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The daily gossip: Britney Spears' conservatorship only allowed her to read 'religious materials,' Netflix quickly fixed a major problem in Squid Game, and more

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Britney Spears' conservatorship reportedly only let her read 'religious materials'

One Hundred Years of Solitude might have resonated with Britney Spears, who spent 13 years isolated from the world due to her conservatorship — only, she reportedly wouldn't have been allowed to read the Gabriel García Márquez masterpiece under the terms of the legal arrangement. According to TMZ, Spears' father, Jamie Spears, and the management team he hired to help run the conservatorship believed that religion would help sort out Spears' mental health issues: "We're told for a time they would only let Britney read religious material," TMZ writes. "And, we're told, there was a large measure of intolerance for anyone who wasn't a 'good Christian.'" Thankfully, they are no longer involved in Spears' conservatorship — though her new lawyer, Mathew Rosengart, might not be finished with them quite yet. "Rosengart also wants to depose them ... to determine if they illegally recorded or eavesdropped on Britney's bedroom conversations and texts," TMZ writes.

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Netflix has already had to make a change to 'Squid Game'

Netflix has already had to edit the footage in its hit series Squid Game after the contact info displayed on a card given to potential game players turned out to be linked to a real, active phone number. "After Squid Game aired, I have been receiving calls and texts endlessly, 24/7, to the point that it's hard for me to go on with daily life," the unfortunate person on the other end of the line told Koreaboo. "This is a number that I've been using for more than 10 years, so I'm quite taken aback. There are more than 4,000 numbers that I've had to delete from my phone and it's to the point where due to people reaching out without a sense of day and night due to their curiosity, my phone's battery is drained and turns off." According to The Korea Times, another person whose phone number has only a one-digit difference from the number in the TV show is also facing an onslaught: "The stress from incessant prank calls is driving me crazy."

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Kathryn Hahn is reportedly getting her own 'WandaVision' spinoff

It's been Agatha all along — and her very own insidious, perfidious spinoff is now in the works. The WandaVision spinoff will reportedly focus on Kathryn Hahn's character, Agatha Harkness, and is in development from Disney+, Variety reported on Thursday. Jac Schaeffer, the head writer of WandaVision, is reportedly expected to return as writer and executive producer of the series, which is described as a "dark comedy." Hahn made her Marvel debut in WandaVision, the studio's first streaming series that centered around superheroes Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) and Vision (Paul Bettany) as they journey through sitcom history. She starred as Agnes, Wanda's neighbor who is later revealed to (spoiler alert!) actually be a villainous witch. By the end of the series, Agatha is still alive, trapped in the town of Westview. Hahn earned an Emmy nomination for her performance, and the show itself also racked up a whopping 23 nods. 

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Justin Bieber is selling 'Peaches'-branded joints

Millions of peaches, but these peaches aren't free. In fact, Justin Bieber is hoping to make big money off his hit song, "Peaches," loaning the name to his new collaboration with the pre-rolled cannabis product company Palms. "I'm a fan of Palms and what they are doing by making cannabis approachable and helping to destigmatize it — especially for the many people who find it helpful for their mental health," the 27-year-old pop star explained. As Bieber sings in his song — "I got my peaches out in Georgia, I get my weed in California" — this is an L.A.-based venture, with Peaches available to age-appropriate Beliebers in California and Nevada for $32 a pack.

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Woody Harrelson punched a man at the Watergate Hotel

"No pictures, please," means "no pictures, please!" Woody Harrelson punched a man who wouldn't stop taking photos of him, and the man is now facing charges over the incident. At the Watergate Hotel in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday night, the True Detective star reportedly punched an apparently intoxicated man who allegedly refused to stop taking pictures of him and his daughter. A police spokesperson said the actor "approached the man and requested him to delete the photos" and that after an argument ensued, the man "lunged at Woody Harrelson." Harrelson reportedly told police the man tried to grab his neck and that he punched him in self-defense. The man is now facing charges, but Harrelson wasn't charged. Back in 2008, Harrelson was sued by a different photographer who alleged the actor "broke his video camera, choked him and ordered his bodyguard to attack" him. Harrelson and the photographer reportedly reached a settlement.

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