Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas enjoy a little balcony PDA in New Orleans
More than a month after Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas were last spotted together in public, the stars have resurfaced together in New Orleans, where they're back to work filming reshoots for "Deep Water" — and looking very much in love. On Friday, Nov. 20, the actors were spotted hanging out on the balcony of a mansion in the Big Easy, where they shared more than a few tender kisses between smiles and chatter, according to pics published by the Daily Mail. Ana, who plays Ben's wife in the film, is wearing and admiring a large rock on her left ring finger in the pics. While the two could have quietly tied the knot during their recent time off-the-radar, it seems equally if not more likely the ring was bestowed to Ana by … the "Deep Water" costumes department. The mansion where they were sharing their tender moment when the Mail spotted them is reportedly part of the set.
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Beyonce and Jay-Z back dueling fitness companies
This could get awkward. Earlier this month, Beyonce and Peloton announced a new, multi-year partnership, Peloton x Beyonce. Now, Bey's husband, Jay-Z, is funneling cash to a company that's striving to become a major competitor for Peloton. TMZ reports Jay recently invested in CLMBR, which is getting ready to launch two home fitness machines with on-demand classes and instructors, much like Peloton's setup. While Peloton focuses on exercise bikes, though, CLMBR's hawking vertical rowing machines. Jay's joined by some heavy-hitting co-investors, too, including tennis star Novak Djokovic, YouTube co-founder Chad Hurley and Marco Borges, Beyonce and Jay-Z's fitness consultant.
Courteney Cox pays homage to Wes Craven after wrapping the new 'Scream' movie
The next edition of the "Scream" franchise is in the can — and Courteney Cox is confident the late Wes Craven would be pleased. On Thursday, Courteney shared a note on Instagram in honor of the campy horror classic's original director, who passed away in 2015. "Scream just wrapped. This all started 25 years ago directed by the beloved Wes Craven," Courtney announced, sharing photos of herself with Wes on the set of a previous "Scream" movie, plus a few behind-the-scenes shots featuring her costars and Kevin Williamson, who wrote the original "Scream," the new film and two of the sequels. "Walking back on the set 25 years later, I wasn't sure what to expect," the post continued. "What I found was an incredible new cast and two uber talented directors. I'm sure Wes will be so proud. Thank you @kevwilliamson for creating this legacy." Earlier this week, Kevin revealed the new film, titled simply "Scream," is due out January 2022.
Megan Thee Stallion slams Tory Lanez, reveals new detail about shooting on new album
Hip-hop's resident Hot Girl and Billboard's Rapper of the Year Megan Thee Stallion released her debut full-length album late at night on Thursday, Nov. 20, and she wastes no time addressing the shooting over the summer that put her in the hospital. Though she doesn't call out her alleged assailant, Tory Lanez, by name, the first track, "Shots Fired," is clearly about the July incident, when she's alleged Tory shot her feet as she walked away from a car they were both in. "And if it weren't for me/Same week you woulda been indicted . . . You offered M's not to talk/I guess that made my friend excited," she raps at one point in the song, according to Genius. At another, Megan responds directly to a line in "Money Over Fallouts," the opening track of Tory's new album, "Daystar," which revolves around his claim he never shot her. "How the f— you get shot in your foot, don't hit no bones or tendons?" he asks. On "Shots Fired," Megan seems to claim he shot her with a .22-caliber gun that was loaded with pellets rather than bullets. "Talkin' 'bout bones and tendons," she raps dismissively. "Like them bullets wasn't pellets." As the song comes to an end, Megan decries the lack of "justice for Breonna Taylor" and warns that the next guy who "send a shot, I'm-a send it right back." Tory was arrested in Los Angeles in connection with shooting last month. He entered a not guilty plea on felony assault and gun charges this week.
Hugh Grant says he makes his kids watch 'Paddington 2' every night and if they don't like it they 'don't get fed'
At 60, Hugh Grant is experiencing something unexpected: actual, uninhibited feelings. "Having spent a career unable to muster a single emotion, I find in my old age I can't stop them," he quipped on "The Graham Norton Show" on Friday, Nov. 20 (via ET). "It's something to do with children or love, or my wife, or something, but I can't keep it at bay." Hugh, who married his longtime girlfriend, Anna Eberstein, in 2018, went on to joke he signed on to the HBO Max series "The Undoing" in the interest of getting a break from the 7, 8 and 9 year-old kids he and Anna share. But being away from them when he's working hasn't quite turned out the way he hoped. "I did this job partly to get away from my young children as they are exhausting at my age," Hugh cracked. "I thought it would be great to have a break but every time I arrived in New York I missed them so badly I was a mess, so every scene was suddenly a cue for tears for me. I'd even go into a cafe and ask for a cup of coffee and the tears would come!" Despite all those weepy emotions Hugh's kids inspire, he still manages to discipline them when necessary — like when they failed to appreciate their dad's performance in "Paddington 2."I set up a special screening for them," Hugh told Seth Meyers on "Late Night" earlier this week. "That takes a whole cinema, I have hundreds of children," he added (in fact, he has five kids). "I got them in there and they pretty much hated it. They kept whispering to me: 'Why are you in it so much?'" he admitted. Cue the discipline: "I make them like it now," Hugh said. "They have to watch it every night and tell me how good I am, otherwise they don't get fed."
Michael J. Fox recalls his 'nightmare' of an evening with Princess Diana
Eighties icons are having a bit of a moment in pop culture this week, thanks to the release of Michael J. Fox's new memoir, "No Time Like the Future: An Optimist Considers Mortality," and the unrelenting buzz around Emma Corrin's portrayal of Princess Diana on Season 4 of Netflix's "The Crown." And as we learned from the Thursday, Nov. 19, edition of "The Tonight Show," Michael and Diana's paths did cross at one point. Unfortunately, the experience was … less than positive the "Family Ties" alum. It seems Michael ended up seated beside Lady Di at the 1985 premiere of "Back to the Future" in London. "She was sitting next to me," Michael told Jimmy Fallon (via E! News). "The lights go down and the movie starts and I realize I am one fake yawn and an arm stretch away from being on a date with her, which is hilarious." Things soon got decidedly less hilarious, as Michael, having realized he needed to relieve himself, found himself trapped in a labyrinth of royal etiquette rules that gave him no clear path to excusing himself and heading for the men's room. "For the rest of the movie, I'm sitting there, like, dying. I can't say anything to her and I can't walk away from her because I can't turn my back on her," he recalled. "So it was just agony. It could have been the greatest night of my life but it was just a nightmare," he added. "A pee-holding nightmare." On the plus side, Michael said, the late Princess of Wales did "laugh a couple of times" during the now classic comedy.
Bobby Brown asks fans to keep his family 'in your prayers' following the death of his son
Bobby Brown and his family are "devastated" as they mourn the unexpected death of the singer's 28-year-old son, Bobby Brown, Jr. "Please keep my family in your prayers at this time," Bobby told ET in a statement on Thursday, Nov. 19. "Losing my son at this point in our lives has devastated my family. There are no words to explain the pain." According to the singer's lawyer, his son had been suffering "flu-like symptoms" in the days leading up to Wednesday, when Los Angeles police received a call about a "medical emergency" and discovered Bobby, Jr.'s body. "This is a tragic loss and we will be letting the authorities conduct their investigation of his death," the attorney added. It's been a painful few years for the Brown family. Bobbi Kristina Brown, the daughter Bobby shared with his his ex, Whitney Houston, died in 2015. Whitney passed away just a few years earlier, in 2012.
Rachel Maddow returns to the air, reveals COVID-19 nearly killed her partner
Rachel Maddow went back on the air on MSNBC on Thursday, Nov. 19, after laying low for about two weeks after revealing someone she was in close contact with had tested positive for COVID-19. On her first day back, Rachel revealed that person was her partner, Susan Mikula, and she apparently had a close call. "At one point, we really thought it was a possibility it might kill her and that's why I've been away," Rachel, who was broadcasting from home, told viewers, according to the Associated Press. "She is the center of my life." She said Susan is still recovering from the illness but it now looks like she'll survive it. "Don't get this thing. Do whatever you can to keep from getting it," she urged. "For Thanksgiving next week, you really are just going to have it at home without people coming over." Rachel added that while she's tested negative for the virus so far, she plans to stay in quarantine and continue "broadcasting like this until it's safe for me to be around my coworkers."
Chadwick Boseman's widow named administrator of his estate
Chadwick Boseman's widow, Taylor Simone Ledward, has been named the administrator of the late "Black Panther" star's estate, Page Six reported this week. Chadwick, who died in August following a private battle with colon cancer, passed away without a will. Taylor filed a request in probate court last month asking that she be given the authority to administrate the estate "with limited authority," according to the outlet. She was given a green light on Thursday, Nov. 19. The estimated value of Chadwick's estate was listed at $938,500.