The daily gossip: Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen reportedly hire divorce lawyers, Velma confirmed as a lesbian in new Scooby-Doo movie, and more

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1. Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen reportedly hire divorce lawyers

Tom Brady may finally be retiring … from his marriage. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback and his wife, Gisele Bündchen, have both retained divorce lawyers, Page Six reports. The two have allegedly been living separately after what Page Six previously described as a "series of heated arguments" over his decision to un-retire from the NFL. Brady famously announced his retirement from football in February, only to shockingly change his mind a mere six weeks later. "I never actually thought this argument would be the end of them, but it looks like it is," a source told Page Six. People confirms Bündchen has hired a divorce lawyer, though that report says Brady is still "trying to figure out what to do" and is looking for his own attorney. "He wants to get through this and for things to get better," a source told People. But Page Six's source said, "I don't think there will be any coming back now." Here comes Pete Davidson...

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2. Velma confirmed as a lesbian in new 'Scooby-Doo' movie

Jinkies … they finally Scooby-dooby did it! A new Scooby-Doo animated movie, Trick or Treat Scooby-Doo, has officially made Velma a lesbian, canonizing lots and lots of fan fiction. A clip from the movie shows Velma fawning over a female costume designer, exclaiming, "Jinkies!" James Gunn, writer of the live-action Scooby-Doo movie, revealed in 2020 he wrote Velma to be "explicitly gay," but Warner Bros. allegedly removed it. "The studio just kept watering it down & watering it down," Gunn recalled, and by the sequel, she was even given a boyfriend. A producer of the more recent animated series Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated also confirmed that Velma is "not bi. She's gay." But this was never confirmed in the actual show, in which she dates Shaggy. After all this time, though, it looks like our girl will be getting herself a real (Scooby) snack. Now, let's do Fred's coming out next. Come on, just look at that ascot.

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3. Angelina Jolie details Brad Pitt's alleged 'physical and emotional abuse' in court filing

Even more details are emerging about that plane fight that ended Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's marriage, this time directly from Jolie. In new court documents, Jolie's lawyers allege that negotiations with Pitt over selling her share in their winery broke down after he demanded she sign a nondisclosure agreement preventing her from speaking about his "physical and emotional abuse of her and their children," The New York Times reports. The filing then describes how Pitt allegedly "choked one of the children and struck another in the face," "grabbed Jolie by the head and shook her," and pushed her "into the bathroom wall" on a flight in 2016, also pouring beer on her and "beer and red wine on the children." The fight was sparked by Pitt claiming Jolie was "too deferential" to the children, the documents reportedly say. The news comes days after the release of Blonde, a movie about the exploitation and abuse of women that was produced by Pitt.

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4. 'Buffy' star Emma Caulfield Ford reveals MS diagnosis

Emma Caulfield Ford is ready to open up about her private health battle. The actress, known for playing Anya on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Dottie on WandaVision, revealed to Vanity Fair she has had multiple sclerosis for more than a decade. Caulfield Ford recalled being diagnosed in 2010 after waking up one morning and feeling "like there were a million ants crawling on" the side of her face. But she feared that if she told anyone, she wouldn't be able to keep getting work in Hollywood, and she even felt the need to hide how uncomfortable she was shooting WandaVision in the heat. But Caufield Ford, who's returning to the MCU in Agatha: Coven of Chaos, said she decided she's "so tired of not being honest" and wants to use her platform to raise awareness — though she admitted to fearing some might accuse her of trying to "copy" Selma Blair. "Anybody who honestly thinks that," she said, "I think they have real problems."

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5. Naomi Watts says she was told she'd be unhirable after 40

Watt the heck is wrong with Hollywood? Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Naomi Watts recalled being told that she should pretty much just crawl straight into the grave as soon as she turned 40. "I was told [taps an imaginary watch], 'You better get a lot done because it's all over at 40 when you become unf--kable,'" Watts recalled. "And I'm like, 'What? What does that mean exactly?" She said she heard this when she was 33 and starred in Mulholland Drive, and she was "so mad" at the suggestion that "when you are no longer reproductive, when those organs are no longer functioning, you are not sexy, so, therefore, you are not hirable." Cut to 2022, and the 54-year-old actress is still working regularly, including by starring in Ryan Murphy's new Netflix show The Watcher. Watts didn't reveal who told her this, though given they said "after 40" and not "after 26," it probably wasn't Leonardo DiCaprio.

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