The daily gossip: Jason Momoa apologizes for taking photos in the Sistine Chapel, a new season of Black Mirror is finally in the works, and more

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1. Jason Momoa apologizes for taking photos in the Sistine Chapel

When in Rome, try to avoid taking photos inside the Sistine Chapel, as Jason Momoa just learned. The Aquaman star paid a visit to Vatican City during production of Fast X and shared pictures of himself inside the Sistine Chapel on Instagram, only to receive backlash from fans who pointed out that photography isn't allowed. Momoa has now apologized, saying "people really wanted to take pictures with me" and that he asked for permission to do so. "I would never want to do anything to disrespect someone's culture, so if I did, I apologize, and that wasn't my intention," he said. Momoa also said he gave a "nice donation to the church." When it comes to celebrity apologies, though, this was one of the more unusual we've seen recently considering a shirtless Momoa offered the contrite remarks more than a minute into a video that first focused on his workout and showing off his biceps.

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2. A new season of 'Black Mirror' is finally in the works

Because the real world clearly isn't already depressing enough, Black Mirror is making a comeback. A new season of the dystopian anthology show is in the works at Netflix, Variety reports. The Twilight Zone-esque series, which tells grim standalone stories largely centered around how technology will ruin our lives, has been missing in action since 2019, and there's been little word since then on if it would come back at all. But according to Variety, casting is underway for a new season, which is said to be "even more cinematic in scope." It's also expected to consist of more episodes than season five, which only had three stories. Creator Charlie Brooker has seemingly had a change of heart since he said in 2020 that reality may have actually become too bleak to continue the series. "At the moment," he told Radio Times, "I don't know what stomach there would be for stories about societies falling apart."

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3. David Tennant and Catherine Tate are returning to 'Doctor Who'

Allons-y! David Tennant and Catherine Tate are returning to Doctor Who, the BBC has announced. The iconic duo starred as the Doctor and companion Donna Noble, respectively, in the British sci-fi show reboot's fourth season. By the end of their run, Tennant's Doctor regenerated into Matt Smith, while Donna tragically had her memory wiped. The actors will return in 2023, the series' 60th anniversary year — though showrunner Russell T. Davies danced around revealing how this can happen. "Maybe this is a missing story," Davies said. "Or a parallel world. Or a dream, or a trick, or a flashback. The only thing I can confirm is that it's going to be spectacular, as two of our greatest stars reunite for the battle of a lifetime." It seems safe to say some serious wibbly wobbly timey wimey stuff will be involved.


4. Pixar announces an original new movie called 'Elemental'

Can a movie make us cry using ... the elements of fire and water? You'd better believe it. Pixar has announced an original new movie called Elemental, which "journeys alongside an unlikely pair, Ember and Wade, in a city where fire, water, land, and air residents live together." Peter Sohn, who helmed Pixar's The Good Dinosaur, will direct, and he said the movie was inspired by his experiences growing up in New York as the child of Korean immigrants. "Our story is based on the classic elements — fire, water, land and air," Sohn said. "Some elements mix with each other, and some don't. What if these elements were alive?" We're guessing the answer is a bunch of grown adults would sob in a movie theater. After two long years of great original Pixar movies like Turning Red going straight to streaming, Elemental is expected to get a theatrical release in June 2023.


5. Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker really are married now

Let's try this again, but this time legally. Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker have actually, officially tied the knot more than a month after a false alarm, TMZ reports. The couple made it official at a courthouse in Santa Barbara on Sunday, and Kardashian was spotted wearing a short white dress. In April, TMZ reported that Kardashian and Barker got married in Las Vegas, where their ceremony was officiated by an Elvis impersonator. But it was later revealed they actually weren't legally married since they didn't get a license. "Practice makes perfect," Kardashain said when she posted photos from the "wedding" at a Vegas chapel. According to TMZ, they did get the legal paperwork on Sunday, though this still isn't quite the end of the story, as a source told Entertainment Tonight they "plan to have a big wedding at another time." They drove away in a convertible with a "JUST MARRIED" sign, which presumably didn't quite have enough room to fit "...FOR REAL THIS TIME."

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