The daily gossip: Phoebe Bridgers and more stars slam end of Roe v. Wade, Anna Faris weighs in on being a 'divorce veteran,' and more
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Phoebe Bridgers and more stars slam end of Roe v. Wade
The constitutional right to abortion is over in the United States, and Taylor Swift is among the stars who are "absolutely terrified." The Supreme Court officially overturned Roe v. Wade on Friday, as a leaked draft previously suggested they would. Swift said she's "terrified" that "after so many decades of people fighting for women's rights to their own bodies, today's decision has stripped us of that." Keke Palmer also said she's "past disgusted w/ my country," Patricia Arquette called the Supreme Court an "absolute disaster," and Elizabeth Banks wrote, "Everybody gets a gun but nobody gets bodily autonomy. America." Meanwhile, Phoebe Bridgers — who told The Guardian in an interview published Friday she "wasn't f--king emotional at all" when she had an abortion last year — simply tweeted, "F--king evil," and she led a crowd at Glastonbury in a chant of "F--k the Supreme Court!" Danny DeVito, meanwhile, had one of the more succinct responses: "Supreme Court my a--."
Anna Faris 'turned into somebody that I didn't recognize' after divorce
Anna Faris is definitely qualified to weigh in on the topic of divorce. On the Dear Chelsea podcast with Chelsea Handler, the Scary Movie star and Anna Faris Is Unqualified host joked she's a "divorce veteran," having gone through it twice. Faris was married to Ben Indra until 2008, and she reflected that this first divorce "hit hard," leading her to turn "into somebody that I didn't recognize" by going out all the time and essentially reverting to being 17 again. "It was incredibly liberating," she said. "I went to a bar — I was like, 'Look how dangerous I am.'" After her divorce from Indra, Faris was married to Chris Pratt from 2009 through 2018 — and Handler noted this second marriage lasted longer than the first, assuring her, "So you're getting better at it!" Faris married Michael Barrett, a cinematographer, in 2021. Third time's the charm, then?
Steve-O admits early 'Jackass' was 'legitimately a bad influence'
Jackass star Steve-O thinks everyone who vilified Jackass back in the day made some pretty good points. Speaking on the Hotboxin' with Mike Tyson podcast, Steve-O conceded the stunt series was "genuinely worth vilifying" when it first came out because, in the time before YouTube, "we were legitimately a bad influence." After all, "little kids were showing up in hospitals all over the country and maybe the world because they saw us doing this crazy s--t and they wanted to do it themselves," he said. These days, though, now that "there's so much YouTube, Ridiculousness, so much," Steve-O argued "it's not our f--king fault anymore." Besides, while Jackass may have been vilified when it debuted in the early 2000s, the most recent film was actually critically adored and even praised as a "perfect example of non-toxic masculinity." A lot can definitely change in 20 years.
'Obi-Wan Kenobi' star Moses Ingram cast in Natalie Portman's new Apple show
Reva, meet Padmé. Obi-Wan Kenobi actress Moses Ingram will star opposite Natalie Portman in the new Apple limited series Lady in the Lake. Based on the novel of the same name, the show is set in the 1960s and follows a housewife, played by Portman, who becomes an investigative journalist looking into an unsolved murder. Ingram will play Cleo Sherwood, a hardworking woman with a "passionate commitment to advancing Baltimore's Black progressive agenda," per Deadline. The role comes after Ingram's turn as Jedi hunter Reva Sevander on Obi-Wan Kenobi, which led her to be subjected to racist attacks and death threats online. This will also make Lady in the Lake a bit of a meeting of the Star Wars minds, as Portman played Padmé Amidala in the prequel trilogy. Lupita Nyong'o was originally set for the role of Cleo, but she mysteriously left the project even though shooting had already started — a situation Portman told Variety was "super devastating."
The Jon Snow series was actually Kit Harington's idea
It turns out it was Kit Harington who came to HBO with a genius idea: you should pay Kit Harington some more money. Author George R.R. Martin has confirmed a Game of Thrones sequel series about Jon Snow is in the works, and the working title is just Snow. But Martin also revealed the series was actually star Kit Harington's idea. "Yes, it was Kit Harrington who brought the idea to us," he wrote on his blog, adding the actor even recruited the writers and showrunners. Emilia Clarke similarly told BBC the series was "created by Kit as far as I can understand" — though she doesn't expect to be involved given that whole being stabbed to death thing. Martin also confirmed that, much to the chagrin of book readers, he's involved with Snow, adding it to his absolutely massive pile of projects that aren't The Winds of Winter. Winter is coming? Color us skeptical.