‘Wedding Crashers 2’ is in development… Kanye West’s first YZY x GAP piece… Jennifer Lopez signs deal with Netflix… Friends Reunion almost ruined… and Liam Payne & Maya Henry call off engagement
Owen Wilson has confirmed that the rumors are true…almost. He said he doesn’t think it’s 100 percent yet, but they’re definitely talking about doing “Wedding Crashers 2.” According to Production Weekly, filming is expected to start this August in Puerto Rico, featuring the entire original cast — Owen, Vince Vaughn, Isla Fisher and Rachel McAdams. Director David Dobkin is back, as well. Production Weekly also said it looks like the sequel is being made specifically for HBO Max, although having it run in theaters isn’t entirely out of the question. The original “Wedding Crashers” was released on July 15, 2005, and ended up making more than $200M in the US alone, making it one of the highest-earning R-rated movies of all time.
Last year, Kanye West and his Yeezy brand signed a massive 10-year deal with GAP worth nearly $1B. Yeezy clothes are usually very expensive and his goal with GAP is to make his clothes affordable. He said he was making a “perfect hoodie” that would cost around $60. Holding off on the hoodie for a minute, GAP has announced that the first piece from the Yeezy collaboration will be The Round Jacket — a puffy, blue bomber jacket made from recycled nylon. It will retail for $200. The jacket will only be available in the U.S. this fall, and you can sign up now to pre-order. For a sneak peek, Kanye was seen wearing the jacket over the weekend.
Jennifer Lopez and her Nuyorican Productions company have signed a multi-year, first-look TV and film deal with Netflix. She gets to accept or reject new projects before ANYONE else. JLo will produce a slate of films and series, both scripted and unscripted, focusing on diverse female actors, writers, and filmmakers. Jennifer is also starring in two upcoming Netflix movies. “The Mother” is about an assassin who comes out of hiding to teach her daughter how to survive, and in “The Cipher,” Jennifer will play an FBI agent trying to crack a serial killer’s riddles.
People are loving the “Friends” reunion on HBO Max. After being delayed for over a year, the original cast members were together on camera for the first time since the show ended. Up until the reunion, the six had only been in the same room together once since the show ended in 2004. In a new interview, the director of the reunion revealed some stuff that happened behind the scenes that almost ruined his big plan. The director really wanted their reaction to seeing each other for the first time to be genuine. But when he arrived on set, all six of their trailers were side by side and he almost panicked. It was too late to move them so he had to improvise. He said, “We built tents around each of their doorways, and I texted the six of them and said, ‘Look, I know you want to see each other but I’m begging you: please stay in your own dressing room until you’re called to the stage. I really want to catch that moment.’” The cast gave him a hard time, but did follow his instructions. He also said that in order to make the reunion happen, he had to win over David Schwimmer first. Jennifer Aniston was the last to sign on.
Liam Payne is a guest on the “Diary of a CEO” podcast and got really candid about his struggles with mental health, pills and booze, and the end of his 10-month engagement to Maya Henry. Liam admitted, “I feel like more than anything at this point, I’m more disappointed in myself that I keep on hurting people. That annoys me. I’ve just not been very good at relationships. And I know what my pattern of things is with relationships at this point. I’m just not very good at them so I just need to work on myself before I put myself on to somebody else.” Liam says he doesn’t feel good about ending the engagement, but he feels better now that it’s off. He also talked about his struggle with booze and alcohol during his time in One Direction, and how being super famous at such a young age left him with no clue how to do basic things like getting the mail or paying insurance.
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