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JARED LETO TO PLAY KARL LAGERFELD: Jared Leto is set to star as Karl Lagerfeld in a biopic about the Chanel Designer. Leto told Women's Wear Daily that he once told Lagerfeld that he hoped to play him in a movie one day and the designer replied, "Only you, darling, only you."

JOHN WATERS TO RETURN TO DIRECTING: John Waters is set to direct his first film since 2004's A Dirty Shame. The filmmaker will write the script and direct a film based on his new novel Liarmouth: A Feel-Bad Romance. He told Deadline, "Liarmouth is the craziest thing I've written in a while, so maybe it's fitting that my novel was shocking enough to jumpstart the engine of my film career. Thrilled to be back in the movie business, hopefully to spread demented joy to adventuresome moviegoers around the world."

'VELMA' CAST REVEALED AT NYCC: Mind Kaling's HBO Max animated series, Velma, revealed its star-studded cast Thursday (October 6th) at New York ComicCon. Kaling will voice Velma with the rest of the Scooby gang rounded out by Glenn Howerton, Sam Richardson and Constance Woo playing Fred, Shaggy and Daphne, respectively.

MAJOR THEATER CHAINS TO PLAY 'KNIVES OUT' SEQUEL: The three largest theater chains in the U.S. have all agreed to Netflix's Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery for one week over Thanksgiving, a month before the highly anticipated movie hits the streamer. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Rian Johnson-directed sequel will open in approximately 600 cinemas including those owned by AMC Theaters, Cinemark Theaters and Regal Cinemas. The movie's theatrical film is scheduled for Nov. 23rd to 29th.


CELEBRITY GOSSIP

JADA PINKETT SMITH MEMOIR IN THE WORKS: Jada Pinkett Smith is working on a memoir. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the biography will detail her "unconventional upbringing in Baltimore, her friendship with Tupak Shakur, her love story with Will Smith and her experiences with motherhood,

ARMIE HAMMER SPOTTED IN BEVERLY HILLS: Armie Hammer was spotted back in the United States in the wake of the Discovery docuseries House of Hammer. The Call Me By Your Name star, who has been hiding out in the Cayman Islands, was spotted having dinner at the popular Beverly Hills eatery Il Pasatio on September 28th, accompanied by an older woman.

KATE BECKINSALE LIKES PETE DAVIDSON MEME: Social media users are rooting for Pete Davidson and Gisele Bundchen to get together if she and Tom Brady split. Among them, is one of the Saturday Night Live star's famous exes. E! News reports that Kate Beckinsale, who dated the comedian back in 2019, recently liked a popular meme that features Davidson smiling about the speculation that Brady and Bundchen have split.

KIM REVEALES YE'S TEXTS ABOUT HER FASHION WEEK OUTFIT: Kim Kardashian revealed Thursday (October 6th) that Kanye West did not appreciate her Milan Fashion Week looks from February. The SKIMS founder revealed on the latest episode of The Kardashians that he sent her a slammer her oversized Prada jumpsuit that said, "The orange look made me so mad, would've went to jail before I went out in that." Ye famously overhaled her wardrobe when they started dating in 2012 and Kardashian herself has admitted that she was "having panic attacks" without him as her stylist.

MELISSA MCCARTHY CELEBRATES GIRLMORE GIRLS ANNIVERSARY: Melissa McCarthy took to Instagram Thursday (October 6th) to pay tribute to pay tribute to her time on The Gilmore Girls. In one post, she shared a photo of her and co-star Lauren Graham embracing with the comment, "Happy Stars Hollow season to all those who celebrate!! How was this 22 years ago." In a separate post she praised Graham, writing, "I have no idea how LG did all that dialog – she was amazing."


WILLIAM SHATNER SAYS THAT GOING TO SPACE LEFT HIM WITH A FEELING OF 'GRIEF'

William Shatner reveals in his new book Boldly Go: Reflections on Life of Awe and Wonder that going to space on a Blue Origin flight last year left him with a strong feeling of "grief."

He writes in an excerpt shared with Variety, "The contrast between the vicious coldness of space and the warm nurturing of Earth below filled me with overwhelming sadness. Every day, we are confronted with the knowledge of further destruction of Earth at our hands: the extinction of animal species, of flora and fauna . . . things that took five billion years to evolve, and suddenly we will never see them again because of the interference of mankind. It filled me with dread. My trip to space was supposed to be a celebration; instead, it felt like a funeral."

He added that this feeling, dubbed the "Overview Effect" is not uncommon for astronauts and has been described by Yuri Gagarin, Michael Collins, Sally Ride, and many others


JOJO SIWA SHARES 'GAY AWAKENING STORY' ON TIKTOK

Jojo Siwa shared her "gay awakening story" as part of the "One Thing About Me" trend on TikTok.

In the video, released Wednesday (October 5th), the Dance Moms alum revealed that both Demi Lovato and Jenna Dewan helped her realize that she liked women.

First, at age 12, she said Lovato's song "Cool for The Summer," an anthem about wanting a summer fling with another woman made a big impression. She later became obsessed with Dewan's Magic Mike number on Lip Synch Battle.

She added, "A couple years later, a man was my first date and he wanted to have sex with me and I did not want to—never wanted to, grossed out by the thought of it. Immediately knew men are not my thing. Women are my gig. Gotta go."


BETHENNY FRANKEL SUES TIKTOK FOR USING HER IMAGE WITHOUT PERMISSION

Bethenny Frankel is suing TikTok for allegedly allowing her "image and likeness" to be used to promote counterfeit products on the social media platform.

According to documents obtained by Page Six, the Skinny Girl founder claims that in September followers noticed what appeared to be Frankel promoting a counterfeit designer cardigan.

When she made her own video disputing, warning followers that the clip was a scam, she claims TikTok deleted the video for being "abusive".

According to the filing, the Real Housewives of New York star is seeking compensation for damages to her reputation and a change to the platform's advertising policy which she claims does not "police" these kinds of ads.


KEVIN SPACEY FACES ANTHONY RAPP'S SEXUAL ASSAULT CLAIMS IN COURT

Kevin Spacey was present in Manhattan federal court Thursday (October 6th) for opening arguments in the actor's civil trial.

Anthony Rapp is currently suing the Oscar-winning actor for $40 million, claiming that Spacey made unwanted sexual advances on him in 1986 when Spacey was 26 and Rapp was 14-years-old.

In opening arguments, Spacey's attorney Jennifer L. Keller called Rapp "bitter" and claimed that he "peaked around the year 2000" and "blames Mr. Spacey for everything that hasn't gone well in his life."

According to Variety, Spacey's legal team plans to bring medical experts who will testify about trauma and memory lapses. Based on their opening statements, they appear ready to argue that Rapp has misremembered or embellished key details.


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