The daily gossip: A$AP Rocky arrested in connection with a shooting, Joe Alwyn addresses Taylor Swift engagement rumors, and more
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A$AP Rocky arrested at the airport in connection with a shooting
It's another rocky week for A$AP Rocky. The rapper was arrested at the airport Wednesday for assault with a deadly weapon, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. Rocky allegedly shot at an acquaintance with a handgun in November 2021 after an argument between them "escalated." The victim "sustained a minor injury" and sought medical treatment, while Rocky and two other men fled the area, police said. The development comes after Rocky was convicted on assault charges in Sweden in 2019 in connection with a street brawl. He was released after a month in jail. This time, Rocky was arrested while returning from Barbados, where he was on vacation with his girlfriend, Rihanna. In January, Rihanna announced they're expecting their first child together. To paraphrase the immortal words of Donald Trump, will A$AP get home ASAP?
Joe Alwyn won't confirm or deny he's engaged to Taylor Swift
Is it a love story, and did she just say yes, or what? In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, William Bowery — sorry, we mean Joe Alwyn — addressed rumors that he and Taylor Swift secretly got engaged. More accurately, he danced around the question, saying, "The truth is, if the answer was yes, I wouldn't say, and if the answer was no, I wouldn't say." In February, Life & Style claimed the two did, in fact, get engaged after dating for more than five years. That was never confirmed by more reputable sources, but Alwyn's comments surely won't slow down frenzied speculation by Swifties — including from those convinced they're actually already married. "If I had a pound for every time I think I've been told I've been engaged, then I'd have a lot of pound coins," Alwyn told the Journal. So that's not a no then? Let the conspiracy theories continue.
The new 'Fast & Furious' movie is called 'Fast X'
Will the tenth Fast & Furious' title go down as one of the biggest missed opportunities in Hollywood history? Vin Diesel revealed Wednesday the next Fast & Furious film will be called Fast X, though he didn't clarify whether that's supposed to be pronounced "Fast Ex" or "Fast Ten." Either way, fans were immediately disappointed they didn't go with the punny title everyone's been suggesting: Fast 10 Your Seat Belts. It was right there, guys! This continues the series' streak of hilariously inconsistent titles following F9, not to mention installments with nearly the exact same name like The Fast and the Furious and Fast & Furious. Normally, we'd joke that Fast X suggests the franchise is headed to space, Jason X style — but, well, they're way ahead of us. Is an X-Men crossover the only place left to go?
Is George R.R. Martin just trolling us at this point?
George R.R. Martin didn't literally just Rickroll fans, but his new blog has that energy. The Game of Thrones author on Wednesday published a hilariously misleading blog post, which at first glance looks like an announcement that the series' next book, The Winds of Winter, is finally coming out after an epic 11-year wait. The blog's title is "The Winds of June," and it opens with these promising words: "The Dark Winds will start blowing in June. June 12, to be precise." But it's not what you think: Martin continues that June 12 is not the release date for The Winds of Winter but instead "the day that DARK WINDS, a new series based on the classic bestselling Navajo detective novels by Tony Hillerman, will premiere on AMC and AMC+." Oh, come on! Motherboard's Tim Marchman joked the post was "cruel and malevolent on a level I can only respect." We look forward to his next blog titled "Major Winds News," which is just him giving a weather report.
Ezra Miller arrested again for alleged assault
Okay, seriously, we really need to talk about Ezra Miller. The Fantastic Beasts and The Flash star has been arrested in Hawaii for the second time in under a month. This time, the Hawaii Police Department said Miller was arrested for second-degree assault after allegedly becoming "irate" when asked to leave a get-together, at which point they "threw a chair, striking a 26-year-old female on the forehead, resulting in an approximate half-inch cut." This comes weeks after Miller was arrested for disorderly conduct after an incident at a bar, and the actor also allegedly burst into a couple's bedroom and threatened them. It already seemed unlikely Warner Bros. would bring Miller back to the DC universe after The Flash, but are we getting to the point where they'll need to straight up reshoot that whole movie with a different actor? Keep an eye on your phone, Grant Gustin.