Jamie Foxx designed a custom fragrance for Katie Holmes
The maneuvers Katie Holmes and Jamie Foxx undertake in order to keep their rumored relationship under wraps often seem less than romantic, to say the least. (After five years, doesn't the whole entering and exiting a restaurant separately-thing get old?) But as the CEO of the design-your-own fragrance company, Scenterprises, recently revealed to the New York Post, Jamie's got plenty of game in the woo-ing department. "Jamie came in on his own to actually create a fragrance for Katie," said the company's exec, Sue Phillips, who works with clients to develop personalized scents. She went on to say Katie loved her fragrance so much she set up a meeting with Sue to return the favor and create a cologne for Jamie. Sue says that during their consultation about Jamie's fragrance, they decided to make a second one for Katie's daughter, Suri.
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Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie's 'kids are aware of what's going on' as potential trial looms
It may be a stressful Thanksgiving for Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie and their children. The former couple have been unable to finalize their divorce for more than two years, largely because of issues around the custody of their six children. By the November holiday, they'll be just a couple weeks away from the Dec. 4 target date the judge handling their divorce has set for the pair to reach a custody agreement. If they can't accomplish that goal, their case will head to trial, potentially intensifying the pressure the kids are already under. "The last two years of their lives have been very difficult and stressful," a source tells E! News. "The kids are aware of what's going on. They're old enough to get it … it hasn't been good for anyone." E!'s sources have said Angelina is no longer seeking sole custody of the kids, that Brad wants joint custody and that both parents want to see Brad able to have strong relationships with each of the children now that he's happily sober and in therapy. It's unclear exactly which terms the two can't agree on, but both Brad and Angelina have evidently focused on prioritizing the needs of their kids, who continue to struggle with what's happening, according to E! "Their family as they knew it was torn apart, and it's going to take a lot of time and therapy to try and make sense of it all and get back on track," says the source. "Brad doesn't know what the long-term effects are." Angelina filed for divorce on Sept. 19, 2016. The exes are reportedly still hoping to arrive at an out-of-court settlement and avoid the potential trial.
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Idris Elba's 16-year-old daughter reacts to his Sexiest Man title and it's kinda priceless
When the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced this week that Idris Elba's 16-year-old daughter, Isan Elba, will serve as the 2019 Golden Globes Ambassador, most of the coverage included a mention of the fact that Isan's father was just named People's Sexiest Man Alive. The added emphasis on that detail is hardly a positive for Isan, who, like most 16-year-old girls, cringes when she hears the word "sexy" in terms of her dad. Speaking to People, Isan said she heard about her dad's honor when she was on Instagram and saw a post from the magazine saying they'd announces the Sexiest Man Alive the following day. "I was like, 'Oh yes, can't wait,'" the teen recalled. "I wake up in the morning and it's my dad. I was like, 'This is not what I was expecting. This is not very fun,'" she joked. "When I called him the day after, not even about it, he was like, 'Do you have anything to say to me?' And I said, 'No, I don't think so.' Then he said, 'I'm the Sexiest Man Alive.' I was like, 'Oh, yeah. That. That thing. Uh, OK, cool. You're welcome.'" So is she at least taking advantage of the opportunity to tease her dad about the honor? "It's definitely a topic around school," she admitted, "so I'm the one being teased about it … It's a joking kind of way, but it gets awkward sometimes."
Lawsuit against Miley Cyrus over '23 (J's on My Feet)' dropped
Miley Cyrus has one less challenge ahead of her as she begins the process of rebuilding the Malibu home she shared with Liam Hemsworth that burned down in the Woolsey Fire. According to The Blast, a woman who was suing Miley for allegedly stealing her song, "J's On My Feet ft Fleetwood" and turning it into the hit, "23 (J's On My Feet)" has dropped the lawsuit. The plaintiff, Yella the Triple Threat, whose real name is Ariella Asher, originally wanted an injunction against Miley and her collaborators on the song, Wiz Khalifa, Juicy Jay and Mike Will. In court documents, Ariella reportedly claimed Miley recorded the song to "reinvent her musical career from child star to the edgier, urban, and adult performer she is today." Ariella felt she deserved a songwriting credit and thousands of dollars in damages in addition to the injunction. On Nov. 14, however, she reportedly dropped the whole suit and dismissed the remaining claims against Miley. Miley, meanwhile, is still reeling from the destruction of her house as California's wildfires continue to burn.
Steve Carell was nervous to meet Kelly Clarkson after screaming her name in 'The 40-Year-Old Virgin'
There's a good chance whatever movie Steve Carell is busy promoting will have to share interview time with questions about his chest-waxing scene in 2005's "The 40 Year-Old Virgin." The hilarious, if painful to watch scene came up again this week when Steve visited "The Tonight Show" to talk about his new film, "Beautiful Boy." At one point during his chat with Jimmy Fallon, Steve was reminded of how his character famously screamed Kelly Clarkson's name as his hair was being ripped out of his chest (eek). Turns out he finally met her at the Golden Globes this year and despite some initial awkwardness on Steve's part, they got along just fine. "She is awesome! She's the best," Steve gushed, according to People. "My wife and I saw her at some awards thing and my wife said, 'There she is!' And we had to go over and we kind of accosted her and said, 'Hi, we've never met, but I really wanted to introduce myself." He admitted he was nervous to talk to her, though. "Well, I thought she'd be mad at me about that [scene]," he said. "I wasn't sure because I had never met her over those years, and I don't know, [she might think] like 'is he making fun of me, why would he say that in anguish,' incidentally I love Kelly Clarkson, I'm a big fan." Later this year, Kelly told E! News she was a fan of Steve's as well. "He was so nice!" she said in May. "I love when you meet people that you love and they're lovely. That doesn't always happen. He was so cool. His wife was so rad."
Jacob Tremblay, 12, gets a nearly $1M payday for new Seth Rogen project
By the age of 9, Jacob Tremblay already had one Critics Choice Award win and one Screen Actors Guild Award nomination under his belt. Three years and multiple big screen roles later, the 12-year-old "Room" star's paychecks are starting to reflect his strong resume. TMZ reports Jacob's set to appear in Seth Rogen's forthcoming, R-rated comedy, "Good Boys," due out next year. A peek at his contract confirms his fee was no less than $900,000 for the gig. He also has a smaller part coming up in a sequel to "The Shining" alongside Ewan McGregor. Though Jacob's just listed as "appearing in" the film, he's reportedly getting $100,000 for the deal.
Rebel Wilson won't keep most of defamation suit payout after all
Rebel Wilson's just glad she stood up to a bully. That's the gist of what the actress told reporters on Friday, Nov. 16, after a hearing in Australia determined she would not be able to keep most of the payout she was initially awarded in her defamation lawsuit against the Aussie tab, Woman's Day. "This has been a long fight and a long journey in the courts, but the great thing about today is that it brings it to a definitive end," she said, according to the New York Post. "The whole reason for bringing this case is that I wanted to stand up to a bully, which is Bauer Media … Today was just about a small point of special damages and for me it was never about the money, it was about standing up to a bully and I've done that." Rebel filed suit against the outlet last year on grounds Woman's Day magazine published multiple articles claiming she'd lied about personal information including her name and age as a means of getting ahead in her industry. Her legal team argued she'd lost out on potential work as a result of the defamatory stories; the jury agreed and she snagged $3.4 million in damages. Bauer Media later appealed, and the court agreed with the magazine's argument that Rebel was unable to prove she'd actually lost money as a direct result of what had been printed about her. She then had to pay back nearly $3 million, along with 80 percent of the company's legal bills, according to the Post. Friday's hearing was pegged to a request by Rebel's lawyer for leave in order to appeal the decision to have her pay back all that money. The application was denied.
Nelly responds to second sexual assault lawsuit: 'The truth will come out'
Nelly is vehemently denying allegations he sexually assaulted a woman after a performance in Essex, England, last December. "The truth will come out, and I will be vindicated. These types of false allegations undermine real claims of sexual abuse/harassment by real victims," he told TMZ after the website published the claims of a Jane Doe who said he masturbated in front of her then forced himself on her after she told him to leave her alone. Nelly previously reached a mutual settlement in a case brought against him by Monique Green, who claimed he raped her on a tour bus in 2017. Speaking to the website, he insisted he had committed no crime. "I am a father to a beautiful strong woman. I was raised by a strong single woman. I love them all very much. I own my actions and take responsibility for my conduct with Monique Greene. We had CONSENSUAL sex after meeting in a club. Period," he said. "And for that I had to deal with the repercussions of my poor choice. I am repairing the trust that I broke with [my girlfriend] Shantel, I have apologized to my family and friends for the embarrassment I have caused them. And, I am committed to be a better man." He added: "I do NOT plan on walking away quietly. I have to speak up for my family and for the real victims strong enough to come forward and face people that have actually assaulted them."
Justin Bieber's ex, Chantel Jeffries, reacts to his marriage to Hailey Baldwin
At least one person from Justin Bieber's bad-boy period is pleased to know the singer has found love — and marriage — with Hailey Baldwin. DJ and model Chantel Jeffries, whom Justin dated in 2014 and again in 2016. "I feel like people don't really ask me anymore. … I'm pretty chill. I don't really mind," Chantel told Us Weekly on Thursday, Nov. 15. "People don't really bother me about it anymore. I'm happy for him, so it's all good," she added. Chantel was riding with Justin when he was arrested on a DUI charge in Miami back in 2014.
Whoopi Goldberg wants 'a break from politics' this holiday season
There's just one thing on Whoopi Goldberg's holiday wish list — and we're willing to bet she's not alone in her request for 2018. "I want everybody to take a break from politics and enjoy their families regardless of what your politics are," "The View" host told the New York Post this week. "Just put it all away for three weeks," she added, "and let's just make life good." We're in, Whoopi!