Ben Affleck Dumped By Lindsay Shookus Due to Drinking?

As you’ve likely heard by now, Ben Affleck checked into rehab earlier this week as a result of his ongoing struggle with alcoholism.

The decision to seek further treatment was prompted by an intervention coordinated by Affleck’s estranged wife, Jennifer Garner.

Ben Affleck, Lindsay Shookus

Garner and Affleck effectively ended their marriage two years ago (though they have yet to finalize their divorce), but they still have three kids together, so it stands to reason that she would be concerned for her ex’s health.

Ben’s most recent ex, Lindsay Shookus, has no such ties to the actor, so it’s equally unsurprising that she decided to bail when his problematic drinking started to become a source of strife.

While it was originally reported that Affleck dumped Shookus for Playboy model Shauna Sexton, sources now say Lindsay was actually the one to pull the plug on the relationship.

And her decision was reportedly spurred by Ben’s reckless boozing.

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“The notion that Ben was taking steps to be healthier and sober prior to this intervention isn’t all true,” a source tells Us Weekly.

“Ben hasn’t been sober or been that present for his family and relationship with Lindsay, and now everyone knows the reason why,” the insider adds.

“He was suffering, and his addiction undoubtedly took over.”

The source goes on to claim that as a mother and successful career woman, Lindsay simply couldn’t afford any further association with Ben and his increasingly problematic behavior.

“Lindsay does not want to be involved in the media circus that follows Ben — especially in this difficult time,” the source tells Us.

“She is a private person and has taken the necessary steps to avoid the hurtful and often unwelcome attention.”

Of course, the fact that Affleck has a reputation for becoming belligerent and destructive while drunk probably didn’t help the situation.

“When Ben drinks, he gets nasty and it’s hard to be around him,” a source tells Radar Onlne.

“His behavior was a big turn off to Lindsay, who prides herself on her work and her motivation for life,” the insider adds.

Of course, reps for Ben are countering these claims and insisting that Affleck and Shookus amicably decided to go their separate ways. 

“They tried really hard to make it work, but distance combined with work obligations and other factors made it something that could not work at this time,” claims one source.

Yes, Ben may be keeping a low profile in treatment, but his PR team is still working around the clock to protect his reputation.


Scheana Marie: Getting Dumped By Rob Valletta Was Harder Than My Divorce!

If you watched the Vanderpump Rules Season 6 reunion show on Monday, then you bore witness to some instances of genuine emotion – and of course, some truly cringe-inducing melodrama.

Naturally, most of the moments in the latter category belonged to Scheana Marie, who should really 86 the four pounds of fake eyelashes if she’s gonna keep crying nonstop at these things.

Before Jax’s tantrum sent Scheana running from the stage in tears, she welled up over a different conversation.

And if you watched the show all season, you’ll probably have no trouble guessing the single syllable that sent her into an emotional tailspin.

At the mere mention of the word “Rob,” Scheana lapsed into a bittersweet daydream about being ignored while watching some dude mount a flatscreen on the wall.

Though the split wasn’t featured on the show, the world learned right before the Season 6 premiere that Scheana and Rob had broken up.

More specifically – and bluntly – he dumped her.

The reunion was really the first time that Scheana spoke publicly and at length about the split – and many viewers were very surprised by what she had to say.

“I was head over heels in love with [Rob],” she told host Andy Cohen.

“I was for a really long time and it didn’t work out but I’ve loved Rob for 12 years and he broke my f-cking heart. For the first time, that genuinely broke me.”

She added:

“The divorce, there were some many things that I was able to justify, we shouldn’t be together for this, this, that, and the other, but Rob genuinely broke my f**king heart.”

There’s a lot to unpack there, but fans mostly focused on two things:

The fact that Scheana claimed to be in love with Rob for 12 years, and the revelation that it was the first time a relationship “broke” her.

We suppose it wouldn’t be so odd to say those things, were it not for the fact that until last year, Scheana was married to Mike Shay.

In other words, she was in love with another guy the whole time and the end of her 4-month relationship with Rob was harder than her freakin’ divorce!

Here’s the thing – we believe her.

Normally, the idea that being dumped by a casual fling could be harder than the end of a marriage would seem absurd, but Scheana is a creature of pure ego.

With Mike, she was in the driver’s seat, and at the time of their split, she seemed to have definitively “won” the breakup.

(Although the revelation that she was pining for another dude the whole time definitely casts that relationship in a whole new light.)

With Rob, however, we saw her a reverse of the reacher/settler dynamic.

Rob was very clearly just not that into Scheana from the start, and despite her desperate efforts to make it work, in the end, she suffered the humiliation of a public dumping.

On social media, both Mike and Rob had their say during the reunion show.

Asked if Scheana ever thinks about anyone other than herself, Mike replied simply, “No.”

For his part, Valletta was warned by a fan that he was “about to get dragged tonight.”

He responded, “I know. That’s why they didn’t invite me to the reunion.”

Interestingly, the reunion revealed that Scheana is single for the first time in a very long time.

For her sake, she might want to stay that way for a while.

Watch Vanderpump Rules online for more shenanigans from the former Scheana Shay.


Body-Shaming Douche Canoe Gets Dumped by GF, Twitter Applauds

It's time to meet Shelby Johnson… and her total loser of an ex-boyfriend.

Shelby recently took to social media in order to seek advice about the guy she was dating, a partner who she does not name but whose messages she does reveal to the public.

And these messages are simply straight-up cruel.

They attempt to shame Shelby over her body, prompting her to ask followers what she ought to do about him.

Thankfully, these followers give Shelby the perfect advice, which she eventually takes triumphantly.

Scroll down to familiarize yourself with her story — and to hate on this anonymous loser of a man.

1. This is Shelby

And this is Shelby’s body. We have nothing negative to say about it, certainly. Who would?!?

2. This is What Shelby Asked Her Friends About

This is what shelby asked her friends about
Shelby gave her weight and asked for assistance on what to do about a boyfriend who would dare insult her figure.

3. WTH, Dude?!?

Yes, this loser actually told his girlfriend that she should do something about her “gut.”

4. You Have a Beer Gut, Babe

For the double standard record, can you imagine if a woman said this to a man? He’d probably laugh with pride and crack open a cold one.

5. It Doesn’t Matter, Shelby

Don’t let him get into your head like this. It doesn’t matter what you weighed.

6. I Worked Hard for This!

Shelby shared a brief history of her body and weight struggles, making us sympathize with her even more.

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Meghan Markle Dissed Trump, Dumped Ex-Husband “Out of the Blue,” Tell-All Claims

Meghan Markle is soon to be a member of the royal family.

And that means she’ll soon be subjected to a level of scrutiny that’s unfathomable to Americans who aren’t among the one percent of A-list celebrities.

We’ve known for quite some time that a Markle tell-all by famed royal biographer Andrew Morton is on the way, but early press about the book suggested it would contain very few salacious tidbits.

For the most part, Morton is respectful toward his royal subjects, and as a result, he’s been granted unprecedented access to the inner-workings of Buckingham Palace.

But he also has to sell books to a reading public with the attention span of a small rodent on bath salts.

Thus, he’s expected to deliver a handful of lightly scandalous insights into life behind palace walls, and based on newly-released excerpts, Meghan: A Hollywood Princess doesn’t disappoint.

It seems The Sun has been publishing tidbits all week, and they started things off on an endearing note with a portion about Meghan’s long-standing love for Princess Diana:

“According to family friends, she was intrigued by Diana, not just for her style, but for her independent humanitarian mission, seeing her as a role model,” Morton writes.

One associate of Markle’s is quoted as saying the actress “wants to be Princess Diana 2.0.”

A little weird for Harry, but we’re sure the Brits ate it up.

Naturally, Morton can’t ignore the elephant in the room regarding Meghan’s past.

We’re talking of course about the fact that Markle is divorced, which is apparently something that elderly Britons are having a hard time getting over.

One insider claims that Meghan dumped her first husband, Trevor Engelson, in brutal fashion:

“A wealthy entrepreneur friend claimed the marriage ended so abruptly that Meghan sent Trevor her diamond wedding and engagement rings back by registered mail,” Morton writes.

“Another (friend) confirmed that the decision to end the marriage was made by Meghan and had come ‘totally out of the blue.’” 

Aside from the inevitable details about Meghan’s sketchy sister, that might be as scandalous a passage as you’ll find in Hollywood Princess.

Of course, the detail that’s sure to win Meghan the most fans on this side of the pond comes to us courtesy of Markle’s days as a “briefcase girl” on the early 2000s game show Deal or No Deal.

Aside from Howie Mandel’s OCD, the stars of the show were a bunch of twenty-something models, so naturally, Donald Trump paid an unannounced visit to the set one day.

And it seems Meg wanted nothing to do with Ol’ Yellow Eyes:

“Fellow briefcase girl Tameka Jacobs told me, ‘He was super-creepy, but some girls were attracted to money and power and took his number,” Morton claims.

“Meghan was one of the girls who gave him a wide berth.”

Morton goes on to say that despite rumors to the contrary it seems unlikely that any Trumps will be invited to the royal wedding.

We’re sure that snub will go over well.

In other words, get ready for nuclear war with the UK, folks!

Should be a doozy.


Jennifer Aniston & Justin Theroux: Who Dumped Whom and Why?

As you’ve no doubt heard by now, Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux have broken up after just two and a half years of marriage.

On social media and in the tabloids, you can find countless theories about why the actors decided to call it quits, but Jen and Justin have been mum on the issue.

Despite the standard request for privacy, however, sources close to the former couple have been spilling the tea so such reputable media outlets as People.

And so, a clear picture of exactly what went wrong is beginning to emerge, and the details have many fans downright shocked.

In the days after the split, the most common narrative was that Aniston left Theroux for Brad Pitt.

Now, that story is being exposed for the fan fiction that it always appeared to be.

For starters, those who know the couple best say Jen wasn’t the one to pull the plug on the relationship.

“It seems Justin gave up many months ago,” a source close to the actress tells People.

“For the past few months, he has spent very little time in L.A. Jen very recently started telling people that they were over. She seems okay now, but was still hoping as of a few weeks ago that they could figure things out.”

It seems Jen and Justin chose a rather ironic date for their last face-to-face meeting:

“They saw each other late at night on Valentine’s Day in L.A.,” the insider claims.

“They decided together that they would make the announcement the next day. Justin flew on a private jet to L.A. to see Jen one last time.”

The source adds that not only was Justin the one who decided to call it quits, it was his decision to go public with the breakup.

“Jen didn’t want to announce it for as long as possible, because she wanted to avoid the media attention,” says the insider.

“Jen hoped that Justin would be low-key on her birthday so people weren’t wondering why he wasn’t with her. But that’s not Justin’s style,” the informant adds.

“He wanted to make the announcement so he can live his life.”

While we may never find out exactly what caused the actors to part ways, the consensus seems to be that Justin is th one who called it quits.

Given how closely Jen guards her privacy, it might be quite some time before more details emerge.


Kylie Jenner: DUMPED By Travis Scott Just Days After Giving Birth?!

As you’ve no doubt heard by now, Kylie Jenner welcomed her first child on February 1.

When one of the most famous women on the planet starts a family, the internet tends to sit up and take notice, particularly when said woman is fresh off a several month social media hiatus.

Not surprisingly, Kylie’s personal life is a subject of constant scrutiny and speculation these days, and she can’t share the details fast enough to keep her legion of devoted fans happy.

Yesterday, Kylie revealed that she named her daughter Stormi, and the response was about as mixed as you would expect.

Unfortunately for the 20-year-old new mom, that nugget of information wasn’t enough to satisfy her most rabid social media followers.

Now, Kylie obsessives have turned their attention to her relationship with Stormi’s father, Travis Scott.

Rumors of Kylie and Travis breaking up have been circulating for months, but sources claimed they were both committed to working on their problems for the sake of their daughter.

However, it seems that resolution was short-lived, as several sources are reporting today that Kylie and Travis have called it quits in the wake of a blow-out fight.

Insiders claim that all was well when Stormi first entered the world.

Travis was in the delivery room, and he even sent Kylie an arrangement of 443 roses in reference to the fact that Stormi was born at 4:43 pm.

Shortly thereafter, however, reports of trouble in paradise went public.

The exact cause of Kylie and Travis’ spat remains unknown, but informants close to the couple say he stormed off and they haven’t communicated since.

The most common speculation is that Travis simply isn’t willing to put his career and active social life on the back burner in order to focus on being a dad.

“Travis is loving life right now – his career is red hot and he’s raking in the money,” says one insider.

“This is the lifestyle that Travis has always wanted – performing in front of thousands of screaming fans, private jets, champagne, parties – he’s really living the high life,” the source added.

“When Kylie got pregnant, Travis never pretended he was going to be the model dad… He’s never intended to put his career on ice so he can just sit around at home with her night after night.”

Sounds like the tradition of Kardashian clan women getting knocked up by seriously questionable dudes will continue unabated.


Kailyn Lowry: Taking Javi Marroquin Back After He Dumped Briana DeJesus?!

Things have been rough between Kailyn Lowry and Javi Marroquin for a while now.

Pretty much ever since they met.

Sure, they were probably in love or whatever at some point — they did get married and have a baby together, after all — but things have never really been easy between them.

Remember how much they would fight over anything and everything? Literally just any old thing?

It was bad

But although there was a lot of bad blood between them, they managed to put aside their issues last year for the sake of their son, Lincoln.

At some point, it even seemed like they were forming a pretty solid friendship.

Or at least they were before Briana DeJesus came into the picture.

When Javi started dating Briana last fall, his relationship with Kailyn pretty much fell apart. There was drama between the two of them, and between Kailyn and Briana.

Again, it was bad.

Unfortunately — or let’s be real this was probably best for everyone involved — Javi and Briana broke up earlier this month.

It wasn’t a terribly dramatic breakup or anything. The big issues were that he wanted to settle down and get married again, and also that she planned on getting more plastic surgery and he wasn’t cool with it.

But still, they’re no longer together, and so it seems like he and Kailyn are able to tolerate each other once again.

So are they tolerating each other enough to give love one more chance?!

Javi appeared on Kailyn’s podcast this week, and they touched on the subject of a possible reconciliation in the future.

You know, because it worked so well the first time around.

“I just think that there’s a lot of history between us that neither one of us will ever let go,” Javi explained.

“Even if we were to try again in the future it wouldn’t work because I know the type of person I am and the type of person she is. We argue. It just wouldn’t happen.”

It’s interesting because while he admitted that things would never work out between them, he did say “if we were to try again in the future.”

When are these two crazy kids going to get it together?!

Kailyn confirmed that their love just is not meant to be, saying that “Javi argues out of passion. Javi is a habitual arguer and a ‘never letter goer.'”

“I couldn’t have said it better,” she told him. “I don’t think we could get back together.”

They both agreed that being on Teen Mom 2 definitely played a hand in the downfall of their marriage, and thankfully Javi admitted that jumping from one Teen Mom to another probably wasn’t the best idea.

“I’m trying to learn from my mistakes and not repeat those mistakes so moving forward, I’m not gonna mix that,” he said.

What, was he thinking about landing another Teen Mom next before he came to this realization? Should Leah Messer be on the lookout?

It actually sounds like he’s still a little hung up on Briana.

“I don’t know what the future holds,” he told Kailyn about his most recent ex. “There is a lot we have to discuss and talk about before we make any other decisions.”

“But if we do get back together, I would hope we can all get along.”

Fat chance, buddy.

“It would never happen,” Kailyn replied. “We would never get along. You allowed her to disrespect me to my face, also on camera, also in text messages.”

“When I said what I had to say in a nice way you defended her and not me. We raise a son together, you don’t raise a son with her.”

There’s that good old bickering we know and love!

Look, is there any real chance that these two will ever get back together?

Yes, honestly. It definitely could happen — there seems to be some unresolved feelings there for sure.

But is there an even bigger chance that they will go back and forth between being friendly and being ridiculously, hilariously petty for the rest of their whole entire lives?

You bet your bottom dollar.


Wendy Williams: Travis Scott Totally Dumped Pregnant Kylie Jenner!

Wendy Williams is once again enjoying one of her favorite pastimes: bullying Kylie Jenner.

See, Wendy has a theory. She thinks that Kylie’s radio silence about her pregnancy isn’t because of body image or shyness or a desire to keep this one part of her life private.

She believes that it’s because Travis Scott left her.

Nobody’s really sure of how Travis Scott fits into this. Is he delighted to have hit the lottery by impregnating a massively wealthy then-19-year-old after only one month of dating?

Or is he horrified to have his young and carefree days behind him as he suddenly becomes a father?

Rumor has it that Travis has cheated on a very pregnant Kylie. If true, that seems unfair to Kylie, even though he probably never asked to be in this situation.

Of course, it’s also been reported that perhaps Travis dumped Kylie on Christmas. The two of them had struggled to agree about how to spend the holidays in the first place, and some wondered if they decided to just call it quits.

This is all speculation, which is tricky because Kylie refuses to make much of anything public.

But Wendy Williams thinks that Kylie’s silence is because she and Travis broke up.

“But Kylie remains silent. Well, why do you think? I guessed right away: because she’s not with Travis Scott anymore.”

She describes what she believes happened with Kylie and Travis.

“Please, that was a split and run, in my mind.”

She explains what that means.

“Like, the condom split, she took the test and was probably like, ‘Oh my god, what do I do now? Travis!'”

Wendy then proposes what she imagines Travis would have said in response:

“He’s like, ‘No, I’m a rock star. You got plenty of money on your own, figure it out … I’ll pay child support from afar.'”

if that exchange took place, it probably would have had to have been recent.

After all, Kylie and Travis were spotted together in Houston just before Halloween.

And then they Kylie and Travis were spotted together in late December.

But what Wendy proposes — that Kylie is hiding because she’s embarrassed about Travis having abandoned her after knocking her up — isn’t the wildest celebrity conspiracy theory we’ve heard lately.

“She’s only 20, you know what I mean. Remember when you were 20, you didn’t want anything to do with a baby.”

We don’t often admit to having the same thought at Wendy, but what she said next might as well have been plucked from our own minds:

“But, you know, her 20 is like 35.”

Various people have remarked that Kylie seems old for her age. Not mature, just old. Even when Kylie was just 17, her makeup and attitude made her seem more like Kendall’s young, hot stepmom than like her younger sister.

“She grew up on TV in front of us. She’s got the [mid-life crisis] makeover already.”

This is when Wendy essentially told Kylie to enjoy her ugly baby.

“Just saying.”

Ultimately, Wendy Williams hopes for the best. First of all for the baby itself.

“But 20, with a baby. And then we’re going to be judging her parenting skills.”

Some 20-year-old moms are amazing parents. It’s rare, but it happens. Kylie has resources, a support network, and some clear caretaking instincts that she’s displayed with her dogs. Maybe she’ll beat the odds.

“Is she out with the baby? Does she have a whole bunch of help? Is Travis part of the baby’s life?”

Wendy, believe it or not, also has well wishes for Kylie herself.

“Good luck Kylie.”

And it sounds like Wendy hopes that she’s wrong about Travis.

“And Travis, please do right by this girl!”