The daily gossip: John Leguizamo won't watch The Super Mario Bros. Movie because 'they messed up the inclusion,' Diddy says he pays Sting $5,000 a day, and more
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John Leguizamo won't watch 'The Super Mario Bros. Movie' because 'they messed up the inclusion'
It's-a-hard-pass-from-a-me! John Leguizamo, who starred as Luigi in the original 1993 Super Mario Bros. movie, told TMZ he "will not be watching" the new one, and not because he's incensed that Waluigi isn't in it. "They could have included a Latin character," Leguizamo said. "I was groundbreaking, then they stopped the groundbreaking. They messed up the inclusion. They dis-included!" The actor has previously criticized the Super Mario Bros. Movie, which stars Chris Pratt as Mario and Charlie Day as Luigi, telling IndieWire the directors of the original Mario film "fought really hard for me to be the lead because I was a Latin man," and for the new one to "go backwards and not cast another [actor of color] kind of sucks." Now, when asked if he'll be seeing the movie, Leguizamo responded, "Hell no!" Besides, would it have killed Hollywood to cast some actual Koopas?
Diddy says he pays Sting $5,000 a day due to song sample
Every breath he takes, he'll be paying you. Diddy has claimed he must pay Sting $5,000 a day after sampling the Police's song "Every Breath You Take" in his own song, "I'll Be Missing You." Sting discussed the sample on an old episode of The Breakfast Club, with Charlamagne tha God asking, "Is it true that Diddy has to pay you $2,000 a day because he didn't ask permission to sample 'Every Breath You Take'?" Sting confirmed that's true, stressing that Diddy has to do this "for the rest of his life" and that he only asked permission to sample the song after the fact. "We're very good friends now," Sting added. But Diddy responded to the clip on Twitter by correcting the amount of money, tweeting, "Nope. 5K a day." If true, this would add up to about $1.8 million every year. That's gotta sting.
Emily Ratajkowski has 'basically quit acting'
She's gone, girl. Emily Ratajkowski has "basically quit acting" after she "started to sour on Hollywood," the Los Angeles Times reports in a new profile. The model told the outlet that ever since her first major film role in 2014's Gone Girl, she was made to feel not like "an artist performing," but like "a piece of meat who people were judging, saying, 'Does she have anything else other than her [breasts]?'" So in early 2020, Ratajkowski revealed, she grew tired of making herself "digestible to powerful men in Hollywood" and fired her agent, rep, and manager because she "didn't trust them," concluding, "None of you have my best interest at heart. And you all hate women.'" Her last audition was for the role that ended up going to Charlbi Dean in Triangle of Sadness. But it sounds like Ratajkowski is now pulling back from acting entirely, and she told the Times, "Hollywood is f--ked up. And it's dark."
Kanye West accused of feeding private school students nothing but sushi
Who could have guessed that entrusting your child's education to Kanye West might end badly? The rapper and his private school, Donda Academy, are facing a lawsuit that claims students there are fed nothing but sushi every day, which they have to eat on the floor, TMZ reports. Two women who claim they were fired by the school for raising concerns about health and safety violations reportedly allege that students have a single lunch option daily, sushi, and they're not allowed to bring their own food to eat. Ye also allegedly doesn't allow chairs or tables, doesn't let classes be held on the second floor because he's "afraid of stairs," locks the doors so students can't go outside, and requires everyone dress in all black. Plus, the lawsuit reportedly alleges the school has no janitor or nurse, nor does it have any lesson plans or disciplinary procedures, so Ye may be taking the lyric "we don't need no education" a bit too literally.
Director slams James Corden as 'difficult' and 'obnoxious'
James Corden's final Late Late Show episode is coming up, so the deadline to get in any last "James Corden is a jerk" stories is fast approaching. Director Craig Duncan, who says he worked with the late-night host on the panel show A League Of Their Own in 2013, took to YouTube to slam Corden as "the most difficult and obnoxious presenter I've ever worked with." He claimed Corden was rudely dismissive of a joke during rehearsal and then got worked up about the correct way to shoot something, calling those around him "stupid" and demanding to know, "What the f--k is going on here?" The director concluded, "I hope I never, ever work with you again," officially burning a bridge so that he may never get the dream job of directing Cats 2.