The daily gossip: Billie Eilish apologizes to Coachella for not being Beyoncé, Natalie Portman debuts as female Thor, and more
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Billie Eilish apologizes to Coachella for not being Beyoncé
Billie Eilish did end up offering a Coachella-related apology, though not the one Kanye West demanded. The 20-year-old "Bad Guy" singer on Saturday became the youngest artist to headline Coachella. While on stage, she said she was "so f--king grateful" to be there and called it "such a dream come true" — but she also declared she "should not be headlining this s--t." She also jokingly apologized to the crowd, closing the show by saying, "I'm sorry I'm not Beyoncé! I love you, good night!" Beyoncé, of course, headlined back in 2018, delivering what's widely considered one of the best Coachella performances of all time. But despite the self-deprecation, Eilish's performance earned rave reviews: The Guardian gave it a perfect five stars and deemed it "electrifying."
Natalie Portman's female Thor revealed in 'Thor: Love and Thunder' trailer
It's hammer time for Natalie Portman. Marvel has finally gotten around to releasing a trailer for Thor: Love and Thunder, which ends with our first look at Portman's Jane Foster as a "female Thor." The footage shows Thor's hammer flying through the air before it's grabbed by Jane, who's fully suited up and extremely ripped. Love and Thunder will draw on a comic book storyline that saw Jane battling cancer and gaining Thor-like powers, and it's Portman's MCU return after she bailed following the lackluster Thor: The Dark World. The rest of the trailer teases Thor giving up his superhero life, and it features the Guardians of the Galaxy after Thor grabbed a ride with them in Avengers: Endgame. The footage also shows Thor has slimmed down considerably since Endgame, even though his heavier frame would have been extremely relatable after two years of COVID quarantine. Still, check out the trailer here.
Natasha Lyonne says she and Fred Armisen broke up 'because I wanted a swimming pool'
Natasha Lyonne is swimming away from her relationship with Fred Armisen. The Russian Doll star confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter she and Armisen are no longer dating — and she claims it's all because of a swimming pool impasse. "I honestly think we broke up because I wanted a swimming pool," Lyonne said. "We love each other just about as much as two people can love each other and we're still talking all the time, but Freddy doesn't like a swimming pool." Lyonne said she had been living in Los Angeles with Armisen, whom she was first rumored to be dating in 2014, during the pandemic. But after their breakup, Lyonne has since bought a house with a pool. "It might seem like a mundane reason for a breakup," she said, "but during that pandemic, you've got to get your laps."
Jason Momoa might star in the 'Minecraft' movie
Hollywood isn't giving up on somehow turning Minecraft into a movie. The latest update: Aquaman star Jason Momoa is being eyed to voice the main character, The Ankler reports. Though the original game doesn't have much story to work with, a Minecraft movie has been in discussions for years. One of the last major updates was Allison Schroeder, who co-wrote Hidden Figures, being tapped to write the screenplay in 2019 — though it's taken a while for the movie to come together, and it was once scheduled for release this year. According to The Ankler, it's really getting down to the wire now, as Warner Bros. needs to start production by January or its lease on the rights will expire. We look forward to seeing which other stars sign on to voice iconic characters like ... the block of grass.
Twitter isn't loving Viola Davis' Michelle Obama
Yes she can, but should she? Viola Davis was trending on Twitter over the weekend as clips of her playing Michelle Obama in Showtime's The First Lady went viral for all the wrong reasons. In one scene, users argued Davis' performance was too exaggerated, pointing especially to her pursed lips. "Michelle Obama did not purse her lips THAT much," one person said, while another suggested Davis must have a "personal vendetta" against the former first lady. To be fair, this reaction was mostly based on one or two clips taken out of context — though critics haven't been too hot on the show overall, either. The First Lady currently holds a rough 38 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, and while some reviews praised Davis' performance, Time's Judy Berman argued she was "egregiously miscast." Tough crowd!