The daily gossip: Ana de Armas fans' lawsuit over misleading 'Yesterday' trailer dismissed, Selena Gomez deletes post that may have broken actors' strike rules, and more

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Fans of the actress claimed they were misled into watching the film believing she was in it.
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1. Ana de Armas fans' lawsuit over misleading 'Yesterday' trailer dismissed

It looks as though this case isn't here to stay. A judge has dismissed a $5 million lawsuit against Universal brought by two Ana de Armas fans who claimed they were deceived into watching the movie "Yesterday" because she was in the trailer but not in the actual film. U.S. District Judge Stephen Wilson determined the plaintiffs can't pursue a proposed class action suit because they didn't rely on the studio's alleged misrepresentations when deciding to watch the movie, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Plaintiff Conor Woulfe "lacks standing" because his "injury is self-inflicted," the judge said. Woulfe rented the movie again on Google Play thinking de Armas might be in it this time but "offered no explanation" for why he believed this, according to the court. Now, Universal's troubles seem so far away.

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2. Selena Gomez deletes post that may have violated actors' strike rules

Selena Gomez just made a serious Instagram whoopsie. The "Single Soon" singer has deleted a social media post after being accused of violating the rules of the SAG-AFTRA strike by promoting her Hulu series "Only Murders in the Building." While sharing a video on Instagram that seemed to be filmed on the set of the show, Gomez wrote, "Missing and wanting @onlymurdershulu," tagging the series' Instagram page. But during the ongoing Hollywood actors' strike, SAG-AFTRA members aren't permitted to promote their work, so her fans raised concerns that this constituted a violation of the guild's rules. The post has now been taken down, although not before generating more than 1 million likes and drawing comments accusing her of being "tone deaf," Variety notes. Strike one, Selena.

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3. 'Bachelorette' alum Josh Seiter's ex Monica Beverly Hillz accuses him of faking his death

Josh Seiter's hacking claims won't hack it with his ex. On Tuesday, the former "Bachelorette" contestant shockingly revealed he's still alive after a statement announcing his death was shared on his Instagram page a day earlier. He blamed this on a hacker, but "RuPaul's Drag Race" star Monica Beverly Hillz, who briefly dated Seiter this month, isn't buying it. "I got my page hacked, it took me months to get my damn Instagram back," Hillz told Entertainment Weekly. "I was devastated. There's no way in hell that [his] was hacked. Sorry, no." Hillz added that if Seiter really was hacked, he could have called and asked her to release a statement, but instead, he "sat back" and "got off on everybody freaking out and going through a thing. It's sick in the f--king head." Seiter denied this, telling EW, "Those are all ridiculous accusations made up by somebody with nothing better to do with their time."

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4. Miley Cyrus shares grueling schedule from when she was 12 or 13

She used to be young … and exhausted. Miley Cyrus looked back at her schedule for a given Friday when she was "12 or 13" in a TikTok video, and it's shockingly grueling. Her day began at 5:30 a.m. with hair and makeup in her hotel, after which she had to do not one, but four separate back-to-back interviews. She then had a 90-minute meeting followed by an interview with fifth grade students and a 90-minute lunch interview with her dad. A magazine photoshoot and interview was then scheduled for the afternoon from 3:00 to 5:00, and by 6:15 p.m., she was still doing more interviews. "Then the next day starts at 7 a.m. and ends at 7:30 p.m, when I fly home to probably go to 'Hannah [Montana],'" she said. That was about four years of her life, she noted — "so I do think this girl deserves a little endless summer vacation."


5. 'The Great' canceled at Hulu after three seasons

We wish we could say we had great news to share about Elle Fanning's Hulu show. "The Great," the acclaimed comedy series starring Fanning as Catherine the Great, has been surprisingly canceled after three seasons, Deadline reports. "It's unclear what made the streamer decide to cancel the comedy," wrote the outlet, which characterized the news as a "shocker!" Since it debuted in 2020, "The Great" has been nominated for seven Emmys, including for its writing, directing, and costumes. Fanning and co-star Nicholas Hoult were also nominated for their performances. But while reviews were strong, The Hollywood Reporter notes it isn't clear how many viewers the show had, as Hulu hasn't shared detailed data. With "The Equalizer 3" opening Friday, one Fanning sister is clearly having a better week than the other.

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