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The daily gossip: Dakota Johnson says the making of Fifty Shades of Grey was 'psychotic,' Bill Hader and Anna Kendrick break up, and more

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Dakota Johnson: The making of 'Fifty Shades of Grey' was 'psychotic'

For Dakota Johnson, making the movie that helped put her on the map didn't go (cha cha) real smooth(ly). In a Vanity Fair profile, the actress reflected she signed up for "a very different version" of Fifty Shades of Grey than ended up being made, which she said was partially because of the author of the books, E.L. James. "She had a lot of creative control, all day, every day," Johnson said, describing the process as "mayhem" where they'd "do the takes of the movie that [James] wanted to make, and then we would do the takes of the movie that we wanted to make." The actress added that while she's still proud of these "big naked movies," she wouldn't have agreed to make the first one if she knew what the experience would be like — nor would anyone. "It would've been like, 'Oh, this is psychotic,'" Johnson said. "But no, I don't regret it." 

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Bill Hader and Anna Kendrick split

One of Hollywood's least public relationships is no longer a relationship at all. Bill Hader and Anna Kendrick have broken up, according to Entertainment Tonight. It wasn't clear when they split, but in January, People reported they had been quietly dating for more than a year at that point. "They are both very private people, and with the pandemic it was easy to keep it quiet," a source told People. The two previously starred as siblings in the Disney+ Christmas movie Noelle, making this a rough month for celebrity couples who played brother and sister on screen. But Kendrick and Hader haven't really spoken about the relationship or appeared at events together, and the Barry star told The Hollywood Reporter he prefers not to discuss his dating life for the privacy of his three daughters. We'll all now just have to go from barely realizing these two were dating to forgetting they ever did. 

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Chris Pratt says his name isn't Chris, asks why trolls are 'coming after me'

Is Chris Pratt ready to gracefully bow out of the Chris Wars? The Jurassic World star in a Men's Health profile said that while he doesn't want to "get caught complaining," he can't help but wonder why people are always "coming after me" online. Pratt did address one frequent criticism: that he's a member of an anti-LGBTQ church, Hillsong. He told Men's Health he's "never actually been to Hillsong," and further, he's "not a religious person" — though he noted he does attend Zoe Church, which IndieWire notes has also faced criticism for anti-gay beliefs. Pratt is frequently ranked last among the Hollywood Chrises, leading his co-stars to practically trample over one another to defend him. But in a separate interview, Pratt revealed he doesn't like being called Chris and his friends just call him Pratt. "It's not my name," he said. "Don't call me Chris." So there you go: you can't be Hollywood's worst Chris if you're not a Chris at all! 

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The Sanderson sisters return in 1st trailer for 'Hocus Pocus 2'

Spooky season has come early. Disney has dropped the first trailer for Hocus Pocus 2, the long-awaited sequel to the alleged '90s classic. Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy are back as the Sanderson sisters, a group of witches, who declare in the footage, "Lock up your children! Yes, Salem, we're back!" This time, two young girls bring them back into action almost 30 years after the first film, and the trailer declares that "some legends never die," maybe being slightly too generous with the legacy of the original. "I bet you're looking for the stage," one character remarks, to which Midler's responds, "Always." The sequel, which has been in discussions for many years, is going directly to Disney+ this September, a few weeks before Halloween. We'll have to see if it pairs well with its nostalgic predecessor, but once it's finally out, can a Halloweentown legacy sequel be far behind? 

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Boxer Kali Reis joins Jodie Foster in 'True Detective: Night Country'

It's true: Jodie Foster has found her fellow detective. HBO on Tuesday officially confirmed a fourth season of True Detective has the green light, with Foster set for the lead role. But the network also revealed that co-starring will be Kali Reis, a boxer and Indigenous rights advocate who just made her acting debut last year with the film Catch The Fair One. The crime anthology is headed to Alaska this season, where six men operating the Tsalal Arctic Research Station suddenly vanish. "To solve the case, Detectives Liz Danvers (Foster) and Evangeline Navarro (Reis) will have to confront the darkness they carry in themselves, and dig into the haunted truths that lie buried under the eternal ice," HBO said, also revealing the subtitle will be Night Country. Some alternative subtitles that were considered include True Detective: Hey, It Can't Be Worse Than Season 2

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