- 1. 'Euphoria' star Chloe Cherry charged after allegedly stealing $28 blouse
- 2. Austin Butler declares he's now 'getting rid of' his Elvis accent
- 3. Vanessa Hudgens and MLB star Cole Tucker are engaged
- 4. Lil Rel Howery on co-star Ana de Armas' Oscar nomination: 'For real?'
- 5. Pedro Pascal forgot he was cast in 'The Last of Us' because he took an Ambien
1. 'Euphoria' star Chloe Cherry charged after allegedly stealing $28 blouse
Chloe Cherry is living up to her last name by allegedly getting caught red-handed. The Euphoria star is facing a charge of misdemeanor retail theft after being accused of stealing a $28 blouse from a store, TMZ reports. Cherry, who plays Faye on the HBO show, reportedly took the blouse into a dressing room at the store in her hometown of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, only to leave with it without paying. She apparently did pay for other items using a credit card, but just not the blouse. When police were called, Cherry allegedly gave the item back and admitted to taking it. But Cherry's rep told TMZ the whole thing was just a misunderstanding and that there was "confusion over a blouse that wasn't properly charged to my client's credit card," adding that "in no way did she 'admit' to taking the blouse." The rep also accused the store of "trading on a celebrity's name." Will Cherry come out of this situation on top?
2. Austin Butler declares he's now 'getting rid of' his Elvis accent
Elvis has finally almost left the building. On the Graham Norton Show, Austin Butler promised he is dropping the accent he adopted to play Elvis Presley in Elvis. The Oscar-nominated actor has been ruthlessly mocked online for seemingly still talking like Elvis long after filming wrapped, including during an acceptance speech at the Golden Globes. But Butler suggested some of the vocal work he did on the movie may have caused irreversible damage. "I am getting rid of the accent, but I have probably damaged my vocal cords with all that singing," he said, per Entertainment Weekly. "One song took 40 takes." For what it's worth, Dave Bautista recently confirmed that Butler doesn't do the Elvis voice in Dune: Part Two, which they shot last year. "His voice is different, his look is different," Bautista told USA Today — a blow to everyone who was hoping to hear "desert power" sung to the tune of "Jailhouse Rock."
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3. Vanessa Hudgens and MLB star Cole Tucker are engaged
This could be the start of something new. High School Musical star Vanessa Hudgens and MLB player Cole Tucker are getting married, TMZ reports. He reportedly proposed at the end of 2022, possibly when they were in Paris in November. Hudgens and Tucker, who has played with the Pittsburgh Pirates and signed with the Colorado Rockies in December, have been dating since 2020, and they went Instagram official in February 2021. She was previously with Austin Butler (and urged him to play Elvis). Hudgens told Entertainment Tonight that she and Tucker "met on a Zoom meditation group," making them the only two people to have positive memories of being on Zoom in 2020. "He's just kind of perfect for me," she added. "I am [happy]. I really am." Talk about a home run.
4. Lil Rel Howery on co-star Ana de Armas' Oscar nomination: 'For real?'
Now that we've moved on from the Andrea Riseborough drama, Lil Rel Howery thinks another Oscar contender deserves scrutiny: his own former co-star. On Vulture's Into It podcast, the comedian slammed the Academy for not nominating Viola Davis or Danielle Deadwyler for Best Actress, saying someone "should have got bumped" from the category — and, without saying her name, he made clear he thinks that someone should have been Ana de Armas for Blonde. It "doesn't make sense" that a Razzie-nominated film would receive an Oscar nomination, Howery argued. "And that's somebody I did a film with," he noted, as he was in Deep Water with de Armas just last year. Despite this, his reaction to de Armas being nominated when Davis was snubbed was, "What are y'all doing? Come on, fam. For real?" Based on his comments, the Academy is reportedly considering revoking de Armas' nomination and giving a second Best Actress spot to Andrea Riseborough.
5. Pedro Pascal forgot he was cast in 'The Last of Us' because he took an Ambien
The last of who, what now? On The Tonight Show, Pedro Pascal recalled the moment he was offered the lead role in HBO's The Last of Us … or, rather, he recalled failing to recall it. Pascal explained that when he spoke with the co-creators of the show, he was in London while they were in Los Angeles, so it was "really late" for him. Because he had to get up early, he took an Ambien. "I get a call and I get told that I got the job after I took the Ambien," Pascal said. "So I was excited, I guess, but I didn't remember. I woke up in the morning and the first thing that occurred to me was, 'Oh man, I really want that job.'" Pascal was ready to wait by the phone all day to see if he got it, only to remember he already did after noticing a flood of congratulatory texts — unless … he's still dreaming now.
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