The daily gossip: Kaley Cuoco is expecting her 1st child, Chris Colfer isn't interested in seeing Lea Michele in Funny Girl, and more
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Kaley Cuoco is expecting her 1st child
It all started with a big bang. The Big Bang Theory star Kaley Cuoco has announced she's expecting her first child with boyfriend Tom Pelphrey. She shared a photo album on Instagram that included a picture of them holding up the pregnancy test, as well as some adorable baby clothes and a cake with pink frosting. "Baby girl Pelphrey coming 2023," she captioned the pictures, adding that she's "beyond blessed and over the moon." Cuoco confirmed her relationship with Pelphrey in May, which came after she separated from her second husband, Karl Cook, in 2021. Their divorce was finalized this year, and she told Glamour in April that she "will never get married again," though she would "love to have a long-lasting relationship or a partnership." That same month, she met Pelphrey at an Ozark premiere. Let's hope they keep the baby away from TBS for a while to ensure her first word isn't bazinga.
Chris Colfer isn't interested in seeing Lea Michele in 'Funny Girl'
Thanks, but no thanks, gorgeous. On The Michelle Collins Show, Chris Colfer threw some shade at his former Glee co-star Lea Michele, suggesting seeing her in Funny Girl would trigger him. When host Michelle Collins said she was seeing Funny Girl that night and that he should come, Colfer joked, "My day suddenly just got so full." Instead, Colfer said he just saw a completely different Broadway show, Six, and thought it was "amazing." But as far as Funny Girl goes, the Kurt actor said he's not interested in seeing it while he's in New York, as "I can be triggered at home." Michelle took over the lead role in Funny Girl from Beanie Feldstein after previously facing accusations that she bullied her co-stars on Glee — so if Colfer gets an invite, he can always just pretend he's as illiterate as the show's star.
Brendan Fraser weighs in on why Tom Cruise's 'Mummy' was a flop
Brendan Fraser has a good sense of why the Dark Universe was so cursed. In an interview with Variety, the Mummy star weighed in on Tom Cruise's reboot of the franchise and why it was such an infamous catastrophe. "The ingredient that we had going for our Mummy, which I didn't see in that film, was fun," Fraser said. "That was what was lacking in that incarnation. It was too much of a straight-ahead horror movie." The 2017 film was meant to launch an MCU-style shared universe of monster movies called the Dark Universe, but after no one really liked it, those plans were immediately scrapped. Acknowledging it was "hard to make that movie," Fraser argued The Mummy "should be a thrill ride, but not terrifying and scary" — and he said he's open to returning for a fourth film "if someone came up with the right conceit." To quote Thanos … Fine, I'll do it myself.
Ed Sheeran gave Sam Smith a 4,000-pound marble penis
Oh … you shouldn't have? On The Kelly Clarkson Show, Sam Smith revealed they received a "wild" gift from Ed Sheeran: "A six foot two marble penis," which weighs "two tons." It's so large, in fact, that the "I'm Not the Only One" singer said they'll need to get it "craned" into their house. "I want to turn it into a fountain, which I think will be hard to do," Smith said. This wasn't some kind of inside joke just between the two of them, though. It's apparently Sheeran's go-to gift idea. "He gives people concrete penises," Smith said of Sheeran. "I'm not the first. Elton got the first." Indeed, Elton John previously confirmed he received this same gift from Sheeran. "I don't know if that's because I've always been a prick or not," John said on Carrie & Tommy. "What do you buy the man who has everything? A huge marble penis."
Pete Davidson will be a Transformer in the next 'Transformers'
Expect to see an Optimus Prime tattoo showing up on Pete Davidson's body shortly, as the Saturday Night Live star has surprisingly joined the cast of the next Transformers film, Rise of the Beasts. He's set to voice Mirage, one of the Transformers, though based on Davidson's recent appearances in films like The Suicide Squad, we're going to guess this particular Autobot may not survive very long. This new Transformers is coming out next year, and it's the first in the main live-action series not directed by Michael Bay. It adds to Davidson's rather packed slate of projects following his SNL exit, which also includes his own autobiographical Peacock show. Also joining the cast of Transformers: Rise of the Beasts is Everything Everywhere All at Once star Michelle Yeoh — who isn't single, so don't even think about it, Pete.