The daily gossip: Alec Baldwin hit with new lawsuit over Rust shooting, Meghan Markle chats with Ellen about crawling through her car, and more
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Alec Baldwin sued by 'Rust' script supervisor after fatal shooting
Alec Baldwin has been hit with another lawsuit after last month's tragic shooting on the Rust set. Mamie Mitchell, the script supervisor on Rust, filed a lawsuit against the actor and others after cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was killed when Baldwin discharged a prop gun. Baldwin "chose to play Russian Roulette with a loaded gun without checking it and without having the armorer do so," the complaint claims, arguing he "should have assumed that the gun in question was loaded" and shouldn't have relied on the assistant director telling him it was a "cold gun." Famed attorney Gloria Allred is representing Mitchell in this latest lawsuit, which comes a week after Rust's gaffer also sued Baldwin and accused him of negligence. An investigation into the tragedy remains ongoing.
Meghan Markle chats with Ellen about crawling through her old car
Meghan Markle is set for a surprise appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, her first daytime talk show interview since her marriage to Prince Harry. In a clip released from Thursday's show, the Duchess of Sussex chats with DeGeneres about how she used to come to the studio lot for auditions when she was an actress, though to state the obvious, "the drive in today was very different." She drove a "very, very old" car back then, she recalled, and the key on the driver door didn't even work, meaning she would "open the trunk and climb in" and "crawl over all my seats" after auditioning. "It was not ideal," she noted. It wasn't clear how much the full Ellen interview will get into Meghan's bombshell claims against the royal family, though it's safe to say DeGeneres knows a bit about toxic environment allegations herself.
Tom Holland considers retiring as Spider-Man, might become a landlord
Is Tom Holland almost ready to hang up his web-shooters? Holland revealed to GQ he might not want to play Spider-Man for too much longer, musing, "Maybe it is time for me to move on." The 25-year-old actor added, "If I'm playing Spider-Man after I'm 30, I've done something wrong." Holland has apparently changed his tune after previously declaring he'd play Spider-Man "until I can't walk anymore." But he also told GQ he doesn't actually "want to be an actor for the rest of my life" and has always liked the idea of "buying apartment buildings and renting them out cheaper than they need to be, because I don't need the money." Would landlord Holland fix this damn door, though?
Bradley Cooper swears he and Lady Gaga were acting during their electric Oscars performance
Almost three years later, Bradley Cooper is taking another look at his electric Oscars duet with Lady Gaga. The two delivered a jaw-dropping performance of "Shallow" from A Star Is Born at the 2019 Academy Awards, which didn't exactly tamp down speculation there was really something going on between them. But Cooper stressed to The Hollywood Reporter they were both acting that night, as he imagined their Oscars performance playing out like a scene from the movie itself. "They kind of fall in love in that scene in the film," Cooper said. "It's that explosive moment that happens to happen to them on a stage in front of thousands of people." Cooper added that it "would have been so weird if we were both on stools facing the audience," though honestly, they probably could have managed to make that just as steamy.
LeVar Burton gets a trivia show gig after all
LeVar Burton's quiz show dreams will be realized — just a bit differently than he expected. The former Reading Rainbow host and Star Trek actor has been tapped to host a new trivia game show based on Trivial Pursuit, which is in development by Entertainment One but doesn't yet have a network attached. Burton, of course, was a fan favorite candidate to become full-time host of Jeopardy!, only to be passed over as the show instead went with a guy who almost immediately had to step down over offensive podcast comments. The Jeopardy! gig is now open again, but Burton previously said he didn't even want it anymore. "When you set your sights on something, they say be careful of what you wish for, because what I found out is that it wasn't the thing that I wanted after all," he said of the Jeopardy! job. Who needs 'em, right?