The daily gossip: Lucy Liu recalls standing up to Bill Murray, Bob Odenkirk's co-stars wish him a quick recovery, and more

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1. Lucy Liu recalls standing up to Bill Murray

Lucy Liu said she was filming a Charlie's Angels scene with Bill Murray when he began to "hurl insults" her way. "I say, 'I'm so sorry. Are you talking to me?' And clearly, he was, because then it started to become a one-on-one communication," she recalled on the Los Angeles Times' Asian Enough podcast. Despite having the "least amount of privilege" in that situation, she decided to stand up for herself. "There's no need to condescend or to put other people down. And I would not stand down, and nor should I have," the actress explained. While there's no bad blood between the two, "It's something that obviously I remember very intimately and have not forgotten," Liu said.


2. Bob Odenkirk's co-stars share well-wishes after he collapses on set

Bob Odenkirk is receiving a flood of support from his fans and co-stars after collapsing on the set of Better Call Saul. The actor was rushed to the hospital Tuesday while shooting the Breaking Bad prequel series in New Mexico, TMZ reported. By Wednesday afternoon, there weren't any significant updates on his condition. His Mr. Show with Bob and David collaborator David Cross promised to "share what I know when I can," adding, "Bob is one of the strongest people I know both physically and spiritually. He WILL get through this." Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston also wrote that the news has "made me anxious all morning," asking his followers to "send positive thoughts and prayers his way."

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3. Lucasfilm hired a YouTuber whose Mandalorian edit went viral

A YouTuber was unimpressed with the visual effects in a scene from The Mandalorian, so they fixed it. (Spoilers ahead!) Season 2 of The Mandalorian included an appearance by a younger Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker, via a body double and VFX. The YouTuber, Shamook, uses deepfake technology to create "new alternate realities where you can see your favourite actors in roles they never actually starred in." One of their most popular videos is an improvement of Hamill's de-aging. Now, they've been hired by Lucasfilm's Industrial Light and Magic as a Senior Facial Capture Artist. A Lucasfilm representative told IndieWire they are "always on the lookout for talented artists and have in fact hired the artist that goes by the online persona 'Shamook.'" Doubtful Lucasfilm will be convinced to recast Harrison Ford with Tom Selleck in Indiana Jones, though.

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4. Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher have strong baby-bathing opinions

Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher's Armchair Expert appearance began like all great podcasts should: with a lengthy discussion over who washes themselves with soap the least. Kunis told Dax Shepard she doesn't "wash my body with soap every day" after he argued doing so is "insane." Kutcher similarly explained he washes his "armpits and my crotch daily and nothing else ever," leaving co-host Monica Padman bewildered that she's "in the minority here of washing my whole body in the shower." Kutcher also declared that there's "no point" in bathing children unless "you can see the dirt on them." But when Shepard suggested washing one's face may also be unnecessary, that was finally a step too far. "That's too much!" proclaimed Kunis.


5. Kanye West is showing off his stadium bedroom

¿Dónde está Donda? The Kanye West album hasn't arrived nearly a week after his listening party, and he's still straight up living at Atlanta's Mercedes-Benz stadium until it's finished. West took a break from working on it and wandering around like a ghost of delayed-albums past to post a photo of what Page Six described as his "low-key so-called cinderblock bedroom" at the stadium, which pretty much just consists of a TV, a closet, and a twin bed. Meanwhile, the stadium got in on the fun (?) by briefly changing its Twitter name to the "DONDA Studio at Mercedes-Benz Stadium." That's all well and good until the Aug. 6 release date passes and it becomes clear he may actually never leave.

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Brendan Morrow

Brendan is a staff writer at The Week. A graduate of Hofstra University with a degree in journalism, he also writes about horror films for Bloody Disgusting and has previously contributed to The Cheat Sheet, Heavy, WhatCulture, and more. He lives in New York City surrounded by Star Wars posters.