The daily gossip: John Mulaney confirms he's having a baby with Olivia Munn, Britney Spears' conservatorship creeps closer to ending, and more
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John Mulaney confirms he's expecting a baby with Olivia Munn
The internet went into a tizzy this weekend after actress Olivia Munn, who is dating former wife guy and recently divorced comedian John Mulaney, was photographed wearing "extremely oversized clothes" while running errands in Los Angeles. On Tuesday, Mulaney confirmed to Seth Meyers that the rumors are true: the couple is getting ready to welcome a kid gorgeous of their own. Mulaney stressed that he is "very, very lucky" to have met Munn, who helped him through the "hell" that followed his divorce and time in rehab, and "we're both really, really happy." Of course, he wasn't all sincerity: "She got to date me right out of recovery, which is what they call a reverse catch," he quipped.
Britney Spears' father files surprise petition to end her conservatorship
Britney Spears might at last almost be free. The pop star celebrated what appeared to be a major win in court this week after her father, Jamie Spears, filed a petition on Tuesday to end his daughter's conservatorship after controlling her estate for 13 years. In the petition, Jamie Spears stated that Britney's circumstances have changed "to such an extent that grounds for establishment of a conservatorship may no longer exist." But TMZ reports that its sources say not to take this "180" by the singer's father "at face value," with one saying they actually "don't believe Jamie really wants the conservatorship to end, and certainly not without a medical evaluation." TMZ suggests Jamie Spears believes that such an evaluation would indicate Britney's conservatorship needs to be maintained "so he would get what he wants — maintaining the conservatorship — while also ending the lingering attacks targeting him."
Matt Damon has a secret Instagram with 76 followers
Matt Damon might be one of the most in-demand actors in the world, but his Instagram has only 76 followers. Don't rush off to follow him just yet, though: it's a "very private Instagram account," he said (or as Ben Affleck would correct him, a finsta). "I have 76 followers and I've done 40 posts since 2013," Damon further explained to GQ, showing his interviewer his most recent post — a picture of his daughter Isabella, 15, celebrating her birthday and flipping her father off with two middle fingers. "That's what she's been doing every time we take a picture of her nowadays," Damon said. Regular teenage behavior, perhaps, although her cringey dad admittedly might have done something again to deserve it.
Fame stole Anya Taylor-Joy's ability to sob anonymously on planes
Anya Taylor-Joy's go-to coping mechanism was viciously snatched by the jaws of fame. The actress told InStyle she "used to hysterically sob on planes as my form of therapy of leaving jobs behind." She would put on a dramatic movie and prepare herself to cry. Apparently, people don't care if just anybody cries, but now that The Queen's Gambit has turned her into a recognizable face, she "can't sob on planes anymore without people being concerned for my well-being." Fame once again rears its ugly head, swaying people to care about a stranger's distress.
Natalia Bryant is studying film, a passion instilled by Kobe Bryant
Natalia Bryant is studying film this fall at the University of Southern California. The 18-year-old daughter of Kobe Bryant says this is a nod to time spent with her late father. She recalls watching a midnight showing of Rise of Skywalker two months before his death, and she asked him to watch the rest of the franchise that night. "He was just like the best girl dad ever. He was just letting me play my playlist and jam out to Taylor Swift the whole ride back, and talk about Star Wars too," she told Teen Vogue. Kobe dabbled in the industry, and was working on his own production company at the time of his death. Natalia noted she loves talking about her dad. "It's bittersweet, but I enjoy talking about him more than it's sad for me," she said.