Christina Applegate on ditching Brad Pitt

Christina Applegate
Christina Applegate

Christina Applegate ditched Brad Pitt mid-date back in the 1980s.

The Sweetest Thing actress attended the 1989 MTV Movie Awards with the actor, when she was just 18. During an appearance on Watch What Happens Live and its Plead the Fifth segment, the 43-year-old was encouraged to open up about ditching her date midway through the event.

“How many fifths do I get?” she asked before host Andy Cohen reminded her that she had already used her one and only fifth to avoid answering the question of which of her co-stars was the most well-endowed.

Andy continued to probe the star, asking if the man she chose over Brad was well-known.

“Do I have to say it?” she asked before joking. “I don’t have to do nothing.”

However she did concede that the man in question wasn’t an actor but was popular and known to the public.

Despite choosing the mystery man over the Fury actor, Christina revealed that they didn’t end up in a relationship. Andy asked if she ever went on another date with Brad, to which she gave a firm “No”.

Christina has no regrets over the situation though, as she is now happily married to second husband Martyn LeNoble. The couple got engaged on Valentine’s Day in 2010 and tied the knot on February 23, 2013.

Meanwhile Brad is loved up with second wife Angelina Jolie, who he married last year, and their six children.

Christina recently opened up about her feelings on being cancer-free, seven years after she underwent a double mastectomy after being diagnosed with an early form of breast cancer. She says the experience and her subsequent recovery means she doesn’t take life for granted.

“I’m just grateful, super grateful,” she told People Magazine. “It changed me for a while, and now I’m just living life, living my life.”

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Bobbi Kristina ‘death photo sold’

Bobbi Kristina
Bobbi Kristina

Bobbi Kristina’s family are concerned after a picture was reportedly taken of her dead body and sold to the media.

TMZ reports that the unnamed media outlet has paid $100,000 for the picture of the 22-year-old’s body lying in her casket ahead of her funeral at the weekend. The image was taken during the viewing which took place the day before the funeral, according to the reports. Precautionary measures had been taken to try and prevent such an incident occurring but it seems someone managed to flout the security.

It is not known who took the photograph, but TMZ previously reported that Bobbi Kristina’s father Bobby Brown and his family were worried that her late mother Whitney Houston’s family might pull a stunt like what has happened, as the same thing occurred at the singer’s funeral back in 2012.

Bobbi Kristina passed away at the end of last month after spending nearly six months in a coma. She had originally been face down and unresponsive in a bathtub at her home on January 31.

Her family gathered for her wake on Friday before her funeral took place the following day on August 1 at the Saint James United Methodist Church in Alpharetta, Georgia. After the service, Bobbi Kristina’s body was transported to New Jersey, where she will be buried next to her mother in the Fairview Cemetery in Westfield.

Her father Bobby spoke of his loss soon after her death was confirmed.

“Krissy was and is an angel. I am completely numb at this time,” he said in a statement to E! News. “My family must find a way to live with her in spirit and honor her memory. Our loss is unimaginable.”

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Lovato: People told Wilmer to leave me

Demi Lovato
Demi Lovato

Demi Lovato is thankful for Wilmer Valderrama standing by her when she relapsed.

The 22-year-old singer has been dating the 35-year-old actor on and off since she was 18. While many questioned the age gap, Demi admits Wilmer was the one who was encouraged to walk away from the relationship.

“We started dating when I turned 18…Right after that, I went to rehab. People told him, ‘You should probably leave. She’s on a spiral, and you’re going to be sucked down with it.’ But he was like, ‘I’m not leaving. This is somebody I really care about,'” she told Cosmopolitan. “We relate on a lot of levels. I’ve seen a lot of s**t. S**t people don’t know about.”

Demi has been open about her struggles with bulimia, alcohol and drugs in the past. And whenever her resolve over her demons were weakening, she admits she pulled away from her beau.

“The only times we ever broke up were when I was relapsing, whether it was drugs or in a bad place and rebelling against everybody, not just him,” she confessed. “People say that relapses happen before you use. Your mind starts setting up the relapse before you take that drink or that first hit. The times we’d broken up, I had already gone to that place of, Yeah, this is what’s happening. I didn’t realize it at the time, but I just wanted to sabotage everything around me so that I could sabotage myself.”

Thankfully Wilmer has never been afraid of supporting Demi through thick and thin. To make him even more perfect, Demi insists he’s not the jealous type either.

“Nick [Jonas] and Wilmer get along great—Joe [Jonas] and Wilmer too. It’s weird,” she laughed. “In the beginning, I was like, ‘Why the fuck are you friends with Joe?’ He was like, ‘He’s a cool guy.’ Yeah, I know. I dated him.”

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Hugh Jackman: My wife spurs me on

Hugh Jackman
Hugh Jackman

Hugh Jackman’s wife sees him as a mountain climber.

The Australian hunk has been married to Deborra-Lee Furness since 1996, and together they have adopted children Ava and Oscar.

As one of Hollywood’s most bankable names, Hugh is always working on one project or another. While he’s grown in confidence over the years, the 46-year-old still strives for more.

“I have to keep trying new things or you go stale. I’m a lot more confident as an actor than I was ten years ago and I’m anxious to push myself harder than ever. Playing a villain or a distraught father or someone like P.T. Barnum [from forthcoming film The Greatest Showman on Earth] all present different challenges. My wife Deb keeps telling me that I’m always inventing new mountains that I have to keep climbing. She’s right,” Hugh told British magazine Hello!

Being on set may be a second home for Hugh, but his true home will always be with his family.

On Saturday the happy couple hosted a fundraising event in Sydney, raising funds for Deborra-Lee’s charity Adopt Change, an adoption organisation. It’s a subject close to both their hearts.

“My life is centered around Deb and our kids. I wanted to make sure that our home would be as loving and warm an environment as Deb and I could make it.

“She’s such a wonderful woman and beautiful mother that I can’t begin to explain. She’s always been there to support me when I was very focused on my career and I owe her so much,” he gushed.

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Armie Hammer: Female co-stars pulled my strings

Armie Hammer
Armie Hammer

Armie Hammer and Henry Cavill were “run like puppets” by the women in their latest film.

The two actors star as enemy spies who join forces to defeat a mutual threat in The Man From U.N.C.L.E.

Also appearing in the flick are screen sirens Alicia Vikander and Elizabeth Debicki, whose alter egos had a way with the men.

“These girls push us about like chess pieces the entire time,” Henry grinned to glamourmagazine.co.uk.

“And we’re supposed to be the best two spies in the world! And they just run us like puppets,” Armie chimed in.

Henry plays slick spy Napoleon Solo, whose charming nature is bound to win female cinemagoers over. He initially struggled with nailing the US accent but had the help of director Guy Ritchie to point out when his pronunciation was off.

Armie’s Illya Kuryakin is less laidback than Solo and often gets worked up, which the American star can relate to.

“I wish I was as smooth as Solo, but I don’t think I have it in me which is why I probably lash out,” he laughed.

The female stars were also interviewed by the website, with the journalist quizzing them on how good a spy they’d make in real life. Although Alicia’s career relies on her putting on a convincing performance, she’s actually a bad liar.

Elizabeth has one quality which would make her a suitable agent, but isn’t sure she’d withstand pressure.

“I’m good at keeping secrets but I wouldn’t trust myself. I get flustered with a Rubik’s Cube so for saving the world, I’m out of it,” she sighed.

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Rita Ora: A$AP is no ex of mine

Rita Ora
Rita Ora

Rita Ora has insisted she was not, and never will, date A$AP Rocky.

The rapper hit the headlines earlier this year when he referred to a sexual encounter with Rita in one of his tracks. He’s since admitted the offensive lyrics were “tasteless”, but it seems the British singer is in no mood to forgive just yet.

“It’s not about me. It’s about women. Disrespecting women. It’s not cool. There’s more to a person than who you’re dating… don’t disregard what I’ve done with my career because of someone that I was dating – if I was even dating that person. Which I wasn’t. Let’s be very clear on that. I was not,” she told British magazine Glamour. “And nor will I ever. What I’m saying is: it’s not cool that females always have that shadow on their back… and now I’m not talking about A$AP. I’m talking about anything that I’ve experienced in my life.”

This isn’t the only time Rita’s love life has been gossiped about. She was thrust into the limelight when her ex-boyfriend Rob Kardashian accused her of being unfaithful, and she also experienced a high-profile split from DJ Calvin Harris.

When they broke up the pair had been working on music together, including the hit track I Will Never Let You Down. Rita claimed he wouldn’t let her perform it at last year’s Teen Choice Awards, prompting Calvin to declare that he had a “damn good reason” for making the move but didn’t want to discuss it publicly.

It was then suggested that Calvin had pulled tracks from Rita’s new album, a follow up to her 2012 debut Ora. She’s now cleared that up.

“You’ll never hear ’em. They’re great tunes. But it’s OK, we can make greater tunes. We have made greater tunes,” she explained.

“I have to be very clear – there was never a record. There were about four tracks that were building into a record. But it was never like, ‘OK, we’re ready to go.’ I Will Never Let You Down came out, ’cause I wanted to put it out there and then, ’cause that’s how I felt at that point in my life. I was like, ‘F**k it, let’s just do it…’ I was not thinking, ‘Well, what are you gonna follow it up with, Rita?’ I was like, ‘I don’t care, we’re putting it out.’ So I had to finish the record, and I never really got round to it, because I was touring around, then I was promoting I Will Never, then I started to shoot Fifty Shades [of Grey], then I started to shoot Southpaw, then… personally, things didn’t go to plan.”

The star decided not to go back into the studio because she knew she wasn’t in the right mindset and didn’t want to waste time and money.

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Alexander Skarsgård on Swede stereotypes

Alexander Skarsgård
Alexander Skarsgård

Alexander Skarsgård has joked he likes to spend time driving to Ikea while listening to Abba with fellow Swedish actors.

The 38-year-old actor is one of several Swedish stars taking Hollywood by storm, among them Joel Kinnaman and Noomi Rapace. He likes that there are so many people from his home country making it in tinsel town, although he could do without some of the stereotypes.

“There are a lot of Swedes in Hollywood in general. We have a tendency to know each other and help each other out,” he told British newspaper The Guardian, before jokingly being asked if they like to go to Swedish DIY store Ikea for meatballs together.

“Of course! We drive there in our Volvos listening to Abba.”

Alexander’s tall stature and blonde good looks have made him a hit with female fans, something he’s still getting used to. That’s in part because it’s a very different experience to the one he had when he was first getting interested in girls at school.

“The first [part of my youth] was when I was a young teenager and didn’t go out much, just hung out at home and played video games. The girls in our class, we weren’t cool enough for them and they found some older dudes with Vespas and mustaches,” he explained. “My late teens were wilder. I discovered partying.”

Although he still enjoys a good time, Alexander takes his work seriously too. He’s probably best known for his portrayal of vampire Eric Northman in TV show True Blood, but he’s made a success of his film career too.

Next year he’ll star in the new version of Tarzan alongside Samuel L. Jackson and Margot Robbie and he’s about to be seen in The Diary of a Teenage Girl too.

He’s done blockbusters too, such as 2012’s Battleship. There was a big furor around the release as Rihanna starred in it, and although it didn’t do as well as expected, Alexander stands by it and its director.

“I’m only in Battleship for 30 minutes. I get blown up pretty early on. I’m a fan of Pete Berg. I still think he’s a fantastic director and I actually had a lot of fun. I know it was a disappointment at the box office but it didn’t turn me off big movies,” he explained.

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Britney ‘continuing with conservatorship’

Britney Spears
Britney Spears

Britney Spears may remain under a lifetime conservatorship.

The 33-year-old singer’s father Jamie Spears became her conservator in 2008 after her public breakdown the year before, which saw her display worrying behavior such as entering rehab and shaving her head. Her family were quick to step in to look after her.

Britney is under two conservatorships, one for the person and another for finances, and TMZ reports they are both working so well, there are no plans to end them. The outlet claims there is a team of doctors and lawyers helping Jamie manage the documents, but Britney is able to make her own decisions and has “substantial day-to-day freedom”.

The arrangement has paid off financially too, as she is thought to have gained $14 million from her conservatorship last year alone – a great step up from before it was in place.

It’s feared that if the conservatorship were to end, the star’s progress would backslide.

The blonde beauty has been spotted looking relaxed and happy recently while vacationing with her sons Sean Preston, nine, and Jayden James, eight, who she has with ex-husband Kevin Federline.

While financially things are going well, it’s been a tough year for Britney when it comes to her love life. Following her break-up from former fiancé Jason Trawick in 2013 she dated David Lucado, but split from him last August amid rumors he had been unfaithful.

Things looked up when she moved on with TV producer Charlie Ebersol and the couple constantly gushed about one another on social media. But they went their separate ways in June, with claims that they disagreed over marriage. Britney was apparently keen to settle down, whereas Charlie reportedly wasn’t ready for the commitment.

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Affleck and Garner ‘united for children’

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are all about family time at the moment.

The A-list couple announced their separation in June, which coincided with their tenth wedding anniversary.

The couple share children Violet, nine, Seraphina, six, and three-year-old Samuel, and are reportedly putting on a united front for the little ones. Both continue to wear their wedding rings, and the family recently enjoyed some bonding time in Atlanta, where Jennifer is filming new movie Miracles from Heaven.

“Ben and Jen are acting in the same way in Atlanta as they do in LA. They do activities separately with the kids and also together,” a source told People, adding that they are in no rush to get divorced.

“[They’re] concentrating on being a family right now.”

People also report that Ben, 42, and 43-year-old Jennifer are set to divide their assets via mediation, and will continue to live together for the time being.

The family are currently residing at a home owned by Brooke Shields while their house is having work done.

Both actors are said to be coping well in the wake of the split.

“He’s happy to be with the family. Jennifer is doing great. She’s focusing on her family and her work,” the source noted.

Last week it was claimed that Ben’s good friend Matt Damon has been there for him during this tough time. Agent Patrick Whitesell has also been on hand.

“They have formed a tight circle of protection around Ben and are determined to keep him from a full-on breakdown,” an insider told RadarOnline, adding they want him to stay focused on upcoming work.

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Ed Sheeran: I’ll be bigger than Robbie

Ed Sheeran
Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran wants to be bigger than Robbie Williams.

The 24-year-old is a star in his own right, with his last album, x, peaking at number one in both the UK and US charts.

While that would be enough for many, the redheaded singer is now setting his sights even higher. Ed wants to play at the legendary Knebworth venue in Herts, where Robbie sold an amazing 400,000 tickets for his three shows in 2003.

“Knebworth is 125,000 [people] and Robbie has the record for doing three. So that’s the next thing,” he explained to British newspaper The Sun.

Other huge acts to play at Knebworth include The Rolling Stones and Oasis.

It doesn’t seem out of reach for Ed, who sold out three nights at Wembley Stadium last month, which amounted to an impressive 240,000 fans.

Ed really got people’s attention in 2010, when he released hit single The A Team. From there, his career soared and the 2011 album that spawned his breakout single, +, selling more than 102,000 copies in its first week in the UK.

Things have been on the up ever since, which comes as a surprise for Ed, who thought his career might flat line after that original burst of success.

“I thought + was my big album and I’d plateau from there. Now that this one has exceeded everyone’s expectations, the pressure is on,” he admitted.

There is no news when the next album will drop yet, but fans will surely be eagerly anticipating his third offering.

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