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1. 'Good Morning America' anchors pulled from the air after alleged affair

They're going from affair to off-air. Anchors Amy Robach and T.J. Holmes have been temporarily pulled from Good Morning America's GMA3 after revelations that they allegedly had an affair. "For now, I am going to take Amy and T.J. off the air while we figure this out," ABC News president Kim Godwin said in an editorial call, noting the scandal has become a "distraction," Deadline reports. The Daily Mail and Page Six reported last week the co-hosts had a "months-long affair" while married to other people — and Page Six later added that Holmes allegedly had another affair with a married GMA producer. Neither of them addressed the scandal on air last week, but Holmes seemingly alluded to it Friday by sarcastically proclaiming, "It's been a great week!" On Monday, their fill-ins on GMA3 announced that Robach and Holmes "have the day off." Good luck to the writers of The Morning Show on making season three more dramatic than this.


2. Fans outraged Jenna Ortega filmed 'Wednesday' scene with COVID

Putting co-workers at risk of getting COVID: It's creepy and it's kooky. Jenna Ortega and Netflix are facing backlash over a resurfaced interview revealing the actress filmed a Wednesday scene while infected with COVID. Speaking with NME, Ortega explained that before the show's now iconic dance scene was filmed, she woke up feeling "like I'd been hit by a car" and was suffering from body aches and a scratchy throat. But Ortega's big dance scene was apparently filmed anyway, and she said "they were giving me medicine between takes because we were waiting on the positive result." Production company MGM told NME that once Ortega tested positive for COVID, she was removed from the set. But fans were outraged that filming was allowed to proceed at all while Ortega was sick and hadn't tested negative yet, with one Twitter user asking "why the f--k didn't she get sent home." To make matters worse, we're hearing Thing has not been washing himself with hand sanitizer.

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3. Man who shot Lady Gaga's dog walker gets 21 years in prison

The man who allegedly shot Lady Gaga's dog walker is headed to prison for longer than he's even been alive. 20-year-old James Howard Jackson has reportedly been sentenced to 21 years in prison after pleading no contest to attempted murder with great bodily injury. He was one of five suspects arrested in 2021 after Ryan Fischer was shot while walking Gaga's French bulldogs. The singer's dogs were stolen but later returned. Jackson's sentencing comes after he was free for several months because officials somehow accidentally released him from custody. According to Rolling Stone, Fischer delivered a victims impact statement in court, noting he suffered "lung collapse after lung collapse" due to the shooting, as well as the "loss of career, friendships, aimlessly traveling the country." Despite all that, Fischer told Jackson, "I do forgive you."

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4. Keke Palmer announces pregnancy in 'SNL' monologue

Ladies and gentlemen, we've got a great pregnancy reveal for you tonight! Keke Palmer hosted Saturday Night Live over the weekend, and she used her monologue to share some personal news. "People have been in my comments saying 'Keke's having a baby. Keke's pregnant,'' she said. "And I want to set the record straight … I am!" With the "I am," Palmer excitedly opened her jacket to reveal her pregnant belly. This will be the first child for the 29-year-old Nope star, who's in a relationship with Darius Jackson. He celebrated the news on his Instagram Story, sharing a photo showing Palmer's baby bump and teasing her due date is in 2023. "Honestly, this has been the biggest blessing, and I am so excited," the actress said on SNL. Baby, this is Keke Palmer … and her baby.

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5. 'Indiana Jones' director shoots down fake rumors spread by 'trolling a--holes'

Indiana Jones has taken on Nazis and aliens, but now, he's facing his greatest threat yet: Clickbait. Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny director James Mangold has pointedly shut down some preposterous rumors about the film that have been floating around online. Namely, a claim has spread that the movie will end with Indiana Jones being erased from history and replaced with Phoebe Waller-Bridge, a rumor seemingly meant to rile up the kind of fan outraged over prominent female characters in franchise films. If that sounds too ridiculous to be true, it turns out, it is. In since-deleted tweets, Mangold clarified "no one is 'taking over' or replacing Indy or donning his hat nor is he being 'erased' thru some contrivance." He also slammed "trolling a--holes" for spreading false claims like these to profit off of "culture war politics." Be careful, everyone: If the fans don't behave, the franchise may have to nuke another fridge.

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