Looking back

Mary Elizabeth Winstead opens up about divorce before Ewan McGregor romance

More than two years after splitting from her husband — and being romantically linked to her "Fargo" co-star Ewan McGregor — Mary Elizabeth Winstead is opening up about her divorce.

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In a new interview with Glamour UK that she did with her co-stars to promote the new movie "Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)," Mary — who plays Huntress in the flick — revealed what it was like to start over after ending her marriage to writer-director Riley Stearns. They wed in 2010 and split in May 2017 when she was 32.

"I got divorced a couple of years ago, which was a scary, crazy thing for me because I had been with the same person since I was 18 years old, and that was what I knew," Mary told Glamour UK.

"All the way through my 20s I was trying very hard to keep myself the same, because another thing I heard a lot growing up was people saying, 'You're so great, never change.' You can take that to heart, in the wrong way, and try to keep yourself from growing too much because you don't know what's on the other side," she explained.

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"So I was really starting new as an adult for the first time in my life [after my divorce]," she added. "For me that was a big turning point, being OK with changing, accepting that change is a good thing and that it's OK not to know where that change is going to take you."

One place it took her? Into a romance with Ewan, which sparked speculation that he'd cheated on his wife of 22 years. Mary did not address Ewan or their relationship in the Glamour UK story, but the backstory is well-documented: After photos of Ewan and Mary kissing at a London cafe were published in October 2017, People magazine reported that the actor had quietly separated from Eve Mavrakis, the mother of his four children, in May 2017 — the same month Mary and Riley confirmed their own split.

According to a November 2017 report in The Sun, the actor told to Eve, a Greek-French production designer, in May that he was in love with his co-star "but insisted nothing had happened," the newspaper reported.

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Mary told Glamour UK that suddenly being independent after splitting with longtime love Riley "absolutely" scared her. "That's been a big thing for me as well because growing up I had a mom who was always there taking care of everything. So, getting to that point where I don't have a crutch to rely on to take care of things has been really empowering and important," she explained.

When Mary and Riley broke up, both took to Instagram to share the news. "Sitting here with my best friend who I love with all my heart. We have spent our lives together and it has been full of joy and warmth every day. We've decided to move on from our marriage, but we will stay best friends and collaborators for all our days. We are still ride or die, just in a different way now. I love you always, Riley," Mary captioned a photo of herself kissing Riley on the cheek, as reported by People magazine at the time.

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Riley, then 30, also shared the image, captioning his post, "We just took this photo together. I met Mary 15 years ago and we've been the most important people in each other's lives ever since. Those lives have been full of every emotion imaginable and we've embraced it all. Life is unpredictable though. While we will still be in each other's lives we will no longer be living those lives together. We still love each other very much but we're different people with different paths and different futures. I can't wait to see where we both end up. I'll always love you, Mary."

Friends forever

John Mayer paid for private jet to transport Bob Saget's body to L.A.

John Mayer made sure his late pal got home in style.

A new report by Showbiz 411 says the singer footed the bill for a private plane to transport Bob Saget's body from Florida to California.

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The "Full House" actor was found dead in an Orlando hotel room on Jan. 9 following a comedy show in Jacksonville. 

John's generosity didn't end with the airplane either. Last week, he and comedian Jeff Ross went on Instagram Live as they picked up Bob's car from Los Angeles International Airport. The duo reminisced about their pal during the drive. 

"I've never known a human being on this Earth who could give that much love," John said, "individually and completely, to that many people in a way that made each person feel like he was a main character in their life and they were a main character in his life."

After the gesture, Bob's wife, Kelly Rizzo, publicly thanked John and Jeff.

"No words for how much this meant to me," she said on her Instagram Story. "These two men have been holding me up and taking care of me (along with many other incredible people who loved my husband more than anything)."

John, who served as a pallbearer at the comedian's funeral, also helped design a hoodie with Bob's name on it. Proceeds from the sale of the clothing will go to the Scleroderma Research Foundation, which Bob worked tirelessly for. 

Over... again

Pamela Anderson reportedly divorcing for fifth time

Pamela Anderson is getting divorced… again.

Rolling Stone reported on Jan. 20 that the former "Baywatch" babe and Dan Hayhurst are splitting after a year of marriage. This will be Pam's fifth divorce.

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A source close to the couple told the music publication that the actress is filing for divorce in her native Canada, where she and Dan had been living. 

"Pamela loves as authentically as she lives," said the source, who dubbed the brief union a "pandemic whirlwind" that petered out.

Pam and Dan tied the knot on Christmas Eve 2020 at her Vancouver Island home.

"I'm exactly where I need to be — in the arms of a man who truly loves me," she told DailyMailTV a month after exchanging "I do's."

"I am in love. We were married Christmas Eve with both our families' blessing, everyone we know is happy for us," Pam said. "I was married on the property I bought from my grandparents 25 years ago, this is where my parents were married and they are still together. I feel like I've come full circle."

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In an interview (from their bed) with British talk show "Loose Women," she added, "This is like the magic place to live, I guess. He was working here, and I got stuck here during COVID, and we stuck together, and we're still stuck together."

"He's the kind of guy I probably would have met if I would have stayed home and not went around the world and got crazy," she added. "I mean, I came home in one piece. It's nice to be with, like, a real man who can actually change a light bulb."

Less than a year before the wedding to Dan, Pam reportedly married businessman Jon Peters, though they split just 12 days later. She later claimed they were never legally married.

She was previously married to Mötley Crüe rocker Tommy Lee from 1995 to 1998. She married Kid Rock in 2006. And she married producer Rick Solomon twice — once in 2007 and again 2013, though the first married was annulled.

Breaking the law

'Twilight' director was nervous over Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart's 'illegal' kiss

"Twilight" director Catherine Hardwick admits there might have been too much chemistry between Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart in the 2008 film…. so much so that it was "illegal."

While on The Big Hit Show podcast, Catherine recalled the two young actors' steamy audition. At the time, Robert was 21, and Kristen was 17.

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"I could tell they had a lot of chemistry, and I'm like, 'Oh my God.' I thought, Kristen was 17. I don't want to get in some illegal things," she said, noting the legal age of consent in California is 18 years old.

During the audition, which took place in California, the passion was so intense that the British actor fell off the bed while he and Kristen kissed. 

"So I remember I told Rob, 'By the way, Kristen is 17. In our country, it's illegal to have a sexual…' And he's like, 'Oh, OK, whatever,'" she said.

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Robert and Kristen ended up falling in love and were in a relationship for four years. Catherine, of course, saw the romance in its infancy, as the duo's audition took place at her house. 

"Rob and Kristen did the audition right here on the bed. They did the kissing scene and he fell off and landed right there on this floor," she said on the podcast. 

"He walked in and he had his hair was dyed black for some play, with these wacky bangs. He was a bit out of shape," she said of RPatz. "His shirt was just all messy, and I'm like, 'Oh, OK. OK, let's see how this goes.'"

Based on the box office returns, it clearly went well.

"Rob and Kristen auditioned on my bed, the kissing scene, Rob was so into it he fell off the bed. I'm like, 'Dude, calm down.' And I'm in there filming with my little video camera, whatever," Catherine said. "And at the end [of the audition] Kristen was like, 'It has to be Rob.'"

Bad memories

Former co-star says Jessica Alba was 'horrible' to work with

Jensen Ackles worked with Jessica Alba more than 20 years ago on James Cameron's 2000 sci-fi show "Dark Angel." The experience isn't one he remembers fondly.

On Michael Rosenbaum's "Inside of You" podcast, the former "Supernatural" star was asked if it was "cool to work with" Jessica back then. 

"No, she was horrible," he said, quickly noting that he was not joking. "I've told this to her face."

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Pressed on the details of his less-than-stellar memories, Jensen said, "I love Jess, which kind of contradicts what I just said. She was under an immense amount of pressure on that show."

Jensen noted that the Honest Company founder was young and in a tumultuous relationship with co-star Michael Weatherly at the time, which caused "some undue stress on set."

"I was the new fresh face on the set," he said. "I was the new kid on the block and I got picked on by the lead… Like the worst kind of bickering a brother and sister could do. She had it out for me. It wasn't that she didn't like me. She was like, 'Oh here's the pretty boy the network brought in for more window dressing because that's what we need.'"

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The bickering even happened in front of the crew, so Jensen decided to throw it back at her, which he said the crew "loved."

"It did build some mutual respect" between them, he said. "We bickered, we bickered like brother and sister."

The two, though, had touching moments, including the time Jensen's grandfather passed away during filming. 

"She literally walked into my trailer and just held me for half an hour," he said. "So it was that kind of relationship. If she walked in, it would be all hugs, but she didn't make it easy on me."

Still recovery, but happy

Jessie J's 'perspective has changed' after miscarriage

Jessie J is turning the page.

Just two months after revealing she suffered a miscarriage, which she called the "saddest and loneliest time" in her life, the singer is now happier than ever. 

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It's all about perspective.

"So I was pregnant but not any more. I am probably in the happiest place I have ever been, believe it or not. My perspective on life has changed completely," she told a London crowd during a recent performance, according to MailOnline. "The day [the miscarriage] happened, a man came up to me in the street. I was by myself and crying. He said, 'I don't know you and I don't know what is happening with you right now but I know you should share it with other people.'"

"That is why I do what I do," she continued before speaking to others who have experienced the same pain. "So to anyone who has been through that, or near someone who has, I am so sorry. There is no other way to explain it than just the saddest, loneliest thing."

Jessie surprisingly performed a concert just hours after getting her sad news last year. During that show, she spoke about her pain.

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Since her miscarriage, Jessie, 33, is finding "the blessing in pain," a quality her parents instilled in her, and she's now had the "best January ever."

Back in early December, the singer explained why she decided to get on stage just hours after one of the worst days of her life. 

"I reacted in work mode. It's safe to say I sometimes pour more energy into creating an unhealthy process of my own pain in front of a camera, than I do acknowledging it behind one in real time. 'The show must go on' mentality reacted before the human in me did," she wrote on Instagram

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Jessie said she just needed to cry and "fall into someone's arms and sob" that evening. After the show was over, she ached emotionally and physically. She also quickly understood why women long for a day when the topic of miscarriages isn't a taboo subject. 

"I have never experienced physical pain and trauma or felt loneliness like it. This has changed me forever. In the most, heartbreaking, but beautiful way," she said. "It's put life into perspective in a way nothing else ever has. I am so sorry if you have ever been through it alone or not, or are going through it right now at any stage of pregnancy. Losing your baby is one of the worst feelings in the world."

"I ache for you," she said at the time. "If I could I would bring you food, hold you through the physical pain, I know that's needed more than a "stay strong" text right now."

Thanks Ye

Kanye West's antics have brought Kim Kardashian and Pete Davidson closer

If you think Pete Davidson is troubled by Kanye West's antics of late, think again. 

"Pete thinks it's totally hilarious," an insider told Page Six. "Not just that — he thinks the whole [tabloid drama with him, West and Kim Kardashian] is hilarious. He loves it."

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The "SNL" funnyman, of course, is dating Kim, who Kanye publicly pined over just five weeks ago. After it became clear that Kim wasn't about to run back to Ye, he began dating little known actress Julia Fox, and he threatened to beat up Pete in a new rap song released last week. 

Over the weekend, Kanye also claimed that Kim was preventing him from attending daughter Chicago's fourth birthday (even though pictures showed Ye in attendance next to Kim's mom, Kris Jenner).

The shenanigans are actually making Kim and Pete lean harder into each other.

"The whole craziness with Kanye last week has brought Kim and Pete closer," a separate source said, later adding, "Kim and Pete can talk to each other about what is going on. It's nice to have someone to share concerns with."

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Kanye, the source noted, has had issues with Pete for several years, ever since the comedian mocked the rapper after he hosted "Saturday Night Live" in 2018. At the time, Kanye said he was bullied backstage and throughout the week of rehearsals for supporting former President Donald Trump by wearing a "Make America Great Again" hat.

"I wish I had bullied you," Pete countered those claims the following week. "I wish I would have suggested that it might offend some people like your wife, or every black person ever." 

He also quipped, "Kanye, I know you are like, 'This is the real me, I'm off the meds.' Take 'em. There is no shame in the medicine game. I'm on 'em, it's great. There's nothing wrong with taking them."

She's back!

Ivanka Trump returns to Instagram after eight month hiatus: See the post

It's time to be social again!

For the first time in eight months, Ivanka Trump has posted to Instagram, sharing photos of herself taking part in a food drive in upstate New York.

"Thank you to our many incredible partners and volunteers who helped feed tens of thousands American families across Idaho and NY, with fresh, nutritious, locally-sourced produce and dairy this holiday season," she captioned a series of images posted on Jan. 18 but snapped last week.

The initiative is part of the Farmers-to-Families Food Box Program, which began in May 2020 and was designed to deliver fresh produce to families in need during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Photos show Donald Trump's older of two daughters holding boxes, talking to other volunteers and carrying apples. In one snap, she stands next to a kid holding a sign reading "free food boxes."

Ivanka also shared the images on her Instagram Story.

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Reports said the former POTUS's daughter teamed up with billionaire Chobani founder Hamdi Ulukaya to deliver produce to families in need last week in the area of Rochester, New York.

Naturally, Ivanka dressed warm and cute for the occasion: She donned a gray coat over a cream-colored turtleneck and jeans. She perfected the outfit with mustard-colored gloves and brown lace-up boots. One picture of Ivanka in a black coat was said to have been taken in Idaho during a recent food drive there.

In her post, Ivanka 40, claimed that 1.1 million pounds of locally sourced dairy and produce were delivered, 1.3 million meals were served and 52,000 food boxes were distributed. She was quick to note that the venture is "100% privately funded."

According to the United States Department of Agriculture's website, "USDA contractors have delivered 173,699,775 boxes of fresh produce, milk, dairy and cooked meats to disadvantaged Americans across the country."

Prior to her Tuesday, Jan. 18, post, Ivanka last connected with her 7.4 million followers in May 2021 when she implored her fans to get vaccinated against COVID-19. In fact, her last two images prior to Tuesday showed her getting the jab.

Wanted woman

Networks reportedly gearing up for 'bidding war' over Gayle King

The country's biggest TV networks are apparently getting ready to pay a King's ransom for a certain newswoman's services. 

Page Six reported that Gayle King's contract with CBS ends in May, and rival networks are ready to move mountains to ink the "CBS Mornings" anchor to a contract. CBS, though, "will do everything we can to keep King," a source said.

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Despite CBS' hopes, there is speculation that Gayle might be ready to move on from her early shift or move to the West Coast, where her family lives. Her best friend, Oprah Winfrey, also lives in Southern California. 

"Gayle's contract is up at CBS in a few months and the networks are gearing up for a bidding war for the ages," a TV source told the New York Post's gossip page, noting that MSNBC "could possibly put in a huge bid to have Gayle take over Rachel Maddow's vacant nightly slot."

NBC might come at Gayle in a different way, potentially asking her to team up with Hoda Kotb on "Today." A Hoda-Gayle pairing would make them "the most formidable duo on TV," the source insisted. 

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A different TV insider said Gayle's exit from CBS would spell doom for "The Eye."

"If ABC or NBC gets Gayle, it's game over at CBS for talent. The question is, does Gayle want to carry on the morning show in New York when her whole family and best friend are on the West Coast?," the source surmised. "ABC could give her the third hour of 'GMA' to host from Los Angeles, or a different daytime show. Gayle has proven herself as one of the most talented broadcasters on TV, so the bottom line here is money, and what Gayle wants to do."

Gayle recently celebrated her 10th anniversary at CBS.

"After all this time, I still love this job…I think it's an awesome, awesome job," she told her co-hosts last week in marking the occasion. "It's a privilege, and I don't take it lightly. I love being here with you guys."

Happy news!

Criss Angel's 7-year-old son's cancer is in remission

On Jan. 17, Criss Angel took to social media for "the most important post" he's ever made: his 7-year-old son, Johnny Crisstopher, is cancer free, he happily declared. 

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"Today our son Johnny Crisstopher will finally ring the bell symbolizing his remission and the end of his treatment!," the famed illusionist captioned a 14-minute video dedicated to his son.

The tot, who Criss shares with wife Shaunyl Benson, was first diagnosed with leukemia in 2015. 

Criss' video, titled "1095," features footage of Johnny's long journey, including hard-to-watch moments of the child hooked up machines in the hospital.

"Ten percent of kids that go through the treatment they don't even make it, not because of the cancer, but because of the types of medicines they have to put in their bodies. Ten percent lose their lives," Criss says in the video. 

The title of the film comes from the 1,095 chemotherapy sessions that Johnny endured during his fight with B-Cell A.L.L. Leukemia.

Criss and Shaunyl, who are also parents to son Yanni, 2,  and daughter Illusia Angelina, 10 weeks, are hoping to raise money to help fight pediatric cancer with the video.

"Let them know that they are not alone, you know what I mean. There is magic in the world and that magic is love," the "Mindfreak" star said. "While you watched this short film, seven children were diagnosed with cancer."

Criss' footage was posted around the same time Shaunyl shared her own video of Johnny ending his treatment. 

"These last cycles were tough, especially after giving birth early to Johnny's little sister Illusia. These videos were taken over the last 4 months, as we finally finish Johnny's treatment for relapsed acute lymphoblastic leukemia. We have an amazing support system and I'm so so grateful for my parents and their selflessness. Family is everything, especially during the hard times," she wrote. "We are so proud of you my Johnny boy. This is ALL YOU ♥️ This chapter of your life will finally be behind you and I'm so excited for your future. I can't wait to finally see you ring that bell my love. Ring it hard because the whole world is proud of you!"