Britney Spears' family drama continues. Ahead of her next conservatorship hearing, where a judge will likely decide whether or not to end the arrangement for good, Britney's mom, Lynne Spears, filed documents on Nov. 1 asking her daughter's estate to cover more than $650,000 in attorney fees to cover the alleged legal cost of Lynne's involvement in the conservatorship Britney has said caused her years of mental anguish. That might explain a post about Lynne the singer shared and later deleted on Instagram on Nov. 2. "Pssss my dad may have started the conservatorship 13 years ago … but what people don't know is that my mom is the one who gave him the idea !!!!" she wrote, according to People. "I will never get those years back. She secretly ruined my life," she continued, in part. "You know exactly what you did," she added. People reports Lynne's court docs claim she needed lawyers to "help Britney free herself from what she saw as a very controlling existence." Lynne also claimed she pushed to get Britney's father, Lynne's ex-husband, Jamie Spears, out as her conservator.
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JAY-Z joins Instagram as he and Beyonce follow only each other
JAY-Z finally joined Instagram on Nov. 2, kicking things off with a post about his new film, "The Harder They Fall," and a history-making "follow" from none other than his wife, Beyonce. Prior to Jay's appearance on the 'Gram, no one else on the platform had that honor. Likewise, Jay's account follows only one person — you guessed it — Beyonce. Within about 24 hours of his IG debut, Jay, whose bio simply reads rocnation.com, had already garnered some 2.2 million followers. The newly-minted Rock & Roll Hall of Famer also shared an Instagram Story in his first day of Insta-activity — a video promo for the new Black Western, which Jay produced and handled music duties for. "The Harder They Fall," starring Jonathan Majors, Regina King and Idris Elba, hit Netflix Nov. 3.
Dax Shepard gets candid about his romantic past
On the Nov. 3 edition of Drew Barrymore's show, Dax Shepard revealed he was in an open relationship for nearly a decade before he settled down with Kristen Bell. With Kristen at his side for the interview, he also admitted his history — an open relationship and a long battle with substance abuse — didn't exactly make for smooth sailing at the start of their romance. "My wife is incredibly confident as she should be," the "Armchair Expert" podcast host told Drew, as reported by ET. "There was a ton of jealousy at the beginning of the relationship, for pretty good reasons. I had been in an open relationship for nine years. I was blacked out a big chunk of my life. There were a lot of things for her to be concerned about." Dax, 46, said that once he and Kristen, 41, got engaged in 2009, something changed inside him. "I find her to be incredibly not jealous, which is a very hot characteristic in a partner," he added. Kristen, meanwhile, said that while Dax's past gave her anxiety, she trusted he could continue to evolve. "I'm a big believer in forgiveness and second chances," she said. "In the beginning it was nerve-racking dating Dax knowing his history of recovery and that he's just this big force, but I was like, 'No, he's got it inside of him. He's got all this goodness.'" She concluded that she was ultimately "proven right," noting, "nobody is more affectionate" than her husband. He's also sober again after revealing a slip in 2020.
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Scott Disick and Kourtney Kardashian interact publicly for the first time since her engagement
Scott Disick's kept a low profile ever since his ex, Kourtney Kardashian, announced her engagement to Travis Barker last month, news that sent fans on a social media mission to #CheckOnScott. While he has yet to comment publicly on the engagement, he did interact with Kourtney publicly this week — it was even cordial. On Nov. 2, Kourt shared a photo from Halloween of the former couple's daughter, Penelope, dressed up as Cher from "Clueless." "As if," she captioned the shot, citing one of Cher's favorite expressions in the '95 cult classic. Right on cue, Scott commented with another line from the flick: "O Cher, don't forget she can't keep driving her Jeep without her drivers license." Hardly a resounding vote of support for Kravis' future together, but after Scott's leaked DM Kourtney dig, it's certainly a start.
Emotional Tom Hanks honors Peter Scolari: 'We were molecularly connected'
Tom Hanks stopped by "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" on Nov. 2 to talk about his new film, "Finch," but his sweet, funny tribute to his late "Bosom Buddies" costar, Peter Scolari, kinda stole the show. "I'll miss him every day," Tom said of his Emmy-winning friend, who died after a two-year battle with cancer on Oct. 22. The pair played roommates on the sitcom from 1980 until 1982. "I don't know how many people truly do change your lives when you cross paths with them," Tom said. "We met, picked up the scripts, and started s******* around. I actually thought, 'This is it. This is how this works. This is like a hand inside a glove.' And for two years at Paramount Studios on unlucky Stage 25, we cut it up. … We were molecularly connected in a way that we started speaking the same language." That language got them in trouble on the set, but also led to some of the short-lived series' funniest moments, many of which were famously improvised. "We'd always hear on the studio talkback, 'Hey, guys, guys, guys. Are you gonna say that?'" Tom recalled of their long rehearsals. "'We might.' 'Well, it's not in this script.' 'Yeah, but we might say it because it works. If it works, it works right?'" Looking back, Tom added that, "Peter would say, 'I could do that job,' and I'd be like 'Dude, I have ADHD, you have rage issues.'" Later, after he shared a favorite clip, his eyes got glassy as he held back tears. "Peter has a lovely family," he said. "His wife Tracy's got absolutely great kids and we lost him to the emperor of all maladies."
Kendall Jenner celebrates her 26th birthday with sweet posts from Kylie, Kris and more
Kendall Jenner celebrated her 26th trip around the sun on Nov. 3, inspiring a flood of warm wishes from her famous family. "Happy birthday to my sister, my partner in crime, my best friend!" Kendall's sister, Kylie Jenner, wrote on Instagram. "I wouldn't want to walk through life with anyone else. i love you forever horsegirlkj 🐴🤎." Khloe Kardashian shared some heartfelt love on social media, too, telling her half-sis: "… You are one of the most loyal, rare and gentle souls I've ever known. Your spirit is glittering gold, you're magnetic, inspiring, you bring a joy that's so infectious, people always want more of you…I love that no matter what, you have not let anything or anyone take away the magic that is you. The quirks that make you so freaking fabulous!" The model's mom, Kris Jenner, also chimed in, gushing: "Kenny, you light up my life every single day and I am so proud of you!! Thank you for every single memory we have made and for always being my ride or die. You always have my back and I love chasing dreams together." Kris ended the sweet message by writing: "You will always be my little girl who all you wanted to do was ride your pony and grow up and be a supermodel!!!!!!!! You are such a huge gigantic part of my heart and I love you endlessly!!!!"
Will Smith details falling for Stockard Channing while married to Sheree Zampino
In his new autobiography, "Will," Will Smith opens up about everything from his rocky childhood to his marriages to his other personal relationships, both on and off-set. One of those, he writes, was the result of Method acting he apparently took to far. While married to his first wife, Sheree Zampino, Will says he "fell in love with" Stockard Channing, who played his love interest in 1993's "Six Degrees of Separation." "Sheree and I were in the first few months of our marriage with a brand-new baby and for Sheree, I can imagine that this experience was unsettling to say the least," Will, now 53, recalls in the memoir, according to People. "She'd married a guy named Will Smith and now she was living with a guy named Paul Poitier," he continues, referencing his character's name in the film. "And to make matters worse, during shooting I fell in love with Stockard Channing. After the film wrapped, Sheree and Trey and I moved back to L.A. Our marriage was off to a rocky start. I found myself desperately yearning to see and speak to Stockard." Though he says things stayed "professional" with Stockard, Will and Sheree split and he went on to marry Jada Pinkett Smith. As he told Esquire a few years back, he's never attempted Method acting again. "Will" is due out Nov. 9.
Shannon Lee calls for mandatory gun safety training on sets after 'Rust' tragedy
In the wake of Halyna Hutchins' fatal shooting on the set of "Rust," Shannon Lee, whose brother Brandon Lee died in a similar accident on the set of 1993's "The Crow," is calling for mandatory gun safety training on all film sets. In an open letter to Hollywood, via Variety, Shannon argues that calling deaths like those of Halyna — who died by a bullet from a gun Alec Baldwin was holding after being told it had no live rounds — "'an accident' does not have enough reverence for the people involved or the level of negligence and its horrific consequences." Nearly three decades after Brandon died in "a very similar situation — one that allowed real bullets onto a film set and that made actors into agents of death," Shannon says she's "finally in a sound enough mental and emotional space" to share some gun safety ideas she's encountered through the years. "Could we require actors to receive mandatory gun safety training before handling a gun on a film set so that they can have some sovereignty over their safety and the safety of those they are pointing a firearm at?" she asks. Shannon goes on to suggest, "the person in charge of safety on a film set [could] not be the same person in charge of making sure the production runs on time and on budget," and that "a seasoned and competent gun safety specialist [could] be required to be on set any time a real firearm is being used, even just for a set up," among other things. Finally, she advocates for "innovating away from real firearms [on sets] … as a level of care for the basic stress and mental health levels of cast and crew."