The daily gossip: Megan Thee Stallion gives tearful interview about alleged Tory Lanez shooting, Cary Elwes gets bitten by a rattlesnake, and more
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Megan Thee Stallion gives tearful interview about alleged Tory Lanez shooting
Megan Thee Stallion has given her first interview about allegedly being shot by rapper Tory Lanez almost two years ago. The "Savage" artist tearfully described to CBS Mornings how, after an argument, Lanez allegedly yelled "dance, b---h" and shot her in the feet. "I was really scared because I had never been shot at before," she said. She recalled looking down at her feet and realizing, "Oh my God, I'm really bleeding," and alleged Lanez offered her $1 million not to say anything. "I'm like, what are you talking about?" she said. "[Why] are you offering me money right now? Help me!" Initially, she says she told police that she stepped on glass because "I didn't want them to kill us." Lanez has denied her allegations, but Megan says he's "trying to deflect from the fact that he committed a crime."
Cary Elwes hospitalized after being bitten by a rattlesnake
Cary Elwes found himself in an inconceivable situation over the weekend after being hospitalized with a rattlesnake bite. The Princess Bride star had to be airlifted to the hospital after he was bit by a rattlesnake while doing yard work at his home in Malibu, according to TMZ. "People around him felt it was a life-threatening injury," leading him to need medical attention immediately, the report said. Luckily, he's doing fine now. On Monday, Elwes thanked the staff at the hospital while sharing an image of the nasty bite on his swollen finger. "Am recovering well thanks to all these wonderful folks," he tweeted, throwing in a Princess Bride reference by saying he was "bit not by a ROUS but a rattlesnake." All we have to say to that snake is: You almost killed Cary Elwes. Prepare to die.
Lea Michele reveals the TMI way she and Jonathan Groff 'became so close'
A new documentary about Spring Awakening might deserve the title Spring Awakening: TMI. In an HBO documentary about the Broadway show, Lea Michele discusses the way she and co-star Jonathan Groff "became so close" working together and "were so intertwined." She could have just left it there, but instead, she makes this head-turning revelation: "At one point, I literally showed him my whole vagina." Michele explained that Groff, who is gay, told her he's "never seen a woman's vagina before" and asked, "Would you show me?" So, naturally, she "took a desk lamp ... and showed him." Groff confirmed this is true, though Michele added, "But I've never seen Jonathan naked. I've never seen his penis." Good to know! We're gonna have to exit stage right on this whole situation.
'Guardians of the Galaxy' director defends Chris Pratt against 'utterly false beliefs'
Chris Pratt's Star-Lord is here to stay. Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn is jumping to the actor's defense after some fans called for him to recast in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In response to Pratt showing up in the trailer for Thor: Love and Thunder, one fan suggested he should be replaced with Patrick Wilson. But Gunn wrote back on Twitter, "For what? Because of your made-up, utterly false beliefs about him? For something that someone else told you about him that's not true?" Pratt has previously denied allegations that the church he goes to is "anti-LGBTQ," and Gunn defended him against that claim, saying, "I know the church he currently goes to." The director also went further by promising that should Pratt ever be replaced in the MCU, the Guardians of the Galaxy crew would "all be going with him." Chris Pratt defense force, activate!
Chris Rock's mom has now also weighed in on the slap
The slap saga can't truly be over until we've heard from the moms on both sides, apparently. Will Smith's mother already weighed in about him slapping comedian Chris Rock at the Oscars, and now, Rock's mom Rose Rock has spoken with WIS-TV about the incident. "When Will slapped Chris, he slapped all of us," she said. "But he really slapped me. Because when you hurt my child, you hurt me." Rock added that she wants to know "what in the world" Smith was thinking when he slapped her son on stage, as he "really could have gotten taken out in handcuffs." Smith has since been banned from attending the Oscars for 10 years, although Rose Rock doesn't seem to think that punishment is that bad. "What does that mean?" she asked. "You don't even go every year." We won't be ready to put this ordeal to bed until we've gotten Will Smith's dentist's take.