The daily gossip: Kanye West declares Kim Kardashian is 'still my wife,' the Wicked movie is cast, and more

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1. Kanye West on Kim Kardashian divorce: 'We're not even divorced'

During a feature-length interview on the Drink Champs podcast, the artist formerly known as Kanye West declared Kim Kardashian is "still my wife," despite that whole divorce thing. Though Kardashian filed for divorce from West this year, the rapper, whose legal name is now Ye, claimed he's "never even seen the papers." He also slammed Saturday Night Live over a joke from Kardashian's recent monologue where she referenced divorcing him. "We're not even divorced," West proclaimed. "That ain't no joke to me." West added that his children "want their parents to stay together," and "I want us to be together," too. Could a Pete Davidson diss track from West be on the way?

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2. Ariana Grande and Cynthia Erivo cast in the 'Wicked' movie

Ariana Grande and Cynthia Erivo are looking to change the movie musical landscape for good. The two have been cast in the upcoming Wicked movie, with Grande playing Glinda and Erivo playing Elphaba. In the Heights' Jon M. Chu is on board to direct the adaptation. On Instagram, Erivo shared a note from Grande, in which the pop star wrote, "Honored doesn't even begin to cover it. I cannot wait to hug you." These lead roles were famously played on stage by Kristin Chenoweth and Idina Menzel, though unlike with Dear Evan Hansen, someone had the good sense to realize they're both now too old to reprise the characters on film. See how easy that was, Ben Platt?

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3. Aaron Rodgers complains he's being targeted by the 'woke mob'

What is it with candidates for Jeopardy! host? Green Bay Packers quarterback and aspiring game show host Aaron Rodgers complained Friday the "woke mob" was trying to cancel him after it was revealed he's not vaccinated against COVID-19, even though he implied he was. On The Pat McAfee Show, he defended his decision not to get vaccinated and proclaimed the media was trying to "cancel all of us non-vaccinated people," quoting Martin Luther King Jr. to make his argument. While insisting he's not anti-vaxx, Rodgers questioned why "people are still getting COVID" if the "vaccine is so great" and wrongly claimed "every member of the left" was against vaccines prior to the 2020 election. We'll take "yikes" for $1,000.

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4. Billy Porter apologizes to Harry Styles over 'Vogue' cover comments

Billy Porter is offering an apology to Harry Styles for "having your name in my mouth." The Pose star recently slammed Vogue's cover that showed Styles in a dress, saying he "had to fight my entire life to get to the place where I could wear a dress to the Oscars," whereas Styles just had to "be white and straight" to get on the cover of Vogue. But on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Porter clarified these comments were "not about" Styles himself, but rather "about the systems of oppression and erasure of people of color who contribute to the culture." He apologized to Styles, though, telling him, "I didn't mean no harm. I'm a gay man! We like Harry!"

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5. Taylor Swift directed an 'All Too Well' short film

Now that Halloween is over, Red season has officially commenced. Taylor Swift is getting ready to release her re-recorded version of Red, which will include a 10-minute version of "All Too Well." But wait, there's more: Swift revealed Friday she's also releasing an entire short film, which she wrote and directed, to go with the song. The short will star Sadie Sink of Stranger Things fame, as well as The Maze Runner's Dylan O'Brien and Swift herself. For those non-Swifties out there, "All Too Well" is considered one of the best songs of Swift's career, and it's widely believed to have been inspired by her breakup with Jake Gyllenhaal. He may not be sleeping all too well this weekend.


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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.