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The daily gossip: Reese Witherspoon explains how Top Gun: Maverick inspired Legally Blonde 3, Florence Pugh allegedly upset over Olivia Wilde-Harry Styles drama, and more

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Reese Witherspoon: 'Top Gun: Maverick' provided 'a lot of inspiration' for 'Legally Blonde 3'

Oh my god, oh my god you guys! Looks like Legally Blonde 3 might finally happen thanks to ... Tom Cruise? Reese Witherspoon chatted with USA Today about a planned second Legally Blonde sequel, which she hopes will "come together in the right way" like another recent long-awaited follow-up: Top Gun: Maverick. "They waited a long time to make another version of that movie, and I loved the nostalgia piece they incorporated in it," Witherspoon explained. "So definitely that gave us a lot of inspiration about what we would want to do with Elle Woods and make sure that we had all those same touchstones that mattered to people [back] then." As of 2020, Mindy Kaling and Dan Goor were said to be writing Legally Blonde 3, almost 20 years after the second film. But there haven't been many major updates since then, presumably because Top Gun inspired a top-down rewrite to incorporate Elle Woods joining the Navy.  

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Florence Pugh reportedly upset about alleged Olivia Wilde-Harry Styles affair

Get ready for the world's most awkward press tour, darling. Florence Pugh is reportedly not happy after Olivia Wilde allegedly had an affair with Harry Styles on the set of Wilde's new movie Don't Worry Darling. Pugh stars in the film alongside Styles, who Wilde is now dating. But fans have noticed Pugh seems suspiciously silent about the project on social media, and an insider now claims to Page Six, "Flo seeing Olivia and Harry all over each other on set did not go down well as Olivia was still with Jason when she first hooked up with Harry." That Jason, of course, would be Jason Sudeikis, whom Wilde was seeing for almost 10 years before they separated in 2020. "Jason and the kids visited Olivia on set at the beginning a few times," Page Six's insider said, "so I think this all made people feel a little uncomfortable." If Sudeikis still needs help serving Wilde custody papers, he knows who to call. 

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Disney briefly delays 'Star Wars' show 'Andor' as new trailer drops

It turns out August 31 isn't when the fun begins. Disney has dropped an exciting new trailer for its next Star Wars show Andor, a prequel that sees Diego Luna return as Cassian Andor years before getting blown up in Rogue One. It promises the most visually impressive Star Wars show yet, featuring a look at the inner workings of the Galactic Senate via a Mon Mothma plotline, and the footage also shows Forest Whitaker back as freedom fighter Saw Gerrera. The biggest surprise, though, comes when the trailer announces a new release date: Andor will now debut on Sept. 21 after previously being scheduled for this month. The reason for the delay wasn't clear, but perhaps Disney got cold feet about releasing so close to House of the Dragon and/or The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power. Fire cannot kill a dragon, but it can send the rebels fleeing to hyperspace. 

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Sylvester Stallone slams Dolph Lundgren over 'Drago' spinoff

Sylvester Stallone just keeps punching. The actor has escalated his war on the "parasites" who produce the Rocky franchise after reports that a new spinoff has been in the works without his knowledge. Stallone has long expressed frustration about his lack of control over the series, and he sounds pretty mad that a spinoff called Drago starring Dolph Lundgren is now in development. "I never wanted Rocky characters to be exploited by these parasites," Stallone said on Instagram, slamming Lundgren, whom he "once had nothing but respect for," because he "NEVER told me about what was going on behind my back with the character I created for him!!!" Lundgren, though, quickly clarified on Instagram he was "under the impression" Stallone would be involved in the movie and is now in touch with him — "just so all the fans can relax." If only there was some sort of sport involving two people fighting that could settle all this.   

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'Star Trek' stars pay tribute to Nichelle Nichols

The Star Trek community is coming together to honor trailblazing actress Nichelle Nichols, who died over the weekend at 89. Nichols was known for playing Nyota Uhura, and she helped pave the way for Black women to have more prominent roles on television. Star Trek: The Next Generation alum Whoopi Goldberg reflected Monday on The View that she was "the first Black person I'd ever seen who made it to the future," calling Nichols a "​​trailblazer, a heroine and an extraordinary woman." Celia Rose Gooding, who's currently playing Uhura on Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, also reflected that she "made room for so many of us." Famously, Star Trek once featured a groundbreaking interracial kiss between Uhura and William Shatner's Captain Kirk, and Shatner in his tribute noted Nichols' character "did so much for redefining social issues both here in the US & throughout the world." George Takei also shared a photo of himself with his "incomparable" co-star, writing, "We lived long and prospered together." 

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