The daily gossip: Rachel Bilson lost a job for speaking 'openly about sex,' Martin Scorsese's 'Killers of the Flower Moon' debuts stunning trailer, and more
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Rachel Bilson lost a job for speaking 'openly about sex'
Let's not talk about sex, baby. On her "Broad Ideas" podcast, Rachel Bilson revealed she just lost a job due to comments she made about sex. "A job got taken away from me because I was speaking candidly and openly about sex, in a humorous way, on our friend's podcast, and it was spun and put out as these clickbait headlines," she said. The "O.C." star recently made headlines after talking explicitly about sex positions on the "Women on Top" podcast and saying she wants to "be f--king manhandled." Bilson didn't name the job she lost but suggested it was with a "conservative brand," and she argued firing her is "discrimination," adding, "I was floored. I cried." She also clarified her comments were made in a "joking manner" and said she's "baffled" that "in this day and age," a "single mom, a woman, lost a job" for talking about sex. Who did she think she was, a presidential candidate?
Martin Scorsese’s ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’ debuts stunning trailer
It turns out there's more to "Killers of the Flower Moon" than that one still of Leonardo DiCaprio sitting at a table. Apple TV+ and Paramount have dropped an intense first trailer for the highly anticipated new Martin Scorsese movie, which is sure to be a major player at the 2024 Oscars. Based on a non-fiction book, it centers on the murders of members of the Osage Nation in the 1920s. DiCaprio stars as Ernest Burkhart, who's married to an Osage woman, and he narrates the footage, ominously saying, "There are many, so many, hungry wolves. Can you find the wolves in this picture?" Robert De Niro, Brendan Fraser, and Jesse Plemons also appear in the trailer, which builds and builds as we get quick glimpses of shootouts, stabbings, beatings, and courtroom drama. Support the film in theaters this October if you want Scorsese to continue getting movies financed that don't star Spider-Man.
‘Futurama’ is returning in July to tackle vaccines and cancel culture
Good news, everyone! The latest revival of the classic animated series "Futurama" is set to premiere on Hulu on July 24. The new season will consist of 10 episodes that will debut weekly, and the streamer teased they will feature "payoffs to decades-long mysteries." Plus, "there's a whole new pandemic in town as the crew explores the future of vaccines, bitcoin, cancel culture, and streaming TV," Hulu said. The whole main cast is back, including Bender voice actor John DiMaggio, who almost didn't return due to a salary dispute. This is the second time "Futurama" has been revived. The show first ended its run on Fox in 2003 before Comedy Central brought it back. It once again ended in 2013, but a decade later, it's back on streaming. Hollywood's top executives just can't stop approaching Matt Groening and proclaiming, "Shut up and take my money!"
Disney is already closing its expensive ‘Star Wars’ hotel
Disney is banishing its fairly new "Star Wars" hotel to a galaxy far, far away. The company says it's permanently closing Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser, the immersive "Star Wars" hotel it just opened last year. The "premium, boutique experience" will take its "final voyage" in September, according to Disney. Galactic Starcruiser opened in March 2022 and was described as a "revolutionary 2-night experience" that's "part live immersive theater, part themed environment, part culinary extravaganza, part real-life role-playing game." Guests are made to feel like they're on a cruise through the galaxy, and characters from the movies appear. But it was quite expensive, as for a family, the whole voyage would cost around $6,000. Perhaps putting Jabba the Hutt in charge of setting the prices wasn't the best idea.
Eddie Murphy may star in a 'live-action/CG hybrid' version of 'The Pink Panther'
Is Eddie Murphy about to tickle us pink? The actor is in talks to star as Inspector Clouseau in a new "Pink Panther" film, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Jeff Fowler, who directed the "Sonic the Hedgehog" movies, would get behind the camera. The original "Pink Panther" movies starred Peter Sellers as Clouseau, and the first installment's title referenced a jewel called the Pink Panther, though there was also a cartoon pink panther in the opening credits. But there's a catch with this new reboot. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the idea is for it to be a "live-action/CG hybrid" where Inspector Clouseau teams up with that animated pink panther character, which would be sort of like if Benoit Blanc's sidekick in "Glass Onion" was an actual onion.