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The daily gossip: Taylor Swift could be performing at the Super Bowl, Florence Pugh and Olivia Wilde allegedly had a 'screaming match,' and more

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Will Taylor Swift headline the Super Bowl Halftime Show?

Is "Super Bowl Halftime Show (Taylor's Version)" in the works? Taylor Swift fans have convinced themselves she's headlining the 2023 Super Bowl Halftime Show, claiming the NFL hinted at the possibility. The league has announced Apple Music as the new Super Bowl Halftime Show sponsor, replacing Pepsi, and that news just so happened to arrive at midnight. You know, like Swift's new album, Midnights? Okay, that's a bit of a reach. But then Variety reported Friday there are some legitimate reasons to think Swift is a "likely front-runner" for the gig. The article lays out a few such reasons, including that she's probably going to go on tour soon, before the outlet just casually drops this bombshell: "Three sources close to the situation tell Variety that it's happening." Despite this, People and TMZ swiftly published their own reports insisting she actually won't be performing, so Swifties may not be forced to find out what football is after all. 

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Florence Pugh and Olivia Wilde allegedly had a 'screaming match' on 'Don't Worry Darling' set

Don't Worry Darling release day is here, but there's still plenty of worrying left to be done. As the drama-filled movie finally arrives in theaters, Vulture is out with a new report revealing Florence Pugh and Olivia Wilde allegedly had a "screaming match" on set, as Pugh was annoyed with Wilde's "frequent unexplained absences." A source told the outlet that tension between the star and her director got so bad, it reached the top of Warner Bros. According to Vulture, Toby Emmerich, then the chair of Warner Bros. Pictures., had to get involved in a "long negotiation process" to get Pugh to "participate in the film's life cycle" even a little bit, so as not to harm it at the box office, though she ended up doing nearly no promotion. Don't Worry Darling is playing in theaters now, but call us when the movie about the making of the movie is out. 

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Charlize Theron recalls male director trying to make her look more 'f--kable'

Okay, who's the jerk who decided Charlize Theron, of all people, needed to work on her looks? Speaking with Harper's Bazaar, the Mad Max: Fury Road star opened up about how it "really f--king annoyed me" to have "absolutely no control" over what she wears in movies, explaining, "Having some guy make you have a fitting almost in front of them — stuff like that, it's really belittling." She then recalled that there was "one movie in particular" where there was "this male director who just kept bringing me in, fitting after fitting after fitting after  ...  And it was just so obvious that it was to do with my sexuality and how f--kable they could make me in the movie." This was early on in Theron's career, and she said that kind of thing "was just kind of the norm" then. She didn't provide any hints about the director's identity. But this is Hollywood we're talking about, so unfortunately, there's no shortage of suspects. 

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Did Kylie Jenner change her son's name to Snowy?

True story: We may now know the name of Kylie Jenner's son — the second name, that is. Jenner, for those fortunate enough to not be keeping track, welcomed a son named Wolf this year, only to announce weeks later this would no longer be his name. She still hasn't said what her son's name is now, but fans think Khloé Kardashian's daughter, True, may have revealed it. A viral TikTok lays out the theory, showing a clip from The Kardashians where Kardashian Facetimes True in the hospital, introducing her to her new brother. "Hi, Snowy," True says, only for Kardashian to tell her, "His name's not Snowy." So the theory is Jenner's son is the one named Snowy (her daughter is named Stormi), with one fan speculating True was "associating the baby brother thing to kylies baby since he was just born!" Then again, given how short-lived the name Wolf was, at most, it's possible True leaked whatever the name was that day. 

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Sylvester Stallone reconciles with his wife after she filed for divorce

Sylvester Stallone's marriage is no longer looking as rocky. The Rocky star has reportedly reconciled with his wife, Jennifer Flavin, weeks after she filed for divorce. "They decided to meet back up at home, where they talked and were able to work out their differences," a spokesperson told Page Six. Flavin filed for divorce from Stallone in August after 25 years together, and it looked like the split was going to be pretty messy. She accused him of hiding marital assets and refusing to leave their home. Plus, Stallone covered multiple tattoos of her, replacing one with an image of the dog from Rocky and another with a leopard, and reports said they had no prenup and were working on a divorce settlement. But after all that, their spokesperson tells Page Six, "They are both extremely happy." So back off, Pete Davidson. 

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