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Brad 1 and Brad 2... Besties?
My source tells me Brad Pitt has been leaning on Bradley Cooper following his split from Angelina Jolie. The two have gotten very close recently. Brad is understandably going through a depression, so he hates going out. He feels like he will just be hounded by media. Bradley is doing what he can to keep Brad from isolating himself. He brings him lunch, they watch movies, and they both love to ride motorcycles because no one can tell who they are. Bradley has even offered to set Brad up with one of Irina [Shayk]’s model pals but Brad said he’s not ready.
In related news, Angelina and Brad announced in a statement yesterday that they have reached an agreement to handle their divorce in a private forum. Their statement read. "The parents are committed to act as a united front to effectuate recovery and reunification.” As previously reported, custody of their six children has been the primary issue in the divorce. Angelina was initially seeking sole physical custody… not sure if that’s still the case.
Apple Music's upcoming "Carpool Karaoke" series will feature rotating celebrity hosts and guests . . . so each episode will have a different pairing. For example, John Legend is doing one with Alicia Keys . . . Ariana Grande is paired with "Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane, Billy Eichner is doing it with Metallica, and Blake Shelton will be in the car with Chelsea Handler.
James Corden is a producer, but he won't appear on camera . . . with one exception. He's doing one with Will Smith. All 16 episodes will be a half-hour long, and will premiere on Apple Music sometime later this year.
Victoria Beckham’s fashion label is losing millions. The pop star-turned-fashion designer launched her self-named label back in 2008 and it has since won her big recognition in the industry, such as scooping ‘Designer Brand Of the Year’ at the British Fashion Awards in 2011. However, Victoria has reportedly filed a loss of $5.6 million for the label. For one thing, she reportedly owes husband David Beckham $8.2 million as his holding company has lent ongoing funds to her brand. That could make for some discomfort at the dinner table.
Ed Sheeran plans to do Carpool Karaoke with James Corden. In a recent interview Ed said, ''There's so many things I'm not allowed to talk about. On Friday I literally had my manager sit me down and be like, 'Don't talk about this, don't talk about this' so I'm really dodging. I've been in touch with James Corden about this for three years because he wanted me to do the first one and I just wasn't around and I can confirm that at some point this year I will be doing a carpool karaoke.''
Speaking of Ed, he says he originally wrote Justin Bieber’s song "Love Yourself" for his own upcoming album "Divide" . . . but it didn't fit.
He said, "It just wouldn't have made it. And then Justin took it and did his thing on it, and released it as a single and made it what it is.
"So going from a song that would've never been released . . . to [being] Billboard's #1 of 2016 . . . and being nominated for Song of the Year at the Grammys . . . it just shows you that you shouldn't always write stuff off."
He didn't say how different Justin's version is from what his sounded like, but he said, quote, "[Justin] did have input on it, I wouldn't say it was just all me."
By the way, Ed destroyed the Spotify record for most plays in a single day. On Friday, he released the singles "Shape of You" and "Castle on the Hill". They BOTH got over 6 million streams in 24 hours, which beat the previous record of 4.8 million, which One Direction set in 2015 with their song "Drag Me Down".
Ed's new album will be out sometime this year, but there's no release date yet.
Eva Mendes responded to Ryan Gosling’s sweet Golden Globes tribute with a post on Instagram yesterday. She posted a photo of Janelle Monae’s red carpet look from the awards show and wrote, "Obviously this wasn't my favourite moment of the night…But it was definitely my favorite style moment of the night. The stunning and talented @JanelleMonae is killing me with this look. So so so beautiful." After winning the Best Actor Globe for his work in La La Land, Ryan thanked his “lady” and dedicated the win to Mendes' late brother, who died of cancer in 2016.
French police hauled in 17 possible suspects in the armed robbery of Kim Kardashian last year in Paris.
One works for a limo company the Kardashians always used in Paris . . . and was apparently the last person to have driven Kim before she was robbed. Police think he may have told the robbers when Kim would be in her hotel room.
Last we heard, they're just being held for questioning and haven't been arrested. Most of the suspects are seasoned criminals already known to French police. Three of them are women, and according to my source, says two of them are, "diamond dealers".
One of the suspects is a 72-year-old man who may have helped organize the whole thing. He and two other elderly men are also believed to have helped transport some of the stolen jewelry to Belgium.
Police think they have the five guys who actually pulled off the robbery, and at least one of them was identified by DNA he left on the roll of tape used to bind and gag Kim.
"Good Will Hunting" made Ben Affleck and Matt Damon who they are today. But it only got made because Robin Williams agreed to do it. Unfortunately, they can't pay him back anymore.
Matt says, "Oh, man, [I have] a lot of Robin Williams memories, good memories of him. And Ben said recently, it's weird, we always felt like we were going to, we had this incredible debt to pay him back.
"And we thought there would be time to do that and just the abruptness of somebody leaving like that, that realization comes that you're never going to be able to pay back this incredible thing done for you."