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Ben Affleck & Jennifer Garner Divorce Details Emerge

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Well, it was only a matter time before details – unsubstantiated, but whatever! – about Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner‘s divorce began “leaking” to the press. It seemed weird to many that they waited until the day after their 10th wedding anniversary to officially end things, but it’s not like their relationship issues just cropped up. In fact, they’ve been there for ages.

Here’s TMZ‘s scoop:

There are clearly 2 views on the demise of the marriage. As we first reported, some sources with a bird’s-eye view have told us Jen was fed up with Ben’s booze and blackjack habits. But other sources who are also very familiar with the couple are saying when push came to shove, Jennifer made no mention of alcohol and gambling … her beef was that Ben wasn’t a “present husband.”

Fact is … Ben has had back-to-back film projects for several years, and spent much of his time out of town. The sources say Jen felt ignored and neglected, and they argued frequently over it.

These sources say this has nothing to do with Ben being a neglectful dad. Quite the opposite, they say he’s a great dad who does everything he can for the kids. And, we’re told, she didn’t really have any beef about his parenting skills … her  problem was with Ben as a husband.

By their account, the breakup was mutual because Ben thought he was an awesome husband and it wasn’t enough for Jen. And fair enough – maybe it really is that simple, though I’m sure the boozing and gambling didn’t really help, especially since he was doing that shit during valuable time he could have been spending with her.

Page Six also had an update on how things will proceed:

A source close to the situation said Affleck and Garner are using a mediator to work out the divorce, noting, “This isn’t going to end up in a dramatic court case, they are trying to resolve it as quickly and easily as possible. Ben and Jennifer have been separated for more than six months. They have been seeing counselors for years. The situation is that people change and they grow apart.

“They plan to share custody and co-parent their kids.” Ben, who has been staying in hotels in recent months, will live on the property of their Brentwood marital home, but will not share the main house, we’re told.

Seems pretty cut and dry. It’s still early days, but it’s nice to see a difficult situation like this playing out without all the drama. Score for Bennifer II. The question is, will we see a revival on Bennifer I?  I always thought he and Jennifer Lopez made a great couple!

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Rihanna Adopts Puppy She Found In A Club Bathroom

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Rihanna went clubbing at 1Oak in Los Angeles last weekend and she came home with more than a hangover (hyuck hyuck) – she actually adopted a puppy while she was there! Apparently she found the dog in the bathroom randomly, which raises so many questions, but I suppose I’m not meant to understand.

She’s named the dog Pepe, and seems to be all ready to dedicate herself to the job of dog mom, so I guess good for her. I just hope she keeps him, and also that she removes him from the room when she starts blazing.


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Justin Bieber & Diplo’s New Video ‘Where Are U Now’ Is Weird

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Justin Bieber is getting adventurous when it comes to his new music, so he’s teamed up with EDM douchebag Diplo and slightly awkward but really nice guy Skrillex for a new song called “Where Are U Now”. It’s a strange video but a pretty catchy song… not to mention it contains a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it shout out to Justin’s ex x 5,000 times, Selena Gomez!

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OMGGGGGG… does this mean they will get back 2gether?! (Insert eye roll here.)

All sarcasm aside, I actually hate myself for how much I like this song, but hey, I’m not immune to a good beat. It’s really well-put together and a total bop, so don’t judge me (too harshly). Have a listen below if you haven’t already and let me know what you think because I need validation that I’m not going crazy by being so into this shit. I really wonder how this collaboration came about, because you know both Diplo and Sonny had dollar signs in their eyes when this collab was finalized. I mean, the video is already up to over 4 million views, which is not too shabby. That’s all Bieber fans, too.

Anyhow, have a listen below!

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Amber Heard Hopes You’ll Forget She Used To Date Women

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You know, I’m not actively trying to be annoyed by Amber Heard. I want to like her! She’s moderately talented when it comes to acting and holy shit is she gorgeous (seriously, I was at a party one time and she was one of the guests and she was like real life Photoshop status), but Christ almighty, does she try my patience. Her recent foray into the world of Saying Unnecessary Shit comes in the form of her discussing her sexuality – namely, the fact that she’s bisexual and kinda wishes she’d never told us all because now she can’t stop talking about it.

Describing her decision to come out, she told The Times (via The Independent): “At that time I didn’t know of anyone else in my position who was a working female lead actress.

“I don’t want to have to deny my sexuality in order to be me. But I don’t want to have to be defined by it. I’m fundamentally opposed to trying to edit myself to be palatable or popular. I don’t give a f**k. I fight, but I shouldn’t have to.”

Given that The Times puts everything behind that ridiculous paywall, I can’t fully comment on the context of this. HOWEVER, she’s been married to Johnny Depp for a while now, and while I’m sure she gets plenty of questions about their relationship, I don’t think anyone’s paying much attention go her past relationships with women at this point, especially given that they weren’t with anyone as high profile as Depp. It’s her that keeps bringing this up, which then makes me feel like… right, it’s great that you don’t have to hide it, it’s great that you stick up for LGBT rights, and you’re right, you shouldn’t have to fight… but aren’t you kinda creating a fight?

Because let’s be honest, Amber Heard is white, blonde, rich, and now married to a man. The “fight” she’s having to be bisexual ain’t shit compared to what many members of the LGBT camp go through on a daily basis. I’m not saying I know her life or the industry and what she faced around the time of coming out, nor am I saying that people in any of those categories don’t have struggles. I also don’t want to be accused of bisexual erasure, but IDK. Methinks someone’s playing the martyr here. And for someone who doesn’t want to be defined by something, she sure does keep bringing it up a lot. I dunno, I’m torn on this one!

But also, can we talk about how she really is that up herself that she says that NO ONE ELSE WAS IN HER POSITION? I guess Angelina Jolie, Megan Fox, Anna Paquin, Evan Rachel Wood, and Drew Barrymore don’t exist…

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Caitlyn Jenner Is Taking Over New York City

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Caitlyn Jenner is probably the celebrity of the year, and we’re only halfway through 2015. First she made a major splash when she hit up her first NYC Pride this past weekend, and then she stepped out on Monday night with Diane Sawyer looking amazing and basically being a total queen. People are eating it up! I feel like she finally knows what it’s like to be a Kardashian… only, you know, way better.

Here are some pics from her weekend. Love that she’s living it up and obviously feeling confident and strong. She looks great! I’m hatin’ on those legs.


Looking gorgeous at our pride finale! #CaitlynJenner #CandisCayne #VossEvents #LoveWins

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Sean Penn Is Already Romancing Minka Kelly

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It was only a couple of weeks ago that Charlize Theron iced out Sean Penn for good, effectively calling off their engagement by completely cutting off all contact with him out of nowhere. It was a smart move on Charlize’s part, but Sean is getting old and he doesn’t have time to waste, so he’s already moved on to romancing Minka Kelly. He arranged a birthday dinner for her in LA this week and she seemed into it. What the hell?

From TMZ:

These pics were taken last Tuesday at French Laundry, the uber-fancy/delicious/exclusive restaurant in the Napa Valley. Sean was celebrating Minka Kelly’s 35th birthday, along with 3 other people.

They were by no means hush hush … people at other tables heard Sean tell the other 3 he and Minka met at a Haiti charity event.

They had a feast to end all, with a chicken with the feet still attached, truffle mac and cheese and a birthday cake. The people at Sean’s table, along with others in the restaurant, serenaded Minka to “Happy Birthday.”

Sean picked up the tab … and it was pricey.

Minka has not mentioned Sean, but after the dinner she Instagrammed, “Birthday festivities off to a pretty magical start.”

I mean, no one has ever been checking for Minka, so I guess it’s whatever and she’s gotta get her 15 seconds however she can. But like, really? Sean Penn? Come on, now. You can do better than that, Minka! Anyone can! Of course, there’s nothing to say that they’re anything more than friends, but…

“That was their first date, but it was a group setting,” the insider tells Us of the birthday feast at French Laundry. “It was more of a ‘let’s see how this goes.’”

It went well, according to the source. “Minka and Sean got along great and had a great time, but it’s unclear where it’s going,” the insider says.

Oh, dear. This is gonna go well!

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Ben Affleck & Jennifer Garner Divorcing After 10 Years of Marriage

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Well, it’s official: just one day after “celebrating” their 10 year wedding anniversary, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner have announced that they’re getting a divorce. This isn’t really surprising news, considering reports have been circulating about their split for months, and just as recently as last week, moving trucks were spotted at their house (which they tried to brush off by claiming they were “redecorating”), so yeah… here we are. It’s the end of Bennifer II.

“After much thought and careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to divorce,” the couple tells PEOPLE in a joint statement. “We go forward with love and friendship for one another and a commitment to co-parenting our children whose privacy we ask to be respected during this difficult time. This will be our only comment on this private, family matter. Thank you for understanding.” 

They’re apparently going to seek mediation, and of course they won’t break contact forever since they have three young kids together. I wonder what broke them up in the end? Some have said that Ben cheated, and I guess that wouldn’t shock me, but maybe this whole thing just ran its course? I’m sure some “sources” will come forward with inside information soon.

I do think it’s pretty depressing that they waited until literally the day after their 10th anniversary to announce this shit. Come on, you knew! This just makes it even sadder.

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