The daily gossip: Bill Murray reportedly accused of 'inappropriate behavior,' Mike Tyson repeatedly punches a man on a plane, and more
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Bill Murray reportedly accused of 'inappropriate behavior' on new movie
Production on a new Aziz Ansari movie was suspended this week over a mysterious complaint — and it allegedly had to do with Bill Murray. On Wednesday, Deadline reported Ansari's feature directorial debut Being Mortal suspended production after a "complaint" was made, though it wasn't initially clear what this was related to. The studio, Searchlight Pictures, told cast and crew that "late last week, we were made aware of a complaint," and "after reviewing the circumstances, it has been decided that production cannot continue at this time." On Thursday, Deadline followed up to report the "suspension had to do with a complaint made against star Bill Murray for inappropriate behavior." It's unclear what Murray was accused of. Ansari stars in the movie in addition to directing it. "Our hope is to resume production and are working with Aziz and [producer] Youree [Henley] to figure out that timing," Searchlight said. An investigation is reportedly ongoing.
Mike Tyson repeatedly punches a man on a plane
A flight out of San Francisco turned into Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! rather quickly. In a video published by TMZ on Thursday, Mike Tyson is seen attacking a man seated behind him on a plane at San Francisco International Airport. The "overly excited" passenger "kept trying to talk" to Tyson, who "told him to chill," according to TMZ. The man apparently wouldn't do so, leading Tyson to punch him multiple times. The man's head appeared to be bloodied after the incident. "Boy just got beat up by Mike Tyson," the person filming the video says. "...Yeah, you got f--ked up. Just trying to ask for an autograph, man. I don't know what happened." Sources close to Tyson told TMZ the man was "extremely intoxicated" and "wouldn't stop provoking" him, and Ice-T quickly came to Tyson's defense. "Mike Tyson punched somebody who was Fn with him," he tweeted. "The problem is nowadays, MFs think they WON'T get punched in the Face."
Chris Evans thought confusion over his infamous 'Lightyear' tweet was 'kind of funny'
The filmmakers behind Lightyear are scrambling to explain the movie's basic premise — something Chris Evans didn't really help with. Evans voices Buzz Lightyear in the upcoming Toy Story spinoff, but not the toy Buzz Lightyear. In an infamous 2020 tweet, Evans declared this is the "origin story of the human Buzz Lightyear that the toy is based on" — confusing everyone by making it sound like Buzz is a real guy in the Toy Story universe. Speaking to Uproxx, director Angus MacLane said Evans "thought it was kind of funny that he created more confusion," and MacLane added he wanted to shoot a promo where Evans would go around desperately trying to explain the film's premise to confused celebrities. But to clarify, MacLane told Gizmodo the idea is that Lightyear is a movie that exists within the Toy Story universe that Andy would have gone to see. That movie then inspired a spinoff cartoon, and the Buzz Lightyear toy was based on that. See, not confusing at all!
Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra's baby is named Malti
Meet Malti. Three months after Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra welcomed a baby girl, her name has been revealed: Malti Marie Chopra Jonas. The couple confirmed in January they welcomed their first child together via a surrogate. "We respectfully ask for privacy during this special time as we focus on our family," they said. Jonas and Chopra have been married since 2018, and she has said she wants to have as many kids "as I can have." They haven't commented on their daughter's name yet, so we don't know why they picked it, though TMZ noted that Malti "generally means small fragrant flower or moonlight." If we've learned anything from Kylie Jenner, though, it might be wise not to consider this name completely final for at least a few more months.
'Stranger Things' new season reportedly cost a jaw-dropping $30 million per episode
Netflix may need to turn its budgeting priorities upside down after a recent earnings report. The streamer's stock has tanked this week after it lost subscribers for the first time in over a decade, and The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday this may mean Netflix's "era of carefree spending is over." Look no further for an example than the next season of Stranger Things, which reportedly cost an eye-popping $30 million — per episode. That's even more expensive than the last season of Game of Thrones, which cost about $15 million an episode, and would mean the whole season rang up a price tag of around $270 million — higher than the budget of Avatar. For that kind of money, Netflix should be able to actually reverse the kids' aging process.