The daily gossip: Olivia Rodrigo speaks out in support of abortion rights, Nicole Kidman's AMC ad tenure extended through 2022, and more
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Olivia Rodrigo calls for protecting 'our right to have a safe abortion' at D.C. concert
Olivia Rodrigo took a moment out of her D.C. concert to deliver a strong statement in support of abortion rights. The "Drivers License" singer performed in the nation's capital on Wednesday night amid her Sour tour, and in between songs, she said she was "heartbroken" over a leaked memo suggesting the Supreme Court may be poised to overturn Roe v. Wade. "What a woman does with her body should never be in the hands of politicians," she said. The pop star, whose statement drew loud cheers, added that "I hope we can raise our voices to protect our right to have a safe abortion, which is a right that so many people before us have worked so hard to get." Rodrigo joined a wave of celebrities speaking out this week in support of a woman's right to choose, including Phoebe Bridgers, who revealed she had an abortion last year while on tour. "It was easy," she said. "Everyone deserves that kind of access."
Nicole Kidman's AMC ad will be here all year
Heartbreak will feel good in a place like this until at least 2023. AMC Theatres CEO Adam Aron tells Variety Nicole Kidman's now-infamous promo that plays before every single movie at the theater chain "will continue to run all of 2022." Because we need that, all of us. For those unfamiliar, the ad features Kidman walking into a movie theater that's for some reason completely empty and delivers absurdly dramatic declarations about The Magic of the Movies — including the meme-worthy phrase, "Somehow, heartbreak feels good in a place like this." A lot of the love for the ad is at least partially ironic, but Aron, a regular Don Draper, was dead serious when he told Variety it's the "best work of my career." Now, we're not saying Nicole Kidman single-handedly saved movie theaters, but we're also not not saying that.
Taylor Swift is about to drop a new re-recorded song
Get ready to time travel back to 1989 — or, more accurately, 2014. Amazon has debuted a trailer for its new series The Summer I Turned Pretty, which features a tease of Taylor Swift's latest re-recorded song: "This Love." Swift said "Taylor's Version" of the song will drop tonight at midnight. She remains on her years-long quest to re-record her earlier albums so she can control their master recordings, but after Fearless (Taylor's Version) in April 2021 and Red (Taylor's Version) in November 2021, Swifties have been anxiously awaiting news about what's next. "This Love" is the second song from 1989 she'll be re-recording after "Wildest Dreams," so it seems reasonable to assume 1989 (Taylor's Version) may be on the way. Prepare for her to try and top the 10-minute "All Too Well" with a 25-minute sad girl autumn version of "Shake It Off."
Dave Chappelle's alleged attacker won't face felony charges
The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office won't be bringing felony charges against the man who allegedly attacked Dave Chappelle on stage this week. "After reviewing the evidence, prosecutors determined that while criminal conduct occurred, the evidence as presented did not constitute felony conduct," a spokesperson told The Hollywood Reporter. 23-year-old Isaiah Lee allegedly jumped onto the stage to tackle the comedian while armed with a replica handgun with a knife blade, and he was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon. The district attorney's office has referred the case to the Los Angeles City Attorney's Office for potential misdemeanor charges. The suspect was taken to the hospital, and according to audio obtained by TMZ, Chappelle said after the incident he "felt good my friends broke his arm" and jokingly asked "how bad" someone has to be "that Jon Stewart would stomp him."
Kim Kardashian says Kanye West was really mad she called him a rapper
You're never going to believe it, but Kanye West's reaction to Kim Kardashian's Saturday Night Live monologue was perhaps not completely rational. On Hulu's The Kardashians, Kardashian revealed Ye was so upset about her SNL monologue last October that he walked out. For one, she said, he was furious about her saying she divorced him. "He wished I said the word 'filed' for divorce," Kardashian explained. Beyond that, West was "upset that I also said he was a rapper. He said, 'I'm so much more than a rapper, I can't believe you said rapper.'" This was the same monologue in which Kardashian also said she divorced West because of "his personality," but that was seemingly less of a concern to West than being accurately described as the thing that he is. Hey, take it up with Wikipedia, Ye!