DIRECTOR JAMES TOBACK ACCUSED OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT: Hollywood director James Toback has now been accused of sexual harassment, much in the same vein as Harvey Weinstein. At least 38 women have told the Los Angeles Times that Toback, who earned an Oscar nom for writing the screenplay for Bugsy, sought out young women to "audition" for him. At some point in the "audition" he would reportedly attempt to trade sexual favors for roles. Toback has denied the allegations and claims that his ailing health made it "biologically impossible" for him to prey on women.
JIM CARREY CLAIMS LATE GIRLFRIEND FORGED HER STD RESULTS: In a new legal filing, Jim Carrey is claiming that his late girlfriend had sexually transmitted diseases before she met him and used fake medical records in an effort to extort him, according to People. Cathriona White committed suicide in September of 2015. "White's intent in obtaining these records was clear — she cooked the records, creating forgeries with altered information, phony tests and fictitious dates," the court documents state. White’s mother, Brigid Sweetman, and her estranged husband, Mark Burton, are suing Carrey for wrongful death and claiming he gave her three STDs, in addition to acquiring the prescription drugs she used to take her own life.
EWAN MCGREGOR SPLITS FROM WIFE OF 22 YEARS: Ewan McGregor and his wife Eve Mavrakis have called it quits after 22 years of marriage, People reports. The couple has reportedly been separated since May. Photographs of McGregor kissing his costar Mary Elizabeth Winstead were published in The Sun on Sunday, prompting confirmation of their split. McGregor and Mavrakis share four daughters together.
KIM KARDASHIAN CELEBRATES 37th BIRTHDAY: The Kardashian-Jenners have a rep for blowing out all the stops for birthdays (Kylie Jenner’s naked sculpture, Kourtney Kardashian’s trip to Mexico, Kendall Jenner’s Paris Hilton dress, etc.), but media mogul Kim has been taking things relatively easy in recent years. This year, again, she kept it mellow, perhaps at least in part do to the fact that she and husband Kanye West’s cars were burglarized at their home (just one year after her traumatic robbery in Paris). The burglar was reportedly chased off by security, at which point the suspect moved on to Kathy Griffin’s home and rifled through her cars. Friends and family wished Kim a good one on social media, and she thanked them on Instagram, writing: "Thank you everyone for all of the love & light this year on my birthday! I love seeing all of your messages, they make me so happy. I love you!"
KIT HARINGTON TEASES GoT ENDING: Kit Harington is probably even more bummed about the fact that HBO’s Game of Thrones is coming to an end soon than fans. He discussed his sadness with the BBC, saying he "cried at the end" of the final read-through. But he couldn’t resist getting in a little dig at fans who are slavering over the show’s conclusion: "I know everything now," he joked. That line is also an allusion to when his character Jon Snow was told by his character’s girlfriend Ygritte (and real-life fiancé Rose Leslie), "You know nothing, Jon Snow." GoT will return sometime late next year.
WILL BETHENNY FRANKEL’S EX COP A PLEA IN STALKING CASE? Real Housewives of New York City star Bethenny Frankel’s ex-husband Jason Hoppy will cop a plea in court today (Monday) in his stalking and aggravated harassment case, TMZ reports. The gossip site claims that copping the plea will entail staying away from Frankel for six months and obeying all laws. If he gets through six months without any issues, all charges against him will reportedly be dropped.
CATE BLANCHETT SAYS CHRIS HEMSWORTH’S TRAINER GOT HER FIT ‘FOR THE FIRST TIME’: Cate Blanchett knew she had to kick her workouts up a notch to prepare for Thor: Ragnarok, but the 48-year-old Oscar winner wasn’t quite prepared for the sheer "horrendous" torture that awaited her. Blanchett recruited Luke Zocchi, her co-star Chris Hemsworth’s trainer, as her drill sergeant. She tells The Coveteur: "It was hideous. It was horrendous. It was a hardcore cardio and weights circuit, but it only lasted 20 minutes because he had to fit it in between scenes. But it was great, I actually wanted to get up at six in the morning and work with him for 20 minutes before the kids woke up, if you can believe it. It sounds bizarre. I’m not doing that at the moment, but I really do want to get back to it." Do you view exercise as a form of rewarding torture?