The daily gossip: Kacey Musgraves sometimes ignores Justin Bieber's FaceTime calls, Snoop Dogg bobbleheads are getting snatched, and more
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Kacey Musgraves ignores Justin Bieber's FaceTime calls
Kacey Musgraves is hard at work promoting her new album, star-crossed, the follow-up to 2018's Grammy Album of the Year-winning Golden Hour. While she was sitting down for an interview with The New York Times, the country singer was on the receiving end of one of the biggest social faux pas — a random FaceTime call, from none other than Justin Bieber. "You freaking love an unannounced FaceTime, dude," she answered, hinting that it wasn't the first time it has happened. "I'll be lying in bed, hungover at 8 a.m. — FaceTime. It's a decline for me, but he's so sweet," Musgraves said after hanging up. "Anyway. New friend." Now that she's outed his FT tendencies in the Times, maybe the Biebs will take a hint and relax with the calls.
Giant Snoop Dogg bobbleheads are a hot commodity
Snoop Dogg partnered with Corona for their "La Vida Mas Fina" campaign, and the in-store display includes a 3-foot bobblehead version of the rapper, which might be more popular than the beer. Various Philadelphia-area grocery stores have reported their Snoop statues as stolen. There's no inconspicuous way to steal a 3-foot Snoop — one of the suspects opted to toss him into a grocery cart and roll him out. One store moved the statue above the refrigerated section to prevent theft. "Why are they stealing them? That's the question I have. For what reason?" a customer asked CBS Philly. The news station claims the bobbleheads could sell for more than $1,000 online. It might be time for Corona to pivot and sell those statues as merch.
Michael Caine spent eight years trying not to blink
Don't bother trying to win a staring contest with Michael Caine. The actor recalled reading a piece of advice in an acting book that said "you must never blink," which he clearly took way, way too seriously. "For the next eight years, I walked around trying not to blink," he told Mirror. "People around me, my mother and everybody, thought I had gone nuts." To this day, Caine says he still tries not to blink during scenes, although he eventually gave up this practice in his personal life after scaring the heck out of everyone. "They thought I was a psychopath," he said. "I used to frighten the life out of people."
Thandiwe Newton says her Star Wars death was a 'big mistake'
Thandiwe Newton is just as disappointed over her abrupt Star Wars death as everyone else. The actress popped up in Solo: A Star Wars Story as a criminal and love interest of Woody Harrelson's character, but she ended up getting killed off early. Three years later, Newton told Inverse she was "disappointed" by her death, especially since the script just had her fall in a way that "you don't know where she's gone." During filming, though, this was apparently changed to her dying in an explosion, which she recalls thinking was a "big mistake," noting, "You don't kill off the first Black woman to ever have a real role in a Star Wars movie. Like, are you f---ing joking?"
Sam Neill can't believe he was replaced by a toilet
The folks at Lego were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn't stop to think if they should. Sam Neill playfully called out Lego over the packaging for a Jurassic Park set, which shows photos of stars including Laura Dern and Jeff Goldblum pictured next to their characters' Lego counterparts — but next to the Lego Alan Grant isn't a photo of Neill in the movie, but of ... a Lego toilet. "Is this a commentary on my performance?" Neill asked. "What were you thinking!? Hilarious." Presumably, it's supposed to be the toilet the slimy lawyer character famously gets eaten off of. But, Lego, after careful consideration, it seems Neill has decided not to endorse your packaging.