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The daily gossip: Golden Globe nominations include surprise Ana de Armas nod, Austin Butler didn't see his family for 3 years due to Elvis, and more

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Golden Globe nominations include surprise Ana de Armas nod

The biggest loser of this year's Golden Globe nominations may be Marilyn Monroe's ghost. The controversial awards ceremony is returning to NBC next month, and the slightly unhinged 2023 nominations have been revealed. One of the biggest surprises was Ana de Armas being nominated for Blonde, even after the Marilyn Monroe biopic sparked tons of backlash. Brad Pitt was also nominated for Babylon in the wake of Angelina Jolie's abuse allegations, while other surprises include Danielle Deadwyler being snubbed for Till and Tom Cruise being snubbed for Top Gun: Maverick — which surely had nothing to do with Cruise returning his Golden Globes in protest last year. The Golden Globes will be back on NBC in January after the broadcast was canceled in 2022 amid scrutiny over the voting body's lack of diversity and alleged ethical lapses. But many stars failed to immediately acknowledge their nominations, perhaps hoping there's still time to get out of attending an awards show on a Tuesday night. 

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Austin Butler didn't see his family for 3 years due to 'Elvis'

Austin Butler's Oscar campaign is going full Gaga. In a Variety Actors on Actors conversation with Janelle Monáe, the actor claimed he "didn't see my family for about three years" due to his work on Elvis. This included his time preparing for the role of Elvis Presley, and Butler continued that he had "months where I wouldn't talk to anybody, and when I did, the only thing I was ever thinking about was Elvis." The actor added that he would always speak in Elvis' voice during this time, even when talking to his own sister. This made-for-the-Oscars anecdote comes after Butler told GQ he was "rushed" to the hospital when finishing the movie, with GQ writing he "had given himself over to the role so much that his body revolted." Lady Gaga may have been snubbed for House of Gucci, but the spirit of her deranged "I spoke with an accent for nine months" press tour lives on. 

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Dunkin' fan Ben Affleck shocks nation with Starbucks run

How could he? Ben Affleck, internationally recognized as the number one Dunkin' fan in America, has shocked the nation by getting a drink from Starbucks instead. The actor was spotted with his wife, Jennifer Lopez, holding a Frappuccino with whipped cream after they hit up a Starbucks in Santa Monica. The scandalous photos didn't show Affleck, who said in 2019 he gets Dunkin' "every day," actually drinking the Frappuccino, leaving it unclear whether he bought the beverage for himself. Either way, could Lopez have swayed Affleck to the dark side, tempting him to abandon his beloved Dunkin'? "Ben Affleck cheats on Dunkin' with Starbucks," blared Page Six's headline, and at press time, the actor has not issued a response to the damaging allegations. At this point, we could handle a second Bennifer split, but an Affleck breakup with Dunkin' may be too much for us as a country to take. 

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Emily Blunt says Tom Cruise told her to 'stop being such a p---y'

In this case, Emily wasn't the blunt one. On the Smartless podcast, Emily Blunt recalled co-star Tom Cruise brutally telling her to stop crying on the set of Edge of Tomorrow. The sci-fi flick required Blunt and Cruise to wear large robotic suits, and she explained hers was "so heavy" and cumbersome. "The first time I put it on, I just started to cry in front of Tom [Cruise]," Blunt said. "He didn't know what to do and he just stared at me and was like, 'I know, I know.'" When Blunt continued crying and admitted she was feeling "panicky about the whole shoot," she says Cruise "stared at me for a long time" before finally saying, "Come on, stop being such a p---y, okay?" On the plus side, if Blunt ever catches Cruise complaining about his Golden Globe snub, he has set her up for the greatest comeback in history. 

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Christopher Nolan recreated a nuclear detonation without CGI

Is Christopher Nolan's distaste of CGI going to inadvertently turn him into a war criminal? The director revealed to Total Film that for his latest film Oppenheimer, which is about the "father of the atomic bomb," he recreated a nuclear weapon detonation — without any CGI. "I think recreating the Trinity test [the first nuclear weapon detonation, in New Mexico] without the use of computer graphics, was a huge challenge to take on," Nolan said. He also praised his visual effects supervisor for figuring out how to do the "visual elements of the film practically," including "representing quantum dynamics and quantum physics to the Trinity test itself." Nolan didn't really get into how they accomplished this, failing to assure us he did not actually drop a nuke somewhere for the sake of The Movies. Oppenheimer is out next summer, at which point we'll find out if it will be a bomb or simply feature one. 

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