This Harvey Weinstein situation is bringing all kinds of skeletons out of the closet. Like the time Ben Affleck groped the breast of “One Tree Hill” actress Hilarie Burton on live TV.
It happened back in 2003, when Hilarie was hosting MTV’s “Total Request Live”, and Ben was a guest. Ben reached an arm all the way around Hilarie’s back and gave her opposite boob a squeeze. And he smugly admitted it when she called him on it.
In all the Twitter chatter about what Ben did and didn’t know about Harvey, someone Tweeted, “[Ben] also grabbed Hilarie Burton’s breasts on TRL once. Everyone forgot though.”
And Hilarie herself replied, “I didn’t forget.” She also noted that she was “a kid” when it happened.
Then she shared a video of a special called “TRL Uncensored”, where she actually discussed the incident . . . and laughed about it. But that doesn’t mean she enjoyed it. She said, “I had to laugh back then so I wouldn’t cry.”
Well, Ben Tweeted an apology yesterday, saying, “I acted inappropriately toward Ms. Burton and I sincerely apologize.”
Meanwhile, the wife of comedian John Mullane says Ben very inappropriately touched her at a Golden Globes party in 2014.
One more thing: In 2004, Ben seemed to get very creepy with Quebec reporter Anne-Marie Losique. The video has resurfaced, but Anne-Marie says she is upset it is being clumped in with other accusations against Ben, because she had set it up to play out the way it did and that off camera Ben was very respectful of her.
Meanwhile, Harvey Weinstein did not fly to Europe for some kind of rehab as expected. He went to Arizona. People think he’s going to a clinic called The Meadows.
Yesterday morning Harvey went to his 22-year-old daughter Remy’s house, where they got into a huge fight. At one point, Harvey went out to the street and tried to flag down a passing car for a ride.
She got him back in the house, but she eventually called 911, claiming her dad was suicidal and depressed.
Don’t expect to ever see Margot Robbie in a sexy Halloween costume. Margot thinks dressing as a guy character for Halloween is the most fun. She says from day one she opted for that over the more revealing costumes. For example, she’s gone out as Jason from Friday the 13th and one year she dressed up as James Franco’s character Alien from Spring Breakers. She had the cornrows, the Hawaiian shirt and the grills. Apparently, someone that year sent a pic to James Franco and he said she nailed it.
Chrissy Teigen picks her outfits based on what will rile up her husband John Legend. She says she knows what will set him off, and she considers that when she is dressing for dates with her husband. She knows he likes to touch her back, so she will choose something backless, or she’ll wear something leggy, because he’s into that too. That said, she says there is no in between for her when it comes to how she puts herself together. She either goes all out, or she’s wearing a robe.
In the new issue of Shape magazine, Kristen Bell opens up about how she gets her 4-year-old Lincoln and 2-year-old Delta to value exercise. “It’s important to me to show my children that I care about my health and fitness enough to stay committed,” she explains. “So when I’m in their room with them, I’ll do some squats. When they ask what I’m doing, I’ll say I’m getting my physical fitness in. And because they copy everything I do, the next time they pick up a heavy bag they’ll say, ‘I’m getting my workout in.'” Kristen continues, “It’s a value I want to instill in my kids at an early age — that paying attention to your body is mandatory. Whether it’s putting my sunscreen on or doing push-ups, it’s not just me taking care of myself but also helping me shape my daughters.”
A source close to Kanye West says he is doing a lot better after his health struggles earlier this year. In fact, I hear he is feeling better than ever; very stable. For the most part, he has been out of the limelight entirely, apparently when we do see him, we’re going to be met by someone who is a lot calmer; someone who is taking it day by day.
Are sparks in the air for Chris Pratt and Amy Poehler? That’s what I hear! Apparently, they were recently at the same party and something clicked. Of course, they have known each other for years and have worked together, but something is different now; my source says they are getting to know each other in a whole new way. I’ll be keeping my eye on that one!
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has taken his feud with Fast and Furious co-star Tyrese to the next level by calling him a “motherf**ker” and trashing his music. “Just a quick little shoutout to Tyrese, his new album Black Rose, I just heard it, I literally just heard the whole thing in my trailer,” The Rock says in a video that, ironically, was shared by Tyrese on Instagram. “And I’ve got to say in all honesty, it’s the biggest piece of dog s**t that I have ever heard.” After sharing the video, Tyrese wrote, “Haters come in many forms…In my Kanye voice, ‘#BlackRose is one of the greatest R&B Soul Albums of all time.’” Tyrese’s latest post about The Rock comes just days after he went on a rant accusing the actor of delaying the release of the next Fast and Furious film so he could film a spinoff about his character Hobbs.
Following in the footsteps of her arch enemy, Kim Kardashian, Taylor Swift announced Tuesday that she’ll be launching her own app—complete with Taymojis—in late 2017. “The Swift Life” is being billed as a hybrid of Instagram, Tumblr, Facebook, and Twitter that will allow Swifties to commiserate online and occasionally interact directly with the pop star. “I think you guys are really going to like this,” Taylor says in the video announcement. “I mean, I hope. It would be preferable if you did.” One reporter covering this announcement wrote, “The old Taylor isn’t dead; she just moved behind a paywall.”
Again, I’m hearing that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are already engaged and will be making a proclamation confirming the happy news in November when Suits wraps shooting in Toronto. They don’t want to do it before that, because they know Meghan will be hounded by paparazzi if they do.
Christina Applegate recently had her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed to reduce her risks of getting cancer a second time. “My cousin passed away from ovarian cancer in 2008,” Christina continued, “I could prevent that. That’s how I’ve taken control of everything.” The actress adds, “It’s a relief. That’s one other thing off the table. Now, let’s hope I don’t get hit by a bus.” Christina was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008 and underwent a double mastectomy. That same year, she founded Right Action for Women to help women pay for their breast cancer (BRCA) gene tests, a blood test to check for their chances of getting breast and ovarian cancer.
Mark Ruffalo accidentally left his phone streaming to Instagram Live for an audience of 2,500 this week.
At the time he happened to be sitting in the audience of the L.A. premiere of Thor: Ragnarok, Marvel’s next big superhero movie.
Security is so tight around these premieres, audience members are required to seal their phones in bag, but Mark was obviously given the green light to keep his. The 10 minutes of audio that went live has since been removed from his Instagram story, but several fans recorded and reposted it via social media.
The good news is, the buzz around the movie is very positive.
Thor hits theaters November 2nd.