The daily gossip: Dr. Taylor Swift receives honorary degree from NYU, Sydney Sweeney sued for allegedly breaking swimsuit contract, and more
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Taylor Swift receives honorary doctorate from NYU
I don't know about you, but I'm congratulating the class of '22 — and Dr. Taylor Swift. Swift received an honorary doctorate from New York University and delivered a commencement address, urging graduates to "learn to live alongside cringe" because they'll inevitably "look back on your life and cringe retrospectively." After joking "the main reason I'm here is because I have a song called '22,'" Swift recalled getting "canceled on the internet" as she made a point that graduates "will screw it up sometimes," but "so will I," and "we will recover." The pop star noted she was wearing a cap and gown for the first time because she never attended college, and she's said for years she hoped to one day get an honorary degree. So she thanked NYU for "making me, technically, on paper at least, a doctor." Any chance you can prescribe us a release date for 1989 (Taylor's Version) now, doctor?
Sydney Sweeney sued for allegedly breaking swimsuit contract
One swimwear company has never, ever been unhappier with Sydney Sweeney. The lifestyle brand LA Collective is suing the Euphoria star, alleging she broke a contract to promote its products. The lawsuit claims the company reached an agreement with Sweeney last year under which she'd be an influencer for them as they launched a new line of swimsuits, only for her to bail on the deal "without any explanation or cause," TMZ reports. Despite this, LA Collective claims Sweeney "appropriated the designs … for her own use" and wore the swimsuits in at least five episodes of Euphoria. The lawsuit demands damages from the actress, claiming the deal would have resulted in at least $3 million in revenue. We'll have to see whether she's able to swim away from a big legal bill.
Nick Cannon has a vasectomy consultation, isn't 'looking to populate the Earth completely'
Is Nick Cannon finally ready to cool it with having all those kids? The Masked Singer host, soon to be the father of eight children with multiple women, tells E! News he has had a vasectomy consultation. In January, Cannon revealed he was expecting his eighth child with model Bre Tiesi, who he dubbed the "next mother." He already has twins with ex-wife Mariah Carey, plus two kids with Brittany Bell and twins with Abby De La Rosa. His son with Alyssa Scott died last year. Speaking to E! News, Cannon was bluntly asked how many kids he plans to have, to which he said he's been "blessed with the gift of children" and finds "peace in my children" but assured everyone, "I'm not out here looking to populate the Earth completely." Stay tuned to see whether he goes through with the vasectomy or if we should expect a future in which more people are descendants of Nick Cannon than not.
'Rick and Morty' is getting an anime spinoff
Rick and Morty may well actually continue for 100 years — including in anime form. Adult Swim has ordered an anime spinoff of the hit series titled simply Rick and Morty: The Anime. It comes from Takashi Sano, who directed two Rick and Morty anime shorts that Adult Swim released online. "I am honored to have been given an opportunity to tell a new story about this amazing family," Sano said. "I hope you enjoy their adventures!" Ten episodes of the series have been ordered, and Adult Swim said it will adapt "themes and events" of the main show but still "stand on its own as an original work." Presumably, American viewers will be able to watch Rick and Morty: The Anime either with subtitles or with wubba lubba dub dubs.
'She-Hulk' trailer gets mixed reaction over wonky CGI
You might not like her when she's angry, especially if she looks like this. Marvel has dropped the first trailer for She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, its Disney+ show starring Tatiana Maslany as Bruce Banner's cousin. It looks like a fun time, but fans had one big problem with it: the CGI for the titular character is … not ideal. "I knew the CGI on She-Hulk was gonna look bad but I was not prepared for how bad," one fan wrote, while writer Christopher Marc said it looks "really unfinished and rubbery," and there were plenty of Princess Fiona comparisons to go around. The complaint was so widespread that the trailer even trended on Twitter along with the phrase "the CGI." She-Hulk won't debut until August, though, so it's definitely possible the visual effects aren't finished. But if they are, Marvel's latest hero will soon know how the original Sonic the Hedgehog felt.