Freshly Brewed Gossip and Entertainment News for Wednesday

January 24, 2018 - 6:00am

DID ARMIE HAMMER GIFT CO-STARS WITH MARIJUANA? Armie Hammer earned a rep on the set of Sorry To Bother You for being generous with his ganja. "The first time I saw him, he gave me some weed," his co-star Omari Hardwick said at the Sundance Film Festival Vulture Spot panel. But director Boots Riley said it was no gift: "When I saw Armie the next time, he was like, 'Hey have you seen Omari? I asked him to hold my weed for me.'" Tessa Thompson said the tale perked her ears up, telling Hammer as he nodded his head: "I thought you were so generous. I heard you were on set giving away lots of pot." (Page Six)

SHAKIRA UNDER INVESTIGATION FOR TAX EVASION: Spanish authorities are giving pop star Shakira's tax documents a close read. The "Hips Don't Lie" singer is under investigation for failing to pay income taxes from 2012-2014. Authorities will decide whether to press charges in mid-June. (New York Daily News)

JOEL TAYLOR OF DISCOVERY CHANNEL'S STORM CHASERS DIES: Joel Taylor, star of Discovery Channel's Storm Chasers, has died at age 38. His former co-star Reed Timmer shared the sad news Tuesday. "RIP my best friend and storm chasing partner, Joel Taylor. I am shocked and absolutely devastated by the loss of my incredible, caring friend," Timmer wrote on Twitter. "We chased so many intense storms, and I wish we could have just one more storm chase. I’ll miss you forever, Joel. We lost a legend," Timmer added. His cause of death is unknown. (New York Daily News)

IS DANIEL DAY-LEWIS RETHINKING RETIREMENT? Oscar nominee Daniel Day-Lewis told the world that he was quitting acting after Phantom Thread, but it seems he may be having second thoughts. Sources tell Page Six that "he's been taking meetings about producing projects," while another muses that he may be considering doing some writing for film. His father was a poet, Cecil Day-Lewis, and he's married to writer-director Rebecca Miller, daughter of literary legend Arthur Miller. (Page Six)

ALEX PALL 'MISERABLE' AFTER GETTING BUSTED CHEATING: Chainsmokers frontman Alex Pall is not doing well after getting caught cheating by his now-ex girlfriend Tori Woodward. TMZ caught up with him at LAX on his way to Qatar and he told the photog that she "deserves better" and that he's "miserable" without her. (TMZ)

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Reed Timmer Mourns the Loss of Joel Taylor:

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RIP my best friend and storm chasing partner, Joel Taylor. I am shocked and absolutely devastated by the loss of my incredible, caring friend. We chased so many intense storms, and I wish we could have just one more storm chase. I’ll miss you forever, Joel. We lost a legend