The daily gossip: Chris Evans is the Sexiest Man Alive, Alanis Morissette bailed on Rock & Roll Hall of Fame performance due to 'anti-woman sentiment,' and more
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Chris Evans is your 2022 'People' Sexiest Man Alive
That's America's a--! Captain America star Chris Evans has been named People's Sexiest Man Alive for 2022, taking the mantle from his Marvel co-star, Paul Rudd. The news was announced on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, with Evans appearing alongside 2016 Sexiest Man Alive, The Rock — who insisted he's never given up the title. "I am Sexiest Man Alive in perpetuity," Dwayne Johnson declared. Speaking to People, Evans said "my mom will be so happy" about the news. "She's proud of everything I do but this is something she can really brag about," he noted — and his mom confirmed she is, in fact, happy. "I am not surprised at all," she told People. This is the third year in a row a Marvel actor was named Sexiest Man Alive after Paul Rudd and Black Panther star Michael B. Jordan, so you know what that means: Make way for the rise of Sexy Thanos in 2023.
Alanis Morissette bailed on Rock & Roll Hall of Fame performance due to 'anti-woman sentiment'
You oughta know why Alanis Morissette bailed on the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony. The Jagged Little Pill singer dropped out of a performance at the ceremony on Saturday, which reportedly would have paired her with Olivia Rodrigo in a Carly Simon tribute, and she took to Instagram to address the situation. "There are some misinformed rumblings about my not performing," she said, stressing she adores Rodrigo, Simon, and everyone else who was there. But Morissette slammed "an overarching anti-woman sentiment" in the industry. According to Variety, she participated in rehearsals on Friday before dropping out. "Thankfully, I am at a point in my life where there is no need for me to spend time in an environment that reduces women," she said, seemingly suggesting the rehearsals placed her in such an environment and implying the production team was to blame. You know things have got to be bad for anyone to willingly skip an event that Dolly Parton is attending.
Jennifer Lopez was 'proud' to take Ben Affleck's last name
That's J. Aff to you. In a new Vogue profile, Jennifer Lopez, whose name is now legally Jennifer Affleck, opened up about taking Ben Affleck's last name when they finally tied the knot this year. "I just feel like it's romantic," Lopez said. "It still carries tradition and romance to me, and maybe I'm just that kind of girl." The "Jenny From the Block" singer did face some criticism for doing so, namely from a New York Times op-ed that said a "woman taking her husband's last name feels to me like a submission." But Lopez dismissed the idea that Affleck should have taken her last name, saying this "feels like it's a power move." Instead, she said, "My legal name will be Mrs. Affleck because we're joined together. We're husband and wife. I'm proud of that." As far as we're concerned, the only problem with her name is that it doesn't have the phrase "Oscar-nominated Hustlers star" in front of it.
Judge Judy: Justin Bieber is 'scared to death of me'
Who among us isn't plagued with constant nightmares about … Judge Judy? In an interview with Access Hollywood, Judy Sheindlin, a.k.a. Judge Judy, revealed that her former neighbor Justin Bieber is "scared to death of me." After the pop star was arrested for a DUI in 2014, Sheindlin noted that she publicly criticized him for making a "fool out of himself." That comment clearly made its way back to Bieber, and Sheindlin says he started "paying the front door people to let them know when I was there, coming and going, so he wouldn't have to bump into me." It sounds like she's not exaggerating, as a 2017 report from OK! said Bieber "freaked out when he found out" she was his neighbor in Beverly Hills. He does realize Judge Judy is just a show and he's under no risk of being locked up by her, right? Besides, it's not too late now to say sorry.
Drake, 21 Savage sued over fake 'Vogue' cover
Wintour is coming … for $4 million in damages. Drake and 21 Savage are being sued by Vogue publisher Condé Nast for promoting their new album "Her Loss" with a magazine cover that's actually completely fake. The fake Vogue cover has the two rappers on it, and Drake shared photos of it on social media, leading fans to question whether it was a real issue. Drake certainly suggested it was, declaring on Instagram, "Me and my brother on newsstands tomorrow!!" Not only that, but Condé Nast alleges they created fake Vogue magazines and distributed them in "North America's largest metropolitan areas." But editor-in-chief Anna Wintour "had no involvement" in this promotional campaign, and Condé Nast has "asked multiple times for all promos using the Vogue name to be taken down, but nothing's been done," says the lawsuit, which is seeking $4 million. As we speak, Megan Thee Stallion is surely reading this news with a giant smile while blasting Taylor Swift's "Karma."