The daily gossip: Billie Eilish responds to Kanye West demanding apology, Drake bets over $1 million on the Super Bowl, and more
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Billie Eilish responds to Kanye West demanding she apologize to Travis Scott
Billie Eilish was widely praised for helping a fan at a recent concert, but Kanye West, for one, is absolutely livid. In Atlanta over the weekend, Eilish paused her show to help a fan in need of an inhaler, saying, "I wait for people to be OK until I keep going." It was interpreted by some as a dig at Travis Scott and the crowd surge that left 10 people dead while he was performing at the Astroworld music festival, though Eilish never actually mentioned him. That didn't stop West, who's set to headline Coachella with Eilish, from freaking out, threatening to pull out of the festival. "PLEASE APOLOGIZE TO TRAV AND TO THE FAMILIES OF THE PEOPLE WHO LOST THEIR LIVES," West wrote on Instagram, adding, "I NEED BILLIE TO APOLOGIZE BEFORE I PERFORM." In the comments, Eilish simply pointed out that she "literally never said a thing about Travis" and "was just helping a fan." Meanwhile, the grandparents of one of the Astroworld victims backed Eilish to Rolling Stone, saying, "She's making sure that she is caring for the patrons at her concert, and I just think that's crazy of Kanye to even let that demand come out of his mouth."
Drake bets over $1 million on the Super Bowl
Are you ready for some football — and possibly to see Drake lose a bunch of money? Ahead of the big game on Sunday, Drake revealed he has bet over $1 million in bitcoin on it. Screenshots he shared on Instagram showed he bet $600,000 Canadian dollars on the Los Angeles Rams winning. He also placed two bets on wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., a friend of his — though Rolling Stone reported that it's "unclear whether the bet is from Drake's own wallet or its promotion for the Canadian crypto-betting site Stake." The rapper wrote, "All bets are in on the family." Of course, even if the bet is from his own pocket, Drake's net worth is reportedly around $200 million, so it won't be too much skin off his nose either way. But should the Rams lose, any fans who also happen to hate Drake will at least have some reason to celebrate.
RuPaul to host a reboot of the game show 'Lingo'
Who among us hasn't played Wordle during these past few weeks and thought, "Wouldn't this game be better if RuPaul was involved"? Well, boy does CBS have the show for you. The network announced Friday it's reviving Lingo, the classic game show that involves teams guessing a word after being told the first letter. It's pretty similar to Wordle, so CBS presumably hopes to capitalize on the online game's massive popularity — though to be fair, Lingo did come first by a few decades, and the reboot has reportedly been in the works since last summer. RuPaul is set to both host and executive produce, and it will air in primetime on CBS. The RuPaul's Drag Race host suggested this might just be the show to finally bring joy back to all of our lives once and for all, declaring, "We're all ready to have fun again, and Lingo is the answer."
Netflix's Marvel shows are leaving, and it's not clear where they're headed
Disney is snapping its fingers and watching the Marvel Defenders shows fade away from Netflix. The Marvel series Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist, Luke Cage, The Punisher, and The Defenders are all set to leave Netflix at the end of the month despite being Netflix original shows, as the rights will reportedly revert to Disney. Presumably, that means the series will pop up either on Disney+ or Hulu at some point, but an announcement about that hasn't been made. The Netflix universe of Marvel shows technically are set in the MCU, but usually didn't connect much with the movies, as MCU boss Kevin Feige wasn't directly involved. Disney has started making its own streaming shows that are heavily linked to the movies like WandaVision, making the future of the Netflix characters unclear. But Vincent D'Onofrio's Kingpin and Charlie Cox's Daredevil were both recently brought back in the MCU for Hawkeye and Spider-Man: No Way Home, so if Daredevil heads to Disney+, could that make the streamer more likely to give it another season? Cox teased to The Hollywood Reporter Friday that after his Spider-Man cameo, "I presume there's more for us to do. I know a little bit — not a huge amount — but a little bit."
Oscars to reportedly have 3 hosts
Nobody has hosted the Oscars for three consecutive years, and the Academy apparently really wants to make up for it this time. The Academy previously announced it will bring back a host for the 2022 Oscars, and on Friday, The Hollywood Reporter said the plan is to actually have at least three of them. The 2022 Academy Awards will be a "three-act show with each one-hour act emceed by a different host," the report said. The idea, the Reporter wrote, is meant to address a few hosting issues, including how much time it takes to prepare, not to mention the "unflattering glare of the spotlight that the high-pressure gig can shine on entertainers." In other words, maybe spreading out the Twitter mockery among multiple people will make it slightly more bearable? ABC Entertainment's president previously expressed interest in Only Murders in the Building stars Steve Martin, Martin Short, and Selena Gomez hosting together. If that doesn't work out, hmm, if only there were some recent major movie that involved three iconic actors coming together...