The daily gossip: Fans speculate Miley Cyrus accused Liam Hemsworth of cheating on her new album, Grace Van Dien alleges movie producer sexually harassed her, and more
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Fans speculate Miley Cyrus accused Liam Hemsworth of cheating on her new album
The wrecking ball that is social media is coming for Liam Hemsworth. Miley Cyrus has dropped her latest album, Endless Summer Vacation, and fans are convinced she's accusing Hemsworth, her ex-husband, of cheating on the track "Muddy Feet." The song includes lyrics about someone coming home smelling like another woman's perfume, with Cyrus singing, "You smell like perfume that I didn't purchase. / Now I know why you've been closing the curtains. / Get the f--k out of my house." Cyrus and Hemsworth married in 2018 before splitting a year later. To be clear, Hemsworth isn't explicitly referenced in the song, so this is all just speculation, and Cyrus tweeted in 2019 that she "refuse[s] to admit that my marriage ended because of cheating." But she didn't exactly tamp down the speculation by releasing a single from the album, "Flowers," on Hemsworth's birthday. So don't be surprised to see him joining some sort of support group along with Jake Gyllenhaal.
'Stranger Things' star Grace Van Dien alleges a movie producer pressured her to have a threesome
Strange — and disturbing — things continue to be afoot in Hollywood. On her Twitch stream, actress Grace Van Dien, who played Chrissy Cunningham on Stranger Things, told fans she has been turning down acting roles lately and deciding to stream more because she "didn't have the best experiences" on her last few projects. In particular, she alleged that on one of her recent movies, "one of the producers … hired a girl that he was sleeping with, and then he had her ask me to have a threesome with them. So like, that's my boss." Van Dien, daughter of actor Casper Van Dien, continued that she "cried" and was "so upset" by this request, which she refused. She didn't name the producer, but she noted this is why she'd rather stick to streams these days so she can "choose who I hang out with."
Netflix removes Chris Rock's bungled Will Smith joke from live special
Doing it live can have its downsides. Netflix has edited Chris Rock's recent live comedy special to remove a joke he fumbled about Will Smith. During his section talking about the Oscars slap, Rock mentioned Jada Pinkett Smith being mad that her husband wasn't nominated for Concussion, with the punchline being that he then "[gave] me a f--king concussion." But in the special, which was streamed live on Netflix, Rock accidentally said Emancipation instead of Concussion, which messed up the joke so badly that he was forced to tell it over from the beginning. "I f--ked up the joke," Rock originally said. But the special has now been edited on Netflix so only the correct version of the joke is there, and future viewers will be under the impression he always kept that flubbed punchline out of his mouth.
Paul Mescal surprised 'Aftersun' co-star with a birthday message from Olivia Rodrigo
Paul Mescal probably won't win an Oscar this Sunday for Aftersun, but if he was nominated for this behind-the-scenes video from the film's production, he just might have. The actor melted hearts in a new video shared on Twitter, in which he surprises his 13-year-old Aftersun co-star, Frankie Corio, with a message from Olivia Rodrigo while they were shooting the movie in Turkey. Corio, a big fan of the singer who has mentioned her in interviews, freaks out and is speechless as Mescal tells her he has "a surprise for you," only to play a video on his iPhone of Rodrigo telling her to have the "best day ever." Corio's reaction was captured by her mom, and Pescal told her, "It's Olivia Rodrigo. We're always singing her songs." Find someone who looks at you the way we've been looking at this video for the past several hours.
Jenna Ortega continues shading the romance on 'Wednesday'
On any day of the week, Jenna Ortega will tell you how much she hated the love triangle on Wednesday. The actress raised eyebrows this week after throwing shade at the writing on her hit Netflix show, revealing she hated some of it so much, she just started changing lines without telling anyone. "Her being in a love triangle made no sense," Ortega said on the Armchair Expert podcast. Some were surprised she was so willing to make these comments considering the writers might take offense, but she kept it up on national television, now promising on The Tonight Show that the second season will "get Wednesday out of the romantic situation and just let her be her own individual." This is assuming the writers are on the same page, so if season 2 opens by revealing Wednesday died on the way back to her home planet, you'll know why.