The daily gossip: Chris Pine insists Harry Styles didn't spit on him, Jennifer Lawrence first questioned her Republican beliefs because of 30 Rock, and more
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Chris Pine denies Harry Styles spit on him at 'Don't Worry Darling' premiere
Where do we even begin with this? Don't Worry Darling premiered Monday at the Venice International Film Festival, and it was as big a mess as you'd hope. Florence Pugh skipped a press conference with Olivia Wilde amid rumors of a feud between the two, and she failed to even make eye contact with the director during the premiere. Harry Styles, meanwhile, kissed Nick Kroll and made bizarre comments like "my favorite thing about the movie is it feels like a movie." But by far the juiciest drama occurred when fans claimed a video showed Styles spitting on Chris Pine as he arrived to sit next to him at the premiere. TMZ spoke with a source who insisted the spitting "absolutely did happen." But Pine's representative later denied the "ridiculous" claim, saying, "Just to be clear, Harry Styles did not spit on Chris Pine." And with that, we can thank the Best Chris for cutting The Spit discourse several months shorter than The Slap.
Jennifer Lawrence first questioned her Republican beliefs because of '30 Rock'
If it wasn't for Liz Lemon, Jennifer Lawrence might be rocking a MAGA hat. The Hunger Games star spoke with Vogue for a revealing new profile, sharing for the first time her son's name: Cy. But she also discussed growing up in a conservative household, revealing it was a 30 Rock joke that made her question whether she was a Republican like her family. "One night when she was 16, she was watching 30 Rock and Liz Lemon said something along the lines of, I'm not a crazy liberal. I just think people should drive hybrid cars," Vogue reports. "It made sense. It seemed rational." These days, Lawrence says she "can't f--k with people who aren't political" and has spent the past five years trying to "forgive my dad and my family" for their political beliefs. What, did giving them the Parks and Recreation complete series box set for Christmas not move the needle?
Jason Momoa shaves his head to protest single-use plastics
Jason Momoa is saying aloha to his luscious locks. The Aquaman star took to Instagram to share a video of himself shaving his head. After holding up a chunk of his chopped-off braids, the actor seemed to recoil as he showed his shaved head and remarked, "Oh man. I've never even felt the wind right there." He described this as his way of protesting single-use plastics. "I'm tired of these plastic bottles," he said. "We've got to stop … plastic forks, all that s--t. Just goes into our land, goes into our ocean." Momoa urged fans to "help me" by doing whatever they can to eliminate the use of single-use plastics in their lives, and he previously founded an aluminum-bottled water company called Mananalu. Granted, what Momoa shaving his head has to do with plastic wasn't totally clear, so maybe this story would be better described as "Jason Momoa criticizes single-use plastics while getting a haircut."
Kim Kardashian will 'pick and choose' when to do something about climate change
Kim Kardashian is vowing to do whatever she can to fight climate change, as long as it's not at all personally inconvenient for her. That's how activism works, right? The Kardashians star bared her butt while wearing a jockstrap for a new Interview magazine cover, which showed her with blonde hair and bleached eyebrows. While speaking to the outlet, she was asked if she feels there's anything she does to combat climate change. "I do what I can," she replied, "but you have to pick and choose what really works for you in your life." She also declared that while "I believe in climate change," she also believes in "being realistic." The Skims founder has been criticized for her private jet use and was recently accused of wasting water amid California's drought. So, that's the kind of stuff that works for her, if not for the planet. But hey, saying the words "I believe in climate change" should help, right?
DC's reported new boss is no longer taking the job
Is anyone interested in being the new boss at DC? No, seriously, anyone? Anyone? Bueller? Amid the ongoing chaos at DC Films, The Hollywood Reporter recently reported producer Dan Lin was in talks to become the new chief of the company, basically becoming DC's answer to Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige. But he's apparently changed his mind, as the Reporter now says Lin is no longer taking the role after "talks broke down in recent days." The hiring of the producer behind films like The Lego Movie threatened to bring some stability to DC, which has been in a state of utter chaos lately after the nearly completed Batgirl movie was tossed in the trash — and that's not even to mention all the drama with The Flash. How many more people have to turn down the job before we're stuck with DC Films President Ezra Miller?