Jennifer Garner, Casey Affleck reportedly helped Ben Affleck get sober

Jennifer Garner, Casey Affleck reportedly helped Ben Affleck get sober

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Ben Affleck reportedly entered rehab for a third time in late September 2017.

According to an Us Weekly exclusive, published on Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, the Justice League star turned to estranged wife Jennifer Garner and younger brother Casey Affleck when he realized he needed help treating his alcohol addiction.

“Ben reached a breaking point. He knew he was spiraling and was unhappy,” a source told the magazine. “Ben told [Jennifer] everything that was going on with his life. He was devastated but knew he had to change.” The insider added, “After everything they’ve been through, she is going to continue to be there for him when he needs her. No matter what the circumstances.”

“There wasn’t a specific instance that made him check into a facility. It was more of a prevention,” an Affleck source explained. “People in his life knew he needed a treatment that was more serious than what he was currently getting.”

As the gossip rag reported, Garner, 45, teamed up with Casey, 42, to find an inpatient rehab facility in northern Los Angeles. Affleck, 45, entered a 30-day program on September 25, but checked himself out after only five days. “He got into a great headspace,” the Affleck insider revealed. “He has learned that dealing with his addiction is an ongoing battle. He understands he cannot just wake up one morning and say, ‘OK, we’re all done.’ Treatment is like a job.”

Garner and Affleck separated in 2015, and share three children together: Violet, 11, Seraphina, 8, and Samuel, 5. The Batman v Superman star is determined to improve his health for the sake of his kids. “He knows he can’t get through this all alone,” the source continued. “His slip-ups have affected his loved ones, but the good thing is that he’s making strides toward recovery. Friends and family have never seen Ben so proactive and serious about wanting to get better.”

As Nicki Swift previously reported, Affleck was seen entering an outpatient treatment center on Oct. 4, after quietly seeking treatment for alcohol abuse earlier in the year. He went to rehab for the first time in 2001.

Dark secrets of the cast of Justice League

Dark secrets of the cast of Justice League

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Following the massive success of 2017’s Wonder Womanand despite the lukewarm reception to 2016’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (Sad Affleck, anyone?)—Justice Leaguebecame one of the most anticipated blockbusters of 2017. The comic book flick boasts an iconic cast, but these stars are anything but squeaky clean. Painful pasts and controversy lurk just below the surface. Buckle up, DC nerds, here are some of the dark secrets of the cast of Justice League.

Ben Affleck has struggled with alcohol abuse

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Ben Affleck, aka Batman, has secretly battled alcohol addiction for years. After initially going to rehab in 2001, the actor quietly sought treatment again in early 2017. “I have completed treatment for alcohol addiction; something I’ve dealt with in the past and will continue to confront,” the Oscar-winner wrote in a candid Facebook post in March 2017. “I want to live life to the fullest and be the best father I can be.”

“I want my kids to know there is no shame in getting help when you need it, and to be a source of strength for anyone out there who needs help but is afraid to take the first step,” Affleck said he was lucky to have the support of his ex, Jennifer Garner, as he continued to seek treatment.

Henry Cavill was bullied for his weight

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Henry Cavill came to prominence when he scored the coveted role of Superman in 2013’s Man of Steel. That year, he was dubbed the sexiest man of the year by Glamour, so can you believe he was told the exact opposite for most of his life?

“I was a fat kid so I was an easy target. ‘Fat Cavill’ was the nickname, which was a totally fair nickname, because I was fat,” he told the Daily Mail in 2013. “It was hard,” the actor told People in 2015. “Even though for some it may be malicious, I think it’s just kids being kids, and I don’t hold any grudges. People have had it far worse than me.”

Cavill now uses his painful childhood to his advantage in his line of work. “Someone who is on the outskirts of popularity is someone who gets to look in,” he said. “So I became very much an observer… If I can understand the inner workings of a human being, then I can probably be a better actor.”

Gal Gadot's grandfather was a Holocaust survivor

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Gal Gadot rose to international superstardom with her breakout performance in Wonder Woman (2017). The Israeli actress often relates her Jewish heritage to the iconic role, noting that the values she shares with the character are the ones her late grandfather, who survived the Holocaust, instilled in her from an early age.

“His entire family was murdered—it’s unthinkable,” the Furious 7 (2015) actress told Rolling Stone in 2017. “He affected me a lot. After all the horrors he’d seen, he was like this damaged bird, but he was always hopeful and positive and full of love. If I was raised in a place where these values were not so strong, things would be different. It was very easy for me to relate to everything that Wonder Woman stands for…love and hope and acceptance and fighting evil.”

Ezra Miller overcame childhood hardships

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Ezra Miller reprised his portrayal of The Flash in Justice League after appearing in Batman v Superman. Best known for his work in The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012) and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016), Miller’s childhood was plagued with challenges.

He was born with a debilitating “breathe-line stutter,” meaning he “wasn’t breathing in enough to complete a word,” he told the Daily Beast in 2012. “I had been doing speech therapy, and it had been making me more aware of the stutter, which actually made it worse.” At the suggestion of his kindergarten teacher, 6-year-old Miller began training in opera, as it’s “all about control and manipulation of the breath.” Within a year, his stutter vanished.

But the actor often felt “isolated” and “ostracized” for the remainder of his childhood, as his sexuality made him a target for bullying. The tension escalated in a violent incident at a metal/hardcore show he attended during middle school. “I was walking away from the mosh pit after having a wonderful time and the word ‘f**got’ resounded in my ear,” said Miller, who identifies as queer. “I turned around just in time to see someone snapping their fist down on my left eyeball… I have a scar on my eyebrow from the incident.”

Billy Crudup left his pregnant girlfriend

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Stage and film actor Billy Crudup, best known for his roles in Almost Famous (2000) and Watchmen (2009), returned to the DC universe in Justice League as Henry Allen—the father of Barry Allen, aka The Flash. But did you know that his love life off-screen is allegedly pretty shady?

In 2003, he left his seven-months pregnant girlfriend of eight years, Weeds (2005-12) actress Mary-Louise Parker, for actress Claire Danes. Seriously. It was an infamous move that the stars didn’t address publicly for years.

“I’ve never commented on the situation, and I won’t because it’s not fair to my son,” Parker told More (via The Huffington Post.) “Who wins? No child can benefit in that situation. Your love for your child should eclipse any other feelings you have for another person.”

Amy Adams has battled personal demons

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In Justice League, Amy Adams reprised her role of reporter Lois Lane, having also appeared in Man of Steel and Batman v Superman. The A-list actress is a five-time Oscar nominee, yet personal life has been plagued with insecurities and phobias since childhood.

“I sort of cling to anxiety for some reason in my life,” she told The Hollywood Reporterin 2016. “I wish I could let it go, but it seems to be a constant companion.” As Adams explained to Germany’s Glamour magazine in 2015, “I’m afraid of flying, I also have claustrophobia and a social phobia” (translation via “None of this has been diagnosed, but I recognize the symptoms as they affect me. Meditation and self-hypnosis help.”

She said her insecurities are sometimes hard to shake. “I had opportunities presented to me and I let the nerves get the best of me,” Adams told Esquire in 2013. “It was horrible. And the couple of years after that it was, ‘I can’t do this. I’m not strong enough to continue with this level of rejection, which was constant.’ It was, ‘What am I going to do with my life?’ I was staring down 30. ‘What do I want, what do I want to do?’ It wasn’t like my life was so bad. I was just lost, confused, I was horribly insecure.”

Jason Momoa made unsettling comments about rape

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Jason Momoa, DC’s resident Aquaman, is well known for his roles on Stargate Atlantis (2005-09)and Game of Thrones (2011-), but his work on the latter as the warlord Khal Drogo was marred by scandal.

In October 2017, a clip from the HBO series’ 2011 Comic-Con panel resurfaced. In the video, Momoa makes a joke about things he could get away with as his character. “As far as sci-fi and fantasy, I love that genre because there are so many things you can do,” he says (via The Guardian). “Like rip someone’s tongue out of their throat and get away with it and rape beautiful women.”

When the clip went viral, severe backlash ensued. The actor took to Instagram to apologize: “I awoke in Australia to the justified reactions by many people to a distasteful joke I made years ago in Hall H for which I am sorry,” he wrote. “I am still severely disappointed in myself at the insensitivity of my remarks that day. I know my sincerest apology now won’t take away those hurtful words. Rape and sexual harassment can reach anyone and I have seen firsthand its painful torment among members of my own family and friends. I made a truly tasteless comment. It is unacceptable and I sincerely apologize with a heavy heart for the words I said.”

Amber Heard had an explosive divorce

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Amber Heard debuted her portrayal of superhero Mera in Justice League, which she is set to reprise in 2018’s Aquaman. Making headlines for a movie probably felt refreshing after the tabloid frenzy that surrounded her split from Johnny Depp the year prior.

In May 2016, Heard filed for divorce from the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise star, citing domestic abuse and obtaining a restraining order against him.

In a court hearing (via Variety), Heard said, “During the entirety of our relationship, Johnny has been verbally and physically abusive to me,” Heard said in a court hearing (via Variety.) “I endured excessive emotional, verbal and physical abuse from Johnny, which has included angry, hostile, humiliating and threatening assaults to me whenever I questioned his authority or disagreed with him.”

The accusations led to an explosive divorce, which included months of embarrassing headlines and damaging allegations from both parties. Depp denied Heard’s accusations, and news resurfaced that Heard had been arrested for domestic abuse against a former partner in 2009.

When the smoke cleared and the divorce was settled in August 2016, the exes released a joint statement: “Our relationship was intensely passionate and at times volatile, but always bound by love. “Neither party has made false accusations for financial gains. There was never an intent of physical or emotional harm. Amber wishes the best for Johnny in the future. Amber will be donating financial proceeds from the divorce to a charity.”

Jesse Eisenberg copes with mental illness

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In Justice League, Jesse Eisenberg reprised his role of villain Lex Luthor, which he reinvented in Batman v Superman. While TheSocial Network (2010) actor is notoriously enigmatic, he’s very open about his struggles with mental illness.

“I have total stage fright and anxiety,” he told the Independent in 2016, explaining that he has used acting as an outlet to work through his anxiety since he was a child. Eisenberg also has obsessive-compulsive disorder. “I touch the tips of my fingers in a weird way,” he told Digital Spy in 2014. “I don’t step on cracks; if I’m going onto a new surface—be it carpet to concrete, or concrete to wood, or wood to concrete, any new surface—I have to make sure all parts of my feet touch equally the ground before I touch that new thing. So I’ll often hesitate before walking into a new room.”

To cope, the actor not only loses himself in the characters he portrays, but also seeks professional assistance. In 2013, he told The Guardian that therapy “helps” because it gives him “a captive audience for an hour a week.”

Affleck was accused of sexual harassment

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After disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein’s sexual misconduct scandal broke in October 2017, one of his initial accusers, Charmed (1998-2006) actress Rose McGowan, called out other actors in Hollywood for their alleged complacency and silence—including Affleck.

“They knew. They funded. They advised. They covered up. They must be exposed. They must resign,” she tweeted, adding, “Ben Affleck Casey Affleck, how’s your morning boys?”

Soon after, One Tree Hill (2003-12) star Hilarie Burton claimed Affleck grabbed her breast when she was a VJ on MTV’s TRL in the early 2000s. “I didn’t forget,” she tweeted, adding, “I was a kid.”

Affleck responded to Burton’s claim, which was supported by unearthed video footage, tweeting: “I acted inappropriately toward Ms. Burton and I sincerely apologize.”

Makeup artist Annamarie Tendler also accused Affleck of groping her. “I would also love to get an apology from Ben Affleck who grabbed my *ss at a Golden Globes party in 2014,” she tweeted. “He walked by me, cupped my butt and pressed his finger into my crack,” she recalled, adding, “Like most women in these situations I didn’t say anything but I have thought a lot about what I’d say if I ever saw him again.”

Miller was busted for marijuana possession

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While filming The Perks of Being a Wallflower in 2008, Miller was charged for possession of marijuana. According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the then 18-year-old actor had been riding shotgun in a car that was stopped by police due to a faulty brake light in Peters, Pa.—right after he lit a joint. Law enforcement confiscated 20 grams of pot from the car.

“Pot was strewn about, covering me like a quilt,” Miller told New York magazine in 2012. The actor said he got off easy, thanks to a “kindly magistrate” who gave him two counts of disorderly conduct and “a lengthy lecture regarding [his] influence on the young extras of [the] film, one of whom [the magistrate] later revealed was his daughter.” Oh boy.

Miller seems to have no regrets. “I don’t feel like there’s any need to hide the fact that I smoke pot,” he told the mag. “It’s a harmless herbal substance that increases sensory appreciation.”

Robin Wright has been unlucky in love

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Best known for her iconic roles in The Princess Bride (1987) and House of Cards (2013-), Robin Wright returned to her Wonder Woman gig of Antiope in Justice League. While the actress’ career has been booming steadily for three decades, her love life has proved far less stable.

According to People, her roller coaster relationship with actor Sean Penn finally concluded quietly in August 2010 after 14 years of marriage. Divorce proceedings for the exes, who share two grown children, daughter Dylan and son Hopper Jack, initially began in December 2007. After reuniting and splitting twice more, Wright finally filed for divorce again in August 2009 with no plans to reconcile.

Wright found love again with actor Ben Foster, whom she met on the set of 2011’s Rampart. According to Us Weekly, they got engaged in January 2014 but called it off that November, only to rekindle their romance in January 2015. Sound familiar?

Wright reflected on her love life in an April 2015 interview with Vanity Fair. “I was pregnant and ostensibly married at 24,” she said. “You hear people say how they have ‘arrived,’ but it was just always there, waiting to come out. For me, it just took a long time. I’m 48. I’m finally a person. I think I’m finally ready.” However, by August of that year, Wright and Foster had called it quits again.

Momoa has a real life battle scar

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Momoa’s most notable physical feature is the scar across his left eyebrow, and the story behind how he got it is pretty intense.

According to the Los Angeles Times, a verbal altercation broke out in November 2008 between the Conan the Barbarian (2011) actor and another patron at the Bird Café in Los Angeles. The situation escalated to a full-on bar fight when the other man smashed a pint beer glass in Momoa’s face.

Momoa got 140 stitches, reconstructive surgery, and that thin facial scar. The other guy, Dominic Bando, pleaded no contest to assault with a deadly weapon and was sentenced to five years in state prison.

Strange as it may seem, Momoa is actually glad the brawl happened—for the sake of his reputation, that is. “I got called ‘pretty boy’ my whole life,” he told the New York Post in 2011. “If anything, it’s like, ‘Good.’ It’s not my thing now.”

LAPD investigating Corey Feldman’s sexual abuse allegations

LAPD investigating Corey Feldman’s sexual abuse allegations

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Police are officially looking into the child actor’s claims of sexual abuse.

E! News reports that the Los Angeles Police Department are investigating allegations made by Corey Feldman. A rep for the LAPD told the celeb news site that they have spoken with Feldman and the Stand By Me star has filed a report.


The 46-year-old noted that it was the first official report that police have taken regarding his claims of being sexually abused as a child. Though he said he’d previously spoken with Santa Barbara police in the 1990s, providing names of his alleged abusers, the SBPD said that they had no record of Feldman naming any suspects (via The Dr. Oz Show).

As Nicki Swift previously reported, Feldman visited The Dr. Oz Show on Thursday, Nov. 3 and revealed the name of a man he claims molested him: Jon Grissom. Feldman had previously opened up about the abuse he allegedly suffered as a child at the hands of Grissom in his memoir Coreyography, referring to Grissom as “Ron Crimson” to avoid potential legal issues.

Grissom, who starred in License to Drive and Dream a Little Dream alongside Feldman and the late Corey Haim, has reportedly been arrested on child molestation charges before, for which he served time in prison. According to the Dr. Oz legal team, he’s currently a “fugitive from justice,” as he’s failed to register under Megan’s Law and has been missing despite being on probation for drug charges.

As noted in his Dr. Oz Show appearance, during which Feldman spoke with the LAPD, Feldman said that the police will open an investigation but cannot guarantee that it’ll lead to prosecution, due to the statute of limitations.

In late October, Feldman promised to release the names of members of an alleged pedophile ring in Hollywood in a feature film that he’d like to produce, direct, and distribute himself. He’s asked fans to help him raise $10 million for what he calls the Truth Campaign. The funds will reportedly cover not only the costs of making the movie but will also go towards providing him and his family legal protection.

Tennis star Andy Murray, wife Kim Sears welcome second child

Tennis star Andy Murray, wife Kim Sears welcome second child

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It’s a girl!

According to E! News, Sir Andy Murray and his wife, Kim Sears, have welcomed baby number two. At the time of this writing, not much information has been released. However, it is believed that their new daughter was born in England a few days ago, and that both baby and mom are doing well. The cute pair welcomed their first child, daughter Sophia, in February 2016, and announced they were expecting again in June 2017.

Murray’s grandmother, Shirley Erskine, told the BBC on Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017 that she was “delighted” about the baby’s arrival, adding, “All’s well, which is the main thing.”

“She’s a little playmate for Sophia, who I’m sure will be equally thrilled,” she continued, while remaining mum on the little one’s name. “I’m sure they’ve got that all worked out. We’ll find out this weekend. I don’t really know much at the moment because we haven’t seen her. But we’re looking forward to having a little cuddle and a little play with Sophia, who is running about all over the place and chattering.”

Less than 24 hours before the baby news hit, Murray played Roger Federer in a charity match in Glasgow. When asked if her grandchildren may one day follow in their father’s footsteps as Wimbledon partners, Erskine said with a laugh, “Not in our lifetime unfortunately — but we’d like to think so.”

Murray, 30, and Sears, 29, married in April 2015. The gorgeous affair took place in the tennis star’s hometown of Dunblane, Scotland at the 12th-century Dunblane Cathedral. The two announced their engagement the year before.

Congratulations to the family of four!

Prison Break star Robert Knepper accused of sexual assault

Prison Break star Robert Knepper accused of sexual assault

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The actor is facing a disturbing allegation.

Speaking with The Hollywood Reporter, costume designer Susan Bertram accused Prison Break star Robert Knepper of sexually assaulting her while they worked on the 1992 film Gas Food Lodging. She claimed that she’d visited Knepper’s trailer on set to drop off his clothes. Her hands full, she’d leaned over to reach a rack. Upon doing so, Bertram alleged that Knepper “jumped up,” placed his hand underneath her dress, and grabbed her crotch “as hard as he could.”

Bertram said that Knepper, who’s starred in movies like The Hunger Games: Mockingjay and TV shows like iZombie and Twin Peaks, then pushed her against a wall and said, “I’m going to f*** your brains out.” Bertram explained that she’d managed to get free of Knepper’s hold and run out of the trailer, yelling, “I’m working, I’m working!”

She said that she’d then gone to a bathroom and locked herself inside. Looking underneath her dress, she claimed she’d noticed that the crotch area of her tights had been torn and that she was bleeding. THR noted that Bertram said that Knepper had “gouged at her vulva during the assault and a piece of her flesh and some pubic hair had been torn out.”

Bertram’s former assistant Dominique DuBois corroborated her story, recalling seeing Bertram shortly after the alleged assault. “I remember Susan came in and she was visibly shaking,” she told THR. “She told me [Robert Knepper] had forced himself on her. She was very upset, very shaken. I do remember that.”

Regarding why she did not speak up sooner, Bertram said, “Even if I had said something, what were they going to do? Fire their lead actor?” She continued, “It would have been a f***ing joke. That would have been true until really recently. A lot has changed in the last few weeks.”

Bertram, of course, is referring to the onslaught of sexual misconduct allegations that have rocked Hollywood. As Nicki Swift previously reported, Miramax co-founder Harvey Weinstein’s alleged history of sexual harassment, sexual assault, and rape was outed by The New York Times and The New Yorker in early October. Since then, numerous men and women have come forward, accusing other Hollywood bigwigs, such as Kevin Spacey and James Toback, of inappropriate sexual behavior.

However, Bertram said that her decision to open up about her assault was not sparked by the accusations facing Weinstein and the like. Rather, she said, it was influenced by President Donald Trump’s infamous Access Hollywood tape, in which he bragged about grabbing women by their genitalia.

“I kind of buried it for a long time until Trump came out with his ‘Grab ’em by the p***y’ thing. When that happened, I started reeling,” she told THR. “People think that’s a joke, but that really happened to me.”

Knepper, 58, has yet to comment on Bertram’s accusations.

Kevin Spacey accused of sexually assaulting teenager

Kevin Spacey accused of sexually assaulting teenager

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The House of Cards star is facing yet another allegation of sexual misconduct.

TMZ reports that former Boston TV news anchor Heather Unruh accused Kevin Spacey of sexually assaulting her teenage son. In a press conference on Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, Unruh told reporters that her son, whose name was not revealed, saw Spacey at The Club Car Restaurant in Nantucket, Mass. in July 2016.

Describing him as “starstruck,” Unruh said that her son met Spacey and that the actor had bought him drinks. Though her son was only 18 years old at the time, Unruh admitted that he’d told Spacey he was of legal drinking age.

Once her son was intoxicated, Unruh claimed that Spacey stuck his hands down the 18-year-old’s pants, grabbing his genitals. She told the press that Spacey wanted her son to attend an after party with him, where they could continue drinking.

When Spacey left his seat to use the bathroom, Unruh said that a “concerned woman” approached her son and asked if he was alright. Unruh claimed that this woman, who presumably saw something inappropriate occur between Spacey and the 18-year-old, told Unruh’s son to run, which he did.

TMZ notes that Unruh communicated with the Nantucket Police Department the week before the news conference, reportedly giving them evidence of the alleged crime. Her lawyer, Mitchell Garabedian, told press that the he will be speaking with Spacey’s lawyers. Since the alleged incident occurred in 2016, it is reportedly within the statute of limitations for the state of Massachusetts.

As Nicki Swift previously reported, actor Anthony Rapp accused Spacey of sexual harassment in an article published by BuzzFeed on Oct. 29, stating that the Usual Suspects star had attempted to “seduce” him when he was 14 years old. At the time, Spacey apologized and publicly came out as gay, a decision that has been criticized by Hollywood and the LGBTQ community. Since then, Spacey has faced multiple allegations of sexual harassment and assault—by former and current members of the House of Cards crew and by actor Richard Dreyfuss’ son.

“To Kevin Spacey I want to say this: Shame on you for what you did to my son and shame on you for using your apology to Anthony Rapp to come out as a gay man,” Unruh said to Spacey in the Nov. 8 news conference (via USA Today). “That was an appalling attempt to distract attention away from what you really are: a sexual predator. Your actions are criminal.”

Brett Ratner accuser Melanie Kohler speaks out

Brett Ratner accuser Melanie Kohler speaks out

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Melanie Kohler, who is being sued for defamation over rape claims made against Brett Ratner, is standing by her words. On Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, she publicly spoke out against the Hollywood director/producer in an appearance on Good Morning America.

According to E! News, Kohler first alleged that Ratner raped her “on at least one night in Hollywood about 12 years ago” in a now deleted Facebook post, shared on Oct. 20. As she explained to GMA, she was told by Ratner’s lawyer, Marty Singer, that if she “didn’t take it down immediately,” they would sue her. Kohler complied, because she was “scared and shocked,” but was slapped with the lawsuit anyway. Her attorney, Robbie Kaplan, argued that this was meant “to send a message to other women…to stop other women from speaking.”

However, as Kohler told GMA, “I stand by it.” And during the exclusive interview, she explained that she initially kept quiet because “it’s so humiliating.” She added, “It’s not something that you ever want to relive again and it just felt like there was nothing that I could do. I didn’t think the police could help me. I didn’t know if anyone would be willing to go up against someone so powerful and it just was easier for me to not relive it.”

“A lot of people have asked, ‘Why now?’ and it’s because I can’t get through the day without being reminded of it,” Kohler continued. “It’s everywhere. Everyone’s talking about it. I am so impressed and I have so much respect for these women who are coming forward and sharing these humiliating things that happened to them.”

As Nicki Swift previously reported, six women, including actresses Olivia Munn and Natasha Henstridge, accused Ratner of sexual misconduct in a Los Angeles Times report on Nov. 1 — only weeks after Kohler shared her post on Facebook. The allegations came out amid ongoing scandal in Hollywood. Since early October 2017, several big shots in the entertainment industry have faced serious accusations of sexual harassment and assault, including Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, and several others.

Roy Halladay reportedly flying erratically before fatal crash

Roy Halladay reportedly flying erratically before fatal crash

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Was the Philadelphia Phillies player responsible for his own crash?

TMZ reports that Roy Halladay appeared to be dangerously showing off his flying skills moments before his plane crashed into the Gulf of Mexico. According to the gossip rag, eyewitnesses said they’d seen Halladay’s plane “dramatically increasing and decreasing in elevation,” going from 100 feet to 5 feet and back up repeatedly.

Halladay’s strange flying pattern prompted many witnesses aboard nearby boats to record the plane’s flight. Footage of Halladay’s plane was obtained by TMZ.

When they saw the plane crash, witnesses said they hurried over to help but it was apparently too late, as it was reportedly clear that Halladay was dead. They called 911 at the scene.

One witness told TMZ, “[Halladay] was flying like that all week. Aggressively.”

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is investigating the crash.

As Nicki Swift previously reported, Halladay died on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, after crashing his ICON A5 aircraft into the Gulf of Mexico, 10 miles west of St. Petersburg, Fla. Reports indicate that he did not make a mayday call before hitting the water.

Halladay was just 40 years old.

Tabloid alleges Charlie Sheen raped Corey Haim in explosive new report

Tabloid alleges Charlie Sheen raped Corey Haim in explosive new report

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The Two and a Half Men star is facing a disturbing allegation.

The National Enquirer reports that former actor Dominick Brascia has accused Charlie Sheen of sexually assaulting the late Corey Haim, with whom Brascia said he was friends.

“Haim told me he had sex with Sheen when they filmed Lucas,” Dominick told the tabloid. “He told me they smoked pot and had sex. He said they had anal sex. Haim said after it happened, Sheen became very cold and rejected him. When Corey wanted to fool around again, Charlie was not interested.”

Haim, who worked with Sheen on the 1986 film Lucas, was reportedly 13 years old at the time. Sheen would have been 19. Brascia claimed that Haim and Sheen had also had sex years later when Haim was in his 20s.

The Enquirer claims that other sources have also come forward, with some corroborating Brascia’s accusation. One source said, “Corey was so confused by the sexual encounter he believed, like so many victims, he was ‘in love’ with his abuser.”

The paper alleges that dozens of others have also relayed accounts of Sheen preying upon young actresses on the set of Lucas.

Hollywood Life contacted Brascia’s last known management agency, who said they were “aware of the situation, and will also say, without FACTS, it’s all speculation.”

Corey Feldman previously opened up about his late friend’s alleged sexual assault on the set of Lucas in his memoir Coreyography. Feldman wrote that “an adult male convinced [Haim] that it was perfectly normal for older men and younger boys in the business to have sexual relations, that it was what all the guys do. So they walked off to a secluded area between two trailers … and Haim allowed himself to be sodomized’ (via the New York Post). However, it’s important to note that Feldman never named Sheen as Haim’s alleged rapist.

Haim, who’d battled substance abuse issues throughout his life, died in March 2010 as a result of pneumonia and a bad heart (via E! News).

The National Enquirer‘s story, while not confirmed, reminds readers of a 2006 court filing by Sheen’s ex-wife Denise Richards. As E! News reported, Richards claimed that she’d seen Sheen on pornography websites, watching videos featuring “very young girls, who looked underage to me” and “very young men who also did not look like adults.”

While we wait for Sheen—or Haim’s loved ones—to address the tabloid’s latest report, read more about Haim and other child stars who met similar tragic fates.

Tia Mowry pregnant with second child

Tia Mowry pregnant with second child

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Congratulations to the Sister, Sister child star!

On Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, Tia Mowry took to Instagram to announce that she’s expecting her second child with husband Cory Hardrict. The photo features Hardrict and the couple’s son 6-year-old son, Cree, kissing Mowry’s bare baby bump, as the 39-year-old actress looks down smiling. Accompanying the photo, Mowry shared four heart emojis.

After Mowry’s big reveal, her twin sister, Tamera, tweeted out her excitement, writing, “Yayyyyy! Couldn’t wait to tell the world. I’m going to be an auntie!!!!!”

A post shared by tiamowry (@tiamowry) on Nov 8, 2017 at 10:20am PST

Mowry, who married Hardrict in April 2008, previously opened up to E! News about possibly having another child in the future. “It’s something that we’re talking about on a daily basis, so…we’ll see,” she said back in 2013, noting that growing her family was “definitely on the brain.”

Congrats again to Mowry and her family!