book time

Jonathan Scott, Zooey Deschanel do live reading of his children's book

There's no time like the present to sit down with a book!

"Property Brothers" stars Jonathan Scott and Drew Scott recently released a children's book series called "Builder Brothers." While in quarantine, Jonathan and his girlfriend, Zooey Deschanel, took part in a live reading of one of the new books. Drew and his wife, Linda Phan, also took part in a separate live reading.

"We have big plans to read 'Big Plans,'" Zooey said, referring to the title of the book.

Jonathan and Zooey have been self-isolating at home for weeks and have entertained themselves in a variety of ways.

"Don't let our smiles fool you, we both play to win! How are you spending your time as we all stay #hometogether?" the HGTV star captioned one Instagram post. "@zooeydeschanel and I have been playing games, making music, and of course doing puzzles."

Last month, the "New Girl" star urged her Instagram followers to stay home amid the coronavirus pandemic.

"Hi, friends. Jonathan and I want to ask you to please stay home if you can. It's as simple as that," she wrote alongside a video of her and her beau encouraging others to follow guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "Take care of yourselves and your community by avoiding public places, washing your hands carefully, and being kind."


Jonathan and Zooey have been dating since last fall. They met while filming an episode of "Carpool Karaoke: The Series."

"There was chemistry right away," Jonathan told People magazine in January. "I have never been in a relationship where my partner is as romantic as, if not more romantic than, I am. I'm usually the one who carries the romantic load."

New look

Will Poulter's new look is shocking a smitten Internet

Will Poulter is the Internet's newest boyfriend after shocking fans with his latest hunky look.

The actor — whom many know as the scrawny kid from "We're the Millers" — was recently cast as Adam Warlock in "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3." Now fans are swooning over his jacked look — he's come a long way from that nerdy kid who starred alongside Jason Sudeikis and Jennifer Aniston in the 2013 comedy.


"Everyone has the hots [right now] for Will Poulter and I'm here for it. TALK ABOUT A GLOW UP," one person said of the 28-year-old actor. Another said, "Sorry when did Will Poulter get sexy????"

Some fans feel that he now resembles Chris Pine or a Hemsworth brother.

"I think that we as a society should talk about how attractive will poulter is," another said. 

To no surprise, a few critics speculated that Will's new look and muscular body were aided by plastic surgery. 

"Will Poulter didn't suddenly have a 'glow-up'. He got work done. There's nothing wrong with getting work done obviously, but it's important to remember money gives people that 'second puberty,'" one person said. 

In addition to "We're the Millers," Will has also been featured in "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader," "The Maze Runner" and "Black Mirror: Bandersnatch."

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Asked recently about becoming a superhero, Will told Flip Your Wig, "I feel very, very lucky and very honored to be welcomed into the Marvel family and particularly a franchise like Guardians of the Galaxy, which I regard to be like, incredibly creative and very unique."

Together again

Drew Barrymore reunites with ex-husband Tom Green 20 years after split

For the first time in 20 years, Drew Barrymore reunited in person with ex-husband Tom Green.

Although Tom appeared on Drew's talk show last year, she admitted they used a green screen to make it appear as though she and her former love were sitting across a couch from each other. In reality, Tom was in Los Angeles and Drew was in New York City. On the Oct. 26 episode of the show, the pair reunited for real: They hugged immediately upon seeing each other after she called him "very special," "magical" and "wonderful."

The former couple quickly began reminiscing about their 2001 honeymoon in Ireland, which Drew called "one of my favorite trips of my life."

"We just jumped in random oceans and found random fields. It was amazing," she said. 

After Drew's co-star Ross Mathews jumped in to comment on watching them together for the first time in two decades, Tom said, "I kind of feel like I'm watching this too. I don't know if that's weird, but it's sort of a little bit like an out of body experience."

"It's very nice to see you," he continued. "It does feel weird, though. Not weird in a bad day, weird in a good way… Appreciate it, Drew. Thanks for having me on the show. It's awesome. This is cool. I actually think this is kind of a nice way of reconnecting, actually. It takes a little bit of the pressure off."

"Well, I respect and love you," she replied.


Drew and Tom ended their 15-month marriage in 2002.

As the happy memories flooded in, Ross asked the former duo, "Would you ever go to an ex's wedding?"  

"I've never been invited to an ex's wedding," Tom said while humorously shifting his eyes to Drew, clearly referring to her marriage to Will Kopelman, whom she divorced in 2016. 

"It makes sense to me," he said of why he wouldn't get invited. "Honestly, I think it makes sense to probably not go to an ex's wedding."

Drew agreed, "I think so too." 

Great gift

The incredible gift Keanu Reeves gave his stuntmen for 'John Wick'

Keanu Reeves is thanking the men who make him look good.

It appears that the actor gifted his "John Wick" stuntmen new Rolexes as a thank you for their work on the latest installment in the film franchise. According to reports, Keanu presented four men with brand new 2020 Submariners after filming wrapped in Paris for "John Wick 4." The watches seem to be personalized too.

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One of the stuntmen on the film, Jeremy Marinas, posted a photo of his watch. The watches are all engraved with a message. Jeremy's watch, for instance, reads, "The John Wick Five. Jeremy, Thank You. Keanu JW4. 2021."

"Best wrap gift ever," the stuntman captioned a photo of the watch. There's also an image of the four stuntmen and the actor wearing their new watches together.

That particular Rolex retails for about $10K.

From one mom to another

Amanda Seyfried dishes on playing mom with postpartum depression

Amanda Seyfried has a lot of empathy for women suffering from postpartum depression, particularly given the limited resources that are available to them.

"You can find places to get help and talk about it but it's costly, it's cost-prohibitive, it's not accessible, still," she told Page Six. "It's still something that feels so hidden. Every movie like this is important and this film is told from a really, really compassionate point of view from the character that I play, that's why I did it."

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It's unclear if the Oscar-nominated actress struggled with postpartum depression herself following the births of her two children, but Amanda plays a woman with crippling depression in her new film "A Mouthful of Air." While she would never claim to know what that anxiety-filled experience is actually like, the film gave her an understanding.

In her real life, Amanda and her husband, Thomas Sadoski, are raising daughter Nina, 4, and a son they welcomed in September of last year. They've yet to publicly reveal his name.

"There's never enough time," she said when asked how she manages parenting the two youngsters. "It's crazy, two is different than one but I'm really lucky and my mom lives with us. I can't believe I'm out and about talking about this movie, it's taken a long time to make, it's a tough subject."

A more amusing subject for Amanda is the now-classic "Mean Girls," in which she starred back in 2004. The actress loves when people talk about it. 

"It made people feel like they had a place," she said before bringing the subject back to her new film. "Hopefully, this movie will do the same."

Divorce chatter

Tori Spelling wants divorce, feels 'trapped' in marriage: Report

Tori Spelling is looking for a way out of her marriage, a new report claims, all but echoing speculation that's been mounting for weeks.

The "Beverly Hills, 90210" star "wants a divorce" from Dean McDermott, "but she feels trapped right now," a source told Us Weekly


Although the couple's marriage has been rocky for a while — something Tori has confirmed — the relationship hit another snag after the duo recently had a fight. After that, Dean reportedly "went missing for two days," the report claims. Naturally, that sparked another fight.

When Dean returned after being MIA, he supposedly told the actress he planned to sue her for alimony and child support. Tori, though, reminded him they have a prenuptial agreement, which would keep her money in her pocket should they split. 

But, during all this, Tori learned that her husband of 15 years could still sue her for child support if they split, and "she went ballistic."

"Money is an issue and it's always been an issue," the source maintained.

On Oct. 18, the "Messyness" host was photographed outside an attorney's office in Los Angeles carrying a notepad. Zoomed in photos showed the words "custody," "support" and "assets" written on the paper, which all but detailed what was on the agenda with the lawyer. Paparazzi images published by Page Six also showed Tori having an animated conversation on her cell phone. The report described Tori as "angrily shouting" into the phone. 

Tori is "miserable" in her marriage, the Us Weekly source said, but she stays "for the kids."


Recently Tori and Dean took their five children — Liam, 14, Stella, 13, Hattie, 9, Finn, 9, and Beau, 4 — to Disneyland.  The kids "have no idea what's going on," the insider claimed. Neither Tori nor Dean wore their wedding bands during the family outing.

On a recent episode of the "Feminine Warrior" podcast, Dean spoke of the missing rings and, to an extent, the split speculation

"It's just like, 'OK, if that's what you want to think, then think it,'" he said, adding that the media makes it sound like they're divorced "because they got a picture of Tori without her ring at the farmers market." 

In explaining why Tori was seen without her ring at the time, he insisted, "She took it off because she washed her hands and forgot to put it back on."

That, of course, didn't explain why his ring had been missing for some time. Dean, though, claimed he lost his band and decided not to replace it because "everybody's in a titter" over its absence. "So I'm like, 'Forget it, I'm not going to replace it. Just let them think it,'" he said. 

Bachelor split

'The Bachelorette' couple splits 2 months after TV engagement

Consider the bloom off the rose.

On Oct. 25 — just more than two months after their on-camera engagement on the finale of "The Bachelorette" — Katie Thurston and Blake Moynes announced in a joint statement that they've called it quits.

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"It is with mutual love and respect that we have decided to go our separate ways. We are so grateful for the moments we shared together and the entire journey that has unfolded this year, but we ultimately have concluded that we are not compatible as life partners, and it is the most caring choice for both of us to move forward independently," they each wrote on Instagram. "We ask for kindness and privacy as we both navigate this transition. Both of us will forever want the best for one another and ask you to please support us in our decision."

Split speculation had been mounting: The twosome had not been seen together in more than a month, and Katie had taken to hiding her ring finger in various social media snaps.

Katie and Blake, who starred on season 17 of "The Bachelorette," got engaged on the season finale, which aired on Aug. 9. They later gushed about their romance. 

"I couldn't ask for a better partner. You are kind, patient, understanding, and your advocacy for the planet and animals is remarkable," Katie wrote on Instagram in honor of Blake's birthday in August. "I'm so lucky to call you my fiancé. My best friend. My confidant. We are just two weirdos laughing our way through life together. Cheers to the upcoming adventures!" 

In his own post, Blake wrote, "You're a rock. My rock. A mature, nurturing, supportive & loving partner who continues to impress me everyday. We have an adventure called life ahead of us and I hope you know I'll do everything I can to help, push and encourage you to make the most of every little bit of it!"

Another one bites the dust.

Cancel experience

Anne Heche says she was 'patient zero in cancel culture' after Ellen romance

It seems that a Hollywood celebrity gets "canceled" every month these days, but Anne Heche feels like she was unfortunately way ahead of that trend. 

Anne has previously spoken about how her highly-public relationship with Ellen DeGeneres from 1997 to 2000 essentially got her blacklisted from Hollywood for a while. In a new interview with Page Six, she calls herself "patient zero in cancel culture."

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"This wasn't a long-term love affair," Anne said of the romance. "This was a moment in my life when I was given the glory of being able to stand up for what I believe in and have since I was a kid."

Anne's "cancel culture" moment came in 1997 when she invited Ellen to the premiere of her film "Volcano." The same-sex couple's arrival was highly scrutinized. Now, nearly 25 years later, Anne said Hollywood wasn't ready for an out-and-proud same sex couple. 


"I didn't do a studio picture for ten years," she said. "I was fired from a $10 million picture deal and did not see the light of day in a studio picture."

In the chat, Anne revealed that she was in talks to star opposite Harrison Ford in "Six Days, Seven Nights." However, after the premiere, the studio implied that she was no longer being considered for the part. As this was happening, Harrison called her. 

"He said, 'Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn who you're sleeping with. We have a romantic comedy to make. Let's make it the best one that's ever happened,'" Anne remembered. "That is why Harrison Ford is my hero. To stand behind me at such a time when the force of what I was standing up for could have been toppled."

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All these years later, Anne feels that she helped set the wheels in motion for how society now views sexuality. 

"Those repercussions that happened, are to me what has created a part of the change," she said. "I'm a part of it. It is a badge of honor."

On the Market

Erika Jayne is dating again amid legal troubles

Erika Jayne is putting herself on the market again. 

The "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star is dating again: She's been on a "handful" of dates in Los Angeles, TMZ reported on Oct. 25. 


The realty TV star isn't using dating apps, though. Instead, she's letting trusted friends set her up on dates with single guys in L.A. So far, she's been out with a few guys in the entertainment industry and a few guys in other fields.

"Erika is seeing if there's a spark with a mix of men," TMZ reports. (The webloid also implies that Erika is only dating guys who live in the L.A. area.)

This is essentially uncharted water for the "Pretty Mess" singer, who last dated in the '90s before marrying Tom Girardi. 

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Not only has Erika's love life been flipped upside down, but so have her finances. 

In November 2020, Erika filed to divorce Tom. Weeks later, he was accused of embezzling money from the law firm where he worked. (Some of those funds were intended for families of those who died in the 2018 Lion Air Flight 610 crash in Indonesia.) 

The former top-notch lawyer was later sued by his business partners, resulting in a chapter 7 bankruptcy petition. The partners claim Tom used money he owed them for "personal gain" and to fund Erika's lavish lifestyle. Because of this, Erika's finances have been questioned as she allegedly refused to hand over her own bank records. There have also been accusations that the couple's divorce was a sham intended to keep money from those seeking to collect on debts owed by Tom. It's also alleged that Erika received more than $20 million from Tom's law firm.

Last month, Tom appeared to implicate Erika in his legal mess. On Sept. 22, Tom was leaving lunch in Los Angeles when a paparazzi cameraman asked him the burning question: Did Erika know anything? 

"I think she does," Tom stated as two friends tried to squash the impromptu and quick interview.


Erika, though, has maintained her innocence, claiming Tom controlled her finances during their marriage. 

"I gave every paycheck to my husband," she told Andy Cohen during the "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" season 11 reunion last week, adding, "I've handed every paycheck I've ever made over."

The New York Times reports that Erika makes about $600,000 a season from "Real Housewives."

Details emerging

Alec Baldwin accidental shooting: Latest details from 'Rust' director

Joel Souza, the director of "Rust," said cast and crew of the in-production Western film had been told that a gun being used by Alec Baldwin did not contain any live rounds, an affidavit reveals.

The New York Times obtained the affidavit, which also implies that necessary precautions weren't taken by on-set firearm safety experts before Alec — who was rehearsing a scene that involved cross drawing and pointing a firearm at the camera — fatally shot cinematographer Halyna Hutchins.


Joel, who was also injured during the Oct. 21 incident, spoke to investigators, indicating that everyone on set believed Alec was holding a "cold gun" — one that doesn't contain a live round — before the accidental shooting. 

In the most detailed account yet of what happened on the New Mexico set that day, Joel told investigators that prop guns were typically checked by the film's armorer, Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, and then checked again by Dave Halls, the assistant director, who would then hand them to the actors. There is almost always a precise sequence when handling guns on film sets, industry experts said, but an unnamed "Rust" producer alleged the handling sequence was eschewed as both Hannah and Dave handed guns to actors.

The affidavit reveals that the assistant director grabbed the revolver from a tray that had been set up by Hannah. Dave then handed the gun to Alec and shouted, "cold gun." After that, Alec started explaining how he was going to draw the gun. As he pulled it out from the holster, the firearm discharged, a cameraman told investigators, adding that the actor was "very careful" with the firearm. Still, tragedy struck.

"Joel stated there should never be live rounds whatsoever, near or around the scene," Santa Fe County Sheriff Detective Joel Cano writes in the affidavit.

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Joel said the fatal incident occurred after the cast and crew returned from a lunch break and he was "not sure" if the firearms had been checked for live rounds as they prepared for the scene. Alec was simply rehearsing when Joel heard something that "sounded like a whip and then loud pop." He then looked at Halyna, who grabbed her midsection and stumbled backwards. She told crew members she couldn't feel her legs. (He also noticed he was bleeding from the shoulder.)

Halyna was later pronounced dead at the University of New Mexico Hospital in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

The detective outlines in the affidavit that there had been a labor dispute between producers and crew members before the incident. On the day of the incident, Joel had been dealing with delays after roughly six members of the camera crew quit due to late pay and safety conditions, the affidavit says. Joel and producers scrambled and got a new crew together. Joel, though, told the detective that "everyone was getting along" and that there had been "no altercations" to his knowledge.

Because the crew was setting up for the scene and merely rehearsing, Joel said, the fatal incident was not filmed.

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On Oct. 24, a candlelight vigil was held in Halyna's honor in Burbank, California.