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The daily gossip: Timothèe Chalamet smells 'societal collapse' in the air, Ben Affleck quoted his own movie during Jennifer Lopez wedding, and more

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Timothèe Chalamet smells 'societal collapse' in the air

Come see my new movie while you still can, because society as we know it will soon come to an end, Timothèe Chalamet has announced. The actor took part in a press conference at the Venice Film Festival for his new film Bones and All, in which he and Taylor Russell play "cannibal lovers." The film is set in the 1980s, a time before social media, and Chalamet said it "was a relief to play characters who are wrestling with an internal dilemma absent the ability to go on Reddit, or Twitter, Instagram or TikTok and figure out where they fit in." Indeed, the Call Me By Your Name star reflected he can't imagine what it's like to grow up now "with the onslaught of social media," concluding, "I think it's hard to be alive now. I think societal collapse is in the air. It smells like it." Boy, someone is really not feeling this whole Twitter edit button thing. 

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Ben Affleck quoted his own movie during Jennifer Lopez wedding

Jennifer Lopez has made Ben Affleck the happiest man in the world, as he's found the one person who actually liked Live By Night. In her On the Jlo newsletter, Lopez dished on her and Affleck's recent wedding ceremony in Georgia, revealing he quoted his own movie during a speech at the reception. Surely, she must mean Good Will Hunting, which won Affleck a screenwriting Oscar, right? Nope, she's referring to a far more culturally significant film: 2016's Live By Night, which Affleck wrote and directed and which bombed at the box office after receiving largely negative reviews. The quote in question? "This is heaven. Right Here. We're in it now." Lopez described that as "one of my favorite lines that Ben wrote" — which could be interpreted as a diss — adding that when he quoted it, "I thought ... how perfect." Well, at least he didn't quote Batman v Superman by just screaming MARTHA!

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Kanye West claims 'pornography destroyed my family'

We regret to inform you Kanye West is posting again. The rapper has been on an absolute Instagram tear since Thursday night, during which he suggested Kris Jenner made Kylie Jenner and Kim Kardashian pose for Playboy in the past. Declaring he's "not gonna let" this happen to his children North and Chicago, Ye wrote, "Hollywood is a giant brothel Pornography destroyed my family I deal with the addiction instagram promotes it." West also posted texts apparently with Kim Kardashian, who pleads with him to stop as he says his children will "not do playboy and sex tapes." Another text showed West apparently asking Kardashian for their kids to spend two days a week at his "Donda Academy" and three days at the private school Sierra Canyon. Even Pete Davidson took fire, with West asking "how those tattoos of my kids doing in the trauma unit." Sorry, Pete — even after the break-up, it looks like you're stuck in this mess for life. 

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Tiffany Haddish faces child sexual abuse allegations

Tiffany Haddish is being taken to court as she faces some shocking allegations of child sexual abuse. The comedian is being sued by an anonymous woman and her brother, who claim the Girls Trip star and comedian Aries Spears recruited them to appear in sexually suggestive skits while they were underage, according to The Daily Beast. The lawsuit alleges the woman, Jane Doe, was paid $100 for a video shoot when she was 14, where she was asked to mimic people "moaning and making sexual noises" while eating a sandwich in a "manner that simulated the act of fellatio," and Haddish allegedly showed her "how to give fellatio." Jane's younger brother was also allegedly recruited to appear in his underwear in a disturbing sketch called "Through a Pedophile's Eyes," in which Spears plays a pedophile "lusting over the 7-year-old child and molesting him throughout the video." Haddish reportedly played the boy's guardian in that video. Her lawyer dismissed the allegations as "meritless." 

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The Russo brothers inadvertently made the 2nd most expensive show in history

Hollywood just can't stop throwing money at Joe and Anthony Russo. The directors of Avengers: Endgame have accidentally stumbled into making the second most expensive show in TV history, a new report says. The Russos have been working on a spy thriller for Amazon called Citadel, but according to The Hollywood Reporter, it had to undergo costly reshoots after half the team left due to creative differences. The result? A reported $75 million has been added onto the $160 million budget. So according to the Reporter, Citadel is now "on track to becoming the second-most expensive show ever made," after Prime Video's own The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power. The latter show seemed like a safe investment given the IP attached, but what about a random spy thriller? Hey, when you've got the guys who brought us Cherry on board, how could you go wrong? 

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