Work or pleasure?

Zach Braff, 44, is dating Florence Pugh, 23: Details

New celebrity romances are often revealed when stars are seen out partying together at hotspots like nightclubs. But for some celebs, a cozy grocery store shopping trip is what fuels romance speculation.

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American actor-director Zach Braff, 44, and English actress Florence Pugh, 23, were spotted out together at a Hollywood Whole Foods on Oct. 7 where, Page Six writes, "the two were joking and playing around."

According to a source who spoke to Page Six, "It was very clear to me that they're a couple."

The sighting comes nearly six months after Zach and Florence were photographed holding hands in New York City in April, which E! News reported at the time.

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Everyone knows Zach from his long run starring on the comedy "Scrubs" as well as from his work directing movies like "Garden State" and "Wish I Was Here."

American audiences are still getting to know Florence, who broke through in the 2016 indie "Lady Macbeth" and delivered great performances in "Outlaw King," the buzzy horror movie "Midsummer" and the flick "Fighting With My Family," in which she played WWE wrestler Paige.

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She'll next appear as Amy March in Greta Gerwig's "Little Women" remake and fight Scarlett Johansson in 2020's "Black Widow."

Page Six reports that Zach and Florence have worked together already — he directed her in his Adobe short film "In the Time It Takes To Get There" — and are working together again: It points out that Collider reported that Zach's directing her in the upcoming film "The Secret Ingredients of Rocket Cola."

do-gooder

Michael Sheen to use all future career earnings to help homelessness, other social causes

Michael Sheen has dubbed himself a "not-for-profit actor," as he plans to dump all of his future earnings into social causes, including homelessness. 

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Proving his commitment, the "Frost/Nixon" actor reveals he even quietly sold two of his homes in 2019 to help fund the Homeless World Cup, which uses soccer to inspire the homeless to change their lives, according to the website. 

"I had committed to helping to organize [the Homeless World Cup] and then suddenly, with not long to go, there was no money," he told the Big Issue for their Letter to My Younger Self. "I had to make a decision – I could walk away from it, and it wouldn't happen. And all those people from all around the world who were banking on coming to have this extraordinary experience, maybe a life-changing experience, wouldn't have it. I thought, I'm not going to let that happen."

The Homeless World Cup's website cites that 94 percent of players claim the tournament positively impacted their lives.

With this in mind, Michael couldn't let the lack of funding end the organization.

"I put all my money into keeping it going," he said. "I had a house in America and a house here and I put those up and just did whatever it took."

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At the time, the "Good Omens" star had no idea how that would financially affect him personally.

"It was scary and incredibly stressful. And I'll be paying for it for a long time," he said. "But when I came out the other side I realized I could do this kind of thing and, if I can keep earning money it's not going to ruin me. There was something quite liberating about going, alright, I'll put large amounts of money into this or that, because I'll be able to earn it back again. I've essentially turned myself into a social enterprise, a not-for-profit actor."

Another eye-opening moment for Michael came after filming 2011's "The Passion" in Port Talbot, a small town in Wales, United Kingdom, which happens to be his hometown.

"That project involved the entire town and it was a big awakening for me. I got to know people and organizations within my hometown that I didn't know existed. Little groups who were trying to help young carers, who had just enough funding to make a tiny difference to a kid's life by putting on one night a week where they could get out and go bowling or watch a film and just be a kid," he said. "I would come back to visit three or four months later, and find out that funding had gone and that organization didn't exist any more. That stuff doesn't make the news but it makes a massive difference to kids' lives."

He continued, "I realized the difference between that child's life being a little bit better or not was ultimately a small amount of funding. And I wanted to help those people. I didn't just want to be a patron or a supportive voice, I wanted to actually do more than that. That's when I thought, I need to go back and live in Wales again."

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Michael has a reported net worth of $16 million.

"I've realized in the last few years that I want to be one of those people who help other people the way so many people helped me. I don't want to just be someone who enjoys the fruits of what other people have done and then pull the drawbridge up and go, well I'm alright Jack, I've had a nice time," he said. "I'm at the stage of my life and career where I have a window of opportunity that will probably never be this good again. I'm able to get people in a room, I can open doors. I don't want to look back and think, I could have done something with that platform. I could have done something with that money."

Taking sides

Chris Noth weighs in on longtime Sarah Jessica Parker-Kim Cattrall feud

Mr. Big has his woman's back!

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Amid the fanfare about the "Sex and the City" sequel, "And Just Like That…," Chris Noth weighed in on the absence of Kim Cattrall, who was one of the main characters on the long-running HBO franchise, but isn't participating in the new series. 

"I have to tell you, I have absolutely no idea what her thinking is, or her emotions. I do know that I'm very close with [Sarah Jessica Parker] and [Kim's] descriptions of her don't even come close," Chris told The Guardian. "I liked her, I thought she was marvelous in the show and some people move on for their own reasons. I don't know what hers were."

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Kim and SJP have been at odds for years, but the feud seemed to ascend to a new level of vitriol after Sarah gave condolences to Kim on social media when her bother passed away in 2018.

"I don't need your love or support at this tragic time @sarahjessicaparker," Kim wrote. "Let me make this VERY clear. (If I haven't already) You are not my family. You are not my friend. So I'm writing to tell you one last time to stop exploiting our tragedy in order to restore your 'nice girl' persona."

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Chris bristles at the way the feud has played out. 

"I just wish that whole thing had never happened because it was sad and uncomfortable," he said. "I just don't like to see anyone talking down about SJ because she's a target and people can be nasty. I feel very protective of her and I was not happy about that. That's all I'll say about that."

Court doc reveal...

Tristan Thompson allegedly urged mistress to get abortion

Tristan Thompson wanted a woman he allegedly got pregnant to have an abortion, court documents claim. 

On Dec. 3, DailyMail.com reported that a personal trainer named Maralee Nichols is expecting a child with the NBA player. The child is due on Dec. 3. 

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As part of a paternity lawsuit against the Sacramento Kings player, Maralee's lawyer filed a legal request to submit text messages purportedly sent between her and Tristan. Those messages reveal that Tristan allegedly urged Maralee to get an abortion. TMZ reported that Tristan also offered her $75,000 to stay quiet about the pregnancy and child.

Court docs obtained by Page Six read, "It is also apparent from the context and substance of these communications that they are from Tristan to Maralee, which reflects that Tristan is addressing the parties' relationship, and even with respect to her pregnancy insisting that she get an abortion and threatening that she will get next to nothing with lesser support requirements in Texas."

Maralee, who moved from Houston to Los Angeles, is suing for child support. An alleged text message from Tristan, posted to TMZ, shows him telling Maralee he "won't be involved" in the child's life.

The lawsuit reveals that Maralee and Tristan had sex on his 30th birthday in March, when he and Khloe Kardashian were still dating. Those same documents included a declaration from Tristan in which he admitted to having sex with Maralee several times at a hotel after the pair attended a party together.

He maintained the hookup was a one-time thing, but she says the relationship lasted months. 

Page Six noted that he filed a request in July for her to take a paternity test. It's not believed that she has, but Tristan said he will pay child support if the baby is his. 

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This would be Tristan's third child, as he shares 4-year-old son Prince Thompson with ex Jordan Craig and 3-year-old daughter True with Khloe. 

Mea culpa

50 Cent apologizes after criticizing Madonna's Instagram pics

50 Cent is issuing a mea culpa to Madonna after seemingly mocking one of her Instagram posts. 

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Last week, Madge posted a series of provocative images, pictures that she claimed Instagram took down. 50 Cent saw the snaps and compared Madonna to the Wicked Witch of the East under a fallen house in "The Wizard of Oz."

Madonna didn't take too kindly to 50's words and ripped the rapper. 

"Here is 50 Cent pretending to be my friend. Now you have decided to talk smack about me!" she wrote alongside a red carpet picture with 50. "I guess your new career is getting attention by trying to humiliate others on social media. The least elevated choice you could make as an artist and an adult."

She added, "You are just jealous you won't look as good as me or have as much fun when you are my age."

Upon seeing this, 50 took to Twitter to apologize. 

"I must have hurt Madonna feelings, she went and dug up a old MTV photo from 03," he wrote. "Ok Im sorry i did not intend to hurt your feelings. I don't benefit from this in anyway i said what i thought when i saw the picture because of where i had seen it before i hope you accept my apology."

Madonna has not responded. 

Money matters

George Clooney once turned down $35 million for one day of work

George Clooney once turned down a life-changing amount of money for one day's work because the paycheck would come from a "questionable" country. 

The actor, 60, didn't say what country that was, but implied that his wife, Amal, a human rights attorney, dissuaded him from taking the job. 

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"I was offered $35 million for one day's work for an airline commercial, but I talked to Amal about it and we decided it's not worth it," he told The Guardian. "It was [associated with] a country that, although it's an ally, is questionable at times, and so I thought, 'Well, if it takes a minute's sleep away from me, it's not worth it.'"

George is reportedly worth $500 million, so he's certainly in a position to back away from a massive payday. Also, the two-time Oscar winner is said to rake in more than $30 million for his role as spokesman for Nespresso.

Proving that money isn't really a concern for George anymore, he further added that he's not acting as much as he used to because he wants to spend more time with his wife and children. Plus, he's very particular about his projects.

"In general, there just aren't that many great parts – and, look, I don't have to act. My wife and I had this conversation when I turned 60 this summer. I said, 'I can still bounce around pretty good, and we both love what we do. But we gotta make sure we don't book ourselves silly,'" he said. "So, part of it is just us making sure we live our lives."

Sober living

Demi Lovato ditches controversial 'California sober' lifestyle

Demi Lovato's lifestyle is changing.

The singer, who uses pronouns they/them, announced that they are no longer "California Sober." Instead, they are now legitimately sober. 

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On Dec. 2, the "Sorry Not Sorry" singer posted a message on Instagram, saying, "I no longer support my 'California sober' ways. Sober sober is the only way to be."

"California sober" was a lifestyle that allowed for alcohol and marijuana use in moderation. Why Demi decided to change their ways isn't known. 

For a while, Demi often praised the "California sober" lifestyle, and wasn't shy about their marijuana use. They even released a song called "California Sober."

The lifestyle is not without its detractors or people who just roll their eyes at the gray area of sobriety. 

Back in July, "Vanderpump Rules" alum Lala Kent, who's been sober since 2018, called the stance "super offensive."

"You know, there are people out there who work their a** off to never take themselves out of reality and to never place themselves in an altered state," she said on the Behind The Velvet Rope podcast. "You know, they don't even, when they have a cold, take DayQuil or NyQuil. So to say that you're, like, 'California sober' or this type of sober is extremely offensive, I think."

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Demi's battle with substance abuse is well documented. In 2018, they survived a near-death overdose and went to rehab. 

In a March 2021, chat with CBS News, Demi said they "best identified" with "California sober." 

"I really don't feel comfortable explaining the parameters of my recovery to people, because I don't want anyone to look at my parameters of safety and think that's what works for them, because it might not," they said. "I am cautious to say that, just like I feel the complete abstinent method isn't a one-size-fits-all solution for everybody, I don't think that this journey of moderation is a one-size-fits-all solution for everybody."

Ink sisters

Dakota Johnson gave Olivia Coleman a tattoo with at-home kit

Olivia Colman has a permanent reminder of her "The Lost Daughter" co-star Dakota Johnson.

During a chat with Town & Country, Dakota spoke of the film's cast celebrating after a New York Film Festival screening in October. After a late night of revelry — "It was a lot of Talking Heads, the Cranberries," Dakota says — the cast went back to their hotel. 

It was then that Dakota pulled out a stick-and-poke tattoo kit and went to work on Olivia, giving the Oscar winner her first tattoo.

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"Maybe it was me being completely seduced by this gorgeous person and wanting her to think I was cool," Olivia says. "Or maybe it was my midlife crisis."

Dakota seems to have a somewhat different take, believing it had more to do with a post-vaccine mentality.

"The thing is, people are not behaving normally. If you go to a party, you… rage," she said, alluding to the fact that people were quarantined for so long due to the pandemic. 

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Unlike Olivia, Dakota is no stranger to getting inked. Earlier this year she told James Corden she practiced stick-and-poke tattooing on herself, adding that she's a "big fan" of permanent ink.

"I'm not a tattoo fiend. I mean, I have like 11 or 12. I don't know," she said. 

Among Dakota's tattoos is a dying sunflower to represent climate change, the word "tender" on her arm and an infinity design, which she got with boyfriend Chris Martin.

Canceled shows

Carlos Santana cancels shows after 'unscheduled heart procedure'

Carlos Santana has canceled all of his December concerts after undergoing an "unscheduled heart procedure."

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The music icon made the announcement on Twitter on Dec. 1, but he didn't go into specifics.

The 74-year-old said he wanted to give "some clarity with some specificity to what's going on with [his] physicality."

"Last Saturday, I had an incident where I asked my wife to take me to the hospital because I had this thing happening in my chest. So when we went there we found out we needed to take care of it," he said in a video. "I'm going to be taking time out for a little bit to make sure I replenish and I rest and I catch up with my health, so when I play for you I play the way I'm used to and I give you 150 percent. I wouldn't show up unless I can do that."

The Twitter announcement dubbed the medical situation as an "unscheduled heart procedure."

The "Smooth" hitmaker was set for a series of concerts in Las Vegas as part of his residency show at House of Blues. He will return to the residency in 2022.

Daddy's girl

Eminem's daughter proves she's one of his biggest fans

Hailie Jade Mathers is no fake fan. 

While sharing the results of her annual Spotify use, Eminem's daughter proved to the world that she's one of her father's biggest fans. 

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Toward the end of every calendar year, the audio streaming service sends it customers a snapshot of their usage and it highlights the artist that the user listened to most over the past year. On Dec. 1, the 25-year-old shared the results of her Spotify report, and her top artist was none other than her dad. 

In fact, Spotify said she's in the top 3 percent of Eminem's listeners overall, according to her TikTok post.

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Outside of his song lyrics, Eminem is relatively private when it comes to Hailie. In a March 2020 appearance on the Hotboxin' with Mike Tyson podcast, the rapper briefly spoke about his daughter, who he shares with ex-wife Kimberly Mathers.

"She's doing good," Em said of Hailie. "She's made me proud for sure."

Hailie rarely speaks about her dad in public, too, but she did mention him in a 2018 interview with Daily Mail.

"We are very close," she said.