The daily gossip: Zoë Kravitz convinced Channing Tatum to stop wearing Crocs, Jonah Hill is not 50, and more

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1. Zoë Kravitz convinced Channing Tatum to stop wearing Crocs

There are two types of people in this world: those who can pull off Crocs, and those who cannot. Zoë Kravitz has placed Channing Tatum in the latter category. The pair are teaming up for Kravitz's directorial debut, Pussy Island, a thriller starring Tatum. During their first meeting, Kravitz not only offered him a role, but some style advice. "I totally loved Crocs for a hot second, and in one hang she was like, 'you can't ever do that again.' And I said, 'OK, fine,'" Tatum recalled. Kravitz noted she was just trying to be a good friend, and it seems her advice was helpful. Ever since Tatum ditched the Crocs, he feels cooler, he said. "Her point of view on me and Crocs was legit. She had a good argument."


2. Jonah Hill is not 50

A stylish Instagram post from Jonah Hill caused a surge in Google searches for "Jonah Hill age." Not because he looked particularly old or young, but because he chose self-deprecating chaos for his caption: "50 and thriving." While his famous friends (Sharon Stone, The Weeknd, etc.) flooded the comments praising his looks, the general population was confused. Metro reported the mayhem among his fans, and Hill shared a snap of the headline, still leaving fans in the dark in his age, simply writing "Important news!" All sources say Hill is 37, not 50. Actor Justin Long saw the silver lining: "At least they're not confused if you're thriving or not." To recap, Jonah Hill is 37 and thriving.

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3. Lin-Manuel Miranda addresses In the Heights' colorism backlash

Days after the debut of the feature film adaptation of In the Heights, Lin-Manuel Miranda has apologized in response to the "hurt and frustration over colorism." Miranda on Twitter expressed regret that there wasn't "sufficient dark-skinned Afro-Latino representation" in the film based on his musical, acknowledging that "in trying to paint a mosaic of this community, we fell short," and "I'm truly sorry." The Root's Felice León had been among those to raise this criticism of the musical set in New York's Washington Heights, questioning "why there is only one dark-skinned Black lead (who is portraying a Black non-Latinx character) in the film." While still expressing "incredible pride in the movie," Miranda promised to "do better in my future projects."

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4. Roger Waters gives a hard no to Facebook offer

Roger Waters don't need no Facebook money. The Pink Floyd co-founder revealed he recently received a "huge" offer from Facebook to use the band's song "Another Brick in the Wall, Part 2" in an ad for Instagram — and he turned it down with some pointed words for CEO Mark Zuckerberg. "The answer is, 'F--- you,'" Waters declared. "'No f---ing way!'" Waters blasted Facebook's "insidious movement" to "take over absolutely everything," promising he will "not be a party to this bulls---." He also mockingly quoted from Zuckerberg's "missive" to him, ripping the Facebook boss as a "little prick" who has somehow become "one of the most powerful idiots in the world." So, yeah, that's a no, then?

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5. Salma Hayek's pet owl hairballed Harry Styles

Salma Hayek appeared Tuesday on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, and for good reason, a substantial portion of the interview was devoted to discussing her beloved pet owl. The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard star explained that her owl, Kering, "sleeps with me" when "my husband is not in town" and "keeps flying around the room" at night. Hayek also told DeGeneres she finds it "hilarious" that Kering frequently scares people around her house, and she recalled one time the owl coughed up a hairball on Harry Styles' head. It happened when Styles "least expected it," according to Hayek, as he was actually "really excited about the owl" and had even proclaimed he wanted an "owl in my life." What a hoot!

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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.