The daily gossip: Dave Chappelle gets attacked on stage, Kim Cattrall speaks out about the Sex and the City revival, and more
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Dave Chappelle gets attacked on stage during stand-up show
The sequel to The Slap that no one asked for, The Tackle, is here. Dave Chappelle was attacked on stage while performing at the Hollywood Bowl on Tuesday night. A man jumped up from the audience and tried to tackle the comedian, and the suspect was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon. 23-year-old Isaiah Lee was allegedly carrying a "replica handgun with a knife." Chappelle wasn't injured, and he returned to the stage after the incident. Normally, we'd be quick to make an Oscars slap joke, but Chris Rock was way ahead of us, taking the stage and quipping, "Was that Will Smith?" Chappelle came under fire last fall for jokes about transgender people, and just in the moment the public was most prone to take his side, he referenced the backlash on stage, joking that the assailant "was a trans man."
Kim Cattrall speaks out about the 'Sex and the City' revival
And just like that, Kim Cattrall spoke out about her absence from the Sex and the City revival. The actress told Variety she was "never asked to be part" of the HBO Max series And Just Like That, and she "found out about it like everyone else did — on social media." Then again, it seemed fairly clear she would have said no if asked. Cattrall previously turned down a third Sex and the City film, and she explained to Variety she was displeased with Samantha's proposed storyline in the script. So the revival continued without her, but Cattrall says she hasn't watched it — and when the interviewer told her about what's been happening on the show, she didn't sound thrilled. For those still holding out hope Samantha could return, Cattrall definitively ruled it out. "That's a no," she said. "It's powerful to say no."
Lili Reinhart appears to slam Kim Kardashian over dramatic weight loss
Lili Reinhart is "calling out toxic behavior," apparently by Kim Kardashian. The Riverdale star seemingly slammed Kardashian in an Instagram Story after the reality star revealed she lost 16 pounds in just three weeks to fit into her dress at the Met Gala. "To walk on a red carpet and do an interview where you say how starving you are … because you haven't eaten carbs in the last month … all to fit in a f--king dress?" Reinhart wrote. "So wrong. So f--ked on 100s of levels." She didn't mention anyone by name, but the post was presumably about Kardashian, who told Vogue she was "so strict" with her diet to very quickly lose enough weight to fit into an actual Marilyn Monroe dress. Reinhart wasn't the only one disturbed by this, with dietician Marissa Meshulam telling Yahoo Life restrictive diets can "create disordered eating patterns" and warning that "many young girls will read this and try to do the same exact thing."
Ariana Debose to host the Tonys
Ariana Debose is going from starring in a movie with Tony to hosting the actual Tonys. The West Side Story actress is set to host this year's Tony Awards, which will air on June 12. She's coming off an Academy Award win for her role as Anita in West Side Story, which made her the first openly queer woman of color to win an acting Oscar. She hasn't won a Tony yet, though she was nominated for Summer: The Donna Summer Musical, and she had the role of "The Bullet" in Hamilton. "I'm coming home," Debose said. "I'm so honored to celebrate 75 years of excellence in theatre, but more importantly every member of this community who poured themselves into making sure the lights of Broadway have the opportunity to shine brightly once again. This is a dream come true." Break a leg, Ariana — though might we suggest steering clear of G.I. Jane jokes just to be safe?
New 'Obi-Wan Kenobi' trailer teases return of Darth Vader
Hide the sand — Hayden Christensen's Anakin Skywalker is back. Lucasfilm celebrated May the 4th on Wednesday by debuting a new trailer for Obi-Wan Kenobi, which ends with a tease of Darth Vader. It was previously confirmed that Christensen would play Anakin in the show for the first time since 2005's Revenge of the Sith. But it wasn't totally clear what that would entail considering at this point in the timeline, Anakin is in the Darth Vader suit and voiced by a different actor. But the new footage shows Vader suiting up, and we see his exposed skin, suggesting Christensen will probably appear as an unmasked Vader as opposed to just playing Anakin in flashbacks. The trailer also includes a moment where Obi-Wan tries to convince Uncle Owen to let him train a young Luke Skywalker, only for Owen to offer the absolutely brutal reply, "Like you trained his father?" Now that's the harshest burn we've seen since Mustafar.