- 1. Rachel Zegler wasn't invited to the Oscars
- 2. Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez are buying a house with 17 bathrooms
- 3. Ben Stiller will reportedly star in a stage version of 'The Shining'
- 4. Julia Fox walks back statement that Kanye West is 'harmless'
- 5. Dolly Parton to star in a movie version of her new novel
1. Rachel Zegler wasn't invited to the Oscars
Here's some oh-so-pretty baffling news about the Oscars. West Side Story star Rachel Zegler revealed over the weekend she's "not invited" to Sunday's Academy Awards, even though she stars in one of the movies nominated for Best Picture. "I will root for West Side Story from my couch and be proud of the work we so tirelessly did 3 years ago," Zegler wrote on Instagram. "I hope some last minute miracle occurs and I can celebrate our film in person but hey, that's how it goes sometimes, I guess." It wasn't clear what the holdup with getting her an invite is, and although the Oscars will be slightly scaled back due to the pandemic, there will still be about 2,500 people in the audience — and among those who do get to come are Travis Barker, Tony Hawk, and DJ Khaled. Sure, makes sense! But Variety points out that film studios are usually given a certain number of tickets to the Oscars that they hand out to stars, meaning it might be Disney that fans should be angry at. What else is new, right?
2. Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez are buying a house with 17 bathrooms
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez are buying a house that has a bathroom for every person who saw Gigli. After officially reviving Bennifer last year, Affleck and Lopez are dropping over $50 million on a 20,000 square foot estate in Los Angeles, and the home "has 10 bedrooms and 17 bathrooms," TMZ reports. It also includes a theater, gym, a pool, and more — and apparently, the original list price was actually $65 million. Over the weekend, the couple spent time visiting the house with Lopez's daughter, Emme, according to TMZ, which openly speculates this means Affleck and Lopez will probably be getting engaged — again — sometime soon. Either way, though, Affleck's new home will definitely leave him plenty of room for those snails from Deep Water.
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3. Ben Stiller will reportedly star in a stage version of 'The Shining'
What is this, an Overlook Hotel for ants? A new stage adaptation of The Shining is in the works, and who might play the Jack Nicholson role? Heeereee's … Ben Stiller? According to Deadline, Stiller is in talks to play Jack Torrance, which will reportedly be more of an adaptation of the original Stephen King novel than Stanley Kubrick's iconic horror film. The play from Ivo van Hove is reportedly targeting a 2023 West End debut with rehearsals set to take place in the fall, and Deadline says "an eventual move to Broadway is expected." Might this mean a remake of The Shining could one day happen with Stiller starring as Jack Torrance, except pretty much just playing him as Derek Zoolander with an ax? We can only hope.
4. Julia Fox walks back statement that Kanye West is 'harmless'
Julia Fox recently assured us all her ex-boyfriend Kanye West is harmless — but she'd now like to add a bit of a caveat. The Uncut Gems star defended West, whom she dated for less than two months, to TMZ as he faced heavy criticism for his disturbing Instagram posts. "Kanye's harmless," she said. "I just think that's his artistic creative expression. I know it's aggressive, but I think if it really came down to it, I don't think Kanye would hurt a fly." Days later, though, Fox walked this defense back, writing that she "had not seen the latest Instagram posts at the time," as she's clearly not a Daily Gossip subscriber. "Believe it or not I have a life and a son, and I don't have google alerts for this man!" Fox said. This post including Fox's clarification has since been deleted, though, so does that make this a walkback of her walkback?
5. Dolly Parton to star in a movie version of her new novel
Moviegoers, get ready to say hello, Dolly. A movie based on Run, Rose, Run, the novel Parton co-wrote with James Patterson, is in the works, and Parton herself is set to star in it. Reese Witherspoon is producing the movie version of the thriller, which just hit bookstores earlier this month. "Dolly Parton is not only an icon to me, but a true inspiration to women and girls everywhere," Witherspoon said. It's Parton's first big movie role in 10 years (unless you count Netflix's Dolly Parton's Christmas on the Square), and she recently told Entertainment Weekly she'd like to star in a Run, Rose, Run film. "I haven't been in a movie in a long time, so it's about time," she said. "This will be very special." We'll have to see if the movie could be in consideration for Oscars, though Parton would probably just turn them down anyway.
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