The daily gossip: Jared Leto and Doja Cat dressed as cats at the Met Gala, Hollywood writers go on strike, and more
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Jared Leto and Doja Cat dressed as cats at the Met Gala
This was the year the Met Gala became the Pet Gala. Highlights from last night's Met Gala included Serena Williams revealing she's pregnant, Pete Davidson reuniting with Kim Kardashian, and … a cockroach crawling around on the carpet. But great minds think alike, so Doja Cat and Jared Leto both decided to dress as cats. In fact, they went as a specific cat: Choupette, Karl Lagerfeld's pet, as the late fashion designer was this year's theme. Doja Cat's look included cat ears and elaborate prosthetics on her face, and she even gave an interview to Vogue where she repeatedly answered questions by meowing. Meanwhile, Leto wore less of an outfit and more of a giant cat suit, and he took off the head to reveal himself inside, surprising viewers and seemingly some stars. "Who is this?" Lizzo mouthed as she hugged the cat. Get ready for six months of stories about Leto getting into character by drinking milk on the floor.
Late-night shows go dark as Hollywood writers' strike begins
It's Dr. Pimple Popper's time to shine. The first Hollywood writers' strike in 15 years is officially underway after the Writers Guild of America and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers failed to reach an agreement for a new contract. This means television production is set to grind to a halt starting today, as The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and Late Night With Seth Meyers will all immediately go dark, according to The New York Times. Many of your favorite shows could face delays in the fall and beyond if the strike continues, though unscripted shows aren't affected, and even some scripted shows will proceed with production. For example, HBO's House of the Dragon will continue filming because all of the season 2 scripts were completed before the strike began, Variety reports. At least some writers in the Game of Thrones universe can meet deadlines.
Emma Watson explains why she stepped away from acting
Have you seen this actress? Emma Watson opened up to the Financial Times about why she has stepped away from acting and hasn't made a single film since 2019's Little Women. "I wasn't very happy, if I'm being honest," she said. "I think I felt a bit caged." The actress continued that she found it "really hard" to "go out and sell something that I really didn't have very much control over," adding it was "very difficult to have to be the face and the spokesperson for things where I didn't get to be involved in the process." So Watson realized she only wants to "stand in front of things" when she's making the decisions. Still, the Harry Potter alum said she "absolutely" will act again and revealed she has been asked to direct a music video for an artist whose name she didn't reveal. "You will definitely have heard of him," she teased. Fingers crossed it's Daniel Radcliffe in character as Weird Al.
Ed Sheeran threatens to quit music if he loses copyright infringement case
Ed Sheeran is thinking out loud about hanging up his mic for good. The musician is on trial fighting allegations that one of his songs is a ripoff, and he's now threatening to quit music entirely should he not prevail. "I find it really insulting to devote my whole life to being a performer and a songwriter and have someone diminish it," he said, according to the Daily Mail. Sheeran is facing a lawsuit accusing him of copying the Marvin Gaye song "Let's Get It On" for his song "Thinking Out Loud." But he has denied doing so, and he reportedly told the court that if he loses the case, "I'm done, I'm stopping" — teeing up every one of his haters for the easiest "don't threaten me with a good time" retort ever.
Nicolas Cage thinks he remembers being in his mother's womb
When Nicolas Cage tells his life story, he can really take us back to the start. On The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, the actor claimed that although it sounds "really far out," his earliest memory is of being in his mother's womb. "I don't know if it's real or not, but sometimes I think I can go all the way back to in utero and feeling like I could see faces in the dark or something," Cage said. "I know that sounds powerfully abstract, but that somehow seems like maybe it happened." Colbert got a big laugh by asking Cage if the "faces in the dark" were "other people in there with you," but Cage gave a fairly serious response. "Now that I'm no longer in utero, I would have to imagine it was perhaps vocal vibrations resonating through to me in that state. That's going way back, so I don't know." Makes sense! No further questions!