The daily gossip: Kelly Clarkson's show is allegedly a toxic environment, Elle Fanning lost 'big' role for not having enough Instagram followers, and more
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'The Kelly Clarkson Show' is allegedly a toxic environment
Kelly Clarkson's talk show may be the successor to Ellen DeGeneres' for all the wrong reasons. A new Rolling Stone exposé alleges The Kelly Clarkson Show is a toxic work environment, with former employees claiming that working there was "traumatizing to their mental health." Multiple sources alleged they were bullied by producers to the point that one person said they regularly vomited, and executive producer Alex Duda was described as a "monster." A verbally abusive production manager allegedly once threw a stapler across their office during a "huge temper tantrum," and a former employee alleged they were reprimanded and retaliated against for asking what the show would do to address the spread of anti-Asian hate crimes. Employees are also overworked and underpaid, the report alleges. Still, Rolling Stone's sources suggested Clarkson isn't aware of this, describing her as "fantastic" and saying she has "no clue how unhappy her staff is." NBCUniversal, meanwhile, said it takes "workplace complaints very seriously and to insinuate otherwise is untrue."
Elle Fanning lost role in 'big' movie for not having enough Instagram followers
What the elle? Elle Fanning revealed on the Happy Sad Confused podcast she once lost a part in "something big" because she "didn't have enough Instagram followers at the time." While noting that this may not have been the only reason, she said it's the feedback she was given. Fanning didn't name the project but said it was a "franchise-y thing," and fans speculated she may have been referring to the Jean Grey part in X-Men: Apocalypse. Sophie Turner ended up getting the role, and in 2017, she admitted she was cast in an unnamed project instead of "another girl who is a far better actress than I am" because "I had the followers" on social media. "It's not right, but it is part of the movie industry now," Turner added. So don't be shocked when Marvel announces the role of Reed Richards in Fantastic Four has gone to MrBeast.
Jeremy Allen White's wife files for divorce
Goodbye, chef. The Bear star Jeremy Allen White's wife, Addison Timlin, has filed for divorce after more than three years of marriage, TMZ reports. They have two daughters together. White and Timlin reportedly met on the set of the 2008 movie Afterschool, and they seem to have started dating around 2013. "I've got a sweetheart who I will not disclose," Timlin told Harper's Bazaar that year, adding that "we have a nice foundation from being friends for a long period of time, and then it took a hard right turn into romance." They tied the knot in 2019. Timlin is also an actor, and her credits include Californication and The Town That Dreaded Sundown. In January, White won a Golden Globe for The Bear and ended his speech by thanking Timlin. "I love you deep in my bones," he said. Now, though, their relationship is cooked.
Jamie Foxx 'has been out of the hospital for weeks,' daughter says
Jamie Foxx fans can kick off their weekends with some much-needed good news. The Django Unchained star's daughter, Corinne Foxx, has shared a positive update about his health on Instagram, revealing that contrary to reports, he has actually "been out of the hospital for weeks." In April, she said that her father had been hospitalized after he "experienced a medical complication." But there had been few updates since then, leading fans to grow increasingly concerned. Last week, TMZ reported Foxx was still hospitalized more than three weeks later and that friends were asking for prayers, while the Mirror recently claimed his loved ones are "hoping for the best but preparing for the worst." But Corinne Foxx now says her dad is "recuperating" and was even "playing pickleball yesterday," and she called it "sad" the way "the media runs wild." She also teased that "we have an exciting work announcement" to share next week. Finally, some Foxx news everyone can celebrate.
Vin Diesel seemingly reveals he's dragging 'Fast & Furious' out a bit longer
Not so fast. Fast X, which was supposed to be the first part of a two-part finale for the Fast & Furious franchise, held its premiere in Rome on Friday. But on the red carpet, Vin Diesel appeared to casually reveal it's actually not the penultimate film after all and that there will, in fact, be two more movies. "Going into making this movie, the studio had asked if this could be a two-parter," Diesel said. "And after the studio saw this, part one, they said, 'Could you make Fast X, the finale, a trilogy?'" The interviewer quickly freaked out, asking, "Are you guys confirming right now that we're getting a third movie?" But Diesel just walked away, realizing he's about to "get in trouble." A 12th Fast film — which would hopefully be titled Fast XXX — hasn't been officially confirmed by Universal. But for Diesel, it sounds like hitting the brakes may be easier said than done.