The daily gossip: Tiffany Haddish jokes about getting arrested, Disney responds to Peter Dinklage's Snow White criticism, and more
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Tiffany Haddish jokes about her DUI arrest
Tiffany Haddish appeared Monday evening on The Tonight Show, and Jimmy Fallon couldn't help but address the elephant in the room. Haddish was recently arrested in Georgia for allegedly driving under the influence, and Fallon noted her appearance was previously scheduled but that she definitely could have canceled it. But Haddish, whose relationship with Common also recently ended, still went on the show to laugh about the situation. "I've been praying to God to send me a new man, a good man, and God went ahead and sent me four in uniform," she said. "I was not expecting that at all!" Police responded to a 911 call regarding a driver allegedly falling asleep at the wheel, and Haddish was arrested and "transported to the Fayette County Jail without incident." On a more serious note, Haddish told Fallon she has a "really great lawyer," and "we're going to work it out."
Disney responds after being put on blast by Peter Dinklage over 'Snow White' remake
Disney would like to assure Peter Dinklage its Snow White live-action remake definitely won't be super offensive. The studio issued a response Tuesday after the Game of Thrones star blasted its upcoming remake of Snow White starring Rachel Zegler. Dinklage accused Disney of "hypocrisy" for being "very proud to cast a Latina actress as Snow White" while ultimately still "making that f---ing backwards story about seven dwarfs living in a cave together." In a statement to The Hollywood Reporter, a Disney spokesperson promised that "to avoid reinforcing stereotypes ... we are taking a different approach with these seven characters and have been consulting with members of the dwarfism community," adding it would share more "as the film heads into production after a lengthy development period." Dinklage did say he'd be down for a "f---ed up, cool, progressive spin on" Snow White. Give him a call, Disney!
The Rock cryptically teases he’s adapting a 'badass' video game
What video game movie adaptation is The Rock cooking up? Dwayne Johnson told Men's Journal he's got a mysterious film in the works based on an unnamed video game. "I can't tell you which game in particular we're doing, but there will be an announcement this year," Johnson said. "We're going to bring one of the biggest, most badass games to the screen — one that I've played for years. I'm really excited to bring it to fans around the world." Twitter immediately exploded into a whodunnit, with serious guesses ranging from Call of Duty to Gears of War and less serious ones including Frogger and even Wordle. We've got our bet on Johnson finally making an epic blockbuster action movie out of FarmVille. Either way, Johnson, who previously starred in video game movies like Doom and Rampage, promised to "do right by our gamer friends."
Damon Albarn addresses controversial comments about Taylor Swift at concert
You come at the queen, you best not miss. After Taylor Swift slammed Blur frontman Damon Albarn on Monday for claiming she doesn't write her own songs in an interview with the Los Angeles Times, he has quickly backtracked and issued an apology. "I apologize unreservedly and unconditionally," Albarn tweeted at Swift. "The last thing I would want to do is discredit your songwriting." Albarn also addressed the incident at a concert on Monday night, presumably while his mentions were absolutely blowing up with Swiftie hate. In both cases, though, Albarn placed blame on the journalist who interviewed him, accusing them of "clickbait" and of having "cast me into the social media abyss" for simply quoting his exact words. As of Tuesday afternoon, Swift hadn't responded to Albarn's apology.
Steve Carell cast in John Krasinski's next movie
Steve Carell and John Krasinski are about to hang out a ton — mostly at work. Krasinski is set to reunite with his former The Office co-star, as he has just cast Carell in his next film. Krasinski is directing the movie, If, and he'll also star in it himself. The rest of the cast will include Ryan Reynolds, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Alan Kim, and Fiona Shaw. Plot details haven't been revealed, but according to Deadline, it's based on an idea Krasinski came up with "about a child's journey to rediscover his imagination." Krasinski previously directed both A Quiet Place films. This will be the first time he and Carell have appeared on screen together in a project since The Office ended, and with Krasinski in place as director, now it's his chance to be the world's best boss to Carell. How the turntables…