The daily gossip: Yellowstone officially ending after Kevin Costner drama, Amber Heard allegedly quits Hollywood, and more
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'Yellowstone' is officially ending, but will be immediately followed by a sequel series
The hierarchy of power in the Yellowstone universe is about to change. Paramount Network has officially confirmed that Yellowstone, one of TV's most popular shows, is ending with its current fifth season, the second half of which will premiere in November. But Paramount also confirmed a Yellowstone sequel series from creator Taylor Sheridan is in the works and debuts in December. The new show will reportedly star Matthew McConaughey, though the announcement didn't confirm that. This comes after rumors that Yellowstone would end due to a scheduling dispute with Kevin Costner and after Puck reported the cast and crew were "frustrated" by the actor's "ego." But Deadline reported "several" Yellowstone stars are expected to return for the sequel, suggesting it could essentially be the exact same show, just without Costner. "The Dutton story continues, picking up where Yellowstone leaves off in another epic tale," producer David Glasser said of the new show. Note: John Dutton died on the way back to his home planet.
Amber Heard allegedly quits Hollywood, moves to Spain
Can you blame her? After her defamation trial with ex-husband Johnny Depp, Amber Heard has "quit Hollywood" and "quietly relocated to Spain" with her daughter, the Daily Mail's Alison Boshoff claims. "She's bilingual in Spanish and is happy there, raising her daughter away from all the noise," a friend told the outlet, adding that she isn't in "any hurry to return to work or to Hollywood, but she will probably come back when the time is right for the right project." A Virginia jury found Heard liable for defamation last year after Depp sued her for writing an op-ed about being a victim of domestic abuse, though he was also found liable. She settled with him in December. Heard has few film projects on the horizon, one of them being December's Aquaman sequel. She told jurors her role was reduced from the original script, though a trailer recently shown at CinemaCon confirms she's still in the movie.
Brendan Fraser doesn't have 'anything' going on after Oscar win
The Oscar-winning stars, they're just like us: unemployed. Brendan Fraser chatted at the Greenwich International Film Festival about what's next for him after he won his first Oscar for The Whale, revealing his schedule is looking pretty light these days. Thankfully, though, it sounds like that's by choice. "At the moment, I don't have anything — I'm really being picky right now," Fraser said, per People. Indeed, the only movies he has coming up are two that he shot before the Oscars: a comedy called Brothers and, oh yeah, the next Martin Scorsese picture. Fraser will appear in Scorsese's Killers of the Flower Moon this year, though don't get your hopes up for a meaty role. "I can't oversell my participation in this film because it's epic," he said, adding, "I'll arrive for a scene or two at the end." To be fair, it's not like Scorsese had much room to give him more scenes given the film's incredibly concise runtime.
Alec Baldwin appears to forget one of his kids in family tribute
Forgetting someone? Alec Baldwin copped to an Instagram gaffe after sharing a tribute to his children, only to leave one of them out. "Seven reasons to carry on during some tough times," he wrote in the caption of a photo gallery. "I'm not gonna lie, without my family, I don't know what my life would be." The gallery showed photos of Baldwin's seven children with Hilaria Baldwin. But his mention of "seven reasons to carry on" raised eyebrows considering he has eight kids. The missing one was Ireland Baldwin, his pregnant, 27-year-old daughter with Kim Basinger. "Guess Ireland doesn't count??" one person commented, while another said "don't forget your 1st cute cub, Ireland!" and another person asked, "What about your oldest daughter?" Baldwin got the message, sharing a photo of Ireland in a follow-up post and writing, "We forgot Billy Preston! This one, the first one, is about to make me a grandfather. Oy." Who does he think she is, Connor Roy?
Doja Cat reveals a massive bat tattoo on her back
You've heard of Doja Cat, but move over, Christian Bale and Robert Pattinson, and make way for Doja Bat. The rapper took to Instagram to reveal a new, massive tattoo of a bat skeleton covering her back, Ben Affleck style. She also shared a screenshot of a website explaining that bats "often represent death in the sense of letting go of the old, and bringing in the new," suggesting she got the tattoo for this symbolic reason. It's her latest ink after she revealed she got a tattoo of a mythological figure on her arm, forcing her to respond to fans who claimed it was demonic. "If ur calling me demonic honestly werk cuz like i love that u ate fr," she tweeted. This also comes after Doja Cat dressed as an actual cat at the Met Gala this week, and she may or may not be currently living out the cover of an Animorphs book.