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The daily gossip: Hannah Gadsby is livid about her Netflix CEO name check, Addison Rae contemplates the horrors of getting a job, and more

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Hannah Gadsby destroys the Netflix CEO after he attempts to deflect criticism by citing her name

Hannah Gadsby, the popular comedian behind Netflix specials like Nanette and Douglas, is absolutely livid that the streamer's CEO, Ted Sarandos, cited her name in the ongoing drama over Dave Chappelle's homophobic and transphobic new special. Sarandos had argued that "we have Sex Education, Orange Is the New Black, Control Z, Hannah Gadsby, and Dave Chappelle" as proof that Netflix doesn't define marginalized communities "by a single story." But Gadsby slammed the CEO for dragging her into the mess: "You didn't pay me nearly enough to deal with the real world consequences of the hate speech dog whistling you refuse to acknowledge, Ted," she wrote. "F--k you and your amoral algorithm cult … I do s--ts with more back bone than you." Read all of how she really feels here.

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Addison Rae was briefly banned from TikTok

Addison Rae briefly had to consider getting a job on Thursday night after TikTok "permanently banned" the TikTok star. Rae, 21, shared on Twitter a screenshot of the message informing her that she'd made too many "violations" of the platform's guidelines, and joked: "Well time to get a job." Twitter users appeared to believe the violation was over Rae slowly gyrating her pelvis in a recent video, though by Friday morning Rae was back on the service, saving her from having to further consider the agony of doing the sort of work the rest of us have to do every day.

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Prince William won't deny the existence of unicorns

What does Prince William know that we don't? During an Instagram Q&A on Friday, the royal was asked if "unicorns are real." He laughed, answering that "I think if you talk my daughter, she'd say they were real" before adding "obviously, it's a trade secret, so I can't possibly comment." The unicorn is the official national animal of Scotland, where William is the Earl of Strathearn, so he might be letting onto something. Admittedly, though, scientists have already discovered that unicorns were real — albeit they lived some 29,000 years ago, and in Siberia. Also, they were absolutely, hideously ugly.

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J. Smith-Cameron complains about finding an unaccepted word in Spelling Bee

Actress J. Smith-Cameron has become the latest person to take to complaining about The New York Times' popular Spelling Bee game on Twitter. On Thursday, Smith-Cameron — who plays the General Counsel of Waystar Royco, Gerri, on Succession — attempted to spell the word "undaunted" but had it rejected by the puzzle. "Hey @thegridkid," she wrote to the puzzle maker, Sam Ezersky, "there's an absolutely valid word the Bee won't accept and I'm annoyed. But UNDAUNTED." Ezersky wrote back, admitting he knew about the error: "As a consolation, I hereby bestow Queen Bee status to you myself," he added. While that'd be a major honor for the rest of us mere mortals, J. Smith-Cameron doubtfully needs anyone to remind her she's the queen.

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Harry Potter sells his copy of 'Harry Potter'

Harry Potter sold a first-edition copy of Harry Potter for $38,000 last month. No need to read that sentence again; you aren't seeing double. Harry Potter, 33, of Waterlooville, Hampshire, auctioned off his copy of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, which his father had bought him in 1997 because of his coincidental, shared name with the title character. "People just don't believe me," Potter told Metro. "'When I was a young footballer, a referee threatened me with a red card for saying my name was Harry Potter." Only 500 copies of the first edition of the book were printed, making them super valuable collector's items, though Potter's copy sold for a bit less than others due to its wear and tear. 

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