The daily gossip: Sylvester Stallone's wife files for divorce as he covers tattoo of her face, Jason Momoa teases his 'androgynous' Fast & Furious villain, and more
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Sylvester Stallone's wife files for divorce as he covers tattoo of her face
Sylvester Stallone's marriage has gotten rocky. That much was clear when the Daily Mail reported the actor has covered up a massive bicep tattoo of his wife, replacing it with an image of Butkus, the dog from Rocky. But Stallone's publicist initially insisted no one should read into that, claiming he "intended to refresh the tattoo" of his wife but "the results were unsatisfactory," so he "had to cover the original image." Despite this excuse, Stallone's wife, Jennifer Flavin, has now filed for divorce after 25 years of marriage — and in the filings, she reportedly accuses him of hiding marital assets. "I love my family," Stallone said in a statement. "We are amicably and privately addressing these personal issues." Stallone and Flavin, who married in 1997, have three children together. On the bright side, at least he didn't go the Pete Davidson "getting your partner's name branded on your skin" route.
Jason Momoa teases his 'quirky and androgynous' villain in 'Fast X'
Jason Momoa will make a bizarre addition to the Fast & Furious family, according to Jason Momoa. Speaking with Entertainment Tonight, the Aquaman star offered some new details about his mysterious villain character in the tenth Fast & Furious film, Fast X. "He's very sadistic and fun," Momoa said. "It's very bizarre." Momoa is one of several new additions to the series, as Rita Moreno will play the grandmother of Vin Diesel's character, and Brie Larson has also joined the sequel. We don't know much about Momoa's character, but he told Entertainment Tonight he's excited to play a villain, something he hasn't done in a while. He also dropped this intriguing tease: "I've never played a character that — what's the word? — he's very, very evil and quirky and androgynous." My man/woman!
Olivia Wilde says Jason Sudeikis CinemaCon incident wasn't 'entirely surprising'
Olivia Wilde is serving up some more Jason Sudeikis drama. The actress has spoken out about being served with child custody papers from ex-partner Sudeikis on stage in the middle of a presentation at CinemaCon this year. "It was my workplace," Wilde told Variety. "In any other workplace, it would be seen as an attack. It was really upsetting." The Don't Worry Darling director added it was "scary" that there was a "huge breach in security" that allowed someone to present her with the papers, something that "required forethought." Without mentioning his name, she also threw shade at Sudeikis, saying it was "really vicious" to try to "sabotage" her presentation. "Sadly, it was not something that was entirely surprising to me," she said. "I mean, there's a reason I left that relationship." Sudeikis has insisted he had no prior knowledge that Wilde would be served on stage.
Johnny Depp will reportedly show up at the VMAs
If you haven't seen more than enough of Johnny Depp on TV this year, boy, do the VMAs have good news for you. TMZ recently reported that Depp will make a surprise appearance at this Sunday's MTV Video Music Awards, and the New York Post is now backing that claim up. A source told the outlet that he's "really excited" to appear at the ceremony via video, adding that he's "ready for his comeback." According to both reports, the plan is for Depp to appear dressed as a "real-life Moon Person," the iconic astronaut who's depicted on a VMA trophy. Presumably, this is a tribute to the fact that the Depp-Heard defamation trial made us all want to shoot ourselves into space.
Taylor Swift sued for allegedly ripping off random woman's poetry book
Will Taylor Swift always be this close to a courtroom? The pop star is once again being sued for copyright infringement. This time, a woman claims Swift ripped off her self-published 2010 poetry book Lover for her own book Lover, a companion to the 2019 album. La Dart alleges the concept of Swift's book is the same as hers, as they both had the totally original idea of publishing a "recollection of past years memorialized in a combination of written and pictorial components." She also says they both feature "pastel pinks and blues" on their covers and show the author "photographed in a downward pose." La Dart is demanding over $1 million in damages, which comes as Swift already faces that copyright case for supposedly ripping off her "Shake It Off" lyrics. The side-by-side photos of the two books look pretty different, though, so the odds of this lawsuit going anywhere seem about as high as a Kanye West collab on Reputation (Taylor's Version).