TOM SANDOVAL APOLOGIZES FOR COMPARING ‘SCANDOVAL' TO O.J. SIMPSON TRIAL AND GEORGE FLOYD'S MURDER: In a recent interview with The New York Times Magazine, Tom Sandoval responded to a question about why he thought his affair with Rachel Leviss became "so big" in the media. "I'm not a pop-culture historian really," he told the outlet. "But I witnessed the O.J. Simpson thing and George Floyd and all these big things, which is really weird to compare this to that, I think, but do you think in a weird way it's a little bit the same?" After swiftly facing backlash for these comments, the Vanderpump Rules star took to his Instagram stories to apologize. "My intentions behind the comments I made in New York Times Magazine were to explain the level of national media attention my affair received. The comparison was inappropriate and ignorant. I'm incredibly sorry and embarrassed," Sandoval wrote.
CAMILA MENDES SAYS IT WAS ‘HARD' TO WORK WITH CHARLES MELTON ON ‘RIVERDALE' AFTER THEY BROKE UP: Camila Mendes opened up about her relationship with her Riverdale costar, Charles Melton, on a recent episode of the Armchair Expert podcast. "Obviously, right when a breakup happens, it's hard and it's emotional," Mendes said. "It's the worst. But it's hard because the timing of the show. Anytime we started to hook up off set and knew that something was brewing, our characters would start dating. But they didn't know. No one knew. The writers would just naturally make it happen." The Do Revenge actor added, "We dated for a year and then broke up for about a year and then got back together for about a year." They eventually broke up for good ahead of the show's final season.
KERRY WASHINGTON WISHES BELLAMY YOUNG A HAPPY 54TH BIRTHDAY: Kerry Washington took to Instagram on Monday (February 19th) to wish her Scandal costar, Bellamy Young, a happy 54th birthday. Sharing a photo of herself smiling with the Wrinkle in Time actor, Washington wrote, "Happy Birthday, Madame President … I LOOOOOOOOVE YOU SO FRIGGIN MUCH @bellamyyoung #PresidentsDay #ScandalFam (also I miss you like CRAZY!)."
KEVIN COSTNER AND CHRISTINE BAUMGARTNER FINALIZE THEIR DIVORCE: People reports that Kevin Costner and Christine Baumgartner finalized their divorce on Friday (February 16th). The pair were married for nearly 20 years, and they share three children together: 16-year-old Cayden, 15-year-old Hayes, and 13-year-old Grace. Their split made headlines in 2023 after Baumgartner filed for divorce in May. The pair finally came to a settlement agreement in September.