The daily gossip: Pamela Anderson is headed to Broadway, Daniel Kaluuya's ties to 'life strategist' raise concerns, and more
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Pamela Anderson heads to Broadway
Pamela Anderson is running — on the beach, in slow motion — to Broadway. The former Baywatch star will make her Broadway debut by starring as Roxie Hart in Chicago. "Playing Roxie Hart is a dream fulfilled," Anderson said. "Performing Fosse, you don't have time to get in your head. You can't dance, sing and think at the same time. There is a freedom, a unique joy in knowing it's all about the work. Playing Roxie Hart is a sweet escape for me." She's scheduled to perform in the revival from April through June. The announcement comes as Hulu is airing Pam & Tommy, a show about Anderson, Tommy Lee, and the infamous leak of their sex tape. Anderson wasn't involved in the series, and some have criticized it as exploitative for that reason. But last week, Netflix revealed it has a documentary about Anderson in the works that she will be involved in — and she said she's ready to "tell the real story."
What's going on with Daniel Kaluuya and this 'life strategist'?
Does Daniel Kaluuya need to get out of his relationship with this "life strategist" ASAP? A bizarre Page Six report detailed how insiders are concerned about the Oscar-winner's ties to a "life strategist," Heir Holiness, who reportedly "runs Kaluuya's day to day life." The Get Out and Judas and the Black Messiah star has reportedly fired his agents and publicists, and a source told Page Six that on the set of his film Nope, people were "very concerned that Heir had 'taken over' DK's life and all decisions had to go through her." One source even claimed she may have influenced his breakup. Kaluuya was reportedly first introduced to Heir Holiness through "some sort of crystals guru" — on Instagram, she says "I'm just a spiritual gangster serving a life sentence in a human body." When Page Six contacted her, though, Heir Holiness denied working for the actor — despite reportedly listing herself as his personal manager on LinkedIn. "To be honest," a source told the outlet, "we can't quite figure out who she is."
Benedict Cumberbatch responds to Sam Elliott's 'odd' comments about 'The Power of the Dog'
Benedict Cumberbatch has heard Sam Elliott's hot take on The Power of the Dog — and he finds it pretty bizarre. In a conversation with BAFTA, Cumberbatch reacted to the actor's recent rant against the "allusions of homosexuality" in the Oscar-nominated The Power of the Dog. "I'm trying very hard not to say anything about a very odd reaction that happened the other day on a radio podcast," Cumberbatch said. On the WTF podcast, Elliott called the Western starring Cumberbatch a "piece of s--t," complaining "there's all these allusions of homosexuality throughout the f---ing movie" and asking, "Where's the Western in this Western?" While Cumberbatch said he hadn't heard the comments in full, he criticized the "denial that anybody could have anything other than a heteronormative existence because of what they do for a living or where they're born." Meanwhile, some say Elliott is still rambling on about the film to a perplexed Marc Maron as we speak.
Taron Egerton collapses on stage during 1st performance of new play
Saturday night wasn't alright for Rocketman star Taron Egerton — but he's bouncing back. The actor over the weekend collapsed on stage during the first performance of his new play Cock in London, leaving his understudy to finish the show. Egerton was tended to by a doctor who was in the audience. Thankfully, he's doing fine, meaning we can feel okay laughing at news outlets being forced to print phrases like "Taron Egerton Collapses on Stage During 'Cock'" in their headlines. He wrote on Instagram that he's "completely fine," despite a "slightly sore neck and a bruised ego," and he joked, "I've decided to put a positive spin on it and I would appreciate it if anyone who was in the theatre last night just said that I gave such a committed, electrifying performance that my body couldn't handle it and checked out." Egerton, who won a Golden Globe for playing Elton John, also vowed to return to the stage for the next performance — meaning as of Monday night, the b--ch is back.
'The Batman' is a hit, so Robert Pattinson won't be doing porn
Holy good news and bad news, Batman! The good news: The Batman is officially a hit, scoring the second-best opening weekend of any film released since the COVID-19 pandemic began. The movie's debut of $128.5 million in North America means we can surely expect to see Robert Pattinson's Bruce Wayne back for a sequel, continuing this year's Twilight cast supremacy after Kristen Stewart's Oscar nod. But that also means we can probably rule out a certain other career path for Pattinson. Back in 2019, the actor spoke with The Guardian before filming on The Batman began, discussing some of his anxieties about taking on the role while admitting he's "always thinking that the worst-case scenario is actually going to happen." When asked what he'll do if his Batman movie didn't work out, he joked, "Porn. But art house porn." So yes, the whole project went pretty well for Pattinson and for DC in the end — but at what cost?