The daily gossip: Tory Lanez gets 10 years in prison for shooting Megan Thee Stallion, Billy Porter has to sell his house due to Hollywood strikes, and more

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Lanez allegedly "engaged in a pattern of conduct that was intended to intimidate" Megan Thee Stallion.
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1. Tory Lanez gets 10 years in prison for shooting Megan Thee Stallion

Tory Lanez is headed to prison for a decade over the shooting of Megan Thee Stallion in 2020. The rapper was convicted last year on three counts in connection with the incident, and on Tuesday, he was sentenced to 10 years behind bars. In a press conference, LA County District Attorney George Gascón alleged that in the three years since Megan Thee Stallion reported Lanez shot her in the foot, he "engaged in a pattern of conduct that was intended to intimidate" her, "silence her and keep her from defending and bringing her truth out," and she faced "physical violence, verbal attacks and attempts at public humiliation." In a statement, Megan Thee Stallion said she is "incredibly grateful" to the district attorney's office and jury "for the attention to the evidence and siding with the truth." But she added, "If it can happen to me, imagine those who lack the resources and support systems to help them." Lanez's lawyer slammed the sentence as "incredibly harsh."


2. Billy Porter says he has to sell his house due to Hollywood strikes

The Hollywood strikes are hitting close to home for Billy Porter — literally. The Emmy-winning "Pose" star claimed in an interview with the Evening Standard that amid the ongoing labor strikes in Hollywood, "I have to sell my house." After the author expressed surprise at this fact, Porter explained, "Yeah! Because we're on strike. And I don't know when we're gonna go back [to work]. The life of an artist, until you make f--k-you money — which I haven't made yet — is still cheque-to-cheque." He also noted that he had a movie and a television project lined up, but neither of those is happening now that writers and actors are both on strike. To be clear, though, Porter is supportive of the strikes and plans to join his fellow actors on the picket lines. In response to Disney CEO Bob Iger calling "our demands for a living wage" unrealistic, the actor also said, "I don't have any words for it, but: f--k you."

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3. Sydney Sweeney slams "misinterpretations" after birthday party backlash

Sydney Sweeney would like to correct multiple records. In a new Variety profile, the "Euphoria" star said "there were so many misinterpretations" of viral photos from her mom's 60th birthday party last year. Pictures showed guests wearing MAGA-style hats and apparent Blue Lives Matter garb, sparking social media fury, though the hats actually said "Make Sixty Great Again." To further clarify, Sweeney said the "people in the pictures weren't even my family," and those who "brought the things that people were upset about were actually my mom's friends from L.A. who have kids that are walking outside in the Pride parade, and they thought it would be funny to wear because they were coming to Idaho." She also dismissed speculation of an off-screen romance with Glen Powell, her co-star in an upcoming romantic comedy, which mainly stemmed from the fact that they seem to have so much chemistry. "It's a rom-com," she said. "That's what people want!"


4. Lizzo is reportedly facing more sexual harassment allegations

The number of Lizzo accusers could soon be set to triple. Attorneys representing the plaintiffs in a lawsuit against Lizzo told Page Six they're reviewing new complaints from at least six people "with similar stories" about working with the singer. "Some of the claims we are reviewing may be actionable, but it is too soon to say," lawyer Ron Zambrano said. The attorney told the outlet that his firm has been examining dancers who worked on Lizzo's reality show "Watch Out for the Big Grrrls," and the allegations are reportedly of a "sexually charged environment," as well as failure to pay employees. Last week, three former dancers for Lizzo, Arianna Davis, Crystal Williams and Noelle Rodriguez, filed a lawsuit against her, accusing the singer of sexual harassment and creating a hostile work environment. This has opened "the door for others to feel empowered to do the same," Zambrano said. Lizzo has denied the allegations, calling them "as unbelievable as they sound."

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5. Riley Keough got a movie set shut down by eating a granola bar

Snack wisely on the set of an Andrew Garfield movie, as Riley Keough learned the hard way. In a Vanity Fair career retrospective, the "Daisy Jones & The Six" star recalled an incident on the set of the 2018 movie "Under the Silver Lake" where she ate a granola bar before a scene in which she'd be kissing Garfield. Upon learning there were peanuts in the snack, Keough's make-up artist immediately ran and got the producer, who informed the actress, "Andrew's very allergic to peanuts, and we have to shut the set down. They shouldn't have been at craft. I don't know why they're on set." It was "very stressful," Keough said. But she was grateful to the heroic make-up artist who caught this, saving her from going down in history as the woman whose snacking killed Spider-Man.

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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.