The daily gossip: Jennifer Lawrence won't play Elizabeth Holmes because Amanda Seyfried was too good, Shakira accused of being a line cutter, and more
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Jennifer Lawrence won't play Elizabeth Holmes because Amanda Seyfried was so good in 'The Dropout'
Just call her the dropout. Speaking with The New York Times' Kyle Buchanan, Jennifer Lawrence revealed she has decided against playing Elizabeth Holmes in an upcoming movie because Amanda Seyfried was so good in the role on The Dropout. "I thought she was terrific," Lawrence said. The Hunger Games star was set to portray the Theranos founder in an Adam McKay movie, Bad Blood, which was in the works at Apple. In January, McKay said Lawrence had started "working on" the voice and was "born to play that role." But Lawrence now tells the Times that after watching Seyfried play Holmes in Hulu's The Dropout, "I was like, 'Yeah, we don't need to redo that.' She did it." Perhaps the prep had a lasting impact, though, as Buchanan noted Lawrence "did show up for drinks wearing a black turtleneck." Hopefully there's no bad blood between Lawrence and McKay, but as far as we're concerned, this is an inspiring step forward.
Shakira accused of being a line cutter
Shakira is facing a possible eight year prison sentence for alleged tax fraud, but that's nothing compared to her greatest scandal yet. Spanish media is reporting that the "Hips Don't Lie" singer sparked backlash among parents at a Halloween attraction in Barcelona after she and her kids allegedly cut a line with a 90 minute wait, according to Page Six. A witness told Socialité that Shakira, her two kids, and a security guard snuck in to get on the Tower of Terror ride and cut in front of everyone, and journalist Silvia Taulés claimed she showed no hesitation when people in line complained. "What kind of example is that for her kids?" the reporter, who shared a photo apparently of Shakira at the attraction, said. "That from such a young age, they learn that they can cut in front of everyone when it's not necessary." Oh baby, when you cut that line, you made those women (and men) get mad.
Anna Faris is 'getting much closer' with Chris Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger
Anna Faris is keeping up with the Schwarzeneggers, and yes, that includes her ex-husband. Speaking with People, the Mom star revealed she, her ex-husband Chris Pratt, and his current wife Katherine Schwarzenegger Pratt, are "all getting much closer, and I so appreciate that." Faris was married to Pratt from 2009 until they separated in 2017, and they share a son, Jack. Pratt went on to marry Schwarzenegger in 2019, with whom he shares two children. Faris, meanwhile, married cinematographer Michael Barrett in 2021. But she told People that Pratt and Schwarzenegger are "very protective of me, and I want to be very protective of them," adding that Schwarzenegger is "awesome" and that she hopes they can all spend holidays together. "It feels really good to not live with that internal churning of unpleasantness," she said. Good on her for not holding her ex-husband's Mario voice against him.
Henry Cavill: It 'would have been cool' to play Edward in 'Twilight'
It's a bird, it's a plane, it's ... Edward Cullen? On the Happy Sad Confused podcast, Henry Cavill reflected on some what-could-have-beens in his career, including not being cast as Edward in Twilight. Author Stephenie Meyer revealed on her blog in 2007 that the "most disappointing thing for me is losing my perfect Edward," Cavill, and the role ended up going to Robert Pattinson. But the Superman actor now says he was completely unaware of this at the time. "I didn't know about the movie," Cavill said on the podcast. "I didn't know about them wanting to cast me and the internet wasn't quite the tool that it is now, and so I only found out afterwards. I was like, 'Oh okay, that would have been cool." He apparently wasn't considered for Edward because he was too old at age 24, though Pattinson is just three years younger. Clearly, the Dear Evan Hansen producers weren't involved in the casting process.
Mariah Carey 'All I Want for Christmas Is You' lawsuit dropped
It's a Christmas miracle for Mariah Carey, as a copyright infringement lawsuit over her hit song "All I Want For Christmas Is You" has been dropped. In June, songwriter Vince Vance sued the singer, claiming she stole her holiday tune from his own 1989 song, which has the same title. He was seeking $20 million in damages, claiming Carey's song is "derivative" of his — though other than the title being the same, they don't really sound similar, so experts didn't expect Vance to win the lawsuit. But Vance's attorneys have now moved to dismiss the case, according to Billboard, although the outlet notes the lawsuit could still be refiled at a later date. This just so happened to come just after Carey uploaded a video of herself ushering in the holiday season post-Halloween. Clearly, this doubled as a sacrifice to the Christmas gods, who didn't let her down. Long may the Queen of Christmas reign.