Why Sandra Bullock hasn't married the 'love of her life' Bryan Randall
Despite a few rumors to the contrary, Sandra Bullock and her partner, Bryan Randall, are not formally married — in fact, a marriage certificate sounds like the last thing she needs to prove her photographer beau is her Mr. Right. During a chat with Jada Pinkett Smith on the Dec. 1 edition of "Red Table Talk," Sandra, 57, explains that she's already been "through the divorce process," referring to her ex, Jesse James. "I found the love of my life," she explains, according to People. "We share two beautiful children — three children, his older daughter. It's the best thing ever. I don't wanna say do it like I do it, but I don't need a paper to be a devoted partner and devoted mother." "The Unforgivable" star goes on to say she doesn't "need to be told to weather a storm with a good man," before advising the fan who called in with a question about marriage to think first "about the children" and how they'd fare if the couple were to split.
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Ben Affleck on rekindling J.Lo romance: 'It's a great story'
It's not lost on Ben Affleck that as he returns to acting after battling alcoholism — and to a relationship with his onetime fiance, Jennifer Lopez — he's "lucky to have benefited from second chances." Speaking to WSJ Magazine, "The Tender Bar" star recently explained, "Life is difficult, and we are always failing and hopefully learning from those failures. The one thing you really need to avail yourself of the opportunities provided from that growth is the second chance. I've definitely tried to take advantage of that." Asked about his reunion with J.Lo nearly two decades after they first called it quits, Ben, 49, offered a glimpse at why his second chance with Jen might be the one that sticks. "I can say that it's definitely beautiful to me," Ben mused. "And, you know, one of the things I really value across all facets of my life now is that it was handled in a way that reflected that. My life now reflects not just the person that I want to be, but the person that I really feel like I am – which is not perfect, but somebody who tries very hard and cares very much about being honest and authentic and accountable. It's hard to say who benefits more, without going into gossipy detail." Ben and Jen, 52, reconnected earlier this year after her split from Alex Rodriguez. And while he wouldn't divulge specifics about who called whom, he said he feels "very healthy," then playfully noted, "And it is a good story. It's a great story. And, you know, maybe one day I'll tell it. I'll write it all out." With a laugh, he added, "And then I'll light it on fire."
Exes Kim Kardashian and Kanye West join forces to honor Virgil Abloh
If Kim Kardashian West's new relationship with Pete Davidson is an issue for her ex, Kanye West, he did a good job of keeping his cool while reuniting with Kim in Miami on Nov. 30 to honor late designer Virgil Abloh. Seated on either side of their 8-year-old daughter, North West, Kim and Kanye had front row seats for Louis Vuitton's presentation of Virgil's final work as artistic director of the brand's menswear division. According to Page Six, the Spring-Summer 2022 Collection show at Marine Stadium also served as a celebration of the life and work of Virgil, who died at age 41 on Nov. 28 after a private battle with a rare form of cancer. Louis Vuitton's CEO said at the presentation that having the brand celebrate the late designer's "legacy" with "a final show in Miami" was among his final wishes.
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Alec Baldwin says he 'didn't pull the trigger' in fatal 'Rust' shooting
In his first sit-down interview since a gun he was handling discharged on the set of the film "Rust," killing cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and wounding director Joel Souza, Alec Baldwin says he never pulled the trigger. "The trigger wasn't pulled. I didn't pull the trigger. I would never point a gun at someone and pull the trigger on them, never," Alec says when pressed by interviewer George Stephanopoulos in a preview clip released Dec. 1. "I have no idea … Someone put a live bullet in a gun. A bullet that wasn't even supposed to be on the property," Alec adds. The new preview also shows the tearful star describing Halyna as "someone who was loved by everyone who worked with [her]. Earlier, on "Good Morning America," George told the hosts that the incident remains "so raw" for Alec. "As you can imagine he's devastated. But he was also very candid, he was very forthcoming, he answered every question. He talked about Halyna Hutchins, talked about meeting with her family as well," George said. "He went through, in detail, what happened on set that day." As the authorities in Santa Fe, New Mexico, began investigating the Oct. 21 shooting, Alec shared a statement on Twitter about Halyna. He later spoke briefly to reporters in Vermont about the shooting. "It's an active investigation in terms of a woman died, she was my friend," he said at the time. "We were a very, very well-oiled crew shooting a film together, and then this horrible event happened." He called the shooting a "one in a trillion episode." The interview airs on ABC News on Dec. 2 before arriving on Hulu Dec. 3.
Kelly Osbourne slams National Enquirer for 'fat shaming' her after relapse
Kelly Osbourne is "happy" and "healthy" after a difficult year during which she relapsed and reportedly sought treatment again for addiction issues. But Kelly's recent challenges apparently didn't stop the National Enquirer from contacting her for a comment on what she described as a "fat shaming" question. On her Instagram Story on Nov. 30, the 37-year-old shared a screenshot of an email she allegedly got from the outlet asking for a response to an item they planned to run. Per Page Six, it claimed Kelly had gained "a tremendous amount of weight after slimming down significantly earlier this year" and started "dealing with the stress of her relapse by eating." The email then invited Kelly to reply to the mail and copy Dan Dolan, the magazine's editor-in-chief. "This past year has been the hardest year of my life," Kelly wrote. "I was compliantly and utterly broken. I am still putting myself back together again. I am happy. I am healthy. That's all that should matter." As for the email, she told followers, "This is what I have to deal with on a daily basis. Feel free to email Dan and tell him what you think about them fat shaming me."
Chris Cuomo addresses CNN suspension
CNN's Chris Cuomo has broken his silence after the network suspended him indefinitely on Nov. 30. The suspension came after Chris allegedly took advantage of his position as a nationally recognized journalist to help his brother, now former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, establish a defense against allegations of sexual harassment and misconduct. As a CNN rep told Entertainment Tonight, "documents" revealed this week "point to a greater level of involvement in his brother's efforts than we previously knew." Chris addressed the situation on his SiriusXM show, "Let's Get After It," on Dec. 1, telling listeners: "I've been suspended from CNN. You know this already. It hurts to even say it. It's embarrassing, but I understand it. And I understand why some people feel the way they do about what I did." He continued: "I've apologized in the past. I mean it. It's the last thing I ever wanted to do was compromise any of my colleagues. And do anything but help. I know they have a process that they think is important. I respect that process." He then vowed not to discuss it any further and moved on with his show.
Vin Diesel shares Paul Walker's fatherhood advice in emotional post about their kids
When Paul Walker's daughter, Meadow Walker, married Louis Thornton-Allan last month, her late father's "Fast & Furious" co-star and friend, Vin Diesel, walked her down the aisle. Vin's daughter, Hania, 13, served as Meadow's maid of honor. And on Nov. 30, eight years after Paul died in a car crash, Vin shared a moving letter to his late friend about their daughters and the advice Paul gave him in 2008 when he announced he would soon be a dad. "Will never forget what you told me… you said a lot of tough guys will tell you to wait out side of the delivery room, but that's wrong. Go in there, actually cut the umbilical cord and it will be the best day of your life," Vin shared on Instagram. "It's been eight years today… and not a day goes by that I don't reflect of the brotherhood we were blessed to have… but you know that…," he continued. "The same angel that you helped me prepare for in the most beautiful way with your brotherly advice is the same angel that precious Meadow asked to be her Maid of Honor. … My children always tell me that uncle Paul is with you dad, always… and I know in my heart that they are right," he added.
Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss reflect on 20-plus years of 'Matrix' friendship
After shooting four "Matrix" films together since 1999's original, Carrie-Anne Moss sees Keanu Reeves like a "partner," in a way. "We've been through this experience together as partners. The only way I can describe it is like a soul friendship," Carrie-Anne told Entertainment Weekly ahead of her return to the big screen as Trinity opposite Keanu's Neo. More than its predecessors, "The Matrix Resurrections" focuses on the romance between Neo and Trinity and how its evolved. "Not that it needed it, but certainly the depth of why this film got made is the sense of it being a love story between Trinity and Neo," said Keanu, 57. "Most of my scenes are with Keanu," said Carrie, 54, "and it was just a pleasure to sit across from him and do that again. He has a masterful understanding of action. I've watched him grow in the last 20 years. I'm in awe of it." Not to be outdone, Keanu chimed in, "But you've got a flavor. It's Trinity! It's Carrie-Anne Moss, Trinity flavor. All the fierceness and mind, focus, commitment is there in the gestures. Untamed and wild and controlled!" "The Matrix Resurrections" hits theaters and HBO Max Dec 22.