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Elizabeth Gilbert Mourns Death of Partner Rayya Elias

Elizabeth Gilbert – the author best known for the book Eat, Pray, Love – has shared a moving message on Instagram in memory of her partner, Rayya Ellis.

The 57-year old tragically passed away this week.

Along with the following photo of Ellis playing guitar, Gilbert wrote the following.

(We’ll just quote her word for word, in its entirety, out of respect.)

She was my love, my heart, my best friend, my teacher, my rebel, my angel, my protector, my challenger, my partner, my muse, my wizard, my surprise, my gift, my comet, my liberator, my rock star, my completely impossible non-cooperator, my otherworldly visitor, my spiritual portal, and my baby.

I loved you so much, Rayya. Thank you for letting me walk with you right to the edge of the river.

It has been the greatest honor of my life. I would tell you to rest in peace, but I know that you always found peace boring. May you rest in excitement.

I will always love you.

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Gilbert went public with her relationship with Elias in September of 2016 … after Elias was diagnosed with pancreatic and liver cancer, the latter of which is an incurable disease.

The happy and sad news came a few months after Gilbert split from her husband, Jose Nunes, whom she famously wrote about in her bestselling book, Eat Pray Love.

It was the story of a woman at a crossroads in her life, who went off in search of answers.

Each chapter was divided into sections; about food, about religion and, at last, about romance.

The memoir was turned into a hit movie that starred Julia Roberts as Gilbert.

On New Year’s Day, Gilbert posted a pictre of the couple embracing in front of a fireplace.

“Happy New Year, everyone. You made it. We made it. Blessed be. #2018,” she wrote as a caption.

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In June, meanwhile, Gilbert and Elias shared a “ceremony of love,” which Gilbert explained wasn’t legally binding, but which she described as “just a private celebration of what we have long known to be true: We belong to each other.”

She added this past summer:

More difficult days are to come. It doesn’t get easier from here. Her illness is grave. But our love is strong. We will walk together as far as we can go together.

After that, it all gets turned over to God. Create beauty with every day you are given.

May Elias rest in peace.

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James Woods Named By Elizabeth Perkins’ #MeToo Statement

In the aftermath of Harvey Weinstein’s rape accusations, more and more women are finding the courage to finally come forward and speak about experiences that they’ve been pressured into keeping quiet.

A lot of famous, powerful men have been named. And the very latest, called out in a very public manner by actress Elizabeth Perkins, is none other than James Woods.

We wish that we could honestly say that we’re surprised … but we’re not.

Though it’s no shock to the system to hear James Woods named (more on that in a moment), no one expected his name to come out in quite the way that it did.

Elizabeth Perkins is a skilled, beautiful actress.

Though you may remember her as one of the stars of the ’90s Flintstones film, she is better known for her television work.

Most notably, she was one of the stars of Weeds. Her character’s arc was wild, but began with her courageously advocating for diet sodas to be included on school vending machines.

Since then, she’s had numerous television roles, including guest spots on The Closer and on How To Get Away With Murder.

Well, on Sunday, she made a very different sort of public appearance:

Elizabeth Perkins was one of the marchers at the Take Back The Workplace rally that took place in Hollywood on Sunday.

It’s a play on Take Back The Night, pointing out that plenty of women are sexually harassed or assaulted in the workplace or elsewhere by coworkers and bosses.

Plenty of people attend marches like this out of moral support, but it’s clearly a person matter for Elizabeth Perkins.

She carried a handwritten sign with her that displayed a very succinct message:

“James Woods  #MeToo”

That simple sign is a pretty serious accusation against Woods.

Neither Elizabeth Perkins nor James Woods have immediately responded to requests for comments on it.

It’s no secret that James Woods is something of a conservative blowhard.

But the aging actor is known for more than just outrageously transphobic tweets in which he implies that LGBT children will grow up to be serial killers.

Though … that alone is enough to tell you that James Woods is not a good person.

Back in September, James Woods attempted to bash a gay film over the age difference of the (fictional) characters.

The relationship in Call Me By Your Name is a totally legal one, by the way. It seemed clear that James Woods was just having fun linking LGBT media to sexual predators, as many bigots like to pretend that sex with children is just the “next step” after LGBT rights.

Clearly, when James Woods tweeted the jab at the film, he didn’t expect for it to backfire in quite the way that it did.

Actress Amber Tamblyn penned an open letter to James Woods and also tweeted about her run-in with him when she was only 16.

Long story short?

Amber Tamblyn accused James Woods of hitting on her and her friend when Amber herself was only 16.

You might think that he made an honest, if gross, mistake. Amber says that this was not the case:

“James Woods tried to pick me and my friend up at a restaurant once. He wanted to take us to Vegas. ‘I’m 16’ I said. ‘Even better’ he said.”

Hitting on much younger women is something that a lot of old actors do.

It can be creepy, but so long as it’s within appropriate boundaries (not aggressive, not in a workplace, to name a few guidelines), it’s just standard flirtation.

Hitting on a real-life 16-year-old girl when you’re a grown-ass adult and then doubling down on it when she tells you that she’s a minor?

That is deeply disturbing.

Some might joke that maybe Elizabeth Perkins isn’t James Woods’ type, because she’s old enough to vote.

But … that’s not actually funny.

And whenever James Woods does make a statement about Elizabeth Perkins’ accusation, we should note that “I allegedly prefer them barely legal” is the polar opposite of a believable defense.

A lot of sexual harassment doesn’t take the form of trying to date someone, by the way. And a lot of creeps and predators are fine with a whole spectrum of victims.

Besides, though Elizabeth Perkins has had a long career, the age gap between Elizabeth Perkins and James Woods is nearly old enough for Woods to allegedly try to take to Vegas.

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Nancy Pelosi and Elizabeth Warren Blast Trump for Getting Political Over Terrorist Attack

Nancy Pelosi has a few choice words for President Trump after he blamed Chuck Schumer and the Dems for the recent terrorist attack in NYC … and he’s not going to like them. We got the House Minority Leader on Capitol Hill Wednesday … she…

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Ewan McGregor Splits From Wife Amidst Rumors of Mary Elizabeth Winstead Affair

Fiction has allegedly met reality for Ewan McGregor and Mary Elizabeth Winstead.

Much to the chagrin of the former’s wife.

According to various reports, McGregor separated from his wife of 22 years, Eve Mavrakis, after news broke that there were photos of him making out with his former Fargo co-star.

The couple split back in May.

On Sunday morning, images of McGregor and Winstead were published in The Sun, with the scandalous snapshots depicting the actor and the actress kissing at a West London cafe.

The stars were later spotted leaving on a motorbike… together.

“They were deep in conversation and were there together for more than an hour,” a witness told the publication, adding:

“As they left she got on to the back of Ewan’s motorbike and they sped off together.”

There’s really no mistaking what’s taking place in these newspaper photos.

Some major spit is being swapped.

On Fargo Season 3, McGregor played the dual roles of twin brothers Emmit Stussy and Ray Stussy.

Winstead, considering by most to be the breakout star of the season portrayed Ray’s girlfriend, Nikki Swango.

Back in May, around the same time McGregor and Mavrakis broke up, Winstead announced on Instagram that she was leaving her husband, Riley Stearns.

No one thought too much about it at the time.

Let’s be honest after all: Ewan McGregor and Mary Elizabeth Winstead are not typically major focuses of the celebrity gossip world.

But the rumor mill is now spinning quickly due to the sordid nature of this news.

“We have spent our lives together and it has been full of joy and warmth every day,” Winstead wrote upon confirming she and her husband were going their separated ways this past spring.

She added:

“We’ve decided to move on from our marriage, but we will stay best friends and collaborators for all our days. We are still ride or die, just in a different way now.”

McGregor and Mavrakis, a production designer, met on the set of the British TV show “Kavanagh QC” in 1995 and wed later that year.

They have four children together.

Neither the actor nor the actress have commented on chatter about their romance or their failed marriages.

We’ll update this story with quotes if either side does speak out.

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Ewan McGregor Split from His Wife in May, Mary Elizabeth Winstead Kissing Photos Surface

Ewan McGregor has reportedly been split from his wife, Eve Mavrakis, for as many as 5 months … which became clear after he was seen sucking face with his TV co-star. Ewan and Eve quietly separated back in May of this year, according to People ……

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