The daily gossip: Kim Kardashian tearfully opens up about her divorce, Ben Affleck's dad only just learned about Bennifer, and more

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1. Kim Kardashian feels like a 'failure' as 3rd marriage ends

Kim Kardashian became relatable for a moment in the latest episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians as she lashed out over a plate of cookies. The episode also saw Kardashian sob over the end of her marriage to Kanye West. "I feel like a f--king failure, that it's like, a third f--king marriage," she said. But there was no bad-mouthing her ex. "He goes and moves to a different state, every year, I have to be together so I can raise the kids, you know? And he's an amazing dad, he's done an amazing job … He should have a wife that supports his every move and travels with him and does everything," she explained. "I honestly can't do this anymore." R.I.P Kimye.

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2. Ben Affleck's dad is officially the last person to find out that Bennifer is back together

It's been 36 days since Page Six reported that Jennifer Lopez has been "spending time" with her ex-fiancé, Ben Affleck. But apparently Timothy Affleck, Ben Affleck's 77-year-old father, is 864 hours late to the Bennifer party. Mr. Affleck told The U.S. Sun on Friday that he had "no idea" the couple was back together. Timothy confirmed he at least knows who J.Lo is ("of course I've heard of her") but he explained, "my kids … share with me what they want to share." Timothy Affleck continued to be in full dad mode when he responded to an additional query about Ben Affleck supposedly mooning after Lopez while she was still together with Alex Rodriguez by telling the tabloid, "I've never heard of all that nonsense."

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3. Biden to meet with Queen Elizabeth during visit to U.K.

It's been 246 years since any self-respecting American has openly admitted to caring about the British monarchy (Duchess Meghan Markle notwithstanding, of course!), but President Biden is apparently not so cool that he can resist an audience with the Queen. Buckingham Palace announced Thursday that Biden will meet with Queen Elizabeth at Windsor Castle while he is in the United Kingdom for the G7 summit. Biden will be the 13th (!!!) U.S. president Queen Elizabeth has met during her reign, The Guardian reports — the first was Harry Truman; Lyndon B. Johnson is the only one after him she failed to meet. Hopefully she'll look a little happier during this photo op than she did with that other guy.

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4. Tiffany Haddish to star in Flo-Jo biopic

Tiffany Haddish isn't the fastest girl in the world, but she plays her on the big screen. Haddish will star as Olympian Florence Griffith Joyner, a.k.a. "Flo-Jo," in an upcoming biopic. Joyner set Olympic track and field records that have yet to be broken before she passed away in 1998 at 38 from a seizure. Haddish is "looking forward to telling Flo-Jo's story the way it should be told." The actress admires the track star, and her goal with the film is "making sure that younger generations know my 'she-ro' Flo-Jo, the fastest woman in the world to this day, existed." It's time to break out the one-legged unitards.

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5. Quentin Tarantino might bow out after 9 movies instead of 10

It may be time to bid farewell to the foot scene. Two-time Oscar-winning director Quentin Tarantino is hinting at his retirement once again. Speaking on the Pure Cinema Podcast, Tarantino said he's trying to avoid the fate of most directors, which is to wind up with terrible last movies. "To actually end your career on a decent movie is rare. I mean, most directors' last films are f---ing lousy," he said. Tarantino previously stated he'd make only 10 movies, and his latest was his ninth, so shouldn't he have one more in him? "Maybe I should not make another movie because I could be really happy with dropping the mic," he admitted. The days of Tarantino may just be a tale of Once Upon A Time… in Hollywood.


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Jeva Lange

Jeva Lange was the executive editor at She formerly served as The Week's deputy editor and culture critic. She is also a contributor to Screen Slate, and her writing has appeared in The New York Daily News, The Awl, Vice, and Gothamist, among other publications. Jeva lives in New York City. Follow her on Twitter.