The daily gossip: Anna Faris alleges Ghostbusters director inappropriately touched her, Matthew Perry almost died after his colon burst due to opioid use, and more
Anna Faris alleges 'Ghostbusters' director inappropriately touched her
Anna Faris is ready to name names. The Scary Movie star has previously alleged a director once touched her inappropriately on set, and in the latest episode of her podcast Unqualified, she revealed who it was: Ivan Reitman, the late director of Ghostbusters. Reitman directed Faris in 2006's My Super Ex Girlfriend, and she alleged he yelled at her on her first day on set. "I felt angry and hurt and humiliated," she said. Faris also alleged Reitman later slapped her butt. "I was doing a scene where I was on a ladder and I was supposed to be taking books off a shelf and he slapped my a-- in front of the crew so hard," she alleged in 2017 without naming Reitman. The director died in February, and when Faris asked permission to "speak ill of the dead," guest Lena Dunham encouraged her to, dubbing this "one of the top things we need to do in life."
Matthew Perry almost died from opioid abuse, had a '2 percent chance to live'
Matthew Perry is "grateful to be alive" after drug abuse nearly killed him four years ago. According to People, the Friends star writes in a revealing new memoir that his colon burst due to opioid overuse in 2018, after which he spent two weeks in a coma and five months in a hospital. He also had to use a colostomy bag for nine months. "The doctors told my family that I had a 2 percent chance to live," Perry told People. "I was put on a thing called an ECMO machine, which does all the breathing for your heart and your lungs. And that's called a Hail Mary. No one survives that." But after he did survive, Perry, who says he's been to rehab for drug and alcohol addiction 15 times and has had 14 stomach surgeries, tells People he's an "extremely grateful guy," and he decided to share his story because he was "pretty certain that it would help people."
Olivia Wilde seemingly reveals her 'special' salad dressing recipe
Would you throw yourself under a car over this salad dressing? Olivia Wilde has seemingly solved the greatest mystery since "did Harry Styles spit on Chris Pine" by revealing the recipe of her "special" salad dressing. To recap, a former nanny for Wilde and Jason Sudeikis claimed to the Daily Mail this week that Sudeikis once lay under Wilde's car after getting "infuriated" that she made salad for Harry Styles with her "special" dressing. "I don't know what was in it," the nanny said. Well, Wilde has now taken to Instagram to post a page from the Nora Ephron novel Heartburn that includes a salad dressing recipe, possibly suggesting this is where she got it from. It involves mixing "2 tablespoons Grey Poupon mustard with 2 tablespoons good red wine vinegar" and adding "6 tablespoons olive oil." If that's really the recipe, it sounds pretty boring and basic — so pretty much, the salad dressing equivalent of Don't Worry Darling.
Aubrey Plaza bombed audition to play a 'Scream' killer by going 'full method'
There are certain rules one must abide by in order to land a role in a Scream movie, and Aubrey Plaza broke a big one. Speaking with Hits Radio, the Parks and Recreation star revealed she auditioned for a role in 2011's Scream 4, but she bombed it. Plaza tried out for a character who's ultimately revealed as the killer, presumably meaning the role Emma Roberts ended up getting. The problem? Plaza says she went "full method" by showing up to the audition actually looking like a murderer. "I went in and I looked terrible, I was really frumpy," Plaza said. "...And they were like, the whole point is we're not supposed to know that you're the killer, and you pretty much just look like a murderer right away." So she didn't get the role, but to be fair, this is a pretty light example of method acting. If Jared Leto ever auditions for Scream, his castmates should expect to actually be murdered.
Laurence Fishburne brutally reviews 'The Matrix Resurrections'
No one can be told how good The Matrix Resurrections is. You have to see it for yourself — and Laurence Fishburne wasn't too impressed. Speaking with Variety, the actor weighed in on last year's fourth Matrix film, which he didn't appear in after playing Morpheus in the original trilogy. "It wasn't as bad as I thought it would be, and it wasn't as good as I hoped it would be," Fishburne said of the movie, adding that Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss "really did their thing." A version of Morpheus did appear in Resurrections, but he was played by Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, and Fishburne said he wasn't "invited" to return. After seeing the final product, which he apparently expected to be awful, Fishburne sounds fine with being left out. When Variety asked if he missed being part of it, he simply responded, "No, not really." What if I told you … it stinks!