KHLOE KARDASHIAN SHARES POST ABOUT HEARTBREAK: Two months after she split from Tristan Thompson over his alleged infidelity with her sister Kylie Jenner’s best friend Jordyn Woods, Khloe Kardashian is understandably still seemingly smarting. In an Instagram post, she seemed to allude to his betrayal. "The saddest thing about our story is that we could have made it work. If you cared about me like I cared about you, you would have fought for me. But you didn't. So its clear, i was right every time that i told you that i loved you more. You always denied it and said you loved me more, but i guess now we know," the post read.
BILL COSBY ACCUSES JUDGE OF ‘RACIAL HATRED’: Lawyers for Bill Cosby filed a bail application on his behalf Wednesday, accusing a judge who sentenced him to prison of being part of a racist plot against him, Page Six reports. "His dishonorable conduct makes me smile, because this judge is being exposed, and it shows that this is bigger than me," a post on Cosby’s Instagram reads. "O’Neill now has his formula: tried, true and tested to destroy any black man and/or colored man In America."The 81-year-old is serving three-to-10 years after being convicted of assaulting Andrea Constand.
MEGHAN MARKLE WANTS THREE MONTHS OFF: Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are set to welcome their first child together any day now, and when they do, Meghan is hoping to have three months off, instead of the possible royal year she could ask for. A royal source tells the Sun: "Meghan has made it very clear she wants to return to work as soon as possible. She has huge amounts of energy, is extremely determined and wants to be as hands-on as possible with her charities." In other news, her estranged father Thomas, who famously canceled his plans to walk her down the aisle right before her May wedding, will reportedly not be a welcome figure in the baby’s life.
RYAN PHILLIPPE’S EX WINS BATTLE WITH LAPD OVER RECORDS: The Blast obtained court documents stating that a judge has granted Elsie Hewitt access to records from any cases of domestic violence Ryan Phillippe has been involved in. She is reportedly interested in obtaining records of accusations made by his ex-fiancee Paulina Slagter. Phillippe has argued that they are conspiring against him.
FRED SAVAGE SETTLES HARASSMENT SUIT WITH ACCUSER: Fred Savage has settled a harassment suit filed by female crew member Youngjoo Hwang, her attorney told Page Six. "The case has been resolved and we have dismissed the lawsuit," said Hwang’s lawyer, Anahita Sedaghatfar. "We are very pleased with the resolution." No word on the financial terms, but they feel they made their point. "My hope is that by her speaking out, other women who have been victims of abuse of power will find the courage to do the same," she continued. "We are in a #metoo era and while we still have a long way to go, we are finally seeing progress and I will continue to do my part to help victims seek justice."
Lee Daniels broke his silence on Jussie Smollett’s alleged attack via Instagram shortly after the news broke. He has since spoken out about the situation following the numerous developments. During a recent radio interview, Lee explained, "My initial thoughts, I went to Instagram. It was uhh, probably the most devastating. Regardless, I’m not a judge. There’s only two judges, God and that man with the gavel. Those are the only two judges. I cannot judge. I can only have compassion. And, uh, so, my thoughts are inconsequential."
He continued on how the situation has affected his hit show, Empire, saying, "We’re in talks now to figure out what we’re gonna do with the show. I seen this ‘SNL’ piece about me because it was real. It’s traumatic, it has traumatized the show, it has traumatized the actors. It is very painful to talk about…even now. And I think that we’re still living it and we’re still trying to figure it out. And regardless, you know what? I’m still standing by him… because regardless of the outcome because I can’t just discard someone. That’s like discarding my son."
AUDIO: LEE DANIELS ON JUSSIE SMOLLETT CLIP 1
AUDIO: LEE DANIELS ON JUSSIE SMOLLETT CLIP 2
Fully moving on.
Wendy Williams has cut her ex Kevin Hunter out of her life personally and professionally. After filing for divorce from her husband of more than two decades last week, the 54-year-old hired famed producer Bernie Young as her manager, Page Six reports.
Hunter, in addition to being married to Williams, was also her longtime manager and the executive producer of the popular talk show that bears her name. Soon after divorcing him, she also removed him from her professional life.
Page Six reports that it is unclear if Young will take on exec producer duties at The Wendy Williams Show, though he did previously work as an EP on both The Rosie O’Donnell Show and Martha.
The two most prominent figures in the college admissions scandal, Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin, are taking completely opposite approaches to their legal case. While Huffman has pleaded guilty and issued a mea culpa that expressed "shame" and "regret" for allegedly shelling out $15K to ease her child’s way into college, Loughlin is pleading not guilty and claiming she had no idea what she was doing was untoward.
Loughlin and her husband Mossimo Giannulli plan to mount a defense saying that they had no idea that allegedly shelling out $500K to get their daughters Bella and Olivia Jade into University of Southern California was illegal, sources tell People.
"You read the complaint and they look like criminal masterminds," the source tells People. "But they really didn’t know the legalities of what was going on. They’re not lawyers and they’re not experts. They were parents who simply wanted to make sure that their daughters got into a good school."
One major issue, TMZ points out, is Giannulli sent $100K directly to an assistant athletic director, which may make it look like a straight-up bribe, instead of the less direct, but more technically legal horse-trading that often goes on at elite colleges. (I.e., parents fund a new school building, and their children get in).
OLIVIA AND LORI ARE SPEAKING AGAIN
Meanwhile, Instagram influencer Olivia Jade, who was reportedly on the outs with her mother over the scandal (Olivia Jade has been dropped from several lucrative sponsorship deals, including one with Sephora over the optics), is now speaking to her mom again.
"Olivia was angry with her parents at first, but now realizes that they were just trying to do what’s best for her," a source tells Us Weekly. "Olivia loves her mom and dad very much, but is especially close with Lori."
Loughlin and Giannulli are reportedly facing 20-40 years behind bars, while Huffman may be looking at a year thanks to her plea deal and the smaller transaction.
People has dubbed the 47-year-old Jennifer Garner as 2019’s Most Beautiful Person, citing not only her picture-perfect looks, but her activism, and laid-back and supportive approach to her divorce from Ben Affleck. (She’s the one who drove him to rehab for the third time after he ended up splashed across tabloids accepting whiskey deliveries at home and cavorting with a Playboy model, you may recall).
As is standard procedure upon receiving Most Beautiful status, Garner swung by the Ellen DeGeneres Show to unveil the cover, confessing: "You guys are the first people to know. My mom doesn’t know, my sisters, my kids ― nobody knows."
"People is now a magazine for AARP," she joked.
She said: "Do you know, how many times have been here? I have never been more nervous than I am today. I guess I just thought you guys would boo. Like, you guys are expecting Kaia Gerber, and it’s me. And I feel like bolting. I feel like I should go, you know what I mean? Because it’s so ridiculous. It’s silly, but it’s nice."
She told People that the compliment she hears most frequently is that she’s "prettier in person than I am on screen."
Garner also revealed that she doesn’t read anything about herself in the media. "Zero. Not only do I not read comments, I work very hard to not see the pictures, to not read articles or to know what’s out there at all," she says. "And it’s not that I don’t care, it’s that I care too much. Instagram is a different story because I don’t get a lot of people being mean."
AUDIO: JENNIFER GARNER ON ELLEN DEGENERES
Modern Family star Sarah Hyland has navigated several life-threatening health challenges in the past decade. Between hospitalizations and surgeries to treat her kidney dysplasia, to managing her endometriosis, she has had more to contend with than most people will experience in a lifetime.
The 28-year-old discussed her self-care strategy with People, explaining that balance is key for her. Hyland said: "It really is this balance of mental, emotional and physical reality. So if you’re feeling mentally and emotionally drained, or if you are in a very dark space, you have to pull the string on the other side to lift you up out of that."
For Hyland, that means working out; and she admits to having had trouble getting to the gym since undergoing a second kidney transplant in September of 2017. "I haven’t really been able to work out the past four months," she said. "It’s just been putting me in a more anxiety ridden place. You have all of these plans and something happens where you’re not able to do it."
Instead, she’s focusing on treating her skin. She described the process in a new waterproof book for the brand Oil of Olay.
"I’ve been using the Olay Moisture Ribbons Plus body wash for the past two to three weeks, and even though I haven’t been able to physically get back to the body that I used to have when I worked out five or six times a week, just using this body wash and seeing the transformation in my skin has made me feel more comfortable in it," she wrote in Transformation by Olay. "To be able to take control of my body and use a product that makes me feel comfortable, because I’m not able to do what normally makes me feel comfortable, has been really amazing."
Hyland told People that focusing on self-care has helped her since she can’t control her health: "It’s been a big transformation for me, not only health wise, but emotionally, physically and mentally. If you don’t have control in some areas of your life, you need to be able to take control of the other ones that you can do."
John Stamos and wife Caitlin McHugh had an unusually memorable birth experience. The 55-year-old Fuller House star, who btw, refers to himself as the "baby whisperer," tells People that McHugh went to the doctor with contractions, but was told it was a false alarm.
"The doctor said, ‘Why don’t you go home and have a glass of wine?’" Stamos said. "She normally doesn’t drink and hadn’t for months."
That seemed to get things moving, and McHugh, who Stamos described as "hammered," went into labor. The first few weeks were scary, they recall. "He wasn’t fully baked, so that was very scary in the beginning," said McHugh. "He was very, very small … fragile, little. Every time he fell asleep, you’re like, ‘Please wake up.’ We were constantly checking to make sure he was still breathing."
All’s well that ends well, and the pair have embraced parenthood.
McHugh said, "All we talk about now is baby poo," Stamos chimed in, "I waited a long time for a kid. He can poo and pee on me all he wants."
JOHN DAVID WASHINGTON & ALICIA VIKANDER TO LEAD BORN TO BE MURDERED: John David Washington, Alicia Vikander, Boyd Holbrook and Vicky Krieps are set to lead the cast for Born To Be Murdered. Luca Guadagnino is producing, along with his team behind the Oscar-winner Call Me By Your Name. Born To Be Murdered is set in Athens and will feature a vacationing couple, Washington and Vikander, who fall into a trap. Ferdinando Cito Filomarino (Antonia) will direct.
ABIGAIL DISNEY TAKES ROGER IGER TO TASK: In a fiery op-ed published in the Washington Post under the headline, "It’s time to call out my family’s company — and anyone else rich off their workers’ backs," Abigail Disney, Walt’s grand-niece, took the company to task for paying Robert Iger $65 million last year. "That’s 1,424 times the median pay of a Disney worker. To put that gap in context, in 1978, the average CEO made about 30 times a typical worker’s salary. Since 1978, CEO pay has grown by 937 percent, while the pay of an average worker grew just 11.2 percent," Disney wrote, adding that this "growth in inequality has affected every corner of American life." Do you agree with her?
BEN AFFLECK TO STAR IN, DIRECT GHOST ARMY: Ben Affleck has signed on to direct and star in Ghost Army, a World War II film for Universal Pictures. True Detectiv’s Nic Pizzolato penned the script, which was based on the Rick Beyer & Elizabeth Sayles book The Ghost Army of World War II: How One Top-Secret Unit Deceived the Enemy with Inflatable Tanks, Sound Effects, and Other Audacious Fakery.
KATHY GRIFFIN TO HOST 2019 SHORTY AWARDS: Kathy Griffin has signed on to host this year’s Shorty Awards; she is a finalist herself in the "best celebrity" category. She is competing with Joe Biden, Jonah Hill, Lil Miquela, Reese Witherspoon and Russell Brand. The Shorty Awards honor the best of social media by recognizing influencers, brands and organizations on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram and more. The 11th Annual Shorty Awards will take place May 5 at 6 p.m. ET at the Playstation Theater in New York's Times Square. The show will also live-stream on Twitter, YouTube and at ShortyAwards.com.