- 1. Arnold Schwarzenegger 'farted in my face,' co-star claims
- 2. Anya Taylor-Joy secretly got married
- 3. Chrissy Teigen celebrates a year of sobriety
- 4. Amanda Seyfried auditioned for 'Wicked' amid 'The Dropout' filming
- 5. Push to release the 'Snyder Cut' was fueled by fake accounts, report says
1. Arnold Schwarzenegger 'farted in my face,' co-star claims
One of Arnold Schwarzenegger's past co-stars just let some wild allegations rip. On the I've Got News for You podcast, actress Miriam Margolyes said the former California governor — who she first identified as "the wrestler from Austria" — was "quite rude" and "too full of himself" when they worked together on End of Days, a movie that apparently should have had the word "rear" added to the start of its title. "He farted in my face," Margolyes claimed. "Now, I fart, of course I do. But I don't fart in people's faces. He did it deliberately, right in my face!" The incident apparently happened when they were shooting a scene where Schwarzenegger is killing her character, so he "had me in a position where I couldn't escape" on the floor. "And he just farted," Margolyes alleged, adding, "I haven't forgiven him for it." Maybe he should have put that cookie down before filming.
2. Anya Taylor-Joy secretly got married
It's a great week for an ultra low-key celebrity wedding. Anya Taylor-Joy and boyfriend Malcolm McRae have quietly tied the knot, Page Six reports. The Queen's Gambit star reportedly had her "intimate courthouse wedding" in the United States before heading to Australia to continue shooting the Mad Max: Fury Road prequel Furiosa. Taylor-Joy has been quite private about her relationship with McRae, a 27-year-old musician, and she never so much as confirmed they were engaged. The actress has been linked to McRae since last year, and one of the only times she's ever talked about him was in a British Vogue interview in March. "I said to my partner the other day that he was my hobby," she said as she lit a cigarette, adding that they're "basically 80 years old and seven at the same time." Here's to a lifetime of joy for the Taylor-Joys. Hopefully they never split.
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3. Chrissy Teigen celebrates a year of sobriety
Chrissy Teigen has reached a major milestone in her sobriety journey. The model, who said last year she's part of the "cancel club" after being accused of bullying, revealed on Instagram she has gone without "a drop of alcohol" for 365 days. "I miss feeling loopy and carefree sometimes, but to be honest toward the end, it didn't give that fun feeling anymore anyhow," she said. "I drank to end crazy anxiety that later mostly went away when I — get this — quit drinking!" Teigen previously shared that she decided to quit drinking after reading a book about getting sober by Holly Whitaker, as she was "tired of day drinking and feeling like s--t by 6." Now, Teigen says she feels "really good," though she gets "frustrated" thinking about how many days she doesn't remember thanks to alcohol — like, for example, "wish I remembered really any awards show lol."
4. Amanda Seyfried auditioned for 'Wicked' amid 'The Dropout' filming
Amanda Seyfried's dream of taking an inspiring step forward in the Wicked movie is dead for good. In an interview with Backstage, the Mean Girls star revealed she auditioned to play Glinda in the Wicked film last summer while she was in the middle of working on The Dropout, the Hulu series where she plays Elizabeth Holmes. She'd shoot the show during the week, and then "on the weekends I was auditioning in person to play Glinda," she explained. "I wanted it that much." Seyfried previously told Variety she's been "campaigning for Wicked for five years" and even sent the director a tape of her singing "Popular." But unlike with Lea Michele, this years-long campaign for the role didn't pay off, and Ariana Grande ended up getting the part instead. "I have dreams that I'm still auditioning for Wicked," Seyfried told Backstage. In retrospect, maybe singing all the songs in the Elizabeth Holmes voice wasn't the best idea.
5. Push to release the 'Snyder Cut' was fueled by fake accounts, report says
DC fans can (allegedly) thank a bunch of bots for making Justice League a bit less horrible. According to a bombshell new Rolling Stone article, two reports commissioned by WarnerMedia about the #ReleaseTheSnyderCut movement, the push for a director's cut of the 2017 superhero bomb Justice League, found that at least 13 percent of accounts that took part in it were fake. WarnerMedia ultimately caved to this movement by releasing a director's cut of Justice League on HBO Max in 2021. But doing so required a fair amount of additional work — meaning, as Rolling Stone puts it, a "fandom amplified by fake accounts helped shake down a major studio," ultimately costing Warner Bros. "more than $100 million." The report also details how director Zack Snyder, after being replaced on Justice League by Joss Whedon, allegedly stole hard drives containing material from the film and then refused to return them, even though this was studio property. Lamest Ocean's Eleven sequel ever.
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