Ben Affleck and Lindsay Shookus are reportedly living together
It's getting more official by the month! Ben Affleck and Lindsay Shookus are "fully living together," according to an Us Weekly source. The pair reportedly bought a place on New York City's Upper West neighborhood, where Ben plans to stay with the "SNL" producer when he's in the Big Apple, a second insider told the tab. The two were spotted checking out pads in Los Angeles in October but apparently went for something closet to Lindsay's homebase. As for Ben, a friend says, "He's trying to live a normal life and is focused on putting his family first," which means spending a considerable amount of time near his ex, Jennifer Garner, and their three kids.
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Does Angelina Jolie want Brad Pitt back?
Is there another chapter for Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt? The longtime couple's divorce remains on hold as their terms continue to be hashed out and sources tell Life&Style the holdup may be coming from Angie. Although it was she who initiated the divorce, some insiders say she wants to give the relationship another try. Brad, however, isn't having it, according to the tabloid's sources. "In hopes of getting Angie to sign off on the divorce, Brad started throwing huge financial settlement offers at her lawyer," said one insider, adding, "There are two choices for Brad: Fight back and get angry every time she pulls a stunt, which would only impacts the kids, or handle it like a mature adult." Another source said Brad's mind was made up against going back to Angie after his portrayal in the press as having alcohol and anger issues. These days, he's allegedly "determined to spend as much time as possible with his children," according to a source, having chosen film projects that are shooting near Los Angeles so he can see them regularly. Still, said one of the insiders, "Brad knows he can't count on scheduled days with the kids, because Angie has changed the plans abruptly at the last minute multiple times." Earlier in the fall, it was reported Brad was making moves to speed up the divorce process.
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Inside the treatment center where Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey are reportedly getting help
Having been accused of multiple instances of sexual misconduct and assault, both Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey are reportedly getting help for sex addiction at the posh Arizona treatment center The Meadows. This week, InTouch published a report detailing what the former Hollywood bigwigs are likely to be experiencing there after having spoken to former patients, some of whom went on the record with their names. Ralph Paglia attended the center in 2013 and told InTouch, "Before you begin treatment," at the $60,000, 45-day Gentle Path program. "you have to sign a contract of celibacy, which includes masturbation." Other interviewees said cellphones and laptops are forbidden at The Meadows although Kevin might have access to "carefully vetted movies" and the use of a community computer. Each patient reportedly has a roommate and one former patient said, "Harvey probably would be in a room with Kevin or another big celebrity because they try to make the treatment bearable." Celebs are regulars at the center, subjects added, so behavior like missing classes is not tolerated, no matter how famous anyone may be. "You only come here to get real help," said a source. "If you come here for good press, you won't make it." In late October, TMZ reported Harvey had started a week of treatment and would be inpatient for another month. Kevin has been ousted from "House of Cards" and a film project since allegations about him began to surface.
Gal Gadot sends a 'Wonder Woman' goft package to Kelly Clarkson's daughter
Girl power, anyone? Seems Gal Gadot was taken with Kelly Clarkson's daughter's "Wonder Woman" fandom, which she mentioned at the Variety Power of Women luncheon last month, noting how cool it was to have such "a bold, female figure" for girls like River Rose to look up to in 2017. "Once she saw the little girl in 'Wonder Woman,' learning how to fight and defend herself and all that, she loved it. She started acting it out, and I couldn't have been more proud," Kelly said at the time (via the Daily Mail). Gal's response was a package for her young fan. "Dearest River Rose, I wish you all the best. Your mom is true Wonder Woman," Gal wrote in an autographed photo inside. Kelly shared a pic as a thank you on Tuesday, Nov. 28, writing, "THANK YOU SO MUCH @gal_gadot for the awesome presents for River Rose!! She LOVES them! You've made a little girl very happy #galgadotforthewin."
Kim Kardashian gets a thank-you from prisoner she wants to free
In recent months, Kim Kardashian West has been using her status in an effort to free two women she believes should not be behind bars. This week, TMZ published a thank-you letter one of the women, 62-year-old Alice Marie Johnson, sent Kim as her legal push for freedom wages on. "I am so humbled by what you are doing and have already done on my behalf, " the letter read. "When I spoke with attorney Shawn Holley and she disclosed the name of my benefactor, I had to take time to process and digest the news … There are no words … to express … my heartfelt gratitude," the letter continues. Alice goes on to praise Kim and assure her she'll be recognized in history for her efforts to "stand against human warehousing" and support criminal justice reform. Alice was sentenced to life in prison on her first offense, which was related to her involvement in a cocaine ring, according to TMZ. Kim is also reportedly working to free Cyntoia Brown, who's in prison for killing a man she says used her as a sex slave when she was a teenager.
Shakira and Gerard Pique spotted together in the wake of split rumors
Maybe everything's OK after all between Shakira and Gerard Pique. It's been nearly two months since split rumors hit the pair, who share sons Milan, 4, and Sasha, 2, with sources telling a Spanish news site Shakira had moved out. At that point the singer and soccer star hadn't been seen together since June, when they attended a wedding as a couple in Argentina. This week, however, TMZ published a photo showing the smiling pair in the driver's seat and passenger seat of a car in Barcelona. The boys were not visible in the photo, casting doubt on the idea that they may have been together for a co-parenting outing.
Gayle King reveals the best gift Oprah Winfrey ever gave her
In the early '90s, long before she found her way to "CBS This Morning," Gayle King found herself on the receiving end of Oprah Winfrey's famous gift-giving skills. On this week's edition of "Watch What Happens Live," Gayle revealed the best gift she ever received from her famous BFF. "After I had my second baby — and they're 11 months apart, where you say to the doctor 'I thought this diaphragm was supposed to work,'" Gayle began when a caller asked about her top-ranked present from Oprah (via E! News). "She gifted a live-in nanny," Gayle said, adding she "never could have afforded [the nanny]" without Oprah's help. Andy's mind, of course, went right to the gutter midway through the story. "I didn't know where you were going with that," he joked. "A condom?" Gayle chuckled. "No! The point I was making was I didn't plan to have babies that close together. You know what I mean, guys in the audience. But that was a good gift."
Celebrities react to Matt Lauer's firing
Matt Lauer is the latest in a slew of celebrities and high-ranking corporate and political executives to lose a gig over allegations of sexual misconduct in the workplace. News that he'd been fired from his two-decade long post at "Today" came Wednesday, Nov. 29, via a statement from NBC News Chairman Andy Lack, who said no other complaints had been raised about Matt but that the network was also "presented with reason to believe this may not have been an isolated incident." Corey Feldman was among the celebs who tweeted in response right away, suggesting this was why Matt had played hardball with him in an interview about the actor's allegations he and others have been sexually abused routinely by Hollywood bigwigs. "HMMMMM INTERESTING…..THIS MIGHT EXPLAIN THE HOSTILE INTERVIEW WHILE I WAS TRYING 2 EXPOSE THE #TRUTH….EH MATT?" Corey asked. Rose McGowan simply tweeted, "Don't let the door hit you on the way out, Matt Lauer," adding the hashtag, "#ROSEARMY." Chrissy Teigen, meanwhile, offered a comedy idea: "An SNL sketch where the reporters report on their own sexual misconduct and firings but they don't know it until live prompter." Kathy Griffin asserted "Matt Lauer has been on my list for a while," while numerous celebs wondered about Donald Trump's reaction to the news — "Wow, Matt Lauer was just fired from NBC for 'inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace.' But when will the top executives at NBC & Comcast be fired for putting out so much Fake News. Check out Andy Lack's past!," he wrote, dovetailing the issue with his ongoing fight against the mainstream media. Tweeted Rosie Perez: "Wow! #mattlauer fired over alleged #inappropriate #sexualbehavior! Yet how do we 'reconcile' with the fact that #Trump is still #POTUS?!"
Jennifer Hudson is 'doing what's best for her son' regarding his father
As Jennifer Hudson continues to navigate her split from David Otunga, was was removed from their home by authorities, she's keeping the welfare of their son, David, in the front of her mind. According to TMZ she dropped the restraining order she had that kept her ex from coming near the 8-year-old. It seems she was concerned David Jr., might be emotionally damaged should he witness his threaten his mom. At the moment, the little boy is with his father while Jennifer works on a prohect in London, but no custody arrangement has yet been ruled on.In the meantime, Jennifer is his legally David Jr.'s "primary caregiver," TMZ reports.
Armie Hammer is worried about unfair Oscar race play for 2018
Prior to his decision to delete his Twitter account following Buzzfeed's negative story about him, Armie Hammer told the Hollywood Reporter he believed there were some dubious, Oscar-pegged maneuverings by top producers that sank his projects in the past. He was concerned, it seemed, about his chances for a positive reception for the gay romance, "Call Me By Your Name," but told THR the media discussion around Nate Parker's '90s-era rape accusation was a ploy to keep "Birth of a Nation" out of the Academy Awards race. "[It] was orchestrated for sure," he said (via the New York Post). "There was another person in the industry, who had a competing film for the Academy Awards, who decided to release all of the phone records and information. I've been told who did it — by several people." At least one insider suggested the producer in question was "Scott Rudin," who may have been trying to protect "Fences." "It had nothing to do with Scott," said another source. "It was literally on Nate Parker's Wikipedia page. It was simply [distributor] Fox Searchlight's mistake." Parker was acquitted of the rape charge two years after it was brought against him. Armie said he was "waiting for the other shoe to drop," given his track record.