The daily gossip: Seth Rogen perplexed over Adele giving him front row concert seats, Olivia Colman got her 1st tattoo from Dakota Johnson, and more

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1. Seth Rogen didn't expect to be in the front row of Adele's TV special while high

How did Seth Rogen score front row seats to Adele's recent concert? Your guess is as good as his. The comedian chatted on the The Tonight Show about attending Adele's "One Night Only" TV special that aired alongside an Oprah Winfrey interview. But Rogen explained he was under the impression he'd be going to a small concert and had no clue it was a television taping until he arrived — after smoking "a ton of weed" beforehand. "We're on a television show!" he recalled realizing. "And I'm like, maybe it's not that big a television special, and then the first person I see is Oprah Winfrey." Rogen and his wife hoped they could just "slink into the background," but that plan was foiled when they picked up their tickets and discovered "our seat numbers literally are 1A and 1B." As for why they were given seats that close — even closer than Drake — Rogen has no idea considering he's never even met the singer. "I don't know Adele!" he said. "And if, Adele, you're watching this, why did you do that?"

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2. Olivia Colman got her first tattoo from Dakota Johnson

There's a first time for everything, and it might as well involve Dakota Johnson. A new Town & Country profile of Johnson reveals the Fifty Shades of Grey alum recently gave Olivia Colman, her co-star in The Lost Daughter, her very first tattoo. The two were partying it up after a New York Film Festival screening of the film, and later at a hotel, Johnson "used a stick-and-poke kit" to give the tattoo to Colman. "Maybe it was me being completely seduced by this gorgeous person and wanting her to think I was cool," Colman said. "Or maybe it was my midlife crisis." Johnson declared in the interview that "people are not behaving normally" during what the outlet described as a "post-vaccine return to joy," and the actress added, "If you go to a party, you f---ing rage." The piece didn't reveal what Colman's tattoo depicts, so we'll just assume it's of Johnson's "actually, no, that's not the truth, Ellen" interview until told otherwise.

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3. Machine Gun Kelly accidentally stabbed himself trying to impress Megan Fox

Machine Gun Kelly tried to impress his girlfriend Megan Fox, but let's just say some bad things happened. On The Tonight Show, the singer decided to gross out Jimmy Fallon's audience as much as possible as he discussed bruising his coccyx by sliding down a staircase rail and running right into a "giant spike" at the bottom. While he was at it, he described another horrifying injury, which happened that same night during a failed attempt to look casually cool by catching a knife he threw up in the air. "You know how you throw it up and you're supposed to catch it? I looked at [Fox] and I was like, 'Check this out,'" Kelly said — but the knife instead landed right in his hand and forced him to get stitches the next day. So yeah, he definitely seems qualified to be involved in the next Jackass movie.

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4. Meghan Markle scores win in media battle

Meghan Markle is celebrating a big win in her legal battle against a U.K. tabloid. After a judge ruled earlier this year that the Mail on Sunday interfered with the Duchess of Sussex's "reasonable expectation" of privacy when publishing portions of a letter that she wrote to her father in 2018, a court has now dismissed an appeal brought by the tabloid's publisher, Associated Newspapers. The contents of the letter were "personal, private and not matters of legitimate public interest," the court ruled. The publisher argued Meghan's letter was actually "crafted with readership by the public in mind." But Meghan maintained she never wanted the letter to become public, and she celebrated the court's decision, hoping "we are now collectively brave enough to reshape a tabloid industry that conditions people to be cruel, and profits from the lies and pain that they create."

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5. Britney Spears celebrates her post-conservatorship 40th birthday

Britney Spears' birthday wish may have come early a few weeks ago when her conservatorship finally ended, but the pop star officially turned 40 on Thursday, and a source told Entertainment Tonight she "feels like this is the first year in a very long time that she actually has a reason to celebrate." Spears' fiancé, Sam Asghari, shared videos of the two flying on a private plane, with ​​Asghari singing her happy birthday and presenting her with a B-shaped cake. "Baby, this is hot," Spears tells him. It wasn't clear where the plane was headed, though Spears, who previously declared she would celebrate her birthday for two months, said she was thankful to be "able to go out of the country." Asghari's Instagram story also showed them watching a dazzling fireworks show on the beach, and even though we haven't heard about the two of them getting married just yet, he wrote, "Happy 1st birthday to my wife." All in all, it certainly sounds like a more enjoyable 40th birthday than Kendall Roy's.

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Brendan Morrow

Brendan is a staff writer at The Week. A graduate of Hofstra University with a degree in journalism, he also writes about horror films for Bloody Disgusting and has previously contributed to The Cheat Sheet, Heavy, WhatCulture, and more. He lives in New York City surrounded by Star Wars posters.