Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux have reportedly worked out a custody deal for their dogs
For dog lovers like Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux, pets are a true part of the family. And while it was reportedly easy for Jen and Justin to divide the properties they called "home" during their two and a half years of marriage — they're said to have kept their real estate holdings "sole and separate" — it was another story when it came to their four dogs. "They've always referred to them as their children," a source tells In Touch of the former couple's white shepherd mix, Dolly, their terrier, Clyde, their pit bull mix Sophie, all of which have generally lived in Los Angeles, as well as the pit bull that's been living with Justin in New York City. The source says the pair have managed to figure out a custody agreement of sorts, but it wasn't easy. "… It looks like Jen will keep the LA dogs with her and Justin will keep the pit bull in NYC. But it was the biggest bone of contention in the split," says the insider. According to a second pal, "they've made an arrangement for visitation," so that neither Jen nor Justin will be left without access to any of their longtime four-legged friends. Since their split, multiple reports have suggested Jen's affinity for Los Angeles and Justin's love of the Big Apple played a major role in their decision to call it quits at the end of last year.
Christina El Moussa and Ant Anstead are reportedly talking marriage
Is a trip down the aisle on the horizon for Christina El Moussa and her boyfriend, Ant Anstead? Although Christina's British car show host beau is separated but not yet divorced from his ex, an insider tells Life & Style she and Ant "would love to get married, and they're discussing it already," adding that "Christina knows Ant is 'the one,' and the feeling is mutual." It seems there are no hard feelings about the split for 38-year-old Ant and his childhood sweetheart, Louise, with whom he shares two children. "It's unlikely that their divorce will be long and messy," says the source. Christina's ex, Tarek El Moussa, is apparently all for seeing his 34-year-old costar move ahead however she needs to with Ant. "Tarek has given them his seal of approval," says the insider. "He's pleased she's found happiness with an age-appropriate, decent guy." Christina and Tarek's two children, meanwhile, reportedly "get along well" with Ant, too. The "Flip or Flop" stars' divorce was finalized earlier this year.
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All details about Luann De Lesseps' cabaret show debut
Let the comeback begin! "Real Housewives of New York City" Luann de Lesseps premiered her "#CountessAndFriends" cabaret show on Tuesday, Feb. 27, at Feinstein's/54 Below in New York City, where a sold-out crowd gushed with praise for the reportedly funny, occasionally musical tale of Luann's "life in the fast lane." During the live show, Luann sang Queen's "Somebody to Love," Amy Winehouse's "Rehab" and The Beatles' "With a Little Help From My Friend," according to E! News. She also talked about her struggle to stop drinking, joking that the lack of booze makes her "exhausted," and shared what one social media user later described as "jail advice" from her recent brush with the long arm of the law in Florida. "It's going to take a while to process all of this but right out of the gate, I can say I've learned one thing from the whole experience," Luann said, according to E! "Everyone should memorize three phone numbers you would call if you go to jail. Think about it." The show also features Luann's "Real Housewives of New York City" buds Sonja Morgan and Kelly Bensimon, as well as other friends — and even an ex.
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Debra Messing, Elizabeth Banks and more celebs react to Dick's Sporting Goods' assault rifles ban
In the wake of the Parkland, Florida, mass shooting and the incredible courage shown by students who survived the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School tragedy, major gun retailer Dick's Sporting Goods announced on Wednesday, Feb. 28, it will no longer sell assault rifles. The store already has a lot of support from Hollywood in that endeavor. Debra Messing shared the news — and her reaction — on Twitter, writing, "BREAKING✨ @DICKS Sporting Goods will NO LONGER SELL ASSAULT WEAPONS!!! Everybody RUN to @Dicks for all your kid's sporting goods needs. Unlike @FedEx, they actively choose KIDS SAFETY over $. If youre a concerned citizen, please give all your business to @DICKS. RT 2 thank them," (via JustJared). Alyssa Milano said the move was "so appreciated" and vowed to buy her kids' sporting goods there, as well, while Elizabeth Banks tweeted, "This is a BIG DEAL. Props to Dick's & Power to the #Parkland students for continuing to speak out. 👊🏻." The company has also said it will no longer sell guns to anyone under the age of 21 and that it will stop selling high-capacity magazines. Although Dick's made the same promise about assault rifles after the shooting at Sandy Hook in 2012, the company's CEO has vowed to go through with it on a permanent basis this time.
Alexander Skarsgard: 'I'm 100 percent feminist'
As the kiss Alexander Skarsgard shared with his "Big Little Lies" onscreen wife Nicole Kidman at the 2017 Emmy Awards reminded us, his abusive character on the show has nothing to do with who he is as a person. The Sweden-born star has spoken out about his feminist perspective for years. But now that the #MeToo and #Time'sUp movements have given voice to people who weren't talking about women's rights in the past in Hollywood, Alexander hopes we'll finally see a shift in biased behavior. "There is a double standard [in the film industry]. I notice that with actress friends of mine. And it's disgusting. It's not a problem that's specific to Hollywood. I think you see this in many professions, where men in power think they're entitled. So these women are very brave to talk about it, and I do believe it will fundamentally change things," he recently told Elle UK. "I'm 100 percent feminist. Sweden is very progressive. In terms of equal rights, I think it's ahead of most countries."
Joe Jonas sued for 2016 car accident
Joe Jonas and his assistant are facing a lawsuit thanks to a fender bender that allegedly took place in March 2016. According to TMZ a woman filed suit against the singer and an employee who was working for him at the time, claiming the assistant was responsible for crashing into the woman's car with Joe's 2012 Audi A6 in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles. The collision reportedly happened as a result of a left turn gone wrong. Unfortunately for the plaintiff, the suit itself could go wrong, too. TMZ reports nobody ever filed a police report and there appear to be no witnesses to the accident, which may or may not have taken place with Joe in the car. The woman is suing for negligence she says caused her "mental and physical pain" and cost her medical expenses and lost wages.
Liev Schreiber heads to Costa Rica with Taylor Neisen and his sons
It's getting harder for Liev Schreiber and his rumored girlfriend Taylor Neisen to keep their apparent romance under wraps. Although the "Ray Donovan" star's rep has said the 26-year-old former Miss South Dakota is simply a friend who "sometimes helps out with the kids," the two were recently spotted on vacation in San José, Costa Rica, together with 50-year-old actor's sons. The foursome was photographed enjoying the sunshine and playing in the water this week, according to outlets including the Daily News. Liev and his boys' mom, Naomi Watts, split in 2016 after 11 years together. Liev and Naomi have since said they remain on good terms.
Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom are 'hooking up when they can'
As Katy Perry prepares for the self-inventory-esque "soul overhaul" she described in her new Glamour cover story, it makes sense that she's taking it slow with her seemingly rekindled romance with Orlando Bloom. The two were recently spotted at the same resort in the Maldives and this month — just under a year after they confirmed their February 2017 split — insiders said the two were still very much into each other, despite their decision to "keep things low-key." Us Weekly reports Katy even brought up Orlando briefly when she was toasting her brother at his wedding right before Valentine's Day, telling friends and family that she and the actor are "… on good terms — but not good enough for him to come as my date to the wedding.'" (That might explain the hilarious V-Day Instagram video she posted that showed her getting hit with her new sister-in-law's bouquet — and promptly running away from the whole wedding party.) According to the Us source, Katy and Orlando's divergent schedules have to do with their cautiousness right now. "They're hooking up when they can," says the insider. "It's very exciting."
Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, Duchess Kate and Prince William appear at first royal engagement together
Sounds like Meghan Markle couldn't be more ready to jump in and join the philanthropic work her fiance, Prince Harry, has been doing with his brother and sister-in-law via the Royal Foundation they debuted in 2011. The soon-to-be married Meghan and Harry made their first official royal appearance with Prince William and Duchess Kate in London on Wednesday, Feb. 28, speaking at the inaugural Royal Foundation Forum's "Making a Difference Together" event. "When we work together, we are greater than the sum of our parts," said Prince William, explaining why the foundation was set up, according to Us Weekly. Duchess Kate pointed out that the group had chosen to work toward goals that will be important for many years to come. "Since our roles are lifetime roles, our commitment to the work we do though The Foundation is genuinely long-term," she said. "The work we do do can, and should, have a long-lasting resonance. For this reason, we are able to support causes which were passionate about for decades in the future. Father than just for a few months or years." Meghan seems well-suited (no pun intended) to pitching in with the mission of the organization, too, having worked with groups like UN Women and World Vision in the past. She said she's ready to "hit the ground running" when it comes to finding way to empower girls and women in her new British home. Giving a nod to the #MeToo and #Time'sUp movements that have dominated news in her own industry for the past few months, she noted: "There is no better time to really continue to shine a light on women feeling empowered," she said, "and people really helping to support them, men included in that."
Rose McGowan's lawyer invokes Harvey Weinstein's 'underhanded dealings' in cocaine charge
Rose McGowan still faces a drug charge for an incident in January 2017 when cocaine was allegedly found in a a wallet she left on a United plane at Dulles Airport. As of this week, she was scheduled for a preliminary hearing in March, but her lawyer has filed a motion asking for the charge to be dismissed for a number of reasons. For starters, the cleaning crew that turned in the wallet reportedly found it five hours after Rose had exited the plane. "There is simply no point in time at which the evidence places Ms. McGowan and the cocaine together in the same place," the actress' lawyer writes in documents excerpted by the New York Post. Her attorney goes on to suggest Rose's battle with Harvey Weinstein over her public discussion about allegations he raped her may have led to his "underhanded targeting of" the actress — in other words, someone may have planted the drugs. "It is now public knowledge that Weinstein employed underhanded tactics to 'silence' his victims," Rose's lawyer noted. The documents also point out this should be a federal court case, not a state court case, due to where the drugs were allegedly found.