The daily gossip: Jonathan Majors' attorney claims he's 'provably the victim' in assault case, Grimes announces her daughter is named '?,' and more
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Jonathan Majors' attorney claims he's 'provably the victim' in assault case
Marvel may have a Majors problem on its hands. Jonathan Majors, who has a significant role in the MCU as Kang, was arrested in New York over the weekend for allegedly assaulting a woman. An NYPD spokesperson confirmed to IndieWire that he was placed under arrest after officers responded to a 911 call, and a preliminary investigation determined that Majors "was involved in a domestic dispute with a 30 year-old female." According to CNN, the actor is accused of striking the woman in the face and putting his "hand on her neck, causing bruising and substantial pain." But Majors' attorney maintained he is "provably the victim of an altercation with a woman he knows," claiming this woman, who was "having an emotional crisis," has recanted her allegations. The attorney also said "video footage" and "witness testimony" will prove his innocence, though if it doesn't, don't be shocked if Marvel soon reveals that multiverse shenanigans have inexplicably made Kang look like John Boyega.
Grimes announces her daughter with Elon Musk is named '?'
Grimes has decided to name one of her children after the world's reaction to every single thing she says. The singer revealed on Twitter that her daughter with Elon Musk, whose full name is Exa Dark Sideræl Musk, is "Y now, or 'Why?' or just '?'" But she noted that "the government won't recognize that," if you can believe it. Grimes and Musk also have a son named X AE A-XII. The existence of their second child was accidentally revealed in a 2022 Vanity Fair profile of the musician, which noted that they were already calling her Y, though that seemed to just be a nickname. So why just why? "Curiosity, the eternal question, .. and such," tweeted Grimes, who perhaps also drew inspiration from reading the responses to Musk's latest business decisions at Twitter: "?"
Gwyneth Paltrow grilled in court on whether she's friends with Taylor Swift
Do you swear to shake it off, so help you God? Gwyneth Paltrow's ski accident trial took a bizarre turn after she was grilled on the stand about ... her friendship, or lack thereof, with Taylor Swift. Paltrow is being sued by a man who claims she crashed into him while skiing in 2016, but she countersued him for $1, alleging he was the one to crash into her. Swift also once sought $1 in a lawsuit, so attorney Kristin VanOrman confronted Paltrow on whether she got the $1 idea from the singer. This line of questioning lasted more than two minutes, with Paltrow testifying she wasn't aware of Swift's lawsuit. "Are you good friends with Taylor Swift?" VanOrman asked, to which Paltrow said, "I would not say we're good friends." But the judge told VanOrman to move on after she tried to get Paltrow to reveal whether she has given Swift "personal, intimate gifts for Christmas." The people deserve answers!
Kanye West claims Jonah Hill in '21 Jump Street' made him 'like Jewish people again'
Make way for future Nobel Peace Prize winner Jonah Hill. Ye, the rapper formerly known as Kanye West, returned to social media over the weekend to bizarrely claim that "watching Jonah Hill in 21 Jump Street made me like Jewish people again." He wrote this declaration alongside the poster for the 2012 comedy that also stars Channing Tatum, claiming it made him change his views after he openly expressed his love of Adolf Hitler just a few months ago. "No one should take anger against one or two individuals and transform that into hatred towards millions of innocent people," Ye wrote, adding, "Thank you Jonah Hill I love you." 21 Jump Street director Christopher Miller shared his bewildered reaction on Twitter, writing, "Um … thanks for watching?" Ye was surely just trolling here, though if the quality of Hill's filmography really did change his heart, then fingers crossed he doesn't watch Don't Look Up anytime soon.
Questlove is directing a live-action remake of 'The Aristocats'
His next quest may be to bring digital fur technology back with a vengeance. A live-action hybrid remake of Disney's The Aristocats is in the works, and Questlove of the Roots is set to direct, according to Deadline and Variety. Questlove, who is coming off of winning an Oscar for the documentary Summer of Soul, described this on Twitter as a "life changing announcement about my directing future." According to Deadline, he's also overseeing the music for the film, which Variety reports will be a "blend of live action and CGI." It will be the latest remake of a Disney animated classic, as well as the latest attempt to bring cat characters to the big screen after Cats. So, what could go wrong? No casting has been announced, but it should be a fun day on Twitter when it's revealed that Questlove has tapped James Corden for all the lead roles.