The daily gossip: Olivia Rodrigo drops and breaks her Grammy, Kanye West pulls out of Coachella, and more
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Olivia Rodrigo drops and breaks 1 of her Grammys
Olivia Rodrigo gave Taylor Swift fans some deja vu at the Grammys. The "Drivers License" singer didn't sweep the top categories at Sunday's show like some predicted, as Silk Sonic and Jon Batiste had a better night than expected. But she did win Best New Artist, Best Pop Solo Performance, and Best Pop Vocal Album, and, while attempting to hold all those Grammys backstage for photos, Rodrigo dropped and broke one of the awards. "We'll just put it on your bill," someone was heard jokingly saying. "We have your credit card on file." According to People, an assistant helped Rodrigo put the Grammy back together. She shouldn't feel too bad considering this exact same thing happened to Taylor Swift, who also dropped and broke one of her Grammys backstage in 2010. Does that mean Rodrigo will have to give Swift a writing credit on her real life?
Kanye West drops out of Coachella
With less than two weeks to go until Coachella, Kanye West has abruptly dropped out. The rapper canceled his performance after he was previously scheduled to headline on April 17 and April 24. It wasn't immediately clear why, but Page Six recently reported West told his ex-wife Kim Kardashian "he's going away to get help." A source close to the Kardashians told the outlet, "Kanye has told Kim he's not making any public appearances or inflammatory social media statements, and he will go away somewhere to get better." West also didn't attend the Grammys after his performance was pulled from the lineup due to "concerning online behavior" following his repeated attacks on Kardashian's new boyfriend, Pete Davidson. Despite this, he still won two awards. In February, West threatened to pull out of Coachella unless Billie Eilish apologized for slamming Travis Scott at a concert, even though she never actually did so.
Jared Leto was taken to the bathroom in a wheelchair while method acting on 'Morbius'
Another Jared Leto movie, another series of bizarre method acting stories. Morbius director Daniel Espinosa confirmed to Uproxx that Leto was so committed to getting into character as Michael Morbius, who suffers from a blood disorder, for the new Marvel film that he actually used crutches and slowly limped his way to the bathroom between takes. Journalist Mike Ryan asked Espinosa about rumors that it "was taking so long between for pee breaks, that a deal was made with him to get him a wheelchair so someone could wheel him there quicker," and the director confirmed this is true. "Hey, man, it's people's processes," he declared. When Ryan suggested this level of commitment, which might actually slow down filming, could be frustrating, Espinosa said, "If you want a completely normal person that does only things that you understand, then you're in the wrong business." Leto is well known for his method acting process, which controversially saw him send disturbing gifts to his co-stars while in character as the Joker for Suicide Squad. Hey, at least the end result is always a truly great film … right?
Harrison Ford joins Jason Segel in new Apple comedy
We have a good feeling about this. Harrison Ford has booked an ultra-rare television role, as he's set to star opposite Jason Segel in a new Apple comedy series called Shrinking. Segel will play a therapist "who starts to break the rules and tell his clients exactly what he thinks," per Variety. Ford, meanwhile, plays Dr. Phil Rhodes, a "blue collar shrink" who's diagnosed with Parkinson's. Segel is writing the 10-episode comedy and working alongside Bill Lawrence and Brett Goldstein, who brought us Apple's massively popular Ted Lasso. For Ford, this will be his first leading role in a television series ever after decades in the industry. Among his prior TV credits are episodes of Gunsmoke and The Virginian, not to mention the disastrous Star Wars Holiday Special. After Ted Lasso's Emmy success, could a late career pivot land Ford an Emmy? Never tell him the odds.
Selena Gomez hasn't been on the internet in over 4 years
Selena Gomez is living the dream: She logged off and never looked back. The pop star told Good Morning America she hasn't "been on the internet in four-and-a-half years," and she doesn't feel like she's missing out. "It has changed my life completely," Gomez said. "I am happier. I am more present. I connect more with people." Gomez announced a social media break in 2018, telling fans she planned to "step back and live my life present to the moment I have been given." It sounds like her break has essentially become permanent — though her Twitter and Instagram accounts have remained updated, and GMA reported she "helps her team curate her content." As an extremely offline person, though, Gomez told GMA she now gets the news "that is actually important" through "people in my life." We're hoping this means she has no idea what an NFT is and none of her friends plan to tell her. Sometimes ignorance truly is bliss.