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  • SOCIAL MEDIA REACTS TO JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE'S APOLOGY TO JESSICA BIEL AMID PRENUP RUMORS

  • Fri, 06 Dec 2019 01:00:00 EST

    After Justin Timberlake was photographed holding hands with his co-star Alisha Wainwright, the 38-year-old was widely criticized across social media. He took the unusual step of publicly apologizing to his wife Jessica Biel for a "strong lapse in judgement."

    "A few weeks ago I displayed a strong lapse in judgement -- but let me be clear -- nothing happened between me and my costar," he wrote in a message to his 56.8 million Instagram followers. I drank way too much that night and regret my behavior. I should have known better."

    Timberlake and Biel share one child.

    He alluded to him later in the post: "This is not the example I want to set for my son. I apologize to my amazing wife and family for putting them through such an embarrassing situation, and I am focused on being the best husband and father I can be. This was not that."

    Timberlake and Wainwright, an African American, are currently filming the upcoming drama Palmer, and many see a parallel in this drama to another incident in which many believe he threw another black performer under the bus.

    Wrote one, in reference to his infamous Nipplegate incident: "What if Justin Timberlake were to escape scot free for all the public shenanigans caught on camera, and left a Black Woman holding the bag to have her career forever changed and reputation marred, without really ever coming to her defense? That couldn't happen? Right?"

    As many will recall, when Timberlake performed the 2004 Super Bowl halftime show with Janet Jackson, he accidentally pulled off part of her top and her breast appeared onscreen. Many believe that Timberlake's failure to take any responsibility for the incident permanently marred her reputation and career.

    JESSICA BIEL & CHEATING CLAUSE?

    According to People, the Limetown star has accepted Timberlake's apology, and believes he didn't cheat.

    "She will stand by him," the source said. According to multiple reports, the pair may even have a prenup clause prohibiting infidelity. If it occurs, the person is penalized.



  • QUEEN ELIZABETH ISSUES STATEMENT ADDRESSING RETIREMENT RUMORS

  • Fri, 06 Dec 2019 01:00:00 EST

    Queen Elizabeth is not retiring, despite rumors to the contrary. In a rare public statement addressing recent speculation, the 93-year-old monarch addressed the stories that she will step down to make way for her son, Prince Charles, who is 71 years old.

    "There are no plans for any change in arrangements at the age of 95 -- or any other age," the spokesman declared in a statement released to People.

    The whispers started following the announcement that Prince Andrew would be stepping down from royal duties following his widely deemed "disastrous" interview with the BBC, in which he discussed his ties to convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, and the rumors that he'd slept with at least one young woman Epstein allegedly sex trafficked.

    Multiple reports indicated that Andrew's brother Charles pushed his mother to oust Andrew, with The Sun claiming that Charles' decision proves he can run the firm" and that "a transition is plainly already underway" for Charles to take over the throne for his mother when she turns 95 in about 18 months.

    Still, the Queen has left foreign travel and diplomacy to Charles in recent years, and Charles, Prince William and Princess Anne often host royal events in her stead.



  • HUGH GRANTS POSTS MUG SHOT IN BID TO HELP TROLLS

  • Fri, 06 Dec 2019 01:00:00 EST

    Hugh Grant gave online trolls some major ammo. The 59-year-old has been slammed for campaigning with multiple candidates from several parties in an attempt to prevent the British Conservative party from winning the majority in the upcoming election on December 12th.

    At a recent appearance with Faiza Shaheen, a Labour Parliamentary Candidate, protestors asked him why he was supporting a "racist" party. Many others object to his appearance with candidates in several parties and his recent statement that conservatives are "bad people" who must "be stopped" in an interview.

    He shared the mug shot from his 1995 arrest for lewd conduct with sex worker Divine Brown, writing: "To my dear trolls. Hope this is helpful. Now you have more time to spend with mummy."

    After his arrest, he and his then-girlfriend Elizabeth Hurley ended their relationship of 13 years. They have remained close though, and he is the godfather to her son, Damian, who is 17. Grant has five children, including three with wife Anna Eberstein.



  • KEANU REEVES' GIRLFRIEND ALEXANDRA GRANT EXPLAINS WHY SHE DOESN'T DYE GRAY HAIR

  • Fri, 06 Dec 2019 01:00:00 EST

    Artist Alexandra Grant, who happens to be dating the Internet's boyfriend Keanu Reeves, is opening up about why she keeps her locks their natural gray.

    In an Instagram post, the 46-year-old shared a Newsweek piece about a study showing that hair dye and chemical straighteners result in a higher risk of breast cancer when compared to women who don't use the products.

    "Wow. Today's news…" she began her caption. "The numbers are staggering, especially for womxn of color."

    "I went gray prematurely in my early 20's… and dyed my hair every color along the way until I couldn't tolerate the toxicity of the dyes any more," Grant went on to explain. "In my 30's I let my hair turn ‘blonde.' "

    She continued: "I love and support that every womxn can choose how she wants to look at every age. But/and, if womxn are perishing from beauty standards… then let's talk about those beauty standards. Love to all womxn!"

    "Womxn" is a term that many believe to be more inclusive of trans and non-binary individuals.

    Last month, Reeves, 55, and Grant walked a red carpet holding hands, the first time they appeared in public together. Their relationship has inspired many outside of Hollywood, who see it as a refreshing and age-appropriate change to the trend of stars dating much-younger people.

    They've collaborated on two books together, and reportedly became involved romantically earlier this year.



  • MEGHAN MARKLE REVEALS DETAILS OF SECRET COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECT

  • Fri, 06 Dec 2019 01:00:00 EST

    Meghan Markle broke her six-week holiday break from the spotlight with an Instagram post about The Hubb Community Kitchen. As she revealed, she worked with a group of women who coalesced after the Grenfall Tower Fire, and together, they created a charity cookbook which was published last year.

    The post on Meghan and Prince Harry's Sussex Royal Instagram says: "It was just one year ago that The Duchess of Sussex made a special visit to the women of The Hubb Community Kitchen to help prepare meals for those in need. The connection between The Duchess and these women began a year prior, as she supported them in the creation of ‘Together', a charity cookbook which celebrates the power of cooking to bring communities together.

    The cookbook was a huge success, allowing the kitchen to be open for seven days, instead of two.

    She continued: "Today, the women at the Hubb Community Kitchen continue to have a positive impact in their community, across the UK, and around the world. Whether it's providing a safe space for women and children to come for a hot meal, supporting local schools, serving free lunches to senior citizens, partnering with the Red Cross to provide lunches for refugees, or feeding the homeless – the Hubb helps and heals through their support and sustenance."

    The Hubb was one of the first causes she championed in her royal role, and she gave her first public speech at a palace luncheon held in their honor. She also visited the kitchen several times, bringing Harry and pop star Adele along with her too.



  • CELEBRITY GOSSIP

  • Fri, 06 Dec 2019 01:00:00 EST

    DAISY RIDDLEY OPENS UP ABOUT MISSING CARRIE FISHER: Daisy Ridley, 27, stars opposite the late Carrie Fisher in The Rise of Skywalker. While Fisher, who died in 2016 at age 60, was not able to film in person, director J.J. Abrams brought her character to life via old footage. "It was definitely difficult," Ridley told British GQ in the magazine's January/February cover story of filming scenes involving Fisher. "It was emotional doing it, because you're also weirdly picturing her. You're not picturing how the scene is going to be." She added: "And it's going to be really sad. But also, it's amazing that they have all this footage that is woven into the story in such a strange way." Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is in theaters Dec. 20.

    CAITLYN JENNER ONCE BANNED KARDASHIANS FROM TALKING O.J.: Caitlyn Jenner discussed her experience as Kris Jenner's longtime partner in the wake of the O.J. Simpson case on I'm a Celebrity. Kris's ex Robert Kardashian Sr. helped defend Simpson, who was acquitted of murdering family friend Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman in 1995. On the show, Caitlyn said: "It was a bad time for everyone, very difficult. We knew what happened and that the trial was a joke and when the verdict came, Kris just turns around to me and goes, ‘We should've listened to Nicole from the very beginning. She was right.'" But Caitlyn couldn't hear constant micro-updates. She explained: "That night the verdict came in, Kourtney and Kimberly were in school and obviously they loved their father — and they should — and they'd been following this for a year and a half. And when they walked in the door, I think it was Kourtney who said, ‘Well I told you he didn't do it.' And I just said to the girls: ‘I don't want his name ever mentioned in this house again.'"

    BOBBY CANNAVALE MAKES HALF WHAT ROSE BYRNE DOES: Rose Byrne makes twice what Bobby Cannavale does, he tells Vanity Fair. He said: "I make half as much as she does. Down the middle. Half. I work too much in the theater, perhaps." The pair have been together since 2012 and share two sons.

    TOM HOLLAND RECALLS DRUNKEN PHONE CALL TO SAVE SPIDER-MAN: Tom Holland saved Spider-Man! The 23-year-old Avengers star shared his battle to get Sony and Marvel to keep Spidey in the MCU on Jimmy Kimmel Live!: "I'm three pints in, I haven't eaten much, and I get a phone call from an unknown number. And I have a feeling. I'm like, 'I think this is Bob Iger. But I'm drunk,'" he recalled. "We had a really good plan with what we were going to do with Sony. The future of Spider-Man was still very bright, but it would have been a shame to take him out of the MCU," he said. "It's where he belongs."

    IAN SOMERHALDER IS OPENING UP ABOUT SEX AT 13: Ian Somerhalder is opening up about his sexual awakening in a conversation with Andy Cohen's SiriusXM radio Radio Andy, he revealed he lost his virginity: "I was 13. It was fun. When you're 13 and you're a boy, you know, or a girl, but boys are pretty on it." The girl, he added was 13. He also thanked his brother Robert for showing him the ropes: "He used to have girls in his bedroom all the time and what I did was, I went into the bottom corner of his window and I pinched the Venetian blinds -- I pinched the blinds down so I'd have a clear view -- and then when he'd have girls over... I'd go outside and I would watch and I learned a lot."

    KYLIE JENNER'S BFF STASSIE KARANIKOLAOU TALKS PLASTIC SURGERY: Stassie Karanikolaou hit up Instagram with a bikini shot, explaining that she just switched up her breast implants, opting for a smaller size. She and Jenner recently got matching Lasik eye surgery, then threw a party to celebrate.



  • INDUSTRY NEWS

  • Fri, 06 Dec 2019 01:00:00 EST

    CINDERELLA FINDS ITS PRINCE: British star Nicholas Galitzine has landed the role of Prince Robert in Sony's forthcoming Camila Cabello-toplined Cinderella. Deadline reports that he landed the role after wowing filmmakers in readings. He joins Idina Menzel as Evelyn, the evil stepmother and Billy Porter as the fairy godmother. Kay Cannon is writing and directing, with James Corden producing and helping with the writing. Cinderella will drop Feb. 5, 2021.

    MULAN TRAILER DROPS: Disney has released a new look at the live-action remake of the 1998 animated hit Mulan. The story follows a young woman who risks all to become one of China's most iconic warriors. Liu Yifei stars, with Donnie Yen as Commander Tung; Jason Scott Lee as Böri Khan; Yoson An as Cheng Honghui; Gong Li as Xianniang and Jet Li as the Emperor. The film drops March 27th, 2020.

    WOODY HARRELSON, JUSTIN THEROUX TO STAR IN WATERGATE SERIES: Woody Harrelson and Justin Theroux have signed on to star in and exec produce The White House Plumbers, which follows E. Howard Hunt (Harrelson) and G. Gordon Liddy (Theroux), who planned the Watergate burglary that toppled Richard Nixon from his presidential perch. The five-episode series hails from Veep writers and executive producers Alex Gregory and Peter Huyck. "We're excited to bring together such a talented team to take on this fascinating look at the internal machinations that brought down the Nixon White House," said HBO president of programming Casey Bloys. "We're especially happy to welcome both Woody and Justin back to HBO and are looking forward to getting started."

    MARIA BAMFORD MENTAL HEALTH TALK SHOW SET: The new streamer Topic has unveiled premiere dates for new series and set a third. What's Your Ailment?!, an eight-episode talk show, will be fronted by comedian Maria Bamford and drop December 26th. The eight-episode Rough Draft, featuring sit-downs with writers, including Melissa Rosenberg (Twilight, Marvel's Jessica Jones), Steven Canals (Pose), Ramy Youssef (Ramy) and activist-rapper Vic Mensa, has been set. Soul City, a horror stories series that follows the multicultural world of an American city and its black population, has also been scheduled. It is created by directing duo Coodie and Chike (ESPN 30 for 30's Benji). First Look Media launched streaming platform Topic on November 21.