Sean Penn, 59, quietly marries girlfriend, 28: Report

Sean Penn has reportedly tied the knot with Leila George.

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The couple's friend Irena Medavoy broke the news on Instagram.

"We are so happy for @leilageorge #seanpenn getting married. We love you," Irena, the wife of "Black Swan" producer Mike Medavoy, wrote. "Thank you for being like family a son to mike we are over the moon to find your soul mate true partner @coreresponse true love that also changes the world for better You are meant to be together God Bless you both and the family you have joined. Introducing the Penn's #marriage"

Irena also posted photos of Sean, 59, and Leila, 28, on her Instagram Story. One image shows what's believed to be the "Animal Kingdom" star's oval sapphire engagement ring from the Oscar winner.

"Married," she wrote alongside another image. "Congratulations to these epic magical people."

Sean and Leila began dating in 2016, but their romance has largely gone under the radar.

Health concern

Legendary Vegas magician Teller undergoes open-heart surgery

Teller, one half of the legendary magical duo Penn & Teller, underwent open-heart surgery recently, his team confirmed. 

It's unknown what forced Teller, 74, to undergo triple-bypass surgery. However, the duo has since postponed a series of shows while Teller recovers.


"Teller underwent bypass surgery on [Oct. 29} here in Las Vegas and is resting and recovering well," the duo's manger told the Las Vegas Review-Journal. "Under doctor's orders, he will be off stage over the next several weeks with an eye towards returning to performances in late November or early December."

Although Penn & Teller travel the country to perform, Las Vegas is their home, as they've had a residency act there for over 20 years. 

Teller, the silent half of the FX's "Penn & Teller: Fool Us" stars, has dealt with health issues in the past, as he underwent three back surgeries over 18 months in 2018 and 2019. At the time, it was reported that Teller's spine injury was a result of his physically-taxing tricks.

Penn & Teller have performed more than 12,000 shows since first partnering in 1975.

Box office flop

Billy Eichner seems to blame homophobia for 'Bros' box office flop

Billy Eichner seems to be blaming straight people for the dismal box office receipts of his new gay rom-com.

The comedian had high hopes for "Bros," which he co-wrote and executive produced. After the first weekend of the highly-publicized film being in theaters, reports indicated that the movie only hauled in $4.8 million in the United States and Canada. It was expected to far exceed that number. 


On Sunday, Oct. 2, Billy took to Twitter to explain the lower-than-expected turnout, and he all but blamed homophobia. 

"Even with glowing reviews, great Rotten Tomatoes scores, an A CinemaScore etc, straight people, especially in certain parts of the country, just didn't show up for Bros. And that's disappointing but it is what it is," Billy wrote. "That's just the world we live in, unfortunately."

In the pre-release marketing effort, Billy leaned heavily into the fact that the film was the first of its kind, as it featured an entirely LGBTQIA+ cast.

"Everyone who ISN'T a homophobic weirdo should go see BROS tonight! You will have a blast!," the "Billy on the Street" star continued on Twitter.  "And it *is* special and uniquely powerful to see this particular story on a big screen, esp for queer folks who don't get this opportunity often. I love this movie so much. GO BROS!!!"


Billy claimed that the audiences who did see the film are loving it. 

"Last night I snuck in and sat in the back of a sold out theater playing 'Bros' in LA," he wrote. "The audience howled with laughter start to finish, burst into applause at the end and some were wiping away tears as they walked out. It was truly magical. Really. I am VERY proud of this movie."

Home damage

'Queen of Versailles' Florida mega-mansion sustains massive damage from Hurricane Ian

The Orlando mega-mansion at the center of the "The Queen of Versailles" documentary has been absolutely ravaged by Hurricane Ian, and its owner estimates damages could exceed $10 million.

"Versailles is a DISASTER! Water flooded the house and we can't even wrap our heads around the damage. Luckily we're ok," Jackie Siegel, known as the "The Queen of Versailles," tweeted on Friday, Sept. 30. 


Jackie shared images and videos of the damage with TMZ, and they show several inches of standing water filling most of the ground floor. In addition, portions of the ceiling caved in and have significant water damage. Just before Hurricane Ian, workers finished laying 24-carat gold molding in the living room and pieces of it are on the floor. The outdoor patio was also under several inches of water. 

"There's a flood coming into Versailles," she said in a video. "My back patio is a giant lake and all this water is coming into Versailles… This whole place is soaked."

TMZ said Jackie has begun the process of pumping water outside of the home, which is costing $100,000.

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Modeled after the Palace of Versailles in France, the Siegel family home is rather infamous, largely due to the aforementioned 2012 documentary, which showcased the construction of the 90,000-square-foot mansion. Once dubbed the largest single-family house in America, the home has been under construction since 2004, but due to a series of setbacks over the last 18 years the family has yet to spend a night there. 

Prior to Ian, Jackie and her husband, Westgate Resorts founder David Siegel, hoped to finish construction by 2023. Because of damages from the hurricane, that date has been pushed back. While the home's been under construction, the Siegel's have been living in a home about a mile away from Versailles.

Marriage woes?

Carrie Underwood's upcoming tour plans are fueling marriage trouble: Report

Carrie Underwood's marriage is hanging by a thread and her upcoming tour is at the center of the discord, claims a new report.

A source tells RadarOnline that Carrie's husband, Mike Fisher, is growing tired of being a stay-at-home dad and wants to pursue a career as a professional hockey coach. The country music singer, though, is not a fan of Mike, a former NHL player, traveling so much again. Instead, she wants him to travel with her and their children — Isaiah, 7, and Jacob, 3 — on her upcoming 43-date concert tour, her longest concert trek ever.

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"Carrie says she can't function without her family with her on tour, and she doesn't want to slough the kids off on a babysitter," the source said. "But for Mike, when he goes along on Carrie's tours, it's a lot of chasing their kids around!"

Mike, Radar alleges, is beginning to see his 12-year marriage as one-sided. 

"Mike gets a lot of offers to go into coaching. But when he brings it up to Carrie, she says absolutely not," the friend said. "She reminds him when he was playing traveling all over North America, they barely saw each other."

After a 20-year NHL career, Mike retired in 2018. Still, he wants to be around the game, which has left their marriage at a crossroads, claims the report.

"He has dreams too," the source reportedly close to the couple said. "You just feel if the two of them can't reach a happy medium in their personal and professional lives, their marriage is doomed!"

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This is hardly the first time the couple has been hit with marriage-trouble rumors. This time, though, fans are pointing to Mike's absence from Carrie's Instagram. Although Mike did appear in a Sept. 15 post, the video was actually a throwback from three years earlier. Prior to that, Mike was seen in a June photo on Carrie's Instagram — that was also a throwback. Further, Mike was not with Carrie at a taping of CMT Giants earlier this month, but they did recently have a date night. He also attended the Grammy Awards with her in April.

"She puts on a happy show for the cameras, but there's a lot going on behind the scenes," a source told OK Magazine in June. "If you ask people who know them, they'll say [their marriage] is far from picture perfect. The truth is they've had issues for years."

Forever remembered

Sarah Jessica Parker pens touching tribute to stepdad after sudden passing

Sarah Jessica Parker is paying tribute and bidding farewell to her late stepfather, Paul Giffin Forste.

On Friday, the "Sex and the City" alum shared a black-and-white photo of Paul, who passed away this week.

"Godspeed. RIP," she captioned the image. "Strong like a bull. Til the end. At home and among all those who loved you dearly, you will be missed always."

She added, "We will take good care of Mommy, who you worshipped for 54 years. X, SJ."

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SJP caused some confusion when she pulled out of the New York City Ballet's 10th Annual Fall Fashion Gala on Sept. 28, in which she was being honored. Shortly after, a source told Page Six that the 11th hour decision to withdraw was due to a "sudden devastating family situation." 

Then, on Sept. 29, SJP announced she pulled out to be by the side of her stepfather during his final breaths. 

"Our family is sad to announce that after an unexpected and rapid illness, Paul Giffin Forste passed away yesterday at age 76," the "Sex and the City" star's family said in a Sept. 29 statement. "In his last moments he was surrounded with the love and gratitude of his adored wife Barbara of 54 years, and children, including Sarah Jessica Parker." The statement continued, "Paul will be remembered with the spirit of loving kindness which was his faith, his special delight in his 13 grandchildren, and his sustained belief in making the world a more charitable, tolerant, and beautiful place for all."

Who's in charge?

10-year-old email about control of Anne Heche's estate at center of feud between her son, ex

Anne Heche's death is continuing to cause quite the family feud. 

Following her death, Anne's 20-year-old son, Homer Laffoon, filed a petition to be named executor of her estate, and he asked that he and his half-brother, Atlas Tupper, be their mother's sole heirs. 

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Shortly after, Anne's ex-boyfriend, fellow "Men In Trees" actor James Tupper, submitted an email that the actress supposedly sent him in 2011, an email wherein Anne asked him to run her estate. 

"FYI in case I die tomorrow and anyone asks. My wishes are that all of my assets go to the control of Mr. James Tupper to be used to raise my children and then given to the children," she supposedly wrote. 

Homer is now fighting against that email, saying it wasn't a legal document and should be illegitimate, Page Six reports. In fact, he says Anne commonly sent messages like this. 


In his court filing, Homer acknowledges that the email is real, but said it "fails to satisfy the legal requirements for a valid formal witnessed will" because it "was not signed by [Heche] and does not have two witnesses who signed the document during [her] lifetime."

He added, "Mr. Tupper repeatedly refers to the email … as a 'will.' However — as a matter of law — the email does not qualify as either a holographic will or formal witnessed will."

Anne and James dated for 10 years and share 13-year-old Atlas, but the duo had not been together in the four years leading up to her death.

"This document, which fails to qualify as a will on the same basis as the email … makes no reference whatsoever to Mr. Tupper, which is not surprising given their acrimonious breakup in 2018," Homer argues.

Homer said Anne even sent a similar email to a bookkeeper after contacting COVID-19 in 2020.

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In his argument to be executor, James said Homer is unemployed and too young to be given the responsibility of managing his mother's funds. He also said Homer and Anne were estranged, and insisted that the 20-year-old has had no contact with his half-brother since Anne's death. James further alleged that Homer changed the locks on the home Anne and Atlas shared, preventing the teen from gaining access to his belongings inside. 

Homer's augments are "unfounded personal attacks" and "frivolous legal claims," James said. 

Wedding gifts

What Joe Biden gifted Meghan King for her wedding to his nephew

Meghan King's marriage to Cuffe Owens went kaput in a matter of weeks, but she'll always have something to remind her of her ex and his family: A gift from Cuffe's uncle, President Joe Biden.

"He gave me a crystal bowl, like, with the presidential seal," the former "Real Housewives of Orange County" star, 38, told Us Weekly, noting that she still has it.

She continued, "And Kamala Harris wrote me a note."


Meghan and Cuffe's marriage was stunning in its speed — the couple metmarried and split up all within three months. (President Biden attended the September 2021 nuptials, which took place at Cuffe's childhood home in Pennsylvania.) In December 2021, Meghan confirmed that she and Cuffe were over.

Meghan opened up about her trip down the aisle while on SiriusXM's "Jeff Lewis Live," saying her partnership with Cuffe felt like an "arranged marriage."


In chatting with Us, the former reality TV star described how "weird" it was having secret service at her nuptials. 

"The craziest moment for me, was when my daughter said, 'Mommy, what are those guys doing?' And there were two snipers with these, like, massive guns, like, walking because the president was getting ready to leave," she explained. "So they're packing up and going, so they have these massive guns. And I said, 'Oh honey, those people were there to protect the president because the president was here.' And she said, 'President Biden.' And I said, 'Yeah.' She goes, 'No, he wasn't!'"

Although the marriage didn't work out, Meghan said the Biden's "felt like family."

"The wedding day was great. It was so much fun, intimate and his family's wonderful. I mean, I don't have a bad thing to say about the Bidens at all," she said. "They were so warm and normal and welcoming."

Family dynamic

How Mariah Carey really feels about Nick Cannon's ever-growing family

Mariah Carey is not kidding around — at least not like her ex-husband Nick Cannon.

While Nick continues to increase his family, Mariah isn't exactly keeping a scorecard. 

"Mariah doesn't keep up with Nick's babies and baby mamas," a source told Us Weekly. "There's too many to keep up with! She's happy for him and wishes him the best."


Since Nick and Mariah welcomed twins Moroccan and Monroe Cannon on April 30, 2011, he has been busy. On Sept. 15, he shocked the world when he announced that he welcomed a child, his ninth, with Lanisha Cole. The "Masked Singer" host also has two more children on the way. By the end of the year, the "Wild 'n Out" star will have 11 children with six different women.

Nick has praised Mariah, the mother of his eldest children, for years. While on "The Hot Tee Talk Show" in July, he was asked if he would ever consider a reconciliation with the "Hero" singer. 

"Of course, that's my fantasy," he said. "That's somebody I will always love. I will never have a love like I had with Mariah."

He added, "If I had the opportunity, if it could be the way that it was, I'm there."

Nick following up with comments by spouting several of Mariah's songs fitting for the conversation, including "Always Be My Baby," "We Belong Together" and "Don't Forget About Us."

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This might all be wishful thinking for Nick, as Mariah has been in a relationship with her ex-backup dancer Bryan Tanaka since 2016.

"They're pretty inseparable," Us' source said, adding that "Mariah's not in any rush to get married again."

Twitter issue

Billy Eichner: Carrie Underwood blocking me on Twitter was a 'great honor'

Before he tweets! Last year, Carrie Underwood blocked comedian Billy Eichner on Twitter, and he's still laughing about the snub.

In fact, the "Bros" star called it a "great honor."


While recounting the spat on "Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen," Billy said Carrie's social media move came during COVID. 

"There was this thing where she, like, during the height of COVID, she retweeted a speech by some Republican guy [Matt Walsh] and said that kids shouldn't have to wear masks in schools," Billy said.

The way the "Billy On The Street" star saw it, Carrie was "letting her political views be known for the first time."

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Soon after, Billy made several jokes about Carrie and her views, and "she didn't like that," he claimed. 

"It was one of the great thrills of my life," he said of being blocked by the country superstar.

Last year, after realizing he was blocked, Billy tweeted out a screenshot that informed him he's persona non grata on Carrie's Twitter. 

"ICONIC," he said at the time.