Cate Loves Lucy + Disney Honors Toddler: PopBits
One of cinema’s greatest actors is turning her attention to the story of Lucille Ball, and Disney has installed a work of art to honor the child killed by an alligator at Walt Disney World. These are today’s PopBits.
Blanchett has played icons of yesteryear more than a few times in her storied career, with turns as Katherine Hepburn and Bob Dylan to name just a few. Next she’ll go red for Aaron Sorkin’s upcoming biopic about the I Love Lucy star and her husband, Desi Arnaz.
Yesterday, Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi was in court to give her testimony in the ongoing case against a group of Boston Teamsters. The union workers supposedly threatened Lakshmi as she arrived on set one day, and purportedly slashed tires on numerous production vehicles back in 2014.
This week, Walt Disney World revealed a new work of art meant as a memorial for Lane Thomas, the two year-old boy who was killed by an alligator at the Seven Seas Lagoon Beach last year. The gold and blue lighthouse features two blue stars, and a plaque for the Lane Thomas Foundation, an organization his parents started to help young children find organ donors.
Haruo Nakajima died on Monday due to pneumonia at age 88. The actor is most remembered for being the very first to step into Godzilla’s suit in 1954, and returned to the role of the original kaiju 11 more times. No small feat at the time, as that original suit was made from concrete and weighed more than 200 lbs.
After coming back into the spotlight due to an episode of Adult Swim’s Rick and Morty, McDonald’s gave away a small batch of its cult favorite szechuan sauce to some lucky Twitter followers. Now Deadmau5 is trying to buy one on eBay from one of those winners. Currently the bottle is going for $5600.
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