The daily gossip: Britney Spears' split from husband Sam Asghari is already really messy, Selena Gomez is dropping her single 'Single Soon' soon, and more

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Spears' third husband is allegedly threatening to release "embarrassing information" about her.
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1. Britney Spears' split from husband Sam Asghari is already really messy

Toxic is right. Britney Spears and her husband, Sam Asghari, are reportedly getting divorced after just 14 months of marriage. According to TMZ, the two split up following a "nuclear argument" after Asghari confronted Spears over a rumor that she cheated on him. Asghari moved out of the house and was living in his own place, TMZ also said, and The Associated Press confirmed he has filed for divorce, listing July 28 as their separation date. "It's been very toxic between them for a long time," a source told People. Meanwhile, Page Six says Asghari is "attempting to negotiate concessions beyond his prenup and threatening to go public with extraordinarily embarrassing information about Britney unless he gets paid," and according to TMZ, he has alleged she got physical with him and once gave him a black eye while he was sleeping. Spears hasn't addressed the reports, but she did take to Instagram after the news broke to announce she's "buying a horse soon."

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2. Selena Gomez is dropping her single "Single Soon" soon

We'll soon be listening to the single "Single Soon." Selena Gomez has announced she's debuting new music next week. An Instagram post teased "SELENA GOMEZ SINGLE SOON," revealing both the title of the song and roughly when we can expect to hear it. "Y'all have been asking for new music for a while," she said. "Since I'm not quite done with SG3, I wanted to put out a fun little song I wrote a while back that's perfect for the end of summer." Gomez's last single was 2022's "My Mind & Me," and her last full studio album was 2020's "Rare." But she has been teasing new music, saying on "The Tonight Show" last year she's "so used to writing sad girl songs because I'm good at that, but I'm ready to have some fun." The single drops on Aug. 25, the same day Miley Cyrus is releasing a new song, "Used to Be Young." Fans of Disney Channel circa 2008 are eating well.

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3. Kurt Russell and his son are playing the same guy in Apple's "Godzilla" show

Nothing brings a family together like Godzilla. Apple has revealed new details about its "Godzilla" streaming show "Monarch: Legacy of Monsters," which will star Kurt Russell and his actual son, Wyatt Russell. In fact, the Russells will actually be playing the same character: Army officer Lee Shaw. According to Apple TV+, the show takes place in the 1950s and half a century later, so Wyatt will play the younger version of Shaw, while Kurt will play him when he's older. "Monarch: Legacy of Monsters" is set in the Monsterverse, the cinematic universe of films that includes "Godzilla vs. Kong," and it centers on "two siblings following in their father's footsteps to uncover their family's connection to the secretive organization known as Monarch." A "Godzilla vs. Kong" sequel is also slated for 2024, and a new Japanese "Godzilla" movie debuts later this year. Clearly, the king of the monsters is working about as hard as Taylor Swift these days.

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4. Jamie Foxx is "finally startin to feel like myself" after medical complication

Jamie Foxx is on the mend. The actor has provided some new details about his recovery after he was hospitalized earlier this year with a mysterious health issue. "You're lookin at a man who is thankful ... finally startin to feel like myself," he wrote on Instagram as he shared some photos of himself. Foxx was hospitalized in April due to a "medical complication," the full details of which have still not been revealed. But in a video last month, he said he had "tubes running out of me" and "went to hell and back." The "Django Unchained" star now writes that "it's been an unexpected dark journey," but he can "see the light" and is "thankful to everyone that reached out and sent well wishes and prayers." The comments of his post were flooded with further support, including from Jeremy Renner, who had his own road to recovery after a snowplow accident. Renner commented, "Bless you my friend !!!"


5. Ed Sheeran won't headline the Super Bowl Halftime Show due to his lack of "pizazz"

Ed Sheeran won't be doing to the Super Bowl what he did to "Game of Thrones." In an interview on Andy Cohen's SiriusXM show, the "Shape of You" singer said he has no interest in performing at the Super Bowl Halftime Show, at least not solo. Making the case against himself, Sheeran argued he doesn't "have pizazz" and is in no way comparable to "amazing performers" like Prince and Michael Jackson. "I'm not gonna have dancers on stage," he said. "I'm not gonna have fireworks and blah blah. That's not me." Besides, "I don't think that anyone wants to see me do the Super Bowl, either," he said. At most, Sheeran would be open to joining someone else on stage as a guest. Meanwhile, a rumor suggests that Sheeran's buddy Taylor Swift has turned down the Super Bowl Halftime Show for 2024, so the NFL will just have to go with its back-up choice: the Muppets.


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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.