The daily gossip: Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello break up, Jennifer Lopez teases her rom-com return, and more
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Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello break up
Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello have called it quits. The "Señorita" singers revealed on Instagram they've "decided to end our romantic relationship" after more than two years together. Mendes and Cabello had been dating since July 2019, and they spent time together quarantining in Miami during the pandemic. In a Glamour piece last month, Cabello opened up about their "very 3D human relationship," saying that "for better, for worse, we're very transparent with each other." Over the summer, there was speculation the two might be engaged — which Cabello denied — and a few weeks ago, a Page Six headline blared, "Shawn Mendes can't keep his lips off of Camila Cabello on Miami Beach." But Mendes and Cabello told fans they will "continue to be best friends," and despite breaking up, their "love for one another as humans is stronger than ever."
Jennifer Lopez returns to rom-coms to marry a random guy in 'Marry Me' trailer
When asked if she wanted to make a return to rom-coms, Jennifer Lopez said "I do." The trailer for J.Lo's first romantic comedy in years, Marry Me, debuted Thursday, teasing the film's delightfully silly plot: Lopez plays a pop star who's set to marry her partner in front of the crowd at a concert, but when she learns he's been cheating on her, she decides to pick a random guy out of the audience to marry instead. That guy is played by Owen Wilson — meaning, that's right, it's an Anaconda reunion, baby! Lopez is set to perform original songs for the film, which comes after she rekindled her romance with Ben Affleck year. Asked on the Today show whether she'd ever get married again, Lopez said, "Yeah, I guess. You know me, I'm a romantic. I always have been — a few times." Stay tuned, Bennifer enthusiasts.
Jonah Hill will play Jerry Garcia in a Martin Scorsese-directed Grateful Dead movie
Fans of Martin Scorsese and a certain classic rock band have a lot to be grateful for today. Scorsese is set to direct a Grateful Dead biopic for Apple, with Jonah Hill cast as frontman Jerry Garcia. This will be another collaboration between Hill and Scorsese, as Hill previously starred opposite Leonardo DiCaprio in 2013's The Wolf of Wall Street and nabbed an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor. It's also another Grateful Dead-related project from Scorsese, who produced a 2017 documentary about the rock band called Long Strange Trip. Though Garcia died in 1995, his daughter is on board as a producer. The film doesn't yet have a title, but might we suggest Bringing Out the Grateful Dead?
Pink had a 'brutal' week after hip surgery
Pink has been recovering from hip surgery, and it's apparently been pretty rough. The singer posted a photo of herself on Instagram taken seven days after hip surgery, sharing, "It was a brutal first week full of tears and pain med depression, ulcers from meds and constant fevers." But she heaped praise on her husband, former motocross racer Carey Hart, for his support, recalling he "brought me coffee in the shower," "dried my tears," and "talked me off the ledge," among a long list of ways he's been getting her through. Pink said she'll be on crutches for six weeks, and it's "humbling" to be "rendered physically unable and dependent" for months. But she added she's "learning the gift of accepting help" and assured fans, "I will make a full recovery. For that I am so blessed."
Maisie Williams returns as Arya Stark — in a video game where she fights Batman and Shaggy
Thought Warner Bros. was done smashing all its random IP together in a deeply weird package after Space Jam: A New Legacy? Think again. Warner Bros. on Thursday announced a new fighting game called MultiVersus, which is pretty much Super Smash Bros. but with characters from Warner Bros. properties. The character line-up includes DC comics heroes like Batman and Superman, as well as lovable children's characters like Bugs Bunny, Shaggy from Scooby-Doo, and ... Arya Stark from Game of Thrones. You know, that extremely kid-friendly series Game of Thrones? Maisie Williams is voicing Arya in the game, and the trailer includes a glimpse of her delivering a classic "not today" as Arya gets ready to murder Batman. Sure, why not? The game promises to add new characters in the future, though let's hope Warner Bros. steers clear of throwing the Clockwork Orange guys in this time.