JENNIFER ANISTON WON’T BE DEFINED BY MOTHERHOOD: Jennifer Aniston appeared on the Today show on Wednesday (August 27th) where she discussed her conversation with Gloria Steinem about not being defined by her decision to marry and procreate. Jen explained, “I’d talked to her personally about this for a while, just because it is such an issue of, like, ‘Are you married yet? Are you going to have your babies yet?’ I don’t have this sort of checklist of things that have to be done, and…if they’re not checked, then I’ve failed some part of my feminism or my being a woman or my worth and my value as a woman because I haven’t birthed a child.” She continued, “I’ve birthed a lot of things, and I feel like I’ve mothered many things. And I don’t feel like it’s fair to put that pressure on people.”
JOHNNY GALECKI ENDS RELATIONSHIP WITH KELLI GARNER: Big Bang Theory star Johnny Galecki is back on the market. Sources tell People that he and girlfriend Kelli Garner have gone their separate ways after two years together. They are reportedly still close friends despite the decision to end their relationship. Johnny was spotted enjoying himself at Emmy after parties with friends earlier this week.
ANSEL ELGORT SPLITS FROM LONGTIME GIRLFRIEND: Fault of Our Stars actor Ansel Elgort has broken up with his high school sweetheart, Violetta Komyshan. The split is apparently a result of his busy work schedule. A source told Us Weekly, “They tried to navigate his commitments, but between filming and press for the movies it got difficult.” They were first spotted out together in June at the Valentino show in Paris.
MILA KUNIS AND ASHTON KUTCHER ARE GETTING READY FOR BABY: Mila Kunis is set to give birth any minute and she and Ashton Kutcher have been making the final preparations for their little girl. A source told E!, “Ashton is not letting Mila out of his sight. They are spending every moment together. He can’t wait. Mila is so excited about the baby. She’s not nervous at all. She’s been really calm and chill about it all. Right now she’s just getting everything ready. She is making sure the house is prepared and the nursery is stocked. She’s been very involved in everything. She really wants to be a hands-on mom.”
DEATH OF DREW BARRYMORE’S HALF-SISTER RULED AN ACCIDENT: The death of Jessica Barrymore, half-sister of Drew Barrymore, has been ruled an accidental overdose. The 29-year-old was found dead inside of her care in National City, California last month. The coroner found the cause of death to be acute intoxication from a combination of alcohol and drugs.
JESSICA ALBA’S COMPANY WORTH NEARLY $1 BILLION: A new report from The Wall Street Journal has revealed that Jessica Alba’s The Honest Company is worth nearly one billion dollars. The company’s revenue for this year is expected to be over $150 million. Alba co-founded the business with Christopher Gavigan, Sean Kane, and Brian Lee back in 2012. Honest sells natural, non-toxic good that range from household cleaning supplies to baby products.
COFFEE SHOP FROM ‘FRIENDS’ TO OPEN IN NYC: Central Perk –the coffee shop featured on Friends — will be opening up as a pop-up cafe in New York City. Warner Bros. is joining forces with Eight O’Clock Coffee to create the hangout in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the show. The shop will open to the public on September 17th in the SOHO neighborhood of the city and will stay there until October 18th. Central Perk will offer free coffee in addition to other in-store promotions and a meet and greet with James Michael Tyler who played Gunther on the sitcom.
WARNER BROS. SUED OF ‘GILLIGAN’S ISLAND’ MOVIE: A man named Travis Dunson has filed a lawsuit against Warner Bros. over copyright issues for their planned big screen adaptation of Gilligan’s Island. He claims that he wrote a script called Gilligan’s Island: 7 Stranded Castaways From the Hood back in 1999 which his agent allegedly brought to the studio and they were initially into it. The script for the new film was written by Benji Samit and Dan Hernandez and will star Josh Gad.
JESSICA CHASTAIN CALLS OUT MARVEL: Jessica Chastain recently chatted with The Wrap about how Marvel has really dropped the ball by not giving Scarlett Johansson a superhero movie. She explained, ” I don’t understand it, why is it taking so long for this? This woman clearly shows that people want to go see her in the movies. Lucy, didn’t it beat Hercules by a lot opening weekend, when it was made for a lot less? She shows that she kicks ass, she’s a great actress. Under the Skin is an incredible film, and why are we still waiting for a go-ahead on a superhero movie starring Scarlett Johansson? To me, it’s a no-brainer. You want to make money, put Scarlett Johansson in a superhero movie!”
DISCOVERY CANCELS ‘SONS OF GUNS’: Discovery Channel has pulled the plug on the reality series Sons of Guns in light of recent charges against the show’s star. William Hayden was arrested earlier this week on charges of aggravated rape which he allegedly committed against his own daughter. He was also arrested back on August 9th for molestation of a juvenile and aggravated crimes against nature which he dismissed as rumors started by his ex-girlfriend. The network released a statement saying, “Given the serious and horrific nature of the charges against William Hayden, we have decided to halt further production of Sons of Guns and cancel the series.”
Charlize Theron On Aging
Charlize Theron wants to fix the double standard against women when it comes to aging. The Oscar winner recently sat down with Women’s Wear Daily where she expressed her dismay over how much youth is valued in the world of beauty.
The 39-year-old explained, “Women should find their strength and power in their sexuality, in their sensuality within, through getting older and being secure within that. It’s ironic that we’ve built the beauty world around 20-year-olds, when they have no f***in’ concept about wisdom, what life is about. Women grow into their skin and learn the value of who they are over time. That’s why I think people say women come into their prime in their 40s. And then for some reason our society just wants to go…it’s like a dead flower. It’s like we wilt for some reason.”
- Charlize went on to discuss how the opposite is true for men saying, “Men are like fine wines — the older they get, the better they get. It’s such a misconception, and it’s such a lost opportunity because that’s when I think women are really in the true moment of their sensuality.”