Welcome to the Morning Brief. These are some of the top celebrity and pop culture news stories making news this a.m.
Armie Hammer took to Twitter to apologize for being an “asshat” after he called out celebrities for posting photos of themselves alongside the late Stan Lee after his death earlier this week. He also thanks Jeffrey Dean Morgan for calling him out on that.
Ready for some heartwarming news? Five years after he saved San Francisco from villainy, received cheers from a crowd of 20,000 and earned kudos from the president, Miles Scott — the Make-A-Wish recipient who, for a day, became Batkid — lives today in remission from leukemia.
Mexican rock band Maná became the first group ever to be honored as the Latin Recording Academy’s Person of the Year Wednesday, when its four members were recognized during a star-studded tribute concert for their creative accomplishments and philanthropic efforts.
Girl fight! 15-year-old rapper Bhad Bhabie threw a drink at Iggy Azalea at the Fashion Nova x Cardi B collab launch. And there is video! Watch below.
Rebel Wilson said she was glad she’d stood up to “a bully” despite losing her bid Friday to keep most of the record payout awarded to her in her defamation case against an Australian magazine. The actress had sued Woman’s Day magazine last year over a series of articles in 2015 that she said had painted her as someone who’d lied about her real name, age, and childhood in order to make it in Hollywood.
Hugh Grant has joined the cast of the HBO’s The Undoing, set to star opposite Nicole Kidman in her second limited series from Big Little Lies boss David E. Kelley. Grant will play Jonathan Sachs, an acclaimed pediatric oncologist, devoted husband to Grace Sachs (Kidman) and doting father, whose past undergoes scrutiny when he suddenly disappears, leading to a chain of terrible revelations for his wife.
Zayn Malik has revealed that he is no longer a practicing Muslim, leading to an online backlash from fans. Born in Bradford, West Yorkshire, England, he was born and raised in a Muslim family.