The daily gossip: Dave Bautista feels 'relief' about leaving Marvel, GMA host T.J. Holmes' estranged wife slams his 'lack of discretion,' and more
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Dave Bautista is relieved to be done playing Drax in 'Guardians of the Galaxy'
Dave Bautista is ready for his last laugh as Drax. The actor and former wrestler confirmed to GQ he's saying goodbye to the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise with the upcoming third film after playing Drax since 2014. While noting he's "so grateful for Drax," he also expressed "relief" that his run in the Marvel universe is ending. "It wasn't all pleasant," Bautista noted. "It was hard playing that role. The makeup process was beating me down." Beyond that, Bautista told GQ he isn't sure if he wants "Drax to be my legacy," as "it's a silly performance, and I want to do more dramatic stuff." Indeed, he noted he "never wanted to be the next Rock" but just wants "to be a good f--king actor. A respected actor." Wait a second … that sounds like the setup to a Bautista vs. The Rock WrestleMania showdown if we've ever heard one.
'GMA' host T.J. Holmes' estranged wife slams his 'lack of discretion'
The Good Morning America cheating scandal has officially spilled over into a new calendar year. GMA host T.J. Holmes' estranged wife, Marilee Fiebig, is speaking out (through a lawyer) after he allegedly cheated on her with his co-anchor, Amy Robach. "Marilee's sole focus has remained on the overall best interest of her 9-year-old daughter," her divorce attorney, Stephanie Lehman, told TMZ. But Lehman said Fiebig continues to be "disappointed by T.J.'s lack of discretion, respect and sensitivity toward Marilee and the party's daughter." Holmes and Robach, who also reportedly left her spouse in August, are still together after news that they allegedly had an affair, and they've made no secret of the relationship in recent weeks; the two have been spotted holding hands or kissing in public multiple times. The only camera they haven't been in front of lately, in fact, is ABC's, as the two remain suspended at the network.
DC reportedly might keep working with Ezra Miller after 'The Flash'
Who would have guessed Henry Cavill's DC job would be less secure than that of the actor who gets arrested every other Tuesday? DC fans are still waiting for new bosses James Gunn and Peter Safran to reveal whether they plan to fully reboot the film universe. But Variety now reports they're eying a "broad but not blanket reset," meaning some franchises like Aquaman and Shazam! could still have a "place at the table." In fact, the report says "some executives are amenable to continuing" to work with Ezra Miller after The Flash because the actor has "stayed out of trouble" in recent months. Yes, Miller was arrested multiple times last year and accused of assault, grooming, running a cult, and more, but hey, they've now gone nearly five whole months without a new alleged crime! Sorry, Henry Cavill. If you wanted DC to have your back as Superman, maybe you should have gone on a months-long crime spree too.
Michelle Williams hasn't seen any of her movies since 2010
The Fabelmans might be Steven Spielberg's best film in years, not that star Michelle Williams would know. The actress told The New York Times she still hasn't seen the Oscar contender she stars in, though it's nothing personal; she hasn't seen any of her own films since 2010. "I'm not able to watch my own work," she said. "I think the last thing I saw was Meek's Cutoff in a theater with my daughter, so it's been about a decade." Williams explained this is because when she works on a movie, she feels "so completely inside of it, and when I switch to an audience member, it alters my experience," so she's "happier and maybe healthier just staying in my personal experience of playing these women." Are you listening, Oscar voters? Williams is so devoted to her craft, she's willing to deprive herself of the joys of seeing Venom: Let There Be Carnage.
Andy Cohen denies ignoring Ryan Seacrest on New Year's Eve
Was Seacrest out … of line when he accused Andy Cohen of snubbing him? Ryan Seacrest alleged this week that Andy Cohen gave him the cold shoulder while they were both hosting competing New Year's Eve shows near each other in Times Square. According to Seacrest, Anderson Cooper at one point turned around and waved at him, but his co-host, Cohen, "did not turn around" to say hello. Cohen, who famously dissed Seacrest and his "group of losers" last year, denied the allegations Tuesday, insisting on his radio show "I didn't see him" and suggesting Seacrest has a "bug up about me." He even called Cooper live on the air for backup, and the CNN host acknowledged he didn't give Cohen a heads up that he was greeting Seacrest. But don't let this drama distract you from demanding CNN bring back the booze so Cooper and Cohen can get completely wasted on the air again next year.