The daily gossip: Tom Holland's Spider-Man co-star wore a fake butt, Aaron Rodgers thanks Shailene Woodley, and more
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Tom Holland reveals 1 of the Spider-Men wore a fake butt
Now that the spoiler embargo has apparently been lifted on Spider-Man: No Way Home, Tom Holland can finally get a butt-related revelation off his chest. The actor chatted on Late Night with Seth Meyers about starring with Andrew Garfield and Tobey Maguire in the Marvel film, and he dropped a juicy (in more ways than one) tidbit. "I'm not going to tell you who," Holland said, "but one of us has a fake ass in their suit." Holland declined to specify which Spider-Man actor, though he clearly wasn't talking about himself, as he recalled "being on set and being like, 'Wow!' Oh, hang on a minute. Nah, that's not real!'" Meyers, meanwhile, joked Holland was only offering up the hiney revelation to get people to go see the film again in search of the fake butt, because clearly Marvel hasn't made enough money from No Way Home already. Whoever was the fake butt culprit, as far as we're concerned, that's America's fake ass.
Aaron Rodgers thanks 'incredible woman' Shailene Woodley after reported breakup
Aaron Rodgers dropped a cryptic Instagram post that sounded so much like an Oscars acceptance speech, you can practically hear the "wrap it up" music. The Green Bay Packers quarterback decided to randomly thank a series of "incredibly special people in my life," including Shailene Woodley, after they reportedly called off their engagement. "Thanks for always having my back ... and for showing me what unconditional love looks like, I love you and am grateful for you," he wrote to Woodley. Rodgers didn't confirm the breakup reports, but he addressed the post further on The Pat McAfee Show, explaining he completed a 12-day cleanse and suddenly felt an "intense amount of gratitude for the life that I have." The way he spoke led some to speculate that he and Woodley are actually still together, and Rodgers reiterated that she is an "incredible woman." At one point, McAfee couldn't help but observe there seemed to be a "woman laughing in the background," which Rodgers claimed was just "the TV."
Jamie Lee Curtis says goodbye to 'Halloween' — again
Evil dies tonight, and Halloween ends this October — allegedly. Jamie Lee Curtis announced on Instagram she has finished filming Halloween Ends, marking "a bittersweet END for me on the Halloween movies." The horror sequel will conclude the trilogy that began in 2018 with Halloween, though fans couldn't be blamed for being skeptical of the "ends" in the title. After all, Curtis' Laurie Strode already had a supposedly final battle with Michael Myers in 1998's Halloween H20, only to return (and die) in a sequel a few years later (despite cutting Michael's head off). Curtis then returned again for another final battle in the 2018 reboot, initially saying she'd be "headed back to Haddonfield one last time" ... only for that to turn into three last times. Will this actually, for real, seriously be the end? Curtis claimed Ends is the "final Halloween movie." We'll see how definitive a sendoff she gets this time, but regardless, we look forward to seeing her back for Halloween: Retirement Home in 2052.
Bill Murray to star in Aziz Ansari's feature directorial debut
When planning your first feature film as a director, you surely can't go wrong getting Bill Murray involved. Former Parks and Recreation star Aziz Ansari is set to direct his first movie. Ansari will reportedly not only direct the dramedy but also write and star in it. The film doesn't have a title yet, but it's reportedly based on the non-fiction book Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End, described by the New York Times Review of Books as a "moving and clear-eyed look at aging and death in our society." It isn't clear yet what Murray's role will be. This project continues a comeback for Ansari after he was accused of sexual misconduct in 2018, prompting the comedian to take a step back before returning with new stand-up material and a third season of Netflix's Master of None (which he barely appeared in himself).
Britney Spears reportedly nabs $15 million book deal
Brace yourselves: Britney's tell-all book is coming, and she reportedly nabbed a jaw-dropping paycheck for it. Months after being freed from her conservatorship, Britney Spears has reached a deal with Simon & Schuster, which according to Page Six is "said to be worth as much as $15 million." This deal, an insider said, is "one of the biggest of all time, behind the Obamas." News that Spears has her own tell-all on the way comes after she absolutely unleashed on Jamie Lynn Spears for her book Things I Should Have Said, which was published last month. Britney slammed her sister for trying to "sell a book at my expense," calling her "scum" and saying she was "lying and making money off of me." Neither Britney Spears nor Simon & Schuster have confirmed the book yet, though we'd bet the odds of it being titled Toxic are very, very high.