The daily gossip: Gigi Hadid reportedly arrested for marijuana possession in the Cayman Islands, Sofía Vergara and Joe Manganiello confirm divorce, and more

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Hadid was "traveling with marijuana purchased legally," her rep said.
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1. Gigi Hadid reportedly arrested for marijuana possession in the Cayman Islands

Gigi Hashish … Is that anything? Gigi Hadid was arrested and charged with possessing pot and drug paraphernalia in the Cayman Islands last week, TMZ reports. The model reportedly flew there from the United States in a private jet, and agents discovered a "small amount of weed and smoking utensils" at the airport. A source told the outlet the weed was found in the bag of someone she was traveling with, but "all of the contents became her responsibility" because the plane was in her name. She was reportedly fined $1,000, and her traveling companion was also arrested, but TMZ says there is no conviction on her record. Hadid's rep told E! News she was "traveling with marijuana purchased legally in NYC with a medical license," and it "has also been legal for medical use in Grand Cayman since 2017." The rep added, "Her record remains clear and she enjoyed the rest of her time on the island."

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2. Sofía Vergara and Joe Manganiello confirm divorce

It's shaping up to be a real "love is dead" type of week. Sofía Vergara and Joe Manganiello are getting divorced after seven years of marriage. The couple confirmed the news to Page Six. "We have made the difficult decision to divorce," they said in a statement. "As two people that love and care for one another very much, we politely ask for respect of our privacy at this time as we navigate this new phase of our lives." Vergara and Manganiello have been married since 2015; they got engaged a year earlier after dating for six months. News of their divorce came shortly after it was reported that Ariana Grande and her husband had separated. A source told Page Six that Vergara and Manganiello have been "growing apart for a while now and are taking some distance from each other to contemplate their future." We know what you're thinking, but no, Pete Davidson is not currently single.

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3. Matt Damon "negotiated in couples therapy" to work with Christopher Nolan

Just when she thought he was out, Christopher Nolan pulled him back in. Matt Damon shared an anecdote with Entertainment Weekly that he acknowledged "is going to sound made up, but it's actually true." The actor, who appears in Nolan's latest film "Oppenheimer," revealed he "negotiated extensively with my wife that I was taking time off" from acting. But according to Damon, he specifically "negotiated in couples therapy" that the "one caveat" to this would be "if Chris Nolan called." Damon previously worked with the director on "Interstellar," but he noted Nolan had "put me on ice for a couple of movies, so I wasn't in the rotation." Sure enough, though, Nolan did call. "This is without knowing whether or not he was working on anything, because he never tells you," Damon said. "He just calls you out of the blue. And so, it was a moment in my household." Damon didn't clarify whether there's a Nolan clause in his prenup, too.

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4. Tom Cruise reportedly urged studios to hear actors' concerns about AI

The Entity is coming for Hollywood, and only Tom Cruise stands in its way. The "Mission: Impossible" star Zoomed into a SAG-AFTRA negotiating session in June to urge the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers, the group that represents the major studios, to "hear out the guild's concerns on the issue" of artificial intelligence, according to The Hollywood Reporter. This is one of the key issues in the Hollywood actors strike, as the guild wants to ensure that members receive "fair compensation for the use of [their] work to train AI systems and create new performances." The Reporter says no other star as big as Cruise has participated in negotiations to this degree. The report also describes how Cruise apparently asked the union to consider letting actors continue promoting films during the strike. But that didn't happen, and if Cruise's hope was to help secure a deal that would avert a work stoppage, clearly, some missions are too impossible even for him.

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5. Kate Winslet made fun of Robert Downey Jr. for the "worst British accent" ever

Kate Winslet once single-handedly turned a Nancy Meyers movie audition into a roast of Robert Downey Jr. On "The Howard Stern Show," Downey and Jimmy Fallon reminisced about the time they both auditioned for roles in Meyers' 2006 romantic comedy "The Holiday." Fallon doesn't seem to think he ever had a shot, but Downey thought he was a "shoo-in" for the role that ended up going to Jude Law. Fallon auditioned for the part that went to Jack Black, and the "Tonight Show" host recalled thinking Downey was the "best actor" he had ever done a scene with. But the trouble came when the "Iron Man" star had to do a British accent. "[Kate] Winslet said, 'That is the worst British accent I've ever heard,'" Downey said. "I was like, 'I'll check out now but I'm taking the gummy bears from the minibar." Someone ask Winslet for her brutally honest thoughts on his accent in "Sherlock Holmes," pronto.

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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.