Sean Penn, 61, reunites with estranged wife Leila George, 29
Sean Penn's romance with his estranged wife, Leila George could be on again less than three months after Leila filed for divorce. According to The Sydney Morning Herald, Sean, 61, "quietly landed in Sydney" in December and spent New Year's Eve at the 29-year-old Australian actress' side. The on-off couple was reportedly joined by actor Kick Gurry and another friend at a fireworks-adjacent celebration at a mansion in the Point Piper section of the Australian city. It's not the first time since Leila filed for divorce that the two have gotten together — People reports they also reunited for a party in Miami Beach, Florida, in December — but it's unclear if they're still divorcing and have simply remained friends. A pal of Leila's previously told People she and Sean were "on and off" before they said "I do" in 2020. "They got together and then they broke up, and Sean won her back," the insider said. "He realized he had made a mistake and when he felt he might lose her, he worked hard to get her back." Sean shares two adult children — Dylan, 30, and Hopper, 28 — with his ex-wife Robin Wright. He was also previously married to Madonna.
Kendall Jenner weighs in on controversial dress she wore to her bestie's wedding
Kendall Jenner is clearing up some confusion about the super-revealing dress she wore to her friend Lauren Perez's Miami wedding in November. When photos from the bash first surfaced on social media, Kendall's insanely sexy, black Monot cutout look sparked a number of users to criticize the model for taking attention away from the bride on her big day. Lauren reposted a handful of the same pics recently on Instagram, proclaiming her wedding to have been "the greatest night of 2021." The post prompted a new round of dress praise and backlash, with one user writing, "Inappropriate outfit at a wedding @kendalljenner, I'm embarrassed for you. #cringe." But after a second person told the critic to "relax," the bride chimed in to defend her pal. "Tell 'em! SHE LOOKED STUNNING AND I LOVED IT!" Lauren wrote in the comments. Kendall weighed in, as well, telling Lauren, "Obvi, asked for your approval in advance, too. We love a beach wedding."
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Bob Saget posted about the afterlife just days before his death
As Bob Saget's family, friends and fans mourned the "Full House" star's death this week, some took solace in one of his last posts on Instagram. On Dec. 31, amid news of Betty White's passing, Bob shared a moving tribute to Betty in which he mused about the afterlife. "[Betty] always said the love of her life was her husband, Allen Ludden, who she lost in 1981," Bob wrote, in part. "Well, if things work out by Betty's design— in the afterlife, they are reunited. I don't know what happens when we die, but if Betty says you get to be with the love of your life, then I happily defer to Betty on this." Sharing his "deepest condolences" to Betty's "family and friends," he added, "Betty White. My God we will miss you." Bob's unexpected death on Jan. 9 at age 65 inspired similar sentiments from his peers in comedy and TV. "I am broken. I am gutted. I am in complete shock," John Stamos posted. "I will never ever have another friend like him. I love you so much Bobby." In San Francisco, meanwhile, fans gathered outside the home where "Full House" was filmed on the evening of Jan. 9, leaving flowers and mementos in the late star's honor, according to local news outlets.
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Jamie Lee Curtis, Mj Rodriguez among the only stars to acknowledge 2022 Golden Globes
The 2022 Golden Globes went ahead with a private and awards ceremony on Jan. 9 — without broadcast coverage, a livestream or participation from virtually any winners or nominees. And while Jamie Lee Curtis delivered a show of support via video message for the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the embattled organizers of the event, most reports from the ground indicated there were basically no celebrities in attendance at what was once an awards season staple. That's presumably because the film and TV industries have distanced themselves from the Globes since the Los Angeles Times reported last year that the HFPA had zero Black members in its 87-person organization. Allegations about regular breaches of voting ethics within the HFPA surfaced as well and NBC yanked its coverage for 2022. In place of a broadcast this year, the Globes revealed winners via Twitter — often in terms critics slammed as tone-deaf or simply confusing. When Steven Spielberg's "West Side Story" won the Globe for Best Picture – Musical/Comedy, for example, the announcement on Twitter saluted the film — which includes a killing and an attempted sexual assault — for inspiring laughs. "If laughter is the best medicine, 'West Side Story' is the cure for what ails you. Golden Congrats on the Golden Globe for Best Picture — Musical/Comedy," a since deleted tweet read, according to Cheatsheet.com. Other winners included Jason Sudeikis ("Ted Lasso"), Kate Winslet ("Mare of Easttown") and "Power of the Dog." "Pose" star Mj Rodriguez made history as the first trans person to win a Golden Globe. She was also one of the only celebs who acknowledged the ceremony at all on social media, posting in part, "This is the door that is going to open the door for many more young talented individuals." According to Time.com, the HFPA has said it now employs a chief diversity officer, has added six Black voting members and is now partnering with the NAACP for the next five years.
Zendaya warns 'Euphoria' fans Season 2 'can be difficult to watch'
The new season of "Euphoria" is so intense Zendaya warned social media followers to proceed carefully ahead of the season 2 premiere. "I know I've said this before, but I do want to reiterate to everyone that 'Euphoria' is for mature audiences," the star wrote on Instagram on Jan. 9. "This season, maybe even more so than the last, is deeply emotional and deals with subject matter that can be triggering and difficult to watch. Please only watch it if you feel comfortable. Take care of yourself and know that either way you are still loved and I can still feel your support. All my love, Daya." Zendaya, 25, won an Emmy after the show's first season for her performance as Rue, a teen who's navigating changes in her romantic relationships and friendships while trying to stay sober. "Euphoria" was forced into a long break in production due to the pandemic, but once filming resumed, multiple cast members, as well as creator Sam Levinson, started hinting that season 2 would be heavy. "A lot of times, with Rue, I have such a deep love for her that when she's going through something, it breaks my heart," Zendaya said of her character in the November 2022 edition of InStyle. "And your body doesn't know that the situation isn't real; it's absorbing those things and really going through it. It can take time for your body to come back to normal. New episodes of "Euphoria" air on Sundays on HBO and HBO Max.
Miley Cyrus, drummer Maxx Morando spark dating rumors
Miley Cyrus is reportedly dating Liily drummer Maxx Morando, the musician who joined her in November for Gucci's "Love Parade" fashion show and was spotted cozying up to her again on New Year's Eve in Miami during her NBC special. "They are both artistic and creative, so they bond over being musicians," an insider told E! News in a report published over the weekend. Miley's also worked with Maxx in the world of fashion, leaning on him to help design one of the looks she wore during festival performances last year. A second source tells E! Miley, 29, and Maxx, 23, started out as friends and now consider themselves an "official" couple. The rumored duo is believed to have met through mutual pals.
Fergie reacts to ex-husband Josh Duhamel's engagement
Over the weekend, Josh Duhamel announced his engagement to Audra Mari — and his ex-wife, Fergie, promptly chimed in to congratulate the couple. "It's on!! She found a message in a bottle that washed ashore and said YES!!" Josh, 49, captioned a photo from his proposal on Jan. 8, tagging his 28-year-old bride-to-be. Congratulations soon began pouring in from Josh and Audra's friends and followers, including Josh's ex, Fergie. "Congrats!!!" the singer wrote on the post. Fergie, 46, finalized her divorce from the actor in 2019 after nine years of marriage, though they announced they'd split in 2017. The two share one son, Axl, 8. Asked about her post-split relationship with Josh a few years back, Fergie told "Entertainment Tonight" it was pretty smooth sailing, telling the outlet: "We're all love and we love each other. We're all cool and just a family. I have a good co-parenting partner, so we work it out."
Andrew Garfield admits it was fun lying about whether he was in 'Spider-Man: No Way Home'
Last fall, Andrew Garfield spent a whole lot of time denying rumors he would appear in "Spider-Man: No Way Home." Spoiler alert — he was lying — and he had a blast keeping the secret. "It was rather stressful but also weirdly enjoyable," Andrew, who played Spidey and Peter Parker in the 2012 and 2014 editions of the franchise, recently told TheWrap. "It was like this massive game of Werewolf that I was playing with journalists and with people guessing, and it was very fun," he explained, referencing the party game where the goal is to guess who's been made "a werewolf" in the group. "There were moments where I was like, 'God, I hate lying.' I don't like to lie and I'm not a good liar, but I kept framing it as a game. And I kept imagining myself purely as a fan of that character, which is not hard to do," Andrew said, adding that if he were a fan, he'd want to be convinced he wasn't in the film, "and then I would want to lose my mind in the theater when my instinct was proven right." It didn't help, he noted, when "all these these leaks were happening," despite his hard work to keep his cameo a secret. But in the end, Andrew said the experience of constantly lying turned out to be "thrilling."