Alec Baldwin has consistently maintained that he never pulled the trigger in the fatal shooting on the set of Rust that claimed the life of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins. Understandably, not a lot of people bought that story including New Mexico prosecutors. After letting Baldwin off the hook following new evidence that the gun was modified, special prosecutors hired forensic experts to examine the weapon. Surprise! It was not faulty, and “the trigger had to be pulled or depressed sufficiently” for the gun to go off, according to their report. Why is that bad? When prosecutors cut Baldwin loose the first time, they made it clear that they could refile charges if it’s proven that he pulled the trigger. Welp, here we are. (Variety)
Glen Powell shirtless on a yacht, anyone? (Lainey Gossip)
What happens when thousands of hackers try to break AI chatbots. (NPR)
This reads less like a neat factoid and more like evidence that Beyond the Spider-Verse was never going to hit its original release date. It’s some real bullshit for Sony to blame the delay on the strikes when the culprit sure looks like Lord and Miller running the animation team ragged. (Gizmodo)
From Andrew: Today is the day.