The Daily Gossip: Kaley Cuoco staged her own intervention, Discovery+ drops 'House of Hammer' trailer, and more

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1. Kaley Cuoco says she had ‘an intervention on myself’ while filming 'Flight Attendant' season 2

It's one thing when your friends and family stage an intervention, but it's another thing entirely to stage one for yourself. That's what actress Kaley Cuoco, star and executive producer of hit Emmy-nominated series The Flight Attendant, had to do while filming her show's second season. "Going through my divorce, it was really a super dark time. I just didn't know how to deal with it," Cuoco recently told Variety. "I was throwing myself into work to deny my depression and how upset I was." To get out of it, Cuoco "had an intervention on myself in my trailer — all my producers were in there," she said. "'I need help.' It was interesting to say that out loud. And to have everyone be like, 'Yes, we want to help!'" Though the former Big Bang Theory star is used to taking pride in her ability to do it all, "this time, I literally couldn't."

2. Discovery+ drops trailer for Armie Hammer docuseries ‘House of Hammer’

While Armie Hammer sells timeshares in the Caymans, it appears Discovery+ has been hard at work on a new docuseries about the actor's alleged history of sexual assault and abuse, as well as the apparently disturbing dark side of his family history. Titled House of Hammer, the upcoming series features Hammer's exes Courtney Vucekovich and Julia Morrison, as well as his aunt Casey Hammer, who claims at the end of a newly released trailer that she's about to reveal the "dark, twisted secrets of the Hammer family." The series will also address the actor's alleged cannibalism fantasies, reports of which came to light alongside the abuse and assault allegations back in 2021. House of Hammer will premiere on Discovery+ on Sept. 2.

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3. Kate McKinnon says it was ‘really hard’ to tell Lorne Michaels she was leaving 'SNL'

Goodbyes suck, and Kate McKinnon knows it. The former SNL icon, known for characters like the alien invasion-prone Colleen Rafferty and her hilarious impressions of politicians like Hillary Clinton and Rudy Giuliani, told Vulture's "Good One" podcast that it was "really hard" telling producer Lorne Michaels she'd be leaving the legendary sketch show after 10 seasons. "He knew it was coming," McKinnon said in an interview with podcast host Jesse David Fox. "But he has been a father figure to me, and so much more. It was just really hard — simple human emotions, not wanting to say goodbye to something you love." The comedian also shared her thoughts on breaking character (which she often did as Rafferty), telling Fox she would generally feel "ashamed, because we're not supposed to," but "sometimes it was just too fun." We think Ryan Gosling would probably agree.


4. Jerry Seinfeld once teased that ‘Seinfeld’ was responsible for ‘Friends’ success

As if one mega-popular sitcom wasn't enough for comedian Jerry Seinfeld, it appears he'd like some credit for Friends' success as well. Speaking with The Daily Beast, Friends actress Lisa Kudrow recounted a years-old interaction with Seinfeld, during which he teased that Seinfeld had a hand in Friends' bombshell performance. "I said, 'Hi,' and he said, 'You're welcome,'" Kudrow told The Daily Beast. Confused, Kudrow then replied, "Why, thank you … what?" Seinfeld responded: "You're on after us in the summer, and you're welcome." Well, the guy had a point, Kudrow conceded. "That's exactly right. Thank you," she told Seinfeld, per her interview with The Daily Beast. "Not to take anything away from the writing on Friends, or the cast, or how good Friends really was, but the first season our ratings were just fine. .. [I]t was in the summer when we were in reruns after Seinfeld, where Seinfeld was our lead-in, where we exploded," she noted.

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5. Steve Martin says he’s winding down soon

All good things must come to an end, but we're having a hard time feeling positive about this one. Comedian Steve Martin thinks he'll be stepping out of the limelight soon after his project with frequent collaborator Martin Short and pop star Selena Gomez — the hit Hulu show Only Murders in the Building — comes to an end. "When this television show is done, I'm not going to seek others," Martin told The Hollywood Reporter. "I'm not going to seek other movies. I don't want to do cameos. This is, weirdly, it." Although, he clarifies, "I'm really not interested in retiring. I'm not. But I would just work a little less. Maybe." Does that mean an official Only Murders podcast is off the table?

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