The daily gossip: Kim Kardashian publicly thanks Kanye West, Will Forte had a surprise wedding, and more

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1. Kim Kardashian thanks Kanye West at the People's Choice Awards

Kim Kardashian accepted a Fashion Icon award at the People's Choice Awards Tuesday night, giving a shout-out to her ex-husband, the artist formerly known as Kanye West. "To Kanye, even," she said, "for really introducing me to the fashion world." The comments came after Kardashian was confirmed to be dating Saturday Night Live star Pete Davidson. Meanwhile, West — who has legally changed his name to Ye — has claimed she is "still my wife" despite their divorce because he has "never even seen the papers." In her speech, Kardashian thanked the designers who have "really believed in me," or at least, she quipped, who were "talked into it by getting a call from Kanye." Sadly, she ended her speech before ever using the phrase "thank Ye very much."


2. Will Forte secretly got married while making the 'MacGruber' show

She would marry him if he was the last man on Earth — or at least the star of The Last Man on Earth. Will Forte revealed to People he secretly got married to his fiancé Olivia Modling this past July. They got engaged "right before the first COVID lockdown," forcing them to postpone any wedding plans, he explained. But they ended up getting married while Forte was making the new MacGruber show in New Mexico, holding a "pretty small," "delightful" ceremony "in the back of" MacGruber co-creator Jorma Taccone's house. "We just decided very last minute, 'Let's just have this wedding, surprise my parents,'' Forte said. "They didn't even know until they pulled into the parking lot.'" Forte, who welcomed his first child with Modling earlier this year, said it "doesn't feel a lot different" being married, but it's still "fun to say, 'wife.'" Time to start practicing that Borat impression!

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3. The 'Jeopardy!' hosting disaster won't be resolved for a while longer

The year is 2042, and Jeopardy! is still trying to pick its next host. The quiz show announced Wednesday that Mayim Bialik and Ken Jennings will continue sharing hosting duties for the rest of the season, which runs through July 2022. For those just joining us in this debacle, Jeopardy! decided in August its own executive producer, Mike Richards, would be the new permanent daily host after Alex Trebek's death, but he had to step down almost immediately due to resurfaced offensive podcast comments. Months later, no one has been picked to permanently replace him. Bialik and Jennings have been hosting back-and-forth since September, but it now seems the search for a permanent, full-time host will stretch on at least until next fall. We'll take "things that did not have to be this complicated" for $1,000, Mayim and/or Ken.

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4. Jessica Chastain defends Jeremy Strong against 'incredibly one sided' profile

He's still her number one boy. Jessica Chastain came to Succession star Jeremy Strong's defense on Twitter in response to a recent profile of him from The New Yorker, which discussed his acting methods. "[He's] a lovely person," Chastain wrote of her Molly's Game co-star. "Very inspiring & passionate about his work. The profile that came out on him was incredibly one sided. Don't believe everything you read folks. Snark sells but maybe [it's] time we move beyond it." The New Yorker mentioned, among other things, the "unusual lengths" Strong sometimes goes to while acting, and it quoted his co-star Kieran Culkin as saying this doesn't necessarily "help me." Still, some were a bit confused by Chastain's passionate slam of the profile, with Variety editor Kate Aurthur replying, "Wait, what? It was an incredibly nuanced portrait of him."

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5. Jennifer Aniston says she's been 'bullied' over COVID-19 vaccines

Give her a break, anti-vaxxers! Jennifer Aniston told The Hollywood Reporter she's faced some pushback for being in favor of COVID-19 vaccination. After noting that she's exclusively been going to restaurants that require patrons to be vaccinated, she shared, "You know, someone literally called me a 'liberal Vax-hole' the other day. I don't understand the disconnect right now, being bullied for wanting people not to be sick? I mean, that's what we're talking about." Aniston previously revealed to InStyle she "lost a few people in my weekly routine" who refused to get vaccinated or reveal their vaccine status. The Friends star told the Reporter she does "think we're getting closer" to the end of the pandemic, though, adding she's "excited to get on a plane again — and terrified as well." Hey, if it's too much to handle, you can always get off the plane.

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