Pete Davidson and Colin Jost to lead comedy Worst Man

Pete Davidson is teaming up with his Saturday Night Live co-star Colin Jost for a new wedding comedy.The 26-year-old will appear alongside Jost for the first time on the big-screen in Universal’s upcoming comedy Worst Man. Davidson will reportedly play…

Pete Davidson is teaming up with his Saturday Night Live co-star Colin Jost for a new wedding comedy.

The 26-year-old will appear alongside Jost for the first time on the big-screen in Universal’s upcoming comedy Worst Man.

Davidson will reportedly play the best man of Jost’s groom, as a soon-to-be-married couple and their families prepare for the big day, according to Variety.

Worst Man is based on an original idea from the 37-year-old comedian, as well as writers Matthew Bass and Theodore Bressman.

Lorne Michaels, creator of Saturday Night Live, is also producing the film, and the hunt is still on for a director to helm the project.

There have been rumours that Davidson and Jost, who co-hosts Saturday Night Live’s Weekend Update segment with Michael Che, are set to depart the sketch show later this year, with The King of Staten Island star unlikely to return when it begins production in the autumn.

Jost, who is currently engaged to Scarlett Johansson, is expected to depart after the 2020 presidential election in the U.S. in November.

Davidson has been gradually building a successful Hollywood career, with a recent critically-acclaimed performance in Judd Apatow’s The King of Staten Island, which was released earlier this month, and an upcoming role in James Gunn’s DC Comics movie, The Suicide Squad, which will be released next year.

Meanwhile, Jost will next be seen on the big screen in Warner Bros.’ live-action Tom & Jerry movie.

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Marisa Tomei regrets playing maternal roles in movies

Marisa Tomei regrets starting to play maternal roles in film.The 55-year-old actress has become well-known in recent years for portraying Peter Parker’s mother figure Aunt May opposite Tom Holland in Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Endgame, and H…

Marisa Tomei regrets starting to play maternal roles in film.

The 55-year-old actress has become well-known in recent years for portraying Peter Parker’s mother figure Aunt May opposite Tom Holland in Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Endgame, and Holland’s two Spider-Man movies, and in her latest film, The King of Staten Island, she plays Pete Davidson’s mother.

When asked if she was concerned about being boxed into mom roles, she confessed she regrets heading down that path with her acting career.

“I really regret starting down this road and I really regret starting to do that. I was, you know, talked into it… that change, and I really always felt like, ‘Oh, I could play a lot of things’. Honestly, it’s (playing a mum) probably more of a stretch than other things,” she candidly told Collider.

“I think every actor and actress has a lot of dimensions to them and if the scope of what is being written and being made is narrow, and you want to keep working, you do what you can. I tried it. It was maybe not the right road, but you know, I do try to make the most of it,” the Oscar-winning actress sadly lamented.

Despite the setback, the My Cousin Vinny star hopes to eventually land a role in which she plays a villain, or even star in a “screwball” romantic comedy.

“(I’d like to play) the femme fatale, and (be) in a (film) noir. I still think there are other aspects of even romantic comedies. I really love them, but you know really at a screwball level. There’s so many roles,” she shared.

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Pete Davidson’s new film helped him come to terms with father’s death

Pete Davidson came to terms with the death of his father while filming his new film, The King of Staten Island.Firefighter Scott Davidson died during the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City on 11 September 2001, when Pete was j…

Pete Davidson came to terms with the death of his father while filming his new film, The King of Staten Island.

Firefighter Scott Davidson died during the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City on 11 September 2001, when Pete was just seven years old.

But in a new interview with CBS This Morning, the Saturday Night Live funnyman, who plays an aspiring tattoo artist struggling to deal with the death of his father in the movie, revealed that making the project enabled him to finally process the tragedy.

“I really wanted this to be cleansing for me,” the 26-year-old stated. “I feel like I got to speak about it in the biggest way possible to get my story out there. I feel like now I could let it go.”

Pete has been open about his mental health struggles in recent years, and during the chat, confessed his previous suicidal behaviour also inspired some key scenes.

“Until I met the right treatments and met the right doctors and did all the work that you need to do to, like, not feel that way, it got pretty dark and scary,” he explained.

Elsewhere, Pete noted that his own experiences influenced one sequence in the Judd Apatow-directed flick, in which his character closes his eyes while driving on a busy road.

“Yeah, that’s true. I used to do that,” the star added. “That’s horrible to say. But yeah, I used to close my eyes on a closed road, usually at night. And I would drive without a seatbelt.”

The King of Staten Island is now available on-demand video services.

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Maude Apatow was hesitant about accepting The King of Staten Island role

Maude Apatow had reservations about accepting a role in The King of Staten Island because it was directed and co-written by her father Judd Apatow.The 22-year-old actress got her start in Hollywood at a young age by appearing in her father’s films Th…

Maude Apatow had reservations about accepting a role in The King of Staten Island because it was directed and co-written by her father Judd Apatow.

The 22-year-old actress got her start in Hollywood at a young age by appearing in her father’s films This is 40, Knocked Up, and Funny People, before branching out on her own and starring in movies like Other People and Assassination Nation.

So, when a role came up in her dad’s upcoming film, she was hesitant to accept it.

“I didn’t know if I wanted to do it because I knew people would give me s**t for it,” she admitted to Variety. “But it’s so special to me; I don’t know when I’m ever going to work with my dad again, and he’s taught me everything I know. He’s my mentor. Why would I not do it?”

In The King of Staten Island, Maude plays Claire, the sister of Pete Davidson’s lead character. The Euphoria actress has known the Saturday Night Live comedian since she was about 16 and she had seen parts of the script while her dad was working on it. However, she insisted on auditioning for the part because she didn’t want it to be simply handed to her.

“I always want to make sure I can prove myself and that I’m right for it and that it’s not just given to me,” she stated, while Judd added: “I wanted to make sure the chemistry with Pete was correct and wanted to see them together, to see what their vibe was.”

And according to her co-star, Maude nailed her audition.

“Maude stood out from day one,” Pete gushed. “I was always a fan of Maude, and right after we read with her, we were like, ‘Bingo!’”

The King of Staten Island will be released digitally on 12 June.

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Pete Davidson’s The King of Staten Island heading straight to video-on-demand

Pete Davidson’s new semi-autobiographical film is skipping its planned theatrical release and heading straight to video-on-demand services.The King of Staten Island, directed by Judd Apatow, had been due to premiere at the South by Southwest festival i…

Pete Davidson’s new semi-autobiographical film is skipping its planned theatrical release and heading straight to video-on-demand services.

The King of Staten Island, directed by Judd Apatow, had been due to premiere at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas in March, before the event was scrapped over the growing coronavirus outbreak.

The global pandemic has since forced the shutdown of cinema chains across the U.S., prompting studio bosses at Universal to rethink their release strategy, and accordingly, they have decided to forego the movie’s big-screen launch in June in favour of getting the project in front of fans who are self-isolating during the lockdown.

The film will now be available to purchase on home entertainment services on 12 June, a week earlier than its previously scheduled theatre opening.

Apatow shared a video of himself and Davidson announcing the news during a video call on Twitter on Monday, in which the Saturday Night Live comedian joked about the film’s delay impacting his Oscar chances.

“We’re still going to get rich, right?” the 26-year-old quipped, prompting the director to reply: “I don’t think that’s going to happen. I don’t think we’re going to make a lot of money.”

Apatow then joked that he would call Universal, and get them to “release it on the Internet, or something”.

The news emerges after similar action was taken for Trolls World Tour, which became a huge digital hit with families on lockdown when it was released in early April.

Meanwhile, Seth Rogen’s upcoming comedy, An American Pickle, will also hit TV screens sooner rather than later after it was picked up by executives at new streaming service HBO Max.

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Pete Davidson models for Alexander Wang

Pete Davidson has been tapped to appear in Alexander Wang’s latest marketing imagery.The Saturday Night Live star walked the runway during the fashion designer’s spring 2020 show held at the Rockefeller Center plaza in New York City last May, where he …

Pete Davidson has been tapped to appear in Alexander Wang’s latest marketing imagery.

The Saturday Night Live star walked the runway during the fashion designer’s spring 2020 show held at the Rockefeller Center plaza in New York City last May, where he joined the likes of professional models including Kendall Jenner, Binx Walton, and his rumoured girlfriend Kaia Gerber.

Now, Wang has teamed with Davidson once again, this time on a set of photos posted on Instagram. The picture shows the 26-year-old posing in two-tone jeans, a white tank top, and a black leather jacket while holding up a small motorcycle.

“Pete pulled up ’cause we signed the NDA,” a brand representative wrote in the caption, referencing reports circulating last month that Davidson makes fans sign a $1 million (£773,500) non-disclosure agreement before they’re welcomed into his shows.

It remains unclear whether the comedian’s photos are part of a wider campaign for the Alexander Wang brand or if they will only be shared on social media.

Meanwhile, Davidson has also taken part in a Q&A video with Wang for the label’s YouTube channel. When asked about his current state of mind, he explained that he found participating in a fashion photoshoot to be rather hilarious.

“I think it’s pretty funny that I’m doing this, that I’m a super-duper model,” said Davidson. “Anwar Hadid was unavailable, Jaden Smith was also not available, and Adam Devine is booked. So, Pete is here.”

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Kaia Gerber adds two new tattoos to body art collection

Kaia Gerber received two new pieces of body art during one visit to a tattoo parlour earlier this week. The 18-year-old model and her brother Presley, who are the children of supermodel Cindy Crawford and businessman Rande Gerber, paid a visit to tatt…

Kaia Gerber received two new pieces of body art during one visit to a tattoo parlour earlier this week.

The 18-year-old model and her brother Presley, who are the children of supermodel Cindy Crawford and businessman Rande Gerber, paid a visit to tattoo artist Evan Kim in New York, and she got not one but two minimalist line tattoos.

Photographs shared on Kim’s Instagram account show that Kaia chose a small tattoo of a pair of arms hugging a chest, in the shape of a heart, on her right shoulder, and a tiny, intricate flower on the inner side of her left wrist.

“Always welcome!!! Always happy!! Always best! Thanks @kaiagerber @presleygerber,” the tattoo artist wrote alongside the slideshow of snaps, which also included a shot of Kim getting a selfie with the siblings, who are both dressed in casual clothes, glasses, and similar beanie hats.

Presley also got involved – he came away with the word “HAHA” written across his fingers, with one letter on each digit of his left hand.

He had shared a sneak peek at their family tattoo session on his Instagram Stories with a mirror selfie of the two, as well as the caption: “Siblings tatt always.”

Kaia, who is believed to be dating heavily-tattooed comedian Pete Davidson, already has eight small, minimalist tattoos on her body, including the number 23 on her elbow, which is a reference to her haute couture runway debut, an angel on her ribcage, and her middle name Jordan written in cursive script on the inside of her right upper arm.

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Alexander Wang ditches pre-fall show for ‘something bigger’ in 2020

Alexander Wang is skipping his pre-fall show in December in favour of “something bigger” to celebrate his brand’s 15th anniversary in 2020.The 35-year-old designer has taken the difficult decision to avoid the lucrative off-season schedule in order to …

Alexander Wang is skipping his pre-fall show in December in favour of “something bigger” to celebrate his brand’s 15th anniversary in 2020.

The 35-year-old designer has taken the difficult decision to avoid the lucrative off-season schedule in order to focus on the exciting milestone.

“A show in December felt like it maybe wasn’t the best place to put our focus. I don’t want to say that this is a decision that means we won’t return to a fashion show again, or that we don’t believe in the format, but it just felt like the right moment for us to do something different,” Wang told Vogue.com.

The American designer explained that the 15th anniversary show next year will bring together his previous fashion shows – such as when comedian Pete Davidson made his catwalk debut in New York in June – and make it an experience for the audience.

“It was always more than just a fashion show. We want to be able to look at this from a different point of view that will allow us to be a little more experimental. That’s really where the intention to do something bigger next year came from,” he shared.

Wang is brainstorming new ways to connect with his loyal customer base and his fans and stated that product wasn’t necessarily his top priority.

“I said to the team: ‘It doesn’t even matter if we’re showing product,'” he stated. “I think that today, the relationship between brand and customer is much deeper than that. At the end of the day I think that anyone can buy product anywhere. We want to be deeper than that. I think it’s more important to build and establish our roots so that we can be around for another 15 years, that is really my main message.”

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Pete Davidson opens up about cystic acne battle

Pete Davidson is undergoing a course of strong medication in order to treat his acne.The comedian has joined the likes of Lili Reinhart and Iris Law in discussing their struggles with the debilitating skin condition, in which cysts cause painful and re…

Pete Davidson is undergoing a course of strong medication in order to treat his acne.

The comedian has joined the likes of Lili Reinhart and Iris Law in discussing their struggles with the debilitating skin condition, in which cysts cause painful and red lumps on the face and body.

Now, in an interview with Paper magazine, Davidson has explained how he’s taking Accutane – a medication used to treat severe cystic acne that has not responded to other treatments.

“Well, my skin’s insanely bad because I have Crohn’s, so I have like no immune system,” the 26-year-old explained, referencing the inflammatory bowel disease he was diagnosed with in his teens. “So, I get cystic acne and I have to take extra-special care of my skin so it can still look sh***y. But now I’m on Accutane, so I’ve been told I’m gonna be a little bit of a b**** for the next six months.”

Cystic acne can leave long-lasting scars, and while there is no cure or specific cause, sufferers do need to undergo treatment.

Elsewhere in the interview, the Saturday Night Live funnyman discussed the intense public scrutiny over his appearance, especially during his short-lived relationship with popstar Ariana Grande last year.

“I think it’s very… weird. When enough people call you ugly, it definitely gets to you. For me, personally, I can’t block that stuff out. That’s why I had to get rid of the Internet and stuff,” Davidson shared. “But you definitely have to get to a place where you’re just like, ‘This is how I look. Alright.’ You know?”

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David Ayer fed up with criticism of Suicide Squad

Director David Ayer is frustrated by criticism of Suicide Squad because the film was not his “original vision”. On Friday, Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn announced the cast of The Suicide Squad, his follow-up to Ayer’s 2016 comic book movi…

Director David Ayer is frustrated by criticism of Suicide Squad because the film was not his “original vision”.

On Friday, Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn announced the cast of The Suicide Squad, his follow-up to Ayer’s 2016 comic book movie. In response, IndieWire’s David Ehrlich tweeted that it was hard to be excited about a sequel to “some dumb piece of s**t that literally every sane person on Earth hated with a passion when it came out like 10 minutes ago.”

The filmmaker noticed the “mean-spirited” comment and replied, “A lot of people dedicated their blood sweat and tears and came together to make the original. It’s incredibly painful to have two years of my love attacked in such a way.”

After the journalist explained that he was simply frustrated about franchises continuing regardless of previous results, Ayer added, “The film industry is exactly that – an industry – it keeps growing and moving forward. Yet I know @JamesGunn will make something amazing. My frustration comes from being hammered for something that was not my original vision.”

The 51-year-old continued to tell his followers he “cannot wait to see this movie” and that Warner Bros. executives were “blessed to have @James Gunn.” Gunn responded to the praise by tweeting the praying hands emoji.

The Suicide Squad, which is said to be a reboot of Ayer’s movie, will feature returning cast members including Margot Robbie, Jai Courtney, Viola Davis, and Joel Kinnaman, while newcomers include Idris Elba, Taika Waititi, John Cena, Peter Capaldi, and Pete Davidson. When Gunn unveiled the confirmed cast list on Friday, fans were quick to notice that Jared Leto was absent, leaving them to wonder who will be playing the Joker next.

The Suicide Squad is scheduled to hit cinemas in August 2021.

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