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The daily gossip: Dua Lipa reportedly dating Jack Harlow after he wrote a song for her, Nicolas Cage 'was certain I was from another planet,' and more

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Dua Lipa reportedly dating Jack Harlow after he wrote a song for her

He's tryna do more with her than do a feature. Dua Lipa is reportedly dating Jack Harlow months after the rapper released a song called … "Dua Lipa." The "Levitating" singer has "become quite smitten" with Harlow, Page Six reports, with a source saying, "He was very interested in her, and was going to strongly pursue [the romance]." Harlow's "Dua Lipa" song includes lyrics like "I need Dua Lipa, I'm tryna do more with her than do a feature." On The Breakfast Club, he said he FaceTimed her and got her blessing to release the track because he didn't want her to be "creeped out." Her reaction? "She was just kind of thrown off" and said "I suppose it's okay," according to Harlow. Lipa was rumored to be dating Trevor Noah in September when they were spotted getting dinnerPage Six reports they "haven't spoken since," though he's surely in the recording studio hoping to change that as we speak. 

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Nicolas Cage 'was certain I was from another planet' as a kid

Did mankind already make first contact upon the release of Fast Times at Ridgemont High? In an interview with Rampstyle magazine, Nicolas Cage revealed that as a child, he was convinced he was an alien and was stunned to learn that (allegedly) wasn't the case. "My father told me he felt like he had to introduce himself to me because I was such an alien," the National Treasure star said. To be clear, he's not just generally talking about feeling out of place, but about actually being an extraterrestrial. "I was shocked the day I went to the doctor's office as a child and I found out that I had normal organs and a normal skeleton because I was certain I was from another planet," Cage explained, which sounds suspiciously like what an alien trying to convince us he's human would say. 

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'Westworld' now being pulled from HBO Max after getting canceled

It doesn't look like anything to me. After canceling Westworld, Warner Bros. Discovery is reportedly adding insult to injury by planning to completely pull the show from HBO Max, just months after the finale aired. The Nevers is also reportedly being removed, though Deadline says both shows "are likely to resurface on other company platforms." Still, Westworld was the most high-profile series to be purged from HBO Max so far, though dozens of others started disappearing over the summer. The removals appeared to be an attempt by Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav — the man who also canceled the nearly finished Batgirl movie — to cut costs, as Variety notes that by pulling the shows, the company can save money on residuals paid to the cast and crew. Yeah, physical media's not looking so bad now, huh? These streaming delights have deeply depressing ends.  

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John Krasinski might already be done in the MCU

Was Big Tuna's Marvel role one and done? Speaking with The Wrap, John Krasinski suggested he probably won't return as Mr. Fantastic in the MCU after his big cameo in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. "There aren't any discussions at all" about continuing the role, he said. Krasinski played the Fantastic Four character in Multiverse of Madness after years of fans suggesting him for the part. But he was technically portraying a version of Mr. Fantastic from another universe (who was immediately killed), leaving open the possibility that Marvel will cast another actor for the main timeline. "Being turned into spaghetti wasn't my end goal in life as far as how it goes in the Marvel universe," Krasinski said, "but you know what, it was fun nonetheless." As they say, it's better to have loved and been turned into spaghetti than never to have loved at all. 

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The Rock allegedly leaked financial sheet to claim 'Black Adam' wasn't a flop

Can 'ya smell what The Rock is leaking? Dwayne Johnson recently made a big show of insisting his superhero flick Black Adam didn't lose money at the box office, as had been reported. "Waited to confirm with financiers before I shared this excellent" news, he tweeted, declaring "our film will PROFIT" and linking to a Deadline article claiming Black Adam is "bound to break even." This was in response to a Variety report that said the movie actually "stands to lose $50 million to $100 million" in theaters. Well, Puck's Matthew Belloni reports Warner Bros. Discovery executives suspect Johnson's team leaked the information to Deadline themselves. Further, Belloni notes the numbers he allegedly provided don't actually prove the movie was a success, as the Deadline article was "filled with false assumptions," including regarding how much Black Adam will make via home entertainment. But doubters will soon be silenced after Deadline releases its follow-up report that The Rock's mom liked the movie. 

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