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Ben Affleck has dinner date with Playboy model — is he single?

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Have Ben Affleck and Lindsay Shookus split up?

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The actor was seen leaving dinner at Nobu in Malibu, California, on Aug. 16 with a woman named Shauna Sexton, who was Playboy's Miss May 2018. Lindsay was nowhere to be found.

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The dinner came a day after Ben celebrated his 46th birthday with his kids. Again, Lindsay was nowhere to be found.

TMZ noted that Ben and Lindsay haven't been photographed together since July 22. The website also noted that a moving van was seen in front of Ben's Pacific Palisades mansion on Aug. 9, but it's not known if someone was moving in or moving out.

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Earlier this week, a source told People magazine, "Ben is doing well. He is in a good place mentally and has worked really hard to get here."

The actor, who has struggled with alcohol in the past, is continuing treatment.

"He continues to focus on himself and the health of his relationships," the source said. "He attends meetings, many meetings, and he also does meditation and yoga. While he still has his moments — and let's be honest everyone struggles — he continues to work hard on himself."

The source also indicated that all was well with Ben and Lindsay, saying they are "in a good place."

"They are enjoying each other's company," says the source. "She has been in L.A. more as there is downtime from SNL."

Weight loser

Kelly Osbourne shows off 85 pound weight loss

Kelly Osbourne is half the woman she used to be. 

The former "Fashion Police" panelist has been posting several photos to Instagram of late that show her significantly slimmed down. Some fans think she's unrecognizable.

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Earlier this week, Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne's daughter posted a selfie from the car to show off her Gucci outfit. Her weight loss, though, seemed to be what fans focused on instead.

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"You look like a different person with your weight loss much more confident… beautiful!," one person said.

Another wrote, "Oh my gosh, you lost a lot of weight." Kelly replied, "That's right mamma Mai I lost 85lbs since I last saw you. Can you believe it? Kaakakaka."

On Friday, Kelly, 35, posted another image of her weight loss. "You look like an actual angel," Lucy Hale said, while Paris Hilton commented with a heart-eyes emoji.

Back in 2009, Kelly lost a lot of weight while appearing on "Dancing With the Stars." Soon, though, she put the pounds back on. Page Six said that Kelly changed her lifestyle in 2012, often hiking and adhering to a vegan diet. She soon began losing weight again.

picture time

Charlize Theron shares rare photo of two children

Charlize Theron celebrated her birthday on Friday with her two greatest gifts: her daughters. 

On Friday, the actress shared a rare photo of Jackson, 8, and August, 5, while taking part in an online birthday celebration.

"My first virtual birthday party…I think my mom fell asleep 5 min in," Charlize wrote on Instagram alongside a screen grab of the digital revelry. "Thank you to everyone for the bday wishes! 2020 has been a rough one but today was a bright spot for sure."

The actress, 45, is fiercely protective of her kids and rarely shares photos of them. 

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Last year, she spoke specifically about Jackson, her transgender daughter.

Jackson, Charlize told the Daily Mail, knew early on that she was different. "I am not a boy!," she told her mom at 3 years old. 

Charlize continued, "[My kids] were born who they are and exactly where in the world both of them get to find themselves as they grow up, and who they want to be, is not for me to decide. My job as a parent is to celebrate them and to love them and to make sure that they have everything they need in order to be what they want to be. And I will do everything in my power for my kids to have that right and to be protected within that."

Dance break

Kanye West posts video from make-or-break family vacation

While he and Kim Kardashian try to "save" their marriage, Kanye West still has time to bust a move. 

On Friday, the rapper posted a video that shows him riding a golf cart. Suddenly Kanye, clad in a  hockey jersey, jumps out of the cart and starts dancing to Rebecca Black's "Friday." Kim can be heard laughing while filming her husband. The couple's eldest daughter, North, also got in on the action and danced with her dad. 

"IT'S FRI-YE-YE!!!," he captioned the video.

Not all is reportedly on the up and up for Kimye. TMZ reported that the West family is on a vacation in the Caribbean in an effort to "save" their marriage. 

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Kim and Kanye's marriage has been under a microscope of late, particularly given his Twitter rants and the fact that they've reportedly spent very little time together over the past few months — she's been in Los Angeles with the kids, while he's been living at the family's $14 million ranch in Wyoming. Multiple reports said he was even ignoring Kim's calls for a few days. Kanye also tweeted last month that he's been eyeing a divorce, though he later deleted the headline-making tweet.

Kim later implied that her husband is in the midst of a bipolar episode

The new video was posted just after Kanye faced another blow to his already-floundering Presidential campaign. On Friday, election officials in Illinois, his home state, said that more than half his submitted signatures are invalid, which means his name will not be on the ballot. He recently dropped his effort to get on the New Jersey ballot, as well. 

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Kanye's name will not appear on the ballots in enough states for him to win the electoral college.

Earlier in the week, reports said Republican operative were helping Kanye get on the ballot in states, hoping it will siphon votes from presumptive Democratic Presidential nominee Joe Biden. When told by Forbes on Thursday that his bid looks like an effort to pull votes from Biden, Kanye said, "I'm not going to argue with you."

Regardless, he's accepting donations to help fund his campaign.

Flirty message

January Jones attempts to flirt on social media with NBA superstar

January Jones is hoping to score with one of the NBA's best players.

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On Thursday, the actress was crushing hard on Los Angeles Clippers superstar Kawhi Leonard, and she used her social media to not-so-subtly flirt with him.

January posted two videos of the star player on her Instagram Story following the Clippers' win over the Dallas Mavericks. The first video showed a sweaty Kawhi speaking to a reporter about the win. January posted five heart-eye emojis over Kawhi, along with the caption, "future boyfriend ?? @LAClippers." 

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January then posted another video of the soft-spoken NBA champion. "(telephone emoji) me Kawhi," she wrote. 

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Unfortunately for January, the object of her affection is taken: He's been with girlfriend Kishele Shipley for years. There are even rumors that the two are married. Kawhi and Kishele reportedly share two children. 

Prison bound

'Mob Wives' star's husband sentenced to 5 years in prison

A judge has sentenced Lee D'Avanzo, the husband of "Mob Wives" star Drita D'Avanzo, to five years in prison, a harsher penalty than what prosecutors recommended.

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According to Page Six, federal Judge Rachel Kovner in New York cited Lee's lengthy criminal history and the seriousness of his crime while handing down the sentence on Aug. 7.

Lee, a twice-convicted bank burglar with six criminal convictions, was arrested in December 2019 following a raid at the home he and Drita share. He was eventually indicted for possession of firearms and marijuana by the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of New York. As part of a plea bargain, he pled guilty to federal gun possession charges in March.

Prosecutors had recommended Lee serve 37 to 46 months behind bars, but the judge settled on a 64-month sentence instead.

"The defendant had two guns in the house with his kids, and they were loaded with hollow-point ammunition," Judge Kovner said while Drita looked on. "At the time, there was other contraband in the house."

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Drita, who starred on VH1's "Mob Wives" from 2011 to 2016, was initially arrested along with her husband, but charges against her were eventually dropped

Last week, she wrote the judge a letter pleading for leniency, arguing that he's an incredible father and a "family man."

"If there is one thing no one can take away from Lee is what an amazing father he has been to our children. He never missed a soccer game and was very involved in our kids school work and any activities they were involved in. He is a family man and is missed!" the reality star wrote. "He has a family that is fully supporting him and hoping he comes home soon!"

Lee's legal troubles aren't over either — Page Six reports he still faces charges in Monmouth County Court in New Jersey for conspiracy to possess marijuana and possession of marijuana.

According to Drita's official "Mob Wives" bio, Lee is "the leader of a Bonanno and Colombo crime family farm team."

Friday's proceeding is believed to be the first in-person hearing in the downtown Brooklyn courthouse since it shut down amid the coronavirus pandemic in March.

bad ban

Jason Derulo dishes on Trump's plan to ban TikTok

Jason Derulo, who's known as the unofficial "King of TikTok," isn't too worried that President Trump will actually ban the popular video-sharing app. 

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On Thursday, Trump said he would start banning TikTok in 45 days if the social media company isn't acquired by a United States-based company. 

Jason is skeptical.

"I don't believe that will be the case, honestly, but that would be a sad day for a lot of people, including myself," he told Page Six. "I just have a lot of fun on the app, so it would be pretty sad, but I don't think it's going to happen."

Trump said TikTok, which is currently owned by Beijing-based ByteDance, is a threat to national security.

"I think a lot of people tap our phones, so you're damned if you do, you're damned if you don't," Jason said, noting that he suddenly sees ads for things he randomly talks about. "I'll say, 'Man, I should really shave,' and it'll be like, 'Here's our new shaver.'"

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Some believe that Trump's feelings about TikTok are more personal. An army of TikTok users claim to have sabotaged the President's Tulsa, Oklahoma, rally in June by getting free tickets and never using them, creating a sea of empty seats. An adjacent outdoor rally was also canceled. Additionally, Sarah Cooper, one of TikTok's top stars, often gets millions of views for her videos mocking Trump. Last week, Vogue ran a story with the headline "Is Sarah Cooper the Reason Donald Trump Wants to Ban TikTok?"

Jason's antics are far less political. Earlier this year, he went viral after purportedly chipping his tooth during a corncob drill challenge. Many wondered if he actually chipped his tooth, though.

He remains coy on the subject: "The world may never know," he said. "I got my smile, so I'm lit right now."

Warning

Ricky Gervais explains the problem with cancel culture

Ricky Gervais is sounding off about cancel culture, arguing that we're getting perilously close to losing our freedom of speech.

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"If it is choosing not to watch a comedian because you don't like them, that's everyone's right. But when people are trying to get someone fired because they don't like their opinion about something that's nothing to do with their job, that's what I call cancel culture and that's not cool," he told Metro in a new interview. "You turning off your own TV isn't censorship. You trying to get other people to turn off their TV, because you don't like something they're watching, that's different."

People should be allowed to say critical things without fear of financial retaliation, he said. 

"Everyone's allowed to stop watching your stuff, everyone's allowed to burn your DVDs, but you shouldn't have to go to court for saying a joke that someone didn't like. And that's what we get dangerously close to," he said. "If you don't agree to someone's right to say something you don't agree with, you don't agree with freedom of speech."

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The controversial comedian recalled someone voicing their displeasure with a statement he recently made on social media, which prompted Ricky to fire back with an unexpected analogy. 

"I did a tweet a month ago about freedom of speech, quoting Winston Churchill. Someone came back with, 'You know he was a white supremacist?' And I wrote back, 'Not in that tweet he isn't,'" Ricky said. "It's like if someone did something once that's wrong, everything they did was wrong. You are allowed to have things in common with bad people as long it's not the bad things."

He added, "I'm a vegetarian and I love dogs, like Hitler. But the only thing I have in common with Hitler are the good bits!"

Divorce details

Chrishell Stause says Justin Hartley texted her about divorce filing

Chrishell Stause found out that her marriage to Justin Hartley's was over after he sent her a text message, she claims.

In fact, the split was so callous, she says, the ink on her ex's divorce papers wasn't even dry when media outlets began reporting the news.

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Chrishell Stause details the end of her marriage with the "This Is Us" actor while speaking to her "Selling Sunset" co-star Mary Fitzgerald in a new clip from the third season of the reality show.

"I found out because he texted me that we were filed [for divorce]," she says while tearing up, confirming earlier reports that she was "blindsided" by the sudden divorce

Justin filed for divorce from Chrishell last November seemingly out of the blue, as there appeared to be no sign of trouble in their two-year marriage. The duo had attended several events together in the months leading up to the divorce filing, including one on Nov. 14, merely eight days before he filed paperwork in court. Chrishell was even wearing her ring in a post on her Instagram Story the day before Justin went to the Los Angeles courthouse to legally end their marriage.

In the clip, Chrishell says she thought Justin — whom she was with for six years — was joking when he sent the text. She adds that just "45 minutes" after the paperwork was filed "the world knew."

Acknowledging that the split was "crazy" Chrishell, 39, says she still has questions about what happened with their split. However, she and Justin no longer speak.

"I talked to him like right after [the filing] because I thought that must be a joke, but that was kind of the end of the communication. What do you say after that?" she says, adding that she recalled thinking, "Now I have to find a place to live. Now I have to scramble to figure this out."

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Still confused, Chrishell says that if Justin really wanted a divorce "there are better ways to go about it."

Justin has since moved on with actress Sofia Pernas, who was once reportedly "close friends" with Chrishell. 

Confession?

WWE icon probed after seemingly confessing to murder on Facebook

Authorities in Georgia are investigating WWE legend Marty Jannetty after he appeared to confess to a murder on Facebook. 

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On Wednesday, Marty wrote about making "a man disappear" when he was 13 years old during a drug deal gone wrong. The former wrestler, now 60, recalled working at a bowling alley and attempting to buy drugs from a Vietnam War veteran who worked there, according to TMZ, which published screen grabs of the since-deleted post.

"He put his hands on me … he dragged me around the back of the building … you already know what he was gonna try to do," Marty wrote. "That was the very first time I made a man disappear. They never found him. They shoulda looked in the Chattahoochie River."

Marty said he'd never told anyone this story prior to the Facebook post. 

The fact that Marty referred to the incident as "the very first time" he "made a man disappear" is also causing some concern — it implies that there may have been other incidents.

The Columbus Police Department in Georgia told TMZ, "We are going to look into this."

"The first step will be seeing if we have any missing persons or unidentified remains cases that match the limited information in the post," a spokesperson from the homicide/cold case division told the website. 

The investigation won't be at the top of the list, though, as the spokesperson said police have "several current active homicide investigations underway and they will have to remain the priority."

Marty is a bonafide icon in professional wrestling. He is widely known for teaming up with Shawn Michaels to form The Rockers, one of the most popular tag teams in the WWE (then called the WWF) during the '80s and '90s. Marty won 20 championships over the course of his nearly 30-year career.