The daily gossip: Jeremy Renner suffers blunt chest trauma in snow plow accident, Aaron Taylor-Johnson reportedly had meeting about James Bond role, and more
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Jeremy Renner suffers blunt chest trauma in snow plow accident
Jeremy Renner remains in critical condition after suffering serious injuries in a horrific snow plowing accident. The Hawkeye star apparently got out of a snowplow "to help a stranded car" on the side of a mountain and "was run over by his own vehicle," the Reno Gazette-Journal reports, citing Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve. "He was helping someone stranded in the snow," Schieve told the outlet. An initial statement described Renner as being in "critical but stable" condition after he was airlifted to the hospital, and the latest update from his representatives to Deadline is that he "suffered blunt chest trauma and orthopedic injuries" and underwent surgery on Monday. "He has returned from surgery and remains in the intensive care unit in critical but stable condition," the reps added. Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn tweeted that his "heart is with" Renner, while Mark Ruffalo asked fans to pray for his Avengers co-star's "full and speedy recovery."
Aaron Taylor-Johnson reportedly had meeting about James Bond role
New year, new Bond? A report from The Sun in November claimed Kick-Ass star Aaron Taylor-Johnson is "one of the front-runners" to become the next James Bond. But for those not inclined to believe the British tabloid, Matthew Belloni at Puck now reports this rumor is, in fact, true. Taylor-Johnson "sat with producer Barbara Broccoli," Belloni confirmed, "and the meeting went well." Producer Michael G. Wilson has said they're looking for a "30-something" actor to replace Daniel Craig as Bond, and at 32, Taylor-Johnson meets that requirement. The actor's upcoming projects include the Sony Spider-Man spinoff Kraven the Hunter and the Ryan Gosling action movie The Fall Guy — though the thinking is that the Bond producers probably won't cast a huge name, so Belloni suggests these films could end up making him "too famous" for the role. Fine, we'll do it.
Bad Bunny throws a fan's phone into the water
If you're looking to take a selfie with Bad Bunny, be warned: your phone has just entered the splash zone. Bad Bunny is facing some backlash for throwing a fan's phone into the water after she tried to take a photo with him. Video shared on Twitter showed a fan approaching the rapper while he was walking in the Dominican Republic and attempting to get a selfie, only for him to grab her phone, toss it into the water, and continue walking. But the "Tití Me Preguntó" singer is defending his actions. "The person who comes up to me to say hello, to tell me something, or just to meet me, will always receive my attention and respect," he said on Twitter. "Those who come to put a phone bastard in my face I will consider it for what it is, a lack of respect and I will treat it likewise." If ruining fans' property is bad Bunny, he doesn't want to be good Bunny.
Renée Elise Goldsberry accidentally congratulates Laura Benanti on getting COVID
Not all positive test results are good news, as Renée Elise Goldsberry just learned the hard way. Actress Laura Benanti took to Instagram to share that she's tested positive for COVID, posting a photo of her at-home test with those dreaded double lines. The post was flooded with a wave of "nooooo" and "feel better" comments — but not from Goldsberry. The Hamilton star was clearly scrolling too quickly and thought she was looking at a positive pregnancy test, meaning it appeared she was excited by Benanti's illness when she commented, "AAAAAAH! Congratulations!" A day later, Goldsberry finally realized her mistake. "Wrong positive test," she commented before telling the actress to feel better. "I wish it were the other one FOR SURE!" Benanti wrote back. "I'm gonna hang on to your original happiness!" Goldsberry can apologize in person at Benanti's upcoming COVID reveal party.
A lot of stars plan to show up for the revived Golden Globes
Is Hollywood about to kick off 2023 by taking back its messy ex? It appears basically everyone in the industry plans to show up for next week's Golden Globe Awards as if nothing happened, confirming the Globes as the cockroach of awards ceremonies in that it refuses to die. A list of Globes presenters was announced Tuesday, and it includes Ana De Armas, Billy Porter, Jamie Lee Curtis, Nicole Byer, Quentin Tarantino, and Tracy Morgan. Variety also recently reported Austin Butler, Steven Spielberg, Michelle Williams, and others plan to attend. There had been questions about whether stars would come to the Globes after the show didn't air in 2022 due to the voting body's lack of diversity and alleged ethical lapses. But so far, the only person we know of who's boycotting is Brendan Fraser, who alleges he was groped by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's former president. And no, most of America boycotting due to lack of interest in watching doesn't count.