The daily gossip: Britney Spears heads to court, Sheryl Crow hasn't written her best song yet, and more

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1. Britney Spears' boyfriend wears a 'Free Britney' shirt ahead of her court address

Britney Spears' boyfriend, Sam Asghari, posted a photo of himself wearing what appears to be a "Free Britney" shirt ahead of Spears' scheduled address at a court hearing on Wednesday in Los Angeles regarding her conservatorship. While Spears' court battle was covered earlier this year in the hit New York Times documentary "Framing Britney Spears," Spears has been notably more reserved in speaking out about the situation involving her father and conservator, Jamie Spears, going as far as to criticize documentaries shining a spotlight on her life. But Spears has also pushed back on the conservatorship "earlier and more often than had previously been known," the Times revealed earlier this week. Asghari's public support, meanwhile, marks "one of the biggest statements anyone close to Britney has made with regard to the Free Britney movement," Just Jared reports.

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2. Sheryl Crow still wants to write her best song

It's been nearly 20 years since Sheryl Crow told everyone to lighten up, and while she "used to cringe at the term legacy artist," she told Vulture in an interview published Wednesday that she's now okay with you using it if it makes you happy. "I feel like the gift of my age is embracing how long I've been around," Crow, 59, said. She added that these are the days when anything goes and all she wants to do is have some fun with more projects. "One of the things that keeps me going is that I feel like I have not written my best song yet," explained Crow, and while we'd of course always be on her side, there are at least a few contenders for that title that already come to mind…

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3. Harrison Ford has once again hurt himself on set

Harrison Ford, a man you never want to get in a plane with, has reportedly injured himself on the set of Indiana Jones 5, delaying the shoot. "In the course of rehearsing for a fight scene, Harrison Ford sustained an injury involving his shoulder," a Disney spokesperson told Variety. At this point, though, the 78-year-old actor is really no stranger to on-set injuries, having famously broken his leg during an accident on Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which forced production to be stopped for two weeks; he also sustained a back injury on Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, The Hollywood Reporter notes. Maybe set his next movie in a nice, padded room?

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4. Wolfgang Puck mistook Ariana Grande for a student celebrating a day off

Newlyweds Ariana Grande and Dalton Gomez dined at Wolfgang Puck's Hotel Bel-Air restaurant with friends in early June, but weren't recognized by the chef. Despite Grande being a 27-year-old internationally-famous pop-star, Puck thought they were students. He asked if they had IDs and said, "Oh, no school today, you are all out celebrating." Apparently the group was too polite to correct him until he was called back for a photo. "Then they said, 'Oh, this is Ariana Grande, she wants to take you to a karaoke place and sing!'," he recalled. "I said, 'Well, I think I'd take her in the kitchen and teach her how to cook probably before [I'd do karaoke].'" No word on if either of those events took place, but wouldn't that be great?


5. You won't find Jennifer Aniston on Raya

Jennifer Aniston is not swiping through dating apps — she told People she would never online date, preferring the "normal ways of dating: Having someone ask you out." (You heard her, shoot your shot!) Her stance might be wise considering what happened with Friends co-star Matthew Perry on celebrity dating app Raya. Aniston noted she is looking for a "fantastic partner" rather than a husband. "It doesn't have to be etched in stone in legal documents," she said. But she isn't yearning for romance. "I'm in a really peaceful place. I have a job that I love, I have people in my life who are everything to me, and I have beautiful dogs," she says. What more could a girl need?

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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.