Ben Affleck throws a traditional luau for the cast and crew of 'Triple Frontier'
After 14 days of shooting in the rain in Hawaii — and a grueling training regimen for the actors –the cast and crew of Ben Affleck, Charlie Hunnam and Oscar Isaac's forthcoming film, "Triple Frontier," were treated to a traditional Hawaiian luau over the weekend, courtesy of Ben. People reports about 500 people attended the bash where a three-piece Hawaiian band played as fire dancers performed. Ben also reportedly splurged on a pig roast and shuttle service for all of his guests. "Ben has been planning this luau for weeks," says a source. "He wanted to do it for everyone as the shoot has been rough …" His girlfriend, Lindsay Shookus, who has been staying with the star while he works on the film, joined in on the fun, too. "Triple Frontier" is due out next year.
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Judge green lights auction of Madonna's personal items
Madonna has lost her bid to prevent an online auctioneer from selling items including a love letter to the singer from Tupac Shakur, a hairbrush containing locks of her hair and panties. The judge ruling on Madge's lawsuit against Gotta Have IT! Collectibles and Darlene Lutz initially put a temporary stop on the auction last summer. Now, the items, along with others, will likely head back to the auction block after the court decided Madonna waited too long after the items disappeared from her possession to file a claim, according to Page Six. It didn't help that Madge also paid a settlement over a different matter to Lutz, Madonna's former assistant whom she counted as a friend, releasing her from future claims, in 2004.
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Will Brody Jenner's sisters be invited to his wedding?
Kim Kardashian and her sisters probably won't be making the trip to Bali for their brother, Brody Jenner's wedding. "It's no secret that Brody doesn't care for the Kardashians," a source told Life&Style shortly a few days after Brody was heard angrily shouting that the Kardashians are "not my f—— family" at Coachella. "He hates Kris [Jenner] and Kim the most, but really, he hates being associated with the family at all," said the insider, adding that Brody and his fiancee, Kaitlynn Carter, "may not invite his half-sisters Kendall [Jenner] and Kylie [Jenner], either." Brody was reportedly hurt that Kim and Kanye didn't invite Kaitlynn to their wedding, which could be Kimye aren't invited to his. "I don't know why Brody is still talking about this," Kim said when the issue came up on a subsequent edition of "KUWTK." "We were very strict about our wedding," she explained. "There were less than 200 people there. Everyone else respected that — it's not a big deal. We love our stepbrothers. It just seems like they are always talking about this divide." According to Kris, Brody and Kaitlynn had just started dating when the Kim and Kanye's wedding invitations went out. In February, Brody told TMZ he didn't know Kylie had been pregnant until after she had her baby.
Lance Bass and Michael Turchin are in the process of getting a surrogate
There could be some stork news on the horizon for Lance Bass and his husband, Michael Turchin. The former NSYNC singer tells ET he and Michael are well on their way to welcoming a child via surrogate. "Just last week, [we] really started the process," Lance revealed. "So we're excited, and it's going a lot faster than we ever thought, which is kind of freaking me out.I thought we had a good, like, year to really choose things, but it's happening so fast. I mean, we've met with surrogates, we're looking at eggs, we now have the person representing us, and contracts are being made, and it's such a process that we had no idea existed. But it's also fascinating too. It's already amazing." Part of what makes the process so great, he noted, is going through it with Michael. "I mean, the reason I wanted to get married to this guy is I know he'll be an amazing dad," he said. Lance reportedly wants more than one child. Lance and Michael wed in 2014.
April Love Geary responds to breastfeeding photo shade
Robin Thicke's girlfriend, April Love Geary, has never been too shy about showing off a little skin, but a picture that showed her breastfeeding her 2-month-old daughter, Mia, seems to have irked more than a few of her followers on social media, including former "Big Brother" star, Chanelle Hayes (via Us Weekly). "I'm all for breast-feeding and having a choice how to feed your baby but WHY do people feel the need to post pictures of themselves doing it?" Chanel asked on Twitter. "Especially the new pic of Robin Thicke's gf! She's got hair done, makeup on, both boobs out. So strange. #opinions." While a slew of users had similar reactions, others responded by giving props to April for her post. "Why are some people leaving negative comments?! If you have nothing nice to say then keep scrolling!" one commenter wrote. "It's very brave when moms advocate breastfeeding to help give other moms the confidence and self permission to not be ashamed of doing what is natural! Kudos to @aprillovegeary." April, meanwhile, didn't let Chanelle have the last word. Sharing a photo of the "Big Brother" star topless, she advised: "Maybe the next time you want to criticize me for posting a picture of myself breast-feeding you should should really take look at the pictures you've had taken, Not that taking nudes are wrong! The naked body is a beautiful thing. but don't be a hypocrite mama." Mia is the first child for the 23-year-old model and her singer beau.
Inside the private wing where Duchess Kate gave birth
When she went into labor with her third child, a son, on Monday, April 23, Duchess Kate headed back to the private Lindo Wing suite at Paddington's St. Mary's hospital in London where she gave birth to her first children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte. Opened by Queen Elizabeth II's mother, the late Queen Elizabeth, in 1937, the wing is also where Princess Diana stayed when she had Prince William and Prince Harry. According to Us Weekly, the luxurious amenities there include private rooms outfitted with carpeted floors, curtains, a refrigerator and a TV as well as hospital food that's actually quite good. The menu reportedly changes daily and patients who've just welcomed a child are offered the chance to enjoy a four-course meal with their partner, complete with champagne and candles. When Kate and Prince William head home with their new addition, they'll likely get a 10 percent "loyalty discount" on their nearly $10,000 overnight fee for being return-customers, as they did when Princess Charlotte was born.
Gwyneth Paltrow didn't have 'an adult relationship' with exes Chris Martin, Brad Pitt and Ben Affleck
At 45, Gwyneth Paltrow says she's currently experiencing her "first adult relationship." Speaking to couples therapist Esther Perel in a recent interview with The Sunday Times, Gwyneth admitted her previous romances with men like her ex-husband, Chris Martin, Ben Affleck and Brad Pitt, to whom she was engaged, didn't work because of her issues with intimacy. "For the first time, I feel I'm in an adult relationship that is sometimes uncomfortable because he sort of demands a certain level of intimacy and communication that I haven't been held to before," she explained (via Us Weekly). "What came up in the first couple years of our relationship was how incapable I was in this realm, how I feared intimacy and communication." Looking back, Gwyneth sayid she now sees some patterns in her romantic choices. "In the past, I've been in relationships with men who had intimacy issues, so I could be, like, 'I'm fine, I'm ready to do this,' and let myself think he's the one with the problem. In a way, some of the relationships were designed to keep me out of intimacy," she said. The actress added that her previous relationships veered between two poles: "one where I was constantly chasing and trying to win someone over … and one where I was put off by the person's capacity for the relationship — and those relationships were very-short lived." Gwyneth and Brad Falchuk reportedly celebrated their engagement at a black-tie party earlier this month. Some outlets have suggested the bash may have been a secret wedding.
Bradley Cooper spent three years preparing for 'A Star Is Born'
Bradley Cooper is officially a musician — at least, he is in Lady Gaga's eyes. During a talk with Robert De Niro at the Tribeca Film Festival, Bradley revealed just how much work he put into the musical aspect of his directorial debut, "A Star Is Born," which features Gaga as a young singer getting career help from an older actor who struggles with addiction. "She said right from the beginning that there would be a bargain," Bradley told Robert, according to Page Six. "[She said] 'I'm gonna rely on you to get a performance that's honest out of me' — because she'd never done a film before — 'and I'm gonna make sure that you're going to turn into a musician. Because we're going to sing everything live.' And I went, 'Wait, what?'" Ultimately, Bradley spent three years taking singing lessons, performing live and generally getting his chops as a singer and musicians up to snuff for the 42-day film shoot. The film is due out this fall.
Amy Schumer talks confidence, body image issues with Oprah Winfrey
In "I Feel Pretty," Amy Schumer plays a woman who suddenly starts seeing herself as a supermodel, despite the fact that she doesn't quite look like Gisele Bundchen. For Amy, the film touches on some real-life issues that she opens up about with Oprah Winfrey on an upcoming edition of the media mogul's "SuperSoul" podcast, according to Page Six. "They both said they hide in bathrooms at parties," an insider shared, noting that both Amy and Oprah admitted they're introverts despite their high-profile jobs. "It was Amy's first time meeting Oprah, and she cried. She was tearing up, and they both talked about how they struggle with confidence and body image," the source continued. Amy and Oprah also reportedly chatted about Oprah's BFF, Gayle King. It seems Amy found out Gayle has not yet partaken of the wacky tabacky — and Amy would like to change that. "Amy told her she wants to smoke weed with Gayle because Gayle has never tried it. She wants to be Gayle's first," said the source. "Oprah just laughed." Amy's "SuperSoul" appearance is set to air Sunday, April 29.
Kendall Jenner is remodeling her home
Is Kendall Jenner getting ready to ditch the $8.55 home in Beverly Hills she bought last summer? The busy model's been raking in millions for years now and a new report from TMZ suggests she could be looking to flip the pad for some more cash. Kendall has reportedly obtained permits to put a new roof on the home, remodel the kitchen and bathrooms and replace the fireplace — possible updates she's making in anticipation of a sale. The five-bedroom, six-bathroom home previously belonged to Charlie Sheen.