The daily gossip: Amandla Stenberg defends controversial DM to film critic, Vincent Kartheiser and Alexis Bledel are divorcing, and more

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1. Amandla Stenberg defends telling film critic to get 'ur eyes off my t--s'

Amandla Stenberg has sparked backlash over the hate she gives to film critics. The New York Times writer Lena Wilson on Thursday called out the actress for sending her a DM in response to her review of Bodies Bodies Bodies that declared, "Maybe if you had gotten ur eyes off my t--s you could've watched the movie." Wilson wasn't a fan of the film, which she said in her review "doubles as a 95-minute advertisement for cleavage." Sharing a screenshot of Stenberg's DM, Wilson said it's "always weird when the homophobia is coming from inside the house." As critics rallied behind Wilson, Stenberg defended her "hilarious" message on Instagram. "I thought that as gay people, we would both find this comment funny," Stenberg said. She also clarified she was amused by the review, though she criticized the "amount of commentary that I receive on my boobs." The controversy comes days after Stenberg prophetically declared, "I've been canceled so many times ... that's just my fate."


2. Vincent Kartheiser and Alexis Bledel are getting divorced

Vincent Kartheiser is going from mad man to sad man. The Mad Men star and Gilmore Girls' Alexis Bledel are getting divorced after eight years of marriage, People reports. Kartheiser was the one to file for divorce, as confirmed by Bledel's representative. The two met in 2012 on the set of Mad Men, where the Rory Gilmore actress had a recurring role as a mistress of Kartheiser's character, Pete Campbell. They got married two years later and welcomed a child in 2015. But they've been quite private about the relationship throughout, not appearing in public together very often. "It's magical, love, and all of that is profoundly spiritual, and it just doesn't feel right" to share it with the world, he told Vulture in 2014. Cut to 2022, and the whole country's drinking.

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3. Jonah Hill to stop promoting his movies due to anxiety attacks

Jonah Hill is taking a step back. The Superbad star will stop promoting his upcoming movies due to his mental health, as he reveals a years-long battle with anxiety. "I have spent nearly 20 years experiencing anxiety attacks, which are exacerbated by media appearances and public facing events," Hill said in a statement. The comedian has directed a new documentary "about me and my therapist which explores mental health in general." But he says he won't promote the movie, "or any of my upcoming films," as he takes an "important step to protect myself." He added, "If I made myself sicker by going out there and promoting it, I wouldn't be acting true to myself or to the film." While acknowledging that he's "of the privileged few who can afford to take time off," Hill said he hopes "to make it more normal for people to talk and act on this stuff."


4. Australian TV company apologizes after CEO calls Emilia Clarke a 'short, dumpy girl'

Emilia Clarke might have to bust out a "dracarys" after a shocking insult. Patrick Delany, CEO of the Australian TV company Foxtel, is under fire for a disparaging comment he made about the Game of Thrones alum at a House of the Dragon premiere. Recalling the fact that he wasn't an early Thrones adopter, Delany described his initial reaction to the series as being, "What's this show with the short, dumpy girl walking into the fire?" Naturally, the comment about Clarke sparked quite a bit of backlash — and questions as to whether they have eyes down under — leading Foxtel to issue a (fairly weak) apology. "The aim was to convey that for him, Games of Thrones was something very different for television in 2011," the company said, apologizing "if his remarks were misunderstood and caused any offense." You truly know nothing, Patrick Delany.

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5. Michelle Yeoh reveals why she couldn't be in 'Kill Bill'

Is it possible to be too cool to be in a Quentin Tarantino movie? Apparently, yes. In an interview with Town & Country, Michelle Yeoh answered a lingering question about her career: Why wasn't she in the Kill Bill movies? It would only make sense, as Tarantino is a huge fan of hers, and her movie Police Story 3 was even a major inspiration for Kill Bill. Well, the Everything Everywhere All at Once star also wondered why there was no role for her in the two-parter, so she grilled Tarantino about it. "He's very smart," Yeoh explained. "He said, 'Who would believe that Uma Thurman could kick your a--?'" Yeoh has previously described how Tarantino once convinced her not to quit acting after a passionate discussion with him made her realize that "maybe I'm not ready to give up on this." As far as a role in Kill Bill, though, it just wasn't meant to be — at least, not in this universe.

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