The daily gossip: Anne Heche is being investigated for DUI after fiery crash, Kanye West pronounces Pete Davidson 'dead' after Kim Kardashian breakup, and more

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1. Anne Heche is being investigated for DUI after fiery crash

Police are reportedly investigating whether Anne Heche was under the influence of drugs or alcohol after a horrific car crash that left her severely burned. The actress on Friday crashed her car into a garage, sped off, and then crashed into a nearby house. That home caught fire and was destroyed, and Heche is hospitalized in stable condition. The LAPD obtained a warrant for her blood, as police believe she was intoxicated during the accident, according to TMZ. A photo published by the outlet appeared to show Heche with an alcohol bottle in her cup holder before the crash, and TMZ reports the LAPD will "at the very least" refer the case to the L.A. City Attorney for potential hit-and-run charges. Meanwhile, Alec Baldwin wants his followers to send their "support and love" to the "brave" actress, adding, "I'm sorry that you had this tragic thing happen to you."

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2. Kanye West pronounces Pete Davidson 'dead' after Kim Kardashian breakup

Was Pete Davidson's relationship with Kim Kardashian the only thing keeping him "alive" from New York? That's what Kanye West is seemingly implying as he takes a dark victory lap over the official end of Kete. Reports on Friday confirmed Kardashian and Davidson have broken up after nine months of dating — and after almost as many disturbing attacks by West, who threatened to "beat Pete Davidson's a--" and posted a claymation video depicting himself burying the comedian. "The long distance and their demanding schedules made it really difficult to maintain a relationship," a source told Page Six. Days later, a presumably elated West took to Instagram to share a fake New York Times front page announcing, "SKETE DAVIDSON DEAD AT AGE 28." We look forward to reading West's book about this (made-up) tragedy: "If I Did It."

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3. Britney Spears fires back after Kevin Federline says children haven't seen her in months

Well, it would appear we need to talk about Kevin. Britney Spears' second husband, Kevin Federline, spoke with the Daily Mail in an interview published over the weekend, claiming the teenage boys they share "have decided they are not seeing her right now," haven't in months, and "made the decision not to go to her wedding." He also claimed the pop star's conservatorship "saved" her and said it's "tough" for their children that Spears frequently posts almost nude photos on Instagram. But Spears' current husband, Sam Asghari, demanded (Will Smith-style) that Federline "keep my wife's name … out your mouth," saying she's only posted "implied nudity" and "quite modest" photos of her butt. Spears, meanwhile, said it "saddens me to hear that my ex-husband has decided to discuss the relationship between me and my children," as she "gave them everything." She added, "Only one word: HURTFUL." Hey, at least it's not the worst thing a Spears ex-husband has done this year.

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4. Sean Bean suggests intimacy coordinators 'spoil the spontaneity' of sex scenes

The countdown to Sean Bean's Notes app apology begins … now. The Game of Thrones and Lord of the Rings star is facing backlash after sharing his thoughts on intimacy coordinators, suggesting they "spoil the spontaneity" of filming sex scenes. "It would inhibit me more because it's drawing attention to things," Bean argued to The Times. "Somebody saying, 'Do this, put your hands there, while you touch his thing.'" An actor receiving instructions on how to act? Preposterous! Intimacy coordinators serve as an "advocate, a liaison between actors and production … in regard to nudity and simulated sex," according to SAG-AFTRA. But Bean argued "the natural way lovers behave would be ruined by someone bringing it right down to a technical exercise," and when the interviewer pointed out this might help protect performers in the age of #MeToo, he said, "I suppose it depends on the actress." Look out, Sean ... Twitter ratios are coming.

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5. Mike Tyson is furious at Hulu over upcoming show about him

On the list of people you don't want to have a vendetta against you, Mike Tyson is pretty high up there. But the former boxer is going after Hulu over an upcoming show about his life called Mike, and to say he doesn't support it would be an understatement. "It's not 1822," he said on Instagram. "It's 2022. They stole my life story and didn't pay me." The series in question stars Trevante Rhodes as Tyson, and it premieres on Hulu this month. But Tyson has been slamming the project since it was announced last year, and he's now significantly stepping up his rhetoric against it, proclaiming, "Hulu is the streaming version of the slave master." Tyson also ominously warned, "Heads will roll for this." Executives at Hulu may want to keep a close watch on their ears.

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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.