The daily gossip: Tim Allen accused of flashing Pamela Anderson on Home Improvement set, Doja Cat covers her body in 30,000 Swarovski crystals, and more
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Tim Allen accused of flashing Pamela Anderson on 'Home Improvement' set
Tim Allen is denying some damaging allegations against him revealed in Pamela Anderson's upcoming book. In her memoir Love, Pamela, the Baywatch star claims that Allen flashed his penis at her on the set of his show Home Improvement in 1991, Variety reports. "On the first day of filming, I walked out of my dressing room, and Tim was in the hallway in his robe," she reportedly writes. "He opened his robe and flashed me quickly — completely naked underneath. He said it was only fair, because he had seen me naked." Allen was apparently referencing Anderson's Playboy modeling. He would have been 37 at the time of the alleged incident, while Anderson, who writes that she "laughed uncomfortably," would have been 23. In a terse statement, Allen denied her claim. "No, it never happened," he told Variety. "I would never do such a thing."
Doja Cat covers her body in 30,000 Swarovski crystals
Doja Cat is throwing her hat in the ring to play Red Skull in the Marvel universe next. The "Say So" singer showed up to the Schiaparelli Haute Couture fashion show during Paris Fashion Week covered in 30,000 "hand-applied" Swarovski crystals with her skin painted and wearing a skirt made of lacquered wooden beads so there wasn't a single inch of her body that wasn't bright red. The ridiculously elaborate, "Darth Maul meets Hellraiser" look was dubbed "Doja's Inferno," which is only appropriate given she was dressed for battling Tenacious D in a rock off. Makeup artist Pat McGrath said on Instagram it took "4 hours and 58 minutes" to get Doja Cat ready, so she thanked her for the "sublime patience" during the creation of this "magical, mesmerising masterpiece of sparkling brilliance." Best of luck to Doja Cat on her entry into this year's Larry the Lobster lookalike contest.
Kylie Jenner finally reveals son's new name and its pronunciation
Let's try this again. Kylie Jenner has unveiled the name of her son for the second time after changing her mind about the original choice. The Kylie Cosmetics founder shared new photos of her son with Travis Scott on Saturday and revealed his name is now "Aire." She later clarified it's pronounced like "air," not "airey." Jenner welcomed her second child with Scott early last year and revealed his name as Wolf. But just weeks later, she announced "our sons name isn't Wolf anymore" because "we just really didn't feel like it was him." By September, Jenner said she and Scott still hadn't "legally" changed it, though it sounded like she had a sense of what the new name would be by that point. But she held off on sharing it, presumably wanting to Aire on the side of caution.
Maya Rudolph dragged into sexy M&Ms controversy
We can't say we expected to start this week with a story that involves Maya Rudolph, Tucker Carlson, and M&M's, but life comes at you fast. The official M&M's Twitter account shared a bizarre statement Monday addressing controversial "changes to our beloved spokescandies," which said that due to backlash, "we have decided to take an indefinite pause from the spokescandies." Mars famously changed the designs of its M&M mascots last year, including by having the green one ditch her heels — leading Fox News host Tucker Carlson to complain the M&M's have gone woke and are now "less sexy." Now, "we are proud to introduce a spokesperson America can agree on: the beloved Maya Rudolph," the new M&M's statement says. What the heck is going on here? Well, TMZ confirms this is all setting up a Super Bowl commercial starring Rudolph, as there truly is nothing that can't be co-opted for an ad, not even the sacred #MakeTheGreenM&MSexyAgain movement.
'Blonde' leads the 2023 Razzie nominations
The Razzies don't prefer Blonde. Nominations for the 2023 Razzies, the parody award show "honoring" the worst films of the year, have been revealed, and Netflix's controversial Marilyn Monroe movie Blonde led the pack with eight. Blonde is up for Worst Director, Worst Screenplay, and more, though Ana de Armas was spared a Worst Actress nomination. Other nominees included Jared Leto, who's up for Worst Actor for Morbius, and Tom Hanks picked up not one, but two nominations: Worst Actor for Pinocchio and Worst Supporting Actor for Elvis. Gee, thanks! But one year after the Razzies had to rescind a "worst performance by Bruce Willis" award after the actor's aphasia diagnosis was revealed, the group again faced criticism this year for nominating a 12-year-old girl, Firestarter star Ryan Kiera Armstrong, for Worst Actress. Hey, why don't you pick on someone your own size!