The daily gossip: Chris Harrison exiled from Bachelor Nation, Kanye West's first Gap product comes in his least-favorite color, and more

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1. Chris Harrison and the Bachelor franchise officially break up

Was Chris Harrison there for the right reasons? The long-time host is officially leaving the Bachelor franchise. He "stepped aside" from his duties earlier this year after he defended contestant Rachael Kirkconnell's decision to attend antebellum South-themed party in an interview with the first Black Bachelorette, Rachel Lindsay. Harrison later apologized and declared, "I plan to be back. I want to be back." But season 17 of The Bachelorette premiered Monday without him, and Deadline reported Tuesday that he's gone for good. After 19 years, there's no final rose for Chris Harrison, but he is reportedly set to receive an eight-figure payoff, which is worth a lot more.


2. The first item in Kanye West's Gap line comes in his most hated color

A wise man once said, "fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months." Maybe that's why Kanye West's first (and so far only) item in his highly-anticipated nearly-billion-dollar deal with Gap is a puffy, recycled nylon jacket in the rapper's least favorite color, blue. West, whose Yeezy line is famous for its neutral colors, once ranted that "I don't use blue. I don't like it. It bugs me out. I hate it." It remains to be seen what other colors will be featured in West's line — GAP's CEO previously eyed the second or third quarter of the year for its debut — but fans don't seem to share his aversion to blue. The $200 jacket nearly sold out within a few hours.

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3. Regé-Jean Page calls out Bridgerton 'I burn for you' Mandela effect

The Berenstein Bears don't exist, Darth Vader never said "Luke, I am your father," and the Duke of Hastings didn't say "I burn for you." Despite audiences swooning over the Duke's delivery of the iconic Bridgerton line, it never happened. Regé-Jean Page, the actor who portrays the Duke, chalks it up to the Mandela effect. "I do not say, 'I burn for you,' it's not my line!" he told Variety. Rather, Daphne Bridgerton, played by Phoebe Dynevor, delivers the line that is synonymous with the series. He did say it on Saturday Night Live, but that didn't happen until two months after the show's premiere. But Page takes the misattribution as a compliment: "Everyone clearly was feeling very burned for."


4. Mike Myers is starring as 7 different characters in an Illuminati-like secret society comedy

Mike Myers hasn't had a lot of acting roles recently, but he's making up for it by taking on seven at the same time in his new show. On Tuesday, Netflix revealed details about Myers' upcoming limited comedy series, which the streamer said will be called The Pentaverate and center around "a secret society who have been working to influence world events since 1347" and follow an "unlikely Canadian journalist" seeking to uncover the truth. Myers will certainly have his hands full in the series, taking a page out of his Austin Powers playbook and playing "seven brand new characters," Netflix said. Ken Jeong, Keegan-Michael Key, Debi Mazarl, Richard McCabe, Jennifer Saunders, and Lydia West are also set to star — unless Myers somehow finds himself playing all those actors, too.

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5. Cher apologizes for her 'grave error' of calling Kirsten Gillibrand a traitor

Cher is begging forgiveness from the public over her "grave error" of demanding the wrong Democratic senator be kicked out of Congress. In a tweet on Monday, Cher apologized to Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) for earlier in the day slamming her as a "traitor" and saying that New Yorkers should find a way to kick her out of the Senate, explaining that she actually meant to direct the anger at Gillibrand's colleague, Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.). A contrite Cher explained she simply got her Democrats with similar names mixed up and offered Gillibrand her "deepest apologies" for the "grave error." In other words, it seems Cher wishes she could find a way to take back those words that've hurt her.

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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.