The daily gossip: Jenna Ortega 'used to perform autopsies on little animals,' new Magic Mike to end with a half-hour dance sequence, and more
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Jenna Ortega 'used to perform autopsies on little animals'
Eat your heart out, Jared Leto — Jenna Ortega has been method acting as Wednesday Addams her entire life. In a recent Wired interview, the Wednesday star dropped a creepy and kooky revelation: She used to perform autopsies on dead animals as a kid. When asked if she's really friends with Maddie Ziegler, her co-star in The Fallout, Ortega confirmed she is and said they get along because they're both weirdos in different ways. "I'm a weirdo in [that I] used to perform autopsies on little animals when I was younger, like little lizards that I found that were dead in my backyard," she explained. "She's a weirdo in the sense that she breaks out into characters or movements or makes faces." Okay, one of those may be slightly weirder than the other, but still. Coming soon to Netflix from Ryan Murphy: Monster: The Jenna Ortega Story.
'Magic Mike's Last Dance' to culminate in a half-hour dance sequence
Channing Tatum is ready to dance 'till he drops. Magic Mike's Last Dance, the thrilling conclusion of the Magic Mike Saga, will "blow the dancing up in a big way," director Steven Soderbergh told Empire, and he's not kidding when he says big. According to Soderbergh, the film will end with a dance sequence that lasts an entire half hour. "We have this dance number with Channing and Salma [Hayek] right up front," Soderbergh said. "And then the last 30-plus minutes of the movie are just this giant dance sequence." Assuming Magic Mike's Last Dance is about as long as the previous films, this would mean roughly 27 percent of its runtime is just this one dance sequence — and it will be nearly as long as the epic two-hour conga line finale of Avatar: The Way of Water.
Kristen Bell told her kids about doing mushrooms and it 'backfired'
Narcs! On Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Kristen Bell recalled telling her kids about her plan to do mushrooms for the first time, only for them to rat her out. "We have been really, really honest with our kids," Bell noted, such as when she and husband Dax Shepard told their children about her trying mushrooms for her 40th birthday. But it "backfired" when Bell's mom, "who is more conservative than I am," came to town, the Good Place star said. "I overheard my daughter talking to my mom — to grandma — going, 'I'm actually really glad they share all this stuff with me. So anyway, mom really wanted to try mushrooms, so…'" Bell recalled, explaining that "for some reason" she was "more worried about telling my mom" about her drug use than her daughter. Incidentally, "I'm actually really glad they share all this stuff with me" is a phrase never once uttered by anyone who has listened to Bell and Shepard's marriage stories.
Zendaya and Tom Holland are reportedly in 'settling-down mode'
When it comes to off-camera Spider-Man romances, will the third time be the charm? Tom Holland and Zendaya's relationship appears to be "serious and permanent," a source told Us Weekly. "They're both in settling-down mode and are absolutely planning for a real future together," the source added. It was confirmed last year that the Spider-Man and MJ actors are dating after playing love interests in the Marvel universe, though they were rumored to be together for a while. They virtually never talk about the relationship, with Holland telling GQ they "felt robbed of our privacy" after being spotted kissing. But for those keeping track, every single live-action Spider-Man actor so far has dated the actress who played his love interest. Tobey Maguire dated Kirsten Dunst, who played MJ, and Andrew Garfield dated Emma Stone, who played Gwen Stacy. Neither of those couples are still together, but still, being cast as Peter Parker is mainly just a Marvel matchmaking service at this point.
Kanye West allegedly once said, 'I literally want to f--k my shoes'
Kids, it's time you learned about the birds and the Yeezys. Rolling Stone has published a disturbing new investigation into Kanye West based on interviews with former Yeezy and Adidas staffers, which includes the allegation that he showed employees explicit photos of Kim Kardashian. But it also includes the bizarre detail that Ye seems weirdly obsessed with the idea of having sex with shoes. "At least 10 separate times," the report says, Ye made comments about a "shoe into which West or a Yeezy consumer could ejaculate," saying he wanted to create "something that you were so into that you would wanna have an intimate relationship." He allegedly told a female employee, "I want you to make me a shoe I can f--k," and declared in a job interview, "I literally want to f--k my shoes. That's how good they are." Unfortunately for him, his shoes have just been spotted on a date with Pete Davidson.