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Sunday, July 22, 2018


Fantastic Beasts

E! NEWS -- Johnny Depp drew both cheers and boos at Warner Bros. Pictures' 2018 Comic-Con presentation of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald on Saturday, an hour and a half before his ex-wife Amber Heard joined her Aquaman co-stars on the same stage.

It is unclear if the two, who divorced in 2017 after a turbulent marriage and breakup, interacted at the convention. They did, however, come within as little as 20 minutes of running into each other outside the San Diego Convention Center, E! News has learned.

Presentations for Warner Bros. Pictures' new films were held at Hall H. After Depp helped promote Fantastic Beasts, panel discussions for Warner Bros.' Lego Movie 2: The Second One, Godzilla: King of all Monsters, Wonder Woman 1984 and Shazam! were held, after which Heard, Jason Momoa and several other of their fellow Aquaman cast members took the stage.

The actress and Depp have not been spotted together since before their 2016 split, following 15 months of marriage.

"I saw Amber down by the loading dock and she was talking to some security guards before her panel," an eyewitness told E! News. "Didn't see her and Johnny in the same place but Johnny did come out to the dock to smoke a cigarette before his panel. He was there about 20 to 30 minutes before I saw Amber."

"[Depp] left right after he was done on stage in a white car," a second eyewitness said. "I never saw them in the same place."

Both eyewitnesses said that Heard hung out in a room backstage before the Aquaman event and that Depp was not with her.

"It was a close call backstage though, but Johnny was done on stage before Amber got to that backstage area," the second source said.

Amid her initial divorce filing, Heard had obtained a temporary domestic violence restraining order against Depp, claiming that throughout their entire relationship, she "endured excessive emotional verbal and physical abuse" from the actor. While Depp denied any wrongdoing, news reports about the case spurred many Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts fans to condemn and question Warner Bros.' casting of him.

Depp did not join his cast mates during the panel discussion for Fantastic Beasts but made a surprise appearance at the end of the event dressed as the villain Gellert Grindelwald. A new trailer for the movie was screened and some audience members booed as his character was shown onscreen. Most of the crowd then cheered at the actor himself as he stood onstage.

"The great gift of your applause is not for me, but for yourselves," Depp said in Grindelwald's British accent, waving a wand over the audience. "Therefore, applaud yourselves."

Monday, July 16, 2018


Cardi B

E! NEWS -- In just a few short days, it's safe to say Cardi B knows all about the joys of parenthood.

Last Wednesday, the hip-hop superstar announced the birth of her first child with Offset on social media.

"Kulture Kiari Cephus 07/10/18," she shared on Instagram with a pink and floral-themed nude photo.

While fans are eagerly waiting to see the first photo of the couple's baby girl, E! News is learning new details about how the woman behind "I Like It" and "Bodak Yellow" is adjusting to being a parent.

"Cardi was so excited to have the baby early and has been nothing but head over heels with her baby girl," a source shared with E! News exclusively. "She had a smooth delivery and the baby was definitely ready to be here early."

"Cardi is obsessed with Kulture and is already very attached and overprotective," our source continued. "She has let her family and a few friends see the baby, but has mainly been spending a lot of time alone at home with Offset."

We're told the rapper is receiving lots of advice from friends and family members. She's also overwhelmed with the amount of baby products she has received.

While Offset has remained mum on social media minus the Instagram post where he confirmed his baby's arrival, we're told the musician helped name the baby and incorporated his initials as a namesake.

"Offset has been very helpful because he's been through this before and knows the ropes," our insider shared. "Cardi loves him even more after seeing him hold their baby girl."

Although Cardi B has several concerts scheduled with Bruno Mars starting September 7, the rapper is savoring time with her newest family member. At the same time, she remains excited about the future of her career that may even include new music.

"Cardi has already talked about wanting to get back in the studio and work," a source shared. "She loves being a mom but also wants to make sure she has a legacy, and is a very hard worker."

But again, the next few weeks are all about baby Kulture and experiencing love from family, friends and fans around the world.

"Thank you everybody for the congrats we really appreciated. Thank you to family and friends that's been hitting me up checking on me. It's been a little hard for me to reply back cause this mommy job requires full day, all day, all night attention," she recently shared on Instagram. "I love you guys. Thanking all my fans as well for the love and support. I love you guys!! I'll try to post more often."

Don't miss E! News every weekday at 7 and 11 p.m.


Thursday, May 31, 2018



Rose McGowan

E! NEWS -- Rose McGowan is speaking out after Harvey Weinstein was indicted on rape and sex crime charges.

In a new Instagram posted Wednesday evening, the actress and CITIZEN ROSE star reacted to the grand jury's decision made earlier today in a New York City courtroom.

"INDICTED. FINALLY. I've been indicted by the media he's bought out for years to trash me. Now it is a new chapter for both of us," Rose began in her social media post. "What would others say about you if they didn't know who you were? Who I am has been told to the world for me in magazines, newspapers, blogs, videos, tabloids."

She continued, "The narrative of me—my story—has been sold to you as a work of fiction. The media often cuts you when they can, especially if they've been paid off to–the journalists and reporters who are safe in their cubicles and do not have to drown in your tears or see the bruises. All they see is numbers. Views. Ratings. And all you were told is that I was a horror show. Someone damaged. Someone off-kilter. Someone not right. Luckily, many worldwide saw through this fiction, sadly, far more continue to hound me with this false narrative without realizing that every evil thing they repeat about me means they are doing the work of a rapist."

Harvey has denied any and all accusations of non-consensual sex. In fact, attorney Ben Brafman released a new statement after his client was indicted on charges of rape in the first and third degrees, and criminal sexual act in the first degree.

"The announcement of Mr. Weinstein's indictment, does not come as a surprise," the statement read in part. "We asked the District Attorney for more time so that Mr. Weinstein's attorneys could gather the material needed to properly prepare him for his grand jury testimony but that request was denied."

The statement continued. "We remind everyone that an indictment is merely a formal accusation. Mr. Weinstein intends to enter a plea of not guilty and vigorously defend against these unsupported allegations that he strongly denies. We will soon formally move to dismiss the indictment and if this case actually proceeds to trial, we expect Mr. Weinstein to be acquitted."

As for Rose, she's looking forward to having viewers hear her perspective in the final episode of CITIZEN ROSE.

"I have lived a harder life than most could withstand. I know my truth. And now.... for the FINAL episode of CITIZEN ROSE, a show that took blood, sweat and many tears, to simply show what trauma looks like and how we can survive it," she wrote on Instagram. "I know what I've done to change the world. How about you? #weROSEtogether #socialexperiment #womeninbiz #human #CitizenRose #rosearmy #inspiration #justwannahavefun."

Watch the finale of CITIZEN ROSE Thursday at 10 p.m., only on E!

Monday, May 14, 2018


Audrina Patridge

E! NEWS -- Recently reunited couple Ryan Cabrera and Audrina Patridge took a trip Mexico this week to celebrate The Hills alum's birthday.

A source tell E! News exclusively that Patridge, who turned 33 on May 9, wanted to celebrate her birthday and the rekindling of her romance with the singer with a private getaway, away from Southern California.

"It's a romantic getaway just for the two of them," the source reveals. The insider confirms that romantic feelings between the duo have accelerated quickly and the two are officially a couple once again.

Patridge chose to celebrate at Vidanta Los Cabos because she has a friend who works at Omnia Dayclub inside the Mexican resort, according to the insider, who adds that Patridge and Cabrera have "been enjoying their alone time together."

After arriving Tuesday, Patridge and Cabrera shared dinner at Casa Calavera, the resort's beachfront restaurant, before heading back to their suite.

On Patridge's birthday, the couple kicked off the day with a romantic room service breakfast served on their oceanfront balcony. Patridge spent her birthday Wednesday pampering herself with treatments at the spa inside Vidanta Los Cabos.

"This trip is all about relaxing on the beach and rekindling their love," the source shares with us.

That night the couple celebrated her birthday dinner at Herringbone, where Patridge was given a special birthday ice cream pastry puff.

The celebrations continued on Thursday afternoon at Omnia Dayclub where the couple partied beachside in an exclusive two-story villa reserved solely for the two of them.

"They have been enjoying each other's company the entire time, looking extremely happy to be together," the insider tells us. "They were in constant physical contact with one another and not shy about showing affection."

"She's definitely feeling secure and confident with their relationship," the insider says.

After their afternoon at the club, the couple headed back to Casa Calavera. After leaving the restaurant, they moved off to the nearby Shore Bar where they played Jenga together and sipped hibiscus margaritas.

Patridge, who filed for divorce from husband Corey Bohan in September, has been spending time with Cabrera over the last month. The duo, who were first linked in 2010, are said to be "getting pretty serious."

A birthday getaway sounds pretty serious to us!

Don't miss E! News every weekday at 7 and 11 p.m.


Chanel Iman

E! NEWS -- Chanel Iman is celebrating this Mother's Day as a mama-to-be!

The Victoria's Secret Angel is expecting her first child with New York Giants' Sterling Shepard.

"Our focus has always been on love and family and we look forward to instilling these qualities in our little one," Chanel and Sterling exclusively told E! News. "We are truly blessed!"

The model shared the news on social media on Sunday just in time for Mother's Day. "Daddy and Mommy can't wait to meet you," she captioned a photo of herself baring her baby bump. "As I approach motherhood I want to wish a Happy Mother's Day to all mothers and mommies to be."

As E! News previously reported, the couple wed on March 3 in front of family and friends in a romantic ceremony following a whirlwind four month engagement.

The bride, who was dressed in head-to-toe white while walking down the aisle, flowers in-hand, appeared to be on cloud-nine while saying her I do's. So happy, in fact, that there wasn't a dry eye in the room.

Back in December, the 25-year-old wide receiver popped to the question with a stunning rose gold sparkler on Iman's 27th birthday. She later posted a photo to her Instagram account sharing the news.

"A night full of tears of happiness. I'm beyond excited to spend the rest of my life with you @sterl_shep3 you are my soulmate, my best friend, my everything!" she wrote at the time. "Can't wait to be your Mrs."

After meeting at Victor Cruz's birthday party in November 2016, the supermodel began dating the NFL star.

"When I first met him, he was in a suit and looked so sharp," she revealed to People in August. Shepard added, "I walked up to her and bought her a drink and it was over after that."

Congrats to the gorgeous couple on their growing family!


Monday, May 07, 2018


The Real Princess Diaries

E!’s coverage of the Royal wedding begins on Monday, May 7th at 9p ET/PT with “The Real Princess Diaries: From Diana to Meghan” wedding special, breaking down the future of the modern day Princess through the lives of three trailblazing women: Diana, Princess of Wales, Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, and Meghan Markle.

The special features a roster of royal, pop culture, and style experts including Karamo Brown (Queer Eye), Michelle Lee (Editor-In-Chief, Allure Magazine), Melanie Bromley, Zanna Roberts Rassi (Senior Fashion Editor, Marie Claire Magazine), Heather Cocks & Jessica Morgan (The Fug Girls, “gofugyourself”), and more.

 The special will look at how these modern day royals are redefining what that means through their lifestyles, fashion, philanthropy, and socially. Viewers will also get a chance to look back at how Diana set the standard for future generations, how Kate has carried that torch, and how Meghan will further redefine what the world thinks of the British royal family. These royal insiders will revisit the lavish weddings of Diana and Kate, and make predictions of what’s to come for Meghan’s big day. The special is produced by Wilshire Studios.

Monday, April 30, 2018


Audrina Patridge

E! NEWS -- Audrina Patridge and Ryan Cabrera certainly got the hills alive and talking this weekend about a rumored romantic rekindling...

Last week, a report stated that the former Hills stars had reignited their past romance and then over the weekend the pair partied down together at the Stagecoach Music Festival, which, of course, is keeping the dating speculation going.

While Patridge, who is currently going through a messy divorce, and Cabrera have not commented, the pair seem to be getting quite cozy once again.

Fans may remember that Ryan and Audrina were first linked in January of 2010 and had part of their romance documented on the final season of The Hills before calling it quits five months later.

As MTV viewers may also recall, Audrina was worried that they rushed into things too quickly. It also didn't help that the rocker was about to hit the road to go on tour.

After going their separate ways, Ryan continued focusing on his music career. As for Audrina, she welcomed a daughter named Kirra Max, married (and is now divorcing) Corey Bohan, and became creative director for a bathing suit line called P R E Y S W I M.

But what about what the future holds for the stars?

Let's go through everything (well at least nine things!) we know about the duo so far:

1. It's On: "They're dating," a source shared with People last week. "They've been spending a lot of time together recently and are having a good time."

2. Drip Drops: According to fashion stylist Joey Tierney's Instagram Story, the pair spent last Thursday night getting IV drops in their arms.

3. Friday I'm in Love: Both Ryan and Audrina posted pictures near an Orange County beach on Friday evening leaving some fans thinking they were about to kick off the weekend together.

4. Jazz It Up: An eyewitness told E! News the two were at a W Hollywood jazz night event earlier this month.

"She sat with him and they were very close and had their arms around each other," the source said. "They were holding hands at one point too."

5. 'Coach Cuties: Cabrera posted on his Instagram Stories feed on Saturday videos of the two sitting close together on lawn chairs and hanging out with a couple at the event, which was held this weekend in Indio, California.

6. Shindig Time: E! News reported that a source said that Cabrera and Patridge attended Boots on Stage's Chevrolet's Shindig, In the Desert for a couple hours and left together. "They looked like a couple and really happy. Nobody was bothering them and they seemed like any other couple just enjoying the festivities."

Another insider tells E! News, "They are so together. At first they were acting super low-key, not really showing any PDA. But as the party went on they got comfortable and affectionate. He grabbed her butt a couple of times while they were walking."

7. Not Too Shy: Another source added E! News that at the Shindig, In the Desert the pair got more comfortable over time.

"At first they were shy. They were with a group of friends but then they got more comfortable," said the source at the bash. "They held hands and they snuck a quick kiss. They look like they are definitely dating and were very coupled. They arrived together and stayed for a while. They spent about two hours playing games and Audrina caught up with friends. They had a really good time."

8. Game On: Another insider says that they're all about finally making it public.

A source says, "They are very happy together and ready for the word to be out that they are a couple. They want to be out and about and enjoying each other."

9. Lucky in Love: The insider added, "Audrina feels very lucky to be dating Ryan again. He is extremely kind and supportive of everything she does. He treats her very well and it's a nice feeling for her. They have always been friends and know each other well. It was all very familiar and comfortable right from the beginning."

Friday, March 30, 2018


Selena Gomez

E! NEWS -- Selena Gomez's mom doesn't know much about her daughter's current relationship status with Justin Bieber, because they simply don't talk about it.

E! News' Will Marfuggi caught up with producer Mandy Teefey on Wednesday at the Alliance for Children's Rights 26th Annual Dinner in Beverly Hills, Calif., where she shared with us why the organization is important to her.

"I've actually been a part of the organization for a while and I really love what they do," Mandy said. "I was adopted and to have that support and everybody coming together to support getting people out of the foster system, I think is really important."

Justin Bieber

Mandy and Selena are both executive producers of the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why, which recently wrapped production on season two. And while the mother-daughter duo might talk about business, they "don't talk" about Selena's relationship with Justin, according to Mandy.

After the "Wolves" singer reunited with Justin at the end of 2017, a source told E! News that Selena's family was "not happy" about it. In early March, E! News revealed that Justin and Selena are on a break and since then, Justin has been "hanging out" with model Baskin Champion.

So what's really going on with Selena?

"You would know before I did," Mandy told us Wednesday. "We don't talk about it."

Take a look at the video above to see what Mandy had to say about Selena, Justin and the projects she's currently working on!

Don't miss E! News every weekday at 7 and 11 p.m.

Friday, March 16, 2018


Justin Bieber

E! NEWS -- Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez are keeping the lines of communication open, E! News has learned, after learning that the two are taking some time apart.

The two rekindled their romance last fall, three years after their much-publicized breakup that had followed an on and off three-year relationship. Multiple sources told E! News last week that they have been spending time away from each other.

"They are still in contact and talking," another source told E! News exclusively on Thursday. "They have cooled off on being together all the time and making it a big serious thing.

Selena Gomez

"They had several disagreements on their lifestyle and how to handle their relationship in the public eye," the source said. "She really wants to keep things low key and out of the spotlight. Selena has been spending time with her family and her girlfriends. She is still going to church and keeping the lines open with Justin though. This is a more reset and a step back to reevaluate what's going on and what direction they want to go in."

Inside Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez's Rekindled Relationship

Earlier this month, Bieber celebrated his 24th birthday with friends and Gomez was not spotted.

"She's on a break with Justin, partly because of family pressure but also because of some issues surrounding his birthday," another source told E! News earlier this week. "She wanted to have a quiet birthday celebration with Justin and he wanted to go big and involve all of his church friends."

The source told E! News that the pair is "still in contact" and this break is "likely not the end.”

Tune into E! News every weekday at 7 and 11 p.m. 


Tuesday, March 13, 2018


Meghan Markle

E! NEWS -- Meghan Markle is creating a unique spot for herself within the royal family.

With only two months remaining until Prince Harry marries the American actress, there's no doubt Meghan is in full-on prep mode as she prepares to bid civilian life farewell. Today marked her first official appearance alongside Queen Elizabeth II, a major step for someone that just two years ago had not officially met her future husband yet.

Grant Harrold, "The Royal Butler" who is known as Britain's etiquette expert and former royal butler to Prince Charles, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall as well as Prince William and Prince Harry, spoke to E! News exclusively about Meghan's "modern approach" to royalty, what she can still learn from etiquette protocol and the similarities he sees between her and the late Princess Diana.

Harrold, who worked with the royal family for seven years up until 2011, says he was reminded of Princess Diana when Markle stopped to embrace a young schoolgirl during a recent engagement with Harry.

He describes Meghan's gesture as "really, really sweet," but adds it's not "normally" something the Queen would do. "It's something younger people do," Harrold explains, later continuing, "She's got her own way of doing things... You look at the energy of Princess Diana and she was very much somebody that would hug people. She was famous for it, wasn't she?"

At the peak of Princess Diana's global reach, Harrold says, "None of the rest of the royal family hugged. It just wasn't the done thing. Now the younger royals, Princes William and Harry, you see them hugging... So it's their way of doing it. They are very much copying what their mother did, which is fantastic."

Hugging commoners aside, Harrold believes she'll have to give up two very important aspects of the celebrity lifestyle—autographs and selfies. He predicts Meghan will "definitely [be] discouraged" from signing photos of herself for fans and notes that posing for photographs is "obviously a big thing" that royals stray away from.

He explains, "She has to be careful what she says, how she says it, and how it's taken because after the 19th of May, it will be very much the reflection of the royal family. It's every day things—from the way she walks, the way she speaks, the things she does, how she eats, how she holds her cup, how she dresses—everything will be looked at the right way or the wrong way... There will be a lot for her to adapt to."

And unlike Kate Middleton, who grew up in England, Harrold says that coming from the United States puts Meghan at somewhat of a disadvantage.

"It's a different way of life," he remarks, "a different culture, completely different upbringing. So it's probably more difficult that she's got to learn not just about how to be a royal, but also learn the British way of life." But "what's great" for the former Suits star, Harrold adds, is that "she's got a wonderful sister-in-law who she can speak to, follow her lead and watch how she does it."

Additionally, Harrold says she's learning etiquette and protocol "from within," and the royal family has made it "very easy for her to just ask the question as she goes along."

After marrying Prince Harry, he tells E! News Meghan will have the opportunity to "create the rules" regarding etiquette. "They do things how they want to adapt them," Harrold explains. "If it's something she does and if the rest of the family lets her do it, it becomes the done thing and that's it."

Speaking to Prince Harry and Meghan's relationship, Harrold says it makes "complete sense" that the pair found each other. Describing Meghan as "very caring" with a "lovely personality" and passion for charity, he predicts Prince Harry "recognized" many of his own attributes within her.

"Not to mention she's a very pretty girl, and again when two people meet and fall in love who's to say? it's very much a personal thing. As far as the actual personalities go, I think it was a matched made in heaven," Harrold shares.

Thursday, March 08, 2018


Justin Bieber

Time...out. After rekindling their past romance in November, Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez are taking some time apart, multiple sources tell E! News.

A source tells E! News that Justin and Selena are giving each other some space right now, but are still talking all the time. It appears as if the two are down, but not out.

The insider said, "They were having a lot of little disagreements recently and one fight in particular blew up and caused them to decide to 'break up,' however, they've been in contact the entire time and their feelings for each other have not changed."

The source added, "They will absolutely get back together and they are not over, but they both need some time away from each other."

Since they on-and-off pair got back together late last year, they've gone on trips together to Mexico, Jamaica, Seattle and Laguna Beach.

Another source tells E! News that Selena, who is currently in New York, hasn't seen Justin since the day before his birthday, which was March 1.

Similarly, an additional source confirms the two have been "having issues" in their newly rekindled romance, which the world .

"They both have expressed that they have been feeling overwhelmed with a lot of pressure that has come with their public relationship, and haven't been seeing eye to eye on things," said the insider.

The source tells E! News that Selena has been trying to "mend" things with her mother Mandy Teefey and the fact that she's reportedly not happy" about her daughter's reconciled relationship has been a continued struggle for the "Wolves" singer.

The source adds, "Things are not amazing between them."

Perhaps all they need is some space?

Don't miss E! News every weekday at 7 and 11 p.m.

Wednesday, January 03, 2018


Hoda Kotb

E! NEWS -- No one is happier for Hoda Kotb's career advancement than Matt Lauer.

Hours ago, Kotb was named Lauer's successor as co-anchor of Today. She will join Savannah Guthrie for two hours a day, starting at 7 a.m., and will continue to clink wine glasses with Kathie Lee Gifford in the fourth hour. E! News spoke to Kotb in between segments Tuesday, where she revealed Lauer was among those who privately congratulated her on the promotion.

"He was sweet this morning. Certain texts popped up, and there was one from Matt: 'Congratulations!'" said Kotb, who joined Today a decade ago. "And he said some nice words."

Lauer has stayed out of the public eye since he was fired from NBC News in November amid allegations of sexual misconduct. A staple on Today since the '90s, he was "embarrassed" after coming clean. "There are no words to express my sorrow and regret for the pain I have caused others by words and actions," Lauer said, in part. "To the people I have hurt, I am truly sorry..."

"It meant the world to me to hear from him," Kotb told E! News Tuesday. "It was really nice."

Lauer has not publicly congratulated Kotb, but many of her colleagues—including Jenna Bush Hager, Carson Daly, Sheinelle Jones, Megyn Kelly and Al Roker—have done so via social media.

Lauer's abrupt exit didn't just surprise viewers—it surprised Guthrie, Kotb and many of their colleagues. "Matt is really focused on his family, and I think that's where his heart is and that's where it should be," Guthrie told E! News. "We've kept in touch and we've all been reaching out, and, you know...I don't think there's anyone who would be more thrilled than Matt to see Hoda in this role. He adores Hoda and he knows how good she is and so I know that to be true."

Kotb has been by Guthrie's side ever since Lauer left.

"Over the past several weeks, Hoda has seamlessly stepped into the co-anchor role alongside Savannah, and the two have quickly hit the ground running. They have an undeniable connection with each other and most importantly, with viewers, a hallmark of Today," NBC News Chairman Andy Lack said in a staff email Tuesday, just before Today aired. "Hoda is, in a word, remarkable. She has the rare ability to share authentic and heartfelt moments in even the most difficult news circumstances. It's a tribute to her wide range and her innate curiosity."

Guthrie added that it's a "dream" to permanently share her anchoring duties with Kotb. "The job can be intense, and you want a partner who has your back," the journalist explained to E! News. Moreover, "The fact that we are two women seems just right with where our culture is."

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Wednesday, December 27, 2017


Jennifer Garner

E! NEWS -- Ben Affleck and ex Jennifer Garner are continuing to co-parent their three children and spent Christmas together as a family.

The actors, parents of daughters Violet, 12, and Seraphina, 8, and son Samuel, 5, had announced in 2015 they had made the "difficult decision to divorce" following 10 years of marriage. Both Affleck and Garner filed divorce papers this past April. Since their initial split, they have made it a priority to co-parent their kids and have often spent time all together as a family, celebrating multiple holidays and taking trips.

"Ben and Jen spent Christmas together with friends and family," a source told E! News exclusively on Wednesday. "They were in Montana. They spent the weekend together, and the family had a great time."

"Ben is continuing to work hard on himself, and is taking many different steps that will allow him to be the best father possible," the source said, adding that the actor is in "continual aftercare."

In March, Affleck revealed he had "completed treatment for alcohol addiction." In July, the actor exited the movie Triple Frontier to "take some time to focus on his wellness and his family." He continued outpatient treatment. In November, an insider told E! News that Affleck "a place right now where he is very committed and wants to see this through."

Both Garner and Affleck's girlfriend and SNL producer Lindsay Shookus, who he has been dating for several months, have supported the actor amid his journey to recovery.

The actor and Shookus were spotted on a dinner date at Nobu in Malibu on Tuesday.

"Ben and Lindsay are happy where things are and really enjoy each other's company," the source said on Wednesday.

Monday, December 11, 2017


Justin Bieber

E! NEWS -- Justin Bieber's Family Thinks Selena Gomez Is a "Positive Influence"

Justin Bieber's mom and dad totally approve of Selena Gomez.

As the pop music superstars continue to give their romance another chance, some fans have wondered what Pattie Mallette and Jeremy Bieber think of their son's leading lady.

According to multiple sources, they are totally fans of the "Come and Get It" singer.

"His parents love Selena. That want him to date someone and think she is very sweet and a good girl," one source shared with E! News exclusively. "They are happy with how Justin is doing and his focus. They support him going to church often and having his faith being such a big part of his life."

The insider continued, "They think that being back together with Selena is a positive thing. He wants to do things differently and make it right and show everyone how far he has come."

In fact, we're told Justin's mom has always liked Selena and knows how happy she makes her son.

"She thinks she's a positive influence in his life. Justin has been a lot more motivated since they've rekindled," another source shared. "Justin has a very close relationship with his mother and wouldn't pursue a relationship with someone that his mom didn't like."

So is the feeling mutual when it comes to Selena's immediate family? Last month, a source shared with E! News that her family "is still getting comfortable with the idea of them back together."

Ultimately, there's no denying the special bond these two have continued to maintain after all these years. Whether enjoying date night at church or simply riding bikes together, this pair may just be proving that young love never dies.

As for an official Instagram photo together, we're still waiting on that one. Perhaps they can count on Pattie and Jeremy for a "like."

Wednesday, November 22, 2017


Meghan Markle

E! NEWS -- Meghan Markle's future with Suits may be up in the air, but her future, living in her Toronto apartment is definitely coming to an end.

The actress, who is dating England's Prince Harry, wrapped her seventh (and possibly final) season of the USA show, which is filmed in Toronto, Canada, and is officially moving house.

A source confirms to E! News that on Tuesday movers were packing and removing all of Meghan's things out of her Annex apartment.

The source also added that, for now, many of Markle's things will be going into storage, while others are being shipped to London, where she was spotted Christmas shopping on Tuesday.

The moving news has lead to even more speculation that the Canadian-living American actress is gearing up for a big move across the pond to live in London, the same city as her royal beau, so that the two can get engaged.

Rumors of an imminent engagement have been swirling ever since the duo made their first joint appearance at the Invictus Games on Sept. 25.

Last week, E! News reported that Markle's presence on the eighth season of USA drama was still unknown but that both Markle and Patrick J. Adams were looking to exit the long-running series.

As for Markle, who's starred as paralegal-turned-lawyer (and Adams' on-screen fiancee) Rachel Zane since the show's beginning, chatter over her possible departure from the legal show has run rampant since Buckingham Palace confirmed the actress and philanthropist was dating Prince Harry.

Per THR, the duo was spotted filming a wedding scene earlier this month in Toronto, adding fuel to the raging fire that their onscreen love story is coming to its close.

Reps for USA, Adams and Markle all declined to comment on the show's casting.

Monday, November 06, 2017


Selena Gomez

E! News  -- Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez continue to spent time together, fueling rumors of a possible romantic reconciliation following her breakup with The Weeknd.

The two were photographed at Morton's Steakhouse on Friday. They had a late dinner there. The restaurant closed at 10 p.m. but stayed open almost two hours after closing time just for them, a source told E! News.

Justin, 23, and Selena, 25, have spent quite a lot of time together since E! News confirmed on October 30 that Selena and The Weeknd had split after dating for at least 10 months.

So is Selena back with Justin?

The two have not commented on the nature of their relationship. However, another source told E! News on Saturday that while they're not "official" or fully back together, "they are more together now than they were a year ago."

"Her family and friends just don't want Selena to be with the immature and foolish Justin they know," the source added. "He's trying to change and be a better guy. We'll see what happens...Justin is changing but it's a process. He's trying."

Earlier this week, another insider told E! News that "Justin and Selena are seeing each other and will continue to be spending time together but haven't described it as an official couple. Right now, they are figuring out if it will work again between the two."

And a jail sentence when he reached a plea deal, pleading guilty to reduced charges of misdemeanor careless driving and resisting arrest. In a separate incident, he was charged with misdemeanor vandalism for pelting a neighbor's home with eggs. He got probation and paid the neighbors $80,000.
Also in 2014, video footage of him urinating in a bucket while cursing out former President Bill Clinton went viral. Bieber later apologized.

Wednesday, November 01, 2017


Justin Bieber

E-NEWS -- When Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber were spotted hanging out last week, we were told The Weeknd was fine with it...but apparently things have changed.

As we confirmed earlier today, Gomez and The Weeknd (real name Abel Tesfaye) decided to split sometime last week, and while we're told Bieber was "no factor" in their breakup, a source tells us the "Starboy" singer isn't stoked to see them spending so much time together.

Not only was Bieber photographed hanging out at Gomez's house last weekend, they were also spotted enjoying breakfast at JOi Cafe in Westlake Village, Calif., on Sunday—just a few days after Gomez and The Weeknd called it quits.

Now, a source tells E! News, "Abel is upset about Selena hanging out with Justin, especially twice in the same week."

Still, we're told Gomez and Bieber are just friends.

"Selena and Justin have reconnected because they have gone through similar stuff in the past couple years with being physically and mentally exhausted from touring and just dealing with the anxiety and pressure of growing up in the public eye," another source told us. "They have always had a strong connection, and they are leaning on each other as friends. They are both there for each other to talk and support one another."

Though there's nothing romantic going on between them right now, our insider adds things could "change at any moment."

As you know, Gomez and Bieber dated for three years before splitting up in 2014, continuing their on-and-off relationship for a few years until Gomez started seeing The Weeknd in January.

However, after Gomez had surgery for a kidney transplant in her continued battle against Lupus, the exes reconnected.

"They both have a long history with each other so they will always have a place in their heart for one another," another source explained of their reunion last week.

As for Gomez and The Weeknd, their split was a longtime coming and had nothing to do with Bieber. In fact, they began having conversations about the future of their relationship over the summer.

"It's been hard for them to come to the realization that this is the direction things were heading, but it's been hard for months," an insider said in confirming their split. "They are still talking and will remain friends. They have been very grown-up about it."

Monday, October 23, 2017



Harvey Weinstein With Wife Georgina Chapman

Harvey Weinstein is receiving both inpatient and outpatient treatment amid the numerous sexual assault and harassment allegations against him, E! News has learned.

A spokesperson for the producer confirmed the news to E! News on Saturday, following recent reports that he was seeking treatment.

"Mr. Weinstein is receiving inpatient as well as outpatient medical treatment for the next month or so," the spokesperson said.

No further details were given and the producer's whereabouts were not made known.

Over the past couple of week, at least 50 women have accused the produce of sexual misconduct and six of them, including Rose McGowan and Italian star and xXx cast member Asia Argento, say he raped her. Weinstein has apologized for past treatment of colleagues but denies allegations of non-consensual sex.

Police in Los Angeles, New York and London are investigating several sexual misconduct allegations. Weinstein has not been charged with a crime. The controversy has cost his him job, his marriage and many of his honors.

Last week, after reports say Weinstein was headed to rehab, paparazzi encountered him outside the Los Angeles home of one of his daughters.

"I'm hanging in, I'm trying my best," he said at the time. "Guys, I'm not doing OK but I'm trying."

"I gotta get help, guys," he said, as seen in a video posted on TMZ. "You know what, we all make mistakes, second chance I hope."

A day later, Weinstein was spotted in Arizona, dining with friends.

On Friday, a source told E! News that the producer was still in the state and "going to an outpatient center during the day" and staying at a hotel, adding, "He isn't taking things seriously at all and is more concerned about business and his next moves. He is just going through the motions with counseling and doesn't seem concerned at all about what's to come."

Weinstein has not commented.

TMZ reported that day that Weinstein had completed a one-week outpatient program to treat psychological issues and was leaving the state.

News of Weinstein undergoing inpatient treatment also comes a week after TMZ reported that authorities responded to a 911 call made by his daughter Remy to "say her dad was suicidal." Police told E! News they had arrived at the house in response to a "family disturbance" but could not confirm the call was about Weinstein.

A friend of Weinstein told Page Six that the producer is not suicidal, but "his heart is breaking for his kids."

Wednesday, August 09, 2017


Avril Lavigne

E! NEWS -- Things are on the up and up for Avril Lavigne.

Now more than two years after the pop rock singer went public with her Lyme disease diagnosis, a source tells E! News exclusively her health, music career and personal life is taking a turn for the better.

"Avril is in a really good place right now," our insider shares. "Her recovery has been going well and she's been getting stronger and stronger. She has more energy and has even been exercising."

The chronic condition left Lavigne, 32, bedridden for five months and sidelined her professional endeavors up until last December when she announced her sixth studio album. And good news, Avril fans! It appears new music from the "Complicated" singer (who recently moved into a new Los Angeles home) is closer than ever.

"She should be releasing new music by the end of the year," the source reveals. "It's been a slow process."

So what can music lovers expect from Lavigne now that her "Sk8r Boi" days are over? We're told the Canadian star drew inspiration from personal experiences related to Lyme disease and her 2015 divorce from Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger.

"She writes her own material and she's been through a lot with her marriage and her illness," the source explains. "She has a lot to say."

There's also a new man in Avril's life, who E! News has learned is music producer J.R. Rotem. The Israeli-American insider and Lavigne were photographed holding hands while out in Los Angeles Monday evening, and according to our source, things are moving toward a romantic relationship.

"J.R. is a producer she's been working with," the source says, describing the Israeli-American music man as successful and sober. "He's respected in the industry. Lately, they've started hanging out socially and there's definitely chemistry there. They're both so passionate about music."

The insider says of the friends, "They've been out a few times now and things seem to be headed in a romantic direction."

Lavigne was last linked to Ryan Cabreraafter the pair was spotted getting cozy on a dinner date and it was revealed that the singer-songwriter was living with her following a separate breakup.

Are you excited to see what's to come for Avril's future? Sound off in the comments! —Reporting by Beth Sobol


Chateau Marmont

E! NEWS -- At the very top of a hill, nestled in among perfectly manicured trees and rising above the billboards and neon signs of the Sunset Strip lies a castle with a very storied history. The Chateau Marmont has graced the skyline of Los Angeles since the early 1920's, when it was built as the city's first earthquake-proof apartment building. Not more than 10 years later the hotel as we know it was founded. The building was destined for star-crossed glamour; it was modeled after a Chateau in the Loire Valley that is believed to be Leonardo Da Vinci's final resting place. Almost as soon as it opened, celebrities began flocking to its hallowed halls.

To wander the Chateau's grounds is to step into an alternate world. Tourists toting rolling luggage breathe the same air as Hollywood's biggest A-listers. The only edible items on the menu are the burger and fries, yet everyone is impossibly skinny. The pool is the center of it all, yet even on the most sweltering of days it barely feels a ripple. It's not the fanciest hotel in the city or even the neighborhood, yet multi-millionaires flock to it. The aging aesthetic only adds to its charm—and the temptation to let out one's seedier side. 

As long as stars have stayed at the Chateau they've caused trouble at the Chateau. It began in the 1930's during the height of the studio system—Greta Garbo was one of its first famous partiers. Its many tales of scandal are practically Hollywood lore by now, and must be treated as such: Rumors that have persisted for so long they feel like fact. (Modern stories, of course, are far easier to corroborate). It's said that in the 1950's James Dean jumped through a bungalow window to audition for Rebel Without a Cause, only to find the movie's director having an affair with actress Natalie Wood. Jim Morrison of The Doors has jumped off the roof, or maybe the terrace, while in an altered state. John Belushi died of a cocaine and heroin overdose. The famed fashion photographer Helmut Newton died after crashing his car on his way out of the hotel's driveway in 2004. 

But it was in the mid-2000's when the real drama started. 

Lindsay Lohan is typically the first star to come to mind when the words "Chateau Marmont" are uttered. She was a familiar face there for years, using the hotel to take magazine interviews or dine and drink with friends. In 2005 and 2006 she lived in one of the bungalows, reportedly spending up to $1 million on the nightly fees—or, rather, it's more accurate to say her stuff lived there, as she was rarely seen on the premises during that period. During a 2007 rehab stint at Promises in Malibu, she spent furloughs from the facility dining on the hotel's patio with friends. Those were perhaps her calmest days at the hotel. It's impossible to detail every fascinating thing that went down, so we'll stick to the highlights. 

While the actress was living in her bungalow (the first time around), meant to be filming Georgia Rule with Jane Fonda, her constant partying habits and subsequent late (or non-existent) arrivals to set caused the movie's producer to send a personal letter to her room at the Chateau, in which he called her a "spoiled child" among other things. The property's privacy faltered a bit, as the letter was leaked to the press immediately after it was delivered. 

Lindsay went back for a long-term stay in 2012 and went a little, well, overboard, to the tune of $46,000. She was eventually banned from the property for failing to pay any of her hotel charges, and of course the itemized list of her many expenditures wound up leaking to the press. The cost of the actual room was quite hefty, but she also spent $686 on cigarettes (that's 49 packs in 47 days), $625 on laundry services, and over $3,000 on her room's minibar. She had a single day's meal that totaled $1,400 at the restaurant and once spent over $680 on room service. 

According to the letter that the hotel sent to Lohan, they tried to request payment from her several times to no avail. The actress reportedly was under the impression that the producers of her Lifetime movie Liz & Dick, which she was filming at the time, were going to cover her lavish stay, but that didn't stop the Chateau from giving her the boot. Rumor has it that a few months later she placed a call to the hotel's owner himself to apologize and she's been off the blacklist ever since. 

Around the same time that Lindsay was making a name for herself around the Sunset Strip's hallowed grounds, another famous young star was stirring up trouble at the hotel: One Britney Spears. Most of her appearances involved run-of-the-mill parties and late-night drinks or burger runs, but in September, 2007 things went south quickly. The singer was in the midst of what we now know was a total breakdown, but at the time her bizarre behavior was still a mystery to most. On one fateful night her increasingly outrageous appearances at the Chateau got her banned for good. 

It all started when she rolled up to the property's famous restaurant looking completely out of it. According to eyewitnesses, guest began to whisper about whether she was okay, and she then proceeded to run into Victoria Beckham without even recognizing her. If giving the cold shoulder to Posh wasn't enough, she then began to smear her face with a plateful of gourmet food. The other diners quickly complained and the hotel's staff rushed her out to avoid any further disturbances, but the whole fiasco landed her on the blacklist. 

So what is it about the Chateau Marmont that makes it so easy to misbehave? The trouble seems to be by design. The rooms, once fully-outfitted homes in the long-ago apartment building, retain kitchens and sitting areas that beg for long-term (albeit highly-priced) stays. The entrance is off the main drag of Sunset Boulevard, making late night comings-and-goings more hidden from the glare of the paparazzi lens. It's an old Gothic building with walls thick enough to muffle any revelry. And the staff is famously discrete and dedicated to respecting the privacy of its inhabitants; they've even been known to ban non-famous guests for blabbing on bad behavior. Treat them right and they'll keep your dirty secrets as long as possible. 

Which means that for all the stories that have leaked to the press, all the paparazzi pictures of actors stumbling out of the bar at all hours of the night, there are dozens more that never made it to the public. If those walls could talk.