny to talk about awards." Their solution? "We call them shrimps instead." The Spider-Man star explained, "You go, 'This movie's pretty shrimpy,' or like, 'We deserve some shrimps for this.' It's fun." Her new movie The Power of the Dog does, indeed, have quite a bit of Oscar buzz, allowing the AP interviewer to ask its director the legendary question, "Is it exciting to be back in the shrimp conversation again?" And if the film doesn't win Best Picture, well, there's plenty of shrimps in the sea.
Quentin Tarantino is being sued for his plan to sell 'Pulp Fiction' NFTs
Move over, Scarlett Johansson vs. Disney. It's time for Miramax vs Quentin Tarantino. Tarantino has been slapped with a lawsuit by Miramax after announcing plans to sell NFTs based on his classic movie Pulp Fiction. The director recently revealed he'll get in on the NFT craze by auctioning off uncut scenes from the 1994 movie as non-fungible tokens. But the film studio that distributed the movie has now hit him with a lawsuit in California, accusing him of breach of contract and copyright infringement. "Left unchecked, Tarantino's conduct could mislead others into believing Miramax is involved in his venture," Miramax claims. Tarantino is presumably sifting through his record collection to find inspiration for his legal defense as we speak.