Weight loss

Ed Sheeran reveals that he lost 56 pounds after being called "chunky" by internet trolls

Ed Sheeran opens up about his weight loss in a new interview on the Behind the Medal podcast.


"I never once had any insecurities really about myself until people pointed them out. Your brain starts thinking about them," the 28-year-old said. "I was the same sort of age as the One Direction boys and Justin Bieber and all these people that were really in shape and had six packs and I was kind of like, 'Oh should I be looking like this?'"

Sheeran, who quit Twitter in 2017 as a result of negative comments, would be criticized on social media for his appearance with people calling him "chunky" and "fat."

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"It all stems from other people's insecurities. So many people have so many things they're insecure about so it makes them feel better to point out someone else's," the "Shape of You" singer said. "Half the people that would say I was fat would be fat themselves."

While the negative comments were hurtful, Sheeran, who was then called "Two Dinners Teddy" by his friends, admits he needed the health kick.

"My problem was I'd go to the pub, have bangers and mash, a pie, maybe a pudding and then loads of pints. And then not exercise," he shared, adding that he started at 224 pounds.

Sheeran credits the support of his wife Cherry for helping him diet and exercise. "On tour, it's very easy to drink every single day because there's always someone visiting. I had to make a real effort on the tour," he admitted. "I started running. I've got into cycling as well."

Today, Sheeran believes in moderation. "It's not a given that we're meant to have six-packs. It's not a normal thing to be that ripped. Have a beer. Enjoy yourself."


John Mulaney splitting with wife after rehab stint

John Mulaney and his wife of six years, Anna Marie Tendler, are pulling the plug on their marriage.

The comedian's rep confirmed the news to Page Six, saying, "John will not have any further comment as he continues to focus on his recovery and getting back to work."

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John reportedly asked for a divorce three months ago around the time he left rehab in late February after a 60-day stay.

"I am heartbroken that John has decided to end our marriage," Anna said via a spokesperson. "I wish him support and success as he continues his recovery."

John and Anna reportedly met in the late 2000s at Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts. They married in July 2014.

"July 5, 2014. On a beautiful and perfect day, I married a beautiful and perfect woman. I wish I could live it over and over again," he captioned a stunning wedding day photo, which was posted to Instagram. 

Over the years John gushed about Anna on social media, as well. In 2019, he called Anna "the coolest, kindest, funniest, weirdest, most beautiful, most artistically inspiring person I have ever met."

Last December, just before Christmas, John checked himself into a rehab facility in Pennsylvania for alcohol and cocaine addiction, reports said at the time.

The former "Saturday Night Live" star has spoke of his vices in the past, telling Esquire in 2019 that he began drinking at 13 years old "for attention." He eventually moved into harder drugs.

"I never liked smoking pot. Then I tried cocaine, and I loved it," he said. "I wasn't a good athlete, so maybe it was some young male thing of This is the physical feat I can do. Three Vicodin and a tequila and I'm still standing. Who's the athlete now?"

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In his 2012 Comedy Central special "New In Town," John spoke more about his addictions.

"I don't drink. I used to drink, then I drank too much, and I had to stop," he said. "That surprises a lot of audiences, because I don't look like someone who used to do anything."

Back on?

J.Lo, Ben Affleck vacation in Montana amid reconciliation rumors

Big rumors are flying in Big Sky Country.

Over the weekend, Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck were reportedly spotted together in Montana at the Big Sky Resort near the west entrance to Yellowstone National Park. Additionally, they were reportedly seen driving around together in the area, where Ben owns a home.


The source told TMZ that that duo — once famously dubbed "Beniffer" — looked very much like a couple while in Montana.

The former couple has been linked of late, as Ben's reportedly hung out at Jen's Los Angeles home several times since her split with Alex Rodriguez. 

TMZ says Ben and Jen took an SUV together back to her house after they returned home from Montana via a private jet. 

A source told People magazine, "[Jennifer] spent several days with Ben out of town. They have a strong connection. It's all been quick and intense, but Jennifer is happy."

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Ben and Jen famously dated in the early aughts and got engaged in 2002. They later split in 2004 and called off their engagement. Similarly, Jen was engaged to Alex Rodriguez, but she confirmed in mid-April that they split and ended their engagement. 

A source close to Jen and Ben recently denied that anything romantic was occurring, claiming they've been longtime friends.

"They are friends … they've never not been," a source told Page Six last week.

aging look

Brielle Biermann denies plastic surgery speculation

Brielle Biermann's ever-changing looks have nothing to do with plastic surgery, but rather age, she claims. 

The 24-year-old appeared on the "Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen" after show on May 9 and denied that she's gone under the knife to enhance her looks.


"They don't realize that you look different when you're 10 years old to 24. I hope I look… different," she said while claiming viewers think she's had "a lot of plastic surgery."

The reality TV star has admitted to getting lip fillers over the years, but nothing more. Back in 2018, she again denied having plastic surgery. 

"My face is fat right now I'm thicker than I usually am can all of u seriously f– off," she wrote on Instagram. "It's my face if I wanna get 37 surgeries on it I will!!"

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Brielle has spent more than half her life on the screen, making her reality TV debut in 2010 when her mom, Kim Zolciak Biermann, appeared on "The Real Housewives of Atlanta." Her family later got its own reality show called "Don't Be Tardy," which was canceled last week after eight seasons. 

"The Biermann family is extremely grateful for their 13-year-plus relationship with Bravo and NBC Universal," Kim said in a statement on behalf of her family. "We greatly appreciate and value the support from all of our fans as we continue to grow in the entertainment industry. In times of significant growth, there are steps that have to be strategically taken, but rest assured, you will see the Biermann family on your TV screens again very soon. Grab yourself a glass of wine and stay tuned."

loving marriage

Catherine Zeta-Jones touches on bond with husband Michael Douglas

Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas have a bond that simply can't be broken. 

"There's something that really does connect us — even our handwriting," the actress told Drew Barrymore this week of her husband of 21 years. 


She added, "It's like if we go to restaurants — well, before Covid we used to go to restaurants — and if we were in a big, long [dinner with] family or friends … it could be 20 people or 24 people, we always like to mix. We never like to [sit] next to each other when we go to dinner parties because we want to talk to other people. And so if Michael is down one end of the table and I'm down the other, you can guarantee we are ordering the same appetizer, main course and dessert."

Catherine, 51, and Michael, 76, are about to experience the first major change in their lives in a while. 

"Michael and I are just about to become empty nesters, and that term for me is like so cold. What do you mean empty nesters? They are not going anywhere. They are just going off to school," she said.

Clearly, the "Chicago" star is proud of her children: Dylan, 20 and Carys, 18.

"I see what both Michael and I have done — and I'm not bragging — you never know as a parent what you are going to get. The best laid plans, whatever, it's just two people come together and there is a creation and then you guide them," she said. 

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Carys and Dylan, Catherine said, are trying to make names of their own in Hollywood. Michael, though, has told them their famous family name would probably always hang over their heads. 

"Their love of the craft of acting is so strong. … They are doing politics and history in school, but their passion is acting," Catherine said. "And they've never done anything professional, but they would like to go into acting. And you know you come from a family where your name is synonymous [with acting] — very much like Michael [was]. [They're] very similar stories where you both had to be 'the kids of.'"

Catherine's path to fame was far different, as she often had to audition for roles.

"But my kids, Michael has said to them what it is like to be 'the daughter of' in the same industry, which I guess is similar if you are in business. If you are successful in business … it's not an easy way in [for your kids]. In fact, one has to prove oneself more. So even with that deterrent, my kids are like, 'No, sorry, we still want to do it,'" the actress said. "And I've had a wonderful life being an actor, and if they get half the joy that I've had, [great]."

She added, "All I want is my kids to be happy and healthy — everything else is a bonus, right? With my children, I tried to instill those qualities the best I could. And [for] both Michael and I, the best, best joy is when we get complimented about our kids' behavior and their manners and how they are just two good, grounded kids."

Intense hearing

Britney Spears won't ask to end conservatorship in court hearing: Report

Britney Spears is not expected to petition for an end to her conservatorship when she comes face to face with a judge next month. Instead, a report states, she'll ask a judge to permanently remove her father, Jamie Spears, from the conservatorship, which has guided her life for the past 13 years.

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The TMZ report claims Britney does not feel trapped in the conservatorship and has no issues with the current conservatorship of her person. In fact, the pop star knows that her life was unraveling before the conservatorship was put in place, and it gave her structure and replenished her bank account, which was dwindling. 

"She's taken care of and she knows it," a source said. 

The source said that, contrary to popular belief, Britney actually lives a relatively free life in Los Angeles and travels frequently to Hawaii. 

"She has 99% of the freedom she'd have if she weren't in a conservatorship, and the only thing she's prevented from doing are crazy things, like buying 3 cars at a time [which she tried to do back in the day]," the source said. 

The main issue Britney has with the conservatorship is her father's involvement in her business affairs. The two reportedly haven't spoken for some time, and she's apparently angry at him over several business decisions he's made. She's also upset with several people Jamie has let into the inner circle.

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Because Britney and Jamie don't speak, their entire relationship (as of now) is business-based. Although Jamie is no longer Britney's personal conservator, he still manages her business affairs along with a financial institution. With Britney not touring or performing, there isn't much to do. Britney has also said she will not return to performing as long as her dad is involved in any facet of decision-making. 

Britney's relationship with her father and the conservatorship has gained renewed interest among the public following the widely-viewed "Framing Britney Spears" documentary. 

The upcoming court appearance on June 23, which should be open to the public to watch via Zoom, will be the first time in recent years that Britney has stood before the court.

Freedom plea

Josh Duggar wants jail release, claims fame ensures he's no flight risk

Josh Duggar said his face is so well-known that he couldn't possibly flee if he were released from jail.

Via his attorneys, the former "19 Kids and Counting" star said he should be let out of jail and sent home so that he can take care of his pregnant wife, Anna. In the paperwork obtained by TMZ, Josh argues that he's too prominent of a person to be considered a flight risk.


He "has a widely-recognizable face and has spent the majority of his life in the public spotlight — making any concern that he is a risk of flight all the more unwarranted," the documents state.

Additionally, his team says Josh never went on the run while knowing that he was being investigated. In fact, the documents assert that he cooperated every step of the way and even complied with surrendering to authorities on his own.

Josh, the docs say, "has no criminal convictions, and has known about this federal criminal investigation since November 2019 when Homeland Security Investigations executed a search of Duggar's prior workplace."

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The embattled former reality star has been charged with receiving and possessing child pornography. Charging documents allege that Josh used the Internet to download child sexual abuse material, and KNWA said he allegedly possessed material which depicted the sexual abuse of children under the age of 12. He has pleaded not guilty. 

Josh appeared in court via Zoom on April 30, one day after his arrest, which came just days after his wife announced her seventh pregnancy.

He is required to remain behind bars until at least May 5 for a detention hearing. If he's eventually released on bond, things could get tricky, as the judge said he must reside in a home without any minor children present. That requirement all but rules out him staying with family while the legal process plays out.

Cease and desist

Tristan Thompson threatens legal action over model's cheating claims

Tristan Thompson's team is demanding that an Instagram model stop speaking about an alleged fling she had with the NBA star, and a cease and desist letter has apparently been sent.

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Back in April, while on the "No Jumper" podcast, Sydney Chase claimed that she hooked up with Khloe Kardashian's boyfriend earlier this year. On May 4, Tristan's attorney told Page Six that cease and desist letters were sent to both Sydney and "No Jumper" host Adam John Grandmaiso.

Sydney has apparently not responded to the legal letter, but she maintains that she never got one.

"I have not received a cease & desist from anyone," she wrote on her Instagram Story on May 4. "The articles are giving false information. Let this be a lesson to not let anyone no matter the money or fame they have, to shut you down or tarnish your name."

"No Jumper," meanwhile, removed the interview in question from social media after receiving the letter.

"Yeah, we got a cease and desist and deleted it," Adam told the New York Post's gossip section. "Honestly, I wouldn't have posted it in the first place if I knew it was going to mess up a relationship."

Since then, the video has been re-posted in an edited format.

"I try to avoid the 'exposing'-style interviews these days," Adam said.

During the initial April 22 interview, Sydney said of the Boston Celtics player, "He told me he was not in a relationship anymore, so I said OK. We talked, we hung out multiple times, we went out together, everything."

Sydney maintained that she knew who Tristan was and knew of his history with Khloe. She asserts that she asked him directly if he was single, and he responded, "Yes."

After news of the alleged tryst made headlines, Sydney doubled down on her claims and said Tristan reached out to her in the wake of the podcast interview. He also tried to contact her just a few weeks ago, she claims.

"Yes the Tristan rumors are true," she said on TikTok. "The last time we had contact — besides when he messaged me after finding out about the interview, it was the day after his daughter's birthday party [in mid-April]."

Tristan's team insists that there's no merit to Sydney's allegations and imply that she's simply trying to cash in on her newfound fame. In fact, she allegedly tried pitching a reality series to the Zeus Network that would feature Kardashian nemesis Blac Chyna, Page Six says.


Khloe seems to have been keeping tabs on the story, as well, as Sydney recently shared a screenshot that appears to show the "Keeping Up With The Kardashians" star contacting her

"Hey Sydney, this is Khloe…" the message began. The Instagram model, however, redacted the rest of the message. The screenshot also shows Khloe allegedly writing, "I would appreciate if our conversation can remain confidential [prayer hands emoji]."

Post-prison plans

Lori Loughlin, husband retreated to luxe resort after prison stints: Report

Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli reportedly lived it up in the lap of luxury after their prison sentences.

According to The U.S. Sun, the couple headed to ultra-exclusive The Madison Club in La Quinta, California, after Mossimo's home confinement ended last month. 


"They arrived together in the afternoon of Friday, April 23, and kept a super low profile," a source told the publication. "It was the perfect high-end place for them to reconnect after such a long time apart and Mossimo was released from home confinement."

The "Fuller House" star and her designer husband didn't go to the Palm Desert retreat by coincidence, as it's very popular with celebrities and the rich due to its privacy. Membership can cost up to $2,000 a month.

"The Madison Club is one of the most exclusive country clubs in the world and it's somewhere they clearly knew they wouldn't be photographed," the source said. 

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Lori and Mossimo are both trying to get their lives back on track after paying the price for their involvement in the college admissions scandal. Lori served two months behind bars in Dublin, California, and was released just after Christmas in 2020. Mossimo served nearly five months in federal prison but was allowed to finish the final few weeks of his sentence under house arrest. He officially went free on April 16.

The low-key visit is just one of the ways Lori and Mossimo are attempting to reset their lives. Last week, Us Weekly reported the embattled duo is looking to buy a home in Idaho to get away from the hectic Los Angeles lifestyle. A move would also help them "work on their marriage."

"They had looked at homes earlier this year in Idaho and were prepared to move out of Los Angeles, but eventually decided to stay as their daughters really wanted them close by at the time," the source said, referring to Bella, 22, and Olivia Jade, 21.

Idaho, the insider states, will "be a good call for them."

"They can start anew and work on their marriage together as the whole college scandal has taken a toll on both of them, as well as their marriage," the source concluded. 

Viral video

Ben Affleck sent a video after TikTok user unmatched him on dating app

A TikTok user named Nivine Jay is going viral after sharing a video she supposedly received from Ben Affleck after "un-matching" him on a dating app. 

Nivine says she thought she was being catfished by someone claiming to be the actor. 

"Thinking of the time I matched with Ben Affleck on raya and thought it was fake so I unmatched him and he sent me a video on Instagram," she wrote on TikTok. The post then includes a video of Ben calling her out.

"Nivine, why did you unmatch me?" he said. "It's me."

The video has been reposted all over social media. 

Interestingly, back in February 2020, the Oscar-winning actor said he wasn't on any dating apps, including Raya, which is tailored toward celebrities.

"I am not on any websites. I know people who are on them and they have a fun time, but not me," he said during an appearance on "Good Morning America." "I would love to have a relationship that was deeply meaningful and one to which I could be deeply committed."

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The viral video comes amid reports that Ben has been hanging out with his ex-fiancé Jennifer Lopez following her recent split with Alex Rodriguez. 

According to Page Six, the actor has been seen arriving at J.Lo's house in Los Angeles several times recently after supposedly getting picked up in her car. 

"Security picks him up at a nearby location and drops him off after spending a few hours at her house," a source said last week.

However, regardless of the semi-clandestine visits, an insider insisted that nothing is brewing romantically.

"They are friends … they've never not been," a source said.