The daily gossip: February 21, 2020
James Corden sparked a fight between Justin Bieber and Cara Delevingne, John Krasinski says he’s down for a reunion of The Office, and more
James Corden sparked a fight between Justin Bieber and Cara Delevingne
A recurring segment on James Corden's The Late Late Show finds the host asking truly unpleasant questions to celebrities, who can only refuse to answer if they agree to eat something gross instead. But when Justin Bieber was asked to rank his wife's famous friends or eat a bull penis, he probably should have opted for the bull penis. Instead, Bieber admitted that Cara Delevingne was his least favorite, prompting a snarky rebuttal from Delevingne on Instagram — thus marking James Corden's highest-profile contribution to the public embarrassment of celebrities since Cats was released.
John Krasinski says he's down for a reunion of The Office
It's been almost seven years since NBC's The Office went off the air — but at least one high-profile star has reiterated his willingness to slip on an ill-fitting Oxford shirt and hang out under those fluorescent lights again. In an interview, John Krasinski said he "would absolutely love" to return for a The Office reunion — because what could be more exciting than new episodes of a sitcom that already went on for at least two years longer than it should have?
Ben Affleck says he's not on the dating apps
Ben Affleck may be single, but if you're looking for a date with the former Batman, you'll need to approach him the old-fashioned way. In an interview, Affleck shot down rumors that he has a profile on the celebrities-only data app Raya, adding that he also doesn't have profiles on Tinder, Grindr, or Bumble. Affleck added that he "[knows] people who are on them and they have a fun time" — perhaps the first and last time anyone has described dating apps as "a fun time" without immediately rolling their eyes.
The Witcher's second season will borrow an actor from Game of Thrones
Late last year, Netflix got an early start on the race to launch "the next Game of Thrones" with The Witcher, a fantasy drama full of swords and dragons and all the other fantasy stuff you missed since Game of Thrones went off the air last summer. And with season two already on the horizon, The Witcher is doubling down on its bona fides with a new cast member: Kristofer Hivju, who you might remember as Game of Thrones' big-bearded Tormund Giantsbane. For now, Hivju is the only Game of Thrones cast member to make the jump to the rival fantasy series — but if you see a casting call for a mopey boy with long black hair or a blonde woman with a sudden and inexplicable urge to burn it all down, you'll know exactly who The Witcher is looking for.
The battery-operated Baby Yoda doll is already sold out
Everyone in The Mandalorian is desperate to take custody of Baby Yoda — but in our world, for a very brief window, you could take him under your wing for a mere $59.99. The long-awaited battery-operated Baby Yoda doll, who can coo and wiggle his ears, was made available for a preorder on Thursday night ... and sold out almost immediately. And if you're bummed that you missed your shot at Baby Yoda, look on the bright side: You don't really want the Mandalorian coming after you, do you?