The daily gossip: Ellen DeGeneres 'heartbroken' over death of Stephen 'tWitch' Boss, Megan Thee Stallion takes the stand in Tory Lanez shooting trial, and more
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Ellen DeGeneres 'heartbroken' over death of Stephen 'tWitch' Boss
Ellen DeGeneres is paying tribute to Stephen "tWitch" Boss after the tragic death of her beloved DJ and sidekick. Boss, who served as DJ and eventually co-executive producer on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, has died at 40, TMZ confirmed Wednesday. The cause was reportedly suicide. "I'm heartbroken," DeGeneres tweeted. "tWitch was pure love and light. He was my family, and I loved him with all my heart. I will miss him." She also asked fans to send "love and support" to his wife, Allison Holker, with whom he shared three children. DeGeneres previously honored Boss just this year while wrapping up her show, saying he "changed my life" and noting, "We always tell each other we love each other, every single day we say goodbye and we say, 'I love you.'" In a statement, Holker said there "there won't be a day that goes by that we won't honor his memory."
Megan Thee Stallion takes the stand in Tory Lanez shooting trial
Megan Thee Stallion is taking a stand … and taking the stand. The rapper broke down while providing emotional testimony in the shooting trial of Tory Lanez, reiterating her allegations that he shot her in the foot in 2020. "I'm having a really difficult time sitting up here telling my story and having to sit across [from] people who have made up lies about me and having to [sit] across from Tory," she said, noting she's "never been shot at before in my life" and slamming "every man in a position of power in the music industry" for taking "his side," per People. "I wish he had just shot and killed me if I had to go through this torture," she told the court. She also confirmed they did have a sexual relationship when the alleged shooting occurred after previously denying that. Lanez is facing multiple charges including assault with a firearm, and if he's convicted, he could face over 22 years in prison.
Drake mocked over bizarre necklace honoring women he 'thought about' marrying
It's the thought that counts? Drake has sparked a wave of mockery after commissioning a bizarre necklace honoring all the women he's thought about proposing to, but never actually did. According to jeweler Alex Moss, the "new piece titled 'Previous Engagements'" recognizes "all the times he thought about it but never did it," and it consists of "42 engagement rings" and "351.38 carats in diamonds." The necklace reportedly took 14 months to make, and he appears to have recently worn it at a concert in Atlanta. Diamond expert Zack Stone estimated to Page Six that the necklace "looks to be worth approximately $12.5 million." But fans weren't impressed, with filmmaker Matthew A. Cherry describing it as "strange behavior," while others dubbed him corny and urged him to "just go to therapy." So perhaps this wasn't quite the rich flex he thought it would be.
'Scream VI' trailer sees Ghostface take Manhattan
Welcome to New York … he's been waiting for you. Paramount has dropped the first teaser for the next Scream movie, in which Ghostface, like Jason and the Muppets before him, takes Manhattan. The trailer confirms the film will officially be titled Scream VI (or, as it appears on the poster … SCREAIVI), even though the last one was just called Scream and the franchise has never used roman numerals in its titles before. But the footage itself shows the characters played by Melissa Barrera, Mason Gooding, Jenna Ortega, and Jasmin Savoy Brown riding the New York City Subway on Halloween, where they're surrounded by people in Ghostface costumes — until the real Ghostface apparently emerges to attack them. Yeah, as if you didn't already have enough reasons to hate the subway. "In a city of millions, no one hears you scream," the trailer ominously warns. We look forward to the film's thrilling conclusion that sees Ghostface arrested for fare evasion.
Patty Jenkins is apparently still making her 'Star Wars' movie
As one Patty Jenkins project dies, another may live. The director has addressed "clickbait" rumors about the recent cancellation of Wonder Woman 3 on Twitter, denying reports she walked away from the film. But perhaps even more interesting was her update about Rogue Squadron, the Star Wars movie she was set to direct and was originally scheduled for 2023 before being shelved. According to Jenkins, she left that movie when it "became clear it couldn't happen soon enough" and she didn't want to further delay Wonder Woman 3. But "Lucasfilm asked me to consider coming back to RS after WW3," and she agreed, she said. Jenkins added that Rogue Squadron is still in "active development," though she doesn't actually "know if it will happen or not." Perhaps the Wonder Woman cancellation, then, could be good news for Rogue Squadron — unless WW3 stands for World War III, in which case, hopefully it will be a while.