Ben Affleck has reportedly moved out of Jennifer Garner's house and started dating
Four days after they filed coordinated court documents to begin divorce proceedings, Ben Affleck has reportedly moved out of the home he shared with Jen and their kids and has started dating casually. "He's ready to move on," says a source. Jen, meanwhile, "cares deeply for Ben," says TMZ, but believes now is the "right time" to end the marriage. The couple-turned-coparents (and from the looks of things, close friends), have not begun separating their assets. They reportedly had no prenup and spent their energy resolving relationship issues rather than simply trying to tie things up and move on during their separation. Sounds like the moving on process has now begun. That didn't stop Ben and Jen and the kids from celebrating Easter together, though. Photos showed the two heading to church in Los Angeles on Easter Sunday and People reported they planned to spend the day together as a family.
Jennifer Lopez hits the dance floor with Alex Rodriguez
Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez kicked off their vacation in the Dominican Republic with a little dance floor action after Jennifer's show in La Romana on Saturday, April 15. Footage of the pair busting multiple moves together at the concert afterparty surfaced on E! News the next day, along with a few details about their forthcoming vacay plans. According to the website, the new couple plans to use Casa de Campo's $10-a-night luxury resort villas as their homebase. A source recently told E! the pair's romance is getting more serious, noting (albeit in utterly unromantic terms) that "boyfriend and girlfriend titles have been vocalized" between the singer and former Yankee. Other rumor mills have gone as far as suggesting marriage could be on the table.
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Justin Bieber assault investigation dropped
That alleged headbutting incident before the 2017 Grammy Awards is no longer an issue for Justin Bieber and his increasingly spic 'n' span legal record. TMZ reports the assault case against the singer has been dropped since the claimant failed to file charges, then didn't talk in Los Angeles County Sheriff Office's investigation. Justin reportedly dodged a meeting with the authorities as well. The alleged victim had shared the video he said sparked Justin to headbutt him — he had recorded Justin playfully wrestling with a friend — but the clip showed no evidence of an assault.
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Meghan Markle takes time off in May; is she headed to Pippa Middleton's wedding?
Royal family fans are still obsessively trying to figure out whether Meghan Markle will show up on Prince Harry's arm at his sister-in-law, Pippa Middleton's wedding next month. According to Hello! (via the Daily Mail), Meghan asked for a week off from shooting "Suits" starting May 15, a window that would leave her schedule open to attend the ceremony in England on May 20. At issue is the rumor that Pippa and James Matthews asked guests to comply with a "no ring, no bring" policy for dates, which would mean unmarried folks like Harry are expected to roll solo.
Lady Gaga set to shoot 'A Star Is Born' scene at Coachella
Lady Gaga headlined the second night of Coachella over the weekend but her work there isn't done yet. On Sunday, April 16, the festival contacted ticketholders to let them know Lady G. and Bradley Cooper would be filming a scene for their film "A Star Is Born" on the festival grounds on Tuesday, April 18, and Wednesday, April 19, according to the New York Post. The scene features a country-Western concert, sparking festival organizers to invite Gaga fans to dig up country-themed costumes for the show. "All you Monsters that can attend should get decked out in your most comfortable denim & boots, throw on a Stetson (leave those pink Joanne hats at home) and come out to show your support!" the message read. In the remake of the 1937 film, Gaga plays a young singer who falls for Bradley Cooper's "aging rocker" character as he helps get her career off the ground while waving goodbye to his own.
Pills found hidden in Prince's home
TMZ is reporting new information about the scene at Prince's home when he died there in April 2016. Various prescription pills were reportedly hidden in envelopes and ziploc bags around the mansion, according to the website. Citing the reports of Minnestoa authorities who searched the house, TMZ also claims a suitcase containing a pill bottle and bearing the name Peter Bravestrong, which the singer reportedly used as an alias, turned up at the home. Previous reports revealed some of the pills found in the home were labeled as hydrocodone but contained fentanyl.
Janelle Monae to give Dillard commencement speech
Dillard University's class of 2017 probably has one of the coolest graduation speakers in the New Orleans school's history. Janelle Monae, who recently performed at Essence Fest and the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, returns to the Crescent City next month to address students at the school's May 13 commencement, according to Nola.com. In addition to her music career, the singer has become a vocal advocate for women's education initiatives like her Fem for Future program, as well as STEM programs and various forms of social injustice advocacy. It will reportedly be her first graduation speech.
Prince Harry reflects on the emotional effects of his mother's death
As an advocate for mental health issues via his Heads Together charity, Prince Harry has worked to create awareness about the importance of getting help, among other things. As he told the Telegraph in a recent interview (via Us Weekly), he has personal experience grappling with the confusion that can come from not dealing with certain emotions and life challenges. Harry was 12 when his mother, Princess Diana, died in 1997 and for many years he was unable to cope with the grief and loss. One thing that helped? Boxing. "That really saved me because I was on the verge of punching someone," he said. His brother, Prince William, helped him, too. "My brother, you know, bless him, he was a huge support to me," Harry recalled. "He kept saying, 'This is not right, this is not normal. You need to talk to [someone] about stuff. It's OK." Harry added, "I know there is huge merit in talking about your issues and the only thing about keeping it quiet is that it's only ever going to make it worse."
Hoda Kotb returns to 'Today'
As "Today" fans showed their love for Hoda Kotb withy cheers, the co-host returned to work Monday, April 17, after two months of maternity leave. "I'm scared to be sitting here … I'm a little afraid that I might explode into tear" she admitted, according to E! News. Amid some near-tears, she went on to say she's "feeling great" having spent time focused on her newly adopted daughter, Haley Joy Kotb. "I don't think I've ever been this happy," she added before taking a breath. "I'm going to get professional!" she joked. "OK, I'm ready."