The daily gossip: Tom Brady is reportedly dating Russian model Irina Shayk, Jamie Foxx speaks out about hospitalization, and more

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Tom Brady has a new woman in his life, according to multiple reports.
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1. Tom Brady is reportedly dating Russian model Irina Shayk

Will Tom Brady and Irina Shayk soon be shacked up? The former quarterback and the Russian model are dating after meeting at the June wedding of billionaire Joe Nahmad and model Madison Headrick, TMZ reports. "A number of models were hitting on Tom, and Irina was one of them," sources told the outlet, though Shayk's rep denied this. The confirmation came after paparazzi photos showed Brady caressing Shayk's face in a car. He invited her to "fly out and meet up in Los Angeles," and they "spent the night Friday and Saturday at a house" where he's staying, a source told People. "There is an attraction," the source added, and the two have reportedly "been in touch for a few weeks." Shayk previously dated Bradley Cooper and shares a child with him. Brady and model Gisele Bundchen divorced last year, and TMZ's report claimed she is "not happy at all" about this news, which arrived soon after her birthday.

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2. Jamie Foxx says he's "coming back" after hospitalization, denies being a "clone"

We finally have some concrete Foxx news. More than three months after he was hospitalized for an undisclosed medical complication, Jamie Foxx appeared on camera in a new Instagram video. After thanking fans for their prayers, the actor said he "went through something that I thought I would never, ever go through." Details of why he was hospitalized still haven't been revealed, and for a while, few updates were provided. But Foxx said this was because he "didn't want you to see me like that" with "tubes running out of me." He added that he "went to hell and back," and though his road to recovery "had some potholes," he's now "coming back" and is able to work again. Foxx also mocked bizarre rumors that he went blind or is a "clone." Stars like Will Smith and The Rock flooded his comments with support, while Ice T said people claiming the actor "is now a clone or AI" are "weirdos."

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3. Barbenheimer was a rousing box office success

Maybe Twitter is real life after all. The "Barbenheimer" phenomenon pairing "Barbie" and "Oppenheimer" just helped create one of the biggest box office weekends of all time. The former film opened to a massive $162 million, the largest opening weekend of the year and best ever for a female director. The latter opened to an impressive $82 million, meaning a talky, three-hour biopic easily outperformed the latest "Indiana Jones" and gave Christopher Nolan his biggest debut for a movie that doesn't feature Batman. Overall, it was the fourth-biggest weekend in domestic box office history and the biggest since "Avengers: Endgame" debuted in 2019. The Barbenheimer meme couldn't have worked out better all around, as audiences also loved both movies, giving each an A CinemaScore. This extremely online double feature was a unique occurrence that we may never see again, though that certainly won't stop Lionsgate and Paramount from trying desperately to make "Saw Patrol" happen.

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4. Wife of SpongeBob voice actor clarifies he isn't dating Ariana Grande

No, Patrick, mayonnaise is not an instrument, and Ariana Grande is not dating SpongeBob's voice actor. After news broke last week that Grande is dating Ethan Slater, best known for starring in the "Spongebob Squarepants" Broadway musical, The Cut published the cheeky headline, "Is Ariana Grande Dating SpongeBob Now?" But just to clarify, she's dating a SpongeBob actor, but not the SpongeBob actor — as in not Tom Kenny, who voices the character on the show. Kenny's wife, Jill Talley, was quick to make this distinction, commenting on Instagram that her husband "is not dating Ariana Grande" and they are "celebrating our 27th wedding anniversary today." Talley also wrote that while she doesn't know if Slater is dating Grande either, "they're both adorable and I totally ship it." But with Page Six reporting that Slater's wife, with whom he welcomed a child last year, was "completely blindsided" by his relationship with Grande, it's safe to say not everyone's on that same page.


5. Ryan Reynolds brings back ALF to star in sponsored content

Remember ALF? He's back … in sponcon form. Ryan Reynolds is bringing back the alien character from the classic sitcom as part of his production company's Maximum Effort Channel. This Saturday, episodes of the original "Alf" series will air on the channel, and they'll be "surrounded by sponsored content for Mint Mobile, Fubo, Hims, MNTN, and Ring featuring ALF himself," according to a press release. A YouTube video uploaded by Reynolds showed ALF starring in a series of commercials for companies like Mint Mobile, which the "Deadpool" actor partially owns, and Ring doorbells. Paul Fusco returned to reprise the role. "At Maximum Effort, we love taking risks and blurring the lines between shows and sponsorship because we believe both can be equally entertaining," Reynolds said. We look forward to seeing a de-aged Steve Urkel giving a rave review of "Deadpool 3."

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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.