Ben Affleck Checks Into Rehab for Third Time

A week that started with Ben Affleck seemingly on top of the world, or at least on top of a Playboy model named Shauna Sexton, is sending with the actor possibly hitting rock bottom.

He has once again checked into rehab.

The actor will be seeking professional assistance for his addiction to alcohol, a source has confirmed to People Magazine.

“He is seeking treatment. He knew he needed help and was vocal about it,” says this insider.

Multiple outlets say basically the same thing: Affleck was open to treatment and well aware he was in trouble.

This decision came just two days after paparazzi snapped photos of what appeared to be a box of alcohol being delivered to Affleck’s home…

… and it was also strongly influenced by Affleck’s famous ex-wife, Jennifer Garner.

The actress was seen leaving Affleck’s home on Wednesday, visibly upset and shaking.

She then returned to this residence later in the day; at which time, Garner, Affleck and an unidentified woman who arrived at the actor’s house with her were photographed in a car Garner was driving.

TMZ reports that Garner was dead set on convincing her ex that he needed this trip to rehab, but that Affleck was open to it nearly as soon as their discussion started.

As previously stated, Affleck knew he had fallen off the wagon weeks ago and could not continue down this path.

He has reportedly drove straight to a “live-in rehab facility” with Garner “and will check in for an extended period of time,” per TMZ.

Garner filed for divorce in April of 2017, two years after the stars announced their split.

However, the former couple has remained extremely close, even prompting various rumors of a reconciliation, mostly for the sake of raising their three kids.

The divorce is not yet final.

Garner is pretty much the most mature, reasonable and saintly woman in Hollywood, by everything we can tell.

On Monday, Affleck was seen outside of his Palisades home wearing a gray T-shirt and sweatpants as he picked up a Pacifico beer-branded box filled with Johnnie Walker Blue Label scotch whisky in a blue case, along with some other unidentifiable bottles.

Sexton, perhaps by coincidence, is on record as saying her favorite drink is whisky.

Affleck started seeing this model very recently, not long after he ended a year-long romance with Saturday Night Live producer Lindsay Shookus.

He has never really talked publicly about her and hasn’t said much about his split from Garner, either.

Just prior to his 46th birthday on August 15, a friend of the actor told People that “Ben is doing well,” adding of his personal struggles:

“He continues to focus on himself and the health of his relationships.

“He attends meetings, many meetings, and he also does meditation and yoga.

“While he still has his moments – and let’s be honest, everyone struggles – he continues to work hard on himself.”

Affleck previously checked into rehab in 2001 and also just this past December.

We wish him the best.


Chelsea Houska Previews “Scary” Teen Mom 2 Season, Third Pregnancy

Teen Mom 2?

For Chelsea Houska, it’s more like:

Long-time Teen Mom cast member, about to take THREE.

Indeed, Houska announced in mid-March that she’s pregnant with her third child, taking Instagram followers by surprise by writing the following about two months ago:

“A sweet baby girl will be joining the DeBoer clan in a few short months! We could not be more excited!”

Yup, we even know the gender of the newborn that will be joining daughter Aubree and son Watson in this family.

And we also know that Houska and DeBoer – who got married in October of 2016 welcomed little Waston just several weeks later in January – are expecting to become parents again in early September.

How is everyone feeling about the impending addition?

“Aubree is super excited,” Chelsea tells E! News, adding:

“She wanted a girl this time so she is excited and she is so much help. But Watson, he has no idea.”

In anticipation of Monday night’s Teen Mom 2 season premiere, Chelsea teased in this interview that viewers will go behind the scenes of her pregnancy journey.

They may even get to witness when Cole finds out the major news.

What great luck, huh?

That MTV cameras just happened to be around for this big reveal…

“We do a blood test, so I found out when he was working, so I got to tell him what the baby was on camera so that was exciting,” Chelsea explains.

She then gushes in very adorable fashion over the love of her life:

“I know people always say their husbands are great or whatever but I think mine is the best. He’s patient. He works all day and still comes home and helps me with what I need.

“He makes sure to get time in with the kids before bed. He’s just a good guy all around.”

That makes us very happy to hear.

As any loyal Teen Mom 2 fan knows very well, not every one of these cast members has had the best luck when it comes to men.

This is true for Chelsea herself, who is engaged in a custody battle with awful Adam Lind.

Overall, however, Chelsea is rarely a source of Teen Mom drama.

Her life is pretty stable and, to be honest, pretty darn awesome these days.

“You want to be open and honest because people are going through the same things that we’re going through and it does kind of feel nice when other people can relate to it,” she told E! of the whole filming experience.

“You want to be open but it’s also scary. Even after nine years, it’s definitely still scary.”

She credits Kailyn Lowry and Leah Messer for their support and affection and says she understands her kids may actually see her exploits on television someday.

Or read about her on some celebrity gossip site.

But she’s made peace with this inevitability.

“I think Watson is going to be fine because he’s seeing fun, family times. I think Aubree is going to be a little more difficult because she’s going to see the relationship with her dad and she’s going to have a lot of questions about our relationship and her relationship with him.

“We’ve always been open with each other.

“She is open with me and can talk to me so I just want to keep it that way so for when they do watch it, she feels comfortable and won’t have any surprises.”

Teen Mom 2 returns tonight and airs Monday nights at 9/8c on MTV.


Kate Middleton: How Did She Pay Tribute to Princess Diana with Third Baby Debut?

On Monday morning, Kate Middleton gave birth to her third child.

Perhaps you heard!

The baby was a boy… he entered the world at 11:01 a.m. local time… and he weighed eight pounds, seven ounces.

Oh, and he’s also adorable, as evidenced here:

Indeed, a mere seven hours (seven hours!) after becoming a mother once again, Middleton got all dolled and all made up in order to present her son to the world.

We’ve collected a fair share of these indelible images below.

But while they make clear just how happy Prince William and his lovely Duchess are to have a bundle of you to care for, there’s one important aspect to these photos that is not evident at first glance.

And that is this:

Middleton actually paid homage to Princess Diana during the memorable public appearance.

How so?

Nearly 34 years ago, when the late and great Princess Diana presented son Prince Harry to the universe, she also wore a red outfit featuring a white Peter Pan collar.

There’s just no way this was a coincidence.

The new mother’s dress – a red ensemble from Jenny Packham (who designed all three of Kate’s post-birth ensembles) – was undoubtedly a nod to the new baby’s maternal grandmother, who, of tragically, died in a car crash in 1997.

And we weren’t the only people who noticed this, either.

At least one Twitter user believes Kate paid homage to Diana with the outfits she wore for the presentation of this child and of Prince George:

tribute to di

When she gave birth to George in 2013, Middleton rocked a blue polka-dot Jenny Packham dress at his unveiling, invoking the same print that Diana herself wore to present William to the world in 1982.

Pretty cool, right?

Awfully special, no?

The Royal Couple is yet to announce the name of its third kid, but William and Kate and now at home in Kensington Place, trying to get as much sleep as possible while caring for him.

“It completes them,” royal biographer Ingrid Seward tells People Magazine, while a friend of the tandem notes that Kate “is one of three siblings, and it’s a good family size.”

What about four-year old George and big sister Princess Charlotte, who turns 3 on May 2?

The toddler “are so excited,” says another friend, adding:

“Kate’s worried that Charlotte will feel it the hardest as the youngest, but she’s such a confident little girl and growing up so fast, Kate is hoping she will adjust.”

That’s a normal concern, of course.

There’s bound to be some jealousy when the kids see Mommy paying attention to another tiny human all of a sudden.

But it will surpass. And sleep will come again someday for the baby’s parents.

Until then, it’s just important that they savor every second they have with their newborn.

Congrats to the entire family!


Jessa Duggar: ACTUALLY Pregnant With Third Child?!

Lately, speculation that Jessa Duggar is pregnant with her third child has been running rampant amongst fans of her famous family.

But as the weeks and months fly by with no word from Jessa or her husband, Ben Seewald, it begins to seem less and less likely that there’s any truth to the reports.

After all, pregnancy news is the Duggars’ bread and butter.

Generally, expectant Duggar moms can’t wait to share the news with fans.

So why would Jessa and Ben keep their big news under wraps?

Obviously, the fans simply got it wrong this time, right?

Well, not necessarily …

“Jessa is definitely pregnant and will be making an announcement in April,” a source close to the family tells In Touch.

As for why the Seewalds would be so hesitant to share the news publicly, the insider says there’s a perfectly good reason for that:

“They have been keeping the news under wraps, partly because it was in the early stages and also because she did not want to take away from the news that her brother Josiah [Duggar] and Lauren [Swanson] are getting married,” the tipster claims.

Yes, it seems in an act of sisterly love (and media savvy), Jessa decided that it’s best not to overwhelm social media with a deluge of Duggar news.

And there’s certainly been no shortage of developments to keep the family’s most obsessive followers satisfied.

As many have pointed out, if the news about Jessa is true, that would mean she learned she’s expecting not long after the world found out that Jinger Duggar is pregnant.

Jinger is five months along, which means we could be looking at back-to-back Duggar births less than a month apart.

And of course, Josiah and Lauren are engaged, which means a wedding is likely on the agenda for this summer as well.

We suppose this steady stream of developments was to be expected as the eldest Duggars reached marrying and child-bearing age, but still – even Jim Bob and Michelle must be starting to feel overwhelmed.

Watch Counting On online to try and keep track of all the comings and goings in Tontitown.


Kate Middleton: Still Performing Royal Duties In Third Trimester!

There was a time when Kate Middleton and Prince William were considered among the laziest royals in history.

This wasn’t a simple case of the older generation bashing the young folk for the crime of being young.

The assertion was apparently backed by a statistical analysis of how many royal engagements Will and Kate participated in per year.

These days, however, it seems the Duchess of Cambridge and her slightly less-beloved husband have turned over a new leaf.

Kate is pregnant with her third child these days, and while we don’t know her exact due date, royal sources say she’s roughly seven months along.

Yes, we might be just weeks away from welcoming a new royal into the world, but that’s not stopping Kate from mingling with the peasants like a pro.

On Wednesday night, Kate brought her bump out to the National Portrait Gallery in London to celebrate the opening of an exhibit she curated herself!

Yes, Kate holds an art history degree, and her appreciation for the finer things is well-documented, so it’s not terribly surprising that she curated an exhibit.

But it is a little surprising that she’s grinding this hard this late into her pregnancy.

We know a lot of women work pretty much up until their water breaks, but Kate is royalty.

And until recently, she was apparently regarded as lazy royalty.

Kate reportedly hand-selected several important photos for the exhibit, entitled “Victorian Giants: The Birth Of Art Photography.”

And people who are actually knowledgeable about this sort of thing say she did an admirable job.

So is Kate going hard these days in order to prove her haters wrong before she steps away from the spotlight for a few months?

Is she trying to cement her role as the hardest-working royal in London before Meghan Markle joins the family in May?

Or is this her way of dropping the mic at the end of a year that’s been a veritable whirlwind of royal activity?

Probably a combination of all three, but we favor that last explanation.

Something about classy Kate flipping the bird to her haters just appeals to us.