1. Travis Kelce chats about Taylor Swift’s Chiefs game visit
Travis Kelce is ready to dish. On his "New Heights" podcast, the Kansas City Chiefs tight end discussed Sunday's big game that sparked a media frenzy after his rumored girlfriend, Taylor Swift, attended. "My personal life" is "not so personal" lately, Kelce quipped while admitting he "did this to" himself. He praised Swift as "ballsy" for coming to the game and said friends and family who watched with her had "nothing but great things" to say. "She looked amazing," he said. "Everybody was talking about her in great light." Kelce added that he and Swift "slid off in the getaway car," but he didn't confirm whether they're dating. "I want to respect both of our lives," he said. "She's not in the media as much as I am doing this show every single week. … I'm enjoying life, and I sure as hell enjoyed this weekend." Kelce and his brother proceeded to answer questions from Swifties about how football works, including, "What's a field goal?" New Heights with Jason and Travis Kelce
2. Hollywood writers thrilled with details of new contract as strike ends
Here's the deal. The Writers Guild of America has officially lifted the Hollywood writers strike and revealed details of the agreement union leaders struck with the major studios. It's filled with huge wins for the writers, including increases in minimum pay and regulations ensuring artificial intelligence "can't write or rewrite literary material," per the WGA's summary. Though streamers have been notoriously reluctant to share viewership data, the companies also agreed to provide the guild with "the total number of hours" their original content has been streamed, which can be shared with members, subject to a confidentiality agreement. The deal still has to be ratified, but that seems guaranteed based on the reactions on social media. "This deal is incredible in so many ways," said "Avatar: The Last Airbender" showrunner Albert Kim, while writer Drew Z. Greenberg said he has "never seen a deal this fair to our union," and writer Amy Berg called it "exceptional." Nothing like a feel-good Hollywood ending. WGA
3. 'Rick and Morty' co-creator Dan Harmon breaks silence on Justin Roiland allegations
Dan Harmon is "heartbroken" about those allegations against his former collaborator. Harmon has spoken out for the first time about the domestic violence and sexual misconduct claims against Roiland, with whom he co-created "Rick and Morty," in a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter. After reading a recent NBC report on Roiland's alleged sexual harassment and assault, Harmon, who himself admitted to sexual harassment in 2018, decided he couldn't stay silent. "I'm frustrated, ashamed and heartbroken that a lot of hard work, joy and passion can be leveraged to exploit and harm strangers," he said. Roiland has denied the allegations. Harmon also opened up about his falling out with Roiland, revealing he was left in tears the last time they spoke in 2019. "He said things that he'd never said before about being unhappy," Harmon revealed, recalling a conversation that "became unprecedentedly confrontational." He added that he didn't want to get into further details because "from there, a friendship goes away, and I still don't fully understand why." The Hollywood Reporter
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4. Cher allegedly hired four men to 'kidnap' her son
Do you believe this? Court documents obtained by the Daily Mail allege Cher hired four men to "kidnap" her son, Elijah Blue Allman, from a hotel room, where he was trying to reconcile with his estranged wife on their wedding anniversary last year. The claims were made as part of Allman's divorce from Marieangela King. "On November 30, 2022, the night of our wedding anniversary, four people came to our hotel room and removed (Elijah) from our room," King reportedly wrote in a December declaration to the court. "I was told by one of the four men who took him that they were hired by (Elijah's) mother." She continued that she was "unaware of my husband's wellbeing or whereabouts," though the Daily Mail reports he is in rehab in California. Cher is said to have been concerned about the health of her son, who has struggled with heroin addiction, and King said that she understands "his family’s efforts to make sure he is well." The Daily Mail, Entertainment Tonight
5. Britney Spears tells fans to 'lighten up' about her dancing with knives
The knives are out. Britney Spears sparked some concern from fans this week with an Instagram video of herself performing a dance routine while holding two knives. "I started playing in the kitchen with knives today," she wrote as the caption of the video, claiming "they are NOT real knives" even though they made audible clanging sounds. But many fans still did worry, especially about the dogs that could be seen in the background. "I'm now concerned about her having dogs let alone any animals after this video," one person said. It didn't help matters that Spears was seen wearing a bandage around her arm in a subsequent video. But in the caption of yet another video of herself dancing, the singer urged fans to "lighten up about the knives," adding that she was simply "copying Shakira," who danced with knives at the VMAs. Kids, don't try this at home. Instagram
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