The daily gossip: Kid Cudi doubts he'll reconcile with 'that man' Kanye West, Amy Schumer clarifies she wasn't 'shading Spider-Man,' and more

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1. Kid Cudi doubts he'll reconcile with 'that man' Kanye West

Why can't they be friends? This is why. In a new Esquire profile, Kid Cudi didn't hold back about the end of his friendship with Kanye West, urging the rapper to "be a grown man and deal with the fact that you lost your woman" and "own up to your s--t." In February, Ye declared Cudi wasn't featured on his album Donda 2 "because he's friends with" Pete Davidson, who was dating Kim Kardashian at the time. "That s--t pissed me off," Cudi told Esquire. "That he had the power to f--k with me that week. That he used his power to f--k with me." But Cudi assured everyone this won't be a case of two stars beefing only to bury the hatchet, e.g. Drake. "It's gonna take a motherf--king miracle for me and that man to be friends again," Cudi declared. "I don't see it happening. He gon' have to become a monk." Hey, don't give him any ideas.


2. Amy Schumer clarifies she wasn't 'shading Spider-Man' after backlash

Tom Holland fans have joined the long list of people Amy Schumer has made really mad, but she says it's all a big misunderstanding. The comedian has clarified a recent controversial Instagram video wasn't intended to mock Tom Holland after the Spider-Man star announced he's taking a break from social media for mental health reasons. "I have decided, for my own mental health, to do more social media," Schumer joked in her own video, sarcastically announcing "you'll be seeing a lot more of me on social media, just for my physical and mental wellbeing." It sure seemed like a parody of a video Holland posted a day earlier, in which he opened up about social media damaging his mental health. But after facing backlash for seemingly making light of this serious issue, Schumer says she was actually "making fun of myself" and "not shading Spider-Man" — so perhaps our suggestion to nickname her J. Jonah Schumer was premature.

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3. Jonah Hill 'immediately hated' Christopher Mintz-Plasse on 'Superbad'

Jonah Hill and Christopher Mintz-Plasse got along super bad(ly) when they first met, and Judd Apatow was thrilled. The beloved high-school comedy Superbad — get ready to feel old — is celebrating its 15th anniversary, and its creators marked the occasion with an oral history in Vanity Fair. Among the juiciest details is that when Mintz-Plasse auditioned for McLovin, Hill "immediately hated him," according to co-writer Seth Rogen. Indeed, producer Judd Apatow explained that Mintz-Plasse "was very caustic and attacked Jonah and did improvs insulting Jonah" during the audition, leading Hill to declare, "I don't like that guy. I don't want him doing it." Hill confirmed "he was really annoying to me at that time," but that's precisely what landed Mintz-Plasse the gig. "The fact that it bothers you is exactly what we want," Apatow recalled saying, and the rest is comedy history. It's been years since this all went down, but clearly, people don't forget.

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4. Will Jamie Foxx's comedy starring Robert Downey Jr. as a Mexican man ever come out?

Is Robert Downey Jr. going to follow up his Tropic Thunder blackface with a role as a Mexican man? Director Jamie Foxx says don't hold your breath. In an interview with CinemaBlend, Foxx was asked about the status of All-Star Weekend, a comedy he directed that was shot in 2016 but shelved — possibly because it has "please cancel everyone involved with this movie" written all over it. Downey Jr. plays a Mexican man, while Foxx plays a racist white cop. "It's been tough with the lay of the land when it comes to comedy," Foxx told CinemaBlend, providing no reassurances that the film will ever be released but adding he's "trying to break open those sensitive corners where people go back to laughing again." If all else fails, Foxx could always claim this is actually a movie within the Tropic Thunder universe, meaning Downey Jr. is just a dude playing a dude disguised as a Mexican dude.

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5. 'Jurassic World Dominion' director disses the theatrical cut

Well, here's some information everyone could have used about two months ago. After Jurassic World Dominion hit theaters in June to the worst reviews of the Jurassic Park franchise, director Colin Trevorrow is now discouraging everyone from watching the very cut that moviegoers paid to see. Dominion was released on blu-ray this week with a new extended edition, leading Trevorrow to declare on Twitter, "Friends don't let friends watch the theatrical cut." Wait, didn't you let about $1 billion worth of people watch the theatrical cut this very summer? In any case, the #TrevorrowCut includes about 15 new minutes worth of material, including an alternate opening sequence. So, that should definitely fix everything, right? We're assuming Trevorrow used this as an opportunity to get rid of all those pesky dinosaur scenes to give us more of what the people really wanted: giant bugs.


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