Gwyneth Paltrow reveals the sex advice she gives her teenagers
"Sex, Love & goop," Gwyneth Paltrow's new Netflix series, focuses on real-life couples learning sex and intimacy tips and skills from experts. She opens up in the show about her own love life with second husband Brad Falchuk. But her openness about relationships and sexuality has has yet to inspire her kids, Apple Martin, 17, and Moses Martin, 15, to pursue a lot of deep talks with their mom on the subject. Asked how she talks to them about sex when it has come up, Gwyneth, 49, tells ET, "I try always to be neutral on the topic. I think my generation, we got a lot of messages around sex that made us feel bad about it." Though she admits "teenagers are never going to want to talk to their parents about sex," she says she tries "to follow their lead," though "the questions are pretty minimal" for now. The main advice she hopes to impart, though, boils down to "[staying] close to your own truth" in sexual situations and relationships. "I think the main thing that nobody ever tells you, is you have to stay really close to your own truth and you have to stay really in integrity with that truth," she explains. "Because when you are in a relationship and you are not being your full self, you are sublimating things or you are white knuckling through something, and I think it can be pretty damaging to how you feel about yourself." Gwyneth adds, "I will always just encourage my children to really listen to themselves, listen to their instincts, listen if something feels right, and to act from that place." "Sex, Love & goop" is streaming on Netflix now.
Kate Beckinsale was hospitalized after injuring herself — with her own pants
It turns out neither Kate Beckinsale's general level of glam nor her skills as a stunt woman on sets like "Underworld: Blood Wars" were enough to prepare the actress for the dangerous move that landed her in the hospital with a serious back injury in September. "Having done eight or nine hundred action movies, I hurt myself putting on a pair of leggings in my hotel room," Kate told James Corden on "The Late Late Show" on Oct. 18, according to TooFab. The incident took place in Las Vegas while Kate was shooting "Prisoner's Daughter." "I was doing a very intense emotional drama and not running up walls or anything," she explained. "I was in my hotel room putting on a pair of leggings, and it felt like a sort of guitar string snapped and everything was horrible. I mean, worse than having a baby — bad, bad. I couldn't walk, I couldn't lie down, I couldn't sit down. I couldn't do anything." Laughing, she said she was eventually transferred to a gurney by paramedics. Once she was treated for the injury, she was also given medicine for the pain. Since she doesn't drink alcohol, she said the pain meds were a learning experience. "I really found out what kind of a drunk I am first, so did everyone else," she joked. "I'm not a 'Do you know who I am? Have you seen all my films?'-type, which is a huge relief because I'm really glad I'm not. But I am a 'Everybody's trying to steal my f****** ovaries.'"
Alicia Silverstone, Drew Barrymore get real about online dating
When it comes to dating apps, Alicia Silverstone just can't win. The "Clueless" alum revealed to Drew Barrymore on her show this week that she's been banned from the same dating app — twice. While chatting with Drew, Alicia, 45, explained that the first time around, she hadn't used her real name. "I put [up] a fake profile because I wasn't comfortable yet being me," said the star, per ET. "And then I got kicked off, I got banned. And then I tried again, I got the courage up because I heard that you were on," she continued, "and I heard that Sharon Stone was on." Having learned other celebs were using dating apps with their real names, Alicia recalled thinking, "Well if they can be on, I can be on." No dice there, either, though. "So I went on as myself and it took a lot of courage to do it …," she continued. "I had a date with someone planned and the day I went in to find out about the date where we were meeting or whatever, I had been banned, poor guy. So I got kicked off as myself too." Drew, 46, empathized and admitted she's had to make some changes to accommodate the options who turn up. "There was nobody there until I lowered the age a bit," Drew shared, adding that she's "not looking for a younger person" or "to raise someone else." Alicia, for her part, said she understood but that she uses a "case by case" approach.
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Angelina Jolie's kids were not impressed with mom's skintight gold 'Eternals' costume
For the A-lister packed premiere of Marvel's "Eternals" in Los Angeles on Oct. 18, Angelina Jolie and five of the six kids she shares with her ex, Brad Pitt, worked together to create new looks out of pieces their mom already had. "We did all the vintage and upcycled my old stuff," Angelina told ET on the red carpet, where she was flanked by Maddox Jolie-Pitt, 20, twins Vivienne and Knox Jolie-Pitt, 13, Zahara Jolie-Pitt, 16, and Shiloh Jolie-Pitt, 15. The most obvious "upcycle" was displayed by Zahara, who shimmered in the silver Elie Saab gown her mom wore to the 2014 Oscars. While all the kids looked stunning, we gotta wonder if the whole vintage-meets-upcycling plan was simply a way to distract them from their mother's "Eternals" costume. "Would you wanna see your mother wearing that?" she joked to ET when asked about their reaction to the body-hugging suit. "I don't know, they haven't seen the movie," she added, "… but your mom walks in with a gold spandex outfit and gold hair, they're like, 'What do you do for a living? What are you? Get back in your robe.'"
Katie Couric says she and Matt Lauer have 'no relationship'
After working together for nine years, Katie Couric and Matt Lauer's relationship dissolved after the sexual misconduct scandal that also effectively ended his TV career. "We have no relationship," Katie told Savannah Guthrie on the Oct. 19 edition of "Today," while promoting her upcoming book, "Going There." Recalling how she'd reported some of the allegations her longtime "Today" colleague faced, she said, "there was a side of Matt I never really knew." That side was apparently in line with the one his accusers described. "As I got more information and learned what was going on behind the scenes, it was really upsetting and disturbing. It was really devastating, but also disgusting," she said of his alleged history of sexual harassment and abuses of his power in the workplace. Katie said she "tried to understand … why he was so reckless and callous, and honestly abusive to other women." Ultimately, Katie said Matt "thinks I betrayed him," which makes her "sad," but she added that she, too felt betrayed by what he allegedly did while working on the show they "both loved." "Going There" is out Oct. 26.
Meghan McCain reveals why she left 'The View'
"This is the part you all want to know about, right?" So says Meghan McCain in an excerpt, via Variety, from her new Audible book, "Bad Republican," a memoir by the conservative former co-host of "The View" in which she reveals why she left the show after four years. Not surprisingly, her reasons involve on-air tensions and arguments she and her co-hosts were known for having — arguments that didn't seem worth the stress once Meghan returned from a three-month maternity leave. But she also asserts there's a higher-level problem with "The View," a show that seems to thrive on setting up conflict that only gets worse off-camera. "My take on the show is that working at 'The View' brings out the worst in people. I believe that all the women and the staff are working under conditions where the culture is so f***** up, it feels like quicksand," Meghan writes. She goes on to say "ABC won't lay down the law when it comes to conduct" on the show, which she believes encourages the kind of nasty behavior you read about in tabloids. As for her main on-air sparring partners, Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar? "You can't imagine how it messes with your self-esteem working in an environment where the worst thing you can be in the world is a Republican during the [Donald] Trump years," Meghan writes. "As the country got worse under Trump, the treatment from Whoopi, Joy and some of the staff grew meaner and less forgiving. It was as if I had become an avatar for everything they hated about the president. It felt like the co-hosts and staff only knew one Republican — me — and took out all their anger on me, even though I didn't even vote for Trump," she continues. Meghan goes on to say she felt Whoopi supported her at first, then switched gears. She also claims that after the death of her father, Sen. John McCain, "I heard Joy had told others at 'The View' that she couldn't understand how I could still defend Republicans after everything Trump had done to me," and says she "could separate" her party from Donald Trump. Finally, Meghan details how her postpartum anxiety after welcoming her daughter Liberty in September 2020 heightened the negativity until it all became too much. That moment came right after another sparring session with Joy Behar, one that ended with Joy telling Meghan that she had not "missed" Meghan during her time away at all. Meghan says she felt as if she'd "been slapped." She made it through the episode, then, "… I took a look at my life outside of myself and I thought clearly — this s*** isn't worth this. Nothing in life is worth this," and she soon began the process of negotiating her exit. "I had been unhappy at 'The View' for a long time," she adds. "My unhappiness was like this giant wave that had been building and building and finally crashed after I returned from leave."
How Kim Kardashian bought Kanye West out of their $20M Hidden Hills home
New details are emerging about how Kim Kardashian West came out of her split from Kanye West with the former couple's Hidden Hills, Calif., mansion in her sole name. According to new court documents excerpted by the New York Post this week, Kim pair her ex $20 million for the house, then forked over an additional $3 million for what was inside, including the art and furniture. The two bought the house together in 2014 for $20 million and spent the next six years or so rebuilding it. Kanye's currently in the process of trying to unload one of the two ranches he owns in Wyoming. Kim, meanwhile, has continued to live at the minimalist designed pad with their four kids since she filed for divorce back in February. At the time, Kanye — or "Ye" as he's legally named — was living primarily in Wyoming.
Nonprofit won't accept Jamie Lynn Spears' book sale donations
Jamie Lynn Spears is facing a new wrinkle in the promotion of her book, the newly retitled, "Things I Should Have Said." After fans of her sister, Britney Spears, went on the attack over Jamie's plan to name the book "I Confess," referencing a lyric from Britney's hit, "… Baby One More Time," Jamie resurfaced on social media with a post that included the name change. That post also mentioned a pledge to donate a portion of book sales to the nonprofit, This Is My Brave, a group devoted to helping people share their "stories of mental illness and addiction." This week, This Is My Brave announced it would not be accepting said proceeds. "We heard you. We're taking action," the group wrote in a statement on Instagram, per Page Six. "We are deeply sorry to anyone we offended. We are declining the donation from Jamie Lynn Spears' upcoming book." A source later told People Jamie Lynn "was blindsided" about their change of heart. The confusion comes as Britney continues to speak more openly about her relationships with her family, some of whom she said in a hearing she wants to "sue." Britney also appeared to take a swipe at Jamie Lynn with a recent and sarcastic post claiming she, too, was writing a book, and asking fans what she should call it.