The daily gossip: Netflix asked Jonah Hill to stop using his fart machine, Ed Sheeran almost killed Elton John, and more
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Jonah Hill refuses to ditch his fart machine
No one can get between a man and his fart machine — not even Netflix. Jonah Hill chatted on The Tonight Show about amusing himself during the press tour for Netflix's Don't Look Up by using a fart machine at inappropriate moments. "We did this big fancy press conference," Hill explained, "and I did the fart machine when someone was talking about climate change." Netflix wasn't amused, and according to Hill, director Adam McKay approached him to say the streamer "formally asked me multiple times to ask you" to knock it off because "they don't find it funny, and they don't find it interesting." But this has only emboldened Hill, who proclaimed, "No corporate entity will ever silence my digital farts, motherf---er!" The actor also revealed the one and only member of the cast who did find the fart machine funny: Meryl Streep — "which is why I ride for her anytime."
Ed Sheeran almost killed Elton John
It almost wasn't a very merry Christmas for Ed Sheeran. The singer revealed in an interview on Apple Music that when he recently shot a Christmas music video with Elton John, "I almost killed him with a bell." The two musicians released the music video for their song "Merry Christmas," and Sheeran noted there was a moment during shooting when he kicked a present. The present "had a big metal bell on top of it," Sheeran explained, "and the bell flew past [John's] head and would have cracked him in the head." Footage of this incident apparently exists, and Sheeran said he just showed it to John recently. "The horror that went through my body when it was flying through the air," Sheeran recalled. Thankfully, the bell missed him, and John is still standing.
Rebel Wilson received pushback from her own team for deciding to lose weight
Rebel Wilson reflected on her weight loss in a new BBC interview, revealing she "got a lot of pushback" over it — from her own team. The Pitch Perfect star recalled deciding she would set out to "physically transform and change my life," seeking to improve her health. But she says her team's reaction was, "Why? Why would you want to do that?" At the time, Wilson explained, "I was earning millions of dollars being the funny fat girl." But she decided to ignore her team's comments, ultimately losing about 70 pounds. The actress reflected that prior to the weight loss, she was still "very confident," but "I knew deep down inside some of the emotional eating behaviors I was doing [were] not healthy." She questioned, though, why people were "so obsessed" with her appearance, asking, "Is that what a woman has to do in the world, is just lose weight to get attention?"
Nick Cannon opens up about the death of 'my beautiful son' at 5 months old
On his talk show Tuesday, Nick Cannon shared the heartbreaking news that his youngest child, Zen, has died from a brain tumor at five months old. The Masked Singer host emotionally explained to viewers that by the time his son with Alyssa Scott was two months old, he began to develop a cough and abnormal breathing. After taking him to a doctor to check his sinuses, Cannon says a malignant tumor was found in his head, requiring him to undergo surgery. By Thanksgiving, Cannon said the tumor began to grow faster, and he recalled "holding my son for the last time" at the beach this past Sunday. After dedicating the show to "my beautiful son Zen," Cannon reminded viewers, "You never know what somebody's going through. Hug your people. Hug your family. Kiss somebody. Tell them you love them."
Kyle Richards to return for an 'expanded storyline' in 'Halloween Ends'
Oct. 14, 2022 will be the night she came home. Kyle Richards is set to reprise her role of Lindsey Wallace in the next Halloween movie, Halloween Ends, Variety has confirmed. The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star famously played Lindsey as a kid in the original Halloween film, returning over 40 years later in this year's Halloween Kills — and actually managing to make it out alive. "When my character didn't die," Richards told Variety, "I was like, 'Uhh, hello!'" According to Variety, after fans responded positively to Richards' role in Kills, the script for Halloween Ends was rewritten to include an "expanded storyline for her return." The sequel will start filming in January, and Richards expressed hope she'll share some scenes with Jamie Lee Curtis, who presumably won't spend the entire film in the hospital this time. After Michael is dealt with, perhaps it'll be time for a Real Housewives of Haddonfield spinoff?