Justin Timberlake returns to Los Angeles and Jessica Biel to focus on family
Justin Timberlake is reportedly back home in Los Angeles with Jessica Biel and their son, Silas, after his work on the set of the film "Palmer" was mired in controversy due to photos showing Justin holding hands with his costar, Alisha Wainwright and Alisha resting a hand on his knee. A Justin source tells E! News the couple is "moving on" and "putting it all aside and focusing on their future together as a family." Justin and his rep have maintained "nothing happened" between Justin and Alisha when they filming in New Orleans. Jessica, meanwhile, returned to social media after Justin apologized publicly for what he called a "strong lapse in judgment." He recently shared a photo from a recording studio, which he captioned, "back at it." According to E!, Justin, Jessica and Silas will spend Christmas together.
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Fergie and Josh Duhamel to share 50/50 custody of their son, Axl, following split
New details have emerged regarding the divorce settlement Fergie and Josh Duhamel finally reached last month, three years after they announced their split. According to The Blast, the former couple will share joint custody of their 6-year-old son, Axl. Neither Fergie nor Josh, who separated in 2017 after eight years of marriage, will pay child support. Josh filed for divorce this past May.
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Andy Cohen is 'thinking about' having a second child
It wasn't long ago that Andy Cohen revealed just how bad of a date he was the first time he went out with someone new after welcoming his son, Benjamin. Welp, here's hoping two babies is the charm — because he's already talking about having one more child. During an appearance on SiriusXM Radio Andy's "Jeff Lewis Live," this week, Andy was lured into discussing parenthood by the host, who asked if there was "a baby cooking right now," according to People. "I'm thinking about it," said the "WWHL" host, who also shared that he has one more embryo he could use. "I have two. I have a boy and a girl. What do you have?" Jeff asked. Andy would only say, "I have at least one." As for making a two-child home into a two-parent home as well, someday, Andy acknowledged he's dating, saying he's not on the super-exclusive app Raya, but he is on Tinder because he'd "rather be on something more accessible" where he can "date real people." Andy's son, Benjamin, was born in February and recently said his first word — "dada."
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Diddy canceled his 50th birthday plans twice because he missed Kim Porter too much
Before Kim Porter's untimely death in November 2018, Diddy recalls talking with her about his upcoming 50th birthday. That milestone came and went on Nov. 4, but the music mogul skipped plans to celebrate multiple times, having found himself unable to go through with a party that his ex and the mother of his children couldn't attend. He finally did celebrate last weekend, throwing a huge party with guests like Beyonce and JAY-Z. And as he tells People in the magazine's new issue, he's glad he did it. "It was probably one of the most authentic nights of love that I ever experienced. I'm blessed," he says. "I canceled the party two times because I just couldn't see myself partying for my 50th birthday without her. … I wasn't feeling it. I didn't want to be fake. I wanted to be at a point of strength." He managed to do that by scheduling the bash for what would have been Kim's 49th birthday weekend. "I thought, 'I can have a party with Kim and we can party together,'" Diddy says, adding, "It worked out beautifully."
Selena Gomez quietly traveled to Africa, met with schoolchildren for new charity project
Selena Gomez is preparing to release her first studio album in years, but she put aside her promotional duties recently to take a trip to Africa as part of her work with the WE Movement. The singer posted photos from the trip this week on Instagram, sharing shots of her hugging and laughing with schoolchildren, working outside with her team and meeting an elephant up-close. "I will share so many of these stories and voices. Voices that need to be heard," she captioned the pics. "We are working on something so special that will hopefully change so many lives. This is all I can post for now. @wemovement you do INCREDIBLE things and I'm honored to be apart of the family! Just the beginning.. my heart will be dedicated to people and serving." According to AllAfrica.com, social media users in Kenya reported seeing her in their country for a week. She was reportedly visiting schools currently under construction while she was there. WE's website describes the organization as a group of charities that "empower people to change the world locally and globally," often by teaming up with local communities and community organizations.
Sarah Paulson gets a birthday tattoo
Happy birthday, Sarah Paulson! The "American Horror Story" star celebrated her 45th trip around the sun earlier this week with dinner at an exclusive restaurant alongside her girlfriend, Holland Taylor — and a now-permanent reminder of the beauty of staying true to oneself. Celeb tattoo artist Winterstone posted about Sarah's ink when he was done with the piece — a quote handwritten in cursive across her forearm that reads, "anything you do / let it come from you / then it will be new." In her own post, Sarah wrote, "You made my day very special @winterstone @lesliegrossman 📸🖤."
Jussie Smollett could return to 'Empire'
As Jussie Smollett continues to fight the city of Chicago over the "economic harm, humiliation and emotional distress" he says he was caused as a result of the investigation into a purported hate crime against him, there's a chance he could turn up on the final season of "Empire." Speaking to TV Line this week, showrunner Brett Mahoney said he thought "it would be weird" for the show to end "without seeing him" since he was so central. "It's fair to say it's being discussed, but there's no plan as of yet to bring him back," the showrunner said. "There's been no decision made." "Empire" creator Lee Daniels, who has made it clear he thinks Jussie staged the attack, previously said the actor would not return. Fox had no comment.
Mason Disick, 10, has his own skincare regimen
Some10-year-old boys can't put down their Minecraft long enough to brush their teeth before bed. Mason Disick, however, is not "some 10-year-olds." The Versace clad son of Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick apparently has a skincare regimen that his mom showed him. "My mom [Kris Jenner] has always instilled in us self-care and taking care of ourselves. [She] always taught us, from young kids, when you get out of the shower, you put on lotion. She taught us how to shave our legs," Kourtney said in a video she recently filmed for Harper's Bazaar (via People). "Mason, even, I just went through a whole skincare routine with him," she continued. "We started, we did a mask, we did everything, we wrote down all the steps and we put it in his drawer in his bathroom and he loves to do it and feel like he's taking care of his skin."
Ruth Wilson reportedly left 'The Affair' over 'hostile work environment'
Rachel Wilson's surprising departure from the Emmy-nominated "The Affair" was rooted in her discomfort with what she felt were gratuitous nude scenes and a "hostile work environment," according to a new report from The Hollywood Reporter. Sources tell the magazine Ruth butted heads with showrunner Sarah Treem over nudity issues she felt were uncalled for. THR also reports Ruth was branded as "difficult" when she tried to complain. According to arep for SAG-AFTRA, even if an actor agrees to remove their clothing, they still have to "provide meaningful consent and be treated with respect and dignity during production."
R. Kelly pleads not guilty to bribery and racketeering charges stemming from his marriage to Aaliyah
R. Kelly's lawyer said the rapper was "in very great spirits" on Wednesday, Dec. 18, as the attorney entered a not guilty plea on Kelly's behalf on new bribery charges stemming from his 1994 marriage to the late singer, Aaliyah. Kelly watched via video feed from prison in Chicago, where he's being held on sex crimes charges, according to USA Today. The lawyer reportedly told the outlet Kelly was allowed to follow the day's proceedings via video because he has poor literacy skills and the judge wanted to ensure he understood what was happening. Kelly has been accused of "scheming with others" to pay for a fake ID so he could marry Aaliyah when she was 15 and he was 27. The marriage was annulled prior to Aaliyah's death in 2001.