The daily gossip: Kylie Jenner's son is no longer named Wolf, Amanda Bynes officially freed from her conservatorship, and more

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1. Kylie Jenner's son is no longer named Wolf

Kylie Jenner is the girl who cried "Wolf." Jenner and Travis Scott welcomed their second child together in early February, and the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star later revealed his name: Wolf Webster. But they apparently had some second thoughts, as Jenner has now announced they changed the baby's name. "Our son's name isn't Wolf anymore," Jenner wrote on Instagram. "We just really didn't feel like it was him. Just wanted to share because I keep seeing Wolf everywhere." Last month, People reported the couple "picked a name together" but didn't make it public at first because Jenner wanted to "make sure she loves the name" before announcing it. Well, so much for that! Jenner didn't reveal what her son's new name is, presumably not wanting to make the same mistake and leaving open the possibility it could get tweaked three or four more times before kindergarten.

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2. Amanda Bynes officially freed from her conservatorship

Bring in the dancing lobsters. A judge on Tuesday officially ended Amanda Bynes' conservatorship after nearly a decade, saying it's "no longer required." Bynes, who has said she is bipolar, was placed under a conservatorship in 2013 after she started a fire in a neighbor's driveway. But last month, she filed to end the conservatorship, arguing it's no longer necessary. A judge has now agreed. Bynes "provided facts that the conservatorship is no longer needed," the judge said. In contrast to the Britney Spears case, Bynes immediately received full support from her parents. After the judge's ruling, Bynes told People she's been "working hard to improve my health so that I can live and work independently" and will "continue to prioritize my well-being in this next chapter." She also thanked her parents "for their support" and fans for their "love and well wishes," adding, "I am excited about my upcoming endeavors." Might it finally be time for a long-awaited reboot of Moody's Point?

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3. Taylor Swift is coming for an Oscar

Could 2023 be the year Taylor Swift snags the "O" in "EGOT"? Swift revealed Tuesday she's written an original song for the upcoming movie Where the Crawdads Sing. Starring Daisy Edgar-Jones, the film is based on the 2018 novel by Delia Owens, which Swift said she's a big fan of. "I wanted to create something haunting and ethereal to match this mesmerizing story," she wrote on Instagram. Her song, "Carolina," can be heard in the trailer for the film, and Swift said it will be released in full "soon." Where the Crawdads Sing is set to be released in July, meaning Swift should be eligible for the Best Original Song Oscar next year — and if she won, she'd just need a Tony to achieve EGOT status. Hopefully, Academy voters don't hold Cats against her too much.

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4. Nicolas Cage bought a two-headed snake for $80,000

Owning a two-headed snake was too much even for Nicolas Cage. In a new GQ profile, the actor chatted about his career, embracing being a meme, and ... dropping tens of thousands of dollars on a two-headed snake. "I was having dreams about two-headed eagles," Cage said. "And then the next day, somebody calls me and says, 'Oh, I have a two-headed snake you might be interested in buying.' And I'm dreaming about two-headed eagles. And it costs like 80 grand. I said, 'I'll do it. Here, I'll take it.'" But Cage got more than he bargained for and eventually had to give the snake to a zoo, as needing to "put a spatula between the two heads" to give "them two different mice and let them eat separately" became "too much for me to handle." The rest of the interview includes Cage discussing becoming a living meme, partially due to insane anecdotes like this. But he said he wanted to refute the "misconception that I'm crazy."

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5. Rachel Zegler has now been invited to the Oscars

It wouldn't be Oscar week if some insanely dumb decision wasn't being abruptly reversed. Over the weekend, West Side Story star Rachel Zegler revealed she hasn't been invited to Sunday's Academy Awards, even though she's one of the leads of a movie nominated for Best Picture. But after massive backlash, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has now invited Zegler to come as a presenter, according to The Hollywood Reporter. We still don't know for sure why she wasn't invited in the first place, though there was speculation Disney didn't want her to go in case she got COVID and shut down the set of Snow White in London. But the Reporter says that now, "efforts are being undertaken to rearrange the film's shooting schedule to enable Zegler to be at the Oscars." If only getting every other equally perplexing aspect of Sunday's show reversed was this easy.

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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.