Did Fergie and Josh Duhamel split over trust issues?
What caused Fergie and Josh Duhamel to call time on their marriage after eight years? According to a new from In Touch, a combination of trust issues and a slow drift apart ultimately led Fergie to decide the best move was to end things. "There has been trouble in paradise for a long time. We all knew they had been fighting nonstop. We love them as a couple, but we saw this coming. They had trust issues. Fergie couldn't take it anymore," says a friend of the pair. "Josh was still flirty with women," the pal claims in what sounds like a nod to rumors Josh cheated on Fergie with a stripper in 2009. (He denied the allegations, although Fergie's subsequent comments to Oprah Winfrey about how those "difficult times" strengthened their marriage suggested there may have been more to the story.) The insider went on to say Josh "acted single" around women, while a second source noted he appeared to be pulling away. "Josh seemed like he just needed time to himself. Sometimes he would go out to a bar alone," says the source. According to In Touch, the changes led to Fergie and Josh "leading separate lives," with the pressures of their demanding careers adding to the distance. "They are both consumed by work, and that has made it difficult for them to spend time together. When they were together, it seemed like plans were always made around their son," says the friend. "She was patient with Josh, but she finally called it quits."
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Kanye West, JAY-Z expected to meet and work out Tidal feud
Remember the days when JAY-Z and Kanye West were all smiles in one another's company? Those days could return soon, if TMZ's sources are right. The website reports that while Jay and Yeezy have been on the outs since Kanye slammed Beyonce and Blue Ivy at a concert last fall, they're both willing to meet and work out a settlement regarding Kanye's claim Tidal owes him $3.5 million in advances and bonuses. "The Generals [Kanye and Jay] have to meet face-to-face. When that happens, the resolving the money dispute is a piece of cake," says a source. TMZ adds the two live down the street from one another now, thanks to Bey and Jay's new mansion purchase. Earlier this month, a source said Kanye was the one who asked for a meeting with Jay. His team reportedly thinks Jay should be more considerate of the fact Kanye was having a meltdown when he made the comments about Jay's wife and daughter, and has since gotten help.
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Justin Timberlake wishes Jimmy Fallon a happy birthday in the cutest, bro-eyest way possible
Aw, happy bro day Jimmy Fallon! That's more or less the sentiment Jimmy's pal Justin Timberlake shared on social media in honor of the "Tonight Show" host's 43rd birthday on Tuesday, Sept. 19. "Happy Birthday, @jimmyfallon ‼️" Justin wrote on Instagram. "Remember that time when we were just two bros hanging out, drinking beer, grilling hamburgers and hot dogs and talking about life and who had the better hairline and who was always the first to crack up in our sketches… OOOH, and who would probably cry the most at the animated movies our kids watched and who was the nicer one of us two and crazy stuff like why do you park on a driveway and drive on a parkway?! Yeah… I remember that too! Just two bros. Hanging out. Doing bro stuff." We see another round of "bro-biking" in the very near future.
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Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez might go into business together
Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez have pretty much been attached at the hip since their relationship went public. Now, J.Lo says they could be teaming up outside of their personal lives soon, too. "Absolutely," Jen told ET of the possibility that she and Alex might go into business as a team. "We're already thinking about all the things we can do together." In the meantime, they seem to be happy making the most of their relationship, whether they're enjoying a bike ride in the sunshine or hanging out together in Las Vegas, during Jennifer's Planet Hollywood residency. "We take every opportunity we can to celebrate life these days," she said. Case in point: the couple apparently has dance parties in the singer's dressing room, which they've dubbed the "locker room." "Because of Alex," Jennifer added, "everything is a baseball term."
Is Tinsley Mortimer returning to 'RHONY' because of her boyfriend?
No "Real Housewives" development goes down without some sniping. Example du jour? Certain members of the "Real Housewives of New York City" cast are reportedly griping that Tinsley Mortimer is only sticking around for the next season because her boyfriend Scott Kluth spent a pile of cash advertising his website CouponCabin.com on the show. According to the New York Post, Scott's ad buy was in the "hundreds of thousands of dollars" range and included an ad in which Tinsley and Carole Radziwill sing the praises of the website and the luxury items it offers. A spokesperson for Bravo denied that Tinsley's return is tied to Scott's wallet, calling the claim "totally inaccurate in every way," while insiders associated with Tinsley assured the tab she was never on the chopping block. Scott is rumored to be planning to buy Tinsley an apartment. She currently works for multi-million dollare company as an account manager.
Liam Hemsworth urges Australians to vote 'yes' on gay marriage
From September through Nov. 7, Australians have the opportunity to mail in a vote regarding the future of gay marriage and Melbourne native Liam Hemsworth is making a plea for his country to vote "yes" and push for legalization. "I personally do not believe that same sex marriage should come down to a vote," he wrote on Instagram on Tuesday, Sept. 20. "I believe it's a HUMAN RIGHT to be able to marry the person you love regardless of gender. To all the Australians that care about equality and human rights please say YES to same sex marriage. Let's not be silly about this. Vote YES for same sex marriage in Australia." The actor's fiancee Miley Cyrus has long advocated for broader rights for the LGBTQ community. Her Happy Hippie Foundation was created "to rally young people to fight injustice facing homeless youth, LGBTQ youth and other vulnerable populations," according to its mission statement.
Chris Brown settles alleged battery suit with Liziane Gutierrez
One more legal battle is over for Chris Brown. TMZ reports an official settlement went into effect on Wednesday, Sept. 20, between Breezy and Liziane Gutierrez, who claimed last February that the singer punched her in the face and stole her phone after she attempted to take a photo of him during a party in his suite at the Palms in Las Vegas. Chris was not charged with assault or battery for the alleged incident and has maintained she wasn't even at the party because she was "too ugly" to have been allowed in. (Way to keep your defense classy, there, Chris.) Sources tell TMZ Liziane was initially asking for a $70,000 payout but it's unclear how much she ultimately walked away with.
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau helps celebrate the Women's Amateur World Cup Soccer Tournament
Now that we have a long reprieve from "Game of Thrones" and all its Lannister ickiness, we're happy to send Nikolaj Coster-Waldau back into Hollywood hottie territory. Part of Nikolaj's appeal is his work as a UNDP Goodwill Ambassador, which he picked up on Tuesday, Sept. 19, at 2017 Global Goals Women's Amateur World Cup Soccer Tournament. The Global Goals event supports a worldwide campaign to end poverty, protect the earth and spread "joy and prosperity" for all, according to Just Jared. "There are 17 Global Goals responding to every important challenge, from poverty to climate change to gender inequality," Nikolaj said in a statement ahead of the event in New York City. "No matter which challenge you believe to be the greatest facing our world, one of the goals is designed to overcome it," he continued. "I hope everyone will be inspired to back the Global Goals and join me in changing the planet. I love meeting the inspiring women who were taking part in the Global Goals World Cup today. They have come from far and wide to show the world just how important real and positive change is to them."
Why Shonda Rhimes thought the Emmys were an embarrassment
The 2017 Emmy Awards saw multiple "firsts" for people of color. Donald Glover became the first African-American to win for directing, Lena Waithe was the first African-American woman to win for comedy writing and Riz Ahmed was the first South East Asian man to win an Emmy for acting. And while the urge to celebrate those "firsts" proved strong as headlines about the winners rolled in, Shonda Rhimes cautions us to think about the fact that we should have made more progress by now. "It's embarrassing, frankly. To me, it feels embarrassing that we are still in a place in which we still have to note these moments," she told Vanity Fair this week. "I'm hoping that it's not a trend. I'm hoping that people don't feel satisfied because they saw a lot of people win, and then think that we're done."
Did Ryan Phillippe's ex-fiancee tweet about abuse allegations?
Ryan Phillippe's rep quickly denied allegations made by an ex-girlfriend of the actor who claimed Ryan "kicked," "punched" and "threw [down] the stairs." But a woman Ryan was engaged to before he began dating Elsie Hewitt posted a strange tweet after the story broke. "……when there's smoke….," wrote Paulina Slagster on Monday, Sept. 18, according to TMZ. Paulina and Ryan split in 2016 after five years of dating. She appears to have deleted the tweet, but TMZ points out Paulina filed a harassment report against Ryan last March after she allegedly received "aggressive," "extremely angry" texts. She later closed the case to avoid publicity, the website reports.