Brad Pitt hasn't seen his kids as much as he'd like since split
As Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie continue hashing out the terms of a custody agreement for the six kids they share, Brad is reportedly getting frustrated that his attempts to spend time with Maddox, 18, Pax, 15, Zahara, 14, Shiloh, 13, and 11-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne are frequently blocked. "Brad's lost count of the times they haven't been available to see him on special occasions, like birthdays or holidays," a source tells Us Weekly. "On Halloween, Angie made no effort to organize any type of family get-together, so he had no access to the kids once again." Angelina, the source adds, "still has a lot of resentment toward" her ex and "wants him to be held accountable because she feels he turned her and the children's lives upside down." The former couple split in 2016 but have been unable as of yet to finalize custody, although a judge did bifurcate the terms of their divorce, making them legally single. That hasn't led to much in the way of dating for either parent, though. Another source tells Us Angelina "has been on a few dates, but nothing serious." "She isn't closed to the idea of meeting someone new, but it's not her main priority. She's all about focusing on the kids, her job, and cleaning up her messy divorce," says the insider, who expects the star to wade back into the dating pool once her divorce is finalized. Us previously reported she had no interest in marrying again. Back in September, another insider said Brad has"been dating — very, very casually," but, like his ex, is more focused on spending "as much time with the kids as possible."
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Demi Lovato teases new music
Demi Lovato's teasing a big step back into the music world. This week, the singer shared photos and video from what appeared to be a recording session in a studio with Grammy-nominated producer Warren "Oak" Felder, according to People. One post showed Warren rocking out while working on a track. Demi left the sound off, though, writing, "Wouldn't y'all like to hear … " Another post showed a mic in mid-air. "Recording a song for my loyal #Lovatics — the ones who support me and whatever makes me happy," Demi wrote on the pic, adding, "If you hating — that ain't you. BYE." Warren produced five of the tracks on Demi's last album, 2017's "Tell Me You Love Me." This appears to be her first new music since she overdosed in 2018. "What I see in the mirror [is] someone that's overcome a lot," she said recently at the Teen Vogue Summit in an onstage interview. "I've been through a lot and I genuinely see a fighter," she continued. "I don't see a championship winner, but I see a fighter and someone who is going to continue to fight no matter what is thrown in their way."
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Jennifer Lopez had a #MeToo moment — and 'the Bronx came out'
In a recent roundtable discussion with The Hollywood Reporter alongside Laura Dern, Scarlett Johansson, Renee Zellweger, Awkwafina and Lupita Nyong'o, Jennifer Lopez opened up about a #MeToo moment from her past in which her "Jenny From the Block" mentality shielded her from a potentially scarring experience. Describing an off-set meeting with a director whom she did not name, J.Lob recalled bluntly that, "he wanted to see my boobs," according to Page Six. "I said, 'no,' I stood up for myself. But it was so funny because I remember being so panicked in the moment. And by the way, there was a costume designer in the room with me. So there was another woman in the room and he says this and I said 'no.'" Instead, Jennifer showed off another part of herself — her New York City upbringing. "Luckily, a little bit of the Bronx came out," she told her peers, "and I was like, 'I don't have to show you my — No. On the set, you see them.'" Bronx or otherwise, she said the exchange probably helped her in the long run. "That's the thing, because if you give in, in that moment, all of a sudden that person is off and running, thinking they can do whatever they want," she explained. "And because I put up a little boundary right there and said no, he laid off and then later on apologized. But the minute he walked out of the room the costume designer was like, 'I'm so sorry, I'm so sorry that just happened.'"
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Blake Shelton reveals the advice he gave John Legend on his Sexiest Man Alive title
When Blake Shelton was named People's Sexiest Man Alive back in 2017, his girlfriend, Gwen Stefani, admitted more than once that a title like that is "not his thing" and that she had to help talk him into saying "yes." So it's no wonder Blake had some advice for his "Voice" costar, John Legend, when he was crowned the 2019 Sexiest Man Alive this week. "I'm the one that broke the news to him on 'The Voice' as a former sexy guy," Blake joked to ET. "I told him afterwards, I said, 'Hey man, listen. After this announcement comes out, wait about two weeks before you look at social media. Because everybody that ever hated you is gonna have something to say about it.'" For his part, Blake said what he had to say about it with a special gift made just for John. On the Tuesday, Nov. 12, edition of the show, Blake announced the big news — then presented John with his very own pair of cutoff jeans, complete with sparkles on the butt, across which was emblazoned "VEGOTSMA." As Blake explained it to John: "You already had an EGOT. Then you won 'The Voice,' so it became a VEGOT. Now, you have the VEGOTSMA!"
Felicity Huffman has 'a genuine interest' in her community service work
In recent weeks, Felicity Huffman has spotted regularly outside a building that houses the Teen Project, a Los Angeles nonprofit that supports homeless and at-risk teenagers and sex trafficking victims. She's working with the organization as part of the 250 hours of community service she's mandated to complete as part of her sentence for paying someone to boost her daughter's SAT scores. But an insider tells Us Weekly, the actress seems to have really gelled with the work she's doing. "She's taken a genuine interest in the young women" and is "trying to make a positive impact on their lives," says the source. "There was definitely apprehension that Felicity felt from the staff because no one knew how seriously Felicity was going to take this. Most people just show, do the hours, and leave. They aren't engaged and fully present. Felicity is the opposite." Felicity's community service work began after she was released from her 14-day prison sentence (she only ended up serving 11 days behind bars). She was also ordered to pay a $30,000 fine and will now be subject to a year of supervised release for her role in the nationwide college admissions scandal.
Justin and Hailey Bieber step out for burgers with their folks
Justin Bieber seems to be on a greasy food kick. After giving the infamous Popeye's chicken sandwich a "meh" review on social media recently, Justin and his wife , Hailey Bieber, had a date-night of sorts with their folks at the Los Angeles opening of Black Star Burger, a new outpost of the popular, Eastern Europe-based chain. According to ET, Justin's music partner, Poo Bear, hosted the event, so he and Hailey, rallied his mom, Pattie Mallette, and her parents, Stephen Baldwin and Keenya Baldwin, to join him for the evening out on Tuesday, Nov. 12. Another attendee tells ET Justin gave a short speech during the opening before catching up with his mom and father and mother-in-law. "[Justin] did have his arm around [Hailey] much of the night," said the source. Pattie later posted about their get-together on social media, gushing, "I love my family. ❤️," to which Hailey replied, "Love you, Mama 💕."
Jessica Simpson and her family are recovering from 10 days of 'scary high fevers' and more
Jessica Simpson's health can't catch a break! After being seriously ill for most of her recent pregnancy with her now 7-month-old daughter Birdie, Jess, her husband Eric Johnson and their kids apparently spent 10 straight days dealing with a variety of illnesses and injuries. On Wednesday, Nov. 13, she shared a photo of herself resting on the couch with her 7-year-old daughter, Maxi, on Instagram. "It was a challenging 10 days for the family," she wrote in the caption. "Lots of puke, scary high fevers, coughing, and a concussion to top it all off. Maxi and Ace are resilient troopers. Now we need some sleep 😴🙏🏼 Eric and I are so relieved they are happy and healthy now. 💚." Friends and fans including January Jones have since chimed in with their condolences for the rough week.
Harvey Weinstein's trial will probably go on for months
Harvey Weinstein's upcoming rape and sexual assault trial is expected to run from Jan. 6 through the first week of March. That's according to a new report from Variety that cites an announcement sent to jurors about the timeline. The former producer now faces five charges of rape and sexual assault stemming from two incidents in 2006 and 2013. Both alleged victims are slated to testify, as are other women, possibly including Annabella Sciorra, who have accused Weinstein of assaulting them over the years. Meanwhile, Weinstein's lawyers are busy fending off plaintiffs in 12 other lawsuits in which he's accused of sexual harassment, assault and retaliation, according to Variety. One of his attorneys is asking for a slight delay in at least two of those cases, asserting that, "Mr. Weinstein cannot be compelled to respond to interrogatories or give deposition testimony in this civil sexual assault matter at the same time he is standing trial for criminal sexual assault." Weinstein pleaded not guilty to the original criminal charges last year. This year, he again pleaded not guilty to two new charges of predatory sexual assault, according to multiple outlets.
Mariah Carey reveals her kids' favorite songs from their mom's repertoire
In case you missed the memo, we have now entered Mariah season — aka, the lead-up to Christmas Day that Mariah Carey kicked off with a hilarious Twitter video in which Santa Claus calls her cell phone the day after Halloween to alert a costume-clad Mimi that "it's time." The time in question, for Mariah at least, is Christmas, which has been selling her concert tickets and albums like hotcakes since she released 1994's massive holiday hit album, "Merry Christmas." In a new Q&A with a Billboard, the so-called Queen of Christmas — who also happens to be Billboard's most successful female solo artist, chart-wise — reflects on some of her favorite songs and moments from her decades of work in the pop industry. "Look, I've devoted my life to this career and writing songs," says Mariah, 49. "Obviously I have my own babies now. But these are my little song babies." She goes on to shout-out 1995's "Fantasy" as one of her favorite "babies," which also includes a variety of other singles from the 18 song collection that have reached No. 1 on the charts. Mimi also praises her actual babies — her 8-year-old twins, Monroe and Moroccan — for their budding music knowledge. "I quiz them on a lot of different people's songs — Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Michael Jackson, Prince. They'll get it right," she boasts. "And they can recognize my voice." So what are their favorite Mariah songs? "They love 'Always Be My Baby,' 'All I Want for Christmas Is You,' 'We Belong Together,'" she says. "They surprise me with the songs that they know. They've been to a lot of the shows — you always think they're on their iPads rather than paying attention, but I guess they're paying attention!"
Pink plans to take a break from music to make time for family in 2020
Pink is looking forward to 2020, which she's dubbed "the year of the family." Speaking to ET at the CMA Awards on Wednesday, Nov. 13, the singer, who brought her husband, Carey Hart and their kids, Willow and Jameson, to the show, said she plans to take some time away from music once she's wrapped her world tour next year. "We did two-and-a-half years of [music], and Willow's back in school now," Pink explained. "Jameson's going to start pre-school soon. … It's kind of the year of the family. And Carey has a lot going on as well. He's super supportive, he follows me around the world and now it's his turn." The couple's 14-year anniversary is coming up in January. "He deserves a trophy!" she quipped, adding, "We used to make a big deal out of it, now we're just lucky to be together."