The daily gossip: Alec Baldwin to be charged with involuntary manslaughter, Robert Pattinson once 'ate nothing but potatoes for two weeks,' and more
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Alec Baldwin to be charged with involuntary manslaughter over the 'Rust' shooting
Alec Baldwin is facing possible jail time as prosecutors are set to slap him with criminal charges in connection with the Rust shooting. Santa Fe District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies announced Thursday that Baldwin will be charged with involuntary manslaughter over the death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, who was fatally shot after a prop gun Baldwin was holding on set accidentally went off. The film's armorer, Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, will also be charged with involuntary manslaughter, and assistant director Dave Halls reached a plea agreement on the charge of negligent use of a deadly weapon. If convicted, Baldwin, who has denied responsibility for Hutchins' death, could face up to five years in prison. In a statement to TMZ, his attorney slammed the "terrible miscarriage of justice," maintaining the actor had "no reason to believe there was a live bullet in the gun" and vowing, "We will fight these charges, and we will win."
Robert Pattinson once 'ate nothing but potatoes for two weeks'
Robert Pattinson may have gone too far to prepare for his role of Mr. Potato Head. In a new ES magazine interview, the Batman star called out what the magazine characterized as the "pressure men face to look a certain way," telling the outlet, "It's crazy. And it's very, very easy to fall into that pattern as well, even if you're just watching your calorie intake, it's extraordinarily addictive — and you don't quite realize how insidious it is until it's too late." Pattinson, who said he has tried "every fad you can think of, everything except consistency," then recalled an extreme example of this. "I once ate nothing but potatoes for two weeks, as a detox," he admitted. "Just boiled potatoes and Himalayan pink salt. Apparently it's a cleanse." And that, kids, is why you never take dieting advice from Samwise Gamgee.
'Boy Meets World' star Ben Savage is eyeing a run for Congress
Boy, meet Washington. Boy Meets World star Ben Savage is eyeing a run for Congress, according to multiple reports. The actor, who played Cory Matthews on the classic sitcom, filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission revealing a campaign committee has been created, according to People. He'd be running as a Democrat for the seat currently occupied by Adam Schiff, who himself might be looking to replace Dianne Feinstein in the Senate — though Feinstein hasn't confirmed whether she'll seek re-election. A representative for Savage, who unsuccessfully ran for a West Hollywood City Council seat last year, told ABC News the actor is "focused on his upcoming wedding," as he recently got engaged. "Ben is still making decisions and always looking for opportunities to give back and serve the community," the rep added. If he does run, his campaign should brace for a George Santos-style scandal when a team of investigative reporters discovers that Cory Matthews doesn't even exist.
A 'M3GAN' sequel called 'M3GAN 2.0' is already set for 2025
Attention, TikTok: your queen will return. The internet's favorite killer doll will come back online in two years, as a sequel to the horror film M3GAN has been confirmed. It will be titled M3GAN 2.0, and a release date has already been set: Jan. 17, 2025. Allison Williams and Violet McGraw are on board to reprise their roles, and screenwriter Akela Cooper will be back to pen the script. After M3GAN's killer dance moves helped make the horror flick a meme on TikTok, it not only became a box office smash, but also earned almost universally positive reviews from critics. But producer Jason Blum recently told Variety he was so confident M3GAN would be a hit, he started discussing a sequel before it even came out. He plans to ensure the second chapter is as much of a viral sensation as the first by having it just be 100 minutes of M3GAN doing the Wednesday dance.
Ghostface finally calls Courteney Cox in new 'Scream VI' trailer
Ghostface is no longer ghosting Courteney Cox. The first full trailer for Scream VI has dropped, confirming the sequel will include a franchise first: Cox's character, Gale Weathers, will receive her first threatening call from the killer. The film is set in New York City, and the footage teases Gale in what is presumably her apartment being taunted over the phone by the latest Ghostface. "You know you're like the tenth guy to try this, right?" she says. "It never works out for the dips--t in the mask." Ghostface then appears to attack Gale — who pulls out a gun and declares she's "going to shoot you in the f--king head!" Though Scream's call scenes have become iconic, Cox never had a proper one before (unless you count when Ghostface called her but someone else picked up in Scream 2). And for Scream's new Gen Z fans, being violently murdered isn't nearly as terrifying as the notion of picking up the phone.