Christina El Moussa and Ant Anstead could be ready to say 'I do'
Is Ant Anstead ready to put a ring on it? Christina El Moussa's boyfriend is reportedly "ring shopping," having recently returned to the U.K. to finalize his divorce from his wife of 12 years. That's according to a Life&Style source who says Ant remains as smitten with his "Flip or Flop" star lady as she is with him. Things are apparently less sunny in tarek El Moussa's world. InTouch claims Christina's ex is "consumed with jealousy" about her new relationship, which reportedly kicked off in November of last year. He's also reocvering from "stem-cell back surgery," which he underwent in May to battle pain that had gotten so bad it made it hard for him to walk.
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Carrie Fisher regretted writing about Harrison Ford affair, according to her brother
This week Carrie Fisher's brother, Todd Fisher, released a book about his famous sister and mother, Debbie Reynolds called, "My Girls: A Lifetime With Carrie and Debbie." According to the Daily Mail (via Vulture), one of the unsettling revelations Todd makes in the memoir is that Carrie regretted having written about the otherwise secret affair she had with Harrison Ford while they were shooting "Star Wars." Todd writes that Debbie hadn't known about the romance before Carrie wrote about it in "The Princess Diarist," and that Debbie urged Carrie not to include the story. Once the book was published and the affair became a point of public interest, Todd says his sister told their mom, "You're right, I shouldn't have told that story." Carrie's book was released in November 2016, a little more than a month before she died. Debbie suffered a stroke after her daughter's death and passed on the following day, sparking many to suggest she died of a broken heart. That's not how Todd sees it: "Take it from the son who was there, who knew her better than anyone else on earth — that's simply not true," he writes. "Debbie Reynolds willed herself right off this planet to personally see to it that Carrie would never be alone."
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Roseanne Barr allegedly had a history of 'demeaning' her co-workers
Roseanne Barr's racially offensive "Ambien tweeting" and subsequent reboot cancelation may not have surprised folks she's worked with in the past. Speaking to a source who "worked behind the scenes on 'The Roseanne Show,'" the short-lived talk show that followed the end of the original "Roseanne" sitcom, Us Weekly reports the talk show's producers, Michael and Roger King, found some of the star's demands "outrageous" from the outset. Those demands reportedly included buying her a house to supplement her $5 million annual salary. "It wouldn't be unusual for Roseanne to call one department, swearing about the crew and lack of support from the King brothers, and demeaning the work that was trying to be done to give her positive press," says the source, who adds that Roseanne regularly canceled interviews at the last minute and refused to let major publications photograph her. Staffers also found themselves subject to "minutes-long messages at all hours of the night," from Roseanne. "She would tell us the infomercial she was watching was better than her show," the insider says, "and that we were ruining her life."
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Uma Thurman and her daughters check out Tina Fey's 'Mean Girls'
Tina Fey's award-winning musical version of "Mean Girls" is still attracting celebs — and their daughters! On Tuesday, June 5, Uma Thurman shared a snap that showed her sandwiched between her kids, Maya Thurman Hawke, 19,and Luna Thurman Busson, 5, at New York City's August Wilson Theater. (Maya's dad is Ethan Hawke, while Luna's father is Arpad Busson.) "Not so mean girls, watching 'Mean Girls' … a wonderful day. me and my amazing girls," Uma captioned he happy pic. The trip likely provided some inspiration for Maya, a budding actress whose tenure in "Little Women" on PBS kicked off this spring. Maya's also set to appear in Season 3 of "Stranger Things."
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's future daughters won't inherit their Sussex titles
When Prince Harry married Meghan Markle, Queen Elizabeth bestowed new titles upon the couple, who are now the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Amid chatter that the two want to start a family soon comes an update from People noting that the Sussex dukedom will only passed on to Harry and Meghan's children if — surprise! — those children are boys. If they have daughters, those little girls will not inherit the title, which will reportedly "die out" if no Harry Juniors surface to take it over. People also points out some of England's inheritance laws have changed through the years, and it's possible Meghan's firm commitment to feminism, which she declares on the royal family website, could sway Harry and the queen to update the gender rule that applies to their title.
Kenneth Cole adjusts 'tone-deaf' statement about Kate Spade's death after deleting tweet
Kate Spade's death sent a shock wave through the fashion world and beyond on Tuesday, June 5; designer and Kenneth Cole's reaction (no pun intended) to the 55-year-old's apparent suicide shocked plenty of people, too. In what the New York Post deemed a "tone-deaf tweet," Kate's fellow purse designer posted: "'I believed that I could, so I did'. She alone didn't change the handbag world but she was an inspiring accessory. #KateSpade #RIP." He deleted the tweet but not before a slew of offended Twitter users slammed him for being insensitive just a few hours after Kate's death. "I'm boycotting @mr_kennethcole Extremely rude 'inspiring accessory' remark regarding #KateSpade #RIP," wrote one of the many users who promised to quit buying his products. "I am stunned. Seriously? I wish I could say I'll never wear your line again, but I NEVER bought that crap in the first place. Kate Spade changed EVERYTHING," another posted. Kenneth later shared: "Kate Spade left an indelible mark on the fashion industry and her inspiring life and work will be missed. We lost a true visionary today. My heart goes out to her family and to all she has touched." Multiple outlets noted that he never apologized, he simply tried to explain away his initial tweet, saying in a statement that his meaning had been misconstrued. "I often say 'We may not heel the world, but we hope to be an accessory,'" he explained, seemingly having missed how little it helped to quote himself in such a situation . "After posting the tweet, I realized there may have been room for misinterpretation," he added.
Whitney Houston's bible can now be yours — for $95k
A former landlord of Whitney Houston's is hoping to make some cash on a bible the late singer left behind in the Newport Beach home he rented to her from 2009 until 2011. TMZ reports the "Life Application Study Bible" is going for $95,000 on the seller website, Moments in Time. The hefty price tag is partially tied to the fact that Whitney wrote inside the book, detailing the names and dates involved with life milestones including her marriage to Bobby Brown and the birth of their daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown. The owner reportedly signed an NDA related to the bible and other items left in the rental, most of which he ditched. He was later given a green light to keep the bible.
Mira Sorvino on Harvey Weinstein: 'He's raped many people that I love'
Harvey Weinstein has pled not guilty to charges of criminal rape and sexual assault and is now wearing an ankle bracelet monitor and confined to New York and Connecticut until legal proceedings begin. For "Condor" star Mira Sorvino, who told Ronan Farrow in his New Yorker expose that the former producer had sexually harassed her when they were working on "Mighty Aphrodite," Weinstein being charged with crimes is not enough. "It feels like a really good first step, you know?" she told Savannah Guthrie on "Today" on Wednesday, June 6 (via E!). "It's him finally facing real, real criminal consequences for his criminal behavior. And so for that, I feel gratified. But honestly, last weekend was a very emotional one, and I cried many times, because just seeing him brings up a lot of bad feelings. He's raped many people that I love, so it's not really a happy occasion. I think maybe there will be some celebration when he gets convicted and goes to jail. That's when the process will be complete and we will see justice really being served. But until then, this is a great first step." She went on to discuss how things might have been different had she and the 96 other women who have come forward with allegations Weinstein sexually harassed, assaulted or raped them had talked to one another sooner. She also expressed the familiar sentiment that when her career hit a "slump," she thought it was her fault. (Peter Jackson would later allege Weinstein told him to blacklist Sorvino and Ashley Judd, who sued Weinstein in April for allegedly "torpedoing" her career after she refused his sexual advances.) As Sorvino talked about the others who were hurt by Weinstein, "Today" flashed the faces of his many alleged victims on a screen. Sorvino broke down. "Oh, boy. That's crazy," she said, her face wet with tears. "I'm sorry." Looking ahead, the actress said she was "excited" about her involvement with #MeToo and Time's Up. "I'm working on promoting legislation in California for bills that are among the strongest anti-sexual harassment legislation in the nation," she said. "If culture's going to change, and less people will be sexually assaulted because of this movement — and this outcry among millions across the world — then it was all worth it."
Pamela Anderson jokingly asks Alec Baldwin to get a pardon for Julian Assange
Despite Pamela Anderson's best efforts, it seems Kanye West won't be the knight in shining armor who helps her save her pal, WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange. But maybe Donald Trump's "SNL" stand-in, Alec Baldwin, could make it happen. That was the gist of a joking exchange between Pam and Alec as the two filmed "Match Game" this week. A snitch tells the New York Post that at one point Pam asked Alec how he and the Donald get along. When Alec responded, "not great," Pam reportedly quipped, "I was hoping you could help get Julian pardoned and then he could host 'SNL'!" Er … Everybody wins?
Abby Lee Miller undergoes 'emergency surgery'
Abby Lee Miller hasn't completely resumed normal life since she left prison this spring following a sentence for bankrputcy fraud. Now, the former "Dance Moms" star is recovering from another round of surgery to combat her Non Hodgkins Lymphoma. Late in the evening on Tuesday, June 5, the 51-year-old announced on Instagram that she ended up being operated on following a routine procedure. "After another 2 hour MRI this morning, the pros thought I needed one more quick little emergency surgery! Ugh!" she captioned a photo of her arm with an I.V. in it. "I'm in recovery now and texting so everything must be ok,just hiccups in my plans!" she added. "I'm on a tight schedule; shooting two projects and I need to get out of here and on with my life!!! Please keep me in your prayers🙏🏻 I'm grateful for all the well wishes! #ALDC #aldcla #dancemoms #abbyleemiller #lymphoma."