The daily gossip: Don Lemon accused of misogynistic behavior dating back years, Olivia Wilde alleges Jason Sudeikis isn't paying any child support, and more
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Don Lemon accused of misogynistic behavior dating back years
Life is giving Don lemons via a damning exposé accusing him of years of misogyny. A new report from Variety alleges CNN anchor Don Lemon, who sparked backlash for claiming 51-year-old Nikki Haley isn't in her prime, has displayed "open hostility to many female co-workers." The piece accuses him of sending threatening texts to co-anchor Kyra Phillips from an unknown number when she got an assignment he wanted, calling a producer fat to her face, mocking colleague Nancy Grace on the air, and suggesting that colleague Soledad O'Brien "isn't Black." The report also says he annoyed colleagues with "diva-like behavior" like skipping editorial calls and showing up late, and he reportedly dated a 22-year-old staffer when he was 41. More than a dozen former and current colleagues spoke with Variety, and O'Brien went on the record as saying Lemon has "long had a habit of saying idiotic and inaccurate things," while a source told the outlet that Grace "thinks he's an a--."
Olivia Wilde alleges Jason Sudeikis isn't paying any child support
The ugly Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis custody battle isn't getting any prettier. In new legal documents, Wilde accuses her ex-partner, with whom she shares two children, of paying zero child support, the Blast reports. "Jason is not currently paying child support to me, despite my requests through counsel that we agree upon an interim support amount to avoid further litigation in this matter," Wilde reportedly writes, alleging that while they have been "splitting certain expenses for the children" like school tuition, she has been "bearing 100 percent of the costs of the children's care when they are with me." The Don't Worry Darling director is reportedly asking a judge to order him to pay child support and also "make a contribution to my attorney and accountant fees and costs," and she once again alleged he's in a "significantly superior position than me financially." Wilde's attorneys previously accused Sudeikis, who is "far wealthier than she is," of trying to "litigate Olivia into debt."
Johnny Depp movie set to open Cannes Film Festival
Johnny Depp is eying an acting comeback with some help from the Cannes Film Festival. Jeanne du Barry, a historical drama starring Depp, is set to have its world premiere on the opening night of the prestigious film festival next month, according to Variety and The Hollywood Reporter. The movie centers on Louis XV and his lover, played by the film's director, Maïwenn. Depp takes on the role of King Louis XV, even though Variety points out he "barely spoke French" before filming began. This will be the first movie that Depp has appeared in since before his high-profile trial with Amber Heard last year, which saw them each level domestic abuse claims before a jury concluded they were both liable for defamation. But the festival clearly wasn't satisfied with just one likely controversy; the Reporter notes Jeanne du Barry is also "the first Cannes opener to be funded by Saudi Arabia."
Donald Glover is down to return to 'Star Wars'
Hello, what have we here? Donald Glover told GQ he's down to return to Star Wars after playing young Lando Calrissian in 2018's Solo: A Star Wars Story. "I would love to play Lando again," he said. "It's a fun time to be him. It just needs to be the right way to do it." He added that "we're talking about it" before joking, "That's as much as I can say without [Lucasfilm president] Kathleen Kennedy hunting me down." The fact that Glover and Lucasfilm are still only "talking about" this is a bit surprising, though, considering the studio flat-out announced a Disney+ show called Lando more than two years ago. But that announcement bizarrely failed to confirm who would star as Lando, and it sounds like Glover still hasn't officially signed on, in which case the series could just be 10 episodes of Jon Favreau playing with his Lando Calrissian action figures.
'The Last of Us' zombie kiss nominated at the MTV Movie & TV Awards
Thanks a lot, MTV. We were this close to getting that image from The Last of Us out of our heads. The nominations for this year's MTV Movie & TV Awards have been unveiled, and Top Gun: Maverick, Stranger Things, and The Last of Us dominated. The nominations for HBO's hit series included one for Best Kiss, but not for Frank and Bill, nor Ellie and Riley. No, it's instead for Anna Torv and Philip Prajoux, meaning the gross zombie kiss from the second episode. Torv played Tess in the show, while Prajoux was credited as "Infected Kissing Man." This prestigious Best Kiss (presented by Cheetos®) award went to Poopies and the snake from Jackass Forever last year, so clearly everyone involved is taking this very seriously. Meanwhile, the nominees for Best Villain included M3GAN for playing herself in the movie M3GAN, meaning her journey to the 2024 Best Picture Oscar has officially commenced.