6:49am PST, Nov 30, 2020
Courtroom loss, profession repercussions
Johnny Depp misplaced a libel lawsuit in opposition to a U.Ok. tabloid that after known as him a “spouse beater.” On Nov. 2, the court docket dominated in favor of The Solar. The summer season trial that led to the choice was extremely publicized and included testimony from his ex-wife, Amber Heard, who alleged he was abusive and threatened her life on a number of events (there have been far more salacious allegations too). The decide mentioned in a 129-page assertion that the tabloid’s claims branding the actor abusive had been “considerably true.” Johnny maintained that he by no means abused Amber. “I’ve reached these conclusions having examined intimately the 14 incidents on which the defendants rely, in addition to the overarching concerns which the claimant submitted I ought to take into consideration,” the decide mentioned. The ruling was anticipated to harm Johnny’s fame and profession, and it did… rapidly. On Nov. 6, Johnny was requested to depart the “Implausible Beasts” franchise. He promptly resigned. Nonetheless, due to his pay-or-play contract, he is nonetheless entitled to his whole wage regardless of solely doing at some point of filming on the third film. Later within the month, Warner Bros. introduced that actor Mads Mikkelsen will exchange Johnny as villainous darkish wizard Gellert Grindelwald within the franchise.
It is over
Say it ain’t so! After 9 years collectively, Jason Sudeikis and Olivia Wilde have damaged up and known as off their engagement. “The break up occurred originally of the 12 months,” a supply near the couple advised Individuals journal on Nov. 13. The couple shares two youngsters, Otis Alexander, 6, and Daisy Josephine, 4. “It has been amicable and so they’ve transitioned into a fantastic co-parenting routine,” the supply added. “The kids are the precedence and the guts of the household’s relationship.” A number of days after the report surfaced, the exes had been photographed hugging. A supply advised Us Weekly there’s “no drama” between them now, although there have been disagreements about the place to reside (he was keen on New York Metropolis, whereas she preferring Los Angeles). “Backside line: They’d points and so they had been by no means going to get married,” Us’s supply mentioned.
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Beloved “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek passed away on Nov. 8 following a well-documented battle with pancreatic cancer. Alex had recorded a number of exhibits within the weeks main as much as his demise, and so they started airing on Nov. 9. “Jeopardy!” govt producer Mike Richards opened the present by paying tribute to Alex. Then, earlier than the primary new episode aired, the stage went dark. “We love him and we miss him already,” Mike advised CNN and the “Right this moment” present. Many in Hollywood had been heartbroken over Alex’s demise. Ryan Reynolds mentioned, “He was gracious and humorous. Along with being curious, stalwart, beneficiant, reassuring and naturally, Canadian.” John Legend added, “I used to be obsessive about Jeopardy as a nerdy child rising up in Ohio. I’ve cherished and revered Alex Trebek since I can keep in mind.” It is not outlandish to say that Alex was one of many final universally beloved males on earth. Alex’s spouse, Jean, is keeping his ashes in their home.
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This month, Lori Loughlin’s husband, clothes designer Mossimo Giannulli, surrendered to authorities and started his five-month jail sentence for his function in a school admissions scandal. He is accused of bribing a intermediary to assist get his two daughters into the College of Southern California. Mossimo reported to authorities on the Federal Correctional Establishment in Lompoc, Calif., on Nov. 19. Lori started her two-month sentence on Oct. 30. She’s anticipated to be launched from jail on Christmas Eve. Mossimo will probably be launched in April 2021.
Cash — and hair — issues
George Clooney has confirmed a jaw-dropping story about $14 million and his finest buddies. In 2017, buddy and Casamigos tequila companion Rande Gerber shared a narrative about how the actor gave suitcases full of $1 million to every of his 14 closest friends just a few years earlier, however now, in a chat with GQ, George himself has confirmed the wild tale. “I simply thought mainly if I get hit by a bus, they’re all within the will. So why the f*** am I ready to get hit by a bus?” he mentioned in an interview that got here out on Nov. 17. The giveaway occurred in 2013. Getting that type of cash in money was tough, however he mentioned he finally went to a spot in downtown Los Angeles for it. As if he was in a film, he drove away with $14 million in a rented beat-up van that mentioned “florist” on the aspect. The next day, he had his buddies over to his home. “I simply held up a map and I simply pointed to all of the locations I acquired to go on the earth and all of the issues I’ve gotten to see due to them. And I mentioned, ‘How do you repay folks like that?'” he recalled. “And I mentioned, ‘Oh, effectively: How about 1,000,000 bucks?'” On Nov. 29, George dropped one other bombshell: For the previous 25 years, he is been chopping his personal hair — with the help of a famous infomercial product, the Flowbee. “My haircuts take actually two minutes,” George advised “CBS Sunday Morning” whereas selling new film “The Midnight Sky.”
Masters (third) diploma
The drama surrounding the grasp recordings of Taylor Swift‘s first six albums reared its head once more after they had been bought this month for greater than $300 million. Supervisor and label exec Scooter Braun made the cope with an funding fund, experiences revealed on Nov. 16. Final 12 months, Taylor made it clear she was furious after her former file label, Massive Machine Label Group, was bought to Scooter’s Ithaca Holdings, which she known as her “worst case state of affairs.” After information of the present sale broke, Taylor once more lashed out. “As you recognize, for the previous 12 months I have been actively attempting to regain possession of my grasp recordings. With that objective in thoughts, my group tried to enter into negotiations with Scooter Braun,” she mentioned on social media. “Scooters group needed me to signal an ironclad NDA stating I might by no means say one other phrase about Scooter Braun until it was constructive, earlier than we might even take a look at the monetary information of BMLG (which is all the time step one in a purchase order of this nature. I must signal a doc that might silence me eternally earlier than I might also have a likelihood to bid by myself work.” The wording of the NDA, she mentioned, was akin to somebody attempting to “silence an assault accuser by paying them off.” She maintained, “This was the second time my music had been bought with out my information.” Taylor wrote a letter to the brand new proprietor of her masters, Shamrock Holdings. In that letter, she was upfront about her plans to re-record her masters — one thing she started to do that month.
Most cancers reveal
On Nov. 6, beloved “Right this moment” present weatherman, journalist and co-host Al Roker revealed on the NBC morning program that he’d been diagnosed with prostate cancer. Al — who shared his personal information so he might assist increase consciousness of the illness, which impacts one in 9 males — was scheduled to bear surgical procedure the next week to have his prostate eliminated. “It is a good news-bad information type of factor,” he advised viewers. “Excellent news is we caught it early. Not-great information is that it is a bit aggressive, so I will be taking a while off to deal with this.” He added, “We’ll simply wait and see, and hopefully in about two weeks I will be again [on ‘Today’].” Al returned to the morning present on Nov. 23, saying, “I really feel good, I actually do.”
Hollywood celebrated the upcoming resident change at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. early within the month. On Nov. 3, hundreds of thousands of Individuals watched because the 2020 presidential election outcomes started coming in. Little did we all know, everybody must anticipate just a few days. For almost all of election evening, each main get together candidates remained mum whereas watching outcomes are available. Ultimately, former Vice President Joe Biden urged endurance. President Donald Trump, nonetheless, declared victory and mentioned he needed vote counting of legitimately forged ballots to cease. Hollywood (and lots of in America) were livid with Trump’s premature victory claims and his demand to cease counting authorized votes. “We now have despatched troops to different nations to cease dictators from doing what Trump simply did. That is NOT how our elections work. We WILL #CountEveryVote,” Sophia Bush tweeted. Padma Lakshmi mentioned, “Like every part else he says- it has no worth or authorized which means.” Then, on Nov. 7, Biden was projected because the winner of election. Many celebrities, together with John Legend and Chrissy Teigen, took to the streets to have a good time. Trump, by the way in which, has mentioned Biden solely received due to “voter fraud,” however he is put forth no proof to indicate such a factor. He has refused to concede.
Justin Bieber‘s shut buddy and pastor, Carl Lentz, was fired from his in style Hillsong Church for “ethical failures” on Nov. 5. Though Justin and Carl reportedly had a falling out just a few years in the past, they had been as soon as almost inseparable. “Right this moment Hillsong Church East Coast suggested our congregation that we’ve terminated the employment of Pastor Carl Lentz. This motion was not taken evenly and was executed in the perfect pursuits of everybody, together with Pastor Carl,” the church mentioned. “It could not be acceptable for us to enter element concerning the occasions that led to this resolution. Our focus at the moment is to honor God and pastorally look after our East Coast church group in addition to the Lentz household.” Carl — who was shut with a gaggle of different celebrities together with Kendall Jenner, Kourtney Kardashian, Selena Gomez and others — publicly admitted he cheated on his spouse, who additionally misplaced her job as a Hillsong pastor amid Carl’s scandal.
Teresa Giudice has a new man. In early November, the fact TV star was noticed at a soccer recreation with a man and a photograph emerged of his hand on her waist. On Nov. 9, Web page Six recognized her thriller beau as New Jersey-based businessman Luis “Louie” Ruelas, a 46-year-old single father of two. “The connection may be very new, however each are very completely satisfied,” a supply advised Web page Six. Louie is the co-founder of Digital Media Options, a digital advertising and marketing firm. That is Teresa’s first reliable relationship since finalizing her divorce from ex Joe Giudice. On the Nov. 22 episode of “Watch What Occurs Reside,” Teresa confirmed the romance. “It is pretty new,” she advised host Andy Cohen, “so I am taking issues gradual and we’ll see the place it goes from there.”
One other “Actual Housewives” union bites the mud. After 21 years of marriage, Erika Jayne and Tom Girardi are divorcing. The “The Actual Housewives of Beverly Hills” star, 49, and Tom 81, did not have a prenuptial agreement, experiences claimed. “After a lot consideration I’ve determined to finish my marriage to Tom Girardi. This isn’t a step taken evenly or simply,” she mentioned in a press release on Nov. 3. “I’ve nice love and respect for Tom and for our years and the lives we constructed collectively. It’s my absolute want to proceed by means of this course of with respect and with the privateness that each Tom and I deserve. I request that others give us that privateness as effectively.” There’s hypothesis that Erika already has a new man.
Scary state of affairs
Jeannie Mai was compelled to abruptly stop “Dancing With The Stars” on account of a life-threatening difficulty known as epiglottitis. On Nov. 2, Jeannie mentioned she was “heartbroken” over the choice. In a video taken within the hospital, Jeannie advised followers, “I discovered that I’ve a throat abscess, the place my tonsils and my throat had gotten so contaminated that it began permeating to the remainder of the areas behind my neck and my ears that I needed to get emergency surgical procedure, which is why I am right here now.” She added that docs advised her, “In the event you had waited yet one more day, your throat would have closed up.” Jeannie returned to “The Actual” in late November and he or she additionally appeared on the season finale of “DWTS.”
Nasty break up
Phil Collins’ authorized battle with ex-wife Orianne Cevey is getting nastier… and really private. The previous couple has been combating over his Miami home, which he says she and her new husband have refused to depart. She argues that Phil did not make good on a promise to offer her half of their $40 million dwelling. On Nov. 9, Orianne filed authorized docs claiming the Genesis drummer had a serious substance abuse problem. She later acquired private and mentioned he was a “hermit” who “stopped showering, brushing his enamel and dressing correctly (actually, he didn’t bathe or brush his enamel from 2019 till August 2020 when he vacated)” their property. She additional added that he could not carry out within the bed room. Phil’s group denied all her claims and mentioned she’s merely attempting to extort him and besmirch his identify. “What does this must do with the case?” Phil’s group wrote in a subsequent court docket submitting. “Is the court docket going to listen to proof concerning the events’ intercourse life or study Phil Collins’ dental information, or get images of his wardrobe to resolve if he verbally promised [his ex] 50% of his Miami Seashore mansion? In fact not.”
Cassie Randolph and Colton Underwood are on amicable phrases once more. On Nov. 3, she dropped the restraining order she had in opposition to the previous “The Bachelor” star. A police investigation into Colton’s conduct was additionally dropped at Cassie’s request. Cassie had beforehand accused her ex of stalking and harassment. She additionally claimed he put a monitoring machine on her automotive in order that he might monitor her whereabouts. “Right this moment Cassie requested the court docket to dismiss the momentary restraining order in opposition to me. The 2 of us had been in a position to attain a non-public settlement to deal with any of Cassie’s issues,” Colton mentioned in a press release. “I don’t consider Cassie did something flawed in submitting for the restraining orders and in addition consider she acted in good religion. I respect everybody’s respect for privateness concerning this matter.”
Christina Anstead and Ant Anstead are shifting ahead to legally finish their temporary marriage. On Nov. 3, the “Flip or Flop” star filed divorce papers in Orange County, California. The submitting wasn’t a lot of a shock, as the 2 announced their separation in September, and Ant later implied it was Christina’s resolution. The couple shares 1-year-old son Hudson London. Whereas this was happening, Ant introduced that he was leaving his gig internet hosting “Wheeler Sellers.”