The daily gossip: Maisie Williams admits Game of Thrones 'fell off at the end,' Cardi B has 'beautiful' conversation with Madonna after brief feud, and more
Maisie Williams rewatches 'Game of Thrones,' admits it 'fell off at the end'
A girl has some notes. During a recent Twitch stream with her brother, Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams revealed she recently rewatched the entire series, which led her to the conclusion that, yeah, the ending wasn't very good. "It definitely fell off at the end," the Arya Stark actress admitted. "But it started really strong." Williams didn't go into why she thinks the ending fell short, though she previously noted her own boyfriend didn't understand why her character killed the Night King instead of Jon Snow. "I immediately thought that everybody would hate it," she told Entertainment Weekly in 2019. But Thrones wasn't the only franchise to catch heat from Williams, who also recently dubbed Spider-Man: No Way Home the most disappointing film of last year. "It just missed a little bit of the soul," she said on the Frank Film Club podcast. Watch out, Kevin Feige: You're officially on Arya's list.
Cardi B has 'beautiful' conversation with Madonna after brief feud
The Cardi B-Madonna beef was over almost as soon as it began, but it was fun while it lasted. The two had a bit of a mini feud over the weekend, which began when Madonna posted about the 30th anniversary of her 1992 book Sex. "I was called a whore, a witch, a heretic and the devil," she said. "Now Cardi B can sing about her WAP. … You're welcome b---hes." Well, the "WAP" singer was insulted by Madonna sort of taking credit for her success, so she tweeted that she "literally [paid] this woman homage so many times" and slammed her for "getting slick out the mouth," adding that "these icons really become disappointments once u make it in the industry." Soon enough, though, Cardi B said she talked to Madonna and "it was beautiful," and Madonna tweeted, "I love you." So that's seemingly the end of that, but it will surely make for a very exciting 30 seconds in the Madonna biopic.
Kanye West dropped by talent agency, documentary about him scrapped
Wait a second, is Kanye West really going to face some consequences for his actions this time? The Hollywood talent agency CAA is no longer representing Ye after his string of antisemitic comments, including a threat to go "death con 3 on JEWISH PEOPLE." Meanwhile, Variety reports a completed documentary about West is being shelved as a result of his statements. "We cannot support any content that amplifies his platform," the executives of the studio behind the documentary said, adding, "The silence from leaders and corporations when it comes to Kanye or antisemitism in general is dismaying but not surprising." Plus, TMZ reports Johnny Depp's attorney Camille Vasquez will no longer work with West, who just hired her last week, and Adidas is facing pressure to cut ties. Kim Kardashian (who reportedly just had a three-hour dinner with Ivanka Trump) tweeted that "hate speech is never OK" and slammed "terrible violence and hateful rhetoric towards" Jewish people, but she didn't name her ex-husband.
Tobin Bell returning in next 'Saw' despite his character dying 7 sequels ago
Figuring out how to keep Tobin Bell around in the Saw movies is getting to be more of a challenge than surviving an actual Jigsaw trap. Bell will return to play the Jigsaw Killer in the upcoming tenth Saw film, despite his character dying 16 years, and seven sequels, ago. Yes, Bell's John Kramer was killed at the end of 2006's Saw III, leading the franchise to come up with increasingly convoluted reasons he's still in the subsequent movies, including making use of extensive flashbacks and conveniently having him leave a bunch of video tapes behind. 2021's Spiral with Chris Rock tried to move on with a copycat killer, but it wasn't very well received. It isn't clear when this tenth movie, scheduled for next October, will be set in the timeline or how Jigsaw is back, but at what point does the franchise need to just bite the bullet and have him literally rise from the grave? Somehow, John Kramer returned.
Disney to 'Star Wars' boss: Stop announcing projects that never happen
Looking at the current slate of Star Wars film projects, we have a bad feeling about any of these really happening. It's almost become a running joke that Lucasfilm keeps announcing Star Wars movies that never get made — Patty Jenkins' Rogue Squadron and the trilogy from the Game of Thrones creators being two examples — and Disney seems to be getting annoyed. Puck reports Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy was advised by Disney to just go ahead and "stop announcing projects and creative partners, lest the ravenous nerd press pounce when those projects don't actually happen." Wait, so you can make sure you have a plan in place before rushing into something? Based on the Star Wars sequel trilogy, that's surely news to Lucasfilm. But this same Puck report reveals a brand new Star Wars project we never knew about from Lost co-creator Damon Lindelof is in the works … and we'd be shocked if it's not shelved by the time this sentence is over.