The daily gossip: Olivia Wilde served with custody papers from Jason Sudeikis on stage, Alan Cumming offers reward for missing chimpanzee co-star, and more
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Olivia Wilde served with custody papers from Jason Sudeikis live on stage
Wild is right. During a Warner Bros. presentation this week at the movie convention CinemaCon, Olivia Wilde was speaking on stage when she was strangely interrupted by a person delivering a mysterious manila envelope. "This is for me?" she asked in front of thousands of people, including the press. The Booksmart director opened it, only to promptly move on. Everyone was confused until Deadline reported the envelope contained real custody papers from her ex-partner Jason Sudeikis. Wilde and Sudeikis separated in 2020, and they share two children. A source close to the Ted Lasso star told multiple outlets he didn't know when or where the papers would be delivered and "would never condone her being served in such an inappropriate manner." Making the situation even more awkward? Wilde was interrupted while promoting Don't Worry Darling, a movie she directed starring Harry Styles, her current boyfriend. Just how many weird things are going to happen live on a stage this year, exactly?
Alan Cumming offers $10,000 reward for missing chimpanzee
Has anyone seen Alan Cumming's chimpanzee pal? Tonka, a chimpanzee who appeared with Cumming in the 1997 comedy Buddy, has gone missing — and the actor is offering a $10,000 reward for information on his whereabouts. "During the months we filmed together, baby Tonka and I became good friends, playing and grooming each other and just generally larking about," Cumming said. "It's horrible to think he might in a cage in a dark basement somewhere or have met some other fate." PETA has offered a $10,000 reward of its own for information on Tonka, who was last seen at a breeding facility in Missouri. The animal rights organization was apparently supposed to pick him up at the facility last year after suing over his living conditions. But the group says Tonka's owner claimed he died, only to tell "various stories that didn't add up" and never prove this was true. So, who's down for coming on the quest to find him?
The next 'Mission: Impossible' film is called 'Dead Reckoning'
The mission was to give the next Mission: Impossible an absolutely bonkers name, and boy did Paramount choose to accept it. At CinemaCon on Thursday, the studio revealed the next installment in the action franchise will have this mouthful of a title: Mission: Impossible — Dead Reckoning Part One. As in, we're going to have to reckon with the fact that if Tom Cruise keeps doing his own stunts for these movies, he's going to be dead? This will be the beginning of a two-parter that will supposedly serve as Cruise's farewell to the series. A trailer for the film was shown at CinemaCon, and Forbes' Scott Mendelson said it was "as awesome as you would hope," while Fandango's Erik Davis said it teased wild stunts and both motorcycle chases and horse chases. The film is scheduled to debut next July, followed by Dead Reckoning Part Two a year later, assuming Cruise doesn't literally get killed making that one.
Paul Bettany's kids labeled him the 'worst Avenger'
We always roast the Avengers we love. Paul Bettany revealed on Late Night with Seth Meyers his kids constantly "torture" him about his role as Vision in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. "My daughter has moved through all the different Avengers as her favorite," he said. "It's never, never me." In fact, the WandaVision star says he recently fired up Disney+ to watch Moon Knight, only to discover one of his kids pulled a pretty cruel prank: changing his profile so the avatar is Vision and the name is "Worst Avenger." To this day, he still isn't sure which of his children did it, though he has his theories. "So maybe you're all beginning to build up some picture of my home life," Bettany joked. Poor Vision — so much for not speaking ill of the dead, huh?
Netflix caps off awful month by losing 'Schitt's Creek' to Hulu
Is Netflix up Schitt's Creek? After the streamer suffered its first subscriber loss in a decade, there's more bad news: Schitt's Creek is set to leave and head to rival Hulu this fall. "We can't wait to share the award-winning, blisteringly-funny, yet heartwarming series and characters with our subscribers," Hulu said. It's yet another hugely popular sitcom vanishing from the service after The Office left for Peacock and Friends left for HBO Max. Netflix previously paid massive sums for both, and The Office was once reportedly its most popular show. The streamer did at least snatch up the streaming rights to Seinfeld last year. Still, if you're Netflix, your stock is tanking, and you're projecting a loss of two million subscribers this quarter, this is probably not the kind of headline you love to see. Somewhere, the ghost of Blockbuster is letting out a long, satisfying laugh.