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The Spill: Thursday's best entertainment and gossip news.

1. Oh. Miley Cyrus and Kaitlynn Carter just sent Brody Jenner a… weed bouquet.

It’s been 11 days since Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth announced their split, and for 11 days it’s been all we can think about.

Especially with the added morsel of gossip that is the rumoured romance blossoming between Miley and Brody Jenner’s ex Kaitlynn Carter, sparked by a cheeky holiday pash in Italy.

 

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Well. Today, the pot plot thickens.

The two women just sent Brody Jenner a joint birthday present…

A weed bouquet.

(Okay, we’ll stop with the puns now).

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The Hills: New Beginnings star, 36, showed off the present from his ex, 30, and Cyrus, 26, on his Instagram Story.

The video featured Jenner opening up a gift box containing a weed bouquet and birthday card which read; “WEED like to wish you a Happy Birthday! Love you! Miley + Kaitlynn.”

“Miley and Kaitlynn, you really stepped it up with this one. You know my favorite company of all time,” he said in the video. “We got the birthday card attached to the weed bouquet! Look at this!”

He continued, “I have never seen one of these in my entire life. Oh my God. That’s the kush too. Happy birthday to me.”

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Looks like there’s no hard feelings here, just foggy nights ahead.

2. Chris Hemsworth’s enormous salary has been revealed and… woah.

We now know how much Thor makes in a year and we’ve never felt so poor in our entire lives.

Chris Hemsworth, the owner of the key to our hearts, earned a whopping $112 million over 12 months, landing him second place on Forbes’ list of the highest paid actors.

…That’s a lot of mythical hammers.

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson beat the Aussie actor to the post, landing top spot with an annual income of $131 million.

Yep. $131 million.

Following Hemsworth on the list is fellow members of the Avengers: Endgame cast, the highest-grossing film of all time; Robert Downey Jr (Iron Man) in third, Bradley Cooper (Rocket) in sixth, Chris Evans (Captain America) in eighth and Paul Rudd (Ant-Man) in ninth.

Jackie Chan, Will Smith, Adam Sandler and Bollywood star Akshay Kumar all returned to the list.

And we’re having toast for dinner.

3. Taylor Swift has shared her plans to re-record all of her old albums.

Taylor Swift has well and truly mastered the art of the throwback, after announcing her plans to re-record all of her old songs on a different label.

In the ultimate power move, the Grammy-winning superstar told CBS’ Sunday Morning she plans to create new masters of her classic songs to regain control of her music. Her decision to do so comes after Scooter Braun bought her former label, Big Machine, which gave him ownership of her original master recordings. And in case you weren’t aware, Braun and Swift share some not-so-great history…

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In a now-famous Tumblr post, Swift accused Braun of bullying and manipulating her.

"All I could think about was the incessant, manipulative bullying I’ve received at his hands for years," she wrote.

"Like when Kim Kardashian orchestrated an illegally recorded snippet of a phone call to be leaked and then Scooter got his two clients together to bully me online about it.  Or when his client, Kanye West, organised a revenge porn music video [for his song Famous] which strips my body naked."

The deal, which occurred earlier this year, was reportedly worth $300 million and gave Braun control over her first six albums, which Swift called the "worst-case scenario". Despite this, some say Swift was aware of the pending deal, with Big Machine founder, Scott Borchetta even giving her the option to ‘buy back’ the rights to her songs. She however, challenged the ‘fair’ part of his deal, writing in her Tumblr post: “I left my past in Scott’s hands and not my future”.

The Delicate singer has now signed a new deal with Universal Music Group, who will release her upcoming record, Lover on Friday 23 August.

4. Um. A whole bunch of celebrities just shared a copyright hoax to Instagram.

Usher, Niall Horan and Julia Roberts are just some of the celebrities who have been caught up in an Instagram copyright hoax. Along with the bulk of your Instagram feed, they've shared a post that claims Instagram have enforced a new rule which makes your deleted photos and messages public, and gives them the possibility to use your information against you in court.

The copied-and-pasted note has made its way across Instagram feeds the world over, and says they will supposedly have the power to “use your photos” without consent.

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"Everything you've ever posted becomes public from today, even messages that have been deleted or the photos not allowed," the message reads.

However, the message claims it also has an opt-out clause which supposedly forbids Instagram from using your "pictures, information, messages or posts, both past and future".

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Alas, this note has as much legitimacy as a 2000s email chain which forced you to forward said email to five friends, or risk having your fingernails fall off.

“There’s no truth to this post,” confirmed Facebook spokesperson, Stephanie Otway, speaking to The Verge.

In truth, posting the message to Instagram doesn’t affect what the social media platform does with your content. In fact, its terms of service reads: “We do not claim ownership of your content, but you grant us a license to use it,” however, users can end this license at any time by deleting their account.

So rest easy, your embarrassing selfies won't be resurfacing anytime soon.

5. "Liam is just done with it." Liam Hemsworth has filed for divorce from Miley Cyrus.

Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth only announced their separation 11 days ago, but they’re already making it official.

Liam, 29, has hired famed US divorce lawyer Laura Wasser, who has represented high-profile clients including Kim Kardashian, Angelina Jolie and Ryan Reynolds, and filed divorce papers in Los Angeles citing “irreconcilable differences”.

PEOPLE reported the couple signed a prenuptial agreement ahead of their marriage in December 2018, so the divorce is expected to settled quickly.

Read the full story in our earlier post here.

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