Is Jennifer Garner's boyfriend John Miller OK with Ben Affleck's recent candor?
For more than a year, Jennifer Garner's been dating 41-year-old tech CEO John Miller. During that time, Jen's continued to co-parent the three kids she shares with ex-husband Ben Affleck. She's also continued to offer friendly and familial support to Ben as he works to continue his recovery from alcohol addiction, a journey he's been discussing with increasing candor while promoting his new film, "The Way Back." Jen has figured prominently in some of those interviews, including one with The New York Times in which he called their divorce his life's "biggest regret." After his "Good Morning America" interview aired, Diane Sawyer read a thank-you note from Ben to Jen where he expressed his gratitude for her being so "thoughtful, considerate, responsible" and called her "a great mom and a great person." So where does that leave Jen and John, who have kept their relationship mostly under wraps and reportedly happy keeping things one a more casual level? According to one Us Weekly source, John is "empathetic to Ben's struggles … but he worries about how Jennifer has once again become the focus" and is now growing "uncomfortable with Ben's interviews." The insider is also quoted as saying that "John believes Ben would remarry Jennifer if she wanted to get back together," and that, "John wants to marry Jennifer but knows she isn't ready yet." Meanwhile, E! News seems to be hearing different information. "Jen still sees John and seems content with where things are in their relationship," a source told the outlet this week. "John is a nice normal guy who is in a similar situation with raising kids while being divorced. They've made what they have work and enjoy being together." That insider added that "there isn't a lot of pressure to make [the relationship] more than it is" for John or for Jen, who's prioritizing her children right now. "They have both had a positive impact on each other," the insider added.
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Kris Jenner says Kourtney Kardashian 'hit a wall' with 'KUWTK'
Kourtney Kardashian is apparently back to filming "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" after taking some time to herself. Her mom, Kris Jenner, stopped by "Ellen" this week and explained why her eldest daughter needed to step back from the show for a while after reaching what she called her "breaking point" at the end of Season 17. "She's filming again. … I think she just needed a little bit of a break," Kris explained, according to People. "You know how we all hit a tipping point? And she hit a wall and she was frustrated," Kris continued. "And she felt underappreciated, and that her sisters didn't understand her boundaries. So I think after taking a little bit of time off, she's seen the light." A new teaser for Season 18 that aired this week showed Kourtney getting into a massive fight with her sister, Kim Kardashian West.
Jennifer Lopez, Shakira's Halftime Show performance got 1,300-plus FCC complaints
It seems Jennifer Lopez and Shakira's smokin' hot Super Bowl Halftime Show performance was too sexy quite a few American viewers. According to NBC News, the Federal Communications Commission got more than 1,300 complaints ranging from gripes that the pole dancing should have warranted an R rating to issues with "appropriateness." The first outlet to report the news was ABC's local Dallas affiliate — and with good reason. More complaints reportedly came from the state of Texas than anywhere else. NBC points out that some of the complaints may have been made multiple times.
David Beckham fully supports Prince Harry, just wants to see him 'happy'
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are still dealing with some public backlash for their decision to step back from the royal family. But Harry's friend David Beckham has nothing but compassion and support for him. "I haven't spoken to Harry about him moving. We speak as friends and that's the most important thing for me," David recently told ET when asked about Harry, Meghan and their son Archie's new part-time home in Canada. "I think he's enjoying being a young father for the first time and that's what we always spoke about. When you are a parent, it changes everything for you. He always needs to be happy," he continued. Adding that he and Victoria Beckham "love" Harry, David added: "… I'm proud to see him growing up as an individual and being that person that every father wants to be. Every father wants to be loving to their children and that's what I see with him." David and Victoria were among the many famous faces in attendance at Harry and Meghan's wedding in 2018.
Keith Urban set to host ACM Awards for the first time
Keith Urban is already having a big 2020. This week, the country singer released a new track, "God Whispered Your Name" and announced he's set to host the ACM Awards on April 5. "As if having a new song out today wasn't enough, I also get to host the ACM's in April," Keith said in a statement to Billboard. "I'll tell you – this year already feels like the most creative and energized year of my life… and there's so much more to come. Incredibly grateful — and ready to roll!" he added. In addition to the new music and his ACM hosting debut, Keith's getting ready to play 14 shows at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Los Vegas. He also has a European tour scheduled this spring, plus a number of festival dates coming up in the summer.
R. Kelly defaults on civil sex abuse case
Less than a week after R. Kelly's former landlord sued him for allegedly failing to pay $3.4 million in back rent, a Chicago judge ruled the singer defaulted on a sex abuse lawsuit filed by Heather Williams, according to Page Six. Kelly reportedly failed to show up in court for multiple hearings, prompting the judge to rule he was in default on Tuesday, Feb. 25. Williams claims she met Kelly on a street in Chicago when she was 16 and he proceeded to "lure her into sex" in 1998, the Post reports. The final hearing is set for March 10. Kelly's also due to defend himself against child pornography and sexual exploitation of a minor charges in April in a federal trial .
Nick Jonas blames his brothers for #SpinachGate
Nick Jonas blames his bandmates and brothers for letting him perform at the 2020 Grammy Awards with a big piece of spinach in his teeth. The buzzworthy moment at the show came up this week on "The Tonight Show," where Nick appeared to chat about his coach duties on Season 18 of "The Voice." Alas, as E! News points out, Jimmy Fallon seemed a bit focused on getting to the heart of what happened with the spinach situation. "Here's the thing that's really frustrating about this. There was spinach in my teeth from my breakfast which I hate hours before. So, the entire day, no one thought to be like, 'Hey, man, there's something back there,'" Nick said. "The first message on my phone was from Adam Levine and he was like, 'Nice performance. You had a little schmutz in your teeth.'" The singer went on to say he later found out Joe Jonas and Kevin Jonas had done a pre-performance grill check — without him. "We were doing an interview, like, two or three weeks ago and the guys are talking casually about how…they're like, 'Oh, you know, the bummer for Nick is that we checked each other's teeth before we went on stage,'" Nick told Jimmy. "And I sat there going, 'Excuse me.' They left me out of it."
Lori Loughlin, Mossimo Giannulli's trial date set for October
Lori Loughlin and her husband Mossimo Giannulli are set to return to court on Oct. 5 to begin their trial in the nationwide college admissions scandal, The Wrap reports. The couple faces jail time and has claimed they are innocent in charges including bribery, fraud and money laundering. Their high-profile case stems from accusations they paid a $500,000 bribe to get their daughters Bella and Olivia Jade into USC on the premise that they were rowing recruits despite never having participated in the sport,
Rebel Wilson's are going crazy about her ongoing weight loss
Rebel Wilson's slimdown shows no signs of slowing down and her fans are all about how great she looks. The "Pitch Perfect" shared before-and-after Instagram selfies this week that inspired a wave of positive feedback, with fans gushing comments like, "Rebel you look AMAZING ❤️," and, "Rebel – your smile is telling of the confidence you feel. It is just beautiful. You are just fantastic." The 39-year-old star has been slowly getting more in shape since 2016, when she revealed she'd lost 33 pounds for health reasons, according to The Blast.
Metallica cancels tour dates to support guitarist James Hetfield's recovery
Last week, Metallica's James Hetfield performed publicly for the first time since his stay in rehab last fall, but he's still planning to focus on his sobriety rather than music for the time being. The band recently announced it was canceling a string of shows in 2020 in a statement. "As part of my continuing effort to get and stay healthy, I have critical recovery events on those weekends that cannot be moved," James explained (via Billboard). "I apologize to all of our fans who have bought tickets for these festivals. We are working with the festival promoters to provide for refunds or exchanges. My intent with this statement is saying 'I apologize' to each one of you. The reality is that I have not prioritized my health in the past year of touring and I now know that my mental health comes first. That might sound like a no-brainer for most of you but I didn't want to let the Metallica team/family down and, I alone, completely compromised myself." He went on to say he's still in therapy and feeling "optimistic" about the future. "Like the moth into the flame, being human in this career has its huge challenges and can be difficult," the guitarist added, telling fans that their "understanding helps the healing."