The daily gossip: Hilary Swank is expecting twins at age 48, David Harbour plays a killer Santa in bloody action movie trailer, and more
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Hilary Swank is expecting twins at age 48
Hilary Swank feels like a million dollars as she prepares to welcome babies. The 48-year-old Million Dollar Baby star revealed on Good Morning America she's about to become a first-time mom, as she's pregnant with twins. "This is something that I've been wanting for a long time," she said. Swank has been married to Philip Schneider since 2018; she was previously married to Chad Lowe until 2007. On Live with Kelly and Ryan, the Oscar-winner said she's "so excited," adding, "It's such a blessing. It's a total miracle. It's unbelievable." Swank also noted that the crew of her new ABC series Alaska Daily didn't know she was pregnant until just now, though it was maybe slightly suspicious when her "clothes started not to fit." Hopefully her boys (or girls) don't cry too much.
David Harbour plays a killer Santa in bloody action movie trailer
You better watch out. Universal has dropped the bloody trailer for Violent Night, in which Stranger Things' David Harbour plays a butt-kicking Santa Claus. The Die Hard-esque action movie sees mercenaries break into a wealthy family's home to steal money from them on Christmas Eve, only for the real Santa to come down the chimney and basically turn into John Wick. The trailer shows Harbour's Santa guzzling beer, beating up bad guys with a stocking stuffed with billiard balls, stabbing them with a candy cane, and more, declaring, "Time for some season's beatings!" The company behind the Bob Odenkirk action flick Nobody is producing Violent Night, which hits theaters this December. It expands the growing "icons from our childhood violently murder a bunch of people" genre along with that Winnie-the-Pooh slasher movie, and surely, someone is pitching a Joker-style, gritty origin story for the Easter Bunny as we speak.
Kanye West unleashes on 'lying' Khloé Kardashian
Kanye West is having another normal one. Days after sparking massive backlash for wearing a "White Lives Matter" shirt, the rapper has unloaded on Khloé Kardashian, who asked him to "STOP tearing Kimberly down" in an Instagram comment. "You are lying and are liars yall," West wrote in all caps, reiterating his claim that the Kardashians "basically kidnapped" his daughter Chicago on her birthday "so she could remember her father not being there." In her original post, Kardashian asked West to stop "using our family when you want to deflect" after he randomly brought up his claim that he "didn't know where my child was on her birthday" amid the White Lives Matter controversy. After asking him to leave her sister and the children out of his social media tirades, Kardashian added that she's "happy to continue this conversation privately," though based on his Instagram feed, it would appear Ye is unfamiliar with that concept.
Alec Baldwin movie 'Rust' to resume filming after cinematographer's death
Must the show go on? Alec Baldwin thinks so. The actor's movie Rust is set to resume filming in January after its cinematographer, Halyna Hutchins, was tragically killed on set last year. The news was confirmed by Hutchins' widower Matthew Hutchins, who has settled his wrongful death lawsuit against Baldwin and other producers on Rust. "As part of that settlement, our case will be dismissed," Hutchins said. "The filming of Rust, which I will now executive produce, will resume with all the original principal players on board in January 2023." Halyna Hutchins was shot and killed on set in October 2021 after a gun Baldwin was holding went off and fatally struck her with a real bullet. Director Joel Souza was also injured, but he, too, will return to finish the movie, saying, "I am pleased that together, we will now complete what Halyna and I started."
Nicolas Cage was never paid for 'Leaving Las Vegas,' claims director
Nicolas Cage didn't exactly hit the jackpot with his Leaving Las Vegas role — not financially, at least. On the It Happened in Hollywood podcast, director Mike Figgis revealed that Nicolas Cage was never paid for his role in Leaving Las Vegas, despite winning an Oscar for the 1995 film. According to the director, he and Cage were both supposed to be paid $100,000 for the movie, which cost $4 million. But he says the studio "said the film never went into profit," despite grossing over $30 million — meaning Cage turned in that career-defining performance for free. "Whatever," Figgis said. "I mean, my career then took off again, and the next film I did, I got really well paid. And within a year [Cage] was earning $20 million a film, so that was quite good." So Figgis isn't sweating it, but as for Cage? That's the plot of his next National Treasure movie right there: He's going to steal back his own paycheck.