Blake Lively urges publications to take down pics of her daughter
Blake Lively is sticking to her guns when it comes to maintaining a degree of privacy for children despite the careers she and her husband, Ryan Reynolds, have chosen. Over Easter weekend, Blake brought her daughter, James, to a party at Martha Stewart's home in Bedford, New York. After the celeb-studded get-together, paparazzi pictures showing Blake and her 3-year-old outside Martha's home showed up on websites including Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Elle and Cosmopolitan. According to the New York Post, Blake and her team contacted the publications and urged them to remove James from their websites. "The photos were taken by a man hiding outside of a private party, which is disturbing on many levels," Blake's rep told the Post. "We appreciate all magazines, websites and publications who are standing by protecting the privacy of children and vowing to cut off the supply chain to help end the stalking of children." Bazaar reportedly removed a link to the story featuring the pictures, Vogue redirected its story to another post about Blake, Elle blurred out James' face and Cosmo cropped the little girl out entirely. Protecting their daughters' privacy is nothing new for Blake or Ryan, who did not confirm James' name for a long time after her birth. "I didn't want to be the first guy screaming it out to the media," Ryan explained to "Today" in 2015. "Because as we know, little girls turn into teenage girls and little teenage girls sometimes scan through the archives and go, 'Why did you do that?'" The actors are also parents to Ines, 1.
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Did Channing Tatum's drinking fuel split from Jenna Dewan-Tatum?
There's no truth to claims Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan-Tatum are ending their marriage because Channing had a habit of going out drinking and flirting with other women. That's according to a spokesperson for Jenna, who announced the split this week in a joint statement with her husband. "Happy to clarify that absolutely none of these rumors are true," her rep told the Daily Mail of the drinking claims. "The reason our statement was so positive [was] because that's the reality of the situation." On Wednesday, April 5, the Mirror quoted an old Star interview with Channing where he said, "I probably drink too much. My wife, that's what she bought into," and a separate (old) story claiming Channing sang "Total Eclipse of the Heart" to an actress on the set of Foxcatcher while "grinding" against her. Other reports have pointed to the distance between the two caused by their work as having been problematic and contributed to them falling "out of love." In a joint statement announcing their split, Channing and Jenna said: "Absolutely nothing has changed about how much we love one another, but love is a beautiful adventure that is taking us on different paths for now. There are no secrets nor salacious events at the root of our decision — just two best-friends realizing it's time to take some space and help each other live the most joyous, fulfilled lives as possible."
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The Kardashian-Jenner krewe files new docs in Blac Chyna lawsuit
Today in "Keeping Up with the Kardashians' Lawsuits" … As Blac Chyna and the Kardashian-Jenner krewe continue their court battle over Chyna's claim the family intentionally sabotaged the short-lived "Rob & Chyna" spinoff, the Kardashians and Jenners are asking s judge to dismiss Chyna's allegation they defamed her with some of their public comments. Specifically, Chyna's suit points quotes from the sisters including: "The show ['Rob & Chyna'] is giving this toxic woman money and exposure she lives and breathes for and by continuing it … [s]he will proceed with using and physically abusing my brother," according to excerpts of the court documents published by TMZ. The Kardashians and Jenners maintain all of those statement are subjective and could not be proven true or false. (The family's lawyers helpfully point out that previous court decisions of protected similar comments including cases in which plaintiffs were insulted with terms such as "loser," "a big skank" and "top-ranking dumb a–.") TMZ adds that the family's latest filing also accuses Chyna of allegedly "tarnishing" their brand while "damaging to [their] family and [being] a threat to Rob's safety." In January, Kim Kardashian West and Kris Jenner earned a victory by being dismissed from the case. Last month, Chyna's lawyers added Khloe Kardashian and Kylie Jenner back onto the case after having dismissed them. Meanwhile, Chyna's ex, Rob Kardashian, is reportedly threatening to take her back to family court over the safety of their daughter, Dream, whom he thinks was in harm's way after Chyna went ballistic at a woman at Six Flaggs on Easter, using her stroller as a weapon. "KUWTK"-meets-"Court TV" spinoff, anyone?
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'RHONYC' cast members got parasites during cruise 'from hell'
In February, we learned a recent cruise for the cast of "The Real Housewives of New York City" ended with fire, vomit and an alleged boat rescue. Seems that report left out one more fun detail: parasites. "We all ate something that did not agree with us," Carole Radziwill said in an interview with New York Post TV this week. "I think it was a fish because Bethenny [Frankel] and Tinsley [Mortimer] are actually allergic to fish and they didn't eat the fish, and the rest of us did and we all did come home with a parasite." According to the Post, Carole now as "a clean bill of health." And, we're guessing, a healthy fear of the open sea.
John Stamos has the perfect name picked out for his baby
Dad-to-be John Stamos may be exhausted from getting ready for the arrival of his first child with Caitlin McHugh, but he's not letting it stop him from doing what he can to support his wife as she nears the end of her pregnancy. "My wife is sort of resting a lot right now. It's getting close. I wake up and I'm a servant to her basically," he told Us Weekly on Wednesday, April 4. "She eats like a horse! She loves to eat but she's so skinny too. She's handling pregnancy in the most graceful way that I could've imagined. It's just beautiful. It's beautiful to watch. She just kind of floats through each day. She wakes up smiling. It's just been so beautiful, all of it!" He went on to call Caitlin, whom he married in February, "perfect" "humble and sweet" and "special." Asked what he thought the couple might name their baby, he joked: "Saget … I think we're going to name our kid Saget."
Mandy Moore wants to start a family 'sooner rather than later'
Last month, Mandy Moore and her fiance, Taylor Goldsmith, climbed Mt. Kilamanjaro. Does that mean they're ready to take on another challenge — like parenthood? Maybe. Mandy recently sat down with New Beauty magazine and the "This Is Us" star didn't hesitate to acknowledge that she "absolutely" wants to start a family. "I am so excited to hopefully be a mother one day," she gushed. "I feel like I have a little bit of a head start with the show. I'm getting practice with babies and toddlers and 10-year-olds and teenagers and adults — every chapter of life. I have had much more experience dealing with the bigger issues they all have to contend with. I hope that is in the cards for me, sooner rather than later."
Vivica A. Fox thinks she and 50 Cent are 'at peace' despite her book's claims about their sex life
Vivica A. Fox might wanna poke around on her ex, 50 Cent's social media pages and see what he really thinks about their relationship, their infamous feud and the things she wrote about their romance circa 2003 in her new book, "Every Day I'm Hustling." Just weeks after he shared an image of a headline about how she detailed their "PG-13" sex life, captioning it, "👀I'm waking up to this s—, that was14 years ago. 🤦♂️smh who does this?" Vivica chatted with the New York Post about how great he is and how cool things are between them now. "He was the one that got away, for sure," she said at a recent party for the ook in New York City. "I have moved on and I am happy. Last year, we had a feud, and there were some things out there that weren't clear about our relationship. So now when you read the book, there's complete clarity about our relationship. I have tons of respect for [him] … I'm at peace with it, and I think he's at peace with it, too." She first said their feud was over in 2017, telling ET she ran into him at a Knicks game, they hugged and moved on.
Jon Hamm opens up about college hazing incident
In a new cover story for Esquire, Jon Hamm gives more insight on his perspective today about a hazing experience in which he and his Sigma Nu brothers at UT-Austin allegedly hospitalized a new pledge. In a 1991 lawsuit, Jon was accused of setting the boy's pants on fire, assaulting him and doing something we'll chalk up as mostly unprintable to the region between the pledge's legs. Asked about what happened, the "Mad Men" alum reportedly "bristled." "I wouldn't say it's accurate. Everything about that is sensationalized," he said of the reports on the lawsuit, which originally appeared in Star (via Celebitchy). "I was accused of these things I don't … It's so hard to get into it. I don't want to give it any more breath. It was a bummer of a thing that happened. I was essentially acquitted. I wasn't convicted of anything. I was caught up in a big situation, a stupid kid in a stupid situation, and it's a f—— bummer. I moved on from it." The pledge later died, having suffered complications from diabetes and Jon dropped out of school permanently. "My dad was sick. He ended up dying in the middle of all of this and I had to rally my own mental health and become a better person because of it," he explained. "I'm happy that I became a better person. Everyone goes through a weirdness as a young person, especially in college, when you're trying to figure things out." In 2015, Jon completed a rehab program for alcohol addiction.
Chris Cornell's wife Vicky Cornell joins Addiction Policy Forum, New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children
"While I can't bring my husband back, I can help the millions of other families struggling with addiction." That's how Vicky Cornell explained her work with the Addiction Policy Forum after her husband, Chris Cornell, committed suicide in May 2017 after struggling with addiction for years. Now, she's making more strides within the organization along with other social causes, including her Chris & Vicky Cornell Foundation. Billboard reports Vicky joined the Addiction Policy Forum's advisory board in February; this week, she was appointed to the Children's Council of The New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, which works to help kids suffering from neglect and abuse, many of whom come from homes where substance abuse is an issue. Last year, she donated $10,000 to a music therapy program for kids in Seattle that is now named in Chris' honor.
Jennifer Garner wants the next man she dates to be 'in it for the long haul'
A few months after Ben Affleck's relationship with Lindsay Shookus was revealed last year, Jennifer Garner told the hosts of "Today" she had not been on one date since she and Ben split. It sounds like nothing has changed for Jen, who has multiple new projects in the hopper, including a thriller called "Peppermint." "She wants to be very careful and very selective when she does find the time to date — because of the kids. She hasn't made dating a priority," a source tells ET. "Jen wants to make sure that when she finally does decide she is ready for romance that her next man is in it for the long run. She is back. She has thrown herself into her work and her success. She is killing it and those [closest to her] couldn't be more proud." While she recently made time to take her kids to see their dad in Hawaii, where Ben's shooting a new film, she's also reportedly "excited" about working with Lena Dunham on "Peppermint." "Men are last on Jen's list. First comes her children, then her career and then a man," says the source. The update comes on the heels of a rumor Jen might be dating Josh Duhamel that was soon said to be false.