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The daily gossip: Sydney Sweeney snags a Marvel role opposite Dakota Johnson, Anne Hathaway got Jared Leto to break character, and more

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'Euphoria' star Sydney Sweeney joins the 'Spider-Man' universe

Sony has caught another big star up in its Spider-Man web. Sydney Sweeney, who's been blowing up lately thanks to her roles in The White Lotus and Euphoria, has snagged a Marvel role — she's set to join Sony's Spider-Man spinoff film Madame Web. That's the one starring Dakota Johnson as the titular character, who in the comics is an old woman hooked up to a life support system that looks like a spider's web. It isn't clear who Sweeney will be playing, though fans have long suggested her for Black Cat, a Spider-Man love interest. Madame Web is part of Sony's ongoing universe of films like Venom and Morbius that are based on Spider-Man characters without actually featuring Spider-Man, and they don't technically take place in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It may not be an MCU role, but either way, Sweeney's fans have never, ever been happier

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Anne Hathaway quoted 'House of Gucci' to get Jared Leto to break character

Jared Leto has a few new projects coming out, so you know what that means: more slightly insufferable Jared Leto method acting stories! Anne Hathaway chatted with Stephen Colbert about starring opposite Leto in the WeWork show WeCrashed, revealing that even though they shot together for six months, she only met him out of character a few days ago. "We Zoomed before we started, but I kind of think he was Paolo Gucci," Hathaway said, referring to his House of Gucci character. While making the series, Leto apparently stayed in character as WeWork co-founder Adam Neumann, though Hathaway recalled one moment he sort of broke character: the day the House of Gucci trailer dropped, she busted out a "father, son, house of Gucci" to Leto, quoting Lady Gaga in House of Gucci. "I swear to God, he split into three," Hathaway said. "It was like a Horcrux. It was like, over here was Jared, here was Paolo Gucci, and here was Adam Neumann. … He was like, 'Whoa, I think I just time traveled.'" Overall, though, Hathaway joked she had a "wonderful time working with whoever that was." 

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Pete Davidson has Kim Kardashian's name 'branded' on him

Kim Kardashian can officially confirm the "Kim" on Pete Davidson's chest refers to her, not Kim Jong-un — though it's not actually a tattoo. After fans noticed a "Kim" on Davidson's body in that shirtless photo he allegedly sent Kanye West, Ellen DeGeneres asked Kardashian about it Wednesday, and she confirmed the Saturday Night Live star has gotten "a few" tattoos inspired by her. This includes a "cute" one that says "my girl is a lawyer." But the "Kim" on his chest, Kardashian revealed, is "actually a branding." DeGeneres looked quite perplexed by this, asking, "When you say branding, so like literally an iron thing went onto his body to brand 'Kim'?" Kardashian confirmed, "Yes." As for why he'd do such a thing, Kardashian said that because Davidson has been getting rid of some of his other tattoos, this time, he decided he didn't "want to be able to get rid of it" and wanted it like a "scar" on him. What could possibly go wrong?

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Jamie Lee Curtis supported LaKeith Stanfield when he went to rehab

The extensive list of reasons to love Jamie Lee Curtis has just grown. LaKeith Stanfield opened up to GQ about having an "onset of alcohol withdrawal" and going to rehab, revealing his Knives Out co-star Jamie Lee Curtis supported him. Curtis has struggled with addiction herself, and Stanfield says she reached out last year when she heard he was trying to get sober. "What I was trying to say to him was, 'You are not alone. And if I can be a source of comfort or understanding, then I hope you will allow me to do that,'" Curtis explained. The two continued to exchange text and phone calls from there. This was two years after Knives Out, though Curtis was looking out for Stanfield from the very beginning, in their first interaction when he was taking a smoke break on the film. "I probably said something to the effect of 'You're a gorgeous, talented, smart, young father with huge opportunities ahead of you: Don't f--k it up by dying of cancer that you can prevent,'" Curtis said. They "both wept," GQ writes — and Stanfield has since quit smoking. 

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Quentin Tarantino snapped Michelle Yeoh out of an 'existential depression'

Michelle Yeoh is still making movies, and we might have Quentin Tarantino to thank. The Everything Everywhere All at Once star reveals she fell into what The Hollywood Reporter dubs an "existential depression" in the '90s after getting seriously injured making a film, and she considered quitting acting, asking, "Why am I doing this? Is it worth it?" But Tarantino walked her back from the ledge after meeting with her while in Hong Kong. The Pulp Fiction director proclaimed to Yeoh that "I've watched all your movies" and passionately listed off his favorite action scenes. "The next thing I knew, we were talking and I was coming back to life," Yeoh said. "I'll never forget it. It was like, 'I do love what I do.' And that was a turning point where I felt, 'I've paid my dues.'" The Reporter says this conversation took place while Yeoh was unable to turn her head sitting on a couch, and Tarantino "plopped down on a pillow at her feet" — because of course a Tarantino story was going to involve feet in some way. 

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