Steven Tyler enters rehab… Rita Moreno in ‘Fast X’… Top Gun: Maverick uses real fighter jets… Possible Taylor Swift’s cameo in ‘Grey’s Anatomy’… and Amber Heard’s ‘Aquaman 2’ claims
After 10 years of sobriety, Steven Tyler fell off the wagon and checked himself into rehab. Aerosmith has announced they’re going to cancel the June and July dates of their Vegas residency while Steven gets treatment. In the statement, the band said, “After foot surgery to prepare for the stage and the necessity of pain management during the process, (Steven) has recently relapsed and voluntarily entered a treatment program to concentrate on his health and recovery.” Steven has been very open about his decades-long battle with addiction and his multiple stints in rehab. In his memoir, Steven estimated that he’s spent more than $6M on drugs in his lifetime.
Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler, 74, enters rehab after relapsing on pain pills following foot surgery https://t.co/K8wQQbeE5p
— Daily Mail Celebrity (@DailyMailCeleb) May 25, 2022
They keep adding more people to the cast of the final “Fast and Furious” movie! Now Vin Diesel has announced that 90-year-old Rita Moreno has joined “Fast X.” He posted on Instagram, “It’s been my dream forever to work with Rita Moreno, and the fact that she’s here playing my grandmother makes my soul smile. I am so blessed.” A lot of big stars are king their debuts in the final “Fast and Furious” movie, including Jason Momoa, Brie Larson and Alan Ritchson. And other cast members from the series who are coming back include Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, Jordana Brewster, Charlize Theron and Cardi B.
EGOT winner Rita Moreno is the ‘Fast & Furious’ franchise’s newest cast member! https://t.co/Tr1tyaOLCm
— billboard (@billboard) May 24, 2022
Some fans got an early access premiere last night, but others have to wait until Friday to see “Top Gun: Maverick” in theaters. And if you leave asking yourself, “Was that CGI or were they really flying?” The answer is, they were really flying. Tom insisted that the cast take months of extensive flying training. In fact, the program they followed was developed by Tom. For three months, the cast was basically in pilot bootcamp, developing skills that including not only flying but underwater evacuation. Tom started everyone out in single-engine planes before bumping them up to an Aero L-39 Albatros, a jet trainer that’s widely used by militaries around the world. And then finally, after everyone developed a feel for aerobatics, they advanced to the F-18 Super Hornet and were launched from an aircraft carrier!
Here’s the rare big studio movie where actors and stuntpeople perform on location while using as little CGI as possible; a movie where Cruise puts his hand on an F18, relishing its very tactile quality in a way that is deeply felt. https://t.co/DAy2D3HXRt
— NOW Magazine (@nowtoronto) May 24, 2022
A lot of Taylor Swift fans are convinced she’ll appear on the season finale of “Grey’s Anatomy,” which airs tomorrow night on ABC. A TikTok user who goes by @thriftyswiftie noticed that a “Grey’s Anatomy” credit appeared on Taylor’s IMDb page, and it said she will appear as herself in a 2022 episode. But once that theory spread across the internet, the IMDb credit disappeared. Billboard reached out to ABC and Taylor’s team, but no one will comment. Everyone knows Taylor is a huge fan of the show. She even named one of her cats Meredith after lead character Meredith Grey.
— In the 400th episode called “Out for Blood” pic.twitter.com/1J5tDrxlmL
— The Swift Society (@TheSwiftSociety) May 23, 2022
Amber Heard claims that Johnny Depp’s smear campaign against her almost cost her “Aquaman 2” and ultimately left her role greatly diminished. In their rebuttal, Team Johnny played a sworn deposition given by Warner Bros. executive Walter Hamada, who’s in charge of DC-based movies. He testified that Amber did have an option to play Mera in the “Aquaman” sequel, but they considered recasting the role due to the lack of chemistry between her and Jason Momoa. They ended up keeping Amber, but Hamada testified her reduced role had nothing to do with anything Johnny or his lawyer Adam Waldman.
Amber Heard’s role in Aquaman 2 was reportedly limited due to a lack of chemistry with Jason Momoa, according to DC Films chief Walter Hamada, and not Johnny Depp’s lawsuit. pic.twitter.com/aBHZyyCv7i
— IGN (@IGN) May 25, 2022
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