The daily gossip: Rainn Wilson announces his name is now Rainnfall Heat Wave Extreme Winter Wilson, Nick Cannon is expecting his 12th child, and more
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Rainn Wilson announces his name is now Rainnfall Heat Wave Extreme Winter Wilson
Recyclops is ready to save the planet the only way he knows how: With the equivalent of coming up with a goofy Halloween name on Twitter. Rainn Wilson, who played Dwight on The Office, has announced, "I've changed my name to Rainnfall Heat Wave Extreme Winter Wilson," stressing, "This is not a joke." In a video on social media, he explained he's doing so in partnership with Arctic Basecamp as a "cheap little stunt to help save planet Earth" and raise awareness about "the global risks of Arctic weather change." To be clear, from the way he describes it, it sounds like he's just talking about changing his name on social media, not legally — and even then, he left it unchanged on Twitter, apparently due to issues verified accounts are having altering their display name amid all the chaos over there. Hopefully, Elon Musk gets that fixed shortly … otherwise Earth is definitely doomed.
Nick Cannon is expecting his 12th child
Our weekly Nick Cannon baby update may soon become an hourly Nick Cannon baby update, as America's top reproducer has officially entered Cheaper by the Dozen territory. The Masked Singer host has been confirmed to be expecting yet another child, which will be his 12th. Abby De La Rosa said on Instagram that she's expecting a baby with Cannon, their third together. She already announced she was pregnant but never previously revealed who the father was, though at this point, if anyone in Cannon's orbit suddenly turns up pregnant, it's safe to assume he's responsible. "1 night with a Libra can turn into 3-4 years, be careful," De La Rosa wrote on Instagram, referring to the fact that Cannon is a Libra. The news comes uncomfortably soon after Alyssa Scott confirmed she's having a child with Cannon, which will be his 11th — and by the time this newsletter hits your inbox, who even knows what the new count will be.
Chris Evans has been dating 25-year-old Alba Baptista 'for over a year'
Hey, they never said he was the single-est man alive. Captain America star Chris Evans is dating Portuguese actress Alba Baptista — and he has been "for over a year," a source told People. "It's serious," the source said. "They are in love and Chris has never been happier. His family and friends all adore her." Fans recently speculated as much after Evans commented on one of Baptista's Instagram posts. She starred this year alongside Lesley Manville in Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris, and according to People, she "speaks five languages and is the daughter of an engineer and a translator." The report comes days after Evans was named People's Sexiest Man Alive and told the outlet that he "absolutely" wants to get married and have kids. Evans is 41 and Baptista is 25, so he did face some criticism over the age gap, which is especially vast when you remember he's actually from the 1940s.
Doja Cat realizes she's stuck with the Twitter name 'Christmas'
Wishing it could be Christmas every day turned into a real Monkey's Paw situation for Doja Cat. On Halloween this year, the rapper decided to be ironic by making her entire Twitter account Christmas-themed, complete with a Merry Christmas avatar and the display name Christmas. But what she clearly didn't see coming was that Elon Musk would soon take over the company and that, amid a swarm of verified impersonators, users with blue checkmarks would run into issues changing their display names. So Doja Cat came to the horrifying realization she may be stuck with the name Christmas permanently. "I don't wanna be christmas forever @elonmusk please help i've made a mistake," she tweeted, also asking, "How do i change it also f--k you elon." Surprisingly, Musk personally responded, first writing back that he's working on it and, by Thursday afternoon, tweeting that "you should be able to change your name now." Great to see he's solved Twitter's biggest problem!
'SNL' writers reportedly boycotting over Dave Chappelle
Live from New York, it's … [cue card ends here because all the writers went home]! Dave Chappelle is set to host Saturday Night Live this weekend, a booking that immediately sparked controversy after the comedian faced backlash for his many jokes about transgender people. So with the show days away, a report from Page Six says "some staff writers are so furious" that Chappelle is hosting that "they're sitting out the episode," with an insider telling the outlet, "They're not going to do the show. But none of the actors are boycotting." Chappelle's representative, though, denied this, saying "there was no evidence of a boycott" when he attended a meeting with the writers on Tuesday. "They all pitched ideas and they seemed very excited about it," the rep insisted. Stay tuned to see if the show will have to be written entirely by an AI, though based on the quality of some recent sketches, viewers might not be able to tell the difference.