The daily gossip: Alec Baldwin thinks now's a great time to interview Woody Allen, Ben Affleck's 10-year-old son backs Lamborghini into a parked car, and more
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Alec Baldwin to interview Woody Allen on Instagram
Alec Baldwin is looking for positive press amid the Rust shooting investigation, so he's come up with a brilliant solution: hang out with his buddy Woody Allen. The actor has revealed plans to conduct a live interview with Allen, the director who has been accused of sexually abusing his own adopted daughter, on Instagram this Tuesday. "I love you, Woody," Baldwin said in a video announcement. The 30 Rock star has long been a defender of Allen, and he has remained one even as other stars turned on the filmmaker and after a damning HBO documentary about the allegations. Clearly aware of the backlash he'll face, Baldwin declared he has "ZERO INTEREST in anyone's judgments and sanctimonious posts," adding that "if you believe that a trial should be conducted by way of an HBO documentary, that's your issue." Our thoughts and prayers are with Baldwin's publicist, who's about to have one rough week.
Ben Affleck's 10-year-old son backs 'very expensive' Lamborghini into parked car
Talk about a baby driver. Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez were at a luxury car dealership over the weekend when Affleck let his 10-year-old son, Samuel, jump in the driver's seat of a yellow Lamborghini — and he ended up crashing it, TMZ reports. The kid apparently put the "VERY expensive" car into reverse, accidentally backing it up into a parked BMW. Video obtained by TMZ showed Ben and Samuel both inspecting the BMW for damage, though luckily nobody was injured, and sources told the outlet there wasn't any damage. Still, a source told People, "You could tell that Ben very much regretted letting Sam get into the driver's seat. He seemed upset about it." As punishment, Samuel will have to go to his room and watch Batman v Superman.
Emma Roberts cast in the 'Spider-Man' spinoff 'Madame Web'
One of our great Hollywood Emmas is joining the Marvel universe — or at least a Marvel universe. Emma Roberts has been cast in Madame Web, the Spider-Man spinoff from Sony that's set to star Dakota Johnson and Sydney Sweeney. It's unclear who Roberts will be playing, but in the comics, Madame Web is an old woman who's hooked up to a life-support system resembling a spider web. "Due to her psychic sensory powers, she is essentially Sony's version of Doctor Strange," insiders told Deadline, desperately attempting to make the character sound cool. This movie is notably not part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe but instead part of Sony's series of Spider-Man adjacent spinoffs like Morbius. Roberts and the gang do know they've agreed to work for the people who made Morbius, right? Does Sony have to disclose that like when you sell a house where someone was murdered?
Carol Burnett to guest star on 'Better Call Saul,' her 'favorite show'
Cue the ear tugs. Better Call Saul has announced an unexpected guest star for its final stretch of episodes: Carol Burnett. AMC said the legendary comedian will be playing a mysterious character named Marion. Any details about who that is haven't been revealed, though we're already terrified about what this means for the fate of Kim Wexler. The Breaking Bad prequel returns for the second half of its final season on July 11, and Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul are also coming back as Walt and Jesse. For Burnett, who turns 90 next year, the guest role comes after she recently signed up for the Kristen Wiig Apple comedy Mrs. American Pie. But she sounds particularly pumped about joining the Breaking Bad universe, saying, "I'm thrilled to be a part of my favorite show." We're so glad she and Bob Odenkirk will have this time together.
'Full House' star Jodie Sweetin shoved to ground by police during abortion protest
How rude! Full House star Jodie Sweetin is speaking out after she was shoved to the ground by police during an abortion protest in Los Angeles. Photographer Michael Ade shared video on Instagram that showed Sweetin, who was carrying a megaphone, being pushed by police and falling over during a protest against the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. But speaking Monday on E! News, the Stephanie Tanner actress said she's fine and doesn't want to make the situation about her. "If people are disturbed by what they saw, let me tell you, I've spent a lot of time protesting out in the streets, and that is a very minor incident of police brutality," she said. Fans were pretty outraged by the video, though, calling on the LAPD to cut it out.