The daily gossip: Marc Anthony gets engaged to 23-year-old model, Dan Stevens to star in Godzilla vs. Kong sequel, and more
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Marc Anthony gets engaged to 23-year-old model Nadia Ferreira
Who will make it (back) down the aisle sooner: Marc Anthony or Jennifer Lopez? Anthony, 53, is engaged to 23-year-old Nadia Ferreira, a model and former Miss Universe Paraguay. Ferreira showed off the engagement ring on Instagram, which Page Six couldn't help but notice looks pretty similar to the one Anthony gave Lopez back in 2004. The "I Need to Know" singer confirmed his relationship with Ferreira in March of this year. He's been married three times before: first to 1993 Miss Universe Dayanara Torres, second to Jennifer Lopez, and third to Shannon De Lima. For Lopez, who recently got engaged to Ben Affleck (again), her marriage to Anthony is her most recent of three, and she shares two kids with him. "There's a reason we're not together," Lopez said in 2017, "but we're great friends."
Dan Stevens to star in 'Godzilla vs. Kong' sequel
Is it time for a rematch already? Dan Stevens will lead a follow-up to Godzilla vs. Kong, with Adam Wingard returning to direct, Deadline reports. This will reunite the actor with Wingard after they worked together on the 2014 thriller The Guest. Stevens also played the Beast in the live-action Beauty and the Beast and Matthew Crawley on Downton Abbey. After the first (well, technically second) face-off between Godzilla and King Kong became a hit, previous reports suggested Wingard might make a sequel called Son of Kong. But Deadline's report just refers to it as Godzilla vs. Kong 2 and says it will be following the "film's larger-than-life monsters and then preparing for their next battle against each other." Godzilla vs. Kong ended with the two joining forces against a common enemy, so they seemed to leave on good terms, all things considered. But you always get into city-destroying battles with the monsters you love.
A 'Married…with Children' animated series is in the works
Al Bundy is about to become animated Bundy. The classic sitcom Married…with Children may be returning to television, but with a twist: it would be an animated series. The original live-action show aired for 11 seasons on Fox starring Ed O'Neill and Katey Sagal. Both of them will lend their voices to the animated version, and original stars Christina Applegate and David Faustino are also on board. Alex Carter, an executive producer on Family Guy, has been tapped as showrunner of the series, which is in the works at Sony. As of right now, though, it doesn't have a network or streaming home, so we'll have to see if this marriage of '90s sitcom and animation has any takers. If so, be prepared for Married…with Children branded cereal, theme park rides, and more expansions to the MWCU.
'Fast X' will star 2 different Aquaman actors
Forget Godzilla vs. Kong. What about Aquaman vs. Aquaman? The next Fast & Furious film, Fast X, has added another star to its cast: Alan Ritchson, the extremely tall actor currently starring as Jack Reacher on Amazon's Reacher. Weirdly enough, Fandom's Eric Goldman noted this means the movie will star two different actors who have played Aquaman. Ritchson was Aquaman on Smallville, and Jason Momoa, who currently plays the character in the DC universe, has also been cast in Fast X. The sequel recently went through some behind-the-scenes drama when its director, Justin Lin, abruptly stepped down mid-production, though it's now racing toward its 2023 release date with director Louis Leterrier on board. Ritchson will star alongside series regulars like Michelle Rodriguez and newcomers like Brie Larson — that is, assuming all those people make it through the shoot without getting in a feud with Vin Diesel.
It turns out the Oscar fan polls might have been rigged
Who could have predicted this, other than everyone? For the 2022 Oscars, the Academy conducted two online polls to determine the "fan favorite" movie of the year and best "cheer moment" in a film. Zack Snyder fans ultimately ensured his film Army of the Dead won the former poll, while a scene involving the Flash from Snyder's cut of Justice League won the latter. If that doesn't necessarily seem reflective of the year's most broadly popular movies, well, The Wrap now reports that, according to an analytics tool, the "most active contributors" to the polls seem to be bot accounts "that cast thousands of fake votes." David Kirsch, a professor at the University of Maryland, said he couldn't "definitively declare them bots" but said the accounts "certainly do not look like they were generated by a human user." And with that, get ready to see the Academy abandon this terrible idea quicker than the Flash entering the Speed Force.