Meg Ryan and John Mellencamp had different ideas about marriage prior to split: Report
Was the prospect of marriage the breaking point for Meg Ryan and John Mellencamp? In the wake of recent news the pair called off their engagement, a source tells People John, who's been married three times before, "didn't want to get married again." The source explained: "He loves her, but marriage never seemed to be a part of it. It's unclear how important a marriage was to Meg. But they spent a lot of time together and it's too bad they split. They really got along so well together." In a recent interview with InStyle, Meg implied there were no hard and fast wedding plans yet, saying, "for now this engagement thing is a state of grace," and that she was "happy." The two first started dating in 2011, then, after long-distance issues apparently made the relationship too taxing, called time on the romance. John later told Howard Stern how much he "loved" her but said he thought she "hated" his moodiness. But 2017, they were apparently spending time together again. They confirmed their engagement last November. At the time, a source told People John and Meg, "relate on many levels. John loves her intellect, personality and sense of humor. Meg is in awe of his talent." Meg was previously married to Dennis Quaid.
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Demi Lovato: 'I love the person I am today'
A year and a half after she nearly died from a drug overdose, Demi Lovato has a new outlook on life — and on how she's perceived. For starters, she's ready to remind people she is affected by what's said about her. She also wants the public to remember that at the end of the day, the reason she's in the spotlight is because of her music, not whatever personal demons she may be dealing with. "I'm so tired of pretending like I'm not human," the 27-year-old said in her first major interview since 2018. Speaking before an audience at the Teen Vogue Summit in Los Angeles on Saturday, Nov. 2, Demi shared advice from her own experiences, discussed candidly her relationship with her body after a long history of body image issues and said she can't wait to get back to recording new music. "Life is not worth living unless you're living it for yourself. If you're doing things for other people it's not going to work out. I wouldn't change the direction of my life for anything," Demi told the room, according to TooFab. She went on to ask that fans remember, "I am human, so be easy on me," and delved into the "fighter" she sees when she looks in the mirror, saying, "I love the person I am today." As for her body image, Demi acknowledged she doesn't always feel great about her physical self. Sometimes I look in the mirror and I'm like, 'Oh I do not like what I see.' But in those moments, I don't sit there and dwell on it. I also don't lie to myself," she explained. "All I have to say [to myself] is I'm healthy. In that statement, I express gratitude and I express I am grateful for my strength." At the end of the day, Demi said she just wants the chance to be the musician she is. "Genuinely I just want people to remember that I'm a singer. I think that a lot of the things I've been through kind of outshined my successes in the music industry or acting now. I just want people to remember that that's what I want to give to the world so please focus on that and not the other things," she said, adding that she's made an effort to "take my time with things" recently, "… so when the time is right to release new music, I will put it out there. I am dying to release new music."
Kim Kardashian West says she's gained 18 pounds in the past year, shares plan to get back in shape
Kim Kardashian West is in workout mode and she plans to stay there until she's able to hit a more ideal weight after having gained 18 pounds in the past year. On Saturday, Nov. 2, the reality star shared posts to her Instagram Story showing her at the gym with her personal trainer, Melissa Alcantara. "So we're doing a night workout before my dinner, which I never do — with this one — but I figured we have to get into it at some point," she said in the clip (via People). "And yeah, I mean, sometimes we fall off and sometimes you really gotta get it together, and this is one of my fallen-off times where I am, I think, 18 lbs. up from what I was about a year ago, a year and a half ago." Kim, 39, added that "to feel good" she wants to get to her "goal weight" by "working out at all costs" and focusing on her diet. "It's my eating. I work out but it's like my eating. But Melissa and I have a major goal for by the time I'm 40," explained Kim, who turns 40 next October. Promising serious results, Melissa then assures her client that by next fall, she'll be "39 going on 21."
Felicity Huffman spotted completing community service hours at teen center
Felicity Huffman has kicked off the next phase of her sentence for her role in the nationwide college admissions scandal. Having completed her prison sentence — she got 14 days but only had to serve 11 — the actress is reportedly now working to complete 250 hours of community service. On Sunday, Nov. 3, she was seen carrying what looked like baking trays outside a rehabilitation center for teens where she's working with at-risk young women, some of whom have been sex trafficked, according to NBC News. She also agreed to pay a $30,000 fine as part of her sentence. Felicity, who took a plea deal early on, unlike her peer, Lori Loughlin, confessed she paid a person to proctor and correct her daughter's SAT test, thereby boosting her score by 400 points, Lori and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli are accused of paying bribes to get their daughters admitted to USC under the guise of being recruits for the crew team in spite of never having played the sport.
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Kate Hudson launches a podcast about family, sibling-hood with brother, Oliver Hudson
Kate Hudson and her older brother, Oliver Hudson, are now podcasters. On Monday, Nov. 4, the sibs launched "Sibling Revelry," a series that "explores the sibling bond, family dynamics, the human mind, body, and so much more," according to Page Six. "We come from a patchwork family, fully patchwork. … our mom, Goldie Hawn and Bill Hudson got together for a couple years, banged out two years, then called it," Kate tells listeners in the first edition of the show. Promoting the podcast on Instagram over the weekend, Oliver wrote: "Being able to talk about the past and how we grew up and what we meant to each other has given me a deeper understanding of us, as siblings, as best friends, as parents. Every time we sit down and get into it I learn something new." In addition to talking about their own family, Kate and Oliver are set to interview other siblings and people Kate says she and her brother are "fascinated by." Kate has said before her brother and her mom's longtime partner, Kurt Russell, are two of her closest family confidantes.
Ariel Winter says she's doing more for her mental and physical health now
Ariel Winter has done a lot of growing up over the course of her 11-season appearance on "Modern Family." Now 21, the actress wants to share what she's learned with other young people, which she did over the weekend by participating in an event to support children in foster care called Kids in the Spotlight. "I think it's really important for kids to take care of themselves and make that a priority," Ariel told ET. "You can take care of yourself and not be selfish. You can make sure to prioritize how you feel. And I think that that's something that I didn't do for a very long time and I'm doing that now and that feels great." She went on to say that after struggling with exercise and her weight because of anti-depressant medications, she's found an approach to working out — and different meds — and is starting to see results and enjoy going to the gym and playing tennis and softball. She also continues to see a therapist regularly. "We only get one life and you've gotta live your own, you've gotta do as much as you can to make sure you're feeling healthy mentally and physically and that's something that I'm doing a lot more of now and it's nice," she explained, adding that she feels "healthier" today. Added Ariel: "I'm just open to way more things than I used to be."
Drake puts a ring on it for his birthday
That Toronto Raptors championship ring Drake's been showing off since his hometown team won the NBA final isn't the only new piece of bling in the rapper's ever-expanding collection of jewelry. Page Six reports Drizzy bought himself a 22-carat heart-shaped diamond and platinum ring by Gemma Fine Jewelry for his 33rd birthday on Oct. 24. Rare Carat CEO Ajay Anand estimates the piece probably cost about $500,000, telling the tab: "Heart-shaped diamonds are one of the most unpopular diamond shapes, because they are so tricky to cut right." Cardi B was recently given a similarly designed ring for her birthday from her husband, Offset. Prior to the NBA bauble, Drake's last over-the-top jewelry purchase (that we know about) was a custom birdcage made to house the owl pendant he had custom created out of more than a kilo of gold and over 100 carats of Asscher-cut diamonds,
Ciara says she and Russell Wilson want more kids
Ciara and Russell Wilson are apparently nowhere near the end of their babymaking tenures. "If you ask [Russell], we're talking eight babies," Ciara recently told "Extra" (via Page Six. The couple welcomed their daughter, Sienna, two years ago. Ciara also shares a 5-year-old son, Future, with her ex of the same name. "We'll just go one day at a time, but I definitely do look forward to having more kids," she said. "We got time for that." The couple tied the knot back in 2016.
Liam Payne opens up about Zayn Malik's departure from One Direction
From Liam Payne's perspective, there was "a schoolyard mentality" at work prior to One Direction's 2015 split. The group — which also included Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan and Zayn Malik, who quit a year prior to the band's indefinite hiatus — faced a mix of internal conflicts and grudges, Liam says in a new interview with GQ Hype (via E! News). "We had our differences throughout the whole experience with some things. I still think about some stuff that was said and done that now I would do differently, but then that's all part of growing up," he admits. "Being in One Direction was such a schoolyard mentality somehow — the One Direction University, I call it. Everyone has stuff they've said at parties they wished they hadn't but, for us, the difference was that it was all happening in front of the world. Now we are older, for me certainly there are things that I am just not as bothered about." As for Zayn's departure, Liam adds that the whole thing was "difficult." "I think with Zayn's particular exit and the way he chose to go, we haven't really heard from him since he left. He didn't even say 'goodbye,' if I am being honest. It was a really sordid scenario, from our side certainly. A bit strange," he muses. On the other hand, he says he wanted Zayn to know he wasn't "alone," but the tensions reached a level where Liam admits he "wouldn't know where to begin with Zayn." Now, he says he just hopes Zayn is surrounded by a strong support system.
Ellen DeGeneres to receive Carol Burnett award at next year's Golden Globes
Ellen DeGeneres will be honored by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association at the 2020 Golden Globes with the Carol Burnett Award. The second honoree — the inaugural award went to Carol, herself, at the 2019 ceremony — was selected for her wide span of television work, stand-up, advocacy work in conservation and anti-bullying and her philanthropy, according to Page Six, which likens the honor to the HFPA's prestigious Cecil B. DeMille award. Ellen is slated to accepty the award in-person at the 2020 Golden Globes on Sunday, Jan. 5.