The daily gossip: Kanye West claims Kim Kardashian tried to kidnap their daughter, Josh Gad was accidentally on sleep medication in Curb Your Enthusiasm, and more
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Kanye West accuses Kim Kardashian of trying to kidnap their daughter
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's divorce drama just significantly escalated to the point that he's openly accusing her of attempted kidnapping. It all started Friday with West having a meltdown about his estranged wife creating a joint TikTok account with their 8-year-old daughter North, writing on Instagram, "WHAT I SHOULD DO ABOUT MY DAUGHTER BEING PUT ON TIK TOK AGAINST MY WILL?" Kardashian argued his "constant attacks on me in interviews and on social media is actually more hurtful than any TikTok North might create." West responded by claiming "America saw you try to kid nap my daughter," referring to his claims that she wouldn't give him the address to their daughter Chicago's birthday party last month (a party he did end up being able to attend). And he wasn't done: he also claimed Kardashian "put security on me inside of the house to play with my son then accused me of stealing" and that he "had to take a drug test after Chicago's party cause you accused me of being on drugs." Yikes, any chance you could take this offline, guys? It's getting hard to watch.
Josh Gad was accidentally on sleep medication in 'Curb Your Enthusiasm'
Josh Gad nearly literally sleepwalked through his performance on Curb Your Enthusiasm. Gad guest starred on the HBO comedy this past season as a chiropractor Larry David visits, but he revealed on Jimmy Kimmel Live! he was "on drugs without my permission" when the episode was filmed. The morning of the shoot, Gad explains, he took three Advils for some neck pain, only to feel like something wasn't "right" when he got to set. He soon found out why: it turns out — cue the Curb theme song — he inadvertently took Advil PM rather than regular Advil. "I took three Advil PM and shot an episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm," Gad said. "I was not there that day!" Kimmel assured Gad it didn't affect his performance, but Gad disagreed, shooting back, "It did!" Don't be surprised if David incorporates this debacle into a future Curb season.
Lindsay Lohan puts her 'past to bed once and for all' in Super Bowl ad
Will 2022 officially be the year of the Lohanaissance? Lindsay Lohan stars in a new Super Bowl commercial for Planet Fitness released Friday, which makes fun of her past scandals and tabloid headlines. The ad depicts a present-day Lohan crushing it on Jeopardy!, getting plenty of sleep, and generally doing just dandy, "which the paparazzi aren't thrilled about," narrator William Shatner declares. She's also "trading DUIs for DIY" by bedazzling an ankle monitor worn by Danny Trejo. As you might imagine, the ad suggests this radical transformation is somehow all because Lohan has been going to Planet Fitness. Lohan, who really did have to wear an ankle monitor while on house arrest for stealing jewelry, told People it was "refreshing to put my past to bed once and for all and share with people how I am living my life today." Lohan got engaged last year and is set to star in an upcoming Christmas movie, and says she's excited for "all of the things that the future holds." If only the future could involve alleged "Super Bowl ads'' actually debuting during the Super Bowl.
David Lynch cast in Steven Spielberg's next film
It's a Friday once again, and if yoooooooouuuu can believe it, David Lynch will star in a Steven Spielberg film! The acclaimed Mulholland Drive director and Twin Peaks co-creator has joined the cast of Spielberg's upcoming film The Fabelmans, Variety reports. The movie is loosely based on Spielberg's own childhood and is also set to star Michelle Williams, Seth Rogen, and Paul Dano, and it will mark the first time Spielberg and Lynch have ever collaborated. Outside of directing, Lynch has had a limited number of acting roles throughout his career, including in his own Twin Peaks, on Louie, and, weirdly enough, in The Cleveland Show. It's unclear how big a role he'll have on The Fabelmans. The film is likely to be an Oscar contender in 2023, though, and Lynch getting overlooked for Best Director his entire career only to win Best Supporting Actor feels just weird enough to happen.
Robin Thicke apparently didn't walk off 'The Masked Singer' over Rudy Giuliani
After jaw-dropping reports this week revealed Ken Jeong and Robin Thicke stormed off the set of Fox's The Masked Singer when Rudy Giuliani was revealed as a contestant, writer Hunter Harris summed up a common reaction by tweeting, "Lord when even Robin Thicke is doing the right thing." Well, maybe not so fast. A new report from People on Friday cited sources as confirming Jeong "was super upset and indeed stormed out" of the taping when Giuliani showed up, as he "felt disrespected and was livid to see Rudy was under the mask." As for Thicke, though? "Robin actually followed him because he and Ken are very close friends and he wanted to check on him," a source said. "Robin didn't storm out because of Giuliani." So there you have it: your feelings toward Thicke can return to what they were when the week began.