It's looking like James Franco, 40, will be off the market for good pretty soon. Sources at Us Weekly claim that the "Zeroville" actor and his model girlfriend, Isabel Pakzad, 26, are on quite the "serious" relationship track and have even, "spoken about getting engaged." The couple reportedly started dating back in 2017, but didn't go public with their romance until last year. "They're very lovey-dovey," a friend said of the pair shortly after making their first red-carpet appearance together over the summer. "They just act like a regular 'new' couple with lots of PDA." Before debuting his new lady love, James had been flying under the radar amid allegations of inappropriate sexual behavior from five different women. With the dust having settled, insiders say that James could be ready to take the next step with Isabel.
Who said that exes can't remain friends? "Fam" star Nina Dobrev (pictured right) is proud to share that she's maintained a cordial relationship with her ex-boyfriend of three years, Ian Somerhalder, and his new wife, Nikki Reed. When asked about their unique friendship during an appearance on "Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen" on Jan. 16, she explained, "I don't think that's weird at all. That's great. Why can't everyone be friends?" Since parting ways with Nina back in 2013, Ian went on to marry Nikki and welcomed a daughter named Bhodi with her in 2017. "I think that they have a beautiful baby," Nina, who was last linked to "Hidden Figures" hottie Glen Powell, added. "They are happy and so am I. What's bad about that? I don't see any problem with that." And, this isn't the first time the dynamic trio has addressed their friendship status. Amid rumors of beef between them a few years back, Nikki took to Instagram to set the record straight. "So here's to putting an end to all those fake stories of on set jealousy, betrayal, made-up-friendships lost & women hating women," she captioned a selfie with both Nina and Ian.
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Amy Schumer is not about that photoshop life! On Jan. 16, the pregnant comedian clapped back at an Instagram account called "Get Insta Ready" that used a totally reworked photo of herself to promote their pay-for-photoshopping business. "Woof this is not a good look for our culture," Amy wrote. "I like how I look and I don't want to look like the carbon copy of this one type of woman you feel is the best way to look." Aside from making a serious statement about the matter, she also threw in a couple of sarcastic jabs. "I will edit your pictures and make you feel confident and look Insta ready for only $5 per photo," Amy added. "Want to look skinnier or thicker? I got u! Want to get rid of acne? I got u!" Ironically, the picture they chose to edit was a shot of Amy from the 2018 premiere of her movie "I Feel Pretty."
Bravo host Andy Cohen is taking all of the parenting advice he can get these days, having recently announced that he's expecting his first child via surrogate and plans to raise his son as a single father. Connie Britton — also a solo parent to adopted son Eyob, 11 — passed down a pro tip she got from Nicole Kidman, who has two young daughters with Keith Urban. "The best, best, best piece of advice that I ever got for traveling with a kid was from Nicole Kidman my first year in Nashville," the "Dirty John" star told Andy on his SiriusXM show on Jan. 16. "She said we have it down to a science because they have an iPad that they can only use — and Nicole's pretty hard core about technology with the kids — they have an iPad they only are allowed to use on the plane." According to Connie, the travel trick totally works. "[Eyob] sits down in his seat. He's like, 'Mom, can I look at my iPad?' I'm like, 'Yeah.' We don't speak the entire plane ride. Instead of giving him multiple doses of Benadryl, just do the iPad and then it goes back in his backpack when we land." With advice from two A-list ladies, it seems like Andy's in good hands.
Goldie Hawn and her daughter, Kate Hudson, have a very close relationship, but just how close is too close? While co-hosting an episode of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" together on Jan. 17, Kate revealed that her mom got too up close and personal with her in the delivery room while delivering daughter Rani Rose in October of last year. "The doctor was amazing, but mom, once again, man, she was right in there," Kate recalled. "I remember the doctor goes, 'Goldie, you get a little closer you might fall in.'" After that, the doting grandma took a step back and let Kate do all the pushing from more of a healthy distance. "I took my cue, I didn't get much closer," she quipped. Rani is Kate and boyfriend Danny Fujikawa's first child together, but she also has sons Ryder, 15, and Bingham, 7, from previous relationships.
We had no idea that John Mayer was such a fashionista, but apparently he's the new voice on what's trending when it comes to clothing. The "Waiting on the World to Change" singer shared his bizarre thoughts on the future of fashion in the February issue of GQ. "The year 2019 is the year of coziness," John said. "Of waving your freak flag high. Ladies and gentlemen, the haters have revealed themselves to be ultimately ineffective. You are free to wear what you please, to sing what you like, and to see what else you can get away with." With comfort in mind for the upcoming year, he revealed a variety of his favorite looks from his own wardrobe, including a versatile robe that he also uses as a, "blanket/personal tent on an airplane," as well as for a, "pillow in the back of an SUV," and, "photo background." All in all, it seems as if John is just trying to send out a message about having fun with fashion. "You shouldn't let fashion hurt your feelings. If it does, that's a good indicator you're taking it way too seriously," he concluded.
Margot Robbie can really relate to the pressure put on her character, Queen Elizabeth I, to produce an heir in the new film "Mary Queen of Scots." On Jan. 15, she told Sky News that she's downright sick of being hounded about having kids. "I got married and the first question in almost every interview is, 'Babies? When are you having one?' I'm so angry that there's this social contract," she lamented. "You're married, now have a baby." Margot tied the knot with director Tom Ackerley in 2016, but she says that a having a wedding doesn't automatically mean there's a baby on the way. "Don't presume," she added. "I'll do what I'm going to do."
Gwyneth Paltrow sure has a modern family! The Goop creator poked fun at the friendship between her ex husband, Chris Martin, and new husband, Brad Falchuk, during an appearance on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" on Jan. 17. "Yup, that's my two husbands," she explained of a photograph featuring the two men in her life side by side. "They're friends." In fact, everyone involved is so amicable with one another that Gwyn decided to bring her ex and his girlfriend, Dakota Johnson, along on her recent honeymoon. Appropriately dubbing the trip a "familymoon" instead, Gwyneth included, "My new husband, myself and his two children and my two children, and a family that we travel with a lot and their five children, and my ex-husband." That's some serious conscious uncoupling goals right there!
We haven't seen or heard much from Rob Kardashian in the last few years following his public baby mama drama with Blac Chyna and struggles with depression. But, he recently resurfaced on social media and, oddly enough, it was to tweet about sister Khloe Kardashian's ex-boyfriend, James Harden. On Jan. 16, the "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" star reposted a Sports Illustrated recap of the NBA player's recent scoring streak, simply writing, "Sheesh." While Rob's reintroduction to the web was pretty brief, his other sister, Kim Kardashian West, revealed that he also plans to have more of a presence on their reality show again. "He is going to be on a little bit more in the next season," she explained during an appearance on "Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen" earlier this week. "He has his moods. Sometimes he's like, 'Look, I didn't sign up for this' and then he's like, 'I'm cool to do it.'" Welcome back to reality, Rob!
Winning isn't everything when it comes to the second season of "Celebrity Big Brother" because the contestants are reportedly getting paid either way. According to TMZ, each of the 12 housemates are receiving a fat $100,000 paycheck for just being a part of the series. Whoever does end up winning the actual competition is set to score an extra $250,000 on top of their base pay. The reality show players, who moved into their new digs on Jan. 16, include Dina Lohan, Anthony Scaramucci, Joey Lawrence, Tom Green, Kandi Burruss, Tamar Braxton, Ryan Lochte, Natalie Eva Marie, Kato Kaelin, Lolo Jones, Ricky Williams and Jonathan Bennett. Julie Chen plans to return as the show's host.