The daily gossip: Beanie Feldstein and girlfriend Bonnie Chance Roberts are engaged, Nathan Fillion would work with Joss Whedon again, and more
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Beanie Feldstein gets engaged to girlfriend Bonnie Chance Roberts
Funny Girl star Beanie Feldstein is ready to be a married girl. The Booksmart actress revealed Thursday she's engaged to Bonnie Chance Roberts, sharing adorable photos on Instagram showing her girlfriend down on one knee. "I do, Bon," she wrote, adding in her Instagram story, "You make me happier than I knew was possible." Some of Feldstein's famous friends were there to celebrate the happy occasion, including her brother Jonah Hill, Booksmart co-star Kaitlyn Dever, and Merrily We Roll Along co-star Ben Platt. Feldstein, who recently announced her exit from Broadway's Funny Girl, has been dating Roberts, a producer, for four years after they met on the film How to Build a Girl. Now, the most pressing question: is the celebrity couple name of Beanie and Bonnie just ... Beanie?
Nathan Fillion says he'd work with Joss Whedon again
Nathan Fillion is standing by his man. In an interview on the Inside of You podcast, the actor defended writer-director Joss Whedon, who has been accused of abusive behavior by multiple collaborators. "That was not my experience with that man," Fillion, who worked with Whedon on Firefly, said. Justice League star Ray Fisher has accused Whedon of "abusive" and "unprofessional" conduct, while Gal Gadot said he threatened her career and Buffy the Vampire Slayer star Charisma Carpenter said he "abused his power on numerous occasions." But Fillion said that in his experience, Whedon was "funny, self-deprecating," and "incredibly talented," and despite all the aforementioned allegations, "I would work with Joss again in a second." Whether anyone else in Hollywood is willing to do the same, though, is very much in question.
Gina Rodriguez and Zachary Levi to star in a 'Spy Kids' reboot
Wait a second, these don't look like kids to us! Gina Rodriguez and Zachary Levi will star in a new reboot of the Spy Kids franchise, Deadline reports. Robert Rodriguez will write and direct for Netflix, which previously released his Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl follow-up We Can Be Heroes. To be clear, this isn't a Dear Evan Hansen situation, as Rodriguez and Levi are playing the adult characters, while Everly Carganilla and Connor Esterson will play the kids. The latest Spy Kids reboot takes place after the "children of the world's greatest secret agents unwittingly help a powerful game developer unleash a computer virus that gives him control of all technology," Deadline says. Hold on, a powerful game developer ... could this be the Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over legacy sequel the world has long demanded? Now that might finally save Netflix.
Ezra Miller reportedly housing mom and 3 kids in 'unsafe environment'
The Ezra Miller situation has officially gone from bad to worse — to worse, to worse, to worse. The embattled Flash actor has been hosting a 25-year-old mom and her three kids at their farm in Vermont, but the father and others are concerned it's not safe for children there, according to Rolling Stone. The report says, for instance, there are allegedly "unattended guns strewn around the home," and there was reportedly an incident in which one of the kids, a one-year-old, "picked up a loose bullet and put it in her mouth." The mother herself insisted to Rolling Stone that Miller has provided them with a "safe environment" and a "healing haven" to escape from a "violent and abusive ex." Miller is currently nowhere to be found after having multiple orders of protection issued against them and after being accused of grooming a teenager. Hear that? That's the sound of executives at Warner Bros. burying their heads deeper and deeper into the sand.
Taika Waititi promises uncensored Thor butt in 'Love and Thunder'
Now here's a man who knows how to sell movie tickets. On The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Taika Waititi confirmed the upcoming Thor: Love and Thunder will feature mighty Thor butt in all its uncensored glory. The film's trailer included a moment where Thor stands completely naked, though his butt is blurred, raising extremely important questions about whether it would be that way in the final product. But Waititi confirmed to Colbert, "In the movie, it's not pixelated. You get the full Hems' worth!" Marvel already gave fans the Hulk butt they demanded in Thor: Ragnarok, and besides, Waititi said Chris Hemsworth "worked so hard" on his body that he'd "be depriving humanity if I didn't show that." Well, if Marvel wants another an Avengers: Endgame level box office hit, this is certainly one way: the Avengers after dark. Sadly, Waititi confirmed the film doesn't feature a shot of naked Thor from the front, but hey, there's always phase five!