The daily gossip: Simone Biles gets her own goat emoji, a fire at Beyoncé and Jay-Z's house is being investigated as arson, and more

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1. Simone Biles gets her own Olympics emoji: a goat in a leotard

Simone Biles is widely considered to be the greatest gymnast of all time, and she knows it — the 24-year-old athlete has even bedazzled her leotards with goats, evoking the acronym for "Greatest Of All Time." It's fitting, then, that Biles is now the first female athlete to get her own GOAT emoji on Twitter, an honor previously given to 2021 Super Bowl quarterbacks Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes. Naturally, Biles' representative cloven-hoofed ruminant is dressed in a leotard. She doesn't need a goat emoji to prove her dominance, though; Biles is poised to become the first woman to win back-to-back all-around titles in more than 50 years. You can catch her first appearance at the Olympics on Sunday during the U.S. women's qualifiers.

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2. Someone apparently lit Beyoncé and Jay-Z's house on fire

Whoever lit Beyoncé's house on fire had better come out and put their hands up. On Wednesday, officers in New Orleans responded to a call about a suspicious person on the property of a mansion thought to be owned by Jay-Z and Beyoncé, only to realize a fire had broken out. Twenty-two firefighters responded, and "if they didn't get there when they did, it could have been much worse," a spokesperson told The New York Post. "It's a historic home." The fire is being investigated as an arson. There were no injuries, and it would seem that Jay-Z and Beyoncé were elsewhere at the time. They don't seem terribly shaken, either: Jay-Z reportedly recorded a verse for Kanye West's forthcoming album on Thursday afternoon, just hours before the rapper's listening party in Atlanta.

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3. Cher vows to make Britney Spears' ice cream dream come true

"What do you guys do to keep your dreams alive?" Britney Spears asked in an extremely long Instagram post that also mentioned tennis-shoe shopping, Carrie Bradshaw, a grandfather clock, and JLo. The singer said she keeps hers alive by "thinking about visiting St. Tropez with Cher and eating ice cream." In attempting to keep her dreams alive, the pop star manifested them. After seeing Spears' post, Cher tweeted: "When #FreeBritney is FINALLY FREE, I'm Taking her to San Tropez & We'll Eat Ice Cream To Her Hearts Content." So if you're ever feeling uninspired, think about visiting St. Tropez with Cher and eating ice cream and it just might happen.

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4. Lorde had to be on an IV drip after drinking with Seth Meyers

Lorde apparently went a little too hard when she went out with Seth Meyers during his day drinking segment for Late Night. After airing the pre-taped segment, in which the pair pound back Lorde-inspired drinks like the "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" (sake, whiskey, red wine, topped with White Claw), Meyers asked how hungover Lorde was the next day. "I almost can't even talk about it," she told him. "I can't even look at an alcoholic drink ever again." Lorde had gone out with Meyers on a Monday, but she needed to perform on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert the next day, which Meyers said made him "nervous." Admitted Lorde, "You did kind of destroy me and I did have to get a very pop star thing, an IV drip … [someone] came to my hotel and administered fluids to my corpse."

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5. Andie MacDowell embraced her gray hair against her managers' wishes

During quarantine, Andie MacDowell decided it was time to embrace her gray hair, as "it was appropriate for my personality." But her managers told her it wasn't time. "I said, 'I think you're wrong, and I'm going to be more powerful if I embrace where I am right now,'" the actress told Vogue. And she was right. "I've never felt more powerful," she said after comitting to the transition. "It's not like I'm trying to hide something. I think that it's a power move, and that's what I kept telling my managers." She pointed out the sexist double standard of men going grey vs women, saying men are celebrated as they age, and she'd love the same for women. "I like to compare myself to George Clooney because why not?" MacDowell said.

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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.