The daily gossip: Jimmy Fallon sings he's still alive after #RIPJimmyFallon trends, Kendall Jenner got pee on her feet before the Met Gala, and more
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Jimmy Fallon sings he's still alive after #RIPJimmyFallon trends
The dead sing! After "#RIPJimmyFallon" bizarrely became a trending topic on Twitter, the late night host began his Wednesday show by triumphantly emerging onto the stage and joining a gospel choir to sing, "I'm alive! I'm alive! I'm not dead!" Yeah, it wasn't clear why the hashtag took off, but Fallon is absolutely fine, and he explained he saw the trend while out at dinner. "It happened to me once before — I died about ten years ago on Twitter — so it wasn't as traumatic the second time," he joked. During the previous death hoax, Fallon recalled getting a bunch of concerned texts, though this time, his loved ones were pretty desensitized to it. "Everyone's like, 'You're good, right?'" he said. "And I'm like, 'Yeah.'" Fallon also decided to really test his luck by promising "I'm not going to die," stopping short of revealing his secret that he's actually an immortal being sent to Earth to break character on SNL.
Kendall Jenner got pee on her feet after urinating in an ice bucket before the Met Gala
This isn't the ice bucket challenge we had in mind. In the latest episode of The Kardashians, Kendall Jenner revealed she peed in an ice bucket on the way to the Met Gala this year — and she ended up getting some urine on her feet. "Um, I need to drink a sip of water, and I need to pee," we see her saying in the episode while in a van before the event. "Oh you know what, Kendall? We have the ice bucket," an unidentified person tells her, and she proceeds to pee in the bucket with her entire team around her — though thankfully, the show cuts to commercial break first. "That is so mortifying for whoever has to deal with my pee later," she says. Despite admitting she got "pee on my feet," Jenner described this as the "best decision I ever made." If that wasn't bad enough, it turns out that was actually Marilyn Monroe's old ice bucket.
'Funny Girl' dropping cast album featuring Lea Michele, not Beanie Feldstein
The universe continues to rain on Beanie Feldstein's parade. After Wednesday night's performance of Broadway's Funny Girl, Lea Michele revealed a cast album has been recorded and drops at midnight tonight. "We're all so so so proud to announce that we're going to be releasing our original cast album," Michele said. But despite her use of the phrase "original cast," the album will feature Michele rather than original star Beanie Feldstein — somewhat surprising considering a Broadway cast recording traditionally features the original cast, not their replacements. Then again, Broadway shows also don't traditionally see their leading lady depart early after brutal reviews about her singing abilities, leading to the hiring of a replacement who had seemingly been waiting in the wings the whole time, which is what happened with Funny Girl. We're a few weeks away from the Funny Girl production publicly claiming no one named Beanie Feldstein ever even existed.
Ticketmaster abruptly scraps Taylor Swift general sale
Congratulations to Scooter Braun on no longer being Swiftie public enemy number one. After a disastrous presale of tickets for Taylor Swift's Eras tour was plagued by glitches this week, Ticketmaster has announced Friday's planned sale of tickets to the general public has flat out been canceled. In a tweet, the company cited "extraordinarily high demands on ticketing systems and insufficient remaining ticket inventory." So, if the general sale is canceled, does that mean it turns out the presale was just … the sale? Ticketmaster previously tried to blame a "staggering number of bot attacks" for the issues with the presale, which sparked widespread criticism including from members of Congress, and Tennessee's attorney general has even announced an investigation. At this point, if Ticketmaster is hoping anyone might come to their defense … you're on your own, kid.
Quentin Tarantino is making an 8-episode TV series next
Quentin Tarantino may have found a way to ensure his tenth and final film doesn't disappoint fans: He'll just never get around to making it! While promoting his new book, the director announced that his next project will be an eight-episode limited TV series, which he plans to shoot next year, according to Variety. The Pulp Fiction director didn't reveal what the series will be. But this is yet another project Tarantino has lined up that's not his tenth film, which he has said will be his last — though he may have found a loophole in that promise by just pivoting to TV shows that are essentially movies. It's not clear what network or streamer Tarantino's series will air on, but that may depend on which is most accommodating to airing several episodes consisting of nothing but foot close-ups.