Jason Momoa still sounds giddy about marrying Lisa Bonet
Jason Momoa says in Esquire's November cover story that wife Lisa Bonet was "literally" his childhood crush. "I mean, I didn't tell her that. I didn't let her know I was a stalker until after we had the kids," he jokes. "If someone says something isn't possible, I'm like, 'Listen here, I married Lisa Bonet. Anything is f—ing possible.'" Both Jason and the kids, by the way, are apparently all very clear on who's in charge at home — a woman Jason refers to as "the boss." According to Jason, Lola, 12, Nakoa, 10 — and we're guessing 30-year-old Zoe Kravitz, too — don't really confide in him if they have something to hide because they know how it would go down. "I'd tell mom right away," Jason admits. "I'm not going to get busted over your s—!"
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Angelina Jolie struggled to 'feel the strength' of Maleficent after a difficult few years
Last summer, when Angelina Jolie shot "Maleficent: Mistress of Evil," she and her ex, Brad Pitt, were still in the process of settling their divorce and determining the best custody arrangement for their six children. That may have made it harder to find the internal power she needed to play Maleficent. "It was a tough time," she tells People in a new interview. "I'd been coming off a few years of difficulty, and I was not feeling very strong. In fact, I was feeling pretty broken. It took me a moment to feel the strength of [Maleficent] again." She eventually made her way through it — though she didn't have her daughter, Vivienne Jolie-Pitt, by her side for this film as she did for the original 2014 movie. In fact, Angelina said all six of her children have dismissed the idea of following in their parents' footsteps with their careers. "Viv still can't believe I made her a princess," she says. "None of my kids want to be actors. [They're into] business, humanitarian affairs, things like that. Nobody was interested!"
Justin Bieber sued by photographer over copyright issue
A photographer filed suit against Justin Bieber this week for using a photo of himself on Instagram without permission. Page Six reports the image, which shows Justin getting out of a car beside pastor Rich Wilkerson, Jr., is copyright-protected. The singer captioned the post, "Me and my guy @richwilkersonjr," and it promptly got 3 million-plus likes. The paparazzo, Richard Barbera, filed suit in Manhattan federal court and is reportedly asking for monetary damages, the amount of which have not been disclosed. Justin's reps have not yet commented.
Prince Harry gets emotional as he recalls keeping Meghan's pregnancy under wraps
Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan were guests of honor at the WellChild Awards in London on Tuesday, Oct. 15, and as Harry told the audience during his speech, being a dad gives him a whole new appreciation for the work the organization does. WellChild cares for seriously ill children and "works to allow youngsters with exceptional health needs to spend time at home rather than in a hospital," according to its website. Harry serves as a patron of the charity — a role he seems to value even more since he and Meghan welcomed their son, Archie, in May. "Last year, when my wife and I attended, we knew we were expecting our first child, and no one else did at the time, but we did, and I remember," Harry told attendees. According to People, he was visibly emotional as he recalled trying to keep the secret to himself. "I remember squeezing Meghan's hand so tight during the awards, both of us thinking what it would be like to be parents one day," he said. "And now, as parents, being here and speaking to all of you pulls at my heartstrings in a way I could have never understood until I had a child of my own." The prince was similarly emotional shortly after Archie's birth this past spring when a pool reporter caught up with him outside Windsor Castle. "It's been the most amazing experience I can ever possibly imagine," he gushed at the time. "How any woman does what they do is beyond comprehension but we're both absolutely thrilled and so grateful [for] all the love and support from everybody out there."
Read on to learn how Blake Lively's enjoying parenthood after baby No. 3 …
Antonio Banderas calls ex-wife Melanie Griffith his 'best friend'
Some bonds can't be broken with a simple legal document — including the one that exists between Antonio Banderas and Melanie Griffith, who called time on nearly two decades of marriage in 2014. "Melanie is not my wife anymore, but I think she is my best friend," the "Pain and Glory" star recently told People. "I love her and will love her until the day I die. She's my family." Antonio also opened up about Stella, the 23-year-old daughter he and Melanie share, and his relationships with Dakota Johnson Alexander Bauer, Melanie's children from previous relationships. "I was there because I love their mother and I am totally taken with their mother and they were the most important part of what she came with," he said of helping to raise the kids. "Very soon they understood that. They called me Paponio, a mixture between Papa and Antonio." Today, Antonio primarily lives in London, where he's dating Nicole Kimpel. But he still sees Melanie and the kids as home in a way. "My family is in Los Angeles," he says. "I love to see them."
Blake Lively gushes about parenthood, plans to sleep when she's dead
Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds recently welcomed their third child, shooting them back into baby mode for the first time in years. Asked what she loves best about parenthood, the mother of three tells People: "Just sitting and telling stories together, drawing, building forts, dancing, picking up trash to protect their imaginary dolphin. All sounds cheesy, but it's those simple moments I appreciate most." One thing that's not happening now that she has three young children at home? Zzzz. "I plan to get lots of sleep when I'm dead," she quips. Her chat with the magazine was pegged to a new baby registry she's curated on Amazon, which she says is a kind of "community" tool that allows her to recommend products to friends as they've done for her. When People inquired if there were products that "the kids in her life" have asked for by name, she said that in fact, there are, joking, "My oldest child LOVES Aviation Gin, but he's 42."
Michael and Cameron Douglas get candid about Cameron's addiction struggles
There was a point in Cameron Douglas' life when his father, Michael Douglas, thought he'd lose him for good. "I did not think you were going to make it," Michael tells his son in a candid sit-down with Diane Sawyer set to air later this month. "You were either going to kill somebody or you were going to get killed." Cameron, 40, struggled with drug addiction and drug-related crime for years. He opens up about the experiences and his regrets in a new memoir, "Long Way Home," due out Oct. 22, according to ET. Speaking to Michael and Diane, Cameron delves into some of what he covers in the book, including incidents involving shooting up cocaine, dealing and smuggling drugs and what it was like to learn his father had cancer while he was serving a 7-year prison sentence on drug charges. "So much pain and suffering," Cameron admits. "… I reached a point where there was nothing that could be done." "The Douglas Dynasty: Fame, Addiction and Finding Home airs Oct. 22 on ABC.
Rachel Weisz on the power of working with other women: 'It's liberating'
At 49, Rachel Weisz has spent the bulk of her career acting in movies directed by men that tell stories focused on men. That pattern is finally starting to change in Hollywood, though, and as Rachel recently told the New York Times Magazine, it feels different to appear in a movie about women that's also directed by a woman. The actress stars alongside Scarlett Johansson in "Black Widow," which the Times notes is among the first Marvel movies to be directed by a woman. "There is something that happens in a scene when a woman is across from another woman," Rachel says of her experience working with Cate Shortland on "Black Widow." "It sounds really pompous, but you are free from the history of ownership — I really mean that. It's liberating." It hasn't hurt that Rachel's long wanted to work with Cate, who's better known for writing and directing independent films. The one that caught Rachel's eye was 2004's "Somersault," starring Abbie Cornish. What made an impression, Rachel explains, is the way Cate portrayed the main character. "[… She's] a beautiful, sexy girl, and a lot of it is about her sexuality. Cate didn't shy away from that," Rachel says. "But she wasn't objectified. Watching that, as a woman, you know immediately when a character is subject or object — she was always subject. I had never seen anything like it. For that reason, I never forgot it."
Gina Rodriguez issues a more thoughtful apology for using racial slur
Gina Rodriguez has apologized again for posting a video on Instagram in which she used racial slur while rapping along with the Fugees' "Ready Or Not," which includes the "n"-word in its lyrics. Her first stab at a mea culpa was admittedly pretty thin: "I am sorry if I offended anyone by singing along to the Fugees, to a song I love that I grew up on … I love Lauryn Hill," she said in a video after her Fugees post encountered criticism. Her second apology came on Tuesday, Oct. 15, and acknowledged the implications of what she'd said. "In song or in real life, the words that I spoke, should not have been spoken," she said in a statement on social media (via Page Six). "I grew up loving the Fugees and Lauryn Hill. I thoughtlessly sang along to the lyrics of a favorite song, and even worse, I posted it." She continued: "The word I sang, carries with it a legacy of hurt and pain that I cannot even imagine. Whatever consequences I face for my actions today, none will be more hurtful than the personal remorse I feel. Watching my own video playing back at me, has shaken me to my core. It is humiliating that this has to be a public lesson but it is indeed a much deserved lesson. I feel so deeply protective and responsible to the community of color but I have let this community down." She signed off by saying, "I have some serious learning and growing to do and I am so deeply sorry for the pain I have caused." The commenting was turned off on the post.
Rosario Dawson supports Cory Booker at the Democratic debate
When New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker spoke at the Democratic debate in June, his girlfriend Rosario Dawson was busy working on the show, "Briarpatch" at a shoot in New Mexico. On Tuesday, Oct. 15, however, the actress was spotted alongside her guy as they entered Otterbein University in Ohio for this week's debate. Page Six reports Rosario had a reserved seat in the second row to cheer for her favorite presidential candidate as he debated his approach to issues ranging from women's reproductive rights to Donald Trump's presidency. She later shared videos and photos on her Instagram Story from the event, according to People. Rosario, who confirmed she and the senator were dating in March, also joined him on the campaign trail during the summer.