The daily gossip: Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen finalize divorce, Quentin Tarantino denies stealing Django Unchained idea from Kanye West, and more
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Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen finalize divorce
Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen have reached the end zone of their marriage. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback and his wife of 13 years have officially finalized their divorce, he confirmed Friday on Instagram. "We arrived at this decision amicably and with gratitude for the time we spent together," Brady said, adding that he and Bündchen will "continue to work together as parents" to their two children. On her Instagram story, Bündchen said the "decision to end a marriage is never easy" but that they "have grown apart." Earlier this year, Brady famously announced he would retire from the NFL, only to un-retire a mere six weeks later, and Page Six reported he and Bündchen had a "series of heated arguments" about that decision. "They had agreed he would retire to focus on the family, then he changed his mind," a source told Page Six. But hey, at least Brady sacrificed his marriage to have an incredible season … right?
Quentin Tarantino denies stealing 'Django Unchained' idea from Kanye West
It wouldn't even make a list of the top 15 most outrageous things Kanye West has said in the past month, but the rapper recently dropped an eyebrow-raising claim about Quentin Tarantino — and the filmmaker is now shooting it down. In between his various antisemitic tirades, Ye claimed that Tarantino and Jamie Foxx "got the idea from me" for 2012's Django Unchained, as he pitched a music video for "Gold Digger" and "then Tarantino turned it into a film." But on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Tarantino shot back, "That didn't happen." He explained he did meet with Ye and that the rapper had an idea for a "Gold Digger" music video where he'd play a slave. "It was very funny," Tarantino added. But he stressed he "had the idea for Django," in which Foxx plays a slave who becomes a bounty hunter, "for a while before I ever met Kanye." Besides, Ye seems to be channeling Hans Landa from Inglourious Basterds more often these days.
Taylor Swift had a 'nightmare' screen test with Eddie Redmayne
It's safe to say the luck Taylor Swift has had in the world of music hasn't extended to her film career. On The Graham Norton Show, the Midnights singer recalled having a "nightmare" screen test with Eddie Redmayne for 2012's Les Misérables. Swift was up for two possible roles in the film, but she explained that when she got to the set for the screen test, "it became a nightmare" as "they made me look like death," putting her in "full 19th-century street urchin costume" and painting her teeth brown. When she met Redmayne, "I didn't open my mouth to speak," she added. Redmayne, who joined Swift on the show, recalled he "had pizza and garlic dough balls beforehand," so "all I could think about was my garlic breath while Taylor was dying in my arms." Swift wasn't ultimately cast, but hey, at least the director gave her a role in his next movie musical … Cats. Garlic breath sounds far more appealing.
Dax Shepard jokes he and Kristen Bell 'don't want' their 2nd child
Dax Shepard's streak of saying things that make you wonder "should you really be telling us this" is still going strong. On the Endless Honeymoon podcast, the Armchair Expert host discussed the fact that he and his wife, Kristen Bell, initially "did not want" their second child and were "absolutely happy" with just one kid. But "we travel a lot," he said, so they realized "it's not fair to bring this little human everywhere we go and deal with only adults" and that they had to give her "a playmate." Plus, they thought it would help make their oldest daughter a "better person" if she had to "deal with someone else," as they worry about her being a "spoiled b---h." So Shepard and Bell welcomed a second child, Delta, in 2014. But Shepard joked, "We did not want Delta. We still don't want you, Delta." Hopefully this podcast doesn't have a lot of seven-year-old listeners.
Producer Jason Blum wins Halloween by dressing as M3GAN
We've seen enough: Producer Jason Blum is projected to win Halloween 2022. The founder of the horror studio Blumhouse devoted nine different tweets to hyping up his mysterious Halloween costume, sharing photos of himself getting ready. The grand reveal came when he arrived at the studio's Halloween party in a truly incredible costume of the Internet's favorite killer doll M3GAN from Blumhouse's M3GAN, complete with makeup, wig, and dress. Do the dance, coward! Blum has become known for going all out with elaborate Halloween costumes, previously dressing as Stormy Daniels and Ivanka Trump. "Dressing up is one of the joys of the world," he told James Corden, "and I particularly like dressing up as a woman. I don't know why." M3GAN, which Blum is producing, opens in January after its trailer became a viral hit — though if Blumhouse's Halloween Ends is anything to go by, don't be surprised when M3GAN gets sidelined to make room for some guy named Corey.