Nicki Minaj is enlisting the help of controversial FOX host Tucker Carlson on vaccinations. Christopher Nolan is taking his next film project over to Universal Pictures. Meanwhile, ABC reveals a new bachelor, Latinos are absent in Hollywood and the world says goodbye to comedian Norm Macdonald.

In the latest episode of Variety‘s video series “The Take,” presented by Apple TV+, senior correspondent Elizabeth Wagmeister and film awards editor Clayton Davis discuss their takes on the week’s biggest headlines.

Nicki Minaj was the center of the biggest story from the Met Gala — and she wasn’t even there. The rapper tweeted to her more than 26 million Twitter followers since the Met Gala requires guests to be vaccinated, she would not be attending. Minaj also shared an anecdote that her cousin’s friend in Trinidad became impotent and had swollen testicles after getting vaxed. The rapper’s tweets created a firestorm over her spreading misinformation, leading her to enlist the support of FOX host Tucker Carlson.

Academy Award-nominated director Christopher Nolan is severing a nearly two-decade relationship with Warner Bros. He will be taking his next film, a drama about J. Robert Oppenheimer and the atomic bomb’s creation, which carries a $100 million price tag, to Universal Pictures and will begin shooting in 2022.

Is there a new star in “The Bachelor?” According to Wagmeister’s scoop, yes, there is. According to insiders close to the show, Clayton Echard — not to be confused with “The Take’s” very own Clayton Davis — is ABC’s new leading man. Sources say he will be introduced to Bachelor Nation this fall as a contestant on Michelle Young’s season of “The Bachelorette.”

As Hispanic Heritage Month begins, a new report shows that Latinos have been nearly absent in popular films in the last 13 years. Eva Longoria, who just wrapped shooting on her directorial feature debut “Flamin’ Hot,” tells Variety, “studios love to throw the word ‘diversity’ around because it’s the trendy thing to do, with programs and fellowships and internships. But if nothing leads to jobs, all they get to do is have a press release and check a box without any real systemic, sustainable change.”

Norm Macdonald, the comedy icon and “Saturday Night Live” star, passed away at the age of 61 after a near-decade-long private battle with cancer. The beloved comic’s death shocked fans and Hollywood and was praised by late-night comedians and A-listers like Adam Sandler and Seth Rogen for his talent, wit and character.

Hosted by Variety senior correspondent Wagmeister and awards editor Davis, “Variety The Take,” presented by Apple TV+, is a weekly series that will navigate the week’s top stories from the entertainment world, pop culture and media while providing expert analysis and exclusive insight on what’s buzzing in Hollywood. Filmed in Variety’s state-of-the-art studios in Los Angeles, new episodes are released weekly on Fridays on, YouTube and social media.

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