- MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY TALKS UVALDE SIX MONTHS LATER
Matthew McConaughey opened up to People about aiding his hometown following the Uvalde shooting.
He told the outlet that within 40 seconds of finding out the news that a gunman had killed 21 people, including 19 children, his wife Camila had already decided to get on a plane and head to the Texas town.
The Wolf of Wall Street actor said, "When we went to Uvalde, we both didn't know where or how we would be needed most, but once we arrived it became clear that our connection was with the families — and especially Camila with the mothers. She became a support system for them, and even now, long after we have left, she still maintains that support when needed."
The people of Uvalde, he says, asked them to stick around longer so he brought in his own kids and his older brother Rooster's family.
He told the outlet, "I would say 100 percent of the families we talked to really wanted to embrace. They didn't want a handshake. They would quickly bypass the open hand and just come in for a hug. It was show up and meet their gaze, meet the pressure of their hug and hold on to them as long as they wanted to hold on to you. Some hugs went on for minutes."
The McConaugheys' just keep livin Foundation continues to supporting grief counseling and other community needs for the people of Uvalde.
- JURY DEADLOCKED IN DANNY MASTERSON'S RAPE TRIAL
Danny Masterson's rape case has ended in a mistrial.
Deadline reports a judge ruled Wednesday (November 30th) that the "deeply divided" jury was unable to reach a verdict after several days of deliberations.
The That '70s Show star was charged with three counts of rape by force or fear in June 2020, regarding separate incidents of sexual assault against three women that allegedly occurred at Masterson's home between 2001 and 2003.
A tentative retrial date of March 27th has been scheduled, and Masterson remains free on bail of $3.3 million.
- MARRIED 'GMA' CO-ANCHORS T.J. HOLMES & AMY ROBACH ALLEGEDLY HAVING MONTHS-LONG AFFAIR
Reports say that married Good Morning America co-anchors T.J. Holmes and Amy Robach have been involved in an alleged affair and have left their partners to be together. According to Page Six, the romance started in March, just around the time the two began training together for the New York City half-marathon.
A source said that back in August, they allegedly both left their respective spouses after being spotted "canoodling" in bars near ABC News headquarters in May. The two went to extreme lengths to hide thier affair. The source explained, "They have a very cozy relationship on air, but that is what is expected. But they were very careful behind the scenes to keep their affair secret. The producers at ‘GMA' are shocked to hear they are having an affair."
It's being reported that just two weeks before Thanksgiving, the GMA co-hosts went on a trip to a remote cottage. Robach has since restricted her comments on Instagram. Meanwhile, Holmes' Instagram has been deactivated.
According to The Daily Mail, Robach allegedly split with her husband in August, the same month Holmes and his wife, Marilee Fiebig separated as well.
- 'MEAN GIRLS 2' IS 'NEVER GOING TO HAPPEN'
Lindsay Lohan and Amanda Seyfried are pretty sure a Mean Girls 2 "is never going to happen."
While discussing a possible sequel in Interview Magazine, Lohan told her former costar, "I don't know. I heard something about it being a movie musical and I was like, ‘Oh no.' We can't do that. It has to be the same tone…Anyway, Tina Fey is busy. She'll get around to it.
The Falling For Christmas star added, "Listen, we're all part of each other's worlds whether we like it or not, and it is really nice to be in contact as adults…everyone's still the same. It's fun to have certain memories that we can't share with anyone else."
- CELEBRITY GOSSIP
MILA KUNIS LOVES ANNOYING HER HUSBAND: Mila Kunis says she's the "queen of annoying" Ashton Kutcher. The actress told People Wednesday (November 30th), " I'm the queen of annoying him all day long. I am an Internet meme! If he's on a Zoom, I just walk over and write my question down, like ‘Pay attention to me.' And that's the beautiful thing about sharing an office."
HOMER LAFOON NAMED ADMINISTRATOR OF ANNE HECHE ESTATE: Three months after his mother's death, Homer Lafoon has been named the general administrator of Anne Heche's estate. Us Weekly reports that the star's eldest son has been granted "special powers" regarding probate until December 14th.
EMILY RATAJKOWSKI IS PETE DAVIDSON'S 'INTELLECTUAL MATCH': Insiders say Pete Davidson has met his "intellectual match" with Emily Ratajkowski. A source told Us Weekly, "There's no doubt Pete loves a challenge and he's certainly met his intellectual match in Emily." They added that there are no expectations, "just a lot of fun and a chance to cut loose and see where it leads."
JIM CARREY LEAVES TWITTER: Jim Carrey is joining the list of celebrities leaving Twitter. The actor announced Tuesday, "I'm leaving Twitter, but 1st here's a cartoon I made with my friend Jimmy Hayward. It's based on my painting of a crazy old Lighthouse Keeper, standing naked in a storm, summoning the angels and shining his lamp to guide us through a treacherous night. I love you all so much!"
- INDUSTRY NEWS
THOMAS BRODIE-SANGSTER TO STAR IN 'THE ARTFUL DODGER': Disney+ is planning an eight-episode retelling of The Artful Dodger starring Thomas Brodie-Sangster. According to TVLine, the classic Charles Dickens story will also feature Maia Mitchell as Lady Belle Fox and David Thewlis as Fagin.
REESE WITHERSPOON WOULD LOVE TO PLAY JUDGE JUDY: Reese Witherspoon would love to play Judge Judy Sheindlin in a biopic. When asked her reaction to being named as Judge Judy's top pick to play her, the Legally Blonde star told E! News, "She's my girlfriend. I'm obsessed with her." According to Witherspoon, the two have had lunch together several times over the years.
BEN AFFLECK CALS NETFLIX AN 'ASSEMBLY LINE': Ben Affleck recently called Netflix an "assembly line" for films. While speaking at a Q&A at the New York Times' DealBook Summit in NYC, the Tender Bar actor said the streamer's plan to produce 50 films was impossible. According to Deadline, he said, "You just can't do it. It's a thing that requires attention and dedication and work and resists the assembly line process."
ROBERT DE NIRO JOINS NETFLIX SERIES: Robert De Niro has signed on for the Netflix limited series, Zero Day. Variety reports that the Casino actor will play a former President of the United States in the streamer's political thriller.