The daily gossip: Zendaya slams people making up rumors she's pregnant, Barbie reveals Ryan Gosling's bleach blond Ken, and more
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Zendaya slams people making up rumors she's pregnant
Spider-Man: Far From Home's fake news themes are ringing true to Zendaya right about now. The Euphoria star took to Instagram Wednesday to shoot down viral rumors that she's pregnant with Tom Holland's baby. "See now, this is why I stay off Twitter," she said. "Just making stuff up for no reason … weekly." The rumors became so widespread that Zendaya's name was trending on Twitter for a while. It all appeared to stem from prank TikToks that started off by showing a fake image of Zendaya's supposed ultrasound, but in a Rickroll type of situation, they then cut to Kris Jenner dancing with the caption, "You just got Krissed." Despite this, a bunch of people on Twitter seemed to incorrectly think Zendaya really was expecting — which, just to clarify, she's not. Mysterio said it best: people need to believe, and nowadays, they'll believe anything.
'Barbie' movie reveals Ryan Gosling's bleach blond Ken
Hi, Ken! Warner Bros. very nearly broke Twitter on Wednesday by dropping our first look at Ryan Gosling as Ken in the live-action Barbie movie. The image shows Gosling, standing on an overwhelmingly pink set, sporting bleach blond hair and wearing an unbuttoned denim jacket showing off his ridiculously chiseled, tan body — and he's got underwear with "KEN" written on the band sticking out of his jeans. Seriously, it's like he's photoshopped! Reactions ranged from stunned silence to questions about why Ken looks "like an alt-right YouTuber," as CNN's Andrew Kaczynski put it. Margot Robbie stars in the lead role of Barbie, and rumor has it Gosling will actually be one of several Kens in the film, with others reportedly played by Simu Liu and Ncuti Gatwa. That's right, folks, it's Into the Barbie-Verse!
Britney Spears to her brother: 'You were never invited to my wedding'
Oh brother. Britney Spears has shot down claims her brother, Bryan Spears, didn't attend her wedding because he had another commitment. Instead, she pointed out in a message directed to him on Instagram, "You were never invited" — and she went on to write, "GO F--K YOURSELF BRYAN — F--K YOU." Bryan's girlfriend, Amber Lynn Conklin, had suggested on their joint Instagram account he wasn't at the wedding because his daughter's elementary school graduation was that day. He "felt terrible having to choose but he had to be there for his daughter and sent his love to Britney," she claimed. But Britney wasn't going to let that alleged lie slide, saying he actually wasn't welcome at the wedding, the same way her mother, father, and sister were all left out. And unlike a certain ex-husband, after not being invited, Bryan didn't simply show up anyway.
Chris Evans on critics of 'Lightyear' same-sex kiss: 'Those people are idiots'
He can do this all day — and by this, we mean take on homophobes. Chris Evans in an interview with Reuters slammed people who are super upset about the same-sex kiss in Lightyear. "The real truth is those people are idiots," Evans, who voices Buzz, said. After years of LGBTQ+ representation in Disney films being so minor that you need a freeze frame button to even see it, Lightyear includes a scene where a lesbian character kisses her wife — leading multiple countries to ban the film and conservative commentator Ben Shapiro to suggest "our society is in a state of moral collapse." Speaking with Reuters, Evans said there will always be those who are afraid of "social advancement," but "those people die off like dinosaurs." Meanwhile, original Buzz Lightyear voice actor Tim Allen is tweeting things like this: "Took some kids to Disneyland and overheard a 13 year old boy wondering if he may be pansexual since he loves skillets." A tale of two Buzzes.
Jerry Seinfeld's Pop-Tart movie has a pretty stacked cast
A bunch of big names are set to pop up in Jerry Seinfeld's delicious new comedy. Melissa McCarthy, Jim Gaffigan, Amy Schumer, Hugh Grant, James Marsden, Tom Lennon, Adrian Martinez, Bobby Moynihan, Max Greenfield, Christian Slater, and Sarah Cooper have all joined the cast of Seinfeld's new movie about ... the invention of the Pop-Tart? Yes, Seinfeld will be directing Unfrosted: The Pop-Tart Story, a comedy based on his stand-up bit where he describes his bewilderment when he first saw the dessert as a kid. Set in 1963, the movie revolves around rival companies Kellogg's and Post, who "race to create a pastry that will change the face of breakfast forever." If it sounds like the kind of project made by a studio desperate for a hit and just throwing random things at the wall to see what sticks, well, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Unfrosted will debut on Netflix.