The daily gossip: Julia Fox wants parents to buy their children mops and brooms, Kanye West won't be charged after allegedly punching a fan, and more
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Julia Fox wants parents to buy their children mops and brooms
It seems like no young children want to work these days, Julia Fox says. The model and actress took to TikTok to offer some unorthodox parenting advice, urging everyone to buy their children mops and brooms at a young age. "The idea of childhood, the concept of childhood, was only invented in the 18th century," she says. "Prior to that, children were just regarded as little adults." She doesn't appear to be presenting this as a bad thing, declaring that parents today are too focused on buying things for their children that don't teach them anything — like, for example, toys. "My son, he doesn't care for his toys," Fox says, adding, "I suggest everyone buy their kid a little mini mop, a mini broom, and start teaching them those life skills really young." Is she joking? Is this satire? Who can say, but the TikTok abruptly cuts off mid-sentence, presumably before she could explain why she has a bone to pick with child labor laws.
Kanye West won't be charged after allegedly punching a fan
Guess who isn't going to jail tonight? Kanye West has avoided criminal charges after he allegedly punched a fan in January. At the time, FOX 11 reported the fan told police that he approached West to ask for an autograph in Los Angeles, after which Ye "jumped out of his car" and "punched him, knocking him to the ground." Video obtained by TMZ showed West yelling, "Did y'all say that or not? Did y'all say that or not?" The rapper was under investigation for misdemeanor battery, and he could have faced up to six months in jail if convicted. But over six months later, the Los Angeles City Attorney's Office says that "after a thorough and careful review of all the evidence, our office is declining to file based on no reasonable likelihood of conviction." Okay, but when is he allowed back at the Oscars?
Andrew Garfield recalls 'starving myself of sex and food' for a role
Method acting doesn't have to be cringe, according to Andrew Garfield. On the WTF podcast, the Amazing Spider-Man star defended the concept of method acting, something he utilized when he played a Jesuit priest in Martin Scorsese's Silence. "I did a bunch of spiritual practices every day, I created new rituals, I was celibate for six months and I was fasting a lot," he explained. "It was very cool, man. I had some pretty wild, trippy experiences from starving myself of sex and food at that time." This idea of totally immersing yourself in a character to some extreme degrees has gotten a bad rap lately, but Garfield argued the technique has simply become misunderstood. "It's not about being an a--hole to everyone on set," Garfield said, possibly with a certain Morbius star in mind. Hey, he's the expert — after all, Garfield did spend a whole year in character as a guy who isn't in Spider-Man: No Way Home.
John Boyega is not interested in a 'Star Wars' return
John Boyega is apparently enjoying his break from repeatedly screaming, "Rey!" In an interview on Tell Me Everything With John Fugelsang, the actor said he currently has no interest in returning as Finn in the Star Wars franchise. "At this point I'm cool off it," Boyega said. "I'm good off it." Boyega argued his character has reached a point where "you can just enjoy him in other things, the games, the animation," but in terms of his involvement, the sequel trilogy "was good for me." The answer perhaps shouldn't be surprising given Boyega has repeatedly blasted Disney for sidelining him, and in this interview, he again slammed the company for marketing his character to appear more important than he was. But that's all still pretty fresh, so would Boyega really never consider returning? Maybe when "[I'm] 79," he joked. He can always take a page out of Oscar Isaac's playbook by only coming back when "I need another house."
'Batgirl' directors claim they were blocked from accessing footage after cancellation
#ReleasetheBatgirlCut? Not so fast. Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah, who directed the ill-fated Batgirl movie that Warner Bros. canceled even though it was already filmed, have revealed they were prevented from gaining access to their footage after the axe fell. Speaking to SKRIPT, Fallah explained that after the decision was made to scrap the movie, "Adil called me and said, 'Shoot everything on your phone.'" But apparently, it was too late. "I went on the server, and everything was blocked," he said. "We were like, 'F--king s--t!" The studio apparently didn't want a Snyder Cut repeat, as Rolling Stone reported Zack Snyder swiped hard drives containing his Justice League footage and then refused to return them. The Batgirl directors weren't able to do the same, but they still expressed hope the movie could still see the light of day. If only it starred Ezra Miller … maybe then, Warner Bros. would be inexplicably committed to releasing it.