The daily gossip: Harry Styles and Olivia Wilde weigh in on fans' 'toxic negativity,' Aubrey O'Day defends Photoshopped Instagram photos by hugging Jesus, and more
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Harry Styles and Olivia Wilde weigh in on fans' 'toxic negativity'
If you've ever glanced at the quote tweets on an article about Olivia Wilde, you may have noticed Harry Styles has some pretty … passionate fans. Indeed, many are quick to broadcast their intense hatred for his girlfriend, and in a new Rolling Stone profile, Styles said this toxic side of his fandom "obviously doesn't make me feel good." While not directly condemning fans, the "As It Was" singer explained it's "a difficult feeling to feel like being close to me means you're at the ransom of a corner of Twitter or something," noting he has to warn his romantic partners about this early in relationships. "I just wanted to sing," he added. Wilde, meanwhile, finds this "cruelty" puzzling because "that kind of toxic negativity is the antithesis of Harry" — though she stressed the majority of fans are "deeply loving people," and she doesn't "believe the hateful energy defines his fan base at all." #NotAllHarries!
Aubrey O'Day defends Photoshopped Instagram photos by hugging Jesus
Anyone who has a problem with Aubrey O'Day's Photoshopped vacation photos can take it up with Jesus. The singer, who announced last year she was leaving the country and starting a "new life," was recently called out in a viral TikTok for apparently Photoshopping herself into "random vacation photos" on Instagram so it looks like she was traveling around Bali, as if she's Zoey Deutch's character in Not Okay. But O'Day has now responded to the controversy by declaring her Instagram account is "curated like a museum of ART," demanding that fans "respect my aesthetic" because she works "hard to give y'all beautiful content that feels the way the places I travel vibrate." Along with this caption, O'Day also shared a new photo that nobody can claim is fake: One that shows her in heaven, wearing a bikini, hugging Jesus. "Ran into Jesus and we hugged it out," she wrote. And on the fourth day, the Lord said ... let there be content.
Casey Affleck misses Ben's wedding but welcomes Jennifer Lopez 'to the family'
O brother, where art thou? Casey Affleck missed his brother Ben's latest wedding to Jennifer Lopez over the weekend, with a source telling People he wasn't able to make it "because of family, parental obligations at home." That source didn't provide details, but according to Page Six, Casey's girlfriend, Caylee Cowan, suggested on Instagram he had to take his son to soccer practice. When confronted about his absence by paparazzi, Affleck simply said he had "other things" to do. He did, though, have time to offer congratulations on Instagram, posting an old picture of the three of them and telling the "Jenny from the Block" singer, "Welcome to the family. Get ready for some real dysfunction! Kidding. I am kidding." To be fair, this wedding in Georgia was Affleck and Lopez's second time getting married after they already tied the knot in Vegas — so maybe Casey will have nothing better to do for round three.
Will Smith eases into social media return by taking on a 'big a--' spider
Keep giant spiders out of his house! Will Smith is trying to ease back into maintaining a social media presence after completely quitting Instagram for months following the Oscars slap. The actor disappeared from social media after slapping Chris Rock, only to return last month with an apology video. A few weeks later, he has now shared his first non-slap-related post since March: First, a video of a monkey poking a gorilla that aggressively shoos him away, with a caption reading, "Me trying to get back on social." Smith then posted a video of himself and his son, Trey, attempting to get a "big a-- spider" out of their home. "We're selling the house," Smith jokes at the end. See? Everyone's scared of spiders, right? Will Smith is relatable again! Chris who? Everything's fine! Who needs GI Jane 2 when you can have Arachnophobia 2?
Netflix reveals 'Knives Out' sequel plot details
In case of emergency, break open some juicy new Glass Onion plot details. Netflix has announced that after being released in "select" theaters on an undetermined date, Rian Johnson's highly anticipated Knives Out follow-up Glass Onion will hit streaming on Dec. 23, and the first real information about its plot was also revealed. In the sequel, Edward Norton plays a tech billionaire who invites "some of his nearest and dearest" friends to a getaway on his private Greek island, only for someone to end up dead. "It's structured around a group of friends, or frenemies, who all have a power dynamic with one of their successful friends," Johnson explained. Daniel Craig's Benoit Blanc returns alongside a new cast, and Johnson says the detective will be more of a main character this time. Tune in this December to find out who the killer is — though really, isn't whoever's responsible for the film not getting a wide theatrical release the real criminal?