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Brendan Morrow

Staff Writer

Brendan is a staff writer at The Week. A graduate of Hofstra University with a degree in journalism, he also writes about horror films for Bloody Disgusting and has previously contributed to The Cheat Sheet, Heavy, WhatCulture, and more. He lives in New York City surrounded by Star Wars posters.

The daily gossip: May 24, 2022
Rita Moreno.
Daily gossip

The daily gossip: May 24, 2022

Ricky Gervais Netflix special sparks backlash over jokes mocking trans people
Ricky Gervais
here we go again

Ricky Gervais Netflix special sparks backlash over jokes mocking trans people

Jake Tapper reportedly taped show at CNN studio after COVID diagnosis
Jake Tapper
the lead

Jake Tapper reportedly taped show at CNN studio after COVID diagnosis

Yankees' Josh Donaldson suspended after calling Black player 'Jackie'
Josh Donaldson and Tim Anderson
you're out

Yankees' Josh Donaldson suspended after calling Black player 'Jackie'

Conan O'Brien sells podcast company to SiriusXM for $150 million
Conan O'Brien
friends forever

Conan O'Brien sells podcast company to SiriusXM for $150 million

The daily gossip: May 23, 2022
Katherine Schwarzenegger and Chris Pratt.
Daily gossip

The daily gossip: May 23, 2022

Kurt Cobain's 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' guitar sells for almost $5 million
Kurt Cobain guitar
here we are now

Kurt Cobain's 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' guitar sells for almost $5 million

Pfizer says 3rd dose of its vaccine is effective in kids under 5
Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine
coming soon

Pfizer says 3rd dose of its vaccine is effective in kids under 5

Is Netflix's war with movie theaters nearing an end?
A movie theater.
Briefing

Is Netflix's war with movie theaters nearing an end?

The daily gossip: May 20, 2022
Austin St. John.
Daily gossip

The daily gossip: May 20, 2022

Stranger Things season finale to have shockingly long runtime
Stranger Things
longer things

Stranger Things season finale to have shockingly long runtime

Meta reportedly bans abortion discussion on internal version of Facebook
Meta
sshhhhh

Meta reportedly bans abortion discussion on internal version of Facebook

Former New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announces campaign for Congress
Bill de Blasio
he's running

Former New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announces campaign for Congress

The daily gossip: May 19, 2022
Rihanna and A$AP Rocky.
Daily gossip

The daily gossip: May 19, 2022

Rihanna welcomes 1st child with A$AP Rocky
ASAP Rocky and Rihanna
it's a boy

Rihanna welcomes 1st child with A$AP Rocky

Senate passes $40 billion Ukraine aid package
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer
'help is on the way'

Senate passes $40 billion Ukraine aid package

Fyre Festival organizer Billy McFarland gets early prison release
Billy McFarland
playing with fyre

Fyre Festival organizer Billy McFarland gets early prison release

Bush mistakenly condemns 'brutal invasion of Iraq'
George W. Bush
bushisms

Bush mistakenly condemns 'brutal invasion of Iraq'

The daily gossip: May 18, 2022
Taylor Swift.
Daily gossip

The daily gossip: May 18, 2022

Taylor Swift delivers NYU commencement address after receiving honorary doctorate
Taylor Swift
feeling '22

Taylor Swift delivers NYU commencement address after receiving honorary doctorate

Chris Wallace to anchor show on CNN after CNN+ collapse
Chris Wallace
who's broadcasting Chris Wallace?

Chris Wallace to anchor show on CNN after CNN+ collapse

Bill Cosby civil case over alleged sexual assault is headed to trial
Bill Cosby
back in court

Bill Cosby civil case over alleged sexual assault is headed to trial

U.S. Soccer Federation announces agreement to pay men and women equally
USA Women's National Soccer Team
'a truly historic moment'

U.S. Soccer Federation announces agreement to pay men and women equally

The daily gossip: May 17, 2022
Neil Patrick Harris.
Daily gossip

The daily gossip: May 17, 2022

Amber Heard says her role in Aquaman sequel was reduced after Depp allegations
Amber Heard
depp v. heard

Amber Heard says her role in Aquaman sequel was reduced after Depp allegations

Voters head to the polls in closely-watched Pennsylvania, North Carolina races
Voting booth in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2022 primaries

Voters head to the polls in closely-watched Pennsylvania, North Carolina races

Musk says Twitter deal 'cannot move forward' without proof of number of fake accounts
Elon Musk
backing out?

Musk says Twitter deal 'cannot move forward' without proof of number of fake accounts

The daily gossip: May 16, 2022
Jason Momoa.
Daily gossip

The daily gossip: May 16, 2022

Morgan Wallen performs at Billboard Music Awards as Diddy says 'we're un-canceling the canceled'
Morgan Wallen
'here to forgive'

Morgan Wallen performs at Billboard Music Awards as Diddy says 'we're un-canceling the canceled'

Fauci wouldn't want to stay in his post if Trump wins another term
Fauci
count me out

Fauci wouldn't want to stay in his post if Trump wins another term

Britney Spears announces she suffered a miscarriage
Britney Spears and Sam Asghari
devastating

Britney Spears announces she suffered a miscarriage

Why Mario Batali was acquitted
Mario Batali.
Briefing

Why Mario Batali was acquitted

Why Taylor Swift keeps releasing all those re-recorded albums
Taylor Swift.
Briefing

Why Taylor Swift keeps releasing all those re-recorded albums

The daily gossip: May 13, 2022
Marc Anthony and Nadia Ferreira.
Daily gossip

The daily gossip: May 13, 2022

Norm Macdonald's secret final stand-up special to debut on Netflix
Norm McDonald
last laugh

Norm Macdonald's secret final stand-up special to debut on Netflix

Brittney Griner's detention in Russia extended another month
Brittney Griner
Free Brittney

Brittney Griner's detention in Russia extended another month