Ex-NFL star Mark Gastineau broke down and cried live on the radio when describing the toll football has taken on his mind and body … and he’s begging Roger Goodell for help. He can’t remember names. He can barely get out…
Reportedly, Tarek El Moussa is dating a lingerie model. But right now, he’s focused on talking about his show and his family and his former marriage.
And he points the finger at one factor that he believes causes problems for him now and may have even led to his divorce:
In December of 2016, Tarek and Christina El Moussa announced their split.
This was crushing news for fans of the couple and of their series, Flip or Flop.
The context for their split, however, was positively alarming.
The two of them separated after an insane gun incident in which Tarek stormed off into the woods after the couple got into an argument.
At the time, there was a genuine fear that Tarek might harm himself. Fearing the unthinkable, Christina called the police.
Tarek would later say that he brought the gun with him to fend of wild animals if need be, but it was a frightening incident and, afterwards, they decided that it would be best for themselves and their children if they parted ways.
Speaking to Fox News, Tarek El Moussa blames “fake news” for his marital troubles. Not entirely, but … you’ll see.
He starts off by speaking about divorce in general.
“Like any couple that’s getting divorced it’s very, very difficult obviously.”
There are easy, amicable divorces in this world, but they’re rare. A divorce that both partners enjoy is usually the result of a loveless-from-the-start marriage where the two either have so much or so little money that they refuse to fight over it.
He acknowledges that divorce is hardly unique.
“Half of the nation is divorced [but] because of who were are, being on TV, and people knowing who we are, it was a very public divorce.”
Clearly, that’s beyond the scope of most people’s divorce experiences.
And he emphasizes that fans are still consuming updates on how things are going.
“And it’s still a very public divorce.”
Clearly — he’s talking about it, and we’re all listening.
After setting up the context, he goes on to say that his experience is worse since he’s famous.
“So I would say it has been a lot more difficult than it would have been if it was private.”
You have to worry about what people will think or what they might be saying, every step of the way. Then there are the concerns that your career might get derailed.
“Obviously, if you’re on TV, you’re in the public so our private life is completely open.”
More or less, sure.
“Everybody knows everything about us.”
He then says that it was “very frustrating” to hear a lot of what he refers to as “fake news” about himself and his marriage.
And that goes for his divorce and or his personal life.
“Fake News” is one of those buzzwords that’s been jumbled from its original usage.
When it first rose to prominence in 2016, it referred to news stories that were deliberately fabricated by those reporting it — stuff about Illuminati-style conspiracies.
But then, like a babbling toddler repeating words he’d just heard, Donald Trump used the word to describe legitimate news reporting that he just doesn’t happen to like. That opened up floodgates and has continued to have global consequences.
In the case of celebrities like the El Moussas, however, there is sometimes genuinely fake news.
That should not be confused with gossip stories that discuss rumors, however. Just saying.
Tarek goes on to acknowledge that, despite the pitfalls of fame, the public’s awareness of their lives contributes to Flip or Flop‘s success.
“Today, there’s like a hundred house flipping shows and I truly believe what makes our show successful is our dynamic as investors and as a family.”
“When we first came on the air we were really young. We were a young couple that had everything we had on the line.”
And he thinks that this translated through the screen.
“I think… people were able to read that through the screen and they’ve watched us grow as a family. They’ve seen us have children and raise our children and move houses.”
It arguably helped change the landscape of this type of show.
“And it’s just been kind of not only a TV show about flipping houses, it’s been a TV show about our lives as well.”
Brendan Fraser was once a major movie star. He was in beloved classics like The Mummy and The Mummy Returns. He made audiences swoon with George of the Jungle. And then, years ago, his career just … vanished.
In a stunning new interview, he’s revealing exactly what happens. Part of Fraser’s story is a #MeToo story.
Be warned — he gets pretty detailed, but it’s definitely worth the read.
Brendan Fraser’s GQ interview is a powerful but grim look into the life of a fallen star.
The title, “Whatever Happened To Brendan Fraser,” really sets the grim tone.
There are sweet parts — it opens talking about his horses, how his teenage son is on the autistic spectrum and enjoys the repetitive action of brushing the horse and that the horse appreciates it.
He mentions that a number of factors pushed him away from the acting spotlight.
He had multiple surgeries for injuries on film sets (seriously, this guy’s movie career is the story of injury after injury), his mother passed away from cancer, and he went through a painfully contentious divorce.
But one big factor was his very own #MeToo story.
Brendan Fraser describes his accusation against Philip Berk, former President of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, in an alleged incident from a 2003 luncheon.
“His left hand reaches around, grabs my ass cheek, and one of his fingers touches me in the taint. And he starts moving it around.”
That is a description of sexual assault. And Brendan Fraser talks about how that broke him down.
“I felt ill. I felt like a little kid. I felt like there was a ball in my throat. I thought I was going to cry.”
Countless victims blame themselves, for what happened to them and for how they responded. Brendan Fraser is among them:
“I became depressed … I was blaming myself and I was miserable — because I was saying, ‘This is nothing; this guy reached around and he copped a feel.’”
Brendan Fraser admires the bravery of the stars who’ve come forward as part of the #MeToo movement. He even knows some of them.
“I know Rose [McGowan], I know Ashley [Judd], I know Mira [Sorvino] — I’ve worked with them. I call them friends in my mind.”
Like with many friendships, they’ve grown apart.
“I haven’t spoken to them in years, but they’re my friends.”
He applauds the courage of the people who stepped forward and are helping to make the world a better place.
“I watched this wonderful movement, these people with the courage to say what I didn’t have the courage to say.”
He did eventually receive an “apology” letter from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, but he says that it wasn’t a real apology.
“My apology admitted no wrongdoing, the usual ‘If I’ve done anything that upset Mr. Fraser, it was not intended and I apologize.’”
He says that, after that, he started receiving viewer and fewer invitations to the Golden Globes.
This is a movie star, folks. This is a man whose role in George of the Jungle was a sexual awakening for plenty of Millennials. And he just … stopped being invited.
“Am I still frightened? Absolutely. Do I feel like I need to say something? Absolutely.”
But, like countless others, he did not.
“Have I wanted to many, many times? Absolutely. Have I stopped myself? Absolutely.”
This is heartbreaking.
But there’s good news — his career is getting back on track after this lengthy hiatus.
He’s on The Affair and he’ll be on the upcoming FX series, Trust.
One can’t help but wonder how his career and life might have gone differently if the culture that enables sex monsters to act with impunity were a little bit different.
We should note that perhaps the best part of the episode is when Brendan Fraser gets emotional and processes it by firing a bow and arrow before offering it to his interviewer to try.
Audrey Roloff still has a lot to learn as a new mother.
Heck, every single woman on the planet who recently gave birth has a lot to learn as a new mother.
This whole parenting thing is not easy.
The Little People, Big World star is well aware of this fact, of course, having opened up last fall about the challenges she faced early on breastfeeding.
Roloff even admitted to showing signs of postpartum depression.
But the reality star and husband Jeremy have seemingly come a long way over the past couple months, sharing endless photos of daughter Ember Jean and gushing over her on Instagram.
In her latest blog, however, Audrey opens up yet again about a parenting obstacle.
And how it nearly ruined her very first Christmas with Ember.
“I started the morning off with a champion mom moment,” Audrey writes sarcastically, elaborating as follows:
“I cut Ember’s nail to short and it bleed for a solid hour… I laid in bed with her all morning, refusing to get up and make us Christmas brunch, and wallowing in mom guilt.
“Ember cried for all of 10 seconds, but of course it left my eyes watery and my heart throbbing for the next few hours.
“Lord, why did you have to make babies nails grow so fast?!”
LOL. That’s sort of funny.
And something to which millions of parents can relate.
But it was clearly no laughing matter for Roloff at the time.
“It wasn’t how I wanted Christmas morning to start off,” she continues, explaining:
“I wanted it to be a perfect, cuddly, picturesque, breakfast-in-bed kinda morning. But it wasn’t.
“Does anyone else set too strict or too high of expectations for holidays, birthdays and anniversaries?! I can’t be the only one… but I am learning to let go of this, and not let one wrong turn have such a rock skipping effect.
“Come on Auj, buck up and move on.
“Maybe I’m just a wee more emotional because it was her first Christmas and maybe mom guilt really does make you a little crazy.”
It’s true, right?
But here’s the thing: mom guilt will never really go away.
Right now, it comes out when you cut your loved one’s nails too closely.
In a few years, it will come out when you forget to pack her lunch for first grade or something.
This is just part of being a parent and it’s something all mothers and fathers must deal with. It’s important to remember, however, that such small mistakes really have no impact on one’s son or daughter.
Just provide a loving home and a healthy environment for your children to live in… and do your best on a daily basis with everything else.
That’s all one can realistically ask of oneself.
Thankfully, it’s pretty clear Audrey got over her mistake and the family had an epic time on December 25.
“Ember’s first Christmas brought out the child in us both again,” she concluded on her blog, writing:
“I cannot wait to celebrate the holidays with Ember and our future children in the years to come, it makes everything so much more fun!”
Whoa! Future children?!?
Forget those Jacob Roloff baby rumors. Is Audrey pregnant again?
We can’t imagine so. She just gave birth four months ago!
But will she do so again and is she excited about the possibility? Yes.
And that’s great to hear. We’re glad excessive nail cutting didn’t crush Audrey’s dream of adding to her family someday.
The Kardashians have come out swinging in Blac Chyna’s lawsuit against them in which she claims the fam sabotaged her reality show with Rob, saying it was all her doing. As we reported, Chyna is suing Rob, Kim and Kris claiming they orchestrated a…
Teen Mom 2's Kailyn Lowry is opening up about her tough childhood – and its impact on her to this day – on WEtv's Marriage Boot Camp.
Those who follow Kail know her story … but not like this.
In the sneak peek at Friday’s episode below, the 25-year-old mother of three discusses her tumultuous relationship with her mother.
According to Kail, her mom suffers from severe alcoholism, which indirectly drove Lowry down the path she took so young in her life.
In other words, becoming 16 & Pregnant.
The MTV star gave birth to her first child with her ex-boyfriend, Jo Rivera, son Isaac Elliott, when she was only 17 years old.
While this obviously launched her career as a reality TV star and social media influencer, it's been a difficult journey from the beginning.
She also shares son Lincoln Marshall, 3, with Javi Marroquin, to whom she was married for several years. And then there's #BabyLo.
For a long time, no one knew who the father of her third baby was; Chris Lopez and Kailyn had a brief romance at best earlier this year.
Lux Russell was recently born (Kail may change Lux's name again, but that's a story for another time), leaving her with three little kids.
Three little kids and a LOT of drama.
To hear her tell it, tracing this back to her childhood is not a stretch. “I was like, maybe 6 [years old] and the cops came for my mom,” she says.
“They just took her away. I didn’t understand. I didn’t know why she was being taken from me. Now I know … addiction can do horrible things.”
Lowry says she “wants to be a better parent” than her mother was, adding “I want to be everything that she was never to me.”
“I don’t like to talk about my mom,” she admits, reiterating, “I definitely think her not being there influenced me to have a child young.”
If you watch Teen Mom 2 online, you know Kail is not the best at confrontations, but she hasn't shied away from discussing this either.
“She would get drunk and drive with me and stuff, but she didn’t do it because she wanted to hurt me," she said on a past TM2 reunion.
"She did it because she's sick."
“But it’s my mom,” she added. “No matter how many times I say I’m not going to talk to her, I will always go back and give her a chance.”
Check out the scene below …
Sort of good news, Ben Affleck:
Those horrible Justice League reviews might not sound so bad anymore.
Not after Jennifer Garner just gave you some pretty terrible reviews as a human being.
Speaking to an Australian news outlet this week, Garner said she has no interest in dating anyone at the moment.
Yes, she’s been separated from Affleck for about two-and-a-half years.
But, no, this doesn’t mean she’s ready to go back on the market.
Telling News.com.au that she hasn’t been on a single date since splitting from her sort of shady husband, Garner said it isn’t for a lack of others trying to force her out.
“People want to set me up and I am just like, ‘No thank you!’” she says.
The 45-year old star has three kids with Affleck: Violet, 12, Seraphina, 8 and Samuel, 5.
She has taken the high road at every opportunity when it comes to her marriage, despite accusations over the years of Affleck cheating on her and partying way too much for a father of three.
In this interview, however, Garner finally takes an understandable shot at the latest actor to portray Batman.
“I would not have chosen this life for myself or for my kids,” she says, adding:
“I would not choose to be single or be in this position. It’s something that we are working through.”
Affleck has been in and out of rehab for several months now.
No one can blame the guy if he really has an addiction to alcohol – but he’s also been moving on pretty strongly with new girlfriend Lindsay Shookus.
There’s been talk they may move in together and also talk that he started sleeping with her while he and Garner were still trying to mend their marriage.
After two years of separation, Garner and Affleck filed for divorce this April.
However, they have stayed close and remained committed to co-parenting as much as possible.
“She wants Ben to be the best dad possible to their kids,” a source tells People in the publication’s new issue.
Garner really has handled this public break-up as maturely and as reasonably as one conceivably could.
Affleck, for his part, finds himself embroiled in the ongoing Hollywood sexual harassment scandal; considering he knew Harvey Weinstein well and also groped an actress on an episode of MTV’s TRL in 2004.
The actress was former One Tree Hill star Hilarie Burton.
“I don’t remember it but I absolutely apologize for it,” Affleck said on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert about the incident, adding:
“I certainly don’t think she’s lying or making it up. It’s just the kind of thing we have to – as men, I think, as we become more aware of this – be really, really mindful of our behavior and hold ourselves accountable.
“And say, ‘If I was ever part of the problem, I want to change and be part of the solution.”
Sometimes, exes get along. Not so for Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton. Even two years later.
That might make great fodder for Country music, but their conflict and hurt feelings can’t be great for them, personally — even though they’re both moving on with their lives, careers, and new partners.
But Miranda Lambert has reportedly given a no-holds barred interview about exactly what she thinks of Blake and how he ended their marriage, and we have a little preview of that.
Before Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani started dating, before they became one of the most publicized couples in the entertainment industry, Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert were a Country music power couple.
They weren’t the most widely reported on — Country music as a genre is usually in its own little world.
But since they were both big enough to have name-recognition by people who don’t consume Country music, they were both big deals on their own.
Together, they were unstoppable.
Until they stopped.
Both Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert are alleged to have cheated on the other.
Gwen Stefani’s account of how she first began to bond with Blake Shelton says that it was after she shared with her costars that she and Gavin Rossdale had split — and she shared why they had split.
Blake had come up to her and revealed that he had been through the same thing.
Keep in mind that Gavin Rossdale reportedly had an affair with the couple’s nanny, which Gwen is said to have discovered after a personal message between Gavin and the nanny was synced to a tablet that she viewed.
Having only had one serious boyfriend before she married Gavin, Gwen Stefani is the sort who takes marriage very seriously. Some spouses might have worked on the relationship. A few would have just ignored it.
Not Gwen, though.
So if Blake alleged that Miranda Lambert had put him through something similar, then he accuses her of cheating.
There was fallout among their friends and among their Country music peers.
Even though Miranda Lambert and boyfriend Anderson East (Miranderson?) recently celebrated two years together — just last month! — it’s more than plausible that Miranda still has a lot of unresolved anger over how their split went down.
According to Life & Style, Miranda Lambert is speaking out — two years later — in a no-holds barred new interview.
As reported by their insider, she talks about how Blake wronged her during their breakup and how that impacts her to this day.
“Blake blindsided her with the divorce and drove her out of their home.”
Remember — her belongings were literally placed outside.
That might be a very dramatic or even funny or satisfying scene in a romantic comedy, but that’s not appropriate in real life.
“It hurt her badly and profoundly changed her outlook on life.”
That’s so sad, but unfortunately not surprising.
Love can change your life, but a bad breakup can totally transform how you see the world.
Oh, and remember how we mentioned that there was fallout from that split?
“She was painted as the villain. And a lot of their friends in the industry took his side.”
We look forward to hearing her interview in which she says that.
We wonder if (and hope that) it will make the fake friends who started treating Miranda Lambert differently squirm in their seats a little differently, you know?
These days, at least, they’re moving on.
If the latest reports are to be believed, Miranda Lambert and Anderson East may elope rather than plan an elaborate wedding.
That could happen as early as this winter, during the holiday season.
There are theories that they might be racing towards marriage so that they can beat Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani to the punch.
And with hint after hint that Blake and Gwen want to tie the knot, including Blake Shelton’s new song that’s all about weddings, Miranda and Anderson will need to race against the clock if they want to reach that milestone first.
B-52’s frontman, Fred Schneider, and his side project, The Superions, are suing their record label, claiming it failed to live up to any of the holly jolly obligations of their Xmas album. According to legal docs, the synth rock trio…
Toward the end of 2016, rumors of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West getting divorced seemed to be everywhere.
The reports may have been exaggerated, but the couple clearly hit a major rough patch.
Kim was traumatized from being robbed in Paris; Kanye checked into a mental health facility following an emotional breakdown.
All-in-all, things were just not great in Kimye Land.
But in time, the dust settled, and against all odds, Kim and Kanye were able to work things out and figure out a way to come back together as man and wife.
As couples that veered dangerously close to Splitsville often do, they enjoyed a brief second honeymoon period, but that appears to be over now.
These days, Kim is being surpassed by her sisters in terms of popularity and she’s ready to ride into Calabasas on a dragon and reclaim her place as the Khaleesi of social media.
But it seems that knocking Kylie and company off her throne hasn’t been as easy as she expected.
And some insiders Kim is blaming Kanye for that.
“She knows that everyone is just over her now and she is right. But she just doesn’t know what to do about it,” a source close to the couple tells Radar Online.
The insider says Kim thought her marriage to Kanye would legitimize her career and take her to Beyonce-like levels of fame.
Now, she feels he’s nothing more than a volatile liability, whose outbursts and erratic behavior are doing irreparable damage to the image she worked so hard to create.
Though there was a time when she thought they’d overcome the events of last year, Kim reportedly now looks at late 2016 as the couple’s breaking point.
“Kim thinks that things have never been the same since then and she is blaming Kanye for all of it,” says the source.
“That is why she has been focusing so much of her time and energy into her makeup empire. It’s all she really has left,” the insider claims.
We assume she meant to say, “That’s all she has left aside from her kids, her close-knit family, her massive fortune, and her legion of adoring fans.”
But maybe she’s focusing on makeup now because that’s Kylie’s thing, and Kim is a totes jelly 36-year-old mom.